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Daily Business Report — Sept. 16, 2010

Child Development Center to Open at North Island NAS

The Navy will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island on Friday for the grand opening of the Child Development Center funded by the First 5 Commission of San Diego. Ceremonies start at 10:30 a.m. The center is the first of two Navy Child Development Centers funded by the First 5 Commission, which promotes and supports early childhood development for children ranging from newborns to 5 years of age in San Diego County. “We know that 90 percent of a child’s brain develops in the first five years of life, and a child’s experiences, relationships and environment play a critical role in his or her development,” said Nick Macchione, director of the county Health and Human Services Agency. “That’s why early care and education offered in Child Development Centers really help in preparing children to succeed in school and later in life.” It is the first Child Development Center at Naval Air Station North Island after nearly seven years without any of these centers, according to Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Capt. Yancy Lindsey.

The child development center has the capacity for 112 children and includes site development for play areas, new parking, drop-off areas and service entrance. The facility has also been designed to accommodate a future expansion so that the facility will be capable of caring for about 300 children.  “First 5 is honored to support San Diego’s military families and their young children by contributing some $5 million dollars from Proposition 10 revenues to this worthy center,” said county Supervisor Dianne Jacob.

Sentinels Subdivision Purchased from Bank of America

Del Mar-based Davidson Communities established a joint venture with Mountain Real Estate Capital (MREC) of North Carolina to purchase The Sentinels at Del Sur subdivision from Bank of America. The subdivision consists of 17 finished lots and four furnished model homes. The Del Sur community is planned to eventually contain 3,000 single-family and multifamily residents, parks and other amenities. MREC worked directly with the Davidson team to establish the new joint venture. “We believe The Sentinels will be the first of many great successes for our partnership,” said Tom Orradre.of MREC. “The Davidson brand has been very successful in Southern California and Davidson is known for their high quality home design and workmanship. We are very excited to establish this partnership, and we are already looking to acquire two additional home building projects.”

American Internet Services Names CEO

San Diego-based American Internet Services, a provider of data center and connectivity services, has hired Timothy Caulfield, a data center industry veteran, as chief executive officer. He replaces Alessandra Lezama, who is leaving after three years of leading the company. Caulfield has held senior executive leadership roles with Savvis, Cable & Wireless America, Exodus and Digital Equipment Corporation. As senior vice president of global operations at Savvis, Caulfield led the efforts to expand the company’s international data center footprint, upgrade its network infrastructure and expand its operational capabilities for managed services and utility computing. While at Cable & Wireless America, Caulfield led its hosting business.

Prometheus Laboratories Appoints Chief Medical Officer

Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, has appointed Declan Doogan as executive vice president and chief medical officer. Doogan has more than 30 years of drug development experience, primarily with Pfizer Inc. Most recently he was interim CEO of Amarin Corp. and head of research and development. Prior to Amarin, Doogan was senior vice president and head of worldwide development at Pfizer Global Research. Doogan received his medical degree from Glasgow University in the UK. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow.

CB Richard Ellis Senior Associate Honored

Ryan Egli

Ryan J. Egli, a senior associate with CB Richard Ellis in San Diego, has been named a recipient of the 2010 Developing Leaders Award presented by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Egli, who has been an NAIOP member since 2004, focuses on biotech and office leasing. His professional achievements include being named one of CoStar’s Top Brokers in San Diego in both 2008 and 2009, along with the Commercial Realtors Association’s Deal Maker Award in 2008. Recipients of NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Award will be celebrated at Development ’10: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, Fla.

Kellie McCormack elected President of Interior Design Group

Kellie McCormick, senior designer at Bast/Wright Interiors of San Diego, has been elected president of the  San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for 2010-11. McCormick has won several awards, including three first place awards in the ASID Design Excellence Awards program, and “Best Remodel” in the 2007 Home of the Year competition sponsored by San Diego Home/Garden. She is a graduate of San Diego State University and has taught interior design at SDSU for the past eight years. McCormick is the third ASID chapter president from Bast/ Wright Interiors. Robert Wright served as chapter president in 1994-95 and was later elected national president of the American Society of Interior Designers. Jan Bast served as San Diego chapter president in 1992-93 and later became  president of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification.

Other board members areMary Kellejian, Polo Bay Interiors, president-elect; Robin Wilson Carrier, Robin Wilson Interior Design, director of communications; Mark Gauvin, industry partner of Discount Glass and Mirror, director of financial oversight; Anne Kellett, A Kinder Space, director of membership; Lindsay Hester, Hester Interiors, director of professional development and programs; Kathleen Kita Palmer, K. Kita Design, director at large; Gerald W. Bouvia III, student representative to the board.

SCORE San Diego’s Upcoming Small Business Workshops

• Sept. 17 – Women’s Networking Breakfast & Exhibits – 8 to 11 a.m. at Morgan Run Resort & Club (5690 Cancha De Golf, Rancho Santa Fe 92091; pre-paid registration $35 by 9/14, $45 thereafter; exhibitor rate: $85 by 9/14, $95 thereafter)

• Sept. 20 – Managing Grants & Contracts (for Non-Profits) – 9 to 11:30 a.m. at San Diego Foundation – Liberty Station (2508 Historic Decatur Rd #200, San Diego 92106; pre-paid registration $39, $49 at the door)

• Sept. 21 – Internet Marketing 301: Pay-Per-Click – Carlsbad – 9 a.m. to noon at National University in Carlsbad (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door)

• Sept. 22 – Marketing & Contracting w/ State & Local Government – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door)

• Sept. 23 – Internet Marketing 201 (SEO) – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door)

• Sept. 24 – Hiring and Managing Employees – 9 a.m. to noon at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door)

• Sept. 25 – Business Plan 201: How to Write a Business Plan – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $99, $109 at the door)

The Daily Business Report is produced by REP Publishing Inc., publisher of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, the North Park News, Kensington News and the West Coast Craftsman. (619) 906-4104.

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