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Daily Business Report — March 3, 2011

McDonald’s Top Franchisee to Get Asian Heritage Society Award

C.C. Yin

C.C. Yin, McDonald’s largest franchisee with 28 restaurants in 11 cities in California, will be presented a special recognition award by the Asian Heritage Society on Aug. 20 as part of its Asian Heritage Awards program at Paradise Point Resort in Mission Bay. The San Diego-based organization announced that nominations for 14 other awards will be accepted through May 2. The categories are: education, business enterprise, entrepreneurship, government, legal affairs, cultural preservation, health and medicine, military, performing arts, art and literature, innovation and technology, community service, humanitarian outreach and media. The awards ceremony and gala will be part of an all-day affair that includes a Career Day in the late morning and early afternoon, capped by a luau, dinner and entertainment that night at the resort.

A man of humble beginnings, Yin came to this country as a 28-year-old immigrant and began work in a Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles, eventually working his way up from “garbage man to waiter. Serving became natural,” he says.

Yin’s first job off the boat – literally – was working for a restaurant, after arriving on a cargo ship from Taiwan. Stranded in Los Angeles, he was given shelter by a student and immediately began looking for work. At first, he found it in the restaurant business, but after earning a degree from the University of Washington, where he met his wife, he embarked on a successful career as a structural engineer until the recession of the 1980s forced him out of work. That’s when he turned to McDonald’s. The first franchise he and his wife purchased was in a tough neighborhood in Oakland, where he couldn’t even hire security guards because of the gangs. But rather than shy away from the community, he and his wife embraced it by setting up programs to get local youth out of gang activities. “My concept of McDonald’s was that it was a true American business with a philosophy that its owners need to be involved in their community, and that was the perfect fit for the change I was looking for,” said Yin.

Nominations for the 14 award categories may be mailed to The Asian Heritage Society/Asia Media, 2920 First Ave. (G), San Diego CA 92103, or e-mailed to editorial@asiamediainc.com. Nominations should include the name of the nominee, the category being nominated, a brief background of the subject and why the individual or organization should be honored.

SDSU’s Gail Naughton Receives Outstanding Dean Award

Gail Naughton

Gail Naughton, dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State, has been named the first recipient of Beta Alpha Psi’s Outstanding Dean award. The award will be given annually to the dean who “has made a significant contribution in faculty support and/or financial support to helping achieve the goals and objectives of the chapter.” Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary and service organization for accounting, finance and information systems students. The Beta Alpha Psi chapter at SDSU’s Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy was founded in 1960. “Dr. Naughton was selected for the award based on her longstanding and enthusiastic support of Beta Alpha Psi and the students of the SDSU chapter,” said Hadassah Baum, Beta Alpha Psi executive director.

Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial Names President and CEO

Daniel Broderick

Daniel T. Broderick has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial where he will preside over the real estate company’s offices in Southern California. Broderick previously was senior vice president in the equity sales division of Eastdil Secured, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank. Earlier, Broderick was associated with Burnham Real Estate Services (now Cushman & Wakefield) in the area of office leasing and sales. He started his career in the San Francisco Bay area, working in tenant representation, investment banking and high technology. Broderick is a member of the board of the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and has received national honors from NAIOP for his leadership in the industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

Stacie Spector Heads Salk Institute Communications

Stacie Spector

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies has appointed Stacie Spector as its new chief communications officer. Spector has served in communications capacities in the political, academic, research, business, and nonprofit sector.  In 2004 she was recruited to be associate vice chancellor for communications at UCSD, overseeing communications, media relations, publications, special events, marketing, VIP tours and state government relations and advocacy. A graduate of Columbia University and a California native, Spector served as the deputy campaign manager for the re-election campaign of Sen. Tom Harkin. Her success with his campaign led to a move to Washington, D.C. and a series of campaign and political consulting roles, eventually serving as deputy communications director for President Clinton’s re-election and overseeing all events for the 1997 Presidential Inauguration. That led to an appointment as the White House deputy director of communications and deputy assistant to the president during Clinton’s second term. In 1999 she was recruited by Vice President Gore as his deputy campaign manager.

SAIC Receives Cybersecurity Contract

Science Applications International Coprp. has been awarded a multi-million-dollar cybersecurity contract by the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific for work to be performed in San Diego. The contract has a value of $215 million if all options are exercised. Under the contract, SAIC will provide cyberspace operational support including the examination of the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of cyber systems, services and capabilities. SAIC is one of four contractors that will compete for task orders under the contract.

Upcoming SCORE San Diego Workshops:

• March 5 – Business Plan 101: How to Develop Your Best Competitive Advantage – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at National University – Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $79, $89 at the door).

• March 5 – Costing, Pricing, Break-Even Analysis – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at National University – Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

•  March 8 – Managing Grants and Contracts for Nonprofits – 9 to 11 a.m. at The San Diego Foundation – Liberty Station (2508 Historic Decatur Road, #200, San Diego 92106; pre-paid registration $39, $49 at the door).

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

• March 10 – Financing Your Business – 9:30 a.m. to noon at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door).

• March 11 – Financial Statements: What They Mean, How to Use Them – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door).

• March 12 – QuickBooks Basic – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at National University – Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• March 12 – Internet Marketing 101: Use the Internet to Successfully Market Your Business – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at National University – Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• March 14 – Business Basics 101 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; No charge – please preregister).

• March 15 – 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).

• March 17 – California Sales and Use Tax Basics – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door).

• March 18 – Women’s Networking Breakfast & Exhibits – 8 to 11 a.m. at Morgan Run Resort & Club (5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe 92091; Attendees: $30 by March 15, $40 thereafter; Exhibitors: $80 by March 15, $90 thereafter).

• March 19 – Introduction to Starting Your Own Business – 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at National University – Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• March 19 – Business Plan 201: How to Write a Winning Business Plan – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at National University – Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $99, $109 at the door).

• March 22 – Marketing & Contracting with Federal Government – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at National University – Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• March 24 – Internet Marketing 302: Develop a Winning E-mail Marketing Success Strategy – 9 a.m. to noon at National University – Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

• March 25 – Professional Selling: Increase Your Business Sales Now! – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at National University – Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• March 30 – Business Basics 101 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; No charge, please preregister).

• March 30 – How to Start a Nonprofit – 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The San Diego Foundation – Liberty Station (2508 Historic Decatur Road, #200, San Diego 92106; pre-paid registration $39, $49 at the door).

For more information, call (619) 557-7272 or visit score-sandiego.org.

North County:

The Business & Entrepreneur Center and the Small Business Development Center at MiraCosta College will offer free upcoming workshops to help businesses succeed. The workshops will be held at Vista City Hall, 200 Civic Center Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the following dates:

April 5:  Financing Options for Businesses: Direct lenders and the SBA will discuss financing options for a business.

May 3: Ways to Market A Business: Learn to identify the “right” customer for a business and easy ways to market your business to them.

June 7: Marketing A Business Using Google Tools: Learn how to use Google tools such as ad words, ad sense, Google trends and more.

Bring a lunch to the workshops. Drinks will be provided.

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

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