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Daily Business Report — May 20, 2011

BRAVO! Award Winners Honored

The San Diego chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has presented 2011 BRAVO! Awards to six women for outstanding contributions in business and the community. The honorees:

Mindy Bortness: Woman Business Owner of the Year

Mindy Bortness

Mindy Bortness owns Communication Works Inc., which is dedicated to helping companies hire the right people in the right jobs in the first place, then growing and engaging those individuals. The company’s main focus is lowered turnover and increased retention. This is her ninth year in business and seventh straight year of profitability.

Adrienne Moch: Women’s Advocate of the Year

Adrienne Moch

Moch is the immediate past president for the NAWBO chapter. Shortly after she joined NAWBO in March 2008, the chapter president unexpectedly resigned, leaving a big leadership void. Moch accepted the post and was able to take the membership from less than 40 members to 100 when she relinquished her position in July 2010. Moch is a freelance writer and editor.

Mia Roseberry: Trailblazer Award

Mia Roseberry

Roseberry established the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Homes. Her daughter was dating a Marine and his friends had heard about the home-cooked meals at “Roseberry Ranch.” Eventually, more Marines came to her home on weekends. Roseberry hosted as many as 20 active Marines at once. She noticed a significant change in these service members’ attitudes when the comforts of home were provided. She made a career change from special education teacher to helping medically discharged single service members with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder transition to successful independent living.

Kristen Victor: Green Community Award

Kristen Victor

Victor’s company, Sustainability Matters Inc., founded in 2010, serves as a bridge between suppliers of sustainable building materials and end users, independently researching sustainability claims and compiling information. Her company serves commercial, government and trade professional clients. She received her LEED Accredited Professional certificate from the U.S. Green Building Council and chose to work solely within the sustainable building industry.

Suzanne Weinstein: Signature Award

Suzanne Weinstein

Weinstein founded In Sync Consulting 10 years ago, an international executive coaching and team leadership development firm that’s helped more than 400 individuals and organizations to date. The firm guarantees results in 90 days, whether it’s an organization looking to improve employee productivity or morale, increase revenues and reduce costs, or develop dynamic team leadership. Some of its strategies have resulted in reducing overtime by up to 75 percent by year-end and sick leave by 36 percent, resulting in an average return on investment of more than $150,000.

Deirdre Maloney: Rising Star

Deirdre Maloney

Maloney launched Momentum San Diego less than a year and a half ago. It helps nonprofit organizations meet their missions through better business. Through presentations and instruction, as well as customized services like strategic planning, board development and executive coaching, Maloney helps organizations get results. Her book, “The Mission Myth,” is due out in September. She’s also been recruited to teach marketing for the University of San Diego’s master’s degree program in nonprofit leadership.

Cal State San Marcos Names Department Chair

Adam Shapiro, professor of sociology and founding chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of North Florida, has been named dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University San Marcos. He will take the post in August. The newly created college will include the current Departments of Anthropology, Communication, Economics, History, Liberal Studies, Literature and Writing Studies, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Visual and Performing Arts and Women’s Studies. Shapiro has been department chair at the Florida university since 2005. He holds a doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.

Westcore Properties Purchases Industrial Building

Westcore Properties has purchased a 60,819-square-foot industrial distribution building at 9855 Distribution Ave. in the Miramar area of San Diego for an undisclosed price. Called Distribution II, the building was sold by Helix 1960 Ltd. and Helix Land Co. Ltd. The property has 12 dock-high doors, two grade-level doors and 22 feet to 24 feet clear heights. It was built in 1983. Bryce Aberg of Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial represented the seller and buyer of the property. The acquisition brings Westcore’s U.S. and European property portfolio to more than 12 million square feet of industrial, office and retail space with a combined total value in excess of $1.2 billion.

SAIC Receives $53 Million Defense Contract

Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a contract by the Department of Defense to provide information technology services and electronic health record systems support to the Military Health System (MHS). MHS manages the TRICARE health care program for more than 9 million active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retired service members, their families and beneficiaries. The contract has a value of $53 million if all options are exercised. The work will be performed in San Diego and Falls Church, Va.

CHMB Selects Vice President of Information Services

Royce Uehara has been named vice president of information services for CHMB, an Escondido company that provides technology and business services to the health care industry. Uehara has over six years of technical, administrative and executive HIT experience with HealthCare Partners, one of California’s largest single providers of health care services. He currently serves as president of the Allscripts Enterprise Western Region User Group. Royce’s prior background includes eight years of service with a global consulting firm focusing on health care and financial services throughout the West.

San Diego Career Fair Set for June 22

Job seekers and employers looking for employees are invited to the San Diego Career Fair on June 22 sponsored by Diverse Careers Inc. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego/Mission Valley at 7450 Hazard Center Drive. The event is free to all job seekers, who may search jobs and post their resumes prior to the fair. Diverse Careers is a job board Website and career fair management company. Some of the sponsors and exhibitors at the June 22 event include Aflac, American National Insurance, Bay Alarm, Farmers Insurance Platinum Elite, Independent Capital Management, New York Life, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, UCSD, Verizon Wireless and more. For more information, visit

40 Under 40 Award Deadline

The deadline for submitting nominations for SD METRO’s 40 Under 40 Awards for 2011 is drawing near. You have until May 30 to nominate people you believe are making substantial contributions to their community, their companies, organizations or institutions. You will find a nomination form on the front page of our Website ( Fill it out and submit. Editor’s Tip: Describe your nominee in depth. Give plenty of examples of major accomplishments.

Small Business Workshops

SCORE San Diego continues its series of low-cost workshops. Fees range from $29 to $109, depending on the program. To register online, visit For more information, call (619) 557-7272.

May 21 – Introduction to Starting Your Own Business – 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

May 21 – Internet Marketing 101: Use the Internet to Successfully Market Your Business – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

May 23 – Restaurant 201 – 9 a.m. to noon at National University in Carlsbad (705 Palomar Airport Road, San Diego 92011; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

May 24 – Marketing & Contracting with State & Local Governments – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

May 25 – QuickBooks Advanced – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

May 25 – How to Start a Nonprofit – 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The San Diego Foundation in Point Loma (2508 Historic Decatur Road, #200, San Diego 92106; pre-paid registration $39, $49 at the door).

May 26 – Internet Marketing 302: Develop a Winning Email Marketing Success Strategy – 9 a.m. to noon at National University in National University in Carlsbad (705 Palomar Airport Road, San Diego 92011; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

May 31 – Business Basics 101 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego 92123; No charge – please pre-register).

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. Contact: Manny Cruz (619) 287-1865.

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