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Daily Business Report — Aug. 10, 2011

Join Us For the 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon

Join SD METRO and 40 of the region’s top professionals at the 2011 40 Under 40 Awards luncheon on Sept. 13 at the San Diego Convention Center. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon is at noon. Single tickets are available for $75 and reservations can be made for tables of 10. For more information, e-mail Bob Page (bobpage@sandiegometro.com) or Rebeca Page (rebecapage@sandiegometro.com).

Most Innovative New Product Awards

CONNECT is accepting nominations for the 24th annual Most Innovative New Product Awards. The nomination period, now open, runs through Sept. 2. To be eligible, the product must have been developed in the San Diego area. It must have been first introduced between March 2010 and September 2011 and never been nominated for the award before. The product also must have generated revenue from sales. A product can be nominated in one of eight categories: Action and Sport Technologies; Aerospace and Security Technologies; Clean Technology; Communications at IT; Hardware and General Technology; Life Sciences-Diagnostics and Research Tools; Life Sciences-Medical Products; and Software. Twenty-four nominees will be named as finalists and will be honored at a judges’ reception. They can be displayed at the Dec. 9 awards where the final eight winners will be announced. The awards presentation will be at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines at 11:30 a.m. To submit a nomination, visit connect.org/programs/most-innovative-products-award. For more, contact Laura Parsons at lparsons@connect.org.

New Green Housing at UCSD

Opening their doors this fall are newly completed apartments at Revelle and John Muir College, two of UCSD’s six undergraduate colleges, and the second phase of the transfer housing complex called the Village. Revelle’s Charles David Keeling apartments are aimed to be Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) platinum certified, a first for any structure on campus. 

The Keeling apartments’ sustainable features pay homage to their namesake, the discoverer of the Keeling Curve –– the first recording of the rise of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. The energy efficient apartments house 510 beds and feature solar panels that allow residents to bathe with water heated by sunlight instead of gas or electricity, heat control through shading and naturally assisted kitchen and bathroom exhausts. 

All of UCSD’s new housing features drought-tolerant landscape, natural ventilation, solar panels and recyclable building materials, helping the new buildings earn LEED gold certification or higher. The projects are consistent with UCSD’s long-range goal of housing 50 percent of all of its students. The new apartments at Muir College consist of two towers housing 275 beds and will enable all second-year Muir College students to live on campus. With the completion of the Muir and Revelle projects, UCSD is able to offer a three-year guarantee of on-campus housing to this year’s incoming freshmen; only one other UC campus is able to extend this offer.

The Village neighborhood, in the works for five years, consists of Village West and Village East, a total of 13 buildings, two of which are 15-story high rises with ocean views. The first phase, the Village at Torrey Pines West, featuring 1,000 beds was finished in May 2009 and officially opened January 2010. The second phase of the Village transfer housing complex, featuring 805 new apartment-style beds was completed in spring 2011.

Jacob Tyler Appoints Executive Vice President

Jacob Tyler, a brand communications agency based in San Diego, has appointed Ray Davies as executive vice president of business development. Davies previously served as managing partner of the j. simms agency, an advertising, marking and public relations firm in San Diego. Before that, he started and built a sales and marketing agency, Rebralex Corp., which he later merged with the j. simms agency. Davies has also held sponsorship and strategic marketing management positions with IMG, International Exposition Center, Playhouse Square Foundation and Westwood One.

Top Dog in Balboa Park

Dog in the park

Does your dog have the chops to be Balboa Park’s Top Dog? Find out by entering the second annual Balboa Park Top Dog Photo Contest. Entries will be accepted from Aug. 29 through Sept. 16 and winners will be announced on Oct. 3 following an online vote of the top 25 entries. The grand prize winner receives an exclusive overnight Su’ruff Camp package from Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Sponsored by Balboa Park Central, the contest gives park visitors the chance to show their photographic skills by submitting pictures of their dog taken anywhere in Balboa Park. Photos of a single dog taken anywhere in the park should be submitted via the contest Website at www.balboapark.org/topdog from Aug. 29 to Sept.16 (one entry per dog per family). A committee of judges from Balboa Park will choose 25 finalists to be posted on BalboaPark.org, where visitors can vote for their favorite from Sept. 21-30.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort’s Su’ruff Camp package includes a one-night stay in deluxe accommodations at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, surfing lessons for one dog, and a variety of other doggie amenities and treats. One second place winner can have a fine art portrait of their dog painted by Valarie Duke of SoCal Pet Portraits (a $450 value) and receive a Family 4-Pack of Balboa Park Passports. And one third place winner receives a free wellness exam for their pet from K9 Care by Denise (a $50 value), a two-hour pet-friendly landscaping consultation by Judy Macomber (an $80 value), a $20 gift certificate for a Saturday Mexican Brunch at Baha Betty’s, and a Family 4-Pack of Balboa Park Passports. In addition, all winners receive a copy of the San Diego Pet Lovers Directory.


Small Business Workshops

• Aug. 11 – Effective Marketing: Identify and Target Your Customers ­ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Avenue, San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Aug. 12 ­ Import/Export ­ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Avenue, San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Aug. 13 ­ QuickBooks Basic ­ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Avenue, San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Aug. 15 ­ Business Basics 101 ­ 9 a.m. to noon at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Avenue, San Diego 92123; no charge ­ please pre-register).

• Aug 16 ­ Legal Issues for Small Business: Organizational Structure ­ 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).

• Aug. 17 ­ Internet Marketing 304: Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Tools ­ 9 a.m. to noon at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Avenue, San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

• Aug. 18 ­ Good Governance for Nonprofits: Effective Board Performance ­ 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The San Diego Foundation in Point Loma (2508 Historic Decatur Rd., #200, San Diego 92106; pre-paid registration $39, $49 at the door).

• Aug. 19 ­ 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).

• Aug. 20 ­ Business Plan 201: How to Write a Winning Business Plan ­ 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at National University in Kearny Mesa (9388 Lightwave Avenue, San Diego 92123; pre-paid registration $99, $109 at the door).

• Aug. 20 ­ Introduction to Starting Your Own Business ­ 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at National University in Carlsbad (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Aug. 23 ­ Financing Your Business ­ 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at National University in Carlsbad (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door)


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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We Want Your Opinions on San Diego’s Big Issues In the coming months, Probosky Research (one of California’s leading opinion research firms) will continue its partnership with SD METRO to survey San Diego residents about topics of interest to our readers. We’d like to throw open the door for suggestions for topics. What do you want to know? What do you think you know, but aren’t sure? What are you certain you know, but want to prove it beyond doubt? Ideally, we’d like to see questions that have to do with public policy.

Some areas may include Mayor Filner’s first 100 days job performance, should the city be responsible for economic growth and the creation of new jobs, how important are infrastructure improvements to our daily lives (streets and bridges, etc.), how important is water independence, how satisfied are residents with public transit or how do city residents value Balboa Park and other open spaces? Do you believe the City Council should revive the Plaza de Panama plan for Balboa Park?

You can email Probolsky Research directly with your ideas: info@probolskyresearch.com