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The Kona Kai Resort & Marina on Shelter Island announced Tuesday the second phase of its $22 million renovation project will be completed by the Fourth of July.


Chris Lee grew up working in the family travel business, California Leisure Consultants. In college, he co-founded a successful hotel marketing and software startup, selling it 20 months later. When his parents were preparing to retire in 1989, Lee bought the family business, now known as ACCESS Destination Services. The company provides destination management services for everything from creative program design and unique special event production, to transportation logistics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and activities.

Catterton Partners is the leading consumer-focused private equity firm with more than $4 billion currently under management and a 25-year track record of success in building high-growth companies.

After seeing security guards manhandle a child at a baseball game, John Kontopuls was inspired to found Elite in 1995. Elite provides staffing, consulting, management and analyst services to major corporations, venues and franchises throughout the United States.

Marc Van Buskirk and Anthony Farwell launched GovX in 2011. While working at Oakley, Buskirk realized there was an opportunity for manufacturers to sell directly to a military member holding proper supporting documentation.

Sean Gailey has been a geeky, programming, artistic, fantasy-loving gamer since he was 7. In 1999, he pioneered a space by founding J!NX, a lifestyle clothing and toy company that revolves around gaming and geek culture.

Rick Haux has worked in nearly every position of Mor Furniture for Less since it began as his father’s waterbed emporium in 1977.


While the exact locations have yet to be announced, Orange County-based Nekter plans to open 23 new juice bar outlets before the end of the year, including locations in Carmel Mountain Ranch, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Del Mar and Temecula.


To most, the words “Torrey Pines” bring to mind either the world-class golf course that hosted the 2008 U.S. Open and will do so again in 2021, or the endangered pinus torreyana tree that grows exclusively in San Diego County (and on one of the Channel Islands).

Strategic Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BEE) reports it has completed the buyback of the 63.6 interest in the 757-room Hotel del Coronado from The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) for $210 million.


The San Diego City Council appointed Marilyn Hannes to the San Diego Convention Center Corp.’s board of directors Tuesday.


Duane Morris partner Grant Puleo recently represented Atlas Hotels Inc. in its forming of a joint venture with Lowe Enterprises and AECOM Capital, the investment fund of AECOM Technology Corp., to own, operate and reposition the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in Mission Valley.

San Diego-based Kelly Investment Group has acquired S.S. of Kansas Inc., and with it, 16 steakhouse-style restaurants in Kansas and Oklahoma. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dunkin' Donuts announced Tuesday the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with new franchise groups to develop about 30 new restaurants in northern San Diego and parts of Riverside County over the next few years.


With 10 rental car companies planning to move into San Diego International Airport's rental-car facility under construction, parcels of port land and other properties near the airport will become available for other use.


In a gambit to bolster its bottom line, the San Diego Opera has added three offerings to its 2014-15 season, ranging from a concert of songs from the big band era to a mariachi opera set during the Mexican Revolution in 1910.


There haven't been many huge leases since the beginning of the year, but some were notable. The largest industrial lease by dollar value, according to data provided to The Daily Transcript during the first quarter, was AleSmith Brewing Co., which quintupled its industrial space with a $9.7 million, 11-year lease for 105,600 square feet at 9990 Empire St. in Miramar. The property, leased from locally based Westcore Properties, will undergo substantial renovations before AleSmith occupies it January 2015.

Green Seal Inc., the leading organization in identifying and promoting sustainability in the marketplace, announced that the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina has been recertified with the Green Seal Standard for hotels and lodging properties at the gold- level.


Chingon Hot Sauce, a San Diego-based hot sauce maker, is looking to spread its appeal to a nationwide audience.


Developers looking for their next iconic project can focus their gaze on the South Bay, as the city of Chula Vista and Port of San Diego soon will release a request for qualifications for a convention center and resort hotel.

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