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On the Agenda: Busy calendar helps business community slog through SD winter

A busy week awaits the San Diego business community, but it looks like Thursday is still open to celebrate Valentine's Day.

The week gets started Monday with the San Diego Highway Development Corp. update on SANDAG projects. Richard Chavez, principal project controls manager for the San Diego Association of Governments, will be the guest speaker. The update will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Best Western Seven Seas, 411 Hotel Circle S., San Diego. For details, visit www.sdhda.net.

The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms continues its regional conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego. The three-day event began Sunday and features a variety of Continuing Legal Education seminars, covering everything from labor and employment issues to questions about protecting your patent portfolio. For details, visit www.namwolf.org.

The Urban Land Institute will discuss "Small Infill and Mixed Use Development," with guest speakers Russ Murfey of Veritas Urban Properties, Lloyd Russell of American Institute of Architects and Mike Burnett of Foundation for Form Architects. The discussion starts at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, at the University Club, 750 B St., San Diego, (800) 321-5011. For details, go to www.ulisd.org.

Six Degrees San Diego's breakfast speaker series continues with the topic "San Diego Real Estate & Development." Speakers include Jason Hughes, owner of Hughes Marino; Jeff W Graham, president of Civic San Diego; Jim Spain, managing director at Colliers International; Mark McMillin, president and CEO of The Corky McMillin Cos.; and Ann Moore, 2013 chair of the board of port commissioners for the Port of San Diego. The event runs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, at the Estancia La Jolla, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. For info, email sdmatt36@gmail.com.

San Diego Gas & Electric offers "From the Meter to the Bottom Line, California AB1103 Energy Use Disclosure Requirements, Challenges and Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate Transactions." Property owners and investors, real estate asset managers, commercial real estate brokers/tenant representatives, corporate real estate directors, commercial lenders should attend. The event runs from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, at San Diego Gas & Electric Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego. For details, call 800-613-8970 or email seminars@sdge.com.

The CREW San Diego leadership series breakfast focuses on "What’s Your Value Add?" How do you craft that value-add message and communicate it in a way that resonates so you can advance to the next level at your firm or be considered for a panel discussion? The event runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, La Jolla Centre Superior Conference Center, 4660 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 1020, La Jolla. For information, email crewsd@crewnetwork.org.

The 2013 State of the County Address will be given on Wednesday by Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Greg Cox. The event is scheduled to get under way at 6:30 p.m., aboard the USS Midway Museum, 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego.

Also on tap Wednesday is the MIT Enterprise Forum of San Diego/Connect's "The Craft and Technology of Microbrews in San Diego." Learn how San Diego's leaders in the craft and business of beer have met challenges head on and how they're using technology in a variety of applications. The forum runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m., in Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET) Building, 9500 Gilman Drive, San Diego. For details, call 858-964-1335.

The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association 2013 kick-off happy hour on Friday is actually two hours long -- 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Bootlegger, 804 Market St., San Diego. For details, call 619-699-0898.

Athena San Diego presents "Navigating a Major Career Change" with former San Diego NBC news anchor Susan Taylor, who embraced a major career change after 25 years in the television industry. Her friend and mentor, Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, will have a conversation on how he played a major role in "planting the seed" that resulted in Taylor trading in the anchor desk for a position in health care. The event runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, 5775 Morehouse Drive, Wednesday. For information, contact Emily Wilson at emily@athenasd.org or call 858-481-0710.

Wilsey Asset Management offers a "Smart Investing Workshop" where such topics as valuations, growth rates, target buy and sell prices and fundamental analysis will be covered. The seminar runs from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at the National University Carlsbad Campus, 705 Palomar Airport Road, Suite 150, Carlsbad. For details, contact Carolann at 858-546-4306.


Local earnings

Monday: Cubic Corp. (CUB), Digirad Corp. (DRAD)

Tuesday: Quidel Corp. (QDEL)

Wednesday: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (LGND), Overland Storage Inc. (OVRL)

Thursday: Active Network Inc. (ACTV), Maxwell Technologies Inc. (MXWL), Realty Income Corp. (O)

Friday: None


IPOs planned

The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week:

Cancer Genetics Inc. - Rutherford, N.J., 5 million shares, priced $6 to $8, managed by Aegis Capital and Feltl and Co. Proposed Nasdaq symbol CGIX. Business: Offers personalized genomic tests to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

ConnectOne Bancorp Inc. - Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1.6 million shares, priced $26 to $29, managed by Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, Keefe Bruyette Woods, and Sandler O'Neill. Proposed Nasdaq symbol CNOB. Business: Community bank primarily serving northeastern New Jersey.

Orchid Island Capital Inc. - Vero Beach, Fla., 2.4 million shares, priced $14 to $16, managed by Ladenburg Thalmann, and Oppenheimer. Proposed NYSE MKT symbol ORC. Business: Bimini Capital-managed REIT focused on investing in agency RMBS.

Xoom Corp. - San Francisco, 5.8 million shares, priced $13 to $15, managed by Barclays and Needham & Co. Proposed Nasdaq symbol XOOM. Business: Online and mobile money transfer company.


National Events


No events scheduled.


The Labor Department releases job openings and the labor turnover survey for December; and the Treasury issues the federal budget for January.

The Coca-Cola Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and Reynolds American Inc. report quarterly financial results.


The Commerce Department releases retail sales data for January and business inventories for December.

Cisco Systems Inc., Comcast Corp., Deere & Co., Duke Energy Corp., and Mondelez International Inc. report quarterly financial results.


The Labor Department reports weekly jobless claims; and Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates.

General Electric Co., and PepsiCo Inc. report quarterly financial results.


The Federal Reserve issues industrial production for January.

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