This special section focuses on businesses leading the growth of North County.

  • Vineyards blossom in North San Diego

    With endless sunshine, fertile soil and a temperate climate year round, many local winemakers believe the North County region may become a hotbed of wineries rivaling those of Temecula and Northern California.

  • Shea Homes restores historic Hudson-Schutte Farmhouse

    A 117-year-old farmhouse stands side-by-side with 21st-century residences now under construction just south of Dixon Lake in Escondido, according to representatives of Shea Homes. Following six months of careful and methodical restoration, the Hudson-Schutte Farmhouse is now complete within the new-home neighborhood of Chaparral Ridge, said Teri Shusterman, vice president of marketing for the San Diego builder. The American Folk-style farmhouse is a landmark commemorating the heritage of the agricultural pioneers of Escondido Valley.

  • Ravinia at Calavera Hills nearing closeout

    Some 99 homes have closed at the new-home neighborhood of Ravinia at Calavera Hills, according to builder McMillin Homes. The final phase in the 115-home community is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Just three homes remain for sale and the builder has announced a 4 percent broker co-op.

  • Tenant success at Kilroy Sabre Springs

    Radio talk show host Ray Lucia walks into his office at Kilroy Sabre Springs every weekday morning well before 6 a.m. Lucia broadcasts his daily financial talk show, with streaming video feed, live from his office sound booth to over 70 cities nationwide. Listener calls are up 400 percent in some markets since the show started. Lucia credits Kilroy Sabre Springs' high-tech amenities and strategic location as the key selling points for his office selection.

  • Green construction reaches new 'Summit' in Rancho Bernardo

    Developer Jay Paul Co. recently broke ground on grading for the 105-acre Summit Rancho Bernardo office campus. The 11-building, 3.2 million-square-foot, Class A project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification with the first phase scheduled for delivery in early 2009.

  • Legoland California again awarded 'Best Children’s Park'

    For the fourth year in a row, amusement park enthusiasts from around the world have voted Legoland California as the Best Children’s Park. Amusement Today, a monthly trade newspaper, awarded the 128-acre family theme park in Carlsbad the esteemed Golden Ticket Award on Sept. 5 at a ceremony at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

  • Divine Foods offers environmentally friendly, tasty and healthy energy bar

    In the early 1990s when Graeme Duncan was hiking across miles of European stone pathways or along the Bay of Bengal in India, he found himself eating "on the road food" -- junk food that provided no real nutritional value or healthy food that tasted horrible. These experiences became his inspiration to start Divine Foods and create a healthy energy bar that also tastes good.

  • Massage Envy brings bold new concept to North County

    The first Massage Envy location in San Diego debuted in Carlsbad in November 2006. Since that time, the popular concept has grown to five currently open locations in San Diego with four more on the horizon in 2007. Cumulatively, there will be nearly 20 by 2009 stretching from North County through East County to South Bay. The national franchise offers affordable, convenient massages for the masses.

  • San Diego North culinary scene caters to desires of X and Y generations

    Businesses everywhere are struggling to understand and satiate the emotional cravings of the X and Y generation, now recognized as a critical market segment. Perhaps we can learn some lessons on marketing by dining out in our own backyard. Marketing pioneer Lisa Johnson, CEO of the Reach Group, identifies five key emotional cravings of the X and Y generations as experience, transparency, reinvention, connection and expression.

  • North County office, industrial markets continue to show long-term stability

    According to a Burnham Real Estate report, the North San Diego County office and industrial markets continue to benefit from strong demand for space and are poised for continued absorption and long-term stability.

  • Founding partner of Procopio Cory elected to Oceanside Hall of Fame

    Alec L. Cory, a founding partner of the San Diego law firm Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, has been elected to the Oceanside High School Hall of Fame.

  • New DJO HQ in Vista sold for $31 million

    The 111,639-square foot DJO Inc. (NYSE: DJO) corporate headquarters complex at 1430 Decision St., Vista 92081, has been sold for $31 million.

  • IBS Interprit at Carlsbad Corporate Center II

    IBS Interprit Inc. has signed a 5-year lease for a 24,574-square-foot building in the Carlsbad Corporate Center II at 5860 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92008, from H.G. Fenton Co. The lease was valued at over $3 million.

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North County Business - 2009

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North County Business - 2008

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