Learn more about the many companies, people and events that contribute to San Diego’s regional success story.
A pair of UCSD graduate students were the first to see the light. Before long, so would millions of others.
From preventing rust on aircraft to lubricating sticky windows, drawers and hinges, WD-40 is a homegrown success story that has built a lasting brand.
On a mountain ridge overlooking Linda Vista sits a plot of land that stood undeveloped until 1949. Once blanketed in a sea of sage and chaparral, the mesa now known as Alcala Park is today home to the University of San Diego.
Twenty-seven years ago, a group of seven former Linkabit scientists and engineers gathered in Irwin Jacob’s San Diego home to discuss the future of digital communications.
This coming January will mark 75 years of business for San Diego County Credit Union.
If there hasn’t been much written about H.G. Fenton Company, it’s because the 103-year-old, family owned firm is more focused on getting things done than talking about its accomplishments.
Jim Jessop always wanted to go into the jewelry business. He has the seventh grade school paper to prove it.
Satisfying the needs of a rising car culture that demanded convenience, San Diego businessman and restaurateur Robert Oscar Peterson opened his first drive-thru Jack in the Box in 1951. Located at the corner of 63rd Street and El Cajon Boulevard, it was the first restaurant to use new two-way intercom technology. A giant jack-in-the-box took customers’ orders through a speaker box, and about three minutes later, they could pick up their 22-cent hamburgers at the drive-thru window. Perhaps not coincidentally, 1951 was the first year the term “fast food” appeared in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
Before it became a Navy town, San Diego used to be a tuna town. Nearly a dozen tuna canneries dotted the waterfront in downtown during the early 1900s, from 1911 through 1920.
Almost every major commercial project developed in San Diego during the past four decades bares the fingerprints of Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley LLP.
In 2011, the owner of Charco Design & Build Inc., Armando Flores, took his love for lines to a new level when the company made for itself a new and more elaborate foundation from the building blocks of what Flores had been doing for years at Charco Construction Co. Inc.
Despite a brutal market for booksellers, Warwick’s, the oldest family-owned and operated bookstore in the nation, still draws customers to La Jolla.
The Navarra family has been in the furniture business for more than 60 years, and as the third generation takes the reins of Jerome’s Furniture, no one is more proud than Jerry Navarra.
The Village Club Card Room in Chula Vista is the oldest operating card room in San Diego County, and its owner, Harvey Souza, has seen it through its 65-year legacy.
Barney & Barney is a local insurance shop that’s been servicing the San Diego community for more than a century.
For the past 119 years, San Diego Hardware has been supplying San Diego with the motto of “having everything under the sun,” and if they don’t have it, you didn’t need it. It’s a saying that has held true, as is evident by the years this hardware company has been in existence.
Friends and business don't mix, it's often said. But Scott Dennis and Alex Kunczynski, principals of Rancho Bernardo-based D&K Engineering, convincingly debunk that commonly held belief.
When in 1938, LeRoy Neville Baker paid $4,000 to purchase the Dietrich Electric Shop in Escondido, he could hardly have imagined that the company he founded, Baker Electric Inc., would still be thriving nearly three-quarters of a century later, with his great-grandson, Ted Baker, its president and CEO.
In the early '80s, a government employee named Rod Tuttle was working for the U.S. Navy in Pt. Loma in the infancy of what is now known as the Naval Tactical Data System. NTDS is a computer-to-computer information system that, essentially, informs a Navy commander what's going on around his ship and enables him to make strategic and tactical evaluations and decisions, rapidly and accurately.
Oceanside's North County Transit District is shaking things up in the transit industry. A new business model, new buses, lower fares, customer improvements, and a lean and mean, forward-thinking board of directors and management team are combining to create more riders and more revenue for the transit district which operates COASTER trains, SPRINTER light rail and BREEZE buses.
If necessity is the mother of invention, there is perhaps no greater necessity than the health of human beings and the eradication of disease, worldwide. To this end, scientists regularly invent drugs to treat a wide range of maladies and bring them to market, hopeful for a multimillion-dollar acquisition by a large pharmaceutical company.
The California-designated Enterprise Zone provides the largest array of pro-business and helpful economic incentives in San Diego County.
Riddle me this: What bank is the second largest bank headquartered in San Diego, has great customer service, yet only one branch location? And what bank has no ATMs, yet offers its customers fee-free access to every ATM in the United States?
Offhand, not many people would equate the responsibilities of the managing director of a major law firm with those of the general manager of a professional football team.
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