San Diego-based Axos Bank to Acquire 25,000 Accounts, $225 million in Deposits from MWA Bank

Axos Bank, the banking subsidiary of Axos Financial, Inc., announced that it has signed a deposit assumption agreement to acquire approximately $225 million of deposits, including approximately $194 million of checking, savings and money market accounts and $31 million of time deposits, from MWABank. Axos is not assuming any assets, employees or branches in this transaction. Pending receipt of required regulatory approvals, Axos and MWABank expect to complete the deposit acquisition and transfer by March 31, 2019.

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San Diego’s Daybreak Games Announces New Video Game PlanetSide Arena

New Massive Sci-fi Arena Shooter to Feature Match-Based PvP Combat, Class-Based Gameplay and Unique Seasonal Progression Mechanics

Launches for Windows PC on January 29, 2019

San Diego-based Daybreak Games, a creator of multiplayer online worlds, today announced PlanetSide Arena, a new multiplayer sci-fi shooter set to release on Steam for Windows PC on Jan. 29, 2019. Featuring a robust class system, combined arms gameplay, and dynamic in-match and seasonal progression, PlanetSide Arena brings the franchise’s signature epic-scale, all-out FPS action to new massive arena game modes capable of supporting up to 1,000 players per match.

Daybreak Games San Diego Planetside Arena

“PlanetSide is a ground-breaking series that introduced the gaming world to truly epic FPS battles,” said Ji Ham, CEO of Daybreak Games. “We are very excited to introduce PlanetSide Arena as the next step in the growth of the franchise, as we continue to invest and build towards our vision for the future of the entire PlanetSide universe.”

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SpotHero for Business and BCD Travel Announce New Partnership at GBTA 2018

SpotHero for Business and BCD Travel Announce New Partnership at GBTA 2018

SpotHero GBTANew SpotHero integration into SolutionSource marketplace makes it easier for business travelers to find and reserve parking

SpotHero for Business, a corporate parking reservation service, and BCD Travel, a global travel management company, have announced a partnership at GBTA (the Global Business Travel Association) Convention 2018 in San Diego.

“Navigating cities by car while traveling is difficult enough without having to worry about finding a place to park”

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Got Travel? GBTA – Global Business Travel Association Convenes in San Diego

GBTA Convention 2018 Exhibitor Profiles

GBTA Convention 2018 San DiegoThe GBTA Global Business Travel Association Convention takes place 11 – 15 August, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in America’s Finest City.  Bellevue Business Journal Publisher Joe Kennedy will be onsite for much of the event, so check back here to find out about all the big new announcements made at GBTA in San Diego.
Here are some of the fantastic exhibitors attending the GBTA convention:

Extreme Sailing Series in San Diego For The Second Time

Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to San Diego, CA, for the second year, from 18-21 October. The only US stop on the action-packed seven-Act global tour will play host to a fleet of elite-level international sailing teams, including one USA squad, in an event presented by SAP, all racing in identical flying hydrofoil catamarans: GC32.
Extreme Sailing Series™
Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego For The Second Time

As well as breathtaking racing, the penultimate event of the 2018 season will provide shore-side entertainment for the whole family. Spectators can enjoy live music, entertainment, bars, food stalls and expert commentary of the racing, and also take advantage of the perfect viewing spot from the free-to-enter public Race Village located on Harbor Island.

Alternatively, spectators can watch the exciting Stadium Racing from the comfort of the VIP Extreme Club, which offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the event in style. With unrivalled views of the racing, five-star catering, refreshments, and exclusive entertainment and behind-the-scenes access, it promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. Watch the San Diego promo here.

Spectators can also experience the Stadium Racing from the best seat in the house with the Guest Sailor spot. Guests can ride on board the flying catamarans during racing for a truly memorable experience, for more information visit San Diego Extreme Sailing.

For those coming from out of town we have some fantastic packages and hotel rates just for us. Book your accommodation at one of the participating hotels before September 18 and be entered for a chance to win 2x Silver VIP packages.

San Diego State University estimated that last year’s event generated $2.5 million for the local economy and independent media valuation agency Nielsen Sports calculated a media value impact of $26.5 million.

Green Flash Brewing Co. 8th Annual Treasure Chest Program

Green Flash Brewing Co. announced plans for its 8th Annual “Treasure Chest Beer + Food Fest,” a rare-beer and food pairing festival taking place on Sunday, Sept. 30 at its brewery and tasting room in San Diego. Treasure Chest is an annual event to raise money for breast cancer charities. This year, Green Flash will donate proceeds from the Treasure Chest program to Susan G. Komen San Diego to help fight breast cancer. Treasure Chest event tickets are available at Eventbrite.com.

Green Flash BrewingGreen Flash Brewing Co. 8th Annual Treasure Chest Program

“We are thrilled to see the Treasure Chest program grow every year,” exclaims Dave Adams, vice president of hospitality. “Thanks to the support of our consumers, we are proud to have raised over a quarter of a million dollars to date through our partnerships with Komen and other breast cancer charities. I am hopeful our efforts will continue to build momentum as we strive toward making a difference in the lives of individuals affected by breast cancer.”

This popular event has drawn upwards of 1,000 attendees in past years and will feature some of the rarest Green Flash and Alpine beer available, specialty one-off beers, food pairings from local chefs, live culinary demos, music, activities and more. Full festival tickets include unlimited beer tastings, limited food tastings, a commemorative glass and a fun festival experience. Green Flash is also offering a food-only and designated driver ticket, and welcomes children under the age of 12 accompanied by parents.

Illumina Reports Second Quarter Financial Results For Fiscal Year 2018

Illumina

Illumina, Inc.  announced on July 30 its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018.

Illumina Reports Second Quarter Financial Results For Fiscal Year 2018

Second quarter 2018 results:

  • Revenue of $830 million, a 25% increase compared to $662 million in the second quarter of 2017
  • GAAP net income attributable to Illumina stockholders for the quarter of $209 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, compared to $128 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Illumina stockholders for the quarter of $212 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, compared to $121 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017.
  • Cash flow from operations of $295 million compared to $178 million in the second quarter of 2017
  • Free cash flow (cash flow from operations less capital expenditures) of $218 million for the quarter, compared to $109 million in the second quarter of 2017

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Mayor Faulconer Sweeping Reforms in San Diego Public Utilities Department Following Independent Audits

Mayor Faulconer Pushing for Sweeping Reforms in San Diego Public Utilities Department Following Independent Audits. Analysis Finds Less Than One Percent of 2017 Bills Issued Incorrectly, but Changes Still Needed in Quality Control, Customer Service and Meter Reading Oversight

Mayor FaulconerMayor Faulconer Wants Sweeping Reforms in San Diego Public Utilities Department Following Independent Audits

Following a rise in complaints from customers about water bills, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer has directed staff to implement all of the recommendations from two separate independent audits of the City’s Public Utilities Department (PUD). The reports reached similar conclusions about the need for significant improvements and operational changes within the department.

The audits – one conducted by PDF icon independent City Auditor Eduardo Luna and the other by a PDF icon nationally recognized utility consulting firm – each identified that a 2017 increase in water bill questions were prompted by multiple converging factors, including higher water usage by customers after drought restrictions were lifted, scheduled water rate increases Continue reading “Mayor Faulconer Sweeping Reforms in San Diego Public Utilities Department Following Independent Audits”

Qualcomm Terminates Acquisition to Pay NXP $2B

Qualcomm Terminates NXP Acquisition, Triples Stock Repurchase ProgramQualcomm Terminates NXP Deal

San Diego-based Qualcomm terminates of the acquisition of NXP Semiconductors effective immediately. In accordance with the terms of the purchase agreement, Qualcomm River Holdings will pay a termination fee of $2 billion to NXP on July 26, 2018.  In connection with this termination, Qualcomm River Holdings has terminated its previously announced cash tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of NXP.  This decision for Qualcomm terminates the NXP deal appears to be the result of Qualcomm’s frustration with not being able to get China to approve the deal after most of the rest of the other countries involved had.

China and the US are currently involved in a trade dispute regarding uneven trade and tariffs each country are putting on each other.  It is also appropriate to note that US President Donald Trump earlier in the year, nixed Broadcom’s attempted hostile takeover of Qualcomm in the interest of national security.  Broadcom was then headquartered in Taiwan, but has since relocated their headquarters to San Jose, California. Continue reading “Qualcomm Terminates Acquisition to Pay NXP $2B”

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