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Rip Rippetoe Honored With Catalyst For Change Award At Women Of Influence Event

March 23, 2018

Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, president and chief executive officer of the San Diego Convention Center, was recently honored as the inaugural winner of the “Catalyst for Change” at the Women of Influence Awards. This first-of-its-kind award “recognizes a man who has shown by deed, actions and accomplishments the advancement of other businesswomen and has a track record of success and accomplishments by mentoring and/or supporting women in their profession, industry or enterprise.” Read More »


I Made It in San Diego: When Running a Hotel Isn’t Enough

March 15, 2018

Elvin Lai talks about running a hotel that he unexpectedly inherited at age 21. In a new episode of I Made It in San Diego, a VOSD podcast about the people behind the region’s businesses, I talked to hotelier Elvin Lai about how running a hotel has led to his involvement in several business ventures, city politics and the community. Read More »


San Diego’s next tourism craze: medicine

November 06, 2017

For decades, San Diego has traded on its reputation for year-round sun, a captivating coastline and family-friendly attractions to woo tourists, but enticing visitors with the promise of life-saving treatments by acclaimed physicians and hospitals has never been offered up before as a selling point. Until now. Read More »


Top 10: California’s most popular attractions

October 30, 2017

When USA Today’s 10Best editors set out to choose California’s best attractions, they did so with some help. First they corralled nearly a dozen travel experts from newspapers and travel blogs, then they put their panel’s top 20 picks to a popular vote, inviting readers to weigh in. Read More »



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