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Downtown & Little Italy 11.9.2017

Kyle Corbet

As a child I always had a fascination with Sailboats and the fact that human could move across the entire globe by natural power. I started out by traveling and developed a love of tourism after visiting roughly 15 different countries and working/living among a few different cultures. Read more>>

Summer Nixon

Brew Hop started in 2007 with my husband and I while looking for a brewery tour to celebrate his birthday. Nothing like this existed nationwide, and we saw an incredible opportunity to launch a luxury brewery tour, focused on beer enlightenment, going behind the scenes, and really experiencing the depth of craft beer that was available in San Diego. Read more>>

Mirna Bautista

We started in July 2016, talking with my Husband the possibility to star a new catering business. At that moment was difficult to plan it, but we push our self to plan it and created. We had the help of Omar and Dallanny Medina. They give guided us with experience on this business. Read more>>


I had been working in the restaurant business for many years but had always wanted to own my own business like my father did. I have a background in the fine arts and found I was attracted to the shapes and colors of the mid-20th century. Read more>>

Eric Addison

In 2003, I was working for a video production company/rental house here in San Diego. I was laid off, and in trying to figure out my next move, I decided to start my own video production company. It’s something I’d wanted to do since graduating from film school, and figured this was as good a time as any. Read more>>

Dori Salois

Our site specific theatre has produced theatre projects in a variety of settings in addition to the traditional spaces in town. A few years ago we took over a 3,000 square foot building in Belmont Park and brought Antenna down from San Francisco to create Artery a walk though piece where you are the character stealing diamonds, climbing through windows and experiencing your own death scene which ran 7 days a week for three months in the summer. Read more>>

Scott McGaugh

I started volunteering in 1996 to help bring the USS Midway to San Diego to become a museum. I owned a PR agency at the time and as a San Diego native, I thought the concept of a museum/tribute to the Navy was a great idea. Read more>>

Vanessa Nicole

I am a master diamond setter who designs custom engagement rings for clients worldwide. I began as an apprentice to a Russian master jeweler after graduating from U. of Michigan. I started setting diamonds wholesale for jewelry stores, then transitioned to retail after my YouTube videos transformed the company. Read more>>

Steven Gray

Steven Gray has joined The Control Group as President of its online people search properties. As President, Gray will lead the company’s growth strategy while looking to innovate its core people finder product, extend its customer reach and elevate the customer experience. Read more>>

D Boyle

After graduating from U.C. Berkeley, not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life, I moved with my boyfriend, now husband to Berlin, Germany to teach English.  We lived abroad for over a year, spent the summer (and all of our money) backpacking around Europe, and then moved to San Diego because we had a free place to stay and it was warm (Berlin winters are brutal). Read more>>

David Marshall

Since I was a kid, playing with blocks and Legos, I wanted to be an architect. I was lucky to have drafting classes at middle school and Mission Bay High that helped prepare me for my career. Read more>>

Liz Lydic

I grew up participating in community theatre (as well as theatre in Junior High and High School), majored in Theatre in college, and have been involved in theatre in a variety of ways – backstage, onstage, selling tickets, volunteering, you name it. Read more>>

Marsha Sewell

I arrived in San Diego in 1974 looking for work. At that time high end furniture stores in La Jolla that offered interior design services were a good starting point. But the market collapsed in 1977 when the Pacific Design Center opened and I found myself self employed. Read more>>

Beau Schmitt

The Brew Project started when I got laid off from my corporate finance job 5 years ago. I now had a lot of free time, so my buddy and I started visiting breweries that summer. Read more>>

Ginger Carter

I am in the hospital and have been diagnosed with another Auto-Immune Disorder/Disease. The Docs diagnosed me with Leukemia, but then changed it to “other A.I”. A nurse looks at my chart, noticed that I am a Nutritionist and quietly asks me if I have heard about a nutritional product called Juice Plus. Read more>>

Eric Martinez

My ex brother in law introduced me to the business because he owned his own Home Inspection business. As soon as I got to taste the business and the industry, I immediately envisioned on how I can make it better and different from the rest. Read more>>

Susan Briggs

In 2010, a friend of mine had just found out her nephew had Leukemia, a type of blood cancer. So, I convinced her to train with me for a half marathon with a running club called “Team in Training” since they help raise money and awareness for Leukemia. Read more>>

Terryl Gavre

I was always, always in love the restaurant business – the smell of the kitchen, the clanking of the pots and pans, the sound of the silverware gently hitting the plate and the hushed voices in the dining rooms. I always wanted a restaurant. After many years of waitressing and other restaurant-related jobs, I opened my first restaurant, Cafe 222 in San Diego in 1992. Read more>>

Haz Adiguzel

We are nearing our 100 day mark as a brand new, holistic wellness clinic. This business represents over a decade of combined study, certification and licensure in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Asian Bodywork and Kundalini Yoga. Read more>>

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