Pictured (L to R): EverBank team members Dennis Smith, Tammy Walsh, Rian Tobias, Cajucom, Grant Tisdale, Club CEO Brad Holland, Scott Degnan, Vicki Hamamoto, Scott Sabo celebrate their toy drive success (not pictured: Simone DeLira).
When Simone DeLira of EverBank was given the task of organizing the company’s grand opening in Carlsbad, priority one was making it be community oriented. One of the City’s oldest nonprofits, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, was selected as the charity of choice. Each guest was asked to bring a toy or make a donation to the Club. Needless to say, it was a huge success!
“We have recently opened a new Home Loan Division here in Carlsbad,” stated EverBank Manager Grant Tisdel. “We are very excited to be a part of the community, and our Open House/Toy Drive was a way to give back in a meaningful way.” . . “Every member at our Village Clubhouse will be given a holiday gift, thanks to the generosity of EverBank as well as other local individuals and companies,” said Club CEO Brad Holland. “We are so grateful for the support Grant , Simone, and EverBank’s entire team has given our kids.”
Sounds like a great way to start. For the rest of the story, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘EverBank Supports Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs’
Tip Top Meats founder and Carlsbad legend “Big John” Haedrich (pictured right with his wife Diane) was recognized for his over two decades of services on the Tri-City Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees when he received the Legacy Award at the foundation’s Diamond Ball on November 2, 2013.
“Big John is one of our community’s larger than life personalities and a model citizen. His entrepreneurial successes and his tremendous generosity are a true inspiration to all who know him,” said Kevin Stotmeister, chair of the foundation’s Board of Trustees. “The Tri-City Hospital Foundation is delighted to honor him with the 2013 Legacy Award.” . . . Good health and athletics were essential to Big John’s own youth and development in post-war Eastern Germany. They gave him the confidence and discipline he needed to find success as he pursued his early career as a butcher and ultimately moved to California, started a business and achieved the American Dream.
For the official word from the Tri-City Hospital Foundation, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Big John Haedrich Receives Legacy Award’
After making what seems like dozens of trips to get geared up for the new Carlsbad Wave soccer season it should be a relief to Carlsbad parents and players that Soccerloco.com is announcing the grand opening of a Carlsbad retail store at 5617 Paseo Del Norte just across from the Premium Outlets.
“We’re excited to be bringing the soccerloco experience to Carlsbad and look forward to serving the North San Diego soccer community,” Soccerloco President John Lococo said. “Our new location will blend next level retail with an innovative in-store experience and premium products to create the ultimate soccer specialty store for all players and fans of the game.”
Soccerloco officially opens on October 1, 2013. For the complete word from Soccerloco, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Soccerloco.com Opening Carlsbad Retail Store’
On Thursday night, August 1, 2013 Señor Grubby’s (makers of our favorite Carlsbad fish tacos) will be celebrating their fifth anniversary with a party and a fund-raiser for “I Love A Clean San Diego.”
The event is free & open to the public, all ages are welcome. We will be serving food & beverages from the full menu, along with offering up some great specials for the night. All proceeds from the raffle & silent auction will be donated to ‘I Love A Clean San Diego’. There will also be “swag bags” filled with gifts for the first 100 guests.
For the official word from Señor Grubby’s follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Señor Grubby’s Cleans Up For 5th Anniversary’
Carlsbadistan’s newest Village bike shop, Pedego Carlsbad, wants you to ride a new bike, but they’re not going to make you pedal if you don’t want to. Not with the Pedego e-bike.
The beach cruisers Pedego sells feature an electric “brushless geared hub motor” built into the rear wheel that allows riders to pedal if they want or go up to 20 MPH for 30 miles without doing much more than twisting the throttle. With a little help on the pedals the lightweight lithium batteries will last even longer. And, the best part, unlike a Tesla, when the battery dies you can always simply pedal the bike home.
Pedego Carlsbad launched in May 2013 by the husband and wife team of John and Denise Buckingham.
[They] decided to open the electric bike store after John became the proud owner of a Pedego electric bike. “I live four miles from the beach and loved riding my bike there, but the hills made it a challenge to do regularly, so I looked into electric bikes. I was so impressed by the quality and comfort of the Pedego bikes that I wanted to share the experience with as many as possible,” John explains.
After taking one of the Buckingham’s bikes out for a spin we’d have to agree. The electric motor is quiet and when you twist the throttle the bike suddenly surges forward like someone else is doing the pedaling. It seemed almost magical. But don’t take our word for it. Try one out. Pedego rents bikes $14 a hour or $25 for a tandem. The worst part about renting a Pedego, however, is having to return it. If you want to buy one you can check out all the options right here.
Pedego Carlsbad is located at 355 Carlsbad Village Drive, in Carlsbad, California across the street from the Village Faire. They are open daily from 10 AM to 7 PM.
[Link: Pedego Carlsbad]
Carlsbadistan-based life sciences company Life Technologies Corp. announced (April 15, 2013) that it will be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific for close to $13.6 billion in cash, according to a story in the San Diego Business Journal.
“The Life Technologies employees are very excited about joining forces with Thermo Fisher. There are many advantages to the combination for them,” Life Technologies chairman and CEO Greg Lucier said in an analyst call on April 15. “We’re going to have a series of programs in place to retain employees between the signing and the close so that we can deliver a terrific well functioning organization to Marc (Marc Casper, president and CEO of Thermo Fisher) and his team.”
Nice work, Mr. Lucier. It was a great run.
[Link: San Diego Business Journal]
On Friday, April 5, 2013 the Legoland Hotel will officially kick opens its doors to the public and Legoland California General Manager Peter Ronchetti and Hotel General Manager Frank Idris will join a cast of characters at a ceremony officially opening the Hotel.
The three-story, 250 room hotel immerses guests in a creative LEGO® world and every room is themed after one of three popular LEGO toy lines in the Park: pirate, adventure or kingdom. Children have their own sleeping area in every room complete with bunk beds, a trundle bed and their own TV. A spectacular entrance is guarded by a smoke-breathing LEGO dragon created out of 400,000 LEGO bricks. Each room has at least eight LEGO models and theming can be found on the walls, carpeting and bedding. There are more than 3,500 LEGO models throughout the Hotel using more than three million LEGO bricks. Interactive features include a Castle Play area, a talking and spraying dragon on the patio, LEGO play pits in the reception area and a treasure hunt inside the rooms where younger guests search for clues then open a locked safe to find LEGO treasure! Guests staying at LEGOLAND Hotel have exclusive early access to LEGOLAND California.
It would appear that Legoland’s plan to grab every single tourist dollar that comes to Carlsbadistan is nearly complete. For the official word from Legoland, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Legoland Hotel Opens Friday April 5′
Legoland Florida has dropped the price of annual pass by $30 for Florida residents. The ticket, which has no black-out dates, now sells for $99 from the previous $129, which is what out-of-staters still have to pay. . . The pass, found on the Winter Haven theme park’s website, legoland.com, includes admission to its new water park and free parking. There are also special events at the park for Halloween, Christmas and Fourth of July.
Meanwhile, here in Carlsbadistan a season pass still costs $129 and DOES NOT include parking nor the water park. Thanks, Merlin. Way to stick it to the California locals.
[Link: Tampa Bay Times]
Arkeia Software, the Carlsbadistan (and Paris, France) based data backup software company has been acquired by digital storage giant Western Digital for an undisclosed amount, according to a story in the Orange County Business Journal.
Western Digital will fold Arkeia into its small- and medium-business unit, and expects the addition to boost its portfolio with products designed for the “larger SMB customers,” according to Western Digital’s Executive Vice President Jim Welsh. . . Arkeia provides data backup software, as well as other services such as data de-duplication. Its products are used on more than 150 platforms, including Windows and Linux.
We’re guessing everyone is very happy about the sale. But that would, of course, just be a guess.
[Link: OC Business Journal]
For the next four months the Carlsbad City Library will host free business workshops at the libraries Gowland Meeting Room at 1775 Dove Lane. Topics will cover Building Business on Facebook, Link Up on LinkedIn, Steps to Starting a Business, and Doing Business in Carlsbad.
Now that we mention it, we’re realizing it might not be a bad idea for us to attend a couple of these. Most importantly, the Doing Business in Carlsbad session taught by Cith of Carlsbad Economic Development Manager Kathy Dobson, PhD. Couldn’t hurt right? For more info, including dates and times, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Get Down To Business At The Library’