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Marijuana industry cultivates women business leaders in San Diego

Vanessa Corrales is the founder of B Edibles, a San Diego-based manufacturer of medical marijuana cotton candy. | Photo courtesy of Vanessa Corrales 

August 7, 2017 - 6:41pm

‘Death knows no time’: San Diego family reaches 40 years in funeral home business

Am Israel Mortuary manager Peter Krantz, center, with Ryan and Trevor Krantz, who would become fourth-generation owners if they take over the family business. | Photo courtesy of Anne Krantz
July 4, 2017 - 11:11pm

Career Path: From country singer to cupcake powerhouse

Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi's Cupcakes, opened her first bakery in Nashville but now has nearly 100 franchises. (Courtesy of Gigi's Cupcakes) 

June 26, 2017 - 11:08am

Fourth-generation owner keeps La Jolla bookstore's story alive

Nancy Warwick is the fourth generation owner of the Warwick's bookstore, which began its story in 1896 in Minnesota and is now located in La Jolla. | Photo courtesy of Nancy Warwick

June 22, 2017 - 5:59pm

Q&A: Cannabis chain ShowGrow cultivates clientele

ShowGrow’s diverse product mix includes chocolate, biscuits and other snacks. | Photo Courtesy ShowGrow

June 20, 2017 - 4:42pm

Best friends put entrepreneurial muscle into Chuze Fitness

The Chuze Fitness leadership team includes, left to right, CEO Cory Brightwell, COO Nick Barshick, co-founder Ray Barshick, co-founder Charles Brightwell and CMO Kris Peterson. | Photo by Adam Larkey Photography via Chuze Fitness

June 19, 2017 - 7:03pm

Career Path: From the seas to the bees, Navy vet turns beekeeper

Nathan Sheets started with one beehive and now has a honey-making empire. Photo courtesy of Nature Nate's. 

June 19, 2017 - 5:35pm

Career Path: 31 years of tinkering, work is still play for toy inventor

Morley has conceived an estimated 1,000 toys. | Photo courtesy Tony Morley

June 13, 2017 - 12:13pm