Category archives for: Business Spotlight

Perfecto! by fabbri consulting offers customized condo and home management services

Donna Fabbri

The company specializes in condo and home management services.

Solana Beach interior designer launches showroom in Rancho Santa Fe Plaza

Kris Lajeskie in the Kris Lajeskie Design Group showroom. Courtesy photo

Located in Encinitas, the 2,200-square-foot building features collections of furniture, rugs, fabrics, accessories and other pieces Kris Lajeskie has approved with her design eye.

Curate in Solana Beach offers hand-selected sunglasses and watches

Curate Co. / Kristina Houck

Located on Cedros Avenue, Curate specializes in hand-selected sunglasses and watches.

Carmel Valley mom heads growing full-service microbiology laboratory

Kim Lim at Ultimate Labs

Kim Lim saw the need for a company in San Diego that offered a variety of laboratory services. Although she was a new single parent and the country was in the midst of a recession, the Carmel Valley woman decided to fill that need by founding Ultimate Labs in 2008.

Semper Solaris brings sustainable energy to San Diego

A Semper Solaris project. Courtesy photo

After researching a number of local companies, Daniel Jackson chose Semper Solaris, whose leaders have more than 65 years of experience in the building and solar industry. The team at the Alpine-based company thoroughly explained solar and its benefits, Jackson said.

Nature Designs Landscaping beautifies region for 30 years

A Nature Designs Landscaping project in Del Mar Highlands. Courtesy photo

With just a truck and a wheelbarrow, Steve Jacobs launched Nature Designs Landscaping in 1983.

Locally-based company allows moms to make money while working from home

For 12 years, local resident Heidi Bartolotta worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative. But after having two daughters, she no longer wanted to work late and travel. She wanted to be home.

Signs that your child is struggling in school

frustrated boy

The work at the Therapeutic Literacy Center is done one-to-one with students and focuses on teaching, strengthening, and developing those skills that lead to independent, academic success.

Students at The Grauer School learn in and beyond the classroom

Natalie Brooks (right) in Tanzania.  Courtesy photo

During the wet season when animals are not always available, the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania rely on honey, fruits and vegetables. Through a series of whistles, the honey-guide bird leads the honey hunter to the beehive where he pounds wooden pegs into the tree trunk, climbs to the top where the hive is located, chops into the tree to expose the hive, smokes it out, and retrieves honey for his tribe and the honey-guide bird.

United Coins and Precious Metals owner offers more than 30 years of experience as an investor and collector in his field

Peter Kevorkian

A coin collector since he was a child, Peter Kevorkian began purchasing ads in coin publications when he was just 12 years old. As the owner of La Jolla-based United Coin and Precious Metals, he now buys and sells gold, silver and platinum bullion, coins and jewelry.



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