Former Apple VP kicks off speaker series
The University of Redlands School of Business will present a three-part 21st Century Leadership Speaker Series beginning with Jay Elliot, former Apple senior vice president, discussing “Disruptive Innovation: The Steve Jobs Way” at its WeWork Aventine location in La Jolla.
Currently the founder and CEO of iMedGO, Inc., an emergency medical app software company, Elliot has more than 30 years of operations experience with corporate giants such as IBM, Intel and Apple Computer. As senior vice president at Apple, Elliot reported directly to co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs and was responsible for all corporate operations and overall corporate business planning. During Elliot’s six-year tenure, Apple sales grew from $150 million to more than $3 billion.
Elliot documented his experience at Apple and working for Steve Jobs in two books — “The Steve Jobs Way” and “Leading Apple with Steve Jobs.”
The 21st Century Leadership Speaker Series is part of a new initiative developed by Redlands University’s School of Business to foster purposeful leaders. In addition to community leadership events, the school will launch a new Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.
The event, which includes a hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres, is free but registration is required. Register at: WeWork Aventine, La Jolla, 8910 University Center Lane, 4th Floor, San Diego, California 92122. Validated parking is available onsite underground. Please bring your parking ticket to the event.
Other lectures in the series include professor and author Dr. Paul Zak on Nov. 8 at the WeWork Park Center, Costa Mesa; and TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer on Nov. 15 at WeWork Gas Tower, Los Angeles.
Volunteers of America to open new resource center
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Mission Valley-based Volunteers of America Southwest will be holding a ribbon cutting for its new 10,000-square-foot Resource and Recovery Center location located at 4525 Mission Gorge Place. The center will serve approximately 500 individuals annually from Volunteers of America Southwest’s Renaissance Treatment Center (RTC), a substance abuse addiction treatment program.
Invited guests will hear from Volunteers of America Southwest’s CEO Gerald McFadden, board president, and Congressman Scott Peters, who will present a proclamation. Guests will also be allowed to walk through the facility on a private tour.
Volunteers of America Southwest is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that is part of the national Volunteers of America. The organization operates more than 20 programs in five counties — San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and Imperial — with a mission to change the lives of vulnerable individuals by providing services and tools to improve their quality of life.
Little House of Flowers opens in Linda Vista
Hilary Bateman, owner and new florist in town, is happy to announce the grand opening of Little House of Flowers located on the corner of Friars Road and Via Los Cumbres in Linda Vista.
Hilary Bateman is a real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway and for years she has admired the little house on the corner and thought about opening a small business there. The opportunity presented itself and she jumped at the chance.
Bateman will be opening Little House of Flowers, a specialty florist business, on Oct. 20. The grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. will feature discounts and portions of sales will be donated to San Diego Humane Society.
“Making floral and succulent arrangements has always been a hobby, but my favorite part about flowers is the joy they bring to people. I love the smiles that are brought to their faces when they buy flowers,” Bateman said in a press release. “Little House of Flowers is more about the people than the flowers.”
In addition to providing floral arrangements, Bateman said she will be refurbishing the house at 6090 Friars Road back to its original “charm.”
Civita wins fifth Community of the Year award
When The New Home Company won the Community of the Year – Attached Award from the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Icon Awards for its Promontory at the Civita luxury townhome development on Sept. 15, it joined four other Civita neighborhoods that have been so honored.
Since opening for sales in 2012, Civita neighborhoods have clinched that honor in five out of seven years. Community of the Year winners represent the best in architecture, landscaping, interior design and marketing in San Diego County.
In addition to Promontory, which was designed by Woodley Architectural Group, other Civita Community of the Year – Attached winners include: Origen by Shea Homes (2012), Circa 37 by Sudberry Properties (2013), Lucent by Shea Homes (2015), and West Park by Sudberry Properties (2016).
In all, Sudberry Properties, the master developer of Civita, and guest builders at the urban village in Mission Valley, have amassed 27 Icon awards for architectural design, landscaping, sales office design, interior design and marketing from the BIA of San Diego.
Civita properties have also won project-of-the-year honors from the Gold Nugget competition, which honors the best in the Western United States and in foreign countries, and from The Nationals, a national design and marketing competition sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders.
“Civita’s unprecedented volume of major architectural honors reflects our commitment to design excellence,” said Marco Sessa, senior vice president of Sudberry Properties, in a press release. “From the inception of the Civita plan, we have worked with our design team and collaborated with our guest builders to incorporate cutting-edge architecture and the latest sustainability practices. We’re convinced our investment in good design will pay off for residents over the life of this community.”