News releases from San Francisco Business Times
East Bay power grid firm to move headquarters out of California
Today 14:58 EDT
The firm is moving its global headquarters to North Carolina and planning a research and development hub there.
SF Bar Owner Alliance moves forward on proof of vaccination, negative Covid test for indoor service
July 26, 2021
The local association represents some 450 bar owners across an estimated 300 establishments in the city.
The university says it must plan to accommodate a more than 20% increase in its student population by the 2036-2037 academic year.
News of the sale comes just a week after another large hotel owner announced the sale of two of its San Francisco hotels.
S.F. Museum of Ice Cream appears to have left for good
July 22, 2021
Also, San Francisco's Small Business Recovery Act won approval, streamlining a range of permitting and other bureaucratic requirements the city applies to businesses.
Done deal: Slack is now part of Salesforce
July 21, 2021
S.F. Supes unanimously green light Breed's Small Business Recovery Act — or most of it
July 20, 2021
But bars and entertainment feel "snubbed" by exclusion of some reforms that would have aided their industries. Supervisors say they'll introduce separate legislation on those matters.
The expectation of a rapid recovery is now fading,” Dick Bove, a bank analyst with Odeon Capital Group, told clients Monday.
S.F. is in the media spotlight for viral incidents of retail theft and daylight robberies, though statistics say some crimes are up while others are down.
United Airlines re-opens clubs, upgrades food as it awaits return of business travelers
July 19, 2021
United Club lounges are re-opening at a rapid clip around the country as the airline anticipates a pickup in business travel.
Built in 1984, the house has its own helipad, views of Mavericks and more than 23,000 square feet of living space.
This week in bankruptcies: Exact 10 LLC
July 15, 2021
This week in San Francisco business bankruptcies include Exact 10 LLC. For the year, San Francisco has recorded 59 business bankruptcy filings.
S.F. leaders want residents to be proud of the city. There's a new initiative to help you.
July 14, 2021
The nearly $2 million program aims to better coordinate cleaning and engagement efforts from community benefit districts, city and business entities.
The Port of San Francisco has approved a 15-year lease for the rehabilitated vessel, which will serve as new office space for one Bay Area organization.
Following a two-hour debate over public accessibility, Supervisors approved a last-second amendment addressing a major concern of restaurants and retailers.
Small Business Recovery Act advances to final review
July 13, 2021
One of Mayor London Breed's key pieces of economic recovery legislation for small businesses cleared a big legislative hurdle on Monday.
One company was launched by the venture capital firm led by Genentech's first scientist; the other by an inventor of an early defibrillator.
How this bathroom renovation startup used Instagram to score Jessica Alba as an investor
July 09, 2021
Demand for Made Renovation during the pandemic exploded, in part because people were at home using the bathroom more.
Viewpoint: Billions are being spent on homelessness issues. It's not working. Here's my solution.
July 09, 2021
As a local commercial real estate broker, business owner and native San Franciscan, I wonder ... why I am still here?
Newsom calls on businesses, industry, agriculture to cut water use as drought is declared in more counties
July 08, 2021
The governor signed an executive order Thursday urging California residents and businesses to voluntarily reduce their water use as drought conditions worsen throughout the state.
Applications opened Thursday for no-interest loans of up to $100,000 for new and existing small businesses in the city.