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I Made it in San Diego

There’s a personal story behind every business. Some succeed. Some fail. Many do both. I Made it In San Diego will introduce listeners to the stories behind the city’s small and well-known businesses, and the people who made them what they are today. It’ll delve into the triumphs, tough times and lessons learned along the way – as well as stories unique to San Diego’s technology and border economy.

Jul 26, 2017

James Slatic is a marijuana business pioneer.

One of his past business ventures set the standard for packaging medical marijuana. Another innovated vape cartridges and other products.

The successful businesses he's built and his highly publicized ongoing legal battles with the district attorney’s office have made...

Jul 19, 2017

From its factory in Spring Valley, Deering Banjo Company has made more than 100,000 banjos since the business launched in 1975.

In the debut episode of I Made it in San Diego, a podcast illuminating the stories behind the region's businesses and entrepreneurs, I talk to Greg and Janet Deering about how they grew their...