Movers & Shakers

Rosener to Direct Watson Realty Mergers, Acquisitions

Rosener to Direct Watson Realty Mergers, Acquisitions

Watson Realty Corp. has appointed Mark Rosener as its Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. Rosener will spearhead the company’s efforts to identify and capitalize on growth opportunities, including acquisitions and strategic partnerships. He has been a part of the organization since 2005, serving on the leadership team since 2009 and as the Regional Vice President […]

Firehouse Subs Juggernaut Sets Eyes on Cap’s on the Water

Firehouse Subs Juggernaut Sets Eyes on Cap’s on the Water

San Jose resident Stephen Joost is returning to the restaurant industry as he takes over majority ownership of the St. Augustine restaurant Cap’s on the Water. Along with his fellow founding partners, Joost sold their popular sandwich chain Firehouse Subs in 2021. Following that, Joost invested in Yoga Den, a privately-owned yoga brand with 12 […]

Fisher Retires, Sells Agency

Fisher Retires, Sells Agency

After a notable and well-respected 35-year career at the helm of Fisher Agency, Mary Fisher has completed the sale of the firm to Erin Gordon, owner of Savvy Partner. Fisher began merging her branding, website and public relations agency with Gordon’s digital marketing agency in 2020; now that it is complete, Fisher will officially retire […]

Choate Raises the Bar(ettes) at Fashion Weeks

Choate Raises the Bar(ettes) at Fashion Weeks

Local hairstylist Melody Choate had a hair-raising triumph last month as she was chosen to join the expert stylists on the Odete DaSilva Hair Team, which works with the Global Fashion Collective. The international team consists of only 18 stylists from around the world that work backstage to prep models for the most iconic Fashion […]

A Smokin’ New Business for Hendricks Corridor

A Smokin’ New Business for Hendricks Corridor

Where there’s smoke, there’s premium cigars, as Second Wind Cigars has now joined the ranks of the small businesses along the Hendricks Avenue corridor in San Marco. The cigar lounge opened Jan. 1, though owner Peter Jaghab said his team is still planning its official grand opening celebration. At Second Wind Cigars, in addition to […]

Andersen Tapped as OneJax CEO

Andersen Tapped as OneJax CEO

Elizabeth Andersen has been named the new CEO of OneJax, Inc., effective Feb. 5, 2024. The announcement was made by Dr. Mobeen Rathore, OneJax board chair. “After an extensive national search for the right person to lead OneJax into the future, we found her in our own backyard,” said Rathore. “Actually, we found her in […]

Dove Named MOSH CEO

Dove Named MOSH CEO

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH)’s board of trustees announced the unanimous selection of Alistair D.M. Dove as the Museum’s new CEO, effective Feb. 5. He was selected from more than 50 highly qualified applicants from around the world to replace the previous CEO, Bruce Fafard. “Al is a renowned scientist, an experienced educator, […]

Book Launch a Grand Affair

Book Launch a Grand Affair

Local writer and The Resident News columnist Susanna Barton launched her newly released book, “Grand Plans: How to Mitigate Geri-Drama in 20 Easy Steps” and the accompanying “Grand Planner,” in early December at the Literary Lounge in Murray Hill and San Marco Bookstore in San Marco Square. “There was a tremendous turnout for both events, […]