Drew Schlosberg’s Spotlight On The Community

Virtual Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Wounded Warrior Homes

Mia Roseberry, Executive Director of Wounded Warrior Homes, talks about the organization’s major fundraiser, the 6th Annual Fairways for Veterans event. This year’s fundraiser will be held virtually from September 17-20 to coincide with the actual U.S. Open major golf tournament. Participants will choose pros who are participating in the U.S. Open as their “teammates” during the virtual event. Roseberry discusses other programs and services offered by the Wounded Warrior Homes.

Drive-In Movies Set Stage for Nationally Recognized San Diego International Film Festival

Tonya Mantooth, CEO and Artistic Director for the renowned San Diego International Film Festival, discusses the lead up to this year’s Festival through drive-in movies at the Westfield UTC parking lot on September 18, 19, 25 and 26. Mantooth chats about the four-day Festival that will run from October 15-18.

Inspirational High School Student Makes Look-A-Like Dolls for Children Facing Reconstructive Surgery

Ariella Pacheco, a San Diego County high school student, makes look-a-like dolls for children with physical deformities who are undergoing reconstructive surgery through Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. Pacheco is joined by Michelle Pius, Chief Development Officer for Fresh Start, to talk about the organization’s mission, which has provided $45 million in free medical services for more than 8,100 children since its founding in 1991.

HempMeds Continues Growth in U.S., Brazil and Mexico

Caroline Heinze, Co-CEO of HempMeds, chats about the growth of HempMed’s CBD products in the United States, as well as in Brazil and Mexico.

Research and Development Company Addresses COVID-19 Testing and Cancer Care

John Huemoeller, CEO of AXIM Biotechnologies, discusses his company’s recently announced COVID-19 test that aims to speed up the COVID testing process that would, hopefully, lead to a COVID-19 vaccine more quickly. Huemoeller chats about AXIM’s pivot into cancer care.

Award-Winning Health Insurance Agency Recognized For Its Exemplary Customer Service

Matt Schulte, a Health Insurance Broker and Agent for Schulte Insurance Agency, discusses his company’s recognition as a Top 100 Insurance Agency in California. Schulte talks about Group Health Insurance, Employee Benefits and how to administer a successful Health Insurance Benefit Plan

San Diego Service Organization Prepares the 100th Anniversary

Jose Cruz, President of the Downtown San Diego Lions Club, talks about preparations for the Club’s 100th Anniversary in two years. Cruz chats about the Club’s programs and services, and it’s push to increase its membership.

Business Improvement Association Helps El Cajon Blvd. Businesses Navigate Challenges During COVID-19

Tootie Thomas, Executive Director of the El Cajon Blvd. Business Improvement Association (BIA), is joined by Beryl Forman, the Association’s Marketing and Mobility Coordinator, to talk about the BIA’s support of its 1,000 members during the pandemic; it’s leadership role in Transit Oriented Development; and its Blvd 2020 Plan.

Underrepresented Students Thrive in Institute’s Rigorous Hands-On Life Science Immersion Research Experiences

Goran Bozinovic, Founder and President & CEO of the Boz Life Science Research and Teaching Institute, chats about his vision for life science education; the mission of the Institute; and hands-on life sciences experiences underserved students receive during their work at the Institute.

“Storytelling” Media Company Experiencing Meteroic Growth Showcasing Local Brands and Social Impact Organizations

Charles Parisi, Founder and CEO of Cloudcast Media, discusses his company’s early success in providing myriad platforms and programs for local brands and nonprofits to showcase their diverse stories.