Thursday, June 13, 2024

Business News: R3 Names New President, URT and Little Frenchie Celebrate Anniversaries

Chris Merwin named president of R3 Strategic Support Group

Coronado-based R3 Strategic Support Group named Chris Merwin president after two years with the company.

R3 provides strategic support across a range of specialized military operations. Merwin first joined the company as an EOD program manager, and was promoted last year to director of operations, a role in which he managed more than 25 contracts and supervised 170 direct labor subject matter experts.

“I am honored to take on this role and look forward to driving the company’s mission,” Merwin said. “Leading an employee-owned company dedicated to serving our nation’s most specialized military units is a unique and rewarding experience.”

Mark Sanders, R3’s CEO, announced the promotion and the accompanying operational reorganization last month following approval from the Board of Directors.

“Chris is a dynamic leader well-versed in R3’s supported organizations across various specialized military units,” Sanders said.

Little Frenchie turns five

To celebrate five years of business, on May 24, Little Frenchie will serve a complimentary champagne toast and a special escargot gougère amuse-bouche in honor of National Escargot Day.

URT marks one year in its flagship store

It’s been a year since ocean conscious lifestyle brand URT opened a store and warehouse at 1019 C Ave., following years of growth driven by quirky events and word-of-mouth.

“We can’t thank Coronado enough for being a part of our success,” the brand said on Facebook.

Buona Forchetta now offers delivery

Casual Italian restaurant Garage Buona Forchetta now offers delivery within a five-mile radius of its Coronado location during lunch and dinner hours. No order minimum. Place an order here.

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Megan Kitt
Megan Kitt
Megan has worked as a reporter for more than 10 years, and her work in both print and digital journalism has been published in more than 25 publications worldwide. She is also an award-winning photographer. She holds BA degrees in journalism, English literature and creative writing and an MA degree in creative writing and literature. She believes a quality news publication's purpose is to strengthen a community through informative and connective reporting.Megan is also a mother of three and a Navy spouse. After living around the world both as a journalist and as a military spouse, she immediately fell in love with San Diego and Coronado for her family's long-term home.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]

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