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Size Doesn’t Matter in Corporate Civic Engagement

Just Ask 2017 Honoree Teacher Created Materials

Last year, for the first time in a local market, the Business Journal presented the 2017 Civic 50 Orange County in partnership with OneOC, recognizing the 50 most community-minded small, medium and large Orange County companies.

Community-Minded Companies Wanted for Our Annual List

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Website will take entries through June 29

Is your company about much more than its bottom line? Does it also use its resources to better the Orange County community?

Women-Owned Businesses Wanted for Annual List

CALL FOR ENTRIES: List will be centerpiece of July 9 edition

Is your company women-owned? The Business Journal wants to hear from you.

Blue Shield Steps Up to Care for Chronically Ill

Brings on Landmark To Provide Home-Based Care

Care is moving homeward, driven by patient preference and more importantly, cost.

Music Streamer in NB Makes Music With Distributor

Edge, MondoTunes To Put Songs on Big Channels

Music video streaming service Edge Music Network wants to help users reach more fans and make more money.

Newport Beach’s Newest Hotel Hub for RE Execs

Lido House Busy With OC Dealmakers

Looking to do a real estate deal and need a partner?

Veritone’s Q1 Mixed as It Tries to Leverage AI

Revenue Rises Over 40%, Mostly on Media Business

Veritone Inc.’s latest quarterly report produced a mixed bag of results for the wildly traded Costa Mesa company trying to crack into the booming but highly speculative artificial intelligence market.

Trio’s Line Aims to Make Monthly Cycle Less Painful

Rael Raises $2.1 Million In Preseries A Round

Buena Park-based startup Rael wants more women to talk about their periods, and investors are listening.

Agents Explore the Gender Divide in Real Estate

Five Longtime Female Realtors Share Insights

According to the National Association of Realtors, 63% of Realtors in the U.S. are women—a marked contrast to representation of women in commercial real estate—not just brokerage, but all segments.

Pack to the Future Part 2: Drone delivery service could be last-mile game changer

Hover boards and flying cars may still be a long way off, but forward-thinking e-commerce giants have made huge strides in newer and more efficient delivery methods. Autonomous drones are viewed as the way of the future, and many companies and communities are already pushing to turn science fiction into reality.

Real Estate Deals

Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments

Izhak and Dalia Termeforoosh sold a retail building to Blake Megdal for $2.4 million, or $815 per square foot.

Business Bites

Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 41, No. 21

Eran Cohen was appointed chief executive of Irvine-based luxury label St. John Knits, succeeding Bruce Fetter, who retired after more than 15 years.

Long Beach Passengers Up 9%

Long Beach Airport passenger traffic grew 9% in April to 348,000, compared with the same period last year.

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The Vizio Picture

Technology editor Chris Casacchia reports on Vizio, just over one year since the $2 billion sale to China’s LeEco fell apart.

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New Can in 7-Eleven Test

A “self-chilling” beverage can created by an Irvine-based firm is on shelves in 15 Los Angeles 7-Eleven stores.

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OC Unemployment Drops to 2.6%

Orange County’s unadjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.6% in April from a revised 2.8% in March and below the 3.4% reported a year earlier, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in midday trading to 2,714.20.

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Legacy Tech Vets Go AI With Chip Startup

TECHNOLOGY: Raise $5M, plan new VC round with big backer

An Irvine-based startup led by former Broadcom, Mindspeed Technologies and Lantronix Inc. executives has emerged with backing from the world’s largest chipmaker and its first deal.

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OC 500: Dean Spanos

Heads NFL team that jumped to OC/LA orbit from San Diego … interim HQ Costa Mesa … ‘long-term stability … deal for state-of-the-art stadium’ his biggest 2017 accomplishment … son of majority owner, his role model, Alex Spanos … team in family some 35 years …Dean Spanos has yellow lab, Enzo … life turning point: ‘becoming a father’ … three words: ‘integrity, hard work’

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Airport, OC Businesses Back Live Music at JWA

John Wayne Airport and local businesses will expand a pilot program that brings live music to ticketed passengers in secure areas waiting for or arriving on flights at the facility.

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