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ECONOMY: 5.5% increase in sales; 2.2% gain on OC jobs
The biggest minority-owned businesses based in Orange County combined for $12.8 billion in revenue last year, a 5.5% increase from a year earlier.
REAL ESTATE: Joins list of OC retail projects in works
DJM Capital Partners Inc. has more than a big hole to fill along Pacific Coast Highway when it comes to its long-awaited Pacific City retail project in Huntington Beach.
Banc of California in Irvine acquired RenovationReady in Greenwood Village, Colo. on undisclosed terms. RenovationReady provides home-renovation lending services. Its president and co-founder, Jim Fraser, will join the bank as senior vice president and director of construction and renovation lending.
In 70 Theaters Around the World, Previewed Online
Volcom Inc. released “True To This,” an original feature film that “captures the energy and artistry of board-riding in its purest forms.”
Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. narrowed its adjusted loss for the January quarter, and the apparel maker and retailer said it continues to make headway on its turnaround plan.
Two activist investors are making moves on Huntington Beach-based BJ's Restaurants Inc.
Taco Bell Corp. Chief Executive Greg Creed will be the “distinguished executive speaker” at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business graduation ceremony on June 16 at the Bren Events Center.
Orange County automakers saw sales fall in February with their national counterparts recording a mixed bag for the month.
Seeks Ad Shop For Estimated $100M Campaign to Highlight Company Culture
Oakley Inc. is looking for an advertising agency to handle the creative work on a global marketing campaign that will give an inside view of the $1.5 billion eyewear and apparel brand.
RETAIL: $48 million retailer spiffs up on new approach
Donated books and records repurposed into a whimsical chair display and a funky dress on a store mannequin are proof of what good merchandising can do for Goodwill of Orange County—or any retailer, for that matter.
AUTOS: Home development fuels addition; Alfa next?
Buongiorno, South Orange County!
HEALTHCARE: Irvine skincare line at $20M, 55 workers
Irvine-based ZO Skin Health Inc. wants to redirect women from the cosmetic counter to their doctor’s office.
Chase Bank is laying off 168 employees from its mortgage operations in Irvine by early March.
In Music Festival Again, Releases Documentary
Cypress-based Vans Inc. is returning to this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.