Orange County Business Journal


Tease photo

NAWBO OC Will Honor 4

The OC chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will honor four business women at its Remarkable Women Awards Gala at City National Grove of Anaheim on May 11.

By Deirdre Newman April 21, 2017 1:30 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Luxe Magazine Parent Buys Competitor

Modern Luxury, the parent publisher of Modern Luxury Orange County magazine, bought a competing publisher, GreenGale Publishing LLC, which expands its stable of luxury lifestyle titles.

By Deirdre Newman April 21, 2017 1:18 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in midday trading to 2,350.78.

By Paul Hughes April 21, 2017 11:11 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Business Journal Publisher Introduces New Editor

I am pleased to announce that Pete Weitzner will be joining the Business Journal’s newsroom as its new editor, commencing the last week of May.

April 21, 2017 10:45 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Veritone Prices IPO

Newport Beach-based start-up Veritone Inc. will sell 1.25 million shares of common stock valued between $14 and $16 per share under terms of its initial public offering, according to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Chris Casacchia April 21, 2017 10:39 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Unemployment Unchanged

OC’s unadjusted unemployment rate was 3.7% in March, unchanged from a revised 3.7% in February and below the 4.2% reported in the same period last year, the state Employment Development Department said.

By Peter J. Brennan April 21, 2017 9:54 a.m. share »
Tease photo

$3M CSUF Grant for Math Work

California State University-Fullerton received a grant of nearly $3 million from the National Science Foundation.

By Deirdre Newman April 20, 2017 12:51 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Execs’ Optimism Dips As Election High Fades

Optimism among Orange County business owners and executives has subsided after the all-time high recorded in the first quarter, according to the latest California State University-Fullerton’s Orange County Business Expectations Survey.

By Peter J. Brennan April 20, 2017 10:15 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.8% in midday trading to 2,356.72.

By Paul Hughes April 20, 2017 10:14 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Mazda Hires CMO

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations hired Dino Bernacchi as its chief marketing officer, a new position.

By Mediha DiMartino April 20, 2017 9:02 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Kaiser Aluminum Beats in Q1

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. reported revenue and earnings for the first quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.

By Mediha DiMartino April 19, 2017 3:25 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Whittier Law Won’t Enroll New Students

Whittier College’s board of trustees said today it won’t enroll a new class in the fall at its law school and “at the appropriate time, the program of legal education will be discontinued.”

By Deirdre Newman April 19, 2017 3:21 p.m. share »
Tease photo

CSUF’s Gordon Dies

California State University-Fullerton's fourth president, Milton Gordon, died today after a long illness.

By Deirdre Newman April 19, 2017 3:03 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was flat in midday trading at 2,342.98.

By Paul Hughes April 19, 2017 11:14 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Houzz It Done It?

It started out in 2012 as a small, 18-person office in Irvine whose “tight-knit” team had breakfasts and lunches together. Nowadays, Orange County is home to the biggest chunk of Palo Alto-based Houzz Inc.’s workforce. About 500 employees work in support, sales and e-commerce for the online home-improvement idea generator and marketplace.

By Mediha DiMartino April 19, 2017 10:39 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Nonprofit Adds to Fold

Irvine-based Alzheimer’s Orange County and Garden Grove-based Acacia Adult Day Services are slated to merge, effective July 1.

By Deirdre Newman April 18, 2017 5:19 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Zhang to Launch Nonprofit

Pick Up Stix founder Charles Zhang created the non-profit O.C. Music & Dance to provide top quality musical arts education and training for children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay, Zhang said.

By Deirdre Newman April 18, 2017 1:11 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Habit Hires CDO

Habit Restaurants Inc. named Douglas Branigan chief development officer; he fills a role vacated by Russell Friend, who left the Irvine-based operator of fast-casual hamburger restaurants in August.

By Paul Hughes April 18, 2017 11:19 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.4% in midday trading to 2,339.83.

By Peter J. Brennan April 18, 2017 10:52 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Western Digital Shifts HQ to San Jose in Hit To OC’s Tech Prestige

Orange County’s largest public company has switched its headquarters designation to Silicon Valley, a reminder of the influence and attraction of the world’s top tech center, and yet another hit to OC’s corporate base.

By Chris Casacchia April 18, 2017 10:28 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Two Acquisitions Paved Way for New Western Digital HQ

Western Digital Corp.’s newly designated headquarters in San Jose reflects the growing influence and importance of the company’s two priciest buys in its 57-year history.

By Chris Casacchia April 18, 2017 10:11 a.m. share »
Tease photo

True Drinks Names CEO

True Drinks Holdings Inc. in Irvine named James Greco its chief executive.

By Paul Hughes April 18, 2017 9:22 a.m. share »
Tease photo

Sugarman’s Package: $18.2 Million

Banc of California former Chief Executive Steven Sugarman received an $18.2 million pay package in the past year, according to the company’s proxy released today.

April 17, 2017 4:42 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Solis Sells Apparel Maker to Bunzl

Solis Capital Partners of Newport Beach sold ML Kishigo Manufacturing Co. to Bunzl PLC. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed.

By Peter J. Brennan April 17, 2017 1:55 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.6% in midday trading to 2,341.99.

April 17, 2017 11:03 a.m. share »