$500M revenue, 750 workers … top 10 OC by revenue, second-largest by employee count … begun 1996 as T-shirt maker … now more than six brands … private label for others, own marks … South African native … PE firm
Cypress-based Hybrid Apparel promoted David Lederman from chief operating officer to president.
Hotels in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach topped 90% occupancy in July, according to a monthly report from Los Angeles-based CBRE Hotels.
Cheba Hut Franchising Inc. in Ft. Collins, Colo., wants to open eight locations in Orange County, part of a push for at least 38 shops in Southern California.
50+ Years On, Imagine Dinner at Walt’s House
Disneyland Resort has evolved to become an epicurean mecca for those looking for a fun yet serious dining experience.
Top-ranked teams … NYT best-sellers … name follows ‘Bill O’Reilly &’ on half dozen ‘Killing’ tomes—Lincoln, Kennedy, Patton, Reagan, Jesus, the Rising Sun … 2017 volume: ‘Killing England’ solo efforts focus on
John Wayne Airport passenger traffic rose about 8% year-over-year in July to 991,000; the year-to-date total of 6.2 million passengers is 5.4% higher than a year ago.
Newport Beach-based Concierge Key Health, which has created a mobile app for on-demand access to medical specialists, named Richard Afable as president and chief executive,
TRANSPORTATION: Below- market rates go uptown Sept. 1
John Wayne Airport will raise fees paid by ride-share companies, limousines and shuttles starting Sept.1 to be comparable with other airports and profit from fast-growing firms, including Lyft Co. and Uber Technologies Inc.
Also CEO software maker Buy It Installed Inc. … TCA one of most active angel investor groups in US … has consulted for some 60 startups, worked directly with quarter of them … born in Calif. … education at Penn, Wharton … lived Europe 19 years … backs ‘startups with defined social impact, ’ including software maker Funraise … mobile ed firm InvestedApp.com … wife, three kids
Base Tops 1.2M SF, 67 Locations
Entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups have a million reasons to smile about Orange County’s rapidly growing base of coworking locations and their wide array of customer amenities.
Also president, CEO of Anaheim Arena Management LLC, both owned by Henry and Susan Samueli … 40 years running arenas, creating event experiences … 25 years at Honda Center … dozen-plus seasons atop Ducks day-to-day … Honda Center, Ducks intro’d millions in upgrades, sponsorships for current season … CSUF bachelor’s … lives HB … wife, Michele … golf, fly-fishing, travel
A new institute will be established at the University of California-Irvine thanks to a $9 million donation by Japanese analytical and measurement system company Horiba Group to the university’s advanced power and energy program.
Anaheim City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to end agreements with Disneyland Resort that would have given tax breaks in exchange for investment in the resort’s hotel and parks. Resort President Josh D’Amaro last week had asked the deals be terminated.
HEALTHCARE: Baronoff aims for more efficiency
Integration is task No. 1 for KPC Healthcare Inc.’s new chief executive, Peter Baronoff.
OC-embedded owner of Riversidebased firm … runs one of largest masonry contractors in Western U.S. … structural masonry, site walls, stone and brick veneer … chairs Segerstrom Center for the Arts into next
Francisco Morales has been named chief executive of 5.11 Tactical, the Irvine-based maker of apparel and gear for soldiers, firefighters and police officers.
REAL ESTATE: Cal Poly Pomona picks developer for Lanterman
FivePoint Communities Inc. is in discussions to take over master development duties at a nearly 300-acre site on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County owned by California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.
Develops sites with entitlement risk, long view … Uptown Newport phase one: 200 condos, 450 apartments with Picerne Group … near $105M TTM revenue … initially aimed for marine biology career—’thought I’d be the next Jacques Cousteau’ … one that got away: firm ‘part of winning team’ to buy OC Register site, ‘only to have DOJ snatch it out of our hands’