Orange County Business Journal

OC BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY NEWS

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Port Chief On President’s Advisory Group

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup to the department’s advisory committee on supply chain competitiveness.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in midday trading to 2,078.19.

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Port Chief On President’s Advisory Group

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup to the department’s advisory committee on supply chain competitiveness.

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Santa Margarita Toyota Sold

Jim Graham, owner of Santa Margarita Ford, acquired Santa Margarita Toyota from John Dinsmore.

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Unemployment Unchanged

Orange County added 8,800 jobs in March to maintain a 4% unemployment rate.

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DFM Taps Register Opinion Editor

Digital First Media expanded Brian Calle’s duties as opinion editor at the Orange County Register in Santa Ana and Riverside-based Press-Enterprise to include oversight of the editorial board and opinion content for its entire Southern California News Group.

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Stone Firm Enters Two States

Anaheim-based Bedrosians bought Oregon Tile & Marble, in Medford, Ore.

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Anaheim Food Co. Names CEO

Anaheim-based food maker Nellson Nutraceutical named Jamie Better its Chief Executive.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.1% in midday trading to 2,084.95.

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Opus Makes $104M Buy

Irvine-based Opus Bank bought PENSCO Trust Company, an IRA services firm in San Francisco, in a cash and stock deal worth about $104 million.

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Johnny Rockets in Rebranding

Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group plans to recast the retro burger chain for a changing customer base.

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NAWBO Honors Gilbert, Dickson

Loreen Gilbert, president of Irvine-based WealthWise Financial Services, is scheduled to receive the Business Owner of the Year Award.

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Appraiser Buys in Reno

Orange-based real estate appraisal company LRES acquired InsideValuation, a commercial and residential appraisal company in Reno, Nevada, on undisclosed terms.

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Textile Maker Sold to Ohio PE Firm

Irvine-based textile supplier Momentum Group has been acquired on undisclosed terms by private equity company the Riverside Company, which is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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House of Blues to Add 100 Jobs

House of Blues Anaheim owner Live Nation Entertainment Inc. lists a May 31 closing date for the Downtown Disney venue in a filing with the California Employment Department.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.8% in midday trading to 2,077.58.

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CoreLogic Names New CFO

Irvine-based CoreLogic Inc. said James Balas is its new Chief Financial Officer.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.8% in midday trading to 2,057.16.

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RSM Data Firm Raises $6.7M

Rancho Santa Margarita data analytics software maker Compellon has raised $6.7 million in a Series A funding round.

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Checks Mailed in St. Joe Settlement

Plaintiffs in a recently settled class-action data breach lawsuit against Irvine-based St. Joseph Health have started to receive their payouts.

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Chapman to Start Comm School

Chapman University will establish a School of Communication on June 1.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in midday trading to 2,053.53.

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Chapman’s Esmael Adibi Dies

Chapman University professor of economics Esmael Adibi died from complications of a stroke Friday, April 8.

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UCI Gets Grant for Physics Majors

The National Science Foundation has awarded approximately $1 million to the University of California-Irvine for research to discern the best ways to support low-income students who want to major in physics and for scholarships for these students.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in midday trading to 2,046.26.