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CSUF to Launch Investment Center

California State University-Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics will launch an investment management center with a private grand opening on Dec. 2 that will recognize a $1.5 million gift from alumnus Jeffrey Van Harte, chairperson and chief investment officer of San Francisco-based Jackson Square Partners LLC.

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Engineering Firm Acquired

CivilSource, Inc. in Irvine has been bought by NV5 Global Inc. in Hollywood, Fla., for an undisclosed cash price.

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CKE Chief to Head Labor Dept.

Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurant Holdings Inc., is expected to be nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Labor Department, news reports said.

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Blizzard Branches into Books

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. in Irvine launched a book-publishing label, Blizzard Publishing, which will develop and release new and out-of-print titles related to the company’s “Warcraft,” “StarCraft” and “Diablo” games, both directly and through ongoing global partnerships.

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15-Story Hotel Tower OK’d

Costa Mesa’s Avenue of the Arts Hotel is set for a 63% expansion in room count following city planning commission approval on Nov. 28 of a new, 15-story tower adjacent to the existing property.

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Rancho Santiago Center Gets Grant

The Rancho Santiago Community College District Foundation’s Orange County Small Business Development Center received a $150,000 grant from the MUFG Union Bank Foundation.

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Film School Benefactor Dies

Larry Dodge, one of the namesakes of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, died Thursday.

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Ingram Sale Gets China Nod

Ingram Micro Inc.’s $6 billion pending sale to Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co. Ltd. has gained a key regulatory approval in China.

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Anaheim Welcomes ‘Show of Shows’

Orange County hosts the ‘show of shows’ next week at Anaheim Convention Center with a trade event expected to produce about 4,000 room nights over its three-day run.

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CareTrust in $96M Texas Buy

CareTrust REIT in San Clemente bought four skilled nursing properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth market for about $96 million and signed a new tenant to run them.

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LoanDepot Buys Title Firm

LoanDepot LLC on undisclosed terms bought Closing USA LLC and will buy American Coast Title Co. Inc.

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Advantage Solutions Picks Up Ad Shop

Advantage Solutions, an Irvine-based provider of sales, marketing, merchandising and digital technology services to packaged goods manufacturers and retailers, has bought a consumer marketing firm in Chicago on undisclosed terms.

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CSUF to Start Investment Center

California State University-Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics announced today the launching of an investment management center.

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NB Lawyer on ’40 Under 40’ Roster

Stuart Kane LLP Partner Javier Gutierrez has been named one of Urban Land magazine’s “40 Under 40” award recipients.

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Attorney Honored by Bar Association

Attorney Dean Zipser will receive the Franklin G. West Award from the Orange County Bar Association at its annual meeting on Jan. 26.

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Business Award for SAC Program

Santa Ana College’s International Business Program received the Responding to Globalization award on Nov. 17 at the Orange County Business Council’s sixth annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards.