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Telecoms Reverse 2 Years of Job Cuts With 4% Gain

Led By T-Mobile, Which Added 175 EmployeesThe continued growth of T-Mobile USA Inc. and Mobilitie LLC’s local operations boosted the employment of the largest telecommunications companies in Orange County over the year ended July 31.

By Chris Casacchia August 15, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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JetSuite Gets JetBlue Investment

JetBlue Airways Corp. took a minority stake in JetSuite Inc. in Irvine.

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BJ’s Restaurants Enters New Jersey

Huntington Beach-based BJ’s Restaurants Inc. opened its first store in New Jersey in the Teterboro area.

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Kay Family Gives $2.5M to Chapman

Chapman University received a $2.5 million gift from the Kay Family Foundation to fund faculty and student research, projects and other activities in the field of data analytics, which is part of the growing field of “big data.”

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New Research Center for Chapman

Chapman University announced today the opening of a new research center focusing on biopsychosocial approaches to health, called the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Center of Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health.

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Toastmasters Moving to Denver

Rancho Santa Margarita-based Toastmasters International is moving its headquarters to Denver, Colo., in two years.

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OC Company Buys Las Vegas Expo

San Juan Capistrano-based Emerald Expositions LLC acquired Digital Dealer Conference & Expo from Dealer Communications in Boca Raton, Fla. on undisclosed terms.

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Visit Anaheim to Run B-Ball Event

Sports Anaheim will own and operate a CCA Division II college basketball tournament with both men's and women's competitions to be held in Orange County annually.

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Placentia-Linda Hospital Names CEO

Placentia-Linda Hospital named Christina Oh chief executive to succeed outgoing Interim Chief Executive Chuck Orlando.

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LCAD Sets New Writing Programs

Laguna College of Art and Design said it would start two degree programs in creative writing: a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fall 2017 and a low-residency Master of Fine Arts, in summer 2017.

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Chapman Receives Provisional Physician Assistant Accreditation

Chapman University’s Physician Assistant program has received accreditation provisional status.

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JetSuite to Fly From Carlsbad

JetSuite in Irvine plans to offer flights from Carlsbad to San Jose beginning Oct. 17, a news report said.

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Ranking Shows Automakers’ Climb

The brand value of Kia Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co. is up this year, according to Interbrand’s 17th annual Best Global Brands report

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Consultancy Names Interim CEO

Irvine-based Resources Connection, Inc. named Kate Duchene interim chief executive after the unexpected retirement of Tony Cherbak due to health issues.

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Irvine Lender’s First Marketing Head

Quick Bridge Funding in Irvine named Lisa Reickerd its first marketing director.

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CSUF Receives STEM Grant

California State University-Fullerton received a $5.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a five-year project in partnership with eight community colleges to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income transfer students who complete bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and get jobs in these fields.