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Greater Irvine Chamber is the new name of the former Irvine Chamber of Commerce.
The parks and resorts division of Walt Disney Co. in Burbank had quarterly operating income of $1.1 billion on revenue of $4.6 billion, up 13% and 6% compared with the same period last year.
UCI Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology Ali Mortazavi will share $10 million in grant funding over four years with the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena to establish a mapping center to pinpoint where genes, and the regulatory elements that control them, lie within the entire genome.
University of California-Irvine and Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability launched the Reducing Embodied-Energy & Decreasing Emissions Institute to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.
University of California-Irvine’s innovation institute has received $2.2 million from the state to help speed research and innovations to market.
Certified public accountancy Katherman Kitts & Co. in Irvine said its entire team has joined Haskell & White, effective Feb. 1.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts booked $1.1 billion in reservations in 2016 for the hotels in its system.
Mission Viejo-based Ensign Group Inc. acquired the real estate and operations of Parklane West Healthcare Center, a 124-bed skilled nursing and 17-bed assisted living facility in San Antonio, Texas, effective Feb. 1.
Preliminary numbers for 2016 show boosts in Anaheim’s visitor count and the money they spend in OC, according to Visit Anaheim.
Ezoic Inc. in Carlsbad bought OC-based advertising technology firm AmpedSense.
Nekter Juice Bar Inc. in Santa Ana has signed multi-unit franchise agreements to bring the food-and-smoothie chain into Utah, Washington and Florida—all new states for the chain.
Denisha McKenzie is the president-elect of the Newport Beach-based Thurgood Marshall Bar Association.
HomeAid America, a Newport Beach-based building industry charity, said CalAtlantic Group Inc. executive chairman Scott Stowell will lead its Board of Directors as Chairman for the next two years.
Ad agency Grupo Gallegos in Huntington Beach rebranded itself as GALLEGOS United after buying two companies on undisclosed terms—a New York-based digital agency Canvas and public relations shop RL Public Relations & Marketing in Los Angeles.
Four Orange County resorts earned Automobile Club of Southern California’s AAA “Five Diamond Award” and 10 resorts and hotels earned AAA “Four Diamond” status for 2017.