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Biggest Here Combine For Workforce of 2,728
Local employment growth has evaded Orange County’s largest contract electronics makers for another year, despite a boost in global sales for the industry.
Acquisition Final, Local Operations to Stay Intact
Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. made plenty of headlines in its roughly four years as an Orange County-based public company.
Does ‘Mailbox Confession’ Of Small-Business Services
Tony Orlando went to pick up his mail from a shipping and business services center in Huntington Beach and walked out with a contract to star in a commercial for UPS Store Inc.
Gerard Widder, new GM of the Irvine Company’s Island Hotel, arrives in Newport Center with experience from several high-end Manhattan establishments, including a tenure in the same post for the flagship W.
MEDIA: Casanova Pendrill TV ad straddles audiences
Casanova Pendrill’s idea for Nature Valley’s new TV ad was big enough to cross the boundaries of the Latino audience it was initially intended for. That also meant stepping on the turf of McCann Erickson, its sister agency, which handles the brand’s general market account.
Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired Moloney + O’Neill in Spokane, Wash. on undisclosed terms.
Chesapeake Lodging Trust said it sold the 153-room Courtyard Anaheim at Disneyland Resort for $32.5 million, or about $212,000 per room.
Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. reported net income of $6.6 million and 21 cents per share for its second quarter ended June 25, 2014, compared to $410,000, or 1 cent per diluted share in the same period last year.
University of California President Janet Napolitano nominated Howard Gillman as the University of California-Irvine’s next chancellor.
The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees appointed Tom Harris interim chancellor.
The Costa Mesa-based parent of the Elephant Bar restaurant chain is slated to be bought out of bankruptcy and will be operated by a Dallas-based restaurant company.
The New York City-based Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is giving $100,000 to The Beall Center for Art and Technology at the University of California-Irvine.
Chinese Dumpling House Delights With Each Morsel
Din Tai Fung, the famed Chinese dumpling house, opened two weeks ago at South Coast Plaza (entrance on the upper level next to Sears). I surmise that, having heard the buzz about its international reputation, the crowds will flow.
HEALTHCARE: Innovation Institute gets four buildings, 263,000 SF
The Innovation Institute LLC, a La Palma-based for-profit healthcare company formed by St. Joseph Health in Irvine last year, has taken over ownership of four medical buildings surrounding Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
The Dec. 18 date that’s been set for a special shareholders meeting on Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ hostile bid for Irvine-based Allergan didn’t add up to much on Wall Street, where neither company saw its shares do much last week.