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BJ’s Enters S.C., to add Mich.

BJ’s Restaurants Inc. added a location in Columbia, S.C., its first in the state and eighth new restaurant this year. It plans two more new restaurants in 2017, including its first in Michigan.

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Anaheim Tourism Dollars Up 10% YTD

Visit Anaheim said 12.1 million travelers to the city have spent $4.2 billion in Orange County year-to-date, an increase of some 10% in each number, and have spent of about $347 per person.

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New Dean at Ketchum’s Optometry College

Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton appointed Mark Bullimore as dean of the Southern California College of Optometry.

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Collegewise gets Singapore Partner

Singapore-based ChangedEdu invested in Irvine-based Collegewise, according to Collegewise.

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Spanos Family Gives 500K for Harvey

The Los Angeles Chargers and owners the Spanos family on Friday announced a $500K donation for Hurricane Harvey victims.

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New Boss at Saddleback

Saddleback College said Gregory Anderson will be its new president effective Oct. 16.

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HB Insurance Firm Names CEO

Confie, a Huntington Beach-based national insurance distribution company with $500 million in annual sales, named Cesar Soriano as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

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Banc of California Hires CFO

Banc of California Inc. (NYSE: BANC), the largest bank by assets based in Orange County, hired a chief financial officer after an almost year-long search.

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Irvine Coffeehouse Grows

An Irvine seller of Vietnamese-style coffee has changed its name and plans three more locations in the next year.

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Microsemi Donates to UCI

University of California-Irvine said today that Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. donated $1.5 million to the university.

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Montage CFO Has IR Chops

Montage International in Irvine named Brian Karaba executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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Entrepreneurship Center Gets New Director

Chapman University said today Matthew Hanson will replace Shan Steinmark as director of its entrepreneurship center, the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics.

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ROC Down to One

Newport Beach-based Real Office Centers (ROC) has now voluntarily terminated its lease at three of its remaining four OC locations, according to its landlord, the Irvine Co.

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NorCal Tacos to OC

Jimboy’s Tacos plans three locations in OC—Huntington Beach. Brea, and Costa Mesa—as part of a 20-unit franchise plan for Southern California.

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In-N-Out to Add Houston

News reports from Houston last month said Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger bought a parcel of land in Harris County for its first location in the city.

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