Orange County Business Journal


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ClearLight Sells Juice Maker for $150M

Newport Beach-based private equity firm ClearLight Partners LLC sold portfolio company Apple & Eve LLC to Canadian food manufacturer Lassonde Industries Inc. for about $150 million.

Kingston Ad’s Gender Stereotypes Target Inner Geek

Gadgets Save Boyfriend Bored By Girls’ Day Out

Kingston Technology Co.’s TV spot—“This is Sam—the story of the DT microDuo”—uses gender stereotypes to tap into consumers’ inner geek.

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Juice Chain Expands in Texas

Irvine-based Juice It Up said it would add three franchised locations in Texas.

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OC-Based Restaurants Make Consumer Reports List

Irvine-based restaurant chains Habit Restaurants LLC and In-n-Out Burger Inc. scored highly in a Consumer Reports subscriber survey of fast food and fast casual eateries.

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Chapman Sci-Tech Gets $1 Million Boost

Chapman University received a $1 million grant from the Los Angeles-based W.M. Keck Foundation to support its planned Center for Science and Technology.

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Clinic Gets $2.5M From Catholic Bishops

The non-profit Birth Choice Health Clinics in Aliso Viejo has received a $2.5 million from Catholic Campaign for Human Development, a national anti-poverty program of the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Report: Yard House Tabbed For Growth

Yard House USA Inc. is the second-fastest growing restaurant chain in the country, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.

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Corinthian Colleges Agrees to Wind-Down Plan

Corinthian Colleges Inc. will try to shed most of its more than 100 campuses in the United States and Canada and end programs at the others under a deal with the U.S. Department of Education.

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Fastest-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Annual List

The Business Journal is looking for Orange County-based companies that have seen their yearly sales grow rapidly from mid-2012 to mid-2014 for our annual list of fastest-growing privately held companies.

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ClearLight Sells Portfolio Company for $150M

Newport Beach-based private equity firm ClearLight Partners LLC has sold its portfolio company Apple & Eve LLC to Canadian food manufacturer Lassonde Industries Inc. for about $150 million.

CSUF Survey Shows Trim on Q3 Outlook

ECONOMY: Quarterly index shows slight dip on mixed sentiments

Orange County business executives are feeling less optimistic about the local economy heading into the third quarter, according to the latest quarterly index of business sentiments published by the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton.

Entrepreneur Turned Childhood Tragedy Into Solution

Helps Companies Keep Workers Safe on the Job

Marjorie Del Toro wants to make sure everyone comes home safe from work, a mission she took upon herself years after a string of preventable accidents marred her childhood.

New Brand Plan for Reorganized Visitor Bureau

HOSPITALITY: Possible name change for Anaheim/OC group

The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau will rebrand itself, with a new name and logo as possibilities by year-end.

Business School Dean Puts Change in Air at Concordia

EDUCATION: Christensen oversees new MBA programs

Steve Christensen is full-throated—like his hometown.

Juice Chains Eye OC as Prime Territory in Growth Push

RESTAURANTS: 2 based here to add locations at ambitious clip

Orange County is getting juicier.