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Cypress-based Real Mex Restaurants Inc. said on Monday it named Laurie Lawhorne its new chief financial officer.
Chain Gets Past Downturn, Puts Corporate Vet in Kitchen
Wahoo’s Fish Taco wants to keep it casual for customers even as it tightens up the way the 61-restaurant chain goes about its business.
Despite Blips, OC Trading Partner Still Number One
Mexico City-based discount airline InterJet ceased flights out of John Wayne Airport on July 19.
The 12 largest hotels near the Anaheim Convention Center offer 588,000 square feet of convention space and about 8,200 rooms that can accommodate the big gatherings that converge on the area every year. But space can also be small when necessary. Many hotels and resorts offer space for small groups, whether the traveler or business groups needing a working “staycation” or some privacy. Those clients have specific needs and are willing to spend money for them. The meeting spaces can be as different as the clientele, with everything from the county’s largest hotel to a boutique beachfront experience, with prominent and premium resorts in the mix. Business groups also sometime include guests who have different needs but want the same attention to detail corporate clients require. The Business Journal’s Paul Hughes asked executives at local venues how they serve high-end meetings and conventions guests. Here are edited excerpts of their responses:
Changes Mirror National Trends, Cast Wider Net
What’s in a name? A lot more than before for Orange County business and tourist groups.
SERVICES: Peykoff family retains bottling operation in IE
Niagara Distributing LLC in Irvine has sold its home and office delivery routes to Glendale-based competitor Nestlé USA.
HOSPITALITY: Name change could accompany retro makeover
The new owner of the Laguna Cliffs Inn plans to emphasize what it calls the unique qualities of its location with a $1 million renovation of the 36-room boutique hotel.
MEDIA: New clients, more social media work drive gain
The biggest public relations firms based in Orange County combined to employ 416 staffers as of July, a 7.5% year-over-year increase.
Huntington Beach-based Confie Seguros Insurance Services Inc. acquired three brokerages to add to its growing list of offices nationwide. Terms were undisclosed for all three transactions.
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa said James Mazzo is a new member of its board of directors.
Commercial Featured Live Shots of Olympic Swimmer
The newest marketing play by Asics America Corp. has blurred the line between advertising and live television programming.
Teachers Get Free Licenses for Students’ Designs
Sprint Corp. and Smith Micro Software Inc. have joined forces to groom the next generation of digital artists.
Orange County’s wealthiest person has been putting a fair amount of his fortune back into his business over the past year—but we’re figuring that he’s still likely to have seen a boost to his bottom line of about $1 billion.
Huntington Beach-based Confie Seguros Insurance Services Inc. has acquired three brokerages to add to its growing list of offices nationwide.
The Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants parent company Lake Forest-based Parlour Enterprises Inc. said it will begin franchising.