SERVICES

Ten-X Unit Adds COO

Auction.com named Min Alexander chief operations officer, replacing Javid Jaberi, who the company said is retiring.

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JetSuite Gets Qatar, JetBlue Cash

Qatar Airways invested in JetSuite Inc., and JetBlue Airways increased its stake in the Irvine-based charter carrier on undisclosed terms.

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Shipyard Names CCO

Marketing firm The Shipyard named David Sonderman chief creative officer on Tuesday.

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Bedrosians Hires Home Depot Exec

Anaheim-based Bedrosians Tile and Stone named Diana Kelly president and chief operating officer.

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AutoGravity Targets Foreign Students

Irvine’s AutoGravity said it will work with Westbon Inc., which runs a lending platform for international students in the U.S.

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Cancer-Tester LAM Exits Stealth Mode

HEALTHCARE: Launched IvyGene; to expand Irvine HQ

Irvine-based Laboratory for Advanced Medicine Inc. isn’t pursuing a magic-bullet immunotherapy drug to cure all cancers yet, but it sure is in growth mode.

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Optimism Stays Near Peak In Survey of OC Execs

Hiring Plans Goose Index Amid New Concerns

In looking to the second quarter, Orange County executives kept up the optimism. That’s according to California State University-Fullerton’s Orange County Business Expectations Survey, whose composite index held near its all-time high, dipping slightly quarter-over-quarter from 95.2 to 94.4.

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Cryoport Soared to Best-Performing Stock of Bunch

FINANCE: Netlist was worst performer in TTM

Now the envelopes for the five best- and five worst-performing stocks during the year ended March 29:

Sunwest Hires Well Fargo's ex-OC Chief

Sunwest Bank has hired Ben Alvarado, Wells Fargo & Co.’s former chief for Orange County and San Diego.

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Nekter to Add Two States

Nekter Juice Bar Inc. in Santa Ana will open franchised locations in Ohio and Minnesota this summer, new markets for the healthful food and juice bar chain.

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Radisson Blu Planned for Anaheim

A 12-story, 326-room Radisson Blu hotel is planned in Anaheim, about a mile from Disneyland Resort, with an opening scheduled for 2020.

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MIND Names CFO

Josephine Garrett has been named chief financial officer of Irvine-based nonprofit MIND Research Institute.

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Alliant Buys Firm to Expand into Asia

Alliant Insurance Services Inc., a Newport Beach-based insurance broker, is expanding into Asia with the acquisition of Dumortier Risk Management Inc. Terms weren’t disclosed.

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FivePoint to Bring $200M City of Hope

Five Point Holdings LLC and City of Hope said today they plan to build a $200 million cancer center at the Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine.

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OC 500’s Parham Exits UCI

University of California-Irvine Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Thomas Parham will leave his role this year to become president of California State University,-Dominguez Hills.

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