SERVICES

Chapman Gets $2M Award

Chapman University won Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s first Philanthropic Venture Funding Competition.

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Fish House Files Furlough Notice

King’s Fish House in Laguna Hills plans a temporary layoff of 92 workers, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice (WARN) it filed with the state Employment Development Department July 17.

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United Capital Buys 3 Firms

United Capital Financial Advisers LLC of Newport Beach said it bought three wealth advisory firms with a combined $758 million in assets under management and offices in four states.

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Ex-Microsoft Exec Joins St. Joseph

Providence St. Joseph Health appointed Venkat Bhamidipati as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 31.

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OC Wins One at FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration denied a Part 16 complaint against Orange County filed by Signature Flight Services Corp. over fixed-base operations at John Wayne Airport.

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John Wayne Traffic Flat in June

John Wayne Airport said 902,059 passengers moved through the facility in June, compared with 902,673 in the same month last year.

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PacLife Gives $1M to HomeAid

Pacific Life Foundation gave $1 million to HomeAid Orange County to help pay for the group’s new Family CareCenter.

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Register Parent Sells Distributor

Digital First Media and co-owner Los Angeles Times sold their CIPS Marketing Group to ACI Last Mile Network on undisclosed terms.

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Taco Bell Enters Sri Lanka

A Taco Bell franchisee opened the restaurant’s first location in Sri Lanka, a local news report said.

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Argosy Starts Health Law Program

Argosy University in Orange said it will launch a Master of Law in Compliance online degree program with a health law concentration.

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Alliant Expands in Northeast

Newport Beach’s Alliant Insurance Services acquired Boynton & Boynton Insurance Professionals to continue its expansion in the northeast. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed

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Vizio Seeks $110M in Damages from LeEco

Vizio Inc. filed two separate lawsuits today against LeEco, contending the Chinese conglomerate made false financial statements and claims in the run up to its proposed $2 billion acquisition, which ultimately collapsed in April.

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Hotel Construction Down; Planning Up

The number of hotels and rooms under construction in Orange County as of the end of June declined year-over-year but the number of hotels and rooms in development—which includes hotels in planning—is up.

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Maseeh Donates to Alma Mater

Portland State University in Oregon said alumnus and OC resident Fariborz Maseeh will give $5 million to renovate Neuberger Hall at its downtown campus.

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MIND Names CEO

The board of Irvine-based MIND Research Institute named Brett Woudenberg chief executive to replace co-founder Matthew Peterson, who’ll focus on innovation as the organization’s chief research and development officer.

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