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Brandman Gets Ahmanson Foundation Grant

Irvine-based Brandman University received $99,600 from the Ahmanson Foundation in Los Angeles to fund technology purchases to help disabled students.

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LYFE Kitchen Investor Moving Company to Memphis

Irvine-based restaurant chain and franchisor LYFE Kitchen received a minority investment from Carlisle Corp. and will move to that company’s Memphis, Tenn. headquarters, according to reports.

Tasty Brews to Satisfy New Appetites

MANUFACTURING: Rising craft-beer sector part of US trend

Craft beer is briskly bubbling toward the surface of Orange County’s economy as a small but growing sector catering to increasing tastes for locally made food and beverages.

Green Grows OC Pot Sector

Businesses Sprout to Support Burgeoning Industry

The Green Rush has hit Orange County. Several local companies, from packaging makers to grow-kit specialists, are aiming to cash in on the recreational and medicinal marijuana market that’s booming across the country despite a hazy regulatory environment.

HMOs’ Membership Up, PPOs’ Numbers Down 3%

Kaiser Leads HMOs List, Anthem OC’s Biggest PPO

Health maintenance organizations had a year of growth in Orange County.

Ice Cream Shops Plan to Franchise

RESTAURANTS: Farrell’s, Creamistry proceed separately

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants’ parent, Lake Forest-based Parlour Enterprises Inc., and Irvine-based Creamistry separately said they will begin franchising.

Firms Acquire Stake in Movie Company

Two Orange County-based investment firms have partnered to acquire a majority stake in Mob Scene LLC, an entertainment marketing and production company in Beverly Hills.

Golden State Buys Again in New Zealand

Irvine-based food manufacturer and distributor Golden State Foods Corp. acquired a vegetable supplier in New Zealand on undisclosed terms.

Tourism Promoter Teams With 2 Cities

The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau said it would integrate sales efforts with two other cities to target meeting professionals for multiyear bookings.

Summer Travel Extended In PacSun-Volcom Campaign

Seeks Photos Illustrating What Fans Are ‘True To’

The summer is all but gone, but two Orange County-based brands are offering a chance to keep it alive in a social media contest.

Laser Maker Puts Financial Woes Behind In Strong Q2

Microelectronics Part Of Gains Across All Lines

Newport Corp. is on pace for a record year as the Irvine-based laser maker puts last year’s troubles in the rearview mirror.

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Incipio Inks Deal with Kate Spade

Incipio Technologies Inc. said it has signed a licensing agreement with fashion designer Kate Spade & Co. in New York.

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Creamistry Ice Cream Shops to Franchise

Irvine-based ice cream shop Creamistry plans to franchise and expand its present single site at the Crossroads shopping center on Barranca Parkway.

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New Website for Laguna Beach Hospitality Group

Visit Laguna Beach has a new website.