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Take It From Tommy Bahama: Follow-Up Matters

Take It From Tommy Bahama: Follow-Up Matters

This tidbit about a restaurant doing it right, doing what hospitality is really all about, seems like such a good way to start the column.

Toshiba Ads to Medical Pros: You Have a Voice

Aims to Distinguish Firm From Rivals in Industry

Toshiba America Medical Systems has launched an advertising campaign that aims to position the Irvine-based diagnostic imaging company as one that “adapts to and understands its customers’ business,” according to Nancy Gillen, its vice president of marketing.

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Pac Communications Founder to Retire

Pacific Communications President Ryan Abbate said he will retire at the end of the year.

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Philharmonic Society Names Director

The Irvine-based Philharmonic Society of Orange County named John Mangum its new president and artistic director.

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St. Regis Names New GM

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point named Ian Pullan its General Manager.

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Chapman Film School in Top Five

The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University cracked another film school list, coming in at No. 4 on the College Factual ranking of the 10 best U.S. film schools.

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Kia Motors Signs New NBA Deal

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. will continue as the Official Automotive Partner of the National Basketball Association, and its K900 sedan will take on the role of the league’s official luxury vehicle.

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OC Auto Sales on Pace for 7.3% Gain

Sales at Orange County auto dealers rose 6.4% to 46,540 vehicles in the third quarter compared to the same period last year—the 16th consecutive quarterly improvement, according to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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Vizio New Title Sponsor for Fiesta Bowl

Irvine-based Vizio Inc. has signed on as the title sponsor of the 44th Annual Fiesta Bowl.

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Houston Firm Buys Stake in Brea Distributor

Minerco Resources Inc. in Houston, Texas, has acquired a 30% stake in Brea-Based Avanzar Sales and Distribution LLC for $500,000.

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OC Restaurants Sign on to Local Jobsite

Two Orange County-based restaurant chains have signed on to find employees from a new online employment service, the company behind the website said.

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Kodiak Takes $5M Stake in Energy Company

Newport Beach-based investment firm Kodiak Capital Group LLC has agreed to buy $5 million worth of common stock of Cirque Energy Inc., a Detroit-based developer of alternative energy sources.

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Taco Bell Rolls Out New App

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. today introduced its new mobile app for ordering and payment.

Miami Beach, New Orleans … and Irvine

REAL ESTATE: City part of push for Marriott’s Euro-style boutique

AC Hotels by Marriott, a European-style boutique hotel brand, will include Irvine in the first wave of a development push in the U.S.

Montage Bets $100M on Boutique Trend

HOSPITALITY: Hotel in Gaslamp district of SD won’t carry resort name

Irvine-based Montage Hotels & Resorts is breaking new ground in more ways than one.