Commitment Over Beer Helped Make It Happen
Chapman University alumnus Dale Fowler and his wife, Sarah Ann, were hosting Chapman President Daniele Struppa and his wife, Lisa Sparks, dean of the university’s School of Communication, at Lismore Castle in southern Ireland in July 2016. While sitting in the ancient rooms in the shadow of portraits of esteemed scientists, such as Robert Boyle, the couples shared a pint of Guinness as they talked about Chapman’s future.
UCI Retools MBA Courses To Answer Disruption Trend
Disruptive innovation has been called the most influential business idea of the early 21st century.
Ed Classes’ Flex Seating Mirrors Real World
Walk into one particular School of Education classroom at Concordia University Irvine, and this is what you’ll see: individual student seats that have six wheels on a wide, round base, a type of seating that allows them to swivel and be arranged in various configurations. It’s key in what’s known as an active-learning classroom.
Competition for Students Results in Fewer Applications
Southern California schools with MBA programs showed a slight decrease in the number of Southern California enrollees, down about 2% from a year ago, based on the Business Journal’s annual survey. The number of enrollees dropped from 12,418 in September 2016 to 12,171 last month. It was a smaller drop than that reflected on last year’s list, when there was an approximate 6% change from September 2015 to September 2016.
Alliant Now 12th Largest Insurance Broker in World
Tom Corbett says people often consider his business dull.
25 Firms Report Strong Growth for Fifth Year
Orange County’s largest insurance brokerages continued solid growth as local revenue climbed above 7% for the fifth straight year.
The recent hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida may cause a 5% to 10% bump in premiums during the next 18 months, predicted Tom Corbett, chief executive of Alliant Insurance Services Inc., the biggest insurance broker in Orange County.
Firmwide Billings Climb At Faster Pace than Local
Orange County’s architecture firms reported they’re growing their business faster outside the county.
AECOM, Arcadis, Jacobs Experience Good Years
Orange County’s top engineering firms reported a 6.2% rise in OC billings to $1.6 billion.
AEROSPACE: EnCore Group ‘has that same flavor’
The seat-manufacturing unit of Huntington Beach-based EnCore Group has lined up three launch customers as it awaits clearance for one of the toughest certification approvals in aviation.
MARKETING: New clients, innovations help double sales
Rauxa is rising. The Costa Mesa-based tech-driven marketing agency—reporting a 90% jump in revenue over 2015—debuted at No. 5 on this year’s Business Journal list of the fastest-growing large private companies in Orange County. Quite the leap, especially for an 18-year-old company.
This Year’s Ranks Led by the ‘Big As’ Grew Jobs 30%
In life, in lists, it’s rough to do apples-to-apples comparisons. In culling our weekly lists of every business silo and subsilo, of firms of all ownership forms and makeups, we have several goals: to compile as comprehensive and accurate a roster as possible; to produce features on the best and the brazen; and to analyze beyond a comparison of numbers. As an editor wrote one sentence ago, “It’s very difficult to do apples-to-apples comparisons.”
Patient-Centered Approach Drives Mobility Surge
Last year’s wearable-technology market was valued at just over $13.2 billion, according to healthcare research firm Kalorama Information, a division of Market Research Group LLC in Rockville, Md. That’s projected to triple by 2020.
Allergan Still No. 1; Dendreon Joins List
The biggest drugmakers with headquarters or significant operations in Orange County employed 2,861 here at the close of the year ended July 30, up nearly 3% from a year earlier.
Gratitude Channeled Into Money-Saving Enterprise
It’s a story that could have had an entirely different ending.