New Energy Gets OC Back to Old Normal
Enough of all that talk about a “new normal” in the wake of the recent recession.
It was a year of construction, home sales and political victories for Emile Haddad, developer of Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine.
Our pick of Richard Afable was stoked by the fact that he was starting a new job this year—becoming the initial president and chief executive of Covenant Health Network in Irvine.
Steven Sugarman was named chief executive of First PacTrust Bancorp Inc. a year ago, a role he took on with the goal of growing and integrating the thrift company into a commercial bank.
The drama surrounding the sale of Irvine-based Billabong USA’s Australian parent dragged on for a couple of years, and perhaps its greatest fallout came with the August departure of former Americas President Paul Naudé.
We placed Irvine-based Specific Media LLC on our watch list last year as it prepared for the official relaunch of the social network Myspace, which the Irvine-based online advertising company bought for $35 million in 2011.
We put agriculture chemicals maker American Vanguard Corp. on the watch list for 2013, as U.S. farmers were coming off of a severe drought in 2012 that affected harvests for corn and soybeans.
The Business Journal’s pick of Western Digital Corp. Chief Executive Steve Milligan hit the bull’s-eye.
Cambodian Refugee Thrives as Autism Therapy Specialist
Garden Grove-based Behavioral Health Works has a made a growth market out of teaching people with autism how to change their conduct in an effort to improve their lives.
ECONOMY: OC-based firms fuel gain by biggest employers
Orange County’s largest employers combined to add 3,562 new hires over the past year, continuing a string of modest job gains in recent years. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST EMPLOYERS list for download (pdf)
REAL ESTATE: $19.9M cash for 68,425 square feet near JWA
China’s entry in the market of commercial jet manufacturing has bought one of the better-known offices in the Koll Center Newport Beach business park.
HEALTHCARE: Lease deal to add 150,000 SF to presence at Spectrum
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian plans a major expansion of its operations in Irvine after inking a lease for a new medical office complex that will be built along Sand Canyon Avenue.
Sleepwear Maker Starts Home Ware Line as Part of Growth Bid
Peter Burke thinks people should look good even when they sleep.
Teen’s Interests Grow Into Film Maker With a Cause
Barbara and Greg MacGillivray met in a math class at Newport Harbor High School.
Roger’s Gardens Has Plenty of Plants, Sets Self Apart With Uniqueness
Roger’s Gardens is the Disneyland of all things home and garden.