Also Wants To Raise Cash For Expanded Programs
The Orange County Bar Foundation began nearly 50 years ago with the sole purpose of raising funds for a law library. It evolved into a way for the business and law communities to help at-risk youth, and a new building it acquired this year is enabling it to serve more of them.
Argyros Tops Privates, Wells Fargo Corporate
For this year’s philanthropy lists, the Business Journal ranked both corporate and private foundations by the amounts they gave to Orange County charities, instead of by total giving. The criteria include that the foundation is either headquartered here in OC, focuses a significant amount of its giving on OC charities, or that a principal lives here. Giving, in and of itself, can be volatile and fluctuate from year to year.
OneOC Aligns Their Values With Complementary Causes
Nestled on a tree-lined street in an unassuming 1970s-era building in Santa Ana resides Orange County’s most prolific matchmaker.
More than 700 supporters gathered on July 13 at the Free Wheelchair Mission’s annual Miracle of Mobility gala. The evening netted more than $1.5 million.
Obsidian, Veracity, Others Step Into Breach for Firms
Early this year, Glenn Chisholm was contemplating leaving the chief technology officer role at security software maker Cylance Inc. in Irvine.
Six List Newcomers in Hot Spaces: AI, Gaming
A mix of new and established companies helped Orange County post solid job growth in the software sector for the second consecutive year.
Projects Could Grow Bed Taxes by 21% in 5 Years
Garden Grove economic development officials promote their city in marketing materials as “Southern California’s undiscovered jewel.”
Say Tech Streamlines, Increases Buys, Sales
Two Orange County tech startups are helping lead the way in bringing the small-business segment of the commercial real estate industry into the modern age.
Orange County office market favors landlords due to the low availability rate. Though strong employment growth here had been a boon for leasing for much of the cycle, it recently tapered significantly due to low unemployment rates.
Industrial fundamentals remained consistent, despite activity declining during the quarter as a result of a tightening market, leaving fewer options.
Jumpstart Companies By Various Means
Accelerators play a multifaceted role in any startups ecosystem, providing access to investors and mentors and helping companies scale.
MyStartup.Live Focuses On Founders’ Passions
A public relations and marketing expert harnessed the passion around Orange County startups into a weekly livestreamed show that debuted in June.
The Business Journal’s Paul Hughes asked hoteliers to highlight a key technology change they’ve made this year at their properties or companywide to enhance service levels—how it fit into their market positioning, whether it taps national trends, and any obstacles they faced in making the changes.
Market Existing Points Of Interest to Potential Visitors
They won’t change the name—Surf City it is, and Surf City it ever shall be—but Huntington Beach marketers told the Business Journal they’re preparing to market the locale to travelers based on fun of all types.