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Expo Stretches At New ACC Campus

CONVENTIONS: 2nd big winter show in townNatural Products Expo West organizers plan to make full use of Anaheim Convention Center’s expanded campus when it comes to town March 7 through 11.

J.D. Power Names CEO

Dave Habiger was named president and chief executive of consumer data and analytics company J.D. Power.

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Airport GA Plan Advances

Supervisors approved an initial framework for John Wayne Airport’s general aviation improvement plan on March 13 by a vote of 4 to 0, with one supervisor absent from the afternoon session tally.

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Five Honored for Entrepreneurship

About 300 members of Orange County’s business community celebrated five honorees at the Business Journal’s 17th annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Thursday.

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Feds Seek Third Try at Mazzo

Justice Department lawyers said this week they plan to try medical-device executive Jim Mazzo for a third time for violating insider trading rules after two prior efforts ended in hung juries.

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Laguna Beach Hotel Sells

Art Hotel in Laguna Beach sold for $7.7 million.

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85,000 at Natural Products Show

New Hope Network in Boulder, Colo., said Natural Products Expo West & Engredea, which ended Sunday, drew 85,000 attendees and 3,521 exhibitors.

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Hoag Takes Classic Sponsorship

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach has assumed the title sponsorship of Orange County’s only PGA Tour event, renaming it the Hoag Classic.

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Preferred Adds Non-Family C-Suite Execs

Preferred Hotels & Resorts in Newport Beach named Michelle Woodley president and Kristie Goshow chief marketing officer, and promoted Caroline Michaud to executive vice president, corporate communications & public relations.

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Earnings, Revenue Miss at AutoWeb; CEO, CFO Exit

Jeffrey Coats will leave his post as president and chief executive of Irvine-based AutoWeb Inc., formerly Autobytel, as the company missed analyst expectations on earnings and revenue in its most recent quarter.

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Forbes Picks, Misses OC Billionaires on 2018 List

Thirteen members of the Business Journal’s annual OC’s Wealthiest report made this year’s Forbes list of global billionaires.

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JWA January Traffic Up 3%

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic increased 3% year-over-year in January to 817,000.

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Yamaha Gets First American President

Yamaha Corp. of America named Tom Sumner president to succeed Hitoshi Fukutome, who’ll return to its parent company’s headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan, as senior general manager of Asia Pacific sales.

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Disneyland Employees Report Low-Pay Hardships

A report released Feb. 28 says low wages paid to Disneyland Resort workers have led to homelessness, hunger and financial woes.

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Laguna Hotel Sells for $21M

Laguna Riviera Beach Resort sold for $21 million, title transfers and CoStar Group information confirm.

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Montage Sets Sonoma Details

A long-rumored Montage Hotels & Resorts property in wine country gets underway this spring for an expected 2020 opening.

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