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Irvine Developer Gets $23 Million for Anaheim Hotel

Five-Story, 110,000-SF Project Set to Open in ’16One of the developers planning a hotel for Anaheim’s resort area has gotten a construction loan to get the project under way.

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Blizzard’s Blitz: Classic Games, Movie, Xbox

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s evolving strategy is mixing a dose of the past with a dash of the future in the pending launch of a classic games division, more free content, new distribution channels, and a big push into Hollywood.

5 Honored at OC Business Journal’s General Counsel Awards

Nearly 400 people attended an awards presentation at the Business Journal’s sixth annual General Counsel Awards on Nov. 19 at the Hotel Irvine.

Innocean Crafts Ads for Hyundai’s Super Bowl Return

Carmaker Plans 4 Spots As NFL Auto Sponsor

InnoceanUSA in Huntington Beach is already working behind the scenes on Super Bowl ads for Hyundai Motor America Inc.

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5 Honored at General Counsel Awards

Some 400 attendees enjoyed dinner and an awards show at the Business Journal’s 2015 sixth annual General Counsel Awards festivities on Thursday evening at the Hotel Irvine.

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Hotel Irvine Has New GM

Resort industry veteran Jeroen Quint is the new general manager of Hotel Irvine, having joined the hotel last month.

Mobilitie's Move

$325M in Funding, Hiring Spree Point to National Network of Small Cell Base Stations

A just-completed $325 million fundraising deal for Mobilitie LLC comes as the Newport Beach-based wireless infrastructure company is gearing up for what it is calling the “largest network deployment initiative in the U.S.”

Disney Races Forward With Events Business in Anaheim

HOSPITALITY: Weekend runs draw thousands to parks, hotels

A four-day weekend of running events that ended Nov. 15 at Disneyland Resort capped a year of growth for an increasingly important approach it takes to marketing its two parks and 2,400 hotel rooms in Anaheim.

Webinar Software Provider Adds App-Connecting Tech

AnyMeeting Customers Can Sync With Other Tools

Web conferencing and webinar software company AnyMeeting Inc. in Huntington Beach is using Sunnyvale-based Zapier Inc.’s technology to help customers connect its products to popular business apps, including Salesforce, HubSpot, Constant Contact, Eventbrite, LinkedIn, and more than 400 others.

Blizzard Game Favorite Headed for the Big Screen

‘Warcraft’ Movie to Debut In Theaters Next June

The long-awaited release of the movie version of flagship Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s franchise game “Warcraft” will hit movie theaters in June.

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More Interest in Register Parent

The publisher of the Orange County Register has received a third loan offer to help it maintain operations while it goes through a bankruptcy auction.

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Tradeshow Firm Buys Vegas Event

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo from the show’s co-owners, Jim Bannister and Mike McGuire, for an undisclosed amount.

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Freedom Exec Exits for FivePoint

Freedom Communications Inc. in Santa Ana said Steve Churm stepped down from his position as chief revenue officer to join Aliso Viejo-based FivePoint Communities Management Inc. as its new chief communications officer.

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$20M Car Auction to Draw 20,000

A car auction at the Anaheim Convention Center that starts tomorrow expects to draw 20,000 attendees and several hundred sellers of classic and antique cars, generating sales of about $20 million by the time the last gavel drops.

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Olson Out at Wunderman

Dan Olson has left his post as managing director of Wunderman Los Angeles in Irvine.