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Disney Growth Plans Extend to Industrial Sites

REAL ESTATE: Largest Q1 lease for Cerritos Ave. buildingWalt Disney Co. recently signed a lease for an industrial building in Anaheim, the latest notable real estate move of Orange County’s largest employer and the biggest industrial lease in OC so far this year by square footage.

AutoWeb Names CEO

Jared Rowe was named director, president and chief executive of Irvine-based marketing firm AutoWeb Inc.

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JetSuite Moving to Dallas

Charter airline JetSuite Inc. plans to move its headquarters from Irvine to Dallas as part of growing JetSuiteX, its scheduled charter division.

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Angels’ Value: $1.8B

The value of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rose 3% in the past year to $1.8 billion, according to Forbes’ latest annual estimates.

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Hotel Rates, Revenue, Occupancy Up

Local hotels had higher average daily rates, occupancies, and revenue per available room in February, in both year-over-year numbers and compared with January, CBRE Hotels said. Most OC submarkets also increased.

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Tourism Spend Tops $12.5B

Orange County Visitors Association data shows tourism-related spending in Orange County rose last year for the fourth year running, topped $12.5 billion, and involved more than 177,000 jobs.

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JetSuite Gets Qatar, JetBlue Cash

Qatar Airways invested in JetSuite Inc., and JetBlue Airways increased its stake in the Irvine-based charter carrier on undisclosed terms.

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Shipyard Names CCO

Marketing firm The Shipyard named David Sonderman chief creative officer on Tuesday.

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Apparel Maker Seeks New Repeat-Business Realities

La Jolla Group Teams With Austrian Marketer

Irvine-based apparel maker La Jolla Group wants to get personal with customers.

Radisson Blu Planned for Anaheim

A 12-story, 326-room Radisson Blu hotel is planned in Anaheim, about a mile from Disneyland Resort, with an opening scheduled for 2020.

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JWA Traffic Up

Year-over-year John Wayne Airport passenger totals rose more than 7% in February to about 763,500. Commercial flights were up more than 5% to about 3,300.

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Long Beach Airport Traffic Up

Long Beach Airport traffic increased 11% in February compared with the same month last year to a total of about 306,000. Year-to-date the airport has seen about 627,000

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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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