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Pacific Club, Lott Team Up on New Programs

The Pacific Club Impact Foundation in Newport Beach announced two new initiatives geared for elementary and high school students, outlining the programs during a luncheon for National Football League Hall of Famer and onetime USC star Ronnie Lott’s annual award program.

By Chris Casacchia May 14, 2014 3:12 p.m.   Share
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$1 Million Grand Prize in Wienerschnitzel Sweepstakes

Wienerschnitzel is offering $1 million as the grand prize in its latest “Cash in on a Corn Dog” sweepstakes.

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July Traffic Ekes Up at JWA; Int’l Down

John Wayne Airport said passenger traffic rose slightly in July 2014 compared to the same period last year.

Downtown Santa Ana’s Next Act

Food Hall Latest Twist for East End

The developer who’s driving downtown Santa Ana’s makeover is doubling down on dining.

Blizzard Plays Cards Right With Hearthstone

TECHNOLOGY: Free game on pace to bring in $100M in 1st year

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s first foray into free-to-play video games is turning into a big moneymaker.

Gallegos Crosses Over for Milk Board’s Campaign

MARKETING: Works on par with Goodby on $20M effort

Grupo Gallegos has crossed over the demographic divide to work hand in hand with one of the best-known agencies in advertising on the California Milk Processor Board’s new $20 million ad campaign.

Entertainment Company Anticipates Reaction to Film

MEDIA: Main Street Films hopeful about latest flick

Main Street Films Inc. had a big weekend.

Trace3 Names New Chief Executive

Irvine-based IT consultancy and service provider Trace3 promoted Tyler Beecher to chief executive.

Local Companies Honored as ‘Most Trusted’

Several local companies and an executive were honored for being the “best connected to their treasured customer base” at the OC Trust Summit at California State University-Fullerton.

Wet Seal Sings ‘Fifth Harmony’ in New Campaign

Features Fashions Inspired By Girl Pop Music Group

Look for harmony in Wet Seal Inc.’s upcoming marketing campaign—Fifth Harmony, that is.

New Social Networking Site Aims to Pay It Forward

Allocates $1M to Award Money, Resources to Users

A software entrepreneur in Irvine has launched a social networking site to make users’ dreams become reality through crowdsourcing.

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CSUF Trust Summit Names Honorees

Several local companies were honored for being the “best connected to their treasured customer base,” during the OC Trust Summit Thursday at California State University-Fullerton.

Ice Cream Shops Plan to Franchise

RESTAURANTS: Farrell’s, Creamistry proceed separately

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants’ parent, Lake Forest-based Parlour Enterprises Inc., and Irvine-based Creamistry separately said they will begin franchising.

Irvine Firm Builds on YouTube Business With New Unit

FINANCE: Semaphore rollout helps ‘Tubers’ brand and more

Irvine-based financial services firm Semaphore is betting on the growing field of YouTube entertainment and its increasing capacity to attract brands to advertise to the younger crowd.

Firms Acquire Stake in Movie Company

Two Orange County-based investment firms have partnered to acquire a majority stake in Mob Scene LLC, an entertainment marketing and production company in Beverly Hills.

Tourism Promoter Teams With 2 Cities

The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau said it would integrate sales efforts with two other cities to target meeting professionals for multiyear bookings.