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Visit Huntington Beach reported a strong year for tourism and hotels in the city for 2015.
Visit Huntington Beach plans to promote Surf City USA under the phrase, ‘The Soul of SoCal.’
Slapfish LLC plans franchised locations in six states.
Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park plans to buy 1.1 acres for $250,000 as part of a $5 million expansion of its Soak City water park by May 2017.
An affiliate of Irvine’s Pacific Hospitality Group is in deals for two AC Hotels—a 176-room property currently under construction at the Park Place mixed-use campus near John Wayne Airport and a recently opened location in Tempe, Ariz.—from Woodbine Development Corp. and USAA.
Irvine-based technology-focused media company Ubiquity Inc. appointed Jonathan Kalbfeld as chief technology officer, effective July 18, replacing Kristain Sandburg.
FivePoint Holdings in Aliso Viejo said it will sponsor the final concert series at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater and is also exploring building an amphitheater on the south end of the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.
About 390 people attended the Business Journal’s 17th Family Owned Business Awards luncheon at Hotel Irvine on Tuesday.
Visit Dana Point plans to hire an executive director by summer’s-end, according to Board Chairman Jim Samuels, general manager of Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.
Huntington Beach-based Grupo Gallegos created a new management post to be shared between an in-house executive and a new hire, effective July 18.
Newport Beach-based private equity firm Kodiak Capital Group LLC has agreed to purchase $2 million in stock in Burn Entertainment Corporation, a New York media entertainment company that focuses on cannabis.
James O’Callaghan will be the new president and chief executive of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, effective July 11.
Tom Bray, managing editor for the Press-Enterprise, has been named managing editor of news for the entire Southern California News Group.
Early take on Dan Young’s decision to step away from the Irvine Company: Donald Bren’s master plan continues to morph into something that increasingly looks like more of an operating company than a developer.
TECHNOLOGY: Education push includes augmented reality
Irvine-based software maker EON Reality Inc. hopes to keep its growth up by bringing virtual and augmented reality content to the masses through an aggressive international plan centered on education and awareness.