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TOURISM AND MEDIA

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JWA Opens Bob Hope USO

John Wayne Airport said it would officially open a site of the Bob Hope USO on Monday in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal B arrivals area.

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Two Freedom Shareholders Press for Receivership

Two investors who helped Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz finance the purchase of Freedom Communications in 2012 have asked the Delaware Chancery Court to put the media company’s operations into receivership, claiming “it needs independent oversight because the company is insolvent and in financial distress from mismanagement,” according to the website Law360.

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Transit Center Signs Tenants

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) has signed several new retail and restaurant tenants, the center said.

OC’s Hollywood Side; Montage on Block? Ackman at Airport

Sometimes the uninitiated are right even when they’re wrong about Orange County.

China-Based Shoe Brand Starts in OC

APPAREL: Initial focus on wholesale from Irvine HQ

The Irvine-based arm of a major sports apparel and footwear brand in China launched a website last week, marking its first foray into the U.S. market.

Vizio Title Sponsor of 2014 Fiesta Bowl

Irvine-based Vizio Inc. signed on as the title sponsor of the 44th Annual Fiesta Bowl, which is scheduled to take place Dec. 31 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Take It From Tommy Bahama: Follow-Up Matters

Take It From Tommy Bahama: Follow-Up Matters

This tidbit about a restaurant doing it right, doing what hospitality is really all about, seems like such a good way to start the column.

Toshiba Ads to Medical Pros: You Have a Voice

Aims to Distinguish Firm From Rivals in Industry

Toshiba America Medical Systems has launched an advertising campaign that aims to position the Irvine-based diagnostic imaging company as one that “adapts to and understands its customers’ business,” according to Nancy Gillen, its vice president of marketing.

IT Provider’s Fast Growth Lands It on Fortune List

Lumen21 Had 803% Growth Rate in 5 Years

A fast-growing IT provider in Orange is gaining recognition targeting smaller companies in the healthcare, financial service and retail industries.

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Pac Communications Founder to Retire

Pacific Communications President Ryan Abbate said he will retire at the end of the year.

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Philharmonic Society Names Director

The Irvine-based Philharmonic Society of Orange County named John Mangum its new president and artistic director.

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St. Regis Names New GM

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point named Ian Pullan its General Manager.

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Chapman Film School in Top Five

The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University cracked another film school list, coming in at No. 4 on the College Factual ranking of the 10 best U.S. film schools.

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Kia Motors Signs New NBA Deal

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. will continue as the Official Automotive Partner of the National Basketball Association, and its K900 sedan will take on the role of the league’s official luxury vehicle.

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Vizio New Title Sponsor for Fiesta Bowl

Irvine-based Vizio Inc. has signed on as the title sponsor of the 44th Annual Fiesta Bowl.