Orange County Business Journal

TOURISM AND MEDIA

Recent and archived news stories on: Airports, Conventions, Entertainment, Hotels, Gaming, Restaurants, Sports, Theme Parks, Travel...
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Inside OC Adds Outside City

Inside OC is now being shown via Cox Communications Inc. in Las Vegas.

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Radio Station Gets Gold

AM 830 KLAA in Anaheim won its second Golden Mike award from the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California at the 67th Annual Golden Mike Awards Presentation Dinner on Saturday.

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Anaheim Visitors, Spending Up

Preliminary numbers for 2016 show boosts in Anaheim’s visitor count and the money they spend in OC, according to Visit Anaheim.

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Razer Buys Phone Maker

Irvine-based video game products maker Razer Inc. has acquired the majority of assets of a San Francisco company that developed a mobile phone that offers unlimited cloud-storage capacity.

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Ad Testing Firm Sold

Ezoic Inc. in Carlsbad bought OC-based advertising technology firm AmpedSense.

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PBS Station Work Lauded

PBS SoCal KOCE was awarded two Golden Mike Awards by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California at the 67th Annual Golden Mike Awards Presentation Dinner on Saturday.

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Grupo Gallegos in Buys, Rebranding

Ad agency Grupo Gallegos in Huntington Beach rebranded itself as GALLEGOS United after buying two companies on undisclosed terms—a New York-based digital agency Canvas and public relations shop RL Public Relations & Marketing in Los Angeles.

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OC Resorts, Hotels Hit AAA List

Four Orange County resorts earned Automobile Club of Southern California’s AAA “Five Diamond Award” and 10 resorts and hotels earned AAA “Four Diamond” status for 2017.

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Emerald Buys Home Tech Show

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired the CEDIA trade show from the Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association in Indianapolis, Ind., on undisclosed terms.

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Surfing Magazine Shut Down

TEN, short for The Enthusiast Network, has shut down Surfing Magazine to focus on its other surf publication, Surfer, according to news reports.

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Hotel Development Stays Strong

Orange County has 11 hotels with 1,655 rooms under construction about on par overall with the seven hotels and 1,808 the market added last year.

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Five CFOs Recognized

Executives were honored in five categories Wednesday night at the Orange County Business Journal CFO of the Year awards, which drew a crowd of about 600 to the Hotel Irvine.

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Pacific Symphony to Play Carnegie Hall

Pacific Symphony will make its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City in April 2018 with a special program dedicated to composer Philip Glass.

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CSUF Gets TV Gear on Grant

California State University-Fullerton used a $50,000 grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to buy “industry-grade camera pedestals” for students in its TV studio-production classes.

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Ad Tech Firm Buys Competitor

Viant Technology LLC in Irvine agreed to buy Waltham, Mass.-based Adelphic on undisclosed terms.