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Fight Club OC Sold

New York-based Alliance MMA Inc. has acquired Fight Club OC and other entities under the banner of Roy Englebrecht Promotions in Costa Mesa on undisclosed terms.

By Chris Casacchia June 15, 2017 1:37 p.m. share »
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Family Businesses Honored

About 325 people attended the Business Journal’s 18th annual Family-Owned Business Awards luncheon at Hotel Irvine on Wednesday.

By Megan Cole June 14, 2017 4 p.m. share »
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PHG President and COO Departs

Pacific Hospitality Group in Irvine said president and Chief Operating Officer Steve Arnold resigned; it named Robb Walker to replace him as chief operating officer. Founder and Chief Executive Tim Busch will add the president’s role.

By Paul Hughes June 12, 2017 12:26 p.m. share »
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Ticketing Division Sold

Comcast Spectacor, part of Comcast Corp., sold Irvine-based division Spectra’s Ticketing & Fan Engagement to college sports marketer Learfield Communications LLC in Plano, Texas, on undisclosed terms.

June 12, 2017 10:42 a.m. share »
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Ex-Ubiquity Boss Guilty of Securities Fraud

The former interim chief executive of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc. recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud investors, according to news reports.

By Deirdre Newman June 7, 2017 12:10 p.m. share »
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JWA Revenue, Income Up

John Wayne Airport’s annual report shows revenue and income grew in 2016 compared with the prior year, while expenses held steady.

By Paul Hughes June 5, 2017 2:58 p.m. share »
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Barron’s Honors 4 OC Women

Barron’s named four Orange County-based advisers to its annual list of the Top 100 Women Advisors in the U.S.

By Peter J. Brennan June 5, 2017 10:17 a.m. share »
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5 Fast-Growing Chains Hit List

Five OC-based restaurant chains and two of the companies’ chief executives made the 2017 Fast Casual Top 100 list for fast-growing food offerings.

By Paul Hughes June 2, 2017 10:02 a.m. share »
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OC Chiefs Make WSJ List

Executives at companies based in OC made a Wall Street Journal list of 500 public company chief executives that ranks by pay and compares 2016 total cash-and-stock compensation with their companies’ shareholder return in 2016.

By Pete Weitzner May 31, 2017 12:47 p.m. share »
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JetSuite to Manage Planes

JetSuite Inc. will add aircraft management to its services, the company said.

By Paul Hughes May 31, 2017 12:22 p.m. share »
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Lumina to Lay Off 58

Irvine-based Lumina Media LLC will lay off 58 workers, the company confirmed Tuesday.

By Deirdre Newman May 30, 2017 4:37 p.m. share »
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Emerald Expo Reports First Q1

Shares of Emerald Expositions Events Inc. in San Juan Capistrano fell slightly after the tradeshow operator met Wall Street expectations on revenue but faltered on earnings for the March quarter.

By Mediha DiMartino May 25, 2017 3:04 p.m. share »
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JWA Traffic, Flights Down

JWA Traffic, Flights DownJohn Wayne Airport passenger traffic fell to 851,000 in April, from 861,000 in the same month last year—a decline of 1%, or about 10,000 passengers.

By Paul Hughes May 24, 2017 6:01 p.m. share »
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OC’s Pre-Pay: $27M

Orange County will redeem about $27.2 million in airport revenue bonds July 1 after supervisors yesterday approved the move in a 5-0 vote yesterday. A four-fifths majority was required for passage.

By Paul Hughes May 24, 2017 2:11 p.m. share »
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OCVA Focus: Mideast, Mexico

Orange County Visitors Association worked in the Middle East in March and plans new efforts in Mexico, through a California tourism team’s visit, to tell business travelers and tourists they’re welcome locally.

By Paul Hughes May 19, 2017 9:38 a.m. share »