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TOURISM AND MEDIA

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Higher Ed Tech Firm in Course Deal

Santa Ana-based Greenwood Hall Inc. said it would work with Boston-based curriculum provider Cengage Learning to offer online course content to Greenwood’s higher education clients.

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SJC Company Buys Tradeshows, Magazines

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired several tradeshows from New York-based Vendome Group LLC and Macfadden Communications Group LLC.

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Software Maker Gets $5.5 Million

Irvine-based software maker YouMail Inc. has raised $5.5 million in a Series B funding round, the company announced this morning.

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How Henry Did It

Local Infrastructure, Global Vision Behind OC Legend

Henry Segerstrom was renowned, of course, as creator of South Coast Plaza and a patron of art and music.

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Dog Sleds to Dior: Slice of Legend’s Life

It Took an Impresario to Get Global Traction in Costa Mesa

Add one more entry next to Henry Segerstrom’s name in the history books: retail impresario who saw Tiffany jewels where lima beans once grew.

OCMA Still Plans Move to Segerstrom Land

ARTS: Sale, price of current location could be trimmed

Plans to relocate the Orange County Museum of Art to a new facility at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa are moving forward despite uncertainty over the fate of the museum’s current location in Newport Beach.

Chef Built Beloved Restaurant on Natural Talent

Mixes Ethnic Food Smarts, Hunger for Better Dining

Our now legendary Orange County lady chef and restaurateur Zov Karamardian set out to introduce the dining public to Mediterranean food 27 years ago.

Upscale Bars Offer Comfort, Sociable Dining Alternative

Claim Center Stage With Inviting Decor, Food, Drink

Having a glass of wine with friends is no longer the cutting-edge trend. We are now having cocktails.

This One Is All About Henry

Not many individuals can provide the spark for an entire column.

Taco Bell Plans Expansion in Japan

A Tokyo-based restaurant operator said it would open franchises of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. in Japan.

HB Shorebreak Hotel Sells for $58.5M

Bethesda, Md.-based DiamondRock Hospitality Co. bought the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach for $58.5 million, or nearly $373,000 per room.

Advantage Sales Diversifies Its Marketing Toolbox

Bought Firms Focused On Promotions, Experiential

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC recently disclosed that it acquired two marketing firms last year to bolster offerings of its in-house promotions and experiential ad agency, IN Marketing Services.

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JWA January: More Fliers, Fewer Flights

A trend that has run about six months continued in January at John Wayne Airport as the facility saw increased passenger counts on fewer commercial flights.

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Taco Bell to Expand in Japan

A Tokyo-based restaurant operator said it would open franchises of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. in Japan.

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NB IT Firm Buys Broadcast Specialist

Newport Beach IT services provider Bitcentral Inc. has acquired a Connecticut software maker that specializes in broadcast automation systems for the media industry.