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Employee Friendly, Too

Earth Friendly Products Spreads Benefits of Growth

Earth Friendly Products is continuing on its growth course under a new generation of leadership.

Taco Bell on Its Own in Irvine?; $3M for ‘Popcorn’ at Westin

Thanksgiving is in the books and you can see the year-end holidays from here.

Westin South Coast Plaza Starts $20M Renovation

HOSPITALITY: More king beds; mini-bars, ‘popcorn’ ceilings out

The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa is scheduled to start a $20 million renovation this week, with makeovers for its 393 rooms expected to be finished in April.

New Option at Spectrum, Old Standby in Anaheim

High Marks for Del Frisco; Jägerhaus Back on Radar

Del Frisco’s Grille opened recently at Irvine Spectrum.

Beauty Company Taps Actress For Brand Campaign

Gabrielle Union New Face Of Home Gel Polish Line

Beauty products distributor Pacific World Corp. in Aliso Viejo selected actress Gabrielle Union to be the face of its SensatioNail at-home gel polish brand.

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JWA Traffic Up in October

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased 2.6% in October compared with a year earlier, the airport said.

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JWA Named to Condé Nast List

John Wayne Airport was named the fifth best airport in the country by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the magazine said.

Deans of Delivery

Aliso Viejo-Based Outfit Has Been Mobile Link Between Restaurants, Business Customers for 21 Years

Food delivery is a hot subject in the restaurant industry these days.

Habit to Hone Focus on Company-Owned Stores

RESTAURANTS: Newly public, debt-free chain targets Fla., D.C.

Habit Restaurants Inc. Chief Executive Russ Bendel said the Irvine-based fast-casual burger chain plans to grow largely by units it owns and operates, not franchises, after its Nov. 20 initial public offering.

Milk Processor Board Lands License Deals on ‘Got Milk?’

MARKETING: South OC-based trade group owns famous slogan

A classic children’s storybook starts off with, “If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.”

NB Amusement Operator Doubles Food, Drink Sales

HOSPITALITY: National accounts, franchises spur growth

Newport Beach-based leisure parks operator Palace Entertainment Inc. has doubled food and beverage sales in seven years, the company said.

Business Journal Honors Family Firms

A crowd of more than 350 turned out for a Nov. 19 luncheon at the Hotel Irvine to celebrate five honorees of the Business Journal’s 15th annual Family Owned Business Awards.

Honda Center Nets NCAA Hoops Opp

The Honda Center in Anaheim will host the West Regional of the NCAA basketball tournament in 2016, the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced.

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Henrik Fisker, Galpin Ford Team Up on Muscle Car

Henrik Fisker is expected to announce plans for a new muscle car with a body made of carbon fiber during an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show today.

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Blizzard Blockbuster

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s latest World of Warcraft expansion has sold more than 3.3 million copies in its first 24 hours on the market.