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Five Entrepreneurs Feted

More than 300 members of the Orange County business community celebrated five winners during a luncheon at the Business Journal’s 16th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.

By Mediha DiMartino March 8, 2017 3:27 p.m. share »
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New Corporate Name for Quiksilver

Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach changed its corporate name to Boardriders Inc. today.

By Mediha DiMartino March 8, 2017 10:34 a.m. share »
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County Named in New FAA Filing

Signature Flight Services Corp. filed a complaint today with the Federal Aviation Administration in response to the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ recent decision to award a contract to operate one of two fixed-based operations at John Wayne Airport to a competitor.

By Paul Hughes March 7, 2017 3:20 p.m. share »
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Bank Shifts Funds for Stadium Deal

Irvine-based Banc of California plans to reallocate $3.5 million in sponsorships to partially offset the costs for the naming rights to the new $350 million stadium of the Los Angeles Football Club.

By Peter J. Brennan March 7, 2017 12:02 p.m. share »
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PBS Chief Joins National Board

Andrew Russell, chief executive of Costa Mesa-based PBS SoCal, is a new trustee of America’s Public Television Stations (APTS), a nonprofit national trade group in Arlington, Va.

By Deirdre Newman March 3, 2017 7 p.m. share »
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Harbor Audit Asks Money Questions

An audit of some services provided by an outside operator at Dana Point Harbor couldn’t validate the firm’s reported gross receipts at the facility and said its “rent payments are not calculated or reported in accordance with lease agreements” the operator has with the County of Orange, which owns the harbor, the county auditor said in a report.

By Paul Hughes March 3, 2017 11:51 a.m. share »
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Montage-Pendry in $360M Desert Deal

Montage International in Irvine and lead developer Robert Green Co. in Encinitas said the companies would break ground this summer on the $360 million SilverRock Resort in La Quinta.

By Paul Hughes March 2, 2017 11:49 a.m. share »
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Orange Coast Sold

Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. said internally today that it finalized the sale of four of its remaining magazines, including Orange Coast, to Hour Media, a Royal Oak, Mich.-based media company.

By Deirdre Newman February 28, 2017 6:14 p.m. share »
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New Chief Creative for Mazda Ad Shop

Mazda North American Operations’ advertising agency of record hired Erich Funke as chief creative officer, effective March 6.

By Mediha DiMartino February 27, 2017 3:51 p.m. share »
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JWA 2016 Count: 10.5M Passengers

John Wayne Airport saw 10.5 million passengers in 2016, a 4.6% increase over its 2015 total of just more than 10 million passengers and a new record for the airport.

By Paul Hughes February 27, 2017 2:57 p.m. share »
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Palace Parent Posts Gains, Pares Loss

Palace Entertainment Holdings LLC in Newport Beach reported higher revenue in its most recent quarter, as part of a quarterly report by publicly traded parent Parques Reunidos Servicos Centrales SA in Madrid.

By Paul Hughes February 20, 2017 9:49 a.m. share »
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Second Pendry Set for March

The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel is set to open March 20 in the Fells Point neighborhood of the city, following the debut of the first Pendry in San Diego’s Gaslamp quarter earlier this month.

By Paul Hughes February 20, 2017 9:47 a.m. share »
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Aliso Viejo Ad Tech Shop to Close

iHeartMedia Revenue Platforms is shutting down its Aliso Viejo office and moving operations to Texas.

By Mediha DiMartino February 17, 2017 11:17 a.m. share »
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OCVA Names New Board

Orange County Visitors Association named its new board for the 2017-2018 term.

By Paul Hughes February 14, 2017 8:51 a.m. share »
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Sunstone Sells Fairmont for $125M

Hotel REIT Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. in Aliso Viejo sold Fairmont Newport Beach for $125 million.

By Paul Hughes February 13, 2017 2:35 p.m. share »