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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Interim Venue to Replace Irvine Meadows

Five Point Communities Management Inc. in Aliso Viejo said part of its property bordering Orange County Great Park would be available for the operation of an “interim amphitheater,” pending approval by the city of Irvine.

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Emmis Effort to Go Private Failed

An effort by the chief executive of Emmis Communications Corp. to take the company private has failed.

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New Editor-in-Chief for Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Media Inc. in Irvine promoted Entrepreneur magazine's executive editor Jason Feifer to editor-in chief.

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OC Company Buys Las Vegas Expo

San Juan Capistrano-based Emerald Expositions LLC acquired Digital Dealer Conference & Expo from Dealer Communications in Boca Raton, Fla. on undisclosed terms.

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Visit Anaheim to Run B-Ball Event

Sports Anaheim will own and operate a CCA Division II college basketball tournament with both men's and women's competitions to be held in Orange County annually.

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LCAD Sets New Writing Programs

Laguna College of Art and Design said it would start two degree programs in creative writing: a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fall 2017 and a low-residency Master of Fine Arts, in summer 2017.

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Movie Equipment Maker Buys Rival

Costa Mesa-based QSC LLS has acquired on undisclosed terms Ultra-Stereo Labs Inc. in San Luis Obispo.

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JetSuite to Fly From Carlsbad

JetSuite in Irvine plans to offer flights from Carlsbad to San Jose beginning Oct. 17, a news report said.

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Ranking Shows Automakers’ Climb

The brand value of Kia Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co. is up this year, according to Interbrand’s 17th annual Best Global Brands report

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Avocado, Heart-Health Group in Pact

The Hass Avocado Board in Mission Viejo formed a four-year partnership with the American Heart Association “to galvanize Americans to eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables every day.”

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Opus Bank to Sponsor Pac-12

Opus Bank in Irvine was named official bank of the Pac-12 Conference and sponsor of Pac-12 Networks.

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Irvine Company Names Resorts SVP

The Irvine Company named Chad Bustos senior vice president of sales and marketing for its resort properties, a new title.

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Mazda Ad Shop CCO Departs

The chief creative officer of Mazda North American Operations’ advertising agency of record, Garage Team Mazda in Costa Mesa, has “chosen to leave his position to pursue other interests,” according to the Irvine-based automaker.

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Auto Show Makes Room for Trucks

This year’s Orange County International Auto Show will occupy 25% more room at the Anaheim Convention Center for its Oct. 6-9 run.

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Business Journal Honors Innovators

About 365 people attended the Business Journal’s Second Annual Innovator of the Year Awards luncheon at Hotel Irvine on Thursday.