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Welocalize Inc. acquired Irvine-based Global Language Solutions on undisclosed terms.
Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired two trade shows from founder Shannon Leggett on undisclosed terms.
Orange County is the No. 3 “large city” destination—bested only by Los Angeles and New York City—in a national assessment by Resonance Consultancy Ltd. in New York.
The Hotel Menage in Anaheim plans to rebrand as a Four Points by Sheraton, industry sources said.
Walt Disney Co. in Burbank earned $2.6 billion on revenue of $14.3 billion in its most recent quarter, up from $2.5 billion on $13.1 billion for the same period last year.
Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. has taken naming rights of the Los Angeles Rams practice facility at University of California-Irvine.
John Wayne Airport said 929,000 passengers flew in and out of the airport in June, a 9.4% increase over the 850,000 that did so in the same period last year.
Autobytel Inc. in Irvine beat Wall Street expectations for revenue for its second quarter that ended June 30.
Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies from M&M Gift Shows in Toledo, Ohio.
The city of Long Beach named Jesus “Jess” Romo its airport director, effective Sept. 6.
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa plans to mark its 30th anniversary with a fundraising concert headlined by Grammy Award-winner Carole King.
In-N-Out Burgers Inc. President Lynsi Snyder made a rare public appearance today at the Disneyland Hotel to pick up the 2016 Most Trustworthy Leader Award, while her Irvine–based company beat co-finalists Yard House USA Inc. in Irvine and BJ’s Restaurants Inc. in Huntington Beach for top honors in the restaurant chain category.
Orange County opened more new hotel rooms in the first six months of 2016 than any county in California but its future pace will give way to other areas, according to a recent report.
Visit Dana Point named Sean Keliiholokai executive director, effective in mid-August.
Newport Beach & Co. said it handled 18% of hotel room bookings in the city for its fiscal year 2016 that ended June 30, up from 15% of the city’s total in 2015.