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For-Profit University Posts Big Gains, Seeks More in Anaheim

EDUCATION: Draws from ethnic communities here, overseas

A for-profit school in a modest office park in the shadow of Angel Stadium in Anaheim has quietly grown sixfold in three years—and it has its sights on more.

Habit Chain Signs First Overseas Deal

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. signed its first international expansion deal, an agreement with an area franchiser in the Middle East to develop 50 restaurants in six countries over the next 10 years.

Irvine Hotel Seeks Food Ideas for Chain

The Irvine Marriott will be one of the hotel chain’s first sites to cultivate food and beverage business ideas under a new program for chef-entrepreneurs by Bethesda, Md.-based Marriott International Inc.

Newport Beach Promoted in London

The destination marketing organization for Newport Beach is using images gathered by a drone to promote the city at U.S. trade shows and in London.

OCBJ Calendar

Jan. 12-21, 2015

This week's business and other event listings.

HB Startup Olloclip to Pursue $7.5M From Investors

Aims to Increase Brand Awareness, Sales Efforts

Huntington Beach startup olloclip has hired Irvine-based Moss Adams LLP to help the company attract institutional investors.

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Habit Plans Middle East Expansion

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. said it signed its first international expansion deal, an agreement with an area franchisor in the Middle East to develop 50 restaurants in six countries over the next 10 years.

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UCI, CSUF, Brandman Get Nods for Online Programs

Three Orange County universities have made the most recent lists of online degree programs from U.S. News & World Report.

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Insteon Partners With Nest

Irvine-based home-automation technology provider Insteon has gained Nest certification and launched a program for developers to build software applications for its products, the company announced Tuesday in Las Vegas at the world’s largest technology convention.

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NB Tourism Group Markets Via Images

The destination marketing organization for Newport Beach is using images gathered by a drone to promote the city at U.S. trade shows and, separately, in London.

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Irvine Marriott Food & Beverage Lab for Chain

The Irvine Marriott is set to be one of the hotel chain’s first two sites to cultivate a new restaurant idea under a program for chef-entrepreneurs, Bethesda, Md.-based Marriott International Inc. said.

Telogis Leads OC’s Rookie Lineup at CES

TECHNOLOGY: Hitches ride with GM for debut at tech’s big show

More than 100 Orange County companies will be in Las Vegas this week for the world’s largest technology convention.

Allergan Effect: Healthcare Hotter Than Ever Here

Healthcare remains integral and then some to OC’s economy, even as Irvine-based drugmaker Allergan Inc. gets ready to exit the stage as the largest publicly traded company based here

Ode to Local Pioneer; New Twists in Familiar Places

Larry Cano Left Stamp On Ever-Dynamic Food Scene

We recently lost Larry Cano, a true icon not only in Orange County dining but a major player in introducing America to sit-down Mexican dining and cuisine at a sophistication level way above the familiar taco genre.

Same Pitchman, New Sheriff in Kia’s Latest Campaign

Replaces Horse in Wild West, Visits Ancient Rome

Kia Motors America in Irvine released a new series of television commercials featuring NBA all-star Blake Griffin.