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TOURISM AND MEDIA

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Irvine Company Takes Amenities Up a Notch

REAL ESTATE: Fitness, health centers, outdoor upgrades

Irvine Company, Orange County’s dominant landlord, is preparing to launch a package of fitness, wellness and outdoor amenities for a large portion of its office portfolio.

Hyundai Seeks New Connections to Consumers

AUTOS: Super Bowl image ad set stage for upcoming campaign

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc.’s advertising splash during Super Bowl 50 was a setup for a new branding campaign that’s scheduled to be in full swing come spring.

OCVA to Set Up Shop in India, Japan

The Orange County Visitors Association is slated to open offices in Tokyo and New Delhi this week.

Tourism Group Names Directors, Chair

Visit Anaheim named two new directors and a new board chairman.

Opus Hires NY Firm to Fill Niche on Smaller Loans

On Deck To Help Bank Maximize Position

Opus Bank in Irvine signed a marketing and referral agreement with New York-based On Deck Capital Inc., whose financing products focus on small businesses.

California Fantasy Sports Regulation Bill Advances

Would Introduce Player Vetting, Operator Licenses

Daily fantasy sports operators and fans in California notched a big win at the state legislature late last month that would pave a path to regulating a booming segment of the gaming world.

Chapman’s Artsy Uncle

How, Why School Became Home for Couple’s $7 Million Art Collection

Family matters at Chapman University, although that won’t be obvious to visitors to the opening of the school’s Hilbert Museum of California Art later this month.

Swell Move for Global E-Commerce Operation

RETAIL: OC-grown brand lends name to parent in strategic shift

Swell is about to hit the Asia-Pacific and European markets.

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Mirman Group Will Wait on Freedom Bid

An investment group led by Freedom Communication Inc. Chief Executive Richard Mirman will not submit the initial or “stalking horse” bid for the company’s assets by today’s deadline.

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Activision Shares Down on Miss

Shares in Activision Blizzard Inc. fell after it reported results that missed analyst forecasts for revenue and earnings.

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Time Inc. Buys Irvine Ad Tech Firm

Irvine-based advertising technology company Viant Inc. was bought by Time Inc. in New York on undisclosed terms.

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NB Ad Shop Sold

Newport Beach-based advertising agency O’Leary and Partners has been bought by the Shipyard, a marketing firm in Columbus, Ohio, on undisclosed terms.

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Southwest Gets Long Beach Capacity

Southwest Airlines can add up to four flights at Long Beach Airport under an allocation the facility made this week.

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New Faces on Visit Anaheim Board

Visit Anaheim named two new directors and a new board chairman.

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Newspaper Takes Over Rival

Nguoi Viet Daily News Inc. in Garden Grove, publisher of Nguoi Viet Daily News, has taken over assets of competitor The Little Saigon News Inc., according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Santa Ana.