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Oakley’s Next Brand Plan

Seeks Ad Shop For Estimated $100M Campaign to Highlight Company Culture

Oakley Inc. is looking for an advertising agency to handle the creative work on a global marketing campaign that will give an inside view of the $1.5 billion eyewear and apparel brand.

Burress by the Hour; Doti’s Roadmap; Bealls’ Starry Night

Jay Burress had a lot of good news to go over on his first full year as president and CEO of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

New Emulex Chair; McCluney to Octane

TECHNOLOGY: Dissidents add three to gear maker’s board

Networking gear maker Emulex Corp. has a new Orange County-based chairman and three directors from outside the area.

Yamaha Motor Taps Local Ad Agencies

Cypress-based Yamaha Motor Corp. USA chose two local ad shops to handle its advertising, ending a three-month review for the national account.

Fundraising and All That Jazz

Garth Hogan, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s executive managing director of Global Healthcare Services;


Chase Bank is laying off 168 employees from its mortgage operations in Irvine by early March.

Vans Taps Deeper Into Creative Roots for SXSW

In Music Festival Again, Releases Documentary

Cypress-based Vans Inc. is returning to this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

Passion for Food, Sharing It Make Dubray Stand Out

Pelican Hill Executive Chef Leads With Strength, Smiles

Our Chef of the Year, Jean-Pierre Dubray, has been engaging the public in appreciation of gorgeously showcased and inherently delicious food for more than three decades.

Pelican Hill Offers Food, More for Locals, Guests

Trio of Restaurants Get Fifi’s Seal of Approval

There’s so much happening at The Resort at Pelican Hill all during the year. I’ll try to capsulize it but nevertheless want to bring you the best of the resort.

Primo Restaurants for Fresh, Creative Spring Fare

From French Countryside to Sushi With a Flair

Springtime brings thoughts of colorful flowers emerging, a climate conducive to beaches and boating, and getting out as the winter fades, even though we’ve had such a mild winter.

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March 3-12

This week's business and other event listings.

Ad Agencies Take Home Awards Haul

Local ad professionals recognized the best of the industry’s 2013 work with gold, silver and bronze American Advertising Awards—also known as Addys—at a Thursday event at the Irvine Marriott put on by the Orange County chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

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JWA Posts 2.9% Gain in Traffic

Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport was up 2.9% in January from a year earlier to 718,549, according to the latest numbers from the airport.

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OC 2013 Visitor Spending Rebounds to $9.6B

Visitors to Orange County spent $9.6 billion last year, up about 10% from a year earlier, according to the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

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BroughtonHotels Renovates Chicago Boutiques

Anaheim-based independent hotel developer and manager BroughtonHotels completed renovations on its three Chicago boutique hotels.