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LehmanMillet Gets Strategic to Nab Avanir Account

ADVERTISING: Santa Ana firm’s new division key to win

A new approach by a Santa Ana-based healthcare advertising agency appears to be bearing fruit.

Specific Media Adds Industry Vet to Board

Irvine-based Specific Media LLC added former Turner Broadcasting Sales Inc. executive Larry Goodman to its board of directors.

Hughes Rejoins Business Journal as Reporter, Web Editor

Paul Hughes has rejoined the Orange County Business Journal as a reporter and Web editor.

Coordinated Effort Taps Coveted China Meetings Market

OC Trumps Vegas for 7K- Strong Company Reward Trip

It took a perfect storm of the positive persuasion to bring the Perfect group to Orange County.

Shifting Demographics Could Change Ads, Pitches

PR Pros Hear Age, Race Turns Could Affect Them

Modern America is undergoing two sets of drama simultaneously: We are about to become a majority nonwhite country, and at the same time, a record share of us are turning gray, Paul Taylor, executive vice president of special projects at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., said during the Public Relations Society of America OC chapter’s Senior Roundtable on May 15.

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R.D. Olson Construction Appoints President

Irvine-based R.D. Olson Construction has named Bill Wilhelm president.

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St. Regis Monarch Beach Sold

The St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point has been sold to a Denver-based private equity firm.

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Marriott Awards R.D. Olson With Top Developer Honor

Irvine developer Bob Olson and his company R.D. Olson were awarded Marriott International's Developer of the Year award this week.

Specific Media Adds Cable Vet to Board

Irvine-based Specific Media LLC has added former Turner Broadcasting executive Larry Goodman to its board of directors.

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Laguna Cliffs Inn Sold

The 36-room Laguna Cliffs Inn was acquired by Classic Hotels & Resorts for $11.2 million.

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PennySaver Gets 3 Coupon Magazines

PennySaver USA in Brea has acquired The Monthly Mailer in Hermosa Beach on undisclosed terms.

Another Shift for OC 50

Newcomers Reflect Growth of Services

Call it 10%—that’s about the turnover rate for this year’s OC 50, the Business Journal’s annual inventory of influence.

Concert Golf Continues Buying Spree

Concert Golf Partners, a Newport Beach-based golf club owner and operator, acquired MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, N.C. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ADDENDUM--Week of May 12

Newport Beach-based activist investor Engaged Capital LLC agreed to drop its nominations for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s board of directors as the clothing retailer announced its own roster of four independent directors for election. Engaged Capital has a 0.5% stake in New Albany, Ohio-based Abercrombie & Fitch, which has a market capitalization of about $2.8 billion.