The La Palma-based Innovation Institute, a provider of business services, products and investment management services to health systems, formed a new staffing business.
BJ’s Restaurants Inc. launched a mobile application that aims to reduce customers’ wait times and increase the Huntington Beach-based chain’s sales volume.
Longtime QLogic Corp. Executive Chairman HK Desai died suddenly June 8 of cardiac arrest, the Aliso Viejo-based networking gear maker said.
BIT Group, a contract developer and manufacturer of diagnostic testing products, opened a research and development center in the Irvine Spectrum.
Nine area community leaders were elected to the Orange County United Way board of directors:
The University of California-Irvine School of Law earned full American Bar Association accreditation, making it the second school in Orange County with that status.
Want Waterfronts, Luxury For Primary Residences
A new report on the home-purchasing behaviors of high-net-worth buyers in the U.S., U.K., Brazil and China reveals interesting insights into their needs and desires.
Inland Empire Site Will Have 1.6 Million SF Built on Spec
Goodman Birtcher in Irvine is getting busy with its plans to become one of the country’s biggest developers of large-scale industrial developments.
Six Firms Finish 1.6M SF, More Than Double Last Year
The opening of new headquarters for two of Orange County’s better-known companies helped the area’s commercial development sector top a square footage mark not seen in six years.
Revenue of 27 Biggest Decreases About 11%
A significant increase in the backlogs of Orange County’s largest commercial construction companies didn’t immediately translate into more work for them last year.
School Starts on 60,000-SF Addition in Downtown Santa Ana
Orange County School of the Arts supporters, administrators, teachers, students and parents gathered for a June 11 groundbreaking on a $20 million, 60,000-square-foot instructional center on its campus in downtown Santa Ana.
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Cramer Speculates Danaher Would Be Stronger If Split
Danaher Corp., the conglomerate that owns Brea-based medical testing company Beckman Coulter Inc., could be in line for a potential breakup, according to quirky stock guru Jim Cramer.
Video Campaign Touts Companies’ Offerings
Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. is collaborating with Cisco Systems Inc. to promote “Fly Higher—a Partner Program with Altitude” service.
Models to Get Telematics System Hino Insight 2.0
Aliso Viejo-based Telogis Inc. has followed up its software deal to equip General Motors’ commercial vehicles with its first contract with the U.S. unit of Hino Motors Ltd., the third largest truck maker in the world.
850 Homes in 10 Spots in Streetman Purchase
Austin has been a go-to source of business opportunities for Orange County’s commercial real estate industry in the past few years, with office and apartment investors in particular snapping up properties at a rapid clip in and around the Texas capital.
New Faces Give It Tools to Maximize Emerging Lines
The board at Emulex Corp. has undergone a significant turnover in the past year, replacing nearly half of its 11 seats with new directors who bring executive leadership, operations experience, and deep industry connections to the conference table.
REAL ESTATE: Wants office campus in line with hip trend
The city of Tustin is looking to turn a 43-acre portion of its Tustin Legacy development into Orange County’s largest creative-office campus.
How Little Saigon’s Cluster of Repair Shops Works
James Do had big plans for his auto repair business after nearly two decades in a cluster of about 50 mechanics and body shops that fill one side of a whole block just off Little Saigon’s main drag of Bolsa Avenue.
Little Orbit Seeks to Double Revenue
Santa Ana video game publisher Little Orbit LLC aims to double business this year with an aggressive rollout plan that kicks off this week with the release of an adventure game based on a DreamWorks blockbuster.
Company Takes Advantage of Movie Maker’s Resources
The licensing deal for Little Orbit LLC’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” came with an assortment of marketing freebies from DreamWorks Animation LLC that are helping the Santa Ana video game publisher defray some of the cost of promoting the new release (see related story, page 1).
Financing Young Companies Means More Early Work
It’s a balancing act for banks in the process of determining the “bankability” of startups and early-stage companies, a niche in Orange County that’s becoming a key market for lenders and investors as the economy strengthens and opens to more entrepreneurial efforts.
Field’s OC Deals Would Have Dropped Without It
Orange County’s top venture capital firms combined to invest $79 million in local companies last year, a 60% increase from a year earlier.
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Revenue Cycle Managing Has Much Room to Grow
Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. will get a bump from the growing revenue cycle management sector in coming years, according to a recently issued analyst report.
Aims to Boost Engagment, Product Profiles
Cypress-based Vans Inc. has relaunched its website, a collaboration with the Huge Inc. digital agency in Los Angeles.
Wireless Router Provides Small-Business Hot Spots
Fountain Valley-based D-Link Systems Inc. has partnered with Facebook Inc. to roll out a wireless router geared toward small-business owners.
Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments
The first quarter continued to demonstrate the consistency in demand in West Orange County’s marketplace.
$66M Price Tag Given to Embassy Suites Sale
Bethesda-based hotel operator RLJ Lodging Trust has snapped up a hotel in Irvine, its second local acquisition this year.
Look who’s feeling fresh in brand-new digs—Bill Gross, who joined the rest of the Pimco crew for hot dogs and burgers on the porch of their recently completed HQ in Newport Center last week.
APPAREL: Strategic shifts come amid rugged week for shares
Quiksilver Inc.’s shares took a beating last week, but its management might have an ace or two up its sleeve to get the company on track in the second half of the year.
REAL ESTATE: Joins again with Oaktree, adds eight-story office
Hines Interests LP and Oaktree Capital Management LP have closed on their second major Orange County office property acquisition in as many weeks, adding the eight-story State Fund building in Santa Ana to their joint portfolio.
A division of South Korea-based Samsung Group is planning to move its U.S. operations to Orange County in coming months.
MEDIA: Rebranding reflects parent name; debut rough
GrindMedia in San Clemente has been recast as TEN: Action/Outdoor Group.
HEALTHCARE: New entity owns nursing home properties
Orange County has a new publicly traded healthcare company among its ranks.
GOVERNMENT: UCI one option for vehicle test lab
The California Air Resources Board is considering moving its El Monte testing facility to new digs, with Orange County a possible parking space.