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A lot of good lines at the Business Journal’s inaugural Innovator of the Year Awards last week, including one that helped sum up how the event reaches beyond the buzzword for a comprehensive look at one of Orange County’s most valuable and broad-based assets—businesses of all sorts that turn fresh thinking into new products, processes or practices (see news item, page 7).
David Pyott was his sharp-witted self and then some at last week’s British American Business Awards at the Hotel Irvine.
Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 38, No. 38
John Krafcik, former chief executive of Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. plans to join Google Inc. later this month to lead the technology company’s self-driving car project.
Fewer Companies, More Jobs in All 3 Categories
The number of entries on this week’s Business Journal lists of fastest-growing private companies based in Orange County is down by about 10% from a year ago.
Could be pretty impressive timing for New Majority on its next interview session for campaign 2016, especially if Ohio Gov. John Kasich impresses in the GOP debate slated for Sept. 16 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
This week’s special report on philanthropy starts on page 15, includes lists of corporate and private foundations, and seems especially well timed in the wake of the recent splash the Segerstrom Center for the Arts made with the kickoff of its $68 million fundraising campaign.
A key number overlooked in last week’s initial blast of publicity on the $68 million makeover of the central plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts: 100,000.
Not a lot of details offered when Blackstone Group’s deal for a majority of Santa Ana-based Stearns Lending came to light late last week, with initial reports offering no price and the description of founder and Chairman Glenn Stearns’ ongoing stake limited to “significant”(see Addendum item, page 15).
Mary Ann Brown has maintained a low profile despite her status as one of the highest-ranking female executives in OC, with a resume that stretches from here to New York and London.
Put Santa Ana on the itinerary for the road show rolled out by KPCC/89.3 FM to mark Larry Mantle’s 30th anniversary as host of the popular Air Talk program.