Orange County Business Journal

Map of American Dream

Sunil Tolani Eyes Coast-to-Coast Portfolio of Hotels

A U.S. map on the wall of Sunil Tolani’s office in Fullerton is dotted with pushpins marking the hotels his company owns and operates.

Tourism Promoter Starts Site in Chinese

A new website of the Orange County Visitors Association promoting the county’s tourism industries and attractions to Chinese travelers is now running.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.69% to 1,861.73 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Report: El Pollo Loco Eyeing IPO

The owners of Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. are looking to take the company public, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

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Buena Park Mall Partners with South Korea Entertainment Company

Officials at The Source retail and entertainment project currently under construction in Buena Park said they've struck a deal with a South Korea-based record label and talent agency that will bring recording studios and 2,000-seat concert venue.

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Hotel Happenings: Renovation Celebrations; Embassy Suites GM Switches

The 335-room Wyndham Irvine-Orange County Airport held a launch party Thursday evening following the completion of several property improvements.

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Buena Park Mall Partners with South Korea Entertainment Company

Officials at The Source retail and entertainment project currently under construction in Buena Park said they've struck a deal with a South Korea-based record label and talent agency that will bring recording studios and 2,000-seat concert venue.

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Report: El Pollo Loco Eyeing IPO

The owners of Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. are looking to take the company public, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was off 0.14% to 1,849.91 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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Retail Roundup: Packing House Opening Set, Cupcakes on Way

Orange County’s retail and restaurant landscape continues to reflect the focus on storefronts selling one-of-a-kind, artisan offerings.

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Retail Roundup: Packing House Opening Set, Cupcakes on Way

Orange County’s retail and restaurant landscape continues to reflect the focus on storefronts selling one-of-a-kind, artisan offerings.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.18% to 1,868.97 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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Element Skateboards Names Global GM

The parent of Element Skateboards has promoted from within for the job of global general manager at the Costa Mesa-based brand.

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Element Skateboards Names Global GM

The parent of Element Skateboards has promoted from within for the job of global general manager at the Costa Mesa-based brand.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.54% to 1,867.42 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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Oakley on Google Glass Development, Design Team

Foothill Ranch-based eyewear maker Oakley Inc. will collaborate on the development and design of eyewear for Google Glass as part of a deal between its parent company and Google Inc.

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Fisker Deal to Wanxiang America Closes

The sale of Costa Mesa-based luxury hybrid automaker Fisker Automotive Inc. has been completed, the company said Monday.

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OCVA Website for Chinese Travelers Goes Live

A new website from the Orange County Visitors Association promoting the county's tourism industries and attractions to Chinese travelers is now running.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 slipped 0.60% to 1,855.36 in afternoon trading Monday.

Inside Oakley

How Shipping Containers, ‘Surf and Turf’ Work for Brand

It would be hard to match the design of Oakley Inc.’s eerie, fortress-like headquarters atop a hill in Foothill Ranch—a building that merits its One Icon address.

Union Market Announces Tenants

A mix of eateries, along with fashion and home goods retailers, were announced for the Union Market Tustin retail space.

Golf Not Company’s Only Game

TravisMathew Expands Image With Retail Entry

Apparel maker TravisMathew LLC carved space for itself in a niche segment of the sportswear market, first aiming at golfers, and now it sees retail as the next test of consumer appetite for the high-end brand to assert itself as a well-rounded lifestyle label.

Kia Motors America Exec Promoted

The head of Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. and the company’s manufacturing arm in Georgia has been promoted.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.30% to 1,877.65 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Wet Seal Slumps on Guidance, Turns to $27M Private Placement for Growth Plan

Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. said it is looking to raise as much as $27 million in a private placement that would help it grow its e-commerce and plus-size businesses as the company pushes to make headway on a turnaround.

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Wet Seal Turns to $27M Private Placement for E-commerce, Plus-Size Growth

Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. said it is looking to raise as much as $27 million in a private placement that would help it grow its e-commerce and plus-size businesses.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.62% to 1,872.26 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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Tilly’s Expects Continuing Teen Retail Challenges

Irvine-based Tilly's Inc. shares were trading down on Thursday afternoon, a day after the retailer said it expects business to be tough in the current quarter.

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Tilly’s Falls on Weak Outlook

Irvine-based Tilly's Inc. shares fell in after-hours trading Wednesday after the retailer said it expects business to be tough in the current quarter.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.06% to 1,873.28 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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PacSun Shares Up as Turnaround Continues

Investors sent shares of Anaheim-based Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. up on Wednesday, a day after the retailer reported continued improvement in its business.

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Tenants Announced for Union Market Tustin

A mix of eateries along with fashion and home goods retailers have been announced for the Union Market Tustin retail space.

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Motorcycle Industry Council Hires GC

Irvine-based Motorcycle Industry Council said it hired Erik Pritchard to be the organization's general counsel.

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Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum Names GM

The 112-suite Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum announced the appointment of Julie Buettner to general manager.

Concierge Association Releases ‘Preferred Vendor’ List

The Newport Beach-based Orange County Concierge Association recently released its annual list of preferred vendors.

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PacSun Shares Jump as Turnaround Continues

Investors sent shares of Anaheim-based Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. up in extended trading Tuesday after the retailer reported continued improvement in its business.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.75% to 1,872.83 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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Kia Motors America Chief Promoted to Vice Chair

The head of Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. and the company's manufacturing arm in Georgia has been promoted.

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Slapfish Strikes New Franchise Deal

Huntington Beach-based fast-casual seafood restaurant concept Slapfish inked a new franchise agreement for Southern California.

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Slapfish Strikes New Franchise Deal

Huntington Beach-based fast-casual seafood restaurant concept Slapfish inked a new franchise agreement for Southern California.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.96% to 1,858.88 in afternoon trading Monday.

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Voila Hotel Rewards Adds Central, Eastern Europe Properties

Hotel loyalty program Voila Hotel Rewards, whose Americas headquarters are in Newport Beach, said it added Mamaison Hotels & Residences to its roster of member properties.

Sanuk Walks Taller Under Deckers Outdoor

APPAREL: Shoemaker takes wider view on lineup, retail

Sanuk got the comfort thing down 17 years ago with its Fur Real sandal, constructed of indoor-outdoor carpet.

Kia Loads First Full Luxury Sedan With Expectations

AUTOS: Seeks halo effect for whole lineup with new model

Kia Motors America Inc. sees 2014 as the year of the luxury sedan—and the time to push up market perceptions of its brand.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.07% to 1,847.62 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 1.13% to 1,847.06 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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Former Irvine Exec Named Kia Canada CEO

A former executive at Kia Motors America Inc.'s Irvine headquarters has been promoted to president and chief executive of Ontario-based Kia Canada Inc.

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Former Irvine Exec Named Kia Canada CEO

A former executive at Kia Motors America Inc.'s Irvine headquarters has been promoted to president and chief executive of Ontario-based Kia Canada Inc.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.14% to 1,864.93 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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Anaheim Convention Center $180M Expansion Approved

The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday night approved the 200,000-square-foot expansion of the city's convention center.