Orange County Business Journal

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Daphne’s Boss Eyes Revival From San Clemente Base

Daphne’s Greek Cafe owner Bill Trefethen is looking at ways to revamp the company’s restaurants and boost business

By Michael Volpe December 26, 2010 midnight share »

Law Firms Go After Lateral Hires for Instant Business Boost

Law firms are increasing lateral hires to boost business

By Michael Volpe November 28, 2010 midnight share »

Optimistic Outlook for PR, Clients Get Back to Growth

The county's public relations firms are optimistic about business picking up in 2011, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe November 28, 2010 midnight share »
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Dance Contest Dinner Show Set for Anaheim

A dinner show that pits dancers from various styles against one another is set to open in Anaheim early next year

By Michael Volpe November 21, 2010 midnight share »

Hyundai Increases Sponsorship With Top Cable Show

Hyundai Motor America renewed its sponsorship of TV show “Burn Notice,” in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe November 21, 2010 midnight share »
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ProFun Gets Ferrari World Park Done in Persian Gulf

Tustin’s ProFun Management Group opened a Ferrari-themed park in Abu Dhabi earlier this month

By Michael Volpe November 21, 2010 midnight share »

Newly Combined Toshiba Division Selects Ad Agency

Irvine's Toshiba America Information Systems has hired Goodness Mfg. to handle its advertising, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe November 14, 2010 midnight share »
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Old Guys Rule Brand Targets Boomers Abroad for Expansion

Old Guys Rule in San Clemente targets baby boomers and is growing sales despite a slump in the clothing industry.

By Michael Volpe November 14, 2010 midnight share »
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Big Bank Marketing

Big banks in Orange County rely on marketing campaigns to stand out.

By Michael Volpe November 7, 2010 midnight share »
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Dog Days

Irvine’s Weinerschnitzel has big plans for its 50th anniversary after struggling last year with its expansion in the Inland Empire

By Michael Volpe November 7, 2010 midnight share »

RiechesBaird to Take Hoag Brand Beyond the Bluffs

Newport Beach’s Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian hired RiechesBaird in Irvine to launch a branding campaign, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe November 7, 2010 midnight share »

Claim Jumper Obtains Court Approval for Sale

Irvine-based Claim Jumper Restaurants LLC on Wednesday obtained bankruptcy court approval for its sale to Houston-based Landry's Restaurants Inc.

By Michael Volpe November 3, 2010 3:49 p.m. share »

Automakers See October Gains

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America led a gain in sales for automakers with operations here in October.

By Michael Volpe November 2, 2010 1:16 p.m. share »
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Donors Boost Cal State Fullerton’s $26M Endowment Fund

California State University, Fullerton’s endowment fund has grown by 50% since 2007, mostly through alumni and other private donations

By Michael Volpe October 31, 2010 midnight share »
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Stars Give Suzuki Hatchback a Spin at El Toro Course

Brea’s American Suzuki Motor is set to see one of its cars featured in a History Channel TV show, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe October 31, 2010 midnight share »
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BJ’s Defies Downturn, Sees More Growth in 2011

BJ’s Restaurants is seeing record growth even as some casual dining competitors continue to struggle in a down economy

By Michael Volpe October 31, 2010 midnight share »

Casual Gamers Fuel Gains for Future Ads

FAST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES - #4. Future Ads LLC

By Michael Volpe October 25, 2010 6 a.m. share »

Baby Boomers Factor in Demand for Medical Offices

FAST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES - #8. Golden Construction Development Co.

By Michael Volpe October 25, 2010 6 a.m. share »

Most Gets More Thanks to National Realtors Account

FAST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES - #3. Most Brand Development

By Michael Volpe October 25, 2010 6 a.m. share »
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New Mazda Ad Team Hires Creative, Execs

Mazda’s new advertising shop Team Mazda is busy building its employee ranks

By Michael Volpe October 24, 2010 midnight share »

Wunderman’s Workload: Autobytel Fills Toshiba Gap

Irvine’s Wunderman has taken on more advertising duties with customer Autobytel, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe October 24, 2010 midnight share »

BJ’s Restaurants Surges After Beating Estimates

Huntington Beach-based BJ’s Restaurants Inc. saw its shares surge Friday, a day after reporting better-than-expected quarterly results.

By Michael Volpe October 22, 2010 9:35 a.m. share »

KOCE Readies To Become Region’s PBS TV Flagship

KOCE is preparing to become the region’s flagship PBS station after Los Angeles’ KCET ended its partnership with the TV programmer

By Michael Volpe October 17, 2010 midnight share »

Patent Lawyers See Rebound in Filings Next Year

Patent filings took a hit during the recession but local law firms expect a comeback by next year

By Michael Volpe October 17, 2010 midnight share »
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Fisker Hiring for Karma, Other Cars

Irvine’s Fisker Automotive plans to up its workforce in preparation for the release of its hybrid luxury sedan

By Michael Volpe October 17, 2010 midnight share »

Mitsubishi Marketing Team Debuts Virtual Test Drive

Cypress’ Mitsubishi Motors North America is offering a virtual test drive of one of its autos as part of a marketing campaign, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe October 17, 2010 midnight share »

Corinthian Colleges President Resigns, Shares Fall

Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., which faces the prospect of renewed federal regulation and persistant Wall Street skepticism, saw its shares fall Tuesday after its president announced his intention to resign this month.

By Michael Volpe October 12, 2010 8:39 a.m. share »

School Overseers

A look at the board of regents for Brandman University

By Michael Volpe October 10, 2010 midnight share »

Downturn Helps Drive Enrollment Up at Local Schools

Admissions at local universities are up even as public schools deal with major budget cuts

By Michael Volpe October 10, 2010 midnight share »

Wunderman Won’t Seek Renewal on Toshiba Account

Toshiba’s laptop unit in Irvine is putting its advertising account up for review with incumbent ad shop Wunderman bowing out, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe October 10, 2010 midnight share »
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Re-Education

For-profit university operators saw an increase in enrollment during the first stages of the recession but lately are seeing numbers drop in the face of government scrutiny

By Michael Volpe October 10, 2010 midnight share »
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Pizza Chain Plans Makeover

Irvine’s health-conscious zpizza is planning a makeover of its nearly 100 restaurants

By Michael Volpe October 10, 2010 midnight share »

WebVisible Names CEO, Cuts Jobs

Irvine-based WebVisible Inc., which helps businesses buy and target online ads, announced an executive restructuring as a NetZero Inc. cofounder takes the top spot on the heels of job cuts.

By Michael Volpe October 4, 2010 10:38 a.m. share »

Register, Other Freedom Sites Take Over Mobile Operations

Freedom Communications ended a two-year deal with Verve Wireless and has taken over its mobile content operation, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe October 4, 2010 midnight share »

Corinthian Colleges Inc.

Fastest Growing Public Companies - No. 10: Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. was at the head of the class until the proposed federal regulation threw it back a grade.

By Michael Volpe October 3, 2010 12:11 a.m. share »
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Midsize Ambitions

Kia Motors America is hoping to follow in its corporate sibling Hyundai’s footsteps with its revamped Optima sedan

By Michael Volpe October 3, 2010 midnight share »

Automakers See September Gains

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America and Irvine’s Kia Motors America Inc. bucked August declines in sales to lead local automakers with big gains in September.

By Michael Volpe October 1, 2010 11:18 a.m. share »
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Corinthian Fires Back at Proposed Rules

Santa Ana’s Corinthian Colleges is pushing back against education reforms that could potentially cripple it

By Michael Volpe September 26, 2010 midnight share »
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Moving Target Estate Tax: Work for Lawyers, Accountants

Local lawyers and accountants expect an increase in work as uncertainty about estate taxes comes to a head

By Michael Volpe September 26, 2010 midnight share »

Hyundai Marketing Rolls On During Executive Search

Hyundai is looking for a new vice president of marketing after losing its last two to General Motors, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe September 26, 2010 midnight share »
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Bryan Cave: Bell Ringing Parties, Fun Committee

Profile of Bryan Cave LLP on the Business Journal’s second annual Best Places to Work list

By Michael Volpe September 26, 2010 midnight share »

Corinthian Sees Delay in Proposed Regulations

Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. and other for-profit college operators got a reprieve from proposed federal rules that could cut funding for students at some of the company’s schools.

By Michael Volpe September 24, 2010 11:37 a.m. share »

Corinthian Colleges Shares Rally on Possible Regulation Delay

Shares of embattled Santa Ana-based vocational school operator Corinthian Colleges Inc. rallied Thursday on speculation of a delay in proposed federal rules that could cut funding for students at some of the company’s schools.

By Michael Volpe September 23, 2010 12:30 p.m. share »

In-N-Out Opening Second Restaurant in Texas Expansion

Irvine-based In-N-Out Burgers Inc. took another step in an aggressive eastward expansion Monday with plans for a second restaurant in Texas.

By Michael Volpe September 20, 2010 2:30 p.m. share »

Celebrity Software Lures Brand Affinity Investment

Irvine-based Brand Affinity Technologies has developed software for tracking celebrities and athletes, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe September 19, 2010 noon share »
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Hyundai Pushes into Luxury Market with Equus

Hyundai Motor America is gearing up to release its second luxury vehicle

By Michael Volpe September 19, 2010 noon share »
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Sales Wind Down TV Station Owner Acme

Acme Communications in Santa Ana is selling off its TV stations and winding down operations

By Michael Volpe September 19, 2010 11:26 a.m. share »

Bicycle Trade Show Returns to Anaheim

The Anaheim Convention Center has signed San Juan Capistrano-based Interbike International Bicycle Expo to return to the convention center after a 14-year hiatus.

By Michael Volpe September 17, 2010 9:03 a.m. share »

Hyundai Expanding Fountain Valley Headquarters

Hyundai Motor America Inc. is looking to double the size of its Fountain Valley headquarters.

By Michael Volpe September 15, 2010 8:36 a.m. share »

Atlanta Publisher Takes Over Riviera, Other Luxury Titles

Luxury magazine Riviera was sold to an Atlanta-based publisher, in the Media and Marketing column

By Michael Volpe September 12, 2010 midnight share »

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