ECONOMY: Sentiment index dips from 100 to ‘still-high’ 97
Orange County consumers are losing a little of that bullish feeling.
INNOVATION: $2.5M for Costa Mesa’s Nimble
Costa Mesa-based Nimble, a newly formed maker of what it’s promoting as sustainably made smartphone accessories, has raised $2.5 million to help fund growth.
Bokota Juggles Job With IUSD Board Duties
Paul Bokota wears a lot of hats outside of his day job as vice president and division general counsel for Spectrum Brands Inc. in Lake Forest.
Assistant GC ‘Loves Being a Lawyer’
When Stacey Jue began her career as a lawyer, she was advised to prepare herself to make a lot of sacrifices.
Larson Cuts Employee Case Settlements 90% as Headcount Triples
Indiana native Bruce Larson has spent his professional career in Orange County—thanks to his parents.
Goal to Be Guardian of Company
Irvine-based medical device giant Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) doesn’t plan to stop investing in its portfolio of cutting-edge, life-saving products, and its team of about 30 attorneys in the U.S. and abroad is aligned with its patient-first mission.
More than 300 guests gathered on Sept. 22 at Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach to say, “Bon Voyage!” to domestic violence at the 24th annual Laura’s House gala, which was themed “Ports of Call” this year.
Fast-growing fintech firm Acorns Grow Inc. is seeking another funding round that would vault the 6-year-old Irvine-based company’s valuation to $700 million, according to news reports.
January Launch For Medicare Advantage
Orange-based Alignment Healthcare is a little more than a month from introducing a first-of-its-kind concierge program for seniors with Medicare Advantage insurance coverage.
Irvine’s Estée Lauder Unit Sells to Travelers
Beauty on the go is the next frontier for cult beauty label Too Faced Cosmetics LLC based in Irvine.
$18.6M Buy as Duo Nabs Glaukos for AV Campus
It’s been an active few weeks for Newport Beach-based Stillwater Investment Group, a privately held investor in office, industrial, apartment and retail properties that’s been operating since 2014.
Ducommon Sales Up 15%; Diablo Fans Mad as Hell
It’s earnings season, and here’s a snapshot of the most recent quarterly performances and outlooks of several local technology companies traded on the big boards.
Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 41, No. 48
The parent company of Carl’s Jr., which was originally headquartered in Anaheim, is now leaving the city for good.
Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments
Son T. Nguyen purchased a retail fast-food building from Nathan Russi for $2.6 million, or $1,012 per square foot.
AUTOMOTIVE: Zotye sets up in Lake Forest
Chinese carmaker Zotye Automobile International Co. plans to use a new Lake Forest-based distribution company to sell vehicles in the U.S. by 2020.
On OC’s unofficial Mount Rushmore … giants in the land: Bren, Segerstrom, Argyros, Lyon … commanded USAF reserves … built his first homes, Fullerton … stepped down from board having built 100K countywide, elsewhere … backs veterans, OC Rescue Mission … with Bill Steiner started privately funded Orangewood: children, family services … part of car collection now at 30K SF air museum near JWA … Business Journal OC’s Wealthiest
Taco Bell’s Thailand franchisee plans to open its first location in Bangkok by early next year, local news reports said.