Designers Redraw Two Westins

Vanrooy Design LLC in Santa Ana follows-up interior design work on a $23 million Westin Long Beach renovation with similar efforts for the Westin Las Vegas.

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Coastline Renames, Rebrands

Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley changed name to Coastline College and introduced a new logo.

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SeneGence Tops Women-Owned List

Beauty products distributor SeneGence International in Foothill Ranch topped the Business Journal’s ranking of women-owned businesses with more than $1 billion in companywide revenue last year.

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Iteris Closes $11M Acquisition

Iteris Inc. in Santa Ana closed its $10.7 million acquisition of Tampa, Fla.-based Albeck Gergen Inc. Key principals of the Florida traffic engineering firm could earn another $2.3 million from incentives over the next three years.

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Budget Blinds Franchiser Bought

Irvine-based Home Franchise Concepts was purchased by JM Family Enterprises Inc. in Deerfield, Fla., on undisclosed terms.

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10 Questions Answered At Chapman’s Update Forecast

Chapman University’s Raymond Sfeir and I presented our 41st Economic and Business Review Update on June 19. People are always asking questions. So I summarized them here along with answers.

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ShiftPixy’s Woes Mount After Default Notices

Tries to Renegotiate While Revenue Rises

Irvine-based ShiftPixy Inc., (Nasdaq: PIXY), a tech-based scheduling agency that helps restaurant workers get part-time work, said it is defaulting on its convertible notes and is seeking renegotiation of the instruments.

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Irvine’s Cryoport In Expansion Mode

Raises $59.8 Million In Stock Offering

High-flying Cryoport Inc. (Nasdaq: CYRX) has plans to expand its distribution—of which it is the largest transporter of biologically sensitive products—and hire new employees to do it.

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Eye Experts Meet at OCTANe Event

OC’s Hottest Industry Examines New Startups

Networking group OCTANe hosted its annual meeting for one of Orange County’s hottest industries: ophthalmology.

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Avid Bioservices Soars After Tumultuous Period

HEALTHCARE: Shares rise 40% after Q4 report

It turns out the reports of Avid Bioservices Inc.’s demise were an exaggeration.

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NBA’s Summer League in Vegas Run from Costa Mesa

SPORTS: Hall Pass preps 15th edition

With the closest team 40 miles away and Newport Coast’s Kobe Bryant retired, Orange County’s connection with the National Basketball Association these days isn’t obvious.

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Windes Still Bending to its Roots in Irvine

ACCOUNTING: 93-year-old firm in expansion mode

John Di Carlo can’t testify under oath that the founders of Windes Inc. had company culture and employee engagement at the core of their thinking when they opened their accounting firm. It was 1926 and the managing partner hasn’t come across any old work papers with “people first” scrawled across them.

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UCI Names Diversity Chief

University of California-Irvine promoted Douglas Haynes to the newly-created position of vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Mechanics Bank to Have 2 CEOs

Mechanics Bank (OTCBB: MCHB) announced it will have two chief executives after its acquisition of Rabobank, N.A., a subsidiary of Rabobank Group.

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Allergan Being Sold for $63B

Chicago-based AbbVie Inc. has agreed to buy fellow pharmaceutical giant Allergan Plc for nearly $63 billion in cash and stock.

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