B Corp Lender Must Give Back to Maintain Its Cert.
In essay “In the ‘People Business’: A Call for Interdependence” Clearinghouse CDFI President and Chief Executive Doug Bystry wrote as his final point, “What we build in our minds is just as important as what we build with our hands.”
Founding Father Set Giving-Back Philosophy
One of the commonalities among companies with a philanthropic perspective seems to be that they place employee well-being at the top of their priorities, particularly their purpose and fulfillment. Fluidmaster Inc. says it’s embraced that idea since its 1957 inception.
Post-Buy, Looks Overseas; Invests in M. Obama Cause
Collegewise is reaching higher one year after being acquired by Singapore-based A-Star Education Holdings, formerly ChangedEDU Holdings, for an undisclosed sum.
6.5% Drop Steeper As Intl. Schools Take Share
Enrollment in area schools MBA programs fell in the 12 months ended Sept. 30.
Christian School Starts Building Out Master Plan
Nearly 300 people gathered on Vanguard University’s 40-acre campus for the recent groundbreaking of its $10.4 million student center, which will take on the Spanish Mission-style look of its newer buildings and replace an existing cafe and bookstore.
About 230K Students At Schools on Directory
This year marks the debut of the Business Journal’s list of OC community colleges, which features enrollment in the 12 months ending on Sept. 30.
Employers Seek More Benefits to Lure Talent
Employers are beefing up benefits, such as expanded life insurance and improved disability and supplemental benefits for critical illnesses, disabilities and even identify theft.
Producers’ Progress Slows In 6-Year Streak of Gains
The largest insurance brokerages in Orange County continued their way up last year, local revenue rising 6.3% to $745.4 million—the sixth straight year of steady growth. However, it’s the first time since 2012 that revenue growth dipped below 7%, as post-recession growth plateaued.
Three-Story Models Address Land Shortage
Kevin Karami and his son Dustin pointed out the differences among the three next-door houses they designed in Irvine’s Great Park Neighborhoods.
OC Billings Top $500M for First Time
It’s been a good year for architecture firms in Orange County, who have benefited from increased work as corporate clients look to reimagine their workspaces, as well as a continuing boom in residential development in the county.
OC Billings Up 10% For Areas Top 38 Firms
Orange County’s top 38 engineering firms reported another year of growth with a nearly 10% increase in OC billings to $1.2 billion.
SERVICES: Ahtna Design wins fans for its construction expertise
An Alaska-based firm owned by an indigenous tribe is seeing its construction management firm do quite well in Irvine.
MANUFACTURING: Firm keeps growing like ‘gangbusters’
Online retailer MatterHackers Inc. set out to make desktop 3D printing more accessible to consumers by helping them weed through the plethora of machines and accessories available on the market.
AUTOMOTIVE: Firm uses AI to find defective parts
The nation’s largest auto safety recall a decade ago provided a foundation to build one of the fastest-growing startups in Orange County.
Others Reinvented Themselves in the Roundup of Fastest-Growing Private Cos.
The Business Journal’s 2016 and 2017 lists of fastest-growing privately held firms sported a statistical anomaly.