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ComplexCon: a Study in What’s Moving the Needle in Retail, Experiential Marketing“Stop! Stop running!”

Bill Russell Gets HOF Ring in OC

SPORTS: Raj family home hosts ceremony

Often lost in the local and national debate over who’s the best basketball player ever, an argument between current Laker LeBron James and Michael Jordan, one hoops legend with a more impressive résumé is often overlooked.

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Clearview Sells Hawaii Hotel

Clearview Partners in Newport Beach sold a nearly 600-room Holiday Inn Express in Waikiki for $205 million.

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5 Honorees for GC of Year

The Business Journal’s 10th annual General Counsel Awards celebrated the work and success of Orange County’s business in-house counsels at Hotel Irvine Wednesday night.

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Guest Spending Boosts Disneyland

Strong visitor spending at Disneyland Resort offset expenses and lower attendance at the Anaheim park during its parent company’s fourth quarter.

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Volcom Nabs Winter Olympics Deal

Volcom inked a deal making it the official apparel partner for the U.S. snowboard team.

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Hyperice Products for JetSuite Pilots

Irvine-based Hyperice will supply pilots for charter carrier JetSuite with health and wellness products and education.

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Hotels Gain Across the Board

Local hotels increased rates, revenue, and occupancy in September, a report by CBRE Hotels said.

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Blizzard Parent Beats Street

Activision Blizzard, parent company of Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment, reported third-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates.

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Amazon Adds 322K SF Space

Amazon will open a 322,000-square-foot distribution hub in Mission Viejo.

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Streetwear Growing Up

Apparel makers talked the merits—and future—of streetwear at the recently concluded ComplexCon.

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Emerald Expos Bolsters Portfolio

San Juan Capistrano-based Emerald Expositions Events Inc. (NYSE: EEX) bought G3 Communications in New Jersey for an undisclosed sum.

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Bastion Collective Continues Buying Spree

Marketing and communications firm Bastion Collective USA said Monday it acquired consumer insights firm and consultance db5.

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Diablo IV Opens BlizzCon

Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine presented the long-awaited Diablo IV role-playing game on the first day of its annual BlizzCon fanfest in Anaheim.

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Wyndham Rebrands

Wyndham Irvine – Orange County Airport is being rebranded under a name new to OC.

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Long Beach Airport Traffic Ticks Up

Long Beach Airport traffic rose 1.5% year-over-year in September to 289,500 passengers; year-to-date traffic is down about 12% to 2.6 million passengers.

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