Kate Schwartz

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Recent Stories

Nonprofit Choreographs Future to Reach Kids Across US

Santa-Ana based nonprofit organization The Wooden Floor is taking a new approach to growth, recently licensing its unique curriculum to Washington, D.C.-based CityDance.

Tough Work Leads to Rewarding Job

Experience On Clergy Abuse Cases Help Him Advise on Workplace Issues

Chad Franks is at the top of his field—a young and successful general counsel who leads a team of attorneys at Irvine-based staffing company Decton Group of Cos.

Military Contractor Wins $42M Navy Job

Mercury Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Chelmsford, Mass.-based Mercury Systems Inc., was awarded a $41.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy this week.

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Wastewater Outfit Buys Firm in Canada

Costa Mesa-based wastewater solids reduction and removal company JWC Environmental acquired IPEC Consultants in Canada on undisclosed terms.

Fluidmaster Buys in Turkey

San Juan Capistrano-based toilet tank component manufacturer Fluidmaster Inc. acquired Istanbul-based Key Teknik, a sanitary equipment business with a large market presence in the Middle East and Europe.

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Kaiser Income Up; Revenue Misses

Foothill Ranch-based Kaiser Aluminum Corp. fell short of analysts' third-quarter estimates, though its revenue increased.

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Diva Gets It Done

What Opera, Precision Manufacturing Have in Common

Robin Follman-Otta has sung operas alongside Andrea Bocelli and overseen the production of $100,000 acoustic measuring instruments for oil drills.


Dr. Bob Foresman, a local Orange County orthodontist and avid sailor, gathered around the kitchen table with his family and invented the first product of what would become an innovative profitable manufacturer nearly 50 years later.

McLarand’s 2-Way Street

Architect Worked China During Recession, Carves Niche as Guide for US Projects

Carl McLarand went to China to find a way through the Great Recession.

Incubator to Back, Build Female-Led Startups

ECONOMY: Chapman-based group led by serial entrepreneur

Orange-based incubator and start-up accelerator Chicklabs Inc. has considerable goals: launch female-led and owned businesses, make a name for itself in the niche market of consumer products, and mentor Chapman student-entrepreneurs in the process.

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