Pete Weitzner

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Recent Stories

One Rep Max: Contractor Builds Community Muscle

Sharing, Caring at Casco Includes People, Founder

Millennials aren’t interested in merely seeking an employer with a good happy hour, according to Casco Contractors owner Cheryl Osborn.

PwC Gets, Carries ‘Wonderfully Warm’ Giving Bug

Global Firm’s OC Outpost For 5-Year $320M Project

Ted Wilm is closing in on four decades at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the New York-based Big Four accounting firm with a significant stake in Orange County. The local office in Irvine employs 375—making PwC one of the Big Four in OC as well.

OC Executives Turn Up Optimism

ECONOMY: Most not seeing recession

Since California State University-Fullerton’s Orange County Business Expectations Survey reached an all-time high of 98.1 in the third quarter of 2018, local executives began adopting a less sanguine view of their own futures and the overall economy.

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OC Consumers ‘Alive and Kicking’

ECONOMY: Q2 local sentiment jumps

Orange County consumers are bringing back that bullish feeling.

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OC Executives Don’t See Late Year Recession

ECONOMY: CSUF survey shows confidence dipa

Orange County executives aren’t planning on a U.S. recession this year, according to the latest quarterly survey from California State University-Fullerton.

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Alteryx Culture Stays The Course Over Years

TECHNOLOGY: $6.8B with mantra: work hard, play hard

At Alteryx Inc. they throw parties—birthdays, company milestones, Halloween, and Christmas.

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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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OC Staves Off Winter Economic Blues

Famous quotes from the fantasy fave “Game of Thrones” bookended the 2019 Spring Economic Forecast of California State University-Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

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CSUF Survey Shows Modest OC Upswing

Orange County executives stared at a considerable wall of worry to start 2019.

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Rebuilding A Golf Classic's Swing

Execs Answer 911 Call to Help Inaugural Hoag Tourney

After 40 years spent golfing and running professional tournaments, Jeff Purser can track the trajectory of a title sponsor as well as any golf ball.

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