Pete Weitzner

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Recent Stories

$50M Ranch Hand

Randall Family’s Giving: Quiet No More

Randalls curate coastal OC future

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CHOC Amps Fundraising 12% to $47.7M

NONPROFITS: Sees children’s mental clinic boosting US

CHOC Children’s Foundation, the fundraising entity for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, sets the bar high.

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Goodwill as Influencer? Seeks Hipper, Trendier Image

NONPROFITS: Revenue up; new boss eyes expansion

About this time last year, Nicole Suydam was taking the reigns at Santa Ana-based Goodwill of Orange County—after months of trepidation.

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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