Twin Sisters Take Over Data Analytics Firm
Don Vivrette launched his market research firm MacKenzie Corp. 34 years ago, after spending years as an independent data analyst helping corporations leverage data to grow revenue and customers.
Winery Owner Bower Sells Rebuilt Laguna Beach Site
Laguna Beach’s gated Emerald Bay community has seen its share of big-dollar deals the past two months.
Partners With Michigan’s Carhartt on Collection
Who says you can’t mix work and play? Certainly not Costa Mesa-based Hurley International.
5.11 Co-Founder, CEO Gets Company Back on Track
It’s been 10 months since Francisco Morales stepped in as chief executive of 5.11 Tactical, the Irvine-based manufacturer of apparel and gear for military and law enforcement officials.
Lines Longer For Shops Than Ride
Disneyland Resort opened its long-awaited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction a little more than a week ago and in addition to the eateries and snacks, guests can expect a plethora of merchandise to help bring the experience home.
EDUCATION: IT and computing degrees; $1/day
Brandman University will be expanding its degree offerings to Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) employees—a year after it was named by the retail giant as one of three universities employees could attend largely on Walmart’s dime.
EDUCATION: Largest gift to namesake school
Henry and Susan Samueli last week continued their commitment to funding the region’s next generation of engineers and innovators.
ESPN2 Showing 4-Part Documentary
University of California-Irvine’s varsity esports team is getting star treatment.
U.S. employment was reported to have slowed down last month following the Labor Department’s jobs report Friday, leading Wall Street to optimism about potential interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve.
Monthly sales among OC’s largest automakers were mixed last month while three of the four automakers reported an increase for the year.
APPAREL: Shares on downswing after Q1 report
Tilly’s Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) is feeling California’s recent record-breaking cold front.
Free Wahoo’s Grub For Bus, Metrolink Users
Go ahead and order another margarita this Taco Tuesday.
Records Link Home To Newport Beach Lawyer
Sitting on half an acre of manicured grounds in Newport Coast is a 10,749-square-foot Pelican Crest home with an asking price of $19.8 million.
$9.6M on Waterfront; $5.5M for Inland Home
Two homes recently traded hands in separate transactions on Lido Isle.
Second C-Suite Hire from Verizon
Longtime marketing and technology veteran Colson Hillier was named chief marketing officer at Irvine-based customer service provider Alorica Inc.
Randy Parker was named vice president of national sales on Wednesday by Fountain Valley-based automaker Hyundai Motor America.
MANUFACTURING: New products, Europe facility
Earth Friendly Products continues to see green from being environmentally friendly.
Casanova McCann Taps Local Forces for Campaign
A handful of drivers came pretty close to getting a traffic ticket but missed out thanks to a campaign created by Costa Mesa-based ad agency Casanova McCann.
Serves as Music Curator for Apple
LRG, or Lifted Research Group, is cranking up the volume to promote itself.
Karma Automotive doesn’t want its drivers to have to navigate the heavy traffic of Orange County while trying out its luxury electric cars. So it’s building them their own test track.
5 Beds, 6 Baths On Inland Site
Sitting on nearly 2 acres, the manicured grounds of a mansion on Searidge in Laguna Niguel is asking $10.9 million.
Chameleon Gets Star Turn in Soul Spots
Kia Motors America is ditching the hamsters that starred in several years’ worth of commercials for the Irvine-based carmaker, and has signed a different animal to promote its new family of Soul vehicles.
Van Tuyls Linked To Other Homes in Area
A five-story Corona del Mar home with ties to billionaire Larry Van Tuyl and his wife, Patricia, is back on the market with an asking price of $23.9 million.
Kim Jung Gi Work Highlighted
Huntington Beach-based agency Gallegos United and its sister production agency, Luna United, tapped South Korean artist Kim Jung Gi for its latest work for client Xfinity, Comcast’s video and high-speed internet provider.
MARKETING: Apps, messaging, Cancún trips
Forget the frown lines, it was all smiles last week inside the Newport Center headquarters of Botox rival maker Evolus Inc. (Nasdaq: EOLS).
San Juan Capistrano-based Emerald Expositions Events Inc. (NYSE: EEX) named Sally Shankland president and chief executive on Monday, succeeding former CEO David Loechner, who stepped down late last year.
MANUFACTURING: New look for e-liquid lines
Irvine-based vaping company Propaganda Premium E-Liquid is growing up. A little.
MARKETING: Fast- growing Irvine firm sold
Irvine-based ad firm Rhythm launched as a digital-first agency in 1996—a time when consumers paid for the internet by the hour, unless they owned one of AOL’s ubiquitous CDs promising “200 hours free!”
Ad Campaign Spotlights 7 Shoe Aficionados
Costa Mesa-based Vans Inc. is raising a glass to collectors of its famed waffle sole.
Says Spending Will Go Up
Expect to see a bigger marketing push from fast-casual burger chain Habit Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT), as well as a partnership with a new ad agency.
Vizio Inc. is looking beyond the nuts and bolts of making televisions.
2020 Return After 5-Year Race Gap
Asics North America is going the distance.
1.25-Acre Compound Asking Nearly $18M
The seaside Laguna Beach home of screenwriter, director and producer Ryan Murphy is back on the market with an asking price of $17.75 million, just shy of the $18 million asking price when it listed last year.
RETAIL: Store space scaled back in updated plan
Expect to see far more office space and apartments than stores and restaurants at the site of the Five Lagunas shopping mall, if the latest plan for the closely watched, 68-acre property moves ahead.
184 Colors, Bold Design on Display at Home Depot Partner
Employees of Santa Ana-based Behr Paint Co. trickled inside the company’s cafeteria Tuesday afternoon this month for a colleague’s retirement party, but the festivities looked like they were taking place at a trendy restaurant with the lunchroom’s wood-paneled bar and colorfully upholstered booths.
Muñoz Abruptly Left Nissan in January
Rumors flew this month that South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co. was looking to lure former Nissan Motor Corp. executive José Muñoz to lead its North American operations, based in Fountain Valley.
Karma Shows New Styles, SoCal Production Hub
Karma Automotive turned heads on the other side of the world last week with the debut of its 2020 Revero GT electric vehicle as well as a Pininfarina-designed concept car and its Vision roadster concept car at the automotive exhibition Auto Shanghai.
NCAA Final Sees New Ad Campaign Unveiled
It’s the stuff dreams are made of in the latest campaign for Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations.
LABOR: 30 Firms Boost Corporate Workers, Too
Orange County’s largest employment agencies hit a speedbump on this week’s Business Journal list.
$16.3M: 6,435 SF Respite; 4 Bedrooms, Ocean Views
Billed as a home offering respite from the day-to-day stress of work is a Newport Coast house in the hills of Crystal Cove with an asking price of $16.3 million, $2.4 million higher than when it first hit the market this time last year.
Angélica Suarez was named president of Costa Mesa’s Orange Coast College on Wednesday.
Trio of Commercials Focus on ‘Real Life’
Behr Paint Co. ushered in the start of the unofficial 2019 painting season, rolling out a handful of new television spots over the course of a month.