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Newport Beach & Co. Hosts Annual Marketing Outlook Reception

Tourism took a hit during the pandemic, especially those cities that rely on tourism to keep their economic engines running. One of those cities is Newport Beach, which normally hosts millions of visitors every year who flock to the city to enjoy the “aspirational lifestyle” which includes our magnificent harbor...

OC Community Foundation of Newport Beach Announces Additions to Leadership Team

The Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation has added three executives to its leadership team: Elizabeth McKibbin as the director of gift planning, Monica Seely as senior director of marketing & communications, and Sharon Johnson as director of people & culture. The addition of these positions reflects OCCF’s commitment to...

Newport Beach-Based Landsea Homes Hires Chris Porter as CFO

Landsea Homes Corporation, a publicly traded residential homebuilder bawsed in Newport Beach, has hired Chris Porter for the Company's position of Chief Financial Officer. "Chris is a wonderful addition to our senior executive leadership team," said John Ho, Chief Executive Officer, Landsea Homes. "He has extensive experience in spearheading financial...

Laguna Beach Startup Celebrates the Sun with Sun Patch

Laguna Beach mom and avid sun lover Gena Griffin was inspired by repeat applications of sunscreen to come up with the idea for a long wear assist to sunblock that she named Sun Patch. Sun lovers know that the sun’s rays can vary depending on where they hit the...

Newport Beach Chamber’s Economic Forecast Offers Tale of Two Economies

By Robyn Grant | NB Indy The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce presented its Signature Annual Event, the 2021 Economic Forecast, at The Balboa Bay Resort on Tuesday, October 5, to a sold-out ballroom full of members of the business community eager for information about the post-pandemic economy. Many VIP’s were...

StyleWeekOC Ushers In 10 New Retailers at Fashion Island

As the 10th anniversary of Fashion Island’s signature event – StyleWeekOC – kicks off today, coastal California’s favorite destination for style exploration debuts 10 exciting new brands opening soon exclusive to Fashion Island. These new retailers include: ALO Yoga: Digitally-native, eco-aware athleisure brand known for studio-to-street style beloved by celebrities...

Newport Dads Invent ‘Wishsaver’ Candle Ring Holder for Birthday Cakes

Ever wonder if blowing out candles on a birthday cake spreads germs? In 2017, the Journal of Food Research conducted a study called “Bacterial Transfer Associated with Blowing Out Candles on a Birthday Cake.” Scientists suspected that blowing on your cake might actually spread germs from your mouth out onto...

Newport-Based Mountain Mike’s Pizza Named a Top Restaurant Chain, Posts Strong Q2 Sales

Newport Beach-based Mountain Mike’s Pizza has been named to two coveted industry lists for its outstanding 2020 performance. Climbing 47 spots to #140 on Restaurant Business’ Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report, Mountain Mike’s saw considerable gains last year in system sales ($206 million; up 13.3 percent), units (228; up 6.0...

Newport-Based H. Hendy Assoc. Completes New Generation Workspace for Orgain

Hendy Associates, an interior architecture and strategic workplace firm based in Newport Beach, has completed a new 25,000 square foot space for Orgain in Irvine. According to information from H. Hendy, the amenity-rich workplace artfully captures the company’s wholesome, healthy and vibrant spirit, and strikes a balance between work and...

Newport Beach-Based Juice It Up! Tramples Sales Records in 2021

Newport Beach-based Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading handcrafted smoothie, açai bowl and raw juice chains, continues to post extraordinary gains in same store sales growth. For the two quarters ended in June 2021, Juice It Up! announced that same store sales increased 48.1 percent over 2020’s first...