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Hotel Industry Braces for Bankruptcies Amid Uneven Pandemic Recovery

Hotels had braced for a temporary disruption to their businesses during the pandemic, but that disruption has extended, and now the industry is getting a wake-up call.

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Drought Not Drying Up Investor Appetite for American States Water

One might think a severe drought would be bad news for a company whose main business is supplying water to residential and business customers.

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Arrowhead, Xencor Ink Licensing Deals Potentially Worth $1.5 Billion

Within the space of 24 hours last week, two local pharmaceutical companies inked licensing deals for drugs in development that could reap them up to a combined $1.5 billion if the drugs prove successful.

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Bonduelle’s US Expansion to Focus on Providing Healthy, Convenient Foods

Bonduelle plans to expand the Irwindale-based company’s product categories.

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Smaller Talent Agencies Stake Their Claims With Specialty Clients

Talent agencies, which advocate on behalf of creatives to production studios, have long been a part of the entertainment business.

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Nearly 100 Local Executives Join LA Chamber's New CEO Council

C-suite executives from local companies and institutions spanning more than a dozen industries will make up the advisory council.

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C-Sweet Aims to Help Women Executives Connect in New Ways

C-Sweet is a networking organization designed to help women executives in the C-suite understand the path up the corporate ladder and help women outside the C-suite learn how to advance in.

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NAWBO LA Provides Education, Connections

In the 10 years Renee Young has been a business owner, the landscape for women entrepreneurs “hasn’t changed much,” she said.

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Brand Agency’s Tailored Approach Is Paying Off

Public relations firm Brand Agency isn’t yet a household name, but with a client list that includes Amazon Studios, CoverGirl and Guess Inc., 36-year-old founder and Chief Executive Priscila Martinez is working to change that.

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Nonprofits Should Expect More

from their banks than just banking

Consultative financial, operational advice and hands-on assistance can help them become stronger, more efficient and more resilient.

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Longtime Rand CEO Michael Rich to Retire Next Year

Rand Corp. Chief Executive Michael Rich will retire next year after leading the nonprofit research organization for more than a decade.

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GoGuardian Leads Edtech Growth, Industry to Reach $80B by 2028

In grade school, Advait Shinde never felt he was truly learning.

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Homeboy Industries’ Social Enterprises Generate Millions in Revenue, Immeasurable Hope

2021 Philanthropy Special Report

For 33 years, Homeboy Industries has turned helping people into a business — and business is good.

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2021 Philanthropy Special Report

The Business Journal looks at partnerships that generate revenue and hope.

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USC Viterbi Engineering School Receives New $14M Gift From USC Trustee Epstein

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering announced Oct. 11 that it has received a new $14 million gift from USC Trustee Daniel Epstein.

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