LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

20 in Their 20s: Michael Naber

"Finding a way to make AI more available to businesses led me to start Simerse."

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20 in Their 20s: Emily Smith

"Our first product is Heavenly Protein Powder, the world’s first protein with organic American-grown peas as its exclusive protein source."

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20 in Their 20s: Colton Pace

"It’s beyond just helping property owners with their property taxes; it’s also leveling the playing field."

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20 in Their 20s: Jackson Foster

"We believe that one piece of our duty as a company is to help the most awesome educators out there expand their sphere of influence."

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20 in Their 20s: Mitchella Gilbert

"We are the first OBGYN-approved legging in the market."

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20 in Their 20s: Ryan Wengert

"We’ve seen about 25% rental growth from this time last year."

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20 in Their 20s: Michael Vilardo

Michael Vilardo, 28

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20 in Their 20s: Lauren Yen

"I recruited colleagues to build a digital Covid triage system for the refugee camp. ... our first application that later developed into a full EHR system."

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20 in Their 20s: Anthony Zhang

"The pandemic has actually accelerated our business growth significantly."

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20 in Their 20s: Douglas Hanly

"In my meetings with over 1,000 investment managers from around the world, I developed and refined a successful process to form a hedge fund."

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20 in Their 20s: John Dalsey

"We saw everyone trying to jump into the hard seltzer space, and they were all doing the same flavors. We saw an opportunity to do something different."

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20 in Their 20s: Victoria Brodsky

"Female leadership of the food and beverage industry is under-represented, and we’re trying to change that."

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20 in Their 20s: Simone Zienna

"I had the idea of building a mobile app that would create a daily personalized diet plan for students who ate at the campus’ dining halls based on their goals, restrictions and menu of the day."

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20 in Their 20s

The Business Journal is putting the spotlight on 20 rising stars ready to make the most of post-pandemic opportunities.

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Developers Are Finding New Uses for Shopping Malls

The massive old Sears property that occupies a prime spot on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood is on the verge of a revival.

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IP Push Helps Drive Mattel’s Transformation

At the recent Virtual Citi Leisure Day investor conference, Mattel Inc. Chief Executive Ynon Kreiz touted the transformation of the El Segundo-based toymaker since he took the helm in 2018.

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Rebound in Passenger Traffic at LA-Area Airports Continued in April

With passenger traffic soaring again at local airports, the outlook for summer is strong — except when it comes to international travel.

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These Organizations Help Advance LGBT Workplace Equity

Celia Sandhya Daniels has 23 years of experience as a business and management consultant with expertise in computer science.

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LABJ Insider: Giving the 500 Their Due

The Business Journal’s LA500 issue, highlighting the most influential leaders in one of the world’s most dynamic business markets, made its sixth annual appearance last week.

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Fitted Medical Scrubs-Makers Figs, Jaanuu Raise Profile, Funds

Silicon Beach is bringing a high-end fashion look to the world of baggy medical clothing.

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Rocket Lab Cleared to Resume Launches

Long Beach-based Rocket Lab USA Inc. has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to resume flights following a failed launch attempt in mid-May.

Hotel, Condos Sell for $78 Million in Beverly Hills

Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the 138-room Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel and five adjacent condominium units in Pico-Robertson for a total of $77.9 million.

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CenterPoint Buys Industrial Site in Carson

CenterPoint Properties has purchased a large industrial property in Carson for an undisclosed sum in a sale-leaseback transaction.

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Walnut Park Shopping Center Gets $40 Million Refinance

The La Alameda Shopping Center in Walnut Park has been refinanced for $40 million.

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Endeavor Reports Slight First-Quarter Profit

Endeavor Group Holdings Inc. posted a small first-quarter profit in its first earnings report since going public in late April.

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Office Sales Rise, Raising Hopes for Recovery

Office sales in L.A. County, which slowed during the Covid-19 pandemic, are speeding up.

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