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Name Change: LA Inc. the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, a non-profit contracted by the city of Los Angeles to promote tourism, has a new moniker: Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. Officials for the non-profit said the name change was undertaken in part to place its focus, “tourism,” in the title of the organization. The name change was also accompanied by the creation of a new logo.

Going With Flow: Aecom Technology Corp., a downtown L.A. engineering services company, has been awarded two design-build contracts, valued at almost $64 million, to upgrade the Blackburn Meadows Wastewater Treatment Plant for Yorkshire Water in Sheffield, England. Under the first contract, which is valued at approximately $40 million, Aecom will upgrade the water-treatment process. For the second contract, valued at about $24 million, the company will build a sludge treatment plant at the facility.



On the Go: Qmadix Inc., a Panorama City maker of accessories for mobile devices, has agreed upon an exclusive Canadian distribution partnership with Hitfar Concepts Ltd., a Vancouver, British Columbia-based wholesaler of cellular and other wireless accessories. Qmadix made the move in order to expand its reach north of the border.

Building Pickup: Kidney Center Inc., a Simi Valley operator of dialysis programs, has purchased a Panorama City retail building for nearly $2.58 million from the Crean Foundation, a Newport Beach non-profit. The Class C, 11,481-square-foot property, at 14600 Roscoe Blvd., will be converted into a medical office building.

Pumped Up: Total Woman Gym & Day Spa, a Westlake Villages-based fitness chain, has opened a Studio City location. The new branch, at 12050 Ventura Blvd., and is the company’s 12th location. Total Woman plans to open a Valencia branch this summer.



Unveiled: Hotel Amarano, a Burbank luxury boutique hotel owned and managed by Encino-based OLS Hotels & Resorts, has completed its $10 million expansion. The project included the adding of a 2,300-square-foot Chairman’s Penthouse Suite, 32 rooms and swimming pool. The expansion’s new interiors were designed by Pico-Robertson’s Forchielli Glynn LLC.


Hospital Honored: Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s cancer services program has earned an outstanding achievement award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons in Chicago. The award is granted to facilities for cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach and quality improvement.



Mile High: Boingo Wireless Inc., a Westwood-based provider of Wi-Fi access across the globe, has reached an agreement to provide wireless Internet services to Denver International Airport. Boingo provides Wi-Fi to more than 60 airports nationwide, including Chicago’s O’Hare and New York’s John F. Kennedy.

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