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So Which Price Is Right?

Consulting firm helps companies define customers who will pay the most.

Consulting firm helps companies find maximum prices for products and services.

Boeing Acquisition: No Turbulence for Wesco

Parts supplier’s chief executive sees it as a market positive.

Chief executive says Wesco Aircraft won’t be affected by Boeing acquisition of competitor.

Next-Gen Reformer

19-year-old Justin Clark is running for the California Assembly on a pro-business platform.

College student and Assembly candidate Justin Clark has plans to help small businesses.

State Senate Passes Hertzberg’s Blockchain Bill

Valley politician looks for ‘creative ways’ to use secure technology.

Local lawmaker’s bill on blockchain technology passes in state Senate.

Venture Capital Funds Text Messaging to Patients

mPulse’s AI enhances engagement with providers via phone

Encino tech firm closes $11 million in funding.

Valley Brightens as State Growth Premium Fades

Business Journal’s Economic Forecast points to rising local fortunes.

Business Journal partners with Cal Lutheran on economic forecast.

Around the Valleys: May 28

Semtech Corp. has partnered with Comcast Corp.’s Internet of Things network service to co-sponsor a program for city government agencies to develop and deploy smart city products and services.

Will BlackLine Stay in the Black?

BlackLine has been a nice story for the San Fernando Valley. It went public more than a year and a half ago, and the stock has been a solid performer. The company generally has gathered nice reviews from the investment community as well as for its products, financial software.

The Big Query for Our Next Governor

Next week, California will take the first step in choosing its next governor. Lots of fancy promises have been made – our next governor is going to expand all kinds of popular programs which will make California greener, better educated and more connected.

How a Little Help Can Make a Big Impact

I recently received a letter, at my home address, from a woman whose name I did not recognize. In the letter, she introduced herself as the daughter of a man about to turn 80 years old and gave a name that rang a bell, but was not one I could immediately place. I wasn’t even sure that the letter was meant for me.

Let’s Keep Our Focus on Transportation

Last year, the California Legislature approved Senate Bill 1 – the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 – to provide more than $5 billion annually for road maintenance and rehabilitation

Successful Women Accountants

Gender diversity in the accounting profession, plus profiles of successful women accountants.

Jenny Bolsky

Joanna (Jenny) Bolsky has 30 years of experience in governmental and public accounting, including 25 years in financial statement audits for tax-exempt organizations.

Julie Choi

At Rose Snyder & Jacobs, Julie Choi, who enjoys working alongside fellow female partners Shana Merrill and Rebecca Snyder, has worked in accounting for more than two decades.

Sheri Grossberg

At SRG, Sheri Grossberg is one-third of the firm’s principals, alongside Philip Marshall and Scott Goldfarb.

Robin Paule

With more than 30 years of experience in tax consulting and compliance, Robin Paule focuses on advising high net worth families, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Elizabeth Woo

As managing director in audit services, Elizabeth Woo develops and implements technology-driven audit strategies to achieve effective and efficient high-quality audits for clients of Crowe, the global firm formerly known as Crowe Horwath.

Jenny Chen

As head of Hutchinson & Bloodgood’s Legal Service Group, Jenny Chen has knowledge of the accounting involved in law firms and frequently speaks to attorney groups.

Mary Akpovi

With a doctorate degree in business administration, Mary Akpovi consults with multinational and domestic businesses on tax planning and financial strategy.

Margaret Shanley

As national director for CohnReznick’s Transactional Advisory Services practice, Margaret Shanley performs due diligence for acquisitions and other strategic transactions.

Court Redefines Indy Contractor

LAW: Decision could impact outside sales forces in state.

Dynamex decision discerns between independent contractors and employees.

Startup Sees VR Beyond Visuals

ENTERTAINMENT: Vibrations, scents add to immersive effect.

Positron brings virtual reality to theater seats.

Bread Gives Rise to Cafe Expansion

Open-hearth sandwich shop opens fifteenth location in Pasadena.

Café Urbane opens shop in Pasadena.

The Number

37% L.A. entrepreneurs who expect national economic improvement in 2018

Two HQs in KCET Merger

MANAGEMENT: In a return to PBS, Burbank station hopes for ‘cost-effective operations.’

Benefits of KCET’s merger with PBS SoCal.