Andrea covers banking and finance, biotech and accounting, real estate and technology.
PLANNING: Roll-up partnerships boost growth of firms.
A new model helps owners achieve a lucrative business exit
Build: Thousand Oaks firm Wesely Thomas wins another contract with local hospital.
Thousand Oaks management and construction company Wesely Thomas Enterprises has won yet another contract with Valley Presbyterian Hospital
RESTAURANTS: Despite its high-profile image, chain has relatively few outlets
PUBLIC COMPANIES: The Cheesecake Factory expands internationally
FINANCE: Chase agreement to expand lending capacity.
A $5 million Chase grant could be a gamechanger for the Valley Economic Development Center. The funds will help launch a statewide lending program.
DEVELOP: Firm takes concept it introduced in Burbank to North Hollywood Arts District.
Housing: Innovative senior housing breaks ground in NoHo.
FINANCE: Glendale, Encino branches part of growth plans aimed at small, mid-sized firms.
First Citizens Bank based in North Carolina is looking to grow in the greater Valley area.
SPECIALISTS: Brown plans would hurt professional services.
The elimination of enterprise zones could have a devastating effect on businesses that specialize in the field.
Chatsworth-based telecommunications company MRV Communications, Inc announced that Excel Group Inc. based in Canada will become a reseller of MRV’s entire product line.
VALUATION: Great American Group hires new advisors.
Woodland Hills-based liquidation company Great American Group continues to expand its business lines by joining up with Keen Realty Advisors.
Tech: Calabasas company signs deal with French firm.
A deal with mobile phone manufacturer LG Electronics is a big growth step for Calabasas-based DTS.