Andrea Alegria

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Recent Stories

New Succession Strategy Tried

PLANNING: Roll-up partnerships boost growth of firms.

A new model helps owners achieve a lucrative business exit

Healthcare Niche is Keeping Construction Firm Busy

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

The Cheesecake Factory Announces Global Expansion

RESTAURANTS: Despite its high-profile image, chain has relatively few outlets

PUBLIC COMPANIES: The Cheesecake Factory expands internationally

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VEDC Expands Reach Statewide

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.

NoHo Project Boosts Profile of Senior Housing Company

DEVELOP: Firm takes concept it introduced in Burbank to North Hollywood Arts District.

Housing: Innovative senior housing breaks ground in NoHo.

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North Carolina Bank Now Ready to Make Valley Moves

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.

Zone Cuts Will Scuttle Firms

SPECIALISTS: Brown plans would hurt professional services.

The elimination of enterprise zones could have a devastating effect on businesses that specialize in the field.

MRV Announces New Partner in Canada

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.

Liquidation Firm Branches Out With New Real Estate Division

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.

Mobile Devices and Hi-Def Part of DTS Growth Plan

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.

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