Andrew Foerch

Staff Reporter (Retail, Nonprofits)

Email: afoerch@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3130 Extension: 124

Recent Stories

A Bride’s Buying Style

RETAIL: Borderline shooting survivor’s shop is inspired by ‘Say Yes to the Dress.’

RETAIL: Borderline shooting survivor’s shop is inspired by ‘Say Yes to the Dress.’

Complaints Accompany VEDC Chapter 11 Filing

FINANCE: Legal actions look at nonprofit’s loans and grants.

FINANCE: Legal actions look at nonprofit’s loans and grants.

Underwood Farms Wins Hot Dispute

Court awards $23 million in legal battle over Sriracha peppers.

Court awards $23 million in legal battle over Sriracha peppers.

Valley President For County Bar

Ronald Brot to lead 15,000-plus member organization.

Ronald Brot to lead 15,000-plus member organization.

Preview: Complaints Accompany VEDC Chapter 11 Filing

Legal actions look to nonprofit's loans and grants.

Pacoima Credit Union to Merge With Gain Federal in Burbank

Pacoima Development Federal Credit Union has announced it will merge with Gain Federal Credit Union, based in Burbank, effective July 29.

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Thousand Oaks Data Firm Acquires Marketing Agency

Thousand Oaks data firm Giant Partners has acquired marketing agency Worxstudio to move into the data-driven digital marketing business.

Meeting Scheduled on VEDC’s Chapter 11 Status

A court order has set a date for the first status conference in the Valley Economic Development Center’s Chapter 11 restructuring case.

VEDC Continues Operating After Court Approval

In a court hearing Wednesday, Central District of California Judge Deborah Saltzman approved several emergency “first day” motions that will keep the Valley Economic Development Center operating after its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing last week.

Valley Attorney Chosen as President of L.A. County Bar Association

Ronald Brot, founder and senior partner of family law firm Brot Gross & Fishbein LLP in Sherman Oaks, has been appointed president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

22 Graduate From Entrepreneurial Training Program

Operation HOPE’s Entrepreneurial Training Program graduated 22 participants late last month at a ceremony at the Valley Economic Alliance office in Sherman Oaks.

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River Cruise Redux

TRAVEL: AmaWaterways’ new AmaMagna is the largest passenger ship to sail on European rivers.

River AmaWaterways launches new ship

Analyst Examines Divorce Finances

Certified planner helps clients organize after life transition.

Certified planner helps clients organize after life transition.

Supermarket Union Workers OK Strike

Contract negotiations set to resume later this month.

Contract negotiations set to resume later this month.

Around The Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Around The Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

#31 Jenny Paige

Special Report: WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

Media Well Done Valencia

Cherokee Global Changes Name to Apex

Rebrand reflects expansion of company’s brand portfolio.

Rebrand reflects expansion of company’s brand portfolio.

TVEA Assists Laid Off VEDC Staff

The Valley Economic Alliance is swooping in to assist displaced employees of the Valley Economic Development Center, which filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday.

LTC Properties Declares Q3 Dividend

LTC Properties Inc. on Monday declared a cash dividend on its common stock for the third quarter.

VEDC Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The Valley Economic Development Center Tuesday afternoon filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, throwing into doubt the future of one of the Valley area’s most prominent lenders to small and disadvantaged businesses.

Labor Federation Endorses Strike Vote for Grocery Workers

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor on Monday endorsed a potential strike by supermarket workers, which could include picket lines and boycotts.

Reagan Foundation Awards Scholarships to 18 Recipients

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Simi Valley on Tuesday announced the winners of the 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program in partnership with Boston conglomerate General Electric.

Semtech Golf Tournament Raises $108,000 for Family Services

Semtech Corp.’s seventh annual charity golf tournament raised more than $108,000 in donations for Ventura County nonprofits.

Cherokee Changes Name to Apex

Cherokee Global Brands announced Tuesday that it will change its name to Apex Global Brands, effective tomorrow.

Black Bear Diner Caves into Simi Valley Demand

Franchisee opens 222-seat location, chain’s first in Ventura County.

Black Bear Diner has arrived in Simi Valley, bringing with it a menu of homestyle comfort food and an exorbitant amount of bear decor.

‘Virtual’ Eateries

RETAIL: Leasable kitchen facilities cater to pickup restaurants that don’t need a storefront.

RETAIL Virtual eateries use shared kitchens.

Plight Lingers From NoHo Fire

RETAIL: Shops seek SBA loans to rebuild damaged storefronts.

RETAIL North Hollywood businesses damaged by fire seek SBA loans.

Bicycle Shop Still Spinning After 45 Years

Service and racing specialization separates store from competition.

Service and racing specialization separates store from competition.

Shin Sushi Secures Start in Michelin Guide

Year-old eatery draws on heritage for cuisine inspiration.

Year-old eatery draws on heritage for cuisine inspiration.

AROUND THE VALLEYS

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Farmers Cry Foul as Wildlife Rule Skips CEQA

Business group’s suit seeks environmental review of regulation on 163,000 acres.

REAL ESTATE Ventura County business and labor group sues over wildlife ordinance.

Tangy Startup

FOOD: Lemon-based salad dressing appeals to Mediterranean palate and those seeking ‘all the good stuff.’

FOOD Lemonette’s citrus-based condiments.

Top Nonprofit Helps Developmentally Disabled

LIST: Regional Center reports annual revenue of $433 million.

THE LIST Nonprofits face funding challenge.

Preview: Ventura Farmers Call New Law an Overreach

Restrictions limit fencing, lighting, land use.

Preview: Plight Lingers From NoHo Fire

Shops seek SBA loans to rebuild damaged storefronts.

Cherokee Global Brands Appoints New Chairman

Clothing and footwear company Cherokee Global Brands, based in Sherman Oaks, announced last week the appointment of current director Evan Hengel as chairman of the board of directors.

Ventura Cannabis Company Closes $20 Million Financing

Cannabis education company Green Flower Media announced it has closed $20 million in series A financing.

Toymaker MGA Proposes Merger with Rival Mattel

Chatsworth toy manufacturer MGA Entertainment Inc. made a bid last month to merge with rival toy company Mattel Inc., in El Segundo, which rejected the offer.

Fire Damages Shops in North Hollywood

A fire burned through a row of one-story retail businesses on Monday in the heart of the North Hollywood Arts District, causing severe damage to five shops.

Brush Fire Closes Magic Mountain

A small brush fire erupted around noon Sunday just East of Six Flags Magic Mountain, spurring an evacuation of the Santa Clarita amusement park.

Raises for Top Executives Despite Stock Declines

LIST: Disney’s Iger takes home $65.6 million to rank No. 1 on list again.

Chief executives earn plenty in 2018.

Michael Feinstein in Studio City

Nightclub singer opens upstairs venue for top talent.

Nightclub singer opens upstairs venue for top talent.

Funrise’s Caterpillar Toy License

Van Nuys manufacturer already makes Tonka and HeroDrive play vehicles.

Dough Girl Bakes Hope in Business

Pizza parlor offers work to teens in need and vegan cuisine for customers.

Pizza shop hires teens in need.

Bill Codifies Dynamex

Business groups to seek ‘further exemptions.’

Business groups to seek ‘further exemptions.’

City Sues to Shut Massage Parlors

Legal action cites Tarzana, Van Nuys locations as prostitution operations.

Legal action cites Tarzana, Van Nuys locations as prostitution operations.

Twitter as Client Feedback Tool

CSUN professor taps into social media analysis for companies.

CSUN professor taps into social media analysis for companies.

Marketer to Open Cali Wine Shop

Burbank store to showcase growing cadre of California craft vintners.

Burbank store to showcase growing cadre of California craft vintners.

Valley Group Takes PAGA Challenge to Court

The California Business and Industrial Alliance appeared yesterday in Orange County Superior Court to defend its challenges to the Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA, a law which encourages employees to file lawsuits to receive monetary awards if they find businesses in violation of the state’s labor code.

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