Helen Floersh

Staff Reporter (Retail, Nonprofits)

Helen covers retail, hospitality and nonprofits in the greater Valley region.

Email: hfloersh@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3121 Extension: 112

Recent Stories

Cherokee Jumps on Amended Debt Deal

Cherokee Global Brands has amended its credit facility with Cerberus Business Finance, sending the company’s stock up more than 10 percent.

DineEquity Appoints New CEO

Shares of DineEquity Inc. jumped more than 4 percent Thursday after the release of the company’s second-quarter financial results and the news of hiring a new chief executive.

Provision Letter Clarifies Rite Aid Deal

Provision Holding Inc. anticipates the number of 3D shopping kiosks it will install in Rite Aid Corp. stores may stay at 700 rather than the 4,500 it once anticipated, the software and technology firm announced Wednesday in a letter to shareholders.

DineEquity Appoints IHOP Chief Marketing Officer

DineEquity Inc. in Glendale has appointed former CKE Restaurants Inc. executive Brad Haley to oversee marketing initiatives for its IHOP brand. He will assume the post Aug. 14.

Ventura Opens Office in China

TRADE: County to promote exports, investment in Shanghai.

Ventura County’s Small Business Development Center expands to China. What’s the benefit for local businesses?

Goodwill Launches Youth Program in Valley

CAREER: Dual approach serves both job-seekers and companies with positions.

The Southern California branch of Goodwill Industries International Inc. is extending a helping hand to the Valley’s struggling teens and young adults through its new YouthSource Center in Panorama City.

Radio’s Squeeze Play

Stations want to carry live broadcasts from Sports USA, but advertisers have other options.

Sports USA recruits a top sportscaster.

BlackLine Falls on Quarterly Loss

Shares of BlackLine Inc. fell nearly 19 percent Friday even though the company released second-quarter financial results the previous day that topped Wall Street estimates for both revenue and earnings.

Cheesecake Reports Mixed Results

Cheesecake Factory Inc. on Wednesday released preliminary financial results for the second quarter, beating Wall Street estimates for earnings but missing on revenue.

SoCalGas Resumes Operations at Aliso Canyon

Southern California Gas Co. has resumed limited operations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Porter Ranch, the site of a massive methane leak in 2015 that forced more than 8,000 residents from their homes.

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