Semtech Applies LoRa Technology to Fire Prevention

Semtech Corp. will provide its long-range, low-power technology for a fire prevention system from a South Korean company.


Kaiser Gives To Colleges For COVID

Valley schools receive grants as part of larger program.

Three San Fernando Valley community colleges – Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys and Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills – will receive grant funding from nonprofit health provider Kaiser Permanente as part of a White House vaccination initiative.


Resonate Partners with Distributor

Cannabis wellness and lifestyle company Resonate Blends of Calabasas has selected Mars Distribution to distribute its Koan Cordial product line.


Early Athletes

EDUCATION: Future Elite Academy prepares seventh and eighth graders both mentally and physically for ‘the Division I lifestyle.’

Future Elite Academy prepares seventh and eighth graders for “the Division I lifestyle.”


Business Journal Wins Top Award – Again

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal on Wednesday won the Gold award for Best Newspaper in a national contest of business journals and other local business publications.


Residential Broker’s Side Hustle: Insurance

Eli Tene of Century 21 Peak in Woodland Hills looks to cross sell coverage to clientele of new homeowners.

Peak Entities adds insurance to its portfolio of real estate-related businesses.


She Calls Recruiting a ‘Woman-Run Industry’

Vivian Rutherford honors her Japanese heritage through focus on customer service.

At Ronin Staffing, founder and Chief Executive Vivian Rutherford looks after the commercial side of the staffing industry.


Mexico Beckons for Medolife Partnership

Burbank bioceutical company seeks to establish ‘first-mover’ status, then expand into Latin America.

Aubrey Kelly started Rabble Health after lacking information about her son’s fight with cancer.


CSUN’s Incubator a Model for South African Innovation

Tim Tiemann, managing director of CSUN’s Innovation Incubator in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, has been asked by the U.S. State Department to develop similar business incubators with South Africa’s universities.


IHOP Launches ‘We Could All Use a Pancake’ Marketing Campaign

IHOP has launched a new Twitter-based marketing campaign, “We Could All Use a Pancake,” to celebrate the reopening of restaurants around the country.


Season for Resilience

Women-owned companies suffered disproportionately during the pandemic but are poised for a strong recovery.

As businesses reopen without restrictions, women are driving the recovery.


Metrolink to Train New Contractors

Rail service, lender to prepare companies for bid process.

Metrolink has partnered with Lendistry to create a free small business partnership program


19 Businesses on Ventura Boulevard Vandalized

At least 19 businesses on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills and Tarzana were vandalized overnight resulting in broken windows, Los Angeles Police Department confirmed.


UV Resources’ Bright Year Leads to Acquisition

TECHNOLOGY: Demand for air purification by ultraviolet light grows during pandemic.

Ultraviolent light equipment maker UV Resources in Valencia is acquired by Illinois firm.


Disney to Move 2,000 Jobs to Florida, Per Reports

Walt Disney Co. plans to move about 2,000 positions from Southern California to central Florida in a bid to consolidate operations and promote collaboration among staff, according to media reports.


A Pair of Upscale Home Flippers

David Emanuel at Compass locates the houses; Jacob Levy at Concept Renovation flips them.


Building a Strong Company Culture

Creating a strong company culture benefits employees.


Prizes Offered for Chowing Down

Burbank, chamber promotion encourages restaurant patronage.

City and the Burbank Chamber encourage restaurant patronage as sector recovers.


Business Journal Wins Gold Again

Judges cite ‘impressive’ reporting and consistent design quality.

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal won the Gold award for Best Newspaper in a national contest of business journals and other local business publications held virtually June 23.


Locals Earn Nonprofit of Year Awards

Lawmakers honor groups headquartered in districts.

State legislators and the California Association of Nonprofits announced their annual selections for Nonprofit of the Year