On-the-Spot Seller

PROFILE: Bob Yallen at Inter/Media matches celebrities with brands for direct-response television campaigns.

An interview with Robert Yallen of direct response advertising firm Inter/Media Group of Cos. in Woodland Hills.


County Orders Vaccine Mandate for Bars, Clubs

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will begin requiring verification of a recent negative COVID-19 test or vaccination for employees and attendees of indoor bars, clubs and lounges.


Cannabis Questions

PROFILE: Jacqueline Rosales tells how her market research firm focuses on marijuana and COVID.

An interview with Jacqueline Rosales, president of Van Nuys market research firm ISA Group.


Family Lessons Prove Their Value in Pandemic

LIST: Portable toilet provider follows market to switch from concerts to COVID stations.

Portable toilet provider Andy Gump Temporary Site Services finds ways to adapt to a new market for sanitation stations.


Amgen to Require Vaccination for All Staff

Amgen Inc. will require that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1, the Thousand Oaks company announced earlier this week.


Resonate Blends to Acquire Wellness Cannabis Brand

Resonate Blends Inc., a cannabis holding company in Calabasas, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Lemon and Grass, a Florida-based cannabis wellness brand.



Why business founders have decided to cash out rather than weather the pandemic storm.

Family-run firms and other small businesses are opting to sell rather than continue weathering the storm.


When Will Your Workers Return?

The challenges of getting people back to work.



Broker Tangles With Grizzly Bears

Real estate executive Ron Kassan is also a licensed fly-fishing guide in Alaska.


NASA Rockets Made at Enlarged Aerojet Plant

Contractor holds ribbon cutting for $59 million project.

Ribbon cutting at Aerojet Rocketdyne factory brings out NASA and elected officials.



Nancy Hoffman Vanyek, chief executive at the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce, has been recognized as a 2021 Small Business Advocate of the Year.


$17 Million Hangars for Aeroplex

Sun Air Jets will use new Van Nuys facility.

Aeroplex Group Partners said last month that it has completed a $16.8 million development project at Van Nuys Airport.


Business Groups React to National Vaccine Mandate

The Biden administration's new rule announced Thursday mandating vaccines for private employers could provoke “fallout,” but it succeeds in creating a simple regulatory framework, according to business groups.


L.A. County Inspectors Find 99 Percent of Businesses COVID Compliant

Last week Los Angeles County Department of Public Health inspectors visited 1,874 businesses and issued only five citations — representing a fraction of 1 percent of businesses visited.


Ventura County Issues Mask Mandate

Ventura County Public Health has issued a health order requiring individuals to wear face coverings while indoors in public settings, regardless of vaccination status.


Aeroplex Group Finishes $16.8 Million Development at Van Nuys Airport

Aeroplex Group Partners has completed a $16.8 million development project at Van Nuys Airport.


CEOs Wary of Shot Mandate

RETAIL: Will bartenders become vaccine police under new rule?

Small business owners are wary of proposed L.A. city rules requiring proof of vaccination.


Delta Variant the ‘New Villain’ in L.A. County’s Recovery, Per LAEDC Report

The L.A. regional economy continued a slow recovery last month as spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant gave rise to concerns about further business restrictions.


Housing Is a Basic Human Right

Los Angeles elected officials failing to provide adequate housing, says mayoral candidate Mel Wilson.


Vegas Ticket Seller Files for Chapter 11

Tix Corp. and its subsidiary, Tix4Tonight, have filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in Nevada.

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