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Filipino Flavors Fuel Growth at Crème Caramel

Bakery built business on wholesale, but wants to sell in grocery stores.

Bakery built business on wholesale, but wants to sell in grocery stores.

Foundation Fundraising

Donations to help local groups ‘faster than FEMA.’

The Community Foundation of the Valleys has established a fundraising platform to collect donations for local nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Entrepreneurial Pet Owner Makes Trackable Tags

WIRELESS: With Bluetooth-enabled technology, lost dogs are found on phone.

Oak Park startup Huan uses Bluetooth tags and a phone app to monitor pet locations.

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.

Destination: Valley

HOSPITALITY: Private visitors bureau promotes region’s tourism.

MyValleyPass promotes the region to tourists and locals alike.

CSUN Victim of Data Hack

A cyberattack on software provider Blackbaud has resulted in the theft of customer data from California State University – Northridge.

Former Woodbridge Executives Charged With Fraud in Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday fraud charges in the investigation of a Ponzi scheme run by the now-defunct real estate investment firm Woodbridge Group of Cos. in Sherman Oaks.

Engaging Guests

TECHNOLOGY: Hub101 startup Whistle helps hoteliers communicate with their customers and staff.

Westlake Village startup Whistle has a communication platform to connect guests with hotel staff and management.

Farmers Flips Learning Switch

INSURANCE: Virtual reality aids in employee training program.

Farmers turns to high-tech training.

Vape Insurance Looking Risky

FINANCE: Industry ‘hanging by a thread,’ says agency owner.

FINANCE: Industry ‘hanging by a thread,’ says agency owner.

Hospital Gives to Nonprofits

Grants support ‘continuum of care’ at Valley organizations

Northridge Hospital Medical Center has awarded grants to three Valley nonprofits

Funrise Acquires Caterpillar Toy License

Funrise Inc. in Van Nuys has inked a multi-year licensing agreement with Caterpillar Inc. to manufacture and distribute a line of toys based on the company’s construction machines and vehicles.

CSUN Students Help JPL Research

Center integrates design and humanities with hard science.

Cal State Northridge students help on projects at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Work@Home Experiment

New routines as health crisis shuts down offices and factories.

Work from home arrangement brings new routines as health crisis shuts down offices and factories.

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Indose Raises $3.5 Million

Cannabis company Indose announced it has raised $3.5 million.

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.

Excess Food Turns into Donations

Cheesecake cites efficiency gains with the Copia app.

Cheesecake Factory has donated more than 400,000 pounds of excess food to nonprofits this year, almost doubling its total by this time in 2019.

‘Intersecting Crises’

PROFILE: Incoming CSUN president Erika Beck talks about how online work and learning impact education.

Interview with Erika Beck, the incoming president of California State University – Northridge.

Italian Outplacement Firm Enters U.S. Via Valley

STAFFING: Acquisition the first step toward ‘global reach’ from Burbank.

The outplacement division of human resources technology firm CareerArc in Burbank has rebranded as Intoo USA

Tangy Startup

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

FOOD Lemonette’s citrus-based condiments.