Publisher & Editor
Charles weighs in each week with his opinion - his "Comment" - about local business. While he pats the heads of those who make prescient or brave decisions, he's not afraid to kick the shins of businesses that make dunderheaded moves or governments that interfere with free markets. It can be newsy, it can be opinionated, or it can be funny, but the Comment column is always about business in Los Angeles County.
Charles Crumpley has been a reporter, writer or editor for 30 years, mostly with daily newspapers. He was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, and worked for years for the Kansas City Star, mainly as a senior financial writer. He was the editor of the business news section for two daily newspapers, including the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He has won four national journalism awards and studied Japanese banking and business practices in Tokyo as a senior Fulbright scholar. He has been editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal since January 2006.
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In what may have been the San Fernando Valley’s largest public gathering since the pandemic, up to 340 business and civic leaders attended the Business Forecast Conference at the Hilton Universal City hotel.
Award recipients range from police chief to entrepreneurs.
United Chambers of Commerce recognizes inspirational women.
MANAGEMENT: Tamara Gurney recounts how the PPP program put community bankers on hot seat but they were able to save businesses.
Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bank recounts how the institution helped small business with PPP loans.
Six Valley area women were feted Thursday at the seventh annual “Inspirational Women’s Reception” by the United Chambers of Commerce.
Jamming duplexes into residential neighborhoods won’t help the housing shortage.
The Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce has selected Victoria Bourdas Martinez as its next chief executive.
Accountant and auto executive became civic leader in the Valley.
Karl Boeckmann, an auto executive who became civic leader in the Valley, dies at age 85.
Karl Boeckmann, a decades-long civic and business leader in the San Fernando Valley, died following an eight-year battle with cancer.