Joel Russell


Joel Russell is editor of the Business Journal and is responsible for the content of the publication.

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Recent Stories

Simulations Plus Misses Estimates on Earnings in Fiscal Fourth Quarter

Simulations Plus Inc. on Monday reported a 12 percent gain in revenue for fiscal 2021 and a 3 percent gain in its fiscal fourth quarter.


Multiple Anniversaries

Valley leader Marty Cooper gathers friends to celebrate birthday, anniversary.

MannKind Shares Fall 18 Percent on FDA Decision

Shares of MannKind Corp. fell more than 18 percent Monday after the company disclosed a therapy it developed with United Therapeutics Corp. was rejected by the Food and Drug Administration.


VCH’s Judi Rose to Retire

Judi Rose retires from Valley Community Healthcare.

From Startup to Growth Mode

Hispanic companies often begin with personal savings and family money, and access to capital persists as a barrier after the initial launch.

Hispanic companies find access to capital a challenge.

Sunland Man Sentenced for Fraudulent PPP Loan

Andranik Amiryan, 42, of Sunland was sentenced last week to 41 months in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining a $650,600 Paycheck Protection Program loan, according to the Justice Department.

Culture as Competitive Advantage

Hispanics represent ‘the fastest-growing segment of the small business ecosystem.’

Hispanics represent the “fastest growing segment of the small business ecosystem,” according to Stanford report.


Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added the northwest San Fernando Valley to its ride-hailing service Metro Micro.

Unexpected Turn For Car Show

Jeff Munson promoted at American Business Bank’s Valley office.

US Bancorp to Buy Union Bank for $8 Billion

U.S. Bancorp, parent of US Bank, will acquire MUFG Union Bank for about $8 billion, the companies announced.

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