SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION
Insurance: Health Net and Anthem gain with ObamaCare.
Insurance: Two Valley insurers expect to benefit from health care reform.
Retail: Center attracts Dick’s, will do $10 million makeover.
Retail: Dick’s Sporting Goods is opening a store at the Antelope Valley Mall.
Marketing: Co-op sells Valley office, hit with $1.6 million judgment.
Marketing: Citrus cooperative Sunkist sells its headquarters and is hit with a legal judgment.
Local man gets in ‘Shark Tank’ to fund doggie dress-up biz.
Entertainment: A local entrepreneur appears on “Shark Tank.”
Publishing: Founding editor Mark Lacter dies at age 59.
Camarillo firm creates buzz with campaign showing mixed couple.
Advertising: Camarillo company puts up another controversial billboard.
Business school appoints international scholar to faculty.
Education: California Lutheran University hires new business faculty.
Health Care: LTC Properties, a Westlake Village REIT invested in nursing homes and related properties, has been quietly building its portfolio.
HealthCare: LTC is on a buying spree for nursing homes.
Development: National Charity League sues be.group over 12 Oaks.
Real Estate: A lawsuit could stop be.group’s closure of a senior living center.
Automotive: Galpin Auto Sports’ GTR1 supercar has style.
Ever wonder what is the secret sauce for success?
What makes your company unusual? Alan: Getting your iPhone or other personal electronic devices repaired is still a new concept.
Dimitry Slabyak wants to be in control of everything.
What makes your company unusual? Taylor Chien: The Dji phantom is brand new and has changed the way people take pictures and video.
What makes you company unusual? Lindsey Deitsch: Our entire product line is not only gluten free, but is also rice free – a huge selling point.
What made you want to get into commercial real estate? Troy Pollet: I had an internship when I was a sophomore in college at Trammell Crow Co. and I just wanted to do what he did.
While some 20-somethings ask their parents to loan them cash for a month’s rent or an unexpected car repair, Antony Donico asked his mother for a much larger investment – a sum that eventually totaled $50,000.
What led you to start your own company? Matthew Smith: I was previously an entrepreneur before going back to college in my mid-20s.
What makes you company unusual or unique? Jason Lau: We are still the only place to offer traditional martial arts and CrossFit under one roof in the San Fernando Valley and possibly Southern California.
If there’s one business tactic that Kelly Kepner and Jordan Landes-Brenman have learned since starting Haute House PR & Marketing four years ago, it’s that kindness will get you places – even in business.
Production: Allan Smith takes extreme measure for mountain-climbing film.
Most filmmakers will go to incredible lengths in support of their art but few would likely go the lengths that Allan Smith did for the documentary “Eight Summits.”
Marketing: Former TV exec leads advertising agency for lawyers.
Acquire new clients at the lowest cost.
Philanthropy: Network assists firefighters felled by occupational hazard.
The Firefighter Cancer Support Network celebrated a three-day event and fundraiser earlier this month to support firefighters and their immediate families diagnosed with cancer.
Leasing: Latino-focused Tricolor Auto Group takes space in San Fernando.
A used-car dealership chain focused on the Latino community is coming out West and will open its first California outlet in San Fernando.