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Pasadena-Based Jacobs Completes Merger Transaction with Australian Company

Pasadena-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced on Thursday that it has completed its merger transaction with Sinclair Knight Merz, a 6,900-person professional services firm headquartered in Australia, in accord with the previously announced terms. Jacobs purchased Sinclair for approximately AUS$1.3 billion in cash (approximately US $1.2 billion as of the date of this release). The ...

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech Beefs Up with Acquisition of eGlobalTech

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech, Inc. has acquired eGlobalTech, the engineering services firm has announced. The acquisition will marry the parent company’s consulting and engineering services to purchased company’s information technology (IT) solutions, cloud migration, cybersecurity, and management consulting capacity. eGlobal is based in Arlington, Virginia. A report in the Washington Business Journal said Tetra Tech, which ...

New Ace Hardware to Open in South Pasadena

A new Ace Hardware store in South Pasadena, Calif. will officially open in early July 2019. The store is in the former Orchard Supply Hardware location at 452 Fair Oaks Avenue. A grand opening is slated for August 31 – September 2, 2019. The store is anticipated to eventually employ approximately 50 people from the ...

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CPO Commerce Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary

CPO, America’s leading online tool retailer, is proud to announce that it is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. CPO has experienced tremendous growth, adding over 100 respected power tool brands and shipping millions of customer orders since it was founded in 2004. CPO is known for its wide selection of leading brands in the ...

Bicycles Enable a Good Turn at Elizabeth House in Pasadena

Bicycles and community go together. So says one local realtor, which presented dozens of gift bikes to the children of local nonprofit Elizabeth House last month. Pasadena real estate agent Eva Lin of the Lin Realty Group and her team donated 50 bicycles to the kids on a recent Saturday. The group steps up to ...

Pasadena-Based Los Angeles County Employees Association Terminates CEO

The $57 billion Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), which is headquartered in Pasadena, has terminated its own Chief Executive Officer, the organization’s chief counsel said Thursday. Steven P. Rice said the termination of Lou Lazatin was effective June 7. “The boards will immediately conduct a national search for a new CEO,” Rice said ...

Tetra Tech Expands with Cash Purchase of U.K. Firm

Pasadena-based environmental consultant Tetra Tech Inc.,has made an all-cash offer to acquire WYG PLC, a United Kingdom-based professional services firm. Tetra tech provides high-end consulting and engineering services. WYG PLC operates from more than 30 locations across Europe, Africa and Asia. Tetra Tech purchased all outstanding shares of the company’s stock, for 55 pence per ...

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Adds New Member Benefit

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has partnered with new member ZipEdTech, to offer its members quality workforce online education/training. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will have its unique branded page where members can access relevant training for themselves, as the business owner and their employees. ZipEdTech has curated a vast library of online trainings that ...

All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Health Provider WelbeHealth Signs Major Tenancy Deal at Cotton Medical Center

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of medical real estate, is pleased to announce that WelbeHealth recently signed a lease at Meridian’s recently renovated Cotton Medical Center, a 115,000-square-foot medical office complex located in Pasadena, Calif. WelbeHealth will occupy 14,200 square feet in the building complex’s South Tower and has applied to be ...


Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Behind the Scenes of Becoming a VC

An informal look at Minnie Ingersoll's experience raising $200M from Sand Hill Road, transitioning to a new role as a partner at a local LA venture fund, lessons learned, lessons learning, and what has surprised her now that she's sitting on the other side of the table. At Shift, Ingersoll raised $100M from D..

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Event Location: Cross Campus Pasadena
Cost: Call for details

Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

PFAR Technology Breakfast (Quarterly Membership Meeting Event)

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and Snapchat will be on hand for the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS Technology Membership Breakfast. The event will cover video marketing, successful business strategies and the latest tech advancements. Sponsored by PFAR's 2019 Official Business Printer..

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Event Location: Altadena Town & Country Club
Cost: $15.00

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Color Your Dreams - Women in Business Event

Business Coach Elaine Lou Cartas will hold her next free "Color Your Dreams" rally in LA. Cartas is the #1 Best Selling Author and global speaker. Her mission is to help one million women create their dream business and career. In one year, she has already mentored 100+ clients in 21 different countries level..

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Event Location: Women\'s City Club of Pasadena
Cost: Free

Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Creating an Effective Business Plan

Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business whether you are trying to build an internal roadmap for your business concept or you are looking for funding. This workshop will cover all aspects of creating a business plan, as well as emphasize the importance of setting measurable strategi..

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Event Location: Pasadena City College - Foothill Campus
Cost: Free

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Pasadena Entrepreneurs' Mastermind Meetup

This is a monthly "mastermind" meetup for people who are or who want to start and run entrepreneurial organizations. The organizers will look to have experts on relevant topics, but also to bring problems to the group to get its input. It's for three groups mainly: current entrepreneurs and start-up leaders,..

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Event Location: Goldstar Office
Cost: Free

Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Solving Complex Problems with Practical Robotics

Robotics is an advanced technology that will change the way everyone lives. Many of the robots one has seen so far have been very impressive... and also impractical. InVia Robotics was founded with a simple mission to automate repetitive tasks so people can focus on doing more meaningful work. For some, that..

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Event Location: Cross Campus Pasadena
Cost: Free

Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Gala & Silent Auction

Join Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for an evening honoring incoming Board of Directors Chair Justin Tsui and the newly elected Board members. The evening will start with a hosted cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:00pm, followed by dinner at 7:30pm. Formal invitations to follow. Promote your business a..

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Event Location: The Langham Huntington Pasadena
Cost: Call for details

Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

ShopTalk Breakfast

Join the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce each month for ShopTalk Breakfast! Featuring a speaker on a topic of interest to small business. Come by for a delicious breakfast and a chance to meet some other local business people. You’ll leave by 9 with some insights and hints you can use for the benefit..

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Event Location: Carrows Restaurant
Cost: $13.00 - $18.00

Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Pasadena Tech Happy Hour

Pasadena Tech Happy Hour is working to build a collaborative and engaged tech community in Pasadena to be inclusive of people who may not have easy access to more established tech hotspots. This community will be a place where an entrepreneur can find their next lead investor, a place where a designer can sho..

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Event Location: Bar Celona
Cost: Free

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

LA's Largest Mixer: Where Business Meets Business

The 21st Annual LA’s Largest Mixer is Southern California's largest and longest running business marketing and networking event. Over 2,000 business professionals will gather for an evening of making new face-to-face connections that help grow businesses. In addition, 125 area companies will showcase their..

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Event Location: Pasadena Convention Center
Cost: $20.00

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