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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 ...



More Certainty in a Clinton Presidency than a Trump Presidency, Says Pasadena-based Investment Advisor

With a Trump victory, investments could drop solely due to uncertainty, because the consensus is that investors believe there is more known about a Clinton presidency, than a Trump presidency. Mitchell Kauffman, Managing Director of Pasadena-based Kauffman Wealth Management, offers this and other insights on the most likely outcomes of today’s election and how they ...



Northridge Earthquake Anniversary Prompts Reminders for Pasadena Residents

This week marks the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake — the magnitude-6.7 shaker that caused widespread damage to freeways, office buildings and homes. The cost to rebuild or repair homes has increased by about 170 percent over the past two decades, and authorities estimate that if the Northridge quake occurred today residential damage ...


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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 ...



Watch Your Wallet in 2017

The current outstanding balance of the U.S. national debt peaked to more than $19.9 trillion as of January 2017, meaning every man, woman and child in this country owes more than $65,000 in public debt. And that doesn’t include your personal loans. It’s hard to wrap the head around but clearly necessary, we would add, ...

City Staff Will Tell Economic Development and Technology Committee That Pasadena Retail Sales are Flat

The City of Pasadena’s Economic Development Division will report Tuesday on the possible reasons why overall retail sales have been flat in the City, during a special meeting of the City Council’s Economic Development and Technology Committee. In a memo to the ED Tech Committee, Economic Development Manager Eric Duyshart said staff will be presenting ...



USAID Awards Pasadena’s Tetra Tech $10 Million Contract for Endangered Species Protection in Vietnam

Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $10 million, single-award contract to reduce wildlife crime on endangered and threatened species in Vietnam. Wildlife trafficking poses a serious threat to biodiversity in Southeast Asia, particularly in Vietnam. Over the past several years, wildlife trafficking has ...



Pasadena Chamber Board Votes to Oppose Imposition of L.A.-Style Minimum Wage Increase in Pasadena

At its August meeting, the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, without objection, voted to strongly oppose increasing the minimum wage in Pasadena. Citing two studies performed for the Chamber and a peer-review of that work, Board members, representing small, medium and large businesses in diverse sectors of our local economy, cited ...



Ameron Center in Pasadena Sold to Entity with Ties to Local Developer

A developer with Pasadena and local area projects to his name is affiliated with an entity that just purchased Pasadena’s Ameron Center. Real estate magazine The Real Deal said Patrick Chraghchian, president of American General Contractors (AGC), is connected to the entity that bought the 175,800-square-foot Class A office complex for $40.5 million from international ...



BUSINESS EVENTS, SEMINARS & CONVENTIONS

Monday, July 28, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Business Growth Workshop: How to Legally Hire, Discipline and Fire Employees

Are you hiring the right employee? Will you have liability for your discipline and termination decisions? These questions that plague most business owners and managers will be covered in a Business Workshop Presentation by Deborah Petito at University Club of Pasadena. Deborah Petito is a shareholder in the l..

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Event Location: University Club of Pasadena
Cost: $25.00



Monday, December 01, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Shared Success Networking Group Monthly Mixer

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the Shared Success Networking Group monthly mixer held the first Monday of each month. Come be ready to mix, mingle, and network with other successful people in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. The nominal fee will cover an array of tasty appetizers! AKA Bistro of..

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Event Location: a|k|a Bistro
Cost: $5.00



Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.

ShopTalk Breakfast: The Art of Introductions with Gary Pia (CANCELLED)

Hate networking? Gary will present effective and easy ways to enhance one's business capital by increasing business contacts. A great topic to begin a new year! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, meet fellow Chamber Members, and a few prospective ones too! To RSVP email info@southpasadena.net...

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Event Location: Mike & Anne\'s Restaurant
Cost: $10.00 - $15.00



Saturday, January 09, 2016
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Connection

Join Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for this morning of business networking. Please contact Kelly at the Chamber office by phone at the number herein indicated or via email at Kelly@pasadena-chamber.org for information or pay for registration online at http://pasadena-chamber.org/forms/breakfast-connection..

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Event Location: Courtyard by Marriott
Cost: $25.00 - $30.00



Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Alliance

Join Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for this afternoon of business networking. Please contact Kelly at the Chamber office by phone at the number herein indicated or via email at Kelly@pasadena-chamber.org for information or pay for registration online at http://pasadena-chamber.org/forms/pasadena-chamber-lunc..

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Event Location: Brookside Golf Club
Cost: $25.00 - $30.00



Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Board Matchmaking Mixer

Envision Consulting, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit consulting firm, are hosting their third nonprofit Board Matchmaking Mixer in Pasadena. The mixer offers nonprofits and various professionals the opportunity to meet, learn about each other’s passions and interests, who the organizations serve and explain t..

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Event Location: Bodega Paseo Colorado
Cost: Free



Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

StartUp Grind Hosts Dave Thach (Playstation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios)

While Dave Thach has only been 'officially' in game production for the past six years, he has spent the last ten years of his career at Sony Interactive Entertainment where he has leveraged his experience as an entrepreneur and as an IBM Solutions Excellence Award winning developer/designer, catapulted his me..

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Event Location: Epic Spaces Co-Working
Cost: $10.00



Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Hot Topics in Biotech with Arye Lipman

Biotechnology was one of the 20th century's greatest innovations - and in the 21st it has already had a massive impact on healthcare, consumer products, agriculture, and industrial processes. This $300 billion global industry is set to have an even greater influence on our lives in the coming years. This even..

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Event Location: Pasadena
Cost: TBA



Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce' After Hours Social Mixer

This FUN after hours social mixer is held at various locations throughout Pasadena. Please contact Kelly at the Chamber office by phone at the number herein indicated or via email at Kelly@pasadena-chamber.org for information. This month's mixer is sponsored by Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar...

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Event Location: Fleming\'s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Cost: Free/Members, $10.00/Non-members



Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

How Prioritizing Purpose Makes All The Difference In Creating a Lasting Business

With exponentially increasing attention options and rapidly decreasing attention spans, it can feel like a helpless struggle to get people to engage with products and services - not to mention foster long-lasting loyalty. In a systemic marketing machine built on reeling people in with perceived value, the onl..

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Event Location: Cross Campus Pasadena
Cost: TBA



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