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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 ...

High-Flying Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Appoints James Hassard as Chief Commercial Officer

Pasadena-based Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced the appointment of James Hassard to the newly-created position of chief commercial officer. The company said Hassard will be responsible for driving commercial strategy and building the team and sales and marketing infrastructure necessary to support Arrowhead’s growing pipeline of investigational RNAi therapeutics. He has 25 years of commercial-related ...

Old Pasadena’s Forever 21 Store Is Closing

Forever 21, the Los Angeles-based low-priced fashion chain that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September, will be closing its Pasadena store by January 2020, according to a new listing just recently released. Pasadena’s Forever 21 is housed in one of Old Pasadena’s most iconic historical buildings, its iconic Art Deco-style tower rises above 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 ...

Protesters Demonstrate at Pasadena ‘Wage Theft’ Work Sites

More than a hundred workers from labor organizations as far away as Texas, Oregon, and New York, demonstrated at two Pasadena work sites Saturday to protest separate cases of reported wage theft. The actions were organized by Pasadena-based National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON). Demonstrators first gathered at Chapala Bakery at 265 E. Orange Grove ...

Major Pasadena Construction Company Appoints New Vice President

Pasadena-based general contracting firm C.W. Driver Companies has appointed Jennifer Vasquez to be its new vice president of business development and corporate communications. Vasquez has been with the 100-year-old firm for 15 years, and was Director of Marketing/Corporate Communications before she was appointed VP. She will work with Karl Kreutziger, president of C.W. Driver, to ...

Pasadena’s Tetra Tech Wins $21 Million Ecological and Human Health Contract

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech announced Wednesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Science and Technology (EPA/OST) awarded Tetra Tech a $21 million, single-award contract to support the Agency’s mission in assessing and managing threats to ecological and human health. EPA/OST is responsible for developing science-based and technological foundations to achieve clean water through national ...

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 ...

Pasadena-based Telos Capital Trades Out of Monrovia Shopping Center

A partnership between Pasadena-based Telos Capital and Warner Pacific Properties, a real estate development firm, has sold Monrovia Landing, a grocery-anchored asset in Monrovia, for $30.5 million. Real estate news outlet Connect California reports the 100 percent-leased property, a retail center in the San Gabriel Valley, is home to high-performing, national credit tenants Aldi, TJ ...


Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Innovation & Libations: Grand Opening at SPACES

To kick off 2020, Innovate Pasadena is hosting the first Innovation & Libations mixer at SPACES, the newest coworking space in Pasadena. It's a great opportunity to reconnect with innovation community and take a peek in SPACES's facilities. This is the place where innovative thinkers and entrepreneurial m..

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Event Location: SPACES

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 a..m. - 11:00 a.m.

Success and Failure Yield Entrepreneurial Insights

The innovation arena is blessed with founders, investors and others ready to share insights. Their desiderata for startups embrace everything from how to talk to investors to “don’t buy that BMW too soon.” What’s not so often clear is which of the many admonishments was key to a particular venture’s..

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Event Location: Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Cost: Free

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Time: All day event

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

Pasadena honors Lionel Sternberger's genius in being the first to put cheese to hamburger and serve it at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924. Forty of Pasadena's favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints will offer signature burgers, creations and deals during the week-long celebration. January 26-31, 20..

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Event Location: Participating Restaurants Across Pasadena
Cost: Varies

Monday, January 27, 2020
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: PCC Foothill Campus
Cost: Free

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Reaching the Hearts & Minds of Your Audience

Are you asking your audience to invest for your reasons, or for theirs? To obtain an investment that is both meaningful and manageable, you have to reach them intellectually and emotionally. Gain insight to a process that will take you from a retail salesperson to an advisor. With over ten years of experience..

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Event Location: CTRL Collective
Cost: Free

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

"Cup of Joe"

The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce invites you to meet South Pasadena Mayor Robert (Bob) Joe at this informal gathering. He will share his goals for the year. He also would like to hear from you on any business/economic-related thoughts you may have. Please call or

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Event Location: South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
Cost: Free

Friday, January 31, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Altadena Chamber of Commerce' 96th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner

Join Altadena Chamber of Commerce to honor Veronica Jones, 2019 Citizen of the Year and Grocery Outlet, Mario & Michell Guajardo, 2019 Business of the Year, at the 96th Annual Installation and Awards dinner. There will be a Live Auction benefiting the Marion Lee Wullschlager Scholarship, which is awarded..

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Event Location: Altadena Town & Country Club
Cost: $85.00

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Luncheon Alliance

Join Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for an afternoon of business networking. Please contact Kelly at the Chamber office by phone at the number herein indicated or via email at for information or pay for registration online at

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Event Location: Brookside Golf club
Cost: $30.00 - $35.00

Monday, February 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Business Launch Pad: What You Need to Know (Pt 1)

This Two-part series covers the fundamentals to start and grow a business. It is ideal for the new business owner as well as existing companies. The format is structured to provide a business checklist, identifying areas that need to be addressed. After each session you will receive a handout with additional..

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Event Location: Webinar
Cost: Free

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 7:00 a.m.

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 for information or pay for registration online at

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Event Location: Brookside Golf Club
Cost: $30.00 - $35.00

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