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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’s Art+Logic Announces Winner of First Annual Software Incubator Lab

Pasadena-based software development firm Art+Logic has announced the winner of their first annual software Incubator Lab, Dr. Scott Hawley, Associate Professor of Physics at Belmont University in Nashville. Dr. Hawley’s entry is a machine-learning based app that uses neural networks and Deep Learning—a subfield of machine learning concerned with algorithms inspired by the structure and ...

Pasadena’s Wetzel’s Pretzels Taps Former PetSmart Executive to Become New CFO

Pasadena-based fast-food franchise Wetzel’s Pretzels has named former PetSmart executive Kimberly Smith as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer, says a report in Nation’s Restaurant News Tuesday. Smith started during the second quarter and replaced Michael Nishi who left last year to take on a senior role at another Southern California restaurant chain. Smith was ...

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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 ...

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Members Receive Scam Email

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce said Monday a false demand notice had been sent by email to many if not all of its members. Pasadena Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Little notified members that the email, which demanded that accounting records of amounts owed to the Chamber be sent by return email, was ...

Survey: Local Business Owners Oppose Proposed City Sales Tax

(Updated) As the City prepares to vote on a proposed sales tax measure in November, City leaders, both business and political, are split on the measure’s value and chances. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, in fact, recently sent out a survey to its membership to determine local business owners’ and mangers’ positions on the proposed ...

Pasadena-Based Advertising Software Provider OpenX Opens Singapore Office

Pasadena software success story OpenX, now a leading global advertising technology platform, is expanding its Asia Pacific presence to Southeast Asia with the opening of a Singapore office that will serve as a regional hub as the company’s business continues to experience strong international growth. OpenX Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer Jason Fairchild made the ...

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 ...

Altadena Office Building Reportedly Sells for $11.1 Million

First City Credit Union has acquired a 55,000 square-foot modern office building in Altadena for $11.5 million, commercial real estate news outlet RenTV said in a report Tuesday. The report said the property, which was vacant at the time of the sale, was sold by J.L. Moseley Co., Inc. of Pasadena. Located at 500 West ...


Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Pasadena Tech Happy Hour

What Pasadena Tech Happy Hour will do: it 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..

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Event Location: Bar Celona
Cost: Call for details

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Success Neuro Linguistic Programming (N. L. P.) Sales and Leadership Mastery

This Amazing Interactive 2-Hour workshop is especially designed for YOU Leaders, YOU Entrepreneurs and YOU Sales Professionals, and anyone else wanting to increase your Effectiveness, Productivity and Income by 30%... 50%... 100%... 200%... or more within just 30 days. By learning the tools of N.L.P., you wil..

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Event Location: Pasadena Central Library
Cost: Call for details

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m.

After Hours Luncheon 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 above number or via email at for information. This months mixer is sponsored by Paul Mitchell The School - Pasadena...

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Event Location: Paul Mitchell The School - Pasadena
Cost: Free/Members, $10.00/Non-members

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Top 3 Warning Signs your Success is Putting Your Business At Risk

Are you exhausted from being in the React Mode All Day? This is the First Warning Sign your Success is putting your business At Risk. No worry, the Doctor is in! Kat at KSHIFT is your Chief Stress Reliever. Her specialty is creating effortless and profitable growth. No matter what condition you are in, relief..

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Partner Event: Designing for Voice : Integrating AI in Content

Join Content Strategy SoCal for its August event “Designing for Voice : Integrating AI in Content” with influential speakers who are doing just that. Q&A Session to follow. Speakers: John Gillilan - John G is a creative producer, voice designer, and Alexa developer exploring the impact of voice on the..

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Event Location: ADP Pasadena
Cost: $15.00

Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Leadership Luncheon Series: How to Grow Your Business Through Nonprofit Partnerships

Join St. Baldrick's Foundation for its Leadership Luncheon Series featuring a presentation by Kathleen Ruddy, CEO of St. Baldrick's Foundation who will discuss "How to Grow Your Business Through Nonprofit Partnerships." RSVP by August 15 by emailing

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Event Location: University Club of Pasadena
Cost: $35.00

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

PWiT - Hosted by OpenX

Come join OpenX, the world’s largest independent advertising exchange. OpenX supports the largest brands, publishers and mobile apps across every type of screen and ad format globally. Agenda: Networking and socializing, Welcome with news and announcements from PWiT and Panel Discussion with Q&A. OpenX has..

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Event Location: OpenX
Cost: Call for details

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Blockchain 101: An Introduction to Blockchain and Blockchain Opportunities

Learn about the hottest topic in the tech world right now. Come join other business professionals to learn and build relationships. All professions and backgrounds are welcome. This workshop will answer questions such as: "Why do I need to know about Blockchain?" Is Blockchain only about cryptocurrencies? How..

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Event Location: First Foundation Bank
Cost: $75.00

Friday, August 31, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.

The California 10,000 Vote Campaign

Lena Kennedy will be continuing the conversation about the California 10,000 Vote Campaign and one can be involved in getting out the vote for the November 6 election. Ccheck-in is at 11:30 a.m. and reception; noon, program and lunch at the University Club. Luncheon cost is per person payable to Community Wom..

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Event Location: University Club Pasadena
Cost: $55.00

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Next Level Success Series: Tax Law Reform with Greg Borgardt

Join the Women’s City Club of Pasadena for its new series... Next Level Success: Taking YOU and YOUR BUSINESS to the NEXT LEVEL! Join the Next Level Series with leaders and industry professionals from various fields to share industry trends, tips, and insights from their areas. This speaker series incorpora..

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Event Location: Women\'s City Club of Pasadena
Cost: $50.00/Individual session

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