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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 ...



2015 Penalty for Not Having Health Coverage Can Be Thousands of Dollars

If you’re opting out of the health-care coverage required by the Affordable Care Act, make sure you understand how much you’ll owe Uncle Sam as a result. For those who are thinking of opting out, here’s what you need to know. For 2014, the penalty is either a flat amount or 1% of your income, ...



Wells Fargo Locations Across the Southland Set To Host “Get Smart About Credit” Day

In an effort to help customers succeed financially, select Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) community banking stores in Southern California are hosting a “Get Smart About Credit Day” on Saturday, October 16. The day-long event is designed to promote financial health and wellness, as a third of Americans are more worried about financial than physical health. ...


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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 ...



PGI Acquisition of Central Desktop Signals Industry Shift to Unified Collaboration

PGi, a global leader in collaboration software and services for over 20 years, today announced the acquisition of Central Desktop, Inc., a leading cloud-based team collaboration and project management platform for businesses. PGi funded the purchase through its recently increased credit facility and cash and equivalents on hand. “Joining forces with Central Desktop and its ...

Innovate Pasadena Presents ENVISION 2014 and CONNECT Week

Innovate Pasadena is holding their first annual summit titled ENVISION 2014 on October 22-23, at the Pasadena Convention Center. During the week of October 20-26, CONNECT Week 2014 will celebrate innovation in the greater Pasadena area with 30 events throughout Pasadena, and including many locations in Old Pasadena. Innovate Pasadena’s CONNECT Week 2014 CONNECT Week ...



Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. Announces Selected Results and Cash Distribution for Second Quarter 2014

  Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. today announced selected financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. The partnership is completing its review of impairments of goodwill of its Pasadena facility. The partnership expects an impairment of goodwill, a non-cash item, related to the Pasadena facility in the second quarter of 2014 ...



Altadena Chamber Names 2013 Citizen and Business of the Year

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association has named a long-time planning and preservation activist as Citizen of the Year, and one of Altadena’s newest and best-known businesses as Business of the Year for 2013. Altadena Heritage Chairman Mark Goldschmidt, a retired landscape architect, was named Altadena’s Citizen of the Year for his work ...



Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Expands

Irina Netchaev, real estate expert and founding broker, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. is proud to announce that Leslie Bohling and Marissa Joven joined her team. Leslie Bohling brings her entrepreneurial experience and a passion for helping others achieve their dreams. She was born in Sweden and speaks Swedish and Tagalog. Leslie is a ...



BUSINESS EVENTS, SEMINARS & CONVENTIONS

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Pasadena Career Fair

HireLive is a national career service company specializing in Sales, Retail and Management Career Fairs, and has more than a decade of experience in connecting job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring. This is your opportunity to interview face to face with 15+ Fortune 500 and Ind..

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Event Location: Sheraton Pasadena
Cost: Free



Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wells Fargo's "Get Smart About Credit Day"

In an effort to help customers succeed financially, select Wells Fargo community banking stores in Southern California are hosting a "Get Smart About Credit Day." The day-long event is designed to promote financial health and wellness, as a third of Americans are more worried about financial than physical hea..

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Event Location: Southern California Locations
Cost: Free



Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce After Hour 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...

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Event Location: El Portal Mexican Restaurant
Cost: Free/Members, $10.00/Non-members



Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Connect Week 2014: Business Technology Center Business Showcase

Go on an inside tour of a gaming company, view cool motorized skates and scooters for urban transportation, try a demo of ultra high efficiency solar energy technology, see how neurogaming is used for rehabilitation, view products that help kids eat healthy, and more! Click Sponsored by:
Event Location: Business Technology Center
Cost: Free



Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Connect Week 2014: IP Job Fair Hosted by OpenX & Spokeo

No suits, no ties, just great companies and lots of fun. Innovate Pasadena, OpenX and Spokeo are teaming up to bring together the best companies and the top talent. Along with representatives of the top ten Pasadena technology companies, the job fair will feature break out sessions profiling four companies lo..

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Event Location: OpenX
Cost: Free



Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Behind the Brand: A Launch to Innovate Pasadena Connect Week

Everyone is invited for an evening of conversation, networking, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in beautiful Pasadena. SBDC Behind the Brand proudly presents Anthony Borquez as the speaker who will laucch Innovate Pasadena Connect Week. Discover how he became the founder and CEO of Grab, an online and mobile soc..

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Event Location: Pasadena Chase Bank Building Roof Top
Cost: Free



Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Connect Week 2014: Techsparks' Company Tech Crawl

Pasadena based tech companies will open up their doors so that participants can come visit, meet employees and learn more about the innovation being accomplished. See below for participating companies. Instructions on where to meet for the Tech Crawl will be sent via email the day of the event. Assignments fo..

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Event Location: Pasadena
Cost: $10.00 - $50.00



Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Pasadena Business and Economic Summit

Join Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for the Pasadena Business and Economic Summit at Brookside Golf Club. Hear local business and industry leaders discuss the local and regional economy. Keynote Speaker Kimberly Ritter-Martinez, Economist for the Kyser Center for Economic Research, who will discuss the current..

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Event Location: Brookside Golf Club
Cost: $50.00



Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Connect Week 2014: Startup Law 101

Meet and hear from a panel of seasoned legal experts about the kinds issues that can affect new business entities. Representatives from Leech Tishman's various practice areas including Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law will be deliver valuable insights designed to help you take your business to the..

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Event Location: Leech Tishman Law Firm
Cost: Free



Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Connect Week 2014: Business Opportunities for Orphan Drugs for Rare Diseases

Ian Phillips will cover how companies are finding profit in rare diseases, the FDA requirements for an orphan drug designation, the tax and exclusivity advantages of filing for an orphan drug and the potential impact orphan drugs have on future medical therapies. Click Sponsored by:
Event Location: Caltech\'s 121 Beckman Institute
Cost: Free



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