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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Tiffany McClellan as Regional Director of Employee Benefits

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tiffany McClellan has joined the firm as Regional Director Employee Benefits. McClellan brings 16 years of experience in strategic market planning, sales organizational leadership, new product/service development and health and welfare plan consulting to the firm.

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New virtual reality commercial entertainment division launched by ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ImmersiON-VRelia today announced the launch of the immersive industry’s first-ever virtual reality commercial entertainment division. The new division will be dedicated to providing head mounted displays and content to amusement parks, visitor attractions, immersive cinemas and promotional platforms. The division is the result of a new partnership between ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries.

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ImmersiON Partnership with VRelia will enhance the Augmented Virtual Reality experience

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ImmersiON, a USA company of Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, announced today its strategic fusion with VRelia, a company owned by Jose Antonio Garcia Marin headquartered in Spain. Novelo, the founder of internationally awarded TDVision, has proven a leader in the design and development of 3D digital infrastructure and visualization systems.

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Alegria Fresh, Orange County Produce and Filtrexx Corporation launch the ‘Farm of the Future’ at the Great Park in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California-based Alegria Fresh, in collaboration with Orange County Produce, LLC and Filtrexx Corporation, today announced the launch of the ‘Farm of the Future’ hydroponic and organic farming demonstration center at the Great Park in Irvine. The demonstration center just completed a new organic food production farm using GardenSoxx.

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Regent Education Financial Aid Management Solution, Regent 8, selected by Brandman University

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Brandman University has selected Regent Education’s financial aid management solution to enable them to successfully transition to Competency Based Learning and support their innovative curriculum model. Regent 8 is the only financial aid management solution to offer complete support for all enrollment models.

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Software-Defined Audio Video Leader Utelogy Corporation Opens New Training Facility in Irvine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Utelogy Corporation has signed a new lease to open its expanded corporate office and training facility within a mile of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined Audio Video (SDAV) technology primarily deployed in higher education institutions.

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Marketing Expert Luke Avedon warns California CEOs that ‘Marketing Phobia’ is Leading Cause of Small Business Bankruptcy

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The fear of self-promotion is a taboo subject in our small business community – no one will discuss it – however, it is the hidden cause behind business failure statistics, says marketing expert Luke Avedon. ‘It’s incredible how devastating ‘marketing phobia’ can be,’ says Avedon, a respected authority on small business marketing in Irvine, Calif.

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Federal Government Shutdown Will Not Stop Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO International Event in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 is moving forward as planned October 3-6 and October 10-13 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. The Federal Government shutdown will have no impact on the visitor experience or the collegiate teams at Solar Decathlon 2013. The XPO clean […]

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Orange County Produce, LLC and the Orange County Great Park Partner to Glean Food for Local Food Banks

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Orange County Produce, LLC and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., continues its ‘Parks without Borders’ program by offering fresh food to Orange County’s local food banks and soup kitchens. Orange County Produce is growing food on the four-acre VALOR Field at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, to support this effort.

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Toyota hosts ‘Ride and Drives’ at XPO Clean Energy Exposition held alongside U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:TM) will host the Toyota Drive Center at the XPO, a clean, renewable and efficient energy exposition that will be held alongside the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 at the Orange County Great Park this October 3-6 and October 10-13, 2013. The Toyota […]

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UC Irvine named official Host University of the 2013 XPO, a clean, renewable and efficient energy exposition

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — UC Irvine has been named the official Host University of the XPO, a clean, renewable and efficient energy exposition that will be held alongside the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 at the Orange County Great Park this October 3-6 and October 10-13. The university will also stage the […]

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Orange County Business Journal names Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as a 2013 ‘Best Place to Work’

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has announced that the Orange County Business Journal has recognized EPIC as a ‘Best Place to Work’ in Orange County, Calif. EPIC is one of only 34 Orange County companies with 250 or more employees to receive this honor and is ranked fourth in the large company category.

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Transportation Zone in the XPO creates first-ever educational transportation component of U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The addition of the GreenStreets Experience within a new Transportation Zone at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO significantly broadens the scope of this free public event. For the first time, an educational transportation component will be held alongside the Solar Decathlon – a world-renowned international […]

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Solar panel and module manufacturers using PowerGuard warranty solution show notable growth in Japanese markets

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — PowerGuard(R) Specialty Insurance Services today announced that more than one million insured solar panels have been reported to the PowerGuard Third Party Warranty Program and delivered into the Japanese marketplace. It allows solar manufacturers to offer clients the enhanced security of additional warranty protection in the unlikely event of a solar manufacturer’s bankruptcy.

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Foundation for the Great Park becomes Title Sponsor of Powerful Ideas Symposium at the XPO

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, The Foundation for the Great Park announced that it has committed $25,000 to become the Title Sponsor of the Powerful Ideas Symposium at the XPO, a clean, renewable and efficient energy exposition hosted alongside the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 this October 3-6 and October 10-13 […]

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Insurance coverage for Solar Panels can now be easily verified online with PowerGuard Solar Panel Program Warranty Verification Portal

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services today announced the launch of their Solar Panel Program Warranty Verification Portal, accessible from their Web site. The Warranty Verification Portal was developed to help those purchasing panels from PowerGuard’s solar manufacturing clients verify the existence of extended warranty coverage.

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Donalyn Kling Honored by Maple Youth Ballet at Second Annual Diamonds and Dance Gala

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Maple Youth Ballet honored Donalyn Kling, one of its most dedicated patrons at the second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9 at Black, Starr and Frost in Newport Beach. ‘Donalyn, without you we would not have been able to do so many of the things we have accomplished this year,’ said Charles Maple, co-founder of the Maple Conservatory.

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Second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala to honor Donalyn Kling and support the Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Maple Youth Ballet along with Black, Starr & Frost, presents the second annual Diamonds & Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Black, Starr & Frost’s harbor side location in Newport Beach. The gala will honor Donalyn Kling of the Kling Family Foundation, who has been a dedicated patron of the Maple Youth Ballet.

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Insurance broker Mike McMullen honored by Risk and Insurance magazine for outstanding solutions and service in alternative energy

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announced today that Risk and Insurance Magazine has recognized managing principal Mike McMullen as one of 2013’s alternative energy ‘Power Brokers.’ McMullen was chosen as a ‘Power Broker’ for his groundbreaking presentation of risk to the alternative energy market.

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The Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of ‘Snow White’ to Orange County dance audiences

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of ‘Snow White’ to Orange County dance audiences. Conceived by award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director Charles Maple, this unique production is sure to transport families to a ‘fairytale world of magic, drama and romance.’

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Housing industry veteran Elliot Light launches New Home Nexus to serve Calif. homebuilders, investors, asset managers and financial institutions

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Housing industry veteran Elliot Light announced today the formation of New Home Nexus (NHN). NHN is a marketing, sales and advertising firm that connects buyers and builders, maximizing consumer satisfaction and builder success. From initial due diligence to final sale, New Home Nexus will serve homebuilders, investors, asset managers and financial institutions throughout Southern California.

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Maple Conservatory of Dance now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Maple Conservatory of Dance is now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for the 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship. Auditions are scheduled on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1824 Kaiser Avenue in Irvine,

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Collegiate Teams welcomed by Orange County Great Park

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Students representing the 20 collegiate teams competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 arrived at the Orange County Great Park today to prepare for the award-winning competition, which will take place October 3-13 at the Great Park. The arrival of the students marks a significant milestone in the planning efforts for the event which will attract worldwide attention to Irvine and Orange County.

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Children’s Gardening Workshops at the Great Park Farm + Food Lab

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Families from throughout Orange County can expect their kids to come home with dirty hands after a day at one of the Orange County Great Park’s Children’s Gardening Workshops. The free monthly workshop series at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab provides hands-on gardening activities for children ages 3-to-11. The year-round series of Children’s Gardening Workshops is set to begin Sunday, January 13.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Hali Nielson as senior VP in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the addition of Hali Nielson as senior vice president private client services in its Irvine office. Nielson brings 19 years of experience in insurance and risk management for individuals with a high asset base and significant property and liability exposures.

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OC Great Park Names Award-Winning Choreographer Jennifer Backhaus ‘Artist-in-Residence’

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park is proud to welcome Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Backhaus, an award-winning choreographer, who will invent and direct one-of-a-kind dance works at the Great Park. Visitors will see and experience dance performances developed by one of Orange County’s premier choreographers.

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Great Park Announces Scarecrows in the Park Winners: Competition raised $13,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank, and education programs

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park today announced the top winners of the third annual Scarecrows in the Park fundraising competition, which challenges local businesses and community organizations to build creative, themed scarecrows that are displayed for public voting at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab and on the Great Park’s website.

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Edupoint Synergy Student Information System selected by Poudre School District

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edupoint(TM) Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been selected by Poudre School District to implement its Synergy(R) SIS solution. The centralized web-based system will connect the district’s schools and administration facilities to serve students, their parents, teachers, and district staff.

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OC Great Park and Arts OC present ‘The Dig’ a new One-woman Play performed by Stacie Chaiken

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park and Arts Orange County are pleased to present a new Arts Happening featuring the premier of a new one-woman play: The Dig. Written by and starring Los Angeles-based actress Stacie Chaiken, The Dig recounts the dramatic tale of a world-renowned American archeologist who uncovers the identity of a remarkable find in the Middle East that has the potential for explosive consequences.

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Annual Great Park Scarecrows in the Park Fundraising Competition Begins in Orange County

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park invites visitors to vote for their favorite scarecrow at the third annual Scarecrows in the Park contest, which challenges Orange County’s businesses and community organizations to show off their creative and philanthropic spirit by building creative, themed scarecrows. The 2012 edition of the fundraising and fun-raising contest features 26 scarecrows – the most in the competition’s history – all vying for the title of “Best in Crow.”

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Telecom exec Ron McNab named CEO at Connexum, LLC in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Connexum, LLC, an emerging leader in network, voice and data services for the telecommunication industry, announced it has hired industry veteran Ron McNab as president and CEO. Mr. McNab is responsible for defining Connexum’s strategic direction, providing leadership and executing on the company’s goal of expanding its business and growing its product line.

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Launch of Great Park Jack-O-Lantern Starts Countdown to O.C. Great Park Pumpkin Harvest

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Great Park Jack-O-Lantern took flight today to mark the unofficial start of fall and the launch the countdown to the fifth annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s Pumpkin Harvest will feature a variety of activities and family entertainment, including free pumpkins from the Great Park Pumpkin Patch for all children 12 and under, while supplies last.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center honored as ‘Best Place to Work in Orange County’ second year in a row

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in the Orange County. Led by managing principals, Dan Ryan and Tony D’Asaro, EPIC’s Irvine team has received this honor for the second consecutive year.

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Five evenings of award-winning short films will be screened at the Orange County Great Park in collaboration with the Irvine International Film Festival

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park in collaboration with the Irvine International Film Festival will host a series of screenings of award-winning short films at the Palm Court Arts Complex beginning October 4. The Independent & Inspired Film Series feature 18 films that will be screened over five evenings on select Thursdays through November 15.

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In O.C., Contemporary Artists Conceptualize the Year 1942 Exhibition Offers Artistic Complement to Farmers to Flyers Historical Perspective

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — History and art collide to provide a unique interpretive experience at the Orange County Great Park’s Palm Court Arts Complex with a pair of exhibitions that contrast first-person story-telling and historical perspective with emotional interpretations of a time gone by.

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Farmers to Flyers: Marine Corps Air Station El Toro and Mid-Century Orange County Exhibition Offers Thought-Provoking View of Southern California History

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park will host a special reception to showcase the thought-provoking exhibition memorializing Marine Corps Air Station El Toro’s 50-year tradition of service and sacrifice titled, Farmers to Flyers: Marine Corps Air Station El Toro and Mid-Century Orange County.

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Diana Jennings of Brand You Image, is a contributor to new book, ‘Personal Branding for Dummies’

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Diana Jennings founder of Brand You Image, a personal branding and image management firm, has been named chief contributor to Fashioning Your Image to Match Your Personal Brand in the newly released book, ‘Personal Branding for Dummies’ (Wiley, ISBN: 978-1118117927, June 2012).

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O.C. Great Park 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival Goes Out Rockin’ and Swingin’ with Two-Night Finale

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Themed Summer’s End Weekend, the finale of the Orange County Great Park’s 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival features the costumed superhero rock group, The Aquabats on August 30, and the sultry sounds of Lavay Smith and Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers on August 31. Both performances for Summer’s End Weekend will take place in the Festival’s Dance Concourse.

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O.C. Great Park 2012 Flights and Sounds Summer Festival Showcases Made in America Weekend Aug. 23-25 in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park’s 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival delivers three evenings of musical Americana with a special Made in America Weekend, August 23 through 25. “Our Flights and Sounds Summer Festival musical tour around the world returns home with a very special Made in America Weekend,” said […]

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