Board & Brew Specialty Sandwiches is opening its 23rd location with a new shop in Costa Mesa.
The grand opening will be held the weekend of July 29-31 at 3030 Harbor Blvd., Suite H-1.
The restaurant serves a variety of sandwiches, salads, wraps and sub-style sandwiches.
Founded in 1979 in Del Mar, the chain’s sandwiches are made from scratch. The company recommends its “secret sauce” on any sandwich.
Chick-fil-A’s new Santa Ana location employs about 100 workers. (Photo courtesy of Chick-fil-A)
Chick-fil-A at 17th Street and Tustin opens in Santa Ana
The Chick-fil-A next to an upcoming In-N-Out on 17th Street in Santa Ana has opened.
Its hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
The restaurant, owned and operated by franchisee Peter Brakke, created 100 full- and part-time jobs.
To celebrate the debut, Chick-fil-A Inc. donated $25,000 to Feeding America on behalf of the Santa Ana restaurant.
Pura Vida jewelry shop opens at Spectrum
Pura Vida opened a new retail store July 16 at Irvine Spectrum Center.
The new store marks the company’s first retail store outside of San Diego.
Pura Vida is a La Jolla-based company that sources handcrafted bracelets and accessories from artisans worldwide. Every purchase from Pura Vida sends 5% of the purchase to charities. To date, Pura Vida says it has donated more than $4 million to more than 200 charity partners.
Hiring fair seeks Boys & Girls Club mentors
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast is hosting a hiring fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, July 23 to find more than 40 part-time mentors at its club’s locations in Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, Orange and Santa Ana.
The primary responsibility of a mentor is to provide a safe after-school experience for participating youth by providing homework assistance and fitness programs.
The hourly wage ranges from $16 to $19.
The job fair will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana at 950 West Highland St.
Those who cannot attend should email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Zoom interview opportunity.
Applicants must be 18 years or older, be a high school graduate with a minimum of 20 college units and must be available from 2-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The nonprofit is offering its job candidates a $500 sign-on bonus.
New leadership at Illumination Foundation
Pooja Bhalla and Jack Toan have been named co-CEOs of Illumination Foundation, a nonprofit in Orange with a mission to end homelessness.
Bhalla and Mr. Toan replaced Illumination Foundation co-founder and former CEO Paul Leon, who stepped down July 1 as part of a long-established succession plan.
Bhalla joined Illumination Foundation in 2017 as chief operating officer and most recently served as executive director of Healthcare Services. Toan has served as COO since February 2021.
The nonprofit Beyond Blindness has appointed to its board of directors Rahul Bhola of Children’s Health of Orange County; Teresa Madden of Octane OC; Jodi Ristrom, a CPA of Eide Bailly; and Max Trichet of Capital Group American Funds. They each will serve three-year terms from July 1 to June 30, 2025.
Anduril expands in Atlanta
Anduril Industries, a defense technology company in Costa Mesa, is investing $60 million in a new manufacturing and research facility in Atlanta where it will create at least 180 new jobs over the next three years.
The company’s new Atlanta office will be home to Area-I, a Georgia-based manufacturer of advanced unmanned aircraft systems. Anduril acquired Area-I in 2021, and the company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Anduril.
New R&D center in Santa Ana
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific has opened its Armstrong R&D Center of Excellence in Santa Ana.
The center, which operates out of the company’s headquarters, will help the company expand its capabilities in bioproduction, cell and gene therapy, Assisted Reproductive Technologies and cytogenetics.
The Great Resignation: A loss of diversity hires
Enterprise Holdings, through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, is awarding its ROAD Forward grants for the second consecutive year to nearly 700 local nonprofit organizations, including several in Southern California.
Local recipients included National Coalition 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire – $43,200; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Inland Empire – $45,600; National Coalition 100 Black Women, Orange County Chapter – $45,600.
The 15th annual Top Workplaces program opened for nominations on Sunday, May 29. (SCNG/ENERGAGE)
Nominate a Top Workplace before portal closes
The ninth annual Top Workplaces program will conclude its nomination period Aug. 5 for Orange County companies and organizations.
Last year, the program invited 3,077 companies to take the survey to determine who would make the list of Top Workplaces. In all, 207 companies or organizations took part and a record-setting 155 winners were honored.
Here’s a look at who and how you can nominate Orange County companies and organizations …
Any organization with 35 or more employees in Orange County is eligible to participate. They can be public, private, non-profit and government.
Workplaces are evaluated by their employees using a short 24-question survey.
Companies will be surveyed June through August.
Nomination deadline: June 24
Special publication: December 2022
To nominate online, go to ocregister.com/nominate
Call in a nomination at 714-442-2768
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