LABJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Beauty Ecommerce Platform Thirteen Lune to Expand by Hundreds of Locations This Year

A little over a year after launching Thirteen Lune Inc., Nyakio Grieco’s efforts to level the playing field for BIPOC-owned beauty brands are bearing fruit.

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Claridge Eyes Development in Downtown, Affordable Housing

Ricardo Pagan, founder and chief executive of downtown-based Claridge Properties, came from humble beginnings but he has worked to put himself on the map with notable projects nationwide.

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Banks, Wealth Managers Expand Ways to Build Generational Wealth Among Communities of Color

Banks and financial advisors have been working in tandem to keep the economic momentum in traditionally underserved minority communities on a positive trend by focusing on different rungs of financial maturity and business development.

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Valet of the Dolls’ Business Model Helps Service Survive Pandemic

Women-led valet companies have a surprisingly rich history in Los Angeles — Illumination Hospitality’s The Valet Girls, based in Beverly Hills, was founded in 1983, and The Valettes began operating in 1988.

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Social Networking Platforms for Black Professionals Add Tools to Support Growth, Cultural Change

As businesses big and small implement diversity initiatives in response to larger cultural conversations about race, identity and representation, a number of tech companies are working to make sure that those businesses actually put their money where their mouths are.

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2022 Minority-Owned Businesses Special Report

These minority-owned business leaders are showing how to keep growing their companies and networks in their industries to bring about lasting change.

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Hotel Industry Adds Thousands of Rooms But Hasn't Hit Pre-Pandemic Activity

Pandemic-related travel restrictions are still being observed in many places, but you wouldn’t know it based on the number of hotel rooms that opened last year.

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Venues, Vendors Toast Wedding Industry's Comeback

Couples planning to tie the knot this year are spending more, worrying less and booking early — all signs that point to a promising wedding season.

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Hospitality: Booked Up

Major sporting events like the Super Bowl and Olympics are driving continued long-term hotel development, and locals are helping fill rooms now with staycations and long-delayed weddings.

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Sports Venues Take Competing Approaches to Drive Revenue

Old and new venues across L.A. County are adapting to changing entertainment needs to secure new business and capitalize on fan enthusiasm.

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Angel City Football Club Ticket, Merchandise Sales Up Ahead of Team Debut

Angel City Football Club has sold more than 14,000 season tickets for the upcoming National Women’s Soccer League season.

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Business of Sports: Crowded Field

L.A.’s sports industry is as robust as ever, and teams and venues are getting highly strategic in how they compete for lucrative deals and fans’ devotion.

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Financial Institutions: The Digital Age

The 2022 Money Issue

Although there are some pandemic trends bankers can’t wait to say goodbye to, the digital transformation of the industry is here to stay.

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The 2022 Money Issue Financial Institutions Directory

See a comprehensive directory of Los Angeles financial institutions and the contact information for their top local executives in the 2022 Money Issue.

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Investment Banks: Buying In

The 2022 Money Issue

Some investment firms might still be skeptical of nonfungible tokens, but Hollywood is chock-full of true believers.

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