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J LOS ANGELES TIMES OC THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1991 ' 'D5 Orange County Business BRIEFCASE RETAILLEISURE County's Favorite Sport Shopping-Will Raise Money for 1 1 5 Charities Five bucks just to wander around a department store? No, one of life's free pleasures browsing is not about to die. The $5 charge is just for one day, at one store, and the proceeds will benefit 115 local charities. The May 30 event is to mark the opening of a new Robinson's department store at Brea Mall, the finishing touch for the mall's S50-mlllion expansion and renovation that began three years ago. Shoppers who buy a ticket will hear live entertainment, sample a catered buffet, vie for door prizes and receive a 20 discount on cosmetics, perfumes and pre-owned jewelry. "The charities have been working for months to sell tickets," said Leslie Husa, an event spokeswoman. With advance sales and shoppers who pay at the door, she said, the event could raise up to $100,000. The two-level, 141,000-square-foot store has entrances of white and gray Italian marble, trimmed in polished black granite. It will be the fifth department store at Brea Mall, which is second only to Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza in county mall sales. ROCk 'n Charity Weekend: The Upper Deck Co., the Yorba Linda maner ot sports trading cards, is sponsoring a charity benefit starting today. The four-day ninth annual Rock 'n Charity Weekend will feature rock stars including Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Glenn Frey and t - ua Alice uooper competing in gou, Downng, I tennis and Softball to raise money for the nunpruilL 1 -J. ivittrieu r uuiiuuliuu lur Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research. The events will be capped by the celebrity snfthall parties, starting at 11 a.m. Kunriav at Alice Cooper Dedeaux Field at USC. Tickets are available for $15 at Ticketmaster outlets, including Music Plus and May Co. Compiled by Chris Woodyard, Times staff writer O.C. STOCK WATCH in LkJ Of the 102 largest publicly traded companies In Orange County, 1 1 gained value Wednesday, 37 lost and 54 remained unchanged for the day. Wed. Percent Wed. Percent Company Price Change Company Price Change GAINERS LOSERS RopakCorp. S6.75 6.1 AST Research Inc. 22.25 -10.1 Landmark Bank 9.00 5.9 Rainbow Technologies 10.75 -8.5 Cimco 11.00 3,5 BE Avionics 12.00 -7.7 ICN Pharmaceuticals 5.13 2.6 FHPInc. 20.75 -6.7 National Education 6.88 1.9 Tohos Medical 19.50 -6.0 Source: Newport Securities CALENDAR Employee stock ownership plan discussion. Assn. for Corporate Growth. Irvine Marriott. 5:45 p.m. $20 for non-members. Call (714) 588-1103. Lender liability presentation. American Society of Women Accountants. Sheraton Hotel Newport Beach. 6 p.m. $25. Call (714 ) 837-3435. Thomas Services Lands Wilson as Its New Chief ByJOHNO'DELL TIMES STAFF WRITER IRVINE Thomas Services, operator of the Thomas Temporaries chain of temporary personnel agencies, has nabbed former ChemLawn Corp. operations chief Gene C. Wilson to serve as president, the company said Wednesday. Wilson, 46, replaces longtime Thomas President Bonnie R. Nash, who has joined the executive staff of the Lee Hecht Harrison Inc. outplacement firm in its Irvine office. Lee Hecht Harrison is one of the nation's largest companies in volved in outplacement employment counseling and job placement for workers who are losing their jobs. Thomas Temporaries, with 34 offices throughout the state, is a major regional employment service specializing in clerical, word processing and secretarial help. The company also operates two offices specializing in permanent job placement. Both are in Los Angeles under the Thomas Careers name. While Wilson has no previous experience in the employment agency industry, he said he brings to Thomas "a common set of busi-Plcase see THOMAS. D7 Gene C. Wilson County Boasts Growing List of Hispanic Firms Entrepreneurship: A rising Latino population creates a greater demand for goods and services, causing managers to sharpen their skills and start their own firms. By CRISTINA LEE TIMES STAFF WRITER William Rivero grew up stamping envelopes in the direct mail-service industry. Along the way, he realized that U.S. companies do a lot of business by mail: They collect bills by mail, sell products by mail and even send junk. When he saved enough money, Rivero started his own direct mail service called Mini-Mailers Inc. in 1986 to label, sort, stuff envelopes and mail newsletters, invoice statements and advertisements for such clients as AT&T, Southern California Edison, Arco and Western Digital Corp. Please see HISPANICS, DG Hispanics Get Down to Business U.S. Census Bureau figures sketch a portrait of Hispanic business ownership In the Southland. Los Angeles County ranked No. 1 nationwide In terms of the number of Hispanic-owned firms. Orange County ranked sixth nationally. The data, gathered In 1987, will be releasee toaay. 56,679 firms $3.3 billion sales Rank: No. 1 5,515 firms $330 million sales Rank: No. 12 Iff i II 9,683 firms I S6S0.6 million sales P rxr 'em 4,680 firms $246.5 million sales Rank: No. 14 3,297 firms $216.8 million sales Rank: No. 24 10,373 firms $559.4 million sales Rank: No. 5 Percentage of Hispanic Firms Orange County has the Southland's lowest concentration of Hlspanlc-owned firms, measured as a percentage of the total number of firms. Source: U.S. Census Bureau 316.6 3d Huntington Beach Co.V Top Man Out Shake-up: Roger Work led the city's largest landowner for a decade and recently negotiated Holly-Seacliff project. His departure is a surprise. By JOHN PENNER SPECIAL TO THE TIMES HUNTINGTON BEACH Roger Work, general manager of the Huntington Beach Co., the city's largest private landowner, has been reassigned to a post with its parent firm, Chevron USA. Work, the land and development company's top administrator for the past decade, has become Chevron's director of long-range product development, said state Assemblyman Thomas J. Mays (R-Huntington Beach), after a telephone interview with Chevron officials Wednesday. Chevron representatives declined to independently confirm Work's new job, but acknowledged that he has left the Huntington Beach Co. Work, whose new duties would include acquiring, developing, selling and managing land owned by Chevron, has been succeeded by Jim Johnson, who has worked 22 years for Chevron, most recently as senior vice president of its Pacific Coast Home:. Inc. subsidiary. The Huntington Beach company has built single-family houses in that city as well as in Fullerlon, La Habra and Riverside. Neither Work nor Johnson were available for comment Wednesday. Most government, business and community leaders interviewed, however, said they were surprised by Work's departure from the Huntington Beach Co. Huntington Beach Mayor Peter M. Green said he was unaware that such a move was even being considered. But Green said he believes the timing is right for the change, noting that the city and the company recently finalized terms of a Please sec WORK, DG i ! ri lTj i zMm LOANS CORF. FIXED FIRST 530 JUMBO LOANS 9.75 APR 1st. Znds and 3rds CREDIT PROBLEMS OK NEIGHBORHOOD ACCEPTANCE CORP. tJ 714251-1664 g-W IN 4 DAYS I NCOME NO CREDIT I ect Lendor-'SOO.OOO. I 3ED ON REAL ESTATE EOUITY INTEnORAIUCK OKRLOR I . . 990-5400 (BOO) 535-1600 Automate your accounting at an affordable price. 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Our Executive MBA Programs represent the University system's hundred-year commitment to educational integrity, breadth of curriculum and "real-world" relevance. All reasons why we're one of the few to have received top national accreditation fromtheAmerican Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). There are other reasons as well. Such as the academic resources only a major university can offer. Experienced professors with strong educational backgrounds. A highly rated computer lab for MBA students only one of the top five among business schools nationwide. Smaller class sizes for greater personalized attention. Tutorial sessions if you need more help. And a vibrant collegiate atmosphere. UCI offers two executive MBA programs. Each is structured to fit the business person's demanding schedule. Find out more about Orange County's preeminent Executive MBA Programs. 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