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March 20, 2000 | By BILL DWYRE
The Internet world has joined the professional tennis tour for the first time. Estyle Inc., which sells a series of women's products on various Web sites originating on http://www.estyle.com will be announced today as the title sponsor for the Manhattan Beach women's tour event Aug. 7-13. This will be the 30th year of the tournament, which is played at the Manhattan Country Club. Last year's Manhattan Beach event, a Women's Tennis Assn. Tier II event, was won by Serena Williams.
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March 20, 2000 | By BILL DWYRE
The Internet world has joined the professional tennis tour for the first time. Estyle Inc., which sells a series of women's products on various Web sites originating on http://www.estyle.com will be announced today as the title sponsor for the Manhattan Beach women's tour event Aug. 7-13. This will be the 30th year of the tournament, which is played at the Manhattan Country Club. Last year's Manhattan Beach event, a Women's Tennis Assn. Tier II event, was won by Serena Williams.
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October 27, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few entrepreneurs go hunting for venture capital while eight months pregnant. But in the land-rush environment of the Internet, expectant mom Laurie McCartney knew she couldn't afford to delay the birth of her online business, EStyle. Besides, who better to pitch a retail site catering to moms-to-be than its pregnant chief executive? Of course it didn't hurt that McCartney also had a Harvard MBA and strategic planning experience with Walt Disney Co., the big daddy of consumer marketers.
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October 27, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few entrepreneurs go hunting for venture capital while eight months pregnant. But in the land-rush environment of the Internet, expectant mom Laurie McCartney knew she couldn't afford to delay the birth of her online business, EStyle. Besides, who better to pitch a retail site catering to moms-to-be than its pregnant chief executive? Of course it didn't hurt that McCartney also had a Harvard MBA and strategic planning experience with Walt Disney Co., the big daddy of consumer marketers.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY and DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles chapter of Women in Technology International is holding its inaugural meeting from 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Skirball Center. Four female panelists will share their experiences with leading or financing Net companies. They are Laurie McCartney, president of EStyle Inc., Jody Seidler, president of Making Lemonade.com, Melodie Woods, president and chief operating officer of Girl Games Inc. and Mariana Danilovic, president and CEO of Digital Media Incubator.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1999
Entrepreneurs who have used new technology to create successful companies will be speakers at the second Los Angeles Times Small Business Strategies Conference on Sept. 24-25. They include: * Keith L. Black, director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's neurological institute, chairman of the neurosurgery department at UC Irvine's medical school and founder of Medlennium Technologies. * Sky Dayton, EarthLink Network's founder. * Howard E. "Ted" Greene Jr.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1999
Entrepreneurs and consultants will provide tips on the best business practices in six industries at the second Los Angeles Times Small Business Strategies Conference on Sept 24-25. With the theme of "Top Industry Methods," the conference will feature six hourlong sessions that focus on tips for growth in business consulting, manufacturing, technology, exporting, retailing and biomedical/bioscience. Speakers will include: * Howard E. "Ted" Greene Jr.
BUSINESS
October 16, 2000 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When do you pull the plug on a fledgling company? That's the question more venture capitalists are asking in the wake of the continuing carnage among publicly traded "dot-com" companies. "I'm coming across this every day," said Richard Koffler, head of a small Los Angeles incubator for new companies. "VCs are telling companies they don't have the time and they don't want to put more money into them."
BUSINESS
March 27, 2000 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a club that attracts hundreds of entrepreneurs every quarter, a monthly magazine and a new $100-million venture capital fund, Zone Ventures is one of the leading cheerleaders for Los Angeles' growing technology community. But it remains to be seen whether Zone, the Southern California arm of the Silicon Valley venture firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, has the investment savvy to become a credible force.
BUSINESS
September 12, 2000 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It doesn't get any more button-down than inside 333 South Grand Ave., a sleek downtown Los Angeles skyscraper populated with bankers, lawyers and consultants. But in the new fourth-floor offices of Hiwire Inc., an Internet services firm, there's not a pinstripe in sight.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2000 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Companies leasing office space in Orange and Los Angeles counties are paying rents nearly 50% higher today than they did five years ago, a mark of the region's continued prosperity but also an indication that the cost of doing business in the two counties has increased substantially since the real estate recovery began in 1995.
BUSINESS
December 31, 2000 | GREG JOHNSON and ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Where is the online world headed? Offline, in a big way--even as bricks-and-mortar competitors and catalog companies continue to leap onto the Web. The movement is evident at Lucy.com, which launched its Web site late in 1999 and immediately began mailing catalogs showcasing its women's workout gear. In January, the Portland, Ore.-based company will open a boutique in a New York City health club.
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