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ACG Orange County Premier Annual Awards Event to Honor John's Incredible Pizza, Masimo, Yard House.

TUSTIN, Calif. -- The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Orange County Chapter will honor three local companies at its annual awards event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport Beach on May 8th at 5:00 p.m. After evaluating dozens of nominations from across the county, ACG Orange County will present its 2008 Emerging Growth Award to John's Incredible Pizza Company, the Outstanding Growth Award to Masimo, and its Spotlight Deal Award to Yard House Restaurants.

The local chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth annually recognizes select companies in Orange County which have demonstrated outstanding growth in their respective industries.

The Yard House is an upscale-casual eatery known for its extensive menu, classic rock music, and world's largest selection of draft beer. Masimo (MASI) develops innovative monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care -- helping solve "unsolvable" problems. John's Incredible Pizza Company offers family focused dining & entertainment with seven locations in California that average 50,000 square feet each.

The presenting sponsors for the ACGOC Awards Banquet are B. Riley & Company, Inc. and Haskell & White, LLP. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Newport Beach, B. Riley provides investment banking services to a wide range of middle market companies. Haskell is headquartered in Irvine, California, with a second office in San Diego, and is one of the largest independently owned accounting and business advisory firms in Southern California.

Other sponsors of the event include Paul Hastings, Grant Thornton, BDO Seidman LLP, Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, RSM Equico, Rieches Baird, First Bank, Union Bank, and Banco Popular.

ACGOC Gold Sponsors include Aon Risk Services, Inc.; Ballenger Cleveland & Issa LLC; Business Wire; Daly-Swartz PR; DLD Insurance Brokers, Inc.; First Bank; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Jackson DeMarco Tidus & Peckenpaugh; RSM EquiCo; Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein LLP; Snell & Wilmer LLP; Squar Milner Reehl & Williamson LLP; and Union Bank of California.

Admission to the event is $150.00 for both members and non-members alike. For more information or to register, email, call 714/259-1ACG or go on-line to

About ACG

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth ( is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 10,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 51 chapters in North America and Europe.
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