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SENATOR BOB HUFF IS OCBC'S LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR!
OCBC'S LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD IS RELEASED! OCBC took positions and advocated on behalf of several state bills that impacted the business community throughout California's most recent legislative sessionSenator Huff best represented the business community's key interests with a voting record of 92.3 percent on critical bills making him OCBC's Legislator of the Year. This year, OCBC's advocacy team celebrates better than a 70 percent kill rate on bad legislation and a 100 percent success rate on our sponsored legislation. Of the bills tracked, OCBC's Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee identified 32 "scorecard bills" as the most critical to the regional business community. Above is a summary of how Orange County's delegation ranks in order of support for OCBC positions on those select billsPlease CLICK HERE for summaries of the scorecard bills, and CLICK HERE for the scorecard. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.
OCBC, OCWIB RELEASE 2015/2016 ORANGE COUNTY WORKFORCE INDICATORS REPORT 

Over 250 business, community and academic leaders joined OCBC and Orange County Workforce Investment Board at the 2015 Workforce Development Conference Thursday, October 8 at the Island Hotel to answer the question "Bridging the Workforce Gap: What Does Business Need to Know?" Conference attendees heard from report researcher Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Adviser to OCBC, who discussed some of the key findings of the 2015/2016 OC Workforce Indicators Report, as well as from a panel of experts including Jason Tysko, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Noel Massie, UPS; The Honorable Chris Holden, CA State Assembly; Brian McMahon, CA Department of Labor and Workforce Development; and moderator Robbin Narike Preciado, Union BankDr. Walrod's research revealed that Millennials are an important generation with significant impact on the regional economy as they make up 21 percent of Orange County's workforce, and dispelled some of the common myths associated with the group, such as the notion that they are lazy, or unlikely to be an asset to employers. Instead, data shows that Millennials are the most educated age group in the workforce. CLICK HERE to read more. CLICK HERE to view key findings from the report. CLICK HERE for an editorial from The Orange County Register. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development and Advocacy.
REGISTER FOR 2015 ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE - OCT. 29

How will your business advance in a world of economic and cyber uncertainty? Join OCBC and California State University, Fullerton for the 21st Annual Economic Forecast Conference on October 29 at Hotel Irvine as we address this issue and many others affecting the regional economy in 2015. The conference features keynote speaker Richard Davis, Chairman, President and CEO, US Bancorp, Dr. Anil Puri, Dean of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, CSUF, and Dr. Mira Farka, Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, CSUF. Join hundreds of Orange County business leaders for the county's premier economic conference and learn the latest opportunities for business growth and how to plan for the future. 

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015  Registration: 11:00 a.m. Program: 11:30 a.m. (Please allow amble time for parking)

Adjourn: 1:30 p.m. Place: Hotel Irvine  I  17900 Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA 

For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events, at 949-794-7241

SIGN UP TODAY TO PARTICIPATE IN CALIFORNIA ROAD CHARGE PILOT PROGRAM
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The California Road Charge Pilot Program is a multi-year endeavor that, at its core, strives to engage the public in order to gain input and feedback on a road charge. The charge is a policy where drivers pay to help maintain the roads based on the distance they travel or a period of time they use the roads, rather than the amount of gasoline they consume. Due to shrinking funding from the gas tax, increased road maintenance cost, the age of roadways, and more fuel-efficient vehicles, California's transportation system will continue to get worse without the funds to sustain them. In response to this problem, the Legislature passed SB 1077 directing California to conduct a pilot program to study the feasibility of a road charge as a replacement for the gas tax to pay for road maintenance. OCBC's own Lucy Dunn signed up to be one of the 5,000 test cars in the pilot program and you can too! CLICK HERE to learn more and HERE to volunteer today! For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 
YOU WONT WANT TO MISS IT! SPECIAL CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST WITH TOM PHELPS- NOV. 3
TOM PHELPS
Join OCBC for the final Chairman's Leadership Breakfast of the 2015 series featuring Tom Phelps, Partner, Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips LLP, sponsored by Chase and AT&T. This is a unique event in the series as Tom Phelps, who normally serves as the interviewer, will be on the other side of the program and instead be the one to share his secrets and tools for success. Tom is a renowned banking attorney who has worked with scores of financial institutions throughout the country. As a founding partner of the firm, he boasts a long and distinguished career serving banking, thrift and non-bank financial institutions. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from a leading business executive in Orange County!
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015  Registration: 7:15 a.m. Program: 8:00 a.m. Adjourn: 9:00 a.m. 
Place: The Center Club  I  650 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa 
For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events, at 949-794-7241
OCBC HONORS PROGRAMS THAT CUT THROUGH RED TAPE AT ANNUAL EVENT - NOV. 18
Join OCBC on Wednesday, November 18, for the fifth annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards Reception, sponsored by Chase. OCBC will present awards in various categories to OC's public agencies for programs that cut through red tape and open the door for business growth and success. Since its inception five years ago, the program has been replicated by other organizations throughout California, and has been recognized by the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, "Streamlining Superstars," and California Association for Local Economic Development's annual "Awards of Excellence," programs.
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015  Registration: 5:00 p.m. Program: 5:30 p.m. Adjourn: 7:30 p.m.
Place: The Center Club  I  650 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa 
For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events, at 949-794-7241
OCBC'S CYBERSECURITY TASK FORCE DISCUSSES WHAT TO DO WHEN A BREACH OCCURS
OCBC's Cybersecurity Task Force met Friday to hear from featured speakers Marcelo Peredo, Chief Information Security Officer, Hewlett Packard and Mark Essayian, CEO, KME Systems. Peredo discussed Hewlett Packard's experience in devising and implementing the San Diego Risk Management Framework. He said the first two actions a government entity, or a company, should do when devising a framework to combat cyberattacks and breaches are to: assess what the current framework looks like and then strategically devise a realistic plan on where it needs to be. Striking a balance between the functionality of people, the technology and the processes put into place is crucial. CLICK HERE for a copy of his presentation. Essayian informed attendees on what to do in the event of a cybersecurity breach. To ensure the least amount of damage, a company should have a good response plan in place before anything happens. Ensuring that the response team is aware of regional laws, that the team documents everything being done to manage the breach, and training staff on policies and protocols aimed at defending and mitigating an incident is crucial. On average, a company does not know of a hack until 200 days after the breach has occurred, so it is also advised that a third party response team is brought in to evaluate systems, assess the threat, and devise strategy to defend against future attacks. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 
CHEVRON GIVES SANTA ANA SCHOOL DIGITAL MICROSCOPES TO CLOSE SKILLS GAP
On Tuesday, October 13 OCBC Board of Directors member Hector Infante, Chevron, along with The Honorable Tom Daly, CA State Assembly, 69th District visited Carr Intermediate school in the Santa Ana School District to help distribute digital microscopes to a seventh grade science class. These digital microscopes will help to help prepare students for the advanced technical jobs available in Orange County. Chevron's U.S. Fuel Your School program is a collaboration between Chevron and DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that connects people with classrooms in need. Fuel Your School is designed to support and improve education by providing teachers with needed supplies and materials encouraging those classrooms for STEM subjects-science, technology, engineering and math. 
CA DEPT OF HOUSING ACTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS OCBC'S WORKFORCE HOUSING COMMITTEE
On October 1, the Workforce Housing Committee met with Susan Riggs, Acting Director, State Department of Housing and Community Development. Riggs has worked in the housing realm for over 20 years and is committed to addressing the shortage and affordability issues facing both Orange County, which is in need of 62,000 housing units today in order to meet demand, as well as the state Riggs spoke of her concern that due to housing shortages, community stability is at risk as many are forced to move away from family members to areas with more housing opportunities. Also, the natural progression of home ownership is at risk, she said. Traditionally, young people rent an apartment, then move on to purchasing a condo, and eventually a detached home. However, home ownership is often out of reach, which has economic and social implications. In order to meet the demand, there must be a commitment to building more homes; however, Riggs pointed to abuses of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as a hindrance to housing development. Additionally, Riggs said the state must conceive a sustainable, long lasting funding mechanism for housing. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
CONGRATS TO PORT OF LONG BEACH FOR SURPASSING AIR POLLUTION REDUCTION GOALS!
The Port of Long Beach is known as the "Greenest Port in the World," and a recent analysis revealing that port-related air pollution emissions in 2014 surpassed the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) goals reaffirms that title. An annual comprehensive inventory of port-related air pollution emissions in 2014 found the port's efforts to reduce emissions through programs such as the Clean Trucks Program, shore power, and the Green Flag Vessel Speed Reduction Program have all led to cutting diesel particulates by 85 percent since 2005, surpassing the CAAP goal of 75 percent. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
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Please note that events in Political Corner are for informational purposes only and are not necessarily endorsed by OCBC. 

Reception supporting Shari L. Freidenrich, CPA, Orange County Treasurer- Wednesday, October 21 
Reception supporting Shari L. Freidenrich, CPA, Orange County Treasurer -  Please join Manual Ramirez, CPA, and Honorable Rosario Marin, Former US Treasurer at the office of RJI CPAs at 18012 Sky Park Circle, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92614 from 5 to 6:30 for a cocktail reception on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. CLICK HERE for invitation details and donation information.

Open House with Senator Patricia Bates - Wednesday, October 21
Join Senator Patricia Bates, CA 36th District, for an Open House from 5 to 6:30 p.m. insde Laguna Hills City Hall. Meet neighbors, community leaders, and local elected officials in meeting the senator and her District Office staff. RSVP at SenatorBates@senate.ca.gov. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Reception for Secretary Alex Padilla - Tuesday, October 27
Please join California Secretary of State Alex Padilla for a reception hosted by Norma Garcia Guillen and Peter Mitchell from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. CLICK HERE for more information. 

Luncheon supporting OC Supervisor Andrew Do - Friday, October 30
Join Curt Pringle and Associates for a luncheon to support Andrew Do at noon at the Offices of Curt Pringle & Associates in Anaheim. CLICK HERE for more information.
COMMUNITY EVENTS    
Taxation in California: A conversation on what the future holds for the Golden State - Wednesday, October 28
Join the Orange County Taxpayers Association for a conversation featuring The Honorable Robert Hertzberg, Member of the California State Senate, and The Honorable Curt Pringle, Fmr. Speaker of the California State Assembly, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 28 at The Pacific Club. CLICK HERE for more information. 

Discover Global Markets Business Forum Series - October 29-30
Become a sponsor today for the U.S. Commercial Service's Discover Global Markets Business Forum Series that takes place October 29 to 30, 2015 at Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa. Get valuable exposure among U.S. exporters of products and services at an international business forum. CLICK HERE for more information. 

Breakfast of Champions: OC Nonprofit Sector Pulse Report - Thursday, October 29
Join OneOC at the Breakfast of Champions for the release of the Orange County Nonprofit Sector Pulse Report, which is an inaugural publication that informs nonprofits, corporations, and community stakeholders on the state of the local nonprofit sector from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Delhi Center. CLICK HERE for more information. 

Pacific Chorale's Opening Night with Brahms' German Requiem - Sunday, November 1
Pacific Chorale opens its 2015-2016 concert season with Johannes Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, one of the undisputed masterpieces of choral music, a universal, non-sectarian Requiem of comfort and hope at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, November 1 at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. OCBC's own Lucy Dunn is singing, you won't want to miss it! CLICK HERE for more information. 

Medical Device Investor Forum - November 2 to 3
Attend the largest conference in Southern California focused on high growth and innovation technology investment at the 10th Annual Medical Device and Investor Forum Tuesday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 3, 2015 at Hotel Irvine. The conference will provide an overview of the most relevant and timelly topics in the industry and feature a series of keynotes, panel discussions, plenary sessions, and more! CLICK HERE for more information. 

Innovation in Environmental Stewardship Awards - Sunday, November 8
Join the Orange County Conservation Corps for the Innovation in Environmental Stewardship Awards at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. Since 1993, OCCC has provided educational and employment services to the county's most at-risk and economically disadvantaged youth. CLICK HERE for more information. 

2015 California Economic Summit - November 12-13
The 2015 California Economic Summit will host a vibrant coalition of public, private and civic sector problem-solvers in Ontario who will meet to continue the effort to enhance California's triple bottom line: simultaneous growth in the economy, improvement in environmental quality, and increased opportunity for all. In the fourth year of this year-round effort, the Summit has continued to make significant progress with more than 700 experts actively participating on Summit action teams, creating a platform for state and local leaders to work together-and advocating for smart investments in the workforce programs and infrastructure California needs to prosper. For more information on the 2015 California Economic Summit and how you can be involved, CLICK HERE.

CalOptima 20 Year Anniversary Health and Wellness Event - Saturday, November 14 
Save the date for CalOptima's anniversary event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CalOptima in Orange. The organization began serving Orange County in October 1995 and will host health and wellness information, community resource booths, entertainment, and much more! CLICK HERE for more info. 
    
Imagine a Better Tomorrow - Friday, November 20
Save the date for the 17-year anniversary of Collette's Children's Home, Imagining a Better Tomorrow. Collette's Children's Home changes the live and builds a better future for over 3,300 homeless women and children. The event is at 6 p.m. Friday, November 20 at the Hyatt Regency, Long Beach. CLICK HERE to learn more. 
UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: NOVEMBER
Advocacy and Government Affairs
Friday, November 6, 2015  I  9:30 a.m. to 11:00 am. 

Infrastructure 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015  I  7:30 a.m to 9:00 a.m. 

Latino Educational Attainment
Thursday, November 12, 2015  I  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Workforce Development
Wednesday, November 18, 2015  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Committee meetings are open to OCBC members and invited guests only. All committee meetings are held at the OCBC offices unless otherwise specified. For more information on upcoming committee meetings for 2015 check out OCBC's Committees. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
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If you have questions on how to get connected with OCBC online, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager, at 949.794.7220 or dmoore@ocbc.org.
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