The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County                                                                                   Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The event featured a candid interview with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, California, moderated by OCBC's Lucy Dunn, President and CEO - as well as a speech by Steven Milligan, CEO, Western Digital. It is crucial for businesses and government to make cybersecurity a top priority and policy solutions are necessary to protect the U.S. economy and defense systems, said Feinstein. The senator is Vice-Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a 15-year veteran of the committee. During the interview, she commented on a new version of cyber legislation that will help the public and private sectors share information about cyber threats and asked the audience for their feedback on how it will affect them so that government and business can work together to develop the best solutions. During his keynote speech, Milligan stated that nearly 90 percent of digital data has been amassed within just the last two years and most companies' cyber protection systems are not keeping up with this pace. Milligan shared his industry insights on the importance of securing data with tools such as the cloud, which helps organizations store data simply with automatic updates to its security. CLICK HERE for photos of the event. 
HOW WILL OCBC WORK TO SECURE THE FUTURE IN 2015?
Orange County Business Council Secures the Future in 2015
CLICK HERE to read OCBC's 2015 Annual Report, Getting Results. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager. 

OCBC will launch the newly established Cybersecurity Taskforce meeting to be held quarterly throughout 2015. In conjunction with Microsoft's Community Connections program, the taskforce will focus on educating business executives and information technology employees alike on the threat of cybersecurity, steps to prevent cybercrime, what to do in the event of a cyberattack and more. Cybersecurity is a cross-cutting issue impacting not only a company's data center, but also decisions in the board room, and any staff accessing the internet. In addition, OCBC will host a monthly cyber security webinar series to provide more in-depth coverage and education on cyber threats and protections. The series will launch in March in the OCBC Indicator Newsletter. Join OCBC as we work to "Secure the Future" of your business. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.   

The first taskforce meeting will be held 9:00-10:30am, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at OCBC's Conference Center in conjunction with the Economic Development Committee.
OCBC WELCOMES THREE NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OCBC is honored to welcome three new members to the Board of Directors: Cathy Capaldi, MemorialCare Health System; Mark Costa, Kaiser Permanente; and Jodi Duva, Cox Business Orange CoastCapaldi is the Vice President of Business Development for MemberialCare Health System, a nonprofit health delivery network. She is responsible for the development and implementation of product line integration across the health system ad growth plans including business-to-business programs and partnerships. Costa is the Executive Director of Kaiser Permanente Orange County where he is responsible for the care delivery of over 492,000 members supported by 6,973 staff and 758 Permanente physicians. Duva is Vice President of Cox Business Orange Coast Market, which encompasses Orange County, Palos Verdes, and Santa Barbara. She is responsible for leading a world-class team delivering customized communications solutions to local business communities. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development.      

OCBC AND ACC-OC DELEGATION IN SACRAMENTO TODAY!

OCBC's annual One Voice, Two Capitals Advocacy Trip is now in full swing. With record attendance including members from Association of California Cities, Orange County, the delegates met on Monday with Lieut. Gov. Gavin Newsom, speaker of the assembly Toni Atkins, Senate minority leader Bob Huff, and a surprise visit by Gov.Jerry Brown at the legislative reception. More pictures and stories to follow on Twitter, Facebook and OCBC's Newsroom as the delegates wrap up their trip today. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.

OC PHILANTHROPIST AND VISIONARY HENRY SEGERSTROM DIES

OCBC offers the warmest condolences to the family of Orange County developer, philanthropist, visionary and legend Henry Segerstrom, who passed away Friday at his home after a brief illness at the age of 91. Segerstrom was responsible for turning his family's lima bean farm into South Coast Plaza - the highest grossing retail center in the U.S. with annual sales of $1.7 billion. He lead the effort to build the Orange County Performing Arts Center (now Segerstrom Center for the Arts) and donated $51 million to the project, elevating Orange County's from a satellite of Los Angeles to its own metropolitan area. "Henry Segerstrom's vision and impact creating OC's greatness will benefit generations. RIP OC's legendary 'farmer,'" said Lucy Dunn, President and CEO. CLICK HERE to read more on Segerstrom's life and career from the Orange County Register. 

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF A HOUSING SHORTAGE ON OC'S WORKFORCE? - MARCH 31 FORUM 

Join OCBC for the 2015 Workforce Housing Forum, where Chief Economic Advisor Dr. Wallace Walrod will present the 2015 Orange County Workforce Housing Scorecard. Using city data, Dr. Walrod compares how Orange County cities are balancing jobs creation and adequate supply of housing.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 2015  TIME: Reception 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: 16200 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA

TICKETS: OCBC Member $75  I  Non-Member  $120  I Sponsorships available


For more event and sponsorship opportunities information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager.

OCBC AROUND THE COMMUNITY

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In her role as Chair of California Transportation Commission (CTC), Lucy Dunn President and CEO, attended the West County Connectors Project Dedication Ceremony. CTC allocated $134 million in state Prop. 1B bond funds for the project, which totaled almost $300 million, was highly complex, but came in on time an under budget as a result of savings from Measure M. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager. 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

COMMUNITY EVENTS    

Bid Invite for Caltrans 07-2W7704

Myers and Sons Construction LP is requesting bids from all qualified subcontractors, trucking firms and suppliers to work on an upcoming heavy highway project. The project involves treating bridge decks with methacrylate and replacing joint seals and is estimated at about $490,000 including all scopes of work. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

Pacific Symphony Presents Bizet's Carmen - February 19 to February 24

Be seduced by Bizet's irresistible rhythms as his riveting tale of love and lust comes alive at 8 p.m. from February 19 to February 24 in Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. This semi-stage production includes acting, staging, video elements, costumes and props. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

Coast Colleges Job Opportunities - February 25 to March 12

Coast Colleges has various job openings for a variety of positions, including part-time and temporary faculty with closing dates to submit applications between February 25 and March 12, 2015. CLICK HERE to view more information. 

 

Working Wardrobes VetNet and Hero 2 Hired Hiring Event - Thursday, March 5

Join Working Wardrobes VetNet and H2H for a hiring event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Career Center in Costa Mesa. In 2015, Working Wardrobes will celebrate 25 years of serving the Orange County community with valuable employment services that help clients realize the power of a paycheck. The organization is seeking employers throughout the local Los Angeles and Orange County areas that have multiple job openings for ready-to-work veterans. CLICK HERE for the event flier. CLICK HERE to reserve your table. 

 

Pacific Chorale Let's Dance - Saturday, March 7

Join Pacific Chorale for the concert of "Let's Dance," featuring jazz Pianist Bill Cunliffe. The concert will feature dance music through the ages, including a Navajo war Dance, songs from Copland, Norwegian dances, and Brahms' Liebeslieder waltzes. OCBC member will receive a 20 percent discount for the concert when they use a code. There is an after party following the show at the Wyndham Hotel called "Swing Bash," which is a fundraiser for Pacific Chorale and will feature dancing, heavy appetizers and 2 cocktails per person for just $100 a ticket. More information at 714-662-2345 or email liana@pacificchorale.org.

 

Pacific Symphony's Pacific Coast Wine Festival - Saturday, March 7

Join Pacific Symphony for the Pacific Coast Wine Festival 2015 at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Island Hotel. The festival is a sensational wine auction and dinner. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets. 

 

Road to Reinvention: Leadership in the Digital Age - Thursday, March 19

The Center for Digital Transformation is hosting its first signature conference "Road to Reinvention: Leadership in the Digital Age" at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for National Academies of Science and Engineering adjacent to the UC Irvine campus. The conference is designed to help you reflect on your journey in an evolving digital world. Registrants may receive a $100 discount when using the registration code '4OCBC.' CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

All About That Aim - Bowl with Project Access - Thursday, April 2

Save the date for a bowling event to raise money for Project Access, which is a program to support education for Orange County youths from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015. Just $100 will allow a child to benefit from the Education for Youth Program for one year. The Bowling for a Cause goal is $30,000 which will support efforts to help low-income youth reach graduation. This is a great team building opportunity for companies!CLICK HERE for more information. CLICK HERE to register. 

 

15th Annual a Gathering of Friends - Saturday, May 2

The Alzheimer's Family Services Center invites you to join the 15 Annual Gathering of Friends at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. Attendees will hear a heartwarming story of one of the center's participants and honor the Archstone Foundation. Sponsorship, underwriting and auction opportunities are available. For more information, contact Lucy Takahashi, Director of Development, at ltakahashi@afscenter.org.

UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: MARCH

Advocacy and Government Affairs

Friday, March 6, 2015  I  9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Infrastructure

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

 

Latino Educational Attainment

Tuesday, March 12, 2015  I  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

 

Workforce Development

Wednesday, March 18, 2015  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

 

Economic Development

Wednesday, March 25, 2015  I  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 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 2014 check out OCBC's Committees. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 

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