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DON'T LET THESE BILLS HARM GROWING ECONOMY! CALCHAMBER RELEASES 2014 'JOB KILLER' LIST

The California Chamber of Commerce recently released its annual list of "job killer" bills calling attention to the negative impact that 27 proposed measures would have on California's job climate and economic recovery if they were to become law. The chamber asserts that while the "job killer" list is smaller than past years, all the bills pose a serious threat to the economy should any one pass. The list of bills range from workplace mandates to economic development barriers, such as: 

  • AB 2372 (Ammiano; D-San Francisco) Split Roll Change of Ownership - Unfairly targets commercial property by redefining "change of ownership" so that such property is more frequently reassessed, which will ultimately lead to higher property taxes that will be passed onto tenants, consumers, and potentially employees.
  • AB 1522 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) Paid Sick Leave - Increases employer mandates by requiring all employers, large and small, to provide all employees in California with paid sick leave, and threatens employers with statutory penalties as well as litigation for alleged violations. 
  • SB 935 (Leno; D-San Francisco) Minimum Wage - Unfairly increases employer costs by increasing the minimum wage to $13 by 2017 and then increased thereafter according to the Consumer Price Index.

CLICK HERE for the CalChambers "job killer" list. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.  

GENDER WAGE GAP ISSUES ARE MULTI-FACETED, BUT REAL

An abridged letter to the editor entitled "Women's pay still comes up short" as it was published in The OC Register on Friday, April 18, 2014 - with our thanks! Here's the full editorial rebuttal as submitted by Lucy Dunn:

 

The OC Register editorial "Solution in search of a problem" April 8, 2014 is way off the mark and not worthy of this board's usual good work. California women are responsible for the economic security of their families. In the U.S., mothers are primary or sole breadwinners in nearly 40 percent of families, and married mothers are the primary or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of families. That means women's wages are key to their families' ability to make ends meet and get ahead. Almost 2 million family households in California are headed by women.  Yet a woman with a full-time job is paid on average $42,000 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $50,000 per year.  Thus, California women are paid 84 cents for every dollar paid to men, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, compared to 77 cents at the national level. CLICK HERE to read more.

DISNEY TOPS THE LIST AMONG THE WORLD'S MOST REPUTABLE COMPANIES

Forbes recently released The World's Most Reputable Companies, 2014: The Top 27. Reputation Institute, a consulting firm based in New York and Copenhagen, surveyed 60,000 people in 15 countries in January and February 2014. The survey asked participants questions regarding trust, respect, and general good feelings about companies. Among the list were eight companies who are also valued OCBC investors, including Abbott Medical Optics Inc., The Boeing Company, Fujitsu, Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company, Toshiba,Toyota, and United Parcel Service. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS: BIZPAC ELECTION YEAR RECEPTION & FUNDRAISER - APRIL 24

Join OCBC and the BIZPAC Trustees on Thursday, April 24, 2014 for the 2014 BIZPAC Election Year Reception & Fundraiser. Alan Hoffman, Publisher and Co-Editor of the California Target Book, is the keynote and founder of a non-partisan, multi-volume subscription service that tracks and analyzes all federal and state legislative races in California. You don't want to miss his election insights. Honorees include retiring OC legislators Senator Lou Correa, Senator Mark Wyland, Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, and Assemblyman Curt Hagman. The event is an unmatched opportunity to meet political and business leaders during this critical election season. The 2014 BIZPAC Election Year Reception & Fundraiser benefits BIZPAC, OCBC's political action committee. 

 

WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014

WHERE: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

COST: Individual: $250 I Supporter (4 Tickets): $1,250  

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

 

 

For more information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager, at 949-794-7241.

CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF LATINO EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT SUCCESSES - MAY 1

OCBC, alongside elected officials and community partners, will host the 6th Annual Latino Educational Attainment Reception on Thursday, May 1 at the Discovery Science Center to celebrate 10 successful years of the LEA Initiative. Lowering the achievement gap among Orange County's Latino population has been LEA's priority for a decade. CLICK HERE for more information on OCBC's LEA Initiative. CLICK HERE for a video about LEA. 

 

WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014

WHERE: Discovery Science Center

COST: Free 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please RSVP by Friday, April 25, 2014.

 

 

For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development, at 949.794.7215.

GOV. BROWN CALLS TO STRENGTHEN RAINY DAY FUND TO PAY DOWN CA DEBT, LIABILITIES

Governor Jerry Brown called a special session of the Legislature Wednesday to replace the Rainy Day Fund on the November ballot with a dedicated reserve that would allow the state to pay down its debts and unfunded liabilities. In 2010, the Legislature approved the proposal on the November 2014 ballot - ACA 4 - for the consideration of voters, but that proposal does not address the volatility of the capital gains revenue or provide for schools to help cushion future downturns, and constrains the state's ability to pay down long-term liabilities.  The Rainy Day Fund was enacted with the passage of Proposition 58 in 2004 and directs 3 percent of annual revenues into the Budget Stabilization Account. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.

ECONOMIC STUDY HIGHLIGHTS PETROLEUM INDUSTRY'S MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO CA ECONOMY

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) recently released findings from a study indicating that the petroleum industry is a major employer and leading economic driver in California, responsible for 468,000 jobs in 2012, or 2.3 percent of California's employment, and more than $220 billion in direct economic activity, contributing 5.4 percent of California's state GDP.  Additionally, the petroleum industry makes significant fiscal contributions to California's state and local governments with more than $21.6 billion in state and local tax revenues and $14.7 billion in sales and excise taxes. The economic study was produced by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and highlights the industry's impact on regional economies throughout California, including valuable tax revenues in all counties. CLICK HERE for the full study.  For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.

OCBC WELCOMES BROOKFIELD HOMES' ADRIAN FOLEY TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OCBC is proud to welcome Adrian Foley, COO, Brookfield Residential, California, and President, Brookfield Homes Southern California, to the Board of Directors. Brookfield Homes is one of North America's largest publicly traded real estate entities, with land development and homebuilding operations in eleven of the most dynamic regions across the United States and Canada. In his major leadership role, Foley is responsible for spearheading strategic planning, maximizing investment opportunities and successfully resolving management issues in California's premier markets, including the Southern California region. Foley lends his expert guidance and support to Housing and Land operations throughout the region. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 

LUCY DUNN PRESENTS KEYNOTE AT HB CHAMBER'S ECONOMIC CONFERENCE

OCBC's President and CEO Lucy Dunn offered insight into Huntington Beach's prominent stature within the greater Orange County jobs and housing markets during her closing keynote address at the 27th Annual Chamber of Commerce Economic Conference Wednesday, hosted by the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce. The conference theme, "Huntington Beach Rising - Success through Collaboration," focused on the importance of businesses, residents and city leaders working together to not only sustain, but also improve the city's image as a premier destination to live, work and visit through private and publicly funded housing and commercial improvement projects. Other speakers at the event included Dr. Stephen D. Christensen of Concordia University School of Business, and Huntington Beach's Ken Domer, Assistant City Council Administrator. CLICK HERE for photos. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager. 

OC BUSINESSES HELP BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY IN DEVELOPMENT OF NEW IT CURRICULUM
business professionals

Demand for a skilled workforce in information technology is growing in Orange County as there is a cross-cutting need of many industries. There are high paying jobs to be filled with well-trained employees. As part of a joint effort between the Orange County Business Council and Orange County Workforce Investment Board, a new set of IT curriculum is available to Orange County businesses and their employees.  As part of the IT Cluster Competitiveness Project, OCBC strategically engaged key stakeholders from the Orange County business community with the goal of bridging the gap between existing IT curriculum and training, with the needs of local businesses.  One of the outcomes of this process is a new set of IT curriculum developed by Brandman University and is based directly on the input of the business stakeholders.  This new curriculum is focused on four specific information technology disciplines while also retrofitting existing IT programs to include a focus on business skills and soft skills.  For an overview of the new IT curriculum, CLICK HERE.  For enrollment information and to learn about how your business can take advantage these new classes, contact Jolie Sheppick with the Orange County Workforce Investment Board at Jolie.Sheppick@occr.ocgov.com.

SUPPORT TWO OCBC ENDORSED CANDIDATES: NGUYEN FOR SENATE AND URY FOR OC SUPERVISOR

If you think that education, public safety and job creation are key topics that senate legislators should focus on, then register today for two events: 

 

Join former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn, and OC Taxpayers Association President Carolyn Cavecche at a reception on Thursday, May 1, 2014 to support Frank Ury's candidacy for Orange County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District. Ury has an impressive record as a civic leader, including serving as Mayor of Mission Viejo in 2009 and 2012. The reception is paid for by Frank Ury for Supervisor, ID # 1340855. CLICK HERE for the event flier. 

 

WHEN: Noon to 1:30 pm

WHERE: The Catch, Anaheim, 2100 E. Katella Avenue #104, Anaheim, CA 92806

COST: $500 per person I $1,900 co-chair

 

Support OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen, a candidate for the 34th Senate District on Thursday, May 8 at a reception  hosted by OCBC's BIZPAC political action committee and BOMA Orange County. The event is paid for Janet Nguyen for Senate 2014 ID# 1355589. CLICK HERE for more information about her campaign. CLICK HERE for the event flier and registration details. 

 

WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2014

WHEREOffices of Newmeyer & Dillion LLC, 895 Dove Street, Fifth Floor, Newport Beach

COSTReception Sponsor - $1500 I  Corporate Sponsor - $500  I  Individual - $99

 

For more information, contact  Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 

OCSD RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE 'DROUGHT-PROOF' WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) was lauded as a global leader in water reclamation and reuse after receiving the U.S. Water Prize during an awards ceremony at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington D.C. April 7. The award recognizes OCSD's Ground Water Replenishment System (GWRS), a joint project with the Orange County Water District. The GWRS and its current expansion are realized as a tremendous effort to reduce regional water insecurity and provide a local drought-proof water supply. Operational since January 2008, the state-of-the-art advanced water purification project produces up to 70 million gallons of high-quality water every day, meeting the needs of nearly 600,000 residents in north and central Orange County. CLICK HERE for more information about the facility and the award. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 

APPLY TODAY FOR THE MEASURE M OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Measure M

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). The eleven-member committee monitors OCTA's use of Measure M funds and ensures that all revenue collected from both Measure M1 (M1) and the Renewed Measure M2 (M2) is spent on voter-approved transportation projects. The independent committee was formed after the passage in 1990 of Measure M, a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation improvements in Orange County. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. 

CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY'S FORSYTE, ST. CLAIR - MAY 29

Come learn the "business" of music! OCBC is pleased to announce the second Chairman's Leadership Breakfast of 2014 will feature Pacific Symphony's Carl St. Clair, Music Director, and John Forsyte, President and CEO. St. Clair celebrates his 25th year with the symphony, the longest any U.S. conductor has been with the same orchestra, and is widely recognized for his innovative programming. Forsyte is credited with innovative business and fiscal management during his tenure. Both leaders have successfully elevated the symphony's international prominence, as well as led to the opening of the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from two of Orange County's leaders, interviewed by CEO Leadership Caucus Chairman, Tom Phelps, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Thanks to CLB sponsors AT&T and Wells Fargo

 

WHEN: May 29, 2014

WHERE: The Center Club

COST: OCBC Member: $85  I  Non-Member: $145  I CLB Series: $225

 

 

For more information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager.

JOIN US AS LUCY DUNN RECEIVES AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY BUSINESS INTEGRITY - MAY 21

Please join us as Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, is honored with The Bishop's Award for Exemplary Business Integrity at the Twelfth Annual Orange Catholic Foundation's Conference on Business and Ethics: A Forum for Responsible Leaders. The conference program will feature keynote presentations by Matthew Kelly, an internationally acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, and business consultant; and pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church and bestselling author. Timothy LeVecke, former President and current Chairman of the Board for the LeVecke Corporation, will also be honored. The conference will take place from 7:30 am. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the Irvine Marriott. CLICK HERE for event details  and sponsorship opportunities information. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 

ORANGE IS THE NEW GREEN: SOCAL GAS HOSTS MUNICIPAL GREEN BUILDING CONFERENCE

 Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is hosting the 13th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo: Navigating the Road Ahead from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at its Energy Resource Center in Downey. The expo is Southern California's longest-running and largest sustainability and green building event focusing on the unique needs and concerns of municipalities and the public.Hosted annually by the Los Angeles and Orange County chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council and SoCalGas, this event brings together thought leaders, local government agencies, municipal policy makers, architects, building industry professionals and the public to further the development of a sustainable and energy-efficient future for Southern California. More than two dozen educational sessions will feature all aspects of sustainable design, construction, and operational practices for buildings and communities, including their impact on people, climate, the environment, and the economy. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.

OCBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 

For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager. 

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For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.  

POLITICAL CORNER

Political events are for information purposes and are not necessarily endorsed by OCBC.

 

Reception Fundraiser in Support of Michelle Steele for Orange County Board of Supervisors - Tuesday, April 29

Join former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle at a reception in support of Michelle Steele for Orange County Board of Supervisors from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2014 at the Offices of Curt Pringle & Associates. Attendees may RSVP to Andrew at 714.939.9070. CLICK HERE for the event flier. 

COMMUNITY EVENTS    

20th Annual Latina Action Day Conference - Wednesday, April 23

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) invites you to join Latinas throughout California at the State Capitol to advocate for the advancement of Latinas in all aspects of civic life and acknowledge the impact Latinas are having on California on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. If you can't join, sign up now for a free webcast with HOPE and Time Warner Cable to bring Sacramento to you. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

OC Forum: Orange County Community Indicators Report - Thursday, April 24

Join OC Forum for the Orange County Community Indicators Report luncheon program at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa. The release of the annual Orange County Community Indicators Reportserves as a catalyst for discussion and assessment of the county's future economic growth as well as its ability to maintain its quality of life. CLICK HERE for the event flier. 

 

World Affairs Council of Orange County Luncheon Featuring Dr. Shadi Hamid - Thursday, April 24

Dr. Shadi Hamid will discuss the "Future of Political Islam" at a luncheon event at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Bistango Restaurant in Irvine. Dr. Hamid is a fellow with the Brookings Institution's Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. CLICK HERE for more information or contact Karen Levesque, World Affairs Council of Orange County, at 949-253-5751.

 

Colonel John V. Foley's Celebration of Life - Saturday, April 26

Join family and friends as they celebrate the life of Col. John V. Foley. The event will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 from at the El Niguel Country Club located at 23700 Clubhouse Drive, Laguna Niguel. To RSVP, contact Leslie Gray at 949-735-9465 or celebrationoflife426@yahoo.com. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Junior High on the Hill Tech Day - Saturday, April 26

Parents and students between sixth and eighth grades are invited to Global IT Academy's Junior High on the Hill Tech Day from 9 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Brea Olinda High School. Chris Harrington of a Center for a New California and OCBC's Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development, will speak at the event. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

Anaheim/Orange County Volunteer Fair - Tuesday, April 29

Join the City of Anaheim, in partnership with Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson, State Senator Bob Huff, State Senator Lou Correa, Assemblyman Tom Daly, OneOC, Anaheim/Orange County Visitors and Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) and S.O.A.R, for the inaugural Anaheim/Orange County Volunteer Fair from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza. The fair will bring together the non-profit community,elementary and high school students, college students, faith-based organizations and the general public to offer volunteer information and opportunities to serve. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

4th Annual Elite OC Charity Golf Tournament - Monday, May 5

Join the Elite OC as they present their 4th Annual Elite OC Charity Golf Tournament. Golf and raise money for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. The event will take place 11 a.m. Monday, May 5 at the Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano.  CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Go Global: Achieving Your Growth Goals- Wednesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 21

Join the Port of Long Beach and UPS to learn about the benefits of going global and how your business can increase sales and profits, reduce dependence on traditional markets, and grow your company's international reach. Whether you are new to exporting or want to reach new markets abroad, this is the platform to help your business grow.  CLICK HERE to register for the May 7 event in Los Angeles and CLICK HERE to register for the May 21 event in Ontario.

 

8th Annual OC Housing Summit 2014 - Thursday, May 8

Join the Orange County Housing Trust and NeighborWorks OC for their 8th annual OC Housing Summit. This year, the special Summit will focus on the connections between health and community planning/development. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at the UCI Student Center. For more information, CLICK HERE.

  

UC Cooperative Extension celebrates centennial with citizen science - Thursday, May 8

On May 8, 2014, California residents will collaborate on a dataset that further connects public higher education with community. Everyone in California is invited to take part and answer question such as: How many pollinators do you see? How do you conserve water? Where is food grown in your community?  CLICK HERE to learn more about how to participate.

 

2014 Voice of Girls - Friday, May 9

Join the Girl Scouts of Orange County at the 2014 Voice for Girls forum to address the challenges facing girls and rally the community's support in encouraging the female leaders of tomorrow. The forum will take place on Friday, May 9th from 8-11 a.m. at the Pacific Club located at 4110 Mac Arthur Blvd, Newport Beach. CLICK HERE to register.

 

14th Annual "A Gathering of Friends:" A Night on Broadway - Saturday, May 10

Join the Alzheimer's Family Services Center for 14th Annual "A Gathering of Friends:" A Night on Broadway,  from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. The center will honor Gerald D. Weinstein, M.D., the 2014 Participant Honoree and beneficiary of the center's day services, William R. Shankle, M.D. and Junko Hara, Ph.D., the Distinguished Friends and longtime supporters of the agency. CLICK HERE to download the Gathering of Friends Information & Sponsorship Packet. CLICK HERE for more event details. 

 

Summer Food & Wine Event - Thursday, May 15 

Join Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County for South Coast Plaza's Summer Food and Wine Event at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza.  This exciting evening showcases award-winning wines and gourmet cuisine, a silent auction and more, all in the name of hunger relief. Charlie Palmer will offer a 10 percent discount on selected wines by the case to guests, and donate 10 percent of total retail sales to Second Harvest Food Bank. CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.  

 

Saints Golf Classic - Monday, May 19

Join Crean Lutheran High School for the Saints Golf Classic at 10 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 at Tustin Ranch Golf Club. Proceeds from the event go directly toward Crean Lutheran High School's Tuition Assistance Program and the Campus Master Plan. The goal is to raise $35,000. CLICK HERE for the event flier.

  

Inaugural CAA South Coast Charity Gala - Wednesday, May 21

The California Apartment Association's South Coast Advisory Board invites you to the Inaugural CAA South Coast Charity Gala, benefiting the Rapid Rehousing Initiative. The event will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the Disneyland Hotel located at 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim.  CLICK HERE for more information.
 

Business Seminar to Help Latinos Build their American Dream - Wednesday, May 21

Join Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, Senator Mimi Walters, and Michelle Steel, Vice Chair, Board of Equalization at the Anaheim Small Business Seminar from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at The Rock, West Auditorium in Anaheim for a seminar aimed at helping Latinos Build their American Dream. A legislative update will also be provided. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 
Foreign Trade Zone Workshop - Tuesday, May 22

Learn about the advantages and opportunities of doing business in a foreign trade zone (FTZ).  To learn more about how your company can benefit from a Foreign Trade Zone designation, join the Port of Long Beach and the City of Lake Forest for a special Foreign Trade Zone Workshop 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum located at 23131 Lake Center Drive in Lake Forest. For more information, CLICK HERE

 

CHC Housing Hall of Fame Awards - Thursday, May 22

Join the California Housing Consortium from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel for the CHC 2014 Policy Forum & Housing Hall of Fame Awards "Breaking Barriers - How Can We Create Opportunities for More Housing in California?" The event is sponsored by AMCAL Multi-Housing Inc. and will feature Lucy Dunn, OCBC President and CEO, as one of the honorees.  CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

Appointments Training Workshop for Women - Friday, June 6

Join California Women Lead for a training to learn the process one should take to be appointed to a board, commission, or committee at the local and state level 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Anaheim Community Center. Speakers include OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn and Kris Murray, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Anaheim, among many other distinguished presenters. Admittance is free for OCBC and California Women Lead members. The cost is $20 for non-members and $25 at the door. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

IMPACT14: Internet Marketing Reimagined - September 24 through 26

Registration is now open for IMPACT14, which is the IMA Conference and Awards focusing on the internet marketing industry from, September 24 through 26, 2014 at Aria Resort, CityCenter, Las Vegas, Nev. This extraordinary event focusing on innovation, education and recognition, and hosts distinguished keynote speakers on vital internet marketing topics, a series of breakout sessions presented by the industry's leading experts, and the 2014 IMPACT Awards recognition and celebration.  CLICK HERE for a video about the event. CLICK HERE for more information.

UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: MAY
Economic Development Meeting
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 I 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
 
Advocacy and Government Affairs Meeting
Friday, May 2, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Latino Educational Attainment Meeting
Thursday, May 8, 2014 I 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, May 8, 2014 I 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Infrastructure Meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Workforce Development Meeting
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Community College Working Group
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 I 9 a.m. to 10 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. 
IN THIS ECONOMY, YOU NEED ALL THE HELP YOU CAN GET!

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR OCBC MEMBERS. One of the many benefits of being a part of the Orange County Business Council is the ability to leverage our member relationships to improve your business. Take advantage of our new offers:    

NEW! SUPPORT PACIFIC CHORALE AND ENJOY SHOWS AND SOIREES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Vivace is a new social-oriented support group of the Pacific Chorale, creating opportunities for music lovers to engage by attending concerts and interacting socially with the Pacific Chorale family. Vivace membership includes concert tickets, special soirees, and discounts and other offers at restaurants and hotels. For more information contact Liana Schwind at 714.662.2345 or liana@pacificchorale.org

 

PACIFIC SYMPHONY GROUP DISCOUNTS

Gather a group for live music and a great evening out with Pacific Symphony at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater this summer. From the music of Neil Diamond to Beethoven to the soundtrack of your favorite Pixar Movies; there's something for everyone this summer. These concerts are perfect for staff events, clients, partner organizations, groups of friends, and family. Groups of 10 or more save 20% or special seating in 3rd tier Upper Terrace at just $20 for groups only. Visit PacificSymphony.org for complete schedule, seating charts and concert information. Group discounts are available only through Group Sales at (714) 876-2384 or by email to Groups@PacificSymphony.org.

 

SAVE MONEY AND ELECTRICITY BY GOING SOLAR WITH SUNPOWER 

Have you considered solar for your home?  The world's leading solar manufacturer, SunPower Corporation, has joined OCBC and is offering OCBC investors (and their employees) a special discount on solar for your home.  Beyond a generous discount for us all, SunPower is also making a donation to STEM Education in Orange County for each residential system purchased through this program.  This is a great way to save costs on electricity and to support the local community at the same time. CLICK HERE to sign up for a free solar home evaluation and for more information on this special offer. 

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FROM TOSHIBA  

OCBC members receive special discounts on Toshiba LCD televisions, laptop computers and accessories. CLICK HERE for the discount website or call 1-800-405-3704 and reference PROGRAM ID: PAOB.

 

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