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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 

THIS LITIGATION SETTLEMENT SENDS THE WRONG MESSAGE TO JOB CREATORS.
OC DISTRICT ATTORNEY SETTLES WITH TOYOTA FOR $16 MILLION.

Toyota--the world's largest automaker--certainly had its troubles not too long ago with alleged product liability issues for unintended acceleration of its cars, a National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration investigation and hundreds of private and class action lawsuits. Yet, to its credit, Toyota recalled its vehicles, made corrections if needed and is back on top as a trusted brand.

 

But the irony is not lost on me that Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, using a contingency fee law firm, and the power of his public office, chose to "pile on" and file his own civil case. Mr. Rackauckas originally said that the lawsuit was motivated by questioning if Toyota "puts profits over people." Interesting choice of words for a DA who just settled his lawsuit against this auto manufacturer for $16 million, one-half of which went to fund the county's anti-gang programs.   

 

Are you kidding me? Where's the nexus here between auto safety, consumer protection and gangs? And where did the other half of the $16 million go? To pay off a secret deal with an outside law firm the DA hired to prosecute this case and further fund his department when government coffers are caught short? Is there no OC Board of Supervisors' oversight here? 

 

It appears the DA has put his department's "profits" as top priority. Does he not see that business competes in a global marketplace, that foreign companies and top employers look at this process and say, "This is the American legal system? Should we really be investing here, creating jobs here, hiring here?"  Nice jurisprudence lesson for a recovering economy.  

 

That's my opinion.  

 

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CELEBRATE 5 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN LATINO EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT - MAY 2

Join OCBC, alongside elected officials and community partners, for the 5th Annual Latino Educational Attainment Reception on Thursday, May 2 at the Discovery Science Center to celebrate the success of the LEA Initiative. Lowering the achievement gap amongst Orange County's Latino population has been LEA's priority for the last 5 years. Join OCBC as we reveal the results of these efforts in the first-ever LEA study, highlighting the impact LEA has had on Orange County's students. CLICK HERE for more info on LEA.

 

WHEN: Thurs., May 2, 5:30-7:30pm  WHERE: Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana

COST: Complimentary   Sponsorship opportunities are available.

 

For more information contact Leslie Dods, Director of Events. 

WE NEED YOUR VOICE! 2ND ANNUAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM - MAY 10
OCBC invites you to make your voice heard at the 2nd Annual Orange County Economic Development Forum. Focusing on the theme of Global Connectivity, forum participants--including YOU--will engage in the major policy requirements needed to create a solid regional and state-wide economic development strategy, aimed at advancing Orange County and California's economic competitiveness on a global scale. A continental breakfast will be served.

Featured Speakers: Chris Harrington, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Toshiba America Information Systems (Keynote speaker); Kish Rajan, Director, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development; Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Advisor, OCBC; Julie Meier Wright, Strategic Advisor, Collaborative Economics; Andrew Munoz, Executive Director, OC Workforce Investment Board

Panelists: Noel Massie, President, UPS, South California District; Dr. Michael Snow, President, Snow Pure LLC; and Frank Ury, Solutions Architect, Hitachi Data Systems

 

EVENT DETAILS: Fri., May 10, 7:30-10:30am, Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine; Member: $60, Non-member: $90. 

 

For more information contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President of Economic Development.

"JOB KILLER" BILLS NEED YOUR VOICE IN SACRAMENTO

The California Chamber of Commerce has released its annual list of "job killer" bills, calling attention to the negative impact that 32 proposed measures would have on California's job climate and economic recovery if they became law. According to CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, "Each of these proposed Job Killer bills would increase uncertainty for employers and investors and lead to higher costs of doing business, which will undermine the economic health of the state. Employers are already feeling the pinch of higher health care premiums, higher workers' compensation premiums, increased unemployment insurance taxes, and general tax increases. In this environment, it is critical that we keep all other costs of doing business in check." Some notable bills include:

 

AB 10 (Alejo; D-Salinas) Automatic Minimum Wage Increase - Unfairly increases California employers' cost of doing business by raising the minimum wage $1.25 over the next three years and thereafter indexing the minimum wage based on inflation, which fails to take into account the current economic status of the state or other fees and costs employers are required to pay. CLICK HERE to send a letter to elected officials opposing this bill. CLICK HERE to read about more "Job Killer" bills. For more information contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.

"LET MY PEOPLE GO" SAYS ONTARIO AS IT FILES A FORMAL CLAIM FOR RETURN OF ITS AIRPORT

The City of Ontario submitted an administrative claim last week calling for the termination of a Joint Powers Agreement between Ontario and the City of Los Angeles. The termination of the agreement seeks the transfer of ownership of Ontario International Airport from Los Angeles World Airports to the Ontario International Airport Authority. The filing of the claim came one day after Ontario formally rejected a counter offer by LAWA to divest the Ontario airport for $474.5 million. The offer was considered inconsistent with the parties' Joint Powers Agreement and monetary value of the airport.  

 

A study released last week by OIAA calculated that the airport's value currently ranges from negative $78 million to negative $104 million. Ontario officials also noted that none of the eight U.S. airports that shifted ownership from one government agency to another over the last 20 years involved a sale like that demanded by LAWA.The claim to terminate the Joint Powers Agreement came three years after Ontario first approached L.A. officials to begin the process of transferring ownership of the airport, and is considered only a legal necessity as a procedural matter and does not preclude the two cities from working toward an amicable agreement. The Ontario airport is an essential asset to the economic future of both the city and the Southern California region as a whole. By gaining local control, OIAA hopes to increase traffic through the airport, make operations more efficient, and provide travelers and cargo more options for traveling in and out of the region. For more information contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President of Economic Development.  

HEAR FROM CHOC'S CEO KIMBERLY CRIPE AT NEXT CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST - APRIL 30

ALMOST SOLD OUT! OCBC's second Chairman's Leadership Breakfast of 2013 features Kimberly Cripe, President and CEO of CHOC Children's, one of the top pediatric healthcare systems in the country. Cripe was recently featured in OCMETRO Magazine (page 16), which followed a day in the life of this busy executive. Cripe will share her leadership expertise and discuss top healthcare issues. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of Orange County's top CEO's, hosted by CEO Leadership Caucus Chairman, Tom Phelps, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Thanks to CLB sponsors Wells Fargo and AT&T.

DATE: Tuesday, April 30    TIME: 7:30-9:00am    PLACE: The Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.    COST: Member: $60; Non-member: $125.

 

For more information contact Leslie Dods, Director of Events. 

STEP UP OC! HOMEAID NEEDS YOUR HELP COLLECTING 1.2 MILLION DIAPERS FOR BABIES IN SHELTERS

HomeAid's annual Essentials drive to collect diapers and wipes for its nearly 400 babies in shelter is underway and they need YOUR help! In shelters throughout Orange County, families represent 63 percent of the residents and many are in need of basic essential items such as diapers, wipes and food. Through this drive HomeAid's goal is to collect the 1.2 million diapers and wipes needed to care for the babies living in shelters for the year. Join the effort today by  running a drive at your school or business, taking items to a local  drop-off location May 3 - 12, or directly supporting a homeless mother and her child by donating here. For more information contact Larry Brose, Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development.  

MICHELLE STEEL: PUBLIC-RECORDS FEE HITS POOR HARDEST

The following op-ed was written by Michelle Steel, Vice Chair, Board of Equalization, 3rd District.

 

Transparency is a bulwark of liberty. The right of the people to search court records is fundamental to a free society. Yet a new public records tax, proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown and currently being debated in the Legislature, would create for many Californians cost-prohibitive roadblocks for public access to court documents.

 

The proposal would create a new $10 fee for each search request to search a name or file in court. It would also increase the cost of making copies of court documents from 50 cents to $1.

 

This fee, tantamount to a public records tax, represents a significant change from current law, where a $15 fee is charged if it takes court staff longer than 10 minutes to find a document. Under the new rules, the public would be required to pay $10 upfront just for asking for a court file. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.

PART TWO: OCBC AND ACC-OC HEAD TO WASHINGTON, D.C. - MAY 20-22
Join OCBC and ACC-OC May 20-22 for part two of the One Voice, Two Capitols Advocacy Trip to Washington, DC to advocate on behalf of business interests and good public policy. Meet with lawmakers, members of the administration, and other decision makers on critical business issues including economic development, education, housing, transportation and water. Participants include representatives from Orange County's leading companies and cities.
  • Accommodations includes two nights at 4-star The St. Regis Washington Hotel
  • High level meetings with the Obama Administration and Congressional Leadership
  • Two Orange County issue breakfasts and dinner with Orange County's Congressional Delegation
  • Unparalleled business networking

For sponsorship or advocacy information, please contact Bryan Starr at 949.794.7210. For registration information, please contact Leslie Dods at 949.794.7241.
CAN YOU PASS A BETTER BUDGET THAN THE STATE?

Join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and Next 10 in the California Budget Challenge, and help pass a budget for the state. The Next 10 California Budget Challenge is an interactive workshop that lets you partner with neighbors to determine the state's fiscal priorities. Will you cut or expand programs? Raise or lower taxes? While California's legislature will vote to pass a budget later this summer, those in attendance will have the opportunity to learn about and pass a budget of their own - as well as discuss with Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva key issues such as transportation, health and human services, and education funding. The event will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. held at North Orange Community College District, in the Boardroom. To RSVP please contact, Brian Mineghino at 714.526.7272. For more information contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President of Workforce Development and Advocacy.   

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'! OC STUDENTS COMPETE FOR $1 MILLION

business professionals Top universities from around the country will compete in the 2013 California Dreamin' Business competition finals Saturday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m. at Chapman University. The competition showcases 27 university teams who have put together business plans to compete for a chance to win $215,000 in prize money or equity investment to see their plan come to life. Up to $1,000,000 in equity financing may be available to the winners. Many southern California universities are included in the competition, including three Orange County universities: Chapman University, CSU Fullerton, and UC Irvine. The teams will compete in two categories, Investor Pitch and Fast Pitch. CLICK HERE for more information. For more information contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President of Workforce Development and Advocacy.  

CALTRANS CONTRACTS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSES

CALTRANS will hold two pre-bid conferences in Sacramento and San Bernardino prior to the release of two Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services Contracts. The DBE program ensures that federally assisted contracts for highway, transit and aviation projects are made available for small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. CALTRANS is dedicated to increasing the participation of small business, disadvantaged business enterprises, and veteran business enterprises in both federal and state contracting and procurement; the supportive services contracts to be offered give those same enterprises the resources to assist other disadvantaged enterprises, helping them become successful in their fields. The Supportive Services Contracts provide assistance to DBE's, including technical assistance, one-on-one consulting, marketing, outreach and networking, and training in business management principles. For more information on the pre-bid conferences contact Rose Skewis at rose.skewis@dot.ca.gov.  

OCTA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

OCTA considers public participation and community leadership to be vital components of delivering successful transportation projects and services. Officials are now recruiting Orange County community leaders for openings on the volunteer Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC, a 34-member committee appointed by the OCTA Board of Directors, plays a significant role in representing a broad spectrum of community perspectives on transportation projects, studies and outreach activities. 


OCTA is looking for volunteers who live in Orange County with the following qualifications:
  • Community involvement currently representing a group with a large and active membership
  • Demonstrated interest in community activities and transportation issues
  • Willingness to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours per year to OCTA meetings and other activities
Members of the community interested in serving a two-year term on the committee can visit www.octa.net/cac and print out an application or apply onlineApplications are due May 12, 2013.
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF ORANGE COUNTY NEEDS YOUR VOTE!

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is participating in Walmart and Feeding America's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign, which will allocate $45,000 in grant money to 40 food banks across the U.S. Second Harvest has submitted an application requesting funds to help support a component of their Mobile Pantry program, called Kid's Cupboard. If funded, they will distribute healthy food to children and their families who are at-risk of going hungry at various school sites throughout Orange County. The 40 food banks that accumulate the most votes will receive $45,000. Voting takes place through the month of April and a person can vote once every day until April 30th. Will you help Second Harvest reach their goal? CLICK HERE to vote! For more information contact Larry Brose, Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development.  

EXCLUSIVE B4B CONFERENCE DISCOUNT FOR OCBC MEMBERS

OCBC Members: Exclusive discounted rates for B4B Conference and Exposition! There are countless reasons why companies should engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Harvard Business School research shows that companies with a CSR program significantly outperform their counterparts long-term. Additionally, CSR impacts talent retention, as employees are more committed to their organization. Find out how to develop your company's corporate community involvement on May 1 - 2 at www.business4better.org! Register NOW with promo code ADV for a $49 all-access pass ($200 savings). For more information contact Larry Brose, Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development. 

NEWS YOU CAN USE: CELEBRATE LEARNING! 

OCBC's 5th Annual LEA Reception is just around the corner! Here are some great learning apps for the kids:

Motion Math: Hungry Fish - Practice mental addition and subtraction.

Word Games for Kids - Futaba - This outrageously fun word quiz game builds language skills. 

Factor Samurai - Factor samurai is a great way to learn times tables.  

Khan Academy - View Khan Academy's complete library of over 3,500 videos on a range of subjects. 

Toontastic - A storytelling and creative learning tool that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons.  

 

For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS  

COMMUNITY EVENTS

California Partnership for Access to Treatment Complimentary Luncheon Seminar - Wednesday, April 24
During this informative luncheon, guests will learn about the importance of medication adherence, policy changes impacting adherence, side effects and tips for remembering to take medications as prescribed. Featuring guest speaker Christina Sochacki, R.N., J.D., Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs of Council for Affordable Health Coverage. The luncheon will take place at 2 Park Plaza, Suite 125, Irvine, CA 92614. Please RSVP to Lauren at 323.466.3445 or lauren@cerrell.com.

International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Power Generation
(ICEPAG) - April 23 - 25

ICEPAG, now in its 13th year, is a leading world forum for bringing together policymakers, engineers, educators, and students from around the world around the topics of sustainable energy and grid ramifications. Presentations given during a plenary session and sessions in four tracks address the technological, environmental, regulatory, and market aspects of the featured technologies, including (1) emerging international activity, (2) development of international markets, and (3) the potential for collaboration among participating countries. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

OC Forum Presents a Luncheon Featuring The Honorable Darrell Steinberg - Friday, April 26

Join OC Forum on Friday, April 26 for a luncheon program featuring The Honorable Darrell Steinberg, President pro Tempore, California State Senate. Senator Steinberg is arguably the second most powerful elected official in California, whose party holds a two-thirds majority in both the Senate and Assembly. The luncheon will take place at the Hilton Irvine across from John Wayne Airport. The reception begins at 11:30am, and the lunch program begins at noon. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

10th Annual Women's Philanthropy Fund - Wednesday, May 1  

Join Orange County United Way as we celebrate the power of women philanthropists at the 10th Annual Women's Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. Proceeds from the event support efforts to identify and address barriers to self-sufficiency for women and girls in Orange County. Tickets: $175. For more information visit WPFBreakfast.kintera.org. Co-Chairs: Mary "Muff" Tennyson, StashAll, and Renee Simonis, Community Volunteer. Sponsorship Opportunities are available by contacting Orange County United Way, 949.660.7600.

 

OC Human Relations 42nd Anniversary Celebration - Thursday, May 2 

Orange County Human Relations will be celebrating their 42nd anniversary at the City National Grove of Anaheim, and will be honoring outstanding people in Orange County schools, communities, and police departments for their exemplary contributions to human relations in the county. Sponsorships for this event are still available. For more information contact Barbara Hunt at 714-834-7181 or Barbara@ochumanrelations.org.  

 

Learning from the Masters - Friday, May 3

Cal State Fullerton's Center for Leadership presents this 4th Annual Conference on Friday, May 3, which features lessons about overcoming adversity from local business founders and CEOs, including OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn, Dr. Richard Afable, President and CEO, Covenant Health Network, Lacy Kelly, CEO, ACC-OC, Tom Phelps, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and many more. The conference will take place at the Fairmont Newport Beach from 8am to 4:30pm. CLICK HERE for more information, email leadership@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-5170.   

 

5th Annual Tourism Conference - Wednesday, May 8 

Don't miss your opportunity to be one of a handful of exhibitors at this year's conference. Reach more than 300 local and regional executives as an exhibitor at the 5th annual Tourism Conference. This half day conference brings together numerous facets of the tourism industry. From hotels and attractions to destination marketing organizations and retail, promote your brand and services to decision makers at this very popular annual event. The cost to exhibitors is only $350 and includes one complimentary registration, a $95 value. To learn more about exhibitor opportunities, e-mail  lgaynes@lgaynes.com or call (916) 717-7959.

 

World Affairs Council of Orange County Dinner and Speaker Event - Thursday, May 9

The World Affairs Council of Orange County is hosting a dinner and speaker event at The Irvine Marriott Hotel on Thursday, May 9, at 6pm. Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Ambassador Kathleen Stephens will deliver a keynote speech pertaining to her journey to Korea and her reflections on the experience. Ambassador Stephens will provide a greater understanding of the U.S role in Korea's extraordinary modern journey, the state of the relations today, and the challenges we face. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

14th Annual Real Estate & Building Industry Mixer - Thursday, May 9 

Mix, Mingle, and celebrate the collective impact of the real estate community's efforts in partnership with Orange County United Way to be a force for change in advancing the Building Blocks for a good quality life: Education, Income, and Health at the 14th Annual Real Estate & Building Industry Mixer Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort. Tickets: $225. For more information visit RealEstate2013.kintera.org. Co-Chairs: Kevin Baldridge, The Irvine Company and Bob Osbrink, Osbrink Group. Sponsorship Opportunities are available by contacting Kelley McGregor, Director, Major Gifts, Orange County United Way at 949.263.6161.

 

Pacific Symphony Gala - Saturday, May 11 

Join the Pacific Symphony for "An Evening in China," at its 2013 gala on Saturday, May 11, held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. The event is black tie or traditional Chinese attire. For more information call 714-876-2364. CLICK HERE for the event flier.

 

Irvine Public Schools Foundation 3rd Annual "Tee It Up for Education" Golf Tournament - Monday, May 13 

Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is hosting its 3rd Annual Tee It Up for Education Golf Tournament and Dinner at Strawberry Farms Golf Club on Monday, May 13th, 2013. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 29,000 students of the Irvine Unified School District. This year's tournament is being presented by Union Bank with generous contributions from Strawberry Farms, Oakley and Honeybaked. Additional sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are still available. To register and find out more about the tournament and IPSF, please visit www.ipsf.net.   

 

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of OC Presents Idol Winner Taylor Hicks - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Join the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County for an evening of business leadership, networking, food and drinks and a performance by American Idol season 5 winner Taylor Hicks! The event is Wednesday, May 29 at 6:00 p.m. held at the CCCSOC at 1920 Old Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA. CCCS is the nation's oldest and largest credit counseling organization as a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. The Orange County chapter has helped thousands of people regain control over their finances offering numerous services and workshops to educate on financial literacy. CLICK HERE to RSVP.

 

5th Annual Walk United - Saturday, June 8 

Orange County United Way invites you to step up to the plate and participate in their 5th Annual WALK UNITED, Saturday, June 8 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The event is a family friendly 5K fun run/walk featuring local bands, a Kid-At-Heart Zone, and an Educational Resource Fair. Most importantly walkers will support United Way's mission to create a stronger Orange County by focusing on advancing the Building Blocks for a good quality life: Education, Income, and Health. For more information visit WalkUnited.com. Sponsorship Opportunities are available by contacting Robyn Brown, Manager, Development, Orange County United Way at 949.263.6106.

 

Anaheim/OC Jobs Fair- Wednesday, June 19

The Anaheim/OC Job Fair & Expo provides a great opportunity for employers to connect with talented and interested job seekers.  Last year's event, included more than 190 employers and 7,000 job seekers in attendance. For more information, click here.

 

OC Great Park to Host 2013 Solar Decathalon - October 3-13
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO will take place October 3, 2013 to October 13, 2013 at the Orange County Great Park. This will be the first time the decathlon is held outside of the National Mall in Washington D.C. Teams representing the world's leading colleges and universities will compete in the 2013 decathlon to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The homes will be on display in the Solar Village, forming the center-piece of the XPO, a world's fair of clean, renewable and efficient energy.  CLICK HERE for more information. 
For those interested in serving as exhibitors, click here.

UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: MAY
Latino Educational Attainment Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2013 I 9:00-10:30am

 

Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 14, 2013  I  7:30-9:00am

 

Workforce Development Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 I 7:30-9:00am

 

Economic Development Committee Meeting

Monday, May 20, 2013  I  4:00-5:30pm 

 

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 2013 check out OCBC's Committees. For more information, contact Leslie Dods at (949) 794-7241 or ldods@ocbc.org

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:   

 

PACIFIC SYMPHONY GROUP DISCOUNTS

Gather a group for live music and a great evening out with Pacific Symphony. Stars from pops and and classical music join the orchestra in concerts perfect for staff events, clients, partner organizations and groups of friends. Groups receive special discounts for most concerts. 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.

 

DISCOUNTED SHIPPING RATES
Through the UPS Discount Program, OCBC members can save up to 28% on international, air and ground shipping. Whether you need a shipment to arrive the same day, the next day or in a few days, UPS will get your package there on time - guaranteed. Visit http://savewithups.com/ocbc/ or call 714.502.2577.

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