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The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County                                                                                      Tuesday, April 8, 2014
AT RISK: FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING, CA INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Action is needed immediately on the part of lawmakers to save the Federal Highway Trust Fund.

Based on current spending and revenue trends, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the Highway Account of the Federal Highway Trust Fund will encounter a shortfall before the end of fiscal year 2014, causing it to reach insolvency as early as July 2014. This would force the California State Highway Account into insolvency in as little as two months. The Federal Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy would also jeopardize planned construction of $2 billion for 250 state-sponsored rehabilitation projects, about $700 million in traffic capacity improvement projects, and billions more on local streets and roads. This comes at a time when 54 percent of America's roads are considered poor or mediocre and one in four bridges are in need of significant repair. OCBC will address the issue of the Highway Trust Fund and other infrastructure funding issues during its advocacy trip to Washington D.C. this May. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.  

CASH ON THE TOLL ROADS STOPS MAY 14 

Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) announced that cash toll collection will end on its 51-mile Toll Road network that includes State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261, on Wednesday, May 14 at 12:01 a.m. To assist in acclimating drivers to the new system, TCA is offering new FasTrak and ExpressAccount customers a free week of nonstop driving as soon as drivers establish an account at thetollroads.com and enter the promo code FREETOLL. The offer will end May 11, 2014. In January, TCA introduced four new ways to pay tolls to replace cash toll collection in addition to the hugely popular FasTrak method, which allows drivers to use a transponder in the vehicle as a means of TCA tracking and charging tolls. The new methods include three ExpressAccount types and a new One-Time-Toll option, which all collect tolls electronically via license-plate imaging while motorist travel at highway speeds. CLICK HERE to learn more about the new payment options offered by TCA. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 

WATER PUMPING MUST INCREASE TO ADDRESS EMERGENCY DROUGHT RELIEF 

On April 1, OCBC and the R.E.A.L. Coalition advocated for California's drought relief by lobbying the U.S. Department of Commerce and Interior, Senator Diane Feinstein and the California Congressional delegation to evaluate the operating criteria that govern the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project. Based on historical weather patterns, the recent spring storms could be the last chance to receive significant water and snow for quite some time. The Coalition has requested an immediate response to treat this as a real crises and to increase pumping, enabling the state to capture and move more water to where it is needed the most.

 

Currently, pumping is significantly curtailed due to environmental concerns of impact to endangered fish, even though the best available scientific evidence demonstrates that existing protections for endangered fish are more than adequate, with well under the safe and legal limit of protected species of salmon and smelt being taken at the pumps this year. The push for increased pumping should not be viewed as a choice of water supply over environmental protection, but as a necessary action to address a crisis and emergency situation. OCBC and the R.E.A.L Coalition will continue to promote the health and reliability of the state water supplies and preserving an enhanced Delta ecosystem in the future. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS: CEOS ATTEMPTING TO BALANCE PROFIT WITH BENEFITS TO PEOPLE, PLANET

An op-ed written by former OCBC Board of Directors Member Chris Harrington as it was originally published in The Orange County Register on Saturday, March 22, 2014 as part of a special section on Conscious Capitalism. 

 

We all benefit, at some time and in some way, from the kindness of strangers. The outpouring of donations when disasters strike, the availability of scholarships, the better environment because of recycling, these just start the long list of benefits we enjoy because others have voluntarily taken action. The kindness that most deeply touches us often comes from family and friends, but the full community of benefactors encompass charitable institutions, religious organizations, governments, and businesses. It is an intricately woven "safety net" holding all of us in some way.

 

Business is usually recognized in this area through corporate foundations. Pick randomly some foundation names out of a hat, and read about Bank of America Charitable Foundation's support of workforce development (jobs), housing (community), and basic human services (hunger), or Toshiba America Foundation's grants to improve K-12 science and math education, or ExxonMobil Foundation's work to eradicate malaria. But corporate foundations make only part of the contribution of business to society. CLICK HERE to read more. 

REGISTER TODAY FOR OCBC'S BIZPAC RECEPTION HONORING RETIRING OC LEGISLATORS - APRIL 24

Join OCBC and the BIZPAC Trustees on Thursday, April 24, 2014 for the 2014 BIZPAC Election Year Reception & Fundraiser. The keynote speaker is Alan Hoffman, Publisher and Co-Editor of the California Target Book, a non-partisan, multi-volume subscription service that tracks and analyzes all federal and state legislative races in California. Honorees include retiring OC legislators Senator Lou Correa, Senator Mark Wyland, Senator Mimi Walters, 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.

SEN. WALTERS SPEAKS ABOUT CA ISSUES, AND 'DARK TIME IN THE SENATE'

California State Senator Mimi Walters visited OCBC's Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee Meeting Friday. Sen. Walters spoke to Orange County business leaders about the impact that the indictment of Senator Yee, Wright, and Calderon has on the Democratic Party, saying that this "is a very dark time in the senate." She said the incident may mean the end of a Democratic super majority. Attendees also discussed a variety of topics including minimum wage, transportation, infrastructure, and taxes on oil. Sen. Walters represents the 37th District of the California State Senate and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Committees on Appropriations and Public Employment and Retirement. She also serves as a member of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and is a board member for the Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership (G.R.I.P.). After 18 years in politics, Sen. Walters will be running for the 45th Congressional District of California. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 
OCBC WELCOMES NEW INVESTORS MILAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, ABACUS PROJECT MANAGEMENT INC.

OCBC is pleased to welcome two new investors, Milan Capital Management and  Abacus Project Management Inc. Milan Capital Management is a privately-held real estate investment company based in Anaheim that specializes in the purchase, development, and management of multi-family and commercial properties in Southern California. Abacus Project Management Inc. provides a comprehensive range of services within the project and construction management profession to meet the needs of owners and real estate developers nationwide and to successfully accomplish project goals. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 

LUCY DUNN APPOINTED TO AIR QUALITY ADVISORY GROUP

OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn was recently appointed to the 2016 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) Advisory Group by the South Coast Air Quality Management District Governing Board for a three-year term to make recommendations on the upcoming 2016 AQMP. The advisory group's primary role is to review the overall aspects of the AQMP, a regional plan to address ozone standards and regulations, and to make recommendations concerning emission inventories, modeling, control measures, and socioeconomic impacts. The next AQMP, scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2016, is expected to be significantly challenging due to the substantial air quality standards as set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  In addition, the 2016 AQMP will face several other challenges, including implementation of new technology measures and the continued development of economically sound and flexible compliance approaches. CLICK HERE for more information about the 2016 AQMP. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 

OCBC TO RECEIVE HONOR FOR ADVOCACY OF WORKFORCE HOUSING BILL SB 391

On May 22, the California Housing Consortium will present OCBC an award in honor of its advocacy efforts on SB 391. The bill would create a permanent funding mechanism for affordable housing. While the bill is unfortunately stalled, it is still being reviewed by legislatures and OCBC will continue its supportive advocacy for an adequate supply of affordable workforce housing. The California Housing Consortium is a united voice for affordable housing representing the development, building, financial and public sectors. CLICK HERE to read the SB 391. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.  

FRACKING MISCONCEPTIONS WILL HURT CONSUMERS, OIL, STATE ENERGY PRODUCTION

Recent claims by the Center for Biological Diversity on the hazards of hydraulic fracturing -- the process of fracturing rock by a pressurized liquid to collect oil -- have led to dangerous misconceptions about the practice's link to earthquakes. The center claims that a series of earthquakes near Prague, Okla., were caused by hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," when in actuality the U.S. Geological Survey concluded that they were likely linked with an injection of wastewater. While these are two very different processes, this misconception causes fear of the process here in California, which would be disastrous to the state's oil supply and economy. Many studies have concluded that California's fracking process, a highly-regulated process that has been used in the state for more than 60 years, poses no threat to earthquakes here in the state.Unlike other parts of the country, fracking in California uses small amounts of water - 126,000 gallons for the average fracturing operation. With 96 percent of the state's fuel needs being met by petroleum for many years to come, California depends on a reliable and safe source of oil. CLICK HERE to read a recent article by Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 

OCTA AWARDED FUNDING FOR STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) $240 million funding request for the 2014 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). OCTA submitted the 2014 STIP to the CTC in November to enhance Orange County freeway, local interchange and rail projects. Along with the approval for $240 million, OCTA received an additional $3 million in interregional improvement funding for projects selected by the Caltrans division of rail. Approved projects in the 2014 STIP include improvements to the Lambert Road interchange, adding one HOV lane in each direction on the I-5 from Avenida Pico to Avenida Vista Hermosa, adding one lane in each direction on the I-5 from the SR-73 to Oso Parkway, adding one southbound auxiliary lane on the I-405 from University Drive to Sand Canyon Avenue and Sand Canyon Avenue to the SR-133. The STIP is a multi-year capital improvement program of transportation projects, funded with revenues from the Transportation Investment Fund and other funding sources. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.

OCBC, PARTNERS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF LATINO EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT - 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. 

 

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.

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

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 increasing the symphony's budget more than 250 percent to $19 million 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.

LUCY DUNN TO RECEIVE THE BISHOP'S AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY BUSINESS INTEGRITY - MAY 21

Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, will be awarded 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. 

OCBC AROUND THE COMMUNITY
California Competes Tax Credit Workshop - On March 26, OCBC's Matt Petteruto provided opening comments at the California Competes Tax Credit Workshop hosted by OCBC, the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), and the City of Anaheim.  As part of the Governor's Economic Development Initiative, the workshop helped to educate local businesses on the newly available California Competes Tax Credit, a competitive income tax credit available to businesses that want to relocate to California or stay and grow in the state. Evaluated on a variety of factors, tax credit applications and subsequent agreements will be negotiated by GO-Biz and approved by the California Competes Tax Credit Committee.  The current application period closes April 14, with approvals scheduled for a public hearing on June 19.  CLICK HERE for additional information on the California Competes Tax Credit. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.  
 

Groundbreaking of Avenida Serra Workforce Apartment Community in San Clemente - On March 31, OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn attended and spoke at the groundbreaking for apartment units designed for residents who fall well below San Clemente's Area Median Income. The project is a partnership between the City of San Clemente, the non-profit affordable housing developer National Community Renaissance, the  California Department of Housing and Community Development, Raymond James Financial and Citibank. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 

ORANGE IS THE NEW GREEN: PORT OF LONG BEACH FUNDS REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

The Port of Long Beach is funding nearly $1 million in energy-saving projects at three local nonprofits as part of its program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The port's community grants program, which is designed to improve public health by lessening the impacts of port-related air pollution, has awarded more than $17 million since 2009. The Long Beach Rescue Mission, which provides food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance to homeless people, is to receive a $176,045 grant from the port to install a 38.88-kilowatt solar system on the roof of its main housing building at 1450 Pacific Ave.  St. Anthony High School is to receive $300,000 for a solar power system that will be installed on its campus at 620 Olive Ave. St. Mary Medical Center Foundation, which runs a 389-bed nonprofit hospital on Linden Avenue, is to receive a $500,000 grant to retrofit existing boilers at the hospital to enhance efficiency. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.

OCBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 

Port readies for satellite takeoff

Oakley to make Google Glass products
Register owner launches new Spanish-language paper
Local leaders are all show business at talent display

Unique Disney-inspired Starbucks opens at Downtown Disney 

Corporate group's time, money help feed hungry

Oakley Partners With Little League
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COMMUNITY EVENTS    

In Friendship and Peace, A Tribute to Chris Lamm - Saturday, April 12

Join the Fullerton Collaborative for the 12th Annual Faces of Fullerton for free food, activities and entertainment for everyone Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10 to 3 p.m. at Fullerton Downtown Plaza. The event offers attendees the opportunity to meet neighbors and community leaders, learn about community resources, and enter to win raffle prizes. Contact Pam Keller for more information at 714-336-6910. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.
  

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

 

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. 

UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: APRIL
Infrastructure Meeting
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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

Workforce Development Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Community College Working Group Meeting
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
 
Healthcare Taskforce Meeting
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
 
Economic Development Meeting
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 I 9 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. 
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.

 

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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