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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 

OCBC MEETS WITH REP. LINDA SANCHEZ, ASSEMBLY SPEAKER PEREZ TO DISCUSS KEY BUSINESS ISSUES

OCBC was honored to host Congresswoman Linda Sanchez at the monthly Government Affairs Committee meeting Friday. Rep. Sanchez is currently the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee and is the first Latina to sit on the House Ways and Means Committee. As the Senior Whip for the Democratic Caucus, Rep. Sanchez discussed what she believed are the two most pressing issues addressed by the 113th Congress: tax reform and the need for comprehensive immigration reform. She noted that the current system is so backlogged, that it can take 10, 15, and even 20 years for legal immigrants to bring their families to the U.S. However, despite the need for this type of immigration reform, Rep. Sanchez concluded that any immigration reform will probably come in piecemeal form with several single-issue immigration related bills being passed by House Republicans. She predicted that with other issues still to be tackled this year, including the economy and debt, immigration reform will likely be pushed to next year's legislative session. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs.

NOT SO GOOD AT GOLF? JOIN US FOR BUFFET DINNER AND GREAT NETWORKING - AUGUST 1
ALMOST SOLD OUT! OCBC's annual Executive Invitational Golf Tournament, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will take place Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Join OC's top executives for the county's premier networking event! The tournament will feature a hole-in-one contest, putting contest, opportunity drawings, horse race classic, and, NEW THIS YEAR, a driving range! Sponsorship opportunities are available. Don't play golf? Just register for a terrific dinner, watch the sunset, enjoy a cocktail and the company of old and new friends. Register online or pay at the door.
 

For more information contact Leslie Dods, Director of Events.
OC'S IMPROVING ECONOMY--HERE ARE THE NUMBERS

Jobs Orange County's economic recovery continues despite an uptick to 6.1 percent unemployment in June 2013 from 5.5 percent in May with the creation of 8,500 jobs. Job creation was spread across most sectors, with the largest gains occurring in Leisure/Hospitality (Tourism), Professional & Business Services, Trade/Logistics, and Construction. Manufacturing, Financial Services, and Healthcare also enjoyed solid job growth, all signs that the local economy is experiencing a broad-based recovery. The reason that the unemployment rate is up this month is primarily because more Orange County residents are actively looking for work as the job market improves. The county's unemployment rate continues to be significantly under the state and national averages of 8.8 percent and 7.8 percent respectively.

 

CNBC recently ranked California in the bottom five for "America's Top States for Business 2013", based on criteria such as cost of doing business, quality of life, technology and innovation, infrastructure and transportation and more. While California has had a strong comeback from the recession and is currently the eighth largest economy in the world, factors such as California's high cost of doing business and high unemployment rate hindered the state's rankings. Despite CNBC's rankings, Orange County is a stark contrast from California due to its large and diverse market, top notch education, quality of life, and leadership in job creation. CLICK HERE to read more. Visit www.LocationOC.com to learn more. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.

BUSINESS LEADERS PUSH LEGISLATORS FOR REAL CEQA REFORM IN SB 731

The CEQA Working Group recently sent a letter to legislators stating that significant amendments are needed to Senate Bill 731, Senator Steinberg's CEQA reform legislation, in order to achieve meaningful CEQA reform this year. The group represents a broad coalition of more than 50 statewide and local organizations representing local government, business, schools, affordable housing, transportation and other leaders. In the letter to Senator Steinberg, the group says: "We want to thank you for your continued leadership in advancing the cause of CEQA reform and for your introduction of Senate Bill 731. As we enter into the final months of the legislative session, we believe it is critical to significantly amend SB 731 to achieve meaningful reform that stamps out widespread abuses of CEQA that are serving as roadblocks to environmentally responsible projects that create high-value jobs and economic growth. Unfortunately, as drafted, SB 731 would not advance true CEQA reform and, in fact, could make approval of worthy and responsible projects even more difficult." 

                  

The coalition also laid out policy principals that could guide amendments to SB 731 that include:

  • Incentivizing projects that help California Achieve its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction and land-use planning goals.
  • Increasing transparency in CEQA litigation.
  • Ensuring that CEQA litigants have skin in the game.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the letter. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs.

DOING BUSINESS IN JAPAN--OC'S FOURTH LARGEST TRADING PARTNER

On July 22, OCBC's Economic Development Committee hosted a roundtable discussion with the Honorable Jun Niimi, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles. Consul General Niimi briefed the committee members on Japan's current economic climate, while also providing an overview of the significant foreign trade relationship between Japan and the U.S.  Consul Niimi discussed the importance of building a strong Japanese business community in Southern California. Niimi also emphasized the contributions of Japanese businesses in supporting the U.S. and California economies. He provided an overview of not only key Southern California contributions, but also foreign investments on the national level. A key driver of growth for Orange County's international trade industry, Japan currently ranks as Orange County's fourth largest trading partner with exports forecasted to total over $2.2 billion in 2013.

 

In addition, the committee heard from Shunji Nakamura, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Los Angeles Operations, with Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. Nakamura provided an overview of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, an international manufacturer specializing in areas such as air transportation, wind turbine generators, and conventional thermal power plants.  Nakamura gave an overview of their technology solutions and project developments, including their high efficiency gas and wind turbines. Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, which oversees the production of wind turbine generators, is headquartered in Newport Beach.  OCBC would like to thank the Japan Business Association for their partnership in bringing Consul General Niimi and Mr. Nakamura to OCBC's Economic Development Committee. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.

INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: OCBC WELCOMES PIMCO AS A NEW INVESTOR

OCBC is pleased to welcome new investor Pacific Investment Management Company, LLC (PIMCO), a global investment firm headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Founded in 1971, PIMCO is one the largest global fixed income investment managers and provides global investment solutions for over 2,000 professionals in 12 countries. The firm manages investments on behalf of a wide range of clients, from educational institutions, public and private pension plans, banks, foundations, financial advisors, and endowments around the globe. For over 40 years, PIMCO has been dedicated to help empower clients to achieve their objectives by providing superior service and investment solutions. PIMCO is led by CEO Mohamed El-Erian and co-founder William H. Gross, who manage the world's largest mutual fund. El-Erian also served as the keynote speaker for OCBC's 2013 Annual Dinner, "Breaking Free." The PIMCO is dedicated to client service and driven by standards of professional excellence and their time-tested investment process. PIMCO joins OC's most influential companies and top executives to create a pro-business environment and vibrant economy in Orange County. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development.  

RUTAN AND TUCKER SPONSOR ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT AT THE OC FAIR!

Thanks to our sponsor, Rutan & Tucker, and OCBC's Chairman Mike Hornak and Board Member/Partner, Ski Harrison, for a great night of family, friends, food and frivolity at the OC Fair.  Also in attendance were OCBC board members Les Card of LSA, chair-elect, and Lisa Haines of Disneyland Resort, Steve Churm of OCRegister/Churm Media, Jeff Reeves of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Frank Talarico of Goodwill, Laura Desoto of Experian, Hector Infante of Chevron, Robbin Narike Preciado of Union Bank, and Lucy Dunn. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Business Development and Investor Relations. 

INNOVATION AND EFFICIENCY KEY TO MEETING ENERGY NEEDS INTO 2040 AND BEYOND

 

Last week, OCBC and the Orange County Forum, presented the Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040, sponsored by ExxonMobil. The Outlook featured keynote speaker Rob Gardner, Manager, Economics and Energy Division, Corporate Strategic Planning at ExxonMobil.  As part of his presentation, Gardner covered key findings about how we use energy, how much we will need in the future and what types of fuels will meet demand. Attendees were provided with an energy forecast which ExxonMobil uses to guide its own strategies and investments. In addition, the Energy Outlook Forum also featured a panel discussion on California energy policy which included Rob Gardner, as well as Dr. Wallace Walrod, OCBC Chief Economic Advisor, and Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association.  Highlighting the panel discussion was a California Energy Facts presentation by Reheis-Boyd, which included information on the Monterey Shale and its potential economic impact on California. Some key panel comments:

  • Efficiency will continue to play a key role in solving energy challenges.
  • Energy demand in developing nations will rise 65 percent by 2040 compared to 2010, reflecting growing prosperity and expanding economies. With this growth comes a greater demand for electricity.
  • Growth in transportation sector demand will be led by expanding commercial activity as economies grow.
  • Technology is enabling the safe development of once hard-to-produce energy resources, significantly expanding available supplies to meet the world's changing energy needs. Oil will remain the number one global fuel, while natural gas will overtake coal for the number two spot.
  • Evolving demand and supply patterns will open the door for increased global trade opportunities.
CLICK HERE for a copy of Gardner's presentation. CLICK HERE for a copy of Reheis-Boyd's presentation. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.
WANNA FLY? JWA INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC 6 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic in June was the busiest month since June 2007, and marked the 15th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger growth. The 2013 year-to-date passenger traffic count shows a 6.3 percent increase from passenger traffic in June 2012. JWA's passenger traffic increased from 784,849 in June 2012 to 811,447 passengers in June 2013. Commercial aircraft operations also increased in 2013 by 3.5 percent from the year-to-date statistic of 2012. As Orange County's only commercial service airport, JWA serves more than 9 million passengers annually and plays a unique and crucial role in the community and to the economy. The positive trend of JWA's statistics is a good sign for the travel industry and tourism in Orange County. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager. 

STEAM FORUM TALKS PROP 30 AND EDUCATING STUDENTS FOR A GLOBAL WORKFORCE

On July 17, OCBC partnered with Hoag Hospital Irvine to host the 2nd annual S.T.E.A.M. Forum. The forum featured a panel discussion on the importance of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, ARTS, math) to student success and how to build a workforce for a 21st century, global economy. Moderated by Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Advisor, OCBC, the panel featured Katrina Foley, Trustee for the Newport Mesa Unified School District; Pam Keller, Executive Director for the Fullerton Collaborative; Pat Wayne, Deputy Director for Arts OC; and Bobby Ram, Managing Director for the SunPower Corporation.  

 

Discussion included Prop 30, which passed last November, and alleviated pressure for the Newport Mesa Unified School District otherwise reliant on limited property tax for its school. With the economy recovering, the district can now bring back STEM programs for its students. Fewer furlough days added even more relief as California already risks having too few school days. While these fixes have definitely helped schools, accountability will remain an important factor in maintaining recovery. Panelists also discussed the need for students and teachers to keep up with the emerging technologies of the 21st century. It is critical for students to learn the new technologies and develop critical-thinking and problem solving skills that will give them a competitive advantage in a global workforce. Marcy Brown, Executive Director, Hoag Hospital Irvine, also gave a presentation, which highlighted the hospitals highly-developed medical advances and gave a tour to the forum's attendees.  CLICK HERE for the presentation. CLICK HERE for photos of the forum. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development and Advocacy. 

IS YOUR COMPANY THE BEST? NOMINATE IT FOR OC REGISTER'S TOP WORKPLACES SURVEY

The Orange County Register is calling all businesses to participate in the Register's fifth annual  

Top Workplaces Survey. The survey honors Orange County's best businesses for demonstrating a commitment to community, leadership, advancement, work culture, and performance. The Register accepts nominations for all companies large and small, for-profit and nonprofits alike for the honor. Through the award, the Register hopes to commend companies that have excelled in creating a dynamic and innovative workplace to set an example for other companies. Nominations are free, with a short five minute questionnaire covering topics, including leadership, training, compensation and benefits. This year the Register also included corporate social responsibility into its questionnaire, asking participants to rate companies' volunteer activities, donations, and sponsorship of community programs. CLICK HERE to nominate a company. The deadline for nominations is August 16. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.  

EDISON SERVES NOTICE OF DISPUTE TO MITSUBISHI FOR FAILED SONGS STEAM GENERATORS

Southern California Edison served a formal Notice of Dispute on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, seeking to hold Mitsubishi accountable for faulty steam generators that led to the closing of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). In January 2012, design flaws were identified in the generators built by Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi warranted the generators would operate reliably for 20 years, but SCE was required to take SONGS offline when one of the Mitsubishi RSGs experienced a radioactive coolant leak after less than a year of operation.  

 

SCE alleges that Mitsubishi failed to appropriately model the thermal hydraulic conditions in the generators. Mitsubishi is alleged to have failed to design tube support structures capable of withstanding the extreme thermal hydraulic conditions within the generators. As a result, the generators experienced damaging flow-induced vibration that caused several types of excessive tube wear. The tube-to-tube wear was so advanced in one of the four identically-designed generators that it caused a radioactive coolant leak, which SCE was able to address by promptly and safely shutting the plant down. The Notice of Dispute gives the companies 90 days to resolve their claims, at which point the dispute will enter arbitration proceedings overseen by a neutral third party. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs.  

SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JANET NAPOLITANO JOINS UC SYSTEM AS PRESIDENT

University of California Regents has just confirmed that Janet Napolitano, the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security, will be the next president of the University of California public education system starting September 2013. Janet Napolitano will be the first ever female University of California President and the 20th UC President, succeeding Mark G. Yudof. As president of the University of California system, Napolitano will oversee 10 public higher education campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. The selection process for UC president included input from the Board of Regents, student, staff, and alumni advisory committees. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development and Advocacy.

IRVINE CITY MANAGER TO RECEIVE SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) will honor OCBC member Sean Joyce, City Manager, City of Irvine, at its fourth annual Spirit of Excellence Gala. This event has an expected attendance of more than 400 community members, raising funds for the 29,000 students in IUSD. Each year, the IPSF presents several Spirit of Excellence Awards to distinguished IUSD alumni, whose IUSD education has helped pave way to their success. IPSF CEO, Neda Eaton remarks, "We are fortunate to pay tribute these exceptional role models as a way of uniting the Irvine community and raising much-needed funds for our school programs." Other honorees include Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Craig Mitchell and indie folk trio, Yellow Red Sparks. Some of the past honorees include four-time Olympic gold medalist, Jason Lezak and Saturday Night Live cast member, Nasim Pedrad. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development.  

HEAR FROM DISNEYLAND'S NEW PRESIDENT AT NEXT CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST - AUGUST 15

OCBC's third Chairman's Leadership Breakfast of the year on August, 15, 2013 features Michael Colglazier, President of Disneyland Resort. Colglazier's Disney career spans more than two decades across several areas of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, including Operations, Global Development, Disney Photo Imaging, Operations Strategy and Technology and Strategic Planning. For the last several years, Colglazier has served as head of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, where he has been instrumental in the planning and development of an Avatar-themed land. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of Orange County's top executives, hosted by CEO Leadership Caucus Chairman, Tom Phelps, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Thanks to CLB sponsors Wells Fargo and  AT&T.

 

WHEN: Thursday, August 15 

TIME: 7:30am - Registration, 8:00am - Program, 9:00am - Adjourn 

WHERE: The Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa 

TICKETS: OCBC Members: $60, Non-Members: $125  

       

 For more information please contact Leslie Dods, Director of Events. 

CALENDAR 2ND ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT - NOV. 7 IN LA

California Forward and the California Stewardship Network will once again host a statewide summit to grow jobs and spur California's economy with action teams and initiatives in Workforce Development, Manufacturing, Working Landscapes, Regulatory Reform (including CEQA Reform), Housing and Working Capital. YOU need to take part and help make the summit a success. OCBC's Lucy Dunn and former California HCD Director Cathy Creswell are co-chairing the Summit's Housing Initiative and are looking for committee members to help them develop a state action plan to meeting the need. For more info, visit www.caeconomy.org. Sign up now, pick your favorite initiative and join the pre-conference phone calls to refine the action team charters for success. CLICK HERE to register. For more information contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.  

ORANGE IS THE NEW GREEN: SIEMENS BUILDS WORLD'S CLEANEST GAS TURBINES 

Siemens has been characterized for its innovations on sustainable energy supply and that is exactly what is happening at the new Siemens gas turbine plant in Charlotte, North Caroline. Workers are building a new generation of the world's cleanest gas turbines that will provide clean and efficient energy to cities and regions through the United States. Some of the benefits of the gas turbines are the improved performance in terms of availability, reliability, efficiency, power and flexibility. Also, it is estimated a reduction on maintenance downtime, outage costs and repair costs. In addition the gas turbines will have minimal emissions with lower environmental impact. Siemens strives to deliver a state-of-the-art power plant technology to support the upcoming energy transition in the U.S. Siemens power generation solutions help meet one third of U.S. total energy needs and would like to meet 25 percent of the country's electricity requirement with energy from renewable sources by 2025. For more information contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.

OCBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 

             

For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager. 

NEWS YOU CAN USE: GET FIT   

BMI Calculator: You can easily calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index).  The result of the calculation indicates your BMI category.

Runtastic: It turns your phone into your personal tracking app for running, biking and other sports activities. Uses GPS to map your fitness activities - running, biking, walking - and tracks your progress (distance, speed, and calories). 

MyFitnessPal:Simple, convenient and useful app that will track your calorie intake as well as your food and exercise entry.

JEFIT: This app it's designed to improve workouts at the gym, tracking body stats and creating different fitness routines.

Zombies, Run!: This is one of the most creative apps out there. This is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure.  As you run, dodge zombies and follow orders from the voice recordings. Before you know it, you've just completed a successful run.

 

For more information contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.
COMMUNITY EVENTS

OC Forum Angels Baseball Luncheon - Tuesday, August 6

Join the OC Forum for a day at Angels Stadium on Tuesday, August 6. The luncheon program, held at The Diamond Club, will feature guest speaker Angels Baseball Team Chairman Dennis Kuhl and other players from the team. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Doheny Ocean Desalination Open House - Friday, August 9 

Join the Municipal Water District of Orange County, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and the Project Partners of the Doheny Ocean Desalination Program for an open house on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Led by leading experts and project engineers, learn about Southern California's water supply and tour the Doheny Desalination project, an award winning pilot project and groundbreaking plan for the future of Orange County's water supply. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair - Thursday, August 22 

Join Employment Development Department (EDD), Orange County Veterans Employment Committee and California Department of Veteran Affairs in the Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair. U.S. Veterans have been trained, possess leadership skills, and work well independently. At the Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair, you can exhibit your business and meet Veteran candidates. The job and resource fair will take place Thursday, August 22, 9:00am- 1:00pm, Hilton Orange County/ Pacific Ballroom, 3040 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

OC Great Park to Host 2013 Solar Decathlon - 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: AUGUST

OCMoves Steering Meeting 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013  I  9:00-11:00am

 

Latino Educational Attainment Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 8, 2013  I  9:00-10:30am 

 

Infrastructure Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 13, 2013  I  7:30-9:00am

Workforce Development Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 21, 2013  I  7:30-9:00am

Healthcare Task Force Meeting
Tuesday, August 27, 2013  I  7:30-9:00am

Advocacy and Government Affairs Meeting
Friday, August 30, 2013  I  9:30-11:00am

 

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:   

 

NEW! 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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