The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County Tuesday, May 20, 2014
"NO COMMENT," SAID CA GOP CHAIRMAN OF REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES
Photo Credit: OC Register
On May 15, 2014, OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn attended OC Forum's election analysis between veteran lawmen, Bill Lockyer, State Treasurer, and Senator Jim Brulte, now Chair of the California Republican Party. Both highlighted two Orange County races that will receive statewide attention: OCBC-endorsed Janet Nguyen running for State Senate against former Assemblyman Jose Solorio; and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva's bid to retain her seat against Republican challenger Young Kim. When opened for questions, Dunn brought up the question that with so many Republican groups voicing "no confidence" in Tim Donnelly for Governor, how would that impact the "down-ticket" races? Mr. Brulte declined to comment, however, as the party chairman does not take positions on the primary race for Governor. See Martin Wisckol's Orange County Register story here.
OCBC, ACC-OC LEAD ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL ADVOCACY TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C.
OCBC and Association of California Cities Orange County (ACC-OC) partnered once again to lead a delegation of Orange County government and business leaders to Washington, D.C. on the second half its annual advocacy mission Once Voice, Two Capitols. The delegation met with administration and congressional officials Monday and today to advocate for transportation, housing, health care and goods movement. Trip-goers began Monday with a tour of the White House and the famous West Wing and walked the halls of American history. OCBC staff along with board member Jena Jensen of CHOC Children's and Kathy Eiler of University of California, Irvine met with the Department of Health and Human Services to discuss Affordable Care Act implementation and how it is affecting Orange County and the Southern California region. They touched on subjects such as mental health, medical device companies and research and development. CLICK HERE for more photos. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.
THIS WILL SELL OUT (IT ALWAYS DOES!) YOUR 2014 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY LUNCH - JUNE 3
What is there to do after hitting the poll boxes and waiting for election returns? Join OCBC, in association with Iger and Associates, at the California Direct Primary Election Day Lunch. The event will feature side-splitting entertainment and political banter from Peter Buffa, Former Chair of OCTA; Don Hansen, Former Mayor of Huntington Beach; Frank Barbaro, Former Chair of the Democratic Party of OC; Kate Klimow of UCI; Curt Pringle of Curt Pringle & Associates; George Urch of George Urch and Associates; and OCBC's Lucy Dunn. More surprises to come!
WHEN: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
WHERE: Hotel Irvine (formerly Hyatt Regency Irvine)
COST: $85 per person
For more information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager. THANKS to early sponsors: Orange County Public Affairs Association and Curt Pringle & Associates! Click the link above to add your name to the roster.
Political events are for information purposes and are not necessarily endorsed by OCBC.
Mayor Ashley Swearengin for State Controller - Thursday, May 29
David Horowitz, OCBC's Lucy Dunn, and Dale Dykema cordially invite you to join Mayor of Fresno Ashley Swearengin in her candidacy for State Controller 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The event will feature special guest speaker Jim Brulte, Chairman, California Republican Party. CLICK HERE for more information.
|OCBC APPLAUDS GOV. BROWN'S MOVE TO STRENGTHEN RAINY DAY FUND, TONE OF FISCAL RESTRAINT|
OCBC commends Gov. Jerry Brown's move to set aside $1.6 billion to strengthen the Rainy Day Fund in the 2014-2015 May Revised Budget. The fund both pays down liabilities and saves for economic downturn to ensure the state's long-term economic wellbeing. Total May Revision revenue is at $107 billion in 2014-2015, which is up $9 million from the initial proposed budget in January. The increase in revenue is predominantly a result of a one-time bump in higher than expected personal income tax withholding and dividend income. However, instilling long term fiscal discipline in the budget is imperative as the costs of federal health care reform implementation, drought relief and other programs have also increased. Overall, the revised budget calls for an increase in $1 billion in General Fund Spending, from Gov. Brown's initial January budget proposal, and has a $12 billion increase in spending compared to last year. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.
ORANGE COUNTY FOREIGN TRADE ZONE WORKSHOP
Is your company taking advantage of the benefits associated with a Foreign Trade Zone designation? Orange County companies involved in the import and export industry stand to gain significant economic benefits by applying for and receiving a Foreign Trade Zone designation, including the deferral or elimination of customs duties and excise taxes. To learn more about how your company can benefit from a Foreign Trade Zone designation, join OCBC, 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, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum located at 23131 Lake Center Drive in Lake Forest. To register, CLICK HERE. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.
LEARN THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC AT OCBC'S NEXT CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST! - 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 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: Thursday, May 29, 2014 I Registration - 7:15 a.m. I Program & Breakfast - 8 a.m. I Adjourn 9 a.m
WHERE: The Center Club
COST: OCBC Member: $85 I Non-Member: $145 I CLB Series: $225
For more information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager.
OCBC AROUND THE COMMUNITY
The Care and Feeding of CEOs and (GCs too) Seminar - Thursday, May 15
OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn was a panelist at a seminar focused on bridging the gap of understanding between the legal and business communities, which was hosted by the Orange County Bar Association and Minimum Continuing Legal Education at Chapman University's Dale E. Fowler School of Law. As a licensed attorney, Dunn provided insight on a variety of discussion topics, such as the convergence of communication and technology, and how to achieve the best of all worlds in project management and cost-effective outcomes. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.
Three Pillars of Quality of Life - Friday, May 14
OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn provided insights on the state of transportation in South Orange County at the Three Pillars of Quality of Life, hosted by the Coastal Chamber Legislative Coalition. As the Vice Chair of the California Transportation Commission, Dunn discussed the critical need for investment in transportation infrastructure to accommodate business needs moving people, goods and services. CLICK HERE for an infographic she used in her remarks highlighting "Are You Paying Your Fair Share?" For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.
|OCBC INVESTORS HIGHLIGHTED IN OCBJ'S ANNUAL INVENTORY OF INFLUENCE|
The Orange County Business Journal released its Annual Inventory of Influence, which highlights the most influential people in Orange County. OCBC Chair Emeritus Julie Miller Phipps, Kaiser Permanente Orange County, was among the OC 50. Phipps assumed her position as Senior Vice President and Executive Director at Kaiser in 2002 and is also a recipient of the Business Journal's Women in Business honor. Along with Phipps, executives from 16 OCBC investors were also recognized:
- Colin Baden, Oakley Inc.
- Donald Bren and David H. Young, The Irvine Company
- Michael Colglazier, Disneyland Resort
- Kimberly Chavalas Cripe, Children's Hospital of Orange County
- James L. Doti, Chapman University
- Mildred Garcia, California State University, Fullerton
- Emile K. Haddad, FivePoint Communities Incorporated
- Jonathan M. Jaffe, Lennar Corporation
- Alejandro Lopez, Boeing Advanced Network & Space Systems
- Steve Milligan, Western Digital Corporation
- Anthony Richard Moiso, Rancho Mission Viejo LLC
- Arturo R. Moreno, Angels Baseball LP
- Michael Albert Mussallem, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
- Deborah A. Proctor, St. Joseph Health System
- David E.I. Pyott, Allergan Incorporated
- Henry T. Segerstrom,C.J. Segerstrom & Sons
For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development.
TOURISM PLAYS KEY ROLE IN OC'S FALLING UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
Leisure and hospitality businesses played a key role in the drop of Orange County's unemployment rate which fell from 5.8 percent in March to 5 percent for the month of April. Helping to drive Orange County's thriving tourism sector is Orange County's largest employer, the Disneyland Resort, which saw an increase in attendance during the March quarter. Tourism is currently the fastest growing industry in Orange County, adding 175,595 jobs in 2013, which is a 4 percent increase from 2012, according the 2014 Community Indicators Report. Orange County's unemployment rate continues to remain lower than that of the five other Southern California counties as well as the statewide average of 7.3 percent. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.
JWA OPENS FIRST USO CENTER IN OC
More than 20,000 military members traveling on orders pass through John Wayne Airport (JWA) each year, and they will now receive a warm welcome when they arrive. Approved by a unanimous vote last week by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, JWA will now have a United Service Organizations (USO) center at the airport's Terminal B, next to the baggage claim area on the Arrivals Level. USO centers have been welcoming troops and their families across the nation for 73 years. Run by Bob Hope USO, the JWA center will be staffed by volunteers and feature a canteen, movies, travel assistance and Wi-Fi. Active and reserve members and their dependents are welcome, as well as military retirees on a space available basis. All services are complimentary for troops and guests. USO credited the Board of Supervisors and John Wayne Airport and their dedication to supporting troops and their families for making the center a reality. The county is leasing the space to USO under a five-year agreement for $1 per year. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.
VIDEO: DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE! IMA SPEAKS OUT ON ALARMING TRENDS AMONG PROFESSIONALS
Many assume that teens are the main culprits of texting and driving, but the rising epidemic of career professionals using their phones to text and email while behind the wheel is alarming. Statistics show that between 2010 and 2011, the instance of texting and driving rose 42 percent. To put the dangers of distracted driving into perspective, data suggests that people who are drinking and driving are four times as likely to be involved in a crash, while those who are texting and driving are 23 times as likely! Watch this informational video from the Internet Marketing Association to learn more about the alarming trends associated with distracted driving and safety tips to consider. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.
JOIN US AS LUCY DUNN RECEIVES AWARD FOR HOUSING ADVOCACY - MAY 22
| Today, more than one in three American households live in rental housing, which is an increase of about 4 million since 2007, and 2.5 million of those Americans are extremely low-income. Additionally, federal and state investment in affordable housing has dropped by 79 percent since 2008, contributing to the major gap in available and affordable workforce housing both regionally and nationally. 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 OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn as one of the honorees, representing OCBC's Workforce Housing advocacy that addresses the critical and immediate need for housing infrastructure. CLICK HERE for more information. |
SAVE THE DATE! OCBC'S EXECUTIVE INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - JULY 24
| |OCBC's Executive Invitational 2014 Golf Tournament, presented by Kaiser Permanente, is just around the corner. The all day event will take place Thursday, July 24 at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point. 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 a driving range! Sponsorship opportunities are available.
WHEN: Thursday, July 24, 2014 I 12 p.m. Shotgun Scramble
WHERE: Monarch Beach Golf Links
COST: Corporate Foursome: $2,000 I Individual OCBC Member: $500 I Individual Non-member: $600
For more information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager.
2014 OC COMMUNITY INDICATORS REPORT REVEALS OC'S LEADING, DIVERSE JOB MARKET
The recently released 2014 Orange County Community Indicators Report is presented by Orange County United Way, CalOptima, Childeren and Families Commission of Orange County,County of Orange, SAWPA and OCBC. The report serves as an ongoing and dynamic measurement tool that supports local and regional initiatives concerned with the wellbeing and quality of life of the county. The report indicates that Orange County's high-tech job concentration continues to lead above the national average, remaining the second most diverse job market compared to other notable national high-tech centers, such as Texas and North Carolina. However, the report also indicates that if we want to keep the more than 1.55 million existing jobs in Orange County, along with the skilled workforce, adding housing to the market must be a priority. Orange County's total housing stock is projected to grow 12 percent between 2010 and 2035, but this growth is well below the county's housing needs as the county is rapidly growing. Orange County ranked eighth in the nation in terms of the number of people added. For more information, contact Wallace Walrod, Ph.D., Chief Economic Advisor.
ORANGE IS THE NEW GREEN: UNION BANK ANNOUNCES BUILDING COMPETITION WINNERS
Union Bank announced that four of its buildings have been recognized in the 2013 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings, a contest that represents excellence in energy performance. With the goals of saving energy and combating climate change, the competition was staged among commercial and public-sector buildings. In partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s ENERGY STAR program, participants measured, tracked, and reported their monthly energy consumption using Portfolio Manager®, EPA's online energy management tool. These banking offices are the Sunny Hills Branch in Fullerton, Fremont Branch, Encinitas Branch, and Palos Verdes Branch in Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.
NEWS YOU CAN USE: TRAVEL APPS
HearPlanet: Audio Guide to the World - This app turns your iPhone into an audio tour guide to help you learn about your surroundings. This app includes 300,000 locations around the world.
OffMaps 2 - The apps allows you to store maps directly on your device and lets you search the map offline.
Packing Pro - If you desire great syncing & sharing options, display customization, a huge catalog, lots of sample lists, & additional, built-in Expert assistance, then Packing Pro is for you!
Phöne Tracker! - The Phone Tracker is a tool that allows you to track the location of another iPhone. Use your iPhone to watch others as they travel around your city or across the globe.
TripIt - Organize your travel plans in one place with TripIt® from Concur. Simply forward your travel confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt automatically creates a detailed daily itinerary for every trip.
For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.
America: A Nation of Immigrants Panel - Tuesday, May 20
Join The World Affairs Council of Orange County and National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) as the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award is presented to Herbert v. Nootbaar, Chairman of NECO at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Following the award presentation, a panel of Ellis Island Medalists will discuss the meaning of America as an immigrant nation, including personal stories and those of their families. CLICK HERE for more information.
Cox Conserves Heroes - April 22 May 21
Who's your conservation hero? Cox Enterprises is now accepting nominations for volunteers who help create, preserve or enhance shared outdoor spaces in Orange County-Palos Verdes, San Diego, and Santa Barbara. Cox will donate a total of $45,000 to California environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winners and finalists. 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.
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
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.
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.
Expert Talk: Fish of Bolsa Chica Wetlands with Kelly O'Reilly - Thursday, May 29
Join the Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center as Environmental Scientist and Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Manager Kelly O'Reilly discusses the diversity of fish in the wetlands and their importance to the ecosystem on Thursday, May 29, 2014 4 to 5:30 p.m. for an informative talk. CLICK HERE for more information.
A Rachmaninoff Finale - Saturday, May 31
Celebrate Maestro Diemecke's final performance as Music Director of the Long Beach Symphony. The evening will commence with Di Wu's performance of Rachmaninoff's most impetuous piano concerto followed by one of the most iconic symphonic works of all times. For ticket information, CLICK HERE.
A Billion+ Change - Tuesday, June 3
OneOC invites you to hear inspiring skills-based service stories from the area's top business leaders and to explore how skills-based and pro bono volunteering can foster talent development, drive innovation, and create lasting change in your company. Join A Billion + Change on Tuesday, June 3 at the LA Area Chamber of Commerce for "What's Changed Because of Pro Bono?" for a conversation and lunch with local business and community leaders. Registration is free, but seats are limited. 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: JUNE
Workforce Housing Meeting
Friday, June 6, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Advocacy and Government Affairs Meeting
Friday, June 6, 2014, I 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Latino Educational Attainment Meeting
Thursday, June 12, 2014 I 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 12, 2014 I 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.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 email@example.com.
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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