The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County                                                                                      Tuesday, September 23, 2014
2014 LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD: TRAVIS ALLEN NAMED OCBC'S 'LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR'

OCBC is proud to announce Assemblyman Travis Allen, 72nd District, as OCBC's "Legislator of the Year." Based on OCBC's 2014 Legislative Scorecard released today, Allen best represented the business community's key issues with a 100 percent voting record on 2014's major bills tracked. OCBC annually tracks the votes of Orange County's delegation based on legislation that impacts California's business climate. The bills reviewed focused on issues such as job creation, business regulation, and taxation. 

SCORECARD RESULTS - Senate: Bob Huff 95.5%, Mark Wyland 95.5%, Mimi Walters 92%, Lou Correa 82.4%. Assembly: Travis Allen 100%, Diane Harkey 94.4%, Donald Wagner 94.1%, Curt Hagman 93.8%, Allan Mansoor 93.3%, Tom Daly 73.3%, Sharon Quirk-Silva 71.4%. CLICK HERE for the 2014 OCBC Legislative Scorecard. For more information, contact  Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 
DUNN & DONE: IT'S TIME TO PIVOT THE DISCUSSION ON I-405 TOLL LANES

 

2+ Ride Free, Continuous Access, Local Control of Funding, Protect Measure M


 
There's no doubt that I-405 is one of the most congested freeways in the nation.  If you totaled the populations of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and Westminster, it would not equal the number of travelers on average using that corridor

every day from all over the state and beyond. That's why Orange County voters added I-405 to its list of projects for Measure M-the half cent sales tax specifically for mobility improvements-which Orange County Business Council strongly supported.  

 

Caltrans recently declared its support for OCTA's plan to improve I-405 by adding a new general purpose or "free" lane in each direction from SR-73 to I-605, but Caltrans wants to add two express lanes or "toll" lanes as well.  OCTA would build the general purpose lanes using Measure M funds, and Caltrans would build the express lanes if and when they find other state or federal funding.  Even though this plan will improve congestion in the corridor, Caltrans decision troubles a few coastal residents who don't want to pay tolls.

 

At OCBC, we acknowledge their concerns-tolling is new to this coastal area, but certainly not new to Orange County with the choices travelers now have on SR-91 and South Orange County's toll roads. Toll lanes are being planned in almost every urban California county-new state laws mandating sustainability, more robust transit options, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions are clear signals that the days of the usual major freeway widening are over. CLICK HERE to read more. CLICK HERE for an Orange County Register editorial in support of the I-405 toll lanes. CLICK HERE to read Voice of OC's article, "Transportation officials battle over toll lanes proposal." For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.

OCBC URGES CALIFORNIANS TO VOTE YES ON PROPS 1 AND 2 ON NOVEMBER BALLOT

Water Bond--YES-- A $7.5 billion Water Bond will appear as Proposition 1 on the November ballot and, if passed, will provide a crucial $2.7 billion allotted for water storage through the construction of dams, reservoirs, and other solutions. The bond will also provide for much needed water use efficiency, cleanup, and management. Another $810 million will go to drought preparedness as California continues to experience its worst drought on record in the past 100 years.

 

Rainy Day Fund--YES-- OCBC also strongly urges voters to pass Proposition 2, which is the plan to stabilize the state budget by requiring the legislature and governor to pay down debt and put money into a constitutionally protected rainy day reserve fund that would also serve to protect schools, public safety and other vital services. Just three years ago, California faced a $26 billion budget deficit that required the legislature to make painful cuts and voters to approve temporary tax increases. Proposition 2 will help ensure that California does not repeat a cycle of boom and bust budgeting. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 

EX-IM BANK RECEIVES TEMPORARY EXTENSION

As part of a legislative package which included continued funding of the federal government, Congress has approved a temporary extension of the U.S. Export-Import Bank through June 2015. Although not the multi-year extension OCBC advocated for, the temporary extension will allow Ex-Im supporters additional time to communicate the overwhelmingly positive economic and pro-business impacts of the Ex-Im Bank.  Since 2007, Ex-Im Bank has financed nearly $3 billion in Orange County exports, and this year helped 49 Orange County companies, 37 of which are small businesses. For more information on the Ex-Im Bank's importance to the U.S. and Orange County economies, read Lucy Dunn's "Don't Mess with Ex-Im Success".  For additional information, contact, Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND THE GROWING SKILLS GAP - OCT. 7 CONFERENCE

Understand the current skills gap facing today's workforce and what this could mean for your business and industry. Register today for the 2014 Workforce Development Conference, hosted by OCBC and the Orange County Workforce Investment Board, presented by Union Bank. The conference will feature Ken McNeely, President, AT&T California, who will address the current skills gap companies face with incoming employees and what is needed to prepare a workforce for a competitive 21st century global economy. The conference will also unveil the 2014 Workforce Indicators Report with OCBC Chief Economic Advisor Dr. Wallace Walrod analyzing the county's economic and workforce trends. Thank you event sponsors Kaiser Permanente, The Boeing Company, Chevron, AT&T, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, and Wells Fargo


 

WHEN: Thursday, October 7, 2014  I  11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Hotel Irvine  I  17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA

COST: Member: $125  I  Non-member: $150  I  Sponsorships: $5,000  I  $2,500 

   

Following the conference, OC STEM will host a critical conversation focused on helping build a STEM pathway for students and maintain Orange County's future economic vitality.  Dr. Wallace Walrod and business leaders from around the county will discuss the next steps the county and region need take to build a pipeline of students that are highly trained and ready to enter the technical jobs of tomorrow. OC Stem will also release its report, "The Increasing Importance of Growing STEM in the Orange County Economy." CLICK HERE for an event flier. CLICK HERE to register. 

 

For more information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager. 

BREAKING BAD OR BREAKING FREE? ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE - OCT.23

Join OCBC and California State University, Fullerton for the 20th Annual Economic Forecast Conference, presented by US Bank, on October 23, 2014 at Hotel Irvine. The conference features a forecast of Orange County's economic climate by Dr. Anil Puri, Dean of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, CSUF; and Dr. Mira Farka, Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, CSUF. The conference will also feature keynote speaker Emile Haddad, President and CEO, FivePoint Communities. Join hundreds of Orange County business leaders for the county's premier economic conference and learn the latest opportunities for business growth and how to plan for the future.

 

WHEN: Thursday, October, 23, 2014  I  11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hotel Irvine I 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA

COST: Individual: $160  I  Table of Ten: $1,500  I  Sponsorships: $7,500  I  $3,500

*Program will begin promptly at 11:30 p.m.

 

For more information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager. 

JOIN OCBC AT THE INAUGURAL 2014 OCBC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE - NOV. 20

Join OCBC for the 2014 OCBC Economic Development Conference, featuring two signature events:

 

International Trade Forum:

The first segment of the conference features the International Trade Forum, featuring global companies representing Orange County's international trade opportunities and challenges. Hear from keynote speaker Francisco Sanchez, former Undersecretary for International Trade with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Also gain insight from Western Digital, UPS, and international leaders. OCBC's Chief Economic Advisor Dr. Wallace Walrod will also present the latest export data and international trade workforce trends.

 

WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2014

WHERE: Irvine Marriott  I  18000 Von Karman Ave.  I  Irvine, CA

TIME: 2:30 p.m. Registration  I  3:00 p.m. Program  I  5:00 p.m. Adjourn

TICKETS (single event): Member $85  I  Non-member $110  I  Sponsorships available

 

 

4th Annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards and Reception:

OCBC's groundbreaking awards program honors outstanding public agencies for implementing policies and programs that cut through red tape, eliminate barriers to economic growth and open the door to private sector jobs creation. Winners and nominees will be recognized at the 4th Annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards and Reception.

 

WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2014

WHERE: Irvine Marriott  I  18000 Von Karman Ave.  I  Irvine, CA

TIME: 5:00 Registration  I  5:30 p.m. Reception  I  7:30 p.m. Adjourn

TICKETS (single event): Member $85  I  Non-member $110  I  Award Nominees Complimentary  I  Sponsorships available

 

For information on attending both events, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager. 

ANTEATERS ANNOUNCE HOWARD GILLMAN AS CHANCELLOR

The UC Board of Regents officially approved Howard Gillman as UC Irvine's sixth Chancellor. Gillman succeeds Michael Drake, who resigned in July to lead Ohio State University. A longtime political science professor and administrator at USC, Gillman became UCI's provost last year and then interim chancellor after Drake's departure.  "We are a vitally important anchoring institution for Orange County, perhaps the  most important anchoring institution. I am convinced that the future of Orange County is inextricably linked to the ongoing development of UCI, and I am looking forward to working with leaders in the region about how we might partner together to advance our shared goals and values," Gillman said in a statement released following the official announcement. CLICK HERE to view his full remarks. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development and Advocacy. 

LIGHTS, CAMERA, GOV. BROWN TAKES ACTION! FILM, TV TAX CREDIT BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Taking action to keep cameras rolling in California, Governor Jerry Brown joined legislative leaders and dozens of film and television workers in Hollywood Thursday to sign AB 1839, bipartisan legislation supported by OCBC, which expands, extends and improves the state's Film and Television Tax Credit Program to $330 million a year for five years beginning with fiscal year 2015-16 and replace the current system with a more competitive and accountable system that ranks applicants according to net new jobs created and overall positive economic impacts for the entire state. The California Film Commission released in July its annual "California Film & Television Tax Credit Program" report, stating that the overwhelming majority of projects denied California tax credits opted to shoot outside the state in jurisdictions where tax credits were available. From 2010 to 2014, these productions accounted for nearly $2 billion in production spending outside California. While keeping those projects in the state equates to significantly more spending and jobs, with each $100 million invested in the industry resulting in $770 million in direct production spending, including $245 million in payroll for workers. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.

NO EXCUSES! EMPLOYEE VOTER REGISTRATION WEEK MAKES VOTING SIMPLE, EASY 

September 22 through 26 is 2014's Employee Voter Registration Week. In important elections, every vote counts. Employee Voter Registration Week is an effort to make a dent in the number of unregistered citizens across the country. The initiative does not tell employees how to vote or who to vote for, but instead serves as a resource to help employers educate employees about the issues that are important to their industries and provide key deadlines, voter registration, and polling location information. CLICK HERE to register to vote and utilize the resources provided by Employees Vote. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 

HOW DOES GOING GLOBAL BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS? FIND OUT AT FREE EXPORT WORKSHOP - OCT. 15

Join Port of Long Beach, UPS, and area business leaders 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 at Go Global: Achieving Your Growth Goals. Speakers include: Noel Massie, UPS; Gina Barro, Port of Long Beach; Brian Peck; GO-Biz; Paul Duncan, Ex-Im Bank; and Dan Gardner, Trade Facilitators Inc. Whether you are new to exporting or want to reach new markets abroad, this is the platform to help your business grow.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TIME: Registration 8:00 a.m. I Program 8:30 a.m. - noon

WHERE: Brandman University, Room 111  I  16355 Laguna Canyon Rd., Irvine, CA

Includes continental breakfast and free parking

 

CLICK HERE to register for the event. CLICK HERE to learn more about workshops offered by Port of Long Beach. 

For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 
SPEAKER ATKINS REAFFIRMS SACRAMENTO'S COMMITMENT TO JOBS CREATION

For three years now, the California Economic Summit has been an ongoing partnership between California Forward and the California Stewardship Network to gather like minds and stakeholders with the singular goal of advancing the state's economy in a thoughtful, methodical and logical way. This year, the Summit held a one day event called Capitol Day, where Summit Action Teams met to discuss accomplishments over the past year and plans for the future. The afternoon conversations took up three huge challenges for the state's economy: water, workforce, and creating enough housing and transit options for that workforce. Speaking in front of the hundreds of attendees, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins reaffirmed the priorities of the Summit, particularly calling out the need to train a 21st century workforce. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 

OC'S UNEMPLOYMENT LIKELY TO CONTINUE TO DECLINE

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Orange County's unemployment rate dipped from 5.8 percent in July to 5.4 percent in August.  Seasonal layoffs in the local government education sector are masking good economic growth. Removing those seasonal layoffs - which will be rehired in the coming months - Orange County grew 2,000 jobs. Construction, accounting for 1,600 of those job gains, is typically a leading indicator of continued job growth in the coming months as increased activity generates positive ripple effects throughout the economy. Manufacturing also increased and has similar positive multiplier effects, so Orange County's unemployment rate will likely continue to drop from the current 5.4 percent in the coming months. Orange County continues to lead the state and nation in terms of a low unemployment, which is experiencing 7.4 percent and 6.3 percent unemployment respectively. For more information, Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Advisor to OCBC. 

GO-BIZ ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CA COMPETES TAX CREDIT

 

Beginning September 29 through October 27, The California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will be accepting applications for the first round of California Competes Tax Credits for FY 2014 to 2015.   The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in the state. Tax credit agreements will be negotiated by GO-Biz and approved by a committee. Each fiscal year, 25 percent of the available credits are reserved for small businesses. CLICK HERE for a flier with additional information on the California Competes Tax Credit. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 

FREE CHINESE CULTURAL TRAINING VIDEO FOR OC BUSINESS COMMUNITY

China is the top overseas market for travel to California, with 819,000 Chinese visitors in 2013. In an effort to optimize relations with Chinese visitors to Orange County, the Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA), with support from South Coast Plaza and Visit California, released a free training video for local business owners and community members. The video, titled "Welcoming Our Chinese Guests to Orange County," highlights cultural differences and teaches proper etiquette for communicating with Chinese visitors in all aspects including retail, hospitality, dining, and other industries. In celebration of World Tourism Day on September 27, the video aims to bridge cultural differences and ensure that Chinese visitors have an exceptional experience while visiting Orange County.Since beginning sales and marketing activity in China in 2013, the OCVA has facilitated over $180 million in Chinese business and tourism to Orange County. CLICK HERE to access the video. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 

OC LAFCO ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ALTERNATE PUBLIC MEMBER

The Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission (OC LAFCO) is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as the alternate public member. OC LAFCO is a state mandated agency that oversees all jurisdictional changes within Orange County, including the incorporation of new cities; annexations to cities and special districts; and consolidations, mergers, and dissolutions of public agencies.  The purpose of OC LAFCO is to encourage the orderly formation of local government agencies, to discourage urban sprawl, and to preserve agricultural and land open space. In accordance with OC LAFCO policy, no applicant for a public member or alternate public member shall be an officer or employee of the county or any city or special district with territory in Orange County. OC LAFCO will select and announce the alternate public member at the November 12 meeting. CLICK HERE for the official announcement and application. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 

OCBC AROUND THE COMMUNITY

Wednesday, August 10, 2014

Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, served as a panelist at the Santa Ana Leadership Summit Wednesday, August 10 alongside Aaron Kushner, Publisher, Orange County Register, and CEO, Freedom Communications; David Cavazos, City Manager, City of Santa Ana; and Lacy Kelly, CEO, Association of California Cities Orange County, who served as the moderator. 

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, gave an overview of OCBC's increasingly popular Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards program at City of Ventura's "Jobs for our Future" event on Thursday, September 11, 2014. The event focused on how business, education, government, and labor are working together statewide and nationally to prepare for economic prosperity in the 21st century. OCBC's Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet program rewards good behavior by recognizing outstanding public agencies that eliminate barriers to economic growth and private sector job creation, and honors public agencies for cutting regulations, reducing fees and streamlining processes. OCBC's 4th annual reception will take place Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Irvine Marriot. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Acting in her capacity as Vice Chair of the California Transportation Commission, Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, served on the panel at California Women Lead's First Annual Women's Empowerment Day. The conference provides women with action items they can take with them to implement in their personal and professional lives and empower them to consider public service. Other panelists included Mona Pasquil, Cabinet Secretary for Appointments, Office of Governor Edmund Brown, and Anna Caballero, Cabinet Secretary, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development and Advocacy. 

OCBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 

For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.

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For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.

POLITICAL CORNER   

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


Gail Eastman for City Council Fundraiser - Wednesday, September 24

Bruno Serato invites you to a luncheon in support of Gail Eastman for Anaheim City Council from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Anaheim White House Restaurant. CLICK HERE for more information on the Republican leaders who have endorsed Eastman.  CLICK HERE for more information on the fundraiser.

 

OC Candidates Reception - Thursday, September 25

Join the South Orange County Economic Coalition for a Candidate's Reception with the Orange County Association of Realtors from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25 at the Orange County Association of Realtors offices in Laguna Hills. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

Reception to Support Keith Curry for State Assembly - Thursday, September 25

Join a reception in support of Keith Curry for State Assembly, featuring special guest OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. The event is held 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25 at Newport Dunes' Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA. CLICK HERE for a registration form. 

 

Sat Tamaribuchi, candidate for MWD, District 5 launches new webiste

Candidate Sat Tamaribuchi launched a new website, www.satforwater.com, outlining his goals for the Municipal Water District of Orange County, District 5. To view the website or contact Tamaribuchi CLICK HERE

COMMUNITY EVENTS    

Coastkeeper "Toast the Coast" - Wednesday, September 24

This year, Coastkeeper will be celebrating 15 years of protecting Orange County's precious water resources with Toast the Coast, an event to raise awareness and funds for its mission and to recognize the community leaders and volunteers who have made meaningful contributions to clean water throughout the region. The event will be held at the Resort at Pelican Hill on Wednesday, September 24th for wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, and an auction. Learn more, purchase tickets, or become a sponsor here.

 

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.

 

Pacific Symphony's 2014-2015 Opening Night Festivities - Thursday, September 25

Join Pacific Symphony for Opening Night festivities on September 25, which will kick off Music Director Carl St. Clair's 25th Anniversary season with a cocktail reception and black-tie dinner featuring special guest who have touched Maestro St. Clair's life with the symphony. The evening will conclude with a post-concert reception with both Maestro St. Clair and Joshua Bell in attendance. Support for the festivities go directly to Pacific Symphony's innovative artistic, community, and education programs. CLICK HERE for more information.  

 

South Orange County Real Estate Update - Friday, September 26

Join the South Orange County Economic Coalition meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, September 26, 2014 at Orange County Association of Realtors for a South OC Real Estate Update. CLICK HERE for more information. 

UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: OCTOBER

Economic Development Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 I 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

Government Affairs Committee Meeting

Friday, October 3, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. 

 

Latino Educational Attainment Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 9, 2014 I 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

Workforce Housing Committee Meeting (Note new date)

Friday, October 10, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

 

Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 I 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 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.

OPEN A CD WITH F&M BANK TODAY!

F&M Bank is offering an exclusive 13 month CD special at 0.70% APY. Funds must come from a financial institution other than F&M Bank, requires a minimum opening deposit of $5,000 and maximum of $250,000. Take advantage of this offer by October 31, 2014. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

SAVE MONEY AND ELECTRICITY BY GOING SOLAR WITH SUNPOWER 

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

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FROM TOSHIBA  

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

 

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