The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County                                                                                   Tuesday, October 18, 2016

With so much for voters to consider this election cycle, OCBC has vetted several ballot measures and created a simple voter guide to share official positions for this November. OCBC's 2016 voter guide may be used as a resource for those interested in supporting candidates and measures that promote economic prosperity and help business thrive, while avoiding those that don't. CLICK HERE for the 2016 OCBC Voter Guide and visit the OCBC website for updates. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
SO MUCH INFO - A GREAT REPORT! COMMON CORE, SWA, FUTURE TALENT NEEDED - READ IT HERE!
On October 11, Orange County Business Council and Orange County Development Board hosted the 15
th Annual Orange County Workforce Development Conference under the theme "Workforce Talent Taking Off: How innovation and globalization are changing the business climate. In addition to the release the 2016-2017 Workforce Indicators Report - which is a product of research and analysis conducted by both organizations. CLICK HERE for key findings of the report. The conference also featured OCBC Board Member Robbin Narike Preciado, Regional President, Union Bank, interviewing Leah Koontz, Vice President Controller, Southwest Airlines. During the interview, Koontz highlighted the culture of the airline as one of the key drivers for attracting and retaining talent. In her role, she leads numerous projects and teams and said that having a culture where people both care about the success of their fellow employees, as well as the well being and success of the communities around them, is a major draw across all departments - especially for Millennials. She cited the numerous corporate social responsibility programs and grassroots efforts that allow Southwest Airlines to engage with the communities and people around them. Thank you to sponsors Union BankAT&T; Chevron; Cox Communications; JPMorgan Chase; Southwest Airlines; Wells Fargo; CSU Fullerton; and SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union. CLICK HERE to read more. CLICK HERE for photos. For more information, contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Adviser to OCBC.
BREAKING NEWS: FIVEPOINT, LIVENATION ANNOUNCE PROPOSED INTERIM AMPHITHEATER IN OC
FivePoint, in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world's largest live entertainment company, announced today a proposal to build a 12,000-seat outdoor music amphitheater adjacent to the Orange County Great Park with the objective of opening in time for the 2017 summer season.  FivePoint (on behalf of property owner, Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC) is partnering with Live Nation on the interim amphitheater, pending approval by the City of Irvine. FivePoint has applied for a conditional use permit with the City of Irvine to allow Live Nation to design and build an interim venue on approximately 45 acres next to the Orange County Great Park in the heart of the county. The interim venue would be located less than two miles from Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, the iconic outdoor venue that has hosted hundreds of music's biggest artists and bands since it opened in August 1981. Irvine Meadows will close permanently at the end of this month. CLICK HERE to sign a petition to Save Live Music in Irvine. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Director. 
BARRY RONDINELLA SPEAKS CANDIDLY ON PILOTING SUPERSONIC JETS TO MANAGING OC'S AIRPORT
OCBC held its final Chairman's Leadership Breakfast of the 2016 series this morning featuring Barry Rondinella, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport (JWA). Interviewed by Tom Phelps, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, Rondinella shared his experience growing up in a single parent household with a mother who he described as "The toughest woman I ever met." Rondinella confessed that he was never a star student throughout grade and high school. However, he always had a fascination with aviation. He joined the U.S. Air Force and quickly gained momentum, earning honors in school and eventually graduating college at the top of his class. After logging hundreds of hours piloting jets travelling at supersonic speeds, he left the Air Force and started his career in general aviation at Lompoc Airport. He held a series of leadership roles at several small and medium hub airports before assuming the role of Director of Operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in 2010. Rondinella spoke fondly of his time at LAX, but revealed that it was a tough, 24/7 job fueled by adrenaline. Now having served a year as Airport Director at JWA, Rondinella says he appreciates that in his current role, he has the resources and capacity to strategize and plan improvements, "And take the time to do things right," rather than having to constantly put out fires. Looking ahead, Rondinella said he and his team are working hard to gain approval for JWA to become a Port of Entry, and is already making plans for the anticipated increase of one million passengers to the airport's current cap in 2021. Watch a quick video interview with Rondinella shot after the event where he discusses JWA's economic impact on Orange County and his experience as an OCBC Chairman's Leadership Breakfast speaker. Thanks to event sponsors AT&T and Wells Fargo! For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Director. 
AT&T'S CEO ADDRESSES RACIAL TENSION, DELIVERS MOVING SPEECH IN MUST-SEE VIDEO CLIP
OCBC Chair-Elect Richard Porras, Regional Vice President, AT&T, shares this emotionally charged, must-see video featuring AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at a September AT&T ERG conference. Stephenson address the racial tension pulsing throughout the country and how his views on the "Black Lives Matter" movement have been shaped after a long-overdue talk about diversity with one of his closest friends. OCBC held a Diversity Roundtable in August, attended by business, community and government leaders to bring the conversation about race and diversity out into the open, discuss how Orange County as a community can shed light on the issue, and become leaders in understanding. OCBC is honored to continue that conversation by sharing this video and highlighting the good work of a valued investor. 
ONTARIO AIRPORT'S KELLY FREDERICKS ADDRESSES OCBC'S INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE 
On Oct. 13, OCBC's Infrastructure Committee welcomed Kelly Fredericks, CEO, Ontario International Airport. Fredericks gave a presentation on his plans for the airport, which will be transferred from Los Angeles World Airports to the ownership of Ontario International Airport Authority on November 1. Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, interview Fredericks in this quick "OCBC Minute" video. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 

CA HOUSING SUMMIT: FEAR OF DEVLEOPMENT CAUSING A HOUSING CRISIS
On Oct. 11, OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn moderated a panel discussion at the Southern Califonria Association of Governments California Housing Summit focusing on "Breaking Down Walls," which highlighted abuses of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the detrimental impacts of NIMBYism. Over 500 elected officials and community leaders from every corner of the region attended the panel, exploring the myths and facts of housing, how to get to "YES," tips on developing community support and busting the biggest myth of all: That CEQA lawsuits are filed in the name of the environment. Compelling commentary on how the law is used to stop everything from homeless shelters, to transit, to housing shined light on the abuses of CEQA. After all of all the discussions and information presented at the conference, it was clear that fear of new development is fueling the housing crisis in Southern California, resulting in high rents and unaffordable housing costs. CLICK HERE for a short overview of the research presented at the summit. For more information, contact Patty Conover, Communications and Marketing Manager. 
OCBC URGES CPUC TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF SDG&E PLAN ON ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE
On Oct. 27, the California Public Utilities Commission will vote on a project that will significantly impact South Orange County's electrical infrastructure -- the SDG&E South Orange County Reliability Enhancement Project. Currently, all of South County is powered by the aging Talega substation in San Juan Capistrano. As it stands, the region is highly susceptible to potential black outs should an incident, such as an earthquake or terrorist attack, incapacitate the substation. After five years, the regulatory process is finally coming to a head on the project, which would both update the Talega substation to allow for new capacity, as well as build a secondary substation. The project will increase reliability for the region and is the best decision for the commission to make. OCBC testified in support of the project at the CPUC's Oct. 13 meeting, urging commissioners to vote in favor of the project as it has been submitted by SDG&E and reject the proposed Alternative J, which would cause significant delays and is likely not even technically feasible to achieve. For more information, contact Patty Conover, Communications and Marketing Manager. 
CALIFORNIA'S EXPORTS CONTINUE TO MAKE GAINS
California's export trade market saw an increase last month compared to year-over-year numbers, according to Beacon Economics. The nominal value of shipments by California businesses to foreign destinations totaled $14.12 billion for the month, 6.7 percent above the $13.24 billion recorded in the same month last year.  The state's exports of manufactured goods in August rose by 2.9 percent, to $8.91 billion from $8.66 billion one year earlier. California's export trade has been growing stronger through most of 2016, with Mexico continuing to rank as California's single largest export destination during the latest three-month period, according to the research. For more information, contact Jocelin Jimenez, Economic Development Specialist. 
VOTE YES ON PROP. 54
Did you know that right now, proposed state laws can be written behind closed doors by special interests and rushed through the legislative process within a matter of hours, leaving no time for proper review and input by the very people the laws impact? Sadly, this long-term practice at our State Capitol has resulted in bad public policy and unintended consequences for all Californians. The good news is that there is a solution to this problem: Proposition 54, which will appear on the November statewide ballot. Prop. 54 will not only ensure adequate time for consideration of legislation, it will also provide increased access to the legislative process for the people of our state. CLICK HERE to learn more about how to join support of this measure. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs.
DON'T MISS OCBC/CSUF 22nd ANNUAL ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE - NOV. 2
This WILL sell out! Join OCBC and Cal State Fullerton for the 22nd Annual Economic Forecast Conference on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Hotel Irvine. The event will explore the theme "World at a Crossroads: Navigating Risks in Pursuit of an Ideal Climate." The event will feature a keynote from Richard Davis, Chairman, President and CEO, US Bancorp; as well as the outstanding economic forecast from Dr. Anil Puri, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, CSUF, and Dr. Mira Farka, Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, CSUF. 

WHEN: Registration - 11 a.m. Program - 11:30 a.m.  I  Wednesday, November 2, 2016 
WHERE: Hotel Irvine  I  17900 Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA 

THIS WILL SELL OUT! PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DAY LUNCH - NOV. 8
This WILL sell outWhat is there to do after hitting the poll boxes and waiting for election returns? Join OCBC and our partners from OC Jobs Coalition at the Presidential Election Day Lunch. The event will star side-splitting entertainment and political banter from Peter Buffa, Fmr. Chair of  OCTA; Brian Calle, Opinion Editor, Southern California News Group; Don Hansen, Fmr. Mayor of Huntington Beach; Kate Klimow 2016 Woman of the Year, CA State Assembly; Curt Pringle, Fmr. Mayor of Anaheim; and OCBC's Lucy Dunn as Emcee.

WHEN: Registration - 11:30 a.m. Program - 11:30 a.m.  I  Tuesday, November 8, 2016
WHERE: The Disneyland Hotel's Magic Kingdom Ballroom 

SPACE LIMITED, SELLING FAST! OCBC'S ONE VOICE, TWO CAPITOLS ADVOCACY TRIP - MARCH 2017
This WILL sell out! Help make the voice of business heard and advance OC's competitive advantage by joining OCBC for the annual One Voice, Two Capitols Advocacy Trip to Sacramento Monday, March 13-14. Join us for targeted legislative meetings to advocate for OC's priorities and unparalleled networking with business and elected officials. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 

WHEN: March 13-14, 2017 WHERE: The Sheraton Grand Hotel  I  1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA

LUCY DUNN HONORED BY GIRL SCOUTS OF OC - NOV. 4
Girl Scouts of Orange County has announced its roster of 2016 Celebrate Leadership honorees, which includes OCBC's Lucy Dunn, President and CEO. Recognized for her championship of Girl Scouting and her tremendous contributions to the greater Orange County community, Lucy is among seven extraordinary local female leaders to be recognized at the organization's Seventh Annual Celebrate Leadership event on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.  CLICK HERE for to learn more about all of the honorees. Each honoree will be paired with a current Girl Scout, providing the leaders of tomorrow with an opportunity to connect with leaders of today. CLICK HERE to learn more about how to join us in celebrating Lucy and other Orange County female leaders. Even if  you cannot attend, you can still support! CLICK HERE to learn more about the exciting new programs that Girl Scouts of OC have initiated to generate more interest among young girls in the STEM fields.   
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COMMUNITY EVENTS    
Export Compliance Training Program -October 5 to November 9
Register today for an Export Compliance Training six-week program from October 5 to November 9. You'll receive information on jurisdiction and classification, due diligence and documentation, and much more. The workshops are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Digital Media Center in Santa Ana. CLICK HERE for more information. 

Mobility 21 Closing Session Summit - Friday, October 21
Join the Mobility 21 Board of Directors for the summit highlighting "Eyeing LA's Olympic Bid: Accelerating Infrastructure in SoCal, moderated by Doug Arnot, Broadstone Group. CLICK HERE to register for the event. CLICK HERE to sponsor the summit. 

Super Heroes Guild Haunted Halloween Costume Party - Saturday, October 22
Become a gild sponsor member and attend the upcoming costume party from 6 to 11 p.m. at the OC Fair and Event Center to benefit the development of Heroes Hall veterans' memorial. The costume party features dinner, wine, dancing, a silent auction, and costume contest to raise money for the memorial. To learn more about how to donate to Heroes Hall, CLICK HERE.

GROW Conference 2016 - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Join hundreds of business professionals, developers, and investors for an afternoon of insight, networking and cocktails. We're hitting the GROW button in Santa Ana - the thriving cultural and urban center of OC at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Discovery Cube Orange County. CLICK HERE for more information. 

2nd Annual "Doing Good, Together" Summit - Thursday, October 27
Join OneOC's Cenber for Business and Community Partnerships at 11:30 a.m.  at The Colony House in Anaheim. Keynote speakers include Grady Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Give2Get, Impact 2030: Global Movement and Matthew Emerzian, Author and Founder, Every Monday Matters. OCBC affiliates receive a $50 discount with the promo code: SUMMIT2016. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Rockwood Apartments Grand Opening - Tuesday, November 1
Save the date for the grand opening of Anaheim's newest affordable housing complex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1270 E. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Vendor Information Day - Thursday, November 3, 2016
On the first Thursday of each month, excluding holidays, the County of Orange hosts a monthly Vendor Information Day to provide info to an array of small business owners and entrepreneurs on how to do business with the County of Orange. The November 3 meeting will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at County Procurement Office at 1300 S. Grand Ave., Bldg. A 2nd Floor, Santa Ana. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Understanding the New Industrial General Permit Breakfast Program - Thursday, November 10
Join Rutan & Tucker LLP for a presentation by SCS Engineers Dan Johnson and Cory Jones, QISPTOR and Rutan attorneys Morgan Wazlaw and Jeremy Jungrels to learn about how to navigate stormwater compliance with the new industrial General Permit at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, November 10 at Rutan & Tucker, LLP. CLICK HERE for more info.

Southern California Economic Development Symposium - Thursday, November 17
Join Orange County Economic Development Working Group from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, November 17 for a symposium focusing on the innovative tools and approaches for economic development. CLICK HERE to register and learn more. 

UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: OCTOBER
Workforce Housing 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 
Note Location: 3 Park Plaza, Suite 250. Irvine, CA 92614

Cybersecurity Task Force
Wednesday, October 26, 2016  I  8:30 am. to 10:00 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 2016 check out OCBC's Committees. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
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