The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County                                                                                   Tuesday, October 4, 2016
GOV. BROWN SIGNS NUMEROUS BILLS CRITICAL TO BUSINESS INTO LAW OVER THE LAST WEEK
Over the last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed about 85 percent of the 1,059 bills sent to him -- many of which were signed within the last week. This fell in line with Gov. Brown's track record of signing the majority of the bills that met his desk. However, it is notable that this year, he vetoed more bills than in his prior 13 years as Governor. He signed all four of Calchamber's "job creator bills," including AB 2664, which provides resources for Californians who are establishing a new business by providing the University of California with funds to expand its capacity and increase access to innovation and entrepreneurship centers -- as well as other Chamber-supported bills SB 936, SB 1069, and SB 269. OCBC applauds Gov. Brown on a move toward reforming the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA )with his signature on SB 734, which expedites CEQA  review for "Leadership Projects" by streamlining development for projects selected by the governor and meet criteria, including a minimum financial threshold and net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, he signed SB 32, which mandates that emissions are reduced to 40 percent below the 1990 level by 2030. While this bill does not take into account that California's population will have grown roughly 50 percent from 1990 to 2030, OCBC will continue to work with businesses on strategies to comply with the law and incur the least amount of detrimental economic impact possible. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
NATALIE RUBALCAVA JOINS OCBC AS VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTOR RELATIONS
OCBC is pleased to welcome Natalie Rubalcava as Vice President, Business Development and Investor Relations, to start October 17. She will work closely with the board of directors of OCBC and the Orange County business community to develop strategic partnerships, increase membership in the organization, while providing maximum value to existing OCBC investors through innovative opportunities and programs. Rubalcava brings over 20 years of experience in marketing, research, and development with some of Southern California's largest media companies, including Southern California News Group, where she most recently served as Associate Publisher of Custom Publishing. "We could not be more excited to bring Natalie onto the team," said Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, OCBC. "She has an outstanding track-record for business development and a strong relationship with Orange County's business community. She will be an integral part of OCBC's mission to further the county's economic prosperity." CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Director of Communications.
STUDY REVEALS ALLERGAN'S ECONOMIC IMPACT ON OC
A recent study conducted by Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Adviser to OCBC, entitled "The Economic Impact of Allergan on the California Economy," reveals that Allergan's California operations generate an annual economic activity of more than $6 billion, and a net impact of $3.45 billion. The economic impact is a direct result of the company's strong influence on employment in the state, generating more than 16,600 direct, indirect and induced jobs, with annual total statewide labor income of about $1.55 billion. Additionally, Allergan's innovative medicines have had a profound impact on the care of patients in more than 100 countries around the world. "The findings of this study clearly showcase the value and leadership of Allergan within our local and state economies, adding significant economic impact and contribution to California's highly skilled labor force," Dr. Walrod said. "Allergan's success is a testament to the importance of attracting and retaining strong, growing companies to Orange County, and California-ensuring we have a growing, vibrant economy for years to come." CLICK HERE to read the full report. For more information, contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Adviser to OCBC. 
BRYAN STARR EXPERTLY WALKS YOU THROUGH NOVEMBER BALLOT PROPOSITIONS
On Friday, September 23, Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs, presented at the South OC Economic Coalition to brief attendees on November ballot propositions. Starr expertly walked the audience through legislation most critical to the OC business community, answered questions, and explained OCBC's positions on measures. CLICK HERE to read about the propositions he discussed and view OCBC's positions. Don't worry if you missed the Sept. 23 briefing! Starr will also present at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce meeting, Wake Up! Newport, at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday at 1000 Avocado Ave. Newport Beach. Contact Starr today if you need a speaker to walk your organization through local races and ballot measures. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs.  
OCBC INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE TO HOST NEW OIAA CEO KELLY FREDERICKS 
OCBC's Infrastructure Committee will host the new CEO of Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA), Kelly Fredericks. After a five-month global search for an experienced aviation leader to restore Ontario International Airport (ONT) as the region's economic engine, OIAA approved the nomination of Fredericks last month. Frederick's will discuss his experience and plans for the Airport, as well as answer questions. OCBC's committee meetings are for members and invited guests only. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs.  
FIVEPOINT'S GREAT PARK SPORTS COMPLEX IS A GAME CHANGER IN COMMUNITY BUILDING
Nearly two years after the demolition of the former El Toro Marine Base Runways, Great Park Development Partner and OCBC member, FivePoint, held a media briefing today to highlight the major progress on a premier sports complex. The developer is completing the first phase of the 175-acre sports park, which is over twice the size of Disneyland. The $250 million multi-sport complex will complement the Great Park's existing North Lawn and South Lawn Sports + Fitness Complex and will include 18 new additional soccer and multi-use fields, a soccer stadium, 25 tennis courts, four sports courts, 12 baseball/softball fields, and five sand volleyball courts. The five-year development is a tremendous partnership between the City of Irvine and FivePoint providing world-class, inclusive housing, recreation, schools and open space that will benefit a wide range of residents. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Director. 
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

CALIFORNIA'S ECONOMY WILL SHRINK IF HOUSING CRISIS NOT ADDRESSED
The severe lack of housing in California will hurt the state's economic growth, according to two new studies from UCLA and UC Riverside presented at the 7th Annual Inland Southern California Economic Forecast Conference. There are not enough homes in the state to accommodate a wave of new workers, which means that California's economy cannot continue to grow as fast as it has in recent years. There has been a 2 percent slump in residential construction and multifamily permits were down 11 percent. Employment in California is nearly at capacity, which means that the only way to add new jobs to the state would be to recruit from other areas. However, California's lack of affordability will likely discourage workers moving to the state. Projected job rate growth will slow to 1.7 percent in 2017 and 1.1 percent in 2018, the UC Riverside report said. This report mirrors similar research from OCBC's 2015 Orange County Workforce Housing Scorecard. Local and state government must address the issue of the housing crisis soon in order to protect economic growth. CLICK HERE for the report. For more information, contact Patty Conover, Communications and Marketing Manager. 
TPP: BENEFITS OF THE FIRST PRO-DATA, PRO-DIGITAL TRADE AGREEMENT
News broke last week that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal is being shelved until the new U.S. President takes office. OCBC urges the presidential candidates to weigh the many benefits of TPP and consider a strategy to bring congress together to pass it. The deal has been a major point of contention during this election cycle, but what is not often discussed is the tremendous impact it will have on the world's digital economy. The TPP writes the rules for global trade between the U.S. and 11 Asia-Pacific countries and will promote a free and open internet; prohibit digital custom duties; secure basic non-discrimination principles; enable cross-border data flows; promote strong and balanced copyright protections and enforcement; and ensure fair competition with state-owned enterprises. The TPP will drive prosperity, innovation and new opportunities for all countries involved, which combined represent nearly 40 percent of global GDP. It will drive real income growth worldwide to more than $492 billion per year and support nearly 41 million jobs in the U.S. alone. For more information, contact Jocelin Jimenez, Economic Development Specialist.
OC'S RMD ZONES - WHERE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY 
On September 28, OCBC's Economic Development Committee welcomed guest speaker Toni Graham, Assistant to the City Manager/Energy and Sustainability Project Manager, City of Huntington Beach, to discuss the Recycling Market Development Zone Program (RMDZ). The program combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs, divert waste from landfills, and strengthen domestic market for recycled materials. Often times recycled materials will still wind up in a landfill because there isn't a market for it. The RMDZ program offers financial assistance will low interest loans of up to $2 million for California companies inside the zone that make products from recycled or diverted materials. The program will also assist with siting, permitting, finding feedstock and establishing new markets. Cities in Orange County with a RMDZ include Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana and Orange. CLICK HERE to learn more. For more information, contact Jocelin Jimenez, Economic Development. 
GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENT VACANCY LIST NOW AVAILABLE
Gov. Brown has released the latest Appointment Vacancy List and CA Women Lead is encouraging everyone to take a look and apply. The organization is committed to helping women throughout the state realize their full leadership potential. Getting appointed to board position through the Governor's Office is an excellent way to do that. CLICK HERE to view the full list of open appointments. 

CSUF RECEIVES A $5.8 MILLION GRANT TO FUND STEM EDUCATION
Congratulations to CSU Fullerton on being awarded a $5.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a project partnering with eight regional community colleges to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income transfer students who complete bachelor's degrees in science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and enter careers in these fields. CSUF is partnering with Citrus, Cypress, Fullerton, Golden West, Mt. San Antonio, Orange Coast, Santa Ana and Santiago Canyon community colleges for the "Regional Alliance in STEM Education: Raising the Bar in Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates," called Project RAISE. CSUF is receiving about $1.2 million in first-year funding. OCBC has been a strong supporter of the grant and worked to not only promote it, but supported the efforts of CSUF when applying for the grant. The grant will work with business and academia to support internships with local companies to prepare student for a career and preferably stay in Orange County. For more information, CLICK HERE or contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development.
AWARENESS, PHILANTHROPY CRITICAL TO SOLVING EFFECTS OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AT WORK
On September 20, OCBC's Alicia Berhow attended CHOC Children's event "Mental Health: Why it Matter to Your Business and our Economy," where the hospital presented critical research and discussed solutions on the issues presented. Research indicates that one in five children will be diagnosed with a mental health issue by age 18, with many of them never being treated. As an employer, 20 percent of CHOC employees have some form of a mental health issues and the organization works diligently to ensure employees receive quality care. If a child of an employee has a mental issue, it will undoubtedly affect the employee's work performance. CHOC asserts that companies have the opportunity to structure mental health benefits so that employees can get the help they need and also be engaged at work. Philanthropy,  public involvement and business involvement is critical to address the issue. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development and Advocacy. 
ALMOST SOLD OUT! REGISTER TODAY FOR 2016 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE - OCT. 11
Join OCBC and the OC Development Board for the 2016 Workforce Development Conference, presented by Union Bank, at Hotel Irvine. The conference is an annual event featuring the unveiling of the Orange County Workforce Development Report, which is a comprehensive analysis of Orange County's economic and labor force trends, presented by Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Advisor to OCBC. Dr. Walrod will also discuss the latest data on the Common Core State Standards. The conference will also feature kenote speaker Leah Koontz, Southwest Airlines. 

WHEN:  11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  I   Tuesday, October 11, 2016 
WHERE: Hotel Irvine I  17900 Jamboree Rd.  SPONSORSHIPS:  $2,500  I  $5,000
For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events. 

JWA DIRECTOR TO BE FEATURED AT CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST OF 2016 - OCT. 18
Join Orange County Business Council for a Chairman's Leadership Breakfast featuring Barry Rondinella, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport, presented by AT&T and Wells Fargo. Rondinella is a licensed commercial pilot, U.S. Air Force veteran and leader of Orange County's International Airport. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from one of Southern California's leading executives, interviewed by Tom Phelps, Chair of OCBC's CEO Leadership Caucus! For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events. 

WHEN: Registration - 7:15 a.m. Program - 8 a.m. a.m.  I  Tuesday, October 18, 2016 
WHERE: The Center Club  I  650 Town Center Drive
  
For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events, at sritter@ocbc.org. 
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 

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    
Get Moving Public Forum - Wednesday, October 5
Don't miss a public forum on transportation solutions and to give community feedback about transportation in Orange County from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 5 at St. Andrews By the Sea in San Clemente. CLICK HERE for more information. 

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. 

Opening Doors and Minds Manufacturing Day - Friday, October 7
Join the local Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center for Manufacturing Day, which addresses misconceptions about the manufacturing industry and allow students to connect with manufacturers. Sign up today so that your organization can be recognized! CLICK HERE for more information. 

The Cost of Not Housing - Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Save the date for California Housing Summit "The Cost of Not Housing" from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 at LA Hotel. There is a chronic shortage of housing throughout California and major institutions, employers, and startups cite lack of housing options as a serious impediment to recruiting and retaining talent. OCBC's Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, will moderate a panel of experts on how to get to a "yes" and what it will take to modernize CEQA. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Leadership Breakfast - Thursday, October 13
Support the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America at the Leadership Breakfast featuring Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 13 at Hotel Irvine. CLICK HERE for more information. 

Higher Education Summit in Orange County - Monday, October 17
Mark your calendar for a roundtable with UC President Janet Napolitano, CSU Chancellor Tim White, Eloy Oakley, incoming Chancellor Calfornia Community Colleges, and Interim California Community Colleges Chancellor Erik Skinner. They will discuss the challenge of increasing opportunities for California residents, the role of out of state students and meeting the demand for a skilled workforce. The event begins at 6 p.m. at California Coalition for Public Higher Education. CLICK HERE for more info.  
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. 

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.

UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: OCTOBER
NOTICE DATE AND TIME: Workforce Development
Wednesday, October 5, 2016  I  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch will be served)

Advocacy and Government Affairs
Friday, October 7, 2016  I  9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

NOTICE NEW DATE: Infrastructure 
Thursday, October 13, 2016  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Workforce Housing 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

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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