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BREAKING NEWS: HOW WILL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEWS GROUP REVIVE THE OC REGISTER?- JUNE 1
Ron Hasse
Frank Pine
Join OCBC and partners for a provocative discussion and Q&A with Ron Hasse, Publisher, The Orange County Register and President, Southern California News Group; and Frank Pine, Executive Editor of The Register. The discussion will be moderated by Lucy Dunn, OCBC President and CEO. Help to welcome the new leadership, meet them, and ask questions! The Register is OC's largest media outlet and we'll delve into how Hasse and Pine plan to succeed in the ever-changing world of media where others have not. This community event is possible through the partnership between OCBC, OC Association of RealtorsOC Community Foundation, OC United Way, UC Irvine, BIA OC, Black Chamber of Commerce, California Apartment Association, Irvine Chamber, North OC Chamber of Commerce, The Orange Catholic Foundation, OC Forum, OC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, OC Taxpayers Association, Southern California Gas Company, and South OC Economic Coalition.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  I  Wednesday, June 1, 2016  I  LOCATION: The Island Hotel

Contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events, at 949.794.7241.
KOTKIN: DENSITY SHOULD BE A RESPONSE TO MARKET FORCES, NOT A MATTER OF POLICY

New data from Trulia indicates that Millennials have reached the peak of urban living and are leaving expensive, dense areas in droves - with Orange County seeing the second highest number of millennials moving away to more affordable areas. OCBC's Workforce Housing Committee welcomed Thursday renowned author Joel Kotkin, who wrote "The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us." Kotkin asserts that modern cities don't take into account actual people. Research indicates that the higher the density of a city, the less likely people are to have children. He cites places such as Singapore and Japan, which are typically thought to be models for dense urban development, but actually have alarmingly low birth rates and rapidly aging population. Kotkin warns that in addition to a low birth rate, the lack of emphasis on a choice of new housing won't necessarily force people into dense areas, but will force them to look to other areas with the housing options they prefer at a price they can afford - which will hurt the economy. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Larry Brose,Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
OCBC ENDORSES RE-ELECTION OF SENATOR JOHN MOORLACH, 37TH DISTRICT
OCBC is pleased to announce its endorsement for Senator John Moorlach's re-election to the 37th Senate District. "John Moorlach has been a strong voice in the legislature of fiscal responsibility for California since his election last year", said Lucy Dunn, president and CEO, OCBC. "His training as a CPA/CFP gives him the ability to communicate effectively on issues vital to business and the state's economic success." Since being elected to the Senate in a March 2015 Special Election, Senator Moorlach has quickly earned a reputation in Sacramento of being a budget watchdog and fiscal expert. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 
OCBC SUPPORTS SBX1 1 ON TRANSPORTATION FUNDING: ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION
OCBC supports SBX1 1, which would raise a much-needed $4.3 billion in new transportation revenues annually to help close the current $59 billion shortfall over the next 10 years. The funding would be used to address deferred maintenance on the state highways and local streets and roads and improve the state's trade corridors. In January, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) was forced to slash $754 million over the next four years in much needed transportation project funding allocation. This bill reflects the necessary policy principle of ensuring that any new revenue be inextricably tied to meaningful reforms. A well-maintained infrastructure system is critical to the success of business and California's economy and mobility.  CLICK HERE for an analysis of the bill. CLICK HERE for OCBC's letter of support. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.  
IT'S #TRANSPOTUES! TWEET YOUR LEGISLATORS TO FIX OUR ROADS! 
In light of the California Transportation Commission's announcement that it is cutting transportation projects as a result of a lack of funding, the Fix Our Roads Coalition launched a social media campaign to create a volume of transportation-focused tweets concentrated on Tuesdays to garner lawmakers' attention. Every Tuesday for the duration of the coalition's advocacy efforts to persuade lawmakers to make a deal on transportation funding legislation, the Fix Our Roads Coalition is asking users to send out tweets using #TranspoTues. CLICK HERE for today's tweets to send to your legislators. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Director. 
FRANK URY BRIEFS OCBC ON ECONOMICS OF INNOVATIVE LAKE MISSION VIEJO PLAN
The Honorable Frank Ury, Mayor, City of Mission Viejo, joined OCBC's Economic Development Committee Wednesday to discuss the city's Advanced Purified Water Treatment Facility, which will result in Lake Mission Viejo becoming the first self-sustaining manmade lake in California. Currently, the lake loses roughly 300 acre feet of water every year, requiring it to pull from the state's water storage resources to remain at optimal capacity. Through an innovative partnership between the city, Santa Margarita Water District, and the Lake Mission Viejo Association, a water treatment plant about 100 yards from the Lake will pump roughly 600 acre feet of recycled water back into the lake - essentially pulling the lake off of the state's grid. Some of the economic impacts of this plan include increased property value of the homes around the lake, which need the lake at a certain level to maintain their structural integrity; saving the city $860,000 a year by pulling the lake off the grid and therefore recouping their investment to build the plant while also benefitting from the increased water; as well as the city using the loan toward the plant as a trust to pay off pension plans. OCBC will discuss the project further at the next Infrastructure Committee meeting on May 10, which is open to all OCBC investors and invited guests. For more information, contact Jocelin Jimenez, Economic Development Specialist. 
DON'T MISS OCBC'S CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST WITH DR. MILDRED GARCIA - MAY 17
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Join Orange County Business Council for a Chairman's Leadership Breakfast featuring Dr. Mildred Garcia, President of Cal State, Fullerton, the fourth largest university in the state. CSUF serves nearly 39,000 students with an operating budget of almost half a billion dollars. Since her  arrival in 2012, the University has seen a 20 percent improvement in six-year graduation rates and a significant drop in the achievement gap between underrepresented students and their campus peers. Dr. GarcĂ­a previously served as president of CSU Dominguez Hills, where she was the first Latina President in the largest system of higher education in the country. She is a first-generation college student, earning a Doctor of Education degree and a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Columbia University, Teachers College; a M.A. in Business Education/Higher Education from New York University; and a B.S. in Business Education from Baruch College, City University of New York. 
WHEN: 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. I  Tuesday, May 17, 2016  I  LOCATION: The Center Club  
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! REGISTER TODAY FOR THE ELECTION DAY LUNCH - JUNE 7
Join the OC Jobs Coalition for an afternoon of the best political humor in town! This is the first lunch in a two-part series celebrating the June 7 and November 8 Election Days. The June 7 event will feature hilarious speakers Peter Buffa, Fmr. OCTA Chair, Kate Klimow, 2016 Woman of the Year, and Curt Pringle, Fmr. Speaker of the Assembly and Fmr. Mayor and Don Hansen, Fmr. Mayor of Huntington Beach. More speakers coming soon! Register today for either the June 7 Luncheon only, or take the plunge and sign up for the series package at a discounted rate. You won't want to miss either one! Sponsorship opportunities are available! 

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7, 2016  I  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   WHERE: Pacific Club  I  4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach
COST: $85 for June 7 ticket only  I  $150 for series  
 
For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events, at 949.794.7241.
CONGRATS TO ROBERT MCDONALD! 2016 VETERAN SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
The U.S. Small Business Administration, Santa Ana District Office has selected Robert V. "Bobby" McDonald, President and Executive Director of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, as the 2016 Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year.  McDonald, a resident of Anaheim Hills, was nominated for the award by Todd Spitzer, Chairman, Orange County Board of Supervisors. McDonald, who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, has been involved in advocacy for veterans and small business owners for many years. CLICK HERE for a news release on the honor. Congrats, Bobby! 
OCBC WELCOMES NEW INVESTORS
OCBC is pleased to welcome new investors Union Pacific Railroad , Whittier Trust, and Fidelity National Title Company. Union Pacific Railroad, is North America's premier railroad franchise and leading transportation company, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States. Whittier Trust offers a breadth of financial services and expertise supported by an exceptional commitment to personal service reflecting our family office roots. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, through its underwriting subsidiaries, is one of the nation's premier real estate service companies, providing title insurance and other real estate-related products and services. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
REGISTER TODAY! FOCUS GROUPS ON CLOSING OC'S WORKFORCE SKILLS GAPS 
Sign up today for OCBC's series Focus Groups: Closing Orange County's Middle Skills Gap & Building the Workforce of the Future, made possible through a partnership between OCBC and JPMorgan Chase. The initiative works to help people develop skills they need to compete in today's labor market, with focus groups on Healthcare, Information Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing. Attendees will learn about the current employment landscape in each industry, industry & employment trends, and outlooks. Most importantly, we will be discussing potential pathways and strategies to reduce the skills gap in the future - helping businesses find qualified employees, as well as help to enhance the skills of workers in the area and increase the overall quality of life. CLICK HERE for a flier with each focus groups' times, dates and information. For more information, contact Ben Palmer, Research Assistant. 
WESTLY AND SCOTT OP-ED: PREPARING WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA AT THE SPEED OF BUSINESS
Several of the fastest growing jobs in California did not even exist ten years ago. In 2005, no one had the titles of Mobile Applications Developer, Social Media Manager or Data Science Analyst. Today, these jobs are growing quickly, they're popular and they pay well. What happened? Technology happened, and we need come to grips with the reality that new technologies and new skill requirements are demanding new ways to prepare our future workforce. By 2025, 65 percent of all job openings in California will require some form of postsecondary education, according to Dr. Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. California -- of all states - should be leading the nation on delivering this, but unfortunately, we're not keeping up. CLICK HERE to read more.
POSEIDON'S WATER PROJECT REACHES IMPORTANT MILESTONE
After several years of analysis, the California Coastal Commission staff deemed Poseidon Water's coastal development permit application complete for the Huntington Beach Seawater Desalination Project. This is a milestone moment for the project and ensures a Coastal Commission hearing later this year. The project is anticipated to generate thousands of jobs, millions of tax dollars and billions of gallons of fresh water. CLICK HERE for KOCE's Inside OC recent episode focusing on seawater desalination and how water rationing will continue in 2016, which means that new water supplies are becoming more important than ever. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.
JOEL FOX: POLITICAL SEASON A HEADACHE FOR BUSINESS
Businesses sensitive about their public image often feel whipsawed during the political season when being pressured by both activists and bottom-line shareholders. This political year, politics and business mix into a troublesome concoction of protest petitions, boycotts and quarrels over candidates and causes. As the state Republican convention kicks off in Burlingame some of the biggest California companies are hearing from activists urging them not to be involved in supporting the national GOP convention. Protestors are petitioning Google and other companies to say no to setting up shop and helping fund GOP convention events because of Donald Trump's rhetorical invectives. CLICK HERE to read more. 
APPLY FOR MEASURE M TAXPAYER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
octa logo If you've always had a good eye for details, and live in Orange County's First, Third, Fourth or Fifth Supervisorial Districts, then you're invited you to become a member of the Taxpayer Oversight Committee.With the passage of Measure M in 1990 and its renewal in 2006, an oversight committee was mandated by the Orange County electorate to keep a close watch on the transportation funds generated by the half-cent sales tax which is administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority. The application deadline is May 6, 2016. CLICK HERE for more information. 
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OCPAA's 46th Congressional District Candidates Forum - Wednesday, May 4
Join the Orange County Public Affairs Association for the 46th Congressional District Candidates Forum at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Pacific Club. The invited candidates include Fmr. State Senator Lou Correa, Fmr. State Senator Joe Dunn, Mayor of Garden Grove Bao Nguyen, and Irvine City Councilmember Lynn Schott. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Reception to Support Lou Correa for Congress - Wednesday, May 25
Join Oscar Gonzalez, Ruben Smith, and other community members for a reception to support Lou Correa. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Northgate Market in Anaheim. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alicia Valadez at 714.687.7052. CLICK HERE for sponsorship information. 
COMMUNITY EVENTS    
Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow - Friday, May 6
Please join the Children & Families Commission for a conference that will discuss how investing in young children strengthens businesses and communities in Orange County on May 6 at Hotel Irvine. Experts from government, business and academia with join together for the unveiling of the firs-ever countywide assessment of children's school readiness. CLICK HERE for more info and CLICK HERE to register.

Leadercast: Architects of Tomorrow - Friday, May 6
Join UPS for an exclusive Leaderscast one-day leadership event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta to hundreds of locations around the world from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the OC UPS location. CLICK HERE for more info.

Voice for Girls Forum on Thriving in a Multi-Generational Workplace - Friday, May 6
Join the Girl Scouts of Orange County for a forum featuring acclaimed Psychologist Rita Murray, Ph.D. and a panel discussion from 8 to 11:30 a.m.  Friday, May 6 at Pacific Club. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Come Fly With Me: Meritage Air Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing - Friday, May 6
Grab your boarding pass, live large and come fly with Meritage Air Friday, May 6 at The Colony House in Anaheim. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, a live band and a silent auction. The VIP reception will begin at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE for more info and CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets! 
 
Je taime Tahiti: Some Enchanted Evening - Saturday, May 7
Save the date for Pacific Symphony's gala event Saturday, May 7 at Hotel Irvine. More information about the event is coming soon. To purchase a table or sponsor the event, CLICK HERE. 

National Fuel Cell Symposium - Thursday, May 12
Presented by the National Fuel Cell Research Center, the annual "National Fuel Cell Symposium" rotates each year between Irvine and Sacramento. This year the symposium will take place 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at Crystal Cove Auditorium, Student Center, UC Irvine. CLICK HERE for more info on the event and to register. 

OCTANe's Technology Investor Forum - May 17-18
Join OCTANe for the Technology Investor Forum Tuesday, May 17 to Wednesday, May 18 at Hotel Irvine. The event will feature a Hackathon on Saturday May 14 to kickoff the forum. Tuesday and Wednesday will feature a series of panels and keynotes. CLICK HERE for more information. 
UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: MAY
Advocacy and Government Affairs 
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  I  Friday, May 6

Infrastructure
7:30 am. to 9:00 a.m.  I  Tuesday, May 10

Latino Education Attainment
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  I  Friday, May 13

Workforce Development 
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  I  Wednesday, May 18

Community College Working Group
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  I  Wednesday, May 18

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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If you have questions on how to get connected with OCBC online, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager, at 949.794.7220 or dmoore@ocbc.org.
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