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Tuesday, November 22, 2011   

KAISER PERMANENTE'S JULIE MILLER-PHIPPS ELECTED 2012 OCBC CHAIR  


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Congratulations to Julie Miller-Phipps of Kaiser Permanente Orange County who was unanimously elected as OCBC's 2012 Board of Directors Chair! Julie Miller-Phipps is Senior Vice President and Executive Director for Kaiser Permanente Orange County, a position she has held since 2002. She is a lifelong resident of Orange County and a CSUF alum with deep roots in the community.  Joining her as 2012 officers are Chair-elect Ed Reno, Allergan; Secretary, Lucy Dunn, OCBC; Treasurer Michael Hornak, Rutan & Tucker; and Immediate Past Chair: Eddie Northen, UPS. 

 

In addition to these distinguished officers,
  • Auto Club's Alice Bisno and Disneyland Resort's Lisa Haines will co-chair Government Affairs and Advocacy;
  • Toshiba's Chris Harrington and Dorsey & Whitney's Juan Basombrio will co-chair Economic Development;
  • LSA's Les Card will return as chair of Infrastructure;
  • Bank of America's Shari Battle will chair Workforce Housing;
  • AT&T's Richard Porras returns as chair of Workforce Development;
  • Experian's Laura DeSoto returns as chair of Membership/Investor Relations; and
  • Time Warner's Kristy Hennessey returns as chair of Events, to name a few.
2012 Officers, Executive Committee and Board of Directors will be sworn in during OCBC's Annual Dinner, themed "Nothing Rhymes with Orange," held February 9, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. For sponsorship information, contact  Leslie Dods, Events Manager.

ANOTHER BANNER YEAR OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS UNDER 2011 OCBC CHAIRMAN EDDIE NORTHEN  


Eddie NorthenOCBC's Board of Directors gathered on November 10 for its year-end review of activities and accomplishments, a few of which are highlighted below:

  • Advocated over 60 bills key to core initiatives and defended business interests with an 88% success rate on OCBC-supported legislation, an 81% success on California Squirrel legislation, and 100% success rate on "Killer Squirrel" legislation.   
  • Secured pro-business board and advisory appointments to OCTA, AQMID, OC Council of Governmnets, State Board of Accountancy, Community Colleges, Orange County Homelessness Commission, OCWIB, ACC-OC.
  • Established BizFedOC, a new federation of business and trade groups, as a committee of OCBC, to unify the advocacy agenda for business in Orange County.
  • Advocated and helped secure $5.1 billion in OC infrastructure planning and construction, funding OC projects in a tough economy.
  • Implemented LEA's Ten Educational Commandments in all 70 schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District, and trained 3,310 parents in the Commandments, exceeding the goal to train 2,000.
  • Successful "Red Team" efforts to attract and retain OC businesses and high paying jobs.
  • Helped secure enterprise zone designated for Anaheim with $35 million annual tax credits potential for business within the zone. 
  • Held international trade meetings with delegations from China, Turkey, Dubai, and others.  
  • Recognized by OC Metro Magazine as OC's most influential business organization, and featured as the cover story of the July edition. 
  • Commenced the inaugural "Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet" Awards and Reception with 35 nominations.
  • SOLD OUT conferences and events including: 2011 Economic Forecast Conference, 2011 inaugural BizFedOC Luncheon featuring Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard, Executive Invitational Golf Tournament and many more...  

OCBC truly is the leading voice of business in Orange County and this past year has been a great benchmark of success. Thanks to all our investors and outstanding Board of Directors, especially outgoing Chair Eddie Northen,  Vice President of Finance for the UPS West UPS.  

We have a seat at the table reserved for YOU! Join us today by clicking here or contact Celeste Signorino, Vice President of Investor Relations.

TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET: YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT WINNERS ARE...

Orange County Business Council recognized the best and brightest in Orange County government on Thursday at the inaugural Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards and Reception, held at Mastro's Steakhouse in Costa Mesa, sponsored by JP Morgan ChaseOf 35 nominations, 10 were honored:

  • Award winner for Business Retention and Expansion: City of Huntington Beach - Ten Point Plan for Local Business. Honoree awards went to: 
    • Orange County Health Care Agency - E-Submit Business Portal: Connecting Orange County;
    • Anaheim Union High School District - Developer Impact Fees Deferral Program;  
    • City of Newport Beach - Community Development Reorganization;
  • Award winner for Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse: City of Anaheim - ARTIC;
  • Award winner for Responding to Globalization: City of Irvine;
  • Award winners for Sustainable and Green Development: John Wayne Airport - Central Utility Plant; and City of Anaheim - Water Recycling Demonstration Plant; 
  • Award winner for Public-Private Partnership: OC Public Works - Ortega Highway Widening Project;
  • Award winner for Public Sector Leadership: Supervisor Bill Campbell, Orange County. 

Click here to read more. For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.  

OCBC WELCOMES MATT PETTERUTO AS VP OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Matt PetterutoMatt Petteruto, chief of staff to Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell, will join OCBC as Vice President of Economic Development on January 3, 2012. Petteruto brings to OCBC a long history of active service in both the public and private sectors, as well as in association management. Petteruto joined the County in 2006, and for the past six years has played an integral role in the County's development. During his tenure the County began innovative programs to encourage clean energy as well as produced its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, a roadmap for government and the community to collaborate more effectively in ensuring Orange County's economic prosperity. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.

DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WITH KIM BELSHÉ NOVEMBER 29 


KIM BELSHEPlease join the Health Care Task Force on November 29 as we welcome former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kim Belshé. Ms. Belshé is a Senior Policy Director for the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).  Appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2003, she served as a member of the governor's cabinet and as his chief advisor on health, social services and rehabilitative policies. Belshé managed an agency that has more than 32,000 employees, with a total state budget of more than $78 billion. The agency oversaw 12 state departments and one board that are responsible for providing Californians with health, developmental, mental, rehabilitative, social and other critical services. As secretary, Belshé was responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the agency's efforts to promote the health and well-being of the people of California.  

 

In her position at PPIC, Ms. Belshé specifically works on health policy, access to care, health care costs, and quality. Ms. Belshé is also versed on public health, the state budget and state and local government relations. Ms. Belshé received a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University and a master's degree in public policy from Princeton University.

 

She will discuss the current state of California's health care policy and what we need to know preparing to implement the Supreme Court decision on the pending individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The Health Care Task Force will from 7:30am to 9:00am at OCBC. Please contact Alicia Berhow for more details.

 STATE TAKES $49.5 MILLION FROM OC. OC KEEPS $73 MILLION FROM STATE. 


As a result of a hasty budget-time tax grab by the California legislature, approved by Gov. Jerry Brown in July, Orange County is now positioned to keep $73 million in property taxes, as opposed to losing $49.5 million in Vehicle License Fees. This is due to Gov. Brown's attempt to balance the state budget with the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 89, which repealed Revenue and Tax (R&T) Code Section 11005(b)(1) and resulted in a $49.5 million loss from OC's general fund. OC is the only county to suffer this fate, as R&T 11005(b)(1) applied to how OC received it's VLF set-aside to pay off bondholders from the county's bankruptcy in 1994. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Kate Klimow, VP of Government and Community Affairs.  

OC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HONORS LEA INITIATIVE 


On November 17, OCBC received the "Outstanding Contributions to Education" award from the Orange County Department of Education for the Latino Educational Attainment Initiative (LEA). Chairman Eddie Northen of UPS and Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of OCBC, were on hand to accept the award from OCDE Trustee Long Pham. Also in attendance were Alicia Berhow, Director of Workforce Development, LEA parents, community advocates and Joe Ames, credited for founding the program. The LEA Initiative is a grassroots, community based program to help parents learn how to guide their children through Orange County's educational system. In partnership with the Orange County Business Council, The Orange County Register, the Orange County Department of Education, the Orange County United Way and others, LEA is designed to lower the achievement gap and drop-out rate while keeping children in school and preparing them become eligible for entrance into the university system. Other awardees included Sylvia Mendez whose parents Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez ended segregation of Mexican students in Orange County in the 1940's and renowned artist Wyland of Wyland Worldwide, LLC that works on ocean environmental education for students.  CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Alicia Berhow, Director of Workforce Development.

IT'S THE MOST TALKED ABOUT HOLIDAY PARTY OF THE SEASON!   


Join Orange County Business Council; the Association of California Cities, Orange County; holiday recep 2011 logo

the Building Industry Association, Orange County Chapter; and the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for the 2011 OC Leadership Symposium Holiday Reception  

   

Four of Orange County's leading organizations come together for the most talked about holiday party of the season. Good Food. Good Spirits. Good Company.

Date:  December 8, 2010
Time:  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency Irvine, 6ix Park Grill
CLICK HERE to RSVP. CLICK HERE for the event flier. For more information contact Leslie Dods, Events Manager.

COLLEGE GRADUATES LEFT OUT IN THE COLD AS BABY BOOMERS DELAY RETIREMENT 


ChalkboardOn Tuesday, November 15, OCBC hosted the Community College Briefing in partnership with the Orange County Workforce Investment Board (OCWIB). The briefing was led by OCBC's Vice Research and Communications, Dr. Wallace Walrod, and Andrew Munoz of the OCWIB. Orange County's population is getting older and more diverse, and the 55+ population is growing at a faster rate than other age groups. A high cost of living combined with high home prices are driving out Orange County's young families. Baby boomers are staying in their jobs longer and not retiring because of the down economy. As a result, students that are graduating have fewer job opportunities than would otherwise be available due to retirement. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Alicia Berhow, Director of Workforce Development.

SENATOR LOWENTHAL: MORE HIGHER EDUCATION CUTS ARE COMING 


On November 16 California State Senator Alan Lowenthal, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, visited the Workforce Development Committee, chaired by Richard Porras of AT&T. The Senator emphasized the need for greater local control for school districts and communities, recognizing that decisions are best left in the hands of local administrators who understand the needs of their student population. Senator Lowenthal discussed how difficult it can be to make progress on education in Sacramento when the budget dominates every conversation and every decision. For example, last year Lowenthal was forced to choose between redevelopment agencies and cuts to education. With the state now $1.5 billion in the hole and new cuts needed by December 15, it is inevitable that higher education will bear the brunt of the cuts, with K-12 education cuts potentially up next. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Alicia Berhow, Director of Workforce Development.

CALA HAS IDEAS ON HOW TO CURTAIL LAWSUIT ABUSE 


On November 14 California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, a nonpartisan grassroots movement for legal reform, released a report about the negative effect of lawsuit abuse on job growth and California's economy along with innovative ideas for what can be done to stop it. These roundtable discussions, held in Sacramento, Modesto, Fresno, Orange County, and San Diego, offered small business owners, community leaders and elected officials the opportunity to discuss their experiences with abusive lawsuits and their impact on communities across the state. The event allowed legislators, city council members, school board members and other elected officials to hear firsthand how lawsuit abuse hurts their constituents. While specific stories of lawsuit abuse varied from region to region, each roundtable discussion centered on a common theme: California's legal climate is severely hindering economic growth and hurting job creation. California's small business owners are fed up with the Legislature's continued inability to pass meaningful reforms. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government Affairs.

DON'T FORGET THE ARTS IN S.T.E.A.M. AND GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! 


As OCBC members know, one of this organization's core initiatives is support for education,music

particularly Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math-or STEAM! These skills are needed most for an innovative, global economy.  Our own President and CEO, Lucy Dunn, believes in life-long learning, with a personal emphasis in ARTS, particularly music. You can catch her practicing her craft and singing at the following concerts coming up this holiday season.  Come get into the holiday spirit!

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church: Christmas Concert, Friday, December 16, 2011, 7:00 p.m., 9 Hillgate, Irvine, CA. Free admission.
  • Meistersingers: Echoes of Christmas: December 10 at 7:30 p.m., December 11 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., December 17 at 3:00 p.m., various locations. (More details below)

Meistersingers Concert tickets are $15. Children and students (with a student ID card) will be free of charge.
Tickets can be purchased at the concert venues on the evening of the performance, too. Tickets will also be available at the concert venues prior to the performance. You can also purchase them from any member of the ensemble. Finally, you can reserve your tickets or get more information  via email or online at www.meistersingers.org.

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE COUNTY OF ORANGE

County of Orange LogoAre you interested in doing business with the County of Orange? The County holds a Vendor Information Day on the last Thursday of each month, except holidays, to answer questions regarding the County of Orange purchasing process. The Vendor Information Day sessions are held at the County Procurement Office located at 1300 S. Grand, Building A, 2nd Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92705. For more information, call (714) 567-7314 or e-mail CPO@ocgov.com.

ORANGE IS THE "NEW" GREEN: CH2M HILL A GREEN PIONEER

Green EarthWith the mentality of good ethics translating into good business CH2M HILL has pioneered many conservation projects in their effort to go green and preserve the earth's environment. These strong ethical beliefs lead the company to establish a Target Zero project which focuses on zero risk health, safety, and environment standards. Target Zero is an operational and educational program that spans all CH2M HILL projects and offices and is about a safe work environment, fostering a 24/7 culture of safe behavior, and a continual drive towards no adverse environmental impact. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.

NEWS YOU CAN USE: APPS FOR MANAGEMENT

Need some management help around the office? These apps can help: 

 

 Pages - one of the most powerful word processors for a mobile device, Users can write, layout, edit and share documents of all kinds using multi-touch gestures and Apple's brilliantly designed templates.

 Numbers - spreadsheet management app features more than 250 functions to allow users to quickly and easily produce attractive spreadsheets.

Keynote - a superb app for making and delivering powerful presentations, users have their audience captivated with slick graphics, animations, slideshows and video clips.

Dropbox - Essential business documents can be viewed and shared remotely across multiple computers, and the app doubles up as a PDF and document reader.

 WebEx - offers a variety of powerful features for online video conferences allowing multiple webcams to join meetings with smooth data and audio streaming.

 

For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications. 

OCBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 
OCBC UPCOMING EVENTS

2011 Holiday Reception - Thursday, December 8 - Hyatt Regency Irvine, 6ix Park Grill

Click here to register. Click here for event information.  

 

Annual Dinner - "Nothing Rhymes with Orange" - Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Hyatt Regency Irvine

Save the Date! Click here to register. Contact Leslie Dods for more information. 

 

For more information contact Leslie Dods, Events Manager. 

OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Health Care Task Force Meeting
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | 7:30 AM - 9 AM
 
BizFedOC Meeting
Friday, December 2, 2011  I  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

OCMoves Steering Committee Meeting
 

Friday, December 2, 2011  I  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   

 

Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2011  I  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM  

  

Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee Meeting 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011  I  9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

 

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 2011 check out OCBC's Committees. For more information, contact Leslie Dods at (949) 794-7241 or ldods@ocbc.org
COMMUNITY EVENTS

Forum for Coporate Directors - November 29, 2011

Rarely has Orange County had the opportunity to see three of its most prominent CEOs sharing the same stage at one business event. Nationally recognized healthcare policy expert Dr. Paul Keckley will moderate a discussion among  James Mazzo, Michael Mussallem and  Robert Grant on the impact of the economy, healthcare reform and the upcoming election on their companies and boards. Join the Forum for Corporate Directors November 29 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. Click here to register.   

   

Global Trade Summit - December 1, 2011 

What is the outlook for international trade in the global economy?  Mihaylo College of Business and Economics economists Mira Farka, Ph.D. and Adrian Fleissig, Ph.D will present the Southland's only International Trade Economic Forecast at the Global Trade Summit on December 1, 2011 at the Sheraton Park Anaheim Hotel.  Meet one-on-one with Chinese foreign buyers. Click here for more information. 


Annual Science of Gingerbread event - December 7, 2011
Heat up your ovens and join the Discovery Science Center for So Cal's largest gingerbread competition.
Entries will be accepted from Nov 19- Nov 28 (daily from 10a - 5p) at the center. No sign up necessary, just plan to participate! Those who participate will be invited to a special VIP Awards Reception December 7, 2011. This special event includes; a visit with Santa,cookie decorating, holiday entertainment, and more! Click here for more information.

Senator Lou Correa's Annual Holiday Open House - December 7, 2011 
Join Senator Lou Correa for his annual Holiday Party on December 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program will include a special holiday performance, networking opportunities, refreshments, and a legislative update. The open house will take place at 2323 North Broadway in Santa Ana. Please RSVP by email to  Erika.Diaz@sen.ca.gov or call the district office at 714.558.4400.

Mutli-cultural Holiday Biz Mixer - December 8, 2011

Join the Greater Asian Biz Federation & Diversity Biz Expo, a program of SABAN and other Business and Professional Chambers and Associations at the Mulit-Cultural Holiday mixer December 8, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Citadel Outlets. There will be raffle drawings, free gifts, buffet style dinner, drinks and more.Click here to register.

State Assemblyman Jose Solorio's Annual Holiday Party - December 10, 2011 Join State Assemblyman Jose Solorio for his Annual Holiday Party on December 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in celebrating the fifth successful year in the Legislature and discuss ideas for 2012. Also, scholarship winners of the Solorio Scholars Program will be recognized and awarded. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. Please RSVP by email to  Jessica.Gutierrez@asm.ca.gov or call (714) 939-8469. .

Holiday Networking Party - December 15, 2011
Last year ASLA Southern California, ULI Orange County/Inland Empire and USGBC Orange County joined together for an extraordinary holiday event that raised $3,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank. Join ASLA Southern California, ULI Orange County/Inland Empire and USGBC Orange County at the Holiday Networking Party December 15 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine to do it again. Click here to register. 
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:   

 

CHEVRON WORLD CHALLENGE

WatchTiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, K.J. Choi, Steve Stricker and some of your favorite PGA TOUR golfers compete at Sherwood Country Club this December for the 2011 Chevron World Challenge, December 1-4.  VIP hospitality packages are available to entertain top clients in the Executive Club which overlooks the 18th green and features a deluxe menu and full beverage service.  Multiple group tickets packages are also a great way to entertain contacts and employees with access to the Clubhouse, Champions Club and tournament grounds.  Call 949-725-3003 and ask for Dan Scali or visit www.chevronworldchallenge.com and enter promo code OCBC for a 10% discount on your total order!    

 

USC OFFERS DISCOUNTED EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

In just two to four days, you can update your knowledge, improve your skills, advance your career, and impact your entire organization through USC Marshall Executive Education programs.OCBC members will receive a special 20% discount on this course. Use code "OCBCmem20" when registering. For a complete list of in-person and on-line course offerings, visit www.marshall.usc.edu/execed, or call (213) 740-8990.

 

DISCOUNTED SHIPPING RATESUPS
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 www.savewithups.com or call Kendra at 714.999.6351.

BACCHUS' SECRET CELLAR WINE BAR CAN HELP YOU!  Bacchus' is the perfect place for your business to turn to for all your holiday needs. Let our friendly staff and beautiful interior bring you and your guests a wine-country experience customized to your liking at a surprisingly affordable cost. Our retail shoppe is perfect for last-minute gifts including over 350 wines, charcuterie and artisan cheeses, wine accessories, food frills, and gift baskets tailored to your specifications. Please contact Garett Savage (garett@bacchussecretcellar.com) to reserve your holiday party today while there is still space.

SAVE AT MICROSOFT 
Don't miss this incredible deal to save up to 25% at Microsoft stores through December! Spend $100, get 15% off; Spend $500, get 20% off; Spend $1000, get 25% off. Offer is limited to 2 PCs, unless purchased with a valid Tax ID. Valid in-store on select products thru 1/2/2012. Offer not valid online availability and offer terms may vary. May not be combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases. Cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash. Excludes gift cards, pre-ordered products, carrier agreements, Office 365, and volume licenses. Limited to stock on hand. Discount applies before taxes, shipping and other applicable fees. Not valid for resellers. Quantity limits may apply. Please contact Steph Ramsey (stramsey@microsoft.com) for more information.
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