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Tuesday, March 15, 2011  
STALLED ENERGY PROJECTS COSTING MILLIONS OF LOST JOBS

This week, as part of the ongoing Project No Project initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a first-Jobsof-its-kind economic study identifying 351 stalled energy projects nationwide that are costing the American economy $1.1 trillion and 1.9 million jobs a year. The study estimates the potential loss of investment and jobs in the 351 proposed solar, renewable, coal, natural gas, nuclear, and transmission projects in 49 states that have been delayed or canceled. Project No Project's goal is to assess the broad range of energy projects that are being stalled, stopped, or shutdown nationwide. Through a combination of federal, state, and local - regulatory red tape is preventing American businesses from creating new green energy jobs. Is that really acceptable with an 8.9% unemployment rate in Orange County and 9.5% nationally? CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Economic Development and Research. 

OCTA NAVIGATING ROUGH ECONOMIC WATERS; DELIVERING ON PROMISES TO VOTERS
OCTA Chief Executive Officer, and OCBC Board Member Will Kempton presented to OCBC's Infrastructure octa logoCommittee an overview of OCTA's Strategic Plan, highlighting the agency's unique commitment to performance-based management and delivering on promises to voters. Constrained resources and a $15 billion reduction in federal funding have placed OCTA's funding near 2006 levels. Facing this 40% reduction in federal funding, Kempton projects public-private partnerships will supplement state and federal deficiencies in the long-term. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Economic Development and Research.

BANK OF AMERICA RENEWS LEASE, COMMITS TO STAYING IN ORANGE COUNTY 

Reaffirming its commitment to north Orange County, Bank of America announced on March 7 that it has renewed

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its lease agreement, set to expire in 2012, with Acquiport Brea L.P., an affiliate of Lexington Realty Trust, for the corporate center at 275 Valencia Avenue in Brea, California an additional seven years. "Bank of America's long-term commitment to Orange County is a positive sign of achieving stability in the region's challenging office market," said Jones Lang LaSalle Senior Managing Director Jeff Ingham. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Economic Development and Research.

DEPT OF COMMERCE, UPS, UCI TO PRESENT AT INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM
Join UPS, Orange County Business Council, U.S. Commercial Service, and U.S. Export-Import Bank at Worldan International Trade Symposium and learn tangible insights to cultivate and manage your international growth. Presenters include: Michael Aghajanian, UC Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business; Paul Tambakis, U.S. Department of Commerce; Gary Carleton, UPS Capital; Paul Duncan, United States Export Import Bank.

Date:          Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time:         8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Place:        Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine
Register:    Online at www.ocbc.org. CLICK HERE to view the event flier. For more information contact Leslie Dods, Events Manager.

FEDERAL BUDGET UPDATE: STOPGAP PREVENTS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, FOR NOW 

Congress is once again preparing to pass a second stopgap measure to keep the federal government funded Capitol Buildingthrough April 8, averting a shutdown for three more weeks while congressional leaders head to the White House to broker a longer-term deal. The current stopgap is set to expire on March 18. Although Congress has bought itself additional time, lawmakers face enormous challenges as they attempt to tackle the nation's short- and long-term fiscal problems. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government Affairs.

EDUCATION BRIEFING WITH SUPERINTENDENT TOM TORLAKSON - MAR. 24 

Join Orange County Business Council and the Workforce Development Committee in welcoming The Honorable Tom torlaksonTorlakson, California Superintendent of Public Instruction, for a complimentary welcome reception on  Thursday, March 24, 2011.

  

Date:            Thursday, March 34, 2011

Place:           2 Park Plaza, Suite 100 

Reception:    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  

 

CLICK HERE to register. For more information contact Alicia Berhow, Director of Workforce Development.

 LUCY DUNN FEATURED WITH MEISTERSINGERS IN WEST COAST PREMIERE OF BACH'S MASS 

She may not be very good at golf, but she does like to sing! On May 26 and 27, Lucy Dunn will be a featured soloist musicin the West Coast premiere of a new authenticated edition of Bach's Mass in B Minor, one of the great masterworks of classical choral music, with the ensemble Meistersingers under the direction of Brian Dehn. Tickets are available at www.meistersingers.org/Store/. Adult tickets are $15, and students are free with a valid ID card. For more information visit www.meistersingers.org. 

CELEBRATE MEASURE M1 SUCCESS WITH US MARCH 31!

Join OCBC-OCMoves, Mobility 21 and WTS at a reception celebrating 20 years of OCTA  transportation projects and accomplishments resulting from Measure M1.   

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Date:            Thursday, March 31, 2011

Place:           6ix Park Grill, Hyatt Regency Irvine

Reception:    5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost:            $20 per person, includes parking, hosted bar and light refreshments

CLICK HERE to view the flier. CLICK HERE to register.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available: $1,000 Partner Level and $500 Supporter Levels. Sponsorships include event tickets, pre-event marketing and signage at the event, among other features. For details, please contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government Affairs.

 

Thank you to our Partners: AECOM, Ch2MHill, HDR, HNTB, Jacobs, Stantec; and Supporters: Automobile Club of Southern California, Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc., BonTerra Consulting, Chambers Group, Inc., David Evans and Associates, Inc., Earth Mechanics, Inc., Epic Land Solutions, Inc., Furgo, Hill International, J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc., LSA Associates, Inc., RBF Consulting, TranSystems, Twining, Inc.

CHECK OUT OCBC'S NEW WEBSITE!

New features include:OCBC Website 

  • Secure events registration;
  • OCBC member login;
  • Events calendar;
  • Orange is the "New" Green webpage, highlighting members' green efforts;
  • Testimonials from OCBC members;
  • Mobile device compatibility; and
  • Much, much more!

Thank you to OCBC member KCOMM for their design expertise. More features and pages are coming soon; check back often for updates. Visit OCBC.org to view the website, and tell us what you think by emailing Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! ROAST AND TRIBUTE OF SUPERVISOR CAMPBELL - APRIL 21

Join Orange County Business Council's BIZPAC Trustees as they honor Supervisor Bill Campbell, Chairman of the

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Orange County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

 

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011

Time: 5:30 - 9:00pm 

Place: The Disneyland Hotel

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Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government Affairs.

JOIN OCBC TODAY TO ENSURE YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS TOMORROW

A McKinsey Global Survey on "Managing Government Relations for the Future" shows that governments and State Capitolregulators are second only to customers in their ability to affect companies' economic value, with most executives in developed economies expecting external-affairs issues to decrease operating income (53% of North American executives.) Two-thirds of executives say companies in their industries should engage with governments and regulators proactively and regularly, regardless of immediate interest, but less than half say their companies actually do. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Celeste Signorino, Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development. 

IT'S BACK! JOIN OCBC FOR THE 2011 EXECUTIVE INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

More great apps this week from the OCBC staff. Enjoy!

OC Metro Headlines: A must-have for OC residents. Get news about everything that affects where you work and live.IPHONE APP
Windows Live Messenger: Instant message your friends from your phone, set up your social networks, and comment on your friends' Facebook page, YouTube account, or MySpace.
Postage: Send beautiful electronic postcards using a picture you took or a pre-designed one. Send by email, post it to Facebook, or Twitter it!
TurboTax: It's that time again...the app is free, just pay when you file your tax returns.

Know of an app that should be featured in the E-Indicator? Send us an email. For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.

ORANGE IS THE "NEW" GREEN -- CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY REQUIRES ENERGY STAR  

Every E-Indicator newsletter highlights an investor company's efforts in sustainability. This edition features the chapman uni logosteps taken by Chapman University to reduce their environmental footprint. Beginning in January 2009 Chapman University required that purchases of departmental office equipment items carry the ENERGY STAR designation. Recycled paper products have become standard; purchasing will fill all standard requests for copy, printer, and colored paper with the purchase of products containing less than or equal to 30% post-consumer recycled content. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.

OCBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 
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OCBC's Kate Klimow Named One of "20 Women To Watch!"orange globe
OCBC is proud to share that Kate Klimow, OCBC's Vice President of Government Affairs, has been named by OC Metro Magazine as one of "20 Women To Watch!" Kate's efforts to advocate at the local, state, and national level on behalf of the business community have earned her a spot on the prestigious list.To read the full feature, pick up a copy of this month's OC Metro magazine, or view the edition online at www.ocmetro.com. Congratulations, Kate, for being one of Orange County's "20 Women To Watch!"

Fond Farewell and Thanks to BIA-OC's Kristine Thalman
On March 10 Lucy Dunn attended a farewell reception for Kristine Thalman, former CEO of the Building Industry Association of Orange County. Kris is retiring after many years of dedicated service and leadership promoting housing for California. She has been a great partner and friend of OCBC and we have teamed together on many battlefields from over-reaching regulations to ground-breaking celebrations and new home tours. She will be missed but leaves her organization in good hands under the leadership of new CEO, Bryan Starr. Courtesy of Supervisor Bill Campbell, third district, here are photos of the reception and the County of Orange Resolution honoring Kris.

"Nothing Rhymes With Orange"

On March 9 OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn presented the keynote speech at the Orange County Schools Boards Association and Association of California School Administrators joint dinner meeting. The theme of Ms. Dunn's speech, "Nothing Rhymes with Orange: A Business Perspective on the Economy and Education," captured the essence of her presentation: in Orange County, we do things differently. Whether local funding for infrastructure projects like Measure M or having the lowest unemployment rate of any metropolitan region in the state, Orange County is at the forefront of innovation and is leading the nation's economic recovery. The key to our educational success and preparing a workforce for the future lies in the county's ability to continue innovating and supporting those who work every day to provide a holistic educational experience for our students.
OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: MARCH

Golf Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 17, 2011 |9:00 - 10:00 AM 

(Contact Leslie Dods if you would like to join this committee.)  

 

Workforce Development Committee

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | 7:30 - 9:00 AM 

 

Community College Working Group

Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM  

 

Economic Development Committee Meeting 

Monday, March 28, 2011 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM 

 

OCMoves Steering Committee Meeting 

Thursday, March 31, 2011 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM  


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

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:
 

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/enroll or call (800) 325-7000. Use promo code PAC376 to enroll.

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.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
14th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration - Thursday, March 17, 2011
Join Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly for his 14th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration on March 17. The reception will be held at The Catch in Anaheim, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call 714.842.8683 or email rsvp@deborahdudleyandassociates.com.

Profit Plus Planet? Sustainability in Business Conference - Thursday, March 24, 2011
The UCI Paul Merage School of Business presents The Profit Plus Planet? Sustainability Conference, the premier Southern California event for business leaders learning to harness the power of sustainability as a driver of innovation and profit. SPECIAL OFFER FOR OCBC MEMBERS: Register 2+ attendees, and save 55% by using discount code meragebogo ($100 per attendee), or register 5+ attendees, and save 65% by using discount code merage79 ($79 per attendee). For more information, visit www.profitplusplanet.com.

6th Annual Women Veteran's Information Seminar - Thursday, March 24, 2011
Brought to you by the Orange County One-Stop Center and California State Employment Development Department, the focus of this seminar is to help female U.S. veterans with the employment process and learn about health care issues, as well as to provide information on business wardrobes for employment interviews, transitional housing, military sexual trauma (MST), consumer credit and legal issues. For more information and reservations, please call 949-341-8088.

"Speak Up California" - Friday, March 25, 2011

All over the state, Californians are talking about what we need to do to get our state back on track-and how we can empower our communities to promote local innovation and improve our quality of life. "Speak Up California" is an effort to reach out to civic leaders, business groups, non-profit advocates, elected officials, and other interested Californians to focus this conversation on a set of real, actionable reforms we can pursue to create a more responsive, cost-effective government. Register online at www.AnaheimChamber.org/CAFWD. For more information call (714) 758-0222.

Launch a Creative Revolution - Wednesday, March 30, 2011

During the Annual Creative Edge Lecture, guest speaker Sir Ken Robinson will focus on the vital questions: Why is it essential to promote creativity? Why do so many adults think they're not creative? Can creativity be developed? Sir Ken Robinson urges leaders, managers and educators to upend the status quo and launch a creative revolution to reap the rewards. For registration information, visit  www.scfta.org.

Stress and the Bottom Line: Lessons for Leaders - Friday, April 8. 2011
The Center for Leadership at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics is hosting its 2nd annual leadership conference on Friday, April 8. This conference brings together leadership experts and executives who will share their insights on how leaders can create optimal levels of stress to promote employee well-being and bottom line performance. Conference participants will discuss both scientific evidence and real organizational examples of how to adapt to the realities of today's stressful environment with leadership styles that reduce cost and improve productivity. For conference details and registration information visit: www.Fullerton.edu/leadershipcenter

One OC 35th Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Luncheon - Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards provides nonprofit and public organizations the opportunity to recognize individuals and groups for outstanding and innovative volunteer service to Orange County. Nominate up to three deserving businesses. Nominations are due by January 3, 2011. For more information visit www.oneoc.org.

 

Orange County Scholars Luncheon - Friday, May 6, 2011
On May 6, 2011, the Tiger Woods Foundation (TWF) will host the Orange County Scholars Luncheon at the Marriott Newport Beach. The event will celebrate Orange County students who are going to college despite incredible odds, thanks to programs like the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif. Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO, will be the featured speaker at the luncheon, with industry leaders from both public and private sectors in attendance. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation and the growth of its programs in Orange County which include the Earl Woods Scholarship program and the Tiger Woods Learning Center. For more information on the Tiger Woods Foundation scholarship program or to attend the Orange County Scholar Luncheon, please call 949-725-3003.
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