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Tuesday, May 10, 2011   

BUSINESS AND LABOR FIND COMMON GROUND: COMPLETE THE 241 TOLL ROAD 

Under the leadership of OCBC's Government Affairs Committee Chairman Michael Hornak of Rutan & Tucker, OCBC 241Board Members and staff recently met with Nick Berardino, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association and his staff to begin a dialogue about the ways business and labor can work together. The organizations came together with the belief that more can be accomplished through collaboration than contention. In an atmosphere of open communication and mutual respect, a shared objective was uncovered: completion of the 241 Toll Road. Already OCBC has a partner on this effort in Jim Adams from the Building Trades Council. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs. 

OC METRO'S '40 UNDER 40' HONORS OCBC'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST!  

This year's list of overachieving young professionals includes three representatives of OCBC members! Nicole40under40 Suydam, VP of Development for Goodwill Industries - Orange County, Bryan Starr, CEO of the Building Industry Association, and the incomparable Matt Prince, Manager of Executive Communications for the Disneyland Resort.

Nicole Suydam has been Vice President for the past eight years and has tripled major gift revenue, expanded Goodwill's estate and legacy giving program, and led the $7 million fundraising campaign to created the Goodwill Fitness Center. At 32, Bryan Starr is the youngest CEO in the 72 year history of the Building Industry Association - Orange County. He also serves as the lead advocate and spokesman for the real estate development agency here. Matt Prince, former OCBC employee and current Manager of Executive Communications for the Disneyland Resort, has accomplished more as a twenty-six year old than most forty-year old business professionals. From starting his own blog to creating his own marketing and graphics design company, there's nothing this man can't do!

All three are up-and-coming movers and shakers in Orange County and deserved the honor of being nominated! Congratulations! To read more on these three Orange County super-stars, click here.    

OCBC HITS THE ROAD TO SACRAMENTO: WHAT'S UP WITH THE STATE BUDGET? 

This week, under the leadership of OCBC Chairman Eddie Northen of UPS, we head to Sacramento to get a bird'sMoney eye view of the negotiations on closing a state budget shortfall of $25 billion. We'll hear from Assembly Speaker John Perez, Treasurer Bill Lockyer and even Governor Brown. OCBC urges a deal to get done to avoid shutting down road and freeway projects that help a recovering economy, and further avoid education funding deferrals.

Now that the June special election is out of the question, all roads are pointing to a ballot measure, perhaps a budget package, for November 2011.
Click here to read more. For more information on the budget woes, contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government Affairs. 

OCBC URGES S.C.A.G. APPROVAL OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY & JOB CREATION STRATEGY 

On May 5, OCBC's Lucy Dunn and Dr. Wallace Walrod urged  the 190 cities of  Southern California Association ofJobs Governments to review and approve the draft Southern California Economic recovery and Job Creation Strategy presented by seven economists.  Both business and labor representatives from around Southern California urged support, which will be up for approval before the SCAG board in June.  The strategy takes the unique attributes from each of the SCAG's seven counties and develops key recommendations under the over-arching principle of "local control, regional collaboration."  Especially important to the business community is a recommendation to oppose new legislation that negatively impacts jobs in the private sector and eliminate or reduce regulations the inhibit expedited project delivery, especially in transportation. Proposed new regulations must be accompanied by an independent economic impact analysis. For all the recommendations or further info, contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Research and Economic Development.

HAVE YOU SEEN WAITING FOR SUPERMAN? SECOND SCREENING ANNOUNCED! 

OCBC is pleased to announce it will once again host a screening of Waiting for Superman, the acclaimed documentary highlighting the challenges facing the education system in America. OCBC first screened the movie in 2010, and will once again help to spread its important message.

 

When: June 14, 2011 

Where: Hyatt Regency Irvine

Cost: Free, open exclusively to OCBC members and investors

For more information contact Alicia Berhow, Director of Workforce Development.

 

HONOR LATINO PARENT & STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN EDUCATION JUNE 2 

Join Orange County Business Council and the Latino Educational Attainment Initiative for the Annual LEA Reception on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Discovery Science Center. This one-of-a-kind event brings together educators from around the county who work diligently to ensure Latino parents and students have the tools they need to succeed in the American public education system.

 

When: Thursday, June 2, 2011 I 5:30 - 7:30pm 

Where: Discovery Science Center 

RSVP: www.ocbc.org/events 

 

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Leslie Dods for more information.

ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES 2010 BASE API RANKINGS 

The 2010 Base API scores were released last week for Orange County schools and there were high and low orange graphperformers. The Base API includes the release of Statewide Rankings and Similar Schools Rankings, as well as the growth targets a school is expected to reach. Statistics on the High and Low Performers include:
  • 50.9% of Orange County schools are in the top three deciles. This percentage exceeds the statewide average by 21.9%.
  • Orange County has 22 "10-10" schools, which means schools in the top 10% statewide who are also in the the top 10% compared to other similar schools in the decile.
  • Orange County has only two "1-1" schools, which are in the lowest 10% both statewide and when compared to similar schools. 
For more infomation on these metrics and API rankings, contact Alicia Berhow, Director of Workforce Development.

SAVE THE DATE! ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE - OCTOBER 27 

Orange County Business Council and the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at Cal State Fullerton present the 2011 Economic Forecast Conference, the premier conference in the region for practical and timely economic information. Featuring presentations by:

  • Richard Davis, CEO, US Bank
  • Dr. Anil Puri, Dean, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, Cal State Fullerton
  • Dr. Mira Farka, Institute for Economics and Environmental Studies, Cal State Fullerton

When: Thursday, October 27, 2011 I 11:30am - 1:30pm

Where: Hyatt Regency Irvine

Cost: $125/individual, $1,000/table of ten

 

Thank you to conference sponsor US Bank. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact Leslie Dods, Events Manager.

AROUND THE COMMUNITY
Saddleback College hosts a President's Panel for Economic and Workforce Developmentorange globe
On April 29, OCBC Board Member and Co-Chair of the Economic Development Committee Chris Harrington, spoke to a packed room of forty business leaders at Saddleback Community College. Topics of the morning included industries experiencing job growth in Orange County, disparities between marketplace needs and current workforce training and education, as well as opportunities for education and training present day. "It's important to realize how the training of today's youth will affect the workforce of tomorrow," said Chris Harrington of Toshiba. For more information, contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Research and Economic Development.

Lucy Dunn Featured at Silicon Valley Housing Summit 

OCBC's Lucy Dunn was featured as guest panelist for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's annual summit on housing in San Jose on May 4.  She shared the panel with former HCD Directors Lynn Jacobs, Matt Franklin and Governor Brown's first housing director, Arnold Sternberg.  Dunn shared her experiences and challenges meeting the housing needs of the state, but also reveled in a number of successes:  in her two year term, HCD was able to fund the building of 72,000 affordable housing units and shelter spaces, start the reform and regulation process for Enterprise Zones, and help begin the approval for the use of plastic pipe in home construction (approved in 49 states except California!) among other accomplishments. 

PBS SOCAL'S 'ILLUMINATION' GALA HONORS GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF ORANGE COUNTY 

More than 400 Southern Californians gathered April 30 at the Orange County Fair Event Center's Hangar Building in goodwillCosta Mesa, California to celebrate the 2011 PBS SoCal Gala benefiting the KOCE-TV Foundation. The 4th Annual Gala was themed "Illumination" and honored OCBC member Goodwill Industries of Orange County and John and Mary Tu for their continued support of PBS SoCal and the KOCE-TV Foundation. Total net proceeds from the Gala are estimated at $550,000 and will benefit PBS SoCal's community service efforts throughout Southern California, and PBS SoCal's "in-the-classroom" initiative, whose educational programs improve the classroom experience of more than 417,000 Southern California students. For more information on the Gala or PBS SoCal, contact Celeste Signorino, Vice President of Investor Relations. 

CALL TO ACTION - RELIEF FOR JAPAN - DONATE TODAY! 

Please take a moment today to donate to the American Red Cross to help those still suffering from the series of catastrophic disasters that have plagued the people of Japan. Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those directly affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. CLICK HERE to donate.
REGISTER TODAY FOR OCBC'S UPCOMING EVENTS

Latino Educational Attainment Annual Reception - Thursday, June 2 - The Discovery Science Center

CLICK HERE to register. CLICK HERE for more information about the Latino Educational Attainment Initiative.

 

SAVE THE DATE! Waiting for Superman Movie Screening - Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - Hyatt Regency Irvine 

This event is open to OCBC members and investors only. Contact Alicia Berhow for more information. 

 

Executive Invitational Golf Tournament - Thursday, July 28 - Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point 

CLICK HERE to register. CLICK HERE for sponsorship information.

 

SAVE THE DATE! Workforce Development Conference - Thursday, October 13, 2011 

Contact Alicia Berhow for more information.

 

SAVE THE DATE! Economic Forecast Conference - Thursday, October 27, 2011 - Hyatt Regency Irvine 

Contact Leslie Dods for more information.

 

For more information about any of OCBC's upcoming events please contact Leslie Dods, Events Manager at ldods@ocbc.org or 949.794.7241. A complete calendar of events can be viewed at www.ocbc.org. 

ORANGE IS THE "NEW" GREEN - CITY OF ALISO VIEJO MAKES GREEN COMMITMENT 

Businesses striving to go green are a common occurrence within OCBC's members. Recently, the City

of Aliso Viejo has undertaken its Green City Initiative to improve the already great quality of life Aliso Viejo residents, businesses and visitors enjoy. The City wants to enhance its promotion of a healthy economic environment for residents and businesses in the City by formulating "green" practices to help residents and businesses find opportunities to save money. The resulting increase in economic sustainability will maintain and grow Aliso Viejo's attraction and retention of a professional work force, investment money and business income. Congratulations to the City of Aliso Viejo for making greener strides and staying sustainable. To read more, click here. For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications.  

THE "ANAHEIM ROYALS" WILL HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR 

Sacramento will have another year to prove themselves worthy of hosting an NBA team. Mayor Kevin Johnson andHonda Center the business community will have to come up with a viable plan for a new sports arena if the Kings are to stay in Sacramento. The decision by the Maloof family to keep their team in our State's capital, rather than relocate to Anaheim is only temporary. "The final chapter has not been written," Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait said. "Anaheim/Orange County is ripe for the NBA and we offer an incredibly attractive package to any team." Only time will tell when Anaheim gets an NBA team. Whether it is the "Anaheim Royals" or some other franchise, Anaheim is ready and willing for another team! For more information, contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Research and Economic Development.

NEWS YOU CAN USE
More great apps this week from the staff at OCBC:

IncrediBooth: This fun app for the iPhone 4 lets you create picture strips like you did as a kid. You can email the black and white pictures or post them on Facebook.
NBF Film's: This is an app that lets you search and choose from over 1000 original documentaries and films created by The National Film Board in Canada. Next time you have a long flight, check in an see what they have to offer.
eBooks by Kobo: Border's take on Kindle. Has over 2 million books available for Android.
Wi-Fi Analyzer: A graphical representation of the quality of the Wi-Fi around you . If it's good, you know you can get some work done!
Articles: We all use Wikipedia sometimes! Read articles on a beautiful presentation from the popular website.

For more information contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications..
OCBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 
OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: MAY
Latino Educational Attainment Committee 

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM  

 

Economic Development Committee

Monday, May 16, 2011 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  

 

Economic Forecast Conference Committee

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

 

Workforce Development Committee 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 |  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM 

 

Executive Invitational Golf Tournament Committee

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

 
Community College Working Group 

Thursday, May 26, 2011 |  3:00 PM -  4:30 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

South Orange County Job Fair - Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Orange County Workforce Investment Board presents the South Orange County Job Fair on May 11 at the Laguna Hills Mall. Job seeks will have the opportunity to meet with employers in a variety of industries, including finance and banking, government, healthcare, hospitality, management, public safety, retail, sales, technology, and more. For more information visit www.ocjobfair.org. 

 

World Affairs Council of Orange County Presents Annual Spring Gala Celebration - Thursday, May 12, 2011 

Join the World Affairs Council for a special evening featuring Amabassador John Negroponte as he presents, "America's Foreign Policy in a World in Turmoil." Proceeds from the event will benefit the Educational Outreach Program. Black tie optional. Click here for more information.  

 

Secrets of Small Business Success - Friday, May 13, 2011

On Friday, May 13, the City of Lake Forest and the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the 5th annual Secrets to Small Business Success event at Lake Forest City Hall. The event will feature a panel discussion comprised of successful entrepreneurs including Mark DeBellis, president of PSB Marketing in Lake Forest and a keynote address by Ronnie Kovach, world-renowned public speaker and TV and radio host. For more information or to RSVP, go to http://bit.ly/CreateYourSuccess.  

 

5th Annual Orange County Housing Summit - Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of OCBC, will be one of several top housing experts participating in the Fifth Annual Orange County Housing Summit at the UCI Student Center. The 2011 Summit, "Facing the Fiscal Crisis -- Finding Solutions to Create Housing," will feature a diversity of speakers and panelists who will bring insight and clarity to the county's and state's affordable housing status and offer their views on the county's housing future. For more information and to register, visit www.ochousingsummit.com.  

 

SoCalBio: Accessing Government Funding for Research - Thursday, May 26, 2011 

Numerous U.S. government agencies provide funds, such as SBIR and STTR grants, to small biotech and medical device firms in support of their R&D and commercialization activities. Attend this SoCalBio Workshop to sharpen your grant-writing skills and learn how to tap various government funding opportunities from the NIH, NSF, Army, and DARPA. Click here for more information.  

 

"Retire the Assembly Campaign Debt" Dinner - Thursday, May 26, 2011
Join City Councilman Dr. Steven Choi and hear keynote speaker, Lucy Dunn, speak on "Prospects of Business and Economic Recovery in Orange County." The event will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Lazy Dog Cafe in Irvine and seating is limited. For more information or to RSVP contact Steven Choi at 949.331.2294 or drstevenchoi@gmail.com.    

 

Roses, Radishes and the Royalty Awards Dinner - Thursday, July 7, 2011 

Save the date for the Orange County Taxpayers Association's First Annual Roses, Radishes and the Royalty Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 7 at the Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel. Visit www.octax.org for more information.   

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