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POVERTY LEVELS RISING QUICKLY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, EXCEEDING STATE AND NATION AVERAGE

Compared to the state and nation, poverty in Southern California has risen significantly in the last two decades and is concentrated in households of lower educated workers. From 1990 to 2012, the percentage of Southern Californians living below the federal poverty level increased from 13 to 18 percent. Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Advisor to OCBC, and Frank Talarico, Goodwill OC President and CEO and OCBC Board Member, discussed this issue on Wednesday at the 2014 Poverty Summit, presented by Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and Southern California Leadership Council, along with other economists and workforce experts. They stated that good-paying employment opportunities available to those with lower education attainment, such as a high school diploma or below, are within five core sectors. Those sectors include Construction; Logistics; Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate; Manufacturing; and Health Care - which range in median income from $44,291 to $57,444. As low-education workers are vulnerable to higher joblessness and poverty rates, accelerating job growth in those five key areas can create a healthier job market with greater upward mobility. CLICK HERE for a Poverty in Focus Infographic that offers a snapshot of poverty in Southern California. For more information, contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Advisor.  

OCBC ENCOURAGES SENATOR BOXER AND FEINSTEIN TO MAKE JWA PORT OF ENTRY PRIORITY!
OCBC members met with the Office of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez yesterday to discuss John Wayne Airport's (JWA) designation as a Port of Entry. The airport applied to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the designation last November and the process for approval has been slow moving. The congresswoman reiterated her support for the designation as a key issue as it would be a major economic boost for the airport and the county's economy. In order to get the process moving faster, Congresswoman Sanchez included an amendment to the CBP Authorization Act, H.R. 3846, requiring applications for airports with over 100,000 international travelers to be priority--JWA serves 150,000 international passengers annually. The amendment was accepted and the bill is currently in the Senate awaiting passage. OCBC is a leader supporting this issue and encourages senators Boxer and Feinstein to make quick passage of this bill a priority during the current session, otherwise the process would restart in 2016. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development and Advocacy.
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION STUDIES "ROAD USAGE" CHARGES
In her role as Vice Chair of the California Transportation Commission, OCBC's Lucy Dunn participated August 19 in a joint workshop with members of the Washington State Transportation Commission on "road usage charges."  With a road usage charge system, drivers would pay for the roads as they do for any other public utility (like water, sewer or electricity)--based on how much they use.  With declining fuel consumption due to innovative, cleaner and fuel-efficient cars, gas taxes no longer are a reliable source for improving let alone maintaining states' roads. Leaders throughout the US are looking for alternatives and efforts are underway to explore road usage charging in Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota, Colorado, I-95 Coalition (includes East Coast states from Maine to Florida) AND California.  Key findings:  providing drivers choice as to how they pay a road usage charge will help to improve public acceptance and mitigate privacy concerns; it will cost more to collect, but will produce more stable revenue; and a road usage charge system with choice ensures everyone pays their fair share for using the roads, regardless of fuel source or miles per gallon.  CLICK HERE for webcast recordings of the presentations (view for August 19 meeting). For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.
SCHOOL BOND FAILS TO MAKE BALLOT. THOUSANDS IN FEES LIKELY PASSED TO HOME BUYERS SEPT. 1
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AB 2235, the California School Bond, failed in the Senate last week as it did not receive Gov. Jerry Brown's support in order to be placed on the November ballot. While the bond received widespread bipartisan support as it passed through the legislature, the governor continued to oppose the measure stating it would be added general-fund costs at a time when the administration is trying to pay down debt and build a rainy day fund. Even a late push from supporters to cut the $4.3 billion bond in half, focusing more on urban cities, did not persuade a change in opinion. Without a school bond on the ballot, "Level 3" school fees are set to jump September 1, placing the cost of school construction and maintenance on new home buyers. This will have a severe impact on the housing market as new home buyers are unfairly burdened with enormous school fees, equating to thousands of dollars per home. OCBC supported the school bond as a way to maintain high-quality facilities for California's children, boost economic revenue for the state, and not inundate the house market with unnecessary fees. Read "A new school construction bond preserves the American Dream for Californians," by Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, as it was published in Fox & Hounds. For more information contact, Alicia Berhow, Vice President of Workforce Development.  

VOTERS WILL SEE WATER BOND ON NOVEMBER BALLOT AS PROPOSITION 1
Gov. Jerry Brown signed water bond legislation, AB 1471, in the final days before the deadline to get it placed on the November ballot. The $7.5 billion bond replaces the $11.1 billion water bond currently on the ballot. The bond will provide for much-needed water use efficiency, cleanup and management. More than a third of the bond, $2.7 billion, is dedicated to the construction of dams, reservoirs and other water storage solutions - the first of its kind in 30 years. Another $1.5 million will go to projects to protect and restore rivers, lakes and watersheds; while $900 million is allocated for groundwater cleanup, $810 million to drought preparedness, $725 million for water recycling, $520 million to cleanse small community drinking water supply, and $395 million for flood management. Due to the record-breaking drought, the bond has received widespread bipartisan support, passing out of the Senate 37-0 and Assembly 77-2. "Water is the lifeblood of any civilization and for California it's the precondition of healthy rivers, valleys, farms and a strong economy," said Gov. Brown, in the Imperial Valley News. "With this water bond, legislators from both parties have affirmed their faith in California's future." For more information contact, Alicia Berhow, Vice President of Workforce Development. 
OC RESIDENTS RESPOND IN MASS TO DROUGHT BY REPLACING WATER-HOG TURF LAWNS

The Metropolitan Water District announced this week an overwhelming success of its turf removal rebate program in response to the drought. In the month of July, the district reported an increase in residential rebates totaling 2.5 million square feet of turf removal--equivalent to removing 1,665 typical grassy yards. Business requests also saw an increase in rebates from just 22,000 square feet in January to 4.7 million square feet in July. The turf removal program is just one of many incentives the district is facilitating to cut water usage. "The tremendous public response clearly demonstrates that Southern California residents and businesses are fully engaged and enthusiastically answering the statewide mandate to lower demands in this difficult drought," said Randy Record, Metropolitan board Chairman. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development and Advocacy. 

JPMORGAN CHASE & CO AND BANK OF AMERICA AWARD OCBC'S RESEARCH EFFORTS

JPMorgan Chase Foundation awarded the Orange County Education and Research Institute, an affiliate of OCBC, a grant in support of research on Orange County's workforce and economic development initiatives. OCBC Board Member Rick Nogueira, Market Manager, Middle Market Banking OC and IE, Chase, presented the check with OCBC staff last week. 

Programs will work to bridge the gap between adult skills and workplace needs by providing 

research, information, and ultimately targeted education and training opportunities to enable targeted 

career success. In an increasingly complex labor market driven by technology and global trends, a lack of knowledge in labor trends, growth and necessary skill sets stands in the way of employment opportunities for both business and job seekers.   

bank of america logo The Orange County Education and Research Institute also received a grant from Bank of America for research and publication of the 2014-2015 Orange County Workforce Housing Scorecard. The scorecard updates the current report, tracking housing supply and trends for each of the county's 34 municipalities. Each city will be ranked and tracked for performance in supplying adequate housing based on population growth, jobs growth and housing needs. The report is intended to foster dialogue and awareness of the critical shortage of available workforce housing in the county, which the current report suggests a need of 50,000 additional units today to meet demands. Supplying a full range of housing to meet the needs of a growing workforce is a key challenge for Orange County and the state in order to remain economically competitive regionally, nationally and internationally. The report will be published early 2015. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development.
FREE ONTARIO AIRPORT: CREDIT RATINGS DOWNGRADED FOR TRAFFIC DECLINE
Fitch Ratings recently revised the credit rating of Ontario International Airport (ONT) from stable to negative. The revision is based on the airport's ongoing transition from a strategic reliever airport serving the Los Angeles area to a more limited service, regional hub airport; reflected by continuing declines to its primary origination and destination traffic base.  Additionally, cost of enplanement is very high in comparison to peer airports at above $12, which is more on par with large hub airports like Los Angeles International Airport. The airport has struggled over the past years with traffic declines; enplanements decreased by 6.3 percent in 2013, and are expected to decrease by 4.1 percent this year. Significant progress has been made recently in the negotiation to transfer ownership of the airport from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), its current owner, to Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stated last month that he is in favor of returning the Ontario airport to local control, as long as both sides can reach a mutually agreeable price. While this negotiation is taking place, the current lawsuit filed by the City of Ontario against Los Angeles to rescind the terms of the 1967 agreement which transferred control of the airport, with the next hearing set for September 8. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 
ORANGE COUNTY EXPORTS EXPECTED TO GROW TO $28 MILLION BY 2015

Orange County exports are expected to grow nearly 6 percent this year, reaching $26.2 billion and up from $24 billion in 2012, a recent report by CSU Fullerton projects. Growth is expected to continue into 2015 with a 7.6 percent increase, equating to $28 billion in exports. This outlook for the next two years reflects strong fundamentals at the local and national level, a more robust outlook for the advanced economies, and a more stable environment for emerging economies. OC's two largest trade partners are Mexico and Canada respectively, which accounts for 37 percent of total county exports. Other leading trade partners include China, Japan and South Korea. The report expects exports to these countries to increase by double digits over the next few years. Computer and electronic products are the county's primary exports, accounting for $7.2 billion, or 30 percent of total exports in 2012. This could grow to $8.5 billion by 2015. Other leading exports include transportation equipment, machinery and food - while growth in all export categories are expected to grow over the next few years. Visit www.LocationOC.com for more information on OC's exports and international trade. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND HONOREES OF CSUF'S TRUST SUMMIT!

OCBC members Automobile Club of Southern California, Toyota, CSU Fullerton, and CHOC Children's were honored at CSUF's 5th Annual Trust Summit as part of the top 10 most trusted Orange County companies. Every year the Values Institute and the Center for Brand Values Communication and Research  produce a report that measures the company's brand in terms of five core values of trust-competency, connection, concern, consistency, and candor. A few other OCBC members were also recognized among the 30 nominees highlighted for providing a high level of trust and customer satisfaction, including: Chase, Wells Fargo, Angels Baseball, Disneyland Resort, Kaiser Permanente, UCI and UCI Irvine Medical Center, Goodwill of Orange County, Oakley, Microsoft, and Verizon. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development.

ECONOMIC UPDATE: OC UNEMPLOYMENT UPTICKS TO 5.7% IN JULY

Orange County's unemployment rate jumped up to 5.7 percent in July, up from 5.2 percent the previous month. The uptick can be attributed to cutbacks in education employment due to summer recess, as well as an increase in labor force participation due to recent graduates - a flux that is typical every year. While the county still outpaces its peer regions and the state for employment levels, jobs creation across the state is slowing down. Orange County added 22,500 jobs over the last year, only a 1.6 percent increase for the same time period last year. Educational and Health Services reported the largest increase with the addition of 7,100 jobs, followed by Professional and Business Services with an overall gain of 6,700 jobs. Overall, California increased jobs by 2.1 percent over the last year. Visit  www.LocationOC.org for more information on business and jobs in Orange County. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.   

OCBC AROUND THE COMMUNITY

Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development, spoke to the Tustin Chamber of Commerce August 13 about OCBC's economic development strategies, such as the upcoming Fourth Annual Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 20. He also discussed LocationOC.com, which is an OCBC-run website educating users about the benefits of doing business in Orange County. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.


 

OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn moderated the "Wake Up Newport" panel discussion August 15 featuring candidates running for city council. The forum, sponsored by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, focused on hot button issues for the city, including parking, traffic, development and usage of fire rings. All candidates agreed that parking was a major issue for the city, and discussed focusing more on providing adequate parking for residents as opposed to attracting new visitors. For more information on the forum read a story from the  Daily Pilot and  Newport Beach Independent. CLICK HERE for pictures of the event. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.

EMPOWER YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE, NETWORK, VOICE AND COMMUNITY! - SEPT. 19

Interested in gaining the skills and tools needed to be an empowered leader in your community? California Women Lead is hosting the 1st Annual Women's Empowerment Day, Orange County, which features a variety of speakers including Mona Pasquil, Secretary of Appointments, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and OCBC's Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, and Vice Chair of the California Transportation Commission. The session topics will include Empowering Your Leadership Style, Empowering your Network - Connecting vs. Networking, Empowering Your Voice, and Empowering Your Community. The event takes place 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Friday, September 19 at Experian North American Headquarters. CLICK HERE for cost details and event information. 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND THE GROWING SKILLS GAP - OCT. 7 CONFERENCE

Understand the current skills gap facing today's workforce and what this could mean for your business and industry. Register today for the 2014 Workforce Development Conference, hosted by OCBC and the Orange County Workforce Investment Board, presented by Union Bank. The conference will feature Ken McNeely, President, AT&T California, who will address the current skills gap companies face with incoming employees and what is needed to prepare a workforce for a competitive 21st century global economy. The conference will also unveil the 2014 Workforce Indicators Report with OCBC Chief Economic Advisor Dr. Wallace Walrod analyzing the county's economic and workforce trends. Thank you event sponsors Kaiser Permanente, The Boeing Company, Chevron, AT&T, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, and Wells Fargo

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 7, 2014  I  11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  I  Sponsorships: $5,000  I  $2,500 

WHERE: Hotel Irvine

COST: Member: $125  I  Non-member: $150  

     

For more information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager. 

BREAKING BAD OR BREAKING FREE? ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE - OCT.23

Join OCBC and California State University, Fullerton for the 20th Annual Economic Forecast Conference, presented by US Bank, on October 23, 2014 at Hotel Irvine. The conference features a forecast of Orange County's economic climate by Dr. Anil Puri, Dean of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, CSUF; and Dr. Mira Farka, Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, CSUF. The conference will also feature keynote speaker Emile Haddad, President and CEO, FivePoint Communities. Join hundreds of Orange County business leaders for the county's premier economic conference and learn the latest opportunities for business growth and how to plan for the future.

 

WHEN: Thursday, October, 23, 2014  I  11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

WHERE: Hotel Irvine

COST: Individual: $160  I  Table of Ten: $1,500  I  Sponsorships: $7,500  I  $3,500

 

For more information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager. 

DON'T MISS THE LAST CLB FEATURING BOEING'S CRAIG COONING! NOVEMBER 4

Join OCBC on Thursday, November 4 for the last Chairman's Leadership Breakfast of 2014 with Craig Cooning, Vice President and General Manager, Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS); and CEO, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc. Cooning leads a team comprised of approximately 5,700 employees at 14 locations across the U.S., including the Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, Calif. -- which is the largest satellite factory in the world.  As CEO of Boeing Satellite Systems International, he leads the newly formed business unit, Boeing Commercial Satellite Services, which markets commercial satellite telecommunications services to the U.S. government and other satellite users.  Join OCBC for this candid discussion with one of OC's top CEO's, hosted by Tom Phelps, Chair, CEO Leadership Caucus, and presented by AT&T and Wells Fargo.


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HEN: Thursday, November 4, 2014

TIME: 7:15 a.m. Registration I 8 a.m. Program and Breakfast I 9 a.m. Adjourn

WHERE: The Center Club I 650 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa

COST: OCBC Member: $85 I Non-member: $145

 

For more information, contact Sabra Benes, Events Manager. 

ORANGE IS THE NEW GREEN: FIVE OCBC MEMBERS RECOGNIZED FOR GREEN FLEET EFFORTS

Five Orange County cities and agencies ranked on the list of 2014's 100 "Best Government Fleets." The cities include: Santa Ana, OC Sanitation District, Huntington Beach, and Anaheim. The Green Fleet Awards program recognizes counties for innovative uses and methods in using green vehicles and technologies to reduce fuel and emissions, effective green education and policies for future planning, and creating programs that others can emulate. Other California cities that topped the list include: Sacramento, Riverside, San Bernardino County, Oakland, Alameda County, Thousand Oaks, Fairfield, San Diego, Mountain View, Sonoma County, and Chico. CLICK HERE for a list of all the winners. For more information, contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development. 

OCBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 

For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager.

COMMUNITY EVENTS    

Orange County Small Business Forum - Thursday, September 4

The National Federation of Independent Businesses is hosting an Orange County Small Business Forum on Thursday, September 4 at the Embassy Suites in Santa Ana. The event is held for all Small Business Owners and friends to come meet and hear from their State Elected Officials from our area in Orange County. This event is open to members and non-members where you will meet other local business owners and learn more about what our OC Elected Officials and NFIB are doing to help small businesses here in California. CLICK HERE for more information. 


 

Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet - Wednesday, September 10

The California Employment Development Department will host the "Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet," job fair on Wednesday, September 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fullerton Community Center. Participants can find out about job opportunities, meet with HR professionals and hear from of OC's top employers during the "Be their Top Candidate" hourly workshops. For more information, contact Frank Fletcher at 714.565. 2666 or Alan Sheldon at 714.518.2342. CLICK HERE for the event flier.

 

Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce Leadership Summit - Wednesday, September 10

Join the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce for the upcoming 2014 Leadership Summit "Building Decision-Making Skills" from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Tustin Ranch Golf Club. Panelists include David Cavazos, Santa Ana City Manager; OCBC's Lucy Dunn, President and CEO; and Aaron Kushner, CEO, Freedom Communications. The moderator is Lacy Kelly, CEO, Association of California Cities- Orange County. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

Spend the Morning with Daniel Goleman- Tuesday, September 16

Dr. Daniel Goleman is speaking about how leaders can drive high performance in organizations through focus and attention, and discussing his new book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. Dr. Goleman is an award winning psychologist and international best-selling author. The event takes place 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 16 at the Pacific Ballroom UCI Student Center. Dr. Goleman will sign books after the event as well. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs - Monday, September 22

Join the Tiger Woods Foundation at Pelican Hill Golf Club on Monday, September 22 for the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs Orange County Regional tournament. The event will feature two-person teams competing on the South Course, with the top low net and low gross teams advancing to the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs Finals hosted by Tiger Woods in Orlando, FL (December 1 & 2). Proceeds from this event will support the programs of the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim. For more information or to register online, please visit www.TWCharityPlayoffs.com.

 

Coastkeeper "Toast the Coast" - Wednesday, September 24

This year, Coastkeeper will be celebrating 15 years of protecting Orange County's precious water resources with Toast the Coast, an event to raise awareness and funds for its mission and to recognize the community leaders and volunteers who have made meaningful contributions to clean water throughout the region. The event will be held at the Resort at Pelican Hill on Wednesday, September 24th for wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, and an auction. Learn more, purchase tickets, or become a sponsor here.

 

IMPACT14: Internet Marketing Reimagined - September 24 through 26

Registration is now open for IMPACT14, which is the IMA Conference and Awards focusing on the internet marketing industry from September 24 through 26, 2014 at Aria Resort, CityCenter, Las Vegas, Nev. This extraordinary event focusing on innovation, education and recognition, and hosts distinguished keynote speakers on vital internet marketing topics, a series of breakout sessions presented by the industry's leading experts, and the 2014 IMPACT Awards recognition and celebration.  CLICK HERE for a video about the event. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Pacific Symphony's 2014-2015 Opening Night Festivities - Thursday, September 25

Join Pacific Symphony for Opening Night festivities on September 25, which will kick off Music Director Carl St. Clair's 25th Anniversary season with a cocktail reception and black-tie dinner featuring special guest who have touched Maestro St. Clair's life with the symphony. The evening will conclude with a post-concert reception with both Maestro St. Clair and Joshua Bell in attendance. Support for the festivities go directly to Pacific Symphony's innovative artistic, community, and education programs. CLICK HERE for more information.  

POLITICAL CORNER   

Political events are for information purposes and are not necessarily endorsed by OCBC.


Reception Honoring Hugh Nguyen - September 4
Hear the innovative changes underway and Hugh Nguyen's, Orange County Clerk Recorder, plans for the future of the Orange County Clerk-Recorders Offices from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at First American Financial Corporation's Main Conference Room located at 1 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA. CLICK HERE for more information. 

UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: September

Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 4, 2014  I  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  I  The Center Club 

*note time and location change

 

Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014  I  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

Latino Educational Attainment Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 11, 2014  I  9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

Workforce Development Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  I  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

Community College Working Group Meeting

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 I 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

Economic Development Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 I 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 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 2014 check out OCBC's Committees. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 

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:    

NEW! SUPPORT PACIFIC CHORALE AND ENJOY SHOWS AND SOIREES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Vivace is a new social-oriented support group of the Pacific Chorale, creating opportunities for music lovers to engage by attending concerts and interacting socially with the Pacific Chorale family. Vivace membership includes concert tickets, special soirees, and discounts and other offers at restaurants and hotels. For more information contact Liana Schwind at 714.662.2345 or liana@pacificchorale.org

 

PACIFIC SYMPHONY GROUP DISCOUNTS

Gather a group for live music and a great evening out with Pacific Symphony at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater this summer. From the music of Neil Diamond to Beethoven to the soundtrack of your favorite Pixar Movies, there's something for everyone this summer. These concerts are perfect for staff events, clients, partner organizations, groups of friends, and family. Groups of 10 or more save 20% or special seating in 3rd tier Upper Terrace at just $20 for groups only. Visit PacificSymphony.org for complete schedule, seating charts and concert information. Group discounts are available only through Group Sales at (714) 876-2384 or by email to Groups@PacificSymphony.org.

 

SAVE MONEY AND ELECTRICITY BY GOING SOLAR WITH SUNPOWER 

Have you considered solar for your home?  The world's leading solar manufacturer, SunPower Corporation, has joined OCBC and is offering OCBC investors (and their employees) a special discount on solar for your home.  Beyond a generous discount for us all, SunPower is also making a donation to STEM Education in Orange County for each residential system purchased through this program.  This is a great way to save costs on electricity and to support the local community at the same time. CLICK HERE to sign up for a free solar home evaluation and for more information on this special offer. 

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FROM TOSHIBA  

OCBC members receive special discounts on Toshiba LCD televisions, laptop computers and accessories. CLICK HERE for the discount website or call 1-800-405-3704 and reference PROGRAM ID: PAOB.

 

DISCOUNTED SHIPPING RATES
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 http://savewithups.com/ocbc/ or call 714.502.2577.
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