Media Advisory: OCBC says “Thank You” to local government at 4th Annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards and Reception

IRVINE, CA— Orange County Business Council will honor Orange County’s public sector jobs creators at the 4th annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards and Reception, sponsored by Chase, Thursday, November 20 at Irvine Marriott from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Acknowledging the good work local government can do in tough times, the awards program honors Orange County’s local governments that have implemented innovative policies and programs that cut through red tape, eliminate barriers to economic growth and open the door to private sector jobs creation.

More than 20 nominees will be recognized, representing a variety of programs from numerous OC cities and agencies. And winners will be honored for achievement in the following categories: Business Retention and Expansion, Responding to Globalization, Sustainable and Green Development, and Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse. The Partnership Award will be presented to the nominee demonstrating a steadfast commitment to public-private partnerships, and the Leadership Award for Public Service will be presented to an outstanding leader in the public sector who is advancing economic development in their community.

Since its inception in 2011, the program has recognized over 100 nominees, showcasing the county’s most innovative and cost-reducing government programs. Its success is recognized throughout the state, including the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, “Streamlining Superstars,” and California Association for Local Economic Development’s annual “Awards of Excellence,” programs.

TIME/DATE: Thursday, November 20, 2014

5:00 p.m. – Registration

5:30 p.m. – Program & Award Announcements

6:15 p.m. – Networking

7:30 p.m. – Adjourn

WHERE: Irvine Marriott

18000 Von Karman

Irvine, CA 92612

R.S.V.P.:   An embargoed list of winners will be available to press Monday, November 17. Interested media please contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager, at 949.794.7220 or

About OCBC:
Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America’s sixth largest county. For more information, visit

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