The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County
|Tuesday, May 11, 2010|
|CARLY FIORINA RECEIVES OCBC ENDORSEMENT FOR U.S. SENATE|
Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has received OCBC's support in
GOP primary for U.S. Senate
three-term Senator Barbara Boxer in the fall. |
understands the principle that built America that with hard work, fiscal
responsibility and common sense change is possible for California," said Lucy
Dunn, OCBC President and CEO. "She
started her career as a receptionist and ended as not just a CEO, but the first
woman to head a Fortune 20 company. She'll bring that tenacity and leadership
with her to DC to make sure that California is well represented and the
government supports a thriving economy, not the other way around."
In November of last year, Fiorina addressed the Council to share her views on pressing issues facing the state and nation, including water, education and healthcare. On the top of Fiorina's list--holding elected officials accountable in the same way business managers and board directors are accountable to their customers, employees and community. For more information please contact Kate Klimow.
|VOTE JUNE 8. OCBC RECOMMENDATIONS ARE...|
California primary election is right around the corner.
Make your voice, your vote count. OCBC
has studied the issues, met with and reviewed the candidates. Here
for statewide offices and propositions:Click here for further breakdown on the ballot measures and OCBC's positioning. For more information on these candidates and ballot measures or on OCBC's
position statements, please contact Kate Klimow.
|FORMER SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER JIM BRULTE STOPS BY OCBC OFFICES|
Honorable Jim Brulte,
and Assembly Republican leader and political powerhouse, was a guest speaker at OCBC's Advocacy and Government
Affairs Committee Meeting last week with a rousing talk on "understanding the
evolving political environment" and how historical events have affected modern
elections. Mr. Brulte explained that both Republican and Democratic parties were
ideologically balanced from the 1930's through the mid 1960's; however after the
1964 election, the parties began to philosophically re-align. "The left began
to stretch further left, and the right slid further right," Senator Brulte
stated. "Both of these shifts took place at the Presidential level, but it took
another generation before we saw it on the local level." |
After the fall
of Communism in the early 1990's, the Independent Party began to emerge as a
"halfway house" between the Conservative and
politics. With the rise of the
independent party, "socially tolerant, small government voters are defining elections," said Mr.
Brulte. "Over the last two decades, the 'Decline to State' voters have risen
dramatically and have depolarized themselves from the far right and far left.
That however, has forced Conservative Republicans and Democrats to stretch even further right
requiring advocates to deliver different messages to each in order to appeal to
their interests." For more information please contact Kate Klimow.
|OCBC'S OCMOVES GETS STATE, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL PORT PERSPECTIVE|
Douglas Thiessen, Managing Director of Engineering at the Port of Long Beach, was the guest speaker at the
OCMoves Committee meeting last Friday. Mr. Thiessen gave an outstanding
presentation on the Port
of Long Beach and how
important goods movement and the Port are to our nation's economy. "The Port of Long Beach
is the second biggest U.S.
cargo container seaport and the fifth busiest complex in the world," said Mr. Thiessen. "$40
Billion worth of trading and goods travels through Orange County
every year, which creates over 300,000 regional jobs. One shipload of imports,
can FILL South
with clothes and shoes, 8-feet-high, wall-to-wall." Each day the Port hosts dozens
of ships, handles 5,000 truck trips (10% of which are to and from Orange County),
and manages over 50 trains. |
Mr. Theissen went on to explain that "one of the leading
economic forecasts trends is the movement of cargo in and out of ports and half
of all United States imports arrives and passes through the Port of Los Angeles
and Long Beach. It is imperative that these ports maintain their strong
positions in the global trading industry." Southern California is a major
marketplace for imports and exports and with the one billion square feet of
distribution centers in the Inland Empire, it is no wonder why the Port of Long Beach is as successful as it is... [READ MORE] For more information please contact Kate Klimow.
|THREE OF OCBC'S FINEST MAKE OC METRO'S "40 UNDER 40" LIST|
|OC Metro unveiled its "40 Under 40" list of the county's best and brightest success stories under age 40 this month. Three of OCBC's members, John E. Stratman Jr. of Kaiser Permanente, Sinan
Kanatsiz of KCOMM and Kelly George of Discovery Science Center, were honored with
on this year's
John E. Stratman Jr. is the Director of Public Affairs for Kaiser Permanente. At 21, Stratman was appointed by then-governor Pete Wilson to the
California Postsecondary Education Commission. (He has more than 15
years in public and government affairs behind him.) He was elected as
the youngest president of a Rotary Club and served four years as
chairman of The Raise
Foundation, Orange County's official child-abuse- prevention organization. Stratman is leading OCBC's efforts for its upcoming Executive Invitational Golf
Tournament on July 29, 2010. [READ MORE]
Sinan Kanatsiz is the Chairman and CEO of KCOMM Marketing Firm. He sits at the helm of an innovative marketing
communications firm that has represented more than 500 brands, including
Sony, the University of Phoenix, Hewlett-Packard and Quiksilver. He
employs 55 people in 14 countries, and KCOMM has grown to several
million in revenue annually. Kanatsiz also serves as the Chairman of the inaugural Anaheim Film Festival scheduled for October 13 - 17 of this year. [READ MORE]
Kelly George is the Public Relations Manager for the Discovery Science Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting
teachers and increasing public understanding of science, math and
technology through interactive exhibits and programs. George's history covers war zones, the Pentagon and an Air Force
Commendation Medal--with a beauty pageant thrown in for good measure. [READ MORE]
Congratulations to John, Sinan and Kelly for their hard work and dedication to Orange County!
To see the complete list click here.
KRISTIN NOLT WINGARD AND MICHAEL KELLY|
sad, but exciting news to report--two members of OCBC's Board of Directors have
taken new positions in Los Angeles County.
Michael Kelly, formerly of Boeing and our past Chair of Workforce
"Executive Director" of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs. The
Los Angeles Coalition is comprised of Senior Executives from business,
labor, academia and the non-profit sector, uniting these leaders and their
diverse perspectives to provide a unified voice on issues critical to the
economic well-being of the City and County of Los Angeles. OCBC will be pleased
to partner with Kelly in his new role.
Nolt-Wingard has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for
The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Ms. Wingard will be responsible for leading
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts' Public Affairs, which encompasses External
Communications, Internal Communications, Community Relations and Government
Relations. In this capacity, she will be responsible for developing strategies
that enhance the reputation of Parks and Resorts, support business performance
and long-term growth, and promote the strength of the Disney brand.
wish Mr. Kelly and Ms. Wingard the best of luck in their new positions and thank
them for all of the time and support they gave to the Business Council.
OCBC will not lose them--we just consider them our envoys into "taking over
|OCBC AND OCWIB PRESENTS: 2010 INDUSTRY SUMMIT SERIES|
|Please join Orange
County Business Council in partnership with the Orange County Workforce
Investment Board in June as we conclude the Industry Summit Series. Dr. Wallace Walrod will be facilitating the
final three forums relating to several emerging and high-growth workforce
clusters in Orange
County. The forums focus on growing and enhancing the
Orange County firms in these clusters, as well
as promoting the workforce skill development needed in current and potential
The Creativity Cluster is made up of firms
connecting businesses with creative individuals involved in producing cultural,
artistic and design goods and services. These artistic and inventive
professionals generate original ideas into creative goods and services for
every industry cluster in Orange
County. Also included
are components of more traditional enterprises and activities that involve
creativity, innovation, and/or good design. Occupations in the Creativity
Cluster include jobs in fields such as Audio & Video Technology, Printing,
Visual and Performing Arts, and Journalism.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
9:30am to 11:00am | Brandman University: 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618 (map)
Biotechnology and Nanotechnology:
The Biotech cluster
is a knowledge intensive industry made up of firms that research, manufacture
or process biological, chemical or medical products including medical and
industrial chemicals and their preparation. Harnessing discoveries from the
human genome project, the medical literature and health promotion practices,
new tools are created to enhance the wellbeing of people.
The Nanotech Cluster is made up of firms that are involved with the
manipulation of materials on a very small scale in order to build microscopic
materials, products, and manufacturing processes. Emerging discoveries in
the materials sciences and molecular engineering are utilized to develop tools
at a microscopic level for improvements in efficiency, wellbeing and
Thursday, June 17, 2010
8:30am to 10:00am | Rancho Santiago Community College District
|2ND ANNUAL LATINO
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT RECEPTION: BE THERE!|
|The LEA reception will be celebrating the initiative's action and
success on June 3, 2010 at the Discovery
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The LEA Initiative is a grassroots, community based program
to help parents learn how to guide their children through our 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 to become eligible for entrance into the university system. |
LEA has several non-profit partners
including: CREER, El Viento, Fullerton Collaborative, Garden Grove Unified
School District and KidWorks. LEA has trained parents, teachers and
administrators in 22 neighborhoods and 85 schools in Orange County including: Huntington Beach, Fullerton,
Santa Ana, San Juan
Capistrano, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove,
and Westminster and will soon include
neighborhoods in La Habra and Orange. LEA's goal is to implement its program in Orange County's
100 lowest performing schools by 2011. Approximately 10,000 adults have benefited from LEA's work. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON LEA]
What: Latino Educational Attainment Initiative Reception
When: Thursday, June 3, 2010 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Discovery Science Center | 2500 N. Main Street, Santa
Ana, CA 92705
How: Click here to register online
|HENRY SEGERSTROM HONORED BY CARNEGIE HALL|
announced that Henry T.
Segerstrom, Developer of South Coast Plaza and Founding Chairman
of the Orange County Performing Arts Center/Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will
receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at a gala benefit on Monday, June
7 at The Waldorf Astoria's Starlight Roof. The award, recognizing Mr.
Segerstrom's outstanding leadership in arts philanthropy, will be presented by
the 2008 Medal of Excellence Honoree Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Macy's Inc.; Sanford I. Weill, Chairman of Carnegie
Hall's Board of Trustees; and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who are proud to
serve as the event's Honorary Chairs. |
"Carnegie Hall is thrilled to present its
fourth Medal of Excellence to Henry T. Segerstrom," said Sanford I. Weill. "Henry's dedication to developing the unique cultural lan dscape of Orange
County, California as well as his commitment as a champion of the arts has made
him the ideal honoree for this year's medal. He has also been the driving force
in bringing Carnegie Hall's major international festivals to the West
Coast." For more info, contact Celeste Signorino.
|THINK THE DROUGHT IS OVER? THINK AGAIN--JOIN OCBC AT THE 2010 O.C. WATER SUMMIT|
|The 2010 O.C. Water Summit--themed "Capture the Flow"--will bring together
hundreds of professionals representing business, manufacturing and agriculture,
the water and environmental communities, elected officials, and community
leaders. Guests will learn about the threats and opportunities before us and
hear from expert panelists as we begin to cultivate ideas and solutions. What
are the global economic and societal trends related to water reliability? What
role does innovation and technology play in managing water? How are other
nations addressing similar water challenges? Find out at the OC Water Summit!
Click here to register and for further event details!|
|LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR OCBC'S ADVOCACY TRIP TO SACRAMENTO|
| Help us
make the voice of business heard and advance Orange County's competitive advantage by joining our annual
advocacy trip to Sacramento!|
Landscape Briefing with a political strategist,
Legislative Meetings to Advocate for OC's Legislative Priorities,
Dinner with OC's State Legislative Delegation and legislative
Hotel, meals, materials and sessions covered in cost.
the Business Council in the state's capital, you advocate on behalf of the
business community's interests for America's fifth largest county. OCBC
has organized a focused agenda to maximize your impact in Sacramento. Meetings are
scheduled with key state delegation and administration officials on priority
business issues including economic development, budget, infrastructure,
workforce development and workforce housing.
Breakfast with Assembly
Speaker John Perez.
Welcome lunch featuring the
Sacramento Bee's Jon Ortiz,
author of "The State Worker" blog and column.
information on registration or advocacy questions, please contact Kate Klimow at 949.794.7210 or for sponsorship information,
please contact Leslie Dods at 949.794.7241.
OCBC Advocacy Trip to Sacramento
Monday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The Citizen Hotel, Sacramento(Hotel, meals,
materials and sessions covered in cost)
Trip Agenda | Sponsorship Info | Online
|OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS|
Tuesday, May 11 , 2010 from 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Workforce Development Committee
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Economic Development Committee
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Community Colleges Working Group
Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee
May 21, 2010 from 9 - 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 2010 check out OCBC's Committees.
Looking to get more involved?
Click below to receive specific committee notices.
Orange County Sheriff Candidate Debate - Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The Orange County Forum, together with Gen-Next O.C., are
delighted to offer the opportunity for you to meet and hear the candidates for
the office of Orange County Sheriff 2010. With the Orange County Register's
Brian Calle as the Debate Moderator, the candidates will share their views on
the most critical issues facing Orange County's law enforcement and community
protection organization. Click here to register and full event information.
OCBC Healthcare Task Force Meeting - Tuesday, May 11, 2010
SAVE THE DATE for
the next Health Care Task Force Meeting. On Tuesday, May 11, Pfizer
Pharmaceuticals will be hosting a special presentation for OCBC members and
investors on smoking cessation and how wellness can positively affect your
business and its health care costs. If you would like more information, please
contact Alicia Berhow at firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting and
presentation will be from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Lunch will be provided, but
seating will be limited. To RSVP, please contact Leslie Dods at
Orange County Tourism Council's 2nd Annual Tourism Conference - Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The mission of this
conference is to showcase the
Orange County Tourism Council's role, through
branding, in the development/sustainability of
tourism to Orange County and to serve as an
information resource to hospitality businesses. The conference will provide speakers who will
share ideas for marketing in the current climate
and The OC branding efforts of the Council. Emerging
travel trends from a national
perspective will also be presented.
Click here for more info, or to register.
South Orange County Largest Career Fair - Friday, May 14, 2010
OCBC is a proud partner of
"South Orange County's Largest Career Fair" - Friday, May 14, from 10:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. at 10 Goodyear, Irvine, CA.
The fair is open to businesses looking to fill hourly or
salaried positions (sorry, no commission-only, 1099, or MLM positions) in Aliso
Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna
Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, San
Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, and Tustin. Interested employers should not
delay; the first 35 employers to confirm will have their registration fee
For candidates, South Orange County's Largest Career Fair
is free to attend and includes onsite career industry experts who will
personally evaluate candidates' resumes, as well as several workshops on how to
write a more powerful resume, how to master the interview process, and how to
put your best foot forward.
For complete information and to register, please visit www.oclargestcareerfair.com.
Orange County Housing Summit IV - Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Orange County Housing Trust (OCHT) and
the Orange County Business Council will co-host the fourth annual Orange County
Housing Summit May 20, 2010
at the University
of California, Irvine Student
Center from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. The OC Housing Summit is the largest event of
its kind in Orange
County. Click here to register for the Summit or contact Dan Carlsson, 949.559.9382 or
Bruce Herschensohn at World Affairs Council of Orange County - Thursday, May
Bruce Herschensohn is a Political
Commentator, Senior Fellow at Pepperdine University School of Public Policy and
former Deputy Special Assistant to Richard Nixon speaking on "An American Amnesia - How the 94th Congress Forced the
Surrenders of South Vietnam and Cambodia - Lessons for our Policy in the Middle
East Today". The event will be held at the Pacific Club, Newport Beach. More
SAVE THE DATE! Public Infrastructure Financing Forum - Tuesday, May 25, 2010
On Tuesday, May 25th, from 10am-4pm, California's Public Infrastructure
Advisory Commission (PIAC) will partner with leading transportation, finance,
and industry experts in hosting thePublic Infrastructure Financing Forum.
Please join this important discussion about financing
strategies for critical transportation and social infrastructure.The day's discussion will include: an update on the pending Presidio
Parkway (formerly Doyle Drive) P3 project and other projects in the emerging
California pipeline of projects, with an emphasis on alternative financing
strategies and delivery options for managed lanes, transit,
and freight infrastructure. Click here for event website.
SAVE THE DATE! Walk United - Sunday, June 13, 2010
Team up with Orange County United Way and Angels Baseball Foundation and WALK UNITED to provide for the over 290,000 people living below the poverty level in our community. Register to Walk and Get More Information at www.walkunited.com.
KOCE-TV 2010 Gala: That's Entertainment - Saturday, June 19, 2010
Join KOCE-TV of the 2010 Gala Event: That's Entertainment at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. The event will feature a live auction, live music and will recognize Bette and Wylie Aitken and the Orange County High School of the Arts.For more information, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Claudia Jenkins at 714.861.4311.
SAVE THE DATE! Mobility 21 Regional Transportation Summit - Friday, October 29, 2010
After hosting the largest
Southern California Transportation Summit in history last September, Mobility 21
will hold the 2010 Summit at the Disneyland Hotel
in Anaheim on
Friday, Oct. 29. The 2010 Summit will feature more breakout sessions, an
expanded expo with more exhibit space, the first-ever Mobility 21 Challenge,
2010 Mobility 21 Award winners, cutting edge transportation information and
exciting speakers from around the nation. For more information , please contact
Marnie O'Brien Primmer, 949.288.6884 or email@example.com.
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