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|Tuesday, July 20, 2010|
|MICHAEL MUSSALLEM OF
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES MOTIVATES BUSINESS LEADERS AT CLB|
|The Center Club in Costa Mesa was abuzz with excitement this past Wednesday morning to hear Michael Mussallem of Edwards Lifesciences share his stories and give his thoughts on healthcare, education, motivation, and more. With a packed room of Orange County's top executives and leaders, and
led through the probing questioning of former OCBC chairman, Tom Phelps of
spoke freely on issues facing this county and the nation. |
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Please Join OCBC for our next CLB featuring Scott McGregor of Broadcom.
What: CLB Featuring Scott McGregor
When: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | Breakfast:
7:30 a.m. | Program: 8 a.m.
Center Club| 650 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa
For more information, please contact Celeste Signorino or Leslie Dods.
|NUCLEAR ENERGY, GULF CLEAN-UP, HIGH SPEED RAIL|
OCBC held an informative Infrastructure Committee meeting
this past Tuesday, July 13, 2010 with guest speakers from OCBC member The Shaw
Group Inc. as well as Consensus, Inc., representing the High Speed Rail
Authority. Topics included a brief on
clean-up efforts in the Gulf, an overview of nuclear and geothermal markets,
both domestic and international, and an update on the new shared track
alternative for the proposed California High-Speed Rail system. The shared track alternative is particularly innovative in order to reduce
development impacts in urban areas by adding new track within existing track
Jason Williams, National Director of the Power Sector for
Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, provided an overview of project trends
in the nuclear and geothermal markets throughout the nation and the world, but also
spoke specifically about the viability of these markets in California. "Our nuclear business is rising
dramatically, while fossil fuels such as coal and gas are decreasing," stated
Mr. Williams. He went on to say, "Shaw has been lobbying for nuclear plants in California for years,
especially since solar energy costs almost four times as much as nuclear. With nuclear
energy at $76 per mega watts per Hour (MWh) versus solar energy at a dramatically
steeper $682 per MWh, nuclear power just makes sense."[Click here for full article]
For more information on the California High Speed Rail
Project visit www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov
or call (916) 324-1541 For any other inquiries please contact Kate Klimow.
|OCBC'S "CALIFORNIA SQUIRREL!" GETS NEW MATERIAL|
|Fruit Purchasing Preferences? No! Stop Over-Regulations? Yes!|
don't like reporting these. We're hoping someday our legislators will
that is no longer on the "worst place to do business list"
"highest taxes" list. Rather, we'd like them to focus on creating a
California that is the leader in economic recovery.
we have new material. Check out the latest chock-full-o' nuts
hit OCBC's CaliforniaSquirrel.com:
California's economy needs a major
boost. And the first job of
every California elected official is to help grow that economy for the
benefit of its people and environment. If a legislator isn't working to
create private sector JOBS, he may be distracted by SQUIRRELS. See what
all the talk is about at www.CaliforniaSquirrel.com.
- AB 1960 -- Would require
state agencies to
purchase California-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables when the quality
comparable and the price matches produce grown elsewhere.
State agencies are "encouraged to
purchase fruits, nuts, and vegetables that are produced, or produced
processed, in California before those that are produced outside of the
state." The key sentence from the bill analysis, "supporters of this bill state that California farmers are faced with a competitive disadvantage due to regulations that are more restrictive than other state's and countries' regulations. Supporters believe this bill will help with the competitive disadvantages farmers contend with..." Here is an idea, instead of applying a
bandage in the form of a "special purchasing preference" maybe the
author could fix the underlying problem -- California's businesses are
at a competitive disadvantage because of restrictive regulations - SQUIRREL!!
more information, please contact Kate Klimow.
Or to submit suspected Squirrels for consideration contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|LAST CHANCE TO GOLF IN OCBC'S 2010 EXECUTIVE INVITATIONAL: ALMOST SOLD OUT!!|
|Join OCBC Thursday, July 29, for the 2010 Executive Invitational Golf Tournament, presented by Kaiser Permanente, at the beautiful Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, and tee off for education. This annual event helps raise funds and awareness for OCBC's Latino Educational Attainment initiative and works to unify the community, students and parents and enhance the future of our
workforce. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON LEA]|
Don't miss this great opportunity to hit the greens with Orange County's top business executives all while having fun for a great cause. For more information, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Leslie Dods at 949.794.7241.
What: 2010 Executive Invitational Golf Tournament
When: Thursday, July 29, 2010 | Shotgun start: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Monarch Beach Golf Links | 50 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point
Event Flyer | Registration Form | Online Registration
Special Thanks to the following sponsors:
AltaMed Health Services AT&T Auto Club of Southern California
Bentley Prince Street Bolar Hirsch & Jennings, LLP Cox Communications
The Disneyland Resort Fluor Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Goodwill Industries of Orange County Kaiser Permanente of Orange County Mater Dei High School Michael Brandman Associates OnPoint Technologies Pepperdine University
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Time Warner Cable Toshiba America Information Systems
United Parcel Service
|VICTORY FINALLY!! SUNRISE POWERLINK APPROVED WITH OCBC'S STRONG SUPPORT|
|OCBC member, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has received approval to move forward with |
the approximately $1.9 billion, 120-mile Sunrise
Powerlink transmission line from the Department of Agriculture's United
States Forest Service. The new power line will increase the
reliability of the power grid and transport renewable energy, such as
solar, wind and geothermal power, from remote areas in southern
California's Imperial Valley to residences and businesses in the San
When completed in 2012, the 500-kilovolt Sunrise Powerlink electric
"superhighway" will have the capacity to carry at least 1,000 megawatts
of clean power, or enough energy for 650,000 homes. The project will
create 400 to 500 direct construction jobs and provide more than $100
million in annual energy savings. "This project is important to Southern California's long term energy needs," stated Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Economic Development for the Orange County Business Council. "It will bring in cheaper power and increase the use of power from non-fossil
fuel sources like the sun, wind and heat underground."
Congratulations to OCBC board member, Rick Morrow, and Mark Gaughan of Sempra Energy for their advocacy and vision. For more information, please contact Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Economic Development.
|OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO BRIEF OCBC MEMBERS ON HEALTH CARE REFORM |
|Save the Date! On July 28, 2010, Herb Schultz, Regional Director of the U.S. Department of |
Health and Human Services for Region
IX, which includes California, will be speaking on the topic of Health Care Reform.
The U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services is the principal agency for protecting
the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Make sure to stay tuned for more information regarding this event by checking the OCBC Website or following us on Twitter and Facebook in the days to come. For additional information, contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs.
|OCBC WELCOMES NEW AND RETURNING BOARD MEMBERS|
|OCBC is proud to welcome two new board members from The Disneyland Resort and Experian, as well as a returning member from Manatt.|
Lisa Haines, Vice President of
Public Affairs for The Disneyland Resort, oversees external communications, internal communications, government relations and
community relations. She also works closely with Disneyland Resort
President George Kalogridis, serving as a member of his senior
leadership team. Ms. Haines reports to former OCBC Board Member Kristin
Nolt-Wingard, who serves as Senior Vice President of
Public Affairs for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
Laura DeSoto, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Experian, is responsible for driving strategic planning and development for Experian's credit and analytics businesses. She is focused on global credit bureau expansion and high potential strategic initiatives in the United States. Ms. DeSoto is also the architect and champion of Experian's extensive 'Voice of the Customer' program, designed to ensure that Experian delivers a truly customer-centric experience. Laura holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a BS degree in business administration from San Diego State University.
At OCBC's last board meeting, Chairwoman Linda Martin of Porter Novelli graciously welcomed the return of Tom Umberg, a partner with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, after serving a year in Afghanistan as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. Mr. Umberg's practice focuses on litigation matters and
federal and state policy and regulatory matters, as well as domestic and
international project development. He has extensive trial experience and has been chosen as a "Super
Lawyer" for Southern California, a recognition limited to only 5% of the
lawyers in Southern California. He was also
selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the field of commercial
litigation. In addition, Mr. Umberg provides counsel in infrastructure project
development and in crisis management. Please contact Celeste Signorino, Vice President of Investor Relations, for more information.
|THINK YOU CAN BALANCE THE STATE'S BUDGET? TAKE THE CHALLENGE!|
|Think you can do a better job of balancing the state's budget than our legislators? Well, here is your chance to share what you think about the
state's spending priorities and how they should pay for them. |
Each year the Governor and Legislature work together to pass a state budget that decides how our taxes will be spent. In recent years, California has spent more money than it has coming in, which leads to deficits. The budget process involves many tough trade-offs. With Next 10's Budget Challenge, you have a chance to design your own budget and try your hand at solving the Golden State's budget woes, now with new policy options and most up-to-date numbers on the state budget. Click here to take the California Budget Challenge. For more info, contact Lucy Dunn.
|IN THIS ECONOMY, YOU NEED ALL THE HELP YOU CAN GET! |
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|HENRY SEGERSTROM: BUILDING ON THE VISION|
|Forty years ago, Orange County looked and felt quite different. There was the ever present smell of citrus in the air, a strong agricultural presence, and of course copious amounts of undeveloped land. That is, until one visionary, Henry Segerstrom, decided to build what is now America's #1 planned retail center in America: South Coast Plaza. "My father always told me that 'quality is paramount in your success,'" said Segerstrom and that is what he has undeniably done with South Coast Plaza and Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County. |
Segerstrom, developer of South
Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, began his
big-dollar arts philanthropy in the mid-1970s, when he donated land near
the shopping center as a site for South Coast Repertory, whose largest
venue is the Segerstrom Stage. Since then, gifts of adjoining parcels
owned by the Segerstrom family enlarged the arts district to include the
Orange County Performing Arts Center and a site reserved for a new home for the
Newport Beach-based Orange County Museum of Art. The district's formal
name is the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and the performing arts
center's two large auditoriums are the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and
the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The construction
fund for the latter included $51 million donated by Segerstrom. A short video on the history of the center can be seen here.
OCBC congratulates Henry Segerstrom on his 'Medal of Excellence' presented annually by Carnegie Hall and to our member C.J. Segerstrom & Sons for continually helping to support Orange County. For any additional information, please contact Celeste Signorino, Vice President of Investor Relations.
|OCBC NEW MEMBERS SPOTLIGHT|
|Bently Prince Street Rolls Out The Red Carpet At All-Star Games |
OCBC's newest member, Bentley Prince Street, Inc., rolled out almost 1 mile of plush, red carpet for last week's
Major League Baseball All-Star Parade. Bentley Prince Street
President, Anthony Minite, is an avid baseball follower and was honored to have
baseball's best players make their way down the carpet stretching from South Harbor Boulevard
to Disney Way.
For more than 30 years, award-winning Bentley Prince Street has defined style,
color, quality and service, manufacturing sustainable broadloom and carpet tile
products for distinctive commercial and residential interiors across the globe.
Bentley Prince Street
produces and ships more than six million yards of carpet each year from its
LEED-EB Silver Certified facility and continually searches for innovative ways
to make a positive impact on the state and the environment through its commitment
to sustainable commerce.
Discover why Bentley
Prince Street has been named one of the 2010
Best Places to Work in Los Angeles
by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the fourth consecutive year! [Click here to read more] For more info, contact Celeste Signorino.
|OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: JULY|
Workforce Development Committee
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00AM
Economic Development Committee
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 | 9:00 - 10:30AM
meetings are open to
OCBC members and invited guests only. All committee meetings
at the OCBC offices unless otherwise specified. For more information on
upcoming committee meetings for 2010 check out OCBC's Committees. For more information, contact
Leslie Dods at 949-794-7241 or email@example.com
Caltrans Regional Small Business Council Meeting - Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Caltrans Districts 7, 8, and 12 are hosting a Regional Small
Business Council Meeting at Caltrans District 12 Headquarters from 1:30 -
3:00PM on Tuesday, July 20.
This is an
opportunity for Small Businesses, Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises, and
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises within the local communities to meet with
Caltrans staff members, network with other local businesses, and discuss items
of concern to the business community.If
you plan to attend this event, please RSVP to: Elizabeth Philippon
, Small Business Liaison for District 12, at
Orange County Forum Presents: A
Luncheon With Angels Baseball - Tuesday, July 27, 2010
invited to a luncheon, featuring Angels Baseball Chairman Dennis Kuhl
and representatives from the 2010 Angels' Baseball Team at The Diamond
Club on July 27, 2010. Meet and greet the minds behind the Angels
organization and current members of the 2010 Team, as well as bid on autographed memorabilia and collectibles. The event
will take place at The Diamond Club starting at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Orange County Forum at 949-588-9884 or
via email at OrangeCoForum@aol.com
Central County Senior & Caregiver Summit - Saturday, August 7, 2010
The Central County Senior & Caregiver Summit hosted by Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, the Orange County Office on Aging and Community SeniorServ will take place at the Crystal Cathedral on Saturday, August 7, 2010. The Summit will provide a unique and exciting opportunity for Orange County's older adults and caregivers to learn more about health care and vital community programs. Over 1000 older adults, caregivers and families are expected to be in attendance at this event with a particular emphasis on targeting under-served communities. For more information, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karen Roper at 714.480.2805.
Irvine Chamber of Commerce
Presents: The 2010 Network Orange County Event - Thursday, August 19,
NETWORK OC will be the biggest event since the inception
of NETWORK OC in 2001 with 34 Orange County Chambers and
Organizations partnering up for our summertime
reception. This annual event is scheduled to be
held at the hip Poolside Cabanas
at the Atrium Hotel John Wayne Airport on Thursday, August 19th from
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
We have over 300 guests from every community in Orange County. For
additional information please click here.
SAVE THE DATE! Mobility 21 Regional Transportation Summit - Friday, October 29, 2010
The ninth annual Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference that brings together stakeholders, business leaders and local, state and federal officials during a one day meeting to discuss the leading issues facing our transportation system today. For additional information, contact Marnie O'Brien Primmer at 949-288-6884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|IS IT NEWS TO YOU? THEN IT'S NEWS WE CAN USE!|
|Have an event coming up? Was your company just
highlighted in the news? Are you doing something great in Orange
County? The Business Council wants to know about it. Now OCBC members can submit news stories for OCBC's E-Update Indicator
Newsletter. Click here and fill out the submission form for one of Orange County's premier business news source. Not a member? Click here for more information on how to get involved and join the leading voice of business in Orange County.|
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