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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
OCBC POSITIONS ON STATE CANDIDATES AND BALLOT PROPOSITIONS. VOTE NOV. 2.
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THIS IS FIORINA'S LAST OC EVENT!

Carly Fiorina - Election Reception - Thursday, October 28, 2010

Don't miss this opportunity to meet U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina at The Island Hotel on October 28, 2010. Carly is within striking distance of removing Barbara Boxer from 28 years in the Senate. It's about time. OCBC has endorsed Carly and believes it's past time for this change. Boxer is still a formidable fundraiser, however, and Carly needs our help. $100, $1,000, or $10,000 -- every dollar counts and time is of the essence with just three weeks left to election. This is her last Orange County event and YOU can make a differnce. For additional information contact Stacy Davis at 949.474.6930 or stacy@stacy-davis.com


Real Orange & Inside OC Election Coverage - Tuesday, November 2, 2010

With corporate and community support, KOCE-TV and the OC Channel provide the only comprehensive real-time coverage of Orange County elections.  For more information on you or your company can get involved, contact Lisa Mayeda-Nichols at 714-861-4315 or lnichols@koce.org

ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 2nd AND OCBC WANTS YOU TO VOTE!!
You may not always like the choices, but casting a vote does make a difference. Even if your issue or candidate Votedoesn't win, that margin between winning and losing is a key indicator for those in power. Big margins are interpreted as "mandates" while slim margins leads to cautious behavior. Simply put, voting is how you help determine who will run the government of you city, state and country. The choice isn't between voting and not voting. There is only voting.
  • 1845 - ONE VOTE brought Texas into the Union.
  • 1867 - ONE VOTE decided on the purchase of Alaskan territory.
  • 1916 - ONE VOTE in each California precinct re-elected Woodrow Wilson to the Presidency over Charles E. Hughes.
  • 1948 - ONE VOTE per voting precinct in Ohio and California gave Harry S. Truman the Presidency.
  • 1960 - ONE VOTE per precinct made John F. Kennedy the President over contender Richard Nixon.
For more info, contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government Affairs.

OCBC ENDORSES TWO MORE CANDIDATES FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE

Orange County Business Council has endorsed two more candidates for statewide office, Steve Cooley for Attorney General and Mike Villines for Insurance Commissioner. Both have exhibited their firm support of business issues, with a practical yet focused approach to improve California's quality of life.  


Steve CooleyCooley, now District Attorney of Los Angeles, understands that California's  unemployment crisis and the exodus of businesses from the state are issues that affect every aspect of life in California. He believes in making job creation a top priority by reducing unreasonably burdensome regulations while prosecuting those who prey on consumers, endanger the public's health and damage our environment.

Mike Villines


Villines' agenda for creating jobs and improving California's economy concentrates on keeping insurance affordable and accessible for individuals and businesses by increasing competition and controlling costs. He advocates cutting barriers to competition, using alternatives to litigation and cutting costs through efficiency in Department operations.


"Both candidates understand that regulatory issues are hindering an economic recovery for California's businesses, " said OCBC's CEO Lucy Dunn. "Their leadership is needed now more than ever." For more info, contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government Affairs.

"LADIES OF LOGISTICS" PROVIDE INSIGHT ON GOODS MOVEMENT AND FOREIGN TRADE

This month's Infrastructure Committee meeting featured the "Ladies of Logistics", including: newly portappointed California Transportation Commissioner and Senior Vice President of Majestic Realty Co., Fran Inman,; Michele Grubbs, Vice President of Pacific Merchant Shipping Association; Elizabeth Warren, Executive Director of FuturePorts; and Samara Ashley, Director of Government Affairs for the Port of Long Beach. Each provided a unique perspective on goods movement and supply chain issues for California, as well as the planned expansion of the Panama Canal.


"The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest U.S. port," said Samara Ashley. "With 35 miles of waterfront and more than $120 billion in cargo a year, the port is an economic engine for Southern California. It has created more than 316,000 jobs in Southern California alone and is a major gateway for U.S.-Asian trade." To read more, CLICK HERE. For more information, contact Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Economic Development.

2010 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE - A SMASHING SUCCESS!

On Wednesday, October 13, the Orange County Business Council (OCBC), in partnership with the Orange County Workforce Investment 10WDCBoard (OCWIB), hosted the 9th annual Workforce Development Conference at the Island Hotel.

The 300 plus guests were given the Workforce Indicators Report along with Dr. Wallace Walrod's presentation on the state of education in Orange County.  A new aspect of the report this year focused on International Trade and the Global Economy.  To find out some of the key findings and to read more, CLICK HERE. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, Director of Workforce Development.


OCBC would like to thank the Workforce Conference sponsors:

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OCBC CHAIR LINDA MARTIN LEADS LIVELY "GREEN TASK FORCE".

Linda Martin of Porter Novelli led OCBC's first "green task force" workshop last Friday, brainstorming ways OCBCGreen Jobs members could share best practices in corporate social responsibility, sustainability and stewardship of California's environment.  Abigail Lovell of Experian, Steve Churm of OCMetro and Churm Media, Eddie Northen of UPS, Shari Battle of Bank of America, Laer Pearce of Laer Pearce & Associates, Mike Stockstill of California Strategies, and Smooch Reynolds of The Irvine Company were just a few of the dynamic brain trust members helping to develop ways for OCBC to showcase and share the cutting edge business practices already mastered by these firms to enhance OC's high quality of life.  The morning workshop findings will be reviewed by OCBC leadership for refinement and further ways to "share the story" will be developed.  For more information, or to share your company's "green" accomplishments, contact Lucy Dunn, President and CEO.

ANAHEIM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS CELEBRITIES, FILMMAKERS TO GARDENWALK

The curtains closed on the inaugural Anaheim International Film Festival with a fabulous signature event, the AIFFAIFF  Awards Night Celebration, a red carpet gala hosted by Disneyland Resort on Saturday October 16.

 

Over the course of five days from Oct. 13-17, over 127 films from all over the world were showcased at Anaheim's Gardenwalk, including an exclusive One-Minute Youth Challenge where students were able to submit films in collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education. A who's who of noted celebrities, filmmakers, business leaders, government officials and guests attended the various showings and events, making the inaugural festival one of the most distinguished among film festivals.To read more on this article, CLICK HERE. To view pictures from the event click here! For more info, contact Celeste Signorino, VP of Investor Relations.

QUICK HITS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY

Lucy Dunn moderates panel at the Ben Franklin Forum: A panel featuring Jason Clemens, orange globeDirector of Research at the Pacific Research Institute, Steve Greenhut, Editor in Chief of CalWatchdog and Brian Calle, Columnist and Editorial Writer for the Orange County Register was moderated by Ms. Dunn October 14th at the Center Club. The luncheon panel discussion was on the up-in-coming elections and how the outcome of these elections will affect the future of California. 


Upcoming OCPAA Election Post-Morem, November 5, 2010 - What Does It All Mean?

Stu Mollrich of Forde & Mollrich, Steven Greenhut of the Pacific Research Institute, Adam Probolsky  of Probolsky Research, Brian Calle of the OC Register and Norberto Santana (Voice of OC) will be featured as panelists for this insightful look toward the future, with Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of OCBC moderating. Will pension reform happen? What is to come of AB32? Get the answers here.  For more info and reservations, contact Carol Perry at ocpaa93@yahoo.com.


Lynn Jacobs honored at CBIA Dinner: Lucy Dunn recently traveled to CBIA's San Jose Board of Directors Dinner to honor Lynn Jacobs for her housing accomplishments as Director of Housing and Community Development under Governor Arnold Schwarenegger. In her term as HCD Director, Lynn has shepherded funding for over 144,000 affordable housing units and shelter spaces, approved scores of enterprise zones for economic development, secured plastic pipe as a reliable, cost-effective building choice for California homes, and protected future California home-buyers from overzealous regulations. Kudos to Lynn. She is a housing champion! For more info, contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government Affairs.


South Orange County Alliance for Housing our Communities presents a Housing and Economic Development Dialogue "Opportunities for Economic Development and Revitalization: linking Housing, land use and Transportation" on Thursday, November 4th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm in San Clemente.  OCBC's Kate Klimow will be a presenting on the "Future challenges for South Orange County: Perspective/Forecast on SOC Regional Economy, Mobility and Competitiveness." For more information about the conference, please contact Eduardo Moreno Cerezo at Eduardo.MorenoCerezo@stjoe.org.

OCBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
  • Oakley donates 35 pairs of sunglasses to rescued Chilean Miners
  • St Joseph Hospital names new CEO
  • Abode Communities recently received a $4 million Federal grant under the inaugural round of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the CDFI Fund) Capital Magnet Fund Program. While a mouthful, community development financial institutions (CDFIs) like LISC or LIIF are usually the recipients of funds like these. However, the Capital Magnet Fund was established through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and opened to non-profits to apply directly. Out of a competitive field of 230 applicants for $80 million, Abode Communities was one of only 23 recipients. They plan to use the money to finance acquisition and pre-development activities for projects in their pipeline. Congratulations Abode from OCBC! For more information on Abode Communities click here.
  • TCA's most recent video on the 241 completion project.
WHEN WILL JOBS RETURN? WHAT DO CEOs THINK? REGISTER AND GET THE ANSWERS

2010 Economic Forecast Conference - Thursday, October 28, 2010 - SOLD OUT!!!!09 Inidicator
Recovery and Reform: Perspectives from Industry Titans is this year's theme and will be featuring Dr. Anil Puri and Dr. Mira Farka of Cal State University, Fullerton and Richard Davis, CEO of U.S. Bancorp. Learn how the current economic conditions and trends will impact the future of the business and real estate markets, as well as Richard Davis' insight on the road to recovery. For more information click here or contact Leslie Dods, Events Manager.

OCBC's Chairman Leadership Breakfast - Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Join OCBC's CEO Leadership Caucus Chairman Tom Phelps as he interviews our guest McGregorspeaker, Scott McGregor, President and CEO of Broadcom, in a "talk show-style" format for a candid discussion about his tools for success. McGregor has been with Broadcom since January 2005 after serving as President and CEO of the Philips Semiconductors Division of Royal Philips Electronics. There he oversaw one of the world's largest semiconductor suppliers, with 34,000 employees in over 50 countries. For more info click here or contact Leslie Dods, Events Manager.
OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: NOVEMBER
ADV Full LogoInfrastructure Committee
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00AM
(NOTE: Meeting will be held at 4 Park Plaza, Suite 320)

Workforce Housing Committee
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | 9:00 - 10:30AM
(NOTE: Meeting will be held at 4 Park Plaza, Suite 320)

Workforce Development Committee
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 I 7:30 - 9:00AM
(NOTE: Meeting will be held at 4 Park Plaza, Suite 320)

Economic Development Committee
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 I 9:00 - 10:30AM
(NOTE: Meeting will be held at 4 Park Plaza, Suite 320)

LEA Committee
Thursday, November 18, 2010 I 9:00 - 10:30AM
(NOTE: Meeting will be held at OCBC)

Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee
Friday, November 19, 2010 I 9:00 - 10:30AM
(NOTE: Meeting will be held at 4 Park Plaza, Suite 320)

OC Moves Committee
Friday, November 19, 2010 I 12:00 - 1:30PM
(NOTE: Meeting will be held at 4 Park Plaza, Suite 320)

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. For more information, contact Leslie Dods at 949-794-7241 or ldods@ocbc.org
COMMUNITY EVENTS
ADA Compliance Town Hall - Thursday, October 28, 2010
Senator Huff and Brea Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend a Town Hall Meeting to educate the business community about ADA legislation, and present guidelines to avoid lawsuits for noncompliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, contact the District Office at 909-598-3981.

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. OCBC President, Lucy Dunn, will be moderating a closing panel with transportation CEO's, including OCBC Board Member, Will Kempton, of OCTA. For additional information, contact Marnie O'Brien Primmer at 949-288-6884 or mprimmer@mobility21.com.

SOCAHOC Invites You to a Community Dialogue - Thursday, November 4, 2010
Kate Klimow, VP of Government Affairs at OCBC, will be a featured panelist at The South Orange County Alliance for Housing Our Community (SOCAHOC) at the City of San Clemente Community Center. Topics will range from the economic revitalization in South Orange County to the legal framework to develop sustainable communities (SB 375). For more information, click here or call (714) 408-1660.

South Coast Metro - Business Challenges and Opportunities Luncheon - Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Join us as Tom Dobyns, President and CEO of American Security Bank moderates a luncheon featuring: Travis Allen, President, Wealth Strategies Group; Greg May, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Grubb & Ellis; Dr. Wallace Walrod, Vice President of Economic Development, Orange County Business Council. For more information or to RSVP, contact Diane Pritchett at 714.435.2109 or email alliance@southcoastmetro.com.

Girl Scouts of Orange County "Celebrate Leadership" Gala - Thursday, November 18, 2010
The 2010 Gala will be honoring twelve extraordinary women in leadership. More details to come. For more information visit www.ggcs3.org or contact Sally Lawrence

SAVE THE DATE! OCBC, OC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, OC Division League of California Cities and BIA Orange County Annual Holiday Party under the OC Leadership Symposium banner, December 9, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE! Special Tribute to Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle - Monday, December 13, 2010
Celebrating the eight years as mayor of Anaheim, this charity event will benefit local youth-serving organizations in Anaheim.  Watch for details or contact the Anaheim Chamber at 714-758-0222.
IN THIS ECONOMY, YOU NEED ALL THE HELP YOU CAN GET!

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Enjoy a discounted performance of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Orange County Performing Arts Center for Friday, November 19, 2010. Just click on the link HERE, enter the promotion code (listed below) and you can buy discount tickets online! Pick your seats, print at home and avoid all service fees. Promo Code is 12087. 
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