Irvine Chamber to Recognize its 2014/2015 Volunteers at the Evening Business Exchange

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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The Irvine Chamber hosts over 500+ events, meetings, webinars, workshops and seminars each year, and can only accomplish this through the generous time, talent, efforts and support of the Board of Directors, Ambassadors, Committee Chairs, Task Force and Group Leaders.

 

Join us in thanking these outstanding volunteers at the Marconi Automotive Museum on July 29th at 5:00 p.m., and build new relationships and connections in the business community.

 

Evening Business Exchange Registration

Destination Irvine Joins the Float Lineup of the 2016 Rose Parade®

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

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On January 1, 2016, Irvine, the center of Orange County, will garner world-wide attention as Destination Irvine joins dozens of floral-clad floats, marching bands, equestrians and other parade entries in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda. With more than 700,000 spectators and 81 million television viewers worldwide watching the parade, Irvine hopes to make a lasting impression on a global scale.

 

The theme of the 2016 Rose Parade is “Find Your Adventure.” This theme has grown out of a partnership between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and the U.S. National Park Service and will help shine light on the centennial celebration of our nation’s national parks.

 

“Celebrating the adventure of discovery, the Irvine Chamber’s business and tourism division, Destination Irvine, along with its collection of 16 hotels, present ‘Innovation Rocks!’” as the theme our float,’ said Tallia Hart, President/CEO, Irvine Chamber of Commerce. “The float celebrates the exhilarating and life-changing innovations in technology and life sciences for which Irvine, its university and colleges and its global companies are known for world-wide.”

 

To build the float, Destination Irvine has chosen Phoenix Decorating Company out of Pasadena, Calif. In the company’s 33-year history, it has produced 752 Rose Parade floats, and won 244 awards for its work.

 

“We are excited and honored that Irvine Chamber of Commerce and Destination Irvine are participating in the 2016 Rose Parade” Phoenix Decorating Company and CEO Chris Lofthouse said. “To be able to highlight one of Orange County’s vibrant cities that features one of the most dynamic business environments will be a great addition to America’s New Year’s Celebration.”

 

The Irvine Chamber’s Destination Irvine Rose Parade float is made possible by funding from the Irvine Hotel Improvement District and its sixteen participating hotels: Atrium Hotel, Candlewood Suites, Courtyard by Marriot, Irvine Airport, Courtyard Irvine Spectrum, DoubleTree by Hilton Irvine Spectrum, Embassy Suites Irvine, Extended Stay America, Irvine Spectrum, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Irvine, Hotel Irvine, Irvine Marriott, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Irvine Spectrum, Residence Inn by Marriott, Irvine Airport, Residence Inn by Marriott, Irvine Spectrum, SpringHill Suites, Wyndham Irvine – Orange County Airport.

 

About Destination Irvine

 

Under the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit 501(c)6, Destination Irvine, funded by a self-imposed assessment tax through a Hotel Improvement District (H.I.D.) comprised of Irvine’s 16 hotels, positions Irvine as a destination for visitors, meetings and groups. Destination Irvine through direct sales efforts including database marketing, lead generation, trade show participation, and familiarization tours, sells the destination. In addition, Destination Irvine promotes Irvine through marketing, advertising and public relations efforts. www.destinationirvine.com

 

About Phoenix Decorating Company

 

Now in its 33rd year, Phoenix Decorating Company has sent 752 Rose Parade floats down Colorado Boulevard. The Rose Parade float builder of choice was responsible for 18 of the 40 floats in the 2015 edition of the parade. The leader in innovative float design, animation, hydraulics, pyrotechnics and live performances, Phoenix Decorating Company excels in brand integration and support to clients that will bring award-winning floats for years to come. For more information, please visit www.phoenixdeco.com

 

About the Tournament of Roses®

 

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade®, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of associated events. Nine hundred thirty-five volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization and contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda and themed “Find Your Adventure,” will take place Friday, January 1, 2016, followed by the 102nd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. Learn more at www.tournamentofroses.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

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Contact: Wendy Haase
Destination Irvine, Director of Tourism Marketing
Cell Phone: 262-302-0159
Email: wendy@destinationirvine.com

Destination Irvine Completes a Stellar Fiscal Year

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Destination Irvine has ended its fiscal year with a bang! The sales team doubled the figures from the previous year in almost all categories.

 

“The combination of a strong Irvine economy, effective sales and marketing strategy and the right person determined to find and book meetings and events with our Irvine hotel partners, has been the key to Destination Irvine’s success this past fiscal year,” said Linda DiMario, Vice President, Economic Development & Tourism. “With the support of our hotel collection, we are proud to contribute to increased revenues for the hotels, as well as increased taxes generated for the City of Irvine.”

 

Congratulations to our DI Team Demea Metcalf and Wendy Haase!

 

Year
Bookings
Room Nights
Delegates
Economic Impact
June 2015
97
14,470
12,437
$5,274,605.00
June 2014
34
7,168
20,395
$3,376,629.00

 

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Read why Irvine is such as a great place to conduct meetings and conferences in our recent article in the Business Connection magazine, “Irvine: Meets Well With Others.

 

Bring your meeting to Irvine and you could receive a $2500 incentive.

 

Irvine Economic Development Returning to Full Strength

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The Irvine Chamber’s Economic Development and Destination Irvine tourism divisions are now returning to full strength after two years to meet the growing demands of our Economic Vitality Council committees and task forces and expanded programs for the Hotel Improvement District.

Our business, education and chamber member leadership has fueled a number of new initiatives that require greater staff capacity and attention including the Business Outreach Rallies, the Start-Up projects, the World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum, the International Development Committee, the Workforce Skills Gap Analysis & Solutions and Destination Irvine’s Rose Parade float and national sweepstakes.

David Hammers assumes a larger role in coordinating our economic development communications associated with creating and sustaining a higher profile for Irvine and the chamber’s business development resources to help our businesses grow.

Anthony Crouch will manage the burgeoning international development initiative focusing with the committee chairs on foreign direct investment for Irvine, trade issues and expediting and facilitating Irvine company export strategies.

A new Executive Assistant, Economic Development & Tourism to replace Crouch will be named this month.

Fisher & Phillips LLP Honored With “Business of the Year” Award

Friday, June 19th, 2015

 

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The Irvine Chamber of Commerce today named national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP as the “Business of the Year” award recipient for 2015. The award was presented by Irvine Chamber President and CEO Tallia Hart and Irvine Mayor Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., during Irvine’s annual Business Luncheon and State of the City address in front of an audience of more than 375 members of Orange County’s business community.

 

“We are proud to recognize Fisher & Phillips with the Business of the Year award for the firm’s demonstrated commitment and leadership to the local community,” said Tallia Hart, president and CEO of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. “Fisher & Phillips was selected for its dedicated work with local business associations and various community groups in Orange County. The work of Fisher & Phillips’ staff and attorneys has benefitted not only the companies they serve, but also the community at large.”

 

Each year, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and The City of Irvine acknowledge an Irvine-based company as the “Business of the Year.” The award specifically recognizes businesses in Irvine which best demonstrates the principles of community service, volunteerism and traditions of good corporate citizenship.

 

Fisher & Phillips was honored for its commitment to a number of cause-related organizations. The firm’s staff dedicates time to a variety of initiatives including: the nonprofit Human Options, various Chambers of Commerce, and the Project SELF (Summer Employment in Law Firms) program, which hires qualified high school students from underprivileged backgrounds to work for law firms during the summer in order to enhance their knowledge, experience and self-esteem in the legal field.

 

Previous Business of the Year honorees have included: Allergan, Irvine City Bank, Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine Medical Center, Kia Motors, Wells Fargo Bank and more.

 

Irvine-based Firm Recognized for Growth, Commitment

 

Fisher & Phillips LLP is a national labor and employment law firm that provides practical business solutions to workplace legal problems with a strong emphasis on client service. Fisher & Phillips represents employers before all courts and government agencies, working with businesses to help them avoid employee claims and lawsuits. The firm started its Southern California presence in Irvine in June of 1990 with two lawyers from Atlanta and a borrowed secretary. The Irvine office grew quickly and now includes up to 33 attorneys. In 2000, the Irvine-based office branched out to a San Diego location, and later spun off to a Los Angeles location in 2011. Twenty-five years later, what started with two lawyers has grown to 56 attorneys in Southern California. The Irvine office has also spearheaded the firm’s expansion into other Western U.S. cities including Las Vegas, Portland, Phoenix and Seattle. Nationwide, the firm has 300 attorneys in 31 offices.

 

The firm and its attorneys have received a number of accolades including: being named 2015 “Law Firm of the Year” for Labor & Employment Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers; listing in “Best Lawyers of America,” ranking in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers; The Legal 500; recognition by the Labor Relations Institute “Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the U.S.”; Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars; and more.

 

About The Irvine Chamber of Commerce

 

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chambers in Orange County, representing more than 800 businesses in the area. The Chamber’s mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The organization serves as a catalyst for local economic growth by promoting the city as a dynamic business and tourism destination, providing valuable training and networking opportunities, and advocating for the interests of the business community with federal, state and local officials.

 

The Irvine Chamber is funded by member businesses, signature events, advertising and a Hotel Improvement District voluntary assessment on sold hotel rooms. The Irvine Chamber does not receive any City funding, any portion of the 8% Transient Occupancy Tax collected, nor any resident-funded tax. The Irvine Chamber is one of the most innovative in the nation, and has received a Four Star Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.irvinechamber.com.

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Irvine Chamber Staff News

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Jessica Welch Awarded Scholarship to Attend W.A.C.E. Academy
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Jessica Welch, Irvine Chamber’s Programs Director and Executive Assistant, recently received a $500 Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) scholarship to attend its Academy in August 2015. Jessica was one of 20 chosen for the scholarship from all of the Western United States’ chambers of commerce.

 

Academy is a three-day (three-year) high-quality summer program focused on chamber management essentials for chamber executives and professional staff.

 


 

Danielle Spellman Hired as the New Membership Services Coordinator

 

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Danielle Spellman is the newest staff member to join the Irvine Chamber as the Membership Services Coordinator. Previously, she spent four years in Florida working in diverse industries including television and digital media, property management, retail management and hospitality.

 

In her previous position with Calkins Media in Tallahassee, she worked with large corporations as well as local businesses. Joining the chamber in Tallahassee allowed her to network and it sparked a passion for helping local businesses grow and connecting with the community.

 

Danielle is from Huntington Beach and graduated with a B.A. degree in Communications from CSU Long Beach.

ZO Skin Healthcare Honored with “Exporter of the Year”

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Leading Skincare Company Acknowledged in Conjunction with World Trade Week for Expanding Market Share through Successful Export Strategies

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce today announced ZO Skin Health, Inc. as the inaugural “Exporter of the Year” award winner. The award was presented during Orange County’s first-ever World Trade Week Breakfast and Forum, which drew participation from the Southern California business community including representatives from the International-American chambers and business associations, public sector and private trade organizations.

ZO Skin Health, was nominated by U.S. Commercial Service, Irvine, for its achievements in expanding to new markets. The company exports its skincare products to more than 101 countries around the world. By leveraging a number of local trade resources, ZO Skin Health is able to organize international product promotions, identify distributors and understand in-country regulatory issues to expand their global footprint.

“We are proud to honor ZO Skin Health with the distinguished Exporter of the Year award for their leadership in global trade and inspiring story of growth,” said Tallia Hart, president and CEO of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. “The company demonstrates how, by expanding their market share, they have helped to further strengthen Orange County’s business community.”

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Christoph Kraneiss, vice president of International Affairs at ZO Skin Health, Inc. and James Headley, CEO & President of ZO Skin Health, Inc.

Exporter of the Year nominations were submitted by International-American chamber organizations and business associations who participated in World Trade Week. The first-ever awards program is designed to recognize businesses that have successfully leveraged export strategies to expand into new more markets or increase market presence. Esteemed members of the District Export Council and Women in International Trade independently evaluated the nominations and selected the winner.

About ZO Skin Health, Inc.

ZO Skin Health, Inc. develops and delivers innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health around the globe. Utilizing cutting-edge science and Dr. Zein Obagi’s extensive clinical experience creating treatments and regimens for healthy skin, ZO Skin Health, Inc. provides comprehensive skincare programs for physicians and their patients. For more information, visit www.zoskinhealth.com.

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Irvine’s Mayor to Address Business Community June 19th

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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Irvine Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Luncheon with the Mayor

 

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WHO/WHAT: The City of Irvine and the Irvine Chamber of Commerce will partner together once again for the annual Business Luncheon with the Mayor to bring business professionals and community leaders together on issues to advocate on the past, present and future forecast of the City of Irvine. Mayor Steven S. Choi, Ph.D will provide his inaugural address to the Irvine business community during the luncheon, presented by the University of La Verne, Irvine Campus.  Each year, the Mayor of Irvine addresses more than 400 business executives at this event regarding the state of the city, community and economy.

 

A panel of Irvine business leaders will discuss what’s trending in technology and lifesciences. They include:

  • Anna Lejerskar, Global Business Development Director, EON Reality
  • Rob Murray, Engineering Director, Google
  • Larry Wood, Corporate Vice President, Transcatheter Valve Replacement, Edwards Lifesciences

 

Additionally, the Irvine Chamber will present its Business of the Year Award at this event.

 

WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Hotel Irvine; 17900 Jamboree Road; Irvine

 

WHY: Through visual presentations and first-hand addresses, the event will provide in-depth knowledge to ensure all community citizens are well informed and successful on issues relating to the state of the city, community and economy.

 

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

  • City of Irvine Mayor Steven S. Choi, Ph.D.
  • Irvine Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tallia Hart
  • Notable business leaders in attendance

 

About the Presenting Sponsor – The University of La Verne, Irvine Campus

 

Founded in 1891, the University of La Verne is a nationally recognized private university offering its students distinctive educational programs and personal growth in an engaged setting. Since 1891, the University of La Verne has been dedicated to the belief that a quality, values-based education enriches the human condition by engendering service, scholarly accomplishment, and professionalism.

 

Although decades of growth have changed its appearance and reach, La Verne has retained its sense of purpose, seeking to provide students with individual attention to spark personal growth through intellectual challenge and development. The University takes pride in knowing its nearly 50,000 alumni worldwide have made a difference in their professions and communities.

 

The University of La Verne Orange County Regional Campus moved to the city of Irvine in 2009 and is located at the Jamboree Business Center; 2855 Michelle Drive. The campus serves undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree students offering programs in accounting, business, organizational management, leadership management, public administration, child development, education and health administration. www.laverne.edu

 

About the Irvine Chamber of Commerce

 

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential chambers in Orange County, representing more than 800 businesses in the area. Our mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information.

 

The organization serves as a catalyst for local economic growth by: promoting the city as a dynamic business and tourism destination, providing valuable training and networking opportunities and advocating for the interests of the business community with federal, state and local officials.

 

The Irvine Chamber is funded by member businesses, signature events, advertising and a Hotel Improvement District voluntary assessment on sold hotel rooms. The Irvine Chamber does not receive any city funding, any portion of the 8% Transient Occupancy Tax collected, or any resident-funded tax. The Irvine Chamber is one of the most innovative in the nation and has received a Four-Star Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Irvine Chamber of Commerce Names Recipients of John Colvin Memorial Scholarship

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Students Donna Raymundo and Jana Zweigoron Awarded with $2,500 in Scholarships for Demonstrating Their Commitment to Family, Education, Fitness and Community Service

 

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The Irvine Chamber of Commerce has announced the two inaugural winners of the John Colvin Memorial Scholarship: Donna Raymundo of Northwood High School and Jana Zweigoron of King’s Academy High School. The John Colvin Memorial Scholarship remembers and celebrates John Greg Colvin, a long-time Orange County resident and key Chamber leader who was killed June 17, 2014 when his bicycle was struck by a car along Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. The scholarships were presented at the World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum recently held at the Irvine Hilton.

 

Raymundo is a senior at Northwood High School in Irvine, Calif., and will be attending Chapman University in the fall to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Sciences. She currently holds a 4.3 GPA and has aspirations to earn a Ph.D. in physical therapy and work with professional or college athletes in aiding and rehabilitating sports-related injuries.

 

Zweigoron is a senior at King’s Academy High School in Sunnyvale, Calif., and will attend the University of California, Irvine this fall. She also holds a 4.3 GPA and plans to major in environmental engineering. Hoping to contribute to a solution for protecting the Earth from pollution, she aspires to work for a startup in her hometown Silicon Valley and create clean energy technologies.

 

“John Colvin is remembered by all who knew him as a dedicated son, husband, father, athlete, colleague and volunteer, and these students chosen for the inaugural scholarship best exemplify the spirit and values that he epitomized,” said Tallia Hart, president and CEO of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. “The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is honored to remember John through this scholarship, and we congratulate Donna and Jana on their accomplishments and wish them continued success as they pursue their education.”

 

John Colvin Memorial Scholarship Honors Students Committed to Excellence

 

The John Colvin Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student or students who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to the values and attributes exemplified by Colvin: family, education, fitness, and community. Colvin, a father of two who was married to his wife Joan for 27 years at the time of his passing, attended Redlands University (Irvine Campus), had a successful career in logistics and gave back to the community through his work at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce where he held several leadership positions including serving as Chairman of the Business Retention and Expansion Committee. An avid outdoorsman and athlete, Colvin ran his first marathon at 40, qualified for the Boston Marathon at 50, and completed his first triathlon – a half Ironman – at 54.

 

Scholarship applicants were evaluated on their financial need associated with pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, academic achievement and volunteer activities, and a commitment to fitness, healthy lifestyle and competitive spirit. The scholarship is funded through a joint endeavor with the Chamber and local business owners and members of the community.

 

About the Irvine Chamber of Commerce

 

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chambers in Orange County, representing more than 800 businesses in the area. Our mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The organization serves as a catalyst for local economic growth by: promoting the city as a dynamic business and tourism destination; providing valuable training and networking opportunities; and advocating for the interests of the business community with federal, state and local officials.

 

The Irvine Chamber is funded by member businesses, signature events, advertising and a Hotel Improvement District voluntary assessment on sold hotel rooms. The Irvine Chamber does not receive any City funding, any portion of the 8% Transient Occupancy Tax collected or any resident-funded tax. The Irvine Chamber is one of the most innovative in the nation, and has received a Four Star Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.irvinechamber.com.

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IRVINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST ORANGE COUNTY’S FIRST-EVER WORLD TRADE WEEK BREAKFAST & FORUM

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Presented by Economic Vitality Council and the International Outreach Task Force with Champion Sponsor UPS, Event Will Focus on Impact of International Trade in Orange County

 

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The Irvine Chamber of Commerce will host Orange County’s first-ever World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Irvine Hilton. The World Trade Week forum will bring together Orange County’s International-American chambers and business associations, public sector and private trade organizations, and members of business community to grow awareness of the impact of international trade and export in Orange County.

 

“The unique collaboration among local international chambers and business associations is an exciting way for Orange County businesses to leverage something we all share and hope to build – the growth of global trade and import/export in our communities,” said Dan Han, owner of Ignite Payment and International Outreach Task Force Leader.

“Under the auspices of the Chamber’s Economic Vitality Council, The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast and Forum as a step towards increasing the power of trade and export to grow and expand opportunities for local businesses.”

 

Leading Economic Development and Investment Consultant to Present Keynote

 

The event keynote will be delivered by Mark O’Connell, CEO of OCO Global, one of Europe’s leading economic development and investment consultancies with over 50 staff across six countries. OCO advises governments and companies such as Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Invest Hong Kong, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTD), International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) on international trade and investment strategies. O’Connell will speak on how to successfully develop and implement international expansion and foreign direct investment strategies for the Irvine and Orange County business community.

 

Attendees will also hear an overview of trade and export in Orange County from Jim Mayfield, U.S. Commercial Service, Department of Commerce and take part in an interactive session with local business owners who are successfully exporting their products and services around the globe including Natalie Plain, owner of Billion Dollar Brows; Lynae Chang, vice president of Boscogen, Inc. and winner of the Presidential “E” Award for advancing U.S. exports; and Bob Bowen, associate general counsel for the global giant, Western Digital.

 

In addition to UPS, Edwards Lifesciences and the Hong Kong Association of Southern California are Advocate Sponsors of this event, joined by Supporter Sponsors Taiwan External Trade Development Council and the Port of Los Angeles.

 

“As a global leader in logistics, UPS is a strong supporter of growing international trade and helping businesses gain access to tools and services to more efficiently manage the world of business,” said Luke Mauricio, small business segment marketing manager of UPS. “We admire and appreciate the initiative by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce to bring World Trade Week to the Orange County business community and are proud to serve as the event’s Champion Sponsor.”

 

Trade Week Forum Brings Together International-American Chambers and Business Associations, Public Sector and Private Trade Organizations

 

Participating international chambers and event partners include: the U.S. Commercial Services, Orange County; Southern California District Export Council; U.S. Small Business Administration; Small Business Development Centers; Orange County Center for International Trade and Development; Women in International Trade OC; Irvine Valley College; American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County; Korean American Chamber of Commerce Orange County; Nashashibi International Consultants, LLC; and Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

 

Two special announcements will be made at the forum: the honoree for Exporter of the Year, as designated by the Irvine Chamber, local international chambers and business associations, and the inaugural winner of the newly established John Colvin Memorial Scholarship. Networking and one-on-one consultations with trade and business organizations will be available for attendees following the program.

 

Event details are as follows:
World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum
Thursday, May 14, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Irvine Hilton (18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612)
Tickets $50 each; $400 for a table of eight (includes breakfast and parking)
Space is limited and registration is open immediately at http://www.irvinechamber.com/wtw2015.

 

About the Irvine Chamber of Commerce

 

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chambers in Orange County, representing more than 800 businesses in the area. Our mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The organization serves as a catalyst for local economic growth by: promoting the city as a dynamic business and tourism destination; providing valuable training and networking opportunities; and advocating for the interests of the business community with federal, state and local officials.

 

The Irvine Chamber is funded by member businesses, signature events, advertising and a Hotel Improvement District voluntary assessment on sold hotel rooms. The Irvine Chamber does not receive any City funding, any portion of the 8% Transient Occupancy Tax collected or any resident-funded tax. The Irvine Chamber is one of the most innovative in the nation, and has received a Four Star Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.irvinechamber.com.

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