Economic Gateway http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com Greater Irvine Chamber News RSS Feed Sat, 26 May 2018 20:03:32 -0700 en-us Irvine Roundtable Discussion http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17538 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Greater Irvine Chamber as we convene a roundtable discussion led by Bryan O’Byrne, SBA’s Chief of International Affairs and Trade Po... Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17509 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The United States Supreme Court has ruled that class action waivers contained in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and do not violate the Nation... Orange County Unemployment Hits 2.6 Percent, a 19-Year Low http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17496 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Employers in Orange County added 29,400 jobs in the 12 months ending in April as the unemployment rate hit 2.6 percent, a 19-year low. Here are 12 trends to know from the state Employment... Greater Irvine Chamber's Whit Peterson Travels to Sacramento for CalChamber Capitol Summit http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17497 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Gathering information about election year and state policy issues, Greater Irvine Chamber Director of Government Affairs, Whit Peterson, is taking part in the California Chamber of Commerce&... Southern California’s Foreign-Owned Businesses Jump Above 10,000, Employ 428,000 http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17498 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Southern California is home to 10,378 foreign-owned businesses that employ 427,954 workers and generate nearly $27 billion in annual wages, according to a report from World Trade Center Los Angel... Irvine Director of Transportation Mark Linsenmayer to Provide Update for Business, Community Leaders at Greater Irvine Chamber http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17499 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Irvine Director of Transportation Mark Linsenmayer will address business and community leaders during the Greater Irvine Chamber Government Affairs meeting on Thursday, June 7, 8 – 9:30 a.m. ... Destination Irvine Nominated for Meeting Industry’s Stella Award for Excellence http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17500 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Destination Irvine is a nominee for the meeting industry’s Second Annual Stella Awards, which recognizes destination marketing organizations (DMO)/convention and visitor bureaus (... Greater Irvine Chamber Receive's the Nation's Highest Honor in Exporting & International Trade http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17486 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on May 21, presented Greater Irvine Chamber with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The P... Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Ban Class Action Lawsuits in Arbitration http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17474 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Supreme Court, dealing a potential blow to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, ruled that employers can require as a condition of employment that workers waive their rights to participa... Trump Pulls Back from Brink of Trade War with China http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17476 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration’s temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement. Af... Businesses Can Help California Schools Train Students for ‘New Collar’ Jobs http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17478 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The key to California’s long-term economic growth can be found in the classroom. Job growth in California has been robust since the last recession. But recently that growth has slowed because... Orange County World Trade Week Draws Record Crowd with Senior Federal Official and Global CEO as Headlining Speakers http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17507 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Breaking records and new ground, the 2018 Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum exceeded expectations with 550 attendees, Consul Generals and consulate representatives from 17 countries... Irvine Public Schools Foundation Raises Over $68,000 at 8th Annual Tee it Up for Education Golf Tournament http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17459 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 0400 15:26:54 -0800 Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), a nonprofit organization focused on enriching the educational experience of each child in every school, hosted 110... State Senator Renewing Push for Business-to-Business Service Tax http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17460 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 0400 15:26:54 -0800 After testing the waters for the last three years, state Sen. Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) is making his strongest push yet to pass legislation that would impose a tax on services provided ... U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Rise; Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17461 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 0400 15:26:54 -0800 New applications for U.S. jobless benefits increased more than expected last week, but the number of Americans on unemployment fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to diminishing labor m... Irvine Animal Care Center Waives Adoption Fees for Veterans Memorial Day Weekend http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17453 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 4000 15:26:45 -0800 Animals for Armed Forces Foundation will cover adoptions fees for veterans May 25-27. In honor of Memorial Day, Irvine Animal Care Center is waiving adoption fees for veterans Friday, May 25, throu... Annual National Infrastructure Week Focuses on Economic Impact http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17433 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 7600 15:26:36 -0800 May 14 kicked off the 6th Annual National Infrastructure Week in the U.S.  Each year events are held across the country to emphasize the need to invest in our nation’s infrastructure. The e... State Economy Draws Strength from Trade http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17429 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 7600 15:26:36 -0800 As the Trump administration and the 115th Congress now are into their second year, the California Chamber of Commerce continues to communicate its international trade priorities and support for workin... Californians Could Vote on as Many as Five Housing Measures in November http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17430 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 7600 15:26:36 -0800 Gov. Jerry Brown’s embrace last week of a $2-billion bond to fund homeless housing could make for an even busier ballot in November. Should lawmakers agree to put the bond... Destination Irvine Takes Two Platinum Awards in Hermes Creative Awards http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17434 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 7600 15:26:36 -0800 Destination Irvine received two Platinum Awards from Hermes Creative Awards for the organization’s website destinationirvine.com and its social influencer digital marketing campaign with En... Greater Irvine Chamber Member SendGrid Opens New Irvine Spectrum Center Office http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17435 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 7600 15:26:36 -0800 Greater Irvine Chamber member SendGrid, Inc., a leading digital communication platform that drives engagement and growth, celebrated the opening of its new Orange County office at 400 Spectr... Recently Renovated Irvine Hotels Showcased in California Meetings + Events Magazine http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17436 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 7600 15:26:36 -0800 The spring issue of California Meetings + Events magazine feature article, Meetings on the Fly, highlights the draw of updated guest suites, and event spaces offered by local hotels including the Emba... Public Hearings Provide Irvine, Tustin Residents an Opportunity to Learn and Provide Input on Proposed I-5 Improvement Projects http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17444 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 26 May 7600 15:26:36 -0800 The public is invited to attend the public hearings to learn more about the proposed I-5 Irvine & Tustin Improvements Project and submit comments. Hosted by the Orange County Transportation Author... How California Regained Title of World’s 5th Largest Economy http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17413 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 California has regained its lofty perch as the world’s fifth-largest economy. Last year’s ranking — using the gross domestic product yardstick — is another example of the st... Anna Spitz Joins Greater Irvine Chamber Professional Staff http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=17432 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Anna Spitz has joined the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce professional team as Communications Coordinator. She will help develop and deliver relevant content about important Chamber affairs. Spi...