Economic Gateway http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com Greater Irvine Chamber News RSS Feed Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:00:57 -0700 en-us Award-Winning Career Edge Program Offers College Students Insights for Early Business Success http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19138 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Greater Irvine Chamber, in collaboration with Google, Irvine Valley College, Webster University, Irvine, and the business community, will host students from Orange County colleges and universities... Greater Irvine Chamber’s Whit Peterson Participates in National Discussion on Business Advocacy http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19143 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Whit Peterson, director of government affairs, Greater Irvine Chamber, joined Chamber professionals from across the nation to meet with U.S. Chamber of Commerce staff at the 2018 Chamber Federation Ad... British American Business Council OC to Honor Greater Irvine Chamber http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19144 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The British American Business Council in Orange County (BABC OC) will formally honor the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, and Chamber Leaders Circle members Edwards Lifesciences and The Irvine Comp... Is Canada ‘Ripping Us Off’? Or Is It the Best US Trade Partner? http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19155 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The $4 trillion in goods exchanged last year between the two nations was about evenly divided between imports and exports. With President Trump’s repeated vows to punish Canada with auto tari... Updated Family and Medical Leave Act Forms Are Now Available http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19128 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) has released updated forms for managing leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers must use the current FMLA forms, which are also available o... Greater Irvine Chamber’s Jessica Welch Promoted to Vice President of Operations http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19129 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Jessica Welch, IOM, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations at the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce. The promotion follows more than a decade of service at the Greater Irvine Chamber, most... Orange County Great Park Reaches a Development Milestone as One of California’s Largest Public Sports Parks as it Debuts its Championship Stadiums and Fields http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19136 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 More than 1,000 residents, baseball and softball families, elected officials, and community leaders gathered to celebrate the completion of all stadiums and fields at the Orange County Great Park Spor... Campaign to Attract United Kingdom Life Science Companies to Irvine Yields Results http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19111 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Irvine is home to one of the most robust life science sectors in America, a sector where British-owned life science companies are a strong presence. Because the mission of the Greater Irvine Chamber i... Irvine’s Tech Strength Attracts Bay Area Companies http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19112 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 As envisioned by the Irvine Master Plan, the city was built around a major university – what is now the University of California, Irvine (UCI) – to ensure area employers would always have ... #ShopIrvine Initiative Promotes the City's Retail Centers http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19113 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 One component of the Irvine Master Plan is the city’s retail centers. The Irvine Spectrum Center, Woodbridge Center, and Diamond Jamboree offer diverse shopping and dining experiences to visitor... The New Mall Experience http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19114 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A row of old kitchen equipment is all that remains of the Red Robin restaurant that left the Irvine Spectrum Center in June. Now, the air conditioning cools powerful computers, high-tech headsets and ... Greater Irvine Chamber Welcomes Its Newest Board Members http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19117 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Greater Irvine Chamber recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors. They are Orange County entrepreneurs and executives that will support the Chamber’s mission and serve in ... Next-Generation Connectivity Comes to Irvine http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19124 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Irvine’s planners have designed this city so it can adapt to the future. One area where you see that happening is technology. Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle members Google Fiber and So... California Approves Goal for 100 Percent Carbon-Free Electricity by 2045 http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19107 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Ahead of a summit meant to galvanize regional action on climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that would put California on the path to eliminating fossil fuels from its energy secto... US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Introduces a New Tool to Deliver Access to Global Steel Trade Statistics http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19108 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the release of the new interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor. The monitor, developed by the Department of Commerce’s Enforcement and Compliance ... US Policy Expert: Trade Talks to Open Markets Work Better than Tariff Wars to Boost Economy, Jobs http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19109 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 In an era where “trade is invading every zone,” increased tariffs on imports are the wrong way to generate prosperity for U.S. businesses, a trade policy expert told a California Chamber o... Irvine Residents Learn About Irvine City Council Candidates http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19088 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Greater Irvine Chamber hosted the 2018 Irvine City Council Candidates Forum at the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center on Sept. 5. The event provided residents the opportunity to meet and... AnaLaura Becerra Joins Greater Irvine Chamber Staff http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19086 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 AnaLaura Becerra, CMP, CTA, has joined the Greater Irvine Chamber professional staff as Director of Corporate Sales for Destination Irvine. In this role, Becerra promotes Irvine as a corporate meeting... Irvine Ranked Best Place in California to Raise a Family http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19063 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Whether you are currently expecting or already have children, deciding where to raise your family is an important decision. In an effort to help you choose the perfect city to call "home," a... New 280,000 Square-Foot Ice Arena in Irvine Will Have Four Practice Rinks for Ducks, Figure Skaters http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19066 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Mounds of dirt sit in the space that will be used by thousands of kids on ice skates. The ground-level concession stand and skate shop have exposed beams but will soon be bustling with families. An... UCI Ranked Highest-ever 7th Among Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19068 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 U.S. News & World Report has rated Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member University of California, Irvine the seventh-best public university in the country in its 2019 Best Colleges ev... Woodbridge Village Center Welcomes Rush Cycle Studio http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=18989 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Greater Irvine Chamber member Rush Cycle—a state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio—is making its debut in Irvine this month. Located in the newly-remodeled Woodbridge Village Center, R... Heavy Concentration of Orange County Startups Located in Irvine http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19036 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A majority of Orange County’s tech startups are located either in the Airport Area or Irvine Spectrum submarkets. Airport Area startups have raised $195.2 million compared to the $152.2 mill... Bruce Tromberg to Lead the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19037 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Bruce Tromberg, Ph.D., director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic and professor of biomedical engineering and surgery at the University of California, Irvine, has been chosen by the Na... US Wage Gains Pick Up to 2.9 Percent While Payrolls Rise 201,000 http://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news-/?item=19039 www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/media/latest-news- Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 American wages unexpectedly climbed in August by the most since the recession ended in 2009 and hiring rose by more than forecast, keeping the Federal Reserve on track to lift interest rates this mont...