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Pay Gap a Priority for Women in the Workplace

Friday, October 12, 2018

In a recent all-female survey, 42 percent of respondents cited the pay gap as the most important issue they face. Female professionals share several challenges in...
Irvine Honored with Information Technology Award

Friday, October 12, 2018

The City of Irvine has been awarded for its “exemplary Information Technology (IT) practices” by MISAC, the Municipal Information Systems Association of California. MISAC announced...
TN Visas Remain Under NAFTA Replacement

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Despite rumors that the TN visa category would be eliminated when the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was replaced, the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)...
CalChamber Stops All 29 Job Killer Bills

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

On his final day to act on legislation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. vetoed the last surviving California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill. AB 3080...
The FCC’s 5G Plan Deserves 5 Stars

Monday, October 01, 2018

This week, 5G will be front and center as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will take up a plan to eliminate regulatory barriers for deployment...
What Will Irvine Look Like in 20 Years?

Monday, October 01, 2018

Emile Haddad of Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member FivePoint is experimenting with something that at first glance appears antithetical to the Southern California lifestyle—a...
Irvine is Safest City for 13th Year

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Irvine is the Safest City of its size in the nation, according to FBI data. The information released shows that Irvine has the lowest rate...
Business Outreach Rally Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Greater Irvine Chamber will host its ninth Business Outreach Rally on Thursday, Oct. 25. Chamber member volunteers participate in the award-winning program to outreach...
Overview of November Ballot Measures

Friday, September 21, 2018

Following are brief summaries of the measures that will appear on the November 6 General Election ballot. When the California Chamber of Commerce has taken...
Irvine Voted Best OC City in Which to Live

Friday, September 21, 2018

The City of Irvine has been voted “Best City to Live in” for the third consecutive year by Orange County Register readers. Irvine’s commitment to safety,...
Just Who Is An Independent Contractor?

Friday, September 21, 2018

A sweeping new California Supreme Court ruling restricting who is an independent contractor is shaking up an exceptionally diverse range of industries. The ruling, issued in...
New Proposition 65 Rules Include Supply Chain Liability

Friday, September 21, 2018

Minimizing liability is quintessential for any prudent business. Liability could mean costly lawsuits, the loss of valuable business opportunities or relationships, large monetary penalties, serious financial...
The New Mall Experience

Friday, September 14, 2018

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...
Next-Generation Connectivity Comes to Irvine

Friday, September 14, 2018

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...
Orange County Soccer Club Enters World of eSports

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member Orange County Soccer Club makes United Soccer League and U.S. professional soccer history, establishing the club's first eSports team....
Why Irvine?

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Sometimes the address says it all. By Linda DiMario, executive vice president, Greater Irvine Chamber. As featured in the August issue of NAWRB Magazine: When people are looking...
SBA Tops $50 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved more than $50 million in...
The Historic Tariff Increase in One Chart

Monday, July 23, 2018

The U.S. economy has been performing particularly well since President Trump took office. The administration’s policies, most notably regulatory reform and tax reform, deserve considerable...
Why a Regional Power Grid Brings Energy Security

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Reliable energy infrastructure is a hallmark of a modern world, and affordable power is vital for economic development and social cohesion. Ensuring that electricity is...
US Chamber Fights Trade Tariffs

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The United States is sinking deeper into a costly trade war. You have seen the stories, and your company may already be feeling the effects.  The...
DCI Engineers Promotes Team Member

Friday, July 13, 2018

Greater Irvine Chamber member DCI Engineers, a civil and structural consulting engineering firm, announces the following promotion in their Irvine office.  Maggie Clavijo, PE, SE, has...
Destination Irvine Wins 2018 Videographer Award

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Destination Irvine received an Award of Distinction in the 2018 Videographer Awards for the organization’s “Irvine, CA – Where Tech Meets Trek!” outdoor video. The Videographer...
Chapman Says OC Jobs to Grow Faster Than US

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jobs in Orange County, led by the construction industry, are projected to grow at a “significantly higher” rate than nationwide, according to Chapman University’s latest...
Irvine Co. Names Resorts President

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Greater Irvine Chamber Leader’s Circle member, Irvine Co. has named Scott Hermes its resorts division president. Hermes will oversee three hotels—Resort at Pelican Hill, Fashion Island...
Traffic Relief in the Works for Irvine

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Reviewing some of the causes and proposed plans to mitigate traffic in the city, Irvine Director of Transportation, Mark Linsenmayer, provided an analysis of Irvine’s...
Studio+ Hires Jose Valentin as Senior Project Manager

Friday, April 06, 2018

Jose Valentin has joined integrated services design firm Studio+ as a Senior Project Manager in their Irvine, CA office. As a Senior Project Manager, Valentin will oversee many aspects of the design and construction process including site preparation, plans, construction contracts for general contractors, and direction of building completion.
Joe Alvarez - Member of the Month, March 2017

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Joe Alvarez joined the Greater Irvine Chamber in 2015, upon the reccommendation of fellow Chamber member, Jeffrey Redeker of Capital Bank. As a technology consultant for...
What Will Irvine Look Like in 20 Years?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Emile Haddad is experimenting with something that at first glance appears antithetical to the Southern California lifestyle—a home without a garage. And a homeowner who’s not...
Irvine Co. Names Resorts President

Monday, June 11, 2018

Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member, Irvine Co. named Scott Hermes its resorts division president. Hermes will oversee three hotels—Resort at Pelican Hill, Fashion Island Hotel,...