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One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Friday, November 17, 2017

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West on Nove. 17 reminded California private nonprofit organizations of the Dec. 18, 2017, deadline to...
2018 401k Contribution Limits Rise

Monday, November 13, 2017

Source: CalChamber The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost of living adjustments affecting 401(k) pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2018 — including an increase...
Tracy Yannotti Joins Greater Irvine Chamber Team

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tracy Yannotti recently joined the Greater Irvine Chamber professional staff as Office Administrator. Yannotti brings to the Chamber more than 20 years of experience in office...
Trade Report: California Exports Edge Upwards

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Source: CalChamber California’s export trade grew in September, according to a Beacon Economics analysis of U.S. trade statistics released November 3 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Foreign shipments...
Working Wardrobes Charity Poker Tournament

Monday, November 06, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, December 1, 2017 6pm – 10pm 21+ age restriction REGISTER NOW Where Working Wardrobes Career Center 1851 Kettering Street, Irvine, CA 92614 (near Alton/Red Hill) RSVP Please RSVP by Nov 24,...
Irvine was Born for Amazon

Monday, October 30, 2017

A letter to editorial board of the Orange County Register-10-28-17. While the New York Times and other outlets initially failed to mention California—let alone Irvine—in the list...
Emplicity Recruiter Earns Top LinkedIn Certified Status

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Brandy Burbridge, Emplicity’s Director of recruiting, recently earned top honors, earning LinkedIn’s Certified Recruiter status. The certification verifies her skills at identifying and engaging talent,...
Sibby Khan Ambassador of the Month

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sibby Khan, vice president of business development at Logo X, a promotional products company, joined the Greater Irvine Chamber in 2015. In the United Kingdom, Logo...
Destination Irvine Unveils a New Website

Monday, October 23, 2017

Destination Irvine launched a new version of destinationirvine.com. The website is a comprehensive resource for visitors seeking information on where to stay, play, eat and...
SCE's 2018 Scholars Program

Friday, October 06, 2017

WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE MAKERS OF TOMORROW AND GIVING THEM $40,000 STEM SCHOLARSHIPS  Edison Scholars recognizes students that want to be makers of tomorrow – the...
You can Find Anything on Amazon — Even Our Future

Friday, September 29, 2017

Published in the Daily Pilot, Sept. 29, 2017  | By Bryan Starr, President & CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber, Economic Development, Destination Irvine         When Amazon announced it was looking...
Irvine Among Best US Cities to Raise a Family

Monday, September 25, 2017

Neighborhoods.com has reported a WalletHub survey of the 150 largest cities in America to determine the best and worst places to raise a family. The study looked...
Orange County Has What Amazon Wants

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Source article: Orange County Register, by Jim Doti, Lucy Dunn and Brian Calle When Amazon announced its plans for a second North American headquarters, cities throughout...
Irvine Accounting Firm Hires 11 Professionals

Friday, September 15, 2017

Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member White Nelson Diehl Evans is has announced the additions of 11 full-time audit and tax juniors.  These staff members...
Irvine Accounting Firm WNDE Names Five Partners

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Greater Irvine Chamber member White Nelson Diehl Evans has announced the promotion of five staff members to partner. They include Jill Cohen, Mike Glaab, Jennifer Pugh, Kassie...
Ellen Dang Joins Greater Irvine Chamber Team

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ellen Dang has been hired as Front Desk Concierge for the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, effective Aug. 22. Her duties will include general office...
Kaitlynn Irvine Joins Greater Irvine Chamber Team

Monday, August 14, 2017

Kaitlynn Irvine has joined the Greater Irvine Chamber staff as event coordinator, effective August 14. She will assume duties of organizing the Chamber’s signature programs...
Dinh Ta Joins Greater Irvine Chamber Staff

Monday, July 31, 2017

Dinh Ta has been hired as Business Development Manager for the Greater Irvine Chamber, effective August 1. As a small-business owner of Websites, Social Media,...
$17 Million Available to Spur Regional Innovation

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today published the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its 2017 Regional Innovations Strategies (RIS) program. The...
Greater Irvine Chamber Goes to Washington, D.C.

Friday, May 05, 2017

The Greater Irvine Chamber’s Director of Government Affairs, Whit Peterson, joined a group of more than 30 representatives from organizations and businesses throughout Orange County...
California Leads the Way in Innovation

Friday, April 21, 2017

Policymakers are constantly searching for the source of the jobs of the future, and a crystal ball would certainly help them plan ahead to support...
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...
Greater Irvine Chamber Supports CA AB1583

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce lends its support to California Assembly Bill 1583 which requires private enforcers of Proposition 65 to provide alleged violators...
Considering an Online Small Business Loan?

Friday, March 10, 2017

The lending environment is constantly evolving, which means more options for small business owners. In the last few years, non-bank online lenders have entered this...
Greater Irvine Chamber Launches Ambitious New Website for Businesses and Professionals

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Greater Irvine Chamber continues business outreach efforts with the launching of a new website. The attractive and easy-to-use new website highlights the educational opportunities, business initiatives, legislative affairs, and a suite of other tools for business professionals in the Irvine area. Business professionals will find a wide range of benefits, services, programs, and information for business growth and professional development on the website.
Chamber Rebrands as Greater Irvine Chamber

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce has a fresh new look with an updated brand that includes a name change to the Greater Irvine Chamber. A redesigned...
Govt. Affairs & Legislative Update: October 23, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Updates: Irvine City Council meeting on October 27, 2015 Presentation honoring Chief Maggard IBC general plan amendment to the residential mixed use design criteria iShuttle transfer to OCTA discussion Field...