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State Economy Draws Strength from Trade

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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...
Voting Season Begins Today; Key Dates to Remember

Monday, May 07, 2018

Today is the first day to vote by mail in California’s primary election. CalChamber Positions Proposition 68 Authorizes Bonds Funding Parks, Natural Resources Protection, Climate Adaptation, Water Quality...
TUSD Celebrates “California Day of the Teacher”

Friday, April 27, 2018

Schools throughout the Tustin Unified School District will be celebrating California’s 36th annual “Day of the Teacher” on Wednesday, May 9.  California education organizations and school...
CalChamber-Supported Regulatory Reform Bills Pass Committee

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Three California Chamber of Commerce-supported regulatory reform bills passed the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee yesterday with bipartisan support. AB 2087 (Waldron; R-Escondido) enhances California’s ability to...
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.
Nominate an Outstanding Small Business Leader

Friday, April 06, 2018

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Small Business Advocate of the Year Award. The award recognizes small business owners who have...
City of Hope coming to Great Park Neighborhoods

Friday, March 30, 2018

City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center, and Five Point Holdings, LLC (NYSE: FPH), the largest owner and developer of mixed-use,...
CalChamber to Offer Live Webinar on Hiring

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Source: CalChamber Recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees involves significant legal risks if not handled properly. In fact, California has stricter protections for job applicants than...
High Court Decisions Leave Employers with Uncertainty

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Source: CalChamber Labor Law Standards Subject to Interpretation California employers are once again left with uncertainty regarding the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) Enforcement Policies and Interpretations...
Aluminum and Steel Duty Update

Monday, March 26, 2018

Source: Pisani & Roll LLP With the March 23 effective date for additional 10 percent duties on aluminum and 25 percent duties on steel now having passed,...
High Court Decisions Leave Employers with Uncertainty

Friday, March 23, 2018

Source: CalChamber California employers are once again left with uncertainty regarding the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual following a California Supreme Court...
Six Wins as KORUS Turns Six

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

As we reach the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement’s sixth anniversary of entry into force today, it is useful to once again take stock of this...
Celebrate Irvine 2018 Set for June 20

Monday, March 19, 2018

Celebrate Irvine, the Greater Irvine Chamber’s annual luncheon, will recognize outstanding achievements in Irvine's business and nonprofit community along with the success of Irvine's Master Plan. The event...
Hoag Takes on PGA Tournament Sponsorship

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Orange County Business Journal has reported that Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has assumed the title sponsorship of Orange...
Irvine Featured in The Via Blog

Monday, March 12, 2018

Irvine is included in The Via Blog spring round-up "4 Places for a Beachside Spring Break."  The round-up features Orange County and highlights The Great...
Seventh Round of NAFTA Negotiations Concludes

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Source: CalChamber The seventh round of negotiations have concluded in Mexico City, Mexico, and the negotiators report closing three additional chapters of the North America Free...
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...
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...
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...