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WNDE Named a Top Workplace in Orange County

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP (WNDE) has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplace honor by The Orange County Register. The...
SBA Small Business Certifications (Federal)

Friday, January 05, 2018

Learn How to Get 8(a), HUBZone, EDWOSB, and WOSB Certified. Small business certifications are like professional certifications: they document a special capability or status that help...
Social Security Revises 2018 Taxable Wage Base

Friday, January 05, 2018

Source: CalChamber For 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the Social Security taxable wage base will be $128, 400. This is the maximum amount of earnings...
One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Friday, December 29, 2017

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded California private nonprofit organizations of the Jan. 29, 2018, deadline to apply...
2018 IRS Mileage Rates Announced

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Souce: CalChamber The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical...
SBA Tops $ 100 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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 $100 million in...
One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

 Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded California small businesses of the Jan. 19, 2018, deadline...
OC Leads in Cross-County Worker Inflow

Monday, December 18, 2017

Recent research by Greater Irvine Chamber partner Jones Lang LaSalle IP, Inc. shows that Orange County leads in worker inflow from neighboring counties. Located at the...
Tatumn Walter Joins Greater Irvine Chamber Team

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tatumn Walter has joined the Greater Irvine Chamber team as Manager, Business & International Development. She will be working closely under the Chamber’s Executive Vice President...
Affordable Housing Barriers

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Source: CAJobKillers Barrier to Housing and Economic Development — Creates significant uncertainty for developers by requiring the Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to amend the California...
WaterStar: Where Star-Quality Efficiency is Rewarded

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Irvine Ranch Water District’s WaterStar Business Recognition Program helps companies improve water efficiency, obtain financial incentives for efficiency improvements, and save money on water bills. The...
W-2s Due January 31 to IRS

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

(Source: CalChamber) The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds employers and other businesses of the January 31 filing deadline that now applies to filing Form W-2 wage statements and independent contractor forms. Under the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...