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Economic Vitality Council Examines Disruptions Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic, Preparation for Future Disasters

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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During its mid-year July meeting held online, the Greater Irvine Chamber Economic Vitality Council (EVC) discussed lessons learned from the Coronavirus pandemic and steps the Chamber can take to help better prepare Irvine businesses for possible future disruptions. 

While assisting Irvine businesses the last few months, the Chamber and City of Irvine management team found that this pandemic revealed the extent to which Irvine businesses were or were not prepared to respond, manage or mitigate the disruptions caused by COVID-19. In breakout sessions, EVC members used these insights to identify ways to help businesses now and in the future.

“The Chamber is in a unique position to leverage our networks, resources and contacts to help all our Irvine businesses, particularly small businesses, recover faster from this experience. And, we intend to help them proactively prepare for the next inevitable disruption,” said Linda DiMario, executive vice president, Greater Irvine Chamber.

Providing welcoming remarks for the meeting were Bryan Starr, president and CEO of the Greater Irvine Chamber, and Kate Klimow, chief administrative officer & director of External Relations at UCI Beall Applied Innovation, past chair and current member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, and chair of the Economic Vitality Council.

Employers can find resources on the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Business Recovery & Reentry Resources webpage.

To learn more about the Economic Vitality Council and to become involved, contact Pepper Russell.

Category: Economic Development, Chamber News, Economic Vitality Council

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