Greater Irvine Chamber Leads Groups Smash Previous Annual Records with $60.5 Million in Closed Business Referrals Despite Pandemic Distancing

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

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Proving once again the power of the Greater Irvine Chamber Leads Groups, members have broken all previous records by a wide margin with $60,558,908 in closed business referrals during the 2020-2021 fiscal year, compared to $22,247,720 earned in FY 2019-2020. More than 1852 leads were exchanged. This achievement is even more impressive because the six groups convened through Zoom for the entire period to solve social distancing during the pandemic.

“The Chamber’s Leads Groups convene professionals across industries to grow clientele opportunities. Through group participation, members foster trusted professional relationships and identify and refer qualified opportunities,” said Bryan Starr, president and CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber. “The performance of our Leads Group indicates how well positioned our master-planned community is to rebound from the economic impact of the pandemic. There couldn’t be a better time to be an active Chamber member.”

Christina Kim, founder of Pentus Real Estate Group, has earned the Greater Irvine Chamber’s title of Rainmaker for the 2020-2021 fiscal year with $18,005,326 in closed business referrals. She also gave the most referrals that resulted in closed business. Her performance in the 2nd & 4th Monday Leads Group contributed to the group’s total of $24,745,770. She also led in the number of one-to-one meetings, holding 116.

The Rainmaker award recognizes the top individual during each quarter from the combined Leads Groups—comprised of Greater Irvine Chamber members from non-competing industries—for referring business to fellow members resulting in the most closed business revenue.

The Leads Groups program is overseen by Dinh Ta, senior director of business development, Greater Irvine Chamber. Leads Groups steering committee members are Joe Alvarez, David Harrington, Bruce Greenberg, Tarana Nabizada, Scott Schultz, and Donna Watson.

For more information and to become involved in a Leads Group, contact Dinh Ta.

Category: Leads Groups, Greater Irvine Chamber, Bryan Starr, Irvine, Business Excellence