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OCBJ, OneOC to Recognize Corporate Civic Engagement

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

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By Pete Weitzner, Orange County Business Journal

Last year, for the first time in a local market, the Orange County Business Journal presented the 2017 Civic 50 Orange County in partnership with OneOC, recognizing the 50 most community-minded small, medium, and large Orange County companies. OneOC is taking entries for the second annual Civic 50 now through June 29.

Research proves community-minded companies do well by doing good. The companies get a measurable business lift in consumer preferences, company reputation, and employee attraction and retention.

Community engagement isn’t just for large companies; small and medium-size businesses feel increased expectations to be more strategic in their philanthropy and empower employees to give time, talent, and money. And millennials make up an increasing portion of the new workforce with high expectations of employers.

Not all local companies have the same level of resources or engagement in all of the activities the survey measures. Therefore, scoring and awards are based on the number of local employees: small 15-99; midsize 100-499; and large 500 and up, and similarly sized companies were measured within their peer groups and compared only on community engagement programs in Orange County.

*reprinted with permission from the OCBJ

About Civic 50 OC

The Greater Irvine Chamber includes some of the most community-minded businesses in Orange County.  Presented by The Orange County Business Journal in partnership with OneOC, Civic 50 OC recognizes large, medium and small companies whose employee volunteering, charitable giving, and public voice have had outstanding social impact and business success in Orange County.    

Greater Irvine Chamber members who were 2017 Civic 50 Orange County honorees include Cox Communications, Edwards Lifesciences, Kaiser Permanente, Mazda North America, andEcho Media Group.


Applicants are asked to answer both quantitative and qualitative questions. The on-line survey can be started, saved, and continued later. Survey deadline is June 29, 2018.  An awards luncheon will be held October 11, at Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd.

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