Greater Irvine Chamber Primary Research Reveals Business Needs
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Conducting primary research on behalf of the Greater Irvine Chamber, 35 Chamber member volunteers visited more than 210 Irvine businesses during the October Business Outreach Rally. The volunteers conducted a survey to identify challenges that Irvine businesses face, and provided copies of the Business Outreach Resource Guide, which features information about support resources offered through the Chamber and its partner organizations.
Out of the businesses surveyed, a majority felt that they either well exceeded or met their business performance goals. More than half of the businesses surveyed export and/or import products or services. The top two challenges that the surveyed businesses face are attracting more paying customers and taxes. Of the businesses surveyed, more 75 percent are headquartered in Irvine.
October’s Business Outreach Rally was led in activity by volunteer team Vivian Atkinson and Rina Durfee who submitted the most surveys, and Kornelija Numic and Rodrigo Dominguez who collected the most information.
Oct. 25, 2018 Business Outreach Rally volunteers:
Jeannine Arrington, Legal Shield
Vivian Atkinson , Express Employment Professionals
Christine Barone, Creative Catalyst
Cynthia Barry, CBE Office Solutions
Josie Blandino, Wyndham
Terri Cleveland, Rize Irvine Apartments
Rodrigo Dominguez, Rodrigo Dominguez - Marsh & McLennan Agency
Rina Durfee, Express Employment Professionals
John Forbes, Forbes Bookkeeping Service
David Girty, Aspect Real Estate Partners, Inc.
Janice Grace, WebIdeation
Bruce Greenberg, Bruce Greenberg Consulting
Sarah Hashimi, MassMutual
Nickie Hill, OC Register/Irvine World News
Jammie Hsu, Proforma Element7
Kathy Jimenez, Advantis Insurance Services
Irving Kau, KWCP
Tracy Kay, Apollo Bookkeeping
Arlene Laucis, La Quinta Inn & Suites - Irvine Spectrum
Thomas Lotts, the Lotts Agency - A Private Client Insurance Services Firm
Elizabeth Marks, Smart Copy = Clicks
Brian Montes, Scaleocity Works
Gayle Moro, Wyndham
Leila Mozaffari, Institute for Workforce Development
Kornelija Numic, AFLAC
Richard Ock, Next Level Business Strategies
Tabitha Oostra, WFG Transamerica
Brian Page, Vocal Images
Willie Pyle, Aspect Real Estate Partners, Inc.
Debbie Renshaw, Franklin Covey
Rob Rowan, Bailes & Associates, Inc.
Larry Sims, the Providential Enterprise
Dave Stassel, Aspect Real Estate Partners, Inc.
Johnny Tai, Mueller Prost
Jason Wilson, Kiros Catering
Over the past four years, the award-winning Business Outreach Rally has introduced more than 2,200 Irvine businesses to resources available through the Greater Irvine Chamber, thanks to dedicated Chamber member volunteers.
For more information about Business Outreach Rally, contact Pepper Russell.
Category: Chamber News, Business News