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Greater Irvine Chamber Primary Research Reveals Business Needs

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

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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 

JosieBlandino, 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

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