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OCBC's Sacramento Advocacy Trip Speakers Announced!
Join us in Sacramento on March 21 - 22 for the annual One Voice, Two Capitols advocacy trip with targeted legislative meetings to further Orange County’s priorities. Click here to view the the exceptional speaker list and to register.
Understand Impact to Business Electric Rate Options with New OC Power Authority
Changes to electricity bills are coming for businesses in Buena Park, Huntington Beach, Irvine and Fullerton, but you have options. Customers will see more options for renewable energy and approximately 4% to 7% higher electric bills after April with new service from Orange County Power Authority, unless you select a lower rate or choose not to be enrolled. Learn more.
Mexico Secretary of the Economy Visits Southern California
On Feb 9, the Council attended a small gathering with the Secretary of the Economy of Mexico, Tatiana Clouthier. Mexico has strong economic ties with CA as it is the second largest importer of CA goods and Orange County's largest. Mexico's primary industries of focus to develop further are on semiconductor, medical device, aerospace and electronics--all sectors where Orange County excels. To learn more, contact Jesse Ben-Ron.
Announcing OCBC's
2022 Board Officers
OCBC's Board of Directors recently elected new officers for 2022. They include Dave Bartlett, Chair; Jodi Duva, Chair Elect; Kevin Haboian, Treasurer; Jena Jensen, Immediate Past Chair; and Jeffrey Ball, Secretary, President and CEO. Officers of the Board are instrumental in guiding the Council's initiatives and strategic plan for the coming year. Learn more.
TODAY! OneLegacy Black History Month Health Equity Webinar
Join OCBC Investor OneLegacy today at 1 p.m. for a discussion on how to improve equity in organ donation and transplantation for Black Californians. RSVP here. 
SCE's 20th Annual Black History Month Celebration
Join OCBC investor Southern California Edison (SCE) on Feb. 18 for a virtual celebration featuring inspiring speakers, top business leaders and talented local artists. Register now.
OCBC Opposes "Housing Killer" Bill Expanding CEQA
OCBC staunchly opposes AB 1001 (Garcia), a Housing Killer bill that would have a chilling effect on new construction. Rather than reform barriers to housing, the bill expands the already burdensome California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and exposes developers to more CEQA litigation and fuels NIMBYism. Thank you to all OC Assemblymembers for not voting/abstaining on the job-killing, anti-housing AB 1001.
OCBC Urges State to Fortify Retail Theft Prevention in Budget
OCBC is urging the Governor to take further steps preventing and prosecuting organized retail crime, including $85M in grants to enhance local law enforcement presence at retail locations, to address a substantial rise in these crimes statewide. The requested budget package is crucial for disrupting organized retail crime at the organizational level. Read the coalition letter.
Five Point Holdings Announces New CEO, Daniel Hedigan
On Feb. 9, Five Point Holdings, LLC announced the appointment of Daniel Hedigan as the company's Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, replacing Lynn Jochim, President and Chief Operating Officer, who is stepping down, effective Feb. 14. Learn more.
Boeing Donates $1M to Wildlife Crossing over 101 Freeway
The Boeing Company recently made a $1M donation to the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which is on pace to break ground this year, and will span over ten lanes of the 101 freeway in the Los Angeles area. Keep up the great work! Learn more
County of Orange Awarded Over $3M to Support Businesses
Awarded by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB) has received $3,975,481 in California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Learn more. 
Business Travelers Can Book Their Southwest Tickets on KAYAK
Business travel. Made simple. For the first time ever, you can book your Southwest tickets on KAYAK for Business. Get your company on board here:
Join OCBC and connect with the most influential companies and top executives actively engaged in creating a pro-business environment and prosperous economy. Hundreds of Orange County's leading businesses, cities and non-profit organizations represent an elite group from every industry cluster. But we need YOUR VOICE! For more info, contact Natalie Rubalcava, OCBC Chief Operating Officer.
Thank you to our sponsors: AAA, Disneyland Resort, American Career College & West Coast University, Irvine Ranch Water District, KLM Strategies and SoCalGas.
A special thank you our sponsors! Title Sponsor: The Orange County Register; Platinum Sponsor: Amazon; VIP Reception Sponsor: UCI; Gold Sponsors: Brookfield Properties, Disneyland Resort, Experian and FivePoint Holdings, LLC; Silver Sponsors: AAA, Bank of America, The Boeing Company, BIA-SC, City of Hope Orange County, HNTB, JPMorgan Chase, Kaiser Permanente, Ontario International Airport, SDG&E, SoCalGas, Southern California Edison and U.S. Bank; and bronze sponsors, American Career College & West Coast University West Coast University, Anaheim Public Utilities, CalOptima, Cal State Fullerton, Charter Communications, Chevron, Cox Business, CSUF College of Business, Curt Pringle & Associates, Girl Scouts of Orange County, Goodwill of Orange County, Idea Hall, Jamboree, LSA, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, MemorialCare, Nossaman LLP, Orange County Department of Education, Rancho Mission Viejo, SCAG, South Orange County Community College District, Transportation Corridor Agencies, Tri Pointe Homes, University of Massachusetts Global, UPS, Verizon, Wells Fargo and WSP USA.
OCBC Committee meetings are an exclusive benefit offered to OCBC members.
Click the committee meeting link to learn more about the specific topics and issues that will be covered and any special guest speakers.
February 17 | 8:00 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Email Connor Medina for registration details.
March 4 | 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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