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WORKFORCE CONFERENCE RECAP, CA VISITS DISNEYWORLD, UCI JOURNALISM UP, AND MORE!
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WATCH THE RECAP! OCBC'S 2020 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE:*
  • OCBC featured experts from education and business who highlighted OC's leaders embracing diversity to drive an equitable economic recovery. Watch the conference!
 
LOOKING FOR A SAFE RESTAURANT TO VISIT? CHECK THIS OUT!*
  • Restaurants in your community that have received a SafeDineOC grant have made significant efforts to ensure the health and safety of their guests! View the lists.
 
GOV. NEWSOM SENDS TEAM TO DISNEYWORLD TO EVALUATE PROTOCOLS:*
  • California health officials will look to Florida’s theme parks to experience firsthand how other states have reopened theme parks safely.
 
VERIZON ANNOUNCES ANAHEIM AS A NEW 5G CITY:*
  • Verizon and the City of Anaheim have enabled next generation technology with the launch of a 5G Ultra-Wideband service. Anaheim is one of the first cities to receive the ultra-fast wireless speeds, which enables residents to stream and download movies instantly and video call in real-time without any lag.
 
CALLING ALL EMPLOYERS! JOIN THE OC VIRTUAL JOB FAIR:*
  • The countywide virtual job fair will kick off on Thursday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is no cost for businesses to participate. Learn more.
 
WESTMINSTER HOSTS VIRTUAL CEREMONY FOR MENDEZ PARK:* 
TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET SPOTLIGHT
ORANGE COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER’S OC WEDDINGS MOBILE APP:*
  • The OC Weddings mobile app, released in 2018 to address long wait times, transformed the way Clerk-Recorder delivered services once the pandemic began. The app allows customers to submit a marriage license application or make an appointment through their mobile device. From April 10 to June 5, 2020, they issued over 3,900 marriage licenses and performed 2,500 marriage ceremonies. The mobile app has nearly 95,000 registered users and the Clerk-Recorder has served couples from more than 15 states and countries—all in a contactless manner.
 
BUSINESS RESOURCES
THE WORKPLACE PODCAST – COVID:19 MOVING BETWEEN TIERS:*
  • CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw give an in-depth overview on the State’s COVID-19 tier framework, what it means for employers, and how to adapt for long-term success. 
 
TOMORROW! CHAT. RECRUIT. REPEAT. AT THE OC VIRTUAL JOB FAIR:*
  • Join the Orange County Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to meet the county’s best and the brightest jobseekers! 
 
TOMORROW’S WEBINAR - SMALL BUSINESS LENDING OPPORTUNITUES:
  • On Thursday, October 15, participate in the Where’s The Money NOW? Workshop to hear expert knowledge on the current lending landscape, who is lending, and what has changed due to COVID-19. Register here.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
COVID-19 NEWS
AXIM BIOTECHNOLOGIES FILES PATENT FOR WORLD’S FIRST FACE MASK DESIGNED TO CAPTURE COVID-19:*
 
DISNEYLAND RESORT PROVIDES THREE COVID-19 TEST OPTIONS FOR CAST MEMBERS:*
  • Disneyland Resort cast members may receive free COVID-19 testing by an at-home test kit, CVS pharmacy drive-thru, or at a local Anaheim clinic. 
 
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
SUPPORT THE TROOPS AT MISSION VIEJO DRIVE-IN MOVIE BENEFIT:*
  • On Friday, October 30 at Saddleback College, the City of Mission Viejo will show Disney’s “Coco” on the big screen to raise proceeds for Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division from Camp Pendleton. Ticket are available here.
 
IRVINE SPORTS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TWO MEMBERS-AT-LARGE:*
  • Interested applicants will serve on the Irvine Sports Committee for a two-year term and provide the City Council and the Community Services Commission with guidance on policies, programs, facilities, and the needs of the Irvine youth sports community. Application deadline is Friday, October 30. Apply here.
 
IRVINE FINE ARTS CENTER DISPLAYS TWO FALL EXHIBITIONS:*
 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IS READY FOR HALLOWEEN:*
 
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
  • UCI EXPERIENCES INCREASE IN JOURNALISM MAJORS AMIDST PANDEMIC:* With a rise of incoming freshman and transfer applicants interested in UCI’s journalism program during COVID-19 , UCI aims to provide its students an environment where they can dispute the truth. UCI’s journalism program approaches news with a focus on long-form, nonfiction writing, and storytelling with real-life applications. Students will be taught how to report in the pandemic’s digital atmosphere with Zoom and FaceTime interviews, how to get a story, and how to be a fly-on-the-wall reporter. 
 
CITY OF HOPE LAUNCHES ACCESSHOPE:*
  • City of Hope invested over $40 million to develop AccessHope, the first-ever cancer support model to provide patients remote and extensive expertise. The program will offer employees, family members, and treating oncologist the City of Hope’s leading knowledge on treatment plans, recommendations on clinical trials, and medication guidance. The innovation of AccessHope bridges the gap in comprehensive care with a multitude of cancer support services. 

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