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28K DISNEY LAYOFFS, CA HALTS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS, OC DOESN’T MOVE, CA WOMEN LEAD CONFERENCE, AND MORE!
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DISNEYLAND RESORT AND DISNEY WORLD LAY OFF 28,000 EMPLOYEES, SOCAL’S ECONOMIC IMPACT $8.5 BILLION:*
  • Except for Gov. Newsom’s California, every country where a Disney park is located has COLLABORATED with safe reopening guidelines and health protocols. SoCal stands to lose $8.5 billion in economic activity. OCBC and local leaders warned this would happen. When businesses can’t plan, working families suffer. Good health AND good business. Not one over the other.

OC REMAINS IN RED TIER:*

CALIFORNIA HALTS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS:*

CALIFORNIA WOMEN LEAD'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE "STRONGHER" -- A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN'S INCREDIBLE RESILIENCY:*
  • CWLA’s Annual Conference is October 13-14. Hear from former FOX anchor, author, and activist Gretchen Carlson; California's indomitable First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom; political trailblazers Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis and State Treasurer Fiona Ma, and many more! OCBC’s Lucy Dunn serves on the board. Register today!

GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL FOR STATE GENERIC DRUG DEVELOPMENT:* 

DISNEY RESCHEDULES D23 EXPO TO 2022:*
  • The D23 Expo will be scheduled for September 9 -11, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center. As Disney’s largest fan event, the expo promises to be a celebration like no other with exclusive insight on the 100th anniversary plans for The Walt Disney Company, movie and television announcements, and additional park magic. 

THE 2020 CENSUS ENDS TODAY!:*
  • Today is the last day to complete the 2020 Census! Fill out your Census form now to help ensure a prosperous future with secured funds for local schools, healthcare, daycares and critical programs.

SafeDineOC GRANTS HAVE BEEN RAISED TO $5,000, SHARE THE NEWS!:
TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET SPOTLIGHT:
CITY OF ORANGE’S 2020 VIRTUAL PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:*
  • The City of Orange’s 2020 Virtual Partnership program raised funds to cover the cost of providing virtual safety and recreational programming for the newly created “Sunny Days Virtual Rec Center”. Donors received marketing benefits while supporting their community. Local partners, from billion-dollar companies to small businesses, partnered with the City of Orange. Total donations have exceeded $26,000 and were vital for implementing virtual recreation programs and special events enjoyed by over 5,500 people. Business partners are branded as leaders in the community and receive publicity through the City’s strong social media presence.

ADVOCACY UPDATES:
FIGHT FOR 501C6 FUNDING CONTINUES:
  • OCBC joins over 2,300 organizations in continuing to urge Congress to pass COVID relief funding that includes 501(c)6’s in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Local chambers and industry associations are working harder than ever with less resources to support their business members through the pandemic and strategically plan for economic recovery.

BUSINESS RESOURCES:
CALLING ALL EMPLOYERS! JOIN THE ORANGE COUNTY 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! Share your company’s involvement with the use of a complementary social media toolkit. #OCWorksTogether

EMPLOYER TIPS FOR REMOTE WORKERS MOVING AWAY:*
  • As California employees opt work remotely and move out of state, employers need to be aware of compliance issues. Legal counsel is advised to discuss minimum wage ordinances, workplace safety laws and liability, payroll tax deductions, and more. 

VITAL LINK HOSTS ALTERYX CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS:
  • On Wednesday, October 7- November 4 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., join Vital Link for its Alteryx Data Analysis Professional Development Workshop series. These complementary workshops will feature hands-on demos and training to equip participants to pass the Alteryx’s certification test. Sign up here.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:
COVID-19 NEWS
COVID-19 DRUG AND TREATMENT TRACKER:*

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
TODAY’S EVENT – ELECTION FACTS AND FICTIONS WITH OC REGISTRAR NEAL KELLEY:*
  • Today at 5:00 p.m. join OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley and election research experts to virtually discuss the safety of mail in ballots, political concerns on ballot harvesting, election results, and why some ballots do not get counted. Register here!

GOVERNOR REOPENS PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS:*
  • Any public playground that is fully outdoors can reopen with the compliance of newly issued rules.

2ND ANNUAL INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCES INDUSTRY SHOWCASE:*
  • On October 13-14, 2020, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences welcomes innovators to its 2nd Annual Industry Showcase. This virtual, two-day showcase highlights the community and school's partnership to promote research and growth in machine learning, cybersecurity, software engineering, and human-computer interaction. Register today!

FRIDAY NIGHT FESTIVITES AT THE 19TH ANNUAL IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL:*
  • On Friday, October 2 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Orange County Great Park, enjoy a night out with family and friends at the 19th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival. The festival will host on-site gourmet food trucks, free tacos from Taco Bell, arts and crafts, and live music from local Irvine students. 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
IDEA HALL REFASHIONS BRAND AS A CREATIVE-LED COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY DEDICATED TO ALL THINGS GOOD:*

UCI NAMED NO. 1 ‘COOL SCHOOLS’ FOR STUSTAINABILITY LEADERS:*

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