The Orange County Partnership is lining up a winning roster of must-attend events and we are doing it carefully and within the CDC guidelines. What’s most encouraging is that as we announce our plans, the interest is growing and the seats are filling. It is evident that while still cautious due to the pandemic, people want to be with people. We all miss human interaction and while COVID-19 is far from over, most of us understand what we need to do to remain safe.
When we hosted our Alliance for Balanced Growth dinner last week, we sold out the event at West Hills Country Club in hours. Of course, we believe that the topic of “Workforce Housing” was the chief draw, but there was a palpable energy about the reservation process. With the limitations of only 50 people, we knew it would be first-come-first-served. But, the fact remains “they came.”
As we embark on the planning of our first-ever Partnership Golf Classic in May, we quickly came to realize that we needed a second golf course to accommodate demand. Again, another good problem to have and another indicator that people feel safe in an outdoor setting.
On June 8th we will be hosting our 2021 MVP Breakfast honoring Rick Golden. Well, in this case, it’s not about gathering, or interaction. It’s ALL-ABOUT Rick Golden, partner with the Goshen-based law firm Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP, and his monumental contributions to Orange County businesses and communities. We had the largest opening day ticket sales in the history of the event. Since there are still limitations on how many can attend, I want to encourage our Investors, friends, colleagues, elected officials and others to buy your tickets fast. We still have to adhere to the numbers and we hate to turn anyone away.
My very best,
President & CEO