S ee what’S in Side ... ss oc iat ion of Cham be r Ex A n ec RÁUL R0dRÍGUeZ MaYOR CaVeCChe CaL ChaMBeR ter uti Wes ves aPPOinted ChanCeLLOR diSCUSSeS ReLeaSeS 2010 ER # # 2 00 BY RSCCd BUSineSS in ORanGe JOB KiLLeR BOaRd OF tRUSteeS at BROKeR LUnCh LiSt N IN 5 E HON N N W W IO Pag e T HR ee Pag e F I V e Pag e Se V e N O SL RABLE MENT RD E TT ER AWA a PUBLiCatiOn OF the ORanGe ChaMBeR OF COMMeRCe Orange Business News “the VOiCe OF BUSineSS in the ORanGe COMMUnitY” VOLUMe 19 • ISSUe 1 THe ORaNge cHaMbeR OF cOMMeRce IS THe LeaDeR IN eNHaNcINg, JULY/aUgUST 2010 PROMOTINg, aND OPTIMIZINg THe bUSINeSS INTeReSTS OF THe cOMMUNITY. www.ORaNgecHaMbeR.cOM Former U.S. Ambassador Orange Chamber Reps Vasquez to Install Orange Travel to Sacramento for Chamber Board of Directors Business Advocacy Representatives from the Orange Chamber The purpose of the trip was to have an The Orange Chamber of Commerce Swearing in the new Board will be of Commerce traveled to Sacramento last opportunity to learn more about the issues will be holding at our annual Installation/ For mer U.S. Ambassador Gaddi H. that are affecting our Awards Dinner and General Membership Vasquez. Mr. Vasquez is vice president businesses and to bring Meeting on Thursday, July 8, of Public Affairs for Southern the Chamber issues to 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel, Califor nia Edison (SCE). our representatives. 100 The City Drive, Orange. Pr ior to his cu r rent role, Tr avel i ng to The event will begin at 5:00 Vasquez was appointed U.S. Sacramento were p.m. with a reception with Ambassador and permanent Orange Chamber of dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. re pre se nt at ive t o Un it e d Commerce Board The event will included Nations Agencies based in members Laurie the installation of the new Rome. There he managed a We i d n e r, S c o t t Board of Directors for 2010- multi-agency team responsible Dutenhoefer, Chamber 2011, honoring our outgoing for oversight and governance of President/CEO Heidi Chairman of the Board Chris UN Organizations. Larkin-Reed and Gaddi H. Vasquez Horton and welcoming our Vasquez was for merly Former Governor Pete Wilson (left) and Assemblyman Kuykendall Ma rga ret Pash ko, new Chairman for 2010-2011 director of the United States focus on business with Board Members Scott Dutenhoefer, Chamber L eg islat ive Act ion Doug Tipping. INSTALLATION DINNER • PAGE 4 President/CEO Heidi Larkin-Reed and Board Member Laurie Weidner committee member. at a recent CalChamber Business Summit. Orange Chamber month to participate in the California Chamber of Commerce annual Business Summit. SACRAMENTO • PAGE 3 Newsletter Going Green Informational Meeting Held for Orange Chamber The Orange Chamber of Commerce newspaper the “Orange Business News” to their website and member and others will be able to forward articles for greater November 10 Trip to China going green! circulation. “Our newsletter will now be on-line If you would like your copy of the and emailed to our members,” said Heidi Orange Business News mailed to you Larkin-Reed. “We will still print hard instead of emailed, please contact the If you ever wanted to climb the Great opportunity is available through the Orange copies to be distributed to various locations Orange Chamber of Commerce office at Wall, walk through the Forbidden City Chamber of Commerce. in town.” 714/538-3581. and explore the wonders of China, your You can learn all about the trip by Adver tisers will receive g reater attending the Informational Meeting on exposure as their ads will be now linked Orange Chamber Golf Wednesday, July 21, 5:00 p.m., at the Orange Chamber of Commerce office, located at 439 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. Tournament to Donate The trip to China will take place Permit No. 514 Anaheim, CA US Postage November 10 and returning November Presorted Standard Dollars to YMCA of Orange PAID 18, 2010 leaving from LAX and flying to Beijing, China. “The sign up deadline is fast approaching, New Venue and Lower Cost to Play so now is the time to learn more about this outstanding opportunity,” said Heidi Larkin- The YMCA has been selected by the Black Gold Rated 4 1/2 Stars by Golf Reed, President/CEO of the Chamber. Orange Chamber of Commerce as the local Digest CHINA TRIP • PAGE 5 charity to receive recognition at this year’s Black Gold is a favorite of Orange golf tournament. The Orange Chamber of County Golfers. This Arthur Hills Commerce 49th Annual Golf Tournament designed par 72 layout stretches up to Thank You to Our will take place on Monday, September 20, 2010 at Black Gold Golf Course – a new 6756 challenging yards and incorporates several water features including a stunning Chairman’s Circle venue this year. waterfall off the 18th green, slight elevation Members OBN, 439 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866 “We selected the YMCA because of changes, rolling hills, strategic bunkering their youth programs and scholarships, and the incredible vistas overlooking said Heidi Larkin-Reed, President/CEO. coastal Orange & Los Angeles Counties, SILVER MEMBER: “Education of children and young adults is including portions of the Newport Beach a priority for our Chamber.” Coast, and Catalina Island and is located a This year’s event allows golfers to enjoy short drive from Orange in Yorba Linda, CA a great course for less! The event will feature a helicopter drop, “Blake Gold is a great course and golfers a putting contest, hole-in-one prize, food can play in the tournament for only $199 per and more. After play, golfers can enjoy a TITANIUM MEMBER: player – a $26 savings from last year,” said buffet dinner, raffle prizes and awards. Gary Remland, Chair of the tournament. “The tournament is a great way to “We think this is a very competitive, low cost, make business contacts during a casual way to have a great time out on the course setting,” said Heidi Larkin-Reed, President/ BRONZE MEMBER: and support the Chamber and the YMCA. CEO. “Even if you only plan to play in one Each year the Chamber selects a non-profit tournament a year, this is the one not to miss to provide a $500 scholarship at the event”. GOLF TOURNAMENT • PAGE 5 PAGE 2 • JULY/AUGUST 2010 PROMOt inG the C OMMUni t Y ORANGE BUSINESS NEWS Greetings from New Chairman of the Board I am truly honored to be selected as Chamber, the Ambassadors, continues to The Joint Economic Committee with the the new Chairman of the Board for the perform admirably at Ribbon Cuttings, City will continue to be a vital part of this Orange Chamber of Commerce for the the Business Expo, Business Mixers and effort. In June, a Manufacturers Council year beginning July 1, 2010. When I began the Golf Tournament now scheduled Breakfast was held with the participation of serving on the Chamber’s Board for September 20, 2010. The the City, the Chamber and the manufacturing of Directors in 2004, I never Ambassadors provide excellent community. A key goal this year is to expected to be the Chairman. visibility for the Chamber. further enhance the Manufacturer’s Council Our Board of Directors recently Our Legislative Action and efforts to retain and attract business returned from Avalon where Committee will shortly roll to Orange. The Chamber continues to we held our two day planning out the Candidates Forum for deepen its relationship with the Econominc retreat. There was plenty of this year’s election. This will Development Department of the City of spirited discussion regarding the include an interview session and Orange and participate in broker’s lunches Chamber’s mission and goals for a televised question and answer and other City / Chamber / Business ExECUTIVE COMMITTEE the 2010 / 2011 year. The new forum for candidates running initiatives. Chairman of the Board Board of Directors has been for Orange City Council, Orange The past few years have been difficult Doug Tipping – Citizens Business Bank drawn from a cross section of Doug Tipping Unified School District Board of for all stakeholders in the community. our community including the Chairman of the Board Trustees and Rancho Santiago The Orange Chamber of Commerce has Past Chairman of the Board fields of business, education, Community College Board of emerged from the recession as a strong Chris Horton - PayRunner Payroll, Inc. government and non-profit organizations. Trustees. The Chamber will then endorse its force promoting business and employment Incoming Chairman of the Board Many of our major programs and slate of candidates for the November election. in the City of Orange. With the leadership Laurie Weidner - Rancho Santiago initiatives will continue in their present The Chamber will also review and publish of our Board of Directors, the Chamber staff Community College District form. Leadership Orange and Junior its recommendations for business related and Heidi Larkin-Reed as our President, I CFO Leadership Orange recently held their propositions on the ballot. This is consistent am optimistic the coming year will deliver Lamarr Banks - Impact Market Data-LCB graduation ceremonies in June. We will with the Chamber’s goal of developing a many rewarding accomplishments for the continue to refine and enhance these closer working relationship and dialog with Chamber, our members and the City of Public Policy programs. The greeting ar m of the City Management and the City Council. Orange. Scott Dutenhoefer - BCIS Insurance Orange Chamber of Commerce Services, Inc. DIRECTORS Dr. Michael & Jean Abdalla - Citizens of the Year Candidate Endorsement Process - John Aust - John Aust Real Estate Co. Pat Buttress - Southern California Edison Finding the Pro-Business Candidates Jon Gilwee - UCI Medical Center With the June Primary election over Action committee. After this process, By Heidi Larkin-Reed it will now be the time for the November the committee then recommends to the Bryan Gutierrez - Farmers & Merchants elections to heat up. Candidates for city Chamber’s Board of Directors their choice We are facing the Bank council, school board and College Board of the most pro-business candidates. The worst economy since Julie Holt - St. Joseph Hospital and more will be working hard to get your Board of Directors makes the final decision the great depression vote. on the endorsements. We then publish our but the good news is Phil Hummel - Law Offices of Philip L. Here at the Orange Chamber of results in the Orange Business News and that we are heading Hummel, IV Commerce, we want to encourage you to the Inside Slice, our e-newsletter. out of the bottom. Nancy Ingram, National Oilwell Varco vote pro-business. It is our believe that in Through the Orange Chamber of We need wise leaders order to improve the job market and the Commerce political action committee, to encourage and not Jena Jensen - CHOC economy, we need to elect candidates that COPAC, we have the ability to send out stop our growth. have a plan on how to get small businesses mailers or run ads listing the candidates we The Orange John Martin - JMI Real Estate back on their feet and growing. support. COPAC has also sponsored candidate Chamber of Rosalie Morris - CR&R How do you know which candidates receptions where you can meet the candidates. Commerce will be are pro-business? The Orange Chamber It is our hope that by electing pro- Heidi Larkin-Reed Tom Richard - Old California Lantern Co. announcing which President/CEO of Commerce has a process to assist you. business candidates, they will make the c a nd id at e s h ave Orange Chamber of .K. Dr. P Shukla, Chapman University The Chamber does endorse candidates right decisions to lead us out of our current our endorsement in Commerce and supports the endorsed candidates with economic troubles and work to assist small September. How Bob Staup - Hwy AUTO Inc. our political action committee – COPAC. and large businesses to be successful. can you help? When speaking to a candidate Laura Thomas - Prudential California Realty The candidates we endorse are required As you know, without a strong business running for local or state office, remind to fill out an application, go through an community, the rest of our community them that your vote goes to the candidate Shannon Tucker - St. Joseph Hospital interview and participate in the candidate’s suffers – schools, police, fire, roads, parks that supports business and the Orange forum, run by the Chamber’s Legislative and programs. Chamber of Commerce. Dan Young - Morgan Stanley Smith Barney STAFF That’s the Way--Uh Huh, Uh Huh--I Like it! OCTA Teaches Jobs Creation 101 Heidi Larkin-Reed – President/CEO, ACE Nancy Tilove – Director of Membership John Baker – Business Development By Lucy Dunn, President/CEO, OCBC Kellie Pitts – Operations Manager You know the facts: nationally, about recommendations to the board—the right In addition, opponents of Proposition Stephen Ponting – Administrative Assistant 370,000 government jobs were just “created” workers for the right project. 35—mostly government unions—have used vs. only 41,000 private sector jobs. With What is shocking is that more local every conceivable lawsuit and legal argument Carolina Vigiletti – Administrative Assistant a real state unemployment rate nearing t r a n s p o r t a t io n a u t ho r it ie s h ave n’t to set it aside in court, but in the end, every 20% (counting those underemployed and established this policy to help their own court at every level—including the California PUBLICATION INFORMATION those folks who just “gave up looking”), local economies. Clearly, they have the Supreme Court twice unanimously—rejected The Orange Business News is the Western California needs two million jobs right now. authority to do so under Proposition 35, all of those legal challenges and upheld the Association of Chamber Executives award- winning monthly publication of the Orange Even Orange County—damning by faint passed by California voters in November provisions of Prop 35. Chamber of Commerce covering business, praise with “only” a 9.5% unemployment 2000, where local and state agencies Let’s call it “The Cavecche Principle”— city, community, and Chamber news. rate—has lost almost 175,000 jobs, with have the “choice and authority” to use get your own local transportation authority the transportation sector down over 40%. private sector services. Furthermore, that to pass this policy and help lead a statewide Distribution: 3,000. Mailed directly to But good news for new jobs is here choice and authority exists regardless of movement to put folks back to work starting members and distributed city-wide at key to share. Under the leadership of City of funding sources, regardless of what agency with each of our own local economies. distribution points each month. Orange Mayor Carolyn Cavecche, who also programs the project, and regardless of Our legislators can’t do it. The EDITOR / ADVERTISING serves on Orange County Transportation whether the project is part of a state owned government unions won’t do it. So let’s Heidi Larkin-Reed, President/CEO Authority’s board of directors, a new OCTA or operated facility, like a freeway. just do it ourselves. firstname.lastname@example.org board policy was unanimously adopted today: OCTA now has established as its Copy deadline is the 15th of the month target that 100% of all professional services preceding publication. Advertising space allowed be contracted to the private sector! reservation is the 10th of the month preceding publication and ad artwork, We’re talking local projects, highway inserts, and flyers are due the 15th of month projects and freeway projects—all projects, preceding publication. which in the past, have been divided between Caltrans using its in-house staff and OCTA Send editorial and advertising material to: using private firms to perform the work. ORANGE BUSINESS NEWS That doesn’t mean Caltrans doesn’t Orange Chamber of Commerce get any work, rather the OCTA “target” 439 E. Chapman Ave. • Orange, CA 92866 (714) 538-3581 • Fax (714) 532-1675 is to favor the private sector, with each www.orangechamber.com project looked at for its own unique needs and expertise, with appropriate staff Visit Shannon-Bryan Mortuary online at www.shannon-bryanmortuary.com ORANGE BUSINESS NEWS RePReSentinG BUSineSS tO JULY/AUGUST 2010 • PAGE 3 GOVeRnMent News from Assemblyman RSCCD Board of Curt Hagman Trustees Appoint New Chancellor Assembly ma n Cu r t Hag ma n has proposed several bill this year. Below are fingerprinted and registered at the time of sale, mandates that dealers keep these some of those bills. records and make them available for At a special meeting of the Rancho district of our size AB 1804 - Employee Training Panel inspection by the California Department Santiago Community College District and complexity,” Funding Protection of Justice. Ammunition retailers would (RSCCD) Board of Trustees, the Board s a i d P r e s i d e n t Rául Rodríguez, Ph., D. Assembly Bill 1804 will protect the also have to store ammunition in such a voted to appoint Rául Rodríguez, Ph.D., Labrado. State’s Employee Training Panel (ETP) manner that it would be inaccessible to as chancellor of RSCCD, the third largest In his most recent position with funding. California businesses currently pay purchasers and mail order ammunition community college district in California. t he Sa n Joa qu i n Delt a Com mu n it y a special tax assessment into a fund used to sales would be prohibited. The laundry list Dr. Rodríguez, who most recently served as College District, Dr. Rodríguez initiated train and enhance workers’ skills and keep of new requirements in Assembly Bill 962 the superintendent of the San Joaquin Delta new strategic planning methods that business competitive in our global economy. treats law abiding citizens like criminals. Community College District and president resulted in the adoption of strategies When the tax was levied its purpose was The only people this bill will affect are of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, to better address the learning needs of not intended to back fill the State’s General those already following the law. AB 1663 Calif., replaces Edward Hernandez, Jr., Ed.D., underserved student populations. He also Fund. During 2009’s budget negotiations, will ensure that California’s responsible who retires on June 30 following 13 years as implemented new processes to bolster language allowing the diversion of EPT gun owners are not punished by excessive chancellor and a 21-year tenure at RSCCD as employee engagement and participation, money to the State’s General Fund was regulation in Sacramento. a district administrator and college president. and created a new collaborative budget inserted into the state Unemployment AB 1806 - Capital Gains Exclusion On “We were looking for a candidate with process to open communication among Insurance Code. Additionally, language The Sale Of A Principal Residence a proven track record as an instructional all constituency groups. In the area of quietly inserted into the 2006 budget allows AB 1806 will allow Californians who leader. In addition, we hoped to find an instruction, Dr. Rodríguez increased the the diversion of funds to the Department of have lost a spouse to exclude up to $500,000 experienced chancellor with demonstrated college district’s online course offerings, Social Services, specifically the CalWorks in income from the sale of their home made skill in partnership development, the i nc rea sed st ude nt e n rol l me nt , a nd program. AB 1804 will ensure Employee within two years of the deceased spouse’s college accreditation process and reporting developed programs to support the success Training Funds are used to train California’s death on their state income tax. California requirements, fiscal management, and and transfer rates of students enrolled in work force not as a slush fund to save has the fifth highest unemployment rate in the oversight of large-scale capital science and mathematics courses. CalWorks and low hanging fruit to fill the nation, with many families struggling improvement and new const r uction D r. Rod r íg uez hold s a Ph.D. i n General Fund gaps. If we do not protect this to make ends meet. The financial burden is campaigns,” explained Lawrence (Larry) Psychology from UCSC, a master’s in important job creating resource now there even greater for those who have lost a spouse Labrado, Board president. “Dr. Rodríguez School and Applied Psychology from will be nothing left. and a potential source of income. AB 1806 has a statewide reputation as a community Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) and a AB 1663 - Repeal Of AB 962 will alleviate some of this financial burden college leader, having served as a college bachelor’s in Liberal Studies from Bowling AB 1663 will repeal of AB 962 by by enabling grieving Californians keep president for more than 15 years. His Green State University (Bowling Green, Assemblyman De León. AB 962 requires some of their hard-earned dollars during professional experience demonstrates that OH). He is also a graduate of the Harvard individuals purchasing ammunition be these tough economic times. he has the knowledge and skills to lead a Institute for Educational Management. SACRAMENTO • FROM PAGE 1 The keynote speaker was Newsweek in business, in the demographics of the and ran the state well – and copy Senior Washington Correspondent and country and the economics of the world, that formula. Columnist Howard Fineman said America Fineman told more than 400 Summit After the conference, the has hit the “reset” button in many different attendees. chamber representative met areas. Change is happening in the media, At the event a panel of exper ts with the State elected officials discussed the question “Is for Orange, which included Califor nia Gover nable.” Assemblyman Curt Hagman and Panelist included Brulte Jim Assemblyman Jeff Miller. Brulte, partner, California The next morning included Strategies; Gale Kaufman, a Host Committee Breakfast Kaufman Campaign i n wh ich Gove r nor A r nold Consult a nts a nd Ga r r y Schwarzenegger spoke about his Assemblyman Miller (center) also visited with Chamber South, California. goals and accomplishments and representatives Scott Dutenhoefer, Heidi Larkin-Reed, After the discussion, the current budget crisis. Margaret Pashko and Laurie Weidner. fo r m e r G ove r n o r Pe t e The trip to Sacramento is part please contact Heidi Larkin-Reed at the Wilson proposed the idea of a program from the California Chamber Orange Chamber of Commerce at 714/538- Orange Chamber visited with Assemblyman Curt Hagman (right) of going back to the time of Commerce and is open for any member 3581 or contact the California Chamber of in Sacramento. Representing the Chamber was Margaret Pashko, Laurie Weidner, Heidi Larkin-Reed and Scott Dutenhoefer. when we met our budget or non-member. For more information, Commerce. “Weak” Recovery Forecast for U.S. Economy Just as it drove the bubble that led to the Joblessness will continue to rise Chapman pennant, which had just been President Doti and his son Adam will crisis, housing will fuel the U.S. recovery, this year as well, with Orange County ret ur ned by mountaineers John and carry it to the top of Mount McKinley according to the midyear economic update l o s i n g a n e s t i m a t e d 18 , 0 0 0 m o r e Ryan Dahlem, who toted the pennant in Alaska in an expedition beginning released by the A. Gary Anderson Center jobs, according to the report. But an to the top of Mount Everest last month. next week. for Economic Research at Chapman employment shift is expected in 2011 University. with an expected 1.5% job growth, or “(Housing is) going to be a problem for 21,000 new workers. a while still,” said Esmael Adibi, Ph.D., The unemployment rate will drop director of the center and one of the chief slowly, or “sticky-downward,’’ Adibi said, experts who prepared the report, presented suggesting that politicians and voters should to a sold-out crowd of 750 business people, not fixate on the numbers. The numbers will local leaders and policy-makers at the Hilton fall “very, very slowly,” he said. Orange County/Costa Mesa. The national debt, the financial crisis But because of renewed consumer in Europe and skittish foreign investors confidence, government supports, extended still continue to weigh heavily on the U.S. unemployment benefits, a trickle of new jobs economy, the economists said. But even expected next year and a strengthening of slow recoveries spark positive momentum, median home prices, Chapman economists President Doti said. predict a steady, albeit soft, recovery. The annual update reviews the annual “We see a weak recovery. Not dramatic forecast delivered every December and growth, but no double-dip” descent either, provides a look into the remaining year. The said Chapman President Jim Doti, the breakfast event is also a major fundraiser Donald Bren Distinguished Chair of for Chapman’s general scholarship fund. Business and Economics. The forecasts are generated by the But sluggish housing starts prevent a Chapman Economic Model, created in rapid or robust recovery. 1978 by Dr. Doti and his students. It was “The major reason for the relatively the first quarterly econometric model for a weak recovery is the lethargic turnaround metropolitan area. The model is still used in residential construction,” the Anderson to create the annual forecasts and updates. Center report stated. Continued drops in While the economy was the primary construction are expected to reduce the topic at hand, the event included a gross domestic product by 2.5 percent, celebrator y moment when President according to the report. D o t i w ave d t h e f a m o u s t r avel i n g PAGE 4 • JULY/AUGUST 2010 MeMBeR ne wS ORANGE BUSINESS NEWS Members in the News City of Orange News All Green Electronics Recycling Keeping Election Information Citizen Police Academy The City of Orange General Municipal Classes meet on Thursday nights for four E-Waste From The Landfills Election will be held November 2, 2010 for hours at the Orange Police Department, 1107 N. The Orange Chamber of Commerce free of charge and can be done at your the following offices: Batavia Street in the city of Orange. Participants and All Green Electronics Recycling held a convenience. They currently collect over • Mayor - 2 year term will be given the opportunity to meet the Chief e-waste event last month to assist in keeping one million pounds of electronics per • Two Council seats - 4 year terms each of Police and ride-along on a shift in a patrol of old computers, printers, monitors and month and have the capacity to process To run for office - a candidate must be car. We are currently accepting applications other electronic waste from the landfills. up to 100 Million Pounds of electronic 18 years of age and a registered voter in the for the Spring class. Class #27 begins February The event was held at the Home Depot waste (e-waste) per year. City of Orange. There is no filing fee to run 24, 2011 through May 12, 2011. For more parking lot, located on Tustin Street, Orange. All Green Electronics Recycling has for office. information call (714) 744-7328. Many thanks to Home Depot and the breadth of services, depth of resources The official period for filing Nomination O-Zone Commercial Property Search All Green Electronic Recycling for and nationwide partners and facilities Papers begins July 12 and runs through The City of Orange website can help participating with the Orange Chamber of capable of serving the recycling needs August 6, 2010. All papers for public office you find office space via O-Zone which lists Commerce on this event! of all industries. All of the electronic are picked up and filed in the City Clerk’s vacant commercial properties in the City of Also our thanks go to Office during that time. Orange. You can click on one of the property Pete Maddox, Commerce Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at types to view current listings. A search engine Te c h n o l o g i e s , w h o 714-744-5500 to discuss legal requirements is provided to help find specific properties organized the event and and the nomination process. by size, and location. Listings are updated to the volunteers who For voter registration information, continually by sources deemed reliable. It is not assisted at the event please contact the County Registrar of an official listing and all information should be including Frank Weston, Voters - www.ocvote.com verified prior to purchase or lease. Emerald Green Solutions; Brian Rapp, AdzZoo; Kellye Van Dyk, AdzZoo; Chris Travis, Farmers Insurance Group; Marla Concerts in the Park! The City of Orange invites you to pack your August 18 - Swing Cats Big Band - Big Ladd, Mysterium; and picnic baskets, relax and enjoy fantastic free Band Swing Music He id i L a r k i n - Re e d , The volunteers had an opportunity to hand out their business cards and met potential clients. “I got two solid leads”, said Frank Weston, entertainment for all ages under the summer August 25 - Stone Soul - Motown, Soul, R O r a nge Cha mbe r of Emerald Green Solutions. “I enjoyed it.” starry sky! The concerts will take place at Hart & B Classics Commerce. All Green Electronic Recycling is products we handle are recycled and Park Bandshell, 701 South Glassell Street, a full service electronics recycler and processed within North America using 92866, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. collector specializing in All Green our own processing centers and other Bring your blankets or low lawn electronics recycling. They offer pickup responsible recycling partner facilities. chairs and get ready for a great time! services as well as hundreds of convenient They do not send anything to developing Reminder: Food will be available drop off locations. Pickups are often nations for processing! for purchase courtesy of Kiwanis of Orange and please leave your pets Friendly Center’s 6th Annual Evening D’Vine at home. New and old friends of Friendly Center are the lives of children, adults, and seniors by 2010 Concert Schedule invited to an evening of wine tasting, delicious helping them move toward self-sufficiency Performers subject to change food, and good company at Friendly Center’s through immediate aid and a variety of July 7 - Chico - Oldies, Latin, Dance 6th Annual Evening D’Vine fundraiser held educational and life-skill programs. For Favorites July 14th at Opus Restaurant in Orange from more information, please visit our website July 14 - Gold Rush Country - 6:00pm – 8:30pm. at www.friendlycenter.org or call Cathy Contemporary Country Proceeds from Evening D’Vine will Seelig, Executive Director, at 714-771-5300. July 21 - The Skinny Little Twits - directly impact the lives of those most in Find us on Facebook (Friendly Center) need in our community. Friendly Center is and on Twitter (Friendly_Center) where Classic Rock a comprehensive family and community we post updates on events, volunteer July 28 - Cold Duck - Oldies, Dance resource center dedicated to improving opportunities and photos. Favorites, Top 40’s August 4 - The Fenians - Traditional Santiago Canyon College Dedicates & Contemporary Irish Music August 11 - Upstream - Reggae & Steel For more information call (714) 744- 5599 or email Emily Chacon at echacon@ New Science Center Drum cityoforange.org. Santiago Canyon College (SCC), devices. The design maximizes natural a college within the Rancho Santiago lighting to reduce electricity, has been INSTALLATION DINNER • FROM PAGE 1 Community College District (RSCCD), equipped with outdoor watering systems Peace Corps where he was responsible official who has gone above and beyond recently dedicated a new 60,000 square to reduce water use and landscaped with for the largest international volunteer their call of duty to promote economic foot science center. The new center will heat tolerate shrubs. service organization with more than 10,000 development for the community of Orange. allow the campus to offer a comprehensive The Science Center, a $31 million volunteers and staff serving in 78 countries. Past winners include Mayor Carolyn science and engineering curriculum, project, was funded by Measure E ($21 Vasquez also previously worked for SCE Cavecche, and Mayor Pro-Tem Tita Smith. adding microbiology, organic chemistry, million) and state construction funds from 1995 to 2002, serving as division Vice Ambassador of the Year and engineering to its current course ($10 million). Measure E, a $337 million President of Public Affairs. Other presentations will include offerings which include astronomy, biology, general obligation bond, was approved Early in his career, Vasquez served two the Ambassador of the Year. Current chemistry, geology, physics and the physical by local voters in 2002 to build new sciences. classrooms a nd moder n i ze ca mpu s terms as an Orange County Supervisor, as Ambassador of the Year Bob Staup will Special features include: facilities to provide the best possible Chief Deputy Appointments Secretary to announce the winner, who is selected by • Twelve laboratories learning environment for students. Since the Governor, and as a police officer for the Ambassadors by secret ballot. • Six lecture classrooms the passage of Measure E, SCC students the City of Orange. He is a graduate of the Silent and Live Auction • An auditorium, seating more than 180 and the community have benefited by the University of Redlands and has served as a The event will include a silent and • Faculty offices construction of the Orange Education trustee professor at Chapman University. In live auction. The evening auctioneer will In keeping with the college district’s Center, as well as a student services addition, he has been the recipient of three be Larry Dick, Board member, MWD. commitment to environmental building, librar y, athletic f ields and honorary doctorate degrees. Donations are being accepted. responsibility, the Science Center has been facility improvements on the main campus Commerce Award Sponsorships are available. constructed with recycled and low-emitting in east Orange. Construction will be At the Installation Dinner, there will be For more information, please call materials, energy efficient systems, water underway soon on a humanities building the presentation of the Commerce Award. the Orange Chamber of Commerce at efficient plumbing, and solar shading and gymnasium/aquatics complex. The award is presented to the elected 714/538-3581. Members Corner - Shop These Local Orange Business COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 1855 Orange-Olive Road, Orange, CA 92865 * 25 years in Christian Education * 1985-2010 * Pre-School through 8th Grade Full-day Kindergarten Before and After School Daycare Art, Computers, Music, Choir, Spanish for 6th-8th Science Lab, Sports Program for 4th-8th ►►Now enrolling for Fall 2010◄◄ 714/998-4852 * www.covschool.org ORANGE BUSINESS NEWS PROMOtinG the LOCaL eCOnOMY JULY/AUGUST 2010 • PAGE 5 Mayor Cavecche Discusses Business in Orange at Broker Lunch Mayor Carolyn Cavecche discussed from the City and how the City of Orange is serious about the Chamber of bringing new businesses to town during Commerce. last month’s Broker Lunch. The lunch The City of was held at Grubb & Ellis Co. Mayor Orange and the Cavecche was joined by representatives Orange Chamber of Commerce are working together to JULY 2010 bring new businesses to Orange. “The response from the brokers has CHAMBER been great,” said Heidi Larkin-Reed, JULY 7, 2010 12:00 pm Profit Connection JULY 15, 2010 4:00 pm Executive Committee Mtg. President/CEO of the Chamber. “They AMBASSADORS O.C. Sports Grill Chamber Office are very pleased and surprised when Thank you to those individuals who 450 N. State College, Orange 439 E. Chapman, Orange we let them know of all the great serve as the “Welcoming Arm” of the JULY 8, 2010 JULY 21, 2010 programs available to them and their Orange Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 pm Installation & Awards Dinner 12:00 pm Profit Connection clients to make it make sense to locate DoubleTree Hotel O.C. Sports Grill in Orange.” Executive Committee: 100 City Drive, Orange 450 N. State College, Orange President Several more lunches are planned JULY 9, 2010 JULY 22, 2010 Shari Johns 7:30 am Government Affairs Council 7:30 am OCC Board of Directors in the near future with other broker Reliv International Speaker: Former Senator Dick Chamber Office houses. For further information, please Ackerman regarding 439 E. Chapman, Orange contact Heidi Larkin-Reed at 714/538- Vice President/Special Events “The State Budget” JULY 26, 2010 3581 or the City of Orange Economic P.J.’s Abbey 11:30 am Economic Development Tanya Salcido Development Department. Design Action Studios 182 S. Orange Street, Orange Committee Meeting JULY 12, 2010 Chamber Office 11:00 am Ambassador Executive 439 E. Chapman, Orange GOLF TOURNAMENT • FROM PAGE 1 Secretary Committee Meeting JULY 27, 2010 because of all the possibilities to make great Raquel Diez Pasta Pomodoro 7:30 am Legislative Action Rocky’s Insurance Agency 2214 N. Tustin, Suite B, Orange Committee Meeting business connections.” JULY 14, 2010 Chamber Office “The Orange Chamber of Commerce has hosted the golf tournament for 49 Treasurer 12:00 pm Profit Connection 439 E. Chapman, Orange O.C. Sports Grill JULY 28, 2010 years as a way for the business community Diana Kawamoto 450 N. State College, Orange 12:00 pm Profit Connection to network in a casual setting, while American First Credit Union O.C. Sports Grill supporting the Chamber of Commerce. 450 N. State College, Orange Sponsors of the event make this long Ambassadors: tradition possible”, said Larkin-Reed. AUGUST 2010 Many Thanks to Our Sponsors to Date Linda Blair Yellowbook AUGUST 2, 2010 AUGUST 18, 2010 Gold Sponsors 11:00 am Ambassador Executive 12:00 pm Profit Connection Data Aire, Inc. Mark Chew Committee Meeting O.C. Sports Grill Citizens Business Bank Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Location TBA 450 N. State College, Orange AUGUST 4, 2010 AUGUST 19, 2010 Sponsorship Opportunities: Wen Huang 12:00 pm Profit Connection 7:30 am OCC Board of Directors Presenting Sponsor - $7,500 ($8,500 for Made Media O.C. Sports Grill Location TBA non-members) - Includes two foursomes, 450 N. State College, Orange AUGUST 23, 2010 ba n ner display, one tee sig n, logo Marla Ladd AUGUST 6, 2010 11:30 am Economic Development recognition in printed materials Mysterium 7:30 am Government Affairs Council Committee Meeting Tustin Ranch Golf Club Location TBA Platinum Sponsor - $2,500 ($3,000 for non- 12442 Tustin Ranch Rd., Tustin AUGUST 24, 2010 members) - Includes one foursome, banner Eva Lowenstein AUGUST 11, 2010 7:30 am Legislative Action display, one tee sign, logo recognition in The Custom Goldsmith 12:00 pm Profit Connection Committee Meeting printed materials. O.C. Sports Grill Chamber Office Gold Sponsor - $1,500 ($1,750 for non- Gary Luisi 450 N. State College, Orange 439 E. Chapman, Orange members) - Includes one foursome, one tee PayRunner Payroll, Inc. AUGUST 12, 2010 AUGUST 25, 2010 sign, logo recognition in printed materials. 4:00 pm Executive Committee Mtg. 12:00 pm Profit Connection Silver Sponsor - $1,200 ($1,500 for non- Linda McCracken-Ellis Location TBA O.C. Sports Grill members) - Includes one foursome, one Citizens Business Bank 450 N. State College, Orange tee sign, and special recognition in event CHINA TRIP • FROM PAGE 1 program. DeeDee Poole Bronze Sponsor - $750 ($1,000 for non- @HomeInMagazines, LLC The tour includes: • Hangzhou • West Lake Cruise members) - Includes one twosome, one tee • Roundtrip Airfare – LAX • Lingyin Temple • Shanghai City Tour sign, special recognition in event program. Grace Richardson • Inter-Air Beijing/Shanghai • The Bund • Garden of the Mandarin Yu Putting Contest Sponsor - $500 ($600 for Healthcare Business Resource Group • International Air Departure Taxes • Pudong Economic Development Zone. non-members) - Includes prize for winner, • 7 Nights First Class Hotels Cost for the trip is $1999 per person banner display and special recognition in Jason Saltikov • 20 Meals (7-B, 6-L, 7-D) double. ($500 single supplement). A deposit event program. Don Saltikov, CPA • Comprehensive Sightseeing of $500 per person is due with reservation Driving Range Sponsor - $500 • Admissions per Itinerary form to secure reservations. Final payment Longest Drive Sponsor - $500 ($600 for Cathy Seelig • Local Guide Services is due 75 days prior to departure. non-members) - Includes one tee sign. Friendly Center • Baggage Handling • Hotel Transfers PASSPORT INFORMATION: A valid Closest to the Pin Sponsor - $500 ($600 Highlights of the trip include: passport is required for this tour and is the for non-members) - Includes one tee sign. Nora Soto • Beijing Touring • Tiananmen Square responsibility of each passenger. Passports Participation Bag Sponsor - $500/$600 Pasta Pomodoro non-members • Temple of Heaven • The Forbidden City should be valid for up to six (6) months Hole Sponsor - $225 ($300 for non- Allen Taylor • Summer Palace beyond the travel dates. members) - Includes table top display at Waddell & Reed • Welcome Dinner & China Briefing CHINA VISA REQUIREMENTS: A hole and one tee sign. • Beijing Olympic Tour visa is required for entrance into China. Visa Participation Gift Sponsor - $100/$150 • China Economic Development Briefing cost is additional and approximately $195 Sherry Taylor non-member. Your opportunity to include • The Great Wall • Peking Duck Dinner per person. Please log on to Generations Waddell & Reed one promotional item per bag • Suzhou • Lingering Garden Visa Service at www.genvisa.com to obtain Tee Sign Sponsor – $125 Laura Thomas • National Embroidery Institute a China Visa Form and for additional Foursome package - $850 Prudential California Realty • Traditional Dinner & Music Show information. The cost of your China Visa Single Player - $199 includes service Our committee has started gathering golfers, golf items, trips and more for this Kerney Tindle fees, consula r A2Z WSI Web Services fees and ret ur n year’s event. Now is the time to get you’re shipping to you. 4-some together and get ready. Golfer, sponsors and Chamber members Ambassadors in Training If you are are asked to mark the date on your calendar interested in Frank Weston and look for further information on this attending the outstanding event. Emerald Green Solutions I nfor mational For further information, please contact meeting or have Heidi Larkin-Reed at the Orange Chamber Travis Young any questions, you of Commerce at 714/538-3581. Staples can contact the Orange Chamber For information on how to become an Ambassador, call the Orange of Commerce at Chamber of Commerce - 714-538-3581. 714/538-3581. PAGE 6 • JULY/AUGUST 2010 ne w MeMBeR S ORANGE BUSINESS NEWS Welcome to the Orange Chamber The Chamber is pleased to welcome the following businesses listed below who have recently made an important investment in their future by joining the Orange Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber encourages you to do business with them. Universal Bank - Banks & Credit Unions Old Town Orange Automotive Law Offices of Kim W. Hansen - Attorneys Belinda Bacsikin, Vice President/Branch Mgr. Automobile Repairs & Service Kim Hansen - Attorney at Law 1249 E. Katella Avenue, Orange, CA 92867 Don Abernethy - Owner 1700 W. Katella Ave., #200, Orange, CA 92867 714-997-0040 - www.universalbank.com 1439 W. Collins, Orange, CA 92868 (714) 289-2662 Universal Bank knows the most important (714) 997-1955 We are a full service criminal defense firm that aspect of banking is YOU ... the customer. handles all traffic, misdemeanor and felony We are a small community bank that has Back To Care Chiropractic - Chiropractors matters. We can arrange bail at a discount or often maintained a hometown-banking atmosphere. Bic Herring - Certified Massage Therapist a release. You may not have to appear in court. 2950 N. Glassell St., Suite A, Orange, CA 92865 European Cleaners - Dry Cleaners (714) 283-2225 - www.backtocarechiro.om Designer Label Gal - Manufacturer William Alvarez - General Manager Sherri Willson - Owner/Graphic Designer ANNIVERSARIES 356 S. Main Street, Orange, CA 92868 Foxborough Apartment Homes - Apartments 30012 Oak Lane, Silverado, CA 92656 Congratulations to the following (714) 978-6359 - www.drycleanerstogo.com Laurie Ramirez - Community Director (714) 326-6433 - www.designerlabelgal.com businesses who have renewed 501 E. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867 their investment in the America’s Collision Center (714) 997-1491 - www.rentfoxborough.com Law Offices of Bruce Eliason - Attorneys Automobile Repairs & Service Bruce Eliason - Attorney at Law Orange Chamber of Commerce. Gonzalo Doffo World Financial Group - Financial Services 1700 W. Katella Ave., #200, Orange, CA 92867 One Year 533 W. Collins Avenue, Orange, CA 92867 Araceli Cano - Registered Representative (714) 744-4411 Action Note Funding (714) 633-3633 - www.americascollision.com 23201 Lake Center Dr., #100, Lake Forest, CA 92630 CruiseOne Travel America’s Collision Center specializes in VIP (562) 879-7994 - www.WorldFinancialGroup.com Subway - Restaurants Lakeside Cosmetic Dentistry service, discounts, rentals, claims assistance We work with a team of experts who are helpng John Asfour - Owner Law Offices of Cottle & Keen and financing. families and small businesses to save & grow 1506 E. Lincoln Avenue, Orange, CA 92865 Old California Lantern Company their money, eliminate debt, protect their assets, (714) 998-9930 – www.subway.com Hawkeye Media Inc. - Marketing Consultants and to plan for a better retirement. The Perfect Event Jonathan Campos, Director of Sales & Mktg. Subway (No. Tustin) - Restaurants Two Years 120 Vantis Suite 500, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 Merritt Communications John Asfour - Owner Consolidated Plumbing & Heating (714) 322-5101 - www.hawkeyemediagroup.com Networking Organizations 2094 N. Tustin, Orange, CA 92866 Rotary Club of Orange Provide a full service line of e-mail marketing Gary Rayner - Account Executive (714) 279-9501 - www.subway.com The Eli Home. Inc. for any business. Full service includes full 7844 Madison Ave., # 172, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 Three Years custom artwork on a gallery of 4 emails, along (415) 632-1137 - www.merrittcomm.com Subway (E. Village Way) - Restaurants Ace Laser Printer Service with scheduling, sending and back end reporting. At Merritt Communications, we want you to know John Asfour - Owner that your total satisfaction is important to us. 1500 E. Village Way, Orange, CA 92866 BusinessPlanMyWay Towneplace Suites by Marriott - Lodging You will find that we offer a more personal touch (714) 283-5946 - www.subway.com Hilton Suites Anaheim/Orange John Dominguez - Sales Manager while providing leading edge communications. HwyAUTO, Inc. 1730 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92806 Marketing Solutions Plus - Real Estate Western Advanced Engineering Co. (714) 939-9700 - www.marriott.com/snats Gold Coast Enterprises - Property Mgmt. Loren Palmroth - Owner / Realtor Four Years Mark Fragola - Property Manager 265 S. CypressOrange, CA 92866 Fluid Communications Inc. Fresh Produce - Retail Sales 200 E. Katella, Orange, CA 92867 (714) 860-5485 Newport Dental Deanna Frieze - Owner (714) 288-2620 - www.goldcoastent.com Five Years 109 North Glassell, Orange, CA 92866 Cambrian Homecare - Home Care / Hospice (949) 464-9888 Griffin Structures - Construction Rhiannon Acree - President Godfrey, Godfrey & Lamb, LLP 469 S. Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866 Roger Torriero - President Lucky Strike Lanes Mr. Clean-Up - Janitorial Service 385 Second Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (714) 992-8000 - www.cambrianhomecare.com Six Years Kevin Haskins (949) 497-9000 - www.griffinholdings.net Cambrian Homecare provides non-medical Killer Entertainment 1110 Country Club Lane, Corona, CA 92880 in-home care for seniors and developmentally Star Real Estate (714) 720-9536 - www.mrclean-up.com Cream City Teddy Bears - Retail Sales disabled adults/children to remain safe and The Aspens Apartments Mr. Clean-up Inc. is a full service janitorial Cecilia Gustausson - President independent at home. Seven Years company, specializing in janitorial and 8535 E. Kendra Loop, Orange, CA 92867 D & T Dentistry maintenance ser vice s for commercial, (714) 998-5900 - www.creamcitybears.com Empire Parking Lot Services - Parking Mgmnt industrial, medical, shopping malls and offices, Scott Flores - President Eight Years in the Orange County. Dawood & Dawood - Attorneys 1080 N. Batavia St., Unit N, Orange, CA 92867 Data Aire Inc. A. Nathan Dawood - Partner (714) 633-0300 - www.empirepls.com Dynamic Termite & Pest Control, Inc. Business Expo Center - Conference Rooms/Centers 101 1/2 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866 Empire PLS offers complete parking lot Nine Years Jim Shaub - Owner (877) 473-6029 maintenance to the So. Calif area. Empire’s CSIS-College Student Insurance 1960 Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA 92805 services include asphalt and concrete repair, ServicesMatrix Service, Inc. (714) 978-9000 - www.businessexpocenter.com A-Fab Packaging seal coating, parking lot striping, signage as Solo Tire Pros Bryan Rogers - President well as ADA upgrades. T.R. International/Coronet International Pho Hao - Restaurants 1208 W. Struck Avenue, Orange, CA 92867 Khoi Vu - Owner (714) 282-9311 - www.afabpackaging.com Candace Earnhart Eleven Years 146 S. Main Street #T, Orange, CA 92868 We distribute packaging material: boxes, tape, 1768 N. Widdows Way, Orange, CA 92865 Friendly Center (714) 978-1453 cushion material, stickers and labels. (714) 718-7978 R.C. Hobbs Company I Heart Old Towne Orange Thirteen Years Rand Aire - Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrig. SouthCoast Mortgage & Investments, Inc. Kelly Borgen - Buzz Creator Michael Merino Architects Randy Miller - Owner Financial Services 609 N. California Street Summerville at Orange 635 E. First St., Unit 246, Tustin, CA 92780 Gene Dorn Orange, CA 92867 The Exchange Fine Arts Gallery (714) 747-5451 9801 Ludwig Street, Villa Park, CA 92861 (714) 222-4044 - http://www. (714) 402-2578 - www.riverforestfinancial.com iheartoldtowneorange.com Fifteen Years Censource, Inc. - Signs & Banners Private loan investments Tabassi Shell Service Station Timothy Pitts - CEO Borgen Insurance & Investments Sixteen Years 1790 N. Case Street, Orange, CA 92865 It Works - Miraclewraps - Health and Wellness Insurance Danny K’s Cafe & Billiards (714) 637-5551 - www.censource.com Kim Runkle - Independent Distributor Chris Borgen - Owner Law Offices of Philip L. Hummel, IV As the official sign and graphic vendor of the 390 N. Ironpike Circle, Anaheim, CA 92807 609 N. California Street, Orange, CA 92867 A Professional Corporation Honda Center & Anaheim Ducks, Censource is a (949) 235-3852 - www.miraclewraps.com (714) 331-1222 - www.borgenfinancial.com Seventeen Years full service manufacturer of signage and graphics. American Business Advisors Arnel Management Company - Casa Ciento Apartments Donald Saltikov, CPA Lisa Gonzalez - Resident Manager Eighteen Years 2627 N. Bourbon, Orange, CA 92865 Office Depot #2789 (714) 637-8321 -www.rentcasaciento.com Twenty Years Casa Ciento is a 100-unit apartment complex BASF Corporation in Orange. We have one and two bedroom Guzman & Gray, CPA’s apartment homes available for lease. Twenty-One Years Ricci Realty Bishop, Inc. - Roofing Holly Pinedo - Co-owner Twenty-Three Years 1445 W. Collins Avenue, Orange, CA 92867 Assistance League of Orange (888) 681-1112 - www.bishoproofing.net Twenty-Four Years Park Plaza Retirement Residence LeTip of Orange - Networking Richmond & Richmond Law Offices David Hoeltzer - Membership Chairman Twenty-Five Years P. O. Box 6220, Fullerton, CA 92834 Chapman Medical Center (714) 990-2699 - www.orangeletip.com Looking for more business? LeTip is a business Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange Co. networking organization that will put “Dollars Thirty-Nine Years in your Pocket.” Join us for a complimentary Orangeland Recreation Vehicle Park Inc. breakfast and see how LeTip can be your Forty-Five Years extended sales force. Higgins Design and Interiors Forty-Six Years Southern California Edison the VOiCe OF Forty-Seven Years BUSineSS St. Joseph Hospital Forty-Nine Years IN THe ORaNge Porter Business Park Leasing cOMMUNITY ORANGE BUSINESS NEWS RePReSentinG BUSineSS tO JULY/AUGUST 2010 • PAGE 7 GOVeRnMent California Chamber of Commerce Want to Governor, Republicans Urge Reforms, No New Taxes Contact Your The state budget, taxes and massive The $9.2 billion in loans from dedicated Reforms, No New Taxes new debt have emerged at the top of the special funds are dressed up in elaborate The Governor’s Office and legislative Elected Officials? Legislature’s agenda this month. Some legal and financial finery that, taken Republicans swiftly rejected the proposed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wonder how the Legislature could have been together, (1) punitively raises taxes on an tax increases, recognizing that adding even State Capitol Building working on any issues other than jobs, the important sector of the California economy more new taxes during a recession would Sacramento, CA 95814 economy and the budget, given the gravity and would make California oil the highest hobble the state’s tentative recovery. (916) 445-2841 - Fax: (916) 558-3160 of the fiscal problem. But Los Angeles Office making up for lost time, $350 Comparison of oil production 300 South Spring Street, Suite 16701 taxes in top 10 oil producing legislative leaders have states in December 2008 report Los Angeles, CA 90013 laid on the table billions With 9.9% New Severance Tax of LECG—a global expert Current Taxes (213) 897-0322 - Fax: (213) 897-0319 in new taxes and added $300 services firm. Compares state a stunning proposal for and local taxes (property, new deficit spending into sales, corporate income and United States Senator Barbara Boxer severance taxes) assessed Los Angeles the mix. $250 on a representative company Deficit Spending producing 100,000 barrels of 312 N. Spring Street, Suite 1748 A f te r t wo week s oil a day in each of the nation’s Los Angeles, CA 90012 o f p r o p o s a l s a n d $200 top 10 oil producing states. The (213) 894-5000 - Fax (202) 224-0357 price of oil is assumed to be $58/ counter proposals, the barrel. Washington D.C. Assembly Democratic $150 112 Hart Senate Office Building lea de r sh ip t h is week Data sources: U.S. Energy Washington, D.C. 20510 doubled dow n on the Information Administration, (202) 224-3553 def icit , proposi ng t o $100 U.S. Census Bureau, State Governments (Alaska, California, bor row more than $9 Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, United States Senator Dianne Feinstein billion to paper over part New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington Office of the cur rent def icit, $50 Utah, Wyoming), Council 331 Hart Senate Office Building avoid i ng t he toug h of Petroleum Accountants decisions needed to bring Societies, Federation of Tax Washington, D.C. 20510 Administrators Phone: (202) 224-3841 the budget into balance $0 over the long term. AK OK KS UT CA CO TX LA NM WY Fax: (202) 228-3954 The Assembly TTY/TDD: (202) 224-2501 Democratic proposal funds existing programs taxed in the nation (see chart); (2) places the The kinds of deep cuts reluctantly Los Angeles for which California currently doesn’t have state’s recycling program at risk for funding recommended by the Governor are an 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915 the resources by borrowing money and shortfalls and the beverage manufacturers inevitable consequence of the deep recession Los Angeles, CA 90025 increasing taxes to pay that new debt off over at risk for even higher fees and taxes; and and a jobs and investment climate that will (310) 914-7300 - Fax: (310) 914-7318 the next 20 years. All these programs will (3) puts off tough decisions on $10 billion unfortunately cause California to trail the be left on the books with no revenues to pay in ongoing programs for which there is no nation’s recovery. U. S. Representative Ed Royce for them next year—other than more deficit current funding by adding to the state’s debt Not to be lost among the frenzy of Orange County Office financing and increased taxes. for the next 20 years. tax and debt proposals, the Governor two 1110 E. Chapman Ave., Suite 207 The borrowing would be repaid by Tax Increases weeks ago released the May Revision of his Orange, CA 92866 using fees and taxes that consumers and E a rl ie r, t he Se n at e D e mo c r at ic budget proposal, identifying a nearly $18 manufacturers pay for recycling beverage leadership, relying in par t on some billion gap between projected revenues and Washington, D.C. Office containers, and disability insurance suggestions offered last week by the program demands. 2185 Rayburn House Office Building premiums paid by California workers. The Legislative Analyst, proposed nearly $5 He put forward no new taxes, set out Washington, DC 20515 programs formerly supported by these billion in tax increases to address the budget an additional $4 billion in program cuts CALL OR FAX: revenues would instead be financed by shortfall, including: beyond his January proposal, and insisted Orange County: proceeds from a new tax on oil extracted • Delay by two years the business tax on substantive budget and public pension (714) 744-4130 - Fax - (714) 744-4056 only in California. incentives adopted since 2008, including reforms as a condition of signing a budget. Washington, DC: A nt icipat i ng t h at t wo -t h i rd s of the optional single sales factor for Perception Gap (202) 225-4111 - Fax - (202) 226-0335 legislators won’t vote for a tax increase multistate corporate taxpayers (and In 2004, voters adopted constitutional on California oil, the proposal relies on making that mandatory), carry back of net provisions to prevent borrowing to fund California Senator Mimi Walters a deliberately illegal maneuver: reducing operating losses, and use of tax credits by state budget deficits. Capitol Office the sales tax by an amount matching the corporate affiliates. The events of the past two weeks State Capitol increase in the oil extraction tax to avoid the • Continue suspension of the net highlight not just the state’s budget gap, but Sacramento, CA 95814 people’s stated intent (placed in the state’s operating loss carry forward deduction. the gap between the real-world recession (916) 651-4033 Constitution) to have all tax increases • Extend for two years the temporary experiences of taxpayers and employers, approved by a two-thirds vote. one-quarter percentage point increase and the other-world demands of public sector Laguna Hills Office So, if you have a tax decrease equal to in personal income tax rates originally programs and government employees. 24031 El Toro Rd. Suite 210 the amount you’re increasing, how does this enacted in 2009. The Democratic proposals also illustrate Laguna Hills, CA 92653 get you additional money? • Extend for two years the temporary the extremes to which the Legislature will (949) 457-7333 - Fax: (949) 457-7305 It doesn’t, but it gives you a revenue reduction in the tax credit for dependents. venture to avoid facing the simple truth that stream to borrow against for the next 20 • Extend for two years the temporary the public sector appetite for spending has Assemblyman Curt Hagman years to pay for programs that you can’t increase in the vehicle license fee. exceeded the economy’s capacity to satiate it. State Capitol otherwise afford without deficit financing. • Increase the alcoholic beverage tax. When the economy was strong, there Sacramento, CA 95814 was plenty of money to pay for California’s 916-319-2060 - Fax 916-319-2160 essential and necessary programs. When CalChamber Releases District Office the private sector economy isn’t strong, Chino Hills Office all segments of government will suffer. 13920 City Center Drive, Suite 260 2010 ‘Job Killer’ List; We need to be focusing our efforts on Chino Hills, CA 91709 improving our economy, not barriers to (909) 627-7021 - Fax (909) 627-1841 job creation. Staff Contact: Loren Kaye, California Capitol Office 37 Bills Threaten State’s Recovery Foundation for Commerce and Education Assemblyman Jeff Miller The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual list of “job “The only way out of these economic hard times is a rebound of the private 49th Capitol Office State Capitol killer” bills, calling attention to the negative impact the proposed measures sector. Our policy makers must focus on job creation, reducing regulatory A Annual Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 319-2071 - Fax (916) 319-2171 would have on California’s burdens and holding the line on Orange District Office competitiveness and job climate if they were to become law. Job new costs. If enacted, these ‘job killer’ bills would make it even Chamber Mission Viejo Office 20532 El Toro Road “This year’s CalChamber ‘job killer’ list includes 37 proposals that would make it Killers more difficult for us to solve the huge, gaping budget hole that Governor Schwarzenegger Golf Tournament lf mber Monday, September 20 Mission Viejo, CA 92692 (949) 598-7171 - Fax (949) 598-7170 even more difficult for California announced on Friday [May 14].” Single City of Orange companies to remain viable in CalChamber an nually Player Mayor Carolyn Cavecche this difficult economy,” said CalChamber releases its list of “job killer” bills Only 300 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866 President and CEO Allan Zaremberg. to identify legislation that will harm $199 (714) 744-2200 “Our businesses need to have certainty economic and job growth in California. G O L F C L U B that they can be competitive before they CalChamber will track the bills throughout City Council Members will begin to reinvest in our economy. Not the rest of the legislative session and work A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mayor Pro Tem Tita Smith only do these bills send the wrong signal to educate legislators about the serious Councilmembers Mark A. Murphy, and create an uncertain environment for consequences these bills will have on the YMCA of Orange Jon Dumitru, Denis Bilodeau investment, but, if passed, they would state. (714) 744-2211 create new costs that would harm our ability The full list and updates are available at to recover and add new jobs. www.calchamber.com/jobkillers. PAGE 8 • JULY/AUGUST 2010 C haMBeR ne wS ORANGE BUSINESS NEWS New Members, New Locations Congratulations Leadership Celebrated with Ribbon Cuttings Orange Class of 2010... HwyAuto celebrates it new locaton with a ribbon cutting and mixer last month. Owner and Orange Chamber of Commerce Board member Bob Staup, cuts the ribbon with many of his friends and customers, including Mayor Cavecche, assisting him. HwyAuto is now located at The Leadership Orange Class of 2010 graduated in early June. Graduates are (l-r) 1119 W. Struck Ave., Orange, CA Robyn Class, Ryan Hawkins, Jimmy Angelo, Craig Shipcott, Victoria Heidelman, Jessica Deakyne, Cynthia Goerke, Sheri Ledbetter, Doug Willits, Alicia Queen and David Shaper. ... And Jr. Leadership Orange! The Leadership Orange Class of 2011 is filling up. For more information regarding the program, contact the Orange Chamber at 714.538.3581. Flame Broiler celebrated their ribbon cutting last month to announce their grand opening. Please stop in and taste their great food! Owner Annar Karim help cut the ribbon. They are Congratulations to the students from the Orange Unified School District located at 2139 N. Tustin #2, Orange, who graduated last month from the Orange Chamber of Commerce CA 92865. Junior Leadership Orange program. Attending the graduation was Mayor Carolyn Cavecche, Mayor Pro Tem Tita Smith, Principal S.K Johnson, and Chairman of the Board for the Orange Chamber Chris Horton. The students are Mark Bova, Jarique DeLeon, Jake Quach, Rosita Rios, Barbara Walters, Tanya Lambaren, Tyler Simmering and Dustin Spence. Lynne Izzo, Owner of Debt Collection Consultants cuts the ribbon to celebrate her grand opening. Joining her is Mayor Carolyn Cavecche and Chamber Ambassadors and Board members. You can get the help you need by calling Lynn at (714) 368-7700. Joint Orange and Tustin Chamber Business Expo packed the ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel with booths and visitors. Approximately 500 people attended the event. Business Connections Made at May Orange/Tustin Chambers Business Expo Chairman of the Board for the Orange Chamber of Commerce congratulates Alex Brewsaugh, ower of the Law Offices of Alexander D. Brewsaugh, Tom Richard, owner for signing up the most new of Old California Great food, served up by Chef Zafer members during the April Lantern Company Turkel and his assistant from the Membership Drive. He was and new Chamber Doubletree Hotel was one of the recognized at the Expo Board member won highlights of last month’s Business and received a free booth Best Booth prize at Expo, held at the Doubletree Hotel, at the event for winning the last month’s Joint Orange. The event featured food from challenge. Business Expo. ten local resturants.