Economic Gateway http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com Irvine Chamber Economic Development News RSS Feed Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:32:07 -0800 en-us SBA Launches 2017 InnovateHER Business Challenge for Innovations That Empower Women’s Lives http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=10438 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the launch of the 2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge, a nationwide business competition to drive attention and resources t... SBA seeks small business champions to honor during 2017 Small Business Week http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9602 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Every year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates National Small Business Week (NSBW) with a series of events and an awards ceremony in recognition of the small business community&rsq... Allergan acquires Irvine-based Chase Pharmaceuticals for $125M http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9562 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: Orange County Register)  Allergan has acquired Irvine-based Chase Pharmaceuticals for $125 million, the company announced last week. Chase is a clinical stage compan... Edwards in $340M Mitral Device Deal http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9563 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: Orange County Business Journal)   Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in Irvine will buy Valtech Cardio Ltd in Or Yehuda, Israel, for $340 million in cash and stock in a deal expected to close... Test Market Opportunity in Hong Kong http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9604 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 California Corner at Yue Hwa HKG Test Market Program California STEP (State Trade Expansion Program), in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service and the Yue Hwa Chinese Products Empor... International Trade Administration Accepting Applications for International Buyer Program http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9156 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The International Trade Administration is accepting applications for the International Buyer Program (IBP) and IBP SELECT for trade events taking place between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec.31, 2018. Deta... Fivepoint and Live Nation Entertainment Announce Proposed Interim Amphitheater in Orange County http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=9159 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800   FivePoint, in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest live entertainment company, announced today a proposal to build a 12,000-seat outdoor music amphitheat... GO-BIZ AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES ANNOUNCE $844,000 FEDERAL GRANT FOR TRADE AND EXPORT INITIATIVE http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8816 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) today announced that California received an $844,214 gr... Manufacturing can be a pathway to economic development http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8817 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Manufacturing — Solano County’s answer to economic growth and job development. Such was the implication at Wednesday’s breakfast gathering of the Solano Economic Development Corpo... Irvine-based cottage cheese maker raises $3 million http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8818 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Savory cottage cheese is catching the eye of investors. Irvine-based Good Culture has closed a $3 million Series B funding round from CAVU Venture Partners in New York City, 301 Inc. in Minneapolis... Wound Device Maker gets $5M http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8819 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Harbor MedTech Inc. in Irvine raised $5 million in equity funding from three investors as part of an unfinished $8.5 million effort, a regulatory filing said. The company develops tissue regenerati... Consultancy Names Interim CEO http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8820 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Irvine-based Resources Connection, Inc. named Kate Duchene interim chief executive after the unexpected retirement of Tony Cherbak due to health issues. The company released the news after the close o... Irvine Lender’s First Marketing Head http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8821 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Quick Bridge Funding in Irvine named Lisa Reickerd its first marketing director. Quick Bridge provides short-term loans of up to $200,000 to small and midsized businesses. Reickerd was brought o... First Foundation Buys Branches http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8822 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Irvine-based First Foundation Inc. has agreed to acquire two Pacific Western Bank branches, located in Laguna Hills and Seal Beach. No loans will transfer to First Foundation in the transaction. Th... The Case for the TPP: Defending Job-Creating Investment http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8708 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (U.S. Chamber of Commerce) What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) all about? With debate over this 12-nation trade agreement now underway, the U.S. Chamber is publishing this series makin... How Hard is it to Export Internationally? Here's one Irvine Business' Experience http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8608 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Orange County Register)  Two years ago, Robb Dorf, an Irvine entrepreneur, faced a calamity. In the cutthroat competition for supermarket shelf space, rivals had edged his high-protein, gl... OC Business Council Study Showcases Economic Impact of Allergan on California Economy http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8579 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A new study conducted by the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) found that Allergan's California operations generated a combined annual economic activity in the state of approximately... Finally, A Pharma CEO Takes the High Road on Drug Pricing http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8609 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Forbes.com) Almost a year ago, I argued that pharma needs to “heal thyself” on drug pricing– but I was skeptical the industry could end its addiction to price hikes far in e... 119 OC Firms Make Inc. 5000 http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8167 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: Orange County Business Journal) Orange County placed 119 companies on the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest-growing U.S. private companies. A dozen of the firms made the top 10% of the I... Irvine-based Lantronix Narrows Loss http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8138 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: Orange County Business Journal)  Irvine-based Lantronix Inc. reported lower net losses in its most recent quarter and year; shares rose 15% after-hours Tuesday but declined on a sell-... OCTANe’s Accelerator Program Shows its Chops http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8047 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Source: MedCity News) Startups have a burning need to raise money; investors want the best possible returns. The trick is connecting these two groups. In Orange County, California, OCTANe&nbs... CleanTech OC Event to Examine Water Technologies and Solutions http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8000 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 CleanTech OC presents its first signature event on water, Water Solutions at UCI Applied Innovation, on Aug. 31, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event will take a close look at the evolving technology and t... So Cal's Leading Technology Startup Incubator Empowers Innovation http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=8001 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 EvoNexus, a non-profit technology incubator and hub for Southern California’s startup community, is designed to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies. EvoNexus is suppor... 2016 State Rankings: California Leads for Installed Solar Power Capacity http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=7979 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 California maintained its formidable lead as Business Facilities’ top-ranked state for Installed Solar Power Capacity and Texas kept its crown as king of Installed Wind Power Capacity in the mag... Three-year Pilot Program Aids CA Small Business Trade and Export http://www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news/?item=7995 www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com/irvine/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program is a three-year pilot trade and export initiative authorized by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Funded by federal grants and matching funds fro...