Business & Workforce Development

Attracting and retaining businesses depends upon a 21st-century workforce. The Business & Workforce Development Committee supports this essential economic development strategy. The Business & Workforce Development Committee meets every third Tuesday of the month, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., at the Greater Irvine Chamber.

               Tuesday, October 15, 2019  4:00 p.m.

  • Hear about the record-breaking attendance at our recent Career Edge Workshop.
  • Learn about the Chamber's upcoming Business Outreach Rally and how to get involved in the award-winning program.
  • Receive an update on the Financial Forum, set for Oct. 29.
  • New information regarding the Cybersecurity Task Force and the Disruptors Task Force will be provided.


The Business & Workforce Development Committee's taskforces help manage or mitigate business challenges and issues; support business and workforce development; provide data, research, and information for business leaders; and encourage startup enterprises.
To learn how to become involved, contact Pepper Russell.
BAR Taskforces chart


Brian Anderson

Brian Andersen
Chair, Business & Workforce Development Committee

Brian Dozer

Brian Dozer
Chair, Business & Workforce Development Committee

Brian MontesBrian Montes
Vice-Chair, Resources

Thomas LottsThomas Lotts
Vice-Chair, Membership






Mission Statement

The Business and Workforce Development Committee works to educate, inform, retain, grow, and expand existing businesses in Irvine.