Business Attraction & Retention

To influence Irvine’s economic vitality by attracting new business; helping existing businesses grow, expand, and prosper; offering solutions to business challenges; and nurturing and encouraging start-ups and entrepreneurs.

June 20, 2017

Three big reasons to attend and participate in the next Business Attraction & Retention Committee!
  • Meet and get to know the Chamber’s new President & CEO, Bryan Starr. Fully engaged and very supportive of economic development, Bryan brings new energy and appreciation for our work.
  • Identify the issues, challenges, opportunities and threats that we need to discuss at the July 18 Economic Vitality Council Forward Focus!
  • Plan Task Force strategies to support new Task force initiatives: new member/business mentoring; emergency preparedness summit, Business Outreach Rally and more…


BAR Taskforces chart

Each bubble represents an area of focus for this committee.


Brian Anderson

Chair: Brian Andersen
First Class Connection

Chair: Brian Montes
KEB HR Managing & Consulting


Business Attraction & Retention Committee Mission Statement

The BAR Committee will work to educate, inform, retain, grow, and expand existing businesses in Irvine. The BAR Committee will create task forces that manage or mitigate business challenges and issues, support business development, and provide data, research, and information that informs and inspires business owners and managers and encourages start up businesses.

Business Attraction & Retention Meeting Dates

(Every third Tuesday of the month 4 pm – 5:00 pm) All meetings held at the Greater Irvine Chamber.

Jan - No meeting (EVC)
May 16
Jun 20
July - No meeting (EVC)
Aug 15
Sep 19
Oct 17
Nov 21
Dec 19