Business Attraction & Retention

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

March 21, 2017

Business attraction & retention is essential work for the Greater Irvine Chamber. All members depend upon a healthy and robust economy from which to acquire customers. So, work with us to improve this economy! Join us and plug into a few of the important projects we are working on:

  • Business Outreach Rally planning – volunteer to help plan and participate. It’s your opportunity to gain access to area companies under the banner of the Chamber!
  • Large Company Outreach – contribute to the execution of a new large company outreach designed to connect and engage with them better and create impactful relationships.
  • Startup Eco-system development – learn about and participate in the exploration and launch of a new co-branded “platform” to help startups grow faster and integrate into the business community.
  • Irvine New Member Mentoring – just getting started – how can we help new members navigate our active calendar and integrate into the Chamber community to improve the experience and retention.


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, 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 Irvine Chamber.

Nov 15, 2016