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.

May 16, 2017

The Business Attraction & Retention Committee invites all Business Outreach Rally participants to attend! We will review the results and findings from the April 26, 2017 Business Outreach Rally, ask volunteers to share their experiences and business stories and award the winning teams for their generous contribution of time to this amazing business outreach!
Other business includes:
  • Startup Eco-system progress
  • Ideas and programs for Membership & Business Community mentorship
  • Proposed 2017-2018 programs for small and medium sized businesses


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 Greater Irvine Chamber.

Jan - No meeting (EVC)
Apr 18
May 16
Jun 20
July - No meeting (EVC)
Aug 15
Sep 19
Oct 17
Nov 21
Dec 19