December

★ Data Security: Landscape for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses in Orange County

December 01 • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM • The Pacific Club • 4110 MacArthur Blvd. • Newport Beach, CA 92660

      Data Security: Landscape for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses in Orange County   Join Us for a Special Breakfast Presentation Hosted by Franklin Data and  Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth P.C.       Cyber threats, asset protection,...

★ How to Blog Better to Get More Readers and Revenue

December 01 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

If you see blogging as just another chore, like brushing and flossing your teeth, now’s the time to change your tune…and your thinking! For over 18 years, Liz Goodgold has systemically...

★ WITOC Annual Charity Event

December 01 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Avenue of the Arts Hotel • 3350 Avenue of the Arts • Costa Mesa, CA 92626

MAPLE Winter Event - Orange County

December 08 • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM • CSA Group • 34 Bunsen Drive • Irvine, CA 92618

Join us for our Winter Networking Event As the cross-border business community for investment, trade and entrepreneurship opportunities between Southern California and Canada, we hope you can join us for our...

★ The New Venture Financial Landscape

December 08 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Launching a new venture is a daunting task, and without funding it’s impossible.  Generally, there are three sources of funding: (1) customers/distributors/suppliers; (2) debt; and (3) equity.  Many founders of...

★ The SBA Presents: Using Facebook Pages New Features

December 15 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Connecting to your target audience today with social media is only getting better. Facebook business pages are no longer static profiles. Your potential customers can now reach out to you directly,...

★ Business Attraction and Retention

December 20 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park • Irvine, CA 92614

JANUARY'S MEETING IS CANCELLED.  PLEASE ATTEND:  Start the New Year Off with the Economic Vitality Council's Forward Focus on January 17th.

★ Economic and Workforce Development

December 21 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park • Irvine, CA 92614

JANUARY'S MEETING IS CANCELLED.  PLEASE ATTEND: Start the New Year Off with the Economic Vitality Council's Forward Focus on January 17th.

★ International Development Committee

December 27 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park • Irvine, CA 92614

JANUARY'S MEETING IS CANCELLED.  PLEASE ATTEND:  Start the New Year Off with the Economic Vitality Council's Forward Focus on January 17th.

January

Navigating the Networking Jungle: Meeting, Greeting, and Developing Profitable Relationships

January 05 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

You have been invited to ANOTHER happy-hour, brunch, and networking lunch and you wonder IF you should even bother. What do you gain? Why should you waste another precious money-making...

Rieva Lesonsky’s Hottest Business Trends for 2017

January 12 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Want to know what's hot and what's not in the business community for 2017? Join author and business expert Rieva Lesonsky as she identifies the trends and opportunities you...

★ Economic Vitality Council Meeting

January 17 • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Start the New Year Off with the Economic Vitality Council’s Forward Focus Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4 – 6 p.m. Meeting, Reception and Networking Join your fellow Chamber members and business community leadership for...

★ Business Attraction and Retention

January 17 • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park • Irvine, CA 92614

JANUARY'S MEETING IS CANCELLED.  PLEASE ATTEND:  Start the New Year Off with the Economic Vitality Council's Forward Focus on January 17th.

★ Economic and Workforce Development

January 18 • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park • Irvine, CA 92614

JANUARY'S MEETING IS CANCELLED.  PLEASE ATTEND: Start the New Year Off with the Economic Vitality Council's Forward Focus on January 17th.

The SBA Presents: Four Simple Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Now

January 19 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar 70% of your people spend eight hours of everyday not fully engaged in their job. That means that 70% of the investment you make every month in payroll is...

★ International Development Committee

January 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park • Irvine, CA 92614

JANUARY'S MEETING IS CANCELLED.  PLEASE ATTEND:  Start the New Year Off with the Economic Vitality Council's Forward Focus on January 17th.

Your Insider’s Guide to Business Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region

January 26 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar How would you like an inside track to a region of the world hungry for U.S. projects, ideas, and entrepreneurs? Consider forming an alliance with partners in the Asia-Pacific...

★ Business Outlook 2017

January 31 • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM • Hotel Irvine • 17900 Jamboree • Irvine, CA 92614

Todd Buchholz "lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit," says the Associated Press, and Successful Meetings Magazinenamed him one of the "21 Top Speakers for the Twentieth Century." He's "witty, iconoclastic and engaging"...

Export Essentials for Businesses

January 31 • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM • 25550 Commercentre Drive • Lake Forest, CA 92630

Many companies start exporting when an overseas buyer inquires about their product. This workshop will cover all the essentials of exporting to help save time and prevent companies from making...

February

Entrepreneurs Roundup

February 02 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Are you interested in innovative new technologies, products, and companies? If so, attend the February 2nd Entrepreneurs Roundup presentation. Three companies with technology, software, Internet services and other products...

★ SBA Presents: Disaster Recovery: From Cyber-attacks to Natural Disasters

February 07 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  SBA Santa Ana District Office Disaster Recovery: From Cyber-attacks to Natural Disasters- Webcast on Tuesday, February 7th @ 1pm PT   Approximately 40-60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors after a...

10 Digital Marketing Trends in 2017

February 09 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Digital marketing is constantly changing thanks to widespread ownership of smartphones, data-mining and video streaming, plus a cultural desire for digestible and personalized content. Learn which trends will affect...

★ State of the City Address

February 14 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM • Irvine Civic Center Council Chamber • 1 Civic Center Plaza • Irvine, CA 92602

The City of Irvine cordially invites you to attend the 2017 State of the City Address.  There will be a Reception beginning at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Presentation by...

★ Economic & Workforce Development Committee

February 15 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Be part of the solution! Attend and participate! Help launch our new Ethics Forum in our high schools Support the Career Edge program working to prepare Irvine Valley College students for the...

Planning and Coordinating Your Investment Campaign

February 16 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Many entrepreneurs think of investment campaigns as little more than “finding the investors”. That might be pretty straightforward if it was true, but the reality of acquiring investors for...

★ Business Attraction & Retention Committee

February 21 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Be part of the solution! Attend and participate! Startup Eco-system: Strategies to build our Irvine/OC start up eco-system (investor forum, workshop development, mentoring and retention of startup companies here) – some...

Small Business Resources with the SBA

February 23 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar As a business owner, you probably didn't think twice about the need to insure the building, inventory, and equipment of your business.  But have you overlooked something?  How about...

★ Career Edge – Communication in the 21st Century Workplace

February 25 • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM • Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE NEW EMPLOYEE!!! Learn from business leaders in Irvine's top companies.  Tackle real-world communication challenges, become a better communicator, more effective team member and a more confident leader. ...

Import Compliance Training

February 27 • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Rancho Santiago CCD • 2323 N. Broadway • Santa Ana, CA 92706

Whether you are new to your role of dealing with import compliance at your company, or need a refresher, this robust course will teach you the basics and keep you...

Orange County CITD Launching Import Compliance Training

February 27 • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Rancho Santiago CCD • 2323 N. Broadway • Santa Ana, CA 92706

Join us for an Import Compliance practitioner’s course, which walks participants through all aspects of import compliance. This hands-on workshop covers the nuts and bolts of importing, including HTS classification,...

★ International Development Committee

February 28 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Be part of the solution! Attend and participate! Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) – U.K. mission results, company connections, resources and contacts made during the February 12-17 FDI trip; next steps to...

March

How to Design a Website that Sells For You

March 02 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Would you like your perfect client calling you and just saying you're the one I want to work with? We are sure it's yes. Your best sales person is...

Orange County CITD Launching Import Compliance Training

March 06 • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Rancho Santiago CCD • 2323 N. Broadway • Santa Ana, CA 92706

Join us for an Import Compliance practitioner’s course, which walks participants through all aspects of import compliance. This hands-on workshop covers the nuts and bolts of importing, including HTS classification,...

★ Canadian / U.S. Business Council Networking Breakfast

March 09 • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Suite 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

The Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce will host at its office a spring member networking event of the MAPLE® Business Council, the Canadian / U.S. Business Council of Southern California...

Make the Most of Your Income Statement as a Business Planning Tool

March 09 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Your income statement is much more than a document that shows the profits and losses of your business. The relationships between the information revealed in your Income Statement can...

★ Certified Global Business Professional Boot Camp

March 10 • 9:00 AM - March 11 • 5:00 PM • Rancho Santiago Community College District • 2323 N. Broadway, #107 • Santa Ana, CA 92706

Comprehensive Export Training Enhance your knowledge and skills in global trade. What you don't know could hurt you! The NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential designation provides a benchmark for competency...

Orange County CITD Launching Import Compliance Training

March 13 • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Rancho Santiago CCD • 2323 N. Broadway • Santa Ana, CA 92706

Join us for an Import Compliance practitioner’s course, which walks participants through all aspects of import compliance. This hands-on workshop covers the nuts and bolts of importing, including HTS classification,...

★ Economic & Workforce Development Committee Meeting

March 15 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Workforce development takes center stage as we leverage our strong educational elements with our corporate partners to sustain the quality of the workforce into the 21st century. We need your...

Which Business Type is Driving Your Company's Future?

March 16 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Attend this Webinar and Learn How Your Business Archetypes Impact Your Income and Success! Every business owner has a style and natural way of responding to business opportunities and challenges....

Orange County CITD Launching Import Compliance Training

March 20 • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Rancho Santiago CCD • 2323 N. Broadway • Santa Ana, CA 92706

Join us for an Import Compliance practitioner’s course, which walks participants through all aspects of import compliance. This hands-on workshop covers the nuts and bolts of importing, including HTS classification,...

★ Business Attraction & Retention Committee Meeting

March 21 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

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...

Small Business Resources with the SBA

March 23 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar The Small Business Administration specializes in helping small businesses grow, access capital and do business better. Leveraging their vast resources and network of experts, the Orange County SBA offers...

Orange County CITD Launching Import Compliance Training

March 27 • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Rancho Santiago CCD • 2323 N. Broadway • Santa Ana, CA 92706

Join us for an Import Compliance practitioner’s course, which walks participants through all aspects of import compliance. This hands-on workshop covers the nuts and bolts of importing, including HTS classification,...

★ International Development Committee Meeting

March 28 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

FDI Next Steps – the successful U.K. mission was just the beginning. Help us plan next steps, where, when, marketing and engagement. OCWTW, May 18 – be part of the biggest...

How to Hire Employees with High Emotional Intelligence

March 30 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar According to a study by Leadership IQ, 46% of new hires fail within 18 months due to lack of Emotional Intelligence skills such as “coachability,” social skills, ability to...

Irvine Chamber Webinars

Sometimes learning more and knowing more is all you need to grow more!

The Greater Irvine Chamber offers a robust series of free, online webinars to help businesses grow and prosper, explore new markets and strategies and navigate the world of trade and export. Initiated several years ago, these webinars now serve the interests of hundreds of member and non-member businesses every year. Interactive by design, participants are encouraged to ask their questions, share their comments and engage with the facilitator and the speaker(s) during the webinar.

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