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...

April

Orange County CITD Launching Import Compliance Training

April 03 • 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,...

★ Seeding America's Technological Future Forward

April 04 • 1:00 PM • Online Webcast

Learn How to Compete for Federal R&D Funds Small businesses often have difficulty competing with larger technology companies due to lack of capital for their research and development (R&D) work which...

Better Fundraising

April 06 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Capital-raising is one of the most challenging areas for startup entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. While there is a great deal of information available that discusses business plans, venture...

★ Global Online Business Workshop

April 11 • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park, Suite 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Starting an online business brings your way the opportunity to sell across the globe. This workshop will cover the sequence of steps needed to start your online business and be...

★ SBA Southern California (8a) and Small Business Conference

April 12 • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM • Hotel Irvine • 17900 Jamboree Road • Irvine, CA 92614

The SBA’s Santa Ana District Office and Orange County/Inland Empire SBDC are proud to present the 7th Annual Southern California 8(a) and Small Business Conference.  The 2017 Conference will be held...

How To Sell To The Government of Canada

April 13 • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM • Greater Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park • Irvine, CA 92614

Together with MAPLE - The Canadian-U.S. Business Council of Southern California, we invite you to join us for a morning roundtable discussion on how to sell goods & services to...

Supercharge Your Sales with the B.A.N.K. Program

April 13 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar The INTRODUCTION TO B.A.N.K.™ course will teach you how to unlock the secrets, the science and the system all while learning how to increase your sales by 300%. Experience and...

★ Export Compliance Training Program

April 17 • 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM • Rancho Santiago CCD • 2323 N. Broadway #107 • Santa Ana , CA 92706

6 Week Training Mondays (April 17 - May 22, 2017) Export compliance practitioner’s course walks participants through all aspects of export compliance. This hands on workshop covers the nuts and bolts...

★ Business Attraction & Retention Committee Meeting

April 18 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

★ Economic & Workforce Development Committee Meeting

April 19 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

The Business Attraction & Retention Committee is powered by members who want to increase the number of companies doing business here in Irvine and working with them to grow. That’s...

The Secrets to Successfully Leasing Space: Stuff the Landlord Hopes You Don't Know

April 20 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar When you want to lease a space for your business, you inevitably negotiate with a landlord who is a professional at business leases and contracts. A mistake in selecting...

★ Career Edge -- Business Etiquette and Effective Workplace Behaviors

April 22 • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

The workplace is different than the classroom. Knowing how to adapt to workplace expectations is a career-building necessity and a career-enhancing opportunity. This practical workshop will tackle a variety of...

★ Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum

April 25 • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM • ENP at UCI Center for Applied Innovation • 5141 California Ave • Irvin, CA 92617

★ International Development Committee Meeting

April 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

★ Business Outreach Rally Spring 2017

April 26 • 8:00 AM - 4:00 AM • Greater Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Join us for a day of outreach to our local businesses!  Find out what particular challenges those businesses face and introduce business owners and managers to an array of powerful Chamber...

OCIACC 2017 Business Awards Luncheon

April 26 • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM • Oak Creek Golf Club • Golf Club Drive • Irvine, CA 92618

How Social Media Can Be Used in 2017 to Grow Your Business, Part 2

April 27 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Kat Shepherd is a social media, business, marketing and computer trainer at her company, The Ultimate Professional.  In this second part of her series, she will demonstrate how to...

May

Los Angeles SBIR/STTR Seminar

May 01 • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute • 1124 West Carson Street • Torrance, CA 90502

TriTech SBDC & Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute will host a workshop on the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and...

★ Bureau of Industry and Security Training Seminar: Complying with U.S. Export Controls

May 03 - May 04 • Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa • 3050 Bristol St • Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know...

What is Your Secret Sauce for Marketing?

May 04 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Everybody needs a Master Plan for marketing to get traffic and sales in the door. Your marketing campaign has multiple elements- SEO, your web presence, content you have on...

Power Negotiating Techniques for Licensing Your Products and Services

May 11 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Licensing is one of the most potent opportunities you may have to acquire distribution, new markets, and additional revenues for your goods and services. Your unique products and proprietary...

★ Business Attraction & Retention Committee Meeting

May 16 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

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...

★ Economic & Workforce Development Committee Meeting

May 17 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

The Education & Workforce Development Committee invites its long-time members and all its college and education partners to help us work on solutions to the 21st century work and workplace...

★ 2017 Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum

May 18 • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Irvine Marriott • 18000 Von Karman Ave • Irvine, CA 92612

World Trade Week focuses on the value of trade and the benefits of exporting. This event gives every attendee the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the trade organizations and international...

Entrepreneurs Roundup

May 18 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Are you interested in innovative new technologies, products, and companies? If so, attend the May 18th Entrepreneurs Roundup presentation. Four companies with technology, software, Internet services and other products...

★ International Development Committee Meeting

May 23 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

The International Development Committee invites everyone to help celebrate its third successful Orange County World trade Week Breakfast & Forum. We will share highlights, reports, photos and recognition for those...

Small Business Resources with the SBA

May 25 • 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...

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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