Photo: The Irvine Chamber of Commerce in spring concluded its inaugural Business Outreach Rally, a city-wide outreach and survey of more than 500 local businesses facilitated by the Chamber’s Economic Vitality Council’s Business Attraction & Retention Committee. The Business Outreach Rally Fall 2014 is scheduled for Oct. 29.
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IRVINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES FALL BUSINESS OUTREACH RALLY
Chamber Rally “Street Teams” Reach Out to Help Strengthen, Expand and Grow Businesses throughout City
IRVINE, Calif.—Oct. 16, 2014—The Irvine Chamber of Commerce today announced the Business Outreach Rally Fall 2014, a city-wide outreach and survey of local businesses facilitated by the Chamber’s Economic Vitality Council’s (EVC) Business Attraction & Retention (BAR) Committee, will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 29. In line with the EVC’s mission to retain and help grow Irvine businesses, on rally day Chamber members will lead “street teams” to proactively engage with local companies, gather insights into the key issues affecting their business and respond with Chamber resources for support and collaboration. Chamber members are tapped to participate in the street teams because of their deep understanding of local connections and resources available to extend to the community.
“The Business Outreach Rally is designed to effectively reach local company leaders—in one of California’s most dynamic business regions—to understand their challenges and provide solutions to help propel their future growth,” said Tallia Hart, president and CEO of the Irvine Chamber. “Following on the heels of our successful spring rally, we look forward to another impactful event, where we connect with hundreds of business owners about key issues and share available support resources to create a stronger Irvine economic climate.”
On Oct. 29, rally street teams will meet back at the Irvine Chamber to discuss what they learned and submit survey information. Members of the Task Force and EVC will study the insights gathered and use the data to respond to pertinent needs by leveraging Chamber influence and resources, including marketing tools, networking and referrals and legislative action.
The Business Outreach Rally is spearheaded by the Chamber’s Economic Vitality Council’s Business Attraction & Retention (BAR) Committee. Chamber member Brian Andersen is leading the Business outreach Rally as Task Force Leader along with an enthusiastic group of Chamber business member volunteers who have invested months in planning and preparation.
“The Business Outreach Rally exemplifies one of several progressive initiatives the Chamber has launched to create a leading Irvine business community,” said Massis Chahbazian, co-chair of the BAR Committee. “On rally day we have the opportunity to visit with some of the region’s most groundbreaking and upcoming companies to better understand their challenges and share with them solutions for future growth and retention.”
The Business Outreach Rally kicks off at 8 a.m. on Oct. 29 at the Irvine Chamber. Morning, afternoon and all-day shifts are available. All Chamber volunteers will be provided with training and materials needed to be successful. Meals including with breakfast and lunch on rally day are also offered. For more information or to register or become a Chamber member visit: http://business.irvinechamber.com/events/details/business-outreach-blitz-6372 or contact Anthony Crouch at email@example.com.
About the Irvine Chamber of Commerce
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chambers in Orange County, representing more than 800 businesses in the area. The Irvine Chamber’s mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The organization serves as a catalyst for local economic growth by: promoting the city as a dynamic business and tourism destination; providing valuable training and networking opportunities; and advocating for the interests of the business community with federal, state and local officials. The Irvine Chamber remains the largest business organization in Orange County and one of the most innovative in the nation, and has received a Four Star Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.irvinechamber.com. For more information about the Economic Vitality Council visit http://www.irvineecondev.com.
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