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    Friday, September 21, 2018
    A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill related to food and consumer product packaging was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. CalChamber supports AB 2632 (Santiago; D-Los Angeles) because it protects consumer product and food manufacturers from lawsuits by clarifying package labeling requirements regarding the amount of product and packaging. Specifically, AB 2632 would ensure that ...read more
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    Friday, September 21, 2018
    Marshall B. Ketchum University recognized North Orange County Chamber with their V Award.  The University’s V Award, the highest honor given by University, recognized the Chamber’s community leadership.  Board Chair, Javier Solis, accepted the award.  Like Ketchum University, North Orange County has been growing, expanding programming and embracing an ever-changing marketplace,” explained Solis.  ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Through generous donations from community and corporate partners, every year Giving Children Hope provides new, wrapped Christmas presents to thousands of children in the We’ve Got Your Back program. This year, the Giving Children Hope foundation have created three ways of partnership to spread this Christmas joy: Sponsor Christmas Wish Lists: Every child in the We’ve Got Your Back program ...read more
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    Friday, September 14, 2018
    The effort to develop a proposal supporting the ability of workers to work independently will continue through the legislative recess. As many employers know, the California Supreme Court outlined a new test in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. S222732 (April 30, 2018) to determine whether a worker must be classified as an employee, rather than as an independent contractor, and ...read more
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    The Fullerton Public Library’s Distinguished Speakers Series offers talks from diverse speakers in the community who specialize in topics of broad non-academic interest. September’s selected talk, “Video Games and How They are Made” presented by Blizzard Inc. will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in the Library Conference Center. Blizzard Inc., located in Irvine, is famous for creating ...read more
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Buena Park Police Department Chief Sianez is looking for involved community members to apply for the Police Chief’s Advisory Board. The Chief's Advisory Board is intended to act as a resource for the Chief in the formation of strategies, development of policing concepts, and increasing public awareness regarding policy issues. It is designed for open discussion regarding trends in law ...read more
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Stater Bros. Markets is proudly celebrating 82 years of serving southern California families and part of that celebration includes honoring the 275 Truck Drivers responsible for safely transporting the best and freshest quality merchandise from the company’s state-of-the-art distribution center to your local Stater Bros. supermarket.The 34th Annual Driver’s Safety Awards Breakfast was held earlier ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Stater Bros. Markets expects to complete the sale of certain assets of its SuperRx Pharmacies to CVS Pharmacy later this month. When the transaction is complete, pharmacy records and inventory from all 22 Stater Bros. SuperRx pharmacy locations will be transferred to nearby CVS Pharmacy locations. By September 28, all 22 in-store SuperRx pharmacy locations are expected to be closed. Stater Bros. ...read more
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    Friday, September 07, 2018
    1 Stopped, 1 Amended in Final Days of Session Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and its allies in the closing days of the legislative session prevented one energy-related job killer bill from advancing and helped secure removal of one of the more onerous elements of an employment-related job killer proposal as well. AB 893: Higher Energy Costs On August 31, the last day ...read more
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    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    Commissioner and CEO Keynote Sept. 21 Event in Irvine  New tax laws, cryptocurrencies and cyber security are among the popular talking points set for the 17th annual Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “Hot Topics” conference sponsored by CSUF’s Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance. The Friday, Sept. 21, program will be held at Hotel Irvine, and tickets are now on ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News
    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    The Morningside continuing care retirement community in Fullerton, California, has been certified as a top workplace by the independent research and consulting firm Great Place to Work®.   Great Place to Work is a global authority on high-performance workplace cultures and provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace environments. ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    AlertOC is a mass notification system operated by Orange County in collaboration with OC cities. It is designed to keep Orange County residents and businesses informed of emergencies and disasters. The central purpose of AlertOC is to disseminate messages pertaining to the health, safety or welfare of the Buena Park community to its residents. By registering with AlertOC, the city and county is ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    To increase the retention and graduation rates of primarily Hispanic and other underrepresented students majoring in engineering and computer science, a new effort is being launched this fall at Cal State Fullerton supported by a nearly $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.   Sudarshan Kurwadkar, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is directing the ...read more
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    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    Southern California Edison commented today on Senate Bill 901 (Dodd, D-Napa), as approved Tuesday by the Wildfire Preparedness and Response Legislative Conference Committee. Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International, the parent company of SCE, said: “Wildfire policy is a complex topic and we appreciate the committee’s attention to this critical issue. While the bill includes some ...read more
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    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    Cal State Fullerton geography major Gemayel Goxcon had never been out of the country — until he studied abroad in Puerto Rico as an undergraduate.   The out-of-classroom experience took him beyond his comfort zone and opened his eyes to see the world. Goxcon participated in a community service-learning project that sparked his desire to continue to help others; he renewed his appreciation and ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    The City of Fullerton has begun preparation of a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP), a five-year strategic plan to improve local resilience to hazard events. Development of the plan is being funded through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The plan is being prepared by public safety officials and City staff, with support from key stakeholders, other affected agencies, ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Every semester, dozens of businesses turn to consulting teams that Cal State Fullerton has to devise comprehensive strategies for taking their businesses to the next level. These businesses have a wide range of goals in mind, including: Streamlining operationsImplementing cost controlsDevelopment of a marketing strategy that leverages digital and printDeep dive into who your customers are and ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Today, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the Cranston Fire that occurred July 25 - August 15, 2018. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s designated ...read more
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    Friday, August 24, 2018
    Cypress College, part of the North Orange County Community College District, has earned the Center of Academic Excellence 2-Year (CAE2Y) distinction. The College joins, Coastline Community College that also holds this distinction.  The institutional award was established in 2010 by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, with the support of the National Science ...read more
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    Friday, August 24, 2018
    The fall semester Cal State Fullerton will be fast-paced and busy as the university welcomes nearly 40,000 students to campus beginning Saturday, Aug. 25, for the start of fall semester classes.   Some will be introduced to a new teacher preparation pathway, plus two new business minors in sales and marketing. Admissions officials worked their way through a record 51,157 first-time freshman ...read more
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    Monday, February 05, 2018
    CENTURY 21 Discovery announced today that John Shipley has retired from his position as founding Broker of the firm. Joe Lins has purchased the company and will remain President and CEO of CENTURY 21 Discovery. Stephanie Goedl will continue as Chief Operating Officer and become Broker and a Partner of the firm.   “We are an agent-centric company,” said Lins “and will continue to provide the ...read more
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