Economic Development: Promoting economic development is a task that requires the partnership of a variety of agencies working together. The North OC Chamber has made it its priority to lead that charge and help create a profitable and viable business environment that encourages businesses to open their doors in Orange County, and remain here for years to come.
The chamber actively works with the city of Fullerton through their Economic Development Action Team and the Economic Development Commission to attract new businesses and keep companies in our community, and encourage international exchange through such agreements as Memorandums of Understanding with Korea International Trade Association (KITA) and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).
Imports and exports provide an opportunity for growth on many levels. The chamber has a working relationship with the US Department of Commerce to facilitate strong relationships with foreign governments. The North Orange County Chamber facilitates exports by providing Certificates of Origin [LP1] for businesses needing such documentation.
Marketing: We want those in North Orange County, both community members and businesses, to know what the chamber is doing to support the local economy and bring value to our members. By working with marketing professionals, we have improved the look, feel, and delivery of printed and digital material—and enhanced opportunities for members to market to a captive, targeted audience.
Public Affairs: Taking positions on issues is critical —as the premiere voice of business in North Orange County. While not everyone may always agree with our positions, they are carefully and deliberately evaluated based upon the public policy document and vetted with the board of directors with input from our members. Additionally, we want the membership to know when they should be engaged on an issue or platform. When vacancies arise at the city and county level for representation, we disseminate the information to the membership and parties who might be interested in serving their community.
Partnerships: A large network creates a stronger voice, and the North OC Chamber has developed partnerships with many different agencies, creating alliances and combining resources for the benefit of all. We closely work with our neighboring chambers of commerce as the North Orange County Legislative Alliance to project greater influence in Sacramento, while also participating with the Orange County Business Council, OCBizFed and their committees to give the region a voice.