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Chamber strengthens city voice for veto by Stephanie Gorman, HBCOC

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Boeing Government Relations Manager Tony Cordero (right) moderated the panel of former Orange County elected officials, (from left to right) including Keith Bohr, Steve Rosansky, and Lynn Daucher, giving insight on their work with business and how organizations can get their ideas heard by local government.

Work Smart political forum brings business concerns to the forefront by Stephanie Gorman, HBCOC

Community members and business representatives convened at the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Work Smart political panel discussion to hear Assemblyman Matt Harper and former elected officials share how to get business ideas heard by local government and affect change in the community. The Chamber facilitated the Work Smart: Elected Officials as Champions for Business panel at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa on November 2. In addition to Assemblyman Harper, panelists included former Huntington Beach City Councilman Keith Bohr, former Newport Beach City Councilman and mayor Steve Rosansky, and former Brea City Councilwoman, Mayor, Assemblywoman, and Director of the California Department of Aging Lynn Daucher. Boeing Government Relations Manager Tony Cordero moderated the panel of former elected officials and prompted the panelists to reflect on how they handled the grievances of constituents and became their advocate in local government.

Bohr shared a time when he spoke with individuals in the harbour area near the naval weapons station in Seal Beach and heard concerns about the state of the area, paying special attention to the high density of for-sale cars and abandoned furniture. “We found a solution with the OCTA, the city, public works funds, and they raised funds as well privately, and the combination of all that made it so it actually looks really nice now,” Bohr said of the area that now features a new landscape and bike path. All panelists touched on the significance of establishing a relationship with city officials and with city programming to better the efficacy of the message when speaking to elected officials. “If you know somebody, you’re going to have a much better reception and at least have an audience to make your case,” Rosansky said. “They may not agree with you or they may not be able to do something for you, but relationships are the coin of the realm here certainly.” See FORUM - Page 3

Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO James O’Callaghan issued a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown requesting the veto of SB-687 following the recommendation by the Government Affairs Committee. On October 14, Gov. Brown returned SB 687 without his signature in a letter to the members of the California State Senate. Orange Coast Medical Center representative Beth Hambelton went before the Government Affairs Committee on September 27 to request the committee’s support of a veto on SB-687. “This bill would give [the Attorney General] basically unrestricted authority to bring in contractors to help him or her decide if a hospital does need to close an emergency department... All the costs would have to be absorbed by the hospital regardless of whether they have financial feasibility or not,” Hambelton said to the committee. “This legislation would completely remove any opportunity for the AG to approve a freestanding emergency room, which has successfully been implemented in other states.” At the date of the meeting, the Orange County Business Council, North Orange See VETO - Page 4

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FORUM: Chamber convenes community for advocacy talk Continued from Page 1

In order to have an effective relationship established early on, Bohr recommended constituents go through office staff first on the grounds that they are typically versed in the topic and able to address concerns as well. Nonetheless, setting a meeting with a local representative is an effective and mutually beneficial route. “Never underestimate how receptive council people are,” Bohr said. “I PHOTO BY HBCOC don’t think things have changed in State Assemblyman Matt Harper engaged with constituthat they’ll take a meeting with any- ents following the Work Smart political forum at the Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. body on almost any issue. It’s rare to capitol visits as their popularity increases ever hear no.” in the months of March and April, but Cordero stressed the importance of said the most overlooked element of utilizing city government as a platform advocacy is anticipation. for your message. He highlighted that as “Anticipating future threats I think is a constituent moves to higher representavery important and making sure that legtives, those individuals, particularly in islators are aware that you care and why California, represent exponentially more you care about the things that are on the people and relationship building becomes long term, ” Harper said. “It’s important more difficult. that people are aware of those things very “Local government is the most accesearly and on the front end.” sible body of government that exists...” In his experience, he said new legislaCordero said. “You should feel comforttion is typically driven by three interest able because these local government groups: labor unions, environmentalists, officials are the ones that you see at the grocery store, at the beach, at the park, at conservationists or a handful of wealthy your kid’s school. They are very accessible individuals, and trial lawyers. In addition to setting meetings with because they are here with us and among state legislators, Harper recommended us.” that in correspondence to representatives, Assemblyman Harper’s address isolated constituents communicate as personally ways local residents and business repreas possible with handwritten letters to sentatives can get involved on the state discuss legislation that may affect them level. He said when he has a bill idea, he personally, their business, or someone discusses it with his staff before bringing they know specifically. it to the floor, so he encouraged constitu“Those kinds of anecdotes help perents to call and discuss a legislative idea sonalize and help humanize the decisions with their state legislator or their staff. that are made in the state legislature and Although it’s encouraged to get many of them can be very powerful,” involved in the bill creation process, Harper said. Harper said taking a stand on existing As a final piece of advice, Harper bills is more important. encouraged attendees to create a large “The biggest thing that I know a lot network of people across city barriers in of people here have been involved in is order to create a stronger voice with state advocacy on existing bills,” Harper said. representatives. He touched on the importance of state

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RENEWING INVESTORS • All Signs, Inc. dba Chalk Talk • American Family Housing • Assistance League of Huntington Beach • Atlantis Eyecare • Bartolme & Associates, Inc. • Bauer, Ralph H. • Bear Flag Fish Company • Bluegold • Bolsa Chica Conservancy • Bolsa Chica Self Storage • Bunetta, Dave HB Police Department • Capital Investment Network, Inc. • Classic Party Rentals • Coast Telecom Group • Crossroads Animal Emergency Huntington Beach • Decron Properties Corporation • DeLillo Chevrolet • Edison High School • FLW • Freidenrich, Shari - Orange County Treasurer • Fusion Academy • G & M Oil Company, Inc. • Gates, Michael - HB City Attorney • George’s Mexican Food • GlowZone • H2Go Express Car Wash • Hashtag Promotions • HB Website Design/ TheLocalHB.com • Hess, Scott - Huntington Beach Community Development • Hewitt Industries • Hope Chapel Huntington Beach • House of E-Blast • Huntington Beach Family YMCA • Huntington Beach High School • Huntington Beach Police Department • Huntington Beach Union High School District • Joyce Riddell & Associates • L & M Travel • Longboard Restaurant & Pub • Love at First Bite Catering • Marina High School McDonald’s of Huntington Beach


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VETO: SB-687 returns to Senate unsigned after request letters Continued from Page 1

County Chamber of Commerce and the South Orange County Economic Coalition had sent veto letters to the Governor’s office. Hambelton urged the committee to vote in support of a veto, citing processes currently in place that address the concerns SB-687 attempted to readdress. O’Callaghan’s veto letter on behalf of the Chamber laid out some of those procedures. “Existing procedures allow hospitals to notify the California Department of Public Health and local count governments prior to downgrading or closing emergency services. The local emergency

medical services agency also conducts an impact evaluation to assess how the closure or reduction will affect emergency services in the community,” the letter reads. “These agencies have the expertise to evaluate the service and determine the appropriate response. Adding a statutory layer of oversight for the AG is unnecessary and duplicative.” The committee voted by majority to approve the letter of request for veto. In addition to addressing the statutory layer of the bill, the request for veto cites the following problems with the legislation: • The bill will provide a new authority for the AG to approve, approve with conditions or deny the closure of a service - specifically emergency departments.

• The bill would allow the AG to assert a new level of review, potentially disrupting the ability to effectively manage the health services that hospital systems provide. • The bill would not give the AG any tools to address the cause for the closure, such as waiving the seismic mandate or providing additional reimbursement. • And, the bill would apply retroactively, which could be unconstitutional, as well as threaten existing services in neighboring regions. “Because SB-687 does not address the reasons a hospital is considering an ED closure, it provides no real solutions,” O’Callaghan stated in the letter’s close. “For these reasons, we respectuflly as for your veto on SB-687.”

Gov. Brown addressed several of the areas of concern in his letter to the California State Senate justifying his veto. “A hospital’s decision to reduce or eliminate emergency services poses real challenges for a community. This is why current law requires public notice prior to a hospital taking such an action. Removing a hospital’s authority to determine emergency service needs, however, will not solve the underlying financial issues that typically force these decisions,” Gov. Brown said in the letter. “An Attorney General decision to prohibit a reduction or elimination of these services my hasten the reduction of other services or closure of the entire hospital. For this reason, I cannot sign this bill.”

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The HB Business Journal Editor-in-Chief: James O’Callaghan Editor-in-Chief/Head Writer: Stephanie Gorman Photos & Images by: The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Printed & Distributed by: The O.C. Register Content Provided by: Alpha & Omega

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Upcoming Chamber Events & Programs Ribbon Cutting Glowzone Wednesday, November 29 4 - 5 p.m. PAC Meeting Chamber Office Wednesday, December 6 4 - 5 p.m. AM Connect Networking Breakfast SeaCliff Country Club Friday, January 12 7:15 - 9 a.m. Chamber Holiday Open House & Holiday Shop Chamber Office Monday, December 11 4 - 6 p.m. Ambassador Meeting Location TBD Wednesday, December 13 4 - 5 p.m. AM Connect Networking Breakfast SeaCliff Country Club Friday, January 12 7:15 - 9 a.m.

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RENEWING INVESTORS

• MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center • Monkey House Cafe, Inc. • Norms Restaurant • Ocean Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery • Ocean View School District • Orange County Association of Realtors • Orange County Transportation Authority • Pasea Hotel & Spa • Performance Excellence Partners, Inc. • Precision Stitches • Promoting Resources in Drug Education • Publish Brand, Inc. • Purcell & Associates • Reardon, Bill Huntington Beach Fire Department • Republic Services • Richard Harlow • Rotary Club of Huntington Beach • Security Network Representatives • Sharkeez Restaurant • Sign Pipers • Silva, Jim • Soil Measurement System, LLC • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Huntington Beach • State Farm Insurance Jeff Baker • Sunset Vapor • The Plant Nerd, Inc. • The UPS Store #6849 • Top Dog *barkery *bath *boutique • United Calibration Corporation • Vitabri Canopies • Volta Charging • Wandering Still, Inc. vomFASS • Wild Birds Unlimited • Woody’s Diner

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Republic Services’ Jeff Snow receives 2017 Spurgeon Award by Stephanie Gorman, HBCOC

Exploring of Orange County presented Jeff Snow with one of three 2017 William H. Spurgeon III Awards at the 28th Annual Spurgeon Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 20. Huntington Beach City Councilman Patrick Brendan addressed the room at the opening of the ceremony “Exploring offers young people a chance to belong to something bigger than themselves, to PHOTO BY HBCOC develop a sense of pride Jeff Snow received one of the 2017 Spurgeon Awards from Exploring of Orange County. Luncheon in what they do, to have attendees from Huntington Beach, including Chamber of Commerce Board Member Teri Miles, spoke with him prior to the ceremony to extend congratulations. mentors and role models standing history of Spurgeon tee has presented the William that they can emulate, Award representation. Nine H. Spurgeon III Award to and to have an opportunity to people from the city, includindividuals and corporations develop lifelong skills where ing Snow, have received the that have kept Spurgeon’s idea they can look back and realize award since 1993. Previous alive. that this was a turning point recipients include J.B. Hume, Other Spurgeon Award in their lives,” Brendan said in Ron Lowenberg, and chiefs recipients were Costa Mesa an open letter to attendees. Ken Small and Robert Handy Fire Chief Dan Stefano and Brendan is chairman for of the Huntington Beach Sergeant Dan Daniels of the both the Exploring of Orange Police Department, Fire Chief Orange County Sheriff ’s DeCounty program and for the Patrick McIntosh, former partment. Spurgeon Awards Luncheon. The luncheon acknowledged Snow opened his acceptance mayor Cathy Green, Ed Laird and Patrick Brendan. other award recipients includspeech by congratulating oth“I have a difficult time ing the Spirit of Volunteerism er award recipients, including receiving this award as an Award recipient Tony Perez 2017 Young American Award individual because so many and the Exploring Advisor of winners Moses Vaca, Camothers and so many in this the Year Tom Gray. eron Mosher, Miguel Morales room have always collaboratSnow closed his speech by and Citlaly Gomez. ed and lifted me up to help me thank his wife of 20 years, his “You are Young American contribute in the small ways I daughter, and those who have Award winners, and you make can, ” Snow said as he reallowed him to serve with the me excited about our future flected on previous recipients. Bolsa Chica Conservancy, and about tomorrow,” Snow “Receiving this award and Special Olympics and the said to the audience. joining the ranks of people I Huntington Beach Breitling Snow is the former President look up to in a way that I can Air Show. of Rainbow Environmental never express...it’s incredibly Snow said, “I must say, the Services, and now serves as humbling and I can’t express joy that I have received from Municipal Services Director the gratitude. ” this services far exceeds any for Republic Services. Each year since 1971, the tasks involved in doing them.” Huntington Beach has a long National Exploring Commit-


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Best of HB ceremony reinvents past awards luncheon by Stephanie Gorman, HBCOC

The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce made significant changes to its Business & Leadership Awards Luncheon this year and will introduce the Best of HB awards dinner and ceremony in January 2018. The B&L Awards Luncheon acknowledged 11 previouslyannounced recipients in varying categories, such as Business Person of the Year, Emerging Leader, and Excellence in Business for both a small and large business award winner. The Best of HB award winners will not be announced until the night of the event as the envelope is opened for that category. The ceremony will award one of five nominees from each category.

The Chamber updated the recipient selection drastically as it now incorporates participation from the community as a whole. Voting is available to the public online through SurveyMonkey (see Page 6 for award descriptions and a link). The new awards ceremony reinvigorated the award categories with special attention paid to the importance of community and emanating the Huntington Beach vibe. “As an organization, we’re moving in the direction of inclusivity,” Chamber President & CEO James O’Callaghan said. “This event is the public kickoff to our efforts in that regard.” The Best of HB awards dinner and ceremony will be on January 25 from 6 - 9 p.m.

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SEN SE OF PL ACE Downtown Main Street  Pacific City The Pier  Bolsa Chica Conservancy Surfing Walk of Fame

OH AN A Laird Coating Corp.  Republic Services, Inc.  Boeing  Dianne Thompson, State Farm Insurance HB Auto Dealers

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SMALL BUT MIGHTY Affinity & Co. Jewelers  Pedego Zack’s  Sign Pipers  HB Website Design/The Local HB

BIG KAHUNA Huntington Surf & Sport  Boeing Republic Services, Inc.  Harbor Distributing  Teacher Created Materials

LIVING GREEN Sunshine Makers (Simple Green) Primal Elements  Earth Log  Hyatt Regency HB Resort & Spa  Surfrider Foundation - Huntington Beach/Seal Beach Chapter

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Sunshine Makers (Simple Green)  DJM Capital Partners, Inc./Pacific City  The Mayer Corporation  HB Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram  Golden West College


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Chamber President/CEO serves as Principal for a Day at Dwyer Middle School by Stephanie Gorman, HBCOC Join more than 600 area businesses by becoming an investor of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce!

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James O’Callaghan experienced the realities of education in Huntington Beach when he shadowed Dwyer Middle School Principal Christa Glembocki and served as Principal for a Day. As the Huntington Beach City School District moves forward with classroom improvements and renovations using nearly $160 million in funds issued by the passing of Bond Measure Q, Dwyer Middle School will update its current classroom layouts to Smart Classrooms. Smart Classrooms are technology enhanced classrooms using smart boards, a system that incorporates computers, specialized software, audience response technology, and listening devices, in an effort to facilitate a more collaborative and engaging learning environment.

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Alpha & Omega celebrates 18th anniversary by Stephanie Gorman, HBCOC

Computer and network services company Alpha & Omega celebrated in October its 18th anniversary serving Huntington Beach. Alpha & Omega works with several small businesses in the area, including Visit Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce. Visit HB President & CEO Kelly Miller spoke highly of the business and urged those looking for an IT company to choose Alpha & Omega. “The biggest benefit to Visit Huntington Beach is Alpha & Omega’s customer support team and their ability to service all our technology and business needs,” Miller said. “When issues arise, their support team has the knowledge to promptly find a resolution with minimal business interruption... They are not just another IT firm; they are a trusted partner.” Since Santa founded the company in 1999, Alpha & Omega serviced more

than 200 companies during its tenure in Huntington Beach and currently has 30 fully-managed services clients ranging in size from 10 to 200 users each. Alpha & Omega doubled employees, real estate and revenue in the past two years. Today, the company employs 13 people and is expanding into neighboring Long Beach. The company’s mission is to be “the first and last of all your technology needs,” and strives to help organizations double their business or cut their expenses by letting available technology do the work for them. “I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve my fellow business community for the past 18 years in Huntington Beach,” Alpha & Omega Owner Darryl Santa said. “I am very blessed to be able to live, work, play and serve my community. Huntington Beach is the best city.”

I don’t really know what a Chamber does or why I would want to spent my money on an investment. Are there any ways for me to see what the Chamber does before joining? Yes, actually. First, non-investors are allowed two networking events prior to joining.The Chamber has a networking breakfast and luncheon every month that feature different topics and speakers. Second, there are public events that do not require investment with the Chamber to attend. For example, the political forum hosted in November was both complimentary and open to the public, as well as the Chamber Open House & Holiday Shop in December. Finally, new businesses and those celebrating milestones often have ribbon cutting ceremonies.They are all posted on the Chamber’s website and are the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to a new business and get yourself involved in the community.

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Local businesses celebrate grand openings, anniversaries and their investment with the Chamber with ribbon cuttings. Business representatives and attendees have the opportunity to engage with city representatives face-to-face as they hand-deliver their department recognitions. After the ceremony, the business receives a complete edited video of the event on our Chamber YouTube channel. Ribbon cuttings are yet another tool to get your business in the public eye. For more information and to schedule your ribbon cutting, contact the Chamber office by phone at (714) 536-8888 or by email at hbchamber@hbcoc.com

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The Ambassador Mission is to increase and retain investors in the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce and to improve the quality of investment benefits. Ambassadors play an integral role in facilitating flourishing business relationships by promoting the Chamber to the local business community, meeting and greeting new and renewing investors, attending ribbon cutting ceremonies, creating a socially engaging environment at networking events, and establishing long lasting business relationships. “As an Ambassador, I am a key figure in helping new and existing business thrive. We do that by helping them get more exposure as well as meet key figures to get their business to excel in their goals. I get to meet the wonderful faces that make our city the best in Southern California.” Sheik Sattaur “I joined the Ambassador Committee shortly after joining the Chamber. Approximately nine years on the committee now, and it has been a great experience. It has allowed me to meet and get to know so many more businesses than just being a member. It has proven valuable for my business, and I’ve made some great Victoria Alberty friends in the process.” Ambassador Action Team Co-Chair Victoria Alberty HB Website Design/TheLocalHB.com,

Sheik Sattaur Ambassador Action Team Co-Chair The Union Bank - Assistant Vice President, Private Banker

Sue Prescott, Love at First Bite Catering

Owner

Linda Vircks, Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach, Office Manager

Jim Duncan, AIM Office, Manager

Sherry Hardesty, Walk, Wine & Dine, Owner

“What I find so rewarding about being an ambassador is getting to know all the members and welcoming prospective members. When I came to my first meeting, I was so grateful to have a couple of ambassadors welcome me in, show me the ropes and introduce me to people. I’m just looking to return the favor!” Sherry Hardesty

“I love my Ambassador position. The more you attend the Chamber events, you can really find more opportunities to represent your company. Love at First Bite Catering has afforded some nice catering bidding opportunities because of our Chamber investment.” Sue Prescott

Ambassadors Not Pictured: Maggie Choice, PriorityOne Bookkeeping, Inc.

Leigh Ann Gilmore, LegalShield, Independent Associate

Stephanie Richards, Gruum for Men, Stylist

Vincenzo Martinelli, Spectrum Business, Account Executive


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN LEVEL

PARTNER LEVEL

EXECUTIVE LEVEL

CORPORATE LEVEL

2017-18 Executive Committee BARBARA MASON, The Boeing Company Chair JIM DUNCAN, AIM Office Chair-Elect SHANNON CLARK, Republic Services Chief Financial Officer TERI MILES, Evergreen Realty & Associates, Inc. Secretary MICHAEL GRANT, Michael Grant Construction Services Inc. Chair Government Affairs ED MOUNTFORD, CA Coastal Communities, Inc. Chair Economic Development WEIKKO WIRTA, AES Huntington Beach Immediate Past Chair JAMES O’CALLAGHAN, President/CEO

Board Members Patrick Anderson, Hoag Hospital Bill Blair, California Resources Corporation Liliana Dongo, Farmers & Merchants Bank David Gatewood, Goldenwest College John Hobson, CIELO/Oak View Renewal Partnership Domenic Iorfino, HB Digital & Home Run Media Group Scott Maloni, Poseidon Resources Kelly Miller, Visit Huntington Beach Paul Motenko, STACKED: Food Well Built Restaurants Rachel Ramirez, Performance Excellence Partners Nicole Thompson, First Bank Damien Vieille, Vitabri Canopies

STAFF

President/CEO, James O’Callaghan Director of Operations & Investor Relations, Jeny Carpenter Programs Director, Phoenix Freeman Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Stephanie Gorman Membership/Advertising Sales, Tina Figarsky Business Development, Joseph Randall, Jr.

BUSINESS LEVEL FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS MAXUM MARINE FUELS MICHAEL GRANT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. The Signature Investors is a special group of members who have made an annual commitment to support the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce through sponsorships at various financial levels and at special events. If your company would like to become a Signature Investor, please contact the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Office at 714-536-8888.

Promoting Economic Vitality 2134 Main Street, Suite 100 Huntington Beach, CA 92648 714-536-8888 FAX: 714-960-7654 www.hbchamber.com hbchamber@hbcoc.com


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