The Robert Mayer Leadership Academy is Now Accepting Applications for 2016 -2017!
Applicants chosen for the 2016-2017 program will have the unique opportunity to develop their potential for public responsibility. Each of the nine workshops are designed to inform, motivate and challenge the participant and give you a glimpse behind the scenes of your community. As the workshop locations change to enhance and compliment the following dynamic topics, so do the presenters, who represent the community.
The topics include:
• Orientation/Team Building & Leadership
• Pala Mesa Retreat
• Public Safety/Justice
• Health Care/Wellness
• City/County Government & Infrastructure
• Environment/Economic Conference
• Volunteering/Community Involvement & Social Services
• Graduation Ceremony
The Leadership Academy does not advocate programs or particular solutions. It seeks, instead, to present the views of a wide spectrum of experts in the selected areas of discussion.
WHAT WE DO
The Leadership Academy provides Huntington Beach professionals with a unique opportunity to connect with their community and to better understand the components of its government, public safety, business community, economic climate, social uniqueness, education and health care system.
Graduates have found the program to be invaluable to enhancing their careers and formulating lasting relationships with fellow classmates.
APPLY TODAY for the Class of 2016-2017! For more information, contact Joyce Riddell at (714) 262-0808. To download an application, CLICK HERE.
Welcome New President and CEO James O'Callaghan!
Being able to work with a tremendously diverse business group and in such a wonderful community is what drew me to the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce. Everyone I have met truly cares about their community and have been so warm and welcoming. There is an overwhelming pride of belonging, the likes of which I have never seen.
The coming months will bring opportunity to work together as a community whether it be building on the success of our current business community or attracting amazing companies to complement this outstanding City. Understanding and collaboration allows us all to better understand and meet the needs of the City of Huntington Beach.
I look forward to having an opportunity to meet with the vibrant civic and community organizations representing wide ranging focuses of our residents and businesses. Being a good partner has always been important to me throughout my career. While we may all represent different groups with varying objectives, we all benefit and excel when Huntington Beach succeeds.
The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce wants to ensure representation is afforded to all and not just those who are vocal. There are times when it is difficult to get away from the business at hand to attend committee meetings or advocate on behalf of an issue. In an effort to gather the most diverse level of feedback possible, we are going to bring the Chamber to you. Each month we will visit businesses (both member and non-member) in an effort to understand what keeps you up at night, what roadblocks you face, and what solutions you see.
As an organization we are positioned well today, but will not rest on our laurels and strive to be the community resource you want and need by your side. If you stop evolving, you stop improving and to this end we want your input. New to the Pier Review is our question of the month focusing on how we represent you. In each edition the question will change but the focus will remain on building a better organization. Please take the time to provide your views on what works, what doesn’t, and what you want.
Our current Chair Weikko Wirta and Chair-elect Barbara Mason, along with the entire Board of Directors have done one of the most amazing jobs I have seen managing and owning this leadership transition. Over the past several months, Weikko and Barbara have taken on the responsibility of managing the day-to-day operations of the Chamber, on top of their already highly demanding actual jobs. It is this leadership which continues to distinguish the Huntington Beach Chamber as one of the best. I am not sure enough appreciation can be shown for what the two of you have done but on behalf of the Board, staff, and community, thank you!
The City of Huntington Beach Presents: Senior Center in Central Park Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Please join Senior Services as they officially open the new Senior Center in Central Park with food, entertainment, tours and class demonstrations! Be part of the celebration as you step into a new era of recreation and services in Central Park. Official Ribbon Cutting starts at noon. Information available at 714.536.9387
Sustainable HB Business Certification Program
The City of Huntington Beach now has a Sustainable Business Certification Program! From financial corporations to manufacturers and builders, most any company can now reap the plentiful financial rewards of taking their business in an eco-friendly direction. Your company can benefit from tax breaks, government subsidies, savings from eco-friendly practices, and increased popularity and demand through your standing as a sustainable company. So, whether you manage a medical facility/office or you run a dry cleaning business, eco-friendly business practices are always a cost-effective, smart and responsible business goal.
For more information on the program and to enroll your HB Business please go to:
http://www.greenbusinessca.org/ or contact the program coordinator Marianne Stewart at: Marianne.Stewart@surfcity-hb.org or (714) 536-5482.
The City of Huntington Beach along with the cities of Orange, Garden Grove, Stanton, Santa Ana, and the County of Orange have come together to create the Orange County Recycling Market Development Zone
(OC RMDZ). Collectively, these cities and the unincorporated areas of Orange County compromise 112.67 square miles with a population of 1,007,538. The City of Huntington Beach serves as the Zone Administrator for this economic development program that uses the growing supply of recyclable materials to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs and divert waste from landfills. The zone program also offers eligible businesses below market terms financing for new development and expansion projects, as well as technical assistance and free product marketing, provided by the state.
For additional information please visit http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/RMDZ/Reports/Zones/Detail.aspx?RMDZID=47
Or contact Antonia Graham at OCRMDZInfo@surfcity-hb.org.