Irvine Chamber Economic Development Receives Awards at 32nd CALED Annual Conference

Chamber awarded for its efforts in economic development promotion and programs
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March 29, 2012 - PRLog -- The Irvine Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business & Economic Development (BED) was recently awarded for its efforts in economic development promotion and programs with its Cleantech India event as well as the weekly Irvine Micropreneur® Webinar Series.The award ceremony took place at the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) 32nd Annual Conference in Sacramento, CA on March 21st 2012.

The Awards of Excellence program brings statewide public and professional recognition to those projects and programs developed during the previous year that have made significant contributions to the field of economic development.

Chris Lynch, VP of business and economic development at the Irvine Chamber notes that his department is excited to be recognized for the Chambers efforts in economic development, as the ICC BED strives to implement innovative and game-changing solutions to assist small business members and entrepreneurs. Lynch also comments,

“The Irvine Micropreneur ®Program provides best business practices for the busy entrepreneurs and small business owners who may only have an hour to spare during their lunch break.”

“Cleantech India was a business matchmaking event which brought Indian customers to the US to meet local companies and as a result of partnerships made, will result in an estimated economic impact of $200m over the next five years for our local economy,” He added.

The California Association for Local Economic Development is the premier statewide professional economic development organization dedicated to advancing its members’ ability to achieve excellence in delivering economic development services to their communities and business clients.

About The Irvine Chamber of Commerce
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chamber’s in Orange County representing hundreds of local businesses. The Chambers 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 Irvine Chamber is one of only 250 Chambers in the U.S. who meet the requirements for accreditation by the U.S. Chamber. For more information, please call 949-660-9112, or visit
Source:Victor DiCarlo
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