45TH ANNIVERSARY

Greater Irvine Chamber 45 Anniversary Cupcake

The Greater Irvine Chamber

Turns 45

This year, the Greater Irvine Chamber marks 45 years of alignment with the interests of the businesses that drive our community’s economic vitality. Incorporated as the Irvine Chamber of Commerce on May 24, 1979, the Greater Irvine Chamber celebrates its 45th Anniversary year from May 2024 to May 2025.

We’re celebrating milestones and looking to the future for how we will continue to serve you in the next 45 years.

Businesses like yours are at the heart of everything we do at the Chamber. You are the Chamber. Join us in the celebration!

Our History

  • 1979

    The Greater Irvine Chamber was established in May 1979 as the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, with 12 charter members. Today, the Chamber serves the interests of hundreds of members and tens of thousands of businesses in the region.

  • 2002

    An Ordinance authorized the Irvine City Council to establish business improvement districts. The Irvine Hotel Improvement District was formed by an Irvine City Council Resolution, which defined the Irvine Hotel Improvement District’s two functions: business attraction and retention (Economic Development) and destination marketing (Destination Irvine). 

  • 2017

    The Irvine Chamber of Commerce was renamed Greater Irvine Chamber.

  • 2018

    The Greater Irvine Chamber receives 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Greater Irvine Chamber is among only 2% of all chambers in the U.S. that hold this distinction, which recognizes a high level of ethics, quality member services, and strong leadership in the community.

  • 2018

    The Greater Irvine Chamber earns the U.S. President’s Award for Export Services, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

  • 2019

    The Greater Irvine Chamber receives the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Community Excellence Chamber Award, recognizing organizations making significant contributions to their industries and communities through innovation, job creation, and a commitment to being an integral part of a thriving business ecosystem.

  • 2014-2023

    The Greater Irvine Chamber and Destination Irvine receive numerous awards annually for top programs and communications, from organizations including the International Economic Development Council and the Western Association of Chamber Executives.

  • 2023

    Management of Destination Irvine was transferred to the City of Irvine.

  • 2024

    The Greater Irvine Chamber celebrates its 45th anniversary on May 24.

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Annual Member’s Meeting is For and About You!

As we kick off our 45th Anniversary, join us in recogning you—our members, hear from Greater Irvine Chamber Interim President & CEO Dave Coffaro, and network over a complimentary light breakfast as we share some exciting announcements!

MAY 01, 2024

8:30 - 10:00 AM

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Greater Irvine Chamber

36 Executive Park, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92604

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A Year In Review

Meet with fellow members and enjoy a complimentary light breakfast
and a special presentation by Greater Irvine Chamber Interim President & CEO Dave Coffaro:

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Rainmaker of the Year

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Member of the Year

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Ambassador of the Year

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Open Networking

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Greater Irvine Chamber Impact Report

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45th Anniversary Logo & Designer Reveal

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45th Anniversary Logo Contest

This year, the Greater Irvine Chamber marks 45 years of alignment with the interests of the businesses that drive our community’s economic vitality. Incorporated as the Irvine Chamber of Commerce on May 24, 1979, the Greater Irvine Chamber celebrates its 45th Anniversary year from May 2024 to May 2025.

We are grateful for our members, who have been a part of and the focus of our journey. This is your Chamber, and we’d love to have you help us design our special 45th Anniversary celebration logo.

The designer of the selected logo will be recognized—with their company logo linked to their website—in Greater Irvine Chamber marketing throughout the anniversary year.

Contest Terms & Conditions

  • Eligibility:
    • The contest is open to both members and non-members. However, all participants must become members upon submission to be considered for entry.
    • Multiple entries from single sources are welcome.
    • In addition to creative firms and individuals, creative teams from member companies may submit entries to have their company recognized during the yearlong celebration.
  • Design: The logo must be original, creative, and reflect the spirit of the Greater Irvine Chamber's 45th anniversary.
  • Deadline: The deadline for this contest is April 5th.
  • Branding Guidelines: Eligible designs must include the Greater Irvine Chamber (arrow) logo mark.
  • Format: Submit your logo designs in a high-resolution in .JPG or .PNG format. The winner will be requested to provide .EPS or .AI open files.
  • Fonts: The primary font for the logo should be Nexa.
  • Color: The logo should incorporate any combination of the Greater Irvine Chamber main colors listed below:

Contact us for a vector file of the logo mark and the Nexa font pack.

 

 

 


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