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About


The Rise of Urbanization in the Heart of Orange County
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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About


The Rise of Urbanization in the Heart of Orange County
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

From Portland to Austin, SoMa to SoHo, LA Live to the San Diego Gas Lamp District; a movement back to the urban core is revolutionizing
the way people live, work and play. The center of urbanization in Orange County lies in its only 20-hour, transit oriented, culturally rich
and diverse city, Santa Ana.  For developers, investors, employers, entrepreneurs, real estate brokers, Santa Ana has become a red hot opportunity of a lifetime. The GROW Conference is a standing room only annual gathering of senior level executives and the “after party”
is not to be missed featuring creative cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as attendees are busy cutting deals and capitalizing
on invaluable face time with senior level city officials.

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Speakers


Speakers


our speakers

We are pleased to announce the speakers for GROW, a distinguished line up of city, community, and business leaders driving the vision of Santa Ana’s urbanization. This group of executives share the distinction of being subject matter experts with a passion to define a new culture that will change the way people live in Orange County.

 

Hassan Haghani

Executive Director of Planning
and Building Department

City of Santa Ana

MICHAEL HARRAH

President
Caribou Industries

TODD COTTLE

 Principal
C&C Development

 

KIM GRAHAM

Principal, Managing Director
Gensler

STEVE LEVIN

CEO
Centennial Real Estate

RYAN CHASE

Principal
S&A Properties & East End DTSA
President - Downtown Inc.

 

Drew Colquitt

Managing Director Southern California
Alliance Residential

Paula Garcia-Arsenault

Business Relationship Manager
JP Morgan Chase Bank
High School Inc. Board of Directors

Dr. Maria Lopez-Guerra “Susie”

Director of Community Relations
Santa Ana Unified School District

 

Randy Barth

Founder/CEO
Think Together

DELILAH SNELL

Owner
Dear Handmade Life; Alta Baja Market

Dr. Stefanie P. Phillips

Superintendent of Schools
Santa Ana Unified School District

 

LOGAN CROW

Executive Director
Screenings and Events Programming

The Frida Cinema

Elie Ayrouth

Co-Founder/Publisher
Foodbeast.com

Jason Quinn

Executive Chef/Owner
Playground Restaurant

 

Tyler Endres

COO/Co-Founder
ESports Arena

MICHAEL WEISMAN

Partner/CEO - Amusement Park
Founder/CEO - The Values Institute

David L. Elliott

President/CEO
Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce

 

ROBERT DUNCAN

Senior Development Partner
Caribou Industries

David Cavazos

City Manager
City of Santa Ana

Miguel Pulido

Mayor
City of Santa Ana

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Schedule


Schedule


3:00pm-3:20pm

Introduction & Overview by David Elliott - President and CEO, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce


3:20pm-3:50pm

Lifestyle
Forbes Magazine ranked Santa Ana “One of the 20 Coolest Cities in America” – the only Orange County city that made the list.  With a vibrant downtown district, artists’ village, authentic culture, award-winning museums, restaurants, & nightlife; learn more about this thriving 20-Hour-City.

Featured Speakers: Steven Levin - CEO Centennial Real Estate,
Ryan Chase - Principal S&A Properties & East End & President Downtown Inc.


3:50pm-4:20pm

Education
Education shapes our future and only one city in Orange County has built a 100-year old foundation that includes incredibly diverse and respected learning institutions. From elementary school through advanced degree programs, from public schools to award winning charter schools and private institutions; learn about the world-class educational facilities preparing the next generation of our workforce.

Featured Speakers: Dr. Susie Lopez-Guerra, Director of Community Relations, Santa Ana Unified School District, Paula Garcia-Arsenault, Business Relationship Manager, JPMorgan Chase Bank and Board Member of High School Inc., and Randy Barth, Founder/CEO, Think Together.


4:20pm-4:50pm

Real Estate Development
Innovative thinking has led to mixed-use developments that improve the quality of life and foster a new sense of community. Since GROW 2015 to the present, Santa Ana has literally exploded.  From 19 projects that are currently underway, 4 state-of the art, cutting edge projects will be featured. Two of the projects are “first of their kind” in Orange County and will set a new benchmark for new, urban development.

Featured Speaker: Hassan Haghani - Executive Director of Planning Department, Santa Ana.


4:50pm-5:00pm

Conference Wrap-up by Robert Duncan - Senior Development Partner, Caribou Industries


5:00pm-6:00pm

 Cocktail Reception and Networking featuring an open bar.

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Registration


Registration


$75 General Admission • $50 Chamber Members & Affiliate Organizations
(ULI, CoreNet Global, NAIOP, ICSC, BIA)

 

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Sponsors


Sponsors


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

The GROW Conference is an important undertaking, and could not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.  From government agencies to financial institutions to development companies, and from higher learning institutions to utilities to local nonprofits,
our sponsors have confirmed their loyalty to the city and their commitment to the highest standard of living for our workforce. We are grateful for the enthusiastic response of the business community in making our Conference possible.


GOLD SPONSORS


SILVER SPONSORS


BRONZE SPONSORS


CORPORATE SPONSORS


BECOME A SPONSOR

Though time is now short, there are still opportunities for your company or organization to have a high-profile presence at the GROW Conference.  There are still many levels from which to choose, but time is of the essence. If you’d like to participate as a corporate or table sponsor, be sure to register soon. Don’t miss the 2016 GROW Conference in Santa Ana!


 

Gold Sponsor - $10,000

• Acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor at event
• High-visibility inclusion of logo in all event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website
• Full page display ad in event printed program
• 20 event registrations
• 10 tickets to V.I.P. reception with City key staff
• Display table included if desired

Bronze Sponsor - $2,500

• Acknowledgement as a Bronze Sponsor at event
• Inclusion of logo in all event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website
• Quarter page display ad in event printed program
• 6 event registrations
• 4 tickets to V.I.P. reception with City key staff
• Display table included if desired

Display Table - $750

• Acknowledgement as a Table Sponsor at event
• Inclusion of organization name in event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website
• 2 event registrations

Silver Sponsor - $5,000

• Acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor at event
• High-visibility inclusion of logo in all event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website
• Half page display ad in event printed program
• 10 event registrations
• 6 tickets to V.I.P. reception with City key staff
• Display table included if desired

Corporate Sponsor - $1,000

• Acknowledgement as Corporate Sponsor at event
• Inclusion of logo in all event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website  
• 4 event registrations
• 2 tickets to V.I.P. reception with City key staff

Food Vendor - In-Kind Contribution

• Acknowledgement as Food Vendor at event
• Inclusion of organization name in event materials
• Exposure on the Santa Ana Chamber website
• 2 event registrations
• Must provide food samples for 200 persons

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Location


Location


DISCOVERY CUBE ORANGE COUNTY

When First Lady Michelle Obama presented Discovery Science Foundation’s CEO Joe Adams with the National Medal of Service Award in a White House ceremony, his museum joined a rare and prestigious club: one of just six science centers nationally to win the award.  For over 35 years, the Discovery Science Foundation has impacted the lives of children through hands-on science education. From early childhood education to STEM proficiency, healthy living to environmental stewardship, their initiatives go to the heart of their mission as an entity of inspiration, education, and transformation. With the expansion of their Orange County location with its outreach programs, they are an agent of change in this ever-evolving world, on a mission of good through the wonders of science.

 
 

Location

Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

DATE & TIME

Tuesday October 25, 2016 - 2:30 -5:30


BE SURE TO REGISTER TO
GROW WITH US TODAY!