ChamberTalk with North Orange County Chamber

ChamberTalk is a platform for genuine conversations between North Orange County Chamber members, business owners, entrepreneurs, local influencers, and political leaders. We are thrilled to offer a chance for our guests to tell their stories and showcase their accomplishments. ChamberTalk offers a unique opportunity to gain insights from various people from different backgrounds. The conversations are engaging and intimate, allowing the hosts to ask questions that truly get to the core of the topics discussed. It’s a great way to stay in the know about what’s happening in the business world and be inspired by the individuals making a difference. If you’re looking for an exciting and honest podcast about business, this is the one for you!

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ChamberTalk

The North Orange County Chamber of Commerce (NOCC) hosts ChamberTalk. An excellent way for anyone to stay informed and up-to-date on topics concerning the community and region.

Topics vary from discussing federal, state, and local politics to sharing member information, interviewing community leaders, and local community events.

NOCC is a regional chamber that serves the business community of North Orange County. Exclusively the cities of Buena Park, Fullerton, La Palma, and Stanton

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Episodes

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Embark on a captivating exploration of American political history with ChamberTalk as we present an exclusive interview featuring political scientist and journalist Kevin C. O'Leary. A research fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine and a lecturer at Chapman University, Kevin was the lead West Coast reporter for TIME, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and editor of OC Metro magazine. A Yale-trained scholar of American politics, political theory, and the history of ideas, Kevin skillfully unravels the intricate political threads from drafting the American Constitution to the complexities of the present day.
If you read one political book in 2024 it should be Kevin’s thought-provoking Madison’s Sorrow: Today’s War on the Founders and America’s Liberal Ideal (Pegasus Books, available on Simon & Schuster, Amazon, and Audible). The book explains how the Republican Party of Reagan became the Party of Trump and explores the ongoing struggle between liberalism and traditional conservatism against illiberal reaction across the whole of American history.
Kevin is a co-founder and director of savingdemocracy.us, a nonpartisan, non-profit focused on increasing the pro-democracy vote in Orange County and Southern California.
Discover the visionary proposals outlined in Kevin’s inaugural book, Saving Democracy: A Plan for Real Representation in America (Stanford University Press, 2006), which introduces innovative solutions to enrich and improve American democracy through the implementation of a network of citizen assemblies, one in each of the nation’s 435 congressional districts. The Citizen Assembly reform was recently pioneered with much success in the Republic of Ireland.
Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our discussion. Don't miss this enlightening conversation with a leading scholar of American democracy, providing valuable insights into the evolution of American politics. Subscribe now to ChamberTalk for an engaging and insightful episode. #KevinOLearyInterview #PoliticalEvolution #ChamberTalkPodcast #AmericanPolitics"

Sunday Jan 21, 2024

Title: "Insights from the Capitol: A Conversation with Retired Senator Dick Ackerman"
In this podcast episode, we sit down with the accomplished retired Senator, Dick Ackerman, who represented the 33rd District in inland Orange County from 2000 to 2008.
Delve into his political journey, first starting in 1978 as the North Orange County Chamber Board of Director Chair, spanning three terms on the Fullerton City Council, and discover the highlights of his tenure as Mayor in 1982 and 1986. Gain a unique perspective on Ackerman's contributions to the community and his leadership roles, from Assistant Republican Leader to his pivotal position on various Assembly committees.
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion that reflects on a lifetime of public service and political experience.

Thursday Oct 26, 2023

Meet Lauren Sweeney, a distinguished member of the NOCC Board and the Vice President at Rise Up For You, a leading global educational and motivational company specializing in elevating company culture and personal development by imparting essential soft skills.
Lauren is a captivating speaker who has inspired and empowered countless individuals with her engaging talks on confidence, personal leadership, fostering women's success in the professional arena, and so much more! Her expertise has earned her recognition on various podcasts, accolades in Shout LA magazine, and prominence in several California Chamber Magazines.

Wednesday Sep 06, 2023

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Saturday Sep 02, 2023

"What I Learned From 50 Celebrities": Farrell Hirsch, author, playwright, business executive, and proud Dad shares his insights and experiences in this must-listen episode.
Hailing from New York, Farrell's witty storytelling style brings to life not only his own journey but also the captivating tale of the Muckenthaler and the never seen before Pensar y Poder solo exhibition: 
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Tune in to discover the valuable lessons he learned from by making mistakes in front of 50 celebrities, and get ready for an exciting and enlightening conversation.

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

In this captivating episode, we at NOCC have the honor of hosting Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, serving as the representative for District 67.
Prepare to be captivated as Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva shares her expertise and experiences on a range of pressing issues. With an unwavering commitment to her constituents, she dives deep into the complex topics of housing, homelessness, and support for veterans. You'll gain valuable insights into her role as Chair of the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, & Tourism and discover how these industries contribute to the fabric of our society.
Throughout this episode, you'll witness Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva's passion for advocacy and her dedication to effecting positive change. Her compelling stories and vast knowledge will leave you inspired and empowered to take action in your own community.
Whether you're a political enthusiast, a concerned citizen, or simply someone looking for thought-provoking conversations, ChamberTalk with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva is a must-listen!

Monday Jul 17, 2023

Don't Miss Out: Sen. Janet Nguyen's Insights on OC Board of Supervisors and Tackling Quality of Life Challenges!
Join us on ChamberTalk's latest podcast episode as we delve into an exclusive interview with Senator Janet Nguyen, who has recently announced she's running for a position on the OC Board of Supervisors, District 1. Discover why she believes the Board of Supervisors directly impacts crucial quality of life issues, ranging from crime and homelessness to cost of living, traffic congestion, and healthcare. 
In this captivating episode, Senator Nguyen shares her passion for listening to constituents, shedding light on the intricate process of bill formation and the critical steps involved in passing legislation. Gain valuable insights into her dedication to addressing pressing concerns, including the urgent Fentanyl crisis. This podcast episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding and fresh perspectives on local governance.
Tune in to ChamberTalk now to catch this engaging and informative episode featuring Senator Janet Nguyen! Don't miss this opportunity to stay informed about your community's crucial issues.

Saturday Jun 03, 2023

Scott, a dedicated professional with an impressive tenure of over three decades at Farmers and Merchants Bank, Long Beach, CA, holds the esteemed position of Senior Vice President and Regional Manager overseeing the offices in Fullerton, Orange, and Garden Grove. Recognized as a prominent figure in North Orange County, Scott has made notable contributions as the former President of the Fullerton Rotary Board of Directors and past Chairman of the Fullerton, now North Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
 
His commitment to community involvement is evident through his directorship roles at Eastside Christian Schools and the Fullerton Boys & Girls Club. In recognition of their outstanding contributions, Scott and his wife Jane were honored with the prestigious 2013 Man and Woman of the Year award by the YWCA of North Orange County.

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