Dunn: The Tourism Industry is an Economic Powerhouse for CA and OC
Check out this great op-ed by Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council, in Fox & Hounds Daily.
Last week, I moderated a panel discussion on tourism in Orange County, hosted by the California Women’s Leadership Association, and was reminded of the importance that travel and tourism has on this region’s economic engine, broadening the state’s economic base, and driving recovery.
Unemployment in Orange County recently dropped to its lowest level in several years, highlighting the continued recovery from the recession. Leisure and hospitality businesses have helped drive that recovery in Orange County as more discretionary dollars became evident, more people visited local restaurants and hotels, and tourism flourished.
“Bold Wine with Bold Leaders” Event — April 2, 2013
The wine tasting event was held at Mitch and Sherry Caldwell's house and our celebrity sommeliers included Kris Murray, Lucille Kring, Lucy Dunn, and Curt Pringle. See photos below:
Blue Sky Lindquist Event — June 20, 2013
At our Blue Sky Suite Event, Jack Lindquist, the very first President of Disneyland, was our honored guest speaker. Here are some photos of Jack with some of his long time friends. See photos below:
Angels Game & BBQ — September 8, 2013
This year’s 7th Annual SOAR BBQ and Angels Game was a complete success and couldn’t be possible without the Gas Company. Big thanks to the Gas Company HQ and to those who were in attendance. See photos below: