Archive for Orange County California

Our own Chuck Gibson gains endorsements for Santa Margarita Water District race

Posted in Ladera Times with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2012 by OC Talk Radio

Our own Chuck Gibson, volunteer producer for OC Talk Radio’s “Open Mic” program, has picked up another endorsement in his campaign to serve on the Santa Margarita Water District Board.

Chuck has not only won the endorsement of the outgoing President of the Board, Bill Lawson, but also was endorsed today by The South Orange County Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee. Gibson is among a select few candidates the group has endorsed that exemplify its ideals, which include:

  • Greater investment in our region’s Infrastructure; this includes strong advocacy for a comprehensive solution to our region’s significant transportation challenges and ensuring a reliable supply of energy and water resources;
  • Appropriate supply of quality, reasonably-priced Housing for our region’s workforce; and
  • Enhanced Workforce Development opportunities to prepare the next generation of skilled workers for the challenges of tomorrow.

The Chamber and its Economic Coalition will launch and fund specific initiatives that support one or more of the above advocacy goals. It will educate and mobilize not just business leaders, owners and their employees but a broad spectrum of community leaders who understand the importance of these issues to future economic and job growth.

We heartily join this list of community leaders in endosing Chuck and urge all our South Orange County listeners to vote for him in the upcoming election.  To learn more about his expertise on the subject, listen to our past episodes of OPEN MIC where he investigates and reports on the controversial Cadiz Water project.

OC Talk Radio Host Quoted in AMEX Open Forum

Posted in Critical Mass with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by OC Talk Radio

Ric Franzi, co-host of CRITICAL MASS every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-5pm PST here on http://www.OCTalkRadio.net, was recently quoted in an American Express Open Forum article called ” CEO Peer Groups: Finding Your Match.”

As a longtime professional facilitator for several monthly peer groups for business owners and executives here in Orange County, Ric was a natural inclusion in any such story. Having written the definitive guide on the subject called “Critical Mass: The 10 Explosive Powers of CEO Peer Groups” (now in its third printing on Amazon.com), Ric knows first hand the incredible effect these sessions can have on “making better, more informed decisions”.

But there are several steps which must be taken to insure that you get the most out of your peer group experience.  The most important factor (as the AMEX Open Forum article points out) is knowing who’ s in the group.

“You want to be in a group with leaders who run companies of a similar size or at the same stage of development. Insights and advice are more meaningful when they come from people running companies with the same span of control,” says Ric Franzi, who runs Critical Mass for Business here in Orange County, California, along with his partner Doug Gfeller, Past President of the International Coach Federation-OC and one of the few Master Certified Business Coaches in the country. Together, they act as the local franchise for the international Renaissance Executive Forums system. 

For more information on this transformative new process, check out www.CriticalMassforBusiness.com or become part of their free CRITICAL MASS COMMUNITY by tuning into www.OCTalkRadio.net every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-5pm PST.  

You can read the full AMEX OPEN FORUM INTERVIEW by CLICKING HERE.