Former Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business Dean Andrew J. Policano, PhD, will Tackle the Future of the Economy at Irvine Business Outlook 2012

Sep 20, 2011, 14:15 ET from Irvine Chamber of Commerce

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Is the economy building momentum?  Will there be a recovery?  How does this impact your business?  Former Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business Dean Andrew J. Policano, PhD, will explore these questions on January 19, 2012 in front of 800 business executives and professionals at the annual Irvine Business Outlook breakfast, presented by Wells Fargo.

The Irvine Chamber in conjunction with the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business will host this signature event at the Hyatt Regency from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  A renowned macro economist and a widely respected academic business educator, Policano once again will be the keynote speaker for the event. He shares the podium with Granholm, a Distinguished Practitioner of Law and Public Policy at UC Berkley.  She is also a regular contributor for NBC's Meet the Press and the author of: A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future, which hits bookstores today.

A limited number of sponsorships and individual seats are available for this annual event, which is the largest gathering of business leaders in Orange County in January.  For more information, or to register, visit or call (949) 660-9112.

About the Irvine Chamber of Commerce
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chamber's in Orange County representing hundreds of local businesses. The ICC's mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses, while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The ICC is one of only 250 Chamber's in the U.S. who meet the requirements for accreditation by the U.S. Chamber. For more information, please call 949-660-9112, or visit

About The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine
The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers four dynamic MBA programs – plus PhD and undergraduate business degrees – that deliver its thematic approach to business education: sustainable growth through strategic innovation. It graduates leaders with the exceptional ability to help grow their organizations through analytical decision-making, innovation and collaborative execution. In-class and on-site experiences with real-world business problems give students the edge needed to help companies compete in today's global economy.

Six Centers of Excellence and an Executive Education program provide numerous and varied opportunities for students and the business community at large to enhance their education experience and update their professional expertise. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown to consistently rank among the top 10% of all AACSB-accredited programs through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close individual and corporate relationships. For more information visit the website at

SOURCE Irvine Chamber of Commerce