Burnham Benefits Sponsors Business Outlook Event Presented by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the Paul Merage School of Business at UCI

Southern California Business Leaders Invited to Learn How 2013 Economy Will Impact Their Companies

IRVINE, CA (January 21, 2013) – Burnham Benefits Insurance Services one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in Southern California and one of the few to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2013 Business Outlook presented by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business. The event will be held on Jan. 25, 2013, where local executives can learn about up-to-date economic information to help plan for the coming year.

"This event offers Southern California business owners and executives a rare opportunity to learn from economic experts and network with peers in a way that can directly impact their ability to make vital business decisions for the coming year," says Kristen Allison, president of Burnham Benefits Insurance Services and a 30-year veteran of the employee benefits industry. "We take great pride in offering the business community such valuable resources."

Ann Stawicki, senior account executive at Burnham Benefits has previously served as the chair of the Board of Directors for the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, and is co-chairing the 2013 event along with Steve Churm of Freedom Communications. They, along with committee of illustrious community leaders, have been working on this event for one year.

"I've served on this committee for several years now, and it's a true pleasure to work on a premier event that is both engaging and informative," says Stawicki.

The economic forecast is the most important business event of the year, expected to gather nearly 800 company owners and executives this year to learn from keynote speakers Marci Rossell, PhD, former chief economist for CNBC and a ground-breaking financial journalist; and Andrew J. Policano, PhD, dean of The Paul Merage School of Business. The Business Outlook breakfast will be held at the Irvine Marriott from 7:30 –9:30 a.m. Table sponsorships are available for $1,250; individual seats are $55 for Irvine Chamber members and UCI/UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business students and alumni, and $75 for non-member attendees.

About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services:
Based in Irvine, Calif., Burnham Benefits Insurance Services Inc. is one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in Southern California and one of the few to specialize solely in employee benefits insurance. Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego employers trust Burnham to understand the unique challenges of the Southern California market. Kristen Allison, President of Burnham Benefits and a 30-year industry veteran, acquired the firm in 1995 from John Burnham Insurance Services, an Orange County mainstay for more than 50 years. Boasting the in-depth industry knowledge and Fortune 500 resources of a large firm, Burnham Benefits prides itself on retaining the flexibility, creativity and consultative service of a boutique. After steady growth of 20 percent annually for the past 10 years, the company serves more than 300 corporate clients throughout the United States and manages more than $600 million in premiums. Working with its colleagues at Burnham Gibson Financial Group, and having the added expertise of in-house underwriters, compliance officers and communications specialists, Burnham Benefits provides an integrated approach to managing a client's full spectrum of employee benefits. Named Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal in both 2011 and 2012, the company has three offices in California: Irvine, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, as well as offices in Oregon and the Washington D.C. metro area. For more information, visit

Leslie Licano
Beyond Fifteen Communications

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