Join The Executives’ Association of Orange County

Generate profitable business leads from the most trusted referrals in Orange County, California!  At EAOC, members are backed by a loyal team of like-minded executives and business owners, as well as receive contacts in over 100 cities through our IEA affiliated association.

Do I qualify?

First and foremost, your category must be available to join EAOC.  We allow just one member from each industry.  All members must be business owners or decision-makers in Orange County, and have been in business for a minimum of one year.

What are the costs?

Initiation:  $150

Monthly Dues:  $75 for first four months, then $150 each month thereafter

How do I become a member?

Each member of the EAOC is carefully selected to be a good fit for our group, and must pass our tried-and-true screening process prior to joining.  All applicants must be approved by the Board of Directors, pass our conflicts check with fellow members, submit a membership application and $150 initiation fee, and be approved by our current membership.

What are my responsibilities as a member?

Involvement in the EAOC is simple, but essential.  To get the full benefit of membership:

  • Attend weekly breakfast meetings. A minimum of 50% attendance is expected annually.  
  • Represent your firm and present on the products and services that your firm offers.
  • Include EAOC members in referral requests (leads), allowing them the opportunity to bid on new projects.  Follow up and take good care of leads received from other members.
  • Recommend member associates to your personal and professional network.
  • Serve on the Association's Board of Directors when asked.
  • Pay your dues on time.
  • Seek out qualified new members to sponsor.

I'd like to join. What's the first step?

If you are interested in joining the EAOC, please review our Open Classifications list to see if your classification is available.  Then please contact Katie Quinn at director@eaoconline.com, or fill out the form below.

What People are Saying

In the past 42 years I have received many good leads that have become good clients.  Many of them are still clients of the firm I am with today (This represented 50% of the clients that I merged into the new firm).  I have used many past and current members for a reliable source of good and reputable suppliers for both business and personal needs, including several members that helped me make profitable investments over the years.

Hal Grimshaw, Belden Hiramoto Liu & Co., LLP

I joined EAOC because Phil Kintz asked me. At the time the cost and early meeting time was a concern. The first six months of membership I received and extra $6000 in volume.

Gary Gregg, Creating With Glass

I have been a member for many years in several different classifications. EAOC has always provided me with a steady flow of leads. However the biggest benefit I’ve received has been “outside” of the core purpose of leads. A past member John Valentine, mentioned to me that he had heard about some industrial land for sale in Costa Mesa. I ended up buying it, building a warehouse and running my business at the time (South Coast Stationers) there for about thirty years. It was an excellent investment.

Pete Sloan,

A lead from Past member Bob Hardman eight years ago resulted in $15,000 of business. A lead from Mel Smith eight years ago resulted in $25,000 of business. Benefits of membership include direct business from other members resulting in $10,000 in business and direct business with other members that resulted in excellent service and financial savings.

Carlos Salazar, Salazar Associates

After thirty five years, four children, three dogs and many stories my wife and I felt it was time to refurbish the hose. The now center piece of our house is the new custom cabinets in our kitchen, bath and walk in closet. Phil Kintz Custom Cabinets and Woodworking did nothing short of amazing work. We love our new old home.

Nick Kirkland,  Roger Stone Agency

One of the members invited me to join his poker group. After meeting and getting to know the players, one of them introduced me to their neighbor who hired me to remodel their kitchen. This led to another lead and another kitchen remodel.

Phil Kintz, Knitz Cabinets

Joining EAOC has been a 2 fold blessing. First, it has led to an increase in my business through leads and business conducted directly with other EAOC members. Second and most importantly, is the network of great people and resources that the Association provides. Not only can I count on quality work, great service and superior value, but I also have the pleasure of working with some of the most dedicated professionals in their respective fields.

Mike Banhagel, Lawyers Title

I have built my entire business on leads from the EAOC. I started my association management firm in 1981 with one client EAOC. In the last thirty four years the business has grown to fourteen associations. We employ eleven full time and one part time employee. I can trace ten of my long term clients to referrals from EAOC that brings in over $500,000 annually. The network of present and passed members has had a tremendous impact on my life.

Gayle Stewart, Gayle Stewart Enterprises

EAOC has been a reliable source of steady business for me for about thirty years. Thank You EAOC!

Pete Sloan

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