AUGUST 12, 2020
News and Events

CEOs to Congress: more small businesses will fail without new aid
The following is a letter to Congress from Howard Schultz, chairman emeritus of Starbucks, and signed by the top executives of Disney, Starbucks, Microsoft, and more than 100 other companies and trade groups stressing the urgent need to act. The group calls for a meaningful federal assistance package which includes federally guaranteed loans, flexibility in how money is used, and at least partial loan forgiveness for the hardest-hit companies. It also said, funds must flow to all small businesses in need.
Updated Outdoor Dining Options In Anaheim
While restaurants are closed for indoor dining during this time, many businesses in Anaheim offer delivery and takeout options, as well as outdoor dining availability. The following list has been created as a resource to help our community support local restaurants.
Deadline Extended - Anaheim Small Business Relief Grant
The City of Anaheim has extended the deadline for its Small Business Relief Grant program, funded through CARES Act monies by Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner. It offers up to $10,000 to Anaheim small businesses that have been adversely affected by coronavirus. Grant funds may be used for payroll, capital, equipment, and operating expenses. These funds are only available to businesses within the Anaheim boundaries of Orange County Supervisorial District 3, which include portions of Anaheim Canyon and all of Anaheim Hills.

The application window will be open until Monday, August 17, at 5 PM
The County of Orange Is Supporting
Local Restaurants That Are Reopening Safely
Restaurants can apply for a $1,000 grant for reimbursement of masks, employee training, site reconfiguration, cleaning supplies, and more. Apply for a grant through #SafeDineOC. Qualified restaurants will receive grants after completing a five-minute application.

The Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery recently announced a new campaign, Calling All Californians: #ShopSafeShopLocal, to encourage Californians to support small businesses in their communities.
As part of this campaign, the state has partnered with industry-leading companies, including Nextdoor, Google, and UPS, and launched a website that connects California’s small-business owners to critical tools and resources. These resources will help California’s entrepreneurs adapt to new consumer and market demands and create safer shopping experiences by improving small businesses online presence.
Business Resources
Employer Playbook Includes What to Do If COVID-19 Outbreak In Workplace
California has packaged guidance on what to do if there is a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace and links to many state resources for employers in a 32-page 'COVID-19 Employer Playbook For a Safe Reopening'.
Minority-owned businesses enrich the economy with over $1.4 trillion in annual gross receipts. While the estimated 8 million minority-owned businesses have seen growth over the years, many new business owners may seek help to get established. Additionally, minority-owned businesses that have been hit hard by COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions may also be seeking out resources to help keep them afloat.
Here are 10 organizations or agencies that can help minority-owned businesses with guidance, financial assistance and more.

SCORE Continues To Offer Business Mentoring By Telephone, Video, And Email
Schedule an appointment with a mentor by visiting the SCORE website. Learn from experts with online business webinars and workshops and find business resources in both English and Spanish from the SCORE Orange County website.
Visit Anaheim
The Perfect Orange County Staycation
In last weeks Visit Anaheim Blog, Jay Burress, president & CEO of Visit Anaheim, shared that Anaheim is the “perfect place to leave your busy lifestyle at home and focus on building family memories that last a lifetime.” Ready to start the fun? With options for every traveler and budget, local hotels offer respite without the hassle of long-distance travel. Here's a list of Anaheim hotel options so you can unwind and ramp up the fun.
Member Spotlight
Meals on Wheels Orange County continues its work in serving close to 1 million meals to more than 10,000 at-risk seniors each year. Following California’s announcement of the Great Plates Delivered program, Meals on Wheels' Orange County chapter has supported Anaheim seniors staying home and healthy by providing three nutritious meals a day. Connecting with several Anaheim businesses, including Above All Catering, Golden CorralNorms and Tru Grits to deliver these meals, the Great Plates Delivered program assists both impacted seniors and businesses.
Small Business Development Center Online Events
Thursday, August 13
Friday, August 14
Important Information
Flood Insurance Information for Lenders, Insurance Agents, Business Owners, and Property Owners  
With summer in full swing, you may not be thinking of the coming raining season and the potential for higher than normal rainfall that can cause flooding and property damage. However, anytime is a good time to learn if the commercial, industrial, or residential property in Anaheim that you own or rent is located in a flood zone. The City of Anaheim’s Planning and Building Department has information that can help you determine whether or not your property is in a flood zone, also known as a FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area. Properties in a flood zone may be required to carry flood insurance. 
Member Discounts
Office Depot and OfficeMax

Our members can save up to 55% off every time they shop Office Depot. That means they get more of what they need and love, for a lot less! Make sure you're signed up to take advantage of this incredible program, too. Your Mobile Member Code is AnaheimCard OR text the code to 844-446-6358 to receive the card on your phone.
UPS Discounts

Anaheim Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring you valuable discounts on the products and services you need. Make the most out of your membership and take advantage of competitive rates on UPS shipping services. Plus, with the UPS one-driver advantage and more than 60,000 drop off points, there's no need to sort your air and ground shipments.