AUGUST 26, 2020
News and Events
OC Removed From State Watchlist
Orange County was removed from the state’s monitoring list last Sunday as public health officials successfully reported three consecutive days of data below the state’s monitoring thresholds.

Counties must be off the watch list for 14 consecutive days before sectors can reopenWith the easing of restrictions, new guidelines are expected this week from Newsom's office regarding reopening sectors, including shopping malls, gyms, restaurants and more.

Dr. Clayton Chau, Orange County’s Health Care Agency director and acting health officer, told the OC Register he was confident Orange County would keep off the watch list over the 14-day window.
Restaurant Grants Still Available 
The restaurants below are at the forefront of safely serving Orange County and have received $1,000 in reimbursements for CARES Act-qualified purchases.

Apply for a $1,000 grant to reimburse you for masks, employee training, site reconfiguration, cleaning supplies, etc.
The grant program's application period began August 6, 2020 and ends in 60 days, or whenever funding is fully allocated, whichever occurs first.

206 Bce
Anaheim Baskin Robbins
Bagel Me
Bizen Cafe And Bar
Bronx Sandwich Co
California Fish Grill
China Tasty & Bbq
El Cholo Anaheim Hills
El Torito Cantina Autentica
Georgias Restaurant
Imperial Thai Cuisine
Mimis Cafe #60
Panera Bread
Papa Johns Pizza
The Original Pancake House
The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
The Scratch Room

EXIM's 2020 Annual Conference
EXIM’s 2020 Annual Conference – Keeping America Strong: Empowering U.S. Businesses and Workers to Compete Globally will be September 9th to 11th. Hear from featured speakers such as Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council and Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce and many more.
Workshop On Social Media Basics For Retail Businesses
The Anaheim Economic Development Team, in partnership with the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, will be hosting a workshop titled Social Media 101 For Retail on Thursday, September 10th, at 9 am. This free workshop is designed to teach the basics of social media, grow your online presence, and use simple social media techniques and tools to engage your customers.
AB 1436 - Proposed Restrictions on Owners to Collect Rent
A Job Killer
AB 1436, labeled as a “Job Killer” by California Chamber of Commerce, would force rental property owners to not collect rent for the entirety of the COVID-19 state of emergency or until April 1, 2021 (whichever comes first) and restricts owners from collecting unpaid rent for an additional 12 months after that. The bill offers no financial assistance to property owners or renters. This dangerous bill could result in foreclosures statewide and discourage new housing construction at the worst possible time. AB 1436 is heading to the Senate floor — contact your legislator and ask them to vote NO.
Visit Anaheim
Outdoor Dining in Anaheim
Brought to you by Visit Anaheim, SoCal vibes are on the menu in Anaheim. August 31st is "Eat Outside Day," inviting diners to pair their bites with blue skies. To celebrate the day, we're bringing an extensive guide to Anaheim's outdoor dining options. From fine dining to grab-and-go, there are options to appease every al fresco appetite. 

Member Spotlight
Platt College Anaheim Announces $10,000 Scholarship
Platt College-Anaheim is offering a $10,000 Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Science Degree Merit Scholarship for students entering the Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree program. The scholarship is merit-based and is open to all OTA program applicants through November 18, 2020.
“We invite those entering our OTA program to apply for this scholarship,” said Brad Janis, campus president, Platt College Anaheim. “We believe our program will not only change the lives of our graduates, but also help to improve the lives of those clients that our OTA graduates work with – something so important as we begin to manage the long-term health effects of the pandemic.” 
The Fifth
The FIFTH is featuring a surprise guest comedian for their Fresh Air Comedy show! Join the rooftop area on Thursday, August 27th, for their 6 pm or 9 pm show. Comedians, Matt Rife, 'back by popular demand' Craig Conant, Zach Noe Towers, Debra DiGiovanni, Ali Macofsky, and surprise guest Jesus Trejo. Their full dinner and bar menu will be available all night. 

The FIFTH follows all state and local guidelines, including social distancing & face coverings, which must be worn when not seated at your table.

Small Business Development Center Online Events
Wednesday, August 26
Thursday, August 27
Friday, August 28
Saturday, August 29
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.