December 15, 2021
Chamber News and Events
Accepting Nominations in 11 Categories-
Nominations Close January 5th
Anaheim is an amazing place to do business. Help us tell that story through the example of your business's success. Each year, the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce spotlights local enterprises for their excellence and positive impact on the community. Our Anaheim Business Awards will recognize businesses that demonstrated growth, leadership, and good corporate citizenship through 2020-2021.

The pandemic was a once-in-lifetime challenge to our business community, and your stories of innovation, resilience, and success are testaments to your business leadership and provide inspiration to others who aspire to similar success. 

Please review the following categories and answer all of the criteria questions in full to be considered for an Anaheim Business Award. The Anaheim Chamber will honor all Award winners with a luncheon in the spring. Nominations close January 5, 2022.
Paul Michael Glaser at MUZEO
Join Muzeo for a uniquely exciting afternoon with celebrated, award-winning artist, writer, director, producer and actor Paul Michael Glaser!

Guests will enjoy a live reading by Mr. Glaser from his highly acclaimed Christmas-themed family novel, "Chrystallia and the Source of Light," along with the opportunity of purchasing a personalized and autographed copy of "Chrystallia and the Source of Light" at a special 20% savings available only at Muzeo! Mr. Glaser will also be exhibiting an inspiring collection of his framed artwork including his award-winning, meaningful abstract creation, "Know My Name. "
SoCal Residents-Disneyland Rolls Out Discounted Tickets for Southern CA Residents
You now have the opportunity to purchase theme park tickets and make required theme park reservations at the same time.

A multi-day ticket will let you make the most of your visit and see what both Disneyland park and California Adventure have to offer! Tickets are only valid Mondays through Fridays. They can be used on nonconsecutive days January 3, 2022 through May 26, 2022.
The Workplace Podcast: HR Tips for Work Holiday Parties
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca Saad discuss the workplace rules employers should consider when planning their company’s holiday party.

It has been another challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and since many employers in California couldn’t host a party last year, many employers are looking forward to celebrating this holiday season by throwing an in-person company holiday party. As with anything that is work related, employers need to make sure they put together a respectful and safe event in addition to the fun, Roberts says.
Member Spotlight
Grandma's House of Hope
Holiday Food Donations
Please note: Our offices will be CLOSED on the following dates for
Holiday parties and staff holidays.

Dec. 10th, 17th, 24th, 25th, and 31st. 

Please plan your donation drop-offs accordingly.
Mask Mandate Returns While CAL/OSHA
Considers New Regulations
The Governor announced the return of an indoor mask mandate in response to rising COVID-19 infections statewide. Later this week, Cal/OSHA will consider increases in testing, social distancing, and costs associated for employers in their update to the state’s COVID-19 workplace regulations.

The business community is concerned with some of the potential new provisions, including requirements that vaccinated employees with no symptoms be tested and stay out of the workplace after close contact with an infected individual. View the changes proposed or virtually attend the meeting on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.
Why Does California Have the Highest
Jobless Rate in the Country?
California has the highest unemployment rate in the country. Several factors are contributing, including the state’s slow-to-rebound leisure and hospitality sectors. But the state has a lot of job openings, and high quit rates suggest workers are optimistic they can find better positions.
Democrats Want to Spend California’s Surplus on Infrastructure. What About Rebate Checks?
State lawmakers want to use a projected $31 billion surplus to fuel an infrastructure boom, a tactic that could reduce the amount Californians might see in any rebate checks this year – if they happen at all.

The state expects to have so much money it risks exceeding a state spending threshold called the Gann Limit. If it does, it must send more money to schools and some money back to taxpayers through rebates.

Top Democratic lawmakers who control the budget process in Sacramento said they intend to reduce the amount they exceed the limit in part by spending a big chunk of the projected surplus on infrastructure.
Preorder Your Labor Law Poster Today
and Be Ready for the New Year
Now is the time for employers to preorder a 2022 California and Federal Employment Notices Poster if they haven’t done so already.

Every California business must display state, federal & OSHA notices. This CalChamber’s 2022 all-in-one poster includes mandatory updates effective January 1, 2022, and meets all labor law compliance requirements.

 · Federal & OSHA notices in one high quality 28" X 46" poster

· Includes all 18 required CA, Federal & OSHA notices every California employer must post

· California Minimum Wage: $15.00 - Effective 01/2022

· Family Care, Medical, and Pregnancy Disability Leave

· Employee Record Retention

To purchase your poster, call our office at (714) 758-0222.
Holiday Notice
Small Business Administration & SCORE Upcoming Events
Leaves of Absence, including the new CFRA leave for employers with 5/more employees

by Audrianne Adams Lee

Wednesday December 22 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM PST
In this webinar, we will explain:

The NEW CA Family Rights Act (CFRA) for Employers with 5/more employees, as well as Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL). We'll also review how these laws coordinate and what your responsibilities are as an employer.

Special: "All Attendees will receive a free Leave of Absence forms packet for use of Companies with 5/more employees!”
Member Discounts
Office Depot And OfficeMax

Anaheim Chamber members can save up to 55% off every time they shop at Office Depot. That means you get more of what you 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.