February 10, 2021
Anaheim First
Join Anaheim First In Their Gotta Love Local Giveaway!
Our next Love Local giveaway is a can't-miss! Enter for your chance to win a $75 gift card to Anaheim White House Restaurant, which can be put towards a romantic Valentine's Dinner for two. Think: heart-shaped lobster ravioli, filet mignon with Atlantic lobster tail, and chocolate mousse with a raspberry compote. Your heart and stomach are sure to be filled with this incredibly special Valentine's experience.
News and Events
February 11, at 4 PM
Virtual Valentine's Networking with the Anaheim Chamber
Join your favorite Anaheim Chamber Galentines for a fun networking Zoom. Please have a 90-second introduction prepared. There will also be time to provide announcements. Register Today - See you Thursday!
Anaheim Business Resources Zoom On Thursday, February 11 From 12:30-1 PM
Join Anaheim’s Economic Development Team and the Anaheim Chamber to learn more about business resources and new ways to pivot your business.
Anaheim Chamber Helps You Understand PPP Round 2 and Forgiveness:
Free Webinar with the Experts
The Small Business Administration has opened the Paycheck Protection Program for First and Second Draw applications.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, February 16th at 2:00 PM to join the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce as experts from the American Lending Center discuss the basics of the 2nd Round of Paycheck Protection Program loans. We will provide essential information for securing funds in the latest round of the CARES Act program including:
 
  • Updated regulations for new borrowers.
  • Changes for existing PPP borrowers.
  • Qualifying for a "Second Draw" Loan.
  • How to apply
  • PPP Forgiveness
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. It's FREE, so register now!
Assembly Bill 420 Paves Way For Theme Park Reopening
Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva recently co-sponsored the bipartisan Assembly Bill 420. If passed, Disneyland and other theme parks could reopen safely in the State's “orange” Tier 3, instead of the lowest “yellow” Tier 4. Thank you, Assemblymember Quirk-Silva, for helping OC get on track towards reopening responsibly.
Disney California Adventure To Launch Food & Beverage Event In March
The new ticketed event is targeted to launch in mid-March, will take place multiple days per week, and include entertainment but no parades or attractions. This will bring more than 700 cast members back to work.
Orange County Employers, We Need to Hear From You!
Child care is crucial for working parents. FIRST5 Orange County would like employers to take this survey to understand the extent of the pandemic's impact on employers and to inform the county about what needs to be done to address the problems. Responses can be submitted anonymously.
 
The Employer Survey will be open until February 19, 2021.
Resources and Grants
2021 California Employment Law Poster
Every California business must display state, federal & OSHA notices. This CalChamber’s 2021 all-in-one poster includes mandatory updates effective January 1, 2021 and meets all labor law compliance requirements.
 
  • Professionally laminated State, Federal & OSHA notices in one high quality 25.5" X 39.5" poster
  • Includes all 16 required posters in CA, Federal & OSHA posters into one poster
  • California Minimum Wage: $14.00 - Effective 01/2021
  • Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee
  • Family Care, Medical, and Pregnancy Disability Leave
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • California Minimum Wage

To purchase your poster call our office at (714) 758-0222

Anaheim Small Business
Relief Grant
The City of Anaheim will be accepting applications for the Small Business Relief Grant, which is funded through the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Applications open on Wednesday, February 10 with $5,000 grants available for Anaheim small businesses and nonprofits affected by coronavirus. This program is available to businesses citywide.
Take It Outdoors:
Restaurant Relief Grant Program
Anaheim Restaurants can get up to $2,000 through our Restaurant Relief Grant Program for current or previous expansion of their outdoor dining space. This could include purchase of shade structures or umbrellas, décor, barricades or even renting tables and chairs. Applications are now open and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, funds are limited. For questions, call (714) 765-4925 or email outdoor@anaheim.net.
Help Your Employees Increase Their Tax Refund With CA Earned Income Tax Credit
Your employees could increase their tax refund on average by $3,000 if you encourage them to apply for the California Earned Income Tax Credit. Click the link for eligibility and opportunities to receive assistance in filing their taxes.
COVID-19 News
Dr. Chau And Colleagues: 
Herd Immunity Is Only
Possible With A Vaccine
Without a vaccine, current knowledge suggests that about 70% of our residents would need to be infected before we reach herd immunity. A recent UCI/Orange County Health Care Agency study found that about 11-12% of our population has already been infected. The best approach to taking control of COVID-19 is to build immunity through vaccination.
Sign Up For OC COVID-19 Vaccine Newsletter
As of February 2nd, 288,338 covid19 vaccines have been administered in Orange County. For the latest news on OC’s COVID-19 vaccine efforts, make sure to subscribe to the County’s vaccine newsletter. 
Where To Get COVID-19 Testing In OC
·     Anaheim Convention Center Test Site: Appointments Required.
·     Testing Basics: COVID-19 Test Options.
·     Free testing in OC: How to access.
·     DO IT! Where to get tested in OC: Find a testing site near you
·     OC Testing Sites: Appointment & walk-in resources.
·     Public & private sector testing: Contact your provider today.
·     COVID-19 Hotline: For general questions & information call: (714)-834-2000.
·     OC Health Care Agency: Data Dashboard featuring confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Advocacy
County And Cities Urge Biden Administration To Prioritize
OC For Vaccines
Rep. Lou Correa has called on the Biden administration to consider prioritizing vaccine distribution to Orange County, which has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. OCBC joins Rep. Correa in this request. OC’s economy, businesses and jobs heavily rely on the tourism industry and are therefore acutely affected by closures caused by the coronavirus.
The Restaurants Act of 2021
Last Friday, the Restaurants Act of 2021 was introduced in both houses of Congress with strong bipartisan support. The Restaurants Act proposes a revitalization fund of $120 billion to allow restaurant owners to apply for grants to cover eligible expenses. If the legislation passes, the grants could retroactively cover certain expenses back to February 15, 2020, and up to eight months after signing into law. This video explains some of the eligible expenses, who could be eligible to receive the grants, and what happens if you already received federal relief.
Member Spotlight
Norms Restaurant
NORMS Restaurant’s Outdoor Dining and our limited time Valentine’s offer! Available for Outdoor Dine-In, To-Go & Delivery* (*Delivery prices may vary)
Angels Baseball
In 2020, the Angels Baseball Foundation provided assistance to our Anaheim community where it was needed most.
The Westin Anaheim Resort
The Westin Anaheim Resort is a newly constructed hotel opening later in 2021, bringing a new level of luxury to Anaheim. Located steps from the Anaheim Convention Center and directly across from Disneyland Resort, guests will enjoy the stunning views of the nightly fireworks display from premium view rooms, as well as from their exclusive rooftop bar. The photo on the left provides a sneak peek of the main room of their signature restaurant, the Tangerine Room.
Visit Anaheim
This Week's Destination Update
This week’s episode is all about Anaheim’s local sports organizations, which is why Jay Burress is coming to you from Anaheim ICE. He has some impressive updates to share from the Anaheim Ducks, Angels Baseball Foundation, and Orange County Sports Commission.
SBA Resources
Learn More About The Economic Aid Act & PPP Relaunch
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help
businesses recover from declared disasters.
The SBA’s Orange County / Inland Empire District Office, in collaboration with SCORE, invites you to join us to learn more about the Economic Aid Act and the PPP Relaunch. In this webinar, we will cover the application process, required forms and guidance, and conduct a Q&A session for attendees.
Please Join Us

February 11: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

February 16: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST


Click on a date above to register now. 
Small Business Administration
Events on Wednesday, February 10:

Events on Thursday, February 11:
 
Events on Friday, February 12:
· Business Plan Bootcamp Part 3 (10a-11:30a)
 
Events on Saturday, February 13:
 
Events on Sunday, February 14:
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.