January 6, 2021
Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Wants to Wish
Everyone A Happy and Safe New Year!
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News and Updates
Deadline Extended To January 13
Grants for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID
A new $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for eligible small business owners and nonprofits is available. Grants are up to $25,000.
Deadline to Apply for EIDL Extended to December 31, 2021
Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications will continue to be accepted through December 2021, pending the availability of funds.

Loans are offered at affordable terms. All eligible small businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to apply.

Small Business Owners - Apply Now for ICEP Grants
California STEP grant program opened the application window for Individual Company Export Program (ICEP) grants. The ICEP program is designed to reimburse eligible California small businesses up to $5,000 for eligible export promotion-related expenses.
California Competes Tax Credit Application Period Opens
Apply now for the California Competes Tax Credit! There are $80 million in tax credits available for businesses that are expanding and adding full-time jobs in California. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 25. View the application guide here.
Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris and senators Andreas Borgeas and Anna Caballero on January 6th unveiled new coalition support and legislative details of the Keep California Working Act otherwise known as Senate Bill 74, is a bipartisan $2.6 billion relief package for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.
CA Proposes $4.5 Billion In January Budget To Help Strengthen Economy
Funds would provide an additional $575 million for California's small businesses, $777 million for The California Jobs Initiative, and funding for housing, EV adoption, workforce development initiatives, and fee waivers for some small businesses.
SoCal Stay-at-Home Order Extended
Stay Safe and Stop the Spread!
Two weeks ago, state health officials extended Southern California’s stay-at-home order. The order has been in place since early December, closing many nonessential indoor spaces and discouraging gatherings. The order will remain in place until the region maintains increased ICU capacity. Help stop the spread by limiting gatherings with people outside of your household, wear a mask and get tested.
Where to Get Tested in Orange County
Disneyland Avengers Campus Set to Debut This Year
In 2021, Disneyland will debut the brand-new Avengers Campus. The new Marvel-themed area will include new attractions, shows and dining options.
2021 Human Resources Compliance and Minimum Wage
There are many new laws enacted as of January 1, 2021, in response to the pandemic. These new laws will require action for each business. Below is the change in minimum wage and salary laws. For more new laws contact Platinum HR to ensure you have the correct processes and procedures in place to ensure legal compliance in 2021.

Statewide Minimum Wage - Effective 1/1/21, California’s minimum wage increased to $14 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $13 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees. 

Statewide Minimum Salary - Effective 1/1/21, the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees increased to $58,240 per year for employers with 26 or more employees, and $54,080 per year for employees with 25 or fewer employees.

New Member Welcome
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Visit Anaheim
This Week's Destination Update
This week’s Destination Update video discusses Orange County being back in the Purple Tier and how it is now more important than ever to support our local restaurants who are still open for takeout and delivery. Other news this week includes: Anaheim Convention Center being named Best Convention Center in the U.S., OC preparing for its first allocation of COVID vaccines and Disneyland® Resort’s new public service awareness campaign in OC and LA.
SBA Resources
Job Alert!
SBA is now hiring attorneys, paralegals, credit analysts, loan officers, mortgage underwriters, customer service representatives and other workers to assist with disaster relief efforts. Bilingual skills are a plus.
Virtual Mentoring and Training
Offices around the country may be closed due to the pandemic, but SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers and other resource partners are providing free business mentoring and training by phone, email, and video.
Small Business Resources
Small Business Administration
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.