June 2, 2021
News and Events
Gov. Newsom's $116.5M ‘Vax for the Win’ Program
On May 27, Gov. Newsom launched "Vax for the Win," an incentive program that encourages Californians to get vaccinated before the state reopens on June 15. Of the population aged 12+ already partially vaccinated, 30 winners will be selected for $50,000 prizes on June 4 and 15, and 10 winners will get $1.5 million awards on June 15 after completing their vaccination. To help entice those without shots yet, the next two million Californians to get vaccinated will be eligible for $50 prepaid gift cards.
Join the Anaheim Workforce Connection and Anaheim Chamber of Commerce for the virtual Anaheim/OC Job Fair on Wednesday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
The Anaheim/OC Job Fair provides an opportunity for employers and jobseekers to virtually meet and explore career opportunities during this challenging economic time. Participation is free and open to all job seekers and employers. Job seekers will have the option to interact with recruiters online through chat and video, and apply instantly to open positions from the convenience of their smartphone, tablet or computer.
 
For more information, visit anaheimchamber.org or email info@anaheimchamber.org.
June 2021 Economic and Financial Webinar Update
Join us on June 10th at 11:30 AM to hear Chris Schwarz's latest thoughts on the economy and financial markets as the economy prepares to reopen. This webinar is free for all and brought to you by UCI's Paul Merage School of Business and Center for Investment and Wealth Management.
Emprendedor@s Program Graduation
The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce was proud to join Anaheim's Economic Development Team and Heart-Centered Leadership Coaching & Consulting Group, to celebrate 13 of Anaheim's newest entrepreneurs. Each graduate of the Emprendedors Program completed eight weeks of entrepreneurial training including how to plan, launch and develop their business concepts. Congratulations to all graduates. We look forward to seeing your business grow in Anaheim!
Anaheim's Flag Day Celebration -The Tradition Continues
Anaheim Beautiful announces the 26th consecutive running of Anaheim's Flag Day Celebration, a long-standing tradition that will be held on Sunday, June 13th. For 2021, the Flag Day Committee has added a special tribute acknowledging and honoring our veterans and all military personnel.
 
Participation requires pre-registration. A short ceremony will kick off the procession from Pearson Park.
4th of July Celebration is Back
with the Anaheim Hills Firecracker 5K/10K Run
The Anaheim Hills Community Council presents the 32nd annual Fourth of July Celebration with this year’s theme, Saluting Our Active Military & Veterans.” The all-day event kicks off at 7:00 AM with the Firecracker 5K/10K Run/Walk. Register today and stay tuned for more details.
Save the Date July 14, 2021
Anaheim's State of the City
The 2021 State of the City featuring Mayor Harry Sidhu, presented by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce and City of Anaheim, will be held on July 14th at 11 AM.

After pausing in 2020, this great event is back as part of Anaheim's larger reopening and economic recovery. Together, we will mark our gains overcoming coronavirus and celebrate the bright days ahead for our city.
 
To become an event sponsor, please contact the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce at (714) 758-0222 or sign up online at Anaheimchamber.org.
 
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on July 14!
The State is on Track to Fully Reopen by June 15
California officials confirmed that on June 15 the state will fully reopen if vaccinations remain highly available and hospitalizations remain low. The “beyond the blueprint" plan will have no capacity limitations except for mega events.
Anaheim First
Dine Drink Shop Local Program
Enter to Win Every Week, Save Any Time of Day!
Support local businesses by using great offers and discounts at your favorite Anaheim spots. You get the savings and Anaheim businesses benefit.

Breakfast! Save at Keno’s, IHOP, Norms, Ruby’s Diner, The Original Pancake House and more!
Lunch! Get specials at ADYA, Bluetree Café, Jersey Mike’s, Johnny Rockets, K&A Café, Munch Thai Food, Tummy Stuffers and more.
Dinner! Check offers at Roy’s Restaurant, Rosine’s, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, THE RANCH, Tru Grits, American Fusion, Crab Bite, Anaheim White House and more.
Drinks! Find deals at Brewery X, Karl Strauss, Grasslands, FiRE+iCE, Falling Bright Wine Merchants, Craftsman Pizza/Bar, Bruery Terreux, Brewheim and more.

Angels Fans enter to WIN! – check out The Big A Extra Winnings Giveaway on Anaheim Firsts FACEBOOK page for your chance to win game tickets, gift certificates and team merchandise!

This giveaway ends on 6/11, winner will be selected from a pool of Instagram and Facebook entries and notified by DM. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by or affiliated with Facebook.
Business Resources
Supervisor Doug Chaffee’s 4th District Arts Grant Relief Program
On May 28, applications opened for Supervisor Doug Chaffee’s 4th District Arts Grant Relief Program. 

This Art Grant Relief Program will support arts-related small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19 and situated within the 4th Supervisorial District in one of the two following categories:

  • Decline in Revenue: Economic impact due to COVID-19 caused a 25% decline in revenues for the most recent quarter, when compared to a reference quarter that occurred prior to COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 Prevention: Grant assistance due to a need to implement COVID-19 prevention or mitigation tactics to adopt safer opening procedures.

Grant awards – $5,000 flat rate, single payment – will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. In total, $1M in American Rescue Act funding will be distributed in the 4th District.
GO-BIZ Updates CA
Opportunity Zone Site
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) released a comprehensive update to the California Opportunity Zone website. New features include funding opportunities, best practices and tools to support economic and business development in economically-distressed communities.
Lost CDC Vaccination Card? Request a Replacement
Individuals who received their vaccine at a County POD site and cannot locate their CDC card can call the OC COVID-19 Hotline at 714-834- 2000 or email OC Health Care Agency’s Immunization Assistance Program to request a replacement.
State Sets Up Employer Vaccination Toolkit
California has created an Employer Vaccination Toolkit, a website designed to help employers make COVID-19 vaccinations more convenient for their employees.

The website includes links to help employers find local provider partners for scheduling an offsite vaccination event, information on requesting a worksite mobile clinic and vaccine education materials to share with employees.
Visit Anaheim
Anaheim is Calling All Characters
Visit Anaheim is calling all characters and is ready to welcome them back. Being unmistakable, unforgettable and uncommon is part of the city’s DNA. We encourage you to get acquainted with Anaheim’s “Uncommon Characters” who capture the spirit of the city, each representing a different side of Anaheim. They’re sometimes unexpected, but always incredible.
Member Spotlight
Buy a Gift Card &
Get a FREE Pair of Grip Socks!
June is all about celebrating Dads & Grads! Show them how much you care by gifting them something they really need. Visit their studio before June 7th to get your dad or grad a StretchLab gift card and you'll get a free pair of grip socks. This offer is only available in-studio so make sure to come by before the offer is gone!
(minimum gift card value of $49)

Located in: Anaheim Hills Festival
Address: 8126 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd Suite 169, Anaheim, CA 92808
Small Business Administration



SBA Certification Webinar
Wednesday, June 9
9:30-11:30 a.m
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration for an informational webinar to learn more about federal contracting certification programs such as the Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Aside Program, the HUBZone Program and the 8(a) Business Development Program. Each webinar discusses the eligibility criteria, benefits for participants and process to pursue the certification.
 
Find an overview for each program below and register for an upcoming webinar below.
 
  • 8(a) Business Development Program is a business development program created to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in and access the federal procurement market.

  • SBA's HUBZone Program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

  • SBA’s Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Aside Program is designed to help more women-owned small businesses win federal contracts by providing a level playing field for women-owned small businesses to compete in contracting opportunities. 
SBA’S $100M Community Navigator Pilot Program
U.S. Small Business Administration’s Community Navigator Pilot Program is a new initiative geared to help the nation’s smallest businesses, with a priority focus on those owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, women and veterans. SBA will accept applications through July 12, 2021, and anticipates making award decisions by August 2021.
SBA Webinars
WordPress Basics

Thursday, June 3, 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-registration required
No charge webinar
Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, 
How to Start a Small Business

Thursday, June 3, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Pre-registration required
No charge webinar.
Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center, 
www.cvwbc.org, 760.345.9200
Branding for Your Small Business 3-Part Series: 
June 4 Branding Your Business,
June 11 Using Your Branding for Your Business,
June 18 Using Your Digital Brand Presence.

Fridays, June 4, 11, and 18, 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Pre-registration required.
No charge webinar.
Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, 
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.