March 17, 2022
Chamber News and Events
Congratulations to the Business Champion of the Year - KLM Strategies!
KLM Strategies is a woman-owned consulting and professional services firm led by President and CEO Kris Murray. The firm focuses on advancing sustainable projects and programs that develop resilient communities with unique expertise in transportation, water, energy, utility program development and land use planning.
Public service has been at the core of Kris Murray’s professional and personal life. She served as a member of the Anaheim City Council for eight years from 2010 to 2018. During her time on Council, Murray was a dedicated advocate for business, supporting the Convention Center Expansion, the Anaheim Packing House, a car dealer incentive program, countless new commercial, resort and housing projects and the hotel incentive policy that has brought a renaissance to the Resort District and record revenues to the City. She was also a champion for those in Anaheim with great need, developing programs like the Quality Rental Housing Program.
She continued this advocacy while serving in leadership roles with the Transportation Corridors Agencies, the Southern California Association of Governments, the State Water Quality Control Board, and others. She was recently appointed the chair of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board. She also serves on the boards of Anaheim Global Medical Center, Support Our Anaheim Resort, Anaheim First and Anaheim Taxpayers Association.
KLM Strategies works with many non-profit groups mentoring young women and encouraging their pursuit of STEM disciplines through such programs as the Women in Engineering’s partnerships with Anaheim high schools.
Kris tapped into this deep well of leadership experience to guide Anaheim-based clients and organizations such as the Anaheim Transportation Network through the bracing challenges and shifting dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout the pandemic, Kris worked with her clients to give back to those most in need, from participating in weekly food drives and collecting and delivering food, essential supplies, and distributing vital PPE to neighborhoods. On behalf of her client Visit Anaheim, she served as part of the city’s economic recovery team supporting large and small businesses most impacted by state-mandated stay at home orders.

Congratulations to the Community Serving Non-Profit of the Year Vineyard Anaheim Church!  
Vineyard Anaheim Church began as a small group of believers gathering in a home. 40 years later, with the ministry of compassion as a core tent, Vineyard Anaheim works toward a day when no family goes hungry.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Vineyard was Anaheim’s largest food distribution network, serving 50,000 people. The church expanded its pantries from two to 11, serving five different Orange County cities and serving nearly 10 million meals. Vineyard secured a mobile shower trailer that enabled 500 people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic to have the simple dignity of taking a shower.
Vineyard made more than 17,000 door-to-door food deliveries to its home-bound elderly neighbors and assisted schools and other churches to start their own food pantries. The church is innovating how charitable food distribution happens, nearing completion of a new grocery store that serves the highest quality foods as well as partnering with other organizations to provide onsite resources such as job placement, health and wellness service, and immigration resources.

Platt College Ribbon Cutting
Last Friday, the Chamber joined Mayor Sidhu and Council Member Steve Faessel at the Platt College ribbon cutting, to celebrate their new location on Douglass Road next to the Honda Center. 

Platt College offers courses in Medical Science, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Business, Legal Studies, and other degree programs. The new location will allow them to grow and better serve the community, shared Campus President Brad Janis and Director of Admissions Andy Gulati. 

Congratulations Platt College!
Quick Quack Car Wash is Now Open!
Quick Quack Car Wash's second location is now open for business on Ball Road, featuring state-of-the-art equipment that will leave vehicles sparkling clean.  

The car wash, at 2961 W Ball Rd., offers monthly plans that feature unlimited washes with high-quality products, spot-free rinse, free self-service vacuums, and OSHA-certified air guns.

Quick Quack celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 15th. They have offered 12 days of free car washes to promote new business.
Government Affairs Meetings Friday, March 17
Lunch will be served and registration is required.
After Hours Mixer - Thursday, March 24
Golden Road Brewing
Join the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce for an evening of building business relationships and meeting new faces from across Anaheim. Attendees represent a variety of industries and organizations. This mixer provides the opportunity for networking in a fun, social setting from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm.
Registration Open for the Angels Baseball Luncheon
May 20
Anaheim Council Member Avelino Valencia
Announces Assembly Run
Anaheim Council Member Avelino Valencia, who represents District 4, announced his campaign for the 68th Assembly District.

Last week, Assemblymember Tom Daly announced he would not be seeking re-election for a 6th term after roughly 36 years in politics. Daly has endorsed Council Member Valencia to succeed him. Currently, Valencia serves as Daly's District Director.

Caltrans State Route 57 Multimodal Corridor Plan
Caltrans District 12- OC is developing a comprehensive multimodal corridor plan to identify and recommend strategies and improvements along the SR 57 Corridor in Orange County.

Completing this survey will help Caltrans understand the diverse users and communities relying on SR 57 Corridor.

Anaheim Ducks Game on March 21st
Join the City of Anaheim to cheer on our Anaheim Ducks on Monday, March 21 with some hometown pride at city of Anaheim night!

Anaheim residents can get discount tickets to see the Ducks take on the Nashville Predators at Honda Center.
TCA Adopts Strategic Plan to Serve Community, Region
The TCA Board of Directors have approved a seven-year Strategic Plan that highlights the Agencies’ mission, values, goals, objectives and activities. 
This is the first time in TCA’s 35-year history that a long-term Strategic Plan has been developed and adopted.
New Member Welcome
BMS CAT - Trusted Fire, Water & Reconstruction Services
For All Sizes Since 1948
For more than 70 years, BMS CAT has helped thousands of homeowners and business owners recover from disasters - both big and small. By providing reliable recovery and reconstruction services to mitigate fire, water, mold and storm damage, we help get your property back to its pre-loss condition. Open 24 hours at 866-621-7876
Merchant Medic Payment Solutions Corp.
Merchant Medic Payment Solutions Corp. helps to lower and even eliminate payment processing rates and provide business support for fire protection and safety. Merchant Medic Payment Solutions Corp. looks forward to the opportunity to provide you with the best solutions to improve and help your business reach new levels of success!
Live Good, Inc. 
Live Good, Inc. was founded in 2012 in response to unhealthy global manufacturing conditions. Live Good was created to juxtapose outdated, environmentally and socially destructive manufacturing models.

Its goal is to model and inspire conscientious manufacturing: promoting local, organic methods that make a positive impact. By manufacturing in the US, Live Good can ensure that the highest standards of hygiene and fair labor practices are maintained. All products are manufactured in California using 100% certified organic source materials and eco-conscious, community-minded practices. 
Member Spotlight
PLATT College Health and Fitness Expo
The countdown begins NOW! Platt College Anaheim is proud to host a spectacularly fun, family-friendly Platt College Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 18

• Event is FREE
• Win prizes including a 24 Hour Fitness annual gym pass, Fitbit, and gift cards!* 
• Participate in Fitness challenges including a 60-foot sports obstacle course, 25-foot rock climbing wall as well as push-up, pull-up, sit-up and plank challenges, fitness boot camps EVERY HOUR and a relay race! 
• Bounce house and face painting for kids!
• The Platt College Health Awareness team, comprised of our Medical Assisting and Medical Administrative Specialists students and staff, will be on-hand for health tests. 
• Food, Jamba Juice, Togos, C4 Supplements, and a DJ
For more information or to RSVP direct please contact Andy Gulati or Tobias Omondi at or 714-333-9606. We look forward to seeing you!"
Visit Anaheim
Angels Baseball is Back! 
Spring Training is set to kick off March 18, and the Angels
Home Opener is Scheduled for April 7
Small Business Administration & SCORE Upcoming Events
SBA Score Upcoming Events
March 18th
Event Language: English
March 18, 2022, 10:00am PDT

Email marketing continues to be one of the most cost-effective methods to engage your audience and drive sales with an average return on investment of $45
for every $1 spent.
March 22nd
Event Language: English
March 22, 2022, 10:00am PDT

What goes hand in hand with your social media…it’s EMAIL of course!
March 23rd
Event Language: English
March 23, 2022, 11:00am PDT

What You Will Learn:
• Highlights on latest business solutions
• How other businesses are expanding
• How to better work remotely at home
• How to keep your scattered team
Event Language: English
March 23, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

So, you have a great idea for a business! Now what? This introductory workshop will help you test your business idea and learn the key factors that will
influence its success.
March 24th
Event Language: English
March 24, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

Organic searches on Google yield the majority of traffic for websites, and is a critical component of the buyer funnel.
Event Language: English
March 24, 2022, 4:00pm PDT

While most work-related stress comes and goes, some projects, conflicts, or workplace situations can cause mental health issues, lessened productivity, and employee attrition.
Resource Partners are here to help you...
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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.