May 12, 2021
Anaheim /OC Virtual Job Fair
June 9th
  • Are you looking to discover your next career move? Or an employer looking for great new additions to your company? Join us for our first-ever virtual job fair!

  • The Anaheim / OC Job Fair is designed for employers to recruit qualified candidates for paid employment opportunities. 

  • There is no cost to you to participate. The event will be widely promoted throughout the region utilizing media outlets, social media as well as direct outreach to job seekers. 

  • The virtual job fair is open to the public. This ensures attendance by a diverse group of job seekers with a wide variety of skill levels and backgrounds.
Imagine the Possibilities
DisneylandFORWARD Webinar - May 13th
Anaheim First
Dine Drink Shop Local Program
Is there anything better than a good ol' cheese pull from Applebee's Grill & Bar?

Don't forget, one photo could win you $100! This month is "Pic Your Spot" Now through May 16, redeem a Dine, Drink & Shop offer from a local business, snap a photo, share on Instagram and you'll be entered to win one of FIVE $100 gift cards to the Dine Drink Shop merchant of your choice.

Here are the details:
  • Sign-up for the AHAHEI'M FIRST Dine, Drink & Shop program if you haven't already (sign-up here:
  • Redeem one of the many offers on the platform, like percentage off, free food, and more (saving you $$ and supporting a local business)
  • Snap a pic and share it to your Facebook feed, tagging @anaheimfirst (make sure your account is public so we can see it!). Your photo can be of your food, drinks, friends, fam, the view, it just has to be at/from a DDS merchant

Enter as MANY TIMES as you want - but you must be a Dine Drink Shop subscriber to win.

Subscribers enjoy $5 off when you spend $25 at the Applebee's in Anaheim, off Lincoln Ave in the Lincoln Towne Square! Visit to see current deals.

*Offers subject to change.
More Disneyland Restaurant Reopenings
Disneyland Resort is excited to announce the latest restaurants to join the reopening list: 

You can find the full list of opening dates and hours at both theme parks, Downtown Disney District, and the resort hotels on the Disney Parks Blog.

Orange County Could Move To Yellow Tier As Soon As Next Week
Orange County is now within striking distance of its widest reopening based on the state’s four-tiered, color-coded blueprint. According to data released Tuesday, OC's rate of new cases — dropped to 1.8 per day per 100,000, meaning it could move into the yellow tier, as soon as next week.

This will allow increased capacity at 35% for theme parks, 200 people at meetings and receptions, 67% at outdoor concerts and sports, 50% at breweries, 50% at gyms and fitness centers, 50% at indoor private gatherings, and 100 people at outdoor private gatherings.

Can Employers Implement a Mandatory Vaccination Program?
According to both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, employers can implement a mandatory vaccination program for their employees as part of the employer’s health and safety program to combat COVID-19 in the workplace.

Employers still must be aware of other issues associated with a mandatory vaccination program, such as employee objections based upon disability or religious concerns.
State Sends More Stimulus Funds
While Employers Clamor For Workers
On May 10, Governor Newsom announced $100 billion in combined state budget surplus and federal funds for additional COVID-19 relief. It will provide $600 stimulus checks for middle- and low-income residents, and allocates billions for rental assistance, utility payments, and drought response.
Employers Struggle To Find Workers
Southern California theme parks, restaurants, and other retailers have had trouble filling positions even as COVID-19 restrictions loosen. Many employers have offered higher wages and incentives in an attempt to motivate new hires. Research suggests this may be due to people making more money through federal and state unemployment benefits than while they were working.
Bill Gates Announced As Speaker For U.S. Chamber Global Forum
U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Forum on Economic Recovery on May 18-19 will feature Bill Gates, Co-Chair, and Trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a wide-ranging discussion with the Chamber's President and CEO Suzanne Clark. The free virtual event will focus on economic recovery and ways to create healthier communities, support entrepreneurship and expand access to innovative technologies.
Business Resources
Apply Now For The SBA's $28.6 Billion
Restaurant Revitalization Fund!
NOT loans – GRANTS!
There is a priority period for minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, and a few other categories who apply before Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Be sure to apply before Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Qualifying businesses:

  • Restaurants
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
  • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products
Seven No-Nonsense Paths To Grants For
Hispanic Small Business Owners

Siete Pasos a Seguir: Ayuda Económica Para Dueños De
Pequeñas Empresas Hispanas
Finding grant opportunities available for Hispanic small business owners can be tricky, but they do exist. Look into these grant opportunities to see if you may be eligible for money to help you grow your business.
Encontrar oportunidades de ayuda económica disponible para dueños de pequeñas empresas hispanas puede ser complicado. Examina estas oportunidades de subsidios para ver si eres elegible para recibir dinero que te ayude a crecer tu negocio. Haz clic abajo para más información.
CALTAX 95th Annual Meeting
Join the California Taxpayers Association Monday, May 17, Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19 for the 95th Annual Meeting. They will have time set aside each day to discuss timely tax policy issues providing you an exclusive opportunity to hear from some of the biggest names in California tax policy. The Annual Meeting will be taking place virtually. All event Zoom links will be provided upon registration. Prices vary.
Additional COVID-19 Relief For Small And Medium-Sized Businesses
On April 21, President Biden announced a new paid leave tax credit that will offset the cost for employers with less than 500 employees to provide full pay when their employees get a COVID-19 vaccination or recover from that vaccination.
Visit Anaheim
Visit Anaheim Destination Update with Jay Burress

Disneyland is Now Open!
Last week was National Travel & Tourism Week, and there was no better way to celebrate that than with the reopening of Disneyland Resort. After being closed for more than one year, the magic is back! With the Disneyland Resort currently calling all Californians and May being California Tourism Month, this week’s Destination Update takes you into the heart of Anaheim’s theme parks.
Member Spotlight
Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate The Gateaux Shoppe this Saturday
This weekend come celebrate The Gateaux Shoppe's Ribbon Cutting. Join us on Saturday, May 15th at 1 PM at 5557 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd # 101, Anaheim, CA 92807.
The celebration will include raffles for a brand new Kitchenaid mixer, a free cake bar for a year, and gift cards. There will also be giveaways, a DJ, and a photo booth on site. See you then!
Grandma's House of Hope's
Grandma's House of Hope's 15th Annual
Sat, May 22, 2021
Deadline: Order by May 17
Thank you to our Gala Sponsors for partnering
with GHH to be a Bridge of Hope in Orange County.
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.