May 19, 2021
News and Events
Orange County Is Officially In The Yellow Tier
What does yellow tier mean? Although the federal mask rules have changed, the California mask mandate remains in place.

  • Gyms and fitness centers (including those located in hotels) can double from 25% to 50% capacity and can reopen their saunas and steam rooms.
  • Breweries, distilleries, and wineries can double to the lesser of 50% capacity or 200 people.
  • Bars can reopen indoor areas at the lesser of 25% capacity or 100 people.
  • Family entertainment centers can double from 25% to 50% capacity (or 75% of all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination).
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums can reopen at full capacity.
  • All shopping center common areas can reopen (food courts must remain at 50% capacity but are no longer required to be capped at 200 people).
  • Restaurants and movie theaters remain at 50% capacity, but the 200-person cap is removed for facilities of 400+).
  • Cardrooms can double from 25% to 50% capacity.
  • Outdoor private events (meetings, receptions, and conferences) double their capacity from 100 to 200 people (or 400 people if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination).
  • Indoor private events (meetings, receptions, and conferences) where all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination increase from 150 to 200 people.
  • Amusement parks increase from 25% to 35% outdoors (indoor areas remain at 25%).
  • Indoor live events and performances (e.g. concerts and sports) increase capacity to 50% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination (venues of 1,500 people or less can still increase capacity to the lesser of 25% or 300 people with neither testing nor proof of vaccination).
  • Outdoor live events and performances (e.g. concerts and sports) increase capacity from 33% to 67%.
  • Outdoor informal social gatherings double from 50 to 100 people.
  • Indoor informal social gatherings increase to the lesser of 50% capacity or 50 people.

Anaheim and OC Virtual Job Fair
Join Anaheim Chamber of Commerce and the City of Anaheim on June 9 for a free virtual job fair. Every industry is welcome; employers and job seekers are encouraged to virtually meet and explore career opportunities. 
Cal/OSHA Covid19 Guidance Webinar Tomorrow At 2 PM
Governor Releases May Revision To 2021-22 Budget
Governor Newsom revealed the “May Revision” to the 2021-22 budget, a $267.8 billion proposal incorporating the state’s $75.7 billion surplus. Below is a partial list of proposed spending: 

  • $12 billion for a “Golden State Stimulus” provided to 2/3 of state residents; Business relief including a new Main Street hiring credit and expansion of California Competes Tax Credit; 

  • $1 billion to increase the pace and scale of electric vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling stations;

  • $20 billion for schools including continued investments in universal transitional kindergarten by 2024. 

  • $276.4 million to address the backlog of EDD claims and improve access to EDD services, as well as $11.8 million to modernize EDD information technology systems.
Anaheim First
Dine Drink Shop Local Program
It's time for the giveaway of the season! Welcome to The Big A Extra Winnings! Each week, you'll have the opportunity to enter to win an ANAHEI'M FIRST merchant gift card and a piece of Los Angeles Angel's swag! For every entry, you'll be entered to win our GRAND SLAM GRAND PRIZE... four premium tickets to an Angels game in July! There are four weeks of giveaways meaning many chances to win!

Week one's leadoff hitter is a $50 Cervantes Mexican Kitchen card and a Mike Trout #27 Jersey! Go to the Anaheim First Facebook Page for details on how to enter!

This giveaway ends on 5/21, winner will be selected from a pool of Instagram and Facebook entries and notified by DM.
Business Resources
OC Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance
County of Orange was awarded a $500,000 grant for programs that provide OC veterans with career opportunities, training, supportive services and job placement. Employers that sign up and hire a veteran can get reimbursed up to 50% towards new hire costs. 
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The U.S. Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides restaurants with funds equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss. Recipients are not required to repay anything as long as funds are used no later than March 11, 2023. The U.S. Small Business Administration will administer funds to small restaurants that the pandemic has hit the hardest. To register for an upcoming webinar by OC/IE SBDC, click below.
Visit Anaheim
Town Hall #7 / Marketing Update
Don't forget to reserve your spot for this Thursday's Town Hall. In the spirit of California Tourism Month, join Visit Anaheim for a Marketing Update Town Hall to learn how the organization is Calling All Characters back to the destination and opportunities for our partners to get involved. 
 
Speakers for this presentation will include:
  • Jay Burress, President & CEO
  • John Picou, Director of Business Intelligence
  • Steve Rathje, Director of Content Marketing
  • Mariles Krok, VP Meeting & Partnership Sales
Member Spotlight
Ribbon Cutting For The Gateaux shoppe In Anaheim Hills
The Gateaux shoppe celebrated one year in business last Saturday with a ribbon-cutting! Congratulations to Sally Mach Torres, Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Chef Graduate, and her entire family for bringing delicious pastries, desserts, and custom cakes to Orange County. Thank you to council member Trevor O'Neil for joining in the festivities and supporting small businesses!
 
The Gateaux shoppe proudly serves in the OC and LA areas.
Located at   
5557 E. SANTA ANA CANYON RD. SUITE 101
ANAHEIM HILLS, CA 92807
 
657-223-9124    
 
Business Hours
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday-Thursday:  10 AM - 6 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM

Small Business Administration
Learn More About The Economic Aid Act
COVID Relief Programs

Description: The SBA’s Orange County / Inland Empire District office, in collaboration with SCORE, invites you to join us to learn more about SBA programs and funding options made possible by the CARES Act, the Economic Aid Act, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. We'll provide the latest information on Coronavirus relief programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and PPP forgiveness, the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant, the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, the Targeted EIDL Advance, and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). We will also conduct a Q&A session for attendees.

Please Join Us

May 20: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
May 25: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
May 26: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
May 27: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

Click on a date above to register now. 
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.