May 26, 2021
News and Events
Calling all Employers
Anaheim / OC Virtual Job Fair
Join the 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.
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 14th, 2021
Anaheim's State of the City
The State of the City featuring Mayor Harry Sidhu, presented by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce and City of Anaheim, will be held on July 14, 2021 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!
California Officials Have Confirmed that the State Will Reopen Fully on June 15
On May 21, California released information that most sectors in the current colored-tier blueprint, with limited exceptions for mega-events, can fully re-open on June 15. The plan does not require physical distancing and capacity limitations for most businesses.
Vaccines and Business Return Webinar
Join the Governor’s Office for an informational webinar on the Employer Vaccination Toolkit. The webinar is open to all and will include a Q&A opportunity. Two sessions are available for preregistration: 



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.
Anaheim First
Dine Drink Shop Local Program
Batter up! It's week two of the Big A Extra Winnings Giveaways and this one is all about that long weekend prep. A three-day weekend needs three things: 1) a $50 Crab Bite gift card, 2) a Los Angeles Angels ball cap and 3) Angel's tumbler! Don't forget - every time you enter our weekly giveaways you're automatically entered to win our GRAND SLAM GRAND PRIZE, four premium tickets to an Angels game in July.
Business Resources
Cal/OSHA and Covid19 in the Workplace Update
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is currently working on revising workplace standards related to COVID-19. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board is scheduled to vote on a final draft on June 3, with the revised standards tentative scheduled to take effect on June 15, the same day that the tier system of partial openings ends and California's economy fully reopens.
 
The most recent proposed draft includes ending mask requirements for fully vaccinated employees who exhibit no COVID-19 symptoms, providing N95 masks for unvaccinated employees, and free weekly testing during paid time for unvaccinated employees. Under that proposed draft, workplaces that adhere to those vaccination, masking, and testing requirements may end physical distancing. The proposed draft requires employers to provide free testing during paid time for unvaccinated employees for various other circumstances as well.  Also under the proposed draft, if there is a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace, the employer does not need to test fully vaccinated employees who exhibit no COVID-19 symptoms. All of these proposed amended standards are still subject to change during the drafting process and require approval from the Cal/OSHA Standards Board and the California Office of Administrative Law.
 
On Thursday, Anaheim Chamber President and CEO Todd Ament led a webinar on Cal/OSHA's COVID-19 workplace standards with employment attorney Ashton Riley from the law firm Fisher Phillips and CalChamber Policy Advocate Robert Moutrie. Moutrie gave a live update from an in-progress Cal/OSHA Standards Board meeting. Riley delivered the main presentation on COVID-19 guidance for employers, including a “refresher” on the current standards, vaccine policies, and testing, as well as discussing the proposed Cal/OSHA amendments in light of CDC guidance.
 
There will be a follow-up webinar in June after the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopts the final draft of the new standards.

Advocacy
AB 71 Dramatically Raises Taxes on Businesses
While homelessness is a chronic issue that necessitates action and solutions, AB 71 would impose a $2.4 billion tax increase annually on businesses to create a homelessness fund. Business leaders statewide urge legislators to look to California’s significant budget surplus, including Gov. Newsom’s proposed $12 billion to continue supporting homelessness programs, rather than make it even more difficult for employers to compete. Read the opposition letter from R.E.A.L. Coalition here.
Visit Anaheim
Anaheim is the Perfect Road Trip Pit Stop
From sunny beaches to majestic mountains, California is the perfect road trip state! The Golden State invites you to turn up the jams and hit the road.

If you’re headed south to San Diego or north to San Francisco, Anaheim is the perfect pit stop for California road trips. There’s always something new to explore, whether it be a debut dish at an Anaheim eatery or themed attraction at the Disneyland Resort.

President & CEO of Visit Anaheim Jay Burress said, “We love seeing California as the best state for a road trip because from our theme parks to our professional sports to our craft breweries and eclectic dining, California and Anaheim specifically have everything you’re looking for to create memories that will last a lifetime.”

Member Spotlight
Disney Sparks Magic at First Virtual CHOC Walk
On May 22, The Walt Disney Company and Disneyland Resort provided CHOC patients and families a chance to virtually and physically interact with their favorite Disney friends at the first virtual CHOC walk. Disney also added murals, magic windows, and magic arts throughout CHOC’s main campus and Thompson Autism Center in Orange, to enhance CHOC’s special place of comfort and healing.
Small Business Administration
Learn More about the Economic Aid Act
COVID Relief Programs

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). There will be a Q&A session for attendees.

Please Join Us

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.