May 5, 2021
Anaheim First -
Dine Drink Shop Local Program
It's the biggest giveaway yet... one photo could win you $100! That's right, this month is all about 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 merchant of your choice.

Here are the details:

•Sign-up for the AHAHEI'M FIRST Dine, Drink & Shop program if you haven't already.
•Redeem one of the many offers on the platform, like % 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
•Be sure you're following us!

That's it! Enter as MANY TIMES as you want - but you must be a DDS subscriber to win.

The giveaway ends on May 16. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with Facebook. For gift cards to brewery and winery merchants, proof of age (21+) must be provided.
News and Events
Disneyland Reopens
On April 30th Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu shared his thoughts on Disneyland’s reopening and how it affects his beloved city.  

“This is a monumental day for Anaheim. We have all missed the joy of Disneyland, and we’re so glad to have that back. But this means so much more to working families, small businesses, and our city. The impact of having the theme parks closed for more than 13 months due to the pandemic has been devastating. This begins our economic recovery and brings hope back to Anaheim.”
— Mayor Harry Sidhu

The Anaheim Chamber is sad to announce John Machiaverna – CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

John Machiaverna was a founding Board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim, where he served 11 years as President of the Board prior to accepting the CEO role for the organization in 2015. Todd Ament, President and CEO shared, "Anaheim lost a valued leader whose contributions to our community will live on for generations to come."

Activity and Business Tier Updates
California Department of Public Health made updates to the Activity & Business Tiers Chart. Modifications impact gatherings, private events, indoor performances and more. Check here to see if your industry has been impacted.
CDPH Updated Face Mask/Coverings Guidance
Face coverings are no longer required outdoors as long as you can physically distance from others. Continue masking indoors (unless all are vaccinated). For more information on updated guidance for face coverings and fully vaccinated persons click the link below.
Governor Approves $6.2B Tax Cut for Small Businesses
On April 29, Gov. Newsom signed a bill that offers small businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic a $6.2 billion tax cut over the next six years. Under this new law, businesses' forgiven federal PPP loans will not be counted as taxable income and costs for expenses paid for by PPP loans can now be deducted.
Emprendedor@s Program
The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce and Anaheim's Economic Development Team along with Heart Centered Leadership Coaching & Consulting Group recently welcomed Anaheim's newest group of entrepreneurs for the Emprendedor@s program, an eight-week entrepreneurship program for Spanish-speakers. Participants learn the key tools to develop and launch their business concepts.
Business Resources
With a gradual return to indoor dining, Anaheim is helping eligible restaurants by providing free face masks and other protective gear as part of a program known as Restaurant Safe. The Restaurant Safe package is designed to keep customers and employees safe as we all support the economic recovery of Anaheim restaurants. The package includes: 400 disposable masks, 200 disposable gloves, 32 hands sanitizer bottles and one contactless thermometer. Eligible restaurants must be based in Anaheim, licensed by the city and adhere to California's reopening guidelines for restaurants. For more information or to apply, visit the program website.
Additional Covid-19 Relief For Small & 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. 
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars and other businesses impacted by coronavirus. Applications are now open and will close when all funds have been exhausted. Businesses can access the application online here, through select point-of-sale service providers or by calling (844) 279-8898. This program provides applicants with funding equal to their revenue loss, up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the awarded funding as long as funds are used for eligible expenses by March 11, 2023. Visit the program website for more information.
The Supplemental Targeted Advance provides a supplemental payment of $5,000 to Economic Injury Disaster Loan, or EIDL for short, applicants that does not have to be repaid. If you have previously received the original EIDL Advance in the full amount of $10,000, you may be eligible for the Supplemental Targeted Advance. SBA is currently reaching out to those who may qualify.
Visit Anaheim
Visit Anaheim Destination Update with Jay Burress
John Wayne Airport's Standout Services
This week’s Destination Update is all about Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, where they are reconnecting guests with family, friends, and business associates, and welcoming everyone back to a cleaner, safer, and more secure environment. As air travel continues to pick up, Visit Anaheim is highlighting a few of their standout services including OC AirPASS, Helping Hands and AirPAWS Therapy Dog Program.
Member Spotlight
NORMS Restaurants is having FREE DELIVERY on ALL online orders thru! What’s the catch? There is none…just click the Order Online button on and enjoy Free Delivery. 😊
This is for a limited time only…so enjoy it while it lasts! See attached and share.

NORMS Restaurants appreciates all your support!
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 11: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
May 12: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
May 13: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
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.