November 17, 2021
Chamber News and Events
Tap Takeover!
Tonight, November 17th, 4pm - Close
Please join the Anaheim Chamber at Roxy'z by Zōv's as The Bruery takes over their taps for the night! Beer flights will include Mischief, Retreat, 2 Turtle Doves & Black Tuesday. Plus happy hour food and drink specials will be available from 4-6 pm. Free Parking is available in the adjacent structure off Katella Ave. Royx'z is located at 1801 E Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92805. See you there!
Christmas Toy Drive
Join the Anaheim 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Adoption Committee for their Christmas Toy Drive! Help us make the season brighter by adopting a family! Be sure to click the link below to learn about other ways to help this worthy cause.
DesignerCon Kicks off as Anaheim Convention Center's
1st Major In-Person
The Anaheim Convention Center opened its doors last Saturday to one of the largest designer toy and pop-art conventions in the country.

DesignerCon is the convention center's first major in-person event since the pandemic, with more than 30,000 people expected to attend.
Setbacks for Biden's Vax-or-Test Mandate
Responding to several lawsuits by businesses, employees, and five states challenging the vaccine mandate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has extended its stay on the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers. The stay prevents the federal government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from taking any further steps to implement or enforce the mandate until further court order.
President Signs Historic Infrastructure Bill
On Monday, President Biden signed the $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill into law. The Anaheim Chamber extends gratitude to OC Congressman Lou Correa for voting yes on this crucial bill earlier this month. California is set to receive roughly $23.5B for roads and bridges, $9.45B for transit, and $3.5B for water infrastructure over the next five years, among other investments in EV charging, broadband, and additional infrastructure to support a resilient economy and create jobs.
Key Considerations for Employees
to the Workplace
As expected, employers are concerned primarily with the health and safety of the workforce, especially as it pertains to adhering to the Cal/OSHA workplace safety rules and any additional rules enforced by local public health officers. However, there are several other considerations for employers to keep in mind as they return employees to the workplace and begin to return to more normalized operations.
California Should Reinstate Suspended Tax Credits
with Another Historic Budget Surplus Coming
California’s innovation-based economy thrives in large part because of the Research & Development tax credit. Also, companies who suffered losses due to COVID-19 should be able to claim those losses now to help with their recovery. With the expected budget surplus, lifting the tax credit cap and reinstating the Net Operating Loss deduction this year will provide the stability that employers need to recover and continue to grow.
Membership Spotlight
ATN Team Attends American Public Transportation EXPO
Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) representatives recently attended the American Public Transportation Association meetings and expo in Orlando, FL. ATN operates one of the largest electric bus fleets in the country, with the goal of being all-electric prior to the 2028 Summer Olympics in SoCal. Pictured is the ATN team with the next generation of vehicles, autonomous electric transit vehicles. 
Help Us Brighten the Holiday Season
for Underserved OC Residents!
The holidays are a time to make memories with loved ones, reflect on what we’re most thankful for, and lend a helping hand to those who need it. We invite you to spread the joy of the season by getting involved with some incredible volunteer opportunities that will help our underserved neighbors.
Visit Anaheim
2022 Collegiate Challenge

Tickets are on sale NOW for the 2022 Collegiate Challenge.

On Saturday, Jan. 8 college gymnastics season opener features:

Session I: ASU & Washington (1 p.m.)

Session 2: Arizona, CAL, Oregon State, UCLA (6:30 p.m.) 

General admission and reserved seating is available for single event and multi-session. And for being part of the Anaheim Chamber, we have a special promo code just for you! 

By using the code: 22ANAHEIM you will save $5 off per ticket.

To activate your code, simply look for the purple box labeled “Enter Code Optional” on the right-hand corner of the ticket selection page 
Small Business Administration & SCORE Upcoming Events
California Shop Small - Shop Local, Shop Online
What is the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program?
The Federal Government is the largest buyer of products and services in the US. The SBA has a variety of programs to help small businesses compete for these federal contracts. Is your business eligible for one of the contracting programs?

The SBA Orange County/Inland Empire District Office will be conducting a webinar focused on the benefits and application process of the SBA's Federal Certification Programs.
Anaheim Chamber Ambassadors
The Chamber Ambassadors are a dynamic group taking the lead in welcoming new members to the Chamber and help existing members remain active and involved.
Jeff Krolosky
Citizen's Lending Group

Katie Henry
RC Smith Design and Build

Amelia Castro
Wells Fargo

Eric Bisaillon
Goodwill Orange County


Monica Robles
Heart-Centered Leadership

Diana Ramirez
Reborn Cabinets

Doug McKay
Orange County United Way

Brad Purcha
Purcha Insurance

Lani Daly
Dayle McIntosh Center

Libby Benavides
Camelot Golf

Victoria J. Blasiak
Victory Tax & Financial Group Inc.

Champika Ranasinghe
Commercial Bank of California

Navin Gupta 
CMIT Solutions of Anaheim West
Interested in becoming an Anaheim Chamber Ambassador?
Please call (714) 758-0222 or email us at
We look forward to hearing from you!
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.