October 13, 2021
Chamber News and Events
You Don't Want to Miss The Anaheim Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Featuring Keynote Speaker Rod Carew
October 27, 2021
2020 was a rough year for all of us. It’s time to come together with your fellow Anaheim businesses, residents, and colleagues and listen to the faith journey of our keynote speaker, Rod Carew. Ensure your spot at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast by registering now. Tables and individual tickets are available.
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at Craft by Smoke and Fire
Last week the Anaheim Chamber was joined by Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Faessel, Councilmember Avelino ValenciaCongressman Lou Correa’s Office, Assembly Member Tom Daly’s Office, and OC Supervisor Doug Chaffee’s office to celebrate the Grand Opening of Craft By Smoke and Fire in the City of Anaheim. This new 100% Halal family restaurant has a variety of BBQ and prime steak options, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Come check them out at 195 W. Center Street Promenade Anaheim, CA 92805.
Anaheim's Brewery X Partners
with the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center
The Anaheim Honda Center is partnering with Anaheim’s own Brewery X to re-boot the arena's 15,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor dining space as the Brewery X Biergarten. Brewery X has crafted two new Anaheim Ducks-branded beers - “Duck Beer” and “Quack IPA” – for this landmark partnership between the hometown team and a leading hometown brewery that will be part of the lineup at the Honda Center.
Port Congestion Discussion
The commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, Carl Bentzel, joined the California Chamber of Commerce on October 5 to discuss the state of U.S. ports and short- and long-term challenges in the shipping industry. The discussion was part of a virtual international forum moderated by Council on International Trade Chair Stuart Woolf. Bentzel serves on the five-member Federal Maritime Commission with a term expiring in 2024.
Beach Boulevard Revitalization Progress in West Anaheim
October 12th was a great moment in the work to revitalize Beach Blvd. as demolition began of the old Americana Motel at Beach and Lincoln.

The demolition is a step forward in improving the site. Future development of this location will include 100 affordable apartments, 134 townhomes, and 5,000 square feet of retail space.

Mayor Harry Sidhu was onsite to observe the motel's removal and celebrate the continued revitalization of west Anaheim. He stated, “This is our commitment to west Anaheim in action!”

“The demolition of the Americana Hotel is the next step in bringing new development and new investment to Beach Boulevard, and driving prosperity to West Anaheim,” said District 1 Councilman Jose Diaz, who was also on hand to observe the demolition. “I was thrilled to witness this important milestone, which is the result of a lot of work.”

The 1.5 miles of Beach Boulevard that run through Anaheim has become the focus of intense re-development efforts in recent years. A 65-townhome community at the northeast corner of Beach and Lincoln Avenue called Nolin is expected to be completed in 2022.
Legislative Roundup: Priority Bills That Were Signed, Vetoed
Another legislative year came to a close on October 10th as Governor Gavin Newsom acted on the last remaining bills. Out of the 25 job killer bills, the California Chamber of Commerce identified this year, only one was signed into law. The governor signed 22 CalChamber-supported bills and vetoed five CalChamber-opposed bills.
Member Spotlight
Live with Santa J Claus & Friends
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 4:00 PM
Tickets On Sale: This Friday @10am
Please visit City National Grove's Reopening Safely page for their venue entry policy & additional safety protocol details.
10% of all GA ticket sales from MistleTok will go to support UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world this holiday season.
Visit Anaheim
Visit Anaheim Honors Local Leaders with
Champion of Tourism Awards
Over 300 community partners came together for Visit Anaheim's 2021 Annual Meeting. It was a time to celebrate the resiliency of Anaheim and look ahead to the incredible developments on the horizon! Photos by Caught in the Moment Photography.
To commemorate an unprecedented year and a half for Anaheim’s tourism and hospitality industry, Visit Anaheim issued its first-ever Champion of Tourism Awards.

Announced during Visit Anaheim’s annual meeting, the three Champion of Tourism Award recipients included California Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva, Desert Palms Hotel General Manager Fred Brown, and Susan & Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Faessel.
Small Business Administration & SCORE Upcoming Events
Building Your Personal Brand - Why Everyone Needs One!

 by Lauren Sweeney

Tuesday, October 19th | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

Today building your personal brand is a must for next-level success and exposure. We have to stand out and make an impression or we will be lost in the crowd. In this workshop, you'll learn how to make a stamp in your Industry and be seen as the expert whether you're a corporate executive or self-employed! It makes no difference in building your brand! You'll discover your what, why, and how, what it means to show up and present your new brand, and the do's and don'ts that are adding and hurting your professional brand and reputation. 

Registration closes the evening prior to the event.
In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
U.S. Hispanic population:

There are nearly 61 million Hispanics in the U.S., according to 2019 U.S. Census data.

Hispanic-owned businesses:

There are an estimated 4.65 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., making them the fastest-growing segment of U.S. small businesses. 

Hispanic-owned business growth:

The number of Hispanic business owners has grown 34% in the last 10 years.
Join the Orange County Inland Empire SBA office and its Resource Partners for a dynamic event celebrating the rich contributions of Hispanic Americans to our communities.

"Making Lemons into Lemonade", an inspiring story by Javier Sosa, owner of Javier's Restaurants, and the tools you will learn about during the event will leave you feeling inspired, and empowered!
When: Friday, October 15th, 2021 11AM PST

Where: Virtual Event
Questions? Contact SBA OCIEDO at:
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.