October 21, 2020
News and Events
Local Anaheim Businesses Devastated by Governor Newsom’s Announcement to Delay Reopening Major Theme Parks until summer 2021 or Later
“Governor Newsom’s action today is devastating news for the people of Anaheim,” stated Todd Ament, President and CEO, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce. “The Newsom administration is delaying by a year or longer reopening of the Disneyland Resort and major theme parks in California, decimating the state’s tourism industry. Tens of thousands of workers have already been laid off due to state mandates requiring theme parks and convention centers to remain closed since March. Now, seven months later, small business owners in our resort area who’ve held on by the thinnest of margins have no further hope or recourse to remain in business, which could lead to another 30,000 or more who will lose their jobs.”
Take It Outdoors: City of Anaheim Restaurant Relief Grant
As part of ongoing efforts to assist the community during this pandemic, the City of Anaheim has launched the Take It Outdoors: Restaurant Relief Grant program to provide financial assistance to Anaheim businesses to offset some of the costs of expanding outdoors due to State and County health orders that have limited indoor activities. The program is available to restaurants citywide that have or are looking to expand dining outdoors. 
The grant (up to $1,500) can be used to cover costs of purchase or rental agreements for outdoor equipment, décor, barricades, etc. This includes reimbursements for equipment that have been purchased since March 16, 2020. 
Anaheim Chamber Voting Guide for the 2020 General Election
The Chamber has released its 2020 General Election Guide which provides an overview of local candidates and ballot measures.
City of Anaheim COVID-19 Testing
Anaheim residents are encouraged to take a PCR swab test to help contain COVID-19 in the community. This week, the City of Anaheim will begin offering walk-up testing at City Hall, located outside, next to the Chrysalis building.
The expanded testing is part of Anaheim’s effort to provide more access near where people live and work. This is also an important step in helping keep the Anaheim community healthy.
· Testing days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
· Times: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
· Appointments: 360clinic.md, click on “mobile testing”
· Bring: ID, insurance card
· Cost: no out-of-pocket cost; insurance billed with no copay, cost covered for those without insurance
Visit Anaheim
Destination Update Vol. 10
Junior Tauvaa, Visit Anaheim’s Chief Sales Officer, fills in for Jay Burress this week to provide a sales update from the Anaheim Convention Center. Visit Anaheim’s sales team continues to secure an impressive number of new bookings and re-bookings for future years in the destination. This week’s update also provides a glimpse into the projected economic impact these meetings and conventions will bring to Anaheim, while also touching on awards recently received by both the Anaheim Convention Center and John Wayne Airport.
Member Spotlight
School Clothing Drive in Anaheim
The Angels Baseball Foundation along with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress hosted a School Clothing Drive and distributed various items to 250 children in the community. Children in attendance received Angels gear, face coverings and Junior Angels Kids Club backpacks.
New Member Welcome
Easton & Easton LLP: Personal Injury Attorneys
With over 60 years of combined experience, wisdom, and expertise, the attorneys at Easton & Easton, LLP (comprised of Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton) are dedicated to representing significant plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death matters. As a family of lawyers, each case is special and personal for the Eastons. Easton & Easton was recognized this year by U.S. News & World Report as one of Southern California's Best Law Firms. In addition, Doug Easton has been chosen as a Southern California Super Lawyer every year since 2009 and a Best Lawyer in America every year since 2007. Welcome to the Anaheim Chamber!
Small Business Development Center Online Events
Join the SBA and a Panel of Experts on Certification
and Access to Capital
Click HERE to view the agenda, keynote speakers,
and more details.

Questions? Contact sylvia.gutierrez@sba.gov 
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.