October 27, 2021
Chamber News and Events
Hometown Rod Carew, Hall of Famer,
Keynote Speaker at Anaheim Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
The main ballroom at the Westin Anaheim Resort was full as the Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast returned, with former Angel and baseball great Rod Carew as the featured speaker. Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu welcomed the early morning crowd of elected officials, business and civic leaders, and residents to the return of the annual fall event after a pandemic-induced hiatus. Sidhu spoke about how our faith communities sustained our body and soul during the trials of the pandemic and spoke about his own Sikh faith and its commonalities with other faith communities: equality before God, religious freedom, and giving back to the community.
Rod Carew spoke movingly about overcoming enormous obstacles such as horribly abusive home life as a child and long, nearly fatal encounter with heart failure through faith in God – whom the batting legend said was “always in my back pocket” and led him to an amazing life.
“Don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can’t do,” said Carew, urging the audience to put their faith in God and His plan for them.
Plans are already underway for the 2022 Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. If you’re business or organization is interested in being a sponsor, please contact Heather at Heather@AnaheimChamber.org.

Brewery X Biergarten at the Honda Center Grand Opening
The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting last Thursday, October 21 welcoming the Brewery X Biergarten to the Honda Center.
The popular Anaheim craft brewery’s partnership includes the naming rights of the Honda Center’s 15,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor dining space along with two new Anaheim Ducks branded beers.

Located on the club level, Brewery X Biergarten, features an enhanced food and beverage menu, including Brewery X beers on tap. This one-of-a-kind space is membership-based for Anaheim Ducks games and open to all ticket holders for select concerts and events.

“The Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center are thrilled to partner with Brewery X,” said Graham Siderius, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Anaheim Ducks, via a press statement. “They care deeply about the local community as an Anaheim-based brewery. Paired with their intense focus on high-quality products and enjoyable guest experiences, it created a wonderful opportunity for a partnership. We look forward to working together with Brewery X to create a fantastic guest experience at the Brewery X Biergarten on-site at Honda Center.”
Don’t Miss Anaheim Fan Appreciation Week at Epic Wings
With Ribbon Cutting on November 3rd at 3 PM
Free Anaheim Health Fair Returns
The annual Anaheim Health Fair returns this year featuring free medical, dental, and vision services for our community. 

Now in its 15th year, the health fair provides free health screenings and services for family members of all ages.
U.S. Issues New Pandemic Travel Rules
The Biden administration issued new rules for travelers to the U.S. on Monday requiring proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 in addition to a recent negative test for the virus.
U.S. Consumer Confidence Sees
Surprise Jump as Delta Concerns Ease
U.S. consumer confidence rose in October for the first time in four months as concerns around the delta variant eased. The Conference Board’s index advanced to 113.8 from an upwardly revised 109.8 reading in September, according to the group’s report Tuesday.
Ports of LA, Long Beach to Fine Firms Over Container Backlog
In an effort to ease congestion at the nation’s busiest port complex, officials said Monday that they will start fining shipping companies whose cargo containers linger for too long at marine terminals. The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach said in a statement that arriving containers scheduled to be moved by trucks will be allowed to stay for nine days before fines start accruing. 
California Christmas Trees Could Be Harder to Find and
More Expensive
Don’t wait too long to get a Christmas tree this year. Supplies are tight and prices are up. And you may have a hard time finding the tree you really want. For artificial trees, “we anticipate that all retailers, regardless of location, will face reduced supply and increased price challenges this year,” said Jami Warner, Sacramento-based executive director of the American Christmas Tree Association. 
Anaheim Fall Festival Fundraiser
Anaheim Ruby's Diner will donate 20% of your tab back to the Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade. Come for breakfast and stay till dinner. You must bring a printed flyer, not a screenshot.
Disneyland Brings Back Nearly 80% of Workforce
with Full Staffing Expected by End of Year
The Disneyland resort has 25,000 cast members currently working and plans to hire hundreds more each week with a job fair planned for early next month.

EEOC Updates its Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines
Ahead of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard
This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated and expanded COVID-19 technical assistance, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” adding a new section (section L) with information related to requests by applicants or employees seeking to be excused from COVID-19 vaccination requirements due to sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances. 
Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Tax Increases
on Businesses to Pay for Reconciliation Package
Last week, the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce joined 75 other California business groups, led by the California Chamber of Commerce, in opposition to tax increases on both large and small businesses in the federal $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. These taxes will harm U.S. and California businesses of all sizes, which are already vulnerable as they recover from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of these federal taxes are proposed on pass-through businesses (one of the most common ways small businesses are taxed), including a cap on the qualified business income (QBI) deduction (199A deduction) and expanding the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax to all forms of business income. The package also proposes increased taxes on natural gas and electricity, higher capital gains taxes, and increased corporate taxes. The coalition urged all of California's members of the U.S. Congress to oppose the tax increases.
Member Spotlight
Play the Upper Deck at Angel Stadium from December 10th - 12th
Tee times released TODAY!

Have you heard the news? Angel Stadium is being transformed into a newly designed 2021 edition of Stadiumlinks from December 10th - 12th!

Angel Stadium will officially become a private golf club as they transform the iconic home of Angels Baseball into the newly designed 2021 edition of Stadiumlinks Golf! Tee it up from nearly every section of the ballpark while the newly designed course layout for Stadiumlinks at Angel Stadium provides you with private ballpark access along the way.
SoCalGas Launches Grant Program
SoCalGas to support Southern California nonprofits with up to $400,000 in grant funding for programs, projects, and research that address community climate solutions. The 2021 SoCal Climate Champions Grant program is open now to non-profit organizations working to navigate climate change through Resilient Energy, Clean Air, or Organic Waste Diversion. The application deadline is Nov. 5.
Sandie Schwaiger Remembered for Her Hospitality
We are sad to announce that Sandie Schwaiger, owner, and manager of Jägerhaus German Restaurant died on October 6th. Sandie's enthusiasm and optimism guided Jägerhaus for more than 21 years.
Visit Anaheim
Enter to Win the Ultimate Anaheim Vacation!
The best family memories are made on vacation. Anaheim has some of the best entertainment, dining, and of course theme parks - perfect for the entire family!

Enter to win a vacation from Visit Anaheim! Enter to win a 4-Pack of Disneyland® Resort tickets, a two-night stay at Courtyard by Marriott Theme Park Entrance, and complimentary bowling + bites at Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Downtown Disney® District.
Small Business Administration & SCORE Upcoming Events
12 Quickbooks Online Tips & Tricks
by Brad Yochum
Wednesday November 3 | 10:00 AM - 11:00AM PDT

If you are a novice or a seasoned pro, learn some valuable time-saving tips and tricks from the people that use it every day.
After the presentation, they have set aside time to answer your QuickBook questions.
Starting a Business
November 4, 2021| 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM PDT
There’s satisfaction and pride associated with owning and operating your own business, however, there’s also risk and challenges… not everyone succeeds. So understanding them and how to deal with them will improve your chances for success, and attending this free workshop will help you get started on the right foot!  
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.