October 28, 2020
News and Events
The Anaheim Chamber Supports These Candidates:
Steve Faessel, Avelino Valencia and Jose Diaz
Next week is the election, VOTE!
Click HERE for the Anaheim Chamber Voting Guide
OC Registrar of Voters reports that early ballot returns have increased 490% from the 2016 election. Be sure to VOTE.
A Message to Our Community from the Disneyland Resort
Theme park reopening guidelines were recently released by the State of California, putting parks like Disneyland Resort into the most restrictive tier. Despite proving the ability to operate with responsible health and safety protocols in place for cast members and guests, the guidelines from the governor’s office mean that Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park will not be reopening anytime soon.
 
After what has already been an incredibly difficult month, this news has brought more sadness and disappointment to the Disneyland Resort community, including cast members, guests and other local business owners who rely on the resort to drive business and tourism.
 
“Together with our labor unions, we want to get people back to work, but these state guidelines will keep us shuttered for the foreseeable future, forcing thousands more people out of work, leading to the inevitable closure of small family-owned businesses, and irreparably devastating the Anaheim and Southern California community,” said Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock. See how the resort's closure impacts local small businesses on Reopen OC Now.
 
While working to understand the implications of this devastating news, the resort is moving forward with its efforts to bring more distinctively Disney enjoyment to our guests with the extension of Downtown Disney District into Buena Vista Street at Disneyland Resort. Set to open later in November, guests will be able to experience select shopping and dining locations like Elias & Co., Carthay Circle Lounge, Trolley Treats and more. Downtown Disney guests are also now able to browse a seasonal selection of merchandise at the new Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop at Stage 17. Be sure to visit Disneyland.com/DTD prior to your visit. 
 
We continue to look for more ways to bring magic to our guests at the Disneyland Resort, while bringing more cast members back to work, getting the local economy moving and sharing the joy of Disney once again. 
Restaurants please apply for the "TAKE IT OUTDOORS" grant from the City of Anaheim:
Apply now and your business can receive up to $2,000 to help expand outdoor dining space, or get reimbursed for spending you've already done.
Visit Anaheim
This Week's Destination Update:
Junior Tauvaa returns to provide an Anaheim Update. This week takes us to the Downtown Disney® District. Junior discusses all of Downtown Disney®’s seasonal merchandise and treats, Disneyland® Resort's new Wishes Come True Blue color collection and all of the new health and safety regulations in place.
Member Spotlight
NORMS is celebrating our 71st Anniversary this year. 
From October 21st – October 27th: If you’re 71 years old (Born in 1949), enjoy a FREE Breakfast Trio at any NORMS Restaurant. Happy 71st Birthday!
Small Business Development Center Online Events
Sylvia Gutierrez, economic development specialist with the SBA Orange County / Inland Empire District Office will discuss how the SBA assists the Latina business community.
Questions? Contact sylvia.gutierrez@sba.gov 
 October 29 SCORE's 8th Annual
You are about to discover the secret to Dreaming BIGGER. A secret that continues to hold true even during these challenging times, and how to use it to build your business, become a high-profile leader, and dream a bigger dream.

Virtual Event
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Event Agenda: 
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PT - Meet, Greet and Connect
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT - General Session
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT - Lunch Session with Sponsors
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT - General Session

See the list of speakers, panel information and breakout sessions by clicking HERE
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.