October 6, 2021
Chamber News and Events
Time is Ticking!
Reserve Your Table for the Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
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. 
Leads Lunch
The Anaheim Chamber is pleased to announce the return of in-person networking events, and this month, we are thrilled to be hosted by the all-new Craft by Smoke & Fire. Join us in welcoming this new restaurant to Anaheim by attending our networking lunch.  

The networking lunch provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about each other’s businesses while expanding their business network. Bring business cards and prepare an excellent 30-second introduction. Promote your business further by donating a door prize, which is raffled off at the end of the meeting. Every attendee can drop a business card at the door and get a chance to win one of the great door prizes.
Anaheim Leads Lunch – Wednesday, October 13th at 11:30 AM
Craft by Smoke and Fire
195 W Center Street Promenade, Anaheim 92805
Space is limited; RSVP Required
Members $15
Prospective Member $30
Congratulations to the
Element Anaheim Resort Convention Center
Last Thursday, the Element Hotel celebrated its Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The Anaheim Chamber, Mayor, Members of City Council and staff, Visit Anaheim, and hotel executives welcomed the new hotel. 

Element Hotels has redefined the longer stay experience with a design philosophy that encourages guests to recharge and find focus. This approach is seen throughout the 174-room Element Anaheim Resort Convention Center, located at 1600 South Clementine Street. Guest rooms at the longer-stay, eco-friendly hotel feature the brand's signature fully equipped kitchens and spa-inspired bathrooms, high-speed Wi-Fi, and streaming services. The Element Anaheim Resort Convention Center features an assortment of suites, including family-friendly Kids Suites which offer bunk beds.
Reborn Cabinet Hosts Local High School Student
For Manufacturing Day
Reborn Cabinets recently hosted Manufacturing Day for local Anaheim high schools. This day is recognized as a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Founders Vinny & Brenda Nardo welcomed local students to their 40,000-square-foot showroom and manufacturing facility on La Palma Ave. in Anaheim.
Attorney General Bonta Responds to Call for Clarity
on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Statewide business leaders asked the California Attorney General for clarity on protections for businesses that implement vaccine requirements. The Attorney General’s response offers these resources to employers considering vaccine and/or COVID-19 testing mandates:
The U.S. Chamber, National Business Roundtable, and healthcare partners also created excellent resources and a comprehensive toolkit for employers to communicate with employees about getting vaccinated effectively. 
Inside America’s Broken Supply Chain
Dozens of cargo vessels stuck at anchor off the California coast illustrate the delivery disruptions that have become the signature feature of the recovery, fueling inflation, sapping growth, and calling into question the global economic model that has prevailed for three decades.
OC Clerk-Recorder's
Nominated for Prestigious Award
Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s Hitched at Honda Center through Marriage Services is nominated for the Business Retention and Expansion Award from the National Association of Counties! Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen opened safe in-person marriage services during the pandemic using portable ticket booths at the Honda Center. Hitched at Honda Center issued 16,838 marriage licenses and performed 8,252 marriage ceremonies between March and Dec. 2020. The Clerk-Recorder’s office assisted 25% more appointments than any previous year
Orange County United Way is Looking for
Mentors for the Class of 2022
Help the Class of 2022 – Become a Mentor

To ensure the Class of 2022 stays on track and graduates on time, Orange County United Way has developed a mentorship program in tandem with a robust virtual workshop series to encourage and empower local high school seniors in need. Mentors will provide students with the motivation and confidence they need to succeed.

Volunteer Mentors:
  • Be a role model
  • Offer professional career guidance and exposure to your network
  • Make a positive difference in a student’s life
  • Play a critical role in preparing the workforce of the future

Volunteer Requirements:
  • Be part of an Orange County United Way corporate partner company, current partner agency, or affinity group
  • Have completed a 2 to 4-year college / university education
  • Have at least 3 years of career experience
  • Complete an orientation mandated reporter training & background check
  • Commit to monthly mentorship development workshops with your mentee.

Program Timeline (3 pm to 5 pm):
  • 12/9/21 Orientation
  • 1/13/21 Ice Breakers & Introductions
  • Feb – May Monthly virtual workshop and meeting with mentee
  • June Culmination and Celebration

Apply Today! Applications due December 3, 2021

For more information, contact Katrya Ly at Katryal@unitedwayoc.org or 949-263-6157.
Angels in the Community
Casa Teresa Magical Build Day

Members of the Angels Family teamed up with Magical Builders to renovate and refresh Orange County's Casa Teresa Homeless Shelter as part of the Magical Build Day on September 23rd. The group transformed apartments and beautified living spaces for pregnant women who call Casa Teresa home. The Angels take pride in contributing to our community and strengthening relationships with organizations that support local residents.
Still Time to Register for CalChamber’s Virtual
2021 HR Symposium
CalChamber’s virtual 2021 HR Symposium will let you engage online with sought-after experts on relevant workplace issues. This year’s symposium is on Thursday, October 7, and Friday, October 8, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm each day, plus participants will receive recordings of the sessions shortly after the event. Monday, October 4, is the last day to register — so register now!
Member Spotlight
Goodwill Team Member at Chick-fil-A
“It’s good to feel like you’re appreciated.” Chick-fil-A has given Carter purpose and the irrefutable sense of pride that comes with having meaningful employment. Carter has given the Chick-fil-A team a renewed sense of hope. It’s clear, a job changes lives. Goodwill of Orange County helps people who are facing barriers find and keep jobs. More than a thrift store. Carter found his pathway to success through Goodwill’s Employment First program. Learn more about our programs and how you can get involved in changing a life at ocgoodwill.org.
Nominate a Veteran for Reborn Cabinets Baths for the Brave
Do you know a veteran who can use a new shower?
Reborn Cabinets are now accepting nominations for their 5th annual Baths for the Brave event on November 4, 2021!
Click on this link https://www.reborncabinets.com/heroes/ to nominate your veteran. Don't wait! The opportunity to nominate a veteran ends on October 18!
Check out https://bathsforthebrave.com/ for information on the program.
Help Feed Our Veterans for Thanksgiving
Broken Timbers has teamed up with Patriots and Paws to provide a Thanksgiving feast for veterans this Thanksgiving. 

On October 10th, they kick off their fundraiser with a Car Show from 11 am - 2 pm and live music from 1-3 pm! From then until November 17th, come down to the brewery and donate canned goods! When you do, you will be entered into a drawing to win prizes!
Visit Anaheim
This week's Destination Update sees Junior Tauvaa, Chief Sales Officer at Visit Anaheim, head to the all-new Element by Westin Anaheim Resort Convention hotel.
Small Business Administration & SCORE Upcoming Events
An Insta-Extravaganza: Tips Tools, and Updates!

What’s new for selling and engagement on Instagram.
NEW FEATURES for business and helpful tips to create share-worthy images and video!
by Roni Ramos
Thursday October 14 | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT
From Stories and Reels, to shopping and the new, more authentic look, Instagram is moving forward, with more tools for selling and engagement online.

Join SCORE in this webinar for tips, apps, and hands-on best practices on how to create share-worthy images and videos for YOUR Instagram account.
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.