September 22nd, 2021
Chamber News and Events
Government Affairs - Chief Cisneros Visit
Anaheim Police Chief Jorge Cisneros was the guest speaker at our September Government Affairs Committee meeting, where he discussed the challenges facing the Anaheim Police Department and how the APD is responding.

Chief Cisneros highlighted the department’s shifting response to homelessness, especially a greater reliance on specialty-trained social workers to respond to homelessness-related calls for service that do not involve concerns of criminal activity or threats to public safety concerns. This approach allows the police department to focus its energies on criminal activity and crime prevention and freeing up resources for speedier response times.

The chief also noted the department will be putting additional resources into increasing the required training hours for each officer. While current training standards are already substantial, Chief Cisneros believes a stepped-up level of officer training will enhance public safety.
2021 Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Don’t miss Hall of Famer and Angels Baseball icon Rod Carew as the keynote speaker for the Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Wednesday, October 27th at the Westin Anaheim Resort. Local praise artist Gary Rea will also join on stage as we come together as a community to connect, converse, and inspire. Table sponsorships are available. For more information, click on the flyer, or call 714-758-0222.
Good Morning Anaheim Breakfast
Friday, October 1st, 7:30 am
The Anaheim Chamber is pleased to announce the return of in-person networking events. The networking breakfast provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about each other’s businesses while expanding their business network.

Bring business cards and prepare a good 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.

Good Morning Anaheim Breakfast – Friday, October 1st at 7:30 am
2099 S State College Blvd., Suite 650, Anaheim 92806

Space is limited; RSVP Required
Members $15
Prospective Member $30
Ribbon Cutting at the Anchor Bar and Restaurant
The Anaheim Chamber in partnership with the Orange Chamber welcomed the Anchor Bar and Restaurant with a Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday. The Anchor Bar is located at the Stadium Promenade and is known for serving the Original Buffalo Chicken Wing.
Owners Mike & Dawn Looney welcomed friends, Chamber staff, and members of the community to the grand opening. 

Anaheim Chamber Ambassadors Jeff Krolosky and Champika Ranasinghe and Libby Benavides (not photo'd) welcomed Anchor Bar. Photo by Grant Romancia.
Bartender at the Anchor Bar enjoying the music. Photo by Grant Romancia.
Anaheim Chamber Partners with OC Supervisor Donald P. Wagner
to Host In-Person Job Fair
As part of its commitment to workforce development, the Anaheim Chamber is partnering with Orange County Third District Supervisor Donald P. Wagner, and other organizations to present a Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 10 am to 2 pm, at Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Dr. There is no cost for employers to participate.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Give the Economy a Shot
As an employer, this is how you can help defeat the pandemic:
  • Share information about where vaccines are available.
Appointments are available at various times and locations throughout Orange County, seven days a week.  Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider or call (714) 834-2000.
  • Allow time off from work to obtain a vaccine. 
You may be eligible to claim tax credits equal to the wages paid for providing time off to employees to get vaccinated. Learn more about the U.S. Department of the Treasury Paid Leave Credit.
  • Host a vaccine clinic.  Host an information session.
Mobile vaccination services are available for events of approximately 50 people or more. Don’t have 50 people. Coordinate with other local businesses to join in your event.

Applicant’s Workers’ Comp Claim History Can’t Be Used for Screening
Questions - "We work in an industry that is at a higher risk for a workplace injury. In an effort to keep our workers’ compensation costs lower, can we ask if applicants for employment have an active workers’ compensation claim or if they have ever filed for workers’ compensation benefits?"
Strong Demand for Goods; Supply Lagging; Imbalance Keeps Upward Pressure on Prices
The recession is officially over. It ended more than a year ago, but it takes time for the group of economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the organization that determines peaks and troughs of a business cycle, to wait for all the revised economic data to formally determine the start and end of recessions.
Last Round Of the California Relief Grant Open Until Sept 30th!
There are several days left to apply for a California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant. These grants do not need to be paid back. Grants are available in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $25,000

This is the last round and is open to all new eligible applicants.
Current waitlisted small businesses and/or nonprofits in previous rounds do not need to reapply.
Flood Insurance Information for Lenders,
Insurance Agents, Business Owners, and Property Owners

With summer in full swing, you may not be thinking of the coming rainy season and the potential for higher than normal rainfall that can cause flooding and property damage. However, anytime is a good time to learn if the commercial, industrial, or residential property in Anaheim that you own or rent is located in a flood zone. The City of Anaheim’s Planning and Building Department has information that can help you determine whether or not your property is in a flood zone, also known as a FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area. 
If you are a lender or insurance agent, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also has specific flood insurance information available to you. Please visit FEMA’s website at for further information.
To view a citywide flood zone map, obtain flood-related information, determine if your property has an Elevation or Floodproofing Certificate, or if you have other flood-related questions, please contact the Planning and Building Department, at (714) 765-5139 or or visit
Member Spotlight
Photos by:@eatwithnorma
Name something that *feels* almost as good as Sunday brunch tastes…

For Poppy and Seed, it's hugs with the family, the feeling of pressing snooze, and hearing a joke so good that you let out the heartiest laughs. ALMOST as good as having their eggs sunny side up and putting two juicy, crispy chicken wings on top of a buttermilk waffle! Check it out at Anaheim at 350 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim (714) 603-7130.

Wednesday - Friday:
5 PM - 10 PM
Saturday : 5 PM - 11 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Visit Anaheim
Small Business Administration & SCORE
The Three Most Important Laws of Successful Marketing 
by John Pietro
Yorba Linda Public Library
4852 Lakeview Ave.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Thursday September 23 | 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM PDT
Check-in 15 minutes early.
A Comprehensive Workshop That Will Teach You How To Focus Your Marketing On The Three Most Important Laws Of Successful Marketing. 

What You Will Learn:
  • How Companies, big and small, have focused their business on these three laws to achieve success!
  • Why the right perspective motivates and accelerates your business success!
  • Why Different and Better are the keys to success!
  • Examples of how to use these tools to your advantage. 
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.