March 9, 2022
Chamber News and Events
Congratulations to the Tourism Related Business of the Year - Anaheim Convention Center!  
The Anaheim Convention Center reigns as the largest exhibit facility on the West Coast. During the wake of the pandemic, the ACC adapted quickly in health protocols and provided tools that helped clients navigate how to meet in Anaheim safely and responsibly. ACC was the first exhibition facility on the West Coast to receive the GBAC Star Accreditation for its high standard of cleaning, disinfection and disease prevention, and proper cleaning workplace practices. The ACC also lent its space as a testing site and as Orange County’s third vaccination super pod, serving up to 5,000 individuals a day. 
Congratulations to the Small Business of the Year - Pizza Press

Dara Maleki is a true American success story. Eight years ago, he took a risk and started a new restaurant in the Anaheim Resort called The Pizza Press. Thanks to a lot of hard work, perseverance, and talented employees, The Pizza Press has grown to 23 stores in 5 states.

During the dark months of the COVID-19 shutdown that devastated Resort businesses, Dara demonstrated energetic leadership as a vocal advocate on behalf of the small business community for safely re-opening. He invested countless hours spotlighting the shutdown’s terrible impact on business owners whose dreams and a lifetime of work and investment were on the line.

As he liked to say – everyone had a stake in the Resort, but the small business community had everything at stake. Anaheim is fortunate to have hard-working and conscientious business leaders like Dara Maleki.
Last Call Awards Luncheon
The Anaheim Business Awards Luncheon will take place next Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from noon to 2:00 pm at Hilton Anaheim. Opportunities for tickets and sponsorships will close by the end of the week.
Congratulation to Anaheim Chamber Ambassadors
Diana Ramirez and Brad Purcha
Diana Ramirez with Reborn Cabinets and Brad Purch with Purcha Insurance were recognized for their over 10 years of service to the Anaheim Chamber as Ambassadors.
The Chamber Ambassadors' primary mission is to be goodwill representatives of the Chamber at a variety of functions and to assist in the retention of existing Chamber members and enlistment of new members. This important group of people helps maintain contact with other Chamber members while promoting the Chamber of Commerce and its purpose.
Thank you Diana and Brad for your service.

Quick Quack Car Wash Ribbon Cutting
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting on March 15 starting at 11:30 am, 2961 W Ball Road, Anaheim. There will be offering free car washes!

Quick Quack Car Wash is an exterior express wash with Unlimited Memberships and
Free Vacuums. Don’t Drive Dirty!
After Hours Mixer - Thursday, March 24
Golden Road Brewing
Join the Anaheim Chamber for an evening of building business relationships and meeting new faces from across Anaheim. Attendees represent a variety of industries and organizations, and the venues allow networking in a fun, social setting from 4:30 -6:30 pm. Members are free, while prospective members are $30.
Save The Date
Angels Baseball Luncheon
May 20th 
Memorial Service at the Honda Center
On Tuesday, the funeral for Huntington Beach Police Department Officer Nicholas Vella was held at The Honda Center.

Thousands of mourners, including family members, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers, attended the service dedicated to Officer Nicholas Vella.

The Anaheim business community has the Vella family in its thoughts and prayers.
Disney’s Food & Wine Festival Returns
The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival runs Friday, March 4 through April 26 with local, celebrity and Disney chefs offering cooking tips during culinary demonstrations, tasting seminars and signature events. 
Anaheim Launches an Improved City Website 
The new will go live in the morning of Thursday, March 10. 

The new site continues the evolution of how the city provides services to Anaheim residents and businesses. 

OCTA seeking Public Input to Improve SR-91 Corridor
The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking public input as it conducts a study about potential ways to improve mobility in the SR-91 corridor through Orange County.

The study will look at ways to improve travel efficiency and air quality in and around the corridor, which spans the approximately 23-mile stretch of the SR-91 freeway between Los Angeles County to the west and Riverside County to the east.
CalChamber - Is California Souring on CEQA?
Democrats may carve out another exemption to CEQA, the landmark California environmental law, after a ruling on UC Berkeley enrollment. 
Join GO-Biz’s Online Webinars to
Learn About CA Competes Program  
The California Competes Tax Credit and Grant Program are available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. 
California Business Comeback Guide
The Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has developed a new incentive guide for businesses to identify relevant state funding resources for recovery and success. Click the button below to view the California Business Comeback Guide.
New Member Welcome
On7 Yoga Studio
On7 Yoga Studio is excited to share the blessing of Yoga to the Anaheim Resort Area, as well as Orange County as a whole. On7 Yoga Studio is located within the Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel (11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA). The Studio has 2,349 square feet of interior space.

On7 Yoga Studio offers ample lounge and sitting areas to relax before and after classes.

On7 Yoga Studio offers over 35 classes a week, both available in the morning, mid-day, and evening. On7 Yoga Studio’s highly trained Yoga Instructors are excited to guide our guests through Yang (internal heating) and Yin (internal cooling) based style classes.

On7 Yoga Studio looks forward to meeting you soon! 

Member Spotlight
Quick Quack - March 14 Fundraiser For a Family in Need
Gwen Stefani Launches Make-up Line at Mama Cozzas
The No Doubt frontwoman, Gwen Stephani, was on hand for the launch of GXVE Beauty in her birthplace of Anaheim last Thursday. The event was held at Mama Cozza's Italian Restaurant, where she said her parents had their first date. 
Orange County's Best for 2021
Anaheim Chamber Members have been named Orange County's Best for 2021 via the LA Times - They include the City of Anaheim, Reborn Cabinets, The Honda Center, The Ranch Restaurant, Disneyland, Brewheim, and Veteran Air. Congratulations to the honorees!
Alzheimer's Orange County's Walk&Run4Alz
Registration is FREE for walkers and $30 for runners. The event will take place at Angel Stadium on Saturday, March 19th. It is dog friendly. 

100% of the money raised remains local and provides life-changing research, programs, advocacy, and support services for those living with memory loss as well as those who love and care for them.
Visit Anaheim
Return of One the Largest Shows at the Anaheim Convention Center: Natural Products Expo!
Big week for Anaheim Convention Center!

Anaheim welcomes the return of one of the largest shows at the Anaheim Convention Center: Natural Products Expo!

Their long-awaited return to Anaheim this week marks another step forward in our recovery.

Natural Products is one of the largest food and beverage conferences and attracts over 80,000 attendees.

Events at the Anaheim Convention Center play an important role in supporting our city's budget and in our providing of services to our residents.
Small Business Administration & SCORE Upcoming Events
SBA Score Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 17th | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

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!
Resource Partners are here to help you...
If you need assistance navigating any of SBA's funding options, or with general business guidance, SBA's resource partners are available to help.
Other local resource partner organizations can be found at:
Member Discounts
Office Depot And OfficeMax

Anaheim Chamber members can save up to 55% off every time they shop at Office Depot. That means you get more of what you 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.