September 16th, 2021
Chamber News and Events
Anaheim Chamber Business Links Golf Tournament
On Monday, the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce hosted its Business Links Networking Golf Tournament at the Anaheim Hills Golf Course. We were honored to have a full house come out to support the Chamber and this year’s honorees, Jerry Jordan, National Director of Pre-Construction for Rosendin Electric, and Robert Smith, President of Anaheim Hills Auto Body.

Thank you to our sponsors and guests for a great day on course, including top sponsors Control Air, DMG, Kaiser Permanente, W.E. O’Neil, and Rosendin Electric. The tournament showcased local restaurants and breweries on course providing samples of their cuisine or featured drinks, including TAPS Anaheim, Brewery X, Islands, Craft Smoke & Fire, Navarro’s Tacos, Keno’s, Brewheim, The Fifth, Raising Cane’s, and Skrewball Whiskey.

We had a couple of exciting moments when golfers came close to the Hole-In-One holes sponsored by Mercedes Benz of Anaheim Hills and JSTAR. At the end of the day, congratulations went to team Sigler who beat out the rest of the field with their first-place win! The Anaheim Chamber appreciates everyone who attended the After-Golf Mixer and picked up a few silent auction items donated by our members. Congratulations to all and we look forward to next year’s tournament!

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Presents The Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at the Westin Anaheim Resort
Please join us for The Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on October 27 for a beautiful morning bringing our businesses, congregations, and community together. The event will be filled with conversation, connection, and inspiration, featuring baseball Hall of Famer and Angels Baseball great, Rod Carew. Sponsorships and individual tickets are available. 
Good Morning Anaheim Breakfast
Friday, October 1st, 7:30 am
The Anaheim Chamber is pleased to announce the return of in-person networking events. These programs are for those who would like to network and generating leads. 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 lunch. 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

Space is limited; RSVP Required
Members $15
Prospective Member $30

*All chamber events will follow Local, State, and Federal Covid19 guidelines.
Ribbon Cutting
Sept 21st at 3 pm
The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Orange Chamber of Commerce, is excited to welcome Anchor Bar & Restaurant located in the Stadium Promenade with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 21st at 3 pm. Be sure to stop by and join in the festivities!
Anaheim Chamber Partners with OC Supervisor Donald P. Wagner
to Host October 6 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. The Job Fair is designed for employers to recruit qualified candidates for paid employment opportunities. There is no cost for employers to participate. Companies must be recruiting to fill at least one paid full-time or part-time position.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Anaheim Council Appoints Community Volunteer Gloria Ma’ae to District 2 Council Seat
The Anaheim City Council has appointed long-time neighborhood and civic activist Gloria Ma’ae to represent District 2 on the city council, filling a vacancy created last month by the resignation of former Councilman Jordan Brandman. Ma’ae has lived in her West Anaheim neighborhood for 42 years and has been a vocal advocate for economic development and job growth as being vital to funding vital public services and neighborhood investment. Ma’ae has served on a number of city commissions and boards during the past 20 years and brings a strong neighborhood perspective to the city council. 

Biden Mandates Vaccines for Employees
On Sept. 9, President Biden announced that employers with more than 100 workers must require the COVID-19 vaccine or implement weekly testing for unvaccinated workers. The rule will also require a paid time off element for workers to get vaccinated or recover from vaccine-related side effects. As of now, it is unclear when OSHA will complete an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and require businesses to implement the mandate.
California Lawmakers Approve Extending
Cocktails-To-Go Until 2026
California’s Legislature on Thursday passed a Senate Bill 389 to extend the state’s cocktail-to-go approval until Dec. 31, 2026. The bill now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his signature. SB 389 specifies that cocktails to-go would require the purchase of a meal and be limited to two cocktails per meal.
New California Law Helps With Workplace Notices
As HR practitioners are well aware, federal and California laws require employers to post a large number of notices in the workplace. These notices are generally intended to make employees aware of their rights under various laws and provide information about how employees can report complaints to the relevant agencies. For the most part, these notices are required to be physically posted in conspicuous places in the workplace, such as break rooms or other common areas, where employees can easily read them, but a new California law may help employers with employees requesting flexibility on work location.

The pandemic made it clear that there needed to be another, more effective way to provide required information to remote employees. Senate Bill 657 (SB 657) moves things in the right direction. Signed by Governor Newsom on July 16, 2021, SB 657 takes effect on January 1, 2022. It adds a short section to the Labor Code simply stating that in any instance in which an employer is required to physically post information, an employer “may also distribute that information to employees by email with the document or documents attached.”
Round 9 of the California Small Business
COVID-19 Relief Grant Now Open
Round 9 of the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant is now open through Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Eligible applicants: current waitlisted applicants from certain previous rounds and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria found at

Eligible grant award: $5,000 – $25,000

California Launches Dedicated Small Business Portal
Ahead of National Small Business Week
California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced the launch of - a website that connects California’s small business community with critical resources available through state-funded small business technical assistance program and other state resources.
Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and startups can access the following information:

  • Small business technical assistance centers that offer specialized support for no-cost or at a low-cost

  • Financing information including state and federal capital programs and tax/credit incentive programs

  • Business Learning Center that helps business owners navigate the varying stages of the business development process

  • Permits, licenses, and regulations

  • Access to new markets, including e-commerce, international trade, and procurement and supply chain programs
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 raining 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
Legislative Session Ends with Key Victories
Last Friday, the Legislature made final decisions on key bills including telecommunications priorities AB 537 and SB 556 and housing bills SB 9 and SB 10 await the Governor’s signature. Several bills did not make it past the Legislature, such as AB 1395, an ambitious emissions reduction bill with undefined policies, and AB 1041, which would have broadly extended family leave and exposed employers to litigation.
New Member Welcome
Welcome, Craft by Smoke & Fire

Craft by Smoke and Fire - is COMING SOON to Anaheim! They will be serving up Texas Style BBQ along with locally sourced prime steaks. Stayed tuned for their Ribbon Cutting.
Welcome, Element by Westin
Live Well, Stay Well - at the all-new Element Anaheim Resort Convention Center. Stay your way and thrive with the conveniences you need in a hotel. Relax in spacious studio and one-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Their popular Kid's suites with bunk beds feature a second television. A fully equipped kitchen is ready for your favorite cuisine. The Element is located at 1600 S Clementine Street, Anaheim, CA 92802. Book your stay TODAY!
Member Spotlight
Girl Scouts Share Flag Football Fun with Chargers
Last month, the Chargers helped advance football for girls as the team hosted an all-inclusive flag football camp for Southern California Girl Scouts chapters. Approximately 150 girls took to the fields where they learned flag football rules, skills, technique, and fundamentals. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was on hand and gave an inspiring speech on the opportunities football has for young women both on and off the field.
OC'S Toll Roads Attain 2M Open Accounts
Congrats to the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) responsible for more than 420 lane miles of Toll Roads for reaching a major milestone of two million open FasTrak® accounts. TCA has remained an innovator in the industry as recently seen through its leadership role in adopting new technology statewide that supported TCA as the first CA agency to introduce sticker transponders, which increased customer appeal while reducing costs and allowing TCA’s elimination of account fees. Keep up the great work!
Visit Anaheim
Visit Anaheim Destination Update with Jay Burress
Shop Local at the Anaheim Farmers Market
This week, Jay Burress visits Center St. Promenade to highlight the exciting events happening in Downtown Anaheim. First, every Thursday there’s the Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers Market. Second, on Sept. 18 there will be the Art Crawl Experience, an art walk that was first created in 2011 through a collaboration of local artists and community leaders to bring arts and culture to Downtown Anaheim.
Small Business Administration & SCORE
QuickBooks Security Practice for Small Businesses 
by Henry S Teng
Tuesday September 14th | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT
Today many small businesses benefit from QuickBooks (Desktop and Online) as a financial accounting and management tool to support their businesses. Among the number of business risks to manage, the protection of the financial data in QuickBooks is essential to the vitality of a company. What can small business owners do in QuickBooks to manage these security risks? 
Attendees to this webinar will learn about the following topics:

  • Introduce a security architectural approach to QuickBooks data protection.

  • Learn about the default data integrity protections built into QuickBooks. 

  • Practice stronger authentication into QuickBooks.

  • Practice role-based access on QuickBooks accounting.

  • Perform security monitoring and fraud detection using a rarely known native tool within QuickBooks.
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.