Business and Tourism

Disneyland Resort Contributes $5 Million To Local Affordable Housing Fund

A planned 102-unit affordable housing apartment complex in near the Anaheim Resort will be the beneficiary of a $5 million contribution by the Disneyland Resort to the Orange County Housing Trust. The donation was announced last week and is the down payment on an effort to revitalize the OC Housing Trust as a catalyst for affordable housing construction, guided by ...

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Anaheim Visitors Spent $9 Billion Throughout Orange County In 2018

Visit Anaheim, the destination organization for Anaheim, today announced its sixth consecutive record-breaking year for both spending and visitation in 2018. According to preliminary reports, the landmark year welcomed 24.4 million visitors to the Southern California city and visitor spend topped the charts at $9 billion across Orange County (Source: CIC Research, Inc.).  Visitor expenditures cascades across a variety of ...

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Anaheim Hilton, UNITE-HERE Reach Agreement; Falls Short Of Union’s $25 Hourly Wage Goal

The Anaheim Hilton last week settled with UNITE-HERE Local 11, which had been picketing the hotel off and on for weeks as part of its regional action against dozens of LA and OC hotels demanding a minimum wage of $25. The militantly left-wing union represents housekeepers, front desk clerks, cooks, and dishwashers. The agreement falls short of Local 11’s goal and ...

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March 2 Grand Opening For New Homes Near Packing District

From Olson Homes: Olson Homes is making way for new homes in Anaheim at their upcoming Grand Opening event! District Walk will be debuting two beautiful model homes on Saturday, March 2nd We’ll be celebrating in style with frozen treats, eats, and drinks from a few local vendors from the Anaheim Packing District. Guests are invited to have a snack ...

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Echoes Of Anaheim In Amazon’s Escape From New York

Last week, Amazon walked away from a nearly $3 billion package in state and local tax incentives to build a sought after HQ2 in New York City – in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City. The agreement, announced last Fall, would have brought 25,000 good paying jobs to the area and generated an estimated $27 billion in tax revenues. ...

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Boudin Baker Pursues New Career Path with Disney’s Free Tuition Program

From the Disneyland Resort: Baker Laurel Ehrichs enjoys working closely with the bread-making equipment at Pacific Wharf Café in Disney California Adventure Park because of her interest in machinery. In fact, she often works with the Resort’s Facilities team, when they inspect the equipment to ensure it is running smoothly. So, when Laurel learned about Disney Aspire, Disney’s education investment ...

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Sixth Graders Earn Disneyland Park Tickets for Mentoring Younger Students

Sixth-grade students at Sunkist Elementary School in Anaheim provided technology, reading, and math peer tutoring services on a weekly basis to help younger students as part of Disneyland Resort’s Happiest Class on Earth program. Launched in 2016, the 10-year program recognizes Anaheim sixth-grade students with theme park tickets to Disneyland Resort when they complete projects that enrich their school or ...

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More On Agreement Between Sheraton Park, UNITE-HERE Local 11

Last week, UNITE-HERE Local 11 announced it agreed to a contract with the Sheraton Park Hotel. The agreement boosts members pay over the next few years, while also augmenting employer support for pensions and health care. Local 11 – which represents housekeepers, front desk clerks, cooks, and dishwashers – had been picketing the hotel for weeks – culminating in a ...

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Downtown Disney Grows With Opening of Ballast Point

From the Disneyland Resort: The popular San Diego-based craft brewer, Ballast Point Brewing Company, opened the first-ever brewery in the Downtown Disney District on Jan. 16. The restaurant features more than 50 styles of beer across 100 taps, and a delicious menu of Southern California favorites. The opening of Ballast Point is the latest of several new and revamped restaurants, ...

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