Business and Tourism

JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort Now Accepting Reservations

From the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort: Orange County’s highly anticipated luxury travel destination, the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort announced today, it is now accepting reservations for stays beginning May 17, 2020. Travelers will discover a kingdom of their own at Orange County’s first ever JW Marriott hotel. Owned by a joint venture between Prospera Hotels, Inc. and O’Connell Hotel Group, ...

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Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast This Wednesday, October 23 At Anaheim Convention Center

From the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce: ANAHEIM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION HOSTS 2019 MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST WHAT:  The 2019 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast hosted by Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and presented by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Foundation. People of all faiths are invited to this inspiring morning where business partners, local leaders and Anaheim neighbors gather in the spirit of ...

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Multi-Family Housing Planned On Anaheim RV Park Site

Florida-based developer and investor Encore Capital Management has purchased the Anaheim RV Park with the intention of building a rental project consisting of 159 townhome-type units. Construction could begin as soon as late 2020, and the project will likely consist of three-bedroom units targeted at families. The Mangels family has owned and operated the RV park since the 1950s, and ...

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Disneyland Completes New Pedestrian Bridge Over Magic Way

Disneyland Resort’s westside parking expansion project is one step closer to completion with the addition of the new pedestrian bridge over Magic Way. The parking structure and bridge continue efforts to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow around the resort. Guests may now choose to either ride a resort tram from the Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals parking structures, ...

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Reality Check: Disneyland Resort Values Its Cast Members

Notwithstanding the fulminations of Bernie Sanders, Jose F. Moreno and UNITE-HERE Local 11, the reality is the Disneyland Resort puts a premium on treating its cast members well.  Contrary to the muddled, archaic thinking of contemporary neo-socialists, enterprises like Disney understand they need to attract and retain good emloyees, and that they are in competition with other businesses for that ...

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JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort Appoints Executive Team Leading Property Through 2020 Opening

Orange County’s highly-anticipated luxury travel destination, the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort announces Nusrat Mirza as its General Manager and Maribel Denner as its Director of Sales and Marketing. The new executive team will lead the resort through its grand opening on April 2020, and serve as strategic leaders and visionaries for the new build hotel. The JW Marriott Anaheim Resort, ...

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Disneyland’s Local Economic Impact: $8.5 Billion, 78,000 Jobs

A new study by the Cal State Fullerton’s Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting confirmed the Disneyland Resort’s standing as Orange County’s economic powerhouse. According the the study, Disneyland generated $8.5 billion in economic activity for the Southern California economy – a huge increase from $3.5 billion in 2005. That’s a 50% increase since 2013. The Resort is also ...

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Disney Aspire’s Free Tuition Program Marks One-Year Anniversary

The Walt Disney Company’s groundbreaking education investment program – Disney Aspire – is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The program, which launched in August 2018, allows Disney’s 90,000+ Cast Members to pursue their educational goals and put their career dreams within reach. Program Overview As a reminder, Disney pays 100% tuition upfront at network schools, and books or other required program ...

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TIME Magazine Names Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge One Of “World’s Greatest Places” In 2019

TIME magazine has named Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to it’s 2019 list of “World’s Greatest Places” – placing it in elite company of unique worldwide destinations. TIME writes: Nearly seven years after the Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of Lucasfilm comes Disneyland’s largest-ever single land ­expansion—and a shift of the California theme park’s nostalgic identity toward more futuristic experiences. At Star ...

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Anaheim and Other Area Leaders Celebrate Women-Owned Businesses at Ford’s “Working Woman Project”

Women leaders from Anaheim and throughout Orange County gathered in Irvine on July 18 to discuss the challenges facing businesswomen, during the Ford Working Woman Project hosted at Ford Motor Company’s design center. Presented by Ford and the eWomenNetwork, the Ford Working Woman Project brought women leaders, business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs together to share ideas and tips on how ...

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