Business and Tourism

UNITE-HERE Local 11: Anaheim’s Economic Wrecking Ball

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show is the single biggest show that comes to the Anaheim Convention Center. This year, 115,000 people will attend the show next week (January 24-27), which has a hugely positive economic impact on Anaheim’s economy – estimated at $100 million for this year’s show. NAMM has held in Anaheim for decades, and is ...

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Westin Anaheim Marks Another Construction Milestone

From the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce: The Westin Anaheim Resort on Katella Ave. marked another big milestone in its construction on December 7. City officials and other VIPs were on hand as the Westin handed off its new parking structure’s ground floor to the Anaheim Convention Center to help improve event and show operations, on-loading and off-loading. Mayor Harry Sidhu ...

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Anaheim Council Approves 25-Year Contract Extension for Anaheim Arena Management

From Anaheim Arena Management: Anaheim Arena Management Solidifies 25 Year Contract Extension November 20, 2018 (Anaheim, CA) – At tonight’s Anaheim city council meeting, members of the council voted in favor of a multi-faceted agreement that extends AAM’s contract for at least the next 25 years. The deal extends the partnership between the organization and the city, securing the Anaheim ...

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Chief of Disney Parks Praises The “Hospitable Business Environment”…Of Central Florida

Bob Chapek, chairman of Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products for the Walt Disney Company, gave the keynote this year’s International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) expo in Orlando. While talking the company’s investments in new attractions around the world, he highlighted the pivotal role of the local business climate to those investment decisions: “In fact, over the last ...

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UNITE-HERE Fails To Kill Development Agreements On 4-Diamond Hotels

Almost forgotten in the post-election coverage was Anaheim voters affirming the the development agreements for the two 4-Diamond hotel projects planned by the Wincome Group in the Anaheim Resort. Measures J and K were referendums on the development agreements for the 4-Diamond hotel currently under construction next to the Anaheim Convention Center, and an approved luxury hotel project on the ...

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Deceptive Union Campaign Garners 51.9% for $18 Minimum Wage Initiative

Backed by more than $1 million in Resort union funding and a deceptive campaign message, union-sponsored Measure L squeaked to a win with 51.9% of the vote. If Measure L survives virtually certain litigation, it would mandate that certain Anaheim Resort businesses raises their minimum hourly wage to $15 in January 2019, escalating each year to $18 in January 2020. ...

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Medrano: Vote “No” On Measure L – It Helps a Few, Hurts A Lot

I’m an Anaheim resident. I’m a proud trade unionist and representative for union members across Orange County. I support working people negotiating to get a better wage. So, you’d think I would support Measure L in Anaheim. But I don’t. The truth is that Measure L would help very few of my Anaheim neighbors get a raise, and would hurt ...

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Lansner: Why Would Anaheim Walk Away From A $100 Million Tax Revenue Windfall?

OC Register real estate columnist Jonathan Lansner penned this column last week. Lansner’s trenchant common sense cuts through the council majority’s bunkum and blindness like a hot knife through butter: What city would walk away from a $100 million business windfall? By Jonathan Lansner Anaheim has essentially rejected a no-money-down, debt-free deal that would have put $100 million in city ...

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