Business and Tourism

Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Groundbreaking on April 21

The official groundbreaking for the Anaheim Convention Center Expansion – the seventh such expansion — will take place on Tuesday, April 21. Ground. This expansion promises to add more meeting space, more economic impact, more jobs. WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 11 a.m. WHAT: Seventh expansion to the LEED-certified Anaheim Convention Center, adding an additional 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space ...

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Faces of Tourism: Natural Products Expo West Gives Back

Natural Products Expo West partnered with Second Harvest food bank after the March 2015 trade show. More than 83,000 pounds of food donated by vendors produced 69,200 meals to feed local Anaheim and Orange County residents in need. This video is the latest installment of the Faces of Tourism video series – revealing meaningful real-life stories of individuals, families and ...

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WonderCon Going To Los Angeles For 2016

On the sad news front: It was announced at the close of WonderCon that the increasingly popular comics and sci-fi convention will be moving to the Los Angeles Convention Center for 2016. WonderCon has only signed a one-year contract, so it premature to assume the show will not return to Anaheim, where is has been since 2012. I contacted Anaheim/OC ...

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Former Skeptic Now Thinks Anaheim Could Host Comic-Con

My friend Dan Chmielewski, owner of a technology PR firm and proprietor of TheLiberalOC.com, has been skeptical that Anaheim could handle Comic-Con – which has been in San Diego for 40 years and which the Anaheim/OC Visitor and Convention Bureau is actively wooing. After attending WonderCon (Comic-Con’s smaller sister show) in Anaheim this past weekend Dan has changed his mind: ...

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#Wondercon Returns To Anaheim April 3-5!

A tsunami of sci-fi, movie and comic fans and cosplay enthusiasts returns to Anaheim for the annual Wondercon, running at the Anaheim Convention Center Friday, April 3 through Sunday April 5. More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event – the younger sibling of San Diego’s Comic-Con that began in 1987 in Oakland as “The Wonderful World ...

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Free Parking At ARTIC For At Least A Year

Parking will be free at the new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, commonly known as ARTIC, at least this year. According to the OC Register: Crews were spotted last week testing the parking control arms that could eventually serve as a barrier leading into the lots at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC, which opened earlier this month ...

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Bob Chapek Named New Head of Disney Theme Parks

From Bloomberg: Walt Disney Co. promoted the head of its consumer products unit, Bob Chapek, to theme-parks chairman, replacing Tom Staggs. Chapek starts immediately, Burbank, California-based Disney said Monday in an e-mailed statement. Staggs was elevated to chief operating officer earlier this month, putting him in line to succeed Bob Iger as chief executive officer of the world’s largest entertainment ...

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This Friday, March 6: “Good Morning Anaheim” Breakfast by Anaheim Chamber of Commerce

This came over the transom from the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce: Networking, Business Tips, Compliance Advice and a Good Breakfast – Worth Getting Up For! The Anaheim Chamber Good Morning Anaheim Breakfast is an excellent opportunity for business networking with over 20 business people, and interesting business topics from a new speaker every month. A delicious breakfast will be provided ...

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Rep. Ed Royce Speaking At Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee Today

From the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce: The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee will welcome 39th District US Congressman Ed Royce to their monthly meeting on February 20th, 2015.  Congressman Royce currently serves as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and has been a regular fixture on television, radio news broadcasts and in other media commenting on major world ...

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Gadfly Groups End Their Litigation Against Anaheim Convention Center Expansion

Two gadfly groups, CATER (Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility) and the Inland Oversight Committee (IOC) have ended their destructive litigation against the Anaheim Convention Center Expansion in exchange for the city agreeing not to seek reimbursement for its legal costs. Here’s the press release from the City of Anaheim: LEGAL OPPOSITION DROPPED BY PLAINTIFFS IN ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER ...

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