Business and Tourism

Profile of New Prez of Anaheim/OC Visitor & Convention Bureau

The OC Register published a profile today on Jay Burress, the new president/CEO of the Anaheim/OC Visitor & Convention Bureau. Burress has been on the job for a month, now: The top of his list is getting the word out about all of Orange County’s attractions that people may not be aware of, he said. International travelers, who make up 10 ...

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OC Register’s Misplaced Concern Over GardenWalk “Haste”

I’d like to share some more thoughts about last week’s OC Register editorial, especially the worrying about “hastily” putting the GardenWalk agreement on the agenda and concern that “other interested parties deserve more notice.” The GardenWalk agreement isn’t exactly being rushed back to the City Council. The judge’s decision voiding the council’s January 2012 approval came out on December 10. ...

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OC Register Needs To Remember Its Own Criteria for Business Incentives

I read a little editorial on the GardenWalk hotel project in this morning, which was interesting in several ways. The paper re-stated its opposition to the subsidy agreement, which the paper says local developer Bill O’Connell would like to have on the January 29 council agenda. The editorial even urges pushing back the hearing date to give opponents more time to organize! ...

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Reminder That Resort Area Is A REGIONAL Economic Engine

The OC Register ran an article the other day headlined, “Big Conventions Mean Big Bucks For OC.” The illustrative focus is the big NAMM convention that comes to the Anaheim Convention Center each year: ?An estimated 95,000 visitors – equivalent to a city the size of Mission Viejo – will descend on Anaheim for the three-day private music industry meeting. ...

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More Councilmember Resolutions: Brandman and Kring

The OC Register has published New Year resolutions from the two newest members of the Anaheim City Council, Jordan Brandman and Lucille Kring: Here’s Brandman’s (who was the top vote-getter in November’s election): A time of reflection and new beginnings Each new year brings forth a time of reflection and new beginnings filled with hope and opportunity. As I begin ...

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New President Named For Disneyland Resort

A new release from the Disneyland resort came over the transom about an hour ago, announcing some leadership changes. Key Leadership Changes Announced at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Michael Colglazier named new Disneyland Resort president   Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs today announced key leadership changes across one of the world’s leading providers of family travel ...

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