Business and Tourism

Councilman Moreno Arrested For Joining Illegal Union Protest Action

Last night, Councilman Jose F. Moreno joined militant UNITE-HERE Local 11 protesters in closing down the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue in the heart of the Anaheim Resort – leading to Anaheim police arresting Moreno and 20 other union and left-wing political activists in a carefully staged act of political theater. The entire episode represented “a significant drain ...

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NAMM Volunteers Bring A Day of Music Instruction To Loara Elementary

NAMM Foundation volunteers converged on Loara Elementary School this Tuesday as part of its Day of Service – spending the day teaching students to play the guitar and ukelele, and donating $10,000 for music education. It’s traditional community service performed when the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) comes to Anaheim each year. NAMM is the Anaheim Convention Center’s largest ...

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How UNITE-HERE Stages Choreographed “Arrests” – Explained

UNITE-HERE Local 11 is organizing a protest this evening with the intent of disrupting the opening day of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. This carefully scripted protest will climax with the staged arrest of dozen or so people, including left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno. “Staged” does not mean fake: the arrests will be real but they will ...

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UPDATED: UNITE-HERE, Moreno Choreographing Staged Mass Arrest In Front Of NAMM Show

UNITE-HERE Local 11 is choreographing a stage-managed mass arrest during its planned disruption of the NAMM Show’s opening day tomorrow evening. The leading man in this “civil disobedience” production? District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno. News began leaking out earlier today that UNITE-HERE Local 11 had informed the Anaheim Police Department of its plans to break the law tomorrow evening ...

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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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