Business and Tourism

Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Update: Bonds Sold – Groundbreaking In Early 2015

  Notwithstanding the efforts of out-of-town trial lawyers, local gadflies and naysayers, the Anaheim Convention Center expansion approved by the Anaheim City Council earlier this year is moving forward. The lawsuit by CATER/Inland Oversight Committee/Cory Briggs was crushed in court by the city several weeks ago, the bonds financing the expansion were sold last week, and the expectation is ground ...

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Anaheim Chamber of Commerce: Stop Federal Regulation of The Internet

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, joining a broad free enterprise coalition opposing the so-called “Net Neutrality” movement for the federal government to regulate the Internet as if it were a public utility, issued this statement: ANAHEIM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STRONGLY OPPOSED TO FEDERAL REGULATION OF THE INTERNET ANAHEIM, CA – On the heels of President Obama’s request to the Federal ...

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MaxLite Production Plant Opens At Anaheim Concourse

Panattoni Development’s Anaheim Concourse project – built on the huge and historic former Boeing site on La Palma Avenue – was further realized by the official opening of a nearly 50,000 square foot production facility by MaxLite at the end of October. Per the company’s news release: MaxLite, a leading manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, expanded its U.S. operations with ...

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2015 “Star Wars Celebration” at Anaheim Convention Center Could Set Attendance Record

The annual “Star Wars Celebration” fan confab will be at the Anaheim Convention Center this year from April 16-19, and the excitement being generated by the much-anticipated releases Episode VII, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” could drive attendance to a record high. From the LATimes.com: For many fans, J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” looms on the 2015 release ...

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Anaheim Tops List of Most-Sought After Venues In Nation

Anaheim topped a list of most sought-after event destinations, according to a story in the Orange County Business Journal: Anaheim and Newport Beach were among the most-sought U.S. cities for events in the past year, according to a list released by a McLean, Va.-based online database of meetings venues. Anaheim was up seven spots to No. 25 and Newport Beach ...

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Anaheim City Council Approves Convention Center Expansion Bonds

I don’t think any one doubted the outcome of last night’s meeting, but it was still heartening late last night when the Anaheim City Council voted 4-1 to approve the bonds to finance the expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center. Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilmembers Gail Eastman, Lucille Kring and Jordan Brandman all voted yes, while Mayor Tom ...

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OC Register Editorial On Convention Center Expansion Misses The Mark…By 50 Years

Editorials like the one this morning opposing the Anaheim Convention Center expansion cause me to wonder if the editorial page staff at the OC Register has any understanding or institutional knowledge of Orange County government and politics. The editorial opines: But the taxpayer shouldn’t be on the hook if that 2 percent tax doesn’t meet its projections, especially with municipal ...

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Location, Location, Location: Proximity to Disneyland A Boon To Franchises

The OC Register published an article a couple of days ago reporting that – no surprise – that the top-performing stores in various franchises are located by Disneyland: The Cold Stone Creamery outside Disneyland’s gates, at roughly 600 square feet, is smaller than most of the chain’s locations. But don’t let that deceive you. As many as 400 customers, including ...

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Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC Voter’s Guide: Yes on Measures C, D and E

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC has published its voter’s guide for the June primary:  MEASURE C — VOTE “YES” Various Charter Amendments Shall the Charter be amended to: modernize and remove outdated language to reflect changes in the City and law; authorize financial documents’ availability in electronic format; update matters regarding boards/commissions; allow setting City Manager compensation by agreement, ...

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