Business and Tourism

Former Navy SEAL Chad Williams Keynote Speaker At Annual Anaheim Prayer Breakfast On October 6

The 2022 Anaheim Prayer Breakfast is only three days away – on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The featured keynote speaker of this annual community event is former Navy SEAL Chad Williams, a combat veteran who served our nation from 2004 to 2010. Now engaged in full-time ministry work, Chad is charismatic and insightful and uses the training and experience he ...

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OC Auto Show Returns To Anaheim Convention Center

The OC Auto Show has returned to the Anaheim Convention Center for the first time since 2019, and thousands of attendees will flock to the ACC through Sunday, October 2 to explore hundreds of new cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs, electric vehicles, exotics and more. Show-goers are invited to sit behind wheels, inspect engines, and experience new technologies, and test-ride a ...

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City Council Unanimously Approves $4 Billion ocV!BE Project To Transform 100-acres Around Honda Center

On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council voted unanimously to approve ocV!BE, an ambitious $4 billion development project by the owners of the Anaheim Ducks to transform the 100-acre area around the Honda Center with new entertainment, dining, residential, officce, hospitality, and lifestyle amenities. OcV!BE is an initiative of Henry and Susan Samueli, the longtime owners of the Anaheim Ducks and ...

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Where Do Anaheim Candidates Stand On Hotel Worker Union’s $25 Minimum Wage Initiative?

UNITE-HERE Local 11, the militant hospitality workers union, is circulating an initiative to impose a series of costly labor rules – including a $25 an hour minimum wage – on Anaheim hotels and event venues. Buried in the initiative is language exempting hotels and event centers from these mandates if they agree to unionize. Obviously, the numerous Garden Grove hotels ...

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Anaheim’s First Paranormal Convention, OC Paracon, Coming October 1-2

Next month, it’s time to get your ghost on as Anaheim welcome’s its first paranormal convention: OC Paracon.  OC Paracon will “highlight the paranormal perceptions of its organizers, Paranormal Perception and Unearthing The Supernatural. Topics ranging from ancient entities, astrology, palmistry, Tarot, witchcraft, neurodivergent mediumship and more will be discussed on the main stage.” The convention take place at the ...

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Planning Commission Unanimously Approves ocV!BE Mixed Entertainment-Housing-Office-Retail District At Honda Center

On Monday, the Anaheim Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the ocV!BE project – an ambitious, 95-acre sports/entertainment/dining/residential/office mixed development project proposed by Henry and Susan Samueli that will transform the space surrounding the Honda Center. The Samueli’s own the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and Anaheim Arena Management, the entity that manages the city-owned Honda Center arena.  The Samueli’s purchased ...

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Reptile Super Show Coming To Anaheim Convention Center, July 9-10

It will be reptiles and amphibians galore this weekend in Anaheim when the Reptile Super Show and Breeders Expo arrives at the Anaheim Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10. Attendees and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore thousands of reptiles and amphibians: snakes and lizards of all shapes and sizes, turtles, tortoises, frogs, toads, newts, ...

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NAMM’s Return To Anaheim Generates $77 Million For Local Economy

COVID-19 was a devastating blow to Anaheim’s convention industry –  a huge economic driver for the city. But as the pandemic transitions to being endemic and the major shows return to the Anaheim Convention Center, the renewed economic impact of those shows is making itself felt. The marquee convention for Anaheim is the National Association of Music Merchants or NAMM, ...

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Disneyland Resort Puts Another $1 Million Into Its Community Workforce Development Initiative

Disneyland Resort has committed an additional $1 million to its community workforce development initiative, bringing the total to $5 million. These funds support local nonprofits such as Orange County United Way, which provides career enrichment experiences for high schools in the Anaheim Union School District. Orange County United Way collaborates with schools in the Anaheim Union High School District in ...

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