Business and Tourism

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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Star Wars Celebration: The Force Was With Anaheim This Weekend

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim wrapped up its four-day event at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend. The globe-trotting fan event (next year it is in London). Fans got a sneak peak at “Rogue One” prequel “Andor,” in which Diego Luna returns as rebel spy Cassian Andor. “Andor” will begin streaming gone Disney+ in late summer. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” starring Ewan MacGregor ...

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Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton College Join Disney’s Aspire Tuition Program For Cast Members

During the Disneyland Resort’s annual “State of the Resort” event last week, President Ken Potrock announced Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College would be joining the Disney Aspire program, through which the company picks up the entire cost of a college education for its hourly cast members. The announcement marks a historic expansion of the Aspire program:  due to the ...

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Anaheim, State Agency Settlement Clears Way For Deal To Sell Stadium, Keep Angels In Anaheim

The City of Anaheim and the state Housing and Community Development (HCD) department have reached a settlement agreement that clears the way for the December 2019 agreement that keeps the Angels in Anaheim until at least 2050 while selling the stadium and surrounding property to SRB Management, an Arte Moreno-led partnership. The deal was officially announced this morning in an ...

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Sheraton Park Hotel Celebrate’s Grand Re-Opening After $33 Million Renovation

The Sheraton Park Hotel, one of the hospitality icons of the Anaheim Resort, officially commemorated its re-opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration on Tuesday after a multi-million renovation. The Anaheim High School marching band was assembled in the grand ballroom to energize the event, and were followed by a welcome from General Manager Ian Gee. Mayor Harry Sidhu and ...

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Anaheim’s Budget: From Epic Downturn To Record Recovery

From the City of Anaheim: Anaheim’s rebounding economy is driving better than expected budget projections for the city. For the 12 months through June, Anaheim now is projecting about $70 million in additional revenue from hotel, sales and property taxes than initially forecast in the city’s adopted budget for fiscal year 2021-22. Hotel-stay tax, Anaheim’s largest source of revenue, is ...

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