• Wednesday November 16, 2016
    Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
    1717 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
    7am - 2pm
  • To download the Sponsorship Form and information, CLICK HERE,

    or to Register for the Conference & Luncheon Online, CLICK HERE


    Anaheim Economic Development Conference & Business Awards Luncheon

    The Anaheim Economic Development Conference & Business Awards Luncheon will be the premier professional development and relationship building event of the year. This educational conference will provide opportunities for businesses of  all sizes to become informed and to connect with the Anaheim business community, as well as leaders from the City of Anaheim, in order to support individual business success, and to elevate the Anaheim and regional business community.

    We will take a look at Anaheim’s economic development structure and feature experts leading the way in the infrastructure, manufacturing, technology, and tourism industries.

    Each year, the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce recognizes and acknowledges the level of commitment and dedication of several local businesses in our community. Members of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce may nominate their colleagues or nominate their own company for consideration. This year's Anaheim Business Awards Luncheon will be held with the Economic Development Conference on November 16, 2016.

    The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce is excited to recognize those businesses and individuals that are exceptional role models for our community. This year, the Chamber is proud to recognize the honorees in 12 different categories, from 'Small Business of the Year' to 'Green Business of the Year', we applaud these businesses that continue to build a strong local economy and continue creating jobs in our community.

    It is worth noting that the Business Awards Luncheon is more than an opportunity to recognize Anaheim’s best and brightest. Your participation and support of this year’s event directly helps the Chamber achieve our initiatives to build a strong local economy, promote Anaheim, build business-to-business relationships, represent business interests in government, and provide political action for the business community. We could not host this event without the great support of our presenting sponsors, the City of Anaheim,Visit Anaheim, and Disneyland Resort.

    If you are interested in being a SPONSOR, CLICK HERE. We appreciate your support of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, and ask our community to continue to support our local businesses.

    New to this event will be an exclusive VIP Reception  for top sponsors, panelists, elected officials and award winners prior to the Business Awards Luncheon. The luncheon ultimately bridges our economic development messaging by recognizing businesses and business leaders leading the way in Anaheim.

    To download the Sponsorship Form and information, CLICK HERE,

    or to Register for the Conference & Luncheon Online, CLICK HERE



    7:00 – 8:00 AM - REGISTRATION

    Small Business Resource / Procurement Exhibitors

    Do you want to expand your business? Here’s how! Meet the important leaders in Orange County and learn how you can work together.

    Confirmed participants:

    • City of Anaheim
    • OCTA
    • County of Orange
    • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
    • California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC)
    • Export-Import Bank
    • Anaheim Chamber of Commerce
    • Reborn Cabinets, Inc.
    • Memory Idol

    8:00 AM  -  WELCOME

    KEYNOTE Speaker - Don Evensen, CIO, Citizen’s Business Bank 


    Panel 1: “Leading the Way in Manufacturing/Technology” (45 minutes)

    Blending manufacturing with technology in Anaheim


    Paul Duncan, Import - Export Bank

    Marty Furman, CMTC

    Panel 2: “Leading the Way in Infrastructure” (45 minutes)

    The shifting dynamic of our system – its future - keeping up with needs

    Panel 3: “Leading the Way in Tourism” (45 minutes)

    A look into Anaheim’s unique past and its vibrant future


    Bill O’Connell Sr., Stovall’s Hotels

    Paul Sanford, Wincome Group

    Bruce Balton, PKF


    11:00 AM to Noon  -  Small Business Resource / Procurement Exhibitors /  Networking      


    Noon - 2 pm  -  Anaheim Business Awards Luncheon

    Honoring 12 Anaheim Businesses & 2 Anaheim Chamber Ambassadors for their commitment and successes in Anaheim.





    SA Recycling, Excellence in Business Award

    Manheim California, Large Business of the Year

    Prospera Hotels, Developer  of the Year

    Reborn Cabinets, Inc., Manufacturer of the Year

    Bear Pit Training & Fitness Center, Small Business of the Year

    Dayle McIntosh Center for the Disabled, Non-Profit Organization of the Year

    Northgate Gonzalez Markets, Family-Owned Business of the Year

    Tempo Urban Kitchen, Restaurant of the Year

    Hilton Anaheim, Green Business of the Year

    Anaheim Transportation Network, Tourism Business of the Year

    Say Cargo Express, Inc. Woman-Owned Business of the Year

    L-3 Interstate Electronics Corp., Technology Business of the Year

    Sandi Caplin, Anaheim Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award

    Libia Benavides, Anaheim Chamber Ambassador Spirit Award