Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
February 12, 2013
The City of Dana Point Partnering with Fellow OC Cities to Help 100 Businesses for 100 Days
The City of Dana Point is proud to support businesses throughout Orange County on Saturday February 23, 2013 at Concordia University by participating in an event called "Helping 100 Businesses for 100 Days." This innovative 13-week program has been offered in partnership with several cities throughout Southern California since 2010 and is now expanding to help the entire county business community.

Home-based businesses, solopreneurs, entrepreneurs and those "under the radar" are encouraged to attend, as well as those needing guidance or assistance in expansion planning or developing strategies. The City of Dana Point is committed to helping all businesses within our city, as well as inviting potential new businesses in to find out how wonderful the city is to open a business.
 
Citywide Quiet Zone Coming to Dana Point
Starting Feb. 14, Dana Point will join the list of quiet-zone communities in Orange County. New railroad crossing safety enhancements were completed at the Palisades Drive/Beach Road railroad crossing in Dana Point in 2012 as part of the Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) rail safety enhancement program. The improvements led the way for the establishment of the quiet zone, an area along the tracks where train horns are not routinely sounded.

To date, 38 crossings have been designated quiet zones throughout the county in the cities of Anaheim, Orange, Dana Point, Irvine, Tustin, San Clemente and Santa Ana. 
 
Festival of Whales Street Fare
Volunteers Needed
The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Festival of Whales Street Fare, to be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 9am - 5pm. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can download this form and submit it to the Chamber asap. Any and all help would be much appreciated.
Upcoming Chamber Events
February Mixer
February 21  5:30-7:30pm
 
Help us Grow with Someone You Know at the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce February Mixer!

This event is open to members and non-members to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, discuss their business with others and generate new business leads - while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks from our generous host.

The cost to attend is $12 for members and $22 for non-members. Parking is available all around the hotel or in the underground parking garage.

Help our Chamber grow stronger by bringing a friend - invite a local business owner or even a friend to attend the event as our guest (free of charge)! Register now - and don't forget your business cards!


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Ribbon Cutting - The Surfin Cowboy
February 22   3:30pm
34235 Doheny Park Rd
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 

Help us welcome our new member The Surfin Cowboy to the neighborhood and to the Dana Point Chamber! Our ribbon cutting will take place at 3:30 followed by delicious happy hour specials until 6pm. Come introduce yourself and meet our new members while enjoying discounted drinks and half price appetizers.

Networking at Noon
March 7   11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Wine Bistro
 
Join us on the first Thursday of the month for a delicious meal and the opportunity to network, discuss your business with others and generate new business leads - all while supporting a great chamber member restaurant! 

March's Networking at Noon will take place at  The Wine Bistro - in celebration of Chinese New Year! 

The cost to attend is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and includes lunch, a non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. 

Our Networking at Noon events are becoming increasingly popular make sure you RSVP now!

Welcome Our New Members!

CYCLEOGICAL is a specialty bike shop in Dana Point that is owner/rider operated by passionate bicycle enthusiasts. They specialize in professional bike maintenance and repair service, sale of parts accessories, clothing and sales of the best new mountain and road bicycles.

Cycleogical was recently named Dana Point's January Business of the Month - read more about why they were selected. 
Thank You to our Renewing Members!

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Coffee Chat at Coffee Importers 
Hosted by the Dana Point Civic Association  
February 15  8:30 - 9:30am

The Dana Point Civic Association will hold this month's "Third Friday" Coffee Chat on February 15th, from 8:30am to 9:30am at Coffee Importer's in the harbor. Dana Point City Manager, Doug Chotkevys and Brad Fowler, Director of Public Works, will be on hand to provide the latest status on the Town Center project. Free coffee will be provided for those in attendance, courtesy of DPCA President, Jim Miller. The public is always welcome as are comments.
 
Informational Meeting 
Hosted by Dana Point Town Center Organization 
Dana Point Community House February 18 6:00pm 
 

Tutor & Spunky's Valentine's Night
Meet & Greet
Thursday, February 14th     5:00 - 7:30 pm

Due to the interest expressed by many South Orange County singles, Tutor & Spunky's will sponsor a Meet and Greet on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Don't spend Valentine's Day alone or with nothing to do. Enjoy friends and laughter at the deli.

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