Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
October 12, 2016
Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Votes to Oppose Measure M
The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce has a long history of supporting our local schools and the Capistrano Unified School District.  We value the work CUSD does for our youth and our community.  However, the proposed 1.8 Billion Capistrano Unified School Bond (Measure M) is not the right answer for our community and our schools.

After careful review of Measure M, the Dana Point Board of Directors voted to oppose Measure M bond for a few specific reasons:
  • Measure M is requesting an unnecessarily large amount for unspecified school facility improvements.
  • Measure M would also tax unsecured property such as office furniture and fixtures, business improvements, boats, jet skis, RV's and other personal property.

Measure M Bond would add to an already large tax burden placed on businesses and our local community.  We ask you to join our local area chambers and the South County Economic Coalition by voting NO on Measure M.  




Overview of November Ballot Measures

Our partners at California Business Political Action Committee   (CalBusPAC) have looked at the upcoming November Ballot Measures and are recommending the following positions on measures deemed to effect business interests.  

CalChamber Positions on November 2016 Ballot Measures 
(As of 9/15/16)

  • Proposition 51 - School Bonds 
  • Proposition 52 - State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds
  • Proposition 54 - Legislative Transparency 
  • Proposition 58 - English Language Education
  • Proposition 53 - Revenue Bonds 
  • Proposition 55 - Tax Extension on High Wealth Individuals
  • Proposition 61 - Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing 

About the CalBusPAC

The  California Business Political Action Committee  (CalBusPAC) was established in 1976 to qualify, support and/or oppose statewide ballot initiatives. Contributions to CalBusPAC will aid California employers in preparing for future ballot battles.

For more information on the all the ballot measures, please visit the  Secretary of State website .
The Best of Dana Point!
Polls will close Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 11:59pm
Happy Voting!
Lyft Drives in to Dana Point

The City of Dana Point has partnered up with the ride-sharing service Lyft!  This partnership will enhance public safety and promote local businesses.  
Lyft works when a user downloads the app on their phone, chooses their destination, and a driver picks them up.  New users will receive up to $20 in ride credits.  For every new rider, $10 will be donated to the Ocean Institute.

At participating restaurants throughout the city, if customers show their Lyft receipt, they can receive a 10% discount.  These participating restaurants include: Jack's, Craft House, The Brig, Bonjour Cafe, The Point, Luxe, Stillwater, Waterman's, 180BLU, enoSTEAK, 33North, AVEO, Club 19, Stonehill Tavern, The VUE Restaurant, Overvue Lounge, Doheny Surf and MoQuila.

To access Lyft, click HERE, download the app and enter DANAPOINT into the payment section.

Join us at the Third Thursday Mixer!

Guests should come prepared with the following:
  • Non-slip shoes (athletic or tennis shoes)
  • Dress in layers as it is usually 10 to 15 degrees cooler on the water
  • Apply sunscreen, wear a hat and sunglasses
  • Bring a camera and/or binoculars
Third Thursday Raffle Prizes!
You Could Be a Winner!
Thank you to the following members for donating a raffle prize!  Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Donate a raffle prize and your logo will be featured in the Chamber Compass e-blasts!
For more information, contact Katie McGann

Vote Before October 17th!
Dana Point is nominated for Coastal Living's Happiest Seaside Town 2017

Get your vote in for Dana Point today through midnight PST on October 17! Coastal Living will reveal the No. 1 Happiest Seaside Town 2017 via social media and online at www.coastalliving.com on January 11, 2017, and the winning town will be featured in the May 2017 20th Anniversary issue of Coastal Living.

Welcome New Members!
My name is Dr. Faith Leuschen.  
I was a licensed, practicing chiropractor with a flourishing practice for 20+ years.  In my career as a chiropractor, I used my training to help thousands of people overcome pain and physical challenges.  Today, I empower, motivate and inspire individuals, groups and corporations to make great strides in their business, self & personal life, physical health and mindset.  I am a pure performance coach, corporate wellness consultant, chiropractor and entrepreneur.  Contact me to learn more about The Faith Effect Global!
Dr. Faith Leuschen
(310) 251-4003 

The Bowers Museum enriches lives through the world's finest arts and cultures.This museum is one of California's finest and Orange County's largest museum.  The Bowers is proud to be honored by the local community and recognized by world-renowned museums and industry professionals as a cultural center.  Plan your visit and experience a wide variety of exhibitions, programs, education resources and collections.
Contact The Bowers Museum!
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600
Upcoming Events 
Saturday, October 15th @ 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sea Terrace Park
33410 Pacific Coast Hwy 
Dana Point, CA 92629

Sunday, October 16th @ 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Dana Point Lantern District
Del Prado between Blue Lantern & Old Golden Lantern
Admission is FREE!
For artist registration, click HERE !

Monday, October 17th @ 9:00am - 8:00pm
Bella Collina Golf Course
200 Avenida La Pata
San Clemente, CA 92673

Saturday, October 22nd
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Sunday, October 23rd @ 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Dana Point Lantern District
Del Prado between Old Golden Lantern and Amber Lantern
Admission is FREE!
Friday, October 28th @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm  
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

If you are interested in supporting our business community, join the Dana Point Chairman's Circle! Please contact Heather Johnston for more information.

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