Compass Newsletter
DECEMBER 21, 2017
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 

Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce as we honor our outgoing chair, Kim Tilly, and welcome our incoming chair, Jay Styles, at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner.

We will also be inducting our 2018 Board of Directors and presenting the awards for the 2017 Ambassador of the Year, Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year.

Tickets are available online until 11:55pm on Friday, January 19th. Please note that there will be no tickets available at the door - you must make your reservation ahead of time.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:00pm Check-in and no host cocktail reception
6:30pm Program Begins
Monarch Beach Resort
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629

Please contact Ashley von Gremp at (949) 496-1555 or for more information
2017 Business of the Year & 
Citizen of the Year Awards
The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is  seeking nominations for the 2017 Business of the Year & Citizen of the Year . Please submit all nominations to the Chamber no later than January 8, 2018.
Any current member of the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce may make a nomination.  Nomination forms will be submitted and committee members will select a winner.  The winner will be honored at the Chamber's Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner at the Monarch Beach Resort on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
Questions? Contact the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce at 949.496.1555 or send us an email.
Happy Holidays from the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce!  
On behalf of the Chamber staff and the Board of Directors, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday!

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce will be closed from December 25th - January 1st for the Christmas Holidays. We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Upcoming Member Events

It's back! Dana Point Restaurant Week will be happening January 21-27, 2018. Last year, 17 restaurants participated in this week of fun, food, and festivities. This week is an opportunity to shine a light on all of the great cuisine that is found throughout Dana Point and encourages locals to eat local. Participating restaurants have themed menus focused on seasonality, local fare, special ingredients, signature cocktails and special pricing. 

We will also once again be running #dprestaurantweek social raffle which encourages those eating at participating restaurants to post pictures of their meals throughout the week.

Restaurants who participate will be included on our flyers, newspaper ads, social media posts, website postings and will be invluded in the Visit California Restaurant Month websire and mailing lists as participating. As a participant, you will receive bill inserts to promote DPRW, as well as posters. For more information, please click here.

Please contact Rachel Johnson with any questions, or (949) 248-3553.

Chamber News

During the Prado West construction, Pacific Coast Highway and Del Prado shops, restaurants, and businesses are open!

Visit the Development Pipeline site for updates on development in Dana Point, or give us a call at the Chamber at (949) 496-1555 with any questions.
Community News & Events
Mark Your Calendars!
Saturday December 23rd Farmers Market

Sunday December 24th-
Monday January 1st
Dana Point City Hall Closed

Dana Point Chamber Office Closed

Saturday December 30th
Farmers Market

Saturday January 6th Farmers Market

Saturday January 13th Farmers Market

Weds January 17th Arts & Culture Commission Meeting

Friday January 19th Dana Point Civic Association Coffee Chat

Saturday January 20th Farmers Market

Chamber Seeks Hosts for Networking Events

Looking to get more people through your doors? We are searching for hosts for 2018 Networking at Noon and Third Thursday Mixers. Hosting an event allows you to promote your company/venue to business leaders in Orange County. It is a fantastic networking opportunity and is a great way to showcase your services first-hand to fellow Chamber members.
Donating a raffle prize is also a great way to market your business. When you donate to our Third Thursday Mixer raffle, you will have your logo, linked to your website, featured in our e-blasts!
For more information on hosting an event or donating a raffle prize, please send us an email or call (949) 496-1555
Chamber of Commerce  Scholarship Fund

The Dana Point Chamber members are committed to continued education, not just for current business owners but also for future entrepreneurs.  That's why we've created scholarships for Dana Hills High School students.

Over the past three years we have donated $19,000 to Dana Hills High School students and next year we'd like to support even more students and we need your help! Help us reach our goal of  $5,000 to help five students! Pledge a donation to the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce for the Dana Hills High School Awards Program. Awards are presented at the Dana Hills High School Senior Awards ceremony.
The Chamber is Here to Help!
The Chamber wants to know what you're up to!  We market your business through our website, social media, e-newsletters, phone calls, in-person visits, brochures and flyers.  Update your online profile with upcoming events, hot deals, member-to-member discounts, and more!  If you need help, or simply don't have time, send us your information and the Chamber will do it for you!   
We want to know what you're up to!

-Like us on Facebook and Instagram

-Tag us in your posts and share to our page

-Send us upcoming events, promotions, sales, discounts, etc. 

-Share your "big moments" with us (anniversary, awards & recognition, etc.)

Email Ashley von Gremp your information! 

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

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