Compass Newsletter
JULY 20, 2017
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
Chamber Events

An after hours mixer for members and non-members is hosted at a different Dana Point Chamber member venue every third Thursday of the month. This month we will be joining with the Chambers of Commerce from Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano!

Join us at 5:30pm for drinks (2 drink tickets with admission), light appetizers and the opportunity to network with citizens and businesses in our strong Dana Point community.

Work the room to promote yourself, generate new business leads and build relationships with other Dana Point professionals.  Purchase raffle tickets at the event to be entered for wonderful prizes donated by our Chamber members.

Help us promote this worthwhile event by inviting a local business owner- and bring friends!  Click the Register Now button below to claim your spot for this month!

Thursday July 20th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Monarch Beach Resort
1 Monarch Beach Resort Rd
Dana Point, Ca 92629 

Raffle Prizes Generously Donated By:


To become a host of a Networking at Noon Luncheon or Third Thursday Mixer, please contact  Ashley von Gremp  or call the Chamber at (949) 496-1555.

Meet Our New Members

Wonder Technologies is one of the fastest growing digital gifting, incentive and voucher platforms in the industry. The Wonder platform enables businesses to seamlessly issue unique and highly targeted digital incentives, rewards, and vouchers that are engaging for consumers, easy to use online or in-store, and completely measurable. The hospitality, travel, and restaurant industries use Wonder to increase visits, grow share of wallet, and create meaningful customer relationships.

Your Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment 022 which was Chartered  on January 15, 1974 is an All-Volunteer, Non-Profit Organization and one of several Detachments located throughout the United States. Our Detachment and others is overseen by its Marine Corps League National Headquarters in Merrifield, Virginia.

Membership is available to All Marines & Navy Corpsmen who served with Marines who are Active Duty, Reserve, Former or Retired, and may be either Officer or Enlisted. Our Ranks continue to grow and all those willing and able are encouraged to Apply for Membership.

Michael Frauenthal & Associates, Inc.  is a professional real estate appraisal and consulting firm based in Dana Point, California. Founded in 1985 by principal and president Michael Frauenthal, MAI, the company has grown to become one of the most respected independent real estate consulting firms in Southern California. Key to the organization's success is a team of highly-qualified appraisers and analysts whose combined decades of experience provide the knowledge and framework needed to solve real estate problems in today's complex world.

It is the mission of Capistrano Hypnotherapy to guide clients to achieving their goals, whether those be building confidence and self-esteem, reducing worry, anxiety or chronic pain, losing the compulsion to act on thoughts that lead to bad or unwanted habits, or improving restful sleep. We do this by aligning the body and mind through Hypnosis.
You will be shown the powers within yourself, to have a calm clear mind, allowing you to reach your full potential, controlling your own positive destiny, and improving the quality of your life on your road to personal success.
Chamber News

The Dana Point City Council unanimously approved a contract with Mark Denny to serve as the City's 6th City Manager. Acting City Manager Mike Killebrew returns to his position as Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services Director.

Denny, the City's current Deputy City Manager, has been responsible for leading the City's Public Works and Community Service Departments. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the County of Orange, as well as its Director of OC Pa rks. While at the County he also served a short period of time as Interim Director of the Dana Point Harbor department.

"I am grateful to the City Council for this opportunity," Denny said. "It is a great City, with great people, and I am excited about what the future holds."

In the first action following his appointment, Denny has appointed City Engineer Matt Sinacori Public Works Director.

Denny is a life-long resident of southern California. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He is married with two children.

Drivers should be alerted that nighttime partial and full lane closures on alternate sides of I-5 are being planned in South Orange County for several nights this month.
The nighttime closures on I-5 through San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente are anticipated to begin Monday, July 17, and continue for up to two weeks, excluding the weekend. The closures, between Camino Capistrano and Avenida Pico, will allow crews to remove existing, outdated overhead signs that span the freeway, and install new ones.

Lane closures are from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Full freeway closures are from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. No closures are planned for Saturday, July 22, or Sunday, July 23. Please be advised: Dates and times are subject to change if there is inclement weather or there are unforeseen operational factors.

Located in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is celebrating its 40th year!  Our flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble.  Join us on Thanksgiving Day and give yourself an excuse for an extra piece of pie!

November 23, 2017 at 6:00AM to 12:00PM
Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, California

Early Bird Pricing Available Until September 30th

Construction on the much anticipated Prado West, developed by Raintree Partners, will create 109 residences and nearly 27,000 SF of new restaurants, shops and public courtyard space.  The project is located between Del Prado and Pacific Coast Highway at Amber Lantern and Violet Lantern.  Raintree Partners will be providing the latest updates on construction disturbances to the Lantern District, including roadways that may be impacted.  To receive construction updates from Raintree Partners, please click here and subscribe to their email list.
For more information about Prado West please visit their website at, or call Raintree Partners at (949) 238-8082.  
The City of Dana Point has produced a complimentary calendar for the citizens and visitors since 1998. It contains information concerning City special events, meetings, community gatherings, holidays and Capo Unified School District scheduling.  For the 2018 calendar the images will consist of modern shots of our beautiful City and we are reaching out to the community to capture those images.
From Memorial Day (May 29, 2017) to Labor Day (September 4, 2017), the City will be collecting images of our town to be considered for next year's calendar. If you are interested in submitting a photo for consideration, please post them on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #picturedanapoint and tag @cityofdanapoint; for those without social media, please email your submission to . If your image is selected for the calendar, we will contact you for an original high resolution version of the image.  Submission of photos will give the City permission to use the image in future promotional materials, including the City newsletter. Any image used in a City publication will be given proper photo credit.
For more information on the photo contest or the annual calendar, please contact the City of Dana Point at 949-248-3553.

Upcoming Member Events
DP 5th Marines New Logo-Golf Tournament

Heroes Car Wash

The 5th Marines Regiment Support Group will host an eco-friendly car wash on Saturday, July 22, from 8:00am-6:00pm.

The support group has teamed up with Doheny Village Hand Car Wash to host the event for a second year.
The money donated from the event will be used to help Marines, Sailors, Wounded Warriors and their families in myriad ways. The day also includes free coffee courtesy of Dana Point's Coffee Importers, and a barbecue feast around lunchtime from Waterman's Harbor and StillWater.

Doheny Village Car Wash is located at 34241 Doheny Park Road, Capistrano Beach.

Join us for a fun mixer to meet your local legislators! Enjoy cocktails and karaoke as well as a chance to meet business owners from all over Orange County.
Wednesday  July 26th
Registration: 5:00pm
Program & Karaoke: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Sammy's Original
23221 Lake Center Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Edward Jones

This summer's FREE seminar series is designed for the beginner to intermediate investor, with an emphasis on helping investors develop an informed and strategic investment philosophy. Seating limited to 25.
Thursday's on "The Commodore's Patio" From 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Dana Point Yacht Club
24399 Dana Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Please call Geoff Fellows at (949) 499-4028 with any questions. 
Community News & Events
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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.

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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