Compass Newsletter
AUGUST 3, 2017
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
Chamber Events

Join us for lunch the first Thursday of every month and promote your business to fellow Chamber members and prospective members. Build bridges in your local community while generating new business leads and supporting the greatest Chamber - Dana Point!

Networking at Noon is hosted by a different Dana Point Chamber member venue each month.  Our generous hosts use this opportunity to "wow" our Chamber members and guests.  Your admission fee includes the luncheon, a non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity.

For maximized networking, please arrive at 11:30am.  Lunch will be served promptly at noon.  Throughout the luncheon, each business representative is given the opportunity to stand and present their 30-second elevator pitch to the group.  Come prepared to take the stage!

Didn't get a chance to work the entire room?  No worries!  We hold a door prize raffle and collect all attendees' business cards upon arrival. After the event, we scan them and email the spreadsheet to all Chamber members who attended the luncheon. 

Thursday, August 3rd
11:30am to 1:00pm
Good Choice Sushi by the Sea
34700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 106
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

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.

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Dana Point, presents the Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show on Sunday, September 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Held on Del Prado between Violet Lantern and the PCH/Del Prado Archway, this event will feature hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, great entertainment, food and more!  Come for the cars, stay for the great dining and shopping! 

Car Registration:
$35 entry fee through September 13th
$50 day-of registration

Motorcycle Registration:
$10 entry fee through September 13th
$20 day-of registration

Contact Katie McGann at (949) 496-1555 or by e-mail if you have any questions.

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 August 31st

Upcoming Member Events

This year we are combining three excellent events the Emergency Expo, National Night Out and one of our Summer Concerts for all day entertainment.
National Night Out is an event celebrated across the country to help promote our police-neighborhood partnerships and is a great opportunity to bring members of our community together. This wonderful event will be held Sunday, August 6th, 2017 starting at 10:30 am in Sea Terrace Park. The Emergency Expo will run from 10:30am to 2:30pm, the Summer Concert will run from 2:00pm - 6:00pm and  National Night Out will run from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Come join the fun at the 2017 Dana Point Lobster Fest at Doheny State Beach on Saturday, August 19th, hosted by the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club. Enjoy gourmet appetizers, no-host bar, fresh east coast lobster, smoked tri-tip steak, desserts, live music and dancing.

Proceeds go to Charities supported by the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club including Make-A-Wish, Boys & Girls Club, Dana Point 5th Marine Support Group and more.

Last year's Lobster Fest had over 500 patrons & volunteers in attendance and our goal this year is to make it bigger and better! Come join the fun and tell your friends!

Presented by the City of Dana Point Art & Culture Commission and the City of Dana Point Community Services & Parks Department.  
Bands are as follows: 
2:30-4:00 PM- My Generation: A Tribute to the British Invasion
4:30-6:00 PM- A British Invasion Tribute: Pop Music Icon Peter Asher (60's British Invasion Duo-Peter & Gordon) with the Laguna Concert Band

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Free Shuttle Service from Dana Hills High School from 1pm-7pm.
Food and beverages available for purchase.
In celebration of California's rich maritime history, the Ocean Institute annually hosts a fleet of historic tall ships that sail into Dana Point Harbor.  This extraordinary event takes place each year the second weekend in September.  History comes alive, as crews from each ship, along with historical re-enactors, engage the public in cannon battles, pirate adventures, mermaid encounters , ship tours, and much more.

Community News & Events
Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday August 3rd

Saturday August 5th

Sunday August 6th

Thursday August 10th

Saturday August 12th

Sunday August 13th

Monday August 14th

Tuesday August 15th

Thursday August 17th

Friday August 18th

Saturday August 19th

Sunday August 20th

Thursday August 24th

Saturday August 26th

Monday August 28th

Thursday August 31st

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 Ashley von Gremp for more information.

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