Compass Newsletter
AUGUST 17, 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.  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 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 button below to claim your spot for this month!

Thursday, August 17th
Holiday Inn Express - San Clemente
35 Via Pico Plaza
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-8800

Raffle Prizes Donated By:

To become a host of a Networking at Noon Luncheon or Third Thursday Mixer, or to donate a raffle prize, 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

Chamber News

Wind & Sea Restaurant was built from the ground up by Bob Mardian in 1972. He signed a 30 year lease when he was 24 years old! Congratulations to you on your 45th Anniversary: August 22nd, 2017.

Head down to the Dana Point Harbor to cheers with a Mai Tai to many prosperous years from one of our most popular spots!

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.

There are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, but only half of them will make it past five years. To ensure your small business is in the successful half, we encourage you to capitalize on the various ways LinkedIn can evolve your business.

With LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, you can generate leads, produce sales, and hire top professionals to fuel your growth. 

Upcoming Member Events
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.
Barks & Brews - National Dog Day Celebration

Bark your calendar to celebrate National Dog Day at Outlets at San Clemente to sniff, schmooze and drink craft brews! Sip on delicious cold beer from local breweries while enjoying live entertainment, a doggy costume contest with prizes, photo booths, a food truck, free treats and of course dog-friendly vendors for your four-legged best friends. The event is free to attend. Beers are $5 for a 10 oz. pour, with all proceeds going directly to the  Pet Project Foundation.

Saturday, August 26th 4:00pm-7:00pm
Outlets at San Clemente - Oak Tree Court

County Seal
Dana Point Harbor 50-Year Time Capsule Commemorative Plaque

OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, in partnership with OC Parks, cordially invites you to attend a special dedication ceremony for the Dana Point Harbor 50-Year Time Capsule Commemorative Plaque.

Join us in the Harbor as we reunite on the one-year anniversary of the 50-Year Time Capsule Celebration and unveil the new Commemorative Plaque on The Rock at Baby Beach! Refreshments will be provided by Coffee Importers.

Tuesday, August 29th at 10:00am
The Rock at Baby Beach

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.

Meet Our New Members
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Regardless of your position, key decision maker for a large corporation or small business owner for a Mom & Pop operation, understanding the opportunities and capability of register/tape receipt advertising will propel you and your company's image, sales, and profitability in the right direction... up!
Community News & Events
Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday August 17th

Friday August 18th

Saturday August 19th

Sunday August 20th

Thursday August 24th

Saturday August 26th

Monday August 28th

Tuesday August 29th

Thursday August 31st

Saturday September 2nd

Thursday September 7th

Friday September 8th

Saturday September 9th

Sunday September 10th

Chamber Seeks Hosts for Networking Events

Looking to get more people through your doors?  We are currently searching for hosts for our Networking at Noon dates, and have already begin to book our Third Thursday Mixers for 2018!  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.

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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