Compass Newsletter
NOVEMBER 10, 2017
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
Chamber Events

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, CA

Meet Our New Members

Get an intense, results driven workout designed to boost your metabolism and torch those calories at PedalBox! The workouts include boxing, air bike intervals, and varied HIIT exercises.

Whether you are an amateur, or are ready for the ring, PedalBox will push you to the limit!

Sober Buddha Counseling provides private individual, couple and family help in a comfortable and relaxing home environment. Clientele consists of educated, affluent working or retired professional adults and artisans who want to relief from anxiety, mood disorders or obsessive/compulsive disorders. Most want skills to help expand consciousness and overcome self-limiting beliefs and behaviors. Most also request mindfulness meditation training and/or hypnotherapy. Sober Buddha Counseling also hosts a weekly Vipassana mindfulness meditation sangha (group) to foster deepening of the meditative experience.

Enterprise class IT management catering to small businesses prices, Clarus can architect a system to your companies specific needs.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing every customers IT infrastructure. We will evaluate your environment, ask the right questions, listen intently and document needs and pain points. 

Leave the IT management to us!

I am passionate about  improving lives across the globe through real estate.  As a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), and a Keller Williams Realty Global Property Specialist (GPS)  I am uniquely qualified to assist you make informed real estate decisions. Whether selling your luxury property, ready to expand into a larger home, buying your very first home, or looking for an investment property in the USA, or anywhere in the world, I can help you achieve your real estate goals.

Our philosophy is simple: clients come first. We pledge to be in constant communication with our clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. We don't measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of our clients.

HR. Payroll. Taxes. Time. Talent. Benefits. Retirement. Insurance.

From recruitment to retirement, there's a lot that goes into managing your people.  With ADP, you'll get comprehensive, cloud-based solutions to keep things streamlined, accessible, and easy to manage.  And you'll work with our industry experts every step of the way.
Chamber News

Let us know your favorite places and events in Dana Point!  For the 10th year, Dana Point Times is hosting the Best of Dana Point for residents to let us know the their favorite parts of our beautiful city!

Voting is open until December 10th. Click here to voice your opinion!

Vote for the Dana Point Turkey Trot for Best Local Annual Event for the 4th year in a row!

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.
Upcoming Member Events
Annual Veterans Day Service

Honor America's veterans and members of the US Armed Forces at Dana Point's Annual Veterans Day Service at Strand Vista Park. 

Sponsored by the City of Dana Point and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934, featuring the Marine Color Guard from Marine Aircraft Group 39, Camp Pendleton, VFW Post 9934 Rifle Team and Bugler.

Saturday, Nov 11 10:00am
Veterans Memorial at Strand Vista Park
Pacific Coast Hwy at Selva Road
Outlets at San Clemente's Second Anniversary Sale

Celebrate Outlets at San Clemente's second anniversary with deep discounts and family fun! Shop your favorite brand name outlet stores, while enjoying wild animal shows, face painting, balloon animals, complimentary cupcakes courtesy of Rockwell's Bakery & Cafe and more. Spin the prize wheel at Customer Service for chance to win cool prizes, including Hurley wetsuits, Pearl Izumi running shoes, store gift cards, exclusive discounts and more! Offers vary; see stores for details.  

Saturday, Nov 11 - Sunday, Nov 12

Sponsor a Marine for Thanksgiving Day

As a Nation let us pay tribute to our brave Service Members & Families.  When you sponsor a Marine for Thanksgiving Dinner, you are giving them a chance to be together with other Marines, Sailors, our Wounded and their families in a warm, supportive atmosphere with a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner.  You are showing you care and appreciate the sacrifices they are making.  Most importantly, you are saying "Thank You." 

For only $35 Waterman's Harbor Restaurant in Dana Point will provide a fully-plated Thanksgiving Dinner, dessert, entertainment and raffle prizes. Our partners for this special event on Thanksgiving Day will assure our American Heroes that they feel the gratitude of our Community for their sacrifices and service.  

Donations can be made through the DPRMSG website

or mail your contributions to:
PO Box 471
Dana Point, CA 92629

Semper Fi,
Your Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group
Ceramics & Horticulture Potted Plant Sale at Saddleback College

The Ceramics and Horticulture and Landscape Design Department's at Saddleback College are pleased to team up for an amazing fundraising sale at the Saddleback College Greenhouse on Thursday, November 16th and Friday, November 17th from 9am - 5:30pm.  Admission is Free. 
The Fall Plant Sale raises funds to support for student Scholarships an guest lectures.  We have a larger variety of plants.  Great quality and prices. Come early for the best selection!  For More Information call the Advanced Technology and Applied Science Division Office at (949) 582-4541.
Surfing Santa Competition

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents its annual Surfing Santa Competition. Honoring the resort's Community Footprints commitment to supporting worthy causes, this seasonal event supports Surfers Healing, founded by Izzy and Danielle Paskowitz, the original surf camp for children with autism.

This year, Surfers Healing celebrates 20 years this year of what is now #oneperfectday of surf sand, fun inclusion, natural healing and acceptance. The surfers who take the kids out are all hand-picked by Izzy. Some are current pros or former players, but all of them have the heart it takes to be safe and rip up the perfect waves.
Each year, Surfers Healing hosts more than 5,000 children for one-day surf camps in California, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Rhode Island, and Hawaii, as well as other locations such as Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico. 

Saturday, Nov 18 - Sunday, Nov 19
Salt Creek Beach

Superhero Holiday Boat Parade

BOOM, POW, WOW ....The holidays are just around the corner, and we are gearing up for a "SUPER HERO HOLIDAY" with the 43rd Annual Boat Parade of Lights, December 8, 9, 15 & 16.
Won't you put on your Red Cape and join us in supporting this unique and timeless community event?  I need your Super Powers of Sponsorship to keep this event the BEST and most CREATIVE and FUN boat parade in all of California!!
Please advise me ASAP if you would like to join our Super Hero Team and become a SUPER HERO SPONSOR  for as little as $150.  Contact Kim Tilly at  for more information!
Community News & Events
Mark Your Calendars!
Friday November 10th Veteran's Day

Saturday November 11th Farmers Market

Veteran's Day Program

Second Anniversary Sale Weekend

Sunday November 12th Second Anniversary Sale Weekend

Wednesday November 15th Arts & Culture Commission Meeting

Friday November 17th Dana Point Civic Association Coffee Chat

Saturday November 18th Surfing Santa Competition

Farmers Market

Third Annual Tree Lighting

Sunday November 19th Surfing Santa Competition

Tuesday November 21st City Council Meeting

Wednesday November 22nd Dana Point Turkey Trot Health & Wellness Expo

Thursday November 23rd 40th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot

Saturday November 25th Farmers Market

Monday November 27th Planning Commission Meeting

Saturday December 2nd Farmers Market

Sunday December 3rd Yappy Howl-iday Celebration

Chamber Seeks Hosts for Networking Events

Looking to get more people through your doors? We are searching for hosts for 2017 Networking at Noon and Third Thursday Mixers, and have already begin to book 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.
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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