Compass Newsletter
AUGUST 31, 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

Early Bird Pricing Ends August 31st

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, September 7th
Dana Point Yacht Club
24399 Dana Drive
Dana Point, CA 9262935

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.
Chamber News

Exactly one year later, a group of county and city officials, Harbor business owners and residents stood at Baby Beach waiting to see the new plaque which commemorates the Dana Point Harbor's 50 year time capsule celebration.

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, the county dedicated a new plaque, which was placed on the rock, to commemorate the time capsule celebration.

Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett led the celebration by thanking the handful of people that made the time capsule celebration possible.

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
With summer coming to a close, Outlets at San Clemente invites shoppers to peruse thousands of deals during Southern California's largest sidewalk sale. Nearly 35 Outlets at San Clemente stores are participating in the in this weekend sale. From Friday to Monday, the Labor Day Sidewalk Sale features endless summer styles, back-to-school essentials and fall fashions with savings of up to 75 percent off. Weekend highlights will include giant outdoor displays, as well as the grand opening of the new Hurley Factory Store on Friday. Listen to guest DJs and live music throughout the weekend, and stick around for there a KROQ ticket giveaway for Ohana Festival.

Outlets at San Clemente
Friday, September 1st through Monday September 4th

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is proud to partner with The Ark of San Juan and Leashes of Love for an Adopt-a-Pet Event! There will be refreshments and a bake sale. Including raffle items donated by pet-friendly organizations.  Come meet your new best friend!

27111 Camino de Estrella
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

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.

The Ohana Festival is a three-day music festival at Doheny State Beach that will take place on September 8th, 9th and 10th.  In addition to offering a full day in the sun with a diverse music lineup, Ohana will donate a portion of proceeds to the San Onofre Parks Foundation and the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association.

Festival general admission allows roaming throughout the lush grass areas of Doheny, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean, touching the sand.

Craft beer, wine, and signature cocktails, as well as artisan food options from local restaurants and food trucks will be available all day long. 

Doheny State Beach
September 8th, 9th & 10th

See Music Lineup
South Orange County Job Fair

Outlets at San Clemente has partnered with four local Chambers of Commerce, including San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel and San Juan Capistrano to hold a job fair with more than 75 South Orange County businesses and Outlets at San Clemente tenants participating. More than 1,500 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions will be available to fill. Applicants are encouraged to bring pens and multiple copies of their resume or work history. Professional attire is strongly recommended.

Thursday, September 21st
Outlets at San Clemente
101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92673

Interested employers can apply to be a part of the event at

Members of the general public, looking to attend the event, can visit to learn more about the event as well as view the open positions available at our center.

historical society
Please join the Dana Point Historical Society in celebrating their 30th Anniversary with their Cruise Into History!

Wednesday, September 27th at 5:00pm
On the Dana Pride at Dana Wharf

Appetizer Buffet & Vignettes
iHope Golf Classic

Join us for a charity golf tournament, benefitting our working poor, at-risk and homeless populations.

Monday, October 16th
Bella Collina San Clemente

Community News & Events
Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday August 31st

Saturday September 2nd

Thursday September 7th

Friday September 8th

Saturday September 9th

Sunday September 10th

Monday September 11th

Thursday September 14th

Friday September 15th

Saturday September 16th

Sunday September 17th

Chamber Seeks Hosts for Networking Events

Looking to get more people through your doors?  We are currently searching for hosts for 2017 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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