Compass Newsletter
January 15, 2018
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 

Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce as we honor our outgoing chair, Kim Tilly, and welcome our incoming chair, Jay Styles, at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner.

We will also be inducting our 2018 Board of Directors and presenting the awards for the 2017 Ambassador of the Year, Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year.

Tickets are available online until 11:55pm on Friday, January 19th.
Please note that there will be no tickets available at the door - you must make your reservation ahead of time.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:00pm Check-in and no host cocktail reception
6:30pm Program Begins
Monarch Beach Resort
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629

Please contact Ashley von Gremp at (949) 496-1555 or for more information
Upcoming Member Events

It's back! Dana Point Restaurant Week will be happening January 21-27, 2018. Last year, 17 restaurants participated in this week of fun, food, and festivities. This week is an opportunity to shine a light on all of the great cuisine that is found throughout Dana Point and encourages locals to eat local. Participating restaurants have themed menus focused on seasonality, local fare, special ingredients, signature cocktails and special pricing. 

We will also once again be running #dprestaurantweek social raffle which encourages those eating at participating restaurants to post pictures of their meals throughout the week.

Restaurants who participate will be included on our flyers, newspaper ads, social media posts, website postings and will be invluded in the Visit California Restaurant Month websire and mailing lists as participating. As a participant, you will receive bill inserts to promote DPRW, as well as posters. For more information, please click here.

Please contact Rachel Johnson with any questions, or (949) 248-3553.

Marine muralist WYLAND continues the Landmark Whale and Dolphin Adventure "ART LESSONS in the Wild" creating the most creative experience on the water!
This activity will be every Saturday starting at 9am for children 3-12 years old before our 10am Whale Watching trip
**(During Festival of Whales in March the Art Lesson will be at 10am aboard the Ocean Adventure Luxury Catamaran for more info go to )

Create your own art aboard the Dana Pride that will be judged by Wyland himself, with multiple winners and a grand prize winner!  Each child participant also receives a FREE gift from Wyland and there's FREE coffee for the adults!

The mission of The Wyland Foundation is to give both children and adults alike, the tools they need to become more creative through art. A portion of the ticket price will be donated back to the Wyland Foundation.

Chamber News

On behalf of the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, we would like to congratulate Councilman Richard Viczorek on his first term as Mayor of Dana Point. 

He will conduct his first City Council meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Dana Point City Hall to begin the discussion of some of the community's universal concerns.

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.
Community News & Events
Mark Your Calendars!
Saturday January 13th Farmers Market

Wednesday January 17th Traffic Improvement Subcommittee Meeting

Friday January 19th Dana Point Civic Association Coffee Chat

Saturday January 20th Farmers Market

Thursday January 25th Dana Point Chamber Annual Meeting and Installation

Saturday January 27th Farmers Market

Thursday February 1st Networking at Noon

Saturday February 3rd Farmers Market

Tuesday February 6th City Council Meeting

Wednesday February 7th Arts & Culture Commission Meeting

Chamber Seeks Hosts for Networking Events

Looking to get more people through your doors? We are searching for hosts for 2018 Networking at Noon and Third Thursday Mixers. 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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