Compass Newsletter
OCTOBER 13, 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 Dana Point 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 below to claim your spot for this month!

Raffle Prizes Generously Donated By

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To become a host of a Networking at Noon, Third Thursday Mixer, or to donate a raffle prize, please contact  Ashley von Gremp

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

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!

Don't forget to vote for the Dana Point Turkey Trot for Best Local Annual Event!

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
Hunger Walk 30 Year Anniversary

The Annual FAM Hunger Walk fundraiser is a fun walk beginning and ending at the San Clemente Community Center. The FAM Board of Directors and staff invite you to participate in our Walk by signing up and helping us raise money, becoming an official sponsor or making a donation.

For nearly 30 years this walk has raised funds to help prevent hunger and homelessness in Orange County. In 2017 we aim to gather more people than ever to raise money for those FAM serves. 

Sunday October 15th starting at 12:30pm
San Clemente Community Center
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
1st Annual COA Golf Tournament

100% of the proceeds go to Community Outreach Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on providing activities for the youth in our community.

Monday, October 30th
Bella Collina Golf Resort
San Clemente, CA 
Superhero Holiday Boat Parade

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!

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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