Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
August 25, 2016
Two-Day Health and Wellness Expo & Goody Bag Insert Form!

2016 DPTT

Feature your business at the 39th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot!  With 17,000 people in attendance, you now have the opportunity to display a booth, coupon or ad at the two-day Health & Wellness Expo.  Show off your brand, promote your business and generate more business!

Wednesday, November 23rd - Thursday, November 24rd 

Wednesday, November 23rd: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, November 24th: 6:00am - 11:00am

10K, 5K Open, 5K Masters & Kids' Gobble Wobble Race

Start, Finish and Expo in Dana Point Harbor

Outdoor Expo in Dana Point Harbor
  • Booth consists of a 10 x 10 space, one 8' covered table, and two chairs.  All expo vendors must provide their own canopy. Canopies can be rented at an additional cost.  Larger booth space is possible.  
  • Additional fees apply for electricity
  • Set up times: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:30am.  All vehicles must be off site by 11:30am.
  • Breakdown times: Thursday, November 24, 2016 after 11:00am.  Breakdown must be completed and all items removed by 4:00pm on Thursday.

  • Display a coupon or ad in our online race bag which is shared with ALL of our participants.
  • Participants are able to choose how to engage your message by printing or visiting your website.
  • Virtual Race Bags provides performance metrics showing total impressions and prints generated by your coupon or ad.
  • Placement is based on first come first serve basis.

For questions, please contact:

Phyllis Blanchard
Run Racing
10545 Humbolt St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Office: (562) 795-8900



Networking at Noon


Bring a colleague, employee, or a friend to Networking at Noon!  Generate new business leads while promoting yourself and your business.  Each attendee will have the opportunity to give a 30 second elevator pitch to the room.  As a member benefit, Chamber members will receive the contact information of all guests.  



Thursday, September 1st

@ 11:30am-1:00pm




Luna Grill

32525 Golden Lantern, Suite E

Dana Point, CA 92629




$15 Chamber Members

$20 Prospective Members


Third Thursday Mixer!

In honor of back to school, the September mixer will be an Educational Mixer!



Thursday, September 15th

@ 5:30pm-7:30pm


Tutor & Spunky's Deli

34085 Pacific Coast Hwy #116

Dana Point, CA 92629




$12 Chamber Members
$20 Prospective Members

If you are interested in donating a raffle prize, please contact Krystal Neitzke (949) 496-1555

For more information about the Scholarship Fund, please click here.

Job Creator Bills Head to Governor's Desk
Two job creator bills make their move to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s desk.  The following job creator bills include:
  • AB 2664 provides resources for Californians who are establishing a new business by providing the University of California (UC) with funds to expand its capacity and increase access to its innovation and entrepreneurship centers.
  • SB 936 encourages creation of small business by expanding their access to loans, which helps them grow.
For more information on the job creator bills, please click here.
Chamber Member Benefit!
Operating a business can be expensive and costly, especially for a small business.  That's why we've launched the Office Depot Chamber Program , allowing you to receive discounts on products and services just for being a member of our Chamber!

Register for your online Chamber Member business account with Office Depot and start saving online and in stores.  You'll save up to 60% on 650 most commonly purchased business essentials, up to 70% savings on copy and print jobs and a 5% savings on most other items.  You will also receive fast and FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more and a special store purchasing card for in-store purchases.

This program is FREE to join for all Dana Point Chamber members.  Take advantage of this member benefit!

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 Katie McGann your information! 

Local High School Seeks Sponsors

Dana Hills High School Football is seeking sponsors!


The Dana Hills Football 12th Man Booster Club is dedicated to providing financial, coaching, facility, and team-building support to the Dana Hills High School football team.  Support your local high school represent your business.  Check out the advertising options for your business!




2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

- Scoreboard Sponsor

- Stadium Sponsor

- Corporate Sponsor

- Field Banners

- Stadium Banners

- Website Ad

- Business Card Ad

- Team Meal Sponsor


Click here to view the sponsorship package options and order form! 


If you have questions, contact the booster club President.

David Simmons

(949) 291-9152

Send an Email!


Montessori Liquidation Sale!
B roderick Montessori is closing it's doors after 25 years

All Montessori School material  will be sold by the pile or by the box. Please bring your own boxes.  Everyone will be given an area to sort their pile and when you are finished you will be given a price that will be unbelievable. There is an overwhelming amount of things to see and it all has to go in one week!

Items for sale include
 laminator machine
adult desks
playground equipment
bookcases/ shelving
children tables and chairs, 
and more!

Call for an appointment
As soon as possible to ensure item availability
Harry Antonian
(949) 697-1411

Member Spotlight!
Throughout the month of August, Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari held a canned food drive benefiting the Caring Hands Pantry!  Before September 1st, bring canned or non-perishable foods to their Dolphin Deck.  Receive 50% off a Captain Dave's Youth tie-dye shirt when you bring 5 cans or more!  T-shirts are limited and supplies may run out, so hurry in!
Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 488-2828

Upcoming Events 
August 27th &  August 28th
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Monday, August 29th
Complimentary Ceremony begins @ 4pm
Dana Point Harbor: Baby Beach
34445 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA 92629

Thursday, September 1st 
@ 11:30am-1:00pm
32525 Golden Lantern, Suite E
Dana Point, CA 92629

Saturday, September 3rd 
Monarch Beach Resort: The Grand Lawn
1 Monarch Beach Resort N.
Dana Point, CA 92629

September 9th & 10th
Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

September 9th-11th
Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Thursday, September 15th
@ 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tutor and Spunky's Deli
34085 Pacific Coast Hwy #116
Dana Point, CA 92629
September 17th - September 18th
24 Hour Event!
Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

If you are interested in supporting our business community, join the Dana Point Chairman's Circle! Please contact Heather Johnston for more information.

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