Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
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December 26 , 2016
Save the Date:
2017 Installation Dinner & Annual Meeting

Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate our accomplishments in 2016 and honor outgoing chair, Mits Arayama and welcome our chair-elect, Kim Tilly at the 2017 Installation Dinner and Annual Meeting. We will also be inducting our 2017 Board of Directors and honoring the 2016 Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Ambassador of the Year. 
This year's Installation Dinner will be held at the Dana Point Yacht Club on Thursday January 26th at 6 PM.
Tickets are available online until 11:55pm on Monday, January 23rd. Please note that there will be no tickets available at the door - you must make your reservation ahead of time.

Thursday Jan. 26, 2017 
6:00 to 8:30 PM

 $80 Members    
 $750 Tables of 10
 $90 Non-Members   
$900 Tables of 10 
 Dana Point Yacht Club
 24399 Dana Drive
 Dana Point, CA 92629

Please consider sponsoring this wonderful event and showing your support for the Chamber and our small business community! The deadline to sponsor is January 13, 2017.

Welcome Our New Mayor & Mayor Pro Tem!

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Mayor of Dana Point, Debra Lewis, and the Mayor Pro Tem, Paul Wyatt. We look forward to working with them to continue to help local business grow and flourish.

New Employment Laws
As we prepare to enter 2017, many new laws from the 2016 California legislative session will take affect at the start of the new year. To review the laws and be sure you are in compliance, visit the California Chamber of Commerce's handy infographic on the schedule of laws for California employers here.
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Road Closure Advisory

Welcome New Members

Welcome GritCycle to Dana Point! GritCycle & Boutique is an indoor cycling studio and athleisure retail store located in the Monarch Beach Plaza. They specialize in high intensity, heart pounding, full body spin classes. 
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A+ Nails & Spa

Visit the newest full service nail salon, located in the Dana Marina Plaza. Friendly staff and beautiful amenities create a relaxing atmosphere you will love!  


BevMo is the number one specialty beverage retailer on the west coast. The 4,900-square-foot store will create 25 jobs, with more to follow as the holiday season progresses.  It will stock more than 300 beers, nearly 200 champagne and sparkling wines, and hundreds of California wines and beers.

Amazing Lash Studio

Their team of specialists provide eyelash extensions that look so natural, you can claim them as your own! Visit their beautiful studio located in the Monarch Beach Plaza.

Happy Holidays-Please Note Our Holiday Hours
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Diwali or nothing at all - we would like to pause and thank the many people who have made this year a successful and memorable one. We appreciate every single one of you and can't wait to see what 2017 holds.

We wish you much health and happiness this holiday season!

Please note, the Chamber offices will be closed from December 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017. Our offices will re-open on Monday, January 2nd.
2016 Business of the Year & Citizen of the Year Awards
The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is
seeking nominations for the 2016 Business of the Year & Citizen of the Year. Please submit all nominations to the Chamber no later than January 4, 2017.

Any current member of the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce may make a nomination.  Nomination forms will be submitted and committee members will select a winner.  The winner will be honored at the Chamber's Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner at the Dana Point Yacht Club on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Questions? Contact the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce at 949.496.1555 or send us an email.
Chamber Seeks Hosts for 2017 Networking Events

Looking to get more people through  your doors?  We are currently searchingfor hosts for our Third Thursday Mixers and Networking at Noon events.  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.

For more information on hosting an event, please send us an email or call 949.496.1555 

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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