Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
July 25, 2016
Visit Dana Point Hires New Executive Director to Lead Visitors Bureau
The Board of Directors for Visit Dana Point today announced the appointment of Sean Keliiholokai (Kay-lee'-ee-hoe'-low-kye) as Executive Director for the newly-formed destination marketing organization Visit Dana Point. Mr. Keliiholokai will be charged with growing the local tourism industry through visitor attraction and retention, lodging offerings and meetings and groups initiatives. He will assume his duties in mid-August.

Previously Director of Sales and Marketing for the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mr. Keliiholokai has worked in the tourism industry leading teams for Hyatt Regency Orange County and in sales management for multiple organizations including, Marriott International and Disneyland Resort.

Jim Samuels, General Manager of Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Visit Dana Point, remarked, "We are very enthusiastic about ha ving Sean onboard. With his record of accomplishments in his previous positions, we look forward to working with him to promote Dana Point as a premier destination for visitors and to enhance our local tourism economy."

M r. Keliiholokai, a Certified Hospitality Sales Professional (CHSP), holds a Masters of Hospitality Administration (MHA) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Biola University. He is married with a one-year-old son.

Other elected officers on the Board of Directors of Visit Dana Point include Secretary, Ian Pullan, General Manager, Monarch Beach Resort; and, Treasurer, Bruce Brainerd, General Manager, The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

Please join us in welcoming Sean.  http://VisitDanaPoint.org

Employers Required to Electronically File Paperwork
Beginning January 1, 2017, employers with 10 or more employees will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD).

This requirement will expand to all employers beginning January 1, 2018.

  • Increases data accuracy
  • Protects data through encryption, which is safer and more secure than paper forms
  • Reduces paper and mailing costs
  • Eliminates lost mail
  • Faster processing of returns and payments

File and pay electronically with e-Services for Business.   E-Services for Business is a fast, easy, and secure way to manage your employer payroll tax accounts online.

  • Register for an employer payroll tax account number
  • File returns and reports
  • Make payroll tax deposits and pay other liabilities 
  • View and update account information

For more information about the e-file and e-pay mandate, refer to the Employment Development Department for the State of California.

10 Things Businesses Might NOT Know About California's Paid Sick Leave Law  
Since July 1, 2015, employers must dispense paid sick leave (PSL) to all California employees.  Paid sick leave questions continues to trouble many employers who want to comply, but are unsure about certain parts of the law.

10 Things Businesses Might Not Know About California's Paid Sick Leave Law

  1. The law covers most employers & employees
  2. Even if you had a generous policy in the past, it may need revising
  3. You can use different methods for different groups of employees
  4. You can cap accrual and limit the amount of time an employee can take
  5. Paid sick leave can be used for many different family members
  6. Paid sick leave is protected: Check your attendance policies
  7. No Doctor's note is required
  8. You can choose between various options for paying employees for the time off
  9. You have record-keeping obligations
  10. Watch out for local ordinances
Networking at Noon!
Thursday, August 4th
@ 11:30am - 1:00pm
24601 Dana Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
$20 Chamber Members
$25 Non-Chamber Members

10 DWYC Boarding Passes
Register online and you could win a DWYC Boarding Pass for a  30 day membership pass to the Yacht Club!  

Business of the Month!
Mayor Tomlinson's July 2016 
Business of the Month:

Dana Point Auto Service has been serving Dana Point since 1969 and has been a member of the Dana Point Chamber since 1971!  Voted the #1 repair shop in Dana Point Times, Dana Point Auto Service can help you with all your automotive needs.  Congratulations on all your accomplishments!  We wish you nothing but success!   
Show Your Support For Local Nonprofits!
September 17-18, 2016
From 10am - 10am
Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

At Relay For Life, the community comes together for 24 hours to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who we have lost and pledge to fight back to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society.  The American Cancer Society provides services, programs and cancer research to further the quality of life of cancer patients and families.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Registration at 7:30am
Opening Ceremony at 8:30am
Walk Begins at 9:00am

There are more than 84,000 Orange County residents living with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.  100% of the money raised remains local and provides life changing research, programs, advocacy and support services for those living with memory loss as well as those who love and care for them.

Upcoming Events 
July through August
Every Sunday, 2:30pm-6:00pm
Sea Terrace Park 
33501 Niguel Rd
Dana Point, CA 92629

Tuesday, August 2nd @ 5:00pm-8:00pm
Sea Canyon Park 
33093 Santiago Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Contact: Sheriff's Department (949) 248-3531

Thursday, August 4th @ 11:30am-1:00pm
Dana West Yacht Club
24601 Dana Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Pearl Zimmerman, MD Functional & Integrative Medicine
Thursday, August 4th
Health Fair @ 12:30pm-6:30pm
Ribbon Cutting @4pm
Sears Family Wellness Clinic
26933 Camino De Estrella
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

Saturday, August 20th @ 4pm
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr
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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