Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
November 10, 2016
Shop Small, Eat Local!

Small Business Saturday is an annual November event celebrating small local businesses, advocating a "Shop Small" reminder to encourage consumers to shop local businesses.  The first-ever Small Business Saturday took place in 2010.  It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses.  The year 2015 was one for the books with a total of 95 million people shopping at small businesses nationwide.
Campaign is an excellent way to remind our community about the advantages of supporting our local small businesses and to celebrate everything they do to support Dana Point!

Small Business Saturday 2016
CalChamber Releases White Paper on 2017 Employment Laws

CalChamber's employment law counsel wrapped up their analysis of the significant pieces of employment-related legislation that Governor Brown signed into law.

The 2017 legislative session produced new laws that will affect California employers' day-to-day operations and policies in 2017 and beyond.  Some new laws made significant changes while others new laws made small changes to existing law.  Quite a few bills this year feature delayed or phased-in implementation.

Be prepared by downloading this new white paper summarizing the new laws' effects on California employers.

Learn about new laws on:
  • Wage and hour, including minimum wage and overtime;
  • Expanded discrimination and retaliation protections, including significant amendments to the Fair Pay Act;
  • Leaves of absence, including new hire notification requirements;
  • Background checks;
  • Workers' compensation; and
  • Much more.

Discount for Members!
Dana Point Turkey Trot Virtual Goody Bags

$175 Virtual Goody Bag + Banner Display!

Promote your business at the 39th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot.  As a member benefit, all Chamber Members will receive a $100 discount on a virtual goody bag insert plus your banner will be displayed at the event.

Display a coupon or advertisement in our online race bag which is shared with ALL of our participants.  The 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 advertisement.
Best of all it's "Green" and keeps litter out of beaches and the harbor!

Virtual Race Bag artwork must be received by November 17, 2016!

For more information, contact the Dana Point Chamber
(949) 496-1555 or email us here!
1st Birthday Outlets at San Clemente!
Friday, November 11th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Oak Tree Court
101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672
Celebrate Outlets at San Clemente's first birthday with live entertainment, wine, cocktails, craft beer, food trucks and a taste of future eateries.  Fun for the whole family includes a photo booth, face-painting, balloon animals and complimentary birthday cake!
Proceeds from drink ticket sales will be donated to Marine Corps League, South Coast Detachment, a non-profit based in San Clemente that works with both active duty and retired Marines.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Monday, Nov. 14th  @  11 :00am
24901 Dana Point Harbor Dr. #130
Dana Point, CA 92629
Monday, Nov. 14th  @  11 :30am
24582 Del Prado, Suite H
Dana Point, CA 92629
Tuesday, Nov. 29th  @   3:30pm
10 Monarch Bay Plaza
Dana Point, CA 92629
Immediately Followed by:

Tuesday, Nov. 29th  @  4:00pm
32932 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 9
Dana Point, CA 92629
Tuesday, Nov. 29th  @  6 :00pm
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
25135 Park Lantern,  Dana Point, CA 92629
Member Spotlight!
A special shout out to Geoffrey Fellows and his feature in Modern Luxury Magazine!  Geoffrey is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones and is a Ambassador for the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce.  We appreciate your active role in the Chamber and recognize all that you do!  

Article Featured: Ask about Laguna Beach Financial Advisor Geoffrey Fellows and you may hear... pilot, triathlete, volunteer, fireman, entrepreneur, 'powerhouse' executive... but everyone always includes "a rock solid friend."  After a successful 20 year career in corporate finance took him around the world, Geoff retired to Southern California in 2011 to work on his golf game, but couldn't slow down.  When a friend experienced financial difficulties, Geoff rushed to his rescue.  His conservative 'relentless improvement' process allows him to address the financial issues important to the business owners and residents of Orange County's beach cities, in turn becoming the sought after advisor of choice.  Asked about himself, Geoff is happy being "the Financial Advisor he wishes his grandparents had."
NEW - Opening February 2017
Local Dana Point 
Photography Classes

Jack Randall is an award winning photographer who has and continues to run a highly successful studio in Dana Point for the past 25 years grossing close to one million dollars per year. For the first time he is opening his doors for teaching to aspiring photographers of all ages. If you have wanted to be a better photographer this is the class for you.

1 Day Classes, 4 Day Classes & Private Mentorship Available 

Learn to use your fancy cameras like a professional!
Call Now & Reserve You Spot! 949-248-5198
Give Thanks with Capo Beach Church this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Capo Beach Church is welcoming anyone in the community to enjoy a delicious meal together.  The Thanksgiving Feast is FREE to the public!  Celebrate and give thanks with family, friends and the community.  For more information, contact Capo Beach Church.

25975 Domingo Avenue
Dana Point, CA 92629
Welcome New Members!
Healthcare Advocate
Healthcare Advocate assists with senior placement for those who can no longer live at home.  With over 25 years in healthcare advocacy and risk management, our mission is to mitigate physical and financial challenges of modern day healthcare.  We offer a variety of services: hospital bill audit & negotiation, outpatient bill audit & negotiation, out of network bill audit & negotiation, case management, life care plans, insurance consultancy and more.  For more information about services, contact Healthcare Advocate!
Sarah Carbone, RN, ARM
(714) 747-8048 
Legal Nurse Consultants are Registered Nurses with specialized training.  They combine their nursing education, clinical experience and legal training to analyze medical related issues in a legal case or claim.  Linda Summers, owner and operator, has over 25 years of nursing experience with specialties in critical care and the business side of healthcare.  Legal Nurse Sleuth is focused on providing quality consulting services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction.  Set up your consultation today!
Linda Summers 949.329.2767
Upcoming Events 
Friday, November 11th @ 10:00am
Dana Point Veteran Memorial
Selva Road at Strand Beach 
just off PCH
Presented by VFW Post 9934 and the City of Dana Point
Saturday, November 12th @ 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Saturday, November 12th

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 East Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806

Doheny Village Plan: Community Meeting
Thursday, November 17th

DoubleTree Suites
34402 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629

Saturday, November 19th
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Outlets at San Clemente, 
Center Court
101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92673
  Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24th
Dana Point Harbor
Dana Point Harbor Drive & Golden Lantern
Two-Day Health & Wellness Expo

Thanksgiving Day, November 24th
Black Friday 7:00am-10:00pm
Outlets at San Clemente
101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92673


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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