Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
April 20, 2016
National Small Business Week
May 1 - 7, 2016  #DreamSmallBiz 
As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Everyday they're working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America's global competitiveness.
Click on the link below to learn how you can continue to grow and enhance your business!

Future Planning 
Summer is just around the corner! 
The summer months are approaching which means more business for you! 
The Chamber wants to be sure that all of your business information and contacts are up-to-date.  

We refer our members on a daily basis and want to ensure that we are giving the most current information to our locals and visitors from out of town. 

Are these all up-to-date? 
    • Chambermaster (general info, reps, contacts) 
    • Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn) 
    • Website content 
    • Special events
    • Discounts, hot deals (community and member to member)
    • Hours of operation 
    • Contact information (phone/email/business cards/collateral) 

Calling All Volunteers
Please help out these two great events
  Come support your community and volunteer for this exciting event.  Volunteers of the DPGP Sport & Family Festival become an important component of the activities during the day, assisting with: 
    • Course Set-Up 
    • Organizing and ensuring that fans are directed properly 
    • Providing a Fun Factor to the event 
Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st

Dana Point Lantern District 
Del Prado between Violet Lantern & Amber Lantern

Contact Cyndie Elders for more information:

  • Dana Point Smoke Alarm Installation Event 

Orange County Fire Authority, American Red Cross, City of Dana Point, & community volunteers

Saturday, April 23rd @ 8:00am 

Beachwood Park/ Beachwood Village Mobile Homes
34052 Doheny Park Road, Dana Point 92629

Smoke alarms save lives!  
Help protect your community and install free smoke alarms!   

To volunteer, please contact Polly Bowen: 
pollybowen@ocfa.org or 714-573-6263 

Job Killers vs Job Creators:
Stay Updated with Help Cal Chamber 

has released its list of job creator bills, 
calling attention to 13 bills that will 
improve the state's job climate and 
stimulate the economy.  Since 2008, 
the CalChamber has identified bills 
that will encourage employers to invest 
resources back into the economy and 
local communities rather than spend 
them on unnecessary 
government-imposed costs.  

The California Chamber of Commerce 
released a preliminary list of job killer 
bills on March 29th to call attention to 
the negative impact that 18 proposed measures would have on California's job climate and economic recovery if they were to become law. Another job killer has since been identified, bringing the total to 19.  

*SOURCE: California Chamber of Commerce (2016)
Have You Register Today For Third Thursday Mixer   

When:  Thursday, April 21st
@ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Where:  Dana Point Women's Club 
24642 San Juan Avenue 
Dana Point, CA 92629 

Fees:  $12 Chamber Members
$20 Prospective Members 

Thank you to the following businesses for donating raffle prizes for this mixer: 

If you are interested in donating a raffle prize for the 3rd Thursday Mixers, contact the Chamber!
 Register Early! May's Networking 
at Noon Will Sell Out

When:  Thursday, May 5th                          Where:   Craft House 
@ 11:30am - 1:00pm                                     34094 Pacific Coast Hwy
                                                                                   Dana Point, CA 92629
Fees:  $20 for Chamber Members
           $25 for Non Members  

If you are interested in hosting a Networking @ Noon, 
 please contact the Chamber! (949) 496-1555

Welcome New Member! 
Brooks Business Support  
Brooks Business Support provides bookkeeping services and solutions for small businesses, from start-ups to growing companies, in Orange County, California.  

Owner, Lori Brooks, has been providing bookkeeping services and solutions to small businesses for 17 years.  Brooks Business Support serves a diverse client base and will tailor their services based on your needs.  

If you need help with keeping financial records organized and ensuring your accounting is hassle free, contact Brooks Business Support! 

Contact Information:                                
Tel:  949-677-0675 

Brooks Business Support 
32302 Alipaz Street, SPC 5
SanJuanCapistrano, CA 92675 


Welcome New Members
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 21st @ 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Lawrence J. Oakes, DDS 
34177  Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 100 
Dana Point, CA 92629

Thursday, April 21st @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Dana Point Women's Club 
24642 San Juan 
Dana Point, CA 92629 

Saturday, April 23rd @ 6:00am - 3:00pm
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629 

Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st 
Dana Point Lantern District
Del Prado between Violet Lantern & Amber Lantern

Thursday, May 5th @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
Craft House 
34094 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629

Friday, May 6 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
St. Regis Monarch Beach 
One Monarch Beach Resort
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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