Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
May 8, 2015
Final Days to Purchase 2015 State of the City Tickets
TheThe Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 2015 State of the City Luncheon in partnership with the City of Dana Point. The event will feature an address by Mayor Carlos N. Olvera on the future of economic and business development in our city. As a leader in the business community, we ask for your support and participation in this momentous event.

In addition to the Mayor's address, we will recognize those who have gone above and beyond in our community with our annual Beautification Awards. We are happy to announce that this year's winners include Waterman's Harbor Restaurant, the City of Dana Point, Advanced Dermatology and the Ocean Ranch Village Shopping Center. Join us in congratulating these award winners and thank them for investing in making Dana Point an even more beautiful place to live and work.

The 2015 State of the City Address and Luncheon will take place May 15th, 11:30 am at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. Lunch will be provided.

Tickets will not be available at the door, and must be pre-purchased. Click on the link below to purchase your tickets or call the Chamber office at 949.496.1555

Support the Dana Point Business Leaders of the Future: Donate to the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund
Our 2014 scholarship winners and Richard Deffenbaugh of Dana Point Auto, the chair of our Education Committee.
You might have noticed on your renewal notices the line that says "Voluntary Education Scholarship Fund Contribution" and wondered exactly what that meant - let us explain! 

Each year, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce provides students at Dana Hills High School scholarships for those that are interested in pursuing a career in Business, Community Service, Culinary Arts, Marine Science and Tourism/Hotel Management. In 2014,we 
raised $5,000 and awarded five $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. This year, we're hoping to raise event more s o that more kids can have this opportunity.  

We ask that next time you receive a renewal invoice, please consider kicking in the extra $20 to help deserving Dana Hills students realize their potential. If you're feeling extra generous please consider making a  donation to the Chamber's Scholarship fund, and help to cultivate our future business leaders in Dana Point. 
Looking to Get More Involved?
Join the DP Chamber Ambassador Committee! 
Photo by Andrea Swayne, Dana Point Times
Are you looking to get involved and give back to your community? Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee! This committee is the heart of the Dana Point Chamber and we are looking for individuals who are looking to make a difference in their community. An Ambassador not only represents the Chamber itself, but also plays an integral role in outreach efforts with our members. Our Ambassadors are the backbone of this organization and a vital liaison between the Chamber and our over 400 members. If you are interested making an impact in the city of Dana Point, become a Dana Point Chamber Ambassador today!

#ShopDelPrado & Win!
Join the Residents of Dana Point & Support Del Prado Shopping
  If you've been on Del Prado lately you've noticed that there is some major construction going on and our Dana Point businesses are feeling the impact. To help our local Dana Point business owners, the Chamber has partnered with the City of Dana Point and Del Prado businesses to create a Shop Del Prado contest - and the prizes are amazing!

All you have to do is what you do best....  SHOP! For every $10 you spend at any participating business on Del Prado, you will be awarded the opportunity to win some really great prize packages. With Mother's Day this weekend, this is a perfect opportunity to shop local and pamper mom with goods and services available right here in Dana Point!

This month's prize package includes a one-night stay at the  St. Regis Monarch Beach , dinner  for two at  Jack's Restaurant & Bar  and a premium gift basket of services and products from The District Salon .  Prizes change on a monthly basis, so check the   DPLanternDistrict.com website  often to see who won the month before and what great prizes you can win! 

#ShopDelPrado & Win! Visit DPLanternDistrict.com for the official contest rules and information on how to submit your receipts.
Upcoming Chamber Events
2015 State of the City Luncheon
The 2015 State of the City Address and Luncheon will take place May 15th, at 11:30 am at the  Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa . For more information, click here.

Single Tickets: $60 Members
$75 Non-Members.

Third Thursday Mixer Hosted by California Bank & Trust 
Thursday, May 21st    5:30 - 7:30pm
24034 Camino Del Avion, Dana Point         $12 Members     $20 Non-Members
Please join us on Thursday, May 21st for our May mixer, hosted by   California Bank & Trust  , located on the southeast corner of Niguel Road and Camino del Avion from 5:30-7:30pm.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network, discuss their business with others and generate new business leads - while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks from our generous host. 
Help our Chamber grow stronger by bringing a friend - invite a local business owner or even a friend to attend the event!
The cost to attend is $12 for members and $20 for non-members.

FREE SCORE Workshop: Common Legal Questions for Start-up Businesses
Wednesday, June 3rd     6:00 - 9:00pm
Capo Beach Church     25975 Domingo Ave, Dana Point
New business owners often have questions regarding the formalities required to get their business off the ground. This seminar assists the small business owner in determining the best legal structure for their business. In addition, the seminar addresses the common types of contracts small business owners encounter and provides attendees with tips for entering contracts. Finally, the seminar will also touch on protecting the intellectual property of a small business.

Welcome Our New Members!
Easter Seals DreamMakers

On Saturday, May 16, Easter Seals DreamMakers will be holding their 11th Annual Fundraising event at the Dana Cove Room, 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point from 11am to 4pm. The community is invited and admission is FREE. 

There will Music by Acoustics For Change and a silent and live auction. Silent and live auction items include: artwork, dinner and Cinepolis tickets, hotel stays & restaurant certificates including: Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, Savannah Chop House, Gemmells, golf, spa packages and much more! 

The event benefits Easter Seals Southern California, an organization with services that empower individuals with disabilities and special needs at all stages of life. Autism services, independent living services, social skills support, early childhood education services and employment services for civilians and military veterans. 

Hollingsworth / Smith

Two Madison Ave. veterans left the grit and grind of New York City for a better way of life in Dana Point. Brady, a graduate of ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication and Dave, a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design, were partners at multiple New York ad agencies and decided to head West and out on their own. Hollingsworth/Smith is a Branding & Communication Design Agency specializing in corporate identity, marketing communications and package design. They now offer their creative services to the businesses of Orange County. They connect the dots and fill-in the blanks, giving shape to their client's ideas. Whether it's an ad, an investment presentation or R&D, Dave & Brady fervently believe ideas are made more powerful with good design. 



Skyline Home Loans

Hello, my name is Lisa Marie Terry. My expertise is in the Residential Mortgage Banking Industry as a Mortgage Specialist. I have worked for Fortune 500 companies such as Chase Manhattan Mortgage as a top producer, Bank of Hawaii, Bank of Internet and Skyline Home Loans assisting people with refinancing and new purchase loans. I work locally, but support regional clients offering savings through competitive rates and timely funding terms. My role is to serve my clients, be their mortgage specialist for life and help make their dream homes to reality. 

On a personal level, I grew up in Dana Point, graduated from Dana Hills HS, attended Saddleback College playing tennis before transferring to Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii to complete my BS degree in Business Management. My husband and I attend and serve at Saddleback Rancho Capistrano Church. I enjoy playing competitive tennis with my husband, wine tasting, traveling to Hawaii, going to the the beach and being around family. 

Thank You to Our Renewing Members
Brad & Judy Brandmeier,
Civic Members
Member Since 2013  
Business Members since 1979 

Member Since 1991

Member Since 2013

Member Since 2012

Member Since 2013
Member Since 1988

Member Since 1989

Member Since 2002

Member Since 2011

Member Since 2012

Member Since 2014

Janie & James Raub,
Civic Members
Member Since 2012

Member Since 2013

Member Since 2004

Member Since 2011

Community News & Events
Special Offers For You From Our Chamber Members
Live Smart & Save Money!

In today's world, where we constantly strive to "live smart" with  devices and apps for so many different aspects of our lives, we are excited to share with you this special event where local utilities and business will be present to share all the different ways to Live Smart & Save Money!

First Time Home Buyer Workshop

Happy 4th Birthday to us! As a way of celebrating four great years in Dana Point, we want to offer YOU a gift!

All new students with enjoy a week of unlimited yoga for FREE! No strings or commitments - just an opportunity for you to drop in and meet us and experience the joys of yoga.

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
May 9th Whale Walk and Talk-Nature Interpretive Center

Farmers Market
May 10th MOTHER'S DAYRemember to shop, play and dine locally in Dana Point when celebrating mom this weekend!
May 11th Planning Commission Meeting
May 12th  DPCC Ambassador Committee Meeting     

VFW Benefit Services   

DPCC Finance Committee Meeting   
May 14th Yappy Hour   
May 15th 2015 State of the City
May 16th  Doheny Blues Festival

11th Annual DreamMakers Easter Seals Fundraiser

Sea Star Stroll

Farmers Market

History Walk-Nature Interpretive Center
May 17th Doheny Blues Festival
May 19th DPCC Board of Directors Meeting
May 21st DPCC Third Thursday Mixer: California Bank and Trust
May 23rd Aquafest 2015

Farmers Market
May 25th City of Dana Point and Dana Point Chamber Offices Closed

Memorial Day Event - Pines Park
Thank You to our 2015 Chairman Circle Sponsors


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