Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
August 9, 2013
Stay Informed: New Health Care Reform Website Gives Employers Tailored Information
Article from CalChamber
The White House announced the launch of a new website to help employers get specific information on the Affordable Care Act. 
According to the White House Blog, the new site includes a web-based tool that allows employers to get tailored information on how the health law may affect them based on their business' size, location and plans for offering health benefits to their workers next year. 
The site is designed to ensure that business owners get comprehensive health care information and easy-to-use tools such as:
  • A timeline of key implementation dates 
  • Information about the SHOP Marketplaces and small business tax credits 
  • Resources to help calculate a business's number of full-time equivalent employees or determine if the coverage the business already offer meets the law's minimum value standards
'Job Killer' Bill Expands Discrimination Litigation
Each year the California Chamber of Commerce releases a list of "job killer" bills to identify legislation that will decimate economic and job growth in California. The CalChamber will track the bills throughout the rest of the legislative session and work to educate legislators about the serious consequences these bills will have on the state.

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed "job killer" bill that hampers California employers' ability to conduct business and unfairly subjects them to costly litigation will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee soon.

SB 404 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) makes it virtually impossible for employers to manage their employees and exposes them to a higher risk of litigation by expanding the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to include a protected classification for any person who is, perceived to be, or associated with an individual who provides medical or supervisory care to a listed family member.

Put Your Claws Up! Learn More About 
Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Dana Point Lobster Fest
Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Dana Point Lobster Fest

The 4th Annual Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club's Dana Point Lobster Fest is happening Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 4pm at Doheny State Beach and it's going to once again be the party at the beach that you won't want to miss this summer!


Come for the delicious lobster and steak, enjoy some lively spirits, music and bid on some wonderful Silent Auction items.

Tickets are $85 in advance, or $100 at the door. VIP "Big Tail" table tickets are $150 or $1,500 for a table of 10.  


Get Your Tickets to the 4th Annual Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club's Dana Point Lobster Fest!


Member Spotlight: 
California Celtic Classic
Dana Point Chamber Spotlight - California Celtic Classic

Over the last weekend in August, Sea Terrace Park will be transformed into a Celtic cultural center. The first-ever California Celtic Classic will bring dozens of Scottish clans to town to celebrate their Iron and Medieval age European heritage.

The two day celebration, on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 will be home to the International Highland Games Federation Championships, where the world's best highland competitors will compete in saber tosses, stone puts, Scottish hammer throws and more. To find out more, visit the California Celtic Classic website

Upcoming Chamber Events
3rd Thursday Mixer 
Hosted by Action Aqua Flight & Dick Simon Yachts
August 15th  5:30 - 7:30pm
34571 Golden Lantern,  Dana Point, CA 92629
Action Aqua Flight
Please join us for our upcoming August mixer, hosted by Action Aqua Flight & Dick Simon Yachts & Charters, in the Dana Point Harbor. 
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. 

Check out the video above to learn more about the awesome aquatic adventures that Action Aqua Flight is hosting in the Dana Point Harbor. 

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dana Point celebrate and congratulate Action Aqua Flight in their grand opening. Come be a part of this celebration and partake in the ribbon cutting and networking!


We encourage you to bring a guest to learn more about the Chamber and meet fellow business leaders. 


The cost to attend is $12 for members and $20 for non-members. 

September's Networking at Noon
Hosted by The Surfin' Cowboy
September 5  11:30am - 1:00pm

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and our Membership Committee invite you to join us for Networking at Noon at The Surfin Cowboy.

This event is open to members and non-members to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, discuss their business with others and generate new business leads - while supporting a great chamber member restaurant and stimulating our local economy!

The cost to attend is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and includes lunch, beverage and gratuity. Please pre-register for the event as it helps us to give an accurate headcount to the kitchen. 
Taste of South County Mixer
Hosted by Independence Bank & Capistrano Auto Center
September 5       5:30pm - 7:30pm
Independence Bank, 32291 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano
$15 Members | $25 Non-Members
Ribbon Cutting 2
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

We're getting busy here at the Chamber and are going to be hosting LOTS of ribbon cuttings in the coming month! Help us welcome our new members to the neighborhood and to the Dana Point Chamber!  
Thursday, August 15th            5:30pm     Action Aqua Flight
34571 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Thursday, August 22nd          12:00pm     Beach Hut Deli  
2 Ritz Carlton Dr. Dana Point, CA 92629 
Wednesday, August 28th      4:30pm        JunQies
34155 Pacific Coast Hwy #C Dana Point, CA 92629 
Welcome Our New Members!
Anchorfish Printing & Embroidery

Anchorfish Printing and Embroidery is a full service screen print and embroidery shop located on the Dana Point, Laguna Niguel border. We offer standard plastisol printing, as well as the latest in soft hand, water based, and discharge screen printing technology. Standard embroidery alongside 3-d puff embroidery. We work closely with schools, clothing companies, and businesses from major suppliers all the way down to "mom and pop" shops. 

By working closely with these companies we have watched companies and restaurants grow from single locations in southern California to dozens across the nation. Working with customers to fit their budget, turn-around time and production needs. With almost 9 years and over 500,000 shirts worth of experience we believe in putting out a quality product in an affordable manner that customers and employees will wear with pride. We look forward to working with our local business and community to help you grow.


You've worked hard to build your business. When it comes time to market your business, you need an advertising campaign or commercial video to help you put your best foot forward. At BERGSTROMMEDIA there is no extra charge for creativity, and there is no limit to the creativity at BERGSTROMMEDIA
BERGSTROMMEDIA has many years of experiece in print, radio, TV, outdoor, direct mail and, of course, the internet and social media. Call today for a free consultation.

Friar Tux Shop

Friar Tux Shop has been family owned and operated in Southern California since our opening in 1974 and today we are proud to have 31 Friar Tux Shop stores in Southern California. Our stores range from Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego. In addition, as a Savvy Formalwear member, we have over 250 fitting locations nationwide and in Canada. 

We pride ourselves on providing the finest in men's fashion at affordable prices and as Southern California's experts in men's formalwear, we offer a large variety of suits and tuxedos for rental or purchase. Each of our styles are specifically selected by our expert fashion team, ensuring that we offer today's most modern and sophisticated trends in men's fashion. We have a look and a fit for every customer, and we take great joy in knowing that we help our customers look their best for life's celebrations.


Did you know:
  • There are 21,000 to 35,000 homeless people in Orange County. 
  • Nearly 50% of Orange County homeless are children.
iHOPE provides basic needs, shelter, tools, and training to the homeless, at-risk, and working poor to guide them in their return to self-sufficiency. iHOPE partners with a number of local community agencies to operate the iHOPE resource Center and mobile medical clinics serving south Orange County.
iHOPE is hosting their Inaugural Poker Tournament and Silent Auction on Friday, October 4th and they're looking for players. If you're interested in participating and helping South Orange County's homeless, please click here to learn more.    
Thank You to Our Renewing Members
Member Since 1979
Member Since 1991
Member Since 2002
Ron Sibel, Civic Member
Member Since 2012


Member Since 1993
Member Since 2010

Member Since 1999
Member Since 2012
Community News & Events
Pizza, Surfing & Fighting Cancer
What Do They Have in Common? YOU 
Hate Cancer? Wanna fight back?  The Relay for Life of Dana Point has partnered with 2 local businesses that are dedicated to beat this awful disease. Killer Dana Surf Shop and Stuft Pizza want to do their part to eradicate cancer and have joined forces with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Dana Point to raise much needed funds.  
First up is the Killer Dana Surf Shop give back sale - August 16-18. Print the flyer above or mention Relay for Life and Killer Dana will donate 20% of your purchase back to the American Cancer Society.

After all that shopping at Killer Dana, you'll surely have worked up an appetite. Head over to Stuft Pizza on Wednesday September 11, mention 'Relay For Life," enjoy some delicious pizza and Stuft Pizza will donate 20% of your purchase back to DP Relay For Life.
City of Dana Point Emergency Preparedness Expo
Saturday, August 24, 2013,   10am - 2pm
Dana Hills High School, 33301 Golden Lantern, Dana Point
Exhibits, Demonstrations, and Emergency Information

The City of Dana Point invites you to attend this year's emergency preparedness expo, featuring dozens of exhibitors and vehicle displays, and learn how to protect yourself and your family in an emergency. Receive helpful tips and information from public safety agencies, utilities, community groups, vendors, and more.

Thumbs Up to Kid Safety
Presented by COX Communications 

Military Support Committee Meeting 
Presented by Laguna Niguel American Legion Post 281
Cox is partnering with HLN to provide a free Family Safety Event to the residents in Laguna Niguel. Families can get free digital fingerprinting for their children, enjoy face painting, music, safety demos from the Sheriff's Department and learn more about local non-profits. Subway will be providing free meals for children.

Since our charter in 2013, our American Legion Post has been welcoming veterans from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country.

All veterans and guests are welcome to attend this military support committee meeting, hosted at Brio Tuscany Grille in Dana Point. 

$101 For a Massage? It's a Summer to Spa at Laguna Cliffs! 

30% off all regularly-priced treatments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Mention "MWF" upon reservation. 

Includes all-day access to the sauna, eucalyptus steam room, whirlpool, relaxation lounge, & sunny outdoor patio.

Call (949)487-7576, to book your massage now!
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