Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
March 19, 2013
Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dana Point Announce Dates for the
2013 State of the City

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 2013 State of the City Luncheon in partnership with the City of Dana Point. The event will feature an address by Mayor Steven Weinberg on the promising future of economic and business development in our city. As a leader in our community, you should be aware of the exciting vision for Dana Point. 


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. Click here to download a nomination form.


We invite you to join us at this event as a guest, and encourage you to partner with us for the State of the City luncheon and beyond. Sponsorship opportunities are available and detailed here.


The 2013 State of the City Address and Luncheon will take place on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. 


We hope to see you there, and hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to align your business with other leaders in the community. 

Upcoming Chamber Events
March Mixer - Brio Tuscany Grille
March 21   5:30 - 7:30pm

Join us at our March Mixer, hosted by Brio Tuscany Grille on Thursday, March 21st. 
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 enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks from our generous host. 
The cost to attend is $12 for members and $22 for 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 month of March! Help us welcome our new members to the neighborhood and to the Dana Point Chamber!  
March 27th   4:30pm  Dana Point Historical Society
33282 Golden Lantern St, Suite 104 (City Hall Offices), Dana Point
April 19th        4:00pm  Magical Shears
34098 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite B, Dana Point, CA 92629
Networking at Noon - Luxe Restaurant & Martini Bar
April 4   11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us on the first Thursday of the month for a delicious meal and the opportunity to network, discuss your business with others and generate new business leads - all while supporting a great chamber member restaurant! 

April's Networking at Noon will take place at  Luxe Restaurant & Martini Bar.

The cost to attend is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and includes lunch, a non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. 

Our Networking at Noon events are becoming increasingly popular, so make sure you RSVP now!

Welcome Our New Members!
Tavern on the Coast 
Chef Bryan Podgorski and wife Pamela Dickinson have teamed up with local restauranteur and entrepreneur Veronica Scala to bring you Dana Point's newest restaurant, Tavern on the Coast. The pair return back to their home, Southern California after nine years with Chef Thomas Keller at Bouchon Bistro in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel. Bryan is transitioning from the position of Chef de Cuisine for Bouchon. Pamela's final role in TKRG was General Manager of Bouchon Bakery, she also has held the position of a Dining Room Manager with front of house operations in the Bistro as well. Although Chef Bryan's past experience with Bouchon was in the French Bistro/fine dining concept, Tavern on the Coast will feature a broader more approachable menu. Tavern brings Modern American Cuisine, created by use of French technique to the California Casual coast community. 
White Lotus Day Spa

White Lotus Day Spa is committed to providing the best experience to suit your needs. White Lotus Day Spa is an intimate space where you can rejuvenate and relax in a warm and tranquil environment. Serene inspired surroundings soothe the senses and provide for a truly comfortably experience. 

White Lotus Day Spa has a passionate commitment to health, wellness, and beauty and offers the finest in skin and body care. We offer highly effective skin care that is Organic or All Natural with no chemicals or unnatural preservatives. We offer the highest quality skin and body care services. In addition to our outstanding skin care services, relaxing and therapeutic massage, body treatments, and alternative treatments, performed by highly skilled therapists are also offered.
Community News & Events

SOCSA Foundation 10th Annual Opera Celebration 
Gala Performance Sunday, March 24, 2013  
Soka Performing Arts Center
17th Annual Taste of Dana Point

Come join us for the 17th Annual Taste of Dana event which will host more than 20 local restaurants offering ticket holders "tastes" from local restaurants.  Last year's restaurant participants included Brio, Wind & Sea, Coffee Importers, Cannon's, Chaparosa Grill, Z Pizza, Harbor Deli, Rubio's, and the Hunter Steakhouse, just to name a few.
This event will provide an evening of food, music, and fun.  Later in the evening a silent auction and raffle will be held which may include sporting events and concert and theater tickets, rounds of golf, gift cards for services, restaurants and events, jewelry, food and beverage items, crafting supplies, and home products.
Proceeds from ticket sales are used to raise funds for a safe and sober graduation celebration for Dana Hills High School Seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at: www.dhgradnite.com and will also be available for purchase at many of the upcoming DHHS school events.
4th Annual "Combat Golf" Tournament
Benefiting our Fighting Fifth Marines and Wounded Warriors
Monday, June 3, 2013  at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

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