Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
July 10, 2013
Work Hard, Play Hard!
Play Ball with the DP Chamber and the Angels! 
Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce for a night of "Work Hard, Play Hard" on Friday, August 2nd at Angel's Stadium. First pitch is at 7:05pm against the Toronto Blue Jays. 
Both, members and non-members are welcome for a night of baseball, business and fun. Contact Natalia at the Chamber for tickets, which are $20 and in limited quantity. So come get'em fast! And be sure to stay for a post-game fireworks extravaganza! 
Want to beat traffic? Hop on the Metrolink Angels Express! The train departs from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station at 5:50pm and Metrolink departs 45 minutes after the game so that you can enjoy the fireworks! Only $7 round-trip. For more information click here.

City of Dana Point Summer Concerts in the Park


You are officially invited to attend the free outdoor concerts sponsored by the City of Dana Point every Sunday afternoon from now until August 25th. Refreshments available for purchase. Each concert features an opening band from 3pm-4pm and the main band from 4:30pm-6pm. For more information call (949) 248-3530 or visit their website.


July 14     Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern
Tim Urban (American Idol, Season 9, Finalist), Raymond Michael's Elvis Tribute. 

July 21
     Heritage Park, 34400 Old Golden Lantern 

Big Daddy Williams & Friends (Top 40) and Keston Barker & The Rhythm Killers (Rock).


July 28     Heritage Park, 34400 Old Golden Lantern
Old Money Jim (Blues/Rock) and Revival-A Tribute to CCR & John Fogerty.

Looking to Get More Involved?
Join the DP Chamber Ambassador Committee! 
"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give"  
- Winston Churchill 
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!
Member Spotlight: Maddie James Learning Center
Maddie James Seaside Learning Center 2013 Grand Opening

The Maddie James Seaside Learning Center will introduce thousands of K-12 students and public visitors to current and emerging issues in oceanography, environmental science and maritime history. 


The Maddie James Foundation was founded by the parents of a five year-old California girl who passed away due to an inoperable brain tumor, but whose love of the ocean and its many creatures will live forever. Their initial goal was to raise $1million for the Ocean Institute's proposed new facilities, and due to an incredible grassroots effort and outpouring of support from the community, they succeeded in just three months. Visit the Maddie James Foundation website to learn more about this inspirational story.


Big thanks to Reflections Video Productions for creating this video.

Member Spotlight: Dana Point Relay For Life

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. This year, members of the Dana Point community will gather on October 19, 2013 in Lantern Bay Park taking turns walking or running around a track or path for 24 hours straight, and, because cancer never sleeps, at least one member of each team will be walking the track at all times. 
The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce has signed up to participate in this life-saving event, and we hope that you will consider getting involved. Visit the link below to learn more about Relay For Life, make a donation, dedicate a luminaria in honor of a loved one, or join our team! No donation is too small (or too big!).

Upcoming Chamber Events
July's Networking at Noon
Hosted by Tavern on the Coast
July 11th 11:30am - 1:30pm
Tavern Exterior

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and our Membership Committee invite you to join us tomorrow for Networking at Noon at Tavern on the Coast.

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!

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.

Space is limited so register now - and don't forget your business cards!
3rd Thursday Mixer 
Hosted by The Fountains at Sea Bluffs
July 18th  5:30 - 7:30pm
25411 Sea Bluffs Drive Dana Point, CA 92629
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Please join us for our upcoming July mixer, hosted by The Fountains at Sea Bluffs
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. 

Ask anybody who attended The Fountains' mixer last year - this is a don't miss event! 


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. 

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting 2 We're getting busy here at the Chamber and are going to be hosting LOTS of ribbon cuttings in the coming months! Help us welcome our new members to the neighborhood and to the Dana Point Chamber!  

Monday, July 22nd
              11:00am        Senior Helpers
     34210 Street of the Violet Lantern Dana Point, CA 92629
Wednesday, August 7th       4:30pm       Chez Nevine
     34489 Golden Lantern Dana Point, CA 92629
Friday, August 16th                4:00pm       Monarch Beach Promenade
     24040 Camino Del Avion Dana Point, CA 92629 
     Located at the corner of Camino Del Avion & Niguel Rd.
Chamber Mixer Raffle Items Needed
We're looking for amazing raffle prizes for our upcoming 3rd Thursday Mixers. As a member of the Chamber, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to market yourself to our membership. 
Please contact us if you would like to make a donation for an upcoming mixer. As always, we are appreciative for our member's continued support.

Welcome Our New Members!
Chez Nevine

It all started in 1978... I was shopping for a new dress in a high-end boutique. While paying, I made an impulse decision to buy the boutique. We took inventory of the store that night and opened escrow the next morning.  

Visit our boutique to experience a unique shopping experience with a European flair. Come try on the latest in fashion as most of our apparel is one of a kind or small limited editions.  

Our well trained and knowledgeable personnel will cater to your every need. We just moved into a larger space, and invite you to attend our ribbon cutting on August 7th - we hope to see you there!

Coldwell Banker - Sandra Deering 

Coldwell Banker's deep roots in real estate in all communities in California, long history of superb service and access to the world through the Coldwell Banker global network is represented by the company motto: "Local Traditions, Global Connections, Since 1906." Coldwell Banker is enjoying its second century of serving California homebuyers and sellers with the quality and innovations they've come to expect.

Coldwell Banker was founded on a commitment to professionalism and customer service that continues to be the core of our business philosophy today. Contact Sandra today!
Liberty Home Equity Solutions - Bill Leber

Liberty Home Equity Solutions (Liberty) is one of the nation's largest and most experienced lenders of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, also known as reverse mortgages. For nearly a decade, we've delivered education, home equity solutions, and personal care to over 25,000 senior homeowners and 1,000 wholesale partners. Let us show you how home equity solutions from Liberty may help you build a better future and achieve the financial independence you deserve.

Monarch Beach Market

Proudly owned by Bob and Stephanie Lintz, Monarch Beach Market is South Orange County's premier source for the freshest and finest deli, meals on-the-go, wine and spirits, coffees and juices, and so much more. We look forward to you experiencing our completely renovated market with state-of-the-art equipment, many new offerings, and the same friendly neighborhood service.

Last week we wrote featured American Legion Post 281 and we unfortunately linked to the wrong website. The correct website for Post 281 can be found here. We apologize for our error.
Thank You to Our Renewing Members
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Community News & Events
Operation Babylift Reunion
Comes to Dana Point This Weekend

From June 12 through the 15, hundreds of now-adult Vietnamese adoptees will travel to Dana Point, to connect with their heritage, their adopted peers and celebrate what would be the centennial birthday celebration of the man, President Gerald Ford, who ordered the initiative that brought them to America.

Papa Murphy's Invites You 

Operation Semper Funny
Benefiting the Dana Point 5th Marines
Join Papa Murphy's for a night of grilling a deliciousness on Saturday, July 20th from 1 - 6pm. Enter for a chance to win a Traeger Wood Pellet Grill and one year of Papa Murphy's pizza!
Don't miss out on this great event! Join the 5th Marines for a benefit Comedy Show & Dinner on Monday, July 29 at 6pm the Irvine Improv to benefit our Fighting 5th Marines, Sailors and Families.

City of Dana Point Hosting American Red Cross Blood Drive
City Council Chambers - 33282 Golden Lantern, Dana Point 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013    12:00 - 06:00 PM 
The City of Dana Point and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
Please join the American Red Cross's lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!  
Put Your Claws Up! Get Your Tickets to the 4th Annual Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club's Dana Point Lobster Fest

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