Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
July 24, 2013
Town Center Moves Forward
City on Board with Water District's Town Center Cost Sharing Offer 

Dana Point Times

With an agreement forged between the city and water district, work on Dana Point's largest public works project since its inception, nearly 25 years ago, is expected to move forward as planned, with shovels in the ground this September. At a special meeting Monday night, the Dana Point City Council unanimously approved a cost sharing agreement with the South Coast Water District for the abandonment of underground utilities being replaced before needed as part of Town Center revitalization work.

Member Spotlight:
Dana Point Summer Concert Series

Dana Point Concert Series  www.DanaPointEventSeries.com 

 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. In addition to amazing entertainment, there is a variety of food and beverage available for purchase, including 10+ microbrews and wine! Each concert features an opening band from 3-4pm and the main band from 4:30pm-6pm. For more information call (949) 248-3530 or visit their website.


This weekend's concert will be held at Heritage Park and Old Money Jim (Blues/Rock) and Revival, A Tribute to CCR & John Fogerty will be performing.

Upcoming Chamber Events
August's Networking at Noon
Hosted by Brio Tuscany Grille
August 1st  11:30am - 1:30pm

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and our Membership Committee invite you to join us for Networking at Noon at Brio Tuscany Grille.

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. 
Last month's event had over 65 people - you don't want to miss our networking lunches!

Space is limited so register now - and don't forget your business cards!
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! 
We have only a few tickets left to this event - if you want tickets, please let us know as soon as possible!
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.

3rd Thursday Mixer 
Hosted by Action Aqua Flight & Dick Simon Yachts
Please note: This is a VENUE CHANGE.
August 15th  5:30 - 7:30pm
34571 Golden Lantern,  Dana Point, CA 92629
Please join us for our upcoming July 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. 

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. 

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 month! Help us welcome our new members to the neighborhood and to the Dana Point Chamber!  
Wednesday, August 7th       4:30pm       Chez Nevine
     34489 Golden Lantern Dana Point, CA 92629
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!
Action Aqua Flight

We are excited to announce that Action Aqua Flight is now open in the Dana Point Harbor! Adventures happen starting daily, starting at 9am and running all day til 5pm! 

With two locations to choose from we offer exciting water sports fun for the whole family in Big Bear and now Dana Point. In addition to our new location, Action Aqua Flight Sports also provides Zipline and Segway fun in beautiful Big Bear. Come check us out and enjoy all that Action Tours has to offer!

Bob Welch Electrical

Bob Welch Electrical Design is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Our company was established to completely service your project from the vision to installation. Lighting, "jewelry for your home," is the ultimate effect in making a beautiful home environment.
Dana Point Concierge

With 25 years in the travel industry, the staff at Dana Point Concierge contracts with corporations, meeting planners, event companies, and incentive travel companies to manage logistics and offer customer service for their clients while visiting the beautiful city of Dana Point. 

We are your local expert offering personalized recommendations and assistance in booking events, activities, tours, transportation, and other services that meeting planners seek in our destination. Dana Point Concierge focuses on providing exceptional service to you and your attendees.

Dana Point Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
Event Date: October 19, 2013
Event Time: 10:00am
Event Location: Lantern Bay Park   
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!).

Gifts by the Sea

Advertising is vital to growing your business. It can also be a daunting and challenging task to select the best way to convey your message. Word of mouth will trump any form of advertising every time!! We all want to support local business wherever we are residing. When I moved to San Clemente, I too wanted to support our commerce but I didn't want to settle on mediocre business. I wanted to work with and support extra-ordinary business. I found myself on Yelp, Angies List, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce website and relied of course on personal experience to find exceptional business. And so began my business, Gifts By The Sea. I represent and share with homeowners the best plumber, the best maid service, the best dentist, local restaurants and everything in between. We personally visit the homeowner and share your business with them. 

Let's see if we are a fit and can increase your business together, homeowner by homeowner! 

Victoria Binggeli 
Gifts By The Sea 
949 388-2033
ZGR Imports

Good wine is meant to enrich your body and your soul, something you won't find in mass distribution. At ZGR we believe that wine is more than just a bulk commodity. Each product is hand-selected for its quality, its palatability and its connection to the culture. Founded in 2012, ZGR Imports is a distributor of the finest wines and products from the Le Marche region of Italy. Our brands reflect the magnificent culture of Le Marche, and we proudly stand behind every producer we represent.

Thank You to Our Renewing Members
Member Since 2012
Member Since 1970
Member Since 2003
Member Since 1997
Member Since 2011


Judy Henderson, Civic Member
Member Since 1991

Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary

Member Since 2009
Member Since 2012
Member Since 1993

Dana Point Clock Tower Builing
Member Since 1987

Member Since 2012
Member Since 1992

Marie Siegel, Civic Member
Member Since 2005

Member Since 2009
Community News & Events
50+ Meet & Greet Singles Night
Tutor & Spunky's Deli - 34085 Pacific Coast Highway, Suites 116/117, Dana Point 
Thursday, July 25th  5-8:00pm
Operation Semper Funny
Benefiting the Dana Point 5th Marines
 Monday, July 29th   7pm
Irvine Improv
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
Dana Point Community Center 34052 Del Obispo St. , Dana Point, CA 92629
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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