Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
February 5, 2013
An Overview of New 2013 Laws Affecting California Employers
New employment laws could affect your business' day-to-day operations and company policies in 2013. There have been significant changes in key areas, such as anti-discrimination protections, employee access to personnel records and employer access to personal social media accounts.

Download CalChamber's white paper "An Overview of New 2013 Laws Affecting California Employers" for an overview of the changes in the law and how each of these California laws could affect your business.

Dana Point Chamber Spotlight  
Valentine's Day Edition
Having a hard time figuring out exactly what to do for Valentine's Day and need some ideas? When it comes to the perfect gift, flowers for your lady, or a delicious meal, your fellow Chamber members have you covered! Take a look at the video above for some Valentine's Day inspiration!
Dana Point Chamber Spotlight - Valentine's Day Special

5th Annual Best of Dana Point People's Choice Lantern Awards Announced
It's that time of year again - the Dana Point Times has announced this year's "Best of Dana Point" and it's no surprise that the list is FULL of Chamber members. 

Congratulations to Luciana's Ristorante, Thai This, Brio Tuscany Grill, Harbor Grill, Salt Creek Grille, RJ's Cafe, Coffee Importers, McCool Flowers, Subway, Tutor & Spunky's, Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Marinelli Fine Jewelry, Turk's, StillWater Spirits & Sounds, Killer Dana Surf Shop, Dana Point Grooming & Pet Spa, Sun Saluta Yoga, Dana Point Auto Service, Massage Envy & Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching... just to name a few!!

Upcoming Chamber Events
Networking at Noon
February 7  11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Peking Dragon
34171 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
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! 

February's Networking at Noon will take place at Peking Dragon - in celebration of Chinese New Year! 

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

Welcome Our New Members!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is video worth? Reflections Video Productions offers professional wedding video services and can help you create business ads for the web. Founder Tom Gertsen specializes in creating professional videos with a story and creating video legacies for you, your family and your business.
Thank You to our Renewing Members!

Members Since 1988

Members Since 1993

Glenn Sels, Civic Member
Members Since 2002
Members Since 2003 
Members Since 2011

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Community News & Events
Dana Point Symphony Season Opener
February 8th   7:30pm

Ocean Institute Marine Mammal Cruises
February 10, 17 & 24     1 - 3:30pm

Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer to observe gray whales during their annual migration. More than just a whale watch, this cruise introduces participants to whales, dolphins, and sea lions using state-of-the-art equipment including underwater acoustic arrays, plankton nets, sediment samplers, and video microscopes. Experience firsthand these magnificent animals and learn more about feeding strategies, migration, and behavior patterns.  


Visit the Ocean Institute website for more info. 


Tutor & Spunky's Valentine's Night
Meet & Greet
Thursday, February 14th     5:00 - 7:30 pm

Due to the interest expressed by many South Orange County singles, Tutor & Spunky's will sponsor a Meet and Greet on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Don't spend Valentine's Day alone or with nothing to do. Enjoy friends and laughter at the deli.

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Take the Mystery Out of Your Monthly SDG&E Bill


There's more to My Account than paying your bill online. SDG&E now offers a bill-to-date tool that can help you make informed decisions about your energy use. 
Get a quick view of your cost-to-date and forecasted bill for the month.
Simply visit SDG&E's website and click on the My Energy tab for this and other tools to help you save money and energy. If you are not enrolled in My Account, it's a FREE one-stop-shop for your customized energy information in a secure, online portal! To become a my account member, just follow these easy steps:
    * Go to sdge.com/ MyAccount
    * Use your 10 or 11-digit account number from your SDG&E� bill
    * Enter the 5-digit zip code of your billing address
    * Choose your own user name and password

Just one more way that SDG&E is connecting its customers to smart energy solutions

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