Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
April 2, 2015
Governor Brown Issues First-Ever
Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions
Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.

Mr. Brown, in an executive order, directed the State Water Resources Control Board to impose a 25 percent reduction on the state's 400 local water supply agencies, which serve 90 percent of California residents, over the coming year. The agencies will be responsible for coming up with restrictions to cut back on water use and for monitoring compliance. State officials said the order would impose varying degrees of cutbacks on water use across the board - affecting homeowners, farms and other businesses.

Update Your Information Today!
It's spring and that means the Dana Point Chamber is gearing up for our Annual Destination Guide. With 15,000 guides in circulation, this is a great member benefit promoting your business to destination Dana Point. This guide is available on the Chamber website, VisitCalifornia.com and the DanaPointTimes.com. It's distributed in relocation, wedding and tourism packages, plus it's available at the Visitor Center and Harbor locations.

Be sure to update your listing with the most current information about your business! Log into the member's only section of our website, our Member Information Center, to revise or update your business listing today!

To create your log-in, email us.
Speak Up for Safe and Reliable Power
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued its Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that identified three preferred project alternatives - none of which provide a reliable and redundant system built in a timely manner. 

We need the South Orange County Reliability Enhancement (SOCRE) project built to ensure a reliant electrical transmission system for our needs today and in the future. 

Please click on this link to send a letter to the CPUC to ask them to approve the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) SOCRE project as proposed.
Sponsors Wanted for  2015 State of the City
It is indeed that time of the year again! In partnership with the City of Dana Point, the Chamber will host the 2015 State of the City Address featuring an address by Mayor Carlos N. Olvera on the future of economic development in our lovely city. The Chamber will also award Beautification Awards to businesses dedicated to the improvement of our city. 

As a leader in our business community, we ask for your support and participation in this momentous event. Help us celebrate the 200th birthday of Richard Henry Dana Jr and the positive changes happening to our city by sponsoring this event! 

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Seeks Nominations for Annual Beautification Awards
Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Beautification Awards to be presented at the upcoming State of the City luncheon.

Nomination categories include:
  • New Construction with Landscaping
  • Exterior Reconstruction with Landscaping
  • Maintenance of Existing Facilities and/or Landscaping 
  • Historic/Cultural Preservation
Last year's winners (pictured above) include Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, Stillwater Spirits and Sounds and the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center.

Nominate a neighboring business...or even yourself. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or onlineThe deadline to submit nominations is April 24th. 

Download your Nomination Form now!
#ShopDelPrado & Win!
Join the Residents of Dana Point & Support Del Prado Shopping
If you've been on Del Prado lately you've noticed that there is some major construction going on and our Dana Point businesses are feeling the impact. To help our local Dana Point business owners, the Chamber has partnered with the City of Dana Point and Del Prado businesses to create a Shop Del Prado contest - and the prizes are amazing!

All you have to do is what you do best....  SHOP! For every $10 you spend at any participating business on Del Prado, you will be awarded the opportunity to win some really great prize packages. 

This month's prize package includes a one-night stay at the  DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Doheny Beach, breakfast or lunch  for two at  Proud Mary's  and two whale watching passes from  Dana Wharf . Prizes change on a monthly basis so tune into  DPLanternDistrict.com  each month to see who won the month before and what great prizes you can win! 

You will receive one entry to the Contest per $10 spent at an eligible Del Prado business.  Time is running out to submit your receipts for purchases made in February - make sure to submit your receipts!
  1. Send in a signed copy of your receipt (including your email address and phone number) to ShopDelPrado@gmail.com, or 
  2. Show your receipt at the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce offices located at 34613 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 100 (please note, this is a new address) in Dana Point.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Networking at Noon - Hennessey's Tavern
TODAY  11:30am - 1:00pm
34111 La Plaza, Dana Point, CA
$20 Members     $25 Non-Members

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and our Membership Committee invite you to join us today for Networking at Noon at  Hennessey's Tavern

This event is open to members and non-members to attend. This event provides the opportunity for new and current members to introduce their company to potential clients while learning all there is to know about your fellow business members. Plus, you get to enjoy a great meal provided by a Chamber member.

The cost to attend is $20 for members and $25 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!

Ribbon Cutting Celebrations
 Help Us Welcome New Business to Dana Point!

Thursday, April 9th  4:30 PM
34155 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite C, Dana Point, CA 92629

Friday, April 10th  1:00 PM
24452 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629

Interested in hosting a ribbon cutting at your business?
Contact the  Chamber office to schedule one!
Membership Orientation
Maximize Your Membership Investment 
Wednesday, May 6th   5:00 - 6:00pm
Brio Tuscany Grille     24050 Camino del Avion, Dana Point
Do you know the value of your Chamber Membership? 
Are you looking to get the most of out of your membership?
Come to our New Member Orientation! Join us on Wednesday, May 6th from 5:00 - 6:00pm at Brio Tuscany Grille
We encourage new members, new employees and current members looking for a "refresher" course to attend this event. Attendees will receive your New Member Packet and plaque, plus you'll get a detailed presentation of your Chamber member benefits. 

This orientation is your opportunity to meet Chamber staff, Board members, Chamber Ambassadors and fellow new members, while learning about all the exciting opportunities your Chamber membership offers you!  Click here to RSVP.
2015 State of the City Luncheon
The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 2015 State of the City Luncheon in partnership with the City of Dana Point. The event will feature an address by Mayor Carlos N. Olvera on the future of economic and business development in our city. As a leader in the business community, we ask for your support and participation in this momentous event.

We invite you to join us at this event and encourage you to partner with us for the State of the City luncheon as this is a significant event for Dana Point. The 2015 State of the City Address and Luncheon will take place May 15th, at 11:30 am at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.

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 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.

Welcome Our New Members!
Advanced Dermatology

Advanced Dermatology, Inc., is a full-service dermatology practice specializing in General, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology. Our board certified dermatologists provide comprehensive care. Our team includes 3 dermatologists and one radiation oncologist. All of our dermatologists are Diplomates of the American Board of Dermatology and members of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. All of our dermatologists are highly trained in all dermatology services including skin exams, benign lesion removal, moles and growths, warts, cysts, pigmentation problems, wrinkles, acne, eczema, rashes, psoriasis, hair and nail disorders, laser surgery, dermal fillers, Botox and much more. 

Maryam Moinfar, M.D. named "Woman of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare, 2009" is a native of Orange County. She is both a Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon that understands the importance of healthy and radiant skin. Her areas of expertise include Mohs Microscopic Surgery, surgical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. With passion and expertise, Maryam Moinfar, M.D. boldly heads our team of physicians in her drive to unite high level academic medicine with cutting edge technologies to make the team at Advanced Dermatology the go to for any and all dermatological needs; with particular attention to skin cancer prevention and treatment. She is an active member of the local medical community and is the Dermatologist fellow doctors go to when they need care. Maryam Moinfar, M.D. has a passion for medicine and enjoys mentoring future medical professionals. Dr. Moinfar is a proud mother and wife. She enjoys spending time with her family and putting a smile on people's faces. Dr. Moinfar is gladly accepting new patients and takes pride in providing a high level of care. 

Shredded Fox

Shredded Fox is a new and exciting business in Dana Point, CA with an emphasis on fitness, health and lifestyle. Regina Piazza, owner, is a board certified nurse practitioner, having received two Master of Science Degrees in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, as well as her certification as a personal trainer. She has an extensive background in fitness and healthcare and her primary focus is individualized training that will keep her clients injury free while working toward specific goals and incorporating positive lifestyle changes into daily life.


Regina's studio is invigorating as well as warm and inviting. It also offers a comfortable and stylish Active Wear clothing line for men and women.


"My passion is helping people overcome obstacles and live life to the fullest". I look forward to meeting my new neighbors, as well as being a part of the growth and expansion of Dana Point.  


Take Your First Step to Fitness


Sungevity makes it easy to find out if solar is right for your home! We build you a fully accurate quote and present it to you online at your convenience, so you can discover the savings for no obligation--no salesperson is even sent to the home! Our partners range from Lowe's Home Improvement Stores, General Electric, and the Sierra Club, and we're proud that we've raised over $1.5 million for various non-profits. Can't decide whether to lease or purchase? Don't worry, Sungevity offers both options and we can help you decide which is best for you. 

Stop by our website and request a quote to see how you can power your life with sunshine! 

Zuri Pet Spa

Raising the bar in pet care, The Zuri Pet Spa & Resort offers full grooming, boarding and day care. Relaxing music, aromatherapy, beautifully designed playrooms and individual over night villas for your pet to enjoy along with other amenities will give your pet the true spa "experience." Zuri also offers maintenance packages to keep your pet feeling and smelling fresh between visits and we can even wash your pet's favorite bed. Our trained staff will monitor your pets stay to ensure the most fun and stress free vacation. Live cameras allow pet parents to check in and see their furry family member enjoying playtime with friends. The Zuri Pet Spa & Resort strives to create a calming atmosphere for your pets peace of mind. 


Allow your pet to relax and rejuvenate in luxury at The Zuri Pet Spa & Resort! Call today for an appointment! 


Your Pet's Piece of Mind

Thank You to Our Renewing Members
Member Since 1981

Dana Point Cottages
Member Since 2014
Member Since 1988

Member Since 2013
Community News & Events
Chamber Members Hosting Exciting Workshops
ERISA Compliance for HR Staff Employees
& Small Business Owners

This event is especially for HR representatives and Business owners who are serious about sharing or knowing information on ERISA compliance. Join us for this great networking opportunity. Network, eat, enjoy a presentation/discussion on ERISA compliance for 401k plans. Special guest to also discuss ERISA group health compliance. 

We encourage everyone to come early, exchange business cards, and network. We look forward to meeting you all and creating great relationships. Reservations are required as space is limited.

First Time Home Buyer Workshop

In this free workshop, learn what is needed for pre-qualification for a first-time buyers loan, down payment assistance programs, FICO credit scores and the home buying process from Realtor to closing escrow. 

Upcoming events, hosted by realtor Susan Chotkevys, will be held on April 7, April 17th, May 16th, May 27th and June 12th.

Registration is through the City of Dana Point Community Services and Park Department. For information or to register, please call 949-248-3530.

Space is limited - please register 48 hours prior to each workshop.

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
April 2nd Networking at Noon - Hennessey's Tavern
April 4th Wyland Dolphin & Whale Adventures - Art Lessons in the Wild

Farmers Market     

Egg Hunt @ Pines and Sea Canyon Parks   

Nature Tour-Nature Interpretive Center   
April 7th  City Council Meeting   
April 9th Ribbon Cutting: The Shredded Fox

Government Affairs Committee Meeting

ERISA Compliance for HR Staff Employees & Small Business Owners
April 10th Ribbon Cutting: The District Salon
April 11th Whale Walk and Talk-Nature Interpretive Center

Farmer's Market

Wyland Dolphin and Whale Adventures, Art Lessons in the Wild
April 13th Planning Commission Meeting
April 14th Ambassador Committee Meeting
April 15th Arts & Culture Committee Meeting
April 18th California Wine Festival
Thank You to our 2015 Chairman Circle Sponsors


If you are interested in supporting our business community, join the Dana Point Chairman's Circle! Please contact natalia@danapointchamber.com for more information.
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