Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
May 29, 2013
Rare Herd of Elephants Heading to Dana Point 
Dana Point to Host International Art Exhibition's American Debut 
to Benefit The Asian Elephant Foundation 

Coming September 2013, the Resorts of Dana Point will showcase dozens of colorfully decorated life-size elephant sculptures as the Elephant Parade makes its much-anticipated domestic debut after stops in London, Singapore, Milan and Amsterdam. 


The open-air exhibition connects acclaimed artists and celebrities with corporate and community leaders to attract public awareness and support for the world's most majestic land mammals.  


We Need Your Help, Shop Dana Point
Chamber of Commerce launches logo contest for new campaign 

Together we can build a stronger economy by dining, shopping and staying locally and supporting our Dana Point merchants. 


"Shop Local" is a phrase we've all heard before, but one that we're taking seriously at the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. So seriously, in fact, that we want to give Shop Local a brand that is unique to our coastal town. We want every resident, business and visitor of Dana Point to constantly be reminded to source their goods locally, from dining, groceries and supplies, to professional services and other wares. 


Here's how we're asking the community to get involved: the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is soliciting logo designs that effectively portray Shop Local in Dana Point. 


From Wednesday, May 22 through Friday, June 21, we will be accepting logo submissions via email. All submissions will be showcased on the Dana Point Chamber's Facebook page.    


Member Spotlight: CYCLEOGICAL
CycleOgical Bike Store - Dana Point
CYCLEOGICAL is a specialty bike shop in Dana Point that is owner/rider operated by passionate bicycle enthusiasts. They specialize in professional bike maintenance and repair service, sale of parts accessories, clothing and sales of the best new mountain and road bicycles.

Have a question about your bike, or interested in getting involved in cycling? Send the staff of CYCLEOGICAL your bike repair questions anytime on Facebook, Twitter or shoot them an e-mail.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Networking at Noon
B�same Mexican Grill
June 6th 11:30am - 1:30pm
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Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and our Membership Committee invite you to join us for Networking at Noon at Bsame Mexican Grill.

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!
Coastal Chamber's Legislative Coalition Luncheon 
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa 
June 14, 2013    11:30am - 1:30pm

Join the Honorable Patricia C. Bates as she hosts State of South County, where City Managers from San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo will provide updates on their respective cities.


Tickets and sponsorship information available here.


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!
International City Racing, Inc.

 Led by Olympic Gold Medalist Bob Seagren, RUN Racing specializes exclusively in the development, management and implementation of endurance, health and fitness events. 
Our signature event, the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon is now in its 28th year. Over 25,000 competitors from across the nation and approximately 20 foreign countries are again expected to participate in the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon, Half-Marathon, 26.2 Bike Tour, 5K Run / Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run on Sunday, October 7, 2012. The event has grown by more than 25 percent each year over the past six years and is the largest fall marathon in southern California . 
In addition, RUN Racing also provides race management for other events, including the Dana Point Turky Trot for the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. With over 11,000 participants, The Dana Point Turkey Trot is one of the largest Thanksgiving Day runs in the nation. RUN Racing also manages the OC Marathon, the Pacific Open Water Challenge, the RUN Racing Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program, and the RUN Racing Track Club.
Keller Williams Realty - Lacy Lindeman

Keller Williams Realty takes a different approach to real estate, one that is built on personal touches, win-win deals and positive results. Lacy Lindeman utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you.

Thank You to Our Renewing Members
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Community News & Events
Dana Point Symphony
St. Edwards Church
May 31, 2013  7:30pm

Experience Summer at the Ritz-Carlton

There are a lot of exciting events happening at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel this summer. Click the link below to check our their summer eNewsletter for all the details!

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa Father's Day Specials
Ocean Institute's Events in June
World Oceans Day 
Saturday, June 8   Celebrate the ocean's wide array of wonders during World Oceans Day
Activities include: 
     * Investigate sand and shells of the world 
     * Explore marine wildlife & exciting hands-on activities 
     * Participate in a children's mural painting 
     * Learn about animals in our deepest seas

Bioluminescence Cruise
Saturday, June 8    
Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer for a night cruise off the coast of Dana Point. Learn about the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark and witness the curiously beautiful phenomenon of bioluminescence.   
Click here to register online.


Father's Day Cruises and Sails

Sunday, June 16

Treat your dad to an exciting voyage at sea!  Spaces fill quickly; register online.

Adventure at Sea Sail:  10am - 1pm

Marine Wildlife Cruise:  1pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Sail:  2pm - 4:30pm 


Blue Whale Safari

Saturday, June 29

Join us on the open ocean searching for the elusive blue whale. Blue whales are not migratory but follow food supplies around the world's oceans. During this time of the year, they are often found (with the experienced eyes of our Captain and naturalists) between our coast and Catalina Island feeding on the local fare of krill and fish. Click here to register.

West Coast Getaway - First Travel of California 
Roundtrip from Los Angeles on the Golden Princess �

Get away from it all and enjoy a quick cruise south of the border to Ensenada to do some wine tasting or simply unwind. You'll also enjoy a stop in Santa Barbara. You'll discover a relaxed rejuvenating retreat and delight in warm welcoming service, freshly-prepared cuisine and a variety of engaging activities, such as our signature features of Movies Under the Stars� and The Sanctuary. Escape completely - with Princess�.

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