Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
October 24, 2013
Dana Point Chamber Pleased to Announce
the Launch of Our New Website! 

If you haven't noticed yet, I'd like to direct you to a new feature of your membership. We've updated our website tremendously thanks to the expertise of Ross Teasley and Yvette Wang of Casa Dana Group

We are always looking for ways to improve the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and we believe this new website will do just that. Check out some of our new and updated features:
  • Business Directory 
    Visitors can now search for your business categorically and geographically allowing your business to gain exposure to those seeking your services. Each business has its own dedicated listing which can be updated with photos and a business description.  Check it out now!  
  • Live & Play 
    Our event calendar allows visitors to keep up-to-date on ribbon cuttings, committee meetings, mixers and community events. Our Live & Play section allows guests to view information regarding annual events in Dana Point along with resources for dining, weddings, hotel accommodations and recreational activities.   
  • Work 
    This is where you can view your membership benefits, member to member discounts and our semi-monthly Chamber Compass. We're also proud to announce that you can now advertise on our dynamic website - expose your business to fellow chamber members and those who visit our site looking for recommendations of where to visit in Dana Point.  
  • Events Calendar  
    Not only is our new events calendar more appealing to the eyes, it's now easier to use than ever! Export events to your calendar, purchase tickets and register for events right from the calendar listing, and even submit your own community events!

We hope you enjoy this benefit of your membership! Check out the new website now and feel free to send us your feedback.

Construction Alert from South Coast Water District
Water Pipeline Construction Work Scheduled to Begin in Early November 
South Coast Water District (SCWD) will continue construction near you on a portion of the Dana Point Town Center Water, Sewer and Storm Drain Improvement Project. The project will bring added water, sewer and storm drain facilities to the area and provide the infrastructure necessary for the City's Town Center Project. 

Pipeline construction is anticipated to begin in early November 2013 and last through early 2014. 

To learn more about what to expect during construction and current and upcoming construction activities click here.

Click here for the latest SCWD Town Center Map or to learn more about the SCWD Town Center Project
Ocean Institute Million Dollar Home Raffle Deadline Nears
The final deadline to buy tickets for the Ocean Institute's 9th Annual Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle is midnight on Thursday, October 24. Tickets are $150 each.

The grand prize is $1 million or a Laguna Beach home. Single ticket buyers qualify for a chance at winning the grand prize and a share of $25,000 worth of bonus prizes. Buy two tickets and have a chance at the grand prize and $65,000 in bonus prizes. A maximum of 20,000 tickets will be sold. Proceeds benefit educational programs at the Ocean Institute.

The grand prize drawing will be held, Saturday, November 9 at the Ocean Institute,

To purchase tickets, call 949.542.3600 or print the entry form available online and fax it to 949.542.3601.
Upcoming Chamber Events
November Networking at Noon
Luciana's Ristorante
November 7th  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629
Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and our Membership Committee invite you to join us for Networking at Noon at Luciana's Ristorante. This month, Luciana's is celebrating 30 years in Dana Point


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. 
Our gracious host isn't typically open for lunch, so this is sure to be treat for our members! Because of the venue's capacity, we must limit the amount of attendees to 60. We strongly recommend that you pre-register for this event as walk-up registrations will be limited. 

Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

Thursday, October 24th   12:00 PM
24471 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point

Wednesday, October 30th   4:30 PM
24845 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point

Friday, November 1st   12:00 PM
24422 Del Prado, Dana Point

Thursday, November 7th   4:00 PM
34212 Pacific Coast Hwy Suite B, Dana Point
Welcome Our New Members!
Bank of America

Wherever you are based or doing business in the United States or Canada, Bank of America is here to deliver the knowledge, strength, relationships and resources of one of the world's largest financial institutions. Bank of America can help solve your distinct challenges with deep industry expertise, insight, access and customized products and services.

The Doheny Hotel

The Doheny Hotel is a proposed development of three parcels at the corner of Dana Point Harbor Drive and PCH, including the Dana Harbor Inn, Jack in The Box, and the abandoned Liquor Store. The 1.5 acre development would enhance the sense of arrival to the gateway of the City of Dana Point and the beach, with a new County Harbor sign and landscaping, as well as providing public parking.

Click here to learn more about The Doheny Hotel.

So Cal Boot Camp

At So Cal Boot Camp, we believe in results. We believe that getting them should be fun and uplifting. And we believe in you. That's why we stock our facilities with everything you'll need to get fit: weights, mats, medicine balls, resistance bands, jump ropes, stability balls, and lots of other specialty equipment. So Cal Boot Camp has in-home personal trainers (that do individual and small group personal training) along with an indoor and outdoor bootcamp and fitness studio, body building, circuit training and weight loss program.

Sundara Salon

Our life long dream is to open a salon, Sundara, that would bring our vision of beauty to the community of Dana Point. Angie Carter and Kim Brooks are both Orange County natives who have over fifty years of combined experience in the art of hair. We are both Vidal Sassoon & Aveda trained and certified in style, cut, color, and skin care. We are an Aveda concept salon providing the best eco-friendly hair care products and services. Recognized for their commitment to the finest products for hair, body and soul, Aveda is a world leader in the cosmetology industry. 

We are a full service hair salon for both men and women carrying the full Aveda line to maintain our clients individual needs. Sundara provides personalized color, styles, hair cuts, extensions, skin care, and make up. While welcoming appointments, and walk ins, Sundara, meaning beautiful, is what we want every client to feel as they walk out the door. 

Make an appointment today - (949) 487-0992
Thank You to Our Renewing Members
Member Since 2002
Member Since 2005
Member Since 1971
Member Since 2012
Member Since 2008
Bill Shepherd, Civic Member
Member Since 1987
Member Since 2012
Member Since 2010
Member Since 2012
Community News & Events
Veteran Actor/Golden Globe Nominee
Daniel Benzali Performs at the Ocean Institute

Sunday, October 27, 2013   6:00 PM
In support of the Elephant Parade in Dana Point, members of the Dana Point business community are invited to take an exciting glimpse into an artist's world as veteran character actor Daniel Benzali makes a rare appearance, performing in three short plays about artists and their art at Dana Point's Ocean Institute this Sunday night, October 27th at 6 PM. Suggested donation is $25 at the door. Donations support the Dana Point Elephant Parade, the Dana Point Symphony and the new Vivant Theatre opening soon in Dana Point. 
Dana Wharf's Adult Boo Cruise
Saturday, October 26th   7:00 - 8:30 PM 

Halloween SPOOKtacular & Moonlight Movie
Friday, October 25th   Lantern Bay Park.

Click here for more info.
Taste of San Clemente
Friday, November 1st   6:00 - 10:00 PM

39th Annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights
Friday, Dec. 6 & Saturday, Dec. 7 & Friday, Dec. 13 & Saturday, Dec.14 
7:30pm by the Water's Edge
Holiday Open House
Friday, Dec 6, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Boat Rides with Santa
Saturday, Dec 7 & Sunday, Dec 8, 10am - 2pm

Dana Wharf Sportfishing Docks Photos with Santa!
Friday, Dec 6, 5-7:30pm - Thursday, Dec 12 & 19 3-5pm

Strolling Carolers
Friday, Dec 6 & 13, 4:30-6pm
Saturday, Dec 14, 2-4pm

Santa Paws 
Saturday, Dec 14, 10am-3pm
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