Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
July 2, 2014
The More You Know: New California Laws
With July 1 marking the midway point of the year, a number of new laws went into effect in California, including an increased minimum wage. Here is a look at some of the new laws. 

*  Minimum wage goes up to $9 in California. In 2016, the wage will go up to $10 an hour.   


*  State and local governments can no longer ask job applicants about past criminal convictions (with exceptions).       


*  Paid family leave is now expanded to include grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and parents-in-law.   


Tips for Crafting the Perfect Out-of-Office Email
to Get You Ready for Vacation

Summer is finally here, and while there is no shortage of events in Dana Point, hopefully you've got one or more trips planned. While you may be tempted to check your work e-mails during your vacation, ever-ready in case of a work emergency, resist that temptation and unplug! Instead of bringing work with you on your trip and letting it interrupt time with friends and family, set up an awesome out-of-office reply for your email, kick back, and enjoy your break knowing your inbox won't be flooding with unnecessary emails.

The good folks at Wired have put together a list of tips to crafting the perfect out-of-office email so that you can enjoy your trip and avoid returning to an inbox of 1,000 unread emails!

Pack Your Bags
Help Kick Off the New Capistrano Beach Farmers and Craft Market TODAY
Every Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00pm
Capo Beach Church Parking Lot - 25975 Domingo Ave. Capo Beach, CA 92624
The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dana Point will be hosting a ribbon cutting promptly at 3:00pm to celebrate and hope that you can join us. This new market will take place every Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Capo Beach Church's parking lot.  
Let your customers, friends and family know about this new, exciting event happening in Capistrano Beach.  If you know someone who is interested in a booth, please contact the Farmers Market organizer, Steve Crossen, at (949) 573-5033.  See you later today!
Member Spotlight: Doheny Builder Supply
Can you please tell us a brief history of your business?
Doheny Builders Supply has been family owned since the day it began passing from generation to generation in the Clow family. In 1969, we began as a lumber yard called Serra Lumber run by Robin & Tracy's father, Norm. Serra Kauai was run by Bobbi Clow, Robin & Tracy's mom. Today, Robin Clow, has taken the reins and Doheny Builders is still committed to offering the same quality and service that its customers had come to expect. Growth has not diminished the "family-owned business" feel of the Doheny Builders. Today, we have departments specializing in doors and windows, custom mill working, doors & window, landscaping, rebar, customer deliveries, and each person is a vital part of the company's operation and success. 
Doheny Builders Supply based in Capistrano Beach, California, is your source for all types of construction and landscaping materials, from windows and doors to masonry, landscaping, moulding and hardware. You will find everything you need right here. Getting our start as Serra Lumber, a full-service lumberyard in 1969, we have since branched out to provide all types of building materials for all types of projects. We pride ourselves on an extensive selection of building supplies, as well as great prices and customer service. 
Our supplies include: 
* Doors/windows                              * Moulding                            * Hardware 
* Custom milling & jamb shop      * Skylights/Shutters             * Rebar 
* Bulk/bag masonry products      * Hardware & accessories 
* We specialize in custom orders
 Why did you join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce? 
We joined the DP Chamber of Commerce as a local longtime business to support our community. It's our honor and privilege to serve the local residents. We pride ourselves on this great coastal community and being in business here since 1969. Our tagline is "doing business the old-fashioned way with integrity."

Can you tell us a fun fact about your business that most people wouldn't know? 
We have a great jingle & fun video on our website. Each year, Doheny Builders Supply has vendor events for its customers. These events feature products sold at DBS with live music and food. It's a great opportunity to share product knowledge with our customers and build community.

Do you have any piece of advice for new businesses owners? 
Get involved in this great community!

Dana Point Chamber Welcomes New
Summer Intern, Lulu Erkeneff
Hi, my name is Lulu Erkeneff. Born and raised in Dana Point, I enjoy surfing and hanging out at beaches like Salt Creek and Strands. After graduating from Dana Hills High, I began my undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am currently a second-year student studying biological sciences, with aspirations of medical school or other types of research. 
On a typical summer day, I'll catch a class of yoga, go on jog, and head to the beach. I also really enjoy playing baseball or kicking around a soccer ball with friends, cooking up s'mores at bonfires, and watching the sunset. Other things that I get a kick out of are Law and Order: SVU marathons, watching (and re-watching) episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia or Parks and Recreation, and chasing my family's three spunky cats around the house. There are a few simple ways to characterize the "two types of people in life." Of those, I am a morning person, pro-Taylor Swift, a cat person (without question), and an avid Spongebob enthusiast. 
This summer, you can catch me helping out around the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce!
Our Ridiculously Good Looking Members
June Mixer
The Fountains at Sea Bluffs
June 19, 2014 

Throwback Thursdays #tbt
We need your help! If you have any great photos from our Chamber's past, please submit them and follow us on Facebook to see if we feature your photo.
Upcoming Chamber Events
July Membership Orientation 
Maximize Your Membership Investment 
TONIGHT    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, July 2nd 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.
Networking at Noon - The Point Restaurant & Bar
Thursday, July 10th   11:30am - 1:00pm
Blue Lantern Plaza    34085 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA
$20 Members     $25 Non-Members

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and our Membership Committee invite you to join us for Networking at Noon at The Point Restaurant & Bar.

This event is open to members and non-members to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, discuss their business with others and eat a delicious lunch - while supporting a great chamber member restaurant!


Every attendee gets 30 seconds to stand up and introduce themselves and their business - it's a great way to learn more about your fellow Chamber members and generate new business leads.

The cost to attend is $20 for members and $25 for non-members and includes lunch, beverage and gratuity. 

July Joint Mixer - Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
Thursday, July 17th   5:30pm - 7:30pm
200 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92673
$12 Members     $20 Non-Members
Please join us for our upcoming July mixer, hosted by Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club in San Clemente on Thursday, July 17th from 5:30-7:30pm. This will be a joint mixer with the members of the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce, and a great opportunity to network with some new faces.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network, discuss their business with others and generate new business leads - while enjoying live music and delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks from our generous host.
Help our Chamber grow stronger by bringing a friend - invite a local business owner or even a friend to attend the event!
The cost to attend is $12 for members and $20 for non-members.

Welcome Our New Members!
California Apparel & Gifts
At California Apparel & Gifts in Dana Point...we like having' fun in the sun and are making waves with our stylish fashions and unique gifts like custom jewelry & creative handmade cards designed by local artists, tasty candy, rare records, turn tables and collectibles. 

We offer resort items, water sports swim gear, SPF sun protection hats & and beach wear! Also, T-shirts, hats and other cool and in fashion California brands of apparel for men, women and kids. Including, Organic and fun kids wear by 'Laughing Giraffe', Baby Gift Baskets, women's sun hats from Italy, and other creative ideas to add to your special gift basket. So PICK a gift bag - CHOOSE your items - and we will WRAP it up for you! 

Whether for that special someone in your life or a well deserved gift to yourself-- California Apparel & Gifts is where you will find it!
Dr. Gerald Franke, DDS
We provide state-of-the-art family and cosmetic dental services to patients in Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, and surrounding areas. 

Our friendly, caring staff offers you the best in: 
* General & Family Dentistry 
* Cosmetic and restorative dentistry 
* Teeth Straightening with Invisalign´┐Ż 
* Comfort Care using Oral Sedation Dentistry 
* Mercury Free Restorations for a natural looking smile 
* Teeth cleaning and whitening 
* In-house Board Certified Periodontist to place implant and work with Dr. Franke to achieve optimal results. 

Our office is conveniently located in Dana Point where you can enjoy our ocean view while experiencing dentistry with integrity. 

Call now to schedule an appointment for yourself our your family. We are open on Saturdays and evening hours, and offer a complimentary second opinion.
San Clemente Villas by the Sea
San Clemente Villas by the Sea is an Orange County senior living and housing community that delivers care, camaraderie, resort-style amenities, and diverse programming for all stages of retirement. The Villas offers independent living, assisted living, as well as memory care services for seniors over the age of 65. An exceptional, highly trained staff, including a medical doctor and Ph.D. gerontologist fosters an exciting and fun environment with a focus on safe resident care for retirees. 

Located next door to the San Clemente Saddleback Memorial Hospital and across the street from scores of doctors, San Clemente Villas is ideally located for seniors. 

The Villas is co-owned by Paul and Aileen Brazeau. Paul, a US Navy Veteran, has been in senior care projects since 1990. Aileen manages the Villas on a daily basis, and is involved in numerous senior, chamber of commerce and philanthropic community activities.
Thank You to Our Renewing Members
Member Since 2000
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Paula Becker, Civic Member 
Member Since 1999
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Community News & Events
Interested in Learning More About Social Media?
Barrett Solutions Presents Social Media 101
There is no cost to attend. Space is limited - please RSVP with Jessica at (940) 240-0787.
4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
in the Dana Point Harbor 
Fireworks will light up the night sky on the 4th of July at 9:00pm. Don't miss one of South Orange County's best aerial fireworks displays on the water. You can see the fireworks from most locations within the Harbor as well as from Heritage Park and Lantern Bay Park above the Harbor. Gather the family and friends, tune your radio to KSBR 88.5FM, look toward the skies over Dana Point Harbor/Doheny State Beach and experience this patriotic extravaganza. The fireworks are synchronized to a captivating musical score.
Please take the FREE City Shuttle from Dana Hills High School that runs 10am-11:00pm consistently all day to and from the Harbor. There will be an inter-harbor shuttle to drop visitors off at Baby Beach, The Bridge and the Restaurant/Retail area from 10am-8:45pm. The road into the Harbor will be closed to traffic at 7:30pm until after the fireworks, so get there early or take the shuttle! 
For more info on the fireworks, call the City at (949) 248-3530 or visit their website
Click here to view the event flyer.
Dana Point Yacht Club America's Cup Trophy Event
On July 19 the "Oldest Trophy in All Sports" The America's Cup, makes an unprecedented return visit to Dana Point Yacht Club. In addition to having the most coveted sailing trophy in the world at the Club the schooner "America" will be here in Dana Point for this event. Tickets are also available for a sunset cruise on "America" at 5:30pm. For more information visit their website or call 949.496.2900.
Laguna Cliffs Marriott 
4th of July BBQ Buffet and Fireworks Show
Join us this 4th of July for an all American BBQ buffet, complete with live entertainment and a fireworks display you won't want to miss. 

*Adults: $95.00      *Children ages 6-12: $40.00 
Price includes tax, gratuity and valet parking 

Summer Salads:
Mixed exotic greens - Heirloom tomato salad and asiago cheese with roasted garlic vinaigrette Cranberry Cole slaw - Balsamic roasted mushrooms and frisee Organic fingerlings with pancetta, coriander and manchego cheese Vine ripened tomatoes and hot house cucumber with lime/orange vinaigrette 

From the Grill: 
Prime New York steak - Angus burgers or cheese burgers - Bacon wrapped hot dogs Louisiana style barbequed chicken - Kansas city baby back ribs El Paso baked beans - Roasted corn con queso - Corn muffins - Buttermilk biscuits - Bread sticks 

Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese:
Cook to order with a variety of condiments: Asparagus - Mushrooms - Ham - Scallions Cheddar, Swiss, Dana bleu or Parmesan cheese 

A festive display of cakes, pies, cookies and dessert bars Fresh Fruit

Put Your Claws Up! Get Your Tickets to the 5th Annual Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club's Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest
Thank You to our Chairman Circle Supporters
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 If you are a interested in becoming an Anchor Club Sponsor, contact natalia@danapointchamber.com
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