Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
October 10, 2013
Cast Your Vote:
6th Annual Best of Dana Point
The Dana Point Times "Best of Dana Point People's Choice Lantern Awards" voting has begun!

Go to www.danapointtimes.com and click on "Cast your Vote" bottom. 

Click here to download a "VOTE FOR US" flyer for you to use in your storefronts or in marketing materials to get the word out to all your customers! 

Polls close December 31st, 2013 at midnight.
SDG&E Offers Free Energy Efficient  
Upgrades to Small Businesses
SDG&E's Direct Install Program provides small businesses with an energy analysis, energy-efficient products, and installation -- at no cost. The installation typically takes less than two hours and should not interfere with your business operations. 
Click here to learn more about this free service.
Member Spotlight: 
Coastal Arcadian
Situated in the northern portion of Dana Point, straddling the divided Pacific Coast Highway, is The Coastal Arcadian, this charming new 'trilogy' of creative, inviting retail structures....all intent on recreating an atmosphere that reflects a 'pre-computer' era. Take a look at the video above and learn more about OC Beads, The Shed & The Coop.
Upcoming Chamber Events
3rd Thursday Mixer 
Monarch Beach Promenade
October 17th  5:30 - 7:30 PM
Corner of Camino Del Avion and Niguel Road, Dana Point, CA 92629
Please join us for our upcoming October mixer, hosted by Monarch Beach Promenade, located on the southeast corner of Niguel Road and Camino del Avion. The mixer will be held inside Brio Tuscany Grille
With 3 great dining experiences and 10 unique shops and services and the newly remodeled Monarch Beach Market, the center offers a perfect place to mingle with your fellow Chamber Members. 
Attendees will have the opportunity to network, discuss their business with others and generate new business leads - while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks from our generous host. There will be a number of raffle items provided by participating stores from Monarch Beach Promenade. 
We encourage you to bring a guest to learn more about the Chamber and meet fellow business leaders. 
The cost to attend is $12 for members and $20 for non-members.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Welcome Our New Members!
Capo Beach Equipment Rentals

Capo Beach Equipment Rentals offers a wide range of tools from racks, sanders and pressure washers to rototillers, rotohammers, and towable compressors. They also repair and sharpen all brands of tools including, Milwaukee, Porter Cable, Toro, Hitachi and more. No matter what your repair needs or job calls for your will be able to rent it or have it repaired at Capo Beach Equipment Rental. Its services and its knowledge and friendly employees bring people from all over Southern California to their shop to rent and have equipment repaired. Customers further outside of the area mail equipment to them so they could repair it. In additional to taking great care of its customers Capo Beach Equipment Rental also takes care of its community and helps with Dana Hills High School Baseball and Football programs. If you would like more information about Capo Beach Equipment Rental please call (949) 240-4085 or visit their location at 34221 Doheny Park Road in Capistrano Beach.
Fish For Life

Fish for Life is a non profit organization headquartered in Southern California with a charter to enhance the lives of special needs individuals by inviting selected groups to enjoy a complimentary half day fishing trip on the sea. This program is designed to provide love and inspiration to a multitude of special needs people while teaching fishing skills and ministering to the value of life.

Rita's Ice

Rita's offers a variety of frozen treats including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Milkshakes, Sundaes with Unlimited Toppings, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO�, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto� and Blendini� creations. 

Since 1984, "Ice, Custard, Happiness," has been the brand's motto, and almost thirty years later, Rita's is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere. 

Rita's Ice will be opening in the Lantern Bay Village Shopping Center in just a few short weeks - stop in for a delicious treat!

Thank You to Our Renewing Members
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Community News & Events

Ocean Institute Events in October 
9th Annual Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle
Thursday, October 24th - FINAL DEADLINE
Last chance to buy a ticket and secure your chance to win a beautiful Laguna Beach home or $1 million in cash. Tickets are $150 each and a maximum of 20,000 tickets will be sold. Click here for complete information.

* Buy two tickets and qualify to win fabulous prizes including a Lexus Hybrid lease, Dream Vacations, South Coast Plaza shopping sprees, & more. 
* Buy a ticket and qualify for our Refer a Friend Drawing Encourage a friend, business associate or family member to buy a ticket and mention your name when they buy. When they win, you win too! 1st prize for you and your friend is a Lexis IS 250 car lease or $7,000 each. 

Enter now by calling (949) 542-3600 or visit www.ocean-institute.org.

Tidepool Terrors

Sunday, October 27th; 10am - 3pm


A family-friendly day of Halloween fun!  Listen to a spooky story, make a creepy critter craft, and hunt to find Halloween clues throughout the Ocean Institute.  Participate in our spooky science labs:

  • Tidepool Terrors - Find out what tidepool creatures have the best costumes for camouflage.
  • Vampires of the Deep - Discover the unusual adaptations of the vampire squid and other deep-sea creatures.
  • Ghastly Goo Science Lab - Make some ghastly goo to take home along with tips to keep our oceans clean.
  • Cow Eye Dissection - Examine the unique structures and features of a mammal's eye.
At 1:00pm, there will also be a kids' costume contest and prizes for the most scary, best ocean-themed and most eco-friendly costumes. Admission is $6.50/adult; $4.50/child. Members and kids (4-12) in costume are free!
Special Offer from Dana Point Gold & Coin 




Join me for a free seminar, The Entrepreneurial Equation, to learn more about:  

  • Various banking, retirement plan and insurance options 
  • Valuable strategies that can help you create value outside your business 
  • Strategies for building, creating value for and protecting your business 

Event Location: Luciana's Ristorante - 24312 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629 at 6pm. 

Please RSVP at (949) -487-0833 no later than October 14th , 2013. You are welcome to bring a guest, but seating is limited, so please respond soon. 

Tammy McKennon  Financial Advisor 

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