Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
August 9, 2016
Local VFW Post 9934 Wins Award for 7th Consecutive Year!
Congratulations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 for being recognized as All American Post Nationally for the 7th consecutive year!  The Forty-Ninth Congressional District of California honors and recognizes the distinguished work and leadership of the VFW Post 9934 in Dana Point, California!

Locally, the Post wants to continue to provide effective services to our veterans and their families, to encourage the youth of the community to understand and appreciate the American ideals, and to serve our community.  In addition, Post 9934 also provides food, clothing, children support, rent, emergency airplane tickets, vehicle repairs, household appliance repairs, etc. to Veterans, Active Military and their families.

The NEW 2016-2017
Destination Guide & Business Directory!
The Dana Point Destination Guide is filled with information about Dana Point's history, annual events, parks, trails, beaches and much more!  The guide also contains information on our local hotels and resorts, features a dining guide and shines a spotlight on each of our Chamber members!

Mandatory Changes to Federal Employment Postings
Federal Minimum Wage Poster:
  • New information discussing the consequences of incorrectly classifying workers as independent contractors
  • New information relating to the rights of nursing mothers
  • Updated information regarding enforcement by the DOL
  • Revised information relating to tip credits
Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster:
  • This poster was updated to reflect changes to the appropriate contact information for the DOL and to remove reference to the penalty amount for violation of the law
Festival of Whales Announces
2017 Logo Design Contest

The Festival of Whales Foundation will kick off its logo design contest on August 5, 2016 for the upcoming 46th Annual Festival of Whales (2017 event).  The contest is open to the public and entries will be accepted through midnight, September 20, 2016.

Entries must include a dominant representation of a California Gray Whale(s).  A full list of criteria is provided on the Festival website.  One winner will be chosen by a vote of the public, via social media, September 23-30.  The winning logo will appear on a variety of Festival of Whales 2017 promotional materials.

All entries must be emailed to dpfestivalofwhales@gmail.com

Helpful Tip! 
Social media can be a huge driver of website traffic, awareness of your brand and, of course, new business leads, and online and offline sales.

Check out Small Business Administration's 
  1. Define your goal 
  2. Specify a measurement
  3. Focus on one platform
  4. Create a written campaign plan
  5. Build in a visual element
  6. Monitor and tweak
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(949) 248-5601
32585 Golden Lantern, Suite J
Dana Point, CA 92629
Open Daily 11am-7pm

Hello Fillmore & 5th customer!  Join us on Saturday, August 20th, from 7pm-9pm, for our Fall Kick-Off Party !  Enjoy sparkling wine and treats.  You could be a gift card winner!
We want to send out a friendly reminder that we are currently accepting high-quality women's summer fashion.  It's never too late to clean out that closet and make some money on your clothes, shoes or hand bag!  Earn 40-70%  of the selling price!

Montgomery Photography
Win a FREE family portrait!  We all love the photos we take when we're on vacation.  Show off your favorite family photo, landscape or funny photo and get a chance to win a free family portrait session.  Only rule is the photo must have been taken by you.  Tell us a little story about your photo- what, where and when.  Post entries to our Facebook Page by August 31, 2016.  The winner will be contacted by September 5, 2016.

(949) 337-6225
31042 Canterbury Place
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Welcome to the Chamber! 
Bridget Flavin Daniel epitomizes integrity, 
energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. A Southern California native, Bridget purchased her first condo in Laguna Niguel and resides in Dana Point. Bridget currently serves clients in the residential real estate market.  She also provides her clients with investment property. With over 31 years of working for Fortune 500 companies, including 15 years in Banking, over 10 years at Wells Fargo, 6 years at Shearson Lehman Mortgage and 7 years in Business Development, Bridget brings skills to the relationship that clients appreciate.  Her clients trust her in marketing their home locally, nationally and internationally, through the affiliation First Team Estates has with Christie's International Real Estate.  Clients feel comfortable, confident and protected throughout the transaction.  Bridget and her team are excited about joining the Chamber of Commerce and serving her neighbors alongside other local businesses.
(949) 485-9388
Military Service Academy Night
The Office of Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) will be holding a Military Service Academy Night in San Clemente for high school students and their parents to learn more about earning nominations to serve in one of the United States Service Academies.
Representatives on hand will include:
U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

CA-49 Military Service Academy Night

Thursday, August 11th
@ 5:30pm - 7:30pm

101 W. Avendia Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672
The VIP Lounge is located on the 2nd floor of Customer Service directly behind the GUESS Factory Store

For addition information, contact Sunana Batra in Congressman Darrell Issa's office at (760) 599-5000 or sunana.batra@mail.house.gov
Upcoming Events 

NO August Mixer!

Please mark your calendar for the September Mixer at Tutor & Spunky's

Thursday, September 15th @ 5:30pm-7:30pm



Summer Concert Series

Sunday, August 14th  @2:30pm-6:00pm
Sea Terrace Park
33501 Niguel Rd
Sunday, August 21st  @ 2:30pm-6:00pm
Heritage Park
34400 Old Golden Lantern

Saturday, August 20th @ 4pm
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629

August 27th &  August 28th
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629

Monday, August 29th
Complimentary Ceremony begins @ 4pm
Dana Point Harbor: Baby Beach
34445 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA 92629

Thursday, September 1st 
@ 11:30am-1:00pm
32525 Golden Lantern, Suite E
Dana Point, CA 92629

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

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