|CHAMBER NEWS - May 13, 2011|
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST BOARD MEMBERRinah Voorhes, manager of Cotati's Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar, was appointed to the Cotati Chamber Board of Directors at their May 10th meeting. The Directors are looking forward to working with Rinah and appreciate the enthusiasm and energy that she brings to the Board.
BUSINESS NETWORKING MIXER
Thurs. 5/19, 5 - 7 pm
Sally Tomatoes Event Center
Sponsored by the Active 20/30 Club
The Rohnert Park - Cotati Active 20-30 Club is honored to present a check to the Cotati Arts Project, a division of the Cotati Chamber of Commerce, for $1500.00. A sculpture will be raised on behalf of Galilea Peña, a recent victim of a tragic car accident, and other children we've lost too soon. President John-Logan Coots and the Active 20/30 Club will hold a festive event to present the check in conjunction with the Rohnert Park & Cotati Chambers of Commerce at a mixer on Thursday, May 19th at 5:30 pm at Sally Tomatoes Event Center, 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park in Sonoma Mountain Village. Halle Siepman, the Sonoma State University art student that is producing the art piece will also attend the event. The art piece, entitled "Tilted," will be place in Cotati's La Plaza Park, along with a plaque, in July 2011. This is an excellent opportunity to meet an up-and-coming artist in the beginning of her career.
The public is welcome and those who wish to support children and the community are encouraged to attend! As Logan-Coots says, "Anything to do with children in need, we are there!" The purpose of the community-focused Active 20-30 Club is to serve, aid, promote and foster the youth of the community. Nationwide, the clubs distribute tens of thousands of dollars annually to underprivileged kids, as well as working with these children with hands-on projects at various charitable organizations, including locally:
· Boys & Girls Club
· Kid Street Charter School of Santa Rosa
· Challenger Little League
· Northern Cal Center for Well-Being
For more information about the club, donations and to support, please contact President John- Logan Coots at 510-917-5646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHOE CREEK NIGHT GOLF TOURNAMENT
Sat. 5/21, 8 - 10:30 pm
Washoe Creek Golf Course, 1475 W Sierra Ave, Cotati
Our next Night Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2011. Pre-pay for the tournament by May 19 and save $5.00 off the regular tournament fee of $35.00.
The tournament schedule is:
8:00 pm - Registration/check-in
8:30 pm - Dinner
9 - 9:15 pm - Tournament start
10:30ish - after tournament - Awards and cake
Your tournament fee includes one LED Night Golf Ball, dinner and the 9-Hole Tournament. Tournament is to be played on the Executive Course - Shotgun Start and Individual Scores. This will be loads of fun, as always!
Link to our Event Page on Facebook:
Thanks and see you there!
Washoe Creek Golf Course
DON'T MISS THIS IMPORTANT TIMELY TOPIC...
QUARTERLY SPEAKER SERIES & LUNCHEON MEETINGThurs. 5/26, 12 noon - 1:30 pm
Cotati Room, Ray Miller Community Center, 216 E. School St.
Topic: Disaster Preparedness for Businesses & Residents
Buffet Lunch Cost: $15
RSVP to email@example.com or 795-5508
RIBBON CUTTING AND NETWORKING MIXER
Tues. 6/7, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting at 6:15 pm
Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar, 7582 Commerce Blvd., Cotati
Refreshments and treats to enjoy! Great networking opportunity with other business people in the community.
SAVE THE DATE - CHAMBEREE COUNTY-WIDE MIXER Thurs. 6/16, 4 - 7:30 pm
Pacific Coast Air Museum, 2230 Becker Blvd., Santa Rosa
Chamber Members from all Sonoma County Chambers are invited to attend - booths and exhibits from many Chambers, including the Cotati Chamber!
Cost: $5 donation per person
All the proceeds going to support the F-15 restoration and exhibit fund - for the Air Force interceptor that flew cover over New York City during the 9/11 tragedy. This aircraft has been acquired by PCAM for its permanent collection. The 2011 Chamberee audience will be among the first to get a sneak preview of this historic guardian, now retired from active duty, before it is unveiled formally to the public later in the summer. A great networking opportunity!!
COMMUNITY GUIDES HAVE ARRIVED!
The 2011 Cotati Community Guide & Business Directory should have arrived at all Cotati addresses - it is a beautiful publication and we hope that you love it as much as we do. If you would like a few extra copies for your business, contact the Chamber office at 795-5508 and we can arrange a drop off (members only, please). Thanks to all of our advertisers - we couldn't have done it without you! Special thanks to Debbie Koos and Lynda Sutton-Smith of Penngrove Proud for doing a fabulous job - we hope to partner again in the future.
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE CHAMBER
Time is running out to sponsor the Jazz Festival or Cotati Kids Day
This is a great way to increase your visibility in the community and support the Cotati Chamber as well. If you are interested in having a booth at the Farmers Market, Jazz Festival, or Kids Day, contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org for a vendor application.
DON'T MISS THE FUN...
CONGRATULATIONS TO SCAYD HONOREES
Cotati Chamber members who took home awards in their categories:
Conservation Corps North Bay - Going Green Environmental
Marie McNaughton - Arts Volunteer
Lisa Moore - Outstanding Civil Servant
Cotati Arts Project - Organization of the Year
Ed Gilardi - Education Related Volunteer and Volunteer of the Year
J.T. Henley - Hall of Fame Award
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS & SUPPORT PROJECT GRAD
ACTIVE 20/30 GOLF TOURNAMENT
Sat. 6/3, 11 am check-in
Foxtail Golf Course, Rohnert Park
The Active 20/30 Club of the North Bay's Annual "It's For The Kids" Golf Tournament will be on June 3rd at Foxtail Golf Course in Rohnert Park. This year's theme is "Gilligan's Island" so get your sailor hats ready, little buddy!!
The price for pre-registration is $135.00 ea. This includes tons of food and drink on the golf course, a dinner and awards presentation afterwards, silent and live auctions, lots of games on the course and all the random fun that you can't quantify. All proceeds go to helping disadvantaged kids in Sonoma County. As we all know, the need for help in our community is growing at a staggering pace. We have the manpower to do lots of good but the funding is the key. Again please come join us and sign up early to lock in the low price. You can sign up on the website at www.20-30club.com or by contacting a member directly. Can't make it but still want to help? We are accepting donations for our silent and live auctions as well as raffle prizes. We'll accept anything, but in the past the biggest hits have been vacation rentals, trips and gift certificates for fancy meals that we pair with rounds of golf for a great auction item. Sponsorships and advertising opportunities are also available. For questions please don't hesitate to contact Nate Gulbransen, Golf Chairman, at 707-664-6450.
BENEFIT FOR THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION A Benefit for the Education Foundation of Cotati-Rohnert Park will be held in honor of Mothers Day. Dr Venus Maher, of Maher Chiropractic, will be providing free services in May to include one history, examination, and gentle first treatment/adjustment per person. The services are at no charge, but donations will be accepted for the Education Foundation, to support our schools and our children's education here in the Rohnert Park / Cotati area. To honor Mothers day, any new patient who wishes to participate will be seen by appointment anytime in the month of May for free for care through their first treatment.
Donations will continue to be accepted for the Education Foundation through May 2011. All donations are tax-deductible. The tax 501(c) ID # of the Education Foundation is 94-2900185.
For further information or to schedule an appointment call Maher Chiropractic at 792-0202.
SONGBIRD COMMUNITY HEALING CENTER
8280 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati 94931
Songbird Community Healing Center, conveniently located in downtown Cotati, offers a branch of health care and education that connects the body, mind, and spirit. We are synthesizing the traditional and modern, new and old. Our branch provides a community gathering place for people of like minds to network and share. We offer cost-effective space rental and affordably-priced holistic education and care.
For more information, call (707) 795-2398 or visit www.songbirdcenter.org.
Mon 5/9-6/13, 6:45 pm
Introduction to Tarot
Thu 5/19, 7 pm
Introduction to Shamanic Journeying
Sat 5/22, 2 pm
Ek' Waynal 2012 and the Galactic Center
Thu 5/26, 7 pm
Introduction to Meditation
Sat 5/28, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Meditation & Lecture with Ayurveda Master Dr. Javanath Aveywickrama (by donation)
Tue 5/31, 7 pm
Embodying the Four Agreements
Every Tue, 11:00 am
2nd /4th Tue, 7:30pm
Hands of Gold Healing Clinic
1st/3rd Thu, Noon
3rd Sat, 9:30 am
Chiropractic Clinic by appointment
1st Sun, 11:00 am
Sufi-Universal Worship Service + 12:30 Potluck
Mon, 5:30 pm
Tue, 9:30 am
Move with Comfort: The Feldenkrais® Method
1st/3rd Tue, 7:30 pm
Law of Attraction
1st/3rd Wed, 5:30 pm
2nd/4th Wed, 7:00 pm
Introduction to Healing with Alchemy
2nd Thu, 7:00 pm
Women's Empowerment & Meditation Circle
3rd Sat, 2:00 pm
Flowing with the Wave of Change
UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES IN THE COMMUNITY
5/21 - Oliver's Market
546 E.Cotati Ave, Cotati
10 am -1 pm
5/14 - Anytime Fitness Rohnert Park
939 Golf Course Dr., Rohnert Park
11 am - 4 pm
Donors are encouraged to sign up at www.bbr.org!
Your support is appreciated.
SANTA ROSA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
First Annual Professional Development Day
Tues. 5/17, 8 am - 1 pm
Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Ave. Santa Rosa
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Andrew Swerdlow, Google - "Technology Trends Young Professionals Need to Know"
Attend Breakouts Featuring: Doug Clark, CEO, Métier - "What it Takes to be a Professional in Today's Global Business"
Scott Ormerod, Partner, Leap Solutions - "Marketing YOU"
Lynn Wallace, President, Vantreo Insurance Brokerage - "Extreme Goal Achievement"
With Our Closing Session Featuring:
Cassie McDowell, Productive Learning & Leisure - "Does Your Thinking Limit Your Success?"
Get Information Here
SSU ATHLETICS CAR RAFFLE
The Ninth Annual Sonoma State University Athletics Car Raffle is underway, featuring the new 2011 Scion tCNG from Hansel Toyota in Petaluma and the Toyota Motor Corporation. Over the past eight years, over $450,000 has been raised through the annual car raffle to benefit SSU student-athletes. Henry Hansel, president of the Hansel Auto Group is challenging the Seawolves to sell 10,000 car raffle tickets at $10 each to raise $100,000 this year. Last year, SSU sold approximately 6,500 tickets. The Hansel Auto Group has partnered with SSU Athletics to provide a new vehicle in each of the past eight years. This year's winning ticket will be drawn at "The Wolfies", SSU Athletics' annual sports award night, on May 19, 2011 in Rohnert Park. Get your tickets now by filling out this form. You have a great chance to win a new Scion tC.
For further information, go to www.sonomaseawolves.com or contact Erin Rock or Nancy Crosat at SSU Athletics at (707) 664-2521. E-mail contacts: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OWNERS
A new SBA program helps small commercial real estate property owners refinance their existing mortgages. Many small business owners face large balloon payments on their mortgages without the ability to refinance (due to declining property values and reduced rent rolls).
Small business owners with eligible commercial real estate mortgages (maturing after 12/31/12) can gain long-term financing through the new 504 refinancing program. Borrowers refinance up to 90 percent of the current appraised property value or 100 percent of the outstanding mortgage, whichever is lower, plus eligible refinancing costs. Under the Jobs Act, Congress authorized SBA to approve up to $15 billion in loans under this program ($7.5 billion in both fiscal years 2011 and 2012). This program provides $33.8 billion of total project financing.CLICK HERE for more information.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ED GILARDI
He won first prize and the Bertazzoni gas stove from KZST in their Apple Pie Contest! Thanks to all who voted for his apple pie recipe - now let's eat pie! Ed?
HELP GROW THE CHAMBER & GET REWARDED
Refer a Business & Get Chamber Cash!
- For every business, organization or individual you refer who joins the Cotati Chamber of Commerce, you will receive 25% of their first year's membership dues in Chamber Cash.
- You can spend Chamber Cash on anything the Chamber offers for purchase - your own membership dues, merchandise, luncheon or breakfast meetings, or tickets to any Chamber events.
- The amount of Chamber Cash could be anywhere from $13 to $90 (rounded to the nearest dollar), depending on the new member's membership category.
- There is no limit to the amount of members you can refer to collect Chamber Cash.
- Just have the new member write your name on their membership application at "Referred By" and when the business joins, you'll receive your Chamber Cash soon after by mail.
- Chamber Cash will expire one year from the date of issuance.
CLICK HERE for the Cotati Chamber Membership Application, which you can give to all of your business referrals. Any other questions, call the Cotati Chamber of Commerce at (707) 795-5508.