|CHAMBER NEWS - June 24, 2011|
RETIREMENT PARTY FOR
COTATI EXCHANGE BANK MANAGER NADINE WOLFORD Friday 6/24, 7 - 10 pm
Friar Tuck's Pub, 8201 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati
Music by The Rotten Tomatoes
You're invited to celebrate Nadine Wolford's retirement after 34 years at Exchange Bank!
OAKVIEW OF SONOMA HILLS' HAWAIIAN LUAU
Saturday, 6/25, 2 - 5 pm
Oak View of Sonoma Hills, 1350 Oak View Circle, Rohnert Park
Free and open to the public - Food, drinks, and hula dancing for your entertainment!
THANKS TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS, ADVERTISERS, VENUES & SPONSORS AT THE 31ST ANNUAL COTATI JAZZ FESTIVAL Andre Morrow-Agent State Farm Insurance, The Community Voice, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Cotati Corner Wine Shop, Spancky's Bar, Bath Fitter, Dos Amigos Restaurant, 8 Ball, Friar Tucks Pub, Redwood Cafe, The Tradewinds, Washoe Creek Golf Course, James T. Henley DDS & John D. Mann DDS, Apple Crate Gifts, Carl's Body Shop, Exchange Bank, Marc Mezzetta's Deli & BBQ, Blairworks, Cotati Accordion Festival, Oliver's Market, Sonoma Mountain Village, City of Cotati, Big 4 Party Rents, Cotati Coffee, North Bay Portables, Hines Signs, Sales Promotion, FedEx Office, Redwood Empire Disposal, Larsen's Feed & Pet Supply, Loud & Clear Audio Visual, Sally Tomatoes, Andre Morrow, Vicki Dougan, Jami Brady, Suzanne Whipple, Pat McCarty, John Allred, Mario Lewin, Peggy & Chris Ary, John Moore, Richard Moore, Erin & David Armstrong, Terry Dutra, Arianne Eskew, Janet Orchard, Mark Landman, Susan Harvey, Mike Pastryk, Clifford Ferrell, Tim Danesi, Lyle Brady, Lisa Moore, Jay Scott, Linda Knox, Katy Quinteras, Richard Butler
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER WORKSHOP
CONTENT REALLY IS KING! 7 STEPS TO A GREAT WEBSITE
12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
SBDC Conference Room, 1808 Albany Drive, Santa Rosa
Everyone wants to be #1 in Google and there is no end to the articles promising the secrets to top search engine rankings. Some of these offer useful information, others offer "black hat" techniques that can backfire and get you banned from search engines. But the way to real success - being visible in the search engines and delivering the right content to those people who click on your listing - is not a "quick tricks" job, but rather a process of offering real value to your visitors. Using robust content to create a destination web site- a site that is the go-to destination for your audience- is a long-lasting way to earn great rankings for your site. The building blocks of a destination web site are expert information, usability, design, unique value proposition, time and presence, voice, trust and credibility. This workshop will walk through these 7 steps and you will leave with concrete, actionable ideas to get your web site onto the road to success.
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!!
COTATI FARMERS MARKET
Every Thursday through Sept. 15
4:30 - 7:30 pm, La Plaza Park
Thursday, 6/30 - Music by Graystreet Band
Sponsored by Cotati Corner Wine Bar
Plan now to have a booth for your business or nonprofit at our BUSINESS SHOWCASE at the Cotati Farmers Market on Thursday, July 21, 4:30 - 7:30 pm in La Plaza Park. For only $16 (Chamber member rate), you can have a 10' x 10' space to showcase what it is you do - your services, your products, your passion - and interact face-to-face with the community.
Contact Suzanne at 795-5508 to reserve your space now or CLICK HERE for a booth application.
SONOMA COUNTY VISITORS GUIDE AND MAP
Ad Sales Now Open for the 2011-2012 Guide
The Sonoma County Tourism Bureau's Visitors Guide and Map are the foundation of our $4 million sales and marketing programs. In 2011, more than 450,000 guides and maps will be distributed to travelers around the world.
Advertise your business to the thousands of potential travelers by reserving your ad space today.
Visitors are looking for lodging, food and wine experiences, attractions, recreation, cultural arts and events. The Official Sonoma County Visitors Guide is the essential travelers guide for planning a trip or deciding what to do once arriving in Sonoma County.
For more information, contact:
(North, South and Central County)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD'S
SPECIAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT
This important interactive Economic Summit held on June 29th at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek is designed to gather your input on the County's economic planning for a successful future. Segments of the summit include an annual outlook for the local economy presented by Steve Cochrane of Moody's Analyticsand the delivery of the initial resultsfor local business developmentfrom the Innovation Action Council's cluster study.
You will also hear from a panel of successful local business leaders who will discuss their ideas for job creation. Panel members include Tom Whitaker (Motion Analysis), Al Coppin (Keegan & Coppin), and Mark Inman (Volcafe Specialty Coffee). Then you will be asked to directly offer your insights into our future economic development efforts in an interactive format.
This important, collaborative event is being attended by business, education, civic and government leaders. Seating availability is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. To register please visit our events page at www.sonomaedb.org/events.
BARK FOR LIFE for the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
RAINED OUT ON JUNE 4 - RESCHEDULED Sat. 7/23, 8 am Registration, 10 am Opening Ceremonies - walking around the park will follow
La Plaza Park, Cotati
The Relay for Life of Rohnert Park/Cotati team Leprachauns for a Cure invites you to join them for a new Relay tradition. Celebrate Relay for Life with your four-legged loved ones!
Registration is $25 for the first dog, $10 for each additional dog, per owner. For each registered dog, the owner will be entered into a drawing for awesome door prizes. Please remember, dogs must be on a leash and be ready to clean up after them.
Show Your Relay Spirit!
Prizes will be given for the best Relay Dog and for the owner showing the most Relay Spirit!
More information? Contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-364-2532 or Pam at Pam.Wittner@hotmail.com or 707-888-7280. Remember, animals also get cancer. We fight back for them, too!
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.
Sat 6/25, 10:00am
ThetaHealing® Practice for Graduates
Sat 6/25, 11:30am
Every Tue, 11:00am
Every Tue, 3:00pm
Sacred Sexuality Appointments
2nd /4th Tue, 7:30pm
Hands of Gold Healing Clinic
Every Fri, 4:00pm
3rd Sat, 9:30am
Chiropractic Clinic by appointment
1st Sun, 11:00am
Sufi-Universal Worship Service + 12:30 Potluck
Tue, 9:30 am
Move with Comfort: The Feldenkrais® Method
1st/3rd Tue, 7:30pm
Law of Attraction
1st/3rd Wed, 5:30pm
2nd/4th Wed, 7:00pm
Experiencing Healing with Alchemy
2nd Thu, 7:00pm
Women's Empowerment & Meditation Circle
Last Thu, 7:00pm
Introduction to Meditation
3rd Sat, 2:00pm
Flowing with the Wave of Change
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.