|CHAMBER NEWS - July 27, 2011|
WELCOME NEW MEMBERPacific Archaeological Consulting
P.O. Box 7137, Cotati 94931
www.pacificarchaeology.com Eric Strother
Local resident and professional archaeologist, Eric Strother, is proud to announce the opening of his new company, Pacific Archaeological Consulting (PAC). PAC is a cultural resource management firm that assists individuals, private firms, and public agencies meet State and Federal Section 106 requirements regarding the protection of cultural resources. Eric has over 13 years working throughout California. He has also taught at California State University, East Bay and has assisted Sonoma County law enforcement with forensic assessments. Eric is listed on the Register of Professional Archaeologists and is a member of the Society for California Archaeology and the Cotati Historical Society.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR
COTATI KIDS DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL
PARADE AWARD SPONSOR:
Washoe Creek Golf Course
FRIENDS OF KIDS DAY SPONSORS:
Clover Stornetta Farms
Cotati Police Officers Association
Cotati Yacht Club
Mayor Janet Orchard
Redwood Empire Disposal
The Sandalady / Glove Repair
Sonoma County Library
6 OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESSES TO CONNECT WITH SSU
DEADLINE AUGUST 1
On August 20th, approximately 3100 students will be moving into the Residence Halls at SSU and soon after the other 4000 students will be moving into the Cotati & Rohnert Park area. Approximately 1900 of them will be incoming first year students or transfer students who have not spent much time in Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, or the surrounding areas. There are six ways to get involved and to promote your business to our students.
- Welcome Bags - put your ad on a flyer that will go in 3100 bags
- Residential Student Association Sticker Program - offer discounts to SSU Residential Students
- Big Nite (formerly Community Fair) - table at this campus event on Sun. 8/21, 8 - 11 pm
- SonFest - table at this campus event promoting health & wellness on Mon. 8/22, 4 - 7 pm
- Seawolf Welcome Weeks Sponsorship - donate and receive business publicity at events, on website, in ads, or promotion pieces
For more information, CLICK HERE or contact Mo Phillips, Associate Director of Student Development, 707-235-7776(c), firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to take part in any of the above opportunities, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM HERE before Deadline August 1 and the organizing group for each opportunity will contact you.
SONOMA COUNTY VISITOR GUIDE & MAP Hi Chamber Members,
Suzanne and I are working together to create a presence for Cotati for the 2012 Visitors Guide. If tourists are an important part of your business, then you won't want to miss the opportunity to direct them to your door step. We distribute 150,000 Visitors Guides and 350,000 Maps.
If you advertise in the Guide, then you automatically get a dot and a listing on the Map. The Visitors Guide comes out in Jan. and is good for a year. I would be happy to mail you a Guide and Map if you don't have one. We have been able to develop a nice spread for several different communities using two basic elements: the 1/4 page advertorial ($595) which is a real bargain which includes 125 words of copy, a picture and contact info; and a listing ($395) which includes 25 words of copy and contact info. CLICK HERE for more information.
I am going to include a spec ad for Bohemian Hwy that has both of those elements on it. We also have display advertising. I would welcome an opportunity to get together with you. Please be in touch. Thank you!
Sonoma County Visitors Guide
PENNGROVE PROUD MAGAZINE'S SUMMER ISSUE NOW OUT
Our featured story is about Horse Stables in and around Penngrove. You can pick up a copy at Oliver's Market, Redwood Cafe, Johnny's Java or in front of the Cotati Chamber's office.
Or you can read it on-line @ www.penngroveproud.com
Penngrove Proud magazine, (publisher of the Cotati Community Guide and Business Directory) is a quarterly publication. For information about advertising in our Fall issue, contact Debbie Goodier Koos 707.484.7451 or email@example.com
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER WORKSHOPS
COLLABORATIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Building Momentum with Lean Resources
Wednesday, 8/17, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Check-In @ 8 am
Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center, 1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park
This FREE conference, featuring Speaker Nancy Lublin, CEO of DoSomething.org, is part of a statewide effort to highlight regionalized best practices in economic development as well as hear out-of the-box ideas that have been successful for economic recovery across the nation.
READ MORE ABOUT IT
COTATI FARMERS MARKET
Every Thursday through Sept. 15
4:30 - 7:30 pm, La Plaza Park
Thursday, 7/28 - ECO FAIR
Open Mic for Bands
Sponsored by Liberty Valley Doors
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY IN THE CITY OF COTATI
Have you ever thought about becoming a little more involved in your local community? The Community and Environment Commission (CEC) is a longstanding community volunteer group committed to providing community service in a variety of fun and interesting ways. The scope of the CEC is very broad and includes producing much-loved community events, and consideration of environmental and sustainability related issues. There are many different kinds of activities that a volunteer can become involved in through the CEC, and yet, the time commitment does not average more than one meeting a month including attendance at events!
The CEC is a nine member commission established by City Ordinance. The CEC currently produces three events annually: the Holiday Tree Lighting, Pasta Feed and Bingo, and the City Hall Art Show. We are kicking off a volunteers drive to bring fresh energy and ideas to the Commission. Once the membership has been replenished the CEC will be able to expand its efforts. Already the CEC has added the "greening" of community events by producing events that create less waste.
The CEC and the City Council would like to encourage Cotati citizens to consider becoming a part of a great Cotati tradition - by volunteering you enhance the overall experience of living in Cotati. Come be a part of the community!!
Contact Marsha Sue Lustig, Assistant to the City Manager, at (707)665-3634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCORDION FESTIVAL IN COTATI AUGUST 20 & 21
The nonprofit, multi-cultural, multi-generational 21st Annual Cotati Accordion Festival will be taking place this August 20th & 21st in La Plaza Park in downtown Cotati, Ca. Tickets are available on line at www.Cotatifest.com, at all Oliver's Markets, People's Music, and The Last Record Store at $15 in advance, $25 for both days, and $17 at the gate. Kids 15 and under, accompanied by an adult, are admitted FREE.
The festival includes the Jam Tent, the Polka Tent, the Zydeco Dance Party, the Lady of Spain-a-Ring, the arts and crafts vendors, and plenty of food, wine and beer. There will be 30 accordion acts featuring bands doing Tango, Russian, Klezmer, Western, Middle Eastern, Italian, Punk, Irish, Polka, Zydeco, Mariachi and Rock.
For more information call 707 664-0444, 1-888-559-2576, email at email@example.com, or write to CAF, P.O. Box 809, Cotati, Ca., 94931.
NIGHT GOLF TOURNAMENT
$35.00 @ THE DOOR- $30 in Advance
NIGHT GOLF BALL 9-HOLE TOURNAMNET
CASH & PRIZES
SPECTATORS - $10/Dinner
Don't forget to sign up early & save $5.00!!
Here is a link to the Facebook EVENT page for August:
Washoe Creek Golf Course
1475 W Sierra Ave, Cotati
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.