|CHAMBER NEWS - August 25, 2011|
WELCOME BACK SSU STUDENTSWould you like to show that you welcome SSU students as customers? Get your Welcome Back sign by clicking HERE, print it out, and display it proudly in your business window!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
MARC MEZZETTA'S DELI & BBQ101 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati 94931
Deli & BBQ
(Chamber Referral Bucks to Vicki Dougan, Sales Promotion)
WASSON INSURANCE SERVICES100 Professional Center Dr. #107, Rohnert Park 94928
Investment & Insurance
(Chamber Referral Bucks to John Allred, Professional Framing Services)
NEW LOCATION FOR TIM MAYCLIN, CPATax and Business Services has relocated. Their new location is:
101 Golf Course Dr. #200, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
New phone number: 707-584-1040
New fax number: 707-584-9800
Website is the same: www.mayclincpa.com
ADVERTISE IN SONOMA COUNTY VISITOR GUIDE & MAP Hi Cotati 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
ADVERTISE IN PENNGROVE PROUD MAGAZINE
You can pick up a copy of Penngrove Proud 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
ONLY 3 MORE NIGHTS LEFT FOR THE
COTATI FARMERS MARKET & CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Every Thursday through Sept. 15
4:30 - 7:30 pm, La Plaza Park
Thursday, 9/1 - Music by Tumbao
Sponsored by Brixx Pizza of Cotati
A wonderful abundance of farm-fresh vegetables, just-picked fruits, breads, cheeses, desserts, and more are waiting for you at the market!
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.
ELECTRONICS "E-WASTE" RECYCLING EVENT IN COTATI
Saturday & Sunday, 9/17 & 18, 8 am - 4 pm
Cotati Park & Ride, Redwood Drive/Hwy. 116 (by Burger King)
To make it more convenient for residents and businesses to dispose of their non-working/working electronic equipment properly, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is partnering with Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire to conduct free electronics collection events.
Questions: Sonoma County Eco-Desk 565-DESK(3375) or www.recyclenow.org or email email@example.com
WHAT'S GOIN' ON AT LOUD & CLEAR
ROCK OVERTIME, our new band camp, is where we put you together with other musicians with similar likes and skill levels to form a band. Then you and your new band mates meet once a week for two hours here in our on site performance area with a pro instructor that helps you learn some cover tunes and write your own original song. The fifth session is a performance at Friar Tucks Pub here in Cotati where your family and friends can come out to see you play.
We've currently have two bands rolling; a Monday evening band and a Sunday afternoon band. We are looking to roll with three bands for the next sessions starting early September - Monday evenings, Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Price for the program is $250 and includes a recording of the performance.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining the band!
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GEAR!
Thank you for helping make Loud & Clear the best place to find cool and unique gear! We've got so much gear that you just need to come by to check it out. Inventory changes everyday! You can also visit our Facebook page to see more of our inventory, plus a daily featured item.
Here's how consignment works- bring in an instrument that you want to sell. We can come up with a sale price together, and then when it sells we can split the money (80%/20% split for items over $1000, or 75%/25% for items under $1000).
Check out some of the cool instruments and equipment we've got on sale now at our Facebook page.
Loud and Clear Music and Commercial A/V Installation
7886 Old Redwood Hwy Cotati CA 94931
Monday - Saturday 11a-6:30p & Sundays 11a-4p
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 5th ANNUAL
Sat. 10/8, 12 - 6 pm La Plaza Park
Lagunitas Oktoberfest Beer, Bratwurst & Great Food, Collectible Beer Steins, Bavarian Oom-pah-pah Band with Karl Lebherz, & Cash-Winning Contests including the Wiener Dog Races! More details to come!!!
Sponsored by the Cotati Chamber of Commerce & Lagunitas Brewing Company.
If you'd like to volunteer for this wunderbar event, please call Suzanne at 707-795-5508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 on all events & classes, call (707) 795-2398 or visit www.songbirdcenter.org.
Sun 8/28., 2:00pm
Stepping into Fierceness
Tue 8/30, 7:00pm
Embodying the Four Agreements®
Fri 9/2-9/30, 3:45pm
Comdy Improvisation Workshop
Beginner's Mind Introdctory Series
Sat 9/10, 2-5pm
Experience Songbird Saturday
* Sample our classes (FREE) and healing modalities ($7-$10/ session).
* Meet our diverse and exciting community.
* Discover how we provide a connecting branch for the Body, Mind, and Spirit through holistic care and personal growth.
* Bask in the energy of our beautiful healing environment.
* Relax with refreshments and fine artwork from local artists.
* Learn about renting our cost-effective space for teachers and practitioners.
Fri 9/16, 6:00pm
Birds of a Feather Eat Together Community Potluck
Sat 9/17, 7:00pm
Live in Joy
Sat 9/24, 7:00pm
Equnox Colored Light and Sound Healing Mediation
Sun 9/25, 2:00pm
Stepping into Fierceness
Sat 9/30, 7:00pm
Film: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
2nd /4th Tue, 7:30pm
Hands of Gold Healing Clinic
4th Sat, 11:30am
1st & 2nd Sun, 11:00am
Sufi-Universal Worship Service
1st/3rd Tue, 7:00pm
Law of Attraction
Every Wed, 9:30am
3rd Sat, 2:00pm
Flowing with the Wave of Change
4th Sat, 10:00am
ThetaHealing® Practice for Graduates
Every Tue, 9:30 am
Move with Comfort: The Feldenkrais® Method
1st/3rd Wed, 5:30pm
Every Thu, 5:30pm
Every Fri, 9:00am
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
COTATI CREEK CRITTERS EVENTS
SUMMER CLEAN UP
Saturday, 8/27, 9 am - 12 noon
Cotati City well lot # 2
We will sort out tool storage containers, refurbish tools, and tidy up in and around Ladybug Lot (Cotati City well lot # 2) including in the nursery. We'll be moving one of the containers to a new site soon, so this is a major clean up effort to get ready for that, as well as a chance to wrap up the summer and get ready for the fall planting season.
Wear old clothes and sturdy shoes, and bring your own drinking water bottle. We'll provide gloves.
FALL TRASH PICK UP
Saturday, 10/15, 9 am - 12 noon
2 Sites: City well lot # 2 & Falletti Park on Gravenstein Way
For details see www.CotatiCreekCritters.info
FREE HANDS-ON WATERWISE GARDENING WORKSHOP!
Sat. 9/3, 10 am to 4 pm
Pocket Park, Corner of LaSalle & Loretta Avenues, Cotati
Registrations requested, register by calling 707-789-9664 or online at www.dailyacts.org
Come learn affordable, easy, and effective gardening skills at a hands-on water-wise gardening workshop! Daily Acts, a local Sonoma County-based non-profit, and the City of Cotati have formed a unique partnership to save water and grow food! In fall of 2009, they collaborated to transform a 5,000 square foot section of city lawn in Cotati into a low-water garden complete with fruit trees including Fig, Apples, Pears, and a Raspberry patch! The installation of this beautiful,waterwise garden was done at a cost of under $1 per square foot, to demonstrate that transforming your thirsty lawn can be affordable and easy!
Daily Acts is hosting a "Labor-day Weekend workshop" on Saturday, September 3rd from 10am to 4pm. Join us for a fall workday and learn how to design, maintain, and harvest from this beautiful, edible garden. Learn a bit about Permaculture, an ecological design method to create low-maintenance, low-water, beautiful, lush gardens. Learn about techniques such as creating "plant guilds", intercropping, sheet-mulching, weed control, and more! Learn from landscape designer Patrick Picard, of Equinox landscapes, and get hands-on experience helping with much-needed fall plant & fruit tree care, and filling out the landscape with additional plantings.
Space is limited, please register at www.dailyacts.org or 707.789.9664. Participants will leave the workshop with some plants like raspberries, lemon balm, and comfrey to get started at their own home gardens and the knowledge and skills to feel comfortable designing their own edible, low-water garden at home!
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER WORKSHOPS
WEB SITE CRITIQUES -Take Your Web Site from Pitiful to Profitable
Wed, 11/9, 10 am - 12 pm and Wed, 11/16, 10 am - 12 pm
SBDC Building, 1808 Albany Drive, Santa Rosa
If your web site is not contributing to your business success, perhaps it is time for a site makeover! In this 2-part workshop series we will spend the first session reviewing what makes a good web site. We will use the proven SBDC Technology Advisory Program's Web Site Audit process to critique an e-commerce site. You learn specific elements of a site that contribute to success along with pitfalls to avoid and leave with a checklist you can apply to your site. In the second part of the series, we will review the sites of class volunteers and discuss what is working on the site and what isn't. In this fun and supportive environment we will help each class member leave with a makeover action list.
Who Will Benefit From This Workshop: Anyone with a web site and who would like ideas on how to make it more effective-whether you have done your own site development or have hired a web developer. Limited to 6 participants for maximum personal attention.
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FROM KITCHEN TO MARKET - How To Successfully Bring Your Specialty Food Products To Market
Tue, 11/15, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SBDC Building, 1808 Albany Drive, Santa Rosa
Get the tools you need to honestly assess your risk and opportunity in entering the fresh food industry. Learn the current trends as well as tips on setting up your business. Capitalizing it, and marketing your products in the highly competitive but reliable specialty foods business. Those already in the market will find some ideas on expansion. The insider information packed into this 3-hour workshop has saved countless hours of research and resources for its participants.
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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.