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CHAMBER NEWS - November 3, 2011

 

COTATI CHAMBER QUARTERLY SPEAKER SERIES BREAKFAST MEETING

Thurs. 11/17, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Friar Tuck's Pub, 8201 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati

Program:          

     Cotati Arts Project Sculpture Update - What's Next        

     Cordel Stillman from the Sonoma County Water Agency will speak on the proposal        

     underway  to create a Sonoma County utility company  

FREE Breakfast Buffet provided by Friar Tuck's Pub 

RSVP before Mon. 11/14 to chamber@cotati.org or 795-5508

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON OLD REDWOOD HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS  

Tues. 11/8, 7 pm

Cotati City Hall, 201 W. Sierra Ave., Cotati 

The City of Cotati is conducting an informational meeting on the Old Redwood Highway Street Improvement Project next Tuesday, November 8 at 7pm, at Cotati City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the alternatives for the project, and to answer questions from the public.

For information on the Old Redwood Highway project see:  Cotati Downtown Revitalization: Old Redwood Highway Project.

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations Wanted for 2012 Board of Directors      
     The Cotati Chamber Board of Directors is looking for Chamber members interested in serving on the 2012 Board of Directors. The Board meets once a month and each member assumes committee work in areas like Economic Development, Cotati Farmers Market,  Luncheons & Workshops, Cotati Jazz Festival, and Membership. If you're interested, please fill out the nomination form by  CLICKING HERE (yes, it's okay to nominate yourself!) The deadline for nominations is Monday, November 7.

 

Nominations Wanted for Cotati Citizen of the Year

     The Board is also requesting nominations for the Cotati Citizen of the Year 2011. If you know a citizen of Cotati that has shown exemplary involvement in the community and deserves to be recognized, nominate them for Citizen of the Year. Recent honorees have been John Allred, Jenny Blaker, Steven Onines, and Councilmember Pat Gilardi. The award will be presented at the Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner on January 21st, 2012. Fill out the nomination form by  CLICKING HERE.  The deadline to return the Citizen of the Year Nomination Form is Monday, November 7.

      

 

 

 

 

GRAND OPENING OF THE BOUTIQUE AT SASEE

Fri. 11/11, 6 - 9 pm

Sasee Salon, 70 W. Cotati Ave., Cotati 

Boutique at Sasee 

 

 

 

 

 

COTATI GENERAL PLAN UPDATE MEETING

Mon. 11/14, 7 pm

Cotati City Hall, 201 W. Sierra Ave., Cotati 

Please join the Planning Commission on Monday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. for General Plan Update Meeting #5 to discuss community health and wellness.  We need your help identifying goals and opportunities for improving the community's mental and physical health and well-being.

For more information, please contact the Planning Division at (707) 665-3637 or visit www.cotati.generalplan.org.  

 

 

 

 

 

COTATI-ROHNERT PARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

TOWN HALL MEETING

Tues. 11/15, 7 pm

Lawrence Jones Middle School, 5154 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park 

 

CRPUSD Town Hall Poster  

 

 

 

 

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

COST: $60

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.

READ MORE ABOUT IT    

 

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

COST: $45

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.

READ MORE ABOUT IT   

 

THE POWER OF EMAIL MARKETING

Fri, 11/18, 9 - 11 am

Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, Baker Hall, Room 1809 

COST: $10

Master email communications with this comprehensive look at best practices and winning strategies for getting and keeping quality subscribers, increasing deliverability and open rates, writing good headlines and content, saving time, getting readers to take action, and more!
READ MORE ABOUT IT 

 

 

 

   

   

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING ON OLD REDWOOD HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS  

Thurs. 11/17, 7 pm

Cotati City Hall, 201 W. Sierra Ave., Cotati

The Planning Commission will hold this public hearing meeting to consider alternatives for Old Redwood Highway Street Improvement Project and recommend an alternative to the City Council. All interested persons are invited to attend or send their comments to Vicki Parker, Community Development Director, at vparker@ci.cotati.ca.us.

 

 


 

FOUR NIGHTS OF FESTIVE FUN IN COTATI 

 Holiday Tree Lighting  

Wed. 12/7, 6 - 8 pm, La Plaza Park & Cotati Fire Station

 Holiday Cheer  

Thurs. 12/8, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, 8 Ball, Cotati Yacht Club, Friar Tuck's Pub, Spancky's Bar  

 Candlelight Concert

Fri. 12/9, 7 - 9 pm, Church of the Oaks

 Elegant Evening  

Sat. 12/10, 5 - 8 pm, Downtown Cotati

Four Nights of Festive Fun flyer

ATTENTION ALL NONPROFITS!!!

This year the Cotati Chamber of Commerce is inviting nonprofits to join us for our Holiday Cheer event on Thursday, 12/8 in downtown Cotati. We will enjoy festive drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) from the 8-Ball, Cotati Yacht Club, Spancky's Bar, and Friar Tuck's Pub. This year it is not just about the good drinks, great company and free appetizers, but there is a FREE MEMBERSHIP to win! Whichever nonprofit has the most attendees at Holiday Cheer will receive a free 1-year membership to the Cotati Chamber of Commerce. We will have sign-in sheets for each nonprofit that is represented - each member attending will have to sign in for their nonprofit to receive credit.

 

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY MIXER AT MASSAGE ENVY SPA

Thurs. 12/15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Massage Envy Spa, 640 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati  

For both Cotati and Rohnert Park Chambers of Commerce 

Massage Envy Holiday Mixer

 

    

 

 

 

PENNGROVE PROUD MAGAZINE 

Penngrove Proud Magazine's Fall issue is available around town at Oliver's Market, Cotati Chamber Office, Marc Mezzetta's Deli and True Value Hardware - pick up a copy soon if you haven't seen it yet! If you would like to advertise in the Winter issue, please contact Debbie Koos @ 484-7451 or dkoos@penngroveproud.com.

The Penngrove Proud is mailed to all of Penngrove (about 2,200 postal customers) and another 5,000 copies are distributed in businesses, libraries, visitor and chamber offices in Penngrove, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa.  Winter issue deadline is November 23.

Debbie Goodier Koos

Advertising Sales

Penngrove Proud Magazine

707.484.7451

dkoos@penngroveproud.com 

 

 

 

 

  

Oak View of Sonoma Hills Oak View of Sonoma Hills

Upcoming Events  

November Happy Hour

Fri. 11/18, 6 pm

 

Dickens Themed Holiday Carolers

Wed. 12/14, 6 pm

  

1350 Oak View Circle, Rohnert Park

866-614-5882

 

 

 

 

SONGBIRD COMMUNITY HEALING CENTER  

UPCOMING CLASSES/EVENTS

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

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Tue/Thu 11/1-11/29, 4:00 - 6 pm
Rainbow Children - Learning to Use Intuition    

Thurs 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 6:15 - 7:15 pm  

iRest (Yoga Nidra)

    

Mon 11/7, 9:30 - 11 am

Introduction to Meditation

  

Wed 11/9, 7 pm

How to Help Your Child Pass Math

  

Thurs 11/10, 7:30-9 pm

Embodying the Toltec Four Agreements 

 

Sat. 11/12, 2 - 5 pm
Experience Songbird Saturday
with Songbird Teachers & Practitioners - FREE!
* Sample our classes and healing modalities for just $10/session (three for $20)
* 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


Sun 11/13, 5 pm
Practical Strategies for Using the Tarot in Your Life

Tues 11/15, 7 - 8:30 pm
Introduction to Meditation

Wed 11/17, 7:30-9:30 pm
Experiential Stress Reduction for Dentists

Sat. 11/19, 10 am - 12 pm
Co-Parenting Through the Holidays

Sat 11/19, 7 - 9 pm
A Gathering of Consciousness: Tools for the Awakening World

Sun 11/20, 2 - 4 pm
Readings from The Holy Universe

Wed 11/23, 7:30 pm
Thanksgiving Heart Chakra Meditation

ON-GOING EVENTS   

2nd /4th Tue, 7:30 - 9 pm 

Hands of Gold Healing Clinic 

 
3rd Sat, 2:00 - 4 pm 
Flowing with the Wave of Change       

 

MOVEMENT CLASSES 

Every Tue, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Feldenkrais® for Back Health
 
1st/3rd Wed, 5:30 - 7 pm 
Restorative Yoga   
 
Every Fri,  9:00 - 10:30 am 
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga     

  

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES IN THE COMMUNITY 

COTATI

11/26 - Oliver's Market

            546 E.Cotati Ave, Cotati     

            10 am - 2 pm

 

ROHNERT PARK

11/19 - Anytime Fitness Rohnert Park

            939 Golf Course Dr., Rohnert Park

            11 am - 3 pm        

 

To make an appointment, please visit www.bloodheroes.com  or call 707-280-6618.

Your support is appreciated.

 

 

 

 

COTATI CHIROPRACTOR PROVIDES FREE CARE FOR "DOCTORS WITH A HEART"

Dr. Venus Ann Maher, a chiropractic physician, whose clinic is located at 525 E. Cotati Ave. Suite 115 will be proudly providing service free of charge on Friday, November 4th for Doctors with a Heart Day. Traditionally this occurs on one day only, which for existing patients will be November 4th. However due to a need that cannot be met in one day, new patients will receive a  free history, examination and first treatment when they schedule any time in the month of November.

Dr. Maher has been providing service to Sonoma County for 23 years. While all adjustments are free on that day optional donations will be accepted for NOAH, "Neighbors Organized Against Hunger." Doctors with a Heart Day is a day of free health care to members of the community. During regular business hours, on selected days, participating doctors provide service at no charge. Services are by appointment only. An optional donation for a local charity, NOAH, is requested.  NOAH feeds 250 Rohnert Park, Cotati and Penngrove families each week and distributes food on Wednesdays from 4-6pm at Mountain Shadows Middle School.   

Appointments for Doctors with a Heart may be made by calling (707) 792-0202.  (www.maherchiro.com.) For more info about "Neighbors Organized Against Hunger" (NOAH) call 795-7853.

Maher flyer  

 

 

    

 

 

COTATI CREEK CRITTERS NEWS

CREEK STEWARDSHIP DAY   

Sat. 11/5, 9 am - 12 noon

Gravenstein Way near Falletti Park 

Join us for the first planting day of our new project!  We will plant 350 new native trees and shrubs this fall and winter, and need your help!  Wear old clothes, dress in layers for work and weather, with boots or sturdy shoes.  Bring your own drinking water bottle.  Gloves, tools and refreshments provided.   Parking is in residential streets, so please be mindful of neighbors - or walk or bicycle there if you can!  We will start near the Gravenstein Way bridge over the Laguna channel (Gravenstein Way is off Old Redwood Hwy, two blocks east of the intersection with Hwy 116, which is just north of Walgreens and the new Peets Coffee that is currently under construction).  Please see www.CotatiCreekCritters.info, Creek Stewardship Days, for guidelines, directions, and maps.  

 

NEXT CREEK STEWARDSHIP DAY  

Sun. 11/20, 9 am - 12 noon: Creek Stewardship Day  

City well lot # 2 on Lakewood Avenue   

All dates through May 2012 are listed at www.CotatiCreekCritters.info 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 


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