|CHAMBER NEWS - December 15, 2011|
NOT TO BE MISSED - TONIGHT!!!
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 members! Great opportunity for networking and getting to know some new business people in the community.
Massage Envy will hold a raffle with all attendees receiving a ticket, but you can get more raffle tickets by bringing non-perishable foods, or a warm coat or sleeping bag for Ladybug Connections nonprofit! Raffle prizes include a one-person emergency preparedness pack, salon services, Massage Envy services, retail spa items, Starbucks coffee, handmade items, and a lot more!
Also on hand will be Sweet Pea Consignment, Mama Baretta Foods, and Prepare Us Today showcasing their businesses. Nonprofits showcasing and selling their items to benefit them include Una Vida and Ladybug Connections, so make sure to bring your wallet and pick up gifts! Massage Envy will also have a HUGE gift card sale going on, so it's the perfect time to buy gift cards and a HUGE membership sale, so it's a good time to become a member!
There will also be complimentary visits and pictures with Santa, complimentary chair massages and hand treatments, plus refreshments.
HOST A MIXER AT YOUR BUSINESS IN 2012
If you are interested in hosting a Mixer in 2012, please contact Suzanne at the Chamber office at 707-795-5508 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All that's required is your location, refreshments, perhaps a door prize, and a desire to network with others to grow your business!
PLAN NOW FOR THE 2012 COTATI COMMUNITY GUIDE
Now's the time to budget for advertising your business in next year's Cotati Community Guide & Business Directory. This beautiful full-color magazine publication, put out by the publishers of Penngrove Proud magazine, is direct mailed to all Cotati residents and businesses. Plus all Cotati Chamber members are listed in the Business Directory section, so customers old and new can find your business. For more information, please contact Debbie Koos @ 484-7451 or email@example.com.
THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE
FOUR NIGHTS OF FESTIVE FUN SO SUCCESSFUL!
Holiday Tree Lighting
Thanks to Santa, all the volunteers from the Chamber and Community & Environment Commission, Rancho Adobe Fire District for hosting, all the refreshment donors, and our musical performers!
Holiday Cheer Thanks to our participating bars - 8 Ball, Cotati Yacht Club, Friar Tuck's Pub and Spancky's - for being wonderful hosts and serving some great food! Thanks also to all of our carolers making the night especially merry. The nonprofit with the most members attending, 24, and winner of the one-year Chamber membership was Relay for Life/American Cancer Society - congratulations!
Thanks to Church of the Oaks for hosting the event, all the wonderful performers, and Thomas Page PTA for providing the coffee, cocoa and cookies.
Thanks again to Santa, our wonderful businesses that participated with us - Apple Crate Gifts, Café Salsa, Cotati Corner Wine Bar & Gifts, Exchange Bank, Ferrari Salon, Little New Yorker Restaurant, More Unlimited, Redwood Café, Sasee Salon, Sweet Pea Children's Boutique - the Cotati Lions Club and all of our volunteers that help to make the event safe! The winner of Santa's Shopping List Gift Basket was Christine Olivas.
Don't forget you can still donate to the Holiday Toy Drive or be a Secret Santa
Take a new unwrapped toy to the Cotati Police Department or Cotati Fire Station for the Cotati Police & Firemen's Holiday Toy Drive. Individuals can also pick a heart off the tree at Exchange Bank in Cotati to become a Secret Santa and provide a gift to those in need during the holidays. There are still hearts left - don't let some get left out without Christmas presents!
COTATI CITY HALL CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
Cotati City Hall will be closed Friday December 16, 2011 through Monday January 2, 2012.
Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday January 3, 2012.
Exchange Bank...Celebrating 70 years in Cotati
Thurs. 12/29, 11 am - 3 pm
Exchange Bank Cotati Branch, Lobby
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.
Fri 12/23, 7:00pm
Solstice Sound and Scent Celebration
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
Every Fri, 9:00 - 10:30 am
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
CHAMBER'S ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
Cotati Country Hoedown - Yee Haw!
Sat. 1/21/12, 6 - 10 pm
Church of the Oaks Hall, Page St. & W. Sierra Ave., Cotati
Barbeque Buffet, Cotati Moonshine, Western Tunes, Outlaw Poker, and a City Jail - all the best of the Wild, Wild West!
Plus awards for Cotati Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, and Ambassador of the Year.
Don't 'ya dare miss it - more details and invitations will be a comin'.
SAVE THE DATE - 3/31/12
EDUCATION FOUNDATION'S SHARING OF THE GREEN
SONOMA COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK: 2/27 - 3/4
Tuck your napkin in your collar and pull up a chair to the third annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week slated Feb. 27 through March 4. This tasty week will feature a wide variety of restaurants, culinary options and local ingredients at great prices.
Participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinners for $19, $29 or $39, and will feature the excellent tastes from world-class chefs and delicious local ingredients. The emphasis on farm-fresh food and local wineries means dining out during Restaurant Week is not only beneficial to the restaurant industry, but also for local food suppliers, farmers, wineries, and the economic vitality of Sonoma County.
Last year's event, sponsored by the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, brought in more than $1 million for Sonoma County, and participating restaurants and diners were thrilled with their experience.
Restaurants, if you haven't signed up your restaurant to participate, contact Lauren Ward at 707-565-6411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENERGY UPGRADE FOR SONOMA COUNTY
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.