|CHAMBER NEWS - January 19, 2012|COTATI CHAMBER'S ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
Sat. 1/21/12, 6 - 10 pm
Church of the Oaks Hall, Page St. & W. Sierra Ave., Cotati
Special presentations will be made to Ambassador of the Year, Business of the Year, Businessperson Hall of Fame, and Citizen of the Year award recipients. And the winners are:
- David Armstrong - Ambassador of the Year
- Spancky's Bar - Business of the Year
- Dr. Fred Groverman, DVM - Businessperson Hall of Fame
- Susan Harvey - Citizen of the Year
~ Plus introductions to the new officers of the 2012 Chamber Board of Directors.
~ Barbeque Buffet with Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cornbread, Apple Pie & Swee Potato Pie, catered by The BBQ Spot
~ No-Host Bar run by the Cotati Yacht Club, featuring Cotati Moonshine
~ Western Tunes by the Cadillac Converters
~ Outlaw Poker and a Wild West Jail (fundraising games instead of the same-old Silent Auction)
All the best of the Wild, Wild West for only $25!
Last chance! Only 8 seats left!
or fax to 707-795-5868.CLICK HERE for invitation
GENERAL PLAN UPDATE - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Mon. 1/23, 7 pm
Cotati City Hall, 201 W. Sierra Ave., Cotati
Please join the City of Cotati Planning Commission in General Plan Update Meeting #8, focused on planning for the community's economic development on Monday, January 23rd at 7:00 p.m. We need your input to identify opportunities, constraints, and ideas for achieving economic sustainability.
For more information, please contact the Planning Division at (707) 665-3637 or visit www.cotati.generalplan.org.
BUSINESS CONFIDENCE SURVEY & REPORT
The EDB, in partnership with the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board, is pleased to present the 2011 Business Confidence Survey and Report. A few of the highlights include:
- Business confidence is climbing with the strongest indicators coming from agriculture, hospitality and manufacturing
- Local firms are optimistic about the future and less economically challenged doing business in Sonoma County than in the U.S. as a whole
- A majority of local executives expect to hire new employees in 2012
To view the full report please visit the EDB website by clicking on the following link or copy and pasting it into your web browser's address bar: http://edb.sonoma-county.org/documents/2011/business_confidence_report_winter_2011.pdf
NIGHT GOLF AT WASHOE CREEK
Our 1st Night Golf Tournament of 2012
Sat. 1/21, Dinner @ 5pm, Golf Tee off approx 6:30 pm.
Washoe Creek Golf Course
COST $30 in advance, $35, day of Event (includes dinner & prizes)
Please RSVP or Pre-Pay & Save
Tournament is still ON as of now - the weather forecast is for light scattered showers. Unless things change, we are on!! Hope to see you all there. Call for more details, or check out the Event page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/333294986694499/
WASHOE CREEK GOLF COURSE
1475 W. Sierra Ave., Cotati
49ers PARTY FOR NFC CHAMPIONSHIP
Sun. 1/22, 12 pm Cafe Opens
Sally Tomatoes, Sonoma Mountain Village,1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park Burgers, Wings, Specials
Big Screen TV and more!!!!!
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!
6TH ANNUAL CHURCH OF THE OAKS CRAB FEED
Fri. 2/3 and Sat. 2/4, 6 pm
Church of the Oaks Hall, Page St. & W. Sierra Ave.
All-You-Can-Eat Crab, pasta, salad, & dessert
Tickets $45 (Children under 12 $20)
Plus music and raffle with fabulous prizes.
Tickets available at Cotati Chamber of Commerce or by calling Patrick McCarty at 695-6098.
Proceeds benefit the Church of the Oaks.
RELAY FOR LIFE KICK-OFF EVENT
Fri. 2/3, 5 pm
Sally Tomatoes/Event Center at Sonoma Mountain Village
Battle of the Bands, with Rotten Tomatoes and All-You-Can-Eat Pasta/Pizza Buffet
Get involved, find out more, join Relay for Life!
Winter Book Sale by Friends of the Library
Fri. 2/3, 10 am - 5:30 pm
Sat. 3/4, 10 am - 3:30 pm
1:30- 3:30 pm - Bag of Books $5 or half-price on individual books
Annual Art Show 2012
Tues. 3/27, Reception 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wed, 3/28 - Sat. 4/7
The display will feature the work of ten outstanding Sonoma County artists.
For library hours or more information call 584-9121.
Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park
SUPERBOWL PARTY AT SALLY TOMATOES
Sunday, 2/5, 1:30 pm
Buffet starts at 1:30 pm
$12.50 at the door or call for reservations at 707-665-0260
~THE BIGGEST SCREEN IN THE COUNTY 12' x 10'
~Super Bowl Buffet with Buffalo Wings, Jumbo Hot Dogs and Sausages, Seven Layer Bean Dip with Chips, Homemade Chili with all the fixings, Garlic Fries, House Salad with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing AND MORE!
~Games, Raffle Tickets and Prizes included with admission
Sonoma Mountain Village, 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park Ca. 94928
4-CHAMBER TAILGATE MIXER
Thurs. 2/9, 6 pm
SSU Wolves Den/Athletic Association Hospitality Tent
The Sonoma State Athletic Association amiably invites you to a 4-chamber tailgate mixer on February 9th. The hospitality event will begin at 6pm with music, food, and beverage provided. Those who attend the mixer will also receive free admission for the "Pack the Den" basketball game vs. the Cal State L.A. Eagles. We encourage all chamber members of the Cotati, Rohnert Park, Hispanic or Santa Rosa Chamber to attend for a night of fun and festivity.
For more information, RSVP Carlos Pena at 707-664-3983 or email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE
CHAMBER'S QUARTERLY SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON
Thurs. 2/23, 12 noon
Cotati Room, Ray Miller Community Center, 216 E. School St., Cotati
"State of the City" Presentation by Cotati Mayor Susan Harvey
Hear the straight scoop from the Mayor herself, plus a chance to ask those burning questions!
Cost: $15, includes lunch
RSVP to 707-795-5508 or 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.
Fri 1/20, 7:00pm
Crop Circles: This Time It's Personal
Sat 1/21, 10:00am
Feldenkrais Workshop for Back Pain
Sun 1/22, 2:00pm
Stepping into Fierceness
Sat 1/28, 11:00 am - 4 pm, FREE
Two-Year Anniversary Celebration!
Come celebrate our anniversary with live music, a raffle, refreshments, short talks by our teachers, and mini-sessions with our practitioners. The full schedule is on our website. There will be a special presentation by Joan Parisi Wilcox, an internationally-known writer and editor with specialties in metaphysics, frontier science, biology and alternative health, indigenous traditions, and more.
Sun 1/29, 2:00pm
Live the Life You Want in 2012 w/ The Tarot as Your Guide
2nd /4th Tue, 7:30pm
Hands of Gold Healing Clinic
1st/3rd Wed, 5:30pm
2nd/4th Wed, 6:00pm
Meditation and Dharma Dialogue
2nd/4th Thu, 7:00pm
Embodying the Toltec Four Agreements
1st/3rd Thu starting 1/19, 7:00pm
Introduction to Gestalt Graphology
Every Mon starting 1/23, 7:00
Vibrational Healing w/ Essences
Every Tue restarting 1./17, 9:30 am
Feldenkrais® for Eliminating Back Pain
Every Wed, 7:30pm
Essential Oils - Nature's Medicine Cabinet
Every Thu, 5;45pm
iRest (Yoga Nidra) Guided Meditation
Every Fri, 9:00am
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - NxLeveL IS HERE!
Thursdays, 3/8 - 5/24, 6 - 9 pm
Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster, 1300 Valley House Dr. #100, Rohnert Park
Are you ready to plan for the success and growth of your business? Do you wish you better understood your financial statements? Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Then you are a candidate for NxLeveL from the Small Business Development Center!
The NxLeveL Entrepreneur Course is a 12-week intensive program designed to encourage business expansion and growth. NxLeveL programs are starting up in both Sonoma and Marin to better serve you! FREE orientation on 2/23 or 3/1 from 6-7 pm at the Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster
Cost of both workshops: $495, but reduced to only $195 thanks to sponsorship by the North Bay Entrepreneurship Center! This includes all materials needed to complete your business plan. Additional participants from the same company pay $95. The City of Rohnert Park is offering an additional sponsorship of $50 to the first 10 Rohnert Park businesses to register.
For more information about NxLeveL workshop content including FAQ's and a Course Outline CLICK HERE
To Register for either workshop: Call 707-524-1770 or email email@example.com
EDUCATION FOUNDATION'S SHARING OF THE GREEN
Sat. 3/31, 5 pm
Double Tree Hotel, Rohnert Park
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.
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.