Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
March 12, 2013
City Council Pursues Short-Term Rental Rules
The city is one step closer to allowing short-term vacation-rental permits after the City Council narrowly voted to further develop an ordinance to regulate such rentals. 

The council voted 3-2 last week to move forward as long as details such as parking requirements and minimum rental lengths remain up for discussion. 

Mayor Steven Weinberg said the ordinance is intended neither to infringe on homeowners' rights nor ignore the needs of permanent residents who have complained of noise, trash and other problems related to neighboring short-term rentals. The goal is to find a compromise.

Relay For Life Dana Point Seeks Support
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. 

Relay for Life Dana Point is currently being organized and is seeking sponsorship money as well as team members. Participating in this event is a great way to promote your business while helping to create a world with less cancer. 

If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful event, please contact Judy Brandmeier.
Pinterest Introduces Analytics Platform

Pinterest is a popular online bulletin board lets you collect and share images from around the Web by "pinning" them to virtual boards. It was the 28th most visited website among U.S. Internet users in January with about 30 million unique visitors.


This morning, Pinterest introduced a web-based analytics tool, called Pinterest Web Analytics, giving businesses insight into how people interact with their content on Pinterest. The free tool allows site owners to track the number of pinners and pins collecting material from their sites, and the number of repinners and repins those initial pins received. 


Site owners can also track total impressions and reach on the network, as well as referral traffic, both in clicks and unique visitors, sent back to their sites. 


Learn more about how you can use Pinterest Web Analytics for your business.

Upcoming Chamber Events
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Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

We're getting busy here at the Chamber and are going to be hosting LOTS of ribbon cuttings in the month of March! Help us welcome our new members to the neighborhood and to the Dana Point Chamber!  
March 13th   4:00pm   NUTRISHOP Dana Point 
24847 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point


March 15th   2:00pm   Vorteil Dermatology
33971 Selva Road, Suite 200, Dana Point

March 27th   4:30pm  Dana Point Historical Society
33282 Golden Lantern St, Suite 104 (City Hall Offices), Dana Point
March Mixer - Brio Tuscany Grille
March 21   5:30 - 7:30pm

Join us at our March Mixer, hosted by Brio Tuscany Grille on Thursday, March 21st. 
This event is open to members and non-members to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, discuss their business with others and generate new business leads - while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks from our generous host. 
The cost to attend is $12 for members and $22 for non-members.
Networking at Noon - Luxe Restaurant & Martini Bar
April 4   11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us on the first Thursday of the month for a delicious meal and the opportunity to network, discuss your business with others and generate new business leads - all while supporting a great chamber member restaurant! 

April's Networking at Noon will take place at  Luxe Restaurant & Martini Bar.

The cost to attend is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and includes lunch, a non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. 

Our Networking at Noon events are becoming increasingly popular, so make sure you RSVP now!

Welcome Our New Members!
Coastal Arcadian (The Shed, OC Beads, The Coop)
Situated in the northern portion of Dana Point, straddling the divided Pacific Coast Highway, is the Coastal Arcadian. This charming new 'trilogy' of creative, inviting retail structures are all intent on recreating an atmosphere that reflects a 'pre-computer' era.
Amidst this small, private, 9000 sq. ft. oasis is OC Beads, a retail bead store of incomparable quality & inventory; The Shed, a fine art gallery; & The Coop, a country style store that features unique American made gifts.

Coastal Arcadian is also a perfect location for holding special events - available for both evening & daytime events.
EventWerks specializes in producing lifestyle events, community events and automotive festivals of all sizes. EventWerks currently produces a number of local Dana Point events, including, but not limited to the Dana Point Grand Prix and Street Fair, Dana Point's Summer Concert Series, Chili Cook-Off and The Great Southern California Beer Festival. Make sure to check out one of their events in the near future!
Prudential California Realty - Bill Sundin
As part of the Prudential California Realty team, I am dedicated to helping you with all of your real estate needs. With many services all under one roof, Prudential California Realty offers the convenience of "one-stop" shopping. As an industry leader, Prudential California Realty is committed to offering our clients the latest innovations in marketing and technology. 

If you are looking for your dream home or thinking of selling your current residence, contact me for service that is second to none! 
Reynolds Financial Group, Inc. 
Reynolds Financial Group (RFG's) President, Tom Reynolds has successfully represented both buyers and sellers of investment properties for more that 25 years. During Tom's career he has held designations as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), a securities principal with the NASD, an estate planning/insurance professional for Cigna and Transamerica, and as a California Real Estate Broker. 
Beginning in 2012 Tom and his team at Reynolds Financial Group, Inc. have associated with Prudential California Realty, part of Prudential Real Estate and its network of agents and brokers with unparalleled experience and service to millions of buyers, sellers and investors around the globe. Whether searching for a new investment or help with an existing portfolio, Tom and his team are looking forward to putting their vast world of connections to work for you.
South County Magazine

South County Magazine is a full-color, glossy format magazine published monthly and distributed to families and businesses throughout the South Orange County, California communities of San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo and Mission Viejo. 

We cover business, community and lifestyle topics of interest to South Orange County residents and business owners. We are fortunate to have a wealth of editorial contributors who are experts in various fields, sharing news of industry trends and offering advice to our readership on a variety of topics. The South County Magazine local events calendar keeps readers up on what's happening around the region.

Studio Two Black Diamond Printing

The staff at Studio Two Black Diamond Printing is extremely enthusiastic about printing. We hope to earn your business by providing you with extraordinary value, super-friendly service, and by demonstrating a sense of urgency for your printing projects. Stop on by or give us a call and we will come to you to, we know that many times project details must be communicated in person. 
Studio Two Black Diamond Printing is partnering with Beacon Printing and will continue to offer the same prices that the Brandmeier's have offered, as well as exceptional customer service. With 3 full time staff people, and an award winning graphic designer, your print projects will be in very capable hands.



View all of Studio Two Black Diamond Printing's services.

Thank You to our Renewing Members!

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Nancy Taylor, Civic Member
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Community News & Events
Tavern on the Coast is Hiring!
Tavern on the Coast, a new restaurant concept located at 34212 Pacific Coast Highway, is now hiring all positions - servers, hosts, bartenders, bussers, chefs and back of house staff.
If you or anyone you know is interested in applying, please send resumes to TavernOnTheCoast@gmail.com.

Management staff will also be hosting a job fair on March 15 - 17 & 22 - 24 from 11am - 4pm every day at the address above.

Prior restaurant experience is preferred.

The Spa at Laguna Cliffs Spring Spa Specials


Spa Specials are Blooming at Laguna Cliffs
Join us in The Spa and enjoy a relaxing treatment to put you in the "Spring" state of mind. Custom wine pairings are now available to add to your experience.

Spring is for Spa! 
There's no better way to wave off winter blues than with a perfect pairing of our signature spa treatments. First, relax with a Swedish massage, performed with organic sweet orange oil. Next, ensure your best face springs forward with our customized signature facial.
60 min - Sweet Orange Swedish Massage
60 min - Spa Signature Facial $235
   Farm to Spa Sugared Flowers Body Scrub
Pressed flower blossoms are blended into organic sugar and jojoba beads for an effective and hydrating body exfoliation. Then, a silky smooth organic shea butter infused with essences of jasmine and pink grapefruit is applied head-to-toe for soft skin that shimmers of spring.
60 min - $155

Post Pamper Pairings:
Lavender Soda - all natural, 4 ingredient soda, 70 calories. $6
San Pietro Gavi - Bright, pale yellow, offering aromas of minerals, flowers and fresh stone fruits. Certain elegance of fruit, acidity, freshness and a lingering finish. Organic. $12

Farm to Spa Signature Facial 
Experience botanical extracts with our advanced-treatment skincare line, Chella, as well as farm fresh ingredients. Avocados are placed under the eyes to tighten fine lines. Then, orange peel is muddled with spring water for a fragrant mask that exfoliates and brightens the complexion. Finish your facial with an application of an all-natural, vegan mineral foundation for the perfect complexion. 
60 min - $175 

Post Pamper Pairings: 
Blood Orange Soda - all natural, 4 ingredient soda, 50 calories. $6 Giol Pinot Grigio - Straw yellow with a delicate nose characterized by notes of peach, apricot, and sun-dried hay. Crisp and light. Organic. $12
Offer valid March 1 - May 31
Easter Brunch at Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club

March Offer from FriendlyFixIT

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