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The Current September 2009 E What Does the Chamber Do? teer their time and skill to help our staff with projects and events. We work with our contracted publicist/ media specialist to create an annual marketing plan for the Chamber and to attract travel writers to our region, with the goal of promoting the Whale Fes- veryone knows that we organize and promote business mixers, ribbon cuttings, run a visitor center, house the County Film Office, and give out maps. But that is just a small part of what your membership investment dollars support. Your annual membership is an investment in the Chamber and makes up just over half of our operating costs for the Chamber Office/Visitor Center/ and County Film Office. The rest of our budget is raised through partnership funding, fund-raising events we organize such as the Mendocino Whale Festival, our annual fall event, advertising in our annual visitor guide, our website advertising, and ads in the newsletter. Sponsorships help to cover the expense of events such as the Fort Bragg Whale Festival, the Fort Bragg Fireworks and the Mendocino 4th of July Parade. These events are not revenue streams for the Chamber’s operating expenses, they help bring outside dollars to the region and to our members. Our staff currently organizes five major events, which requires numerous hours to plan, organize, and run. We also help members promote their businesses and non-profit fund-raising events through our visitor center, E-news, newsletter, calendar of events, and website every day, week and month of the year. We feel fortunate to have members who volun- Inside this Issue What’s New with our Members promote members events, run a visitor center, house the film office, provide student scholarships, produce informational guides and hand-outs for visitors such as our meeting facilities, weddings, and outdoor activities pamphlet. These promotional pieces are invaluable to visitors and locals. You’re being asked to support and advertise in many ways, and we know that doing business today is more challenging than ever. We believe in the saying, “Knowledge is power” and we want you to have Calls Received ........ 664 it. That’s why we implemented the Walk Ins . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,407 free to members [email protected] Brown Bag Seminars every month, as anReferrals Given . . . . . . . . 2,209 other resource to help First-Time Web Hits . . . . . 11,950 your business. We’re working to stay on top of trends that help business, such tivals, Mendocino’s 4th of July Parade, as social networking. We have created Fort Bragg Fireworks, and more. Pro- a Facebook and Twitter Page for the moting to the targeted areas of the Sac- Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Cenramento, Chico, Santa Rosa, and the San ter. We’re also working on this for the Francisco Bay Area helps brings outside Mendocino County Film Office. Plus, dollars into our communities. our website continues to draw unique We represent our chamber/visitor cen- visits and returning visits, and our ofter/film office and region with every fice receives almost 10,000 calls per tradeshow, conference, training semi- year where we give personalized service nar, meeting and event throughout based on the callers questions the year. and interests. Your investment and the fund-raising we The move to our new chamber and visido helps us promote our communities, tor center location, with ample parking advocate for business, organize events, is much more convenient for locals and article continues on page three... Stats for July 2009 Media Manager Bruce Lewis tells us “How to get that News Release to the Media” Welcome New Members About the Chamber Chair - Sam Kraynek Thanksgiving Coffee Company Vice Chair - Douna Dooley Sport Chrysler Jeep Dodge Treasurer - Amy Wall Mendocino Beauty Past Chair - Myles Anderson Anderson Logging Tom Yates The Coast - KOZT FM Page 2 •September2009 Board of Directors Elaine Bryant Elk Cove Inn Guy Pacurar Brewery Gulch Inn Brandt Stickel Law Offices of Hogan & Stickel Tracy McDaniel Mendo-Lake Credit Union Rob Scott Westport Village Society Robert Pinoli Skunk Train Jennifer Bosma Harvest Market Jim McDannold Century 21 - Fort Bragg Realty Ambassadors Ray Alarcon - Alarcon Insurance Agency Lynn Bell - Surf & Sand Lodge Norm Beckman - Beckman Printing John Cinnamon - Fort Bragg Rotary Kate Collins - Gaia Energy Systems J. Kyle Smith - Dr. J. Kyle Smith O.D. Diana Scholl - Kiwanis of Fort Bragg Vicky Watts - The Coast - KOZT FM Marilyn Wagner - Wagner Photo Art Chief Executive Officer - Debra De Graw Programs Manager - Amy Luce Visitor Center - Rosalie Scott Visitor Center - Janice Littrell Conracted Bookkeeper - Linda Lewis Contracted Publicist - Bruce Lewis Staff Member Benefits Referrals Newsletter Inserts kie’s [email protected] o Sola l Gas endocin M @ Ferre utting ific ibbon C R g @ Pac uttin Ribbon Ct Bungalows Mis our forget y d! Don’t ess car busin minder Re s! Calls and visitors are referred to Chamber members in good standing. We are here to promote our members. This newsletter keeps you informed about other members and can be a valuable promotional tool. Promote a special or upcoming event with a flier. Space is limited so call 961-6303 to reserve your space today! e-News Weekly electronic updates & events from and for our Chamber members. 50 word limit, send submissions to [email protected] by 4pm every Tuesday. Promotional fliers inserted into The Current do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Chamber Staff or Chamber Board of Directors. Promotional fliers are provided and paid for by Chamber members. For questions regarding content on fliers, call the contact information provided on the flier. • [email protected] • Phone: 707.961.6300 • Fax: 707.964.2056 How to Get That New Release To the Media article continued from page one... visitors alike. We organize monthly mixers and ribbon cuttings to help the hosting member promote their business or organization, as well as to provide a face to face networking opportunity for our members. Remember, people do business with people they know…get to know your fellow members. Last year’s membership break down by type of membership: Dining 8%; Lodging 24%; Lodging/Dining Comination 5%; Recreation/Entertainment 4%; Retail 20%; Non-Profit 9%; Other 6%; Health, Beauty & Spa 4%; Business Services 9%; and Construction Services 7%. We are constantly working to provide more value with limited staff and resources. We count on your support so that we can continue to support our region, our communities, and our members. Page 3 • September 2009 ~ Save the Date ~ 2010 Mendocino Coast Whale Festivals Mendocino - March 6 & 7 Fort Bragg - March 20 & 21 How to Get That News Release To the Media By: Bruce Lewis Nearly everything about the news release has changed. The old: the who, what, why, when, where and how (the five “w’s and h”). The new: the old five “w’s and “h,” + hyperlinks for websites, social media pages and video. Both formats are short: 300-400 words max. But after you have figured out how to write one of these news releases, how do you get it distributed? If you have personal contacts or lists you have created, by all means send it to them. Best not to send as an attachment because spam filters often block them. Instead, turn on “HTML” in your email pro- gram so the format is maintained, then cut and paste the release into the email message. An alternative is a teaser headline and a link to your press release (with photos, etc.) on your website. If you’re sending the release to a personal list, make sure it goes to the right contacts at each TV, radio, web or print media outlet. A story related to a new service at a lodging establishment won’t interest the wine editor unless there is some wine angle. Hitting the right target is key to getting coverage. Don’t forget bloggers. And, of course, post to your own blog, then tweet and Facebook with a link to the news release. A Better Way A better, more efficient way to distribute your news release is through PRNewswire, Business Wire or PRNewswire and Business Wire have been around for decades. They keep their media lists updated, help you target your release and have first-rate professional editors who review, edit and prepare your release for distribution. You pick a “circuit,” such as “Bay Area” or “Northern California,” upload it to their website and it will go out within about 60 minutes to hundreds of electronic and print journalists, as well as 3,000+ websites and portals. The cost ranges from $175 for a local circuit to $650 for a national release. The annual membership fee for BW and PRN is about $100 a year. If you’re a non-profit, they generally offer a 10% discount off the regular distribution prices. New Kid on the Block A new distribution service,, is a bit cheaper (as low as $80 per release) and claims to be better focused on bloggers and social media sites. I have used this service a few times, but haven’t yet had a chance to monitor the results. You must compare the distribution, however. For $80, you aren’t reaching the same audience as the $175 release on PRN or BW. I think the $140 release option is the best deal. Pricing is right on line so you can check it out. A final note: even if your release never makes it into print, if you use a distribution service it will be out on the web for everyone to find. Bruce Lewis is president of Lewis & Summers Public Relations (LSPR) which has provided communications consulting to more than 150 organizations worldwide. An award-winning newspaper reporter, he was national public relations manager for McKesson Corp., a Fortune 100 (#4) service company with annual revenues of $8 billion. Bruce and Gary Summers promote organizations, products, services, individuals and causes. HomeMade Publications… We get the word out. • Mendocino Travelers Guide • Mendocino Real Estate Guide • Erina Reeves • 937-3565 • [email protected] Calendar of Events On-going Events Mendocino Art Center Gallery Exhibit September Sept. 3-6 Page 4 • September 2009 Main Gallery: Members’ Juried Exhibit, All-Media. Abramson Gallery: Mariko Irie, “Mendocino Coast Scapes,” Watercolor Paintings. Nichols Gallery: Jake Early, “California Highway One,” Serigraphs.• Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino • 707-937-5818, ext. 10 or 800-653-3328, ext. 10 • MTC Presents W. Somerset Maugham’s “The Circle” Fitness Paddle 7-8:30am Good for your Heart and Soul!!! Join Liquid Fusion Kayaking for our Wednesday morning work-out. All skill levels and abilities welcome for some kayaking exercise fun. Bring your kayak or use ours. Noyo Harbor 962-1623 Directed by Ayn Ruymen. A witty satire of upper class sexual manners.The play is designed to flatter audiences into applauding their stage counterparts as witty and pretty. Beneath it’s polished veneer, however, you can discern a biting critique of upper middle class behavior. Helen Schoeni Theater, Mendocino • 937-4477 Sept. 5-7 1st Annual Fort Bragg Sea Glass Festival and Show Sunset Bird Paddle 6-7:30pm Enjoy a dry and relaxing evening kayak nature tour. Great for all ages and no experience necessary. Space is limited so call for reservations Noyo River • (707)962-1623 • Both local and out of town artists will be exhibiting their work which includes sea glass jewelry,crafts and photographs. Admission is free. Glass Beach Jewellry, Gallery and Museum 17801 N Highway One Fort Bragg • 962-0590 Rendezvous Inn’s “Tastes of Summer & Local Wines” Sept. 5 Three-course summer tasting menu paired with optional local wines by the glass. The menu includes heirloom tomatoes, butter poached fresh Maine lobster, and home-grown red currantsauced grilled medallions of venison. The Rendezvous has had the highest Zagat food rating for Mendocino County in every San Francisco/Bay Area survey since 2006. “When there’s a tasting menu built around seasonal ingredients such as crab or wild mushrooms, order it without hesitation.” --71miles. com $52.50 per person; $78.00 with suggested wines. 647 N. Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 • (707)964-8142 or (800)491-8142 • Discovering Dahlias (Master Gardener Series) Explore the wonderful world of the dahlia! Join Garden’s staff Propagation Supervisor Mario Abreu for a class on one of the Garden’s star summer performers- dahlias! Learn more about dahlia classification, care and propagation. Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden Meeting Room • 9644352 ext 23 • Sept. 10 9am – Noon Nuts and Bolts of Business September 3 Communicating with Customers 9am – Noon Marketing workshop that covers target markets, benefits analysis, competitive analysis, and sales projections. This is the second in the marketing workshops offered through the Building a Better Business Series and will help participants in the development of a business plan. West Company Conference Room, 760 B Stewart St., Fort Bragg (707)964-7571 • This workshop will help participants to review basic business structure issues and financial management concepts including: legal structures, licenses and permits, break even analysis, pricing analysis, and business planning. This workshop is part of the “Building a Better Business” workshop series. West Company Office 760B Stewart St, Fort Bragg 964-7571 • Sept. 11 Winesong! Sept. 4-7 Paul Bunyan Days Go to the website and check out all the great events.Te Parade, gem and mineral show, craft fair, ugly dog contest logging Show and Expo and much much more ! Sept. 4-27 Winesong! is a nationally recognized charity wine auction and tasting attended by more than 1,100 guests from 28 states, who come together to make this one of the most spectacular events on the West Coast. The popularity of this prestigious event guarantees a sellout crowd every year and creates a festive atmosphere in the beautiful Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. 961-4909 • “Pajama Game” presented by Gloriana Musical Theatre Sept. 12 One of the Great American Musicals! Book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell, Music & Lyrics by Richard Adler & jerry Ross. Directed by An Woodhead. Eagles Hall, Corry at Alder St 964-7469 2nd Saturday Gallery Opening Galleries in Mendocino & Little River have receptions for their new shows each month. Enjoy meeting local artists from 5-7 pm. Calendar continued on page five... • [email protected] • Phone: 707.961.6300 • Fax: 707.964.2056 Calendar of Events Sept. 17 Follow Your Money September Continued Sept. 20-Oct. 4 Sept. 24 Page 5 • September 2009 This financial management workshop will cover business planning, basic record keeping, financial statements, cash flow, and projections. This workshop is part of the “Building a Better Business” workshop series and is designed to help new and existing businesses build financial skills and knowledge. West Company office, 760B Stewart St. Fort Bragg • 964-7571 MTC Presents Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice” Directed by Steve Siler 45200 Little Lake Street • 9374477 • Untangling the Web Sept. 18-20 Portuguese Festa Fish Dinner & Dance Tickets for the dinner are $20 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-12 no charge fro children under 5. Dinner includes a fillet of sole, potatoes, salad, beans, bread, wine or soda. An assortmnet of beverages will also be available for purchase at the bar. The dance will follow the dinner and last until 11 pm Portuguese Hall 964-4971 or 964-0485 The internet has become one of the most important business tools available. Are you up to speed? Come join this workhop where we will cover e-commerce, e-mail and online marketing, websites, and social networking tools. This workhop is part of the Building a Better Business workshop series. West Company office, 760B Stewart St, Fort Bragg 964-7571 • Ribbon Cutting @ Ferrellgas Sept. 19-20 Join us the new Ferrell Gas office at 136 N. Main St. Fort Bragg. RSVP to 962-0568 Sept. 26 An invitation to A Breath of Plein Air 3 Westport Village Society and Gallery This invite you to participate in the Plein Air Outing of your choice. Oil or Acrylic painting with Erin Dertner, watercolor with Carol Deetch, photography with Garth Hagerman or Wooden Spoon making with Dan Stalzer. Saturday activities will include a Continental breakfast, a six hour group outing with your preferred level of support from companionship to technical instruction; as box lunch; an evening party with Hors D’oeuvres, and music on the Westport Headlands and westport hotel. A special show of instructors’, students’ and local images. Optional Sunday Activities Include: an additional outing with your instructor and afternoon tea at the Westport Hotel.Saturday’s cost will be $125. This event is a fund raiser to benefit The Westport Village Society Community Center Fund.To enroll call Lisa at the number below. Westport Hotel and Surrounding area Lisa at 964-1749 [email protected] Kayak Forward Stroke Clinic Develop a more efficient forward stroke to make paddling easier, effective, and more fun. This special clinic is taught by guest instructor Brent Reitz (holder of 6 national kayaking titles). Space is limited call for more information and reservations. Dolphin Isle Marina • 962-1623 • Sept. 27 Fourth Sunday Breakfast The fourth Sunday breakfast at the Caspar Community Center serves country gourmet, organic and local foods in a friendly atmoshere with live music. The monthly breakfast is a benefit for the Caspar Community Center. Info at 707.964.4997 or [email protected] Sept. 20 Ribbon Cutting at Pacific Mist Bungalows Wildcrafting Food and Medicine - Summer Harvest (Master Gardener Series) Learn more about how to forage in the wilds of the Mendocino Coast! Join local naturalist and wildcrafter Ryane Snow, Ph.D. for a slide presentation and walk exploring the riches our bountiful coastal environment has to offer. Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden Meeting Room Kristina Van Wert at 707-964-4352 ext 13 It’s “Back to the Future” in Little River and the new owners of Pacific Mist Bungalows, Scott Connolly and Madeline Stanionis, will festively unveil the inn’s “new” name and signage: “The Andiron -- Seaside Inn and Cabins.” Yes, that’s right -- in this, it’s 50th year, the place so fondly remembered as “The Andiron Lodge” will turn the clock back while, at the same time, continue building for the future as The Andiron. Enjoy Bar-B-Que on the Green, Local Micro-brews and Wines (as well as good old lemonade), Strolling Musicians, as well as an Open House of newly-renovated Rooms! RSVP: Scott or Madline @ 937-1543 Welcome New Members ArtStruct Yorgen Kvinsland P O Box 1432 Mendocino, Ca 95460 937-6242 A front door is a focal point of a dwelling or building – it sets the mood for the inhabitant or visitor. Yorgen Quent Kvinsland founded ArtStruct on the belief that a front door is an often underutilized blank canvas for creative expression and personal enrichment. A front door should express the owner’s personality and individualism, create a lasting impression, and “set the mood” for the entire building. Coast Natural Healing Center Chong Mejias 18661 North Highway 1 Fort Bragg, CA 95437 964-4914 Natural Healing Center is located at the Coast Inn & Spa. Cafe and Cuisine to Go, Juice Bar, Natural Food Store, Oriental Cooking Class. Meditation room has Korean Red Clay with Crystal Salt Lamps, Far infrared sauna, steam room with herbs, massage, skin and body care. Foot detox, colonic, nutritional live and dry blood cell analysis, Alkalizing and Energizing pH balance, nutritional cleansing, detoxification and EZ Weight loss program with pH Miracle Living Oriental Raw Food. Coast Inn & Spa Angelo & Chong Mejias 18661 North Highway 1 Fort Bragg, CA 95437 964-2852 Eco-Friendly Rooms, Spa in Room with Fireplace, Organic garden, ozone and filtered water, massage, outdoor hot tub, picnic areas, kitchenettes, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves. Wireless Internet, short walk to the Beach, 0.3 miles to shopping center. 0.5 miles sto Noyo Harbor. Cafe and Cuisine To-Go, Juice Bar, Natural Food store. Pets OK for extra fee. Hot Yoga of Mendocino Erin Loomis 31320 Jade Ct. Fort Bragg, Ca 95437 407-6085 Page 6 • September 2009 This style of Hatha Yoga originated in Calcutta, India and has been practiced for millennia. It consists of yoga postures (asanas) practiced sequentially in a heated room to enhance the stretching and strengthening of the entire body. Hatha yoga attempts to balance mind and body via physical postures and exercises, controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Studio Z Mendocino Zida Borcich 711 North Main St Fort Bragg, CA 95437 964-2522 Graphic design & fine letterpress printing. Advertising campaigns, business & social stationery, logos, business cards, brochures, rack cards, wedding & event invitations, creative graphic solutions. 2010 Mendocino Coast Whale Festival Sponsorship Opportunities • Great Advertising Opportunity • Different levels to choose from For more information contact Amy @ 961-6303 PROFIT  If something is missing in your  business, I can help.  Kathie Ittel  Certified Business Coach Peters Painting Rates for Chamber Members Commercial or Residential Ask for Lloyd Peters (707) 513-6276 CA Lic# 882523 CALL 937‐3165 What’s New with You? You don’t have to go to Australia to get your Kevin Murphy! DENISE’S FAMILY SALON on 421 North Franklin street in Fort Bragg uses Kevin Murphy so you can sample the difference and is the only salon in Mendocino County to sell the product. Kevin Murphy makes professional high end hair products that are paraben and sulfate free. There full of botanicals that are good for the hair. 964-2944 AT PARTNERS GALLERY: KAREN URBANEK AT PARTNERS GALLERY “TRASH NOT TRASH” September 3 through 28; First Friday Reception Sept 4, 5-8pm; Bundled sculptural forms and encaustic compositions with embedded objects reflect the artist’s re-use of non-recyclables. The artist explores how an individual artist can deal with the waste we create as we make choices each day. 335 NORTH FRANKLIN ST, FORT BRAGG; Gallery hours: Thursday through Monday, 10-5; 707 962-0233;; Pick up the September issue of Skin & Ink Magazine and check out the featured article on Triangle Tattoo Musuem! Also Triangle was invited to participate in the State Fair with a large display showcasing their museum and shop. The Wine Bar[n] at Glendeven Inn, serving and selling Mendocino county-only wine and beer. We are a full wine shop as well – take your favorites home at winery suggested retail prices. Stop by and visit the coast’s only Wine Bar! Open 3-7 daily at 8205 N Highway One, Little River just north of Van Damme State Park. 707-937-0083 Glendeven Inn & Wine Bar[n], Vogue Magazine’s pick for Mendocino lodging, is an 8-acre, luxury farmstead offering ocean-view suites, fireplaces, private balconies, gardens, pastured llamas, farm-fresh eggs, in-room breakfasts, a guest wine hour in Glendeven’s Wine Bar[n], free WiFi, plush robes, massage services, and direct Van Damme State Park trail access. R ic haR d M c d o n a l d Roofing Page 7 • September 2009 There are two events in September’s Mendocino Stories and Music Series schedule. First, on Friday September 18, The Whales – Lenny Laks and John Chamberlin - at the Mendocino Hotel with their brand of Rock Jazz Pop Country Latin Gospel. Original tunes and America’s hip favorites. Sliding scale $1020. Doors open at 6:30PM, Showtime is 7:30PM. Bistro menu and drinks available. Then on Saturday, September 26, “Must Be Crazy”, featuring Marcia Sloane and Todd Walton in a private home in Rancho Navarro. Their house concert will feature songs from their CD, When Light Is Your Garden, several new compositions, and Todd reading stories from Buddha In A Teacup and his hilarious new novel Under the Table Books. $20, advance tickets only. For more info call Pattie 937-1732 or www.mendocinostories. com/events. “For many, booking travel on-line is becomes increasingly frustrating” to read the full article from the NY Times. http:// html?ref=global I urge people to consult with their local professional whenever possible, before any major undertaking. Initial consultations are usually free and the fees are minimal or non-existent. Professional Travel Agents are outside sales professionals, who work on commission, to get you the best value. I will be staffing a booth at Cal Expo promoting Mendocino County Tourism. If you would like me to promote your business, please give me a call, we can work together for the success of everyone. Happy sailing, Jim Davis Tour & Travel ARE YOU GAME ? Gloriana Musical Theatre invites you to brassy, sassy Tony Award® winning The Pajama Game. Management at Sleep Tite Pajama Factory are at odds with workers who want a raise of 7 1/2 cents–big $ in the 1950s! Enjoy classic music like “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway” OLE! Previews $10 this Thursday & Friday. Opening Night August 22 - September 27. Eagles Hall Theatre, Fort Bragg. General $20, $15 youth. 964-SHOW & General Contracting Inc. Lic. #397442 All Type of Roofing Free Roof Inspections Fully Insured 707-964-4922 707-367-1168 Cell 707-964-0444 Fax • [email protected] • Phone: 707.961.6300 • Fax: 707.964.2056 What’s the Chamber Up To? [email protected] Brown Bag Lunch session “Six Easy Ways to Increase your Influence” with Geisce Ly, Ph.D DATE: Friday, September 25, 2009 11:45 Register and seating 12 noon Session begins 1 pm Session ends WHAT TO BRING: Bring your business cards to pass out. Bring a pad of paper to take notes. Bring your lunch and a beverage Geisce is the Dean of College of the Redwoods Mendocino Coast Campus. **Seating is limited and you must call to confirm that we have a spot for you. Page 8 • September 2009 Newsletter Inserts This newsletter keeps you informed about other members and can be a valuable promotional tool. Promote a special or upcoming event with a flier. Space is limited so call 961-6303 to reserve your space today! [email protected] Brown Bag Lunch session “Understanding your Financial Statement and how it relates to the health of your business” with Jerry Murphy, CPA DATE: Friday, October 30, 2009 11:45 Register and seating 12 noon Session begins 1 pm Session ends WHAT TO BRING: Bring your business cards to pass out. Bring a pad of paper to take notes. Bring your lunch and a beverage **Seating is limited and you must call to confirm that we have a spot for you. Free to Mendocino Coast Chamber Members $25 for Non-members CALL TO RESERVE: 707-961-6300 e-News Weekly electronic updates & events from and for our Chamber members. 50 word limit, send submissions to [email protected] by 4pm every Tuesday. Free to Mendocino Coast Chamber Members $25 for Non-members CALL TO RESERVE: 707-961-6300 North Coast Plumbing, Heating, & Sheet Metal INC. Residential - Commercial Over 150 Years Combined Experience 161 N. Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964-2783 ~ (707) 964-4127 Contractors License #375855 Fort Bragg Realty Barbara D. Clark Broker / Owner 809 N. Main St. Fort Bragg, California 95437 Business (707) 961-1111 Fax (707) 964-3402 Website E-Mail [email protected] Each Office is Independently Owned And Operated Office 2004 • [email protected] • Phone: 707.961.6300 • Fax: 707.964.2056 Recent Chamber Events Page 9 • September 2009 Christina Flores of Mendocino Caregivers,Scott McConnell of The Coast, Michelle McConnell of Mendocino Coast Caregivers and Ambassador Ray Alarcon at the Mendocino Beauty Ribbon Cutting. Amy Wall of Mendocino Beauty presenting Sonya Houston of Weddings in Mendocino with her prize at the Ribbon Cutting. Ambassador Ray Alarcon, Chamber Board Chair Sam Kraynek, Amy Wall, Jeff Wall, Ambassadors Diana Scholl and Lynn Bell assisting with the Mendocino Beauty Ribbon Cutting. Amy Wall presenting Denise Carpenter of Denise’s Family Salon with her drawing prize at the Mendocino Beauty Ribbon Cutting. Chamber Mixer The Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce Invites you to attend a Chamber Mixer at: Mendocino Solar @ Frankie’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor dAtE: Thursday, September 17, 2009 tiME: 5:00-7:00pm lOCAtiON: 44951 Ukiah Street, Mendocino RSVP: Ruth @ 937-2436 or [email protected] 937-1701 Join us for appetizer and refreshment at Frankie’s! Don’t Forget your Business Cards! Sponsored By: Ribbon Cutting The Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a Ribbon Cutting at Pacific Mist Bungalows DATE: Sunday, September 27, 2009 TIME: 4-7 P.M. LOCATION: 6051 Hwy 1, Little River RSVP: Scott or Madline @ 937-1543 It’s “Back to the Future” in Little River and the new owners of Pacific Mist Bungalows, Scott Connolly and Madeline Stanionis, will festively unveil the inn’s “new” name and signage: “The Andiron -- Seaside Inn and Cabins.” Yes, that’s right -- in this, it’s 50th year, the place so fondly remembered as “The Andiron Lodge” will turn the clock back while, at the same time, continue building for the future as The Andiron. Enjoy Bar-B-Que on the Green, Local Micro-brews and Wines (as well as good old lemonade), Strolling Musicians, as well as an Open House of newly-renovated Rooms! Don’t Forget You Business Cards! Sponsored By: JOIN US FOR OUR RIBBON CUTTING AND MIXER EVENT! September 24, 2009 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 136 N. Main St. Fort Bragg, CA MK-14142 Kelley House 30th Annual Silent Auction – 2009 Crown Hall, 45285 Ukiah Street, Mendocino PREVIEW NIGHT Friday, October 2, from 6-8 pm $15.00 per person Join us for a fun evening of wine, fabulous hors d’oeuvres and browsing our unique auction items! This event is $15 (special discount for members). Hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music will help make it a festive evening. But best of all, you will receive a bidding number which allows you to place your opening bids on all items prior to the Saturday event and to take advantage of the opportunity to purchase items marked with the “Buy it Now” stickers. Preview Night attendees also get first chance at our always popular “cash and carry” section. SILENT AUCTION & CASH AND CARRY Saturday, October 3, from 10 am to 2 pm No charge for admission - No charge for “Cash & Carry” area $2.00 for a number to purchase items Silent bidding begins on Preview Night and continues on Saturday from 10 am closing at 2:00 pm. As always, lightly used items, valued collectibles and antiques, good quality furniture and merchandise and gift certificates will be on the block for your bidding. There is no entry fee for Saturday’s event but a bidding number will cost $2. The kitchen “cash and carry” area will be open Friday evening and again Saturday at 10:00 am. You can now preview auction items on our Web site. DONATE ITEMS FOR OUR AUCTION! This is a perfect time to clean out that garage, closet or attic.    Collectibles and estate sale items will be part of our giant silent auction “Thrift shop” type items will be displayed in our “cash and carry” section for quick sale Business products - Can you donate a service? A weekend getaway? An elegant dinner for 6? You may drop off your items any time up to the week prior to the auction, or call the Kelley House, 707-937-5791, and we’ll pick them up. Have neighbors moving? Ask them to give us a call! Please: No clothing, electronic equipment, large appliances, computers or exercise equipment. Save the dates and join us Friday and Saturday for our biggest effort of the year to support and maintain the Kelley House. North Coast Plumbing, Heating, & Sheet Metal INC. Residential - Contractors License #375855 Commercial Over 150 Years Combined Experience 161 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964-2783 ~ (707) 964-4127 Beef, Lamb & Pork BBQ Beans, Salad, and Bread Included Community  Booths  Kids   Activities  Live Music  by   FoxGlove  Labor Day Ice Cream Sundaes September 7th, 2009 12 — 5 pm Thank you to our generous supporters Harvest Market Mike Anderson Gerald Roach Larry Tunzi Safeway Redwood Empire Fairgrounds Mendocino County Farm Bureau (after the parade) Margaritas In the field next to College of the Redwoods Donation: 50/50  Raffle $ 12 Adults $ 6 Kids 10 & Under Pre-Sale tickets available at Harvest Market & Chamber of Commerce Rock Wall Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mendocino County 498 N. McPherson St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964 - 1228 Call me. RichaRd M c donald c donald Roofing, inc. a new roof provides decades of safety & protection for your home & your family Call me. 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Call me. studio Fine Graphic Design & Letterpress Printing mendocino H ow may we be of service to you ? Graphic Design Ads & Ad Campaigns Web Sites Business Cards Logo Design Packaging Design Wine Labels Letterheads Envelopes Script Cards Thank You Notes Mailing labels Correspondence Cards Brochures Catalog Sheets Rack Cards Wedding Invitations Event Invitations Posters Post Cards Stationery Wardrobes Social Papers Book Cover Design Promotional Materials Fund Raising Packages Baby Announcements Shower Invitations Creative Services Hello, Mendocino Coast! After twenty-five years of innovative graphic design and distinguished letterpress printing on the Mendocino Coast, studio Z mendocino is proud, at last, to have joined the Chamber of Commerce. We would love to show you what we have been doing all these years. Won’t you call or stop by? Maybe we can invent or refresh your graphic look, as we have done for so many hundreds of businesses, non-profits and individuals over the years, to present a more professional, updated, interesting or tasteful look in graphic and printed material, which, after all, is the “face” of every company or event. The importance of distinctive, unified branding cannot be overstated. We welcome your questions, request for a meeting, a tour of our Letterpress Shop, or to talk about projects you have up your sleeve we might be able to co-create with you. We invite you to come celebrate our 25th Anniversary on November 6th, First Friday, at a Wayzgoose (printers party), from 5 to 8 pm, in the shop. studio Z mendocino could be your designer & printer, too, as we are for these local businesses: a few of our fabulous clients mcLa & v isit mendocino county, inc. Ad campaigns mendocino music festivaL New logo, ticket brochure, posters, ads, rack cards, program cover, 2008, 2009 art in tHe Gardens Posters, unveiling invitations, rack cards, post cards, programs, 2009 tHe beacHcomber moteL New logo, Striker ad, stationery, rack cards, business cards, gift certificates, BeachNut Passes victorian farmHouse Logo, stationery, business cards stark & tHonton New logo, business cards, stationery mendocino Pacific reaLty Logo & sign design, business cards LittLe river inn Striker Ad, rack cards, gift certificates s tudio Z m endocino – Zida Borcich, owner 711 North MaiN, Fort Bragg Call us: 707.964.2522 View soMe oF our work: seNd a Note: [email protected] read all aBout it: EcoMotion Mendocino Block Rockin’ Beats for Sustainable Eats Downtown Fort Bragg Saturday, October 1oth, 2009 Dear Mendocino Coast Chamber MemberWe are excited to announce EcoMotion Mendocino, a community block party aimed at uniting Mendocino County sustainability efforts, introduce visitors to the area and stimulate the local economy! This event is also a benefit for local non-profits who are facilitating this work. EcoMotion Mendocino will take place downtown Fort Bragg on Saturday, October 10th from noon to ten p.m with live music, vendors, art exhibits, kid’s eco - play stations and many other activities. The city of Fort Bragg, Nykety Splits Presents and countless private investors and local businesses are helping to make this event possible. We hope that you will be excited about the opportunity to join the efforts to bring Fort Bragg businesses and residents together to create connections that will continue to help Fort Bragg and the County of Mendocino be a progressive, forward-thinking area to do business and raise families. We invite you to play a role in supporting this event and making EcoMotion Mendocino your own! Here are some ways that we invite you to participate: Sponsor – Local businesses are uniquely positioned to benefit from sponsoring this innovative event. By having your business name and logo connected with bringing EcoMotion Mendocino to Fort Bragg, members of the community will understand that your business cares about their well being, future and needs as a community. EcoMotion Mendocino Sponsorship is also an excellent opportunity to introduce visitors (tourists and those who are considering moving their homes or businesses to Fort Bragg and the surrounding areas) to the products and services your business offers. Check our website or E-mail “[email protected]” to get a sponsorship package and learn how supporting EcoMotion Mendocino can help the community get to know your company better. Donate – Donations to help support this event go towards covering the production costs and hosting the local non-profit booths at this event. Donations are tax deductable and can be mailed to PO Box P.O. Box 2650. Ft. Bragg CA 95437. Every bit counts! Exhibit or Vend - Booth applications are currently being reviewed for businesses, vendors and groups that wish to exhibit their products or services during the event. Interactive booths are encouraged. Partial scholarships are available to local start-ups and vendors when they are unable to pay. To find out more about booth prices, go to our website or e-mail [email protected] Volunteer - EcoMotion Mendocino has countless volunteers helping make this free community event possible. Volunteers are needed before the event to help with marketing, putting up flyers, attaining sponsorships and pre-production work. Volunteers are needed during the event to pick up trash, monitor the kid’s eco area, collect contribution envelopes, assist with the VIP area and much more. For more info review the volunteer page of our website or send an e-mail with your name, contact info, availability and preferred type of work to [email protected] to discuss what is available. With best wishes, Nicole Kench, Director, EcoMotion Mendocino & the EcoMotion Team [email protected]