Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by fyl43660


									                                                             216 E. School Street    P.O. Box 592, Cotati, CA 94931
                                                         Phone: (707) 795-5508       FAX: (707) 795-5868
                                                      Email: chamber@cotati.org      Web Site: www.cotati.org

Promoting the Business Interests of Our Community                                                           March 2008

                                     The Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati
                                               invites you to the
                               Dedication & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
                                                        for the new
                                     COTATI COMPUTER LAB
                                             Mon., March 24, 5:30 p.m.
 Eucalyptus Room in the Ray Miller Community Center, 216 E. School St., Cotati (behind Cotati City Hall)

        Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
with these Chamber Member Businesses!                                       BUSINESS
                                                                       AFTER-HOURS MIXER

                 Friar Tuck’s Pub
           St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
     Monday, March 17th, 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    8201 Old Redwood Hwy., downtown Cotati
    Corned beef and cabbage dinner served all day and
 evening for $8.99. Bagpiper music performing throughout
   the evening from 7 - 11 p.m. Drink specials and party                            TUES., MARCH 18
favors galore! Come shake your shamrocks at Friar Tuck's
        Pub & Spirits. For more info call, 792-9847.                                 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
           Sally Tomatoes First Annual                                               Hosted by
             St. Patrick’s Day Party                                         Cotati Corner Wine & Gifts
             Monday, March 17, 6:00pm                                           1818 La Plaza, Suite 106
      Cotati Room, Ray Miller Community Ctr.                                      in downtown Cotati
 The Guinness and Harp Beer will be flowing non- hosted
 by the Active 20/30 Club and the Rotary Club of Rohnert                 •    Complimentary wine tasting
Park/Cotati. We will supply a fabulous Irish buffet feast and                 & appetizers
  after dinner there will be a showing of the famous Irish               •    Great networking opportunity
  American Film “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne!
Buffet Dinner with Corn Beef with mustard and horseradish
                                                                         •    Door prize drawings
  cream, Cabbage, Butter Potatoes and Carrots, Mushy                     •    Bring your business cards
  Minty Peas, Irish Soda Bread, Emerald Isle Salad, and
                        Carrot Cake.                                         For more information, call 793-9357
            $17.50 per person - Call 665-9472.

                  In these tough economic times, it’s more important than ever to
             SHOP, DINE & GET SERVICES LOCALLY to support your fellow merchants!
                                                                         Thanks to our
                                                                       Bingo Volunteers...
                                                                         John & Sally Allred
The Apple Crate                                                         Catharine Bramkamp
    8109 La Plaza, Cotati 94931                                            John Dell’Osso
    Phone: (707) 664-1469                                               Diana Elliott-Braddi
    Louise Petersen
                                                                           Arianne Eskew
    Gift Store
                                                                              Ed Gilardi
                                                                           Mary Ann Good
Copy Mail & More                                                             Jone Hayes
    8282 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati 94931
    Phone: (707) 285-3400
    Bob Brooks                                                        Sandy & Rick Knottenbelt
    Copy & Mailing Services                                                Donna LaGraffe
                                                                           Cynthia Larsen
Cotati Skin Care                                                            Rich Lucchesi
    7 Issel Lane, Cotati 94931                                                Tim Mattis
    Phone: (415) 516-1500                                                    Pat McCarty
    Linda Ritter                                                           Sharon Mitchell
    Facials/Skin Care                                                        John Moore
                                                                            Cheryl Nixon
Law Office of Shawn Jackson                                                 Kristina Swan
    101 Golf Course Dr., #212, Rohnert Park 94928                         Suzanne Whipple
    Phone: (707) 584-4529                                              Nadine & Jim Wolford
    Shawn Jackson
    Law and Business Development
                                                           the Cotati Chamber made almost

          THANKS TO OUR
        Blood Bank of the Redwoods
                City Carpets
              Costco Wholesale
               Exchange Bank
             The Fifth Resource
              Friar Tuck’s Pub
         Risk Management Services
           Soule Building Systems
               Spancky’s Bar
   State Farm Insurance - Andre Morrow

                                                       Congratulations to Lowe’s Cotati store for receiving the Best
                                                       Practices Award from the Business Environmental Alliance
  If you’d like to share your business news with the   (nominated by the Cotati Chamber of Commerce.) Pictured is
  Chamber - announcements, awards, anniversaries,      Cotati Lowe’s Assistant Manager Art Perez with Sonoma
      anything - email it to chamber@cotati.org.       County Supervisor Tim Smith at the BEA Awards Breakfast .

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News Briefs                                                      one or take them all) meets every Thursday evening and are
                                                                 FREE TO ALL COTATI CHAMBER MEMBERS.
   COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AWARDS                                        Classes are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Open Questions &
    Congratulations to all nominees and honorees at the 3rd      Answers from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes are located in the
Annual SCAYD Community Volunteer Awards, held March 1st          Sonoma Mountain Village Events Center, 1100 Valley House
at Sonoma Mountain Village. This year‘s theme, It Takes A        Drive, Conference Room, Oak Room A, in Rohnert Park.
Village, is a tribute to the spirit of community-building            What one participant has said about the classes - “Shawn's
exemplified by the 43 individuals whose volunteer efforts help   approach to teaching us the business part of our business is
others reach their highest potential. The selection committee    easy to understand and incorporated into real life, quickly
had the difficult task of selecting one nominee from each        dissolving my fears of this unfamiliar territory. Each class fills
category, since they all are inspiring and unique.               me with confidence so that I can take my business to the next
    Receiving the award in the Charitable Business category      level and succeed”.
was Vicki Dougan, Cotati Chamber of Commerce Director and            The next class scheduled is:
owner of Sales Promotion. As the owner of an ad specialty and    Entrepreneurship – Goals, Attitudes & Skills
graphics business, Vicki is always ready to lend a hand,         Eighth Class: Thursday - March 13th, 5:30 p.m.
whether it’s designing a poster for the Cotati Jazz Festival,        Learn the Three Foundation Stones to developing a more
marching in the Equality Day Parade with the National            successful business. Without a goal, you may be living in a
Women’s History Project, or producing flyers and programs for    dream. Without the right attitude, you may be “working against
a fundraiser. Over the last 14 years, Vicki has joined other     yourself.” Without the right skills, you may be in the wrong
volunteers to support the efforts of the Cotati Chamber of       business.
Commerce, Sami Disharoon Brain Tumor Research                        Open Question & Answer Time (any business question):
Foundation, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma               6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (30 minutes Open Forum & 30 minutes
County, SCAYD, and other special events benefiting the           for Private Forums)
community.                                                           Please RSVP for all classes. For reservations, directions or
    Also honored at the event were: Sue Piland, Projects         more information, email: businesslawcenter@earthlink.net.
Benefiting Youth; Sheryl Stoughton, Youth Sports; Lloyd &
Prue Draper, Senior Volunteers; Dick Noreen, Faith-Based             KEEP OUR STATE PARKS OPEN
Efforts; Gary Young, The Arts; Sean Lowe, Primary Education;         Join Stewards of the Coast and
Erin Armstrong, Secondary Education; Hye Yoo, Teen               Redwoods at a Town Hall Meeting on
Volunteer; Dan Blanquie, Non-Profit Volunteers; Karyn Pulley,    March 13, 7-9 p.m., at the Guerneville
Lifetime Achievement; Ken Zschach, Volunteer of the Year; The    Vets Building. Community members
Active 20-30 Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati, Community Service      concerned about the Governor's
Group of the Year. Congratulations to all for making a           proposal to close our state parks are
difference.                                                      encouraged to attend the Town Hall
                                                                 meeting and provide public comment.
                                                                     This is your opportunity to share
                                                                 your stories about how much
                                                                 Armstrong Redwoods and Austin
                                                                 Creek mean to you.
                                                                 Traci Verardo-Torres, Legislative and
                                                                 Policy Director for the California
                                                                 State Parks Foundation will be available to provide up-to-date
                                                                 information about the statewide campaign. Michele Luna,
                                                                 Executive Director of Stewards will provide information about
                                                                 the local campaign to keep Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve,
                                                                 Austin Creek State Recreation Area, and Petaluma Adobe State
                                                                 Historic Park open to the public. Legislative representatives will
                                                                 also be present to hear public concerns.
                                                                     This event is sponsored by Stewards of the Coast and
Joining the celebration at the SCAYD Community Volunteer         Redwoods, the California State, Supervisor Mike Reilly,
Awards Gala, are:(l-r) Andre’ Morrow, Vicki Dougan, JT           Sonoma County Conservation Action, Coastwalk, KGGV FM,
Henley, Cecelia Belle, and Gerard Guidice.                       Jim Maresca, Maddy Hirshfield, and the Russian River
                                                                 Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (707) 869-
   BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS CLASSES                                 9177.
    “Blueprint for Success” classes are held weekly with Shawn
Jackson, Esq., who specializes in business law and is the           If you’d like to share your business news with the
principal of California Business Law Development, LLC.              Chamber - announcements, awards, anniversaries,
The 2008 Annual Educational Seminar Series (49 classes; take            anything - email it to chamber@cotati.org.

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                                                         COTATI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
           UPCOMING MEETINGS                                    Board of Directors
           & EVENTS CALENDAR                           PRESIDENT
                                                         Gerard Giudice                             665-9472
                                                            Sally Tomatoes
  Wed. March 12 & 26, 7 p.m.                             Nadine Wolford                             795-5482
                                                            Exchange Bank - Cotati Branch
  Cotati City Hall                                     SECRETARY
                                                         Andrew Hutchins                            766-9464
BUSINESS AFTER-HOURS MIXER                                  Golden Gate Financial
  Tues. March 18, 5 - 7 p.m.                           TREASURER
  Cotati Corner Wine & Gifts, 1818 La Plaza #106         Sandy Knottenbelt                           793-9357
                                                            Cotati Corner Wine & Gifts
DEDICATION & RIBBON CUTTING                            DIRECTORS
  Mon. March 24, 5:30 p.m.                               Vicki Dougan                               664-0900
                                                            Sales Promotion
  Cotati Computer Lab - Eucalyptus Room
                                                         Chris Jantz                                665-0369
  Ray Miller Community Center, 216 E. School St.            Powerfit Personal Training
                                                         Cynthia Larsen                             332-2560
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE MEETING                     Safe Haven Realty
  Mon. March 24, 5:30 p.m.(following Ribbon Cutting)     Pat McCarty                                695-6098
  Cotati Chamber Office                                     Church of the Oaks
                                                         André Morrow                               794-8100
COTATI CHAMBER BOARD MEETING                                State Farm Insurance
  Wed. April 2, 7:30 a.m.                                Cheryl Nixon                               792-9847
                                                            Friar Tuck’s Pub
  Stony Point Room, Ray Miller Community Center
                                                         Executive Director & Newsletter Editor
                                                           Suzanne Whipple                   795-5508
  Tues. April 8, 5 - 7 p.m.                              Farmers Market Manager
  The Apple Crate, 8109 La Plaza, Cotati                   Karen Baggiani                    769-1830
                                                         Pro Bono CPA
GREEN MUSIC CENTER SNEAK PEEK                              Timothy J. Mayclin                996-9798
  Thurs. April 24, 4 - 6 p.m.                            Pro Bono Attorney
  SSU, parking lot at the Green Music Center,              James M. Barrett, Esq.            795-1510
  off Rohnert Park Expressway

                                                              SCHEDULE YOUR 2008
                                                          BUSINESS AFTER-HOURS MIXER
                                                                   Hosting a Chamber Mixer is a
                                                          great marketing opportunity for your business.
 In the Cotati Chamber Online Newsletter!                         Attending a Chamber Mixer is a
   Business-Card-Size Ad (3½” x 2”): $25/mo.              great networking opportunity for your business.
     Special - $110/6 mos. or $180/12 mos.               Chamber Mixers offer members a way to develop
      Full-Page Ad (8½”w x 11”h) : $50/mo.              social and professional relationships with other local
                                                        business owners, and the host gets to show off what
      On the Cotati Chamber Website!                     they do and where they do it. The hosting business
                                                            needs only to provide food and beverages for
Banner Ad (Logo + 275 char. ad copy): $150/3 mo
                                                              20 - 25 people and 2 door prizes, and the
    Special - $250/6 mos. or $480/12 mos.
                                                                       Chamber does the rest.
    Email your ad in Word, Publisher, .jpg or .pdf                  If you’d like to host a mixer,
to chamber@cotati.org before the end of the month            please call the Chamber office at 795-5508
                                                                   or email chamber@cotati.org.
           Call 795-5508 for more info!

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