216 E. School Street P.O. Box 592, Cotati, CA 94931 Phone: (707) 795-5508 FAX: (707) 795-5868 Email: email@example.com 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 WELCOME NEW MEMBERS 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 Joyce 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 $1,000! THANKS TO OUR RENEWING MEMBERS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. County Supervisor Tim Smith at the BEA Awards Breakfast . March 2008 Cotati Chamber of Commerce Page 2 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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. March 2008 Cotati Chamber of Commerce Page 3 March 2008 Cotati Chamber of Commerce Page 4 March 2008 Cotati Chamber of Commerce Page 5 March 2008 Cotati Chamber of Commerce Page 6 March 2008 Cotati Chamber of Commerce Page 7 March 2008 Cotati Chamber of Commerce Page 8 March 2008 Cotati Chamber of Commerce Page 9 March 2008 Cotati Chamber of Commerce Page 10 COTATI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UPCOMING MEETINGS Board of Directors & EVENTS CALENDAR PRESIDENT Gerard Giudice 665-9472 Sally Tomatoes COTATI CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS VICE PRESIDENT 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 BUSINESS AFTER-HOURS MIXER 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 email@example.com before the end of the month please call the Chamber office at 795-5508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 795-5508 for more info!
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