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September 2010 NAPA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


1556 First Street • Napa, CA 94559
Event & Committee Calendar 707.226.7455 • napachamber.com

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY


Creating a strong local economy • Promoting the community • Providing networking opportunities • Supporting a sustainable future • Representing business to government • Engaging in political actionaction

President’s Circle Premier Level:

...providing
you with a
great
opportunity...

We’re all business. 1 2 3


Creating a strong local economy 11:30 a.m.
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Promoting the community FIRST FRIDAY
GREEN AND Business Development
Providing networking opportunities SUSTAINABLE
President’s Circle Lunch
Supporting a sustainable future PRACTICES Hilton Garden Inn President’s Circle
Diamond Level: Representing business to government COMMITTEE 3585 Solano Ave, Napa Diamond Level:
Engaging in political action
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9:00 a.m.
BUSINESS BUILDERS 8:15 a.m. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tune-In Every Friday!
LABOR DAY LEGISLATIVE ACTION LABOR LAW “Today In The
Chamber Office Closed COMMITTEE WORKSHOP Wine Country”
“What’s on the 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Horozon” on KVON 1440 Radio AM

1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.

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Wake Up 5:30-7:00 p.m.
YoUr Tune-In Every Friday!
1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.
BUsiness MIXER “Today In The
WednesdaY Wine Country”
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Historic Napa Mill 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
5:00 p.m. “Management for Main Street on KVON 1440 Radio AM
AMBASSADORS a Hectic World” Napa, CA
MEETING Bring a friend for free!

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8:00 - 9:30 a.m Tune-In Every Friday!
8:15 a.m.
“Today In The
LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALL MEMBER Wine Country”
COMMITTEE BRIEFING 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
on KVON 1440 Radio AM

1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.

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12:00 noon
MEMBER
12:00 noon BENEFITS MEETING
BOARD OF Marie Calendars
DIRECTORS

1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.

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Economic Education Expectations
Conference at Silverado Resort
October 18, 2010
economics
education
expectations

All meetings are in the Chamber Boardroom, unless otherwise noted.


For more information on any committee or event, please visit napachamber.com.
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providing networking opportunities

AfTer
HourS MIXER
NAPA FIREFIghtERs MusEuM
1201 Main Street Napa, CA Thursday,
August 19
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$10.00 - Members
($20.00 - Prospective Members)
includes:
• Mixer Entry
• 4 Drink Tickets
• 3 Raffle Tickets
• Unlimited Contacts... Incredible! don’t miss this popular and
Be sure to Bring PLentY of Business cards! effective networking event
attended by more than 200
Special Thanks to... business people.
napa chamber ambassadors, access opportunities and
robert Mondavi Winery and the socialize with influencers from
all over the napa Valley!
Napa City Firefighters Association
(No reservations are necessary.)

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Monday,
october 18
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8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. education
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Napa Chamber of Commerce •1556 First Street • Napa 94559 • 707.226.7455 • napachamber.com
LABOR LAW WORKSHOP
What’s on the Horizon for 2011
When?
Thursday, September 9, 2010 Don’t miss this valuable workshop on what has
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. happened in Employment Law so far this year
and what is projected for next year that will
Where? impact your business. A tough economy and
Napa Chamber Board Room
changing times all signal significant changes
1556 First Street, Napa
in employment law and its enforcement. This
How Much? workshop will focus on 2010 changes and
$50 Chamber members likely developments in 2011 laws affecting all
$65 non-members
employers.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
RSVP by September 8, 2010 This Workshop is designed for the SMALL and LARGE
employers. The Napa Chamber is committed to
Register online at
n a p a c h a m b e r. co m keeping you informed and supporting your business,
that is why we are offering this critical series of
Napa Chamber of Commerce workshops again in 2010. Make your reservation today
707.226.7455 on napachamber.com or by phone 707.226.7455

Where Can You Always Get HR Compliance Information?


Check out the Compliance & Products section of the Napa Chamber online Store. This is where you’ll find the
HR Handbook for California, Posters, and the California Labor Digest at the LOWEST prices! Napa Chamber
members may receive all of their required compliance products at greatly reduced rates. Contact Lynn Page at
(707) 254-1145 visit napachamber.com and click on Chamber Store.

This workshop will be conducted by Richard Rybicki of Rybicki & Associates, an expert
in the field of labor law compliance, and will provide you with the latest information on
how to stay within the law in this difficult but critically important area of your business.
representing business
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looking for a place to connect, build business
relationships and have a good time, too?
your napa Chamber is providing you with a great opportunity I’m Looking
to get the process started in a strong way. for a new
marketing
avenue...

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relationships.
Looking for
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Attendees at the luncheon

First Friday Business development


First Friday Business Development
Where: hilton Garden Inn, 3585 solano Ave., napa is sponsored by
When: First Friday of every Month
Date: september 3rd, 2010
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm (lunch Included) PREMIER SPONSOR

Cost: $30.00 Members; $35.00 Prospective Members


Reservations must be made 3 days prior, this event is
limited to the first 50 reservations.
DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSORS

Why should you Attend?


• Plenty of time to network and build relationships in the middle of day,
so you don’t have to spend your personal time networking!
• 30-Second pitch to promote your business.
• Display your marketing materials on the “Expose Your Business” table.
(Pre-register and get there early to place your materials - space is limited to
1’x1.5’ on an 8ft table.)
• Opportunity Drawing to make a 10 minute presentation about your business
at future meetings!
tomas Kubilius
Valley Gate Vineyards
For More Information or to Register online, visit
napachamber.com
or phone 707.226.7455
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Wa k e Up Yo u r

Presented by
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W e d n e s d a y

ManageMent for a Hectic World Bring a Friend for Free!

Get e!
It’s time to think about task management outside the box! We all
know a clean desk and organized calendar help keep us on track

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in our daily tasks, but what if you can’t focus or don’t have the

R’ D energy to accomplish a reasonable amount of those calendar


items each day. Then the cycle continues and the clean desk
gets buried... again!

When? ThIS SEmINAR WIll hElp yOU WITh...


Wednesday, September 15 • Nutrition tips to keep you running at full capacity
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. • How to take work breaks to avoid the mid day yawns
• New skills to focus your day on what it takes to Get R’ Done
Where? • How to avoid time wasters like clutter
Napa Chamber of • How to discover and use your UNIQUE abilities
Commerce Boardroom
1556 First Street, Napa
pRESENTERS:
How Much? Jeff & Tiffany Larson, Napa Valley Adventure Boot Camp
$20.00 Jeff and Tiffany will give an overview of how fitness can increase productivity.
(bring a friend for free) Sandy Stelter, Strategic Organizing Solutions (SOS)
Sandy will share 5 time managements concepts to help you be and feel more productive.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Sherry McKillop, Follow Your Compass
Contact: Sherry will share the 5 Waypoints for Success and how to identify and use your
NVC Small Business strengths (and minimize your challenges) to accomplish anything.
Development Center at China Rose Reid, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
707.253.3210 China will focus on helping people to reach hormonal balance through holistic means.

What is Wake Up Your Business Wednesday?


Small Business Workshops designed to help local entrepreneurs gain insight into specific business topics and network with local
business owners. Presented in partnership with the Napa Valley College Small Business Development Center (NVC SBDC) and the
Napa Chamber of Commerce Business Builders Committee. These workshops are held on the third Wednesday of every month, for
a complete calendar of events, visit napachamber.com creating a strong local economy • napachamber.com

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What Are Your Economic Expectations?
2010 E3 Conference Will Provide
Attendees Connections For Success

Small Business expert Hector V. Barreto will kick off


Monday morning at the Napa Chamber’s E3 – Economics,
Education, Expectations conference by providing inspirational
and thoughtful advice on making it as an entrepreneur.
“We are fortunate to have Hector leading off this conference.
His insight on the current economic climate will help us manage
our expectations for 2011,” said Napa Chamber President &
CEO Lisa Batto.
Barreto served five years as the Administrator of the U.
S. Small Business Administration after being appointed by
President George W. Bush and unanimously approved by the
United States Senate on July 25, 2001. During his stewardship,
the SBA exceeded all previous records in small business loans,
women and minority owned business support, disaster relief and
private-public sector procurement opportunities. Barreto directed
Hector V. Barreto the delivery of financial and business development programs to
America’s entrepreneurs from a portfolio of direct, guaranteed and disaster loans totaling more
than $45 billion. Earlier this year he was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to serve on the
California Commission for Economic Development. Barreto also serves as the Chairman of The
Latino Coalition, a national organization that represents Latino interests with senior executives of
many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies both federal and local.
Mr. Barreto also serves as Chairman of Business Matchmaking, the nation’s leading non-
profit small business procurement program. Business Matchmaking brings together countless
entrepreneurs, including women, minority and veteran owned small business owners with
procurement representatives of federal and local government agencies and several hundred major
corporations. The four year program has been responsible for over 80,000 face to face meetings
and facilitated the granting of more than $8,000,000,000 in contracts for small firms.
In addition to Mr. Barreto, the E3 Conference will provide a full agenda of speakers to
assist our community businesses with the ongoing transition and vision needed to evolve and be
successful as the local, national, and global economies move into 2011.

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Lunch included
$85 per person if registered by September 17th!
($95 per person thereafter. Members and Prospective Members Welcome)

Register online at NapaChamber.com or call 707.226.7455


Creating a strong local economy
ALL MEMBER BRIEFING
...information your business needs to thrive!
Whether you want to actively participate in Chamber networking opportunities, find new ways
to market your business or learn how your business benefits from membership even if you
don’t attend one single event... it’s a great idea for you to attend the All Member Briefing.

Hear about what your Napa Chamber does, how the Chamber can help expand your contacts,
market your brand, represent you to government, and improve your bottom line. You’ll
learn how take advantage of the many benefits and features your membership offers as well
as ways that you can get involved.

Also on hand will be representatives from local business-support organizations whom you
can call on for assistance or counseling. You will also have an opportunity to get to know
other Chamber members and discuss ways you might do business with each other. Be sure to
bring plenty of business cards, a business card drawing will be included.

September 23, 2010


8:00 am – 9:30 am
Napa Chamber of
Commerce Board Room
1556 First Street
Register online at:
napachamber.com or
call 707.226.7455

Please join us... we’ll be meeting in our upstairs Board Room.


Coffee, water and tea will be provided. There is no cost to attend this briefing.

Register online at napachamber.com today... space is limited!


We look forward to seeing you there!
Your Napa Chamber Staff
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August 2010 NAPA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


1556 First Street • Napa, CA 94559
Event & Committee Calendar 707.226.7455 • napachamber.com

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY


Creating a strong local economy • Promoting the community • Providing networking opportunities • Supporting a sustainable future • Representing business to government • Engaging in political actionaction

President’s Circle Premier Level:

...providing
you with a
great
opportunity...

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505 Lincoln Ave, Napa
1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.

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5:00 p.m. Tune-In Every Friday!
8:15 a.m. “today in the
AMBASSAdORS lEgiSlAtivE ACtiON wine Country”
MEEtiNg COMMittEE 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
on KVON 1440 Radio AM

1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.

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MiXER Tune-In Every Friday!
“today in the
Napa Firefighters wine Country”
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Museum on KVON 1440 Radio AM

1201 Main Street


1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E. Napa,CA

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12:00 noon 8:15 a.m.
MEMBER Tune-In Every Friday!
12:00 noon lEgiSlAtivE ACtiON “today in the
BOARd OF BENEFitS MEEtiNg COMMittEE wine Country”
diRECtORS Downtown Joe’s 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Brewery and Resturant on KVON 1440 Radio AM

1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.

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SHOP AND HIRE LOCALLY!


SPENdiNg YOuR dOllARS iN tHE CitY wHERE YOu livE
1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E. HElPS CREAtE A StRONg lOCAl ECONOMY.

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October 18, 2010
LABOR LAW WORKSHOP
September 9, 2010
Silverado Resort ALL MEMBER BRIEFING
economics 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
September 23, 2010
education
expectations

All meetings are in the Chamber Boardroom, unless otherwise noted.


For more information on any committee or event, please visit napachamber.com.
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Wa k e Up Yo u r

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Call for Speakers!


n l i g hten What is Wake Up Your Business Wednesday?
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Oth per tise offered by the Napa Chamber of Commerce Business
Ex
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Builder’s Committee & the Small Business Development
Center. The purpose of these seminars and workshops is
to educate, inform and support businesses of all sizes in
Napa County.
If you have a level of expertise, and/or a unique angle of
approach to any of the following topics, please consider
submitting a proposal to the committee.

Human Resources Management


Business Legal Issues
Marketing & Sales

x x
Greening Your Business
Home Based Business Best Practices
Business Finance Innovations
Effective Business Practices
Other______________

Submission Requirements:
1. Presentations shall be one of the following lengths: 20, 40, or 90 minutes.
2. Provide a title, summary paragraph of your topic, and 3-8 bullet points of specific learning outcomes.
3. Provide a biography or vita that reflects your expertise in the subject matter.
4. Provide your contact information including your business website.

Submission Deadline:
August 30th, email to Sherry McKillop, sherry@followyourcompass.com
Preference will be given to Napa Chamber Members and Napa County businesses. The Business Builder’s
Committee reserves the right to create a panel of speakers or multiple presenters for each topic.

Thank you for your participation!

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