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November 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:
MIXPO at
The Westin Verasa, Napa
November 18, 2010

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11:30 a.m.
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. FIRST FRIDAY
9:00 a.m. Business Development
BUSINESS BUILDERS GREEN AND
SUSTAINABLE Lunch
President’s Circle Hilton Garden Inn President’s Circle
PRACTICES
Diamond Level: COMMITTEE
3585 Solano Ave, Napa
Diamond Level:

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3:00 p.m. VETERANS’ DAY Tune-In Every Friday!
8:15 a.m.
1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E. Chamber Office Closed “Today In The
EXECUTIVE LEGISLATIVE ACTION
COMMITTEE Wine Country”
COMMITTEE 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
5:00 p.m. on KVON 1440 Radio AM
AMBASSADORS
MEETING

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Wake Up
Chamber Office Closed 1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.
YoUr
BUsiness
MIXPO Tune-In Every Friday!
“Today In The
WednesdaY The Westin Wine Country”
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Verasa, Napa 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
“Workplace Taboos: 1314 McKinstry Street on KVON 1440 Radio AM
Sexual Harassment Guidelines”
Napa, CA
Bring a friend for free!

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1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.
8:15 a.m.
12:00 noon LEGISLATIVE ACTION
BOARD OF 12:00 noon THANKSGIVING
MEMBER COMMITTEE Chamber Office Closed
DIRECTORS
SERVICES COMMITTEE
Bistro Sabor

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

Friday The Meritage Resort & Spa
January 21, 2011 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa

Did you know...
The Napa Chamber of Commerce plays a key role in businesses, events and
programs designed to support and sustain a strong local economy. Learn
more on how your chamber can support your needs at napachamber.com

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

Presented by
Business
W e d n e s d a y

NAVIGATING THE WORKFORCE PREVENTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT
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ve G ot the Harassment in the workforce are important issues most employers interpret
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incorrectly; comon belief is it won’t happen to them or these laws just don’t
r to apply to them. Navigating the legal landscape is not impossible, but the
Powe Bu siness legalities of sexual harassment are extensive and take time to learn. This

o urself in presentation covers issues such as understanding, preventing and dealing
Y with unlawful harassment in the workplace

ThIS SEmINAR WIll ANSWER...
When? • What is Unlawful Harassment? Who Can Be Harassed?
Wednesday, November 17 • What are Different Types of Harassment Defined by Law?

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. • How Do I Prevent it in My Business?
• What Should I Do in the Event Harassment Has Been Claimed?
Where? • What Training is Legally Required?
Napa Chamber of
PRESENTERS:
Commerce Boardroom
1556 First Street, Napa Bill Cremen has been the General Manager of a Guest Ranch,
overseeing the operations of a hotel, restaurant, recreation, and
How Much? equestrian program. As a High School Principal and the President
$20.00 of a large not-for-profit program serving troubled teens, Bill has
(bring a friend for free) worked closely with Mental Health, Social Service, Education, and Law
Enforcement Officials, Judicial Courts, and families in need of guidance
towards a healthier lifestyle.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Contact: Bill has specialized in working with companies and their employees
NVC Small Business in the enhancement of soft skills techniques. Organizations that have
Development Center at attended Bill’s trainings have benefited through better communication
in the workplace, higher morale, collaborative teamwork, and overall
707.253.3210 increased productivity.

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

President’s 2010 Circle

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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
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Attendees at the luncheon

First Friday Business development
First Friday Business Development
Where: Compadres Rio Grille, 505 lincoln Ave., napa is sponsored by
When: First Friday of every Month
Date: december 3, 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 The Valley’s Daily News Source
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!
Mary Beth Robinson
Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine
For More Information or to Register online, visit
napachamber.com
or phone 707.226.7455
please route to your HR manager...

LABOR LAW UPDATE
What you don’t know CAN hurt you!
California courts have been busy again this year,
issuing dozens of opinions changing employers’
obligations under state and federal employment laws.

Thursday,
Stay on top of these developments by December 9, 2010
attending this important event - conducted 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
by expert in the field of labor law Hilton Garden Inn
compliance... 3585 Solano Ave, Napa
$65 Chamber Members
Rick Rybicki of Rybicki & Associates, $90 Non-Members
P.C. will provide you with the latest RSVP by November 30th
information on how to stay within the law in Register online at
this difficult but critically important area of napachamber.com
your business. 707.226.7455

representing
business to
government

Check out the Compliance Section of the online Chamber Store at napachamber.com for all
of your labor compliance products. Napa Chamber members are able to purchase required
products at greatly reduced rates, including the HR Handbook for California and the California
Labor Digest. Questions? Contact Lynn Page at (707) 254-1145 or Lynn@napachamber.com.
2010 President’s Circle

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Call for Nominations!
THE 8TH ANNUAL

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
A W A R D
Your Napa Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Annual Business of the
Year Award. This is your opportunity to nominate your own business or a fellow member’s
business for special recognition by your Chamber.
Any Napa Chamber of Commerce business, that is a member in good standing since 1/1/10, is eligible for
nomination. Although success may be measured in a variety of ways, businesses nominated for this Award will
also be rated on these qualities:
• Practicing high integrity and socially responsible business practices
• Providing a positive community image and inspiring others to do so
• Exhibiting innovation and creativity
• Demonstrating commitment to the support and promotion of the community
• Taking a leadership role in activities that the community at large
IT’S EASY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS IMPORTANT AWARD...
Please return this form with information and documentation for complete with least three of the following
areas for your nominee:
1. How has this business distinguished itself from the other businesses in the same industry? Cite
any innovative ideas or creative methods used.
2. Please provide specific details about any community-minded or volunteer activities that this
business has engaged in. Attach documentation, if available.
3. Are there any examples of this business making a choice to “do the right thing” even at the
expense of making a profit?
4. What charitable causes or organizations has this business financially supported? Please be
specific and cite as many as possible.
5. Share examples of how this business values its employees.
6. Does this business use sustainable business practices? Give specific examples.
The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. December 10, 2010.
The winner of the Napa Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award will be
announced at the Annual Dinner and Installation of Officers on January 21, 2011.

NOMINATION FORM
Deadline for nomination is 5 p.m. December 10, 2010
NAME OF BUSINESS CONTACT PERSON

ADDRESS PHONE:

NOMINATED BY (BUSINESS NAME): CONTACT PERSON:

EMAIL: PHONE:

Return by Fax or Mail to: Napa Chamber of Commerce, 1556 First Street, Napa, CA 94559 • Fax 707.226.1171
SAVE THE DATE!

ANNUAL DINNER
JANUARY 21, 2011
The Meritage Resort and Spa
875 Bordeaux Way, Napa
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December 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:

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Engaging in political action lunch
Compadres Rio Grille
napachamber.com 505 Lincoln Ave, Napa

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3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tune-In Every Friday!
EXECutivE 1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.o.R.E. 8:15 a.m. laBoR law
CommittEE
“today in the
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wine Country”
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9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
on KVON 1440 Radio AM

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12:00 noon
BoaRd oF
diRECtoRS
1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.o.R.E. miXER Tune-In Every Friday!
“today in the
5:30-7:00 p.m. wine Country”
annual luncheon
Pine Ridge Winery 12:00 noon Black Stallion winery 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
amBaSSadoRS 4089 Silverado Trail on KVON 1440 Radio AM
lunChEon Napa, CA
White House Inn & Spa

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ChRiStmaS EvE
Chamber Office
Closes at Noon

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Chamber Office Will Be Closed From December 27th thru December 31st

REGISTER
NOW!
January 21, 2011 • The Meritage Resort and Spa
REGISTER at napachamber.com or by phone at 707.226.7455

All meetings are in the Chamber Boardroom, unless otherwise noted.
For more information on any committee or event, please visit napachamber.com.