December 2010

Event & Committee Calendar
WEDNESDAY THURSDAY MONDAY TUESDAY
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naPa ChamBER oF CommERCE 1556 First Street • Napa, CA 94559 707.226.7455 • napachamber.com

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

SPEnding YouR dollaRS in thE CitY whERE You livE hElPS CREatE a StRong loCal EConomY.

SHOP AND HIRE LOCALLY!

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

We’re all business.

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Business development lunch Compadres Rio Grille
505 Lincoln Ave, Napa

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3:00 p.m. EXECutivE CommittEE

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8:15 a.m. lEgiSlativE aCtion CommittEE
Hilton Garden Inn

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8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. laBoR law uPdatE

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9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 Radio AM

Tune-In Every Friday! “today in the wine Country”

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12:00 noon BoaRd oF diRECtoRS annual luncheon Pine Ridge Winery

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1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.o.R.E. 12:00 noon amBaSSadoRS lunChEon White House Inn & Spa

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9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 Radio AM

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Black Stallion winery
4089 Silverado Trail Napa, CA

Tune-In Every Friday! “today in the wine Country”

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ChRiStmaS EvE Chamber Office Closes at Noon

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holidaY BREaK 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.

looking for a place to connect, build business relationships and have a good time, too?
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First Friday Business development
Where: When: Date: Time: Cost:

Compadres Rio Grille, 505 lincoln Ave., napa First Friday of every Month december 3, 2010 11:30am - 1:00pm (lunch Included)
$30.00 Members; $35.00 Prospective Members
Reservations must be made 3 days prior, this event is limited to the first 50 reservations.

First Friday Business Development is sponsored by

PREMIER SPONSOR

The Valley’s Daily News Source

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!

DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSORS

Mary Beth Robinson Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine For More Information or to Register online, visit

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or phone 707.226.7455

please route to your HR manager...

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, December 9, 2010 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Hilton Garden Inn
3585 Solano Ave, Napa

LABOR LAW UPDATE

Stay on top of these developments by attending this important event - conducted by expert in the field of labor law compliance... Rick Rybicki of Rybicki & Associates, P .C. will provide you with the latest information on how to stay within the law in this difficult but critically important area of your business.

$65 Chamber Members
$90 Non-Members

RSVP by November 30th
Register online at

napachamber.com
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.
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AfTer HourS
BLACK STALLION WINERY
4089 Silverado Trail Napa, CA

MIXER
Thursday,
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
don’t miss this popular and effective networking event attended by more than 200 business people. access opportunities and socialize with influencers from all over the napa Valley!
(No reservations are necessary.)

providing networking opportunities

$10.00 - Members
• Mixer Entry • 3 Raffle Tickets

December 16

($20.00 - Prospective Members)

includes:

• 4 Drink Tickets • Unlimited Contacts... Incredible!

Be sure to Bring PLentY of Business cards!
Special Thanks to...

napa chamber ambassadors

Please note, effective January 1, 2011, prospective member mixer event pricing will increase to $30 per person. for Membership information please call 707.226.7455

ER IST ! G RE OW N

January 21, 2011 • 6:30 PM • The Meritage Resort & spa
Don’t Miss this Popular Event! Register now at napachamber.com
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Napa Chamber of Commerce •1556 First Street • Napa 94559 • 707.226.7455 • napachamber.com

Annual General Membership Meeting and Installation of Officers and Directors

January 21, 2011 •6:30 pm
The Meritage Resort & spa
$110 Per Person •* $1000 PER TABLE OF 10
Citizen of the Year - Margrit Mondavi• Join us in celebrating •Business of the Year - Announcing Soon! our community Ambassador of the Year - Announcing Soon! by honoring: Family Friendly Business of the Year - Announcing Soon!

REGISTER NOW at NAPACHAMBER.Com

Register ONLINE AT NAPACHAMBER.COM

Call for Nominations!

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 8TH ANNUAL

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

NOMINATION

FORM

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

Showcase your Business in Napa Valley’s best Silent Auction.
All proceeds from the sale of auction items directly support Napa Chamber programs. Your participation contributes to creating a strong local economy and promoting your community. Thank You!

Please FAX: 707. 226.1171
or return to: Napa Chamber of Commerce 1556 First Street Napa, CA 94559
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Accelerated Marketing Group • Redwood Credit Union • Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine • Silverado Resort • Napa Recycling & Waste Services • Hawthorn by Wyndham • Republic Services • Mark Coleman, State Farm Insurance • Travis Credit Union Program Sponsors: AVMS • Upstage Productions • Jack Wright Productions • Fast Signs

Napa Chamber ANNUAL DINNER

yes, we will donate an auction item to the Napa Chamber Annual Dinner.
Company Name: Contact Name: Phone Number: Item(s)/Amount you wish to donate: $Value of item (to establish minimum bid): Instructions for picking up item(s):

Silent Auction

Thank you!

no, we can’t donate an auction item, but we will provide a case of wine for the event.

Don’t forget to register to attend this great annual event on napachamber.com!

Based on the criteria on the back of this form - Please check category: o Outstanding Community Booster of the Year o Outstanding Healthcare Professional of the Year o Outstanding Napa Valley College Student of the Year o Outstanding Hospitality/Tourism Award o Outstanding Nonprofit Employee of the Year
Please provide the name and contact information of nominee:

o Outstanding Nonprofit Organization of the Year
Outstanding Public Safety Person of the Year will be awarded through appropriate public agency.

Please provide the nominator contact information.

Explain in 250 words or less how the individual or group meets the award criteria including their major accomplishments, awards, philanthropic achievements, volunteerism, or other recognitions received in the last year.

Please attach any supporting documentation or other pertinent information on your nominee including articles from newspapers, trade publications or newsletters. Submit your written nomination(s) in person or by email, no later than Friday, March 25, 2011 to either event sponsor below:

Mechanics Bank 433 Soscol Avenue, Suite B-161 Napa, CA 94558 Email: coreen_pinney@mechbank.com Fax: 707.256.4477

Mechanics Bank 1015 Adams St. St. Helena, CA 94574 Attn: Maxine Mendoza Phone: 707.967.4790

Napa Chamber Foundation 1556 First Street Napa, CA 94559 Email: lisa@napachamber.com Fax: 707.226.1171

For more information about the Napa Valley Community Awards or to nominate online, please visit napachamberfoundation.org

Outstanding COmmunity BOOster Of the year This individual actively promotes and represents their community in a positive manner, helping to preserve and improve the quality of life in Napa Valley. Criteria:

• Demonstrates high level of integrity • Accomplishes significant results on behalf of the community • Embodies a spirit of volunteerism, altruism and respect • Encourages and supports the visions and contributions of others • Inspires others by the example of their life and their words

Outstanding hOsPitality/tOurism award This individual or group gives above and beyond what is required in their profession, and inspires others to promote the virtues of Napa Valley as a premier visitor destination. Criteria:

• Demonstrates high level of integrity • Accomplishes significant results on behalf of the community • Embodies a spirit of volunteerism, altruism and respect • Encourages and supports the visions and contributions of others • Inspires others by the example of their life and their words

Outstanding healthCare PrOfessiOnal Of the year This individual or group gives above and beyond what is required in their profession, and inspires others to support a significant healthcare related cause for the betterment of life in Napa Valley. Criteria:

Outstanding nOn-PrOfit emPlOyee Of the year This individual gives above and beyond what is required in their profession, and inspires others to support a significant cause for the betterment of life in Napa Valley. Criteria:

• Demonstrates high level of integrity • Accomplishes significant results on behalf of the community • Embodies a spirit of volunteerism, altruism and respect • Encourages and supports the visions and contributions of others • Inspires others by the example of their life and their words

• Demonstrates high level of integrity • Accomplishes significant results on behalf of the community • Embodies a spirit of volunteerism, altruism and respect • Encourages and supports the visions and contributions of others • Inspires others by the example of their life and their words

Outstanding PuBliC safety PersOn Of the year This individual demonstrates action, on or off the job, that is considered beyond the call of duty providing assistance to the public that serves to enhance the lives and well-being of life in Napa Valley. Criteria: Must be Nominated through appropriate agency.

Outstanding nOn-PrOfit OrganizatiOn Of the year This group gives above and beyond what is required in their profession, and inspires others to support their cause for the betterment of life in Napa Valley. Criteria:

• Demonstrates high level of integrity • Accomplishes significant results on behalf of the community • Embodies a spirit of service, responsiveness and respect • Encourages and supports the visions and contributions of others • Inspires others by the example of their life and their words • Must be a paid employee of a law, fire or EMS agency

• Demonstrates high level of integrity • Accomplishes significant results on behalf of the community • Embodies a spirit of volunteerism, altruism and respect • Encourages and supports the visions and contributions of others • Inspires others by the example of their life and their words

Outstanding naPa Valley COllege student Of the year This individual embodies the characteristics of a great student leader through scholastic achievement and community involvement. Criteria:

nominations are due by friday, march 25nd awardees will be announced on friday, april 8th on KVOn 1440am at 9:00am.
saVe the date -

• Demonstrates high level of integrity • Participates in extra-curricular activities such as athletics, arts, etc. • Encourages and supports the visions and contributions of others • Inspires others by the example of their life and their words

tuesday, may 24, 2011 napa Valley marriott hotel & spa 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
reservations will be available through the napa Chamber of Commerce. for more information contact the napa Chamber at 707.226.7455 or online at napachamberfoundation.org

2011 Event Calendar
19 Wake Up Your Business Wednesday: Marketing: How to get the most bang for your buck 21 ANNUAL DINNER at The Meritage Resort and Spa 28 All Member Briefing 4 First Friday Business Development Lunch 16 Wake-Up Your Business Wednesday: Weaving Your Web: Social Media & Web Marketing 17 After-Hours Mixer at Queen of the Valley Medical Center 1 Labor Law Workshop 4 First Friday Business Development Lunch 16 Wake Up Your Business Wednesday: “Following the Leader” Succession planning 21 NAPA VALLEY BUSINESS EXPO & Mixer at The Meritage Resort and Spa 1 First Friday Business Development Lunch 20 Wake Up Your Business Wednesday: Strategies, Plans & Resources to get through a changing economy 21 MIXPO at Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa 28 All Member Briefing 6 18 19 24 First Friday Business Development Lunch Wake Up Your Business Wednesday: Where oh where should my office be? After-Hours Mixer at Alkar Human Resources NAPA VALLEY COMMUNITY AWARDS at Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa
February January

Bookmark our AT - A - GLANCE Calendar online to plan and register for your networking and education events for 2011!

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3 First Friday Business Development Lunch 15 Wake Up Your Business Wednesday: Boomers, Xers, Millenials: Getting the most from the Generations in the Workforce 16 After-Hours Mixer at Rabobank Napa 28 Labor Law Workshop 15 ANNUAL BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT & MIXER at Silverado Resort 20 Wake Up Your Business Wednesday: E-mail marketing: Do’s, Don’ts, & Why 5 First Friday Business Development Lunch 18 After-Hours Mixer at Uptown Theater 2 8 15 21 First Friday Business Development Lunch Labor Law Workshop After-Hours Mixer at Pine Ridge Vineyards Wake Up Your Business Wednesday: Taking the Plung: When to go out on your own. (Franchises) 29 All Member Briefing 7
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First Friday Business Development Lunch E-3 ECONOMIC CONFERENCE 19 Wake Up Your Business Wednesday: Telling a Story for Bottom-line Results 20 After-Hours Mixer at Redwood Credit Union

4 First Friday Business Development Lunch 16 Wake Up Your Business Wednesday: Strategic Partnerships: How to identify and connect w/ the people talking about you 17 MIXPO at River Terrace Inn 2 First Friday Business Development Lunch 8 LABOR LAW UPDATE FOR 2012 15 After-Hours Mixer at Blue Oak School

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