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March 2012

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NAPA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1556 First Street • Napa, CA 94559 707.226.7455 • napachamber.com

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

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The Napa Chamber Foundation and Mechanics Bank are proud to present the 6th Annual

President’s Circle Premiere Level

SAVE THE DATE TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL LUNCH

Thursday, May 24, 2012
11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

3425 Solano Avenue, Napa

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

Give the gift of recognition; nominate a Community Hero today! We encourage nominations for outstanding leadership, contributions & achievements toward the betterment of the communities throughout Napa Valley.
Nominate a Hero by March 12: napachamberfoundation.org

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LABOR LAW WORKSHOP
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

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Hilton Garden Inn 3585 Solano Ave, Napa

business Develop & Dine Lunch

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

9:00 a.m.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 Radio AM Host: Chris Templeton

Submit your nominations for the Community Awards by today!

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THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE SERIES
1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.

8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

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8:15 a.m.

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LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE

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Tune-In Every Friday!

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

12:00 noon

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AMBASSADORS MEETING
4:30-7:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 Radio AM Host: Chris Templeton

“Today In The Wine Country”

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The Meritage Resort & Spa

“The Real Social Media” Bring a friend for free!

WAKE UP YOUR BUSINESS WEDNESDAY

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

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9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 Radio AM Host: Jeri Gill

“Today In The Wine Country”

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
12:00 noon

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING
12:00 noon 8:15 a.m.

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LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE

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

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 Radio AM Host: Chris Templeton

“Today In The Wine Country”

President’s Circle Diamond Level

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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Business
Wednesday

Finding the Leader in you
From this seminar you will learn how leadership principles make a difference in your life:

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Napa Chamber of Commerce Board Room
1556 First Street, Napa (Bring a colleague for free!)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jill will share leadership exercises and models that she has gathered in her 15 years of running Napa Valley’s local leadership program. You will leave energized and excited about your leadership possibilities and the future of Napa. Who Should Attend? Business owners, managers, and employers who want to become leaders.

$20.00

PRESENTER:
Jill Techel, Mayor of Napa,

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Contact: NVC Small Business Development Center at 707.253.3210 Register online at napasbdc.org

Jill currently serves as Program Coordinator for Leadership Napa Valley and received the Preceptor Award for outstanding Leadership Professionals from the National Community Leadership Association in 2004. She has been Mayor of Napa since 2005.

What is Wake up your Business Wednesday?
Small Business Workshops designed to help business leaders gain insight into specific business topics and network. 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.

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($30.00 - Prospective Members)
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MIXER
Feb. 16
Thursday,
sPEcIaL thanks to:
Napa Valley Museum Castello di Amorosa Napa Chamber Ambassadors

providing networking opportunities

$10.00 - Members

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

includes: • Mixer Entry • 4 Drink Tickets

• 3 Raffle Tickets • Unlimited Contacts... Incredible!

BE suRE to BRIng PLEntY of BusInEss caRds!
Access opportunities and socialize with influencers from all over the Napa Valley!

We share our MIXER photos on our FB Page Check it out! facebook.com/napachamber

Don’t miss this popular and effective networking event typically attended by more than 200 business people!

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Napa Chamber of Commerce •1556 First Street • Napa 94559 • 707.226.7455 • napachamber.com

LABOR LAW WORKSHOP
Thursday, March 1, 2012
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Napa Chamber Board Room
1556 First Street, Napa

Attend, Learn and Discuss A changing economy signals significant changes in employment law and its enforcement. This workshop will focus on recent changes and likely developments in laws affecting all employers, large and small. This will be a one-hour roundtable discussion including a topic of focus. Additional time is allotted for employers to ask questions about specific employment-law issues. Please bring plenty of questions to this informal but informative discussion.
This Workshop is designed for the SMALL and LARGE employers. The Napa Chamber is committed to keeping you informed and supporting your business, that is why we are offering this critical series of workshops again in 2011. Make your reservation today on napachamber.com or by phone 707.226.7455. Coffee and tea will be available.

$40 Chamber members $65 non-members
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

RSVP by Feb. 28, 2012

Register online at n a p a c h a m b e r. co m

representing business to government

Presented by Richard Rybicki of Rybicki & Associates, P.C., a management-side employment law firm based in Napa. President’s Circle

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Business

the best connections happen over lunch

Develop & Dine

everyone promotes their business with a 30-second share marketing ideas and pitch successful business practices! one business is drawn to make a 10 minute presentation at a future lunch network and build relationships on display your marketing your lunch break! materials on the “expose your business” table*
Where: Compadres Rio Grille, 505 Lincoln Ave, Napa When: First Friday of Every Month Date: March 2, 2012 Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm (Lunch Included) Cost: $30.00 Members; $60.00 Prospective Members
Reservations must be made 3 days prior, this event is limited to the first 50 reservations.

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March 20, 2012
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Please FAX THIS FORM to 707.226.1171 and drop off your item to the Chamber office at 1556 First Street in Napa by Monday, March 12th. Item Donated: Company: Telephone:
(for more information call Lynn Page at 707.254.1145 or visit napachamber.com)

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Napa Chamber of Commerce presents the 23nd Annual

and After-Hours MIXER

the Service You’ve Been Searching for...
• Looking for a service or a solution to your business or personal needs? • Looking for new contacts and resources?

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You’ll find everything at the Napa Valley Business Expo!
Open to the Public • Visit over 70 local businesses!

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Attendee Admission is ONLY $5!

• creating a strong local economy • providing networking opportunities

When your date is available, please Booth Pricing: call or come into the Chamber Members: $350 President’s Circle Members: February 7, 2012 during these hours... Non-Members: $500 Monday through Friday: Members: February 14, 2012 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or + Extras, Electrical/Extra Table Non-Members: February 28, 2012 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Call Lynn Page for more information and to register your booth by phone: 707.254.1145

Booth registration dates:

Why do you think the Napa Valley Business EXPO is the “must-exhibit” event for your company each year? “The Napa Chamber of Commerce
“We have participated in The Napa Chamber ExPo since moving to Napa two years ago. our involvement provided us with instant credibility as vested members with the staff and other members. We have received positive business referrals from attendees in The Napa Valley and the Fairfield/Vacaville area, and it is just a fun event!” ~Rick Enos, COMPADRES RIO GRILLE

Business ExPo is a perfect venue to see and be seen by our local businesses. We have participated the past several years and we plan to participate in the future.” ~Dennis Pedisich, RABOBANK

“The Business ExPo is “We aren’t a sales and marketing driven the one local event that company… yet. We’ve participated in the Business we make a priority to be ExPo for over 12 years. We get more access to our involved with each year. past and current customers in this one event than It’s our opportunity to we do in all other events combined for the year. ” show off what’s new ~Dean Bowen, NET-FLOW CORPORATION and different to Napa’s who’s who.” ~Todd Iseri, “The ExPo enables you to be face to face with tons of NAPA VALLEY people and tons of other businesses. In a world of emails, MARRIOTT HOTEL texts, and digital contact, you can’t miss out on that opportunity to actually speak to & SPA someone about your business.” ~Tiffany Larsen, NAPA ADVENTURE BOOT CAMP

“As a Napa Downtown merchant it is vital that we do business and support our local business community and the Business ExPo is the perfect opportunity to do just that. It brings the business community to us and it gives us an opportunity to share our expertise and services to those who might not be aware of our business.” ~S. Sultan, THE EYE WORKS OPTOMETRY

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The Napa Chamber Foundation and Mechanics Bank Are Proud To Announce The Napa Chamber Foundation and Mechanics Bank Are Proud To Announce

Community Awards Community Awards
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Who Who Are the Heroes inCommunity? Are the Heroes in Our Our Community?
This eventThis event is to recognize recognize local community leaders, individuals and businesses for their outstanding is designed designed to local community leaders, individuals and businesses for their outstanding leadership, contributions and/or achievements toward the betterment of the communities of Napa Valley. leadership, contributions and/or achievements toward the betterment of the communities of Napa Valley. If you would like to submit a submit a nomination, we encourage you TODAY! TODAY! If you would like to nomination, we encourage you to do so to do so Nominations are now being accepted accepted in the following categories: Nominations are now being in the following categories:

• Outstanding Community Booster of the Year the Year • Outstanding Hospitality/Tourism Award Award • Outstanding Community Booster of • Outstanding Hospitality/Tourism
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• Outstanding Healthcare Professional • Outstanding Healthcare Professional of the Year the Year of

• Outstanding Nonprofit Employee of the Year the Year • Outstanding Nonprofit Employee of

• Outstanding Nonprofit Organization • Outstanding Nonprofit Organization • Outstanding Napa Valley College Student Student of the Year the Year of • Outstanding Napa Valley College of the Year the Year of This group This group gives above and beyond what in required in gives above and beyond what is required is
their and inspires others to support their This individual embodies the characteristics of a great of a great their profession, profession, and inspires others to support their This individual embodies the characteristics cause for the bettermentbetterment of life in Napa Valley. cause for the of life in Napa Valley. student leader through scholastic achievement and student leader through scholastic achievement and communitycommunity involvement. involvement.

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Monday, March 12th 12th Monday, March
scan for online nominations form & event registration

Submit your nomination online at napachamberfoundation.org. Nomination forms are forms are also at Mechanics Bank Submit your nomination online at napachamberfoundation.org. Nomination also available available at Mechanics Bank and the Napa the Napa Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Napa Chamber at 707.226.7455. and Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Napa Chamber at 707.226.7455.

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 Professional of the Year
Please provide the name and contact information of nominee:

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

Please provide the nominator contact information:

Explain in 250-750 words how the individual or group meets the award criteria (see page 2) 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 Monday, March 12, 2012 to either event sponsor below:

Mechanics Bank 433 Soscol Avenue, Suite B-161 Napa, CA 94559 coreen_pinney@mechbank.com Fax: 707.256.4482

Mechanics Bank 1015 Adams St. St. Helena, CA 94574 maxine_mendoza@mechanicsbank.com Phone: 707.967.4790

Napa Chamber Foundation 1556 First Street Napa, CA 94559 katherine@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 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 the 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 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.) • 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

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 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 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: • 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 outstaNdiNg hosPitality/tourism ProFessioNal 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

NomiNatioNs are due moNday, march 12th awardees will be announced on Friday, april 6th on KVoN 1440am at 9:00 a.m.
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thursday, may 24, 2012 Napa Valley marriott hotel & spa 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
event reservations are available through the Napa chamber Foundation at napachamberfoundation.org For more information call 707.226.7455

February 2012
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NAPA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1556 First Street • Napa, CA 94559 707.226.7455 • napachamber.com

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

FRIDAY

The Meritage Resort & Spa
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

President’s Circle Premiere Level

March 20

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President’s Circle Members: February 7 Members: February 14 Non-Members: February 28
When your date is available, please call or come into the Chamber during these hours... Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

11:30 a.m.

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Hilton Garden Inn 3585 Solano Ave, Napa

business Develop & Dine Lunch

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LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE

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“Today In The Wine Country”

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Tune-In Every Friday!

BUSINESS BUILDERS

9:00 a.m.

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

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 Radio AM Host: Chris Templeton

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
12:00 noon

LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE SERIES
“Cultivating the Best in Ourselves, Our Teams, and Our Relationships”

7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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AMBASSADORS MEETING

5:00 p.m.

“Finding the Leader in You” Bring a friend for free!

WAKE UP YOUR BUSINESS WEDNESDAY

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

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“Today In The Wine Country”

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Tune-In Every Friday!

5:30-7:00 p.m. Napa Valley Museum 55 President’s Circle, Yountville

After Hours Mixer

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 Radio AM Host: Chris Templeton

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Chamber Office Closed

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8:15 a.m.

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LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE

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“Today In The Wine Country”

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Tune-In Every Friday! 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 Radio AM Host: Jeri Gill

PRESIDENT’S DAY

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

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
12:00 noon

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING
1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E. 12:00 noon

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Request for Recognition!

Thursday, May 24
11:00am-12:30pm

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

Help us recognize local community leaders, individuals and businesses for their outstanding leadership, contributions and/or achievements toward the betterment of the communities of Napa Valley. Submit your nominations by Monday March 12th!

President’s Circle Diamond Level

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