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December 2011

Event & Committee Calendar


WEDNESDAY THURSDAY MONDAY TUESDAY
January 20, 2012 generated 6:30 p.m. at BeQRious.com
black tie optional

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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

2012 ANNUAL DINNER

Presidents Circle Premiere Level

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

3425 Solano Ave, Napa

join us in celebrating...
Scan Now to Register!

INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORTATION TASK FORCE Business Develop & Dine Lunch


11:30 a.m.

9:00 am

Citizen of the Year Ambassador of the Year Business of the Year

Compadres Rio Grille 505 Lincoln Ave, Napa

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
12:00 noon

BUSINESS BUILDERS
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. 1:00-4:00 p.m. S.C.O.R.E.

9:00 a.m.

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LABOR LAW UPDATE FOR 2012

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Tune-In Every Friday!

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Today In The Wine Country

Attend, Learn and Discuss

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

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

12:00 noon

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LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE


12:00 noon

8:15 a.m.

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Tune-In Every Friday!

AMBASSADORS LUNCH

5:30-7:00 p.m.

After Hours Mixer


Blue Oak School 1436 Polk St, Napa

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

Today In The Wine Country

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Chamber Office Will Be Closed From December 23rd thru December 26th

HOLIDAY BREAK

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Chamber Office Will Be Closed From December 23rd thru December 26th

HOLIDAY BREAK

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

Chamber Office Will Be Closed From December 30th thru January 2nd

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Presidents 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

Doing the right thing creates profit for your company, your community anD your Bottom Line!

Join John Heymann, Don Huffman, Susan Briski and Genevieve Taylor as they discuss a triple bottom line for your company and how to develop and execute the strategy to make 2012 your best year ever. What is a triple bottom line? YOU WILL LEARN VITAL INFORMATION ABOUT:
1) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) Understanding how a triple profit can benefit your company. Learning the tools to get your message heard and get others to talk about your company. Connecting your passions with your mission and product. Creating benefits for people and the planet while increasing your profit. Putting the social aspect back into your social media strategy. Bring a business associate and be ready to walk away with new strategies for increasing business success!

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Napa Chamber of Commerce Board Room


1556 First Street, Napa (Bring a colleague for free!)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PRESENTERS:

$20.00

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

John Heymann is the Principal and Founder of New Level Group a valuesdriven consulting firm that supports the work of socially responsible organizations and their leaders in advancing missions that create benefits for people and the planet while increasing your profit. John serves on the Board of the Social Venture Network. Ask John about One World Futbol. Susan Briski is the principal at Sustainable Progress and a professor at the Green MBA, and has worked with companies all over the North Bay. Genevieve Taylor is Vice President at Global Genesis, a local firm with international reach, and is a facilitator and trainer on leadership, sustainability, and change. Susan and Genevieve are partners at CircadiaOne and also have their own consulting firms. Don Huffman is the founder of Huffman Communications. Dons company provides professional marketing communication steeped in tradition and addressing the new media frontiers.

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.

Presidents Circle

The Valleys Daily News Source

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After-Hours Mixer and Mini-Expo


providing networking opportunities

MIXPO... the Valleys premier

Please route to Marketing Manager!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


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

MIXPO is a combined Af

ter-Hours Mixer with a

Mini-Expo.

River Terrace Inn


1600 Soscol Ave, Napa

join us for this special eVent and Be sure to Bring plentY of Business cards!
thanK You sponsors! Castello di Amorosa Fridas Mexican Grill Markstein Beverage Company Napa Smith Brewery & Winery
special thanks to the napa chamber ambassadors!

(includes admission for one person; table space is limited, reservations required)

$20 per display table

Registration is only needed for reserving a display table. Regular Mixer admission will be at the door as with a normal Mixer event. All of your display materials and signage must fit on your table, please no freestanding banners or displays. No electricity available.

Presidents Circle:

The Valleys Daily News Source

$10.00 - Members
($30.00 - Prospective Members)

Attendee Admission

For more information visit napachamber.com or call 707.226.7455


Napa Chamber of Commerce 1556 First Street Napa CA 94559

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 When: First Friday of Every Month Date: December 2, 2011 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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*Arrive early to place your materials at the Expose Your Business table.
Bring PLENTY of Business Cards for the drawing! Winner gets a spotlight presentation...

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Presidents Circle

Jan Vicale Silverado Resort & Spa

The Valleys Daily News Source

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Friday, January 20, 2012

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Napa Chamber of Commerce

ANNuAl DiNNer
Annual General Membership Meeting and Installation of Officers and Directors

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa


3425 Solano Ave, Napa

Join us in celebrating...

6:30pm $110.00 pp
Table of 10: $1000.00 black tie optional

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2012

Citizen of the Year Ambassador of the Year Business of the Year

connecting commerce to community

Register online at napachamber.com


or call 707.226.7455

Nominations are now open for Business of the Year... See form below!

Business of the Year


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The Napa Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Annual Business of the Year Award. This is your opportunity to nominate your own business or a fellow members business for special recognition by your Chamber.
Any Napa Chamber of Commerce business, that is a member in good standing since 1/1/11, 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 in the community and workplace Demonstrating commitment to the support and promotion of the community Taking a leadership role in activities that benefit the community at large

2011

Call for nominations!

ITS EASY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS IMPORTANT AWARD...


Please return this form along with the information and documentation representing at 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., Monday, December 5, 2011.

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 20, 2012.
deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m., Monday, december 5, 2011
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Fax / Mail / Email to: Napa Chamber of Commerce 1556 First Street, Napa, CA 94559 Fax 707.226.1171 lynn@napachamber.com Tel 707.226.7455

S P O N S O R E D B Y T H E N A PA C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E

The Leadership Challenge Series

Equipping business owners, managers, directors, and others with tools and training to assist them in overcoming todays common leadership challenges.
After various life activities involving leadership I found this program to be a refreshing perspective learning experience above and beyond my expectations. - Mike Cortez, TechPro Source, Fairfield There are few people I have met with the intuitive resources to train individuals and companies on values oriented leadership. You have a true understanding of things. - John Rush, Founder Rush Press, San Diego

Leadership: Cultivating The Best In Ourselves, Our Teams, and Our Relationships Tues. February 14th, 2012
Registration: 7:45 a.m.. Workshop: 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

Exemplary Leadership and Authentic Teamwork for Outstanding Results


Registration: 7:45 a.m. Workshop: 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

Tues. March 13th, 2012 Tues. April 10th, 2012

Managing Conflict: From Roots to Resolution


Registration: 8:45 a.m. Workshop: 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Workshops will be held at the Napa Chamber, 1556 First Street, Napa, CA 94559 (FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EACH SEMINAR PLEASE SEE PAGE 2)

The Leadership Challenge Series includes Twelve hours of leadership training for $295 for Chamber members ($350 for non-members). $50 discount for second person from the same company (limited to 2 additional).

Registration Deadline: January 31st.

Register online at https://napachamber.securesites.net/eventcart.html or send form with payment to: Napa Chamber of Commerce, 1556 First Street, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 226-7455 Fax (707) 226-1171 _______ $295.00 member, _______ $245.00 x No. of addtl members _______ Total _______ $350.00 non-member, _______ $300.00 x No. of addtl non-members _______ Total Name ___________________________________________Company ________________________________________ Phone __________________________E-mail (required) __________________________________________________ Additional Person __________________________________ E-mail _________________________________________ Additional Person __________________________________ E-mail _________________________________________ Visa, MC, Amex, Disc# ____________________________________ Exp ______________ Amt _________ Signature _________________________________________________________ Date _________________

S P O N S O R E D B Y T H E N A PA C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E

The Leadership Challenge Series


Equipping business owners, managers, directors, and others with tools and training to assist them in overcoming todays common leadership challenges. Leadership: Cultivating The Best In Ourselves, Our Teams, and Our Relationships
Tues. February 14th, 2012 Check-In: 7:45 a.m. Workshop: 8 a.m. -12 p.m. - Napa Chamber, 1556 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
This first session will be geared towards understanding the Path Elements Profile tool and how it can be used with teams, departments and with clients. This powerful tool gives leaders and those they lead a positive language with which to put the behaviors they observe in themselves others into context. An understanding of the hard-wiring of team members can be used to assign tasks and uncover the source of conflict between individuals. The Path Elements Profile, (which you will take prior to meeting) uses the highly visual and easily remembered elements of Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. You will identify the leadership strengths and challenges, work tendencies, and communication styles that go with each element.

Exemplary Leadership and Authentic Teamwork for Outstanding Results

Tues. March 13th, 2012

This second session will be geared toward assisting leaders in becoming more confident and effective (generating positive results) in their leadership role. Participants will identify a personal leadership challenge and one or more specific results they desire. They will be guided through a series of processes to assist them in implementing the principles of exemplary leadership and Authentic Teamwork and gain a solid understanding of the specific steps one needs to take to become an exemplary leader on the path to creating a high performing team.

Check-In: 7:45 a.m. Workshop: 8 a.m. -12 p.m. - Napa Chamber, 1556 First Street, Napa, CA 94559

Managing Conflict: From Roots to Resolution

Tues. April 10th, 2012

This third will be geared toward understanding, articulating and identifying the common sources of conflict. You will understand your own and others conflict reflexes and successful conflict management techniques. You will build on knowledge and insight gained in the first session and have the opportunity to receive coaching on their own real life examples. They will learn a powerful, three-step process for being responsible for the resolution of conflict and when to implement it.
Sherry McKillop is principle and founder of Follow Your Compass where she specializes in developing leaders and teams. She equips them to transform the obstacles that stop them from generating outstanding results at work and in life. She assists leaders in creating authentic relationships and to perform with confidence and power.

Check-In: 8:45 a.m. Workshop: 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Napa Chamber, 1556 First Street, Napa, CA 94559

Ms. McKillop received her coach training at the Path Coach Institute (Laurie Beth Jones, Inc., Phoenix, AZ) and Team Coaching International (Sausalito, CA). She was honored with the national Preceptor Award by the Association of Leadership Profes- sionals for achieving a new standard of excellence in the direction of a community leadership program. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and serves regionally on the following Boards: Napa-Lake Workforce Investment Board, Napa Chamber of Commerce, and Sacramento Coaches Association. For more information about Ms. McKillop, please visit her website at http://www.followyourcompass.com

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