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South Orange County Nonprofits to Benefit from 2014 Dana Point Turkey Trot

The Dana Point Turkey Trot is a great South County tradition on Thanksgiving Day, and participating also directly supports some of South County’s most deserving non-profits. The organizers behind the Turkey Trot have announced that proceeds from this year’s race will help support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley, Doheny State Beach Interpretive [...]

State of South County: Transportation, Public Safety and Economic Development

Sponsored jointly by the Chambers of Commerce of Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, the 2014 State of South County networking luncheon will feature a speech from Fifth District Supervisor Patricia Bates. In addition to Supervisor Bates’ keynote speech, the lunch event will also feature three panelists discussing the ”Three Pillars [...]

Save the Date: Dana Point State of the City Lunch on April 29, 2014

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce will host the 2014 Dana Point State of the City lunch. The event will take place April 29th at The St. Regis Monarch Beach and feature a speech by Dana Point Mayor Lisa Bartlett on the future of economic and business development in the city. As you know, [...]

Dana Point Turkey Trot Registration is Now Open

While most of us are planning our summer BBQs and not even thinking about Thanksgiving, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce has quietly opened registration for this year’s Turkey Day run.

Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Run Racing, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the nation’s sixth largest turkey [...]