December 3, 2013
Holiday Mixer: Come join the Chamber on Dec 19 at Dishes, on Reservation Road. The mixer will start at 5:30pm and end at 7:30pm. More information on this event will be provided next week.
Come join our Holiday Sing-Along
Marina, CA The Friends of the Marina Library will host a Holiday Sing-Along on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Marina Library, 190 Seaside Circle, Marina, CA in the Community Room.
This free singing get-together will be led by the Marina High School Chorus and its conductor, Maria Carney. Last year, this chorus participated in the Anaheim Heritage Performance Festival, placing in 3rd place against singers from schools all over the United States. Here's a chance to see your neighbors, sing some traditional songs, and enjoy the talent from Marina High School. Music, lyrics and light refreshments will be provided.
The Friends of the Marina Library monthly used book sale also will take place on December 14th in the library lobby from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The event is free, but donations are accepted. If you would like to learn more about The Friends of the Marina Library, please visit our website at: http://www.FriendsoftheMarinaLibrary.org.
The Friends of the Marina Library is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, funding, and volunteer resources to support the Marina Library in order to meet the needs of our community.
Pinnacles Partnership Day of Giving
Pinnacles Partnership, a 501c3 non-profit Friends Group supporting Pinnacles National Park, announces its annual fundraising drive. Donations through the Birdies for Charity program made between now and February 28 will be increased with a 20% match from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. Donate on Giving Tuesday, December 3, to help Pinnacles Partnership win a $1,000 bonus from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. For more information and a link to Birdies for Charity, visit our website at www.PinnaclesPartnership.org.
After a quiet period, Pinnacles Partnership is again ready to support programs and projects at Pinnacles National Park. Funds raised during this fundraising drive will support education, resource stewardship, and enhanced visitor experiences at Pinnacles National Park. Some of the programs we currently fund include Camp Pinnacles for elementary school children, enhancements to the Condor Recovery Program, supplies for the Sister School and Sister Park programs, youth employment programs, events to help eradicate non-native plants, and the restoration of the Bear Valley School historic structure.
Pinnacles Partnership is a collaborative effort between area citizens and National Park Service staff. Birdies for Charity is a program coordinated by Monterey Peninsula Foundation to assist non-profits in raising money through the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Dear Marina Chamber of Commerce Member,
Would you like to increase the awareness of your business among Cal State Monterey Bay students? Would you like to encourage students to visit your establishment? How about maximizing that exposure through students' online social networks? We invite you to participate in the second annual #MBHunt, an Instagram-based scavenger hunt held as part of CSUMB's Homecoming festivities.
Here's how it works: The hunt takes place Sunday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon. Students form teams of 2 to 6 people and hunt down approximately 200 items from a list posted on the csumb.edu/mbhunt website. Each item is completed by students taking a photo of themselves at the location, with a found object, or doing an activity and posting it to Instagram with the hashtag #MBHunt and the item number. Daily bonus items are also announced via CSUMB's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts each day. The team with the most points as of noon, Dec. 7 will be awarded the grand prize during halftime of the Homecoming basketball game. In the event of a tie, the team that finished first will win.
See csumb.edu/mbhunt for further details.
Examples of items from last year:
- The Last Chance Mercantile has some great treasures, go hunting for one.
- With Guido at Coffee Mia
- Check out the Marina Chamber of Commerce Facebook page to find out this year's
Marina Business of the Year winner. 1 point for leaving a comment congratulating them (don't forget the hashtag) and 3 points for stop by their store to congratulate them in person!
How you can be involved:
- Complete the online sign-up form here by Friday, Nov. 22 to become an item on the
- Donate a prize. Items may be offered as daily prizes, or combined with other items into a prize package for our third, second and grand prize winners. Donated items may be tax deductible to the extent of the law. Advertising or providing inducements or incentives to purchase may negatively impact tax deductibility. Please check with your tax adviser.
What's in it for you:
- As an item on the list, all participating businesses will be exposed to the players.
Last year 22 teams participated.
- When students complete the item, they'll visit your establishment in person.
- When students post the item to Instagram, their followers will also be exposed to your business.
- All participating businesses and prize donors will be listed on a Thank You page on the csumb.edu/mbhunt website.
Thank you for your time and considering participating in this exciting event. If you have questions, please contact Lianne Minemoto at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-582-3343.
MPC Education Center at Marina
289 12th Street, Room MA102
(Corner of Imjin Parkway & 3rd Street)
Registration Kick-off Event!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Join us and learn more about:
- How to apply and register for Spring 2014 classes
- Financial Aid and other Student Service programs
- Speak with a counselor about majors, careers and support!
For more information please contact the Education Center Office at
(831) 646-4850 or visit the website at www.mpc.edu/edcentermarina
American Cancer Society Relay For Life Holiday Bazaar and Silent Auction: December 9, 2013 from 6:00pm till 9:00pm. Get your holiday shopping done while supporting the Relay For Life of Marina. 25% of all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Location: Daddy's City Diner
265 Reservation Road
Marina, CA 93933
For more information, please contact Ruth Gray at email@example.com or Jiana Escobar at 925.605.8530 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Ord Dunes Photography Workshops - Saturdays, January 11 & 25, 1-6 pm. Photograph the sunset over Monterey Bay and Peninsula, windswept dune textures, wildflowers and wildlife. Explore the beach, dunes and trails of the new Fort Ord Dunes State Park all for the low price of $155.00. All skill levels, camera types, and ages welcome. Includes 5 hours of on-location instruction, and pre- and post-workshop phone meetings with instructor, Steve Zmak. Download the full brochure and application at www.stevezmak.com/workshops.
Celebrate 50 years with us! You are invited to join us on Sunday, January 12, 2014 for our 50th Anniversary Services. Please join Bishop Mark Holmerud of Sierra Pacific Synod, ELCA at Epiphany celebrates fity years as faith community and community service to Marina and Monterey County. Service time is at 10:00 am.
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina, CA 93933
Corner of Carmel Ave. & California Ave.
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CHAMBER QUESTION? CALL US! The Marina Chamber has a Toll-Free phone number: (855) 420-4448
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