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— February 17, 2015 —

NEWS FROM THE MARINA CHAMBER

Cheesecake Dreamations
Thursday, March 5th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM—Cheesecake Dreamations Chamber Mixer!
Join the Marina Chamber to learn about and enjoy this delectable Marina business while networking with other attendees. The event takes place at the Marina Cheesecake Dreamations at 265 Reservation Road, Suite C. Cheesecake Dreamations offers gourmet cheesecakes and "teasecakes" that can only be described as "the best cheesecake ever!" Delivery – are you having a party or special event? Cheesecake Dreamations offers local delivery to Seaside, Monterey, Marina and Pacific Grove (call 884-5033 for other areas). Special Events – are you looking for something different on a special occasion? Try a unique, mouth-watering Cheesecake Dreamations dessert that guests will love and dream about. Cake of the Month Club – get the monthly cheesecake or teasecake made from only the freshest, all natural ingredients by our award winning bakery. Frequent buyer cards and gift certificates are also available. Hope to see you at the March 5th Mixer!

NEWS FROM MARINA CHAMBER MEMBERS

SF Giants Trophy Tour

Saturday, February 21st from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at the Marina Airport Hanger (510 Nissan and Imjin Parkway, Marina)—San Francisco Giants World Championship Trophy Tour presented by Bank of America Visits Marina! The 2010, 2012 and 2014 Major League Baseball’s Commissioner’s Trophies, crafted by Tiffany & Co., will be on display to help celebrate the World Series Champions with devoted Giants fans in Junior Giants communities throughout northern and central California, Oregon and Nevada, and help raise funds and awareness for the Junior Giants program. The viewing of the trophies is free to the public but a voluntary contribution of $2 per person is suggested to support the local Junior Giants program. This will be the third public trophy tour held in the past five years. Click here for the Full Press Release. To learn more please visit sfgiants.com/trophy. You can also follow @SFGiants on Twitter and tag Tweets and photos with #SFGTrophy. Volunteer coaches are needed for the upcoming eight-week Marina Recreation/Marina PAL Junior Giants season that begins on June 20, 2015. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Ron Powell at rpowell@ci.marina.ca.us or (831) 884-1254.

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Healthfest Marina 2015

Saturday, February 28th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at Rocky Han Community Center in Marina—HealthFest Marina 2015 FREE Health Fair! Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula will be holding a health fair at the Rocky Han Community Center (211 Hillcrest Avenue, Marina). Free blood sugar and cholesterol tests (non-fasting) and blood pressure screenings will be provided for adults 18 and over. In addition, there will be educational booths and information on insurance options (Medi-Cal & Covered CA) from Monterey County Department of Social Services. Click here for the Flyer (PDF) in English or en Español. For more information call (831) 625-4646.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS—The 2014 Marina Man & Woman of the Year! (Nominations due March 13th by 5:00PM)
The Marina Foundation is proud to continue this long running community award program given annually to two outstanding Marina citizens. Nominations are for individuals who have served the Marina community with distinction during the calendar year 2014 and over a period of years. Two awards – Man of the Year and Woman of the Year – will be presented at The Marina Foundation’s annual awards ceremony fundraiser on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the American Legion Post 694. Click here for the Nomination Application (PDF). Please submit your application and essay by mail to The Marina Foundation, PO Box 324, Marina, CA 93933, or by email to marinafoundation@sbcglobal.net, or by fax to (831) 717-4118 NO LATER than March 13 at 5:00PM. Questions can be directed to marinafoundation@sbcglobal.net or (831) 717-4117. We thank you for your nomination and look forward to seeing you at the event on March 28, 2015!

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ATTENTION MARINA BUSINESSES—New City of Marina “Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance” to become effective on March 19, 2015!
The City of Marina is dedicated to helping reduce approximately 33 million single-use bags in Monterey County. Marina Municipal Code Chapter 8.60 “Use of Single-Use Carry out Bags, Recycled Paper Bags, and Reusable Bags…” requires certain Retail Establishments to be compliant by March 19, 2015. The purpose is to ban thin-film plastic single-use carryout bags and prohibit the free distribution of paper bags or reusable bags by certain types of retail establishments in the city in order to reduce litter and protect the natural resources and environment within the city. Visit the City of Marina website for more information www.ci.marina.ca.us.

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NEED MARINA DINING GUIDES? The ORIGINAL Marina Dining Guide produced by the Marina Chamber highlights Marina’s fine restaurants, specialty foods, local brewery and area fine wines. It recognizes and promotes the businesses that participate in the Chamber’s annual “International Flavors of Marina—Food, Wine & Beer Tasting” event, which showcases Marina as a diverse dining destination. Click here for a PDF version, or email  info@marinachamber.com to request hard-copies of the Marina Dining Guide (50-100 guides per business can be provided while supplies last).

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NEED MARINA VISITOR GUIDES? The Marina Chamber Visitors Guide highlights attractions and things to do in and around Marina, California. E-mail the Chamber at info@marinachamber.com to request Visitors Guides (50-100 guides per business can be provided while supplies last).

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MEMBERS, ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HOSTING A CHAMBER MIXER to promote your business in 2015? If so, please email to info@marinachamber.com.

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MEMBERS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ANNOUNCE AN EVENT OR SPECIAL in the Chamber E-News? If so, please email to info@marinachamber.com.

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CHAMBER CONTACT: TOLL-FREE Phone: (855) 420-4448 • Email: info@marinachamber.com • Mailing Address: Marina Chamber, P.O. Box 425, Marina CA 93933 • www.marinachamber.com


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