Double Oaks Welcomes You!

Double Oaks Vineyards & Winery
Saturdays, 11 – 5 (February through December)
Other days by appointment

We welcome your visits for complimentary wine tasting and sales, picnicking and tours!
~ Groups are easily accommodated. Bring your friends with you for a delightful trip to our family farm and artisan winery.
~ Taste delicious award-winning wine in our tasting room overlooking a native woodland of oaks, madrones and pines.
~ Enjoy paintings by local artists.
~ Picnic on the tasting room patio (the wisteria will soon be in bloom) or under the Grandfather Oak amidst trees and flowers with vineyard views, enjoying the lovely, quiet ambiance of our rural setting, while you sip wine and eat your picnic meal.
~ Tour the winery and vineyards.
~ Buy wine that has been cellared in the best way, in the climate controlled Double Oak Winery.

Driving to our beautiful Sierra ridge top is a pleasure in itself. We are located 15 highway miles north of Nevada City, a beautiful country drive, one of the last open roads left in California.

For more information about visiting Double Oak and for directions & map:
Please don’t use a GPS, unless you wish to get a good story

To Taste & Enjoy Double Oak Wines in Nevada City or Grass Valley ~
Tasting Rooms:
151 Union Square in Grass Valley is a tasting room which features Double Oak and three other local wineries.

Nevada City: visit Matteo’s Public, Ike’s Quarter Café, & Friar Tucks
Grass Valley: visit Alta Sierra CC & Jim E’s Club 141

When you can’t come to Double Oak, you can buy Double Oak fine wine at the following venues:
Nevada City: Bonanza Market, Nevada City Marketplace, Rainbow Market, SPD
Grass Valley: Briarpatch, Raley’s, Save Mart, SPD, 151 Union Square

Successful Chamber Mixer

A good time was had by all last week at the Joint Chamber mixer hosted in collaboration with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Quail Ridge Senior Living.  The mixer featured an art auction benefiting the Heart of Gold campaign.

Renewing Members


Bob & Barbara Weaver
Cheryl Rellstab – ERA Cornerstone
Collectable’s Unlimited
Suitcase Ron’s Kettle Korn Revue
The Hat Store
Tri Counties Bank


New Bike Rack in Nevada City

A multi-purpose, high-capacity bicycle rack was recently installed on Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City, at the top of the boardwalk, near the North Pine Street intersection.

The new rack includes parking and secure locking points for up to 10 bicycles in a common side-leaning position, or several bicycles in a seat-hang position.

For more information, contact Reinette Senum with the Nevada City Sustainability Team at

What Will $110 Buy You?

Member Business Owners,

If any of you have spent money on advertising or promotional materials recently, then you know that it is tough to stretch those dollars! Print ads are super cool (if the circulation is good) because they may have a long “shelf” life. Radio ads are wonderful because of the ability to tell a story with enthusiasm. Yellow page ads are effective if you don’t need to tell a story and if your service is a ‘look it up’ kind of service. All these mediums have a place, but believe me, $110 won’t buy you much. Furthermore, you will only get to speak to someone if they answer your ad!

If you are looking to meet local residents face-to-face and hope to get their contact information to begin to develop a relationship with them so when they ARE looking for your service or product, they will call YOU first, then our Chamber Business Showcase is the place for you! For $110, you will be given a table to display your products and brochures as well as the opportunity to gather leads for an entire evening. Furthermore, you can invite your existing customers to the event for a chance to win prizes and meet other business contacts.

Our next open event is scheduled for Thursday, July 26th and is hosted jointly by PremierWest Bank and by the Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce and are fully organized by volunteers (other business owners helping you promote your business!). We still have a few tables left – but time is running out! To be included in all of the promotional materials, we must have your completed application and check by Friday, June 29th. Please make checks out to GV/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce.

Questions? Call Theresa Scicluna at 530-272-4286 or

T’ai Chi & Qigong Classes at Pioneer Park

Vital Energy Arts and The Kiwanis of the Gold Country are sponsoring a summer T’ai Chi and Qigong for health and wellness class, open to the public, led by Senior Qigong and T’ai chi instructor Homer Nottingham, in Pioneer Park, Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:00a.m. Participation fee is by donation to Kiwanis of the Gold Country’s neo-natal ELIMINATE tetanus fund. Tetanus (lockjaw) is a horrible disease that kills one child every 9 minutes and 160 children every day.  Kiwanis of the Gold Country is a local service club which combines passion for wellness with a desire to change the world, one child and one community at a time.

Join us on Saturday mornings near the bandstand at Pioneer Park for health, life balance, peace of mind, wellness, and in creating a better world for all.  For more information you may reach Homer Nottingham at (530)263.1627 or

Ignite Your Business @ Sierra Commons

This July, Sierra Commons, Nevada County’s business ignitor, is presenting a six-week course to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams of launching and growing their business. More than a business plan workshop, the course brings together a group of motivated entrepreneurs, and guides them through all of the steps needed to create a thriving enterprise.

The approach is action-based and covers topics including business planning, market analysis, marketing strategies, finance, budgeting, web, business law and more. Course faculty are seasoned professionals who teach weekly classes, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to each topic. Students also meet with mentors for special one-to-one sessions and group discussions.

Building on the success of three previous Buinsess Ignitor Courses, the curriculum has been refined and Sierra Commons is providing an additional three months of free membership to top performing graduates. Sierra Commons will continue mentoring and housing these graduates to further increase their business success rate. Evening classes are also new to this upcoming sessions, allowing working entrepreneurs to participate while still holding onto their day jobs.

Space is limited to 15 participants. To learn more about the course and complete an application go to Deadline for applications is July 2nd.

Sierra Commons is providing an opportunity to meet instructors and potential classmates on Tuesday, June 26th , from noon to 1:30pm at Sierra Commons.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Trent, (530) 265-8443

Help Fund the 4th of July Celebration!

Dear Community Friends:

As has been the tradition for many years, the 4th of July Committee is pleased to be the host of the 4th of July Parade which will be held in downtown Nevada City this year. Western Nevada County community “loves a parade” — our goal is to continue to provide a great show. This festive and fun-filled event is always a favorite and we guarantee another great parade and spectacular fireworks.

To assist with the funding of our community celebration, the 4th of July Committee is seeking donations from businesses, individuals and organizations. The cost of producing this traditional celebration is between $9,000 and $15,000. This year we are more in need than before, due to many cutbacks. Any donation you are able to make to help us continue this great community event, is very much appreciated. You may choose from a variety of packages, e.g., sponsoring the local school bands, The Nevada County Concert Band, The Ophir Prison Band or helping us provide the much needed, porta potties. Please, take a moment to review the information attached and then return the attached form along with your donation check to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, office by June 10, 2012.

All donations will be acknowledged in media releases. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the 4th of July Parade and Firework Celebration!

Download Donation Form

Volunteer at the State Fair

Volunteers are needed for this year’s California State Fair!

The Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts, Sierra Vintners, Sierra Food/Wine/Art, Nevada County Fair and others are sponsoring the County Exhibit at the State Fair this year. They are seeking volunteers to assist in staffing the exhibit.

Volunteers are needed from July 12 – 29. Shifts are two hours long. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are the priority days that experience the most visitor traffic.

Each volunteer must submit to Megan’s Law screening. The required information for the screening is on the attached CALIFORNIA EXPOSITION & STATE FAIR MEGAN’S LAW FORM.

For questions or to volunteer, please contact Cathy Whittlesey at the Chamber (530)265-2692 or

Thank you 4th of July Sponsors!

The Nevada City Chamber, on behalf of the entire 4th of July Committee, would like to say “Thank You” to the following Individuals and Businesses who have so generously contributed toward our upcoming 4th of July Celebration & Parade:

A to Z Supply
Absolute Communication Solutions
Ashley Furniture Homestore/Comfort Zone La-Z-Boy
Asylum Down/Yabobo
B&C True Value Home Center
Baker-Tintle Properties
David Brennan
Briar Patch Co-op Community Market
Broad Street Inn
Chris’ Auto Body & Glass
Cousin Jack Pasties
Economy Pest Control
El Dorado Savings Bank
Elam Biggs B&B
Elan Clinic/Bruce Lattyak MD
Emily’s Catering & Cakes
Jack & Patty Foster
DB & DA Frazeur
Gold Country Celtic Society
Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab
Grass Valley Surgery Center
Madelyn Helling
Grass Valley Gold Country Lions Club
Magnussens Auburn Toyota
Marina Imports
Marshall’s Pasties
McSweeney & Associates
Network Real Estate – Papola Enterprises
Nevada City Engineering Inc.
Nevada City Self Storage
Nevada Lodge #13
Peters’ Drilling & Pump Service
Shaws Antiques
Sierra Cinemas Inc.
The Mine Shaft Saloon
US Army
Wells Fargo

New and Renewing Members

Wink Boutique

Boozefighters Motorcycle Club
Emma Nevada House
Nate Beason
Nevada County Library
Riebe’s Auto Parts LLC


Volunteers Needed for Bicycle Classic Jun 17

Volunteers are needed for the Nevada City Bicycle Classic, which will be held on Sunday, June 17th. Shifts needing to be filled are 12:30-3:30pm, 3:30-6:30pm, and Clean up 6:30-7:30pm.

If you can help, please contact Dee Samuels (530) 478-0667, cell (415) 699-5341 or

Your Help is Greatly Appreciated!

2012 Nevada County Visitor’s Guide

The official resource guide to Nevada County, the 2012 Visitor’s Guide includes everything from places to eat and sleep to community events and maps. Distributed in the Lake Tahoe area, the 2012 Visitor’s Guide will target the day/weekend trippers, and people looking to visit or move to Nevada County through the Nevada City and Grass Valley Chambers of Commerce.

This year’s guide will have high-gloss covers bound over inside pages of high-quality newsprint. Don’t miss your chance to advertise in the publication that will be in the hands of visitors coming to explore the beauty of our community. Make your business the first place they stop!

Advertising Reservation Deadlines:
Covers: June 5, 2012 | Inside ads: June 11, 2012

Publishes: June 28, 2012

Contact your Account Manager at The Union Today!

Download 12 Visitors Guide sales flier

July 4th Craft Vendors Wanted

We still have several spaces open for Craft Vendors at our 4th of July Celebration out at the Fairgrounds, which runs from 3pm to 10pm.

Craft Fair applications for the 4th of July Celebration are available on-line at  Craft Vendor fees are $85 per 10 x 10 space.

If you have questions regarding becoming a Craft Vendor at the 4th of July Celebration, please contact Kim at the Chamber, 265-2692 or

Download 2012 4th of July Craft Application

Sidewalk Sale during Foreign Car Show June 9

June 9th is fast approaching and that means The Foreign Car Show and Sidewalk Sale is near.  This is going to be a fun Saturday full of shoppers and cool cars. The event starts at 10:00 so be ready with your sale tables.

If you’re interested in decorating your windows with a car theme that would be great!  Let’s show our visitors and locals that Nevada City is the place to be on Saturday June 9th.



Renewing Members


Bill’s Chuckwagon
Calla Lily Crepes
Camp Fire USA – Camp Gold Hollow
Coloma Wraps
Edward Jones Investments – Jay Benecke
Fashion Sunglasses
InConcert Sierra
Madelyn Helling
Woman of Faith Photography