New & Renewing Members


Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill
Culture Shock Yogurt
Massage & Company
Papa Murphy’s

American Red Cross
Nevada City Postal Company
Nevada City School District


Railroad Museum Yard Sale June 2 & 3

Come and join the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum for their two-day yard sale at 5 Kidder Court in Nevada City.  Everything from power tools to books will be for sale.

100% of the proceeds support the Museum

Mosquito Fish Giveaway May 31

2012 Mosquito Fish Giveaway Schedule

Western Nevada County @ the Nevada County Fairgrounds
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
May 31
June 7 & 21
July 10

The Mosquito Fish giveaway is located at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on the corner of Brighton Street and McCourtney Road, in Grass Valley. This is near the Gentle Giant Monument off the Brighton Street entrance.

Mosquito treatment service request number is 530-265-1500

For more information go to




Young Filmmakers Music & Film Project

Do you have what it takes to be the next Michael Bay or Spike Jonze? The Young Filmmakers Music & Film Project is giving young filmmakers the chance to find out if they have what it takes. We’re looking for young, creative, and artistic, individuals or groups, interested in creating a music video with the opportunity to have the video screened at this year’s film festival in August. You need no prior experience, and anything from your parent’s 16MM to a Flip Video Camera or an iPhone will work.

To apply, you must be a Nevada County resident and 25 years old and younger. Please email a personal statement (one page) to telling us why you and/or your group deserves a spot in this project. Please include your name(s), ages, phone numbers, emails, links to prior works (if you have any), as well as details on how much experience you and/or your team has with video production.

Deadline to enter is June 1st, 2012. Music Videos are due August 1, 2012. Selected videos will be screened August 16-19, 2012 during the Nevada City Film Festival.

For more information go to

May 17th Table Top Mixer

A very successful Table Top Mixer was held last Thursday at Hilltop Commons Senior Residence. Emily’s Catering provided delicious treats for the attendees, and many local businesses where out with information about their products and services.

Join us for the next Table Top Mixer July 26th at Premier West Bank!

Hosted by Hilltop Commons Senior Residence • Grass Valley & Nevada City Chambers of Commerce

New & Renewing Members


Clavey Vineyards & Winery

A Victorian Rose
Bel Capelli Salon-Spa
California Gold
Ike’s Quarter Café
Indian Springs Vineyards
Michael Merrill
North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
Roger Savage
The Wooden Spoon
Weiss Bros Nursery

KNCO Parking Lot Sale May 26

A message from KNCO:

We are having a parking lot sale here at the KNCO radio station parking lot on May 26th to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Stalls are $25 each with 22 stalls to sell and all proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity. The hot dog place will also be donating 10% of their proceeds too! Come for a hot dog and shop. Or if you or anyone you know want to sell unwanted stuff at our parking lot sale it will be a good opportunity to clean out your garage! The station is promoting the event on radio and all participants, sellers and the local businesses will benefit from the promotions.

I’m team captain for KNCO’s WomenBuild 2012 here at the KNCO radio station with a goal to raise $5,000 for the home being built! Our team, Broad-casting builders will enjoy a build day June 15th in Grass Valley. I’m proud to be part of this special event! Please pass the information to anyone who may be interested in our parking lot sale.

Let me know or just call Carrie here at KNCO at 272.3424 to reserve your spot or donate.


She-la Stein, 530.913.9377


Chamber Showcase Mixer May 17

Please join us for our next…

Business After Hours & Business Showcase Mixer
Thursday, May 17 • 5:00 – 7:30pm

Hilltop Commons Senior Residence
131 Eureka Street • Grass Valley

Showcased Businesses:
Hilltop Commons
Ed White Consulting
Pampered Paws Pet Sitting
We’ve Got Scrubs
MAJR Specialties
Wolf Creek Care Center
Tri Counties Bank
LeTip Of Grass Valley/ Nevada City
Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty
Foothill Car Care
Nevada County Habitat for Humanity Restore
Grass Valley/Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Proudly hosted by Hilltop Commons Senior Residence, Grass Valley and  Nevada City Chambers of Commerce

Download Table Top Flyer

Renewing Members


Business and Career Center
Nevada City Engineering, Inc.
Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B
SRC Party Center
The Center for the Arts

Get Involved – NC Uncorked

A collaboration between Sierra Vintners and the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce


The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners are proud to announce their second annual Nevada City Uncorked, August 4, 2012 from 1-5pm in historic downtown Nevada City. With nearly 50 wineries and food vendors plus over 500 attendees from neighboring Foothill communities, we expect this event to be even better than last year. Locations will be set up all within walking distance on Spring, Pine, Broad and Commercial Streets. Attendees will be encouraged to visit local businesses, chat with merchants, and learn the history of our charming town while enjoying a sampling of local Foothill wines and food. From vintage cabs and beautiful chardonnays to delicious crepes and creative California cuisine, there will be something for everyone.

Opportunities To Get Involved:
1. Restaurant/Caterer off-site – We can pair your delicious food with a local winery at a tasting room or retail shop. If you choose to serve your food at a retail shop, a representative from your business will need to be present to set up and serve the food. You will be reimbursed 50 cents for every food taste ticket you turn in after the event. Cost is $0

2. Restaurant as venue – You provide the food and venue while hosting a visiting winery or pouring your own wine in your restaurant. If you choose to have a winery pour at your restaurant you will need to forfeit your liquor license during the hours of the wine stroll. If you prefer to pour your own wine, remember that there is no limit to the number of tastes you must provide and there is no reimbursement for wine. You will be reimbursed 50 cents for every food taste ticket you turn in after the event.  Cost is $0 for Chamber members, $25 to non-chamber member (ABC license)

3. Retailer shop as venue – Host a visiting winery and restaurant/caterer. The Chamber will set up an existing table (or provide one) in your business where a winery will pour wine and a restaurant/caterer will serve their food. You act as the gracious host, and provide the festival atmosphere and help spread the word.  Cost is $0 for Chamber members, $25 to non-chamber member (ABC license)

4. Sponsor – Sponsor this year’s commemorative wine glass and have your logo featured for attendees to enjoy for years to come. Cost is $500. Smaller sponsorship opportunities may include your business’ logo on posters and flyers, signage at the event, ads in the program guide and complimentary event tickets.

5. Advertise – Ad space is available in the program guide. Ads range from $25-$100. Please contact Cathy Whittlesey at the Chamber Office if you’d like to purchase an ad. Ads must be submitted camera ready along with payment no later than July 9th.

Our aggressive press campaign begins 8 weeks before the wine stroll and includes 3 rounds of press releases targeting local and regional press, including print, online, TV, radio and social media. 600 program guides will be printed and distributed throughout Nevada County. Local media sponsors may include The Union Newspaper, KVMR, KNCO, NC Advocate and Food Art and Wine.


Tickets are $35adv/$45day of. There will also be special wine club and group pricing available. This includes a commemorative wine glass to use at each wine tasting plus 5 food tickets. Attendees can purchase additional food tickets for 2/$5 or 5/$10. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets.

For questions contact the Chamber Office at 530-265-2692 or


GV Charter School’s Spring Fling May 19th

Spring into the Spirit of Adventure with Grass Valley Charter School!

Grass Valley Charter School is hosting its third annual Spring Fling at the Holiday Inn Express, Gold Miner’s Inn, May 19th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Live music, delicious food, wine, cider and beer tasting as well as a no host bar. This year’s theme is “Spring into the Spirit of Adventure!”

Amazing raffle prizes, silent and live auctions will all be part of the fun! We have over 130 auction items including: vacation spots, wine getaways, girls, guys and date nights out, Kayak Adventure with our Adventure Coordinator, Alex and many more! And extra special treat is the portable rock wall that we will have for all to try. Remember to bring shorts or tights if you’re wearing a dress!

We are very excited by the online portion of this event! Not only do we have all of our auction items in our online catalog so you don’t have to wait until the auction to see what we have, you can start your planning early! This unique feature also opens the bidding up to people who either live out if town, or for some reason cannot make the event. Online bidding begins May 1, 2012.

The most noteworthy auction item category is our wonderful classroom generated art projects including canvas art pieces, Adirondack Children’s Chairs, note cards, placemats, and tiles.

Our goal for this event is to raise at least $25,000. The money raised at the Spring Fling will be used to support the GVCS Adventure Program and be used to support our School’s Strategic Growth Plan. This event is an exciting and fun way to help Grass Valley Charter, so please join us for Spring Fling, May 19th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Express, Gold Miners Inn!

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased at Briarpatch, Yabobo, Bookseller and at the Grass Valley Charter School office.

For more information, please contact the Grass Valley Charter School Office at 530-273-8723 or visit our facebook page and to bid online, please visit


Magic Carpet Gallery Closing Discounts

Dear Oriental Rug Lovers,

After 32 years of providing some of the finest hand-knotted rugs in the world, we are closing our Magic Carpet Gallery and reinventing ourselves by moving to a web-based operation. We will however, continue our expert wash and repair service.

The closing of our store means a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase rugs from our hand-picked collection, at an incredible 30% discount. Our unique inventory includes new and antique classical and village rugs as well as some of the finest Cultural Survival rugs that are woven with hand-carded, hand-spun and vegetable dyed wool – the antiques of the future. As the global economy changes, we are seeing a dramatic impact on the rug weaving industry. This has led to a substantial increase in prices as well as a dramatic decrease in production of this magnificent art form. This is a golden opportunity to furnish your home or office from our unique collection of Oriental rugs at far below current retail.

This discount also applies to our new and antique statue collection, old Indian Gujarati embroideries, Navajo rugs, jewelry and old rug pillows. All our inventory may be viewed on our state-of-the-art website We encourage you to come visit us in historic Nevada City. As always, we offer home-trials and free shipping.

We wish to thank all of you for your support and appreciation of this great art form.

Paul and Eileen Jorgensen – The Magic Carpet – A thing of beauty is a joy forever


GCBC Workshop Summary Feedback

To all of you who support the expansion of broadband infrastructure and the adoption of broadband service as quickly as possible, we need your critical feedback as we move towards beginning to hold community and neighborhood meetings. A draft summary of the Gold Country Broadband Consortium (GCBC) Kickoff Workshop is attached. It needs a lot of gap-filling, and I know you can do it. If we are to inform the public in, say, the Washington area of Nevada County, we need to have all of the information at hand about the services available from the nearby public jurisdictions, the school district, the health care providers, the libraries and others to offer in exchange for the community’s commitment to adopt broadband service as soon as it can be extended to them. We need the same comprehensive information across all the five counties in the GCBC.

So, if you were at the workshop and can correct or add to the notes that were captured, we need your input. If you were not at the workshop but you can correct or add to the notes that were captured, we need your input. If you were or were not at the workshop and are willing to help facilitate a meeting in your community, we need your contact information. If you are part of an organization that provides public, health care, school or library services via the Internet and are willing to participate in the community meetings – a great opportunity to market your organization – we need to hear from you. If you did not map your location and its associated broadband service (or lack of service) at the workshop or have not visited the GCBC web site to provide that input, please do so as soon as possible –

Finally, if you haven’t done a speed test on your own Internet service, please visit the FCC site and don’t forget to send your results to to update our project maps.

Thank you for your continued support! Together, we maximize our chances of reaching the goal of having broadband service available to every home and business in our region within three years. It’s a tough challenge – it makes me glad that we’ve got you on our team.

Brent, Sierra Economic Development Corporation (530) 823-4703 •

Renewing Members


309 Commercial
Business and Career Center
Darkhorse Golf Club, LLC
Gold Country Celtic Society
Nevada City Winery
Nevada County Makes
Old Barn Self Storage
Outside Inn
The Magic Theatre
Utopian Stone

Join our Volunteer Team!

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking volunteers for the many events the chamber sponsors as well as committees and office help. It’s a great way for individuals to get involved in the community, make friends and have fun!

Anyone interested can contact the chamber by calling 265-2692 or visiting our website at and click on the “Volunteer” link on the home page for volunteers to leave their contact info and their interests. Our next big event is in June for the Foreign Car & Wine Stroll.

We look forward to working with you!

Benefit Concert for Utah’s Place May 12th

Hospitality House to host benefit concert at Utah’s Place
Saturday, May 12th, 7pm, 1262 Sutton Way in Grass Valley

On May 12th at 7pm, Hospitality House will open the doors of Utah’s Place for a benefit concert to help raise money for costs associated with permitting and renovation of the new space. The concert will feature Brendan Phillips (Utah Phillips’s son) and Bodhi Busick, The Moore Brothers, and two of Utah’s long-time friends and fellow folk singers, Larry Hanks and Deborah Robbins. Admittance to the show will be by donation.

Hospitality House is looking to begin renovations of Utah’s Place so it can open its doors to shelter up to 54 people experiencing homelessness in Nevada County. The crucial phase of permitting is underway, and work will begin in the early summer. This concert will help raise funds to continue the process. If you have not had a chance to see the new space, this is the perfect opportunity to come hear great music and learn more about Hospitality House and Utah’s Place and contribute to its continued success.

About the Performers:
Brendan Phillips, Utah’s son, has been touring extensively with his band, Fast Rattler as well as playing a number of well-received solo sets at shows along side performers like Tracy Grammer, Peter Yarrow, and Meklit Hadero. After 3 years in Portland Oregon working as a community organizer with Sisters Of The Road (a 30-year-old nonprofit that provided hot meals and community organizing trainings to people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty) Brendan has moved back to Nevada County to reconnect with this community and volunteer with Hospitality House. Recently, Brendan and Fast Rattler teamed up with virtuosic guitar player and songwriter, Bodhi Busick to record an EP titled “Hand On The Plow”. Bodhi and Brendan will share the stage and debut songs from the new EP at the show.

For decades, Larry Hanks has been delighting audiences with his rough-hewn bass vocals, tastefully spare 6 and 12-string guitar accompaniments, and virtuosic Jew’s Harp playing. Listeners respond warmly to his easy, unpretentious mannerisms, and a loving approach to the repertoire he painstakingly selects to reflect the many facets of the human condition. Larry Hanks brings charm, depth, and a heart full of tenderness to every song he sings. Influenced by the music of Sam Hinton, Leadbelly, and Woody Guthrie, Hanks is also known for his many old songs of the American West– both sad and rollicking cowboy and work songs, topical and political songs, and Traditional American ballads. Larry has performed with hundreds of musicians throughout his long career. Some of them include Gordon Bok, Jody Stecher, Mike Seeger, Utah Phillips, Michael Cooney, Geoff Muldaur, Malvina Reynolds, Roger Perkins, Janis Joplin, Fred Holstein, Mike Marker, and Kenny Hall, to name a few. Over the past few years, Larry has teamed up with his wife and musical partner Deborah Robbins to perform all over the country. They recently released their first duo record titled “No Hiding Places”. Larry and Deborah are both long-time friends of Utah’s and are honored to be included in this wonderful evening of music.

Ribbon Cutting at Nevada City Box Office

The Nevada City Box Office at the Miners Foundry had their official Chamber Ribbon Cutting ceremony Thursday, April 26th.  Many familiar faces were in attendance to celebrate!

The Nevada City Box Office was established in 2011 to serve the ticketing needs for a variety of venues in the Nevada City and Grass Valley areas.  Tickets are available online, as well as over the phone and in person.

Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
530-265-5463 • 325 Spring Street – inside the Miners Foundry Annex
(First door to the right, coming from Spring Street)


New and Renewing Members


Evolution Studios
Hamilton Bryan
Sister Sunflower

Edward Jones (Peter McDonald)
House of Print & Copy LLC
Nevada City United Methodist Church
Nevada County Properties/Recreation Realty
Scotts Flat Lake