New & Renewing Members

New
Elixart
Nevada County Preppers

Renew
Cirino’s Bar & Grill, Inc.
Holiday Lodge
Jesse & Kathleen Connor
Las Katarinas
Sierra Sweets
The Alaskan Goldmine
Tintle, Inc.

 

Victorian Christmas Meeting Nov 15


Greetings Downtown Shopkeepers, Restaurateurs and BarKeeps:

Please join us at City Hall on Thursday, November 15th at 5:30p.m.

With the holidays fast approaching, the topic will be Victorian Christmas, Nevada City’s December celebration.

• We’ll offer tips on how to dress in 1800’s style.
• We’ll describe the set-up for vendor booth placement.
• We’ll talk about the marketing and publicity for Victorian Christmas with Janet Cohen, our paid publicist, at the helm.

And, importantly, we’ll listen to your comments and concerns.

We’ll look forward to seeing you on the 15th!

Cheers,
Victorian Christmas Committee 2012
Barbara Tanner Event Coordinator

Download Flyer

 

New & Renewing Members

New
Corn Roaster J&M
Scentsy Consultant-Jessica Demere
Smiley Guys Smokehouse

Renewing
John & Barbara Juneau
KNCO
Leftys Grill
McSweeney & Associates CPA
Novaks
Plaza Tire & Auto Service
SPD Markets

Dam California Movie Premier Nov 17


Dam California, the highly anticipated film about water wars, corporate greed, and the struggle to survive, will premier in Reno, NV,  November 17th 2012 at the Pioneer Center Underground Theater.

Portions of the movie were shot in Nevada County, including Scotts Flat Lake, and a few local people were used as extras in the movie!

This family friendly movie depicts water issues and the people involved. It will be shown at the Pioneer Center Underground Theater, in downtown Reno, NV. November 17th, 2012 (92 mins. run time).

Two shows: 5pm and 8:30pm with Red Carpet activities in-between. Lights, cameras, limo’s, and your own Red Carpet photos of you and your friends!

There will be an auction for We Care Reno Volunteers who feed the hungry daily!

The AFTER PARTY will be hosted by the EDGE in Peppermill.  Meet the cast and crew!

Go to www.damcalifornia.com for more information.

 

Board Election Results

The Ballots have been counted and the following people were elected to the Chamber Board of Directors.  They will serve a two year term from January 2013 to December 2014:

Mike Byrne (Incumbent) – The Willo Steakhouse
Peggy Peterson (Incumbent) – Asylum Down & Yabobo
John Cammack – Lefty’s Grill
Kim Coughlan – Novak’s Menswear & Lady Pendleton

 

Directors who will continue for one more year are:

Tom Coleman – National Hotel
Barbara Tanner – Friend of the Chamber
Dave Francis – Las Katarinas
Corey Bristow – Café Mekka
Valerie Moberg – Broad Street Inn
Melinda Day-Solis – Nevada City Self Storage
Robert Smith – 5 Mile House
Dave Iorns – Nevada City Crystal & Glass
Gary Tintle – Tintle Inc.

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Non-Voting – City Liaison – David Brennan – City Manager

 

 

Henna Nights at Twin Ridges School Nov 9, 2012


Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School is having a free Community Event on November 9th, 2012 from 6-9pm.

It’s a “Henna Nights” Party at the school located at 111 New Mohawk Road. This is an event open to the community and there is a five dollar materials fee.

We will be experimenting with the art of henna, have a little informal lecture on the cultural significance of the art, and we will be serving Turkish Delights and Spiced Cider.

This is a great event to take your kids to, ages 10 and up.

For more information contact the school at 530-478-1815 or go to their website, www.trhs.us

Employer Workshops

Attention Managers and Business Owners:

Two workshops offered by Nevada County Makes in partnership with High Performance Advocates

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Monday Nov. 5
9AM to Noon

Are you tired of managing people?  I’ll show you how you can become more effective when you Stop Managing People!

Using simple techniques you will see Employees motivated in ways you may not have thought possible, freeing you from day to day business task management, quieting overwhelm, creating great financial results, becoming the leader you dream of being.

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Monday Nov. 12
9AM to Noon PDT

The Fail Proof Hiring Program
*Is too much of your time spent managing your employees?
*Are you frustrated with unmotivated employees?
*Have you had some bad hires in the past?

In three hours, I’ll give you the tools and techniques to hire well and you will walk away ready to put the right people in the right jobs.

Presented by Ruth Schwartz
Ruth is a local business owner, leadership coach, owner of High Performance Advocates, author of the book “The Key to the Golden Handcuffs,” and dynamic workshop leader.

RSVP to save your spot now! http://highperformanceadvocates.com/sign-up-workshops/ or call 530 288-0180.

For more information about The Fail Proof Hiring Program go to: http://www.failproofhiring.com/ $35 each

Renewing Members

Thank you to our renewing Chamber members this week!

Renewing
Barbara Tanner
Bonanza Gift Shop
Foothill Flowers
KVMR Radio
Me Ma’s Kitchen
Prospector’s Nursery, LLC
Soroptomist International of Nevada City
The Union
V.F.W. #2655
Vietnam Veterans of America #535

New & Renewing Members

New
Poms Away! Orchards

Renewing
BYOB Wine Seller
Café Mekka
Calolea Olive Oil
Christine Foster & Assoc/Verger Mortgage Investment
Extasia Inc.
Hand Crafted
Hecox & Associates
Hilltop Commons Senior Community
Liquid Amber Trading Co.
Meynell Fashions
Nevada County Concert Band
Northern Lights
Sculptured Spikes
Sierra College-Nevada County Campus
Spirithouse Import Gallery
Stephen C. Haas
The Mine Shaft
Watkins

 

 

A Competitive Grant Opportunity

National Endowment for the Arts Releases Funding Guidelines for Our Town

A competitive grant opportunity for Representative McClintock’s constituents.

The National Endowment for the Arts has just posted guidelines and application materials for Our Town, the agency’s program that supports communities that are using the arts to revitalize neighborhoods and reignite local economies.

Key information:
· Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000.
· Application deadline is January 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm. This deadline is earlier than last year.
· Projects may include arts engagement, cultural planning, and design activities.
· Applications must involve two primary partners: a nonprofit organization and a local government entity.
· Applications are encouraged from communities of all sizes across the country. In FY 2012, 41 of the 80 grants supported projects in communities with populations under 50,000.

Resources:
· Complete Our Town application guidelines are available at http://arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/index.html.
· We strongly encourage applicants to contact us with questions. Email millere@arts.gov to schedule a call with an NEA design program specialist.
· To view previous Our Town projects, visit the Our Town section of the NEA website.
· Webinars to learn more about this funding opportunity will be held on November 6th and 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm EST at arts.gov.
· Our Town FAQs are available at arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/FAQ.html.

Now in its third year, Our Town has provided $11.57 million to fund 131 projects in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Those projects are diverse in geographic distribution, community partnerships, artistic disciplines, and types of projects.

For questions/more information contact Liz Miller, Deputy Congressional Liaison, National Endowment for the Arts • 202.682.5477 • millere@arts.gov

Nevada City Wins!


Congratulations to Nevada City for winning the “Heroes of October” softball game against Grass Valley for the third year in a row!

 

 

Chamber Ribbon Cuttings!

The Chamber had TWO ribbon cuttings last week!


Nevada City Marketplace
is located at 115 South Pine Street in Nevada City, 265-2124. Caroline Szekely, owner, offers a variety of healthful beverages, fine wines, gourmet cheeses, soups, sandwiches, sweet treats, vegan items and fruit, honey, local pottery and artisan soaps.


Tanglewood Forest
is back and now located at 115 South Pine Street, (800) 854-2521, same building as NC Marketplace! Tanglewood Forest offers the enchanting creations of doll artist, Marci Wolfe. This imaginative group of fairies and gnomes, Tree Elves and Brumbles, gentle witches and kind wizards, along with traditional olde-world Christmas figures are the inhabitants of a magical land: The Tanglewood Forest.

Roofline Christmas Lights

Victorian Christmas begins Thanksgiving weekend and we all want the Nevada City downtown to be the brightest spot on Santa’s route. That means it’s time to tune up, replace, or install roofline Christmas lights.

Most businesses in the downtown area have adequate strings of lights, and will only need a “tune-up” – that is, check the lines for damage and replace burned out light bulbs. This task will be done towards the 1st of November and only to those businesses that register in advance. The deadline is October 22, so don’t hesitate, please let us know right away what you would like done.

As usual, if you have the ability to replace light bulbs on your own, just let the office know so that light bulbs may be reserved for you.

Remember: Turn on lights starting Monday, November 19th (in time for the Thanksgiving weekend) and turn them on every night through Sunday, January 6th.

To save energy, the Chamber recommends using a timer and having your lights come on at 5 p.m. and off at midnight. Please turn lights off after January 6th.

 

Apply to be in Tabletop Mixer Nov 1st

Apply to be part of the next Joint Chamber Business Showcase/Tabletop Mixer!

Thursday, November 1st
5pm-7pm
Holiday Inn Express
121 Bank Street, Grass Valley

As a Chamber member you have the opportunity to market and promote your business to potential clients and customers especially during the summer months. Mixers give you the chance to meet potential clients and/or customers and to talk about your business and what you have to offer. Make sure to bring your business cards to hand out to new business prospects.

Table Top Showcase mixers offer a high-return-on-a-small-investment opportunity to present your business.

Application and fees accepted on a first come / first serve basis. We are limiting each business category to one participant.

Download Information Letter & Mixer Application

Contact Theresa Scicluna 530-368-1797 • Theresa.Scicluna@PremierWestBank.com

NC Methodist Church Halloween Party Oct 31


Nevada City Methodist Church hosts community Halloween party

A safe, low-key, family-friendly environment for Halloween fun is planned at the Nevada City Methodist Church community party at the top of Broad Street.

There will be free games, prizes, cookies, eats and drinks. It has been more than 15 years that the church has been hosting this event and it has become a long standing tradition in the community. Doors open at 6:00 pm for two hours of fun and games with emphasis on the younger children. Parents can hang out and drink coffee and tea while the kids play games and win prizes. All are welcome. All is free.

Who:  Nevada City Methodist Church
What:  Community “Family” Halloween Party
When:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 31st
Where: 4 33 Broad Street (Top of Broad), Nevada City, California
Info:  530 265-2877 (Church office)
Link:  Nevadacitymethodist.com

Nevada County Makes Craft Fair Oct 27 & 28


Nevada County Makes 2nd Annual Craft Fair

Saturday and Sunday, October 27th & 28th
10AM – 4PM each day

FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING

Over 25 Local Vendors offering quality hand-made items for sale

Boy Scout Troop 855 will be on hand to provide assistance to shoppers and sell their awesome pine cone fire starters

The Friendship Club will be offering holiday gift wrapping, baked goods and warm beverages for sale

There will be a raffle benefiting the Nevada County All Veteran Stand Down

Smiley Guys Smokehouse will be on site selling their awesome food

Download CraftFair Flyer

NC Hackathon Dec 1 & 2

Calling All Software Developers: Create the Next Big App at the Nevada City Hackathon

Sierra Commons, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is organizing the Nevada City Hackathon, where computer programmers and others in the field of software development, like graphic and interface designers, work together on software projects. Teams and individuals collaborate intensively over two days to create functional custom applications that provide immediate value to users.

“The Nevada City Hackathon embraces engineers in our area that excel at their trade and are committed to delivering technology solutions to their customers,” said Robert Trent, Executive Director of Sierra Commons. “Nevada County and our region is teaming with technology-savvy professionals. This event will help strengthen our tech community and showcase local talent.”

The hackathon kicks off Saturday morning, December 1st, with a presentation on cutting edge mobile technologies. Then, participants settle in and focus on completing their applications – working late into the evening. After another full day’s work on Sunday, the event will culminate in a product demo and awards ceremony where products will be judged in the Attendees’ Choice, Most Marketable, and Hyperlocal categories.

Benji Brown, owner of Studio B Flat Games and Sierra Commons member, is helping organize the event. “After going to the iPadDevCamp 2010 hackathon and winning Best Open Source, I continued to participate in various hackathons.” states Benji, “These events allowed me, over the course of just a couple days, to practice my rapid prototyping skills, meet and work with great talent, and all the while working on building something from the ground up that was totally exciting. It’s pretty fun having a cool idea become reality in just 48 hours.”

Dates: Saturday December 1st, 8am-Late and Sunday, December 2nd, 8am-6pm
Location: 107 Sacramento Street, Suite 300 Nevada City, CA 95959
Cost: Suggested donation $15-$30
Register: http://www.nevadacityhackathon.com/
Join: http://www.meetup.com/Nevada-County-Hackers/

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About Sierra Commons
Sierra Commons is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that creates jobs in Nevada County by educating and encouraging local entrepreneurs. By helping people realize their dreams of launching and growing their enterprises, Sierra Commons creates new businesses by accelerating ideas into realities. From concept to incorporation, the flagship Business Ignitor Course covers key businesses principles and necessities, combines class work with individual mentoring, and is taught by professional leaders in the community. Ultimately, through business and job creation, Sierra Commons fosters economic growth and stability. This benefits the entire county. http://www.sierracommons.org

 

Post a Blog and Win!

The Outside Inn’s blog, InnSide Nevada City, has teamed up with a few local businesses to help get you ready for ski season. Check out the blog post for some workout ideas at South Yuba Club, including their upcoming Ski Conditioning Class, plus tips on where to get season ski rentals for the kids.

http://outsideinn.com/blog/getting-ready-for-ski-season-giveaways.htm

Post a comment on the blog for your chance to win:  We’ve got 2 lift tickets* to Sugar Bowl, a Flylow Gear Apres Ski t-shirt, a $10 off coupon for a tune up at Mountain Rec and a 7 day pass to South Yuba Club. Post a comment on this blog post about your favorite way to get ready for ski season and the Outside Inn will draw the winner on Wednesday, October 31st. See you on the slopes!