New & Renewing Members

An Honest Pie
Primal Grace
Sweet Dreams Bedding & Accessories

Bella Vita Medical Spa
Network Real Estate
Wallis Design Studio

Emily’s Catering & Cafe at Sierra College

Emily’s Catering and Cakes is proud to announce that we will be opening Emily’s Catering & Café at Sierra College – Nevada County campus at 250 Sierra College Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945. We will be open Monday – Thursday from 7am-230pm. We will be serving delicious breakfast and lunch items all made by hand. Breakfast items include: Seasonal fruit turnovers, lemon cream cheese Danish, raspberry walnut Danish, breakfast burritos and our famous cinnamon rolls with orange zest glaze. Lunch items will include sandwiches, burritos, pasties, fresh salads; along with hot entrees like lasagna, layered polenta and soup. All items will be made fresh daily. Open to the public with free 30 min parking lot to accommodate grab-and-go customers. Opening Oct. 22nd.

“We are honored to be part of the Sierra College family and look forward to serving the students and surrounding community with delicious meals made from scratch. We pride ourselves on using fresh, local and organic ingredients whenever possible and commit to continuing this practice here at Emily’s Catering & Café. We will continue to operate the kitchen and event space at 313 Commercial St. in Nevada City and are looking forward to this new opportunity.” – John Arbaugh

Emily’s Catering & Cakes
313 Commercial Street Nevada City
530-265-4604 • 530-409-3716
Emily Scott-Arbaugh, John Arbaugh – Owners


Wild & Scenic Film Festival Survey

Dear Downtown Merchants,

The 11th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is right around the corner, January 11-13, 2013. As always we are looking forward to a festive, eye-opening and inspiring weekend, all to benefit SYRCL’s important work protecting and restoring the Yuba River. Thank you so much for your many years of support, and we expect 2013 to be the best year yet!

We are hoping you will take a few minutes to fill out a survey to give us more information about your interest in being involved, as well as feedback, so that we can continue to improve the festival and your experience. Follow this link to fill it out:  It should take you 5-10 minutes to complete.

Many thanks and I look forward to talking more with all of you!

Shana Maziarz, Creative Director,, 530-265-5961 x203


Elks Ladies Fashion Show Oct 20

Nevada City Elks Ladies of 518 proudly present…

Timeless Fashions
From Vintage to Contemporary Styles

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nevada City Elks Lodge
518 Hwy 49 North, Nevada City

No-Host Bar 11 am
Lunch Noon
Fashion Show 1 to 3 pm
Door Prizes & Raffles: $20

Tickets Available at Prospector’s Nursery in Nevada City or by calling Patty Hughes 530-477-7702 or Sandy Carrion 530-205-9750

Download Elks Ladies Fashion Show Flyer


SED Open Forums

Meetings Set for Regional Economic Development Priorities

The Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) will hold a forum open to the public to solicit input for SEDCorp’s new five-year plan, the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The goal of the forum is to describe the CEDS process and to incorporate public input on future priorities, activities, goals, strategies, projects and action plan. This is an open forum that will focus on the guiding principals for the region’s future activities such as fire fuel reduction, biomass utilization, year-round tourism, adequate infrastructure, wastewater, communications and more. Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

Sierra County
1:00pm October 17, 2012
Economic Development Commission
Loyalton Social Hall
105 Beckwith Street, Loyalton, CA 96118

Placer County
5:00pm October 17, 2012
Economic Development Committee
1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603

Nevada County
7:30am November 1, 2012
Economic Resource Council (ERC) Meeting
Esterly Hall, Nevada County Association of Realtors
336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945

A copy of the draft CEDS is on SEDCorp’s website, under Publications. If you are not able to attend the meeting, you can provide input at or by calling the SEDCorp office at 530-823-4703.

NC vs GV Softball Game Oct 21

The 4th Annual “Hero’s of October” softball game between Nevada City and Grass Valley will take place on October 21, 2012. We want you there to play! Let Dawn know if you can play this year and she will send more details soon!

Call Dawn Zydonis, Parks & Recreation Supervisor, City of Nevada City, 530-265-2496 x129

Download Heros of October Flyer

Discount For Chamber Members


Thinking of throwing a holiday party this season?

Mountain Event Productions is offering a special Chamber member’s discount for 2012.

We provide:
Classic Holiday music during dinner
Fun and popular music for dancing
Experienced, professional DJs
Emcee services
Lights packages
All genres of music
Wireless mics with professional sound systems
Tailored for every venue and client’s needs.

With this ad promo ID…..”NCCCHoliday2012″…..your company will receive 33% off our normal rate!

Call 272-6293 to book your party now!


Nevada City Winery Announces Label Contest

Nevada City Winery announces a contest for their next specialty wine label. The art will be featured on the label for the Winery’s “Bottle Your Own” holiday wine event on November 17.

Nevada City Winery has a long tradition of creating specialty labels for unique wines or events. Many will remember the commemorative label created for the City of Nevada City’s 150th anniversary last year.

Entrees must be an original piece of artwork or photography. Label specs can be picked up at Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St. in downtown Nevada City or requested by email at  Entrees must be submitted as a hi-res digital image (300dpi or better) by Monday, October 8th to Submissions are open to artists living in and outside of Nevada County. The artist whose art is selected will receive a commemorative poster of the label and case of the Holiday wine signed by both Winemaker Mark Foster and the artist.

More than a few small wineries have started in a garage, but we may be the only Winery to begin that way, move on to bigger and better quarters, and still be in a garage. Founded in 1980 in a small garage on the outskirts of town, in 1982 the Winery moved to its present location, the historic Miners Foundry Garage, on Spring St in downtown Nevada City. Remarkably, the Winery is located less than two blocks from where the original Nevada City Winery stood over a century ago.

We are extremely proud of our role in revitalizing the wine industry in Nevada County. Over the years Nevada City Winery has been recognized with numerous awards, including Best Zinfandel, Best Cabernet Franc, Best Syrah and Best Cabernet Sauvignon for the Sierra Foothill Region, awarded by the California State Fair.

For more information go to

Download Label Contest Specifications

Support Service Personnel

Join us in Supporting our Service Personnel and Get More Business!

The Chamber is continuing in its effort of developing a program to connect with our surrounding military bases in order to attract tourist business.

One part we are working on now is inviting the managers at the bases who are in charge of the troops recreation and activities to come to our beautiful town and see for themselves how worthy it is to recommend to officers, troops stationed at the bases.

The idea is to offer these managers a complimentary experience, while we show off our town. Businesses that would like to participate, need to reply to the chamber by email.

Businesses that offer complimentary goods or services to this introductory tour for Rec managers, will be in a good position to benefit from the troops who come to visit us.

Some types of businesses that would be ideal to have participating are: lodging, restaurants and entertainment venues. Other kinds of businesses may also think of ways to contribute and you are welcome to offer something.

We will compose a letter to these managers that will include a list of participating businesses. If you would like to take part, please email the chamber with the name of your business, contact info, including a website if you have one and a short blurb – no more than two or three sentences about your business.

Your responses must be received no later than October 10, 2012 if you would like to be included.

Another aspect of the project is the military discount program, which you may already be aware of. It involves offering a discount to active military personnel when they come here. The chamber has posters available, which can be displayed in your store window, which announce your participation. You may choose the level of discount you would like to offer. Contact the chamber for the poster.

Thank You for Supporting our service personnel.

Employer Seminar Oct 16th

You are invited to the 23rd Annual Employer Seminar

The Foothill and South Placer Employer Advisory Councils, in partnership with the Employment Development Department, will present the 23rd Annual Employer Seminar on October 16, 2012 from 8am-4pm at The Ridge Golf Club, 2020 Golf Course Road in Auburn.

The seminar is designed for human resource professionals, business owners and front line supervisors/managers to help keep their company current on the latest developments in employment law that impact their business operations. In addition, the seminar will feature one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in America, Brian Shul. Don’t miss his inspiring message. HRCI Recertification Credit available.

Cost: $99 (members), $149 (non-members)

For more information or to RSVP, please call 530-823-7000 or email

Download 23rd Annual Employer Seminar Brochure_10.16.12

Download FEAC Brochure & Application


New & Renewing Members

Dick Law Realtor

Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering
Broad Street Bistro
Delta Mortgage Corp.
Good & Company
Harmony Ridge Resort
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Nevada County Digital Media Center
Patterson Fire Equipment
Tashi Himalayan Gift Shop


October Classes and Business Boot Camp

Looking to increase sales? Looking to challenge yourself?

Try something new. Dedicate time to make positive changes to your business. Never catch yourself saying, “It’s always been done that way”. Improve the way you do business by making one small change at a time – like taking a class. Our classes offer business skills training, personal enrichment and more. Not only that, all classes in October will be half off regular price those 65 years and older. Take a look at the October class schedule and challenge yourself – you’ll be surprised at how much you can grow.

It’s baaaaack! That’s right – Business Boot Camp is back! And there is no cost to you! We’ve conducted ten Boot Camps in seven counties and the response is always the same: overwhemingly grateful participants. The intense three-day, two-night workshop is designed for entrepreneurs, start-ups, current business owners and those who aren’t sure they want to be a business owner. The Book Camp will cover market analysis, marketing strategies, finances, business law, creating a business plan, pitfalls of small business and much more. Expand your expertise, explore new opportunities, gain new resources, mingle with your peers and maximize your opportunities for success. Boot Camp is sponsored by the Wells Fargo Foundation, therefore, there is no cost to participants who attend. All we ask is that you commit to three intense workdays – this Boot Camp will be well worth your time! See attached Fact Sheet and Enlistment Form. HOO-AHH !

If you have any questions about the Business Boot Camp or classes, please call SEDCorp at 530-823-4703 or email


SEDCorp is a non-profit providing business development tools for small businesses like yours.

Sierra Economic Development Corporation, 560 Wall Street, Suite F, Auburn, CA 95603 • • 530-823-4703

Cajun Dinner Oct 6

Boozefighters MC Chapter 6

Cajun Dinner
October 6 • 12pm
$20 per person

 Elks Lodge, 518 State Hwy 49, Nevada City

For more information call Gaby at 838-5094

Business Workshop Oct 3rd

Nevada County Does presents Mary Margaretich, BUSINESS BY REFERRAL. Mary is a Realtor with Network Real Estate and is a master of business by referral. Mary helped form the local BNI (Business Networking International) Chapter and has had great success in building not only her business, but helping others build their business through referrals.

Basic Info:
When: October 3rd, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Where: Grass Valley Courtyard Suites
Cost: FREE to Nevada County Does Members (Visit for membership details)
$5 for non-members

Food, beverages and materials provided.

RSVP by Noon October 2nd to

Download Mararetich Workshop Flyer


Renewing members

Byers Leaf Guard Gutter System
Dave’s Auto Repair
Deer Creek Inn
Neighborhood Center of the Arts
Retailers’ Credit Association of Grass Valley, Inc.
The Cabernet Quartet
The Roth Estate
Unicorn Press


Leadership Training Seminar Sept 25

For the first time in history four generations are working side by side. Now that the Millennial Generation has been in the workforce for several years, patterns have come to light that have managers scrambling to handle unforeseen and unusual challenges that can have interesting consequences. Find out how to communicate, motivate, retain, coach and counsel the different generations in the workplace.

When Generations Collide
Tuesday, September 25
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m – Registration & Snack 8:30 a.m.
Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley (530)272-2627

Easy Online Registration at at the Online Store; pay safely by check or by credit card online or contact Christine Hoxsie at One-Stop Business & Career Center, (530) 265-7093. Seating is limited for this popular event. No refunds; substitutions welcome.

For more information, contact Laura Moriarty, SPHR at 530-573-0224 or Christine Hoxsie.

Co-sponsored by the Regional Chambers of Commerce, One-Stop Business & Career Center and Nevada County Association of Realtors in partnership with the Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA).

Download flyer for detailed information

Event to Benefit Hidden Church Sept 22

The historical church in Alleghany is part of both Sierra and Nevada County’s heritage! It was originally built in Nevada County. To learn more visit the history page at With a population of only 50 people and most of them low income Alleghany lacks the resources to preserve this treasure! They’re asking for your support by attending this event:

Rita Hosking with Sean Feder
Autumn Equinox Harvest Lunch & Concert
September 22nd at the Hidden Church in Alleghany
Noon to ?

Participants will be treated to a private sit-down lunch outside under a canopy. Lunch will be freshly prepared by Chef Caree Loving using regional produce from You Bet Farm & feature regional beer and wine.  The main dish will consist of roasted pumpkin tamales with a white bean, green chile and roasted red pepper filling topped with roasted corn salsa, a large salad, and a fabulous dessert made with seasonal fruit.

After lunch the concert will be held inside the historical church where the acoustics are great!

This is a very small venue ~ tickets are limited – Price $50 per person
All proceeds benefit the preservation of the historical church building.

For ticket information go to
You can hear Rita sing on the events page at the website above!

Hope to see you there!

Senior Athletes Documentary Sept 25

Hilltop Commons Senior Community invites you to a free showing of the documentary “Age of Champions”, featuring a group of senior athletes competing in the National Senior Games. Hear about the inspiration behind the film and ask questions at a wine and cheese reception at 6:30. Film will begin at 7pm.

Tuesday, September 25
Hilltop Commons Senior Community
131 Eureka Street, Grass Valley

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