“The Truth Within The Confusion” Seminar Oct 4

Attention Business Owners, Human Resource Managers/Staff, Industrial Relations Managers, Managers and Supervisors:

You are cordially invited to attend the 22nd Annual Employer Seminar:
“The Truth Within the Confusion”

This seminar is packed with engaging speakers, practical information and tips to help employers stay on the forefront of legal and workplace developments, such as equal employment opportunity laws, workers compensation, ethical challenges, wage and hour issues. See attached flier for information.

One of the benefits of attending this seminar is the chance to meet and network with other business people in the area. Feel free to bring marketing materials about your company as there will be a table in the back so that you and other businesses can share information.

Six hours of HRCI Credit Certification has been approved for this seminar!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
8am-3:45pm

The Ridge
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602

$99 Members or $149 Non-members

Don’t miss out! Sign up today!  916-865-2439 or email landrews@edd.ca.gov

Seminar sponsored by the Foothill and South Placer Employer Advisory Councils

 

Nevada City Business Loan Programs

Nevada City has two new loan programs…could one of them benefit your business? Loans can be used for working capital, tenant improvements, or to purchase property or equipment. Interest rates are generally below market and terms are flexible. Start-ups and current businesses are eligible. Free business classes are available beginning September 29.

For more information & class schedules, check out www.nevadacitybizloans.com or call the program operator, David Nelson Consulting, at (530) 346-7195.

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Lunch & Learn Series at Sierra Commons Sept & Oct

Lunch & Learn Series

To help Nevada County’s businesses thrive and survive during this challenging economy, Sierra Commons is hosting a Lunch & Learn Series this September and October.

The Lunch & Learn series includes a 45 minute presentation by some of our area’s leading business professionals. There will be plenty of time for questions, networking and socialization. The series includes topics relevant to small business owners, entrepreneurs and working professionals and are available to all Nevada County residents.

A sliding scale donation of $5 – $10 is requested.

Lunch & Learns are scheduled EACH THURSDAY from 12:00 – 1:30 at Sierra Commons. Bring a brown bag filled with your favorite midday meal and learn something to move your business forward.

WHERE: Sierra Commons, 107 Sacramento Street, Nevada City, CA, (530) 265-8443

See schedule

For more information contact Sierra Commons: http://sierracommons.org/

 

 

Magic Carpet Exhibit Sept 17th


The Magic Carpet will host a lecture and guided tour of a new exhibit titled, “In Praise of the Weavers” which will explore the creative genius of the Oriental rug weaver.

Saturday, Sept 17th
7PM

The Magic Carpet
408 Broad St.
Nevada City

For more information contact The Magic Carpet at 530-265-9229 or www.themagiccarpet.biz

 

Boardwalk Celebration Sept 15!

You are invited to a free celebration of the newly installed Commerical Street Boardwalk!

Thursday, September 15
6:30pm

Come to the corner of South Pine & Commercial Streets in downtown Nevada City for music by Beaucoup Chapeaux and kid-friendly beverages.

This is a fundraiser to help provide bike racks and permanent signage. The Boardwalk is a “No Smoking” zone.

 

 

Support the RSVP Program

RSVP Raffle!  Tickets $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00

Raffle tickets available at the RSVP Office, 471 Sutton Way, Suite 202, Grass Valley

RSVP recruits and places volunteers in community and public agencies.  Over 500 volunteers contribute 75,000 hours annually in Nevada County!

Download RSVP Raffle flyer

Innovation Summit Sept 16

Join Sierra Business Council as we draw leaders, business members, and community members from across the region and beyond. The Sierra Innovation Summit will feature keynote addresses about the current economic landscape of the Sierra, and innovation-based tools for sustainable economic growth, as well as exciting sessions about opportunities and tools for keeping business at the forefront of innovation in rural and developed parts of the region. Opportunities to network and visit with friends and colleagues will be available. For more information and to register, visit www.sbcouncil.org/innovateDownload Innovation_Summit_Flyer

Friday, September 16, from 9am – 5pm
Sierra Nevada College, Rocklin Campus, Rocklin, CA

Hope to see you there!

Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp)
560 Wall Street, Suite F
Auburn, CA 95603
www.sedcorp.biz

 

MannaFest Concert Sept. 11

Second Annual FREE MannaFest Concert Scheduled; Top Local and Bay-area Bands Coming for Your Family Enjoyment and “COMMUNITY UNITY NOW”

The MannaFest free concert will be help on September 11, 2001 at GateWay Regional Park, 6 minutes from Grass Valley, Ca on Highway 20 in Penn Valley. Parking is also FREE! Beginning with a morning Circle of Prayer at 10:00, music and family entertainment will begin at 11:30 and continue till 10:00pm. Come and enjoy the local bands you have loved for years:

Mumbo Gumbo, Shay Dillon, Santana Tribute Band, Freedom Tribe Band, Diane Patterson, Bob Woods, Jacobi 1 and Clan Dyken

MannaFest and Unity1 Productions today announced their second annual free concert to benefit A.P.P.L.E. Inc., the Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preparing our community for the post-petroleum era that appears to be approaching us soon. Founded in 2009, A.P.P.L.E has become the focus of community action programs throughout our region. A.P.P.L.E envisions an economy that functions in harmony with our regional ecosystem, meets the basic needs of our residents, supports a just and democratic society and fosters a joyful, diverse community life.

The MannaFest fundraiser helps complete that vision for our community. Festival co-coordinators Victoria Bliss and Mary Padua Fischer had the vision in 2010 and MannaFest was born. We are also creating a non-profit production Company called Unity 1 Productions supporting and hosting local events to fund other community non-profit organizations. Most of our funding will come through sponsorships, donations and vendor spaces. Your support in this will be greatly appreciated!

Unity 1 is a production company committed to providing entertainment and information to the public though various forums and venues. There will be the organization of events and benefits for certain causes or non-profits. We have a strong involvement on a grass roots level with participation in public service and community activism to raise awareness and provide energy.

MannaFest offers various levels of Sponsorships, so go to the website (www.mannafest.us) to view them and choose the one right for you.. If you would like to sponsor MannaFest and APPLE, please contact Mary Padua 530-263-3416

We still have some openings for Vendor Booths (rates can be seen at www.mannafest.us) and all proceeds go to APPLE.

MannaFest will also have a silent auction, again too much fun! Feel free to contribute gift certificates, products or services or anything else of value. Tax-deductible receipts will be provided to you.

Please make checks out to APPLE.

You can mail your contribution to:
Mary Padua
P.O. Box 2013
Nevada City, Ca 95959

Call us to pick up your donation, we will issue you a tax donation receipt at that time. 530-263-3416

 

Renewing Members


Renewing

Bob & Barbara Weaver
Brook Design Group
Cliff Newell
In the Kitchen
Insight
Nevada City Postal Company
Nevada City Rotary
Woman of Faith Photography

 

NEVADA CITY LOAN PROGRAM & BUSINESS CLASSES

Nevada City has two new loan programs…could one of them benefit your business? Loans can be used for working capital, tenant improvements, or to purchase property or equipment. Interest rates are generally below market and terms are flexible. Start-ups and current businesses are eligible.  Free business classes are available beginning September 29.

For more information & class schedules, check out www.nevadacitybizloans.com or call the program operator, David Nelson Consulting, at (530) 346-7195.

 

Great Nevada County Shootout Sept. 18

Great Nevada County Shootout

September 18, 2011
9 am to 4 pm

$100 – includes 50 Rounds of Trap & Lunch
Great Lunch only – $20

GRAND PRIZE:
Handmade Silver “Best of the Best” Belt Buckle
Shotgun donated by TDS Guns – Rocklin

Nevada County Sportsman Club
11246 Banner Trail, Nevada City

Registration:  274-2568 or thedrowns@gmail.com

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Business After Hours Mixers

Please join us at the next Joint Chamber Mixer this Thursday!

The Friendship Club
Thursday, August 25, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

138 New Mohawk Road, Suite 375, NC

And coming in September … Annual Chili Cook Off!
ERA Cornerstone Realty

Thursday, September 22, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

101 Boulder Street, NC

Business After Hours Networking Mixers are always a lot of fun and a wonderful opportunity to network and promote your business. Come and join us. Visitors are welcome! Don’t forget your business cards!

 

Show Your Support for High-Speed Internet

Dear Supporters and Seekers of High-speed Internet Access,

This is a reminder that we need your help in making the Gold Country Broadband Consortium a success, and you can help by submitting your letter of support and Member Information Sheet.  Please download draft template Ltr of Support and Member Information Sheet

SEDCorp is dedicated to extending broadband Internet service to every home and business in the counties of Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado and Alpine as soon as possible and maximizing the breadth of beneficial services available via those connections. Supported by the CPUC’s California Advanced Services Fund (CASF), SEDCorp plans to reach communities, neighborhoods and businesses throughout the region to help make the business cases needed to bring broadband service to those currently without service and better service to those who are inadequately served, and to maximize adoption of those services as soon as they are available. Our proposed approach to accomplishing this goal is covered in the draft application for CASF support sent to you last week.

The first meeting of the Consortium yesterday had a great turnout and we look forward to future meetings in all five counties.

Please mail or email your letter and info by Thursday, August 18. We don’t want anyone left out. We anticipate submitting our application to the CPUC the following day.

As always, if you have any questions about the mission of the Consortium, please feel free to call or email me. Thanks. Brent

Brent Smith, CEO
Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp)
560 Wall Street, Suite F
Auburn, CA 95603
530-823-4703