New & Renewing Members


Gold Country Termite Control

Broad Street Inn
Edward Jones Investment
Holdrege & Kull
Jesse & Kathleen Connor
Lefty’s Restaurant
Nevada City Furniture & Mattresses
Patterson Fire Equipment
The Magic Carpet
Tintle, Inc.


Chamber Hamburger Booth at Nevada County Fair!

The Nevada City Chamber will be on Treat Street selling Hamburgers and Root Beer Floats during the Nevada County Fair, August 10th – 14th.

The Fair Booth is a fundraiser for the Chamber and it takes a lot of help to pull it off. Over 100 shifts have been filled by our wonderful members and Friends!

You’ll see Familiar Nevada City faces such as Dave Painter from SPD Markets, Duane Strawser from the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop, Mimi Simmons from Cornerstone Realty and our wonderful assistant at the Chamber, Cindy Moon, who will be running the Show!

Stop by and enjoy one of our tasty treats and give your support to the Nevada City Chamber.


Broadband Consortium Meeting August 11

Dear Supporters and Seekers of High-speed Internet Access,

Please join us for a meeting of the Gold Country Broadband Consortium that 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. We are planning to kick off a three-year program supported by the CPUC’s California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) to reach communities, neighborhoods and businesses throughout the region to help make the business cases needed to bring broadband service to those currently without 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 attached draft application for CASF support; some appendices have been omitted to limit file size.

The first meeting of the Consortium will be at the Auburn City Hall at 1:30 PM, Thursday, August 11; we anticipate needing only about one-and-one-half hours of your time. The meeting will be all about getting your feedback on the business plan for the project that the application represents. We also need confirmation of your support for the project and have attached a draft template and contact data form for that purpose. Please feel free to send in your letter on your letterhead and the contact form before next week’s meeting or bring it with you.

As always, if you have any questions about next week’s meeting or the mission of the Consortium, please feel free to call or email me. I look forward to seeing all of you next week – more minds make the challenge easier!   Thanks. Brent

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


Tools and Techniques to Grow Your Business

Make More $ From Your Website
Tools and Techniques to Grow Your Business
presented by Coryon Redd

Monday, August 15th
11:00 –2:00pm

Sierra Commons
107 Sacramento St
Nevada City

Cost is $39

Learn how you can build a website or improve your current website to make more money online.

You will learn:
• How to pick the right keywords and understand your market
• How your competitors can help you make more money
• Tricks to build a more persuasive website to sell more online
• How to track your website visitors and sell more effectively

During 10 years as the owner and marketing director of, Coryon Redd developed an wide knowledge of Internet Marketing. He teaches classes for local business groups, and consults to improve websites and increase traffic. He has helped many businesses with his real-world experience and engaging teaching style. Coryon has expertise in many areas of Internet Marketing including: SEM, SEO, PPC, link building, press releases, comparison shopping, article writing, affiliate programs, website design and usability, and more.

Coryon’s classes regularly sell out.

Space is limited – REGISTER TODAY at
or call 530.265.8443



This Saturday, August 6th, the NC Chamber and Sierra Vintners will be presenting our first annual Nevada City Uncorked, a Wine and Food Experience.

Many out of town guests will be walking the streets between 1 and 4. Balloons will mark tasting venues throughout town.

Please do your best to be a great host! Park as far from the main streets as possible, leaving near by spaces for our guests. Plan a special sale or something free to entice them into your store. If you’d like, decorate your window with a wine/beer or food theme.

As a new event, we are also looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks – please contact Michelle Litton at to sign up for a shift. We will be needing help on Friday August 5th as well as Saturday August 6th.

We hope you enjoy the additional business this weekend – thank you in advance for helping to make it a huge success!

The Nevada City Chamber and Sierra Vintners


Speechcraft Series Starts Aug 4th

SPEECHCRAFT COURSE Presented by Paul Dessau, Empire Toastmasters
Thu, August 4, 10:00am – 12:30pm

This course will help you develop communication skills used in everyday life; work, social, and community activities. LEARN BY DOING – BUILD SELF CONFIDENCE Topics Covered: • Communication & Presentation Skills • Impromptu Speaking • Listening Skills • Use of Visuals • Evaluation Skills • Gestures • Voice control • Word usage • Control nervous feelings.

Sierra Commons, 107 Sacramento Street Nevada City, CA, (530) 265-8443
10:00-12:30 PM – Thursdays in August – August 4 for 4 weeks
Cost: $33.00, includes all materials.

For more information, contact Paul Dessau at (530)346-6078 or
or go to and click on Sierra Commons Public Events Calendar for Thursday, August 4


Workshop for Couples Aug 6

The Compassionate Couples Connection hosted by VERONICA MONET, ACS, CAM

Remember how in love you used to be? With the right coaching those same Passionate Kisses are just a few conversations away. You CAN Rebirth Your Romance and Enjoy More Sincere Hugs, More Trust and Understanding . . . More Peace and Passion in your Relationship. Learn what it takes to Sustain Love for a Lifetime.

Join other couples in this intimate small group workshop and plan your Nevada County Escape!The Compassionate Couples Connection was designed by your host, Veronica Monet, ACS, CAMas a result of her years of working with couples who wish to renew the trust, friendship and romance in their relationships. In this one day workshop, couples will have the opportunity to solve real life issues most couples encounter as well as problems specific to their connection. Employing very specific and effective communication and problem solving techniques, you will experience an enhanced emotional connection which almost always leads to a reawakening of your passion for each other. Discover the essential skills which Sustain Love and Passion for a Lifetime.

The Compassionate Couples Connection will take place in a comfortable, private small group setting. The workshop consists of lectures, multi-media presentations, exercises and coaching of practical, results oriented tools, taught through interactive exercises with your partner. This is not group therapy and is not intended as a substitute for psychotherapy. . . This is a psycho-educational workshop meant to enhance couples’ relationships by providing group support and new skills. Couples will be encouraged to participate in the exercises, but there will be no pressure for anyone to share private information with the group. .. only what is comfortable for you. Some participants have found they’ve learned a tremendous amount just from listening to others’ experiences. All levels of participation are welcome.

Compassionate Couple’s Connection
Saturday, August 6th, 9am-4pm

$175 per couple if pre-registered.
$199 per couple day of event

For questions please call 888-903-0050

Special Discount Packages Available for visitors


Volunteers needed for Hamburger Booth

Please help Staff the Nevada City Chamber’s Hamburger Booth at Nevada County Fair.  The hamburger booth is a fundraiser for the Chamber.  Dates of this year’s Fair are August 10th – 14th.

Shifts that need to be filled are:
Wednesday, August 10th – 8 to 11 p.m.
Thursday, August 11th – 1:30 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 14th – 5 to 8 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

All volunteers receive a free pass to the fair, a hamburger and root beer float!  You can enjoy the Fair before or after your shift!

To volunteer call Cathy or Cindy at the Chamber office – 265-2692.


ERC Business Breakfast

Business Breakfast

Hosted by the Nevada County Economic Resource Council

July 28, 2011
7:30 am

Grass Valley Holiday Inn Express
121 Bank Street
Grass Valley

With Special Guest Speaker
3rd Assembly District
Assemblyman Dan Logue

Please RSVP to:
Economic Resource Council
(530) 274-8455

Download flyer ERC

Sammie’s Friends Animal Shelter

Come celebrate our shelter’s 1 Year Anniversary!

Sunday July 31, 2011
4 to 8 p.m.
Dinner, drinks and fun

Tickets for the event are $60/animal lover

A special “ASTRAL” dinner w/Sammie ticket is available for those who are unable to attend in person for $50

Donations go to continue the good works and animal care of the shelter

For ticket info and availability call 471-5041

Download flyer:   s friends


Still time to be a State Fair Volunteer!

Volunteer to Help Staff the Nevada County Exhibit at the 2011 California State Fair!

July 14-31
Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

All volunteer staff will receive COMPLIMENTARY PARKING & ENTRY to the State Fair!

Our goal is to staff the exhibit on the following days:
July 15, 16, 17 – 3 hour shifts, beginning at 10 AM to 8 PM
July 22, 23, 24 – 3 hour shifts, beginning at 10 AM to 8 PM
July 29, 30, 31 – 3 hour shifts, beginning at 10 AM to 8 PM

Fairgoers will enjoy visiting with you and you with them. Regional publications, event flyers and recreational, tourism, & historical brochures will be available at the exhibit for distribution! A binder with additional County information, volunteer staffing procedures and a comment section will be available for your use at the exhibit.

Enjoy the State Fair before or after your shift!


To volunteer and complete the CALIFORNIA EXPOSITION & STATE LAW FAIR MEGAN’S LAW FORM please contact Cathy Whittlesey, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce,  (530)265-2692


Renewing Members


Art in Bloom
Auburn Trader/Foothills Marketplace
Berniece Selaya
Colwell Thundering Herd
Indian Hill Ranch & Gardens
Nevada City Mint
Prospector’s Nursery
Scott Jackson’s Real Life Fitness

Matteo’s Public Hosts Benefit Night

Matteo’s Public is hosting a Benefit for the California Invasive Plant Council

Tuesday July 26th
5:00 to 9:30
300 Commercial Street, Nevada City

Event Details: Come enjoy great food and atmosphere, and show community support for the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC). The regular dinner menu will be served. Matteo’s Public is donating 15% of the evening’s proceeds from dine in or takeout orders. A raffle for prizes donated from local merchants and non-profit organizations will also occur. Information about what your community is doing to prevent the effects of ecologically-damaging invasive plants, along with how Cal-IPC supports these efforts, will be available. Door prizes will be given and a membership drive will occur.

Cal-IPC’s mission is to protect California’s lands and waters from ecologically-damaging invasive plants. If you like the outdoors, here is a great opportunity to support the critical work of stewarding our lands! Info:

Matteo’s mission is to provide a family friendly atmosphere to enjoy tasty food. Whenever possible, we serve local, sustainable and organic foods.

Info at or (530) 265-0782

Download Flyer:  Matteos


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