Successful Table Top Mixer

Thank you to all who participated and attended the very successful Table Top mixer held at the Elks Lodge in Nevada City on March 21st.



Nevada City Chamber Board Update

April, 2013 – As a result of a Director’s resignation and a review of the recent voting tallies from the Board election earlier this year, the Chamber Board has been very slightly shuffled for the remainder of 2013. The new list of Directors is:

Dave Iorns, President • Nevada City Crystal & Glass
Valerie Moberg, President-Elect • Broad Street Inn
Gary Tintle, Treasurer • Tintle, Inc.
Corey Bristow • Café Mekka
Mike Byrne • The Willo
John Cammack • Lefty’s Grill
Tom Coleman • National Hotel
Kim Coughlan • Novak’s
Dave Francis • Las Katarinas
Peggy Peterson • Asylum Down
Paul Sieving • Associate Member
Melinda Solis-Day • Nevada City Self Storage
Barbara Tanner • Associate Member

NON-VOTING CITY LIASON – David Brennan, City Manager • City of Nevada City

Cathy Whittlesey, Executive Director • Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Community Meetings to Improve Broadband Service

Does your business or home have inadequate Internet service? Maybe you don’t have Internet service at all. The Gold Country Broadband Consortium (GCBC) is one of 14 regional consortia in the State funded by the California Advanced Services Fund Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia grant program to leverage regional, state and national resources as an investment in improving and expanding broadband access.

The goal of the Consortium is to provide choices for affordable Internet service. In order to do that, the GCBC is in the process of mapping out demand by rural homeowners, neighborhoods and business owners and conducting community meetings bringing various Internet Service Providers (ISP) to these meetings. The GCBC needs the assistance of rural residents and businesses by taking a speed test and sending the results to, with a physical street address, to be included in the mapping process.

To conduct the speed test, visit the FCC site . This website is used to record the results of all speed tests and reported to the CPUC. The goal is to get service to those who don’t have it and to upgrade service that doesn’t meet the State standard of 6 mbps down and 1.5 mbps up.

The GCBC is also looking for neighborhood advocates to notify their neighbors of upcoming community meetings. Please send an e-mail to if you would like to serve your community as a neighborhood advocate.

The next Broadband Community Meeting is scheduled for April 5, 2013 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City in the Community Room. This meeting will focus on the broadband needs of the Harmony Ridge and the nearby North Bloomfield Road Area. Admission is free. The meeting will allow local ISP’s to describe their services and what they can provide by means of Internet service.

The Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) is the facilitator of a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) grant to launch a public-private partnership aimed at increasing digital access and use in Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sierra and eastern Alpine counties. Additional information and announcements will be posted on the Gold Country Broadband Consortium Blog: Please book mark this blog as the go-to-place for the latest GCBC updates and maps. For more information on SEDCorp or the Gold Country Broadband Consortium, contact Brent Smith, CEO, 530.823.4703, or visit

For more broadband information, visit our blog:

New & Renewing Members

This week’s new & renewing members:

New Members: HotChix

Renewing Members:  Chapel of the Angels Mortuary • • Nate Beason • Nevada City Retreats • Nevada County Properties/Recreation Realty • Olympia Mortgage & Investment Co • Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B • Scotts Flat Lake • Shelly’s Smart Shopper • TriCounties Bank • Underground Gold Miners Museum

Thank you for your membership!

2013-2014 Nevada County Gold Advertising


“The Gold” has raised over $210,000 in revenue for the Nevada County Chambers of Commerce. The Nevada City Chamber receives a direct percentage of the revenue from advertising placed in Nevada County Gold.

• Find more Gold! Increased press run from 80,000 to 85,000
• Initial distribution to over 600 outlets in Northern California. Follow-up distribution of 5,000 per month
• Print edition is online and advertisers will also have a live link on pointing to their site
• 27 years as the Official Guide to Nevada County
• “One Issue, One price, One Full Year!” of business and Nevada County promotion at a very cost-effective rate

Click the link above for more information or contact • 530-272-3239


Gene Albaugh Dedication Ceremony March 23

Renaming of the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library

The Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library is being renamed as the Gene Albaugh Community Room. On Saturday March 23rd, the Nevada County Library and the Friends of the Nevada County Library will be holding a renaming ceremony honoring the late Mr. Albaugh, starting at 11 AM. This event is open to the public and no RSVP is necessary.

If you have any questions, contact library staff at 265-1407.

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New & Renewing Members

New Members:
  Fit Culture Studio • Kathy Sheffield

Renewing Members:  Edward Jones Investments • Hospice of the Foothills • House of Print & Copy, LLC • Mountain Event Productions • SRC Party Center • The Center for the Arts


New & Renewing Members

New Members
• Tripp’s Auto Body Shop • Barrett Property Management

Renewing Members • Highgate Senior Living • Jim E’s Catering • Terra Alta Development Co. • WestAmerica Bank • The Magickal Florist • Ike’s Quarter Cafe


New & Renewing Members


Trinity Episcopal Church

Edward Jones – Peter McDonald
Eskaton Village Grass Valley
Historic Inns of Grass Valley & Nevada City
Spring Hill Physical Therapy/Stillpoint Studios
The Fur Traders
The Roth Estate

Apply for Table Top Mixer March 21

Apply to participate in the next…

Nevada City/Grass Valley Chamber Business Showcase & Mixer
Thursday, March 21st 5:00pm- 7:30pm

Hosted by: Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Hwy 49, Nevada City

Questions?:  Contact Theresa Scicluna
530-368-1797 or

Download Application

Renewing Members


California Gold
Emily’s Catering & Cakes
King Cleaning Services
Nevada City Classic Café
North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
The Magic Theatre

CATS Celebrates Year of Snake

Traditional Chinese Lion-Dancing Rings in the Year of the Snake!

Eastern Ways Martial Arts from Folsom dazzled the approximately 500 men, women, and children last Sunday afternoon, Feb 17th , at the Robinson Plaza in Nevada City. There were five ceremonial lions that “chased off” evil spirits and blessed the crowd, bringing forth prosperity to all in the Lunar New Year, Year of the Snake.

Festivities continued at The Stonehouse with food, entertainment, mahjong, an art exhibit, a calligraphy demonstration, a slide show, and arts and crafts for children. The family event was produced by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS), Kwong Chew of Asia, and Nikko Wu of The Stonehouse.

Photo by David Wong

The Magic Carpet Re-Opens Under New Management

While planning for their retirement, Paul and Eileen Jorgensen, founders of The Magic Carpet, began a conversation with two of their friends and rug lovers who like many customers expressed their desire to see the rug shop, a landmark of Nevada City, somehow continue. That conversation grew into a plan, and then became a reality!

With great excitement and joy, Paul and Eileen announced the re-opening of The Magic Carpet under the capable management of Peter Cohen and Carolien van Straten starting February 15, 2013.

In celebrating this new beginning, The Magic Carpet is offering a sale of 25% off all rugs, statues, pillows and textiles, and 10% off rug washing services until May 1, 2013.

Paul and Eileen will continue to support the store’s success as buyers, appraisers and consultants, traveling the world and sending back beautiful hand-knotted rugs and ethnic artifacts for The Magic Carpet’s distinctive customers.

Peter and Carolien will bring their enthusiasm and expert guidance to customers at the store and they invite you to stop by and say hello

Paul and Eileen wish to express heartfelt gratitude for all the wonderful support received and delightful friendships enjoyed during their long journey as owners of the Magic Carpet in Nevada City for the past 33 years.

And now the magic continues!

Stonehouse for Lease/Sale

Stonehouse is for lease/sale, at $1.25/psf or $1.3 M.

Anyone would like to share Stonehouse space to start your own business? Big or small, different days, different hours. Healing, shared office, Food, Drinks, goods, service, yoga, dance class, lecture, retreat or performance, breakfast, lunch, dinner, cafe at Stonehouse? With very reasonable rate. We support you with the space we have, the people coming here for events as potential customers, the marketing, and we got entertainment from Thur. through Sat. Let us know, if you’d like to start your breakfast, lunch, dinner, cafe, theater, bar, event business.

Please contact Nikko at 530-265 5050,

More info

The Stonehouse, a massive, romantic, fully restored 1800´s stone and timber structure located in the charming California gold rush town of Nevada City. Both the building and the town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Free standing, 10,000 SF, 3 story building with Cave, 2 patios, located in historical down Nevada City, with a private parking lot, by Little Deer Creek, Pioneer Park, B&Bs, walk to Cafe. theater, book stores and restaurants. It’s a red-hot event venue now, booking many events and banquets.Joint ventures welcome!

Spa? Boutique Hotel? Private Castle? Market Place? Yoga/Dance Studio? Retail? Office?  Dreaming of having your own business? How about reviving the brewery and let the golden beer flow again? Built in 1852, The Stonehouse

Leasing the facility — The former Stonehouse Restaurant boasts a great bar/wedding/banquet/conference facility with $1.8 million annual gross sales. 10,000 SF of space, it may also be divided into multiple enterprises offering many possibilities. A full liquor license is available.

If taking over the whole building, including all equipment, furniture and inventory, it is a turn-key operation.  Or breaking down the space to accommodate multiple tenants, rates are negotiable.

The facility — Whole facility:10,800 sq.ft.Includes all $700,000 of improvements

1st Floor:4,000 sq. ft.The cozy pub has a fireplace, a beautiful, carved back bar from the 1800’s and antiques. The dining room has an open kitchen with an oven and wood-fired grill, a performance stage and a floating dance floor, great for concerts and dance club events.

2nd Floor:4,000 sq. ft.This space is divided into a 900 sq.ft.commercial kitchen with access to the Granite Room, a carpeted banquet room featuring a huge showcase wine rack, granite walls on three sides and tall, carved, gilt and painted Victorian doors. The adjacent Timber Room, located at the top of the open stair, features stone walls, timber posts and beams, a cozy alcove, and a small dance floor and is suitable for banquets, intimate weddings, and service club meetings.

3rd Floor:2000 sq. ft Pent HouseA beautiful space, with a wrap-around deck for office, gallery, private club, cigar room, manager’s quarters, bridal suites.

Stone Patio:1200 sq.ft.With rock wall and cascading vines, a beautiful tree-shaded setting for outdoor dining or wedding ceremonies.

2nd Floor Patio1000 sq. ft.An outdoor seating area edged with beautiful brick wall and greenery, up an outside staircase leading to the Timber Room entrance.

Wine Cave:The entrance gate opens onto the stone patio. The cave is a hand-dug tunnel into the hill and connects to other mine shafts. It was brewery storage for 150+ years.

Basement:1000 sq.ft.Intimate space for wine cellar, wine tasting or Parisian-styled speakeasy,

See all our fun events at Free Hot Salsa Night Fridays, very popular, thank you! Also can’t wait to hear sultry, soulful Blackbird Quartet! Follow by Symboria House & Dub.

Saturday, Award Winning Blues Band, Pinkie Rideau & The Blind Resistance -award winning blues band! Follow by A BASS ODYSSEY, DR.KNOBZ, SMASHEL.TOOTH, AZ.REDSMOKE, SATCHI.OM, WOLF.RUNNER, PHIL.HARMONIC, FIRE DANCE, LIVE ART, GO GO DANCERS

Call to book your event! Set your memory in Stone!

Nikko Wu 1-530-346 1188

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Sierra Commons Open House Feb 21st

Sierra Commons, in conjunction with Samantha Hinrichs of Mud and Pearls, is having an open house. We recently moved to the Seven Hills Business District in Nevada City and want to show off our new digs.

Sierra Commons is a cooperative office space, where your office mates see, support and help with your business. Mud and Pearls has benefited a thousandfold from this experience.

Please join us and bring your friends. See what the excitement is all about!

Thursday February 21st
4:30 – 7:00
Sierra Commons
792 Searls, Nevada City

Hope you can make it. And if you can’t, feel free to drop on by any time.

sierracommons, 792A searls avenue, nevada city, CA 95959
(530) 265-8443 // //

New & Renewing Members


Nevada City Timeshare Rentals
Sierra Photo Booth

Bubbles & Bows Pet Salon
Dennis Cassella
Fifthframe Photography
Malakoff Diggins Park Assoc.
Michael Merrill
Nevada City Self Storage
Nevada City Winery
Sierra FoodWineArt
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
The Truffle Shop
Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro
VOICI Recycled Designer Apparel