Benefit for SNMH Cancer Center May 16

A Benefit for the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Oncology Simulator Project for the Cancer Center

Passport Around the World
Thursday May 16th • 6-8:30 pm

Quail Ridge Senior Living
150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley

Come experience the culinary expertise of local restaurants where each restaurant will represent a different country’s cuisine!

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Quail Ridge Senior Living, KNCO, Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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Sierra College Film Lecture Series May 14

The next installment of the Sierra College Film Lecture Series featuring speaker-discussion panel with Emmy-Award winning documentary filmmakers whose stories chronicle current challenges that we are facing in our community. Producers, parents, outreach members host a variety of interactive educational activities open to the public and students at Sierra College. Doors open at 5:15pm on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 and the show begins at 6:15pm.

This documentary showing will occur during SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week to raise awareness and provide education around Prescription Drug and Illicit Drug Abuse in our community.

The event will have representatives from Community Recovery Resources providing impaired vision simulations and the Coalition with the “I Choose” project. NEO youth will be doing the Love Is Louder activities, handing out swag, and discussing the local teen center’s plans for an October opening. The Sierra College Health Education Department has planned an interactive educational activity for participants and will be joined by the Choices Club. Collision Course Co-Founder Susan Lyte-King and a panel of members will host a topic discussion and question and answer session after the viewing of the 30-minute documentary

Please contact Melissa Kelley at 530.273.9541 ext 226 or

Miners Foundry Survey

Dear Chamber member or friend of Nevada City,

Our friends at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center are making big changes in the look and purpose of the Foundry.  As part of that change process, the Foundry is conducting a survey to find what events and programs are most desired.  Please take a moment to complete the survey by following this link:


Cottage Industry Food Permit Class May 14



Your friends, family and co-workers have told you that you make the best home-made candy they have ever tasted. You’re certain the general public would agree and you want to start making, packaging and selling your yummy candy at the local markets. Where do you start? You can rent space in a commercial kitchen, but that can be expensive. Can you do it in the comfort and convenience of your own home? Thanks to legislation passed in September 2012, yes you can. However, the application process is complicated and requires a time and financial investment.

No one knows this better than Susan Meagher (Mah-her) of Nana’s Artisan Bakery. Meagher has been working from rented commercial kitchens for the last several years to offer a wide variety of baked goods for sale to the public at events such as the Grower’s Market, Farmers Markets and Cornish Christmas. Commercial kitchen rental definitely cuts into the profit for someone like Meagher

When Governor Brown signed AB1616 into law in September 2012, Meagher decided to pursue a permit to allow her to produce her baked goods in her own home kitchen. She successfully navigated the process and learned many valuable lessons along the way. While sharing her experiences with friend and owner of Nevada County Does, Jerri Glover (Gluv-er), the pair decided that others in Nevada County interested in pursuing a cottage industry permit could benefit from the lessons Meagher learned while submitting her own application.

The result is a two hour class to be presented on May 14th from 6PM – 8PM at Sierra Commons, 792 Searls Avenue in Nevada City. The cost of the class is $50. In the class Meagher will cover such topics as the different types of permits, environmental health issues, planning department requirements and where you can sell. Representatives from the Nevada County Environmental Health office will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional materials. Meagher will also have information from the Planning Department as well as information, free water testing kits and discounts from Cranmer Engineering for water testing.

Those interested in attending should contact Jerri Glover at 530-205-3104 or Registration must be paid for in advance and can be arranged via check or Paypal


Artist Salon at Center for the Arts May 14

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Nevada County Arts is offering a series of Artist Salons to be held at the Center for the Arts.

If you have dreamed about a career as an artist and would like to take the leap to a full time working artist, come and find out how professional artists have achieved their dream.

The Artist Salons will be hosted by professional artists, who earn a sustainable living by showing and selling their art work.

These selected artists have agreed to share their knowledge in the art of self-promotion, gaining access to galleries and finding the right market place for art.

The first salon, May 14th, will feature Christine Hayman, whose work has been shown in New York, Washington DC, Atlanta and across the country. Christine will talk about her abstract paintings and offer insight as to how her work has been collected by major corporations and collectors.

The second artist appearing on June 5th, is Jude Bischoff, who creates powerful oil paintings that channel the very essence of nature. Jude’s extensive sales background and unique marketing approach will lend insight to the practical side of the ‘art of business.’

The third presenting artist is Richard Downs, June 18th, whose work has been printed in the Wall Street Journal, multiple Technology companies and children’s books. As a commercial and fine artist, Richard creates media and conceptually appropriate images for business clients and collectors. Don’t miss this insightful presentation.

The two final artists appearing on July 9th are Solomon Bassoff and Domenica Mottarella. Solomon and Domenica are Civic artist whose work can be found in many cities, zoo’s, parks and playgrounds. Both believe that the best civic art forges a connection between people and their environment.

Solomon states that, “Civic art communicates the ideals, dreams and goals of a community, to those who experience it.”

This series is presented by NCArts, in their ongoing goal to educate, inform and support the arts in Nevada County.

New and Renewing Members

This week’s new and renewing members:

New: Lemonade Shakers

Renewing: 309 Commercial • American Red Cross of Northeastern CA • Ananda Village • Comcast • Emma Nevada House • Gray Goose • Katie White Photography • Mana Beads • Nevada City United Methodist Church • Nevada County Hearing Aid Center • Nevada County Makes • Outside Inn • Riebe’s Auto Parts LLC • The Nomad House

Thank you for your membership!

Elks Lodge Mother’s Day Brunch May 12

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SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013

Serving a very special Mother’s Day Buffet and Champagne
$12.00 per person and Children 6 – 10 years old is $5.00
Children under age 5 are FREE

Please send your reservation and payment to:
Nevada City Elks Lodge #518
Post Office Box 611
Nevada City, CA 95959

Please make your check payable to Nevada City Elks Lodge #518

Please make your reservations no later than Friday, May 10, 2013.

If you have any questions, please call Kim West, Chairman of the House Committee, at 273-0232

For more information about the Nevada City Elks Lodge, go to

Grass Valley Shopping Survey

During the next few weeks, Grass Valley residents, workers, and businesses have an opportunity to share their opinions about shopping in Grass Valley through a survey and by attending one of three focus groups.

The goal of the survey and focus groups is to help all retail businesses in Grass Valley succeed by understanding regional shopping habits and helping to identify opportunities that may increase local business.

The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete. Participants can choose to remain anonymous or can share their contact information if they wish to have further discussions with the city, or are interested in being part of a focus group.

Options for completing the survey:
The survey will be accessible April 26 through May 10, 2013 on the following websites:

Paper copies of the survey can be completed at the following location :
Grass Valley City Hall
125 E. Main Street
Grass Valley, CA
Mon-Thurs, 8:00 am —5:00 pm

Paper copies must be received by 5:00 p.m., May 8th, 2013

Questions? Please contact Jeri Amendola • • (530) 274-4714

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“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Showing May 11

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What: Food & Film Presents “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with Fable Coffee & French Pastries
When: Saturday, May 11th, 2013, 11am
Where: Magic Theatre, 107 Argall Way, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets: $7/Members, Seniors, Students, $9/GA ticket includes coffee and selection of pastries

Seating limited to 60, Call to RSVP your seat (530) 362-8601
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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special Food & Film screening of the 1961 classic romantic comedy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” starring the effortlessly charming Audrey Hepburn and the handsome George Peppard. Directed by Blake Edwards, the man behind “The Pink Panther” series, “The Party”, “Operation Petticoat”, “Victor/Victoria”, etc., Edwards crafted a truly timeless film based on the novella by Truman Capote. Henry Mancini’s impeccable soundtrack for the film including the classic tune “Moon River” earned the film its two Academy awards for Best Score for Henry Mancini and Best Song for Johnny Mercer. The film also features Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney.

In an idealized New York City during the early ’60s, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is a charming socialite with a youthful zest for life who lives alone in a nearly bare apartment. She has such a flippant lifestyle that she won’t even give her cat a name, because that would be too much of a commitment to a relationship. Maintaining a childlike innocence yet wearing the most perfect of designer clothes and accessories from Givenchy, she spends her time on expensive dates and at high-class parties. She escorts various wealthy men, yet fails to return their affections after they have given her gifts and money. Holly’s carefree independence is changed when she meets her neighbor, aspiring writer Paul (George Peppard), who is suffering from writer’s block while being kept by a wealthy woman (Patricia Neal). Just when Holly and Paul are developing their sweet romance, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly’s past.

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” remains not just one of the most memorable romantic films of all time but a film that exemplifies the beauty of Audrey Hepburn, the chic style of the times and more. Truman Capote may have written, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” but it was Audrey Hepburn who brought the naïve, eccentric café society girl, Holly Golightly, come alive. From her oversized cigarette holder, now considered one of the most iconic images of 20th century American cinema, and her equally oversized black sunglasses to the most famous little black dress of all time and cat, poor cat, poor slob without a name, Holly Golightly and Audrey Hepburn are forever part of our lives.

The 50th anniversary edition of the film also features the following extras:

• It’s So Audrey: A Style Icon – An eight minute featurette with interviews with designers, Hepburn’s son and companion, and how she became a fashion and style icon.

• Audrey’s Letter to Tiffany – A two minute featurette about the letter Audrey wrote for the preface of the 150th Anniversary book for Tiffany’s.

• Original Theatrical Trailer – The original two minute trailer with its dust, scratches and all.

Each ticket includes coffee from Fable Coffee and a selection of delicious made from scratch pastries.

Ribbon Cutting for Nev Co Digital Media Center

Nevada County Digital Media Center had a Chamber ribbon cutting last week to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Media Center and new NCTV studios at their new location of 400 Providence Mine Road Bldg N3 in Nevada City.

Lew Sitzer (center with scissors), Interim Executive Director, as well as several NCDMC Board members were on hand to celebrate, along with Chamber Board member Barbara Tanner (far left, front row).

For more information about Nevada County Digital Media Center go to

Touchdown Productions’ Food and Farm Show

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Did you know that Touchdown Productions produces a great hour-long show called The Food and Farm Show?

At note from Gil about the show:

“Episode #10 is chock full of farm goodness for you. We produced the show from the Food Love Project’s Soup night fundraiser at the Stonehouse and got an opportunity to chat with Living Land’s Agrarian Network Co-Founder Leo Chapman and Amanda Thibodeau Director of the Food Love Project; Janey Powers breaks down several ways to make your chicken coop; and finally we travel to Anything Green Hydroponics for part one of a very interesting Plant Propagation workshop with Daryl Jue from Ag Unlimited Organics.

Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you can get regular updates on new programs. Thanks for watching. Join the conversation on the Food and Farm Show Facebook Page and tell us what segments you would like to see in future shows.

Thanks for watching….Gil”

To check out Episode #10 and to catch up on previous episodes:

Renewing Members

This week’s renewing members:

Renewing – Asylum Down • Williams Stationery

Thank you for your membership!

NCCB Spring into Summer Concert May 5

Nevada County Concert Band
“Spring into Summer” concert
Sunday May 5, 2013 at 3:00pm
First Baptist Church, 1866 Ridge Road, Grass Valley

The 60-piece Nevada County Concert Band will perform great music, including Sousa’s “Liberty Bell March,” selections from “West Side Story,” the trumpet section feature “High Flight,” a saxophone ensemble, a Beatles medley, a brass ensemble, tunes by Irving Berlin, the beautiful “Yosemite Autumn,” and more.

The concert is free, and refreshments will be served at intermission. Bring the family!  Go to for more information


Successful Table Top Mixer

Joey Bratton of Fit Culture Studio enjoyed networking at the Chamber Table Top Mixer at the Elks Lodge March 21st.  Here he is pictured with Grass Valley Chamber Ambassador Machen MacDonald.

Fit Culture Studio is located at 75 Bost Avenue Units 5 & 6 in Nevada City.  For more information on services provided by Fit Culture Studio, please go to

New & Renewing Members


This week’s New and Renewing Members:

New:  Northern Air Heating & Air Conditioning

Renewing:  Delta Mortgage Corp. • Gold Country Termite Control • Stevenson Vacation Rentals • South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

Thank you for your membership!


Oak Tree Ball April 27

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Honor Conservation at BYLT’s Oak Tree Ball

Come celebrate conservation and trails with Bear Yuba Land Trust during the Oak Tree Ball – an evening of fine food and drink, live music and an awards ceremony honoring three local leaders. This “festive formal” Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony will be held April 27, 2013 at the Alta Sierra Country Club, 11897 Tammy Way in Grass Valley. Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin, Hank Meals and Greg Archbald will be recognized for conservation leadership, outdoor education and volunteerism. Throughout the evening Leta’s Blues will perform live music until 10 p.m. The cost is $150 per couple, $75 per person and $600 per table. To RSVP contact Jean Gilbert at (530) 272-5994 ext. 205.

For more information visit:


Sign Up for LED Lighting Rebates

Downtown Merchants:

Sierra Business Council, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Consolidated Electrical Distributors have teamed up to provide valuable rebates for swapping out existing incandescent and halogen lamps to high quality LED’s.

Save twice – rebates plus energy savings add up to provide a fast return on investment. Small retail merchants can take advantage of this opportunity by signing up by Monday, April 29 for an audit and light swap event happening on Monday, May 6th in downtown Nevada City.

Requirements and eligibility: Please allow one hour for the audit and processing. All lamps must be installed on the day of purchase. Payment for the lamps is made at the point of sale directly to Consolidated Electrical Distributor’s, Inc. All sales are final – the rebates cannot be returned once processed. Only select lamp types can be rebated. Federal Tax ID is required for all projects; businesses will receive a 1099 for all rebates of $600 or more. Businesses that have received rebates for lighting within the last three years are not eligible for this program.

For more information, please call Sierra Business Council • Alicia Powers • 530-582-4800 •


Download Informational Flyer with Eligibility Requirements

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