New & Renewing Members

American Diner AKA “Horn of the Bull”
InkLab Printing

Kenny Concessions
Larry & Glady Birdsong
Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Nevada Lodge #13 F&M

Drink Booth Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for Victorian Christmas Hot Toddy Booth

Wow, November is already upon us! Last year the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce sold hot drinks at Victorian Christmas with great success! And once again we are reaching out to our wonderful volunteers to cover the shifts needed. Below is a schedule of the times and days for this years’ event. If you’re so inclined, you may take over an entire shift by getting a group of friends or co-workers to join you!

Wednesdays: 12/5 12/12 12/19
Set up: 3:30-5:00 pm (3 people needed)
Booth: 4:45-7:00 pm (4 people needed, 1 as captain)
Booth: 7:00-9:15 pm (4 people needed, 1 as captain)
Clean up: 9:00-10:00 pm (3 people needed)

Sundays: 12/16 12/23
Set up: 12:00-1:30 pm (3 people needed)
Booth: 12:45-4:00 pm (4 people needed, 1 as captain)
Booth: 4:00-6:15 pm (4 people needed, 1 as captain)
Clean up: 6:00-7:00 pm (3 people needed)

Please call Cindy, Kim or Cathy at the Chamber office, 265-2692, to sign up to help!

This event would not be possible without the time and energy of our valuable volunteers! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

TEDxGrass Valley Returns Dec 2


Sunday, December 2, 2012, Doors 3:30pm, Event 4-9pm,

Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley

TICKETS: $35, limited to 100, available online at or in person at BriarPatch Coop, The Center for the Arts and Nevada City Box Office

TEDxGrassValley returns to Nevada County, Sunday, December 2, at The Center for the Arts, from 4-9pm. This is the fourth TEDxGrassValley with nearly 400 women and men having attended in the last three years. The independently produced event, operated under license from TED, is organized around the upcoming TEDxWomen conference, taking place on November 30 and December 1 in Washington DC. TEDxGrassValley is one of the 10,000+ global communities, in 50+ languages on 6 continents joining the conversation about how women and girls are shaping the future. TEDxGrassValley is organized by representatives from the Nevada City Film Festival, Center for the Arts, Miners Foundry, NCTV, Insight Lectures, The Friendship Club, Nevada County Big Brothers and Sisters, and See Jane Do.

In an unprecedented partnership, TED and The Paley Center for Media will produce the third annual TEDxWomen: a gathering of global thought leaders and innovators in Washington, DC, connecting to thousands of online participants and self-organized events around the world. The cross-disciplinary, cross-generational program will focus on and explore the theme of “The Space Between”.

TEDxGrassvalley will webcast thought-provoking speakers.

More information on TEDxGrassValley can be found at or you can follow us on Twitter at @tedxgrassvalley or on Facebook at

New & Renewing Members

Nevada County Preppers

Cirino’s Bar & Grill, Inc.
Holiday Lodge
Jesse & Kathleen Connor
Las Katarinas
Sierra Sweets
The Alaskan Goldmine
Tintle, Inc.


Victorian Christmas Meeting Nov 15

Greetings Downtown Shopkeepers, Restaurateurs and BarKeeps:

Please join us at City Hall on Thursday, November 15th at 5:30p.m.

With the holidays fast approaching, the topic will be Victorian Christmas, Nevada City’s December celebration.

• We’ll offer tips on how to dress in 1800’s style.
• We’ll describe the set-up for vendor booth placement.
• We’ll talk about the marketing and publicity for Victorian Christmas with Janet Cohen, our paid publicist, at the helm.

And, importantly, we’ll listen to your comments and concerns.

We’ll look forward to seeing you on the 15th!

Victorian Christmas Committee 2012
Barbara Tanner Event Coordinator

Download Flyer


New & Renewing Members

Corn Roaster J&M
Scentsy Consultant-Jessica Demere
Smiley Guys Smokehouse

John & Barbara Juneau
Leftys Grill
McSweeney & Associates CPA
Plaza Tire & Auto Service
SPD Markets

Dam California Movie Premier Nov 17

Dam California, the highly anticipated film about water wars, corporate greed, and the struggle to survive, will premier in Reno, NV,  November 17th 2012 at the Pioneer Center Underground Theater.

Portions of the movie were shot in Nevada County, including Scotts Flat Lake, and a few local people were used as extras in the movie!

This family friendly movie depicts water issues and the people involved. It will be shown at the Pioneer Center Underground Theater, in downtown Reno, NV. November 17th, 2012 (92 mins. run time).

Two shows: 5pm and 8:30pm with Red Carpet activities in-between. Lights, cameras, limo’s, and your own Red Carpet photos of you and your friends!

There will be an auction for We Care Reno Volunteers who feed the hungry daily!

The AFTER PARTY will be hosted by the EDGE in Peppermill.  Meet the cast and crew!

Go to for more information.


Board Election Results

The Ballots have been counted and the following people were elected to the Chamber Board of Directors.  They will serve a two year term from January 2013 to December 2014:

Mike Byrne (Incumbent) – The Willo Steakhouse
Peggy Peterson (Incumbent) – Asylum Down & Yabobo
John Cammack – Lefty’s Grill
Kim Coughlan – Novak’s Menswear & Lady Pendleton


Directors who will continue for one more year are:

Tom Coleman – National Hotel
Barbara Tanner – Friend of the Chamber
Dave Francis – Las Katarinas
Corey Bristow – Café Mekka
Valerie Moberg – Broad Street Inn
Melinda Day-Solis – Nevada City Self Storage
Robert Smith – 5 Mile House
Dave Iorns – Nevada City Crystal & Glass
Gary Tintle – Tintle Inc.


Non-Voting – City Liaison – David Brennan – City Manager



Henna Nights at Twin Ridges School Nov 9, 2012

Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School is having a free Community Event on November 9th, 2012 from 6-9pm.

It’s a “Henna Nights” Party at the school located at 111 New Mohawk Road. This is an event open to the community and there is a five dollar materials fee.

We will be experimenting with the art of henna, have a little informal lecture on the cultural significance of the art, and we will be serving Turkish Delights and Spiced Cider.

This is a great event to take your kids to, ages 10 and up.

For more information contact the school at 530-478-1815 or go to their website,

Employer Workshops

Attention Managers and Business Owners:

Two workshops offered by Nevada County Makes in partnership with High Performance Advocates


Monday Nov. 5
9AM to Noon

Are you tired of managing people?  I’ll show you how you can become more effective when you Stop Managing People!

Using simple techniques you will see Employees motivated in ways you may not have thought possible, freeing you from day to day business task management, quieting overwhelm, creating great financial results, becoming the leader you dream of being.


Monday Nov. 12
9AM to Noon PDT

The Fail Proof Hiring Program
*Is too much of your time spent managing your employees?
*Are you frustrated with unmotivated employees?
*Have you had some bad hires in the past?

In three hours, I’ll give you the tools and techniques to hire well and you will walk away ready to put the right people in the right jobs.

Presented by Ruth Schwartz
Ruth is a local business owner, leadership coach, owner of High Performance Advocates, author of the book “The Key to the Golden Handcuffs,” and dynamic workshop leader.

RSVP to save your spot now! or call 530 288-0180.

For more information about The Fail Proof Hiring Program go to: $35 each

Renewing Members

Thank you to our renewing Chamber members this week!

Barbara Tanner
Bonanza Gift Shop
Foothill Flowers
KVMR Radio
Me Ma’s Kitchen
Prospector’s Nursery, LLC
Soroptomist International of Nevada City
The Union
V.F.W. #2655
Vietnam Veterans of America #535

New & Renewing Members

Poms Away! Orchards

BYOB Wine Seller
Café Mekka
Calolea Olive Oil
Christine Foster & Assoc/Verger Mortgage Investment
Extasia Inc.
Hand Crafted
Hecox & Associates
Hilltop Commons Senior Community
Liquid Amber Trading Co.
Meynell Fashions
Nevada County Concert Band
Northern Lights
Sculptured Spikes
Sierra College-Nevada County Campus
Spirithouse Import Gallery
Stephen C. Haas
The Mine Shaft



A Competitive Grant Opportunity

National Endowment for the Arts Releases Funding Guidelines for Our Town

A competitive grant opportunity for Representative McClintock’s constituents.

The National Endowment for the Arts has just posted guidelines and application materials for Our Town, the agency’s program that supports communities that are using the arts to revitalize neighborhoods and reignite local economies.

Key information:
· Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000.
· Application deadline is January 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm. This deadline is earlier than last year.
· Projects may include arts engagement, cultural planning, and design activities.
· Applications must involve two primary partners: a nonprofit organization and a local government entity.
· Applications are encouraged from communities of all sizes across the country. In FY 2012, 41 of the 80 grants supported projects in communities with populations under 50,000.

· Complete Our Town application guidelines are available at
· We strongly encourage applicants to contact us with questions. Email to schedule a call with an NEA design program specialist.
· To view previous Our Town projects, visit the Our Town section of the NEA website.
· Webinars to learn more about this funding opportunity will be held on November 6th and 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm EST at
· Our Town FAQs are available at

Now in its third year, Our Town has provided $11.57 million to fund 131 projects in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Those projects are diverse in geographic distribution, community partnerships, artistic disciplines, and types of projects.

For questions/more information contact Liz Miller, Deputy Congressional Liaison, National Endowment for the Arts • 202.682.5477 •

Nevada City Wins!

Congratulations to Nevada City for winning the “Heroes of October” softball game against Grass Valley for the third year in a row!



Chamber Ribbon Cuttings!

The Chamber had TWO ribbon cuttings last week!

Nevada City Marketplace
is located at 115 South Pine Street in Nevada City, 265-2124. Caroline Szekely, owner, offers a variety of healthful beverages, fine wines, gourmet cheeses, soups, sandwiches, sweet treats, vegan items and fruit, honey, local pottery and artisan soaps.

Tanglewood Forest
is back and now located at 115 South Pine Street, (800) 854-2521, same building as NC Marketplace! Tanglewood Forest offers the enchanting creations of doll artist, Marci Wolfe. This imaginative group of fairies and gnomes, Tree Elves and Brumbles, gentle witches and kind wizards, along with traditional olde-world Christmas figures are the inhabitants of a magical land: The Tanglewood Forest.

Roofline Christmas Lights

Victorian Christmas begins Thanksgiving weekend and we all want the Nevada City downtown to be the brightest spot on Santa’s route. That means it’s time to tune up, replace, or install roofline Christmas lights.

Most businesses in the downtown area have adequate strings of lights, and will only need a “tune-up” – that is, check the lines for damage and replace burned out light bulbs. This task will be done towards the 1st of November and only to those businesses that register in advance. The deadline is October 22, so don’t hesitate, please let us know right away what you would like done.

As usual, if you have the ability to replace light bulbs on your own, just let the office know so that light bulbs may be reserved for you.

Remember: Turn on lights starting Monday, November 19th (in time for the Thanksgiving weekend) and turn them on every night through Sunday, January 6th.

To save energy, the Chamber recommends using a timer and having your lights come on at 5 p.m. and off at midnight. Please turn lights off after January 6th.


Apply to be in Tabletop Mixer Nov 1st

Apply to be part of the next Joint Chamber Business Showcase/Tabletop Mixer!

Thursday, November 1st
Holiday Inn Express
121 Bank Street, Grass Valley

As a Chamber member you have the opportunity to market and promote your business to potential clients and customers especially during the summer months. Mixers give you the chance to meet potential clients and/or customers and to talk about your business and what you have to offer. Make sure to bring your business cards to hand out to new business prospects.

Table Top Showcase mixers offer a high-return-on-a-small-investment opportunity to present your business.

Application and fees accepted on a first come / first serve basis. We are limiting each business category to one participant.

Download Information Letter & Mixer Application

Contact Theresa Scicluna 530-368-1797 •

NC Methodist Church Halloween Party Oct 31

Nevada City Methodist Church hosts community Halloween party

A safe, low-key, family-friendly environment for Halloween fun is planned at the Nevada City Methodist Church community party at the top of Broad Street.

There will be free games, prizes, cookies, eats and drinks. It has been more than 15 years that the church has been hosting this event and it has become a long standing tradition in the community. Doors open at 6:00 pm for two hours of fun and games with emphasis on the younger children. Parents can hang out and drink coffee and tea while the kids play games and win prizes. All are welcome. All is free.

Who:  Nevada City Methodist Church
What:  Community “Family” Halloween Party
When:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 31st
Where: 4 33 Broad Street (Top of Broad), Nevada City, California
Info:  530 265-2877 (Church office)