Music in the Mountains Alliance (MIMA) 35th Annual Home Tour

Moves to Spring 2018!  

April 21st & 22nd

Music in the Mountains, Nevada County’s premier advocate for classical music, has announced its 35th annual Home Tour. New for this year, is the season in which the Home Tour is being presented. Spring has sprung! Time to think about home improvements, what’s new in the decorating world. Is wallpaper truly back? Retro still in style? Grey the new beige?!

The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22 from 10am to 4pm. Don’t miss this popular event which allows the public to take a peek at six of the most beautiful and unique homes in our fabulous Gold Country plus a 273 square foot tiny house. From Victorian to Contemporary, the tour truly features something for everyone offering a wide variety of décor and decorating ideas for every taste.

Begin your journey at a “new” Victorian situated in downtown Grass Valley in a neighborhood of beautiful historic houses, you’ll visit this unique home first built in 1992. From first impression to the view of Downtown from the party deck out back, this home is adorable. While maintaining its Victorian feel, the owners made an effort to give it an updated, more modern look.

Your next stop is at Prospector’s Nursery where Sierra Tiny Houses presents one of its adorable options for small-space living. As tiny houses are trending, we thought you’d enjoy the opportunity to visit what the future holds in store.

Just up the hill is a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home perched on Banner Mountain. Nestled in the conifer forest with views for days, the Asian fusion of this home will delight you.

A lovely drive in the country takes you to a beautiful home overlooking Mountain Lake Estates. Contemporary architecture astounds your senses as you walk up to the front door. The cherry wood throughout the home is breath-taking. Each room boasts beautiful architectural details that the home owners painstakingly chose. Here you can enjoy some refreshments while taking in the soothing pond and spectacular spring garden.

From here, your journey takes you to the above-mentioned Mountain Lake Estates. This contemporary ranch-style house is an artist’s dream. Both homeowners are artists and their home reflects the talent they exhibit. They are also collectors of art, adding to the richness of the décor. The tour includes a woodworking shop and design studio where you will see examples of the work these two talented people create.

The tour loop takes you back into town where not one, but two stately Victorians await you. Although differing in architecture and style, both present a wonderful glimpse into our historic past. Pay particular attention to the details in each home. You won’t be disappointed!

At the eighth stop on the tour, meander out to the back patio for a glass of wine and imagine life in the 1800’s as you wind down from your weekend of touring the special homes of Nevada County.

Several restaurants in the area are giving tour-goers a discount on lunch if you wish to indulge in some local cuisine.

Tickets are available online at and at the MIM Box Office at 530 Searls Ave. in Nevada City. The cost is $25 before March 23, $30 after March 23 and $35 at the door. Get your tickets early and take advantage of the lowest price! Tickets are good for both days. Complimentary cookies and beverages will be available at House #3. There is a No-host wine/beer bar at House #6. Also, there is an incredible raffle for a lucky winner for a beautiful Foothill Florist flower arrangement once a month for a year …and more!

As a Music in the Mountains Alliance (MIMA) fundraiser, your participation in Home Tour 2018 will help support MIM’s many world-class musical performances enjoyed by so many throughout the year (such as ‘Happy Birthday, USA’ at the Fairgrounds) but you will also keep alive the many MIM youth musical educational programs offered to the youth in our community. Thank you for your support.

Entry Fees for High School & Younger Students are 50% off!

Do you like Craft beer and Gourmet cuisine? How about riding bicycles on miles and miles of pristine gravel and dirt roads that are easily accessible from downtown Nevada City?

On May 12, 2018, Gourmet Gravel will partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe for the 2nd annual Gourmet Gravel Nevada City on May 12, 2018. The mixed terrain bicycle ride offers two distances over some of Nevada County’s finest gravel roads, easily accessible by bike from downtown Nevada City. Gourmet cuisine and craft beer, both made and brewed right in Nevada City, courtesy of ol’ Republic Brewing Company awaits all participants at the finish.

With a start/finish at the ol’ Republic Brewery taproom in the Seven Hills Business District, participants can choose from two scenic and challenging routes that pass over the majestic South Fork of the Yuba river at both Edwards and Purdon crossings (yes, there are bridges) while exploring the Tahoe National Forest on Nevada County roads. The rides are fully supported with multiple aid stations, staffed by friendly volunteers and sponsored by both Osmo and Gu Energy.

There will be a post ride party and raffle hosted at the ol’ Republic Taproom. For the entire day of May 12, 2018, ol’ Republic Brewery has pledged to donate 15% of all sales (pints, merchandise, growlers, etc.) to Big Brothers Big Sisters. This way, friends and family who may not ride can still enjoy the party, patronize our sponsors and help support a great organization.

All High School (and younger) students, entry fees are just 50% of the standard entry fee and our event sits perfectly between the final NorCal High School league race and the State finals. Do your final tune up in Nevada City and bring your parents!

For more information including links to enter and donate please see the Gourmet Gravel and Big Brothers Big Sisters event pages.

All entry fees and donations are 100% tax deductible through the 501(c)3 of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County & N. Lake Tahoe. Tax ID number 94-2768855

Here are all the event related links in one location:

Gourmet Gravel – website
Gourmet Gravel – events page
Gourmet Gravel – Mother Lode route
Gourmet Gravel – Nugget route
Gourmet Gravel – Nevada City 2018 registration
Gourmet Gravel – Facebook
Gourmet Gravel – Instagram
Gourmet Gravel – Twitter
Gourmet Gravel Nevada City 2018 – Facebook event
Gourmet Gravel NC for Big Brothers Big Sisters – Donate via PledgeReg

Nevada County Cannabis Monthly Social Mixer & Joint Chamber Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday March 27th, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Join the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance for its monthly Social Mixer open to all. To start the evening, there will be a joint chamber ribbon cutting with Grass Valley & Nevada City Chambers!

The Alliance is excited to have Michael Funk be the feature speaker. Funk’s career began with a grassroots organic food business focused on helping the planet and promoting farmers’ use of less pesticides. He then formed Mountain People’s Warehouse (MPW) in 1976, a business that soon expanded beyond produce to include perishables, bulk and groceries, and grew to become the largest natural foods distributor in the Western U.S.

Funk will share inspirational words about the history of natural food co-ops and natural health stores, the need for distribution channels with the buying power to compete in the marketplace and how to leverage the history of organic farming in Nevada County to establish a similar organic cannabis industry.

Nevada County Digital Media Center Joint Chamber Mixer April 5th

The Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers invites you to a joint chamber mixer hosted by Nevada County Digital Media Center on April 5th at 5:30. Come see what new projects and activities are happening at the center! Mix and mingle with other local businesses, enjoy refreshments and conversation. See you there!

Atria Hosts Author David Troxel on Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, March 29th, 6:30pm

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to be a major public health challenge. Join Atria Grass Valley for a presentation and workshop led by renowned author and expert in Alzheimer’s care, David Troxel. He will address the current state of dementia research, treatment and care, along with trends to watch for in the coming year.


Grass Valley-Nevada City Arts Cultural District

Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District Partners:
─ Nevada County Arts Council
─ City of Grass Valley
─ Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce
─ City of Nevada City
─ Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Business Outreach 2018

Dear Business Owner,
You may have heard that Nevada County is now home to two state designated districts – Truckee and Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural Districts. We now have a unique opportunity to market and support our cultural districts in creative ways that create real return on investment for you.

In the original state application, we defined what culture means for us. As well as the arts we referenced the downtown shopping experience that our cultural districts offer. We referenced our tasting rooms and vineyards, our walking trails, our historical landmarks and sacred spaces, our indigenous peoples, our rivers and lakes, our outdoor lifestyle. All these appealing features make Nevada County not only a destination for tourists but a fabulous place for regional conventions, conferences, fairs and festivals.

How Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District will help your business:

Cultural travelers spend more and stay longer than other types of US travelers

Cultural tourists are predominately affluent and well-educated Baby Boomers. With more than half preferring leisure travel that is educational, Baby Boomer cultural travelers want to engage with locals through “immersive experiences.” 4 in 10 will pay more for distinctive lodging (boutiquehotels, bed and breakfasts, etc.) reflecting a destination’s culture

In a psychographic comparison of the generations, 73% of Millennials “want to engage a destination’s arts and cultural assets” – the highest rated activity of importance

More than two thirds of all Millennials rated “authenticity” and diversity in experiences as
extremely important

How you can participate? We have two avenues for our stakeholders:

1. Invest in Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District
2. Put Social Media to work for all of us!


Nevada County Arts Council Business Members will be listed via a live link and logo on a special members page for Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District at

Your business will be referenced through our social media campaigns to drive Cultural District visitors to you as a supporting business

We will always start with our supporter businesses as the go-to for photo shoots, treasure hunts, pop ups, and scheduled spontaneity

To join us, visit Nevada County Arts Council at and join us. Business membership will automatically enroll you as a Cultural District supporter – and revenue from Nevada County Arts Council’s Business membership category will be directly linked to Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District.

Social Media:

We know that Social Media isn’t always easy. To help, we have the following suggestions as well as a free workshop on how to promote your business through the #GVNCCulturalDistrict lens.
– We recommend posting or encouraging posts to your Yelp review site
– In addition, post to your Facebook page and Instagram
– Post at least a couple times a week
– Encourage your followers to share your posts
– Share business and event links to your followers
– Mention other businesses as well as artists and events in your posts
– Increase engagement on FB by creating sharable posts
– Boost your post on FB and Instagram
– Hashtags to use:


There is compelling evidence that a focus on cultural tourism in Nevada County will reap greater economic  return on investment for us all. Join us in telling our story and benefiting from being part of the Grass Valley-Nevada City Designated Cultural District.

Catharine Bramkamp                                             Jesse Locks
Nevada County Arts Council Board Member    Nevada County Arts Council Board Member
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NCNGRR Museum Hosts Book Discussion & Signing Event – April 21st

Two new books on local railroading history have just been published and the authors will be at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, to introduce their newly released works, “Railroads of Nevada County” by Andrew Brandon and “Railroads of Placer County” by Art Sommers and Roger Staab.

The three authors are scheduled to discuss their work, share some of the fascinating history covered in their books, and answer questions from those in attendance. Books will be available for purchase and the authors will be happy so sign copies. Refreshments will be served and docent-led tours of the museum will be available.

“Railroads of Nevada County” by Andrew Brandon traces local railroading history from the 1860’s when the Central Pacific Railroad was the first railroad to enter Nevada County, extending to the eastern slope of Donner Pass where it established a construction camp now known as Truckee. Through the end of the 19th century additional railroads were constructed, bringing the outside world closer to the remote areas of the county. The book also touches on the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Nevada County Traction Company which served gold-rush era Grass Valley and Nevada City.

Drawing on 200 historic photographs, maps and captions, “Railroads of Placer County” by Art Sommers and Roger Staab provides a visual history of 14 railroads, both narrow gauge and standard gauge, that have operated in or through Placer County since 1861. Some operated for only a short time, while one is still in operation today. The book draws on the combined knowledge of the authors as well as Art’s extensive personal photo collection, the photo archives of the Placer-Sierra Railroad Heritage Society, and selected photos contributed by others.

The NCNGRR Museum is located at 5 Kidder Court, at the intersection of Bost and New Mohawk, in Nevada City. For additional information, please call the museum at 530-470-0902 or check the museum’s website:

KARE Presents Jambalaya & Jazz Night!

Come join the KARE Crisis Nursery for our first ever Jambalaya & Jazz Night! Happening Friday, April 6th, 5:30 to 9:30 at the beautiful Foothills Event Center. Featuring some great local entertainment including Ludi Hinrichs, Cassidy Joy & Karen Woerner and George Cutter & Friends, The Headliners and Heather’s Cabaret Dolls! There will be fabulous food with a New Orleans flair, live and silent auctions and our Wheel Of Fun. Tickets are $30 and are available at, Nevada City S.P.D., The Bookseller in Grass Valley or by calling our office at (530) 265-0693. See you there!!

32nd Annual Nevada City Spring Run/Walk

The 32nd Annual Nevada City Spring Run/Walk presented by the Nevada City United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, April 28. It is the fourth race in the Gold Country Grand Prix. This race is the oldest footrace in Nevada County.

All runners and walkers will receive a vegetable starter from Weiss Brothers Nursery. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the church: 433 Broad Street. Registration information is also available on our church website:
or download the  attached registration form.  Spring Run 2018 Registration Form

Become a Summer Nights Vendor

The Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, a street festival of art and music, has been an annual tradition in this quaint, scenic, historic – and sometimes quirky – community, for close to thirty years. The 2018 event takes place on three Wednesday evenings, July 11th, 18th, and 25th.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

To learn about becoming a vendor, go to:

Nevada City Seeks Volunteer Coordinator

The City of Nevada City desires to recruit a volunteer to help us recruit, communicate with and organize our volunteers. There are several volunteer events throughout the year that are hosted by the City and some events that are in cooperation with other organizations, such as Scotch Broom Pulls with Sierra Streams Institute. The person in this position would work with Department Heads on city events, promote volunteer events on the City’s volunteer website, and insure that all volunteer waivers are collected and organized. For more information, contact Dawn Zydonis at 530-265-2496 x 129.

Nevada City Volunteer Coordinator – Job Description

2018-Nevada City Employment Application

Learning to Farm? Looking for a Job in Agriculture?

Applications Due March 30th

The 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture reported the average age of farmers in the United States to be 58. Over the next 10 years, our country will need 10,000 new farmers just to replace the ones who will retire! The Sierra Harvest Farm has a program to support farmers and ranchers to be prosperous, successful and vibrant!

What is Farm Crew? Hands-on Training, Supported Learning

Hone your skills with Sierra Harvest’s 2018 Farm Crew! Apply now to join a cohort of early-career farmers working and learning on sustainable farms throughout Nevada County. Whether it is learning to repair a tractor, tending a hive of bees, planting a native plant hedgerow, learning to manage a farm office, or mastering the art of bouquet making, we will support you to follow your passion! Farm Crew members will be learning and working on farms and ranches throughout the region and also gathering bi-monthly for community events and advanced production skills courses. This series of workshops will be taught in the field by local experts.

Host Farms

Qualified Farm Crew member applicants will be passed on to host-farms for hiring for the 2018 season. Host farms offer a wide range of paid job opportunities; from 5 hours per week all the way up to full time employment. In addition to a connection to a job and mentor, Farm Crew will support and maximize your on-farm experience with advanced production skills classes, field trips, one-on-one advising and community building providing Farm Crew members with a positive and successful start in market farming. All farm placements are with ecologically sustainable farms. For a list of host farms, click here!

Farm Crew Production Skills Course

Members will spend 3 hours every other week from May through November attending production skills classes (total of 15 classes- 45 hours of instruction.) Production skill courses will include: soil analysis, cover crops and soil building, soil tillage and cultivation, row crop irrigation, pasture management, pest management, animal health and husbandry, tractor technology, greenhouse management, seeding and transplanting, food safety, composting, and more. Classes will be taught by local farmers, ranchers and agriculture industry experts. Most will be held in the field (ie on farms.) Check out the tentative Farm Crew Production Skills Course for the 2018 season!

Who can apply for Farm Crew?
Hard working people seriously considering a career in agriculture can apply for Farm Crew. One season of previous farming experience is strongly encouraged. People already working on farms and ranches in the Nevada County region can also apply to attend Farm Crew Production Skills classes.

To learn more and apply, visit our website. Applications due March 30, 2018 with placements beginning April/May through November.

2018 First Friday Artwalk Sign-ups

We are entering our fifth season of First Friday Artwalks with many exciting plans  for the upcoming season.  The mission of the Nevada City Artwalk is to increase awareness, appreciation and participation in the Arts in our local community while also increasing commerce for local businesses in the downtown Nevada City area.  Participating Downtown businesses feature local artists and host a reception/open house every First Friday evening monthly. We have seen the increased revenue and foot traffic for participating businesses and throughout downtown during the last four years of Artwalks and look forward to seeing this event grow with your continued support. With our recent designation as a Cultural District by the California Arts Council, we have tremendous potential for this season to be more successful than ever.

Participants are encouraged to stay open until 8 or 9pm every first Friday of each month and will host a reception (i.e. Local Artist, Trunk Show, and/or Performance).  We have a roster of curated artists who are interested in being featured and can help “curate” a local artist for your business if needed.   There will be live music of interest to all demographics and interactive arts activities at different locations throughout downtown (all free to the public).

This is a family-friendly event and will be encouraging people to shop INSIDE the stores.

The benefits to being a participant are:

Supporting a downtown event which is designed to get folks strolling downtown and INSIDE the stores and bringing awareness to our designation as a Cultural District. Your business will be featured on the Artwalk map which 500-1000 copies get printed and distributed during each event.

We will have an active and aggressive Facebook/Instagram marketing campaign with daily featured businesses with links to your website or Facebook page.  Even if your business is not on social media, your name is seen by thousands who are.

First Friday Dates for 2018 Season are;

June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

2018 First Friday Artwalk Business Application

2018 First Friday Artwalk Advertising Application

2018 First Friday Artwalk Sponsor Application

2018 First Friday Artwalk Artist Application

We are also looking for more business owners to be part of the planning process and volunteer! If you are interested please contact Cynthia at 530-575-8846 or

Nevada County Digital Media Center Hosts Student Open House

Come explore the Nevada County Digital Media Center. Meet filmmakers & creators of all ages and experience. All students (any age), teachers and school administrators are welcome to attend.

The Nevada County Digital Media Center is Nevada Counties hub for all things film & video. You can come learn how to operate a camera or edit a movie. You can help on productions and or learn how to put together productions. Members have access to a wide variety of equipment, tools, and knowledge. There is something for everyone here, regardless of age and skill set.

Student membership is $20 per year and starts from the day of purchase.

Student Open House – Thursday, April 12th 6pm – 104 New Mohawk, Second Floor

Easter Sees Candy Sales – Nevada City Chamber

We are well stocked at the Nevada City Chamber for your Easter Sees Candies! Choose from pounds of your favorite chocolates, Easter bunnies, special Easter eggs and more!

Nevada City Chamber 132 Main Street, Nevada City – 530/265-2692


Springtime at Ananda

16,000 Tulips in Bloom at Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda Village

Throughout the month of April 2018, enjoy the glorious color and serenity of 16,000 tulips in bloom for Springtime at Ananda at Crystal Hermitage. 24,000 visitors since opened to the public at Ananda Village.

“We planted over 90 varieties of mid and late season Dutch bulbs this year,” said Master Gardener, Nancy Mair. “We blend tulips with a rainbow of complementary pansies, wisteria, rhododendrons, azaleas, peonies, dogwood trees and the fabulous cherry tree, so that guests enjoy a different garden in each terrace.”

The gardens will be open every day in April, 10am-5pm, and Crystal Hermitage will open the house on two weekends: April 7-8 and 14-15. We will be open Easter Weekend.

Visitors are welcome to explore the upper terraced gardens and follow the meandering paths by pools, waterfalls, statuary, and the award-winning chapel inspired by the Little Church of St. Francis in Assisi.

“I joined a group for the drive to the garden, and although I have visited many gardens around the world, I’ve never seen anything remotely like it,” wrote one garden blogger.

Situated on a precipice of the San Juan Ridge 30 minutes outside of Nevada City, the gardens overlook the Tahoe National Forest and Yuba River Canyon.

On open house weekends, visitors can chat with Crystal Hermitage lead gardeners, nibble on maple scones, tour the main house, visit the museum, or quietly enjoy the peace and beauty. For a lunch, visitors will find delicious vegetarian fare or can picnic on the green of Master’s Market in downtown Ananda Village. The Expanding Light Retreat Center also offers vegetarian meals and overnight accommodations, with advance reservations.

Touring Crystal Hermitage house offers a spectacular collection Kashmiri wood carved furniture by India’s Suffering Moses, ethereal paintings by Italy’s Guido Odierna, and Balinese art carvings depicting the Ramayana, India’s epic written thousands of years ago.

Admission is $6.00, children 12 and under are free; season passes are $12.00. For more information, tulip bloom updates, and directions, please call 530-478-7574 or visit Groups are welcome to visit weekdays, 10am – 5pm. For groups of 20 or more, please call 530-478-7587 to arrange a visit. Please no dogs, picnicking or alcohol at the gardens. Also please note: On Friday, April 20st the gardens will open at 1pm.

No waiting in line tickets are available online
Receive a Free 50th Anniversary Ananda Village postcard with online purchase
Bloom Updates will be on instagram and Facebook Live

For groups of 10 or more please call 530-478-7587

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Mai Lee at 310-621-3721, or at



“Sweet Nothin’s” Opens March 23rd

In recognition of 2018 being hailed as The Year of the Woman, Off Broadstreet owners John Driscoll and Jan Kopp offer a brand new musical comedy revue that chronicles sixty years in the crazy ride American women have taken in our society: in the home, in the workplace and in politics. In Sweet Nothin’s, the owner of a Hollywood rooming house has convinced four unemployed actresses to form a vocal quartet to provide entertainment for a fund-raiser she is holding for a local grandmother who is running as an independent for US Congress. Sweet Nothin’s features the talents of returning award-winning actress/playwright Karen Leigh Sharp and amazing vocalist Rebekah  Martino as well as OBS newcomers Heidi Grass, Tasa Proberts and Krissi DeKowzan. With inventive choreography by Tina Marie Kelly, the vocal ensemble performs number one hits from the past sixty years by musical icons from The Ronettes and Shirelles, through Madonna, Annie Lennox and ABBA to contemporary artists like the Dixie Chicks and Katie Perry.

Songs include Be My Baby, Lady Marmalade, Mama Mia, Real Man, Like a Prayer, Roar and Ladies Night, plus two dozen more memorable hits. The perfect show for women and for “The men who love them,” Sweet Nothin’s has plenty of laughs and great music and is suitable for all ages. Pre-show entertainment is provided by Chris Crockett beginning one hour before show time for all performances.

For further information or for show reservations, please call OFF BROADSTREET at (530) 265-8686 or (530) 478-1213 or visit

The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County Presents: Election Forum Series

The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County has scheduled our Election Forum Series at the Rood Center, every Thursday evening in the month of April. Each forum will start at 6:45 with an Introduction about County Voting Changes (CA Voters Choice Act).

Our series will present candidates as follows:

April 5: Clerk Recorder and District Attorney – 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

April 12: US House of Representatives District 1 – 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

April 19: Board of Supervisors District 3 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

April 26: Nevada County Sheriff – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The League of Women Voters has been conducting fair and balanced Candidate Forums in election year cycles since its inception. We are well known and highly commended for our method of including audience participation in questioning candidates that is direct and in real time, while maintaining civility between the parties. We have come to be known as the safe harbor for candidates of all parties and perspectives to speak with the electorate in a moderated but open forum. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of these forums.


The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. You may learn more about the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County at or by visiting our Facebook page,

Meet the Lenders April 5, 2018

This is the 2nd of 6 Small Business events the U.S. Small Business Administration, Sierra SBDC & SCORE has planned in Nevada County for 2018. Presenting to you “Meet the Lenders” on April 5th, 2018, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Nevada County Economic Resource Council Bldg., 104 New Mohawk Rd., Nevada City Ca. 95959.

We will have 12 Business Lenders & Business Resources that have unique loans available only to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.