4th of July Booth Help Needed!

Help!!!! We need help at our hamburger booth at the Fairgrounds on the 4th of July. There are two different shifts; One is from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and the other is from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. (The fireworks at the Fairgrounds begin at 9:30 p.m.)

Please, if you can help us – let us know. It’s a fundraiser for the chamber and a “Dry Run” for the Fair booth.

Give us a call at 265-2692.


Nevada County Booth at the California State Fair

Help Represent the Arts in the Nevada County Booth at the
California State Fair

Nevada County will have a booth at the California State Fair this year and we hope you can help us make sure that the arts are well represented. This is pretty last minute and we don’t have much lead time, but if you have any of the following that could be used in the booth, we’d really appreciate it:

• Video of the Arts in Nevada County (of an event or a venue)
• Posters of Arts events in Nevada County
• Brochures/postcards/rackcards about Arts events or organizations that can be handed out at the booth (as many as you want to donate – they’ll be handed out until they run out)

The deadline for collecting these item is July 5th. Please bring your exhibit display items to Sams Investment Strategies, 426 Sutton Way, Suite 102, no later than Tuesday, July 5. Susan George will be coordinating the collection of these materials and you can contact her at (530) 272-5100 to schedule your drop-off.

Thanks so much for helping us to insure that the arts are well represented in the Nevada County booth at the State Fair!  If you have any questions, please contact us at info@nevadacountyarts.org

Jon Blinder, President of the Board
Arts Collaborative of Nevada County


Advertise in the Nevada City Scene

Nevada City Chamber Members, did you know that the Nevada City Scene publishes in The Union the first Monday of each month and by advertising on that page you’ll reach more than 30,000 readers?

Plus Chamber member advertising discounted pricing saves you close to 50% off regular advertising pricing!

Call Jacki Webber at The Union today (530) 477-4201 to find out how you can particpate.

Real Estate and Mortgage Businesses, please call Emelia Marini at The Union today (530) 477-4242.

Download pdf of Sales Flyer with Advertising Rates:  Flyer & Rates
Download pdf of June edition of the Nevada City Scene:  Nevada City Scene June

DIY Natural Building Instruction June 29th

Mud and Pearls, a recent inductee to the Chamber, will be hosting a week long cob workshop starting on Sunday.

The class is full, but on Wednesday, June 29th, from 1:30 to 5:00 pm local residents can come try out making cob and learning about DIY natural building from one of Northern California premier cob builders, Rob Pollacek.

Free admittance but bring your own water bottle! At Willow Springs, in North San Juan. 530 362 8082 for more information.


New and Renewing Members


Jordanwood & Johnson Assoc. Inc.

Business and Career Center (Formerly One Stop Business and Career Center)
Mana Beads
Me Ma’s Kitchen


Crazy Cow Yogurt is Open!

The much anticipated Crazy Cow Yogurt is now open for business at 230 Commercial Street in Nevada City.  Stop by, say “hi” and see what owner Vince Dallugge has in store for you!

Check out their website with all their offerings at www.crazycowyogurt.com or call (530) 265-4000.

Nevada County Makes Ribbon Cutting

We welcomed Nevada County Makes as members of the Chamber with a ribbon cutting last Thursday, June 16th.  This is an on-line market place for crafters to show and sell their items.

Many people were on hand for the festivities!

Check out their website at www.nevadacountymakes.com

Still Accepting 4th Parade Entries

The Grass Valley Downtown Association is seeking float entries for this year’s “Active Liberty” 4th of July Parade! We are particularly interested in local school bands willing to participate in the parade. The parade will be in downtown Grass Valley this year and festivities will continue at the Nevada County Fairgrounds with live entertainment starting at 4:30 PM with a break for a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30

This year’s entertainment feature is the Chillbillies, plus Special Guests, Bob Villwock , Lorraine Gervais, Kate Haight, Peter Wilson and the Tommyknocker Cloggers. There will be Swing Dancing on the Green with disc jockey Ed Larson. A ton of kids’ activities with bounce houses, go karts, face painting, Nevada County Makes with kids making all sorts of different crafts.

Tess’s Kitchen Store has donated a Big Green Egg BBQ that you can enter to win at Thursday Night Markets this month. Tickets are $5 and will help to offset the cost of this year’s 4th of July Celebration!

Thanks to our sponsors for this year’s 4th of July celebration: Waste Management, Sierra Nevada Medical Associates, SPD, KNCO, The Union, Premier West Bank, The Army, Sierra Nevada, Budweiser, B&C True Value, Economy Pest Control, Mike Bratton-State Farm, Gold-n-Green Equipment Rentals, McSweeney & Associates APC, AAA of California, Auburn Ford, Auburn Honda, Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames, First US Community Credit Union, Gold Country Hearing Center, Network Real Estate, Coldwell Banker- Grass Roots Realty, BriarPatch Co-op Natural Foods Market, Les Schwab Tires of Grass Valley, Magnussen’s Auburn Toyota, Safeway, The Pilates Place, Twin Cities Church, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Wolf Mountain Day Spa, YUBAdocs Urgent Care, Jazzercise of Grass Valley, Kaido Sushi, and Ashley Furniture. We couldn’t do it without you!

For more information or to enter your float in the 4th of July Parade, please contact the Grass Valley Downtown Association at 272-8315.


Meet Assemblyman Dan Logue June 24th

You are invited to come meet Assemblyman Dan Logue!

Friday, June 24th – 2:00pm

Nevada County Association of Realtors
336 Crown Point Circle
Easterly Hall (lower parking lot access)

Grass Valley

This is your opportunity to hear first hand information as to what is happening in Sacramento with all the issues facing California and for the Assemblyman to receive information from you about how the budget, jobs, taxes, regulations, and other issues facing business in CA, effect that business.

Hope to see you there.


Gemstone Bead Trunk Show & Sale

Saturday & Sunday – June 26 & 27
Sat 10am to 6pm; Sun 11am to 5pm

Mana Beads
417 Broad Street (the Ghidotti Building)
Nevada City

For two days only, Mana Beads will present a gemstone bead show and sale where thousands of stones and beads will be available to admire or purchase. This is an unusually large selection of beads, in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and qualities which will offer something of interest to anyone – whether you are a beader, a gemstone collector, have geology interests or just like stones and jewelry!

Wheelchair accessible; Indoor/Outdoor event

For more information go to www.manabeads.com


Calling All Patriots

This year our 4th of July Celebration begins with an Official flyover by Beale Air Force Base, followed by our Local Army Recruiters in their Humvee. It will be a very patriotic Parade again this year.

Yes, There is still time to make a difference by helping out with this year’s costs of the 4th of July Celebration. You can make a donation or become a sponsor of this year’s 4th of July Parade, festivities at the Fairgrounds and Fireworks display.

Costs continue to rise every year, and many communities have been forced to cancel their celebrations. Let’s keep our Nevada County 4th of July One of our Best Events of The Year. You can help by sending a donation in any amount (Suggestion $25 and Up), you can be an Associate Sponsor for $199, Sponsor a Marching Band for $250, or Sponsor a Special Event during the Day for $500.

Many Thanks to our businesses who have already contributed! Please think about having your business be a part of this Great Nevada County Event. Join in by helping out today.

The Event is a collaborative effort of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce and Grass Valley Downtown Association.

Contact Dian Glasco, 4th of July Sponsorship Coordinator
(530) 265-9606 or email adwoman1@sbcglobal.net

Please make cheeks payable to the 4th of July Committee and mail to:

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
132 Main Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

Closing Weekend for “The Full Monty”!

“The Full Monty – The Musical”, presented by Ewing Ventures, runs June 2nd through June 26th at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.

Special Midnight show added Friday, June 24th – $20! This is an “anything goes” show for the actors.  Come join the fun!

This is the story of six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, who decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales – only their show will be better than the Chippendales because they’ll go “The Full Monty”!

*Due to Adult content, 18 and over please!!

Tickets available at Briar Patch, The Bookseller and BrownPaperTickets.com or call (530) 430-SHOW.



North Columbia Schoolhouse Happenings

Odissi Dance Performance with Diya Sen

Saturday, June 25th – 8pm

Tickets $18 advance/members at Briar Patch & Mother Trucker’s; $20 at the door

Diya Sen began studying the traditional Indian dance form of Odissi at the age of four. She has toured internationally, both as a soloist and with the Odissi dance troupe of her teacher, Madhavi Mudgal. Diya Sen lives in Delhi, India. This will be one of only a few west coast performances. Odissi is one of the eight classical dance forms of India. It originates from the state of Odisha, in eastern India. It is the oldest surviving dance form of India on the basis of archaeological evidences. It was suppressed under the British, but has been reconstructed since India gained independence. It is particularly distinguished from other classical Indian dance forms by the importance it places upon the tribhangi (literally: three parts break), the independent movement of head, chest and pelvis, and upon the basic square stance known as chauka. http://diyasen.in/

For more information go to www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

Pet Adoptathon June 25th!

Pet Adoptathon
Sammie’s Friends at the Nevada County Animal Shelter

Saturday, June 25th
Noon – 4pm
14647 McCourtney Road

Join us for Hot Dogs! Lazy Dog Ice Cream! Raffle!

Link to our animals on Petfinder at http://sammiesfriends.org/



New and Renewing Members


Salon de Soleil
Transformative Social Media

American Family Chiropractic
Bruce Rayner
Business and Career Center
g swenor photography
Kat’s World Foods
Nevada County Association of Realtors, Inc.
The Total Wellness Academy


Help Sierra College Foundation Reach Their Goal

This winter, the Sierra College Foundation launched the “Climb Higher: the Osher Matching Scholarship” campaign to raise money for scholarships for Sierra College students. The Bernard Osher Foundation generously agreed to match every dollar donated to this campaign by 50 cents, in addition to its initial gift of $25 million dollars to California Community Colleges.

The Nevada County Coordinating Council is just $11,944 away from their $68,000 goal. 100 percent of every dollar donated by Nevada County residents will go directly to funding these scholarships for Sierra College students in our local community. Five annual scholarships of $1,000 per year in perpetuity will be rewarded to students residing in Nevada County and attending the Sierra College system, here or in Rocklin or Truckee.

Their deadline of June 30th is quickly approaching though and we need your help! No donation is too small, every dollar helps!

Donors can either establish a “named” scholarship in the discipline of their choice (minimum $13,334, matched 2-1 by Osher) or can donate any amount to the general “Climb Higher” campaign. Local organizations that have generously donated thus far include Soroptimist International Grass Valley, The Ladies Relief Foundation, Nevada County Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Council and the six Rotary clubs of Nevada County.

Envelopes are available at all Citizens Bank branches, and you can send directly to Sierra College on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley and note that your donation is for The Osher Matching Scholarship Challenge.

For information, you can contact Judy East, chair of the NCC Coordinating Council, at jeast.gv.@gmail.com or call (530) 268-0942.


Nevada City Farmers Market Starts June 18

Come downtown to celebrate the 4th annual Farmers Market starting June 18th in downtown Nevada City (Robinson Plaza and Union Street).  WIth educational demonstrations, free bike tune-ups, face painting, yoga and massage there’s surely something for everyone.

Walking, biking and carpooling are encouraged, but there’s ample parking a block or two from the market.  Bring your basket, your sun hat, and your coffee mug.

Nevada City Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 18 – November 12, 2011.

For more information visit:  www.ncfarmersmarket.org.

Get Involved with Nevada City Uncorked

A Wine and Food Experience

Download Restaurant/Caterer AgreementVenue Agreement

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners are proud to announce their first collaboration in presenting the upcoming Nevada City Uncorked, August 6, 2011 from 1-4pm in historic downtown Nevada City.

We are expecting nearly 20 wineries and restaurants plus over 700 attendees from neighboring Foothill communities are expected to attend this inaugural event. Locations will be set up all within walking distance on Spring, Pine, Broad and Commercial Streets.

Attendees will be encouraged to visit local businesses, chat with merchants, and learn the history of our charming town while enjoying a sampling of local Foothill wines and food. From vintage cabs and buttery chardonnays to delicious crepes and creative California cuisine, there is something for everyone.

How You Can Get Involved

  1. Restaurant as venue – You provide the food and venue while hosting a visiting winery or pouring your own wine in your restaurant. If you choose to have a winery pour at your restaurant you will need to forfeit your liquor license during the hours of the wine stroll. If you prefer to pour your own wine, remember that there is no limit to the number of tastes you must provide and there is no reimbursement for wine. You will be reimbursed 50 cents for every food taste ticket you turn in after the event. Cost is $0 for Chamber members, $25 to non-chamber member (ABC license)
  2. Restaurant / Caterer off-site – Pair your delicious food with a local winery at a tasting room or retail shop. If you choose to serve your food at a retail shop, a representative from your business will need to be present and serve the food. You will be reimbursed 50 cents for every food taste ticket you turn in after the event. Cost is $0
  3. Retailers – Host a visiting winery and restaurant/caterer. The Chamber will set up an existing table (or provide one) in your business where a winery will pour wine and a restaurant will serve their food. You act as the hostess who is the mostess, and provide the festival atmosphere and help spread the word. Cost is $25 (ABC license)
  4. Sponsor – Sponsor this year’s commemorative wine glass and have your logo featured for attendees to enjoy for years to come. Cost is $TBD. Other sponsorship opportunities may include your business’ logo on the tickets and/or wristbands, signage at the event and complimentary event tickets.
  5. Advertise – Ad space is available in the program guide. Ads range from $25-$100. Please contact Cathy Whittlesey at the Chamber Office if you’d like to purchase an ad. Ads must be submitted camera ready.


Our aggressive press campaign begins 8 weeks before the wine stroll and includes 3 rounds of press releases targeting local and regional press, including print, online, TV, radio and social media. 600 program guides will be printed and distributed throughout Nevada County. Local media sponsors include The Union Newspaper, KVMR, KNCO and Food Art and Wine.


Tickets are $30adv/$40day of. This includes a commemorative wine glass to use at each wine tasting plus 5 food tickets. Attendees can purchase additional food tickets for 2/$5 or 5/$10. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets. For questions contact the Chamber Office at 530-265-2692 or info@nevadacitychamber.com

Get Involved

Download Restaurant/Caterer AgreementVenue Agreement


NC Elks Father’s Day Breakfast June 19th

The Nevada City Elks invite you to bring your Special Dad to Honor him on his Special Day.

Join us and Our Dads for a great breakfast on

Sunday, June 19th
9:30 a.m. to Noon

Please Make your reservations.  Call the Lodge at 265-4920

Serving Egg omelets, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage links, cottage potatoes, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, orange juice & coffee

Where else can you get such a great breakfast at this price?  Come Join Us!

Download Fathers Day Breakfast Flyer pdf


Abstrakt Ribbon Cutting

Abstrakt celebrated their store opening at 228 Broad Street last week with a festive Ribbon Cutting.  In attendance from left:  Friend of Abstrakt, Kirk Valentine (NC Chamber), Lize Hottegindre (co-owner), Jesse Locks (NC Chamber), Andrea Baron (Abstrakt employee), Joe Gobert (Abstrakt friend & helper), Barbara Tanner (NC Chamber), Roi Lynn Arnold (co-owner).