Ribbon Cutting at Nevada City Box Office

The Nevada City Box Office at the Miners Foundry had their official Chamber Ribbon Cutting ceremony Thursday, April 26th.  Many familiar faces were in attendance to celebrate!

The Nevada City Box Office was established in 2011 to serve the ticketing needs for a variety of venues in the Nevada City and Grass Valley areas.  Tickets are available online, as well as over the phone and in person.

Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
530-265-5463 • 325 Spring Street – inside the Miners Foundry Annex
(First door to the right, coming from Spring Street)


New and Renewing Members


Evolution Studios
Hamilton Bryan
Sister Sunflower

Edward Jones (Peter McDonald)
House of Print & Copy LLC
Nevada City United Methodist Church
Nevada County Properties/Recreation Realty
Scotts Flat Lake


Summer Camp & Activities Fair May 5th

Join us May 5th at the Nevada City Veteran’s Building, located at 415 N. Pine St.  Parents will have the opportunity to talk with camp directors, workshop instructors, and child care providers to find the perfect programs for their children to enjoy this summer. Register on the spot for many of the camps and activities that will be represented, including The Artists Workshop, Dance with Laura Bishop, Earth Encounters, J&J Performing Arts, Sierra Jazz Camp, and many more! Children can romp in Dan Wiles’ Awesome Jump House while parents gather information about having one at their next birthday party. MeMa’s Kitchen will be selling tamales – enjoy at the event or take home for a Cinco de Mayo dinner!

We are so thankful to our community sponsors, Gold Country Kuk Sol Won, B&C, SPD, and Sheila Baker, who recognize the benefit of summer camps. They have donated generously to support the Fair and to provide scholarships. There will be a raffle for the chance to win a FREE camp scholarship, Bonus Dollars toward the camp or activity of your choice, or other great prizes! Raffle proceeds will help fund repairs at Seaman’s Lodge, located in Pioneer Park.

Contact Nevada City Parks & Recreation at 530.265.2496 x129 for information.

Let’s keep our children learning, moving, and having fun this summer!

Last Chance to Participate in NC Gold 2012-2013

Nevada County Gold 2012-2013 Edition – The essential guide to the attractions, services and products that make beautiful Nevada County the premier destination in the Northern Sierra.

Last chance to participate in the 26th Anniversary Edition!  One Issue, One Price, One Year Shelf Life!  80,000 Distributed!

Contact IMS-Nevada County Gold Magazine at info@nevadacountygold.com

Download Flyer

NC Rotary’s Adventures & Wine Auction April 27th

The Adventures & Wine Auction to benefit the Nevada City Rotary Club will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The silent and live auctions will feature services, goods, and unforgettable experiences donated by members of the Nevada City Rotary Club and the local business community.

The auction will be even better than last year, with dozens of new, interesting items. The highlight will be the live auction with packages including lodging, good food, and great wine.

Ticket price includes hors d’hoeuvres, wine from many of Nevada County’s best wineries, a no-host bar, three fun raffles, and the live and silent auctions.  It will be the best party of the year!

$20 advance/$25 at the door.  Tickets available at Harmony Books, The Bookseller, Briar Patch or Purchase tickets online

This is a great evening of wine, food, fun, and charitable auctioneering.  Talented auctioneer Jay Cooper will keep the event moving and make for a fun and profitable time for all.

All proceeds benefit the scholarships and other youth programs of Nevada City Rotary Club.

For more information please visit http://nevadacityrotary.org/services/index.htm.



NCFilm Festival Presents “The Miners’ Hymns” April 28

Nevada City Film Festival presents The Miners’ Hymns

Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival 2011

April’s NCFF Pick of the Month is the stunning film THE MINERS’ HYMNS. The ill-fated coal mining communities in North East England are the subject of this inspired documentary by multi-media artist Bill Morrison. Their story is told entirely without words, yet the film is far from silent: it features a remarkable original score by the Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Also in our program: RELEASE (2010), a crowd gathers to watch Al Capone’s release from prison in 1930; OUTERBOROUGH (2005), the Brooklyn Bridge as you have never seen it before; and THE FILM OF HER (1996), a history of the movies in just 12 minutes.

Watch the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUk4kKWcmGs

Saturdays, April 28
The Magic Theatre, 107 Argall Way, Nevada City, CA
Showtime 1pm, Box Office Opens 15 minutes before screening
Tickets $6.50 GA, $5.50 Magic Lantern Film Society Members

New and Renewing Members



Dick Corn
Gray Goose
Nevada City Elks Lodge #518
Shaw’s Antiques
Szabo Vineyards
Terra Alta Development Co.
WestAmerica Bank
Underground Gold Miners Museum

Customer Service Workshop April 30th

Sierra Commons will be holding a Customer Service Workshop

When: April 30th, from 9am-12pm
Where: The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley
Cost: $35 Members*, $45 General Admission
Lunch: $12.50

Complete information can be found here http://sierracommons.org/education/cutomerservice/

*$10 discount to all Nevada City Chamber of Commerce members

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Trent, Executive Director, Sierra Commons
p:530.265.8443 // c: 530.559.5982 // robert@sierracommons.org // sierracommons.org



Scotch Broom Challenge April 28th

Are invasive plants bothering you? Want to be involved in your community? Want to have fun while making a difference? Volunteer with Bear Yuba Land Trust!

Scotch Broom Challenge
April 28th Adam Ryan Preserve

For more information about volunteering contact Allison Dawson at Allison@bylt.org or call (530) 272-5994 ext 209

Download Scotch Broom Challenge Flyer


Nevada City Town Hall Meeting April 18th

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Presents


Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, April 18th
City Hall

You’ll hear what’s happening around the village from:

Chamber of Commerce
Gary Tintle

City of Nevada City/Courthouse Update
Dave Brennan

Michael Young

Miners Foundry
Gretchen Bond & Dave Iorns

Nevada City residents & business owners are encouraged to attend.  There will be Q & A time – so bring your thoughts to share.


Labor Law Seminar April 18th

The Lawyer Referral Service of Nevada County, the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce and the One-Stop Business & Career Center are sponsoring the

Nevada County – 2012 LABOR LAW SEMINAR
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Download Registration Form

Wild for the Yuba Event April 21st

Join us for SYRCL’s 2nd Annual Wild for the Yuba, a Wild & Scenic event, featuring two dozen hand-picked wineries and breweries will delight your taste buds with their finest selections, along with scrumptious food by Emily’s Catering and Cakes on Saturday, April 21 at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Hall. A silent auction will entice you with items such as getaways & adventures, feasting, art, garden goodies and practical items.

Date: April 21, 2012 6-9pm
Location: Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Hall, 255 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

For more information: 530-265-5961 ext. 201

Advance: $30 members; $35 general and $20 for designated drivers
At Door: $35 members; $40 general, and $20 for designated drivers

Tickets available at the SYRCL Office, or buy using our online form.

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Comcast Business Class Offered To Chamber Members

As a member of Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, you are eligible to take advantage of an exclusive “members only” price from Comcast Business Class for your communication needs.

The full suite of Comcast Business Class products gives you fast Internet service that comes with web hosting for your web site, Cloud Services from Microsoft®, and security to protect your network; low monthly rate phone service with unlimited local and domestic long distance as well as premium features like voicemail, hunt group, extension dialing – included at no extra cost; and, TV to entertain and inform your customers, and to keep you and your employees connected during major news events.

This exclusive “members only” price is $160 for the Deluxe Internet package with speeds up to 50Mbps/10Mpbs ($29.95 savings) or $85 for the Premium Internet package with speeds up to 22Mbps/5Mpbs ($14.95 savings) each month.

Full-featured phone lines will be available for just $29.95 each per month, with a two-line minimum. The Internet and phone promotions can be combined, and both require a minimum two-year contract.

Simply go to business.comcast.com/Chambers and submit your information (including our six-digit code of 259830) to receive the special Chamber offer and start the ordering process. You will need to complete the Submit Member Information form identifying this Chamber so you can be contacted by a local Comcast Business Account Executive to discuss your particular needs, and find the solution that’s right for your business.

Download Chamber of Commerce Referral Program pdf

Download Referral Program Brochure


Rotarians Host Community Program Apr 17

‘Rotary Returns To The School That Fell From The Sky’

Tuesday, Apr. 17 • 7-9 p.m.
Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City
Suggested Donation: $5

Rotarians Host Community Program on Visit to Papua New Guinea

Last year’s visit by local Rotarians to the jungles of Papua New Guinea will be the subject of a video presentation and panel discussion on Tuesday, Apr. 17, at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, in Nevada City.  All interested members of the public are welcome to attend the program, which is sponsored by the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City. Proceeds from the $5 suggested donation will support schools in Papua New Guinea.  The event opens at 7 p.m. and will include the first public screening of a video of the trip filmed by participant and Auburn dentist Ed Weiss. Members of the Nevada Union High School Rotary Interact Club will be offering refreshments.

Members of 49er Rotary and others traveled to the southwest Pacific nation – one of the least explored countries on earth – last October to conduct dental, building and educational exchanges at two schools founded by the late longtime Grass Valley resident Fred Hargesheimer.  The legendary Hargesheimer was a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot shot down by Japanese forces during WW II. He parachuted to safety and survived 31 days in the jungle before he was rescued and protected by local villagers.  Over the years, he returned to Papua New Guinea many times, where he built schools and economic opportunity for the people who saved his life. His work is chronicled in his book, The School That Fell From The Sky: a WW II Pilot’s South Pacific Tale of Grit and Gratitude, which has been described as one of the best stories of the Pacific War.

The community program, titled “Rotary Returns To The School That Fell From The Sky,” will provide insights into Papua New Guinea, its people and Hargesheimer’s work.  “It will give people a greater appreciation for the work that Fred, as one person, was able to accomplish and tell how Fred’s family and Rotary are carrying on the tradition,” said 49er Rotarian Hal DeGraw, who participated in the trip.  The Rotary Club is also arranging to have copies of Hargesheimer’s book available for sale at the event.  DeGraw said that Rotary proceeds from the community program will benefit the Airmen’s Memorial Fund, which pays for operation and maintenance of the two schools founded by Hargesheimer.

Tickets are available from local Rotarians and will be available at the door.  For information, contact Hal DeGraw at (530) 265-8649 or Mike Ferguson at (530) 265-2715.


Small Business Classes in April

As you probably know, SEDCorp conducts classes every other month geared towards small business owners. For April we are offering one FREE class and several new classes. Here are the hightlights.

NEW: Small Business Marketing – Learn where to put your marketing dollars before throwing ad dollars in no particular direction. Learn the simple, hands-on approach to effective marketing. $55.00
April 18, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Auburn
April 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Grass Valley

NEW: Understanding Your Financial Statements – Learn how to make sense of complex financial reports and discover what they really mean. No prior knowledge of finance or accounting is required. $30.00
April 25, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Auburn

Take a look at the April class listing for other small business classes.  Educate yourself to make better business decisions.

For more information, visit www.sedcorp.biz or call 530-823-4703.


Win a Free Website & Photo Shoot!

The Outside Inn’s blog likes to help promote local activities, events and businesses. We have partnered up with John Burnett Photography to offer a special contest to one lucky Nevada City/Grass Valley business. The prize is a Free Website & Professional Photo Shoot, which will include:

▪ Website with up to six pages (wordpress based).
▪ Widescreen photographic format
▪ 2-3 Hour photo shoot on location (of your business, or service)
▪ content writing, making it a virtual turn-key operation. Interview the client to assess what pages are needed and get an outline of key points per page
▪ $3500 value

▪ Note: Static site only, no e commerce or catalog sites. Must be a business with a physical address located in either Nevada City or Grass Valley. Does not included hosting or domain name fees. Entrants must provide hosting with WordPress functionality (typically around $8/mo for basic hosting.)

How do you enter? Please email Erin at erin@outsideinn.com a photo or graphic of your local business, with up 75 words about what your business and a website or facebook page (if you have one). Submissions are open between now and March 30th. On April 1st the Outside Inn blog will showcase the applicants and have a vote for which business should win the prize. Voting will end on April 14th and the winner will be announced on April 15th.

“Big Night” at Miners Foundry April 14th

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Nevada City Film Festival, Miners Foundry Cultural Center and The Old 5 Mile House will present “Big Night” an exciting and unique cinematic, dining, and cultural experience. “The movie and the feast” pairs the critically acclaimed, modern day classic film “Big Night” with a traditional Italian feast just like the one in the movie.

“Big Night” will be screened in the historic Osborn and Woods hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center where state of the art projection and sound will be brought in for your viewing pleasure.

In love and life, one big night can change everything! “Big Night” is the tale of two immigrant brothers from Abruzzo who own and operate a restaurant called “Paradise.” One brother, Primo (Tony Shalhoub), is a brilliant, perfectionist chef who chafes under their few customers’ expectations of “Americanized” Italian food. Their uncle’s offer for them to return to Rome to help with his restaurant is becoming more and more appealing to Primo. The other brother, Secondo (Stanley Tucci), is the restaurant’s manager, who is enamored of the possibilities presented by their new endeavor and life in America. Despite Secondo’s efforts and Primo’s magnificent food, their restaurant is failing. They host a final “Big Night” to save the restaurant. The film also stars Minnie Drivers, Isabella Rosellini, and Marc Anthony. “Big Night” literally makes your mouth salivate and your stomach growl! It’s that good! And not just because of the amazing Italian food, but the superb acting and plot. It was nominated for the “Grand Jury Prize” at the Sundance Film Festival and the “Grand Special Prize” at the Deauville Film Festival.

Following the film, dinner will be hosted in the beautiful Stone Hall. The Old 5 Mile House has created a mouth-watering menu of the traditional Italian dishes featured in the movie including Maiale di Lattante Arrostito tutto (Whole Roasted Suckling Pig), Timbale Reale (baked pasta), Risotto Bandiera Italiana (Risotto in the Colors of the Italian Flag), Brodo Vegetale con Pasta (vegetable soup), Pollo Arrostito con Rosmarino (Whole Roasted Chickens with Rosemary), Pesci Arrostiti Tutto Con le Erbe (Whole Roasted Fish with Herbs) plus fresh vegetables including beets, carrots, asparagus, tomatoes, artichokes, and radicchio, either grilled or roasted to perfection. And of course, Tira Misu for dessert.

Enjoy this tantalizing dinner, perfect for both vegetarians and carnivores, by romantic candle light and a warm fire.

We promise people will be talking about “Big Night” all year long.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Big Night – A Movie and a Feast
Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
Doors 4:30pm, Film 5pm, Dinner 7pm

Tickets $45/Magic Lantern Film Society and Miners Foundry Members, $50/GA, water, soft drinks, tea, and coffee included. No Host Bar. Purchase a table for 8 guests for $400 and we’ll include 2 bottles of wine (red and white).

Buy Tickets at www.minersfoundry.org or the Nevada City Box Office 530-265-5462.
Tickets must be purchased by April 7th to reserve your seat and dinner!