Ribbon Cutting Thursday at Noon: Aanestad Law

A Trust & Estate Planning Firm

430 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley

Please join us at a Joint Ribbon Cutting with Grass Valley & Nevada City Chambers at noon on Thursday, June 21st. See you there!

KNCO “Business Spotlight” Offer to Nevada City Chamber Members

Hello Nevada City Chamber Members:

KNCO Radio contacted us and offered an opportunity for all our members to be featured in a “Business Spotlight” which is actually a FREE commercial for your business or organization. Nevada City Chamber members will be featured on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

This is the plan:

The time commitment by each business or organization is from 3:30 to 4:00 pm, at the KNCO Studio, 1255 E. Main Street, Grass Valley. KNCO representatives will meet with you at 3:30 to review your business or organization and how it will be featured. The Radio airtime is from 3:45 to 4:00 pm.

Jon Katis will be the host and he will also film the “Spotlight” and put it on KNCO’s Facebook page. It’s then available for you to take it from their Facebook page and use it however you feel would be the best way to promote your business or organization.

If this opportunity is of interest to you – please call the Chamber office to be added to the schedule, (530) 265-2692.

The Chamber is pleased to partner with KNCO and offer this new benefit to the entire membership.

Promote Your Business Through Our Newsletter & Calendar!

Do you want to let people know what your are all about? Having a special or promotion? As a chamber member, you have access to our newsletter that goes out every Monday to over 8,000 subscribers!

Simply provide a write up along with a graphic (logo, poster, pictures) and we will include your item in the newsletter. The deadline each week is Thursday at noon, but of course the earlier the better. Send your information to info@nevadacitychamber.com. If you have questions, feel free to call us, we are happy to help!

Another way to get the word out is to utilize the calendar on our website where you can post your event(s). Once approved, your event will populate several area website calendars. Post Your Event

Best regards,

Libby Bonomolo


Nevada City Chamber Ribbon Cuttings

Welcome to the Nevada City Chamber!

Yuba Bus starts their Yuba River Shuttle for the Summer! Check out the schedule at yubariver.com

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art Gallery & Studio moves to 231 Broad Street! See more at leeannbrookfineart.com

Soulcrafts at 236 Commercial Street offers a unique selection of clothing, jewelry and accessories. Come in and check it out!

California Arts Council Public Meeting June 7th

Thursday June 7, 10am at Miners Foundry

California Arts Council will hold one of its five annual public meetings right here in Nevada County, which is a great honor for all of us. Council Members appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, along with senior staff members, will be arriving from different parts of the state for an all day convening at the Miners Foundry. We will also be inviting regional arts councils from across central and Northern California to attend, along with arts leaders from further afield. Your attendance will show California Arts Council how significant our state designation is for us and, during the public comments part of the agenda, you will have an opportunity to speak from the heart in support of our district, or to ask questions of your own connected with the work of California Arts Council. Lastly, it will be an opportunity to listen in to presentations to the Council, and to conversations on key topics of significance in California today.


Village Market Day Survey

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and The Downtown MeetUp can really use your feedback on the first Village Market Day, May 20, 2018

If you would like to describe anything in detail beyond the space here, please attach another page with your comments.

Nevada City Village Market Day Survey

Community Workshop: Pedestrian Friendly Town Square

Saturday, June 2nd from 11am-1pm
Nevada City City Hall

Join The City of Nevada City and the Future of Nevada County (FoNC) for a Community Workshop to envision a pedestrian friendly street/town square space!

This is an opportunity for the community to provide feedback for an upcoming public works beautification project in downtown Nevada City.

A facilitation method will be used to ensure that each individual has the opportunity to share their opinions in small groups so that as a whole we can gather input and co-create a vibrant, healthy community space. Love Nevada City? Come contribute your vision for this space!

You can also give your opinion here:

If you are a Merchant in Nevada City proper: https://form.jotform.com/FoNC/merchant-survey
If you are a resident of Nevada City proper: https://form.jotform.com/FoNC/resident-survey

See the event on our website at futureofnc.weebly.com or on FoNC’s Facebook Event Page.

KVMR & Nevada Theatre Mixer – Thank You for Coming!

A joint mixer hosted by KVMR, the Nevada Theatre and the Grass Valley & Nevada City Chambers of Commerce drew a nice crowd on Thursday May 10th. Everyone enjoyed wonderful food, drink, live entertainment and conversation. We heard about the Bridge Street Project and what it has done for both organizations and downtown Nevada City! The project….

KVMR Community Radio and the Nevada Theatre Commission joined together in 2013 to complete critical repairs to the back wall of the theater, build a much-needed backstage area and provide a home for KVMR. The Bridge Street Project was completed in early 2015, helping both KVMR and the Nevada Theatre to continue to fulfill their missions of bringing people together to celebrate performing and visual arts and give voice to the community through discourse and action.

The partnership strengthens the mission of each organization, as it has added to the vibrancy of the Bridge Street cultural corridor and improved the landscape of downtown Nevada City.

Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race Dates: June 23 & 24

Please note, the Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race Dates are June 23rd & 24th this year!

Saturday, June 23rd: No Street Closure

Saturday evening there will be a Brewfest in the Three Forks Brewery & Bakery parking lot from 6 to 9pm.

Sunday, June 24th: Street Closures

Nevada City Classic Bike Race (the traditional route has been changed)

The 2nd Annual Nevada City Mile running race

Any questions, please call the Chamber office (530) 265-2692



Disaster Proof Your Business

One in four small businesses never reopen after a disaster. Nine in ten fail within a year unless they are able to reopen within five days of a disaster. Don’t let your business be part of this statistic! Learn how to Disaster-Proof Your Business!

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8:00 – 11:30am

Where: Sierra Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Rd  Grass Valley

Information: www.grassvalleyresilient.eventbrite.com/

KVMR & Nevada Theatre Joint Chamber Mixer May 10th

Join the Nevada City & Grass Valley Chambers Joint Mixer

Hosted by: KVMR & Nevada Theatre on May 1oth from 5:30 – 7:00pm

401 Broad Street, Nevada City

A great opportunity to meet those involved with the Nevada Theatre and KVMR and hear about what they do in our community. Mix and mingle with other business people, enjoy refreshments and conversation. Live music by Cassidy Joy. See you there!

Gary Swenor Photography Ribbon Cutting

The Nevada City Chamber had a ribbon cutting at Gary Swenor Photography, with a nice gathering of friends and family. A delicious lunch was served in the garden at Gary’s home studio. Thank you Gary! Welcome to the Nevada City Chamber!

4th Annual Spring Cleaning Set for Nevada City

The City of Nevada City in partnership with the area’s only TimeBank, Hour Nevada County, will be undertaking its 4th annual city-wide spring-cleaning, Wednesday, May 2nd, 8am-1pm.

The City of Nevada City, the Nevada City Police, Fire Department, Public Works, non-profits, Hour Nevada County, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, local service clubs, neighbors and downtown businesses will be pulling out their tools for the undertaking.

The first city-wide Spring Cleaning was launched March of 2016 with approximately 175 volunteers. Once again this year, residents and business owners will be asked to step up and remove graffiti, repaint gas lamps, fire hydrants, and street curbs as well as weed-eat, remove trash, and clear hedges along sidewalks. The city of Nevada City will be providing tools and equipment.

This year the Spring Cleaning will be focused on downtown Nevada City and the 7 Hills District. Store owners that would like to have their storefronts freshened with a coat of paint by volunteers should contact Reinette Senum, at reinettesenum@gmail.com, no later than May 1st . Store owners are asked to provide the paint, the volunteers will do the rest.

Event organizers highly recommended that volunteers wear the appropriate clothing and bring the tools for the type of jobs they would like to undertake, i.e. paint or scrub brushes, pruning shears, rakes, brooms, buckets, paint trays and rollers, etc. Though tools and equipment will be provided it is first come first serve.

“This has a big impact on our town,” stated event organizer, Nevada City Council Member Reinette Senum,  “It really brings out the best in our community, builds ownership and pride, and gives Nevada City that shine we have become accustomed to.”

Local Nevada City business, SOAP, is providing a special biodegradable orange-coconut cleaner to reduce its impacts of the run off into Deer Creek. Volunteers can join the Hour Nevada County TimeBank and earn exchangeable hours. For more info go to https://www.hournevadacounty.org

No need to sigh up in advance. The check-in and staging area for volunteers will be located in the Chinese Parking Lot next to HAALo, 412 Commercial Street beginning at 7:30am. All volunteers are asked to check in at this location to sign release forms and for directions. The City will be providing breakfast snacks as well as coffee and tea donated by the Food Bank of Nevada County.

For more information go to: www.hournevadacounty.org/upcoming-events Please join us in this extraordinary event! All ages welcome!

Reinette Senum                                 Phone: 530-264-6048

Nevada City City Council                  Email: reinettesenum@gmail.com

2019 Grass Valley Wedding Fair Choose Your Booth Sale

I hope this finds you well and getting some rest before May weddings arrive. I have a few updates and our early bird registration form for ​the​ 2019 ​Grass Valley ​Wedding ​F​air. Our last fair we saw over 200 BRIDES, that’s almost double the brides we’ve had in the previous 9 fairs!​ ​If you would like to join us next year and be a part of this wonderful community event…..here’s the best offer to reserve your booth.

SAVE THE DATE, next years fair is on Sunday, January 20, 2019

This year I’m doing something NEW! I have had many requests for specific booth spaces for 2019 so to make it fair I will be accepting EARLY registration that YOU get to choose your spot. This will be on a 1st come 1st serve basis. To RESERVE your ideal spot, please send in your signed contract with $100.00 deposit by May 1st. You will also receive the Early Bird 10% discount if you pay the balance by September 1st!
This offer will expire on May 2nd so sign up early!

Grass Valley Wedding Fair Contract 2019 Early Bird Special

2018-2019 Official Nevada County Calendar & Map Advertising

The Official Calendar and Map serves as a valuable resource for promoting Nevada County and Nevada County business throughout Northern California and Nevada. With limited advertising space available, your message will definitely stand out!

Cultural District Workshop for Local Business

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. Nevada County Arts Council will host 2 free workshops for local businesses, artists, non-profits, and the general public to learn how they can leverage this exciting new designation to help increase business and awareness.

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.

Tuesday, May 1st, 9-10am at Nevada City Film Festival Office, 110 Union Street, Nevada City, behind Mi Pueblo Taqueria
Tuesday, May 8th, 5:30-6:30pm at Nevada City Film Festival Office, 110 Union Street, Nevada City, behind Mi Pueblo Taqueria

For more information contact: Jesse Locks (916) 548-7716 – jesse@nevadacityfilmfestival.com

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 nevacoboutique@gmail.com

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