Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Small Business Focus Group – You’re invited….

Because Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation always strives to do the best job possible for our hospital, our donors, and our community, we are inviting community members to a small focus group, to give your opinion on the work we are doing. Please see the attached flier for more information.

We promise this is not a solicitation, just an information gathering session. Please join us for a one-hour meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 11:00 am at Building 3 of the hospital, level 1, OPC room 110.

Please RSVP to or call (530) 477-9700 if you are able to attend. We look forward to seeing you and hearing your input. Thank you.


SNMH Foundation’s Community Partners Program is a great way for businesses to support our local community hospital, while getting their business name out in front of some of the most influential people in our community. We can help to provide you with exposure out in the community throughout the year, and a chance to connect one on one with our extensive family of donors, while showing them you care about our hospital and our community just like they do. For more information, please see the attached brochure, or contact Jenni Toedtemeier, Development Director, at 530-477-9700 or  Community Partners Program Brochure

The Fur Traders Offers Special to Nevada City Chamber Members

The Fur Traders would Personally like to invite all the members of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce to our Warehouse Sale before being open to the public. Beat the Crowds and have first pick this Memorial Day weekend on Friday May 24.

As you know, The Fur Traders has called Historic Nevada City its main home for over 40 years, with as many as 3 public locations open at the same time. Over the last few years, however, the expansion of sales has boomed with our internet business leading us to open a warehouse/IT office in Penn Valley. On May 24 from 10-6 has been reserved for you. The Location in 10181 Commercial Avenue Penn Valley, CA 95946, just off of Pleasant Valley Dr behind Players Pizza. We Hope to see you there!

Up To 50-60% OFF ALL shoes, sandals, slippers, fur coats, leather jackets, vests, jewelry, purses, wallets, hats, gloves, curios and too much more to list with more being added everyday!

Friar Tuck’s Restaurant & Bar Invites You to Their Open House

The Paige family is thrilled to have the opportunity to carry on the Friar Tuck’s heritage in Nevada City. Come join us as we celebrate many more good times together! Our doors open Wednesday, May 22nd, at 4 p.m. Join us for free food and drinks, and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a Dinner-for-Four. For more information:, see you there!!

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Mixer – Thanks for Coming!

Last week Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital hosted a mixer with Nevada City and Grass Valley Chambers. The event was held on their patio on a beautiful day. They offered some tours of several areas of the hospital including the helicopter pad, quite popular! Wonderful food and drink was available and folks had a nice crowd to network with. Thank you Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital!

Thanks for Coming to Headshots with a Purpose Joint Mixer!

A great time was had at the Nevada City & Grass Valley Chambers joint mixer for Headshots with a Purpose! There were many silent auction items to bid on, a live auction that was great fun, food, drink and more!

100% from the Annual Headshots with a Purpose” event are donated to the vocational & education needs of about 80 students in Uganda.

Live auction item: A ride with Police Chief Alex Gammelgard and maybe a stop for donuts???

And the winner is…..

Nevada County Gold Magazine – Advertising Opportunities, Deadline May 1st

Nevada County Gold, The Official Guide to Nevada County is taking reservations for advertising space in its 2019-2020 edition. Reserve space by May 1, 2019. Nevada County Gold has raised over $300,000 for the Nevada County Chambers of Commerce in 32 years of publishing. Press run: 85,000 circulation. Distributed year-round. Includes online marketing at and social media. For more details contact: or 530-559-3239.

Village Market Day Kick Off Meeting

All downtown folks, vendors, and entertainers are cordially invited to a MeetUp to kick off Village Market Day, 2019 on Friday morning, April 26 from 9 to 10 am at City Council Coffee Shop (Broad and So. Pine) Together we can host a great event!

Nevada County Arts & Economic Prosperity Launch

As a business within the Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District, we want you to know about an important event next Thursday April 18 at 5pm at the Rood Center in Nevada City. Like you, we have been keen to understand the real picture behind the claim that the arts create jobs, generate commerce and drive tourism here.
Over the last year, we have surveyed over 100 entities engaged in arts programming and over 1000 audience members to gather such data as organizational budgets, attendance, local spending and other key demographic information.
Arts & Economic Prosperity in Nevada County is the result of a partnership between Americans for the Arts and our Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee Cultural District partners – including you!

Randy Cohen
, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts (AFTA) will be presenting key findings, and will share AFTA’s research methodology. Randy is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the economics of our creative industries and their role in community development.

Please join us at this free event as our guest. 
Here are the details:
Where:  Board of Supervisors Chambers, Eric Rood Government Center 950 Maidu Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959
When: Thursday April 18 at 5-7pm
For More Information: Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

Nevada Irrigation District Proposed Rate Increase

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is proposing a rate increase beginning May 1st, 2019 for water services for both treated and raw water.  This will effect both homes and businesses.  Attached is the information provided by NID regarding the proposed water rate changes. NIDPamphlet

If you would like to provide NID with feedback about their proposed rate increase, you may submit a letter to:

NID  Attn: Customer Service, 1036 West Main Street  Grass Valley, CA 95945

You must include your property address and owner’s or tenant’s name.   If your input is submitted by someone whose name is not listed on the water bill or on the last equalized county assessment roll for property ownership, written evidence should be provided that the input is submitted by a tenant of property owner.

Additionally, there will be a Public Hearing on April 24th, at 9AM. at the NID office – 1036 West Main Street – Grass Valley, CA

This is a courtesy notice to Chamber Members.

First Friday Artwalk – Become a Sponsor

Our 2019 First Friday Art Walk season is about to begin and we need YOU!

This year’s events will be held on June 7th , July 5th and August 2nd, 2019. First Friday Art Walks begin at 5:00pm and continue until 9pm (sometimes 10pm, depending on the performances at The Boardwalk Stage). These events are family friendly and all ages are welcome. Now, here’s where you come in.

If you’re interested in becoming a Sponsor for First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City, please contact us at or sign up below. Please provide us with the best time and phone number to reach you at, so that we may speak with you directly about the different sponsorship levels and benefits available. Sign up now!

5th Annual Nevada City City-Wide Spring Cleaning April 16th!

The City of Nevada City once again is initiating its 5th annual spring-cleaning, Tuesday, April 16th, 8am-1pm based out of the Chinese Parking Lot at 412 Commercial St.

The City of Nevada City, the Nevada City Police, Fire Department, Public Works, non-profits, Hour Nevada County, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, service clubs, neighbors and downtown businesses will be partaking in the mass cleaning of downtown Nevada City. In addition this year, event leaders also hope to focus on fuel load reduction around a few key areas of Nevada City.

City leaders encourage residents and business owners to step up and remove graffiti/stickers, repaint gas lamps, curbs, and benches, clean sidewalks, 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.

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.

The check-in and staging area for volunteers will be located in the Chinese Parking Lot at 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.

No need to sign up unless you are interested specifically in being on the fuel load reduction team. If this is the case, please contact Reinette Senum, Spring Cleaning organizer at

Please join us in this extraordinary event! All ages welcome!

For more information contact:

Reinette Senum                                 Phone: 530-264-6048

Nevada City City Council                  Email:

California Organics Launches Nevada County’s Premier Online Grocery Market – Chamber Member Special

California Organics has been serving Nevada County residents for 20+ years offering the highest quality Organic foods and products. Now they’ve launched a premiere online grocery store allowing residents to shop from anywhere and pick up their order in less than 2 hours. Chamber members can now get 20% off their first order by clicking this link:

Goat Fund Me Nevada City!

There is little need to stress how important it is to the safety and well being of Nevada City citizens and neighboring residents that we reduce the fire load in our surrounding forests and neighborhoods. The unprecedented fires in California, particularly in Paradise, have hit all too close to home and have become the ultimate Cautionary Tale.

Fortunately, we can do something about it and while the City of Nevada City is taking the lead by utilizing teams of goats for Prescriptive Grazing, we cannot do this alone. Whether you are a homeowner, building or business owner, we are all in the same boat together, equally at risk for catastrophic fire.  To help:


Recent Ribbon Cuttings for Our Members

Wallis Design Studio, Architects

Welcome to their new location at 152 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley  (530) 264-7010

Wallis Design Studio is a service oriented architectural firm providing comprehensive design services to Northern California Businesses and Residents for their Commercial and Residential Building projects. We are committed to collaboration, quality and the desire to deliver great value to our clients.

Elevation 2477′

569 Searls Avenue, Nevada City (530) 264-7684

Welcome! Our dispensary is as much about touching the lives of patients who seek palliative and alternative care through cannabis, as it is about establishing a sophisticated outlet for products of the highest quality and reputation for those who choose cannabis as a lifestyle and inspirational product.

Meet Your Match Job Fair

Bring your job skills and willingness to work to the Meet Your Match Job Fair being presented on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall, located at 255 S. Auburn Street in Grass Valley. Representatives from 20+employers, including the County of Nevada, veteran’s services, non-profits, insurance and real estate services, retail, senior care, staffing agencies, construction, medical care providers and other businesses are eager to meet candidates looking for employment!

Job seeker tips to that will help maximize the Job Fair experience include the following: arrive early while employers are fresh, bring extra copies of your resume, prepare a 30-second sales pitch about your strong points, dress professionally, wear comfortable shoes, turn off your cell phone, bring a pen with you and send thank you e-mails or notes to targeted employers within 48 hours of your meeting.

The Association of Realtors, Sierra College and the Business and Career Network will be available to provide information about courses designed to teach a trade, prepare for a new career or sharpen existing job skills. If you have questions please email Susan George, or call The Union at 530-273-9561.

This is event is made possible and sponsored by: The Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Union Newspaper, Nevada County Association of Realtors and America’s Job Center of California. Meet Your Match Job Fair 2019 Vendor Application


Rona Cook & Carissa Cook Stroh: A Letter of Thanks

Rona Cook & Carissa Cook Stroh: We would like to humbly thank you all for supporting Friar Tuck’s

Dear our customers and the supportive community of Nevada County,

For 46 years, our family has been at the corner of Pine and Commercial. To have a constant in your life for 46 years is no small thing. It is a lifetime. A lifetime of “the restaurant” being in our constant vocabulary, of amazing customers and employees, of smelling like fondue at the end of the day. A lifetime of having a home. After 46 years, the Cook family is selling Friar Tuck’s Restaurant and looking towards a new season of life.

After very careful consideration, we found a family who holds the same love in their hearts that we (and you) have had in ours. After a lifetime of working seven days a week, Rona Cook is retiring. It is time for our family to move on and time for this restaurant to have fresh, new ownership.

We would like to humbly thank all of you for your love and support over all these years. Many of you have been with us since 1973. Many of you got engaged here, fell in love, met your best friend, had every birthday and celebration here and even took kamikaze shots with us on Tuesdays.

Thank you for letting us be part of your lives.

Thank you for sharing your celebrations with us. As you walk through the restaurant, you can feel all the joy that has been shared between these walls. There is a magical feeling here.

In April, our new owners will be taking over the business. We have spent a lot of time making sure these are the right people. For us, this isn’t the end of Friar Tuck’s. It is just a new chapter.

We’d like to introduce the Paige family. Chad Paige has worked for us for over four years and came to us with over 20 years of restaurant experience. More importantly though, he has an infectious love and respect for this restaurant. Along with his parents, Ken and Donna Paige, they will assume ownership of Friar Tuck’s with every intention of keeping the Friar Tuck’s dream alive. They will need all the love and support that you have shown us.

We wouldn’t have Friar Tuck’s  without all of you. We ask for your continued support through this transition. Thank you for everything.

We hope to see you on the other side of the bar.

Yours Truly,

Rona Cook & Carissa Cook Stroh


2019 Employment Law Update

Join Sierra Human Resources Association at the annual employment labor law update. This seminar is being held in Truckee and Grass Valley, it’s for California business leaders, managers and HR professionals. The seminar will address new legislation affecting employers in California, case law impacting your business, regulatory changes in government agencies and practical information on handling issues. Presented by David Cohen of Sacramento’s Cohen Durrett LLP.