Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Nominations

It’s that time of year again! We are looking for nominations for the following awards for 2018, to be presented at our annual Installation Dinner held February 2, 2019.

Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award

Stan Halls Architectural Award

W. Lon Cooper New Construction Award

Live Music Award

Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Performing Arts Award

Elza Kilroy Award

Please contact Cathy Whittlesey for criteria and any nominations! or call 530/265-2692.  Deadline October 12th.

Lake Wildwood Homeowners Association Multi Chamber Mixer

Thanks to those who attended a great event at the beautiful new clubhouse at Lake Wildwood, hosted by the Lake Wildwood Homeowners Association, Penn Valley, Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers. Great food, good conversation, raffle prizes and more were enjoyed by all!


KNCO “Business Spotlight” Offer to Nevada City Chamber Members

Hello Nevada City Chamber Members: Have you scheduled your time yet?? This is a continuing opportunity for our 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 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


Lake Wildwood Homeowners Association Multi Chamber Mixer September 13th!

Please join Nevada City, Grass Valley and Penn Valley Chambers at the Oaks Clubhouse in Lake Wildwood for a mixer on September 13th, 5:30 – 7:30pm, hosted by the Lake Wildwood Association Community Relations Committee. Come enjoy good people, music, appetizers, raffle prizes, and no host bar. Bring your business cards for drawings and to network. We’ll see you there!

2018 Nevada County Community Health Survey

The Community Health Assessment Survey is partnership between Nevada County Public Health and Dignity Health – Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. The intent of this survey is to have a deeper understanding of what residents feel are important to our community – ie housing, education, cultural events; in addition to assets our community possesses. Public Health is asking all residents of the county to complete the survey and forward to family members, colleagues and friends. The information provided via the survey is utilized to shape the future of public health. The link to the survey via SurveyMonkey is Nevada County Public Health Community Health Survey –

Sierra Joint Community College District Rocklin Campus Parking Garage Project


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Sierra Joint Community College District will accept Statements of Qualifications for:

Rocklin Campus Parking Garage Project

At the Rocklin Campus of Sierra College: 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA, 95677

The Sierra Joint Community College District (District) of Rocklin, CA, acting through its Governing Board, is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) and supplemental questionaires from interested and qualified Design-Build Entities (Design-Build Entity, DBE) to provide design and construction services for the Rocklin Campus Parking Garage Project.

The District will select a DBE consisting of a general contractor and architect based on qualifications and proposed fees (a design competition is not utilized). Upon conclusion of this RFSOQ process, the District intends to solicit proposals from the three highest ranked Design-Build Entities as determined through this RFSOQ process. The final DBE selection criteria will consist of qualifications criteria with a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) cost component for proposers to indicate their proposed costs for the full design, construction and certification process, including general conditions, overhead and profit.

RFSOQ submittals are due Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 before Noon.

Copies of the project RFSOQ documents are available on the Sierra College website at: and also at the following locations: Placer County Builders Exchange; Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange and Nevada County Contractors Association.

Questions should be emailed to: and should reference RFSOQ 19-003.

Contractor and any subcontractors must be registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to be awarded the contract and shall comply with all DIR regulations throughout the course of this entire Project.

32nd Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair Partnership Opportunities

Join us in celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair! For 31 years, the beautiful Draft Horses have been delighting fans with their pageantry, elegance and strength – and this year is set to be another crowd pleasing event!

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is offering sponsorship and advertising opportunities!

Sierra College – Measure E Bond Project Opportunities

The Rocklin Campus will host 2 informal vendor workshops on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 4:00pm and 6:30 pm in the Learning Resources Center, room 133.
The workshop agenda includes an overview of the types of projects planned for the bond program and some general information about working with the District.

Campus parking is limited, and you will need a parking pass (dispensers are located in lots near the Rocklin Rd and Havenhurst entrance). Campus map attached.

For questions, contact the Facilities Department at 916-660-7655 or

The Ham Stand Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

The Ham Stand held their Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, August 4th. Jason Jillson, owner, welcomed his guests with a feast of tasty treats from his shop.

The Ham Stand is an upscale Salumeria and catering service specializing in Italian style cured meats, BBQ products and specialty cuts. Small party catering and pick up platters and boxes available.

Be sure to stop by and welcome Jason and his crew to our business community!

821 Zion Street, Nevada City (530)

Future of Nevada County Presents Workshop 2: Pedestrian Street in Nevada City

Tuesday, July 24th from 9am-12pm, Nevada City, City Hall

All community members & merchants welcome! In this workshop we’ll talk about implementation for a successful community gathering space in downtown Nevada City. Make sure to come and have your voice be heard.

For questions, email Looking forward to seeing you there!

Empire Mine Mixer

A very nice crowd gathered at the Empire Mine State Park for the Joint Chamber Mixer held on June 28th! Thanks to the Association for providing great music by the Stampmill Stompers, great food, drinks and of course a picturesque venue!!

Thank you for coming!!

Aanestad Law Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday June 21st to welcome Aanestad Law – A Trust and Estate Planning Firm at their new location!

 Thank you for coming!!

430 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley

Empire Mine Joint Mixer June 28th

Join the Nevada City & Grass Valley Chambers Joint Mixer

Hosted by: Empire Mine State Park – 5:30 – 7:00pm

A great opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Empire Mine State Park. Mix and mingle with other business people, enjoy refreshments, conversation and music. See you there!

10791 E. Empire Street, Grass Valley


FREE Community Meeting about Brownfields Funding Awarded to the City of Grass Valley

2017 US EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant

Gold Country Coalition

City of Grass Valley ● City of Nevada City ● County of Nevada

Funded by the

United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City have been extremely successful in attracting federal funding to investigate underutilized properties for the presence of contaminants as a step in moving these lands toward sustainable reuse and redevelopment.

Now they are teaming up with Nevada County under a new Brownfields Assessment Grant, awarded to the City of Grass Valley in 2017 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). The nearly $600,000 grant will go toward assessing properties impacted by historic mining activity for the presence of contamination, and preparing plans to clean up sites where contamination is identified.

The City of Grass Valley, who received the grant funding, is partnering with the City of Nevada City and Nevada County to form the Gold Country Coalition, in order to enhance local agency collaboration to achieve regional Brownfields redevelopment goals. The Coalition provides a forum in which the partners can align redevelopment strategies, leverage funding and develop a road map for land revitalization.

Learn more about the grant and the Brownfields program at a free, informational meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the City Hall Council Chambers at 125 East Main Street in downtown Grass Valley. The conversation will be centered around what has been accomplished by previous Brownfields grants awarded to Grass Valley, and how the Coalition is leveraging those outcomes toward the goals of the current grant.

The public meeting will kick off with a welcome by Grass Valley Mayor Howard Levine and will feature presentations by Grass Valley’s Community Development Director Tom Last and the project manager, Jason Muir of NV5 – Holdrege & Kull. There will be ample opportunity for the public to ask questions about the project and offer input on the sites that will be selected for environmental assessment.

Brownfields grants like this one are a boon for our region. They provide funding to inventory if, where and how much contamination is present from past industrial activity, such as gold mining and lumber milling. In addition, they support the preparation of plans to clean up impacted lands, which results in public benefits including reduced exposure risk and redevelopment opportunities that can boost the local economy and create jobs.

Come learn about these benefits, and specific project activities, at the June 27 informational meeting. If you have questions about the public meeting, contact Kelsey Westfall of The Sierra Fund, at (530) 265-8454 x217. For more information about the US EPA Brownfields Grant, contact Tom Last, City of Grass Valley, at (530) 274-4711.

For more information contact:

Thomas Last: Community Development Director, City of Grass Valley (530) 274-4711,

Hold the Date: June 27, 2018 for Informational Meeting about US EPA Brownfields Funding Awarded to City of Grass Valley

Know & Go

What: FREE Community Meeting about Brownfields Funding Awarded to the City of Grass Valley

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 125 E. Main Street, Grass Valley

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!

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

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

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.