Ribbon Cutting for Heavenly Streams Chinese Medicine Center

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting for Heavenly Streams Chinese Medicine Center on Thursday, January 30th. Justin Burkett, LAc just moved his office to 316 Suite 3 on South Auburn Street in Grass Valley. Please join us to welcome Justin at his new office.

Justin has been a teacher & lecturer & spent many years traveling the world treating thousands of patients. In 2018 he hung his shingle in Nevada City to offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, acupressure massage, cupping, moxa, Chi Nei Tsang & qi gong. With compassionate care guided by knowledge & experience, his goal is to see the light of abundant health in his patients’ eyes.

Welcome Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association

A Ribbon Cutting was held Thursday, January 23rd for the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association. Welcome to the Nevada City Chamber!

As one of the oldest nonprofits in the region, the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) was established in 1970 by visionary citizens interested in helping the U.S. Forest Service provide interpretive education relevant to the unique surrounding landscape. ESIA became one of the first independent organizations in the United States to operate under a Participating Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service for educational purposes. In 1971 ESIA received its nonprofit 501(c)3 status. Today, ESIA’s ongoing agency partnerships include the Inyo National Forest, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Tahoe National Forest, Death Valley National Park, Devils Postpile National Monument, Manzanar National Historic Site, and the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office.

Waste Managements Food Waste Diversion Program

Food waste diversion is mandatory for commercial customers who generate at least 4 yard of waste per week. The County and the cities have not yet created enforcement ordinances for the same, but it will be coming down the line if not sufficient compliance found. Waste Management is currently working on the logistics of hauling food waste, however there are many ways to comply in addition to signing up for WM services, tentatively scheduled to start in March 2020. See attached flyer.

Do your part to help the city and yourself comply with the law! But more importantly help the environment by reducing methane production and giving back to the earth through composting, donating and feeding animals locally. Learn more about the legislation here: AB 1826.

In addition, here is an interesting article on the impact of food waste on the climate.

Nevada/Sierra County Gold Magazine Contributes to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Nevada/Sierra County Gold Magazine has presented a check for $2434.64 to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. This contribution represents a percentage composed from advertising revenue from the 2019-2020 Nevada/Sierra County Gold. Celebrating 33 years of publication, Nevada County Gold has raised over $310,000 for the Nevada/Sierra County Chambers of Commerce.

Locally owned, Nevada/Sierra County Gold Magazine is designated as the “Official Guide to Nevada County.” The Gold provides valuable information to its readers and is the “go to” resource for events, maps, dining, recreation, real estate, lodging, and much more.

With a yearly circulation of 85,000, Nevada/Sierra County Gold is initially distributed at more than 600 initial locations including monthly distribution at the Old Sacramento Visitor Center, San Francisco Visitors & Convention Center, Bay Area, Sacramento, Truckee Visitor Center, Reno/Tahoe Visitor Center, Sierra and Placer counties and Nevada County.

In addition to the print magazine, participation in Nevada/Sierra County Gold includes banner advertising on The Gold’s flagship website – NevadaCountyGold.com and SierraCountyGold.com.

For information regarding reserving a display in the 2020-2021 34th Anniversary Edition, contact Cale Hoddy at Info@NevadaCountyGold.com or 530-903-7025.


Prizes & Donation Request For Installation Awards Dinner – Deadline January 29th

We are excited about our 118th annual Installation and Awards Dinner that will be held on February 1, 2020 at the Miners Foundry. We are seeking help to continue the community awards program which is where we recognize deserving people who have volunteered their time, are outstanding in the visual and performing arts and also those who build or remodel buildings in Nevada City that contribute to the ambiance of our charming town.

One of our creative ideas to fund the awards and dinners for these deserving folks is to conduct a raffle and silent auction, which will offer the chance to win one of many fabulous prizes and generate some money to recognize these outstanding citizens.

We are looking for prizes, donations, gift certificates or other creative items with a value of at least $25.

All donors will be recognized in the program, announced by the MC as the gift is chosen during the raffle/silent auction and promoted prior to the event on local radio stations and newspapers.

To ensure maximum promotional consideration, contributions must be received in the Chamber office by January 29th.  Please drop your contributions off at the Chamber during regular business hours, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or mail to 132 Main Street, Nevada City, CA  95959.

Thank you for your continued support of your Chamber of Commerce, which continues our support of you!

AirMedCare Network – Nevada City Chamber Membership Special

AirMedCare Network is America’s largest air medical membership network. AMCN provides coverage across 320 locations in 38 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

Expenses for emergency air medical transport can put stress on your finances. With an AirMedCare Network membership, you will have no out-of-pocket expenses if flown by an AMCN provider. And with a special discounted rate for Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, memberships start at just $65 per year.

 Nevada City Chamber’s DISCOUNT Plan Code of 15102-CA-BUS. Enrollment is easy: 1) Use application, 2019 Nevada City Chamber AirMed Application 2) Online at www.AMCNRep.com/SONJA-CONKLIN OR by phone 530-648-6455.


Go Nevada County App – It’s Free!!

COMPLETE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY SHOP LOCAL LISTING: https://www.snaptown.biz/goncbiz.html

The Go Nevada County Mobile App delivers a dynamic connection to the shop, dine, and play activities found in Western Nevada County! The App operates under Snaptown®, a powerful mobile marketing platform that when teamed with local marketing programs captures customer interest and promotes sales!

The platform currently has over 100,000 members in the greater Sacramento and Sierra Foothills region. It functions as if it were a mobile billboard, prompting members to join the Go Nevada County Group as they travel toward Grass Valley and Nevada City.

Membership is easily established and FREE to visitors and local residents alike! Simply text GoNC19 TO 63975. As an added bonus members will receive ongoing updates about new businesses, special offers, shop local awards, games and events in the area.

The Nevada City, Penn Valley Area, and South Nevada County Chambers of Commerce and the Grass Valley Downtown Association are partnering to launch the project and fund the cost of monthly listing fees for area businesses. This optimized mobile directory has the ability to not only drive traffic to businesses, but also provide the resulting statistics; views, actions and redemptions. Who are the customers and where did they come from? All information that helps a business strategically grow its customer base!

Compliments of (Nevada City, Penn Valley, South Nevada County, Grass Valley Downtown Association) your business is listed on this local guide to the Nevada County’s best!  We will assist with your submission of a “deal” or special feature about your business that will help draw customers in the door. Offers and special messages can be changed quarterly! All at no cost to you!

COMPLETE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY SHOP LOCAL LISTING: https://www.snaptown.biz/goncbiz.html

Or contact us and we will add it for you! (Contact person + number)

Workshop dates?

Your contact information:

Optional Verbiage:

Businesses may at their option to enhance their listings with premium autopilot programs.

For more information simply contact:

Randy Custeau



With simply a click and at no cost, a member relationship can be established. Down load it FREE today! TEXT GoNC19 TO 63975

Cathy Whittlesey, Executive Director
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
132 Main Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: (530) 265-2692
Toll Free: (800) 655-6569
Fax: (530) 265-3892


Ribbon Cutting Thursday January 23rd

Please join us for a ribbon cutting for Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association. We will gather at noon on January 23rd at the Tahoe National Forest Office at 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City. Please join us!!

The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Associations mission is to educate and inspire people about Eastern Sierra public lands through high quality interpretive products, exhibits, and programs. The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) is dedicated to forging strong emotional and intellectual bonds between the Sierra Nevada and visitors of this broad region. For more info: https://sierraforever.org/

Waste Management has a Service Interruption Hotline

Waste Management now has a service interruption hotline. This is a recorded generic message letting people know whether to expect any interruption in our services or not. If they are individually affected, they usually receive a personal message from dispatch based on their chosen method of contact.

The message on this line will be updated appropriately if there is any change in routes, or delays due to weather conditions and we will mention specific neighborhoods if we know the routes that are going to be impacted in advance.

Toll Free Number # 855-963-2273 or Direct Dial Number # 916-294-4037

Just Say Know: An Update on Local, State, and Federal Cannabis Laws

Happy New Year, everyone!

With the recent holidays, it is easy to forget that this seminar coming up on Tuesday, January 21, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., at the Courthouse, might have been overlooked. I apologize for this gentle reminder.

Just Say Know: An Update on Local, State, and Federal Cannabis Laws
By Heather Burke, Attorney

Some have signed up already. I have you down. No need to sign up again. There is still space for others. Send me an email to preregister. Arrive by 11:30 a.m. to handle payment, pick up your hand-out, and complete registration. Cost is $15 for the pubic and $30 for attorneys who will receive one hour of MCLE credit. We prefer cash or check, payable to the Nevada County Law Library. Do allow time for parking. Feel free to share the attached flyer with your colleagues.

Hope to see you there!

Jeannie Wood
Nevada County Law Librarian

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Merchant Participation

Dear Nevada City Business Owner,

It’s that time of year again, the time to start preparing and saving the dates for SYRCL’s largest fundraiser of the year, the 18th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival. This year’s festival will be January 16-20, 2020, over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend.

Did you know that this festival is the largest of its kind in the country? With more than 8,000 visitors and volunteers attending this event, we invite you to help us give them the warmest welcome and best opportunities to shop, eat, and explore our communities.

This is a great time to offer a sale or special to out-of-towners and locals alike to boost your business/service. I’d love to inspire you to decorate your downtown windows in the spirit of Wild & Scenic’s environmental message.

Here are a number of ways to get involved; I’m sure you’ll have your own ideas, too so if we can be of help just let us know.

  • Decorate your window to promote film or the environment
  • Offer special deals to customers who display a Wild & Scenic ticket stub or pass
  • Extend your businesses’ open hours to accommodate later nights and Sunday hours

 Nevada City will be a vibrant hub of festival activity again this; here’s what you can expect to see:

  • Daytime closure of York Street for Saturday-Sunday, Jan 18-19, featuring our EnviroFair
  • Opening ceremony and reception Friday evening, Jan 17, 4:30-6:30 pm at the Miners Foundry
  • Art Stroll on Friday afternoon, Jan 17
  • Virtual Reality Lounge Friday-Sunday at KVMR
  • Films at eight venues Friday night through Sunday mid-day throughout the span of Nevada City
  • Workshops, fireside chats, coffee talks, and more throughout the weekend
  • Media Lounge Friday-Sunday, Jan 17-19, at the Nevada City Winery
  • Environmental workshops at the Activist Center at City Hall all day Saturday and Sunday
  • Wild & Scenic Gala and Late Night Dance Party featuring KVMRx DJ showcase on Saturday, Jan 18 at the Stone House
  • Free Awards Party on Sunday at 4pm at Miners Foundry
  • Award-winning film screenings at Nevada Theatre on Sunday and Monday, Jan 19-20
  • Shuttle service between Grass Valley & Nevada City Friday night-Sunday afternoon, Jan 17-19

It will be a fun filled and inspirational weekend, so be sure to get yourself and your business involved in all things Wild & Scenic. Please feel free to contact me with any question/ideas you might have about our weekend events. I’d love to hear from you. And remember to save the dates Jan 16-20, 2020.

Looking forward to a fantastic 2020 Festival!

Jorie Emory – Film Festival Director

530-265-5961 x 208    |     jorie@wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

River Valley Bank’s Holiday Party & One Year Anniversary Celebration

Thanks to those who attended to celebrate River Valley Bank’s one year anniversary and holiday party. A nice crowd attended and everyone gathered behind the large ribbon for a special anniversary ribbon cutting. Emily’s Catering & Cakes provided appetizers and a raffle was held.

Congratulations to River Valley Bank! 580 Brunswick Road, Grass Valley  www.myrvcb.com  530.798.2690

2020 Official Nevada County Calendar and Map – Deadline 12.10.19

Now taking advertising reservations. The 2020 Official Nevada County Calendar and Map is a vital tool for promoting Nevada County. The 2020 edition will feature events for the entire calendar year. It will be distributed at point of purchase locations, parks, festivals, wedding packets, visitor packages, visitor centers, trade shows, chambers of com- merce, lodging, Reno, Truckee, Northern California and many more locations Contact 530-903-7025 or calehoddy@gmail.com.


Stay Informed About All Nevada City City Council Actions & Proposals

To all NC Chamber Members: To stay informed about all Nevada City City Council actions and proposals please sign up for E-Notifications from the city. Simply follow this link and enter your email address. Be sure to check the boxes for “All Agendas” and “City Council”, along with any other items you may be interested in. Every time you receive an agenda by email please take a few moments to read through all the items listed and note anything that might be of interest or have an impact upon your business. Here is the link to follow: https://www.nevadacityca.gov/notify.aspx?id=20697&catid=565

Ribbon Cutting at Lather & Steel’s Grand Opening, Welcome!

A Ribbon Cutting was held on Thursday, October 31st as Lather & Steel celebrated their Grand Opening at 105 Argall Way in Nevada City’s 7 Hills District.

At Lather & Steel, we take pride in our craft providing you with the service and attention to detail that you so richly deserve. There’s no rush to get you in and out of the chair as fast as possible. Like the craftsmen of old, we take the time to get it right. So come in and experience the modern evolution of the Barber Shop where all are welcome. Lather & Steel – Barber Shop, Hair Saloon and Shave Bar.

Ribbon Cutting at Buho Bakery Grand Opening, Welcome!

A Ribbon Cutting was held on Friday, October 25th as they celebrated their Grand Opening at 220 Broad Street in Nevada City! Folks lined up to purchase delicious baked goodies and coffee.

Buho Bakery is an artisan bakery located in downtown Nevada City on Broad street. Our pastry chef is one of the top pastry chefs in the country and uses those abilities to create lovely balanced baked goods. We offer a large assortment of items from muffins to cinnamon rolls, all the way to fresh baked breads. We are considerate to those who have dietary requirements including gluten free and vegan and are happy to accommodate as best we can.

7-Hills Business District Chamber of Commerce Member Meet Up October 21, 6-8 PM

Want a chance to meet your business neighbors? Come grab a beer (or water) and enjoy a chance to network with your business community at Ol’ Republic Taproom on October 21 from 6-8 pm. Whether you talk about ideas to bring exposure and notoriety to our side of town or just meet some new faces, this is not a night to miss.

For Questions Contact: Ali Stefancich, Outreach/Marketing Director, The Onyx Theatre, ali@theonyxtheatre.com 530.648.0514 EX. 3