Nevada County Grand Jury

The Nevada County Superior Court is seeking volunteers for the Nevada County Grand Jury’s 2020-2021 term. Volunteers are sought to fill the 19-member, panel charged with investigating and reporting on the workings of local government.

The Grand Jury year begins July 1, 2020 and runs to June 30, 2021. Applications are being accepted and are available at the grand jury’s website:

Nevada County Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Anderson is the panel’s 2020-2021 supervisor.

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Sierra SBDC is prepared to help our small business clients through the unprecedented and trying effects of the COVID-19 virus.

Our business counselors are available to meet remotely to provide expert advice on adjusting cash flow, marketing plans and access to emergency loans to keep you business up and running.

In addition, the Small Business Administration just released guidelines for Disaster Assistance Loans related to COVID-19, which you will find below.

For more information, visit our website or contact us directly at 530-582-4800.

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Release Date:
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Contact: (202)205-7036

WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation:

“The President took bold, decisive action to make our 30 million small businesses more resilient to Coronavirus-related economic disruptions. Small businesses are vital economic engines in every community and state, and they have helped make our economy the strongest in the world. Our Agency will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the situation. Additionally, the SBA continues to assist small businesses with counseling and navigating their own preparedness plans through our network of 68 District Offices and numerous Resource Partners located around the country. The SBA will continue to provide every small business with the most effective and customer-focused response possible during these times of uncertainty.”

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Process for Accessing SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

Any such Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s Governor to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance.

Once a declaration is made for designated areas within a state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities.

These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.

SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are just one piece of the expanded focus of the federal government’s coordinated response, and the SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible.

For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail

Yuba Bus: Company Sale Proposal

Yuba Bus is a well-established charter bus company based out of Nevada City, CA. Established in 2017, over 12,000 people and roughly 2,800 locals have used the service. Weddings, Birthday parties, Concerts, Brewery Tours, Yuba River Shuttle service & Sporting events represent most of our business.

Yuba Bus was created to alleviate the parking difficulties at the South Yuba River State Park. In 2018 the Yuba River Shuttle launched with a huge local following. The service is needed but getting riders to take the shuttle was difficult without advertising the river and getting more people there. The goal is to get the people who are already going, so we’re not bringing in more people to an already overcrowded destination. The Yuba River Shuttle was ramped up and ready for 2019, but extreme water flow late into the summer prevented the shuttle from running all year. Yuba Bus has promoted the idea to the County, and they are working towards possibly subsidizing a bus service to all 3 local crossings of the Yuba. Yuba Bus is in the driver’s seat to get this service- if it’s approved.

Yuba Bus has received approval and praise from all the local, state and national government agencies including: County of Nevada County, City of Nevada City, City of Grass Valley, Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, Nevada City and Grass Valley Police Departments, California Public Utilities Commission, CA Highway Patrol & the US Department of Transportation. Yuba Bus is established Community Partners with both the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and the Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT).

Lack of working capital is preventing us from going further with this business. We would like to see our hard work continue with someone who sees our community minded vision.

Assets and Goodwill provided with sale:

  • 20 passenger shuttle bus- Ford E450 Super Duty with wheel chair ramp.
  • Established DOT & CPUC licenses to be transferred to new owner.
  • com website with established high rankings on all the major search engines
  • Phone Number & Phone: 530-517-8272 number representing Yuba Bus and dedicated iPhone 7+
  • Social Media presence:

Facebook @yubabus- all 5-star reviews- 763 followers

Instagram @yubabus- 1,026 followers

Twitter @yubabus- 60 followers

Yelp, Travelocity and Google review accounts with positive and 5-star reviews.

  • Dedicated loading zone- Robinson Plaza, Nevada City, CA
  • Banners, Marketing Material and all business-related materials provided with sale.
  • A list of contacts wanting charter bus service in the next 6 months, including the 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival shuttle service & 10 potential wedding shuttles.
  • Email contact list of almost 1,000 people.

Asking Price: $38,000

 Yuba Bus, LLC – PO Box 2003 & 208 Gold Flat Court Suite A, Nevada City, CA 95959 – 530-517-8272

Participate in the 2020 First Friday Art Walks

The First Friday Art Walk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as our wonderfully artistic and creative community. Participating Downtown businesses will be open from 5pm to 9pm and many will host “receptions” with local artists, trunk shows, and/or performances. Many shops are also offering snacks and beverages as well as sales and specials only valid for the event.

It really is a perfect evening event for the family or a great “date night” destination bringing a celebratory energy to Downtown Nevada City while encouraging folks to visit our wonderful businesses while enjoying the art and culture that makes Nevada City so unique.

There will be live music and theatrical performances at various locations throughout the downtown area. In addition there will be a Youth Arts Showcase featuring Artists between the ages of 4-18 with some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses, as well as a “Kids Zone” on York Street with some fun activities and art projects for kids of all ages.

Each month will have a different theme featuring different local music acts at the Boardwalk Stage and young acoustic musicians on York Street.

Join us in supporting our downtown businesses and our wonderfully creative arts community.

For additional info please contact Cynthia Levesque at 530-575-8846 or email Check it out on facebook!

Our 2020 First Friday Art Walk season is about to begin and we need YOU!

This year’s events will be held on May 1st, June 5th , July 3rd and August 7th, 2020. 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.

We are now accepting sponsor, business, advertising, artist, crafter, and musician applications for First Friday Art Walk Nevada City’s 2020 Season. Please review the instructions below for information on how to apply.

Save the date for May 1st, June 5th , July 3rd and August 7th. For all those friends and family who say they want to come up and visit?…This is the perfect way to show them how great our community is. Tell everyone to come up, have a great time, and spend their dollars with us. Life is short. Buy the art and eat the dessert!

If you’re interested in becoming a Sponsor for First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City, please contact us at 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. Sponsor Application

Participating Businesses:
For those businesses interesting in supporting First Friday Art Walk or hosting an artist for First Friday Art Walk, please contact us at Please provide us with the best time and phone number to reach you at, so that we may speak with you directly about the options and participation fees available to you. Business Application

Advertising: Place an ad in our program for First Friday Art Walk.

Visual, Spoken word and Musical Artists:
Please send an E-mail to with Art Walk Submission in the subject line. You will receive a form to complete so that your work may be considered for partnership with a local business at First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City.

Lower Commercial Street Crafters and Artists:
Please submit an e-mail to with Lower Commercial Street in the subject line. You will receive a form to complete so that you may submit your booth fee for First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City. Vendor Application

Boardwalk Stage Performers:
Send an e-mail to with Boardwalk Stage in the subject line. You will receive a form to complete so that you may be considered for one of our four 2020 Boardwalk Stage Concerts at First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City. Boardwalk Stage Musicians and Performing Artists will be paid based on a pre-determined fee structure.

Performing Artists.
We are now accepting proposals for performing artists of all kinds. If you have a wild talent, a side show act, something spectacular that you can do, email us your idea at with Performing Artists in the subject line. Include a bio, a link to your talent and your proposal for the show. Boardwalk Stage Musicians and Performing Artists will be paid based on a pre-determined fee structure.

To see photos from previous First Friday Art Walks…

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Businesses/Employers – Updated

The Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) is offering this resource to provide general information about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV ) and COVID-19 (the illness caused by the virus), recommend strategies for employers to use to prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including novel coronavirus, and to guide the management of employees who have recently returned to Nevada County from an area with known transmission of the novel coronavirus or who have had a known exposure to a laboratory confirmed case. This guidance is based on directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who are charged with the management of the response to the novel coronavirus across the UnitedStates.

Businesses and employees in Nevada County may be concerned about the current outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus and COVID-19. The CDC is working hard to learn as much as possible about 2019-nCoV so that we can understand more about how it spreads and better characterize its associated illness. NCPHD will continue to develop and update guidance and education materials as available information evolves.

Please visit the County’s Novel Coronavirus webpage for FAQs, resources, and updates:

Read the complete report: Business-Employer Guidelines Updated 3.12.2020

Nevada City Events 2020

Sponsored by The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Nevada City Village Market Day – May 17th 

First Friday Artwalk – May 1st, June 5, July 3, Aug 7  5:00pm – 9:00pm 

NC Farmer’s Winter Market –First & Third Saturdays Dec-May 9am-Noon

NC Farmer’s Regular Market – Saturdays June 6th to November 21st   8:30am – 1pm

Nevada City Classic Brewfest June 13th (Sat) 

Nevada City Bicycle Classic – June 14th (Sun)

4th of July Parade & Celebration – July 4th (Saturday)

Parade in N.C. 11am – Nevada City – Fairgrounds Celebration 3-10pm 

Summer Nights in Nevada CityJuly 15th, 22nd & 29th (Weds) 6-9:30pm

Nevada City Uncorked – August 22nd

Constitution Day Parade & CelebrationSept 19th & 20th (Sat & Sun)

Concert (Saturday) – 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Parade (Sunday) – 2pm

Victorian Christmas – Dec 6th, 13th & 20th (Sun) 1:30-6pm

Dec 16th & 23rd (Wed) 5-9pm

There will be street closures for these events. If you have any questions regarding street closures, please call the chamber office (530) 265-2692.

The Foothills Event Center Offers Celebration of Life & Memorial Services

Memorial Services are a great way to honor your loved one and together, with friends and family, you can share memories among the comfort of those who mourn the loss beside you. At The Foothills Event Center, we offer all-inclusive packages to help make this time as easy as possible. Let us help with the details so you can gather together and share memories with friends and family. And for those that can’t attend in person, we offer live streaming of your event. Our spacious modern venue offers a quiet, private setting, conveniently located right off Highway 49 in Grass Valley, has ground-level bathrooms, is fully ADA compliant and has lots of convenient parking. For more information about our rates and available dates, please give us a call at (530) 271-1000.

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 OR by phone 530-648-6455.


Legal Seminar on Construction Contracts Tuesday, March 17th

Dear Noon Time Seminar Attendees: Please join us on Tuesday, March 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., on Construction Contracts (Contractors – How to be Paid; Consumers – How to Avoid Pitfalls), presented by attorney Kirsten Glass Haas. No MCLE credit would be provided. Cost is $15 for attorneys and the public. Please send me an email to preregister or call me. I will remind all registrants a week before the seminar. Feel free to share the attached flyer.

Jeannie Wood – Nevada County Law Librarian 530-362-5329

Huguenin Kahn LLP Hosts Open House Mixer March 13th

Huguenin Kahn LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Nevada City at 108 Boulder St. Huguenin Kahn is a full-service law firm that provides innovative and thoughtful legal counsel to individuals and business entities regarding both transactional and litigation needs. The Firm is also pleased to introduce the Nevada City community to its Cannabis Law practice group which specializes in regulatory compliance, licensing, land use and civil and criminal defense.

To celebrate the opening of the new office, the Firm welcomes the local business community to join us for drinks and appetizers at our open house/mixer at The Stone House at 107 Sacramento St. on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. We look forward to meeting you on the 13th, and if you cannot make it, please do not hesitate to call us at (530) 955-3080, or check out our website at and

Free Workshop on Socially Responsible Investing on Wednesday, March 4

Socially Responsible Investing is one of the fastest growing subsectors of the asset management industry. Find out why an increasing number of people are aligning their investments with their values. Whether your interests lie in environmental issues like removing coal from your portfolio or supporting social justice issues like factory worker safety, there are many options for making an impact with your investments. Hosted by Scott Beesley, Financial Advisor/CFP with the Meyers Investment Group of Baird.

5:30 – 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 4th

BriarPatch Food Co-op 290 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley

NOON TIME LEGAL SEMINAR: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

12:00-1:00 pm   $30 Attorneys (MCLE); $15 Public

Nevada County Superior Court, Law Library, 201 Church Street, Nevada City


Presented by

Bob Blum and Jennifer Ross Berrian, Attorneys

 The rate of divorce and remarriage for boomers and GenX is increasing, and often there are substantial retirement assets held in 401(k)s, IRAs, pensions, life insurance and other special tax-favored accounts. Unfortunately, these assets can go to the “wrong” person without proper legal attention. An ex-spouse can get money that was intended for the new spouse, even when everyone, including the courts, agree that in fairness, the new spouse should get the money. A new spouse can get the life insurance that was intended for the kids. The seminar will cover these and similar issues and suggest practical ways to avoid problems. It also will cover best practices in working with retirement plans to quickly and easily get the desired outcome.

About Bob Blum and Jennifer Ross Berrian

Bob is a mediator and lawyer and has been a partner in California and national law firms. Jennifer is a legal consultant at the international consulting firm Aon, who served four years as a family law attorney before transitioning her practice to focus on retirement benefits. They have worked for many years dealing with retirement issues; together they have more than 50 years of experience in this area. Much of their practice has been advising large companies and financial institutions that hold and administer substantial amounts of retirement assets. Bob wrote much of the governing statute (called ERISA) as a congressional staffer. Jennifer has the “privilege” of working with what he wrote. Bob and Jennifer live in Nevada County and enjoy tag teaming on legal issues.

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 – and

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


Welcome Heavenly Streams Chinese Medicine Center

A Ribbon Cutting was held on Thursday, January 30th for Heavenly Streams Chinese Medicine Center. 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 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.

Go Nevada County App – It’s Free!!


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!


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 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.