January 24th, 2014

Keep in Touch with The Greater Grass Valley Chamber!

For more info and to purchase your tickets, click here. 
2014 First Quarter Business Development Workshops:

Offered on the 3rd Wednesday of each month 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: NCCA Conference Center 149 Crown Point Court, Grass Valley
$10 for Greater Grass Valley Chamber Members and Nevada County Contractor Association Members
$20 for non-members

February 19th, 2014
Websites that convert Prospects into Clients 
Doug Faraco, owner Jennco Web Works and shows business how to affordably develop functional websites.

Evaluate and quantify your current website

Learn how to avoid making the mistakes your competitors make with their website

Understand how easy it can be to get a website that makes you money

March 19th, 2014
Generating Quality Traffic to Your Website and Leveraging Social Media
Coryon Redd, Owner of batteries4less.com and coryon.com. Coryon has built highly profitable internet businesses and will share how you can do it to.

Evaluate and quantify your current website

Learn how to avoid making the mistakes your competitors make with their website

Understand how easy it can be to get a website that makes you money


Download the event flyer here. 


Greetings from Community Canvas!

Our February calendar of events is up on our website! Grab a friend, a loved one, or even come to meet new people. Our classes are the perfect opportunity to unwind, relax, have a good time AND you get to take something home to remember that experience.

PLUS...our February classes are on 
SALE until January 19thCheck our calendar  and reserve your easel before they go back to the regular rates.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2014                                 




SACRAMENTO - Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) today reacted to Governor Jerry Brown's 2014 State of the State address, which he delivered to a joint session of the Legislature and the people of California on Wednesday morning.


"Everyone is worried about the drought, but I'm more worried about the jobs drought.  We'll see rain again, but when will we see the end of this man-made jobs wasteland?  California has to put job creation at the front of the agenda.


"We need to deliver a budget that makes it clear that politicians have learned the lean-year lessons about reckless spending promises. Now is the time to pass a responsible budget that shows the people that government will not stand in the way of a further recovery.


"A tidal wave of Obamacare cancellations will wash over the state this year as millions of people on small group plans lose their coverage. This will be a catastrophe for families everywhere and I hope the Governor is planning to take steps to help them. Covered California is busy making infomercials with Richard Simmons, so it will apparently fall to the Governor and the Legislature to manage the fallout of this ever-worsening policy disaster.


"We should have a separate State of the State just to talk about water. Our reservoirs are puddles and the Sierra snowcaps in my district are nowhere to be seen. This is a crisis. We need a massive investment in new water storage and we need it now, not delayed by decades of environmental lawsuits or Delta Smelt deliberations. This is a growing state and our infrastructure needs to grow along with our people. 


"California has punched its way off the ropes and is on firmer footing than it has been in years. Unemployment is still far too high. Regulations are still too complex. Taxes are too far out of line with our competitor states. But I am optimistic that if we live up to the Governor's call for prudence, show common sense and practical restraint on government growth, our state will start to recapture some of the magic that has long set us apart."


Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.


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CONTACT: Betsey Hodges at (916) 651-4001 (office); (916) 207-2600 (cell); or betsey.hodges@sen.ca.gov

Nevada County Gold Magazine Raises Funds for the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce 


Nevada County Gold Magazine recently presented a check for $5905.69 to the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce. This amount represents the commission generated on advertising sales in the 2013-14 Nevada County Gold Magazine. Celebrating 28 years of publication, "The Gold" has raised more than $220,000 for the Nevada County Chambers of Commerce.


Nevada County Gold is designated the "Official Guide to Nevada County." The Gold provides valuable information about Nevada County including a yearly calendar of events, maps, dining, recreation, real estate and lodging opportunities that abound in our lovely County. 


With a yearly distribution of 85,000, Nevada County Gold is available at more than 600 locations including Old Sacramento Visitor Center, San Francisco Visitors & Convention Center, throughout the Bay Area, Truckee Visitor Center, Reno, Sierra County, Auburn, Parks and much more. The Gold can also be found throughout Nevada County at hundreds of locations.


For information about advertising in the 2014-2015 edition, contact Nevada County Gold at info@NevadaCountyGold.com or call 530-272-3239 for more information.

Upcoming Events:

For more upcoming events click here. 


This Weekend!

Upcoming Sacramento Area Events:

Jan 27 - Feb 9, 2014

Local Events This Week:
  • Tuesday 01/28/2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at SBDC
Local Events Next Week:
  • Tuesday 02/04/2014 from 07:30 AM to 08:30 AM at Raley's Community Center
  • Tuesday 02/04/2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at SBDC
  • Thursday 02/06/2014 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM at Stockton Blvd BIC

All Christmas 40% off
20% off Store wide stock items

If you received a Gift Certificate now is the time to use it!  


4th Quarter 2013


"Hot off the press" we are pleased to share with you our latest quarterly report on commercial real estate activity in Nevada County.  By providing market information, trends and knowledgeable insight, we aim to assist property owners, tenants, buyers and sellers in making beneficial financial decisions with regard to commercial/investment real estate. Additional market information is available and can be tailored to specific requirements, so please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or requests.



 Compared to the previous 4 years, 2013 was a very good year for commercial real estate in Western Nevada County, especially in regard to certain property sectors. Median industrial and retail sale prices increased by 16% and 27% respectively, as vacancy decreased by over 50% for industrial properties and 19% for retail properties. The office sector lagged due to large space divestitures by a few local video tech companies.



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1940's Radio Show!



Everyone is invited to Hilltop Commons for a spectacular Open House Event!

Saturday Feb. 8th 2:30pm

131 Eureka Street Grass Valley, CA 95945


Sit back, enjoy the music and laugh at the snippets of the "1940's Radio Show", a new musical comedy by John Driscoll & Jan Kopp, performed by the singers /actors from Off Broadstreet!


Invite your family and friends to come and experience Nevada City's most unique live theatre "Off Broadstreet" inside Hilltop Commons Senior Community in beautiful Grass Valley, on Saturday February 8th at 2:30pm! Come join the fun folks and staff at Hilltop Commons for yummy refreshments and great snippets from the musical comedy "1940's Radio Show"!

January 2014 Newsletter  
Kudos to Our Supporters, Donors and Volunteers
Such a difficult year and yet more reasons to be thankful for than ever. Sure, our
federal funding was sequestered and impacted by the government shutdown, but local
supporters stepped up and made sure our programs like Meals on wheels stayed on
the road.
We are grateful to our media partners like KNCO and The Union who have shared
our story and made the community aware of our needs. We are grateful to the Nevada
County Supervisors who offered emergency funding to ensure our vital services would
not be interrupted. We applaud the Nevada County Women's Republic Federation and
the Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills for each adopting a Meals on
Wheels route. The list goes on. . . 
InConcert Sierra Presents: 

San Francisco Opera Center Adler Fellows


Catch a rising star as the San Francisco Opera Center Adler Fellows perform for InConcert Sierra on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2pm.  These young artists represent singers that the classical music world can expect to see on celebrated opera house stages throughout the world in the very near future.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

2pm concert

1:15pm pre-concert forum

$28 general

Youth 5-17 free with adult


Tickets available at:
BriarPatch Co-op Community Market
Online or call 530-273-3990  

Windstar's graceful sailing yacht, Wind Spirit, is the perfect way to experience Tahiti, gliding from one legendary island to another, staying overnight in most to give you time to savor crystal-clear lagoons, lush rain forests and local culture.

This exceptional offer is available only through SANDI'S TICKET 2 TRAVEL. 
Contact us today at 530-272-4642 or online here.

Chamber News in the State 



Top Story

Opposition Stops Workers' Comp 'Job Killer' Bill

(January 23, 2014) Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce has stopped a "job killer" bill from 2013 that would have resulted in dramatic workers' compensation cost increases for employers. 



Public Affairs / Politics

California's Comeback

On January 22nd California's governor delivered a snappy (just 17 minutes) state-of-the-state address, his 11th, covering climate change, healthcare, the budget, immigration policy and much more. The Economist




U.S. Home Prices Rose 0.1% in November as Recovery Slows

U.S. house prices rose 0.1 percent in November from October, the smallest monthly gain in more than a year, indicating the real estate recovery may be losing strength, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said. Bloomberg Businessweek



Environmental / Agriculture

Brown Grapples with Drought Impacts

Gov. Brown said today that California, facing an unprecedented drought, needs to "make investments in safe drinking water" and that "recycling, expanded storage and serious groundwater management must all be part of the mix." But the governor did not endorse multibillion-dollar bond plans to build water infrastructure projects. Capitol Weekly




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