February 14th, 2014

Keep in Touch with The Greater Grass Valley Chamber!
Tonight's the Night!

Purchase your last minute tickets 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

$15 for members of the Chamber and/or the Nevada County Contractor Association

$25 for non-members

February 19th, 2014

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. 



The Board of Directors Invites You to Attend:


Good Morning Grass Valley!

  • A Morning Meet and Greet for New, Existing and Prospective Members
  • Meet the chamber CEOs, Board of Directors and Staff
  • New Member Orientation
  • Member Networking Opportunity

Friday, February 28th 9:00 AM

Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

128 East Main Street

Grass Valley, CA 95945

(530) 273-4667


More info here.

Download the PDF here.  Sign up online or Contact Cynthia Kuhlmann today to enroll.
(707) 373-6871, or cynthia.kuhlmann@yahoo.com

Sierra College Finds Formula to Producing Technicians


With support from employers like Harris & Bruno International in Roseville, the Sierra College Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Collaborative has
established successful student pathways from high school to college to employment as technicians and engineers.

(Rocklin, CA) Within the past few years, over 10 Sierra College students have been hired to work as technicians at Harris & Bruno International


With manufacturing facilities in Roseville, CA, the company produces the most automated and reliable coating and inking systems for commercial printing presses worldwide.


Through a collaborative effort, Sierra College has found a formula to produce technicians prepared with the skills sought by local employers.


Valentines Weekend

Will be open both Saturday and Sunday February 15th and 16th for wine tasting and sales from 1pm-5pm.

But wait, there's more...

Feeling adventurous or amorous?
Stop by and play Spin-The-Bottle for discounts and gift items.
(You can play the traditional way, bring some friends or meet new ones!)

How about a French Kiss? A dark chocolate kiss atop a heady medium body chunk of blue cheese. (Could be as exciting as your first French Kiss)

Hunka Burnin' Love dark chocolate cupcakes made with our late harvest "Hunka Burnin Love" Zinfandel.

Additional nibbles available. All Jewelry items discounted. (Be a big spender and impress your valentine) Other gift items available.    

The Old 5 Mile House Presents

The Old 5Mile House is celebrating. We're celebrating the great cuisine of New Orleans in February with classic Cajun dishes like Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, (Of course, we are making our own awesome, spicy Andouille - all natural, no additives), Crawfish Ettouffe, Crispy Cajun Shrimp, Wild Mushroom Stuffed Oysters, Oysters on the Half Shell, Veggie Gumbo, Blackened Ahi, Blackened Skirt Steak and for dessert Louisiana Chocolate Yummy made with Belgian Chocolate. 

And we're celebrating love! Valentines Weekend we'll have some elegant specials worthy of your sweety pie, like Pheasant with morel mushroom brandy sauce, Filet Mignon Steak Diane, and Maine Lobster. 

Make reservations early! Call (530) 265-5155 or visit their site here.



Upcoming Events:



This Sunday!
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  

Sierra College Presents Legendary Civil Rights Activist,

Diane Nash

"The Movements of the '60s: A Legacy for Today"

February 20, 2014


Rocklin, CA-In celebration of African American History Month, Sierra College Rocklin Campus concludes African American History and Cultural Week, with Keynote speaker, Diane Nash, giving an address titled: "The Movements of the '60s: A Legacy for Today." This lecture is free open to the campus community and to the public. Seating is limited.

The Dietrich Theater is located on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA. 95677.


There is a $3 parking fee. Parking permits are available at machines located in the campus parking lot.

For more information about this event, contact the Campus Life Office at: 916-660-7380 or chartzell@sierracollege.edu.



Monday February 17th we will have another "Wine and Samplers" evening from 5 to 7 PM. For those of you that are not familiar, on Mondays we follow an old Italian tradition: we serve you "surprise dishes" for a fixed prize so you can relax and enjoy. This Monday Chef Gianfranco and guest chef Stefano will prepare several delicious dishes: Torta di Broccoli (broccoli pie), Vellutata di Zucchini (creamy zucchini soup), Ravioli Frutti di Mare (seafood ravioli), and Arrosto di Maiale Farcito con Patate (roasted pork roll stuffed with mushrooms and served with potatoes). The cost is only 20 dollars per person plus tax and gratuity, including a glass of Chianti or Pinot Grigio.

Tuesday February 18th is "Cioppino Night"! We will offer our generous Cioppino (classic Italian fish and seafood stew) as a special. Our full a la carte menu will be available also.

124 Bank St, Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-3555

Starting Wednesday February 19th, and every 3rd Wednesday Starting at 4:30.

Enjoy some great LIVE music, delicious appetizers, and wonderful professionals.... 

Bring us your business card for an opportunity to win one of our raffle prizes ~
Bring a business associate, you can enter the raffle TWICE!!

o February 19th, 2014
o March 19th
o April 16th
o May 21st
o June 18th
o July 16th
o August 20th
o September 17th
o October 15th
o November 19th
o December 17th Holiday Open House!

150 Sutton Way - Grass Valley

RSVP or Questions?
Meg Franz at 530-272-1055 or megan.franz@atriaseniorliving.com

Nevada County One-Stop Business & Career Center
Give Professionals the Edge in Getting Back to Work
Career Center launching new training program February 20

Grass Valley, CA (February 2014) - The Nevada County One-Stop Business & Career Center is excited to launch a new training program in February to better assist unemployed individuals in the county. The Professional Edge training program and forum, provided through the California Employers Association (CEA), provides dislocated and unemployed professionals with assistance during their career transition by offering resources, skills, and opportunities to successfully gain employment at no cost.

Sierra Stages Presents COMPANY 
February 27th - March 22nd Thursdays at 7 PM; 
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays (March 2 & 9) at 2 PM 
Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City
Set in a swinging New York City of the early 1970's, COMPANY is a two hour ride with five married couples, three single women--and Bobby, the only eligible bachelor in the group--as the show examines and celebrates married life and its alternatives through a series of comic vignettes and powerhouse musical numbers. 


530-346-3210 for more info. 
St. Piran's Day

Saturday March 8th. 9:30 - 11am

Tickets on sale at: The Bookseller, BriarPatch Co-Op, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Office, at the door or online.
Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 Presents:
Antique Western Memorabilia Show and Sale

Featuring Western Art, Mining, Antique Firearms, Native American, Trains, Gambling Collectables and Cowboy Genre. Something for all Collectors. 
Dealers and Collectors Wanted Eight Foot Tables - Fifty Dollars Each 
Call 530 272-5371 to reserve tables. 
Hours: Saturday - 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday - 10 AM to 4 PM
General admission $5.00 All net proceeds to benefit Elks Lodge Scholarship Program

Chamber News in the State 



Top Story

CalChamber News Video Features In-Depth Discussion of California Drought

(February 13, 2014) Today, the California Chamber of Commerce released its newest edition of CalChamber News featuring an in-depth discussion of issues stemming from California's historic drought..



Public Affairs / Politics

Senate Clears Debt Ceiling Bill in Dramatic Vote

Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest led by tea party Republicans in the Senate.

Los Angeles Times




White House to Split Fiscal 2015 Budget Into Two Releases

U.S. President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposal is a month late and the administration has now informed lawmakers it will divide the spending plan into installments, a Senate Budget Committee spokesman said. Bloomberg



Environmental / Agriculture

California Governor: Drought Requires Compromise

Gov. Jerry Brown visited California's drought-stricken agricultural heartland on Wednesday and called on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to strike a compromise that will benefit the region and nation.Associated Press



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