February 21st, 2014

Keep in Touch with The Greater Grass Valley Chamber!


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 

Sponsored by Jennco Web Works


More info here.

Latest Ribbon Cutting:


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

Sierra College Natural History Museum Presents
"Love May Have Nothing To Do With It"

Today, February 21st.

Rocklin, CA-The Sierra College Natural History Museum will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Love May Have Nothing To Do With It" by Sierra College biology professor Keely Carroll on Friday, February 21, at 7:30 PM in Sewell Hall (room 111) on the Sierra College-Rocklin Campus.
The tail of a peacock used to drive Darwin crazy! Why would this bird have this large appendage that makes it easier for the local tigers to eat him? From an evolutionary standpoint, it just didn't seem to make sense, unless you consider it in the spotlight of sexual selection. The evolutionary biology of mating systems attempts to explain that tail, why birds do funny dances, why some birds build structures just to impress the girls, why those girls care, and even why we only have two genders. 

Join Keely Carroll as she discusses all of this and more on Friday February 21st at 7:30pm.

Contact: Jennifer Skillen, Biology, jskillen@sierracollege.edu, (916) 660-7926 for more info.
Please be advised that this talk may not be suitable for younger ears.
Upcoming Events:




Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Playing the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Thelonious Monk.
VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM The Center for the Arts presents at 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA Friday, March 7, 8:00PM $58 members, $68 non-member General Admission - floor and bleacher seating on a first-come-first-serve basis - (Does not include applicable fees) Limited to 4 tickets per member at member price. 

  Concerned Citizens to Rally and Present County Supervisors with 1,300 postcards about proposed San Juan Ridge Mine impacts on Yuba Watershed



WHAT: Rally and Postcard Presentation to the Board of Supervisors

WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 8:00 AM Rally on the Rood Center steps 9:00 AM Postcard Presentation during Public Comment

WHERE: Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City

WHO: San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association & the South Yuba River Citizens League

WHY: Deliver 1,300 Postcards to Board of Supervisors from citizens concerned about proposed San Juan Ridge Mine

Nevada City, CA - The San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association 
(SJRTA) and the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) invites concerned community members for an early morning rally on Tuesday, February 25th on the proposed reopening of an historic gold mine in the heart of the San Juan Ridge.

Following the rally, SJRTA and SYRCL will hand-deliver more than 1,300 signed postcards to Nevada County's Board of Supervisors during the Public Comment portion of the meeting at 9:00 AM.  The purpose of the rally and presentation is to demonstrate the community's concerns that the proposed San Juan Ridge Mine would negatively impact local water supplies and the health of the Yuba River.


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Stay up to date with the SYRCL here.



SACRAMENTO -Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) today introduced legislation that would save ratepayers money on their insurance premiums by mandating that the Department of Insurance automatically accept any rate-decrease application from an insurer.

"Let's cut the bureaucracy and get some money back into people's pockets," said Senator Gaines. "If an insurer wants to lower rates, I want consumers to benefit immediately, without Department of Insurance delay."
Senate Bill 1173 would streamline the existing rate-reduction process. Currently, an insurer that wants to change a rate has to file a complete rate application with the Insurance Commissioner, which can trigger hearings and other administrative hold-ups that keep rates unduly high for extended periods, even when the insurers want to offer lower rates to their customers. Gaines' bill is a common-sense change that recognizes the reality of rate reductions.

"I can understand some procedural safeguards for rate increases, but who wants to wait to get a rate reduction?" said the Senator. "The Commissioner's office may get even more rate authority this year. It's critical we act now so consumers aren't robbed of potential savings by a slow and cumbersome process that stands in the way of Californians paying less for their insurance."

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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NOTE: The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce is a nongovernmental organization with no political affiliation; it is a Business Association with one central purpose - to support, in every manner both legal and practicable, the development of the local economy. 

We now have a Birthday Club!!!
Sign up for our Newsletters here and when you join our Birthday Club you will receive an email 1 month before your birthday with a discount for parties and walk in options!

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 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.

Develop the Mindset to Generate More Business Income!
This Small Group is for the small business owner who knows they need the right mindset to have more more personal and financial freedom!

Tuesday, 25th of Feb 5pm

Create a clear, compelling, and detailed vision of the business success and lifestyle you'd love to live!.
Understand more about will & won't power, how to say no, and prioritize competing goals.
Learn how to ask for to ask for the price you know your services are worth.
Create a structure for daily and long term success.

Gold Country Computer Learning Center

More classes can be found on their website.

First Fridays, After Hours Wine Hour 
At Nevada City Winery

Friday March 7th, 2014

Margie Miller is Nevada City Winery's featured Artist of the Month in March. Meet Margie in person during the Artist Reception at the Winery from 5:00-7:00 pm.
The Brian Dougherty Trio will provide live music.
Join your friends at the Winery for an end-of-the-week glass of wine, featuring the Gold Medal winning 2010 Sangiovese or the new 2012 Dolceto. 
Wines available by the glass or bottle, plus gourmet treats & bites.
The event is complimentary.

Nevada City Winery
321 Spring Street (next to Miners Foundry)
Downtown Nevada City
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

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NOTE: The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce is a nongovernmental organization with no political affiliation; it is a Business Association with one central purpose - to support, in every manner both legal and practicable, the development of the local economy.

Gold Diggers of 1933 is a pre-code Warner Bros. musical film directed by
Mervyn LeRoy with songs by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics),
staged and choreographed by Busby Berkeley.

Plot: The "gold diggers" are four aspiring actresses: Polly the ingenue
(Ruby Keeler), Carol the torch singer (Joan Blondell), Trixie the comedienne
(Aline MacMahon), and Fay the glamour puss (Ginger Rogers).

The film was made in 1933 during the Great Depression and contains numerous
direct references to it. It begins with a rehearsal for a stage show, which
is interrupted by the producer's creditors who close down the show because
of unpaid bills.the producer, Barney Hopkins (Ned Sparks), is in despair
because he has everything he needs to put on a show, except money.

Event proceeds benefit the Imaging for Life Campaign. For more information
on this project, click here.

For more event information and tickets click here.

Join us for the First Annual Gold Country Challenge.  
A ride through the historic gold mining country of western Nevada County.

Saturday May 10th, 2014

The Gold Country Cycling Challenge is a 50k, 100k and 100 mile tour of the beautiful Gold Country region of Northern California. 



Chamber News in the State 



Top Story

Event Spotlights Innovation Opportunities for Partnering with Japanese Companies

(February 20, 2014) The California Chamber of Commerce served as a supporting organization for a recent symposium focusing on "Opportunities for Innovation: Getting More Involved with Japanese Business."




Public Affairs / Politics

California High-Speed Rail Dealt Blow by Newsom's About-Face

In California, where Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much, the emergence of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state's highest-ranking Democrat to pull his support for Gov. Jerry Brown's high-speed rail project is being closely watched as the possible harbinger of political change. San Francisco Chronicle




Film Tax Credit Bill Goes Live

Democratic Assembly members Raul Bocanegra and Mike Gatto released a film tax credit bill Wednesday that supporters say will protect jobs by keeping film crews in California.

Sacramento Business Journal



Environmental / Agriculture

Scientists Urge California to Boost Target for Cutting Emissions

California is on track to cut carbon dioxide and other gases to 1990 levels by 2020. The scientists urge adoption of emission caps for 2030 and beyond. Los Angeles Times




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