August 22nd, 2014

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VISITORS AND TOURISTS: THEY ARE NOT THE SAME

by Keith Davies, Co-CEO & Executive Director

Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

 

There was a time in Western Nevada County when "tourist" was tantamount to being a four-letter word. To some people in the business of marketing and promoting this area, "tourist" seemed derogatory and "visitor" was more politically correct. About that same time a decision was made to rebrand bed and breakfast inns and certain hotels as "historic lodging facilities."

For several years, then, local marketing was directed at attracting visitors with the aim of getting them to spend a night or two in a historic lodging facility. Gone were the days of attracting tourists to stay in B&Bs and hotels. But in trying to rebrand the nomenclature, some promotional efforts failed to take into account that in many cases there is a big difference between a tourist and a visitor.

Although the lines do sometimes blur, a tourist is typically someone who has not previously been here, while a visitor is someone who has been here before and returns -- often, we hope. Also in the category of visitors are the day-trippers; people who live within 60-70 miles and come here for the day then return home that evening. They drive here for a special event, wine tasting, museum tours, a swim in the river, and more.

 

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A TROPICAL EVENING AT BENT METAL WINERY!

 

Join us for an intimate tropical evening with music by Dream and the Dreamer on Friday, August 22, from 6-9PM at the winery.

 

Only $20.00 per person, includes dinner -BB! Chicken, Stuffed Shells (by Bear River Pasta), Hawaiian rolls and assorted desserts.

 

Loud tropical attire encouraged, dancing and fun!

 

Wine by the glass $5.00 (includes tax) or by the bottle. 

 

RSVP by August 18th at our website. Go to About Us, then, Upcoming Events.

 

Pre-paid reservations required, we are limiting the reservations to 60 people.

 

Please no children, pets or outside alcohol at this event.

 

Hope to see you then!  



Listen to the Band HERE

 MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY  for the best table selections.

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RESERVATIONS ARE $6 AND INCLUDE YOUR FIRST BEVERAGE OF CHOICE.

PHIL AND LORRIE WILL BE CATERING FROM CAFE OLIVETTI IN MARYSVILLE THE FOLLOWING OFFERINGS:

  • Appetizer : $8 ~ Pilot Peak Cheese Plate ~ Three Gourmet Cheeses & Spiced Moroccan and Harvest Blended Olives served with our famous Lavash Bread
  •  Appetizer : $5 ~ Pilot Peak Sourdough Plate ~ Garlic Infused ~ Herbed Olive Oil - Balsamic Laced Dipping Sauce served with a half loaf of Truckee Sour Dough Baguette
  • Dinner: $16 ~ Phil's BBQ Pork Chops - served with ranch beans - coleslaw - jalapeno corn bread and fruit garnish
  • Veggie Dinner: $16 ~  Stuffed Green Peppers (Cheese, Rice & Veggies) - served with ranch beans - coleslaw - jalapeno corn bread and fruit garnish
  • Dessert: $4 ~ Your choice from Assorted Desserts as only Lorrie can make them! She holds the record for making everyone smile with the ample servings of her delicious treats - chocolate mousse cake, fresh fruit pies (ala mode), brownies, etc.

Of course ordering FOOD is optionalIf you are planning to eat, please order your food as you make your reservations. SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE "ORDER" SCREEN FOR FOOD SELECTIONS - be sure and order food for the date of the event.

Food numbers go to the caterers on Thursday morning   - so all orders must be made before Aug 21st  to guarantee service.

 

  
  
  

 
  


 


 
  
  



A wonderful opportunity to be of assistance to visitors and our community at the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce. We are looking for volunteers to staff our Visitor's Center Concierge Desk and to be a welcoming, smiling face representing our community, city and Nevada County.


Job Duties/Description: 

  • Support and staff the Concierge Desk of the Grass Valley Visitor's Center; providing information to visitors and community members about our area's events and businesses
  • Provide a welcoming and friendly customer experience
  • Offer a wide variety of assistance via brochures, historical reference, and directions to locations within our community
  • Act as a knowledgeable and courteous principal point of contact
  • Sincere desire to provide assistance as needed
  • Act as an ambassador of the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

 

Skills Required:

 

  • Ability to speak clearly and communicate effectively
  • Ability and enthusiasm for working with the public
  • Dependable, reliable and responsible
  • Works well with minimal supervision and structure
  • Ability to process information
  • Polite, poised, patient, friendly and even-tempered
  • Light computer skills to browse the internet
  • Sit or stand for several hours


Days needed: 7 days per week (split between several people)
Time of day: 10AM-3PM
Shift Length: 2.5 to 3 hours per day
Contact: Yolanda 530-273-4667 

 

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