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Susan George: Nevada County Regional Chambers at Work

Enjoy an entertaining evening and gain valuable information at The Union’s techno-themed Chamber mixer. Exciting details about the digital options and services that The Union offers to help businesses succeed will be presented.

Attendees are invited to participate in interactive activities that will highlight new ways to look at local media and being social! The evening will feature a digital scavenger hunt with many prizes and a Kindle Fire as the grand prize. Be a part of the fun and hear about the new business marketing tools 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, in Grass Valley. Call 530-273-9561 for information.

“Winning Business in the 4th Quarter” is a fun, fast paced and interactive workshop that is sure to inspire and calibrate your clarity to succeed. The workshop is led by bestselling business author and strategic business coach Machen MacDonald of ProBrilliance Leadership Institute. This not-to-miss workshop will be held on 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Nevada County Contractors Conference Center, 149 Crown Point Court, in Grass Valley. The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber, NCCA, NCAOR, and GVDA members or $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Please RSVP to 530-274-1919 or

The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce has created a slogan that accentuates the all-around great lifestyle found in Penn Valley. “Penn Valley … like no place on earth” is the saying imprinted on shirts and colorful caps, for both men and women. These items can be purchased at community events and at the Chamber office, located at 17422 Penn Valley Drive, in the Penn Valley Shopping Center. Call 530-432-1802 for information.

As a sponsor of the 26th annual Roots & Wings Golf Tournament the Penn Valley Chamber will be providing lunch to participating golfers. The Tournament will be held on, Sunday Oct. 9. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Roots & Wings Education Foundation, an organization that provides resources that support and enhance the opportunities for the students attending Penn Valley Union Elementary School District. To sponsor a hole or golf in the tournament contact Tina Skrukrud, the event coordinator, at 530-713-2296.

The Penn Valley Business for Breakfast networking meeting will be held 7-8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Buttermaker’s Cottage in Western Gateway Park. The cost to attend for Chamber members is $10 and $15 for non-members. Call 530-432-1802 for info.

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber is working on the production of “Postcards from Grass Valley”, a publication that will feature local businesses and places to visit in Grass Valley. It will be distributed throughout Western Nevada County and be available at the time it publishes in early November on The deadline for advertising submissions is Sept. 30. For more information, please contact Joy Porter at 530-913-6045, Roseanne Palmer at 530-263-6997 or

Join The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce on 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 1000 Plaza Drive for a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate Sierra Central Credit Union’s Grand Opening in their new location. Come out and see the new facilities, enjoy refreshments and live music!

On Thursday, Sept. 22, Century 21 Cornerstone Realty will celebrate its 2016 Silver Anniversary by hosting a Chili Cook-off, Client Appreciation Day and joint Nevada City-Greater and Grass Valley Chamber mixer. The festivities will be held at the Nevada City office located at 101 Boulder Street, Nevada City, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For additional information and Chili Cook-off entry forms call 530-265-5885.

An informational talk will be presented at the Sept. 21 South Nevada County Chamber community breakfast meeting. It will feature a presentation by Dollar General Store representatives who will focus on the proposed new Dollar General Store in Alta Sierra. The meeting will be held at The Dive restaurant, 10934 Combie Rd., in South County at 7:30 am. The cost to attend is $10 per person.

All of the Chambers of Commerce have begun planning holiday activities in their respective areas. Victorian Christmas in Nevada City, Christmas in the Pines in South Nevada County, Cornish Christmas in Grass Valley and Holiday Lights in the Park in Penn Valley.

Is it really only 103 more shopping days until Christmas?

Susan George is a co-founder of The Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce. She may be reached at

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