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Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce at work

The Regional Chambers of Commerce have partnered with the City of Grass Valley, the Bear Yuba Land Trust, The Union and the Economic Resource Council, to submit an application to the Google Street View Camera Loan program. If selected, the camera will provide an incredible opportunity to film and share 360 experiences that tell panoramic stories about Nevada County. The project’s scope of work will involve filming hiking and biking trails, rivers and swimming holes, amazing views from mountain peaks, State Historic Parks, back country skiing, local farms and vineyards, and our historic downtowns.

The goals we hope the image collection will achieve are multi-faceted. The overarching objective is to attract visitors to the area, which will help enhance the local economy. The images will also make historically significant sites and beautiful, hard-to-get-to outdoor places more accessible to everyone, including people of all ages with limited mobility. A follow-up, robust and unified marketing strategy of the images will broaden exposure of Nevada County’s natural beauty, outdoor recreation and noteworthy Gold Rush era towns to world-wide audiences.

The project also has the potential to underscore the importance of continued preservation of local historic towns and sites, the area’s wealth of natural beauty and the Gold Rush Era stories that shaped early California history. By drawing attention to these iconic riches as a world community, we are better able to coalesce around respect for our past and thoughtful planning for our future.

Business Ribbon Cutting Celebrations:

Gold Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast: Nevada City Chamber, 317 South Pine St., Nevada City . Oct. 11 at noon

Squeeze Burger: Penn Valley Area Chamber, 10067 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley. Oct. 25 — all day celebration.

Guild Mortgage: Greater Grass Valley Chamber, 132 E. Main Street, Grass Valley on Oct. 27, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Environmental Alternatives: Greater Grass Valley Chamber, 525 Sutton Way, Grass Valley on Nov. 10, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Chamber Annual Awards

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Annual Awards presentations.

The 2016 awards will be presented at the Installation Dinner scheduled for Feb. 4, 2017. The Award categories are: Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award, Stan Halls Architectural Award, W. Lon Cooper New Construction Award, Live Music Award, Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Performing Arts Award, and the Elza Kilroy Award — the latter a prestigious award presented to a recipient for outstanding community service.

Please contact Cathy Whittlesey for award criteria and any nomination at or call 530-265-2692.

Town Hall for South County

District 2 Supervisor Ed Scofield is conducting a Town Hall meeting hosted by the South Nevada County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Higgins Lyons Community Center, 22490 E. Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at around 7:30 p.m. Scofield has invited county staff to present timely information about activities that affect South Nevada County.

For more information, contact the South Nevada County Chamber of Commerce at 530-268-7622 or

Learn to grow your professional success

“Growing Your Professional Self” is a high powered, fast paced two-hour session, during which you will explore, practice and establish good working techniques for professional success. The workshop is being presented by keynote speaker, trainer and facilitator Carol Scofield on Oct. 13, at Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle, in Grass Valley.

Lunch is included and will be served at 11:30 a.m. The presentation will begin at noon. There is no cost to attend for Nevada County Chamber, Nevada County Contractors and Nevada County Association of Realtor members. The cost to non-members is $20. Call today to reserve your seat, 530-272-2627 or 530-477-0711.

Bridgeport Fall Festival

The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will be offering Oktoberfest sausages, baked potatoes, cold drinks and more at the Bridgeport Fall Festival presented by the South Yuba River Park Association. Don’t miss the barn tours, gold panning, hayrides, children’s games and crafts, pumpkin painting, live music, magic shows and trained live birds on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit

PV Business Breakfast

The monthly Penn Valley Business for Breakfast networking breakfast meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, 7-8 a.m. at Buttermaker’s Cottage in Western Gateway Park. The cost to attend for Chamber members is $10 and $15 for non-members. 530-432-1802.

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

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