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Mike Mastrodonato
Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce President

I am often approached by folks in Penn Valley asking about the planned Penn Valley Cultural Center and how it would impact and benefit our community.

The Penn Valley Cultural Center will be built, owned, and operated by the private, non-profit, Penn Valley Community Foundation (PVCF). The Foundation’s website describes the Center as; ‘The Penn Valley Cultural Center will feature a 5,000 square foot Nevada County Library, a Visitor’s Center hosted by the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, a Performance Hall which will be the new home of InConcert Sierra and the Sierra Master Chorale, as well as the Lake Wildwood Theatre and Lake Wildwood Women’s Chorus! Additional performances by Sierra Stages, events held by The Union and many other exciting productions will also take place in the new Cultural Center!’

The long established PVCF is made up of a group of dedicated, hard-working, community members devoted to bringing this project to fruition. I encourage everyone who is interested in learning more about the Center to visit the PVCF website at: http://pennvalleycf.org/. And another great opportunity to learn more about the project as well as participate in the Foundation’s efforts, is to attend their Moonlight Magic Gala, to be held on October 3, 2015 at the Martines Ranch in Penn Valley.



While the wide-reaching benefits to the Penn Valley area are plentiful, I can more easily focus and identify what the Cultural Center will mean to the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and our members. The Chamber is excited about the opportunity to set-up and host, a Penn Valley Visitors Center in the lobby of the Center. Here we will be able to provide information about our area, our attractions, our local businesses, restaurants, wineries, and so much more. We will be able to present displays and exhibits on a rotating basis for our nearby parks and recreation areas, businesses, schools, events, and civic organizations. The opportunities for the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce to promote and spread the word about all that our community and area has to offer are endless. At the same time, we feel that economic development, growth and enhancements of our local businesses, restaurants, and the Penn Valley Village Center as a whole, will blossom and flourish as a result of the Cultural Center and the activities that will take place there.

The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce stands behind this project 100% and we wish our friends at the Penn Valley Community Foundation our very best in bringing this project to not just our community, but all of western Nevada County.


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