Wednesday, August 29, 2012

JBCA Meeting at National Hotel - Tues Sept 4

The first  board meeting of fall for Jackson Business & Community Association is slated for Tuesday Sept. 4th, 2012 at 5.30. We are inviting any and all to join us at the National Hotel for this important meeting.This is the kickoff for fall and winter events and your input is needed and appreciated.

Since Stan Jr. has offered light appetizers, water and soda,  please RSVP by this Thursday if you plan to attend next Tuesday. And there may be a hotel tour involved!

Patrick Crew
President, JBCA

Monday, August 27, 2012

ACWN: Vendors needed for November Vendor/Craft Show

ACWN Monthly Luncheon Meeting - Wed Sept 26

The Amador County Women's Network (ACWN) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday, September 26, at Thommi's Banquet Room in Jackson.  The September program will feature Networking and "info-mercials". We make it fun to learn about local women in business.

The meeting will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Luncheon cost is $16.

Reservations are required Friday before the meeting.  Contact: Sue Allred at 296-5989 or

Join other local business women as they learn, network and promote their businesses.  For more information on ACWN, visit

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

True Value Hardware opens in Plymouth this Friday August 24

The Plymouth area is getting an all-new Hardware store!

Plymouth-Shenandoah True Value will be opening its doors at 8 AM on Friday, August 24th.Well-stocked and locally-owned, you’ll find a great selection of products for both the indoors and the outdoors at competitive prices.

Project lumber is also part of the assortment, to help make shopping local even more convenient.
The new owners and management are looking forward to meeting you, so come on in and say HI!

Located in the former Plymouth Hardware and Feed location.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort has named Michael Turngren General Manager

In making the announcement, CEO Rich Hoffman noted “Mike has been deeply involved in  many aspect of consulting for our operation as a representative of the Cannery Casino Resorts group. His hands-on approach and real word casino experience are going to be critical for the opening of our new casino resort product.”

Turngren, 53, of Citrus Heights, has almost 30 years of casino management experience, beginning in 1983 as Director of Slot Operations and Marketing at Sands Resort & Casino. He has also served as Director of Slot Operations at Vegas World Hotel & Casino, Vice President of Casino Operations at Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, Vice President of Slot Operations at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and Assistant General Manager at Rampart Casino at Cannery Resorts. Prior to his newest assignment he was Director of Tribal Consulting at Cannery Casino Resorts.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Management Team and also a part of the great community of Amador County,” said Turngren. “It is a very special time in the storied history of the property as the major casino renovation and expansion is coming to an end. I look forward to working with the dedicated staff of the property as I have already had the pleasure of interacting with several in my capacity as a consultant. Together we can continue to make Jackson Rancheria a top gaming destination in the Northern California market, offering a great value with friendly genuine guest service.”
Jackson Rancheria is nearing the end of extensive renovations and planning an extravagant Grand Opening Celebration in November to mark the completion of major new gaming areas, five restaurants, a high limit room, poker room, gift shop, bus lobby, much easier access, and more.

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642. 800-822-WINN (9466),

Located in the Sierra foothills town of Jackson, CA, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is owned by the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe. A sovereign government, the Rancheria is dedicated to developing projects that not only enhance the tribe’s ability to remain self-reliant, but also reflect a commitment to be a good neighbor.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sutter Creek Promotions Committee - Tues Aug 21

The Sutter Creek Promotions Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, August 21, 8:30 am, at Backroads Café in Sutter Creek. Please feel free to join us!
Sandy Anderson

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

JB's Awards & Engraving: Game Day is on the way!

Click on the link below to view promotion!

Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Aug 9

 Hello, everyone-
I hope this note finds you well and staying cool this summer.
ACT's board meeting is this Thursday, August 9th, 9 am, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Ballroom C. A VIP breakfast will be served; come hungry. Attached you will find an agenda and minutes from April and May. We had an evening meeting in June and do not meet in July. All are welcome.
Please note the changed location. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort has generously offered to host our morning meetings in October and November as well.
In case you have not heard, Amador County won a gold ribbon at State Fair this year. Six of the nine Gold Country counties won gold ribbons as well. Attendance was flat compared to last year. Our booth was very popular and had wonderful traffic. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, we had somebody there to answer questions nearly all hours that State Fair was open. Please thank anyone you know who volunteered their time and knowledge for us at State Fair.
Please remember we are here to support your business. Drop off brochures and discount coupons here at the visitor center and we will gladly get them into the hands of visitors. Review your website listing for accuracies and phone or email us if you need help with changes. Remember also to forward your events to us and we will add them to the event calendar.
Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or suggestion.
Thanks for your support,

ACT Agenda
Jackson Rancheria Casino & Resort, Ballroom B
August 9, 2012; 9:00 am

  • Minutes, April and May meetings
  • Treasurers Report: mid-year update
  • Projects:
  • Raffle tickets
  • County TOT increase from 6% to 10%, November ballot
  • Marketing Plan 2012
  • Website redesign
  • New planner, late 2012
  • Travel Shows/Industry Shows:
  • CalTravel report, June 4-6
  • Visitor Center Report
  • January: 136, 32 for transit; Feb.: 143, 38 for transit; Mar.: 187, 33 for transit;
  • Apr.: 246, 35 for transit; May: 249, 44 for transit; June 268, 29 for transit;
  • July 317, 43 for transit.
  • Closed: 2 days in April, 1 day in May, 4 days in Jun., 3 days in July.
  • 2012 Schedule: no July meeting
  • 9 am meetings: Oct. 11, Nov. 8
  • Evening meetings, 5:30 pm
  • Sep.13, Big Horse Ranch, Ione
  • Dec. 13, Imperial Hotel, Amador City
For more information about events, visit or
Facebook/Amador Council of Tourism
To list your events, send info to:

JBCA: Special Car Event - Sat Aug 19

Dear Members,
On Saturday August 19th, 2012 there will be a special car event in and around Amador County. The show will be based at the Italian Picnic Grounds and JBCA has been asked to help entertain these people and encourage them to shop in Jackson and Sutter Creek.The actual car show is Sunday, so there will be considerable free time for what is expected to be 900 to 1000 people, with very high-end show cars, from all over the state and country.
The  organizers want to send these people to your business. They propose that you offer a one-day discount or special to the car show members, if they come in and ask about it. The key for them will be to see the poster of the car show on your front door. They get a registration packet when they arrive for the show, so they will know about the promotion. Sutter Creek merchants have agreed to this concept already. JBCA has posters available now. We can also help you get a coupon or offer into the show's "goodie bag" if you can supply them with several hundred items.
 If you are interested, call me 601-5698, or come by MWF 9 to 1 in JBCA office and we will fix you up. The cars in this show are the best you will ever see, with well-heeled owners. They are the kind of tourist we are looking for. I know this is short notice, but well worth doing.

Pat Crew, President
Jackson Business & Community Association

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hein & Company transforming itself in unique ways

August 1, 2012 - Hein & Company Bookstore’s current media room with used DVDs, VHSs, CDs, and computer games will be pushed back deeper inside the hulk of its building to create in its place a Steam Punk Room filled with gadgets, gears, vintage curiosities, Victorian rarities, and novelties from a bygone industrial era.  This project will be completed by October, 2012.

At the same time, the proprietors of Hein & Company are renovating their office.  You may not find it unless you discover the bookcase that reveals itself in a very “abby-normal” way – and only if you know the pass-phrase:  Think Transylvania; think castles; think destiny; think of a crazed doctor and provocative assistant who are determined to discover the source of a melancholic violin sonata – only then will the pass-phrase occur to you.  This project will be complete by August, 2012.

Although it may seem improbable, it’s true:  An even greater trick is up their sleeves.  Hein & Company Bookstore intends to build a recreation of 221-B Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes' Victorian flat in London, circa 1887.  You may say it's excellent!  But it's only elementary!  As well as existing as a homage to one of the greatest detectives who ever lived (only questionably in the Imagi-Nation), it will be offered as a pilgrimage site for Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts the world over.  “Baker Street West” will provide a venue for local events that beg for the unusual or mysterious.  This project will be complete in 2013.

Where an event exists, there must be a reception area to receive guests.  Hence, The Sola-Luna Lounge, a late Victorian/African/Egyptian antechamber is being designed and slated to complete in 2013.

Our renovations here pay tribute to Amador County, to Main Street Jackson, and to all the shopkeepers who work so hard in this county.  If you would like to be involved, please let us know.

Donations are accepted from “Friends” of 221-B Baker Street and The Sola-Luna Lounge and will be acknowledged by a “sleuth” or “big-game” plaque or documented in the “Holmes Hounds” master ledger or honored by a private party.

Hein & Company is looking for all things Victorian as well as all things Egyptian or African from the Victorian era.  Any donations of Sherlock Holmes’ books or pastiches will be given credit for other Hein & Company merchandise.  

Wednesday, August 1, 2012