Friday, November 30, 2012

JBCA Meeting - Mon Dec 3

JBCA Meeting
Dec. 3rd 2012 5:30
JBCA Office
Old Business
New Business
1. Treasurers report, approval of bills
2. Committee reports:
- A.C.T.
- Membership
- Christmas Delights
- Plaid Friday
3. Walking Tour Brochure update.
4. Parking meter covers, vote result.
1. Volunteers to staff office 2013
2. Jazz festival back in downtown;
Discussion for 2013
2. Annual membership dinner
4. Car show committee volunteers
5. Items not on agenda
Next meeting:
Jan. 7th 2013 5:30
JBCA office

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

North State Auto Body Saves Energy and Money with the Sierra Business Council’s Sierra Nevada Energy Watch Program

Jackson, Calif. – Bill Wise of North State Auto Body estimates that his electrical bill has been reduced by about 20 percent since Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) conducted a free energy audit of his business. After the audit, SNEW retrofitted his 5-year-old Jackson, Calif. collision repair shop with brand new lighting that will help his business save enough energy to power two average US households for a year. North State Auto Body was able to recoup their payment for the installation in a single month’s billing cycle. On average, the reduction seen in energy bills on SNEW projects pay for themselves anywhere from one to six months. SNEW customers pay 10 to 20 percent of the total cost of the project, meaning they do not have to cover the entire cost up front, allowing these small businesses to see near instant savings.

“North State Auto Body, as a collision repair shop, needs accurate lighting for their everyday work,” says SNEW Project Manager Emily Dondero. “Making sure they had sufficient, high quality light was the SNEW staff’s priority.  The opportunities for updated lighting also led to significant energy savings for the business, and thanks to those savings, the project paid for itself in almost no time at all.”

Mr. Wise, who learned about the SNEW program through Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), is enjoying the savings and new lighting, proving that improved energy efficiency does not have to compromise quality.

“I would recommend the SNEW audit and installation process to other local business owners,” Mr. Wise said.  
Sierra Nevada Energy Watch is a local government partnership between Sierra Business Council and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. This program creates economic and environmental benefits to the Sierra Nevada region by providing jobs for local contractors, saving local businesses money on their electricity bill, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the area. SNEW has served 817 customers since January 2010, bringing $4.2 million worth of rebates for energy efficiency retrofits into their 14-county territory. Additionally, they have saved PG&E customers $2.9 million in energy costs and reduced energy use by 15 million kilowatt hours. Local contractors have received $565,000 in payments for retrofit installations. This leads to a total economic benefit of approximately $7.7 million in the Sierra Nevada through this one program alone.
Sierra Business Council is a member-based organization that fosters thriving communities throughout the Sierra Nevada via “on-the-ground” local projects that promote, develop, and amplify the area’s social, natural and economic capital. SBC administers the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch Program.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Amador County Women's Network (ACWN) - Wed Nov 28

The Amador County Women's Network (ACWN) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday, November  28th, at Thomi's in Jackson.  The November program will feature a Trade Show and 'Extreme Networking' event. Many of our ACWN members will showcase their business and products.  Great opportunity for a little Christmas shopping!  Open to the public!  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., there will be plenty of time following the meeting to visit our members and look over their offerings. 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, November 7, 2012

From the JBCA: Cookie Contest

Greetings JBCA Members,

The Jackson Business and Community Association (JBCA) will be hosting Christmas Delight’s, Main Street Jackson’s Annual Holiday Open House on November 23 and 24. As a member of the Jackson Business and Community Association and City Clerk of Jackson, I have volunteered to organize the “3rd Annual Cookie Contest” and depending on how many donations our selected Judges will determine the “Best Cookies” for the event.

I am looking for cookies donation (3 to 4 dozens per Cook) or gift certificates for the winners of the ” Best Cookies - Cookie Contest”

I would like to thank you in advance for your cookies or donation, which will help make this year’s Christmas Delight’s an event to be remember.

Please contact me at 209-223-1646 or email me at if you will be donating cookies or donations for the contest this year.

Gisele Cangelosi
City Clerk
Treasurer JBCA

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jackson Revitalization Committee - Thurs Nov 8

City of Jackson
Jackson Revitalization Committee Meeting Agenda
Thursday, November 8, 2012  6:00 p.m.
Jackson City Hall, 33 Broadway, Jackson, California 95642

a. Economie Development in Sonora/Tuolumne County, featuring Larry Cope, Tuolumne
County Economic Development Authority Director.
b. City of Jackson Circulation Improvement Program, featuring Neil Peacock of ACTC
explaining this project focusing on planning transportation improvements and funding
strategies for Jackson.
C. Project Updates.
d. Membership Renewals.
Discussion items Only, no action will be taken.
Posted.' City Hall, 3 3 Broadway, Jackson
Agenda will be avaĆ­lable for review (pursuant to §5495 7.5 Government Code Section) in the
CIty Clker's Office in City Hall.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you neea’ special assistance to
participate in this meeting, you should contact the Office of the City Clerk at (209) 223-1646
(voice) or (209) 223-314] (fax). Notifications 48 hours prior” to the meeting will enable the City to
make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to this meeting.
Please e-mail comments and suggestions to the Jackson Revitalization Committee

From the Chamber - New Member: Villa Privata - 15% discount for Chamber members!

New member Villa Privata - The Place To Meet In Amador County.  See their unique special event venue...consider the  possibilities. 
15% discount on facility fees for Chamber members through 2013.  Contact Marie Cicogni, General Manager to schedule a tour or to check availability.  (209) 223-3770

Friday, November 2, 2012

From the Chamber: Gold Country Publishing Spring Phone Book

Dear Chamber Members,
Gold Country Publishing is closing its canvass for next Springs telephone book.  Now is the time to join the growing family of advertisers in Amadors most popular and most used telephone book.  We remain the only telephone book which gets direct mailed to every home  and business in the county, giving our advertisers complete exposure for the entire year. Call now (209) 223-2929  for your advertisement and more information. Steve Brewer - Owner
(209) 223-2929