Tuesday, June 24, 2014

July Chamber Mixer at Volcano Communications - Wed July 9

Chamber Mixer in Pine Grove    

Wednesday, July 9th 5:30pm - 7:30pm 

It's time for Sharon to started cooking again.
Hosted By:

telephone   stockton

Admission - $10.00

Bring a raffle item!
Get your business recognized!
Everyone loves the raffle!

bbq cat

Location:  Tech Center

(Behind Pine Grove Community Park - Hwy. 88, Pine Grove) 


 (209) 223-0350   (800) 649-4988 Toll Free
115 Main Street, Jackson, California  95642  

Monday, June 23, 2014

Amador County Chamber Newsletter - July 2014

Newsletter 1
July 2014 - E-Newsletter
Quick Links
Like us on Facebook
Chamber's Entry for
Sutter Creek Duck Race 

Dressed by Sue Slivick, TSPN

Mixers and Events  

Business Person of the Year
11-22-13 Photo
Jackson View Mixer
01-08-14 Photos 

Arc of Amador Mixer 
02-12-14 Photos  

Gold County Lanes Mixer
03-12-14 PhotosServpro Mixer
04-09-14 Photos75th Anniversary/Tradeshow
New York Fitness Mixer
05-14-14 PhotosGolf Tournament
-16-14 Photos

Volcano Theatre Co. Mixer06-11-14 Photos 

 Volcano Telephone Mixer
07-09-14 Photos
Holiday Inn Mixer
08-13-14 Photos
UCCE/Fair Grounds Mixer
09-10-14 Photos
National Hotel Mixer

American River Bank Mixer11-12-14 Photos
 Chamber Mixer/Mini Tradeshow12-10-14 Photos 

Votes are in for Chamber  Directors 

Diane Anderson - Incumbent 
Tom Blackman - Past Prez
Beth Barnard - Remaining
Jody Boetzer - New
Troy Bowers - Incumbent
Todd Daley - Remaining
Katie Dunne - New
Gale Fairbrother - Remaining
Stephanie Farrell - Remaining
Rich Hoffman - Remaining
Naomi Grimes - New
Stan Lukowicz - Remaining
Sharon Lundgren - Incumbent
Karl Knobelauch - New
Susan Manning - Incumbent
Frank Manzano - Remaining
Shawna Molina - New
Paul Molinelli - Incumbent
Atul Patel - Incumbent
Beth Stanton - Incumbent
Jeri Swift - New
Tom Thompson - New
Dan Traxler - Remaining

Congratulations to our new Directors and welcome back to our incumbents. We will miss  our out going Directors (George Bartich, Mark Borchin, Jim Guidi, Kathleen Harmon, Anne Platt, and Rhonda Pope) hope to see you back in 2015. 


Jeanne's What Knotts

Kneading Dough Bakery Jug-n-Rose Eatery

FS Graphics
Farrell Photography

Sierra Ridge Tasting Room
Amador Community College 
Amador County Fair  

 New 2014 Members
AJNA Gifts & Natural Products
Amador Distillery
Amador Holistic Center
Amador Pioneer Taxi
American Red Cross
An Event to Remember
ASAP Handyman/Drywall
ASAP Home Inspections
Baker Street West
Cathy Patrenos/Kirk Neiberger
Crystal & Clear Travel
DC Consulting
Direct Area Marketing
Don Ritchie Painting
Dragon Massage
El Dorado Hills Chamber
Family Growth & Assistance
Fargo Club
FS Graphics
Full Circle Trading Company
Get-N-Touch Massage Therapy
Health in Harmony Retreat
Heaven & Earth
Hein & Co. Books/Vintage Goods
Hein & Co. Estate Galleria
Holmes Hounds
Jeanne's What Knotts
Jug-n-Rose Eatery
Lady's First
Lanza Import's
M-# Construction
Mountain Cafe
Paisano's Pizzeria
PMZ Real Estate
Rosebud's Cafe & Market
Sereno Group
Stephen Curtis Consulting
Tacy Oneto Rouen
The Celtic Knot
The Hole Affair
Theodore Novelli
Treasures Mercantile
Volcano Glass Works
Wine & Gold Country Living


  • Message from the PREZ
  • Mixer and Events Schedule and Photos 
  • Director Election Results 
  • Homegrown Business - Roaring Camp 
  • New Chamber Members 
  • Message from Cal Chamber    

Fellow Business Owners and Friends,

July 2014 Homegrown Business
Roaring Camp Family Recreation

Located at Clinton Bar in Mokelumne River Canyon
Open May - September

Trading Post

Roaring Camp is something special in the way of family recreation. It is an old goldmining camp on the Mokulmne River. In the past, it was accessibly only by horseback. Roaring Camp was once a camp for Forty Niners, but since it was so inaccessible, most of the gold still remains. Visitors can see our operating gold mine an can mine their own gold by panning, sluicing, dredging, and dry washing.

Mokelumne River
In the Mokulumne  Canyon,  the three forks of the  Mokelumne  River come together. It is a river unsurpassed in 
natural beauty. The water is so clear that one can watch the tadpoles and fish swim. There are waterfalls and natural rock formations forty feet high.

Swimming Hole
There is also a quiet, secluded "swimming hole" with rocks of varying sizes, ideal for diving by those who dare! Be sure to bring your fishing gear. The fishing here is excellent!
 Cookout Dinner

The Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip into the canyon, leaving at 5:00 P.M. and returning at 10:00 P.M. After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation, he will show you how to pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)  The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ. Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!  
  Camp Cabins & Tent Camping 

Sites include a picnic table and fire ring right by the river. They also include a wiss bangr and mining instruction class, Saturday night cook-out, miles of river to explore, fishing, swimming, hiking, gold mining, etc. All of this plus the best mining in the Mother.   

 Gold Mining
GOLD PANNING - Don't worry if you don't own a gold pan yet. We carry our patented gold pan in our general store. It is the one featured at the top corner of this site (but you supply the gold!) 

GOLD BEARING GRAVEL PILES - This material is dug off bedrock and run through our screening plant removing the larger rocks (non-gold bearing material). We will supply a sluice box, water, settling pond and necessary equipment for your mining. Water will be supplied for approximately 3 hours per day (1 1/2 hours in the morning and 1 1/2 hours in the afternoon) and will take about 5 to 6 days to remove the gold from your operation.
Piles are limited, advance reservations are recommended.

COMMON OPERATION  -  May 11-18, & May 25-June 1, 2014  
Everyone works together on the common operation and the gold found is divided equally between participants. Includes use of all mining equipment and the help from Roaring Camp's Crew. 

Roaring Camp Web-site:  roaringcampgold.com

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Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs June 26

Hello, everyone-

Thank you to all who have replied with support for the Marketing Study and State Fair sponsorship. I look forward to reporting the study’s results and strengthening our marketing campaign. There is more to come on advertising opportunities, including advertising in the next edition of our travel planner and an insert in the Bay Area News Group’s newspapers, which include San Jose Mercury, Contra Costa Times, and more.
To hear more, please consider attending Amador Council of Tourism’s quarterly evening meeting, Thursday, June 26th, 5:30 pm, at Black Chasm Cavern.

If you wish to get a tour, arrive at 4:45 and you will get the chance. If there is enough interest for a later tour, Black Chasm has generously offered to run one possible, additional tour after hours.
State Fair: We need your publications. Please drop by 500 to 1,000 of your business or destination marketing piece to our office by Thursday, July 3rd. If you are not a sponsor of our exhibit at the State Fair, the cost to display is a mere $50. Please do not assume we have enough; we don’t.

Thank you for your support,

Amador Council of Tourism
115 Valley View Way
PO Box 40
Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Van Jones and Terry Tempest Williams to keynote Peak Innovation Conference in Tahoe City

Sierra Business Council offers three days of extraordinary discussions to ignite bring about positive social, economic and environmental change in the region from Oct. 8-10, 2014
WHEN    Oct. 8-10, 2014
WHERE  Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA 96145
COST      $499 through Aug. 15 at sierrabusiness.org
TRUCKEE, CA -– Sustainable business leaders, active residents, acclaimed writers and science gurus will gather for Sierra Business Council’s 20th Anniversary Conference  “Peak Innovation – The Next 20 Years” in Tahoe City from Oct. 8-10.
“Peak Innovation brings together an outstanding lineup of thought leaders and practitioners who are designing and implementing cutting-edge solutions to the most difficult social and environmental issues of our time,” says Steve Frisch, President of Sierra Business Council.
The conference opens with celebrated poet Terry Tempest Williams who will speak on “The Power of Place.” A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she consistently shows how environmental issues are social issues.
"So here is my question," she asks, "what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?" Throughout the conference, participants will discuss relevant ways that rural regions are defining and cultivating their own unique brand of triple bottom line innovation. Leaders from Patagonia, The Burning Man Project, Interfaith Power and Light and Placer County are among the group of diverse featured panelists.
“We are committed to leveraging the ingenuity of business owners, conservationists, entrepreneurs, academics, resource managers, non-profit organizations, government officials and committed residents to make the Sierra a great place to live and work,” adds Frisch.
Sierra Business Council also presents NY Times best selling author Van Jones, a globally recognized innovator of the clean energy economy as well as a renowned human rights activist. Jones is president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream as well as co-host of CNN’s Crossfire reboot. A Yale-educated attorney, he has written two best sellers: The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream. Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House where he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending. The list of his awards and honors is vast: Rolling Stones’ “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done,” TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Fast Company’s “12 Most Creative Minds on Earth,” and Essence Magazine’s “25 Most Inspiring African Americans”. He is the founder of Green For All, a national organization working to get green jobs to disadvantaged communities, and was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act signed into law.
Conference sponsors include Sierra Pacific, Granlibakken, Tahoe Trips & Trails, Stella at The Cedar House Sport Hotel, Wild & Scenic Film Festival and ClifBar. For sponsorship opportunities contact Steve Frisch at (530) 582-4800 or sfrisch@sbcouncil.org.
Follow the conference at #SierraPeak2014 on Facebook and Twitter.
About Sierra Business Council
The Sierra Business Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to building a better Sierra through “on the ground” projects that promote, develop and amplify the area’s social, natural and economic capital. Visit www.sierrabusiness.org.