Thursday, July 31, 2014

Chamber Mixer at Holiday Inn Express - Wed Aug 13

Mixer hosted by:
Holiday Inn Express
101 Clinton Rd., Jackson

An opportunity to network and socialize
Wednesday, August 13th 5:30pm 

Meet fellow business owners, and stay connected to the Amador County business community

Admission: $10
Includes: feature food, beverages, and a raffle
(bring a prize and get your business recognized)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Last call for Peak Innovation Conference Early Bird Registration - Available through Aug 15

Sierra Business Council presents workshops, panels, nationally acclaimed change agents and extraordinary discussions to ignite social, economic and environmental change in the Sierra Nevada
WHAT  Peak Innovation Conference - an inspiring networking opportunity and educational conference
WHEN  Oct. 8-10, 2014
WHERE  Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge, 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA
COST  $499 through Aug. 15. On Aug. 16 price increases by $100.
INFO  Visit or call (530) 582-4800
TRUCKEE, Calif. – Active residents, businesses, natural resource managers and community leaders will gather for Sierra Business Council’s 20th Anniversary Conference “Peak Innovation – The Next 20 Years” in Tahoe City from Oct. 8-10. The conference is designed to offer inspiration, concrete action steps and unparalleled networking and learning opportunities.
“Peak Innovation brings together people who are implementing cutting-edge solutions to difficult social and environmental issues,” said Steve Frisch, president of Sierra Business Council. “This conference offers all who care about creating sustainable communities, an opportunity to gain skills, have conversations and take steps toward making the Sierra an even better place to live and work.”
The conference officially opens on Oct. 8 with an inspiring evening featuring a Washoe blessing, delicious fall harvest dinner featuring farm fresh produce, interview with celebrated writer Terry Tempest Williams and mini Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Optional pre conference offerings include a free Granlibakken Energy Efficiency Retrofit Tour, free guided hike, launch of Sierra Nevada Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership and hands on workshops for a small fee.
Throughout the three day conference, participants will discuss relevant ways that rural regions can cultivate innovation and sustainability, and there will be in-depth discussions about how to increase investment in the Sierra. Sierra Business Council also presents NY Times best selling author Van Jones who has written “The Green Collar Economy” and “Rebuild the Dream”. The list of his awards and honors is vast: Rolling Stone’s “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”.
Early bird registration includes all meals, networking opportunities, panels, film festival, optional morning and Friday afternoon activities for $499 (a $100 discount). Visit or call (530) 582-4800 to register.
Sponsors include Northern California Regional Council of Carpenters, Northern California District Council of Laborers, mPower Placer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Sierra Pacific Industries, California Tahoe Conservancy, Truckee Donner Land Trust, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows USA, Granlibakken Resort, Clif Bar, Carmel Gallery, Morgan Family Foundation, Terra-Gen Power, Tahoe Trips and Trails, Stella at the Cedar House Sport Hotel and Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

The Sierra Business Council is a 501(c)3 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. SBC’s 20th anniversary conference, Peak Innovation: The Next 20 Years, brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, active residents, acclaimed writers and science gurus from Oct. 8-10 in Tahoe City. or call (530) 582-4800 to register and for more information.

From the Chamber: County Fair - A Big Thank You

Another Amador County Fair Comes to a Close
Chamber Ribbon Cutting - opening day 
Thank you Hammock Hill sponsors:
Amador Community Foundation
Amador Flower Farm
ARC of Amador & Calaveras
Bob Enyeart
Coldwell Bankers Award Realtors
Diane Anderson - Law Firm
El Dorado Builders Exchange
Feed Barn
FS Graphics
Gold Country Lanes
Holiday Inn Express
Jamba Juice - Katie Dunn
JB's Awards and Custom Apparel
Karl Knobelauch
Preston Castle
Sutter Amador Hospital

Thank you 



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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chamber Ribbon Cutting: Bella Rosa II - Mon July 28


Ribbon Cutting -
Monday, July 28th  10:00am

36 Main St., Sutter Creek 
(the old J&D's Steakhouse location)


Thursday, July 17, 2014

JBCA Board Meeting - Thurs July 17

July 17th Meeting Reminder
July 16, 2014 

 Thursday, July 17, 2014        5:30 pm        JBCA Office

  • Approval of June Minutes  
  • Treasurer's Report  
  • Correspondence
  • Main Street Office
    • Continue renting space and/or share cost with ACF/AHS  
  • Days of 49: Update
    • JBCA Sponsorship Budget
    • JBCA Activities and Promotion  
  • JBCA Tax Status: Report and Direction
  • Fall Street Decoration
    • Volunteers needed for "corn husking"
    • Scarecrows? Contest?  
  • Other Business  
  • Future Agenda Items: Bylaws Finalized & Approved, Christmas Delights Planning

Hope to see you all there

Lucy Hackett, JBCA President

Jackson Business & Community Association
148 Main St.
Jackson, California 95642

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Days of 49" seeks Sponsors

Hi Everyone!
I'm sending this out to ask for your help in getting the word out about the "Days of 49" Wagon Train, Parade and fun coming up September 24-28, and asking for sponsors for the music, entertainment and historic wagons that will be set up (stationery) on Main Street on Sunday, September 28. We are planning lots of fun, interactive displays and activities for the whole family; dancing; old west shoot-outs; music and food! Sponsorships for the historic stationery wagons is $400 and you/'your business will have a sign by the wagon and will be mentioned in all of our promotional materials.  If you wish to sponsor entertainment, it will be $400 per group...this includes music and the costumed outlaw groups...and a sign promoting the sponsor will be next to the group performing.  We are also looking for non-profit organizations to do a BBQ as a fundraiser for their group.  This is going to be a huge county don't miss out on the fun!  Thanks for your help!
Please give me a call if you can help in any way!

Gale Fairbrother, Amador County Chamber of Commerce

Lucy Hackett, Jackson Business & Community Assoc.
209-223-4603 209-304-5780

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SBC to showcase "Sustainable Business Models at Peak Innovation" - October 8-10

Sierra Business Council (SBC) is excited to announce that its Peak Innovation Summit will take place October 8th-10th at Granlibakken in Tahoe City, CA.  The event will feature local and national organizations showcasing sustainable business practices that can be profitable while also improving the quality of Sierra communities and the environment.

As SBC President, Steve Frisch states, "For Sierra Nevada communities to thrive, we must be proactive in advancing triple bottom line initiatives that create opportunities for the region while simultaneously building economic, environmental and community capital."

Please help us spread the word about this exciting and important focus at the Peak Innovation Summit. SBC is also offering a limited-time early-bird pricing for Peak Innovation.

Please Click Here to view the press release and Here for the attached image courtesy of Elizabeth Carmel.  Thank you.


Brittany Todd
Communications Specialist
Sierra Business Council
Twitter: @SierraBusiness