Friday, January 27, 2017

"American Pickers" Coming to California, Spring 2017

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to CALIFORNIA! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in Spring 2017!

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique 'picking' on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America's most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America's past along the way.

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they've never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: or call 855-OLD-RUST.

Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 596, 115 Main Street, Jackson, CA 95642

Friday, January 20, 2017

ACWN January Luncheon - Wed Jan 25

2017 AAUW Home Tour seeks advertisers for Home Tour booklet

A fantastic opportunity for your business or service to be a part of a popular regional tour event in Amador County, and support AAUW scholarships and Tech Trek programs.

I am heading up the effort to sell ads for the Home Tour booklet. I'm asking for your help.
  • If you own a business or are part of an organization...
  • If you have neighbors, friends or family members who own a business...
  • If you are acquainted with county business owners, those in especially Sutter Creek...

Please consider taking an ad or asking your friend, neighbor or family member to take an ad. This an important effort because, as you know, it is our only fundraiser and supports our scholarship and Tech Trek programs.

Ad Prices:
Business Card - $50
1/2 page - $100
Full page - $200

I'd like to recognize and thank our branch members who have already taken ads:
  • Karen Dickerson - Amador Community College Foundation, full page
  • Beth Squire - Amador Electrolysis, 1/2 page
  • Dave Carlson (Gretchen Carlson ) - Coldwell Banker Realtor, 1/2 page
  • Kelli Garcia - Eye Care Associates, business card
  • Mike Slater (Marge Chisholm) - Certified Public Accountant, business card
  • Janet Kendig - Kendig Chiropractic, 1/2 page
  • Suzanne Kruetzer - Drytown Cellars, 1/2 page
  • Sandy Campbell - Sutter Creek Gallery, business card

Please call 296-1712, text or call- 256-2922 with any questions or comments. Thank you for all you do and for any consideration of this request.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Amador County Chamber of Commerce - Fri Jan 20

Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, January 20, 2017
8:30 a.m. / Holiday Inn Express, Jackson

Welcome/Pledge of Allegiance: Jim Guidi

Old Business and Approval of last meeting’s minutes:  Jim Guidi

Executive Meeting: Jim Guidi
Budget: Sharon Lundgren

Chamber Report: Jamie Barger

  • All those who wish to speak
Government Reports:

  • City of Jackson: Susan Peters
  • State of California: Dana Jorgenson
  • County Supervisor Report: Richard Forster
Committee Reports:
·         Business Person of the Year Dinner – Susan Manning

New Business:

·         Strategic Plan Committee – Kathleen Harmon

Announcements: Director Announcement/Guests

Adjournment: Jim Guidi

Friday, January 13, 2017

Amador County leaders Laurie Webb and Robin Peters named as recipients of the 2017 Margaret Dalton Golden Acorn Award

The Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians and the Amador County Chamber of Commerce established the award to honor local people who contribute their time and efforts to local causes with little fanfare or recognition. 

Webb has served on the board of directors for the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency since 1989, on the Foothill Conservancy board since 2007 and the board of Sutter Amador Hospital for nine years, ending her term once the new hospital was built.

This year Laurie Webb will have served as director of the Amador Senior Center for 30 years. She says the challenge of serving the needs of the people who are between 50 and 100-plus is one of the most satisfying things she has ever done

Susan Peters, currently serving his second term on the Sutter Creek City Council, developed an appreciation for local history as a child growing up in Amador County.

Serving as a member of the Sutter Creek Planning Commission and later as a member of the City Council, he has been instrumental in projects including the Central Eureka Mine, Miner’s Bend, Sutter Creek Grammar School restoration, and Minnie Provis park rehabilitation.

Most recently he helped orchestrate the City’s purchase of the Knight Foundry in order to preserve the facility as a unique example of historic industrial technologies.

Webb and Peters will be honored at a banquet to be held Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Grand Oak Ballroom.

Tickets are available at or the Amador County Chamber of Commerce office located at 115 Main St. Jackson, CA 95642.

Chamber members and members of the public can also make reservations by calling the Chamber office at 223-0350.

Monday, January 9, 2017

January Chamber Mixer - Wed Jan 11

Amador Chamber of Commerce

Do you know the new Human Resources laws? HR Class on Tues Jan 24

An E-Blast from your Amador Chamber of Commerce

It's 2017, and a record number of new Human Resources laws go into effect!    Don't be vulnerable to fines because you don't know the laws.
Sue Allred, Human Resources Consultant will walk you through the changes with minimum wage, the increased thresholds for salaried employees, the updated I-9 form, online filing requirements and much, much more.
Tuesday, January 24th
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Amador County Chamber Office
$35 per person / $25 for chamber members
(This class is similar to those taught in Sacramento for up to $200)
Call NOW to reserve your space, as seating is limited.
Sue has over 13 years of experience and holds senior level HR Certifications from the Human Resource Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Amador Chamber of Commerce

Friday, January 6, 2017

Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Jan 12

Happy New Year, Amador tourism supporter,

1. San Francisco Chronicle advertising information (below), reservation deadline January 27 and publish date of Sunday, February 5. These inserts have been instrumental in raising awareness of Amador and the online component of SFGate adds even more audience. Please contact Richie Satumbaga, , 415-250-3097.

2. January Agenda for our first board meeting of the year (below), Thursday January 12, 9 am, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s hotel conference room. Please do arrive a bit early to enjoy a light breakfast and hot beverage, generously provided by JRCR. We can catch up before the meeting on what’s new. Please note that the agenda includes the meeting schedule for 2017. All are welcome to attend.
We will be reprinting our Visitor Guide in early 2017. Details will be coming out later this month.
Please do not hesitate to contact me via email,, or cell phone, 209-969-5065, if you want to learn more about Amador Tourism activities. Your knowledge strengthens all of us. We also love to sell tickets for your events, list your events on, set up itineraries for media or visiting groups, and assess advertising opportunities that come your way. We are Amador’s Destination Marketing Organization and if we don’t have an answer for you, we have many resources available to get an answer.
I thank you for the opportunity to serve as Amador Council of Tourism’s Executive Director.
I wish you a prosperous and joy-filled New Year.
Thank you for your support,

Amador Council of Tourism
PO Box 40/460 Sutter Hill Road, Ste. D
Sutter Creek CA 95685
Phone: 209-267-9249