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					        A Publication of the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce
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                     Applications now available for the
        Inside…        2005-2006 Nevada County
        Sierra View Community Leadership Institute NCCLI
        Manor Hosts
        Chamber
                                     Be included in the NCCLI 10th Class
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                             une 18, 2005 the 9th Class of the Nevada County               Spirituality, Public & Private Education, Health & Human
                             Leadership Institute, NCCLI, will graduate with a             Services, and Criminal Justice.




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                             Ceremony and Dinner held at the Holbrooke. This year             By the time of graduation, in June, participants will have
        NUHS all Class   the Steering Committee of NCCLI and the Advisory Board            developed a solid understanding of the facts and fabric of
                         hope to bring back for this event some of the graduating          Nevada County. And just as important, they will have
        Reunion          Alumni from each of the previous nine classes. Mary Ann           established relationships with the very people, like
                         Mueller, Chamber CEO, states, “there are over 220                 themselves, who will one day be in a position to make
                         graduates of NCCLI and so many of these individuals have          decisions that affect their community. With the perspective,
        Downtown         gone on to positions of leadership within our community, are      relationships and leadership skills developed during NCCLI
                         volunteering on non-profit boards, and serve as elected           they will be better prepared to contribute to a positive
        Grass Valley     officials in our community. We hope to see many of them at        outcome. Mary Ann Mueller states, “the vision of the Nevada
                         graduation of our 9th Class.”                                     County Community Leadership Institute is to help create a
        Gets a New          The Nevada County Leadership Institute began as an             strong committed community of leaders, working together to
                         opportunity to improve the leadership in western Nevada           enhance the lives of all Nevada County citizens, and to
        Website          County. Mary Ann Mueller, Chamber CEO and Dr. Tina                increase communication and co-operation between
                         Ludutsky-Taylor began discussions in 1996 to create and           organizations and individual participants.”■
                         implement a Leadership Program for western Nevada
        Members at       County. They enlisted the support of the United Way and the

        Work             Nevada County Business Association and researched other
                         community leadership programs, taking the best parts, and


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                         molding them to fit our county, our culture and our people.
                         The first class began in September 1996.
                            NCCLI is a special series of one-day classes that look into
                                                                                                    How To Apply:
                                                                                                 Applications can be obtained by contacting Sierra
        Business         a variety of issues, topics and institutions that impact Nevada
                         County. What makes the class unique is that it brings                   College and must be received, at the College, by
                                                                                                                  July 15, 2005.
        Summit           together a cross-section of residents from throughout the
                         county, who experience the sessions together. These are                  Nevada County Community Leadership Institute
                         business people, government officials, and community                       250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA.
                         members who seek a role in our community’s future.
                            The program begins with a two-day retreat, held at Sierra           For more information and applications, call 530-274-
         The Chamber     College Nevada County Campus, and then meets one Friday                5301 or contact the Grass Valley /Nevada County
                                                                                                      Chamber of Commerce at 273-4667
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                         each month, excluding December, from September until
         Promotes Jobs   June. Topics covered during the year-long program include
          and Families   Business, Industry & Economic Development, Land Use &
                         Environmental Planning, Local Government, Arts, Culture &
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS                 GRASS VALLEY AND NEVADA COUNTY                                           IF YOU NEED IT...
     is a publication of the
 Grass Valley/Nevada County          CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                                         WE RENT IT!
    Chamber of Commerce                           2005 BOARD & DIRECTORS
          248 Mill St.,
    Grass Valley, CA 95945                    BOARD                       Hank DiPillo, Real Estate Agent
        (530) 273-4667                                                     Alta Sierra GMAC Real Estate
                                         Chairman - Bob Breck
             E-mail:                                                     Dr. Tina Ludutsky-Taylor, Provost
  info@grassvalleychamber.com            CEO/General Manager
                                                                       Sierra College Nevada County Campus
Web: www.grassvalleychamber.com            KNCO 830 Newstalk
                                                                            Sue Peterson, Vice-President
                                    Chairman - Elect - Jeff Ackerman
       President/CEO                                                     Hansen Brothers, HBE Rentals, Inc.
                                     Publisher The Union Newspaper                                                            OPEN 7
      Mary Ann Mueller                                                               John Voter
                                    Vice Chairman Matthew Weaver                                                               DAYS
         273-1479                                                                Delta Home Loans
                                   Owner Weaver Auto & Truck Center                                                        7-5 weekdays
                                                                             Roberta (Bobbie) Swanson
  Tourism Center Receptionist             Treasurer - Kim Zwick                                                            7-4 weekends
                                                                                Non-Profit Consultant
            Judi Foy                        Full Circle Financial                                                A Complete Rental
                                                                                    Chuck Shea
  Tourism Center Receptionist                 Past Chairman                                                         Service For
                                                                        “The Parsonage” Bed and Breakfast
       Mary Ann Brandt                         Paul Sieving®                                                     Homeowners and
  Tourism Center Receptionist                                                      Chuck Simocini
                                          Network Real Estate                                                       Contractors
          Lois Jenkins                                                          Happy Frog Nursery
         Book Keeper                 At Large Member - John Foster
                                                                               VOLUNTEERS
         Carol Fassino                        Police Chief                      Margaret Fischer
          Web Master                 Grass Valley Police Department             Lucretia Cooper
        Claire Tallman
                                                                                 Calvin Ogden
All advertising inquiries should            DIRECTORS                             Greta Sykes
                                                                                                                     273-0064
     be directed to your ad        Teresa Carrigan, Branch Manager                Lois Jenkins
                                                                                                                 302 RAILROAD AVENUE
       representative at:                  West America Bank                     Liz Humphrey
                                                                                                                     GRASS VALLEY
           The Union                Anita Daniels, Branch Manager                Carolyn Dean                  (OFF IDAHO-MARYLAND RD.)
        (530) 477-4254                  Citizens Bank Neal Street                Barbara Gish




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                                                                                       “DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE”
                                                                             • Individual Medical Plans • Group Medical Plans
                                                                                          • Medicare Supplements
                                                                         • Past President of California Association of
                                                                           Health Underwriters

                                                                         • Who’s Who In America in Finance & Industry
                                                                         • Member of the Health Policy Committee for the
                                                                           California Chamber of Commerce
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                                                                                       Nevada City
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                                                                                                                        For Over
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                                      Sierra View Manor                                                                   NUHS All Class Reunion
                                      Hosts May 19, 2005                                                                  Memories on Memorial
                                      Chamber Mixer!                                                                      Day Weekend
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                                           here is much in store for Sierra      Additionally, due to                       Day Weekend in these parts as            music from
                                           View Manor’s Spring season this       the latest hot topic in                    Nevada Union High School                 11-2,      a
                                           year. On May 19th, we will be         the news regarding                       graduates from far and wide gather         welcoming
                                      hosting an Open House/Mixer for the        advanced health                          for the NUHS All Class Reunion.            ceremony
                                      community supported by the Grass           care decisions, such                         While it’s called the Nevada Union     from 2-3,
                                      Valley Chamber of Commerce. The            as a Living Will,                        All Class Reunion, the event is planned    music with
                                      feeling of family comes easily to Sierra   Gold Country Estate                      for all graduates of NU, and the           the NUHS
                                      View Manor, having been owned by           Planning Council                         former Grass Valley and Nevada City        Jazz Band from 3:15-3:45, Wally
                                      Doctor Vixie and his family for more       will      also      be   Administrator   high schools. Actually, it’s open to the   Brooks from 4-6 p.m. and Cool Heat
                                      than 20 years. Several of our staff        attending to provide        Vanessa      public and everyone is welcome!            from 7-10 p.m.
                                      members hold tenure of 17 to 20            free information on Laidley-Tennies          Centered at the Nevada County             On Sunday a no-host pancake
                                      years! That alone speaks for itself.       this topic that is very                  Fairgrounds, the reunion opens at 5        breakfast and tours of the high school
                                         The theme for our mixer will be         important to us all.                     p.m. Friday, May 27, with registration     will be available.
                                      “Feels Like Home” and in addition to          We are newly                          and entertainment. Mad Dash plays on          On Sunday evening the action
                                      our theme we thought we would              redecorated and                          the PIne Tree Stage from 6-9 p.m.          switches to the Dance Pad where the
                                      acknowledge                 Governor       anxious to share our                         Saturday, May 28, is filled with       Moonlight Swing Band plays from 6-9
                                      Schwarzenegger’s designation of May        care home that “Feels Like Home”.        opportunities to gather and rekindle       p.m. Proceeds from the reunion benefit
                                      as Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse         Please come and share food, fun,         old friendships. A car show will go on     the Nevada Joint Union High School
                                      Awareness Month by providing               music, and raffle prizes galore!■        all day and music from different eras      Foundation. For information and pre-
                                      information on the subject.                                                         will be featured.                          registration, contact the Nevada City
                                                                                                                              Activities at the Pine Tree Stage      Chamber of Commerce at 265-
                                                                                                                          include local deejay George Rath           2692.■




                                                                                                                               ✓SAVE THE DATE...
                                                                       Just the Right Music
                                                                           • over 20,000 Titles
                                                                           • 20 Listening Stations to preview
                                                                             before you buy
                                                                                                                                           June 9th Mixer
                                                                       On Just the Right System                               When:            June 9, 2005 Mixer
                                                                           • 2 Home Theater Listening Rooms                   Where:           Delta Home Loans & Network Real Estate
                                                                           • Car Stereo Listening Room
                                                                                                                                               11855 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA
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                                                                                                                              Time:            5:30 to 7:30
                                                                       10,000 Sq. Feet of
                                                                           • Music                                              John Voter, Delta Home Loans & Bill Papola, Network Real Estate,
                                                                           • Home and Car Stereo Equipment                       once again, join forces to roll out the ‘red carpet’ for Chamber
                                                                                                                              members and friends at their June 9th Mixer. Great food, beverages &
                                                                                                                                               great Nevada County hospitality.




                                                       455 Sutton Way • Grass Valley
                                                    530-272-7434 • OPEN 7 DAYS
        Downtown Grass Valley
                                                                                       Wanted...Chamber
        Gets a New Website
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              ponsored by the Grass Valley GVDA history, and has now been
              Downtown Association (GVDA) followed up with the new website. The
              and produced by Deer Creek website actually serves dual purposes;
        Enterprises, Inc., downtown Grass a place where Grass Valley Downtown
        Valley’s new website “is just another Association members and interested
        example of the incredible participation parties can get information on
        that we’ve become accustomed to from upcoming meetings, events and board
        our membership for anything that member contact information as well as
        promotes       the                                         a resource for
        downtown” states                                           people living in,
        Howard Levine,       “Our goal” states Levine, “is or wanting to
        GVDA Director.         to make people aware of             visit        the
        The       website                                          downtown
        www.downtown- what we call California’s best Grass Valley
        grassvalley.com,      kept secret, i.e., downtown area. Not only
        is actually part of                                        does it showcase
        a process to
                                       Grass Valley.”              downtown
        market         the                                         businesses, but


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        orchestrated marketing campaign and leisure venues like concerts,                    Commerce is looking for a part-time sales associate.
        featuring the tagline “Have You Seen theatrical presentations and cultural           This individual will be selling memberships in the
        Downtown Lately?” The campaign centers. “Our goal” states Levine, “is to        Chamber. The position is a based upon commissions earned
        kicked off with a beautifully designed make people aware of what we call        through sales.
        business directory that showcases California’s best kept secret, i.e.,             Interested individuals can submit an application to Mary
        downtown businesses and gives the Downtown Grass Valley.”■                      Ann Mueller, 248 Mill Street or call 273-1479.
        reader a bit of Grass Valley and



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                                                 The Nevada County Certified                        Team members pay only for personal and incidental        of California’s richest gold mine. Andrew Sellery will
                                              Growers’ Market begins its 25th                       expenses. Applicants must be employed full-time in a     create pottery on a kick wheel, Wanda Avery will
                                              season on May 7th from 9 am to                        recognized business or profession. Team members          paint on site with watercolors, and other artists also
                                              12:00 noon at Gate 4 of the                           must be within the age range of 25 to 40 and cannot      will demonstrate their work. Booths will include oil
                                              Nevada County Fairgrounds with                        be directly related to a Rotarian. Applications are      painting, pastels, etching and printmaking,
                                              plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables,                   available from Ray Enneking (530) 274-0920 day,          watercolors, and photography. In addition, 3-
                                              baked goods, herbal products,                         or (530) 265-5458 evening. Applications can also         dimensional arts will include woodworking, blown
                                              plants and cut flowers with live                      be downloaded at www.rotary.org/newsroom/                glass, and sculpture in many media, as well as
                                              music every Saturday through October. Look for        downloadcenter/pdfs/161en.pdf.                           jewelry, ceramics and furniture. There will be a
                                              these upcoming markets: Penn Valley in June, The         Historic Inns of Grass Valley and Nevada City         mineral display and sale at the Art Show and Visitor
                                              Imaginarium in Nevada City and Lake of the Pines in   announce their eighth annual springtime tour of the      Center gift shop. Proceeds from the event will benefit
                                              July, Downtown Nevada City in August.                 Bed and Breakfast Inns and gardens. This tour will be    the interpretive and educational programs at the
                                                 Rotary Clubs are seeking area                      held on Sunday afternoon, June 5th from 2:30 pm          park in cooperation with the Empire Mine Park
                                              professionals. District 5190, which                   until 5 pm. Inn guests and local residents are invited   Association. Empire Mine State Historic Park
                                              includes the five Rotary Clubs of                     to get acquainted with all the inns located in the       volunteers dressed in period costume will recreate
                                              Grass Valley, Nevada City, 49er                       Historic Districts of Grass Valley and Nevada City.      characters from the Empire Mine’s colorful past at
                                              Breakfast Club, Penn Valley and                       The innkeepers greet visitors and graciously show        the Cottage, Clubhouse, and the Mine yard. The
                                              Nevada County South are seeking                       their inns and gardens to all. There is no charge for    park entrance fee is $3.00 for adults over 17 years
                                              four outstanding professionals to visit               admission to the Spring Showcase tours. For              of age and $1.00 for children from 6 – 16. Children
                                              Japan for a month long exchange between October       information, call the Bed and Breakfast Association      under 6 are free. Come join us for a full day of fun,
                                              8, 2005 and November 8, 2005 as part of a Group       Referral Line at 530-477-6634 or 800-250-5808.           food, education, and entertainment. Park hours are
                                              Study Exchange team. The purpose of the Group         Tickets are available at the member inns or at the       9:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information visit our
                                              Study Exchange is to promote international            Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of                 web site at www.empiremine.org or call (530) 273-
                                              understanding and goodwill through person to          Commerce.                                                8522.
                                              person contact. While abroad, team members stay in       Empire Mine State Historic Park will host a Spring       The Patch Man Roofing
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                                              Rotarian’s homes and have the opportunity to meet     Open House and Fine Arts Show on Mother's Day            Company, founded by Gary
                                              their professional counterparts. The Rotary           weekend, May 7th and 8th, 2005, from 10 am to 4          O’Neal, has established itself
                                              Foundation provides transportation and local Rotary   pm. Join talented artists as they showcase a wide        as a leader in the maintenance
                                              Clubs provide food, transportation and lodging.       variety of media in the colorful gardens and grounds     and repair service. In the




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                                                                                                                  since 1953
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                                                                                                     Rototillers • Lawn De-Thatchers • Pressure Sprayers
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         roofing business for over 30 years,        Land Title Co. also includes an escrow      Call (530)271-7123 to make an               Museum Discovery Day and special
         Gary is dedicated to quality               office in Downtown Grass Valley at          appointment or for a free phone             prizes will be available for youngsters.
         workmanship          and      customer     167 So. Auburn, and a Truckee               consult.                                       Museums taking part in the fourth
         satisfaction. Since moving to Nevada       escrow office at 10800 Donner Pass             Gallery II invites you to a reception    annual family event include:
         County in 2000 from the Bay Area, he       Road. California Land Title has             for our Spring exhibition, "A Study in         • Grass Valley: Grass Valley
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         quickly re-established himself in the      operated successfully in Nevada             Contrasts", May 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.,       Museum and the North Star
         Sierra Foothills by applying his           County since 1972, and is                   featuring Rock Meade, found objects         Powerhouse, Mining and Pelton Wheel
         expertise and innovative solutions to      underwritten by Old Republic National       sculptor, and Rick Aeschliman, realism      Museum.
         complex re-roofing and repair              Title Insurance. The “corporate family”     with a hint of impressionism in acrylics.      • Nevada City: Firehouse No. 1
         problems. Services include repairing       also includes Founders Title of Nevada,     Enjoy refreshments, wine served by          Museum, Imaginarium of Nevada
         Shake, Composition, and Tar and            in Reno, and Redwood Empire Title of        Luchessi Winery, and music by Jim           County and the county’s newest
         Gravel roofs, replacing roof-related       Mendocino County, with offices in           Bratt, acoustic guitarist. Come and         museum, the Nevada County Narrow
         dry-rot and installation of Tubular        Ukiah and Mendocino. California Land        meet the artists of Gallery II at 217 W.    Gauge Railroad & Transportation
         Skylights. The Patch Man can be            Title Company of Nevada County              Main Street in Grass Valley, across         Museum.
         reached at 530-272-8390 or                 offers complete escrow and title service    from the Holbrooke Hotel. (530) 274-           Museum discovery Day is sponsored
         www.thepatchman.net                        on residential and land sales, as well      0112; www.galleryIIfineart.com               by the museums and Joint Chambers of
            Nevada County Library and The           as bulk sales (business), subdivisions,        Museum Discovery Day… Five               Commerce of Nevada County.
         Friends of the Nevada County               mobile homes, and 1031 Tax Deferred         Nevada County museums have joined              For a brochure with maps and
         Libraries proudly present a free, fun      Exchange.                                   together to host Nevada County              guides to Nevada County Museum
         ‘Author Night’ program for the public          Sierra Gold Wine Tours announces        Museum Discovery Day on Saturday,           Discovery Day, contact the Grass
         to honor Mary Hallock Foote (1847 to       the start of another great wine touring     May 21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.         Valley/Nevada County Chamber of
         1938) on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00        season! Nevada County, California           Nevada County’s museums offer a             Commerce at (530) 273-4667 or




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         p.m. on the beautiful Clubhouse Patio      now has 15 wineries, and more are           range of historical exhibits covering       (800) 655-4667 or see www.grassval-
         of the Empire Mine State Historic Park     opening soon. Spring is a great time to     subjects from the Gold Rush to              leychamber.com
         in Grass Valley. The keynote speaker       enjoy a guided wine tasting tour of the     Victoriana, the Donner Party, early            Or contact the Nevada City
         will be Darlis Miller, author of Mary      Nevada City/Grass Valley area.              California railroading, Native              Chamber of Commerce, (530) 265-
         Hallock Foote: Author/Illustrator of the   Sierra Gold Wine Tours is a safe and        American history and more.                  2692 or (800) 655-NJOY or see
         American West. The book was a              fun way to tour several Nevada                 All participating museums will be        www.nevadacitychamber.com.
         finalist for the WILLA Literary Award      County wineries on a mini bus. This         offering free admission to all guests on
         for Nonfiction in 2002 presented by        six-hour tour runs most weekends and
         Women Writing the West. When Dr.           provides an opportunity to taste
         Miller’s book was released, a review       excellent award-winning wines, learn
         by Sandra Dallas in The Denver Post        about the winemaking process, meet
         declared, “The real story of Mary          the winemakers and winery owners,
         Hallock Foote is as dramatic as any        plus sample upcoming releases straight
         novel.” Also appearing will be Sands       from the barrel. A gourmet picnic
         Hall, a novelist (Catching Heaven) and     lunch is served and is included, along
         a playwright (an adaptation of Little      with many delicious snacks and
         Women, and Fair Use, that uses Mary        decadent chocolate treats. And of
         Hallock Foote as a central figure). The     course, the wine......so much great
         Round Mountain Minstrels will open         wine you'll be glad you're not doing
         the program performing a lively set of     the driving yourself. For more
         authentic Gold Rush-era tunes. The         information, or to book your tour, call
         Living History Volunteers of the Empire    530-265-9589 or toll-free 866-601-
         Mine State Historic Park will also         WINE. Or visit online at www.sier-
         appear as Mary Hallock Foote and           ragoldwinetours.com.
         other prominent Nevada County                  Whitewater Naturopathic Medicine
         residents of the late 18th and early       is accepting new patients who are in
         19th Centuries.                            need       of    personalized        and
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         Title Company is                           clinic is run by Gregory Weisswasser
         expanding again!                           ND and Carolyn Weisswasser ND
         The Main Office                            who are board certified and licensed
         Escrow Department                          naturopathic doctors trained in
         has moved into the                         conventional and natural medicine.
         adjacent space recently vacated by         The clinic offers an extensive range of
         Wachovia Securities, at 464 Brunswick      natural       therapies       including
         Road, and both the Escrow Department       homeopathy,             physiotherapy,
         and the Title Department have added        bodywork, botanical medicine,
         personnel. New employees include           nutritional therapy, heavy metal
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         Kris Bross, Escrow Officer; Melissa        chelation, environmental medicine and
         Pelton, Escrow Assistant Shannon           more. Effective non-toxic therapies are
         Ferrier, Receptionist/Escrow Assistant;    available for many ailments such as
         Kim Johns, Title Officer; and Jeanette     allergies, chronic fatigue, chronic pain,
         Smith, Customer Service. California        arthritis and menopausal symptoms.
                                              California Business Legislative Summit & Volunteer
                                               Leaders Conference Sponsored by the California




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                                                        May 24th and May 25, 2005
                                                                                                                                                   The Volunteers
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                                                    he Volunteer Leaders Conference will be held May 24, 2005 at the
                                                    Sacramento Convention Center. For business leaders involved in local

                                                                                                                                                 Leader Conference
                                                    chambers, this conference provides insights and tools to enhance leadership
                                              skills and promote action-oriented chamber management.
                                                 The Legislative Summit takes place on May 25th and is a day-long event that
                                              gives tools to take back to your local area and make a difference. Key breakout                     For business leaders involved in local chambers
                                              sessions give the latest information on issues affecting your business.
                                                 Chamber CEO, Mary Ann Mueller states “this two day event is a premiere
                                              opportunity to meet and have lunch with our local legislators, hear top authorities               DATE: Tuesday, May 24, 2005
                                              on issues such as battling health care costs, stopping lawsuit abuse, building                    PLACE: The Sacramento Convention Center
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                                              grassroots political action, and reforming policy through ballot initiatives.
                                              Employers and business owners, don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how                         For more information call Mary Ann Mueller with
                                              you and your company can have an impact on decisions at the state level.■
                                                                                                                                               The Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce at
                                                 For more information or registration call Chamber CEO Mary Ann Mueller at
                                              273-1479.                                                                                                                 273-1479.




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                                                                                                                                               Ten, Twelve, and Three!
                                                  800 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley
The Grass Valley,      Ribbon Cutting
Nevada County
Chamber is Celebrating
its 95th Anniversary
  By Mary Ann Mueller




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        here are over 600 businesses and professional firms supporting the
        Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce. You are in
                                                                                      Above: Happy Frog
        business here and should do your part.
  - It’s your Chamber working to improve business conditions and it’s only            grand opening and
going to be as effective as you make it.                                                   ribbon cutting
  - One person can do a lot, but that person cannot do it all. That’s why you
need to join today.                                                                  Right: Ribbon Cutting
  - You are sharing in the strong economy of Grass Valley & Nevada County.                   of Community
You should not just take out; you must put back something to assist in making our      Recovery Resources
community a great place to do business.                                                  “Hope House”, a
  - The Chamber works at building the Grass Valley and western Nevada                 residential treatment
County area...we need your help.                                                        facility for women


   The Chamber is not like a civic organization, you do
    not have to attend ninety percent of the meetings to
    belong, but that’s all the more reason to invest your
     money. Know that there are staff and committees                                                               Alex Lukeman
  carrying out the work of the organization and making                                                             Rolf Practitioner
             the Chamber stronger each year.
                                                                                                                   “The Work of Dr. Ida Rolf Brings
    - The Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce is a strong                                                Balance, Freedom and Ease to
organization committed to expanding our economy.                                                                             Your Body.”
    - Successful businesses have marketing and promotional plans that include
advertising. That advertising could include; newspaper, trade papers, radio &
television, magazines, just to name a few. Membership in the Chamber is based               Tried everything else? Feeling physically
on number of employees, but typically it is about $200.00 per year. With your         limited or constricted by old injuries, trauma or life
membership you have access to free press releases in our monthly newsletter
“Business to Business,” two listings in our annual Directory of Members, two          events? Want to regain freedom and ease in your
listings in our online Directory of Members, display area for your brochures and      body? I have 25 years of experience helping people
business cards at the Chamber Visitors Center, monthly networking opportunities,
seminars and more…..                                                                  with Dr. Rolf ’s work. 100% guarantee; try the first




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    - The Chamber is not like a civic organization, you do not have to attend         session, and if you think it’s not right for you there
ninety percent of the meetings to belong, but that’s all the more reason to invest
your money. Know that there are staff and committees carrying out the work of
                                                                                      is NO CHARGE. Please call me for a free initial
the organization and making the Chamber stronger each year.                           consultation.
    - Your Chamber invest is tax deductible.
    - There’s strength in numbers and the more business people like your self we
have as members, the stronger we are …..                                                    419 Broad Street, Nevada City
    Make a difference in your business, make a difference in the Chamber, join
today.■                                                                                           (530) 277-9884
    Mary Ann Mueller is President/CEO of the Grass Valley/Nevada County
Chamber of Commerce, contact her at 273-1479 or email:
                                                                                                              www.alexlukeman.com
maryannmueller@msn.com
                                                                                                Member: The Guild For Structural Integration
                                                                                                   Certified by the Rolf Institute® 1979
                                         WE                  I N V I T E Y O U T O PAT R O N I Z E T H E S E                                                                                                        “B U S I N E S S                                  TO          BUSINESS”                                               SPONSORS…
                                       ACCOUNTANTS                                               BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS                                     COMPUTERS                                                  HEAT/AIR CONDITIONING                                     JEWELRY                                                   PROPANE
                                       • Francis, Scinto & Associates                            • Citizens Bank                                           • The Macintosh Specialists                                • All Phase Heating & Air                                 • Swarthout’s Stucki Jewelers                             • Northern Sierra Propane
                                         140 Litton Drive, Suite 208, GV.                          of Nevada County                                          On-Site Troubleshooting                                    470 E. Main St., GV                                       148 Mill St., GV.
                                          ............................................273-3200                                                                 ..........................................272-8750       ............................................274-9955                                                               12810 Loma Rica Drive, GV
                                                                                                   305 Railroad Ave., NC                                                                                                                                                           ............................................272-1266
                                          www.fsa-cpa.com                                                                                                  COPIERS/FAX MACHINES
                                                                                                   113 Neal St., GV                                                                                                   HOME & GARDEN CENTER                                      LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT                                     ............................................477-7854
                                       • Steven A. Roth, CPA                                                                                               • Gold Country Copier
                                         206 Sacramento St. Suite 201                              11362 Pleasant Valley Rd, PV                                                                                       • B&C True Value                                          • Gold Country Kubota Tractor                             REAL ESTATE
                                                                                                                                                             964 Golden Gate Terrace, GV                                Home and Garden Center
                                         Nevada City                                                ............................................478-6000                                                                                                                          418 E. Main St., GV
                                                                                                                                                             ............................................477-1184
                                          ............................................478-5600                                                                                                                          12032 Nevada City Hwy, GV                                                                                         • Network Real Estate
                                                                                                 • Sierra Central Credit Union                             COLLECTION AGENCY                                                                                                      ............................................272-7251
                                         sroth@sti.net                                                                                                                                                                  ............................................273-6105
                                                                                                   11559 Sutton Way, GV..                                                                                                                                                         10230 Ophir Road,                                        Residential, Commercial, Land
                                       ADVERTISING AGENCIES                                                                                                • Retailers Credit Association of Grass                    INSURANCE
                                                                                                    ....................................800-222-7228                                                                                                                              Newcastle                                                167 S. Auburn St., GV
                                                                                                                                                             Valley, Inc. - RCA
                                       www.brookdesign.com                                                                                                   830 Zion St., NC .                                       • Anthony Halby                                             ............................................823-1200
                                                                                                 COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                                                 313 Railroad Ave., N.C                                                                                              ............................................272-8885
                                       • The Union Newspaper                                                                                                 ............................................478-6444                                                               MEDICAL
                                         Your best source for local news,                        • Photo & Archival Digital Services                                                                                    ............................................265-2400                                                               217 Broad St., NC
                                                                                                                                                           DENTISTS                                                                                                             • Golden Empire
                                         information & advertising audience                        Studio 131                                                                                                           www.halbyinsurance.com
                                                                                                                                                           • Barry A. Turner, DMD APC                                                                                             Convalescent Hospital                                     ............................................265-5784
                                          ............................................477-4259     131 Richardson St, GV                                                                                              • Gold Cities Insurance Agency
                                         www.theunion.com                                                                                                    10565 Brunswick Road, GV.                                                                                            Skilled Nursing &                                        11855 Sutton Way, GV
                                                                                                    ............................................272-1680     ............................................273-6168       131 Mill St., GV
                                       ATTORNEYS                                                                                                                                                                        ............................................273-7213      Secured Alzheimers Unit                                   ............................................271-1660
                                                                                                 CARPET/CLEANING                                           EMPLOYMENT                                                                                                             121 Dorsey Drive, GV
                                       • Charles R. Farrar Jr.                                                                                                                                                        • Gold Valley                                                                                                        11262 Pleasant Valley Rd, PV
                                         140 Litton Dr. #200, GV                                 • Bears End Carpet Barn                                   • Rush Personnel, Inc.                                                                                                  ............................................273-1316
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Insurance Services,
                                           ..........................................273-0800                                                                970 E. Main St., GV                                                                                                                                                            ............................................432-8885
                                                                                                   603 Mill St., GV                                                                                                     434 Colfax Ave., GV                                     MORTGAGES
                                                                                                                                                             ............................................272-1600
                                       AUTOMOBILE SERVICES                                         ............................................477-8125                                                                  ............................................272-1568   • Central Pacific Mortgage                                 RECORDS & ELECTRONICS
                                                                                                                                                           EQUIPMENT RENTAL
                                       • Grass Valley Ford                                       • Chem Dry                                                                                                           • Sierra Gold Insurance                                     12105 Sutton Way, GV
                                         Lincoln-Mercury, Nissan,                                                                                          • Gold ’n Green Rentals                                      101 Providence Mine Rd, # 203, NC                                                                                 • Record Connection
                                                                                                   of the Gold Country                                                                                                                                                             ............................................274-2500
                                         300 S. Auburn St., GV                                                                                               302 Railroad Ave., GV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ............................................470-1250                                                              455 Sutton Way, GV
                                          ............................................273-3326     P.O. Box 2614, GV                                         ............................................273-0064                                                               MOVING & STORAGE
                                                                                                    ............................................273-7779   • HBE Rentals, Hansen Bros.                                • Mike Bratton, State Farm Inc.                                                                                       ............................................272-7434
                                       • Jim Keil                                                                                                                                                                       768 Taylorville Rd., GV                                 • Ernie’s Van and Storage
                                         Chevrolet/Oldsmobile                                                                                                11727 LaBarr Meadows Rd, GV                                                                                           ............................................273-7836
                                                                                                 CHIROPRACTORS                                                                                                          ............................................273-0521                                                              RECYCLING
                                         Hwy 49 at Brunswick Road, GV                                                                                         ......................477-RENT or 273-3100
                                          ............................................273-9535   • Chiropractic Plus                                       FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS                                      INTERIOR DECORATORS                                       PHARMACIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waste Management
                                       • Weaver Auto & Truck Center                                Darwin Leek, D.C.                                       • Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc.                      • A Shade Above                                           • Longs Drugs
                                                                                                   605 S. Auburn St. Ste. G, GV                                                                                                                                                   12005 Sutton Way, GV                                     of Nevada County
                                         520 E. Main St., GV                                                                                                 10565 Brunswick Road, #15, GV                              807 S. Auburn St., GV
                                         ............................................273-6141       ............................................273-8082     ............................................273-4425       ............................................272-6161       ............................................272-6611     ............................................274-3090


                                                    The Grass Valley-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce Membership A                                                                                                                                   Sound Business Investment!
                                          The Grass Valley-Nevada County Chamber is an organization of the business community
                                          which operates to promote responsible balanced economic growth, provide quality service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Grass Valley-Nevada County Chamber
                                          to members, enhance visitor services and activities and to market the community as a                                                                                                          Membership Application
                                          business, recreational, industrial and agricultural site.                                                                                                                                                                                    (Please print or type)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Date: ________________________
                                          Member Benefits and Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Business Name: ______________________________________ Contact Name: ______________
                                          Business Services                                                                    Business Networking
                                          • Business referral service                                                          Opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Business Address: __________________________________________________________________
                                          • Low cost business seminars                                                         • Monthly mixers
                                          • Business assistance                                                                • Membership luncheon meetings                                                            Mail Address: ____________________________________________________________________
                                          • Member mailing labels                                                              • Opportunities to host a mixer
                                          • Member mailing list on disk                                                        • Opportunities to serve on a                                                             Phone: __________________ FAX: ________________________ Annual Dues: ______________
                                                                                                                                 variety of committees
                                          Advertising Opportunities                                                            • Chamber Ambassador visits                                                               Type of Business: __________________________________________________________________
                                          • Discounted Business to Business
                                            magazine ads                                                                       Business, Community &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         One Time Processing Fee: $25.00 Number of Employees: ________________________________
                                          • Flyer distribution in Business to Business                                         Visitor Information
                                          • Free listing in Annual Membership                                                  • Employment • Housing                                                                    Email address: ____________________________________________________________________
                                            Directory & Buyers’ Guide                                                          • Education   • Economic Development
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                                          • Free quarterly press release in                                                    • Real Estate • Calendar of Events
                                            Business to Business                                                               • Churches    • Relocation Packages                                                       Total annual payment and processing fee must be submitted with the application.
                                          • Free business brochure and business                                                • Recreation                                                                              Membership remains in force until revoked in writing, change of ownership or failure
                                            card display in Chamber office                                                                                                                                               to pay annual investment.

                                           Membership Investment Schedule
                                         Number of                                                                                                  Processing                                                        Real Estate Agents, Brokers                                          175                                      25                                175
                                         Employees                                                           Dues                                   Fee*                                Total                         Government Agencies                                                  120                                      25                                145
                                         1-5                                                                $175                                    $25                                $200                           Real Estate Agents, Individuals                                      100                                      25                                125
                                         6-9                                                                 209                                      25                                 234                          (Call to see if Broker is and agent)
                                         10-14                                                               300                                      25                                 325                          Not For Profit                                                        100                                      25                                125
                                         15-24                                                               346                                      25                                 371                          Private Individuals (Not A Business)                                 100                                      25                                125
                                         25-34                                                               418                                      25                                 443
                                         35-44                                                               477                                      25                                 502                          A one time processing fee of $25 is assessed to new members.
                                         45 & up                                                             579                                      25                                 604                          Your annual dues are tax deductible as an ordinary business expense

                                                                     Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce • 248 Mill St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 • (530) 273-4667
        Introduce your business to new residents and visitors!

        Visitors’ Guide
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        This official resource guide published by the
        Grass Valley/Nevada City County Chamber of
        Commerce is full of great information on:
        community events, performing arts, museums,
        historic parks, outdoor recreation, restaurants,
        hotels, bed and breakfasts, outdoor recreation,
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        including a locator map and maps of downtown
        shopping areas. Do to the easy to handle smaller
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