Lake Almanor Area Chamber - February 2019
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Chamber Welcomes New Member

Welcome new member Sierra Institute, a non-profit organization with main offices in Taylorsville, whose mission is to promote healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds in our area by investing in the well being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision making and programs. Sierra Institute will be a participant in the March 8 Town Talk at St. Andrews Academy.

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Visitors Center & Office
278 Main Street at Stover Landing Commons

Town Talk March 8: A Century of Adventure in Lake Almanor

You are invited to the first Town Talk of 2019, celebrating “ A Century of Adventure in Lake Almanor” on Friday, March 8th from 5:30 – 8 pm, at 198 Main Street, Chester.  The Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with long time chamber member St. Andrews Academy to bring you the stories, the people and the institutions that built and are still building our community. 

This will be a food & fair night celebrating the rich heritage of values that have built our communities around the basin and the legacy of hard work and tenacity that have brought us to this day. 
Chili & Bread will be available for $5
No Host Bar with Waganupa Brewery
Many Community Organizations will be present along with brief presentations by:
Marilyn Quadrio, Chester/Lake Almanor Museum
Terry Collins, Collins Pine
Kevin Trutna, President, Feather River College 

Read more for a list of organizations that will be present.


Camp Fire Connect, Lake Almanor

The Resource & Support Group for our new community members from the Camp Fire, now called CAMP FIRE CONNECT, LAKE ALMANOR will have its first meeting on Sunday, March 10 from 4 - 6:30 pm at the Chester Wellness Center (back building) 372 Main Street.

Camp Fire Connect is supported by the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce and the Camp Fire Fund.  Heidi and Randy Wright, new community members from Paradise, will facilitate this initial get together to share needs and experiences, and the resources available in our community. Refreshments will be provided.  For additional information call Heidi Wright 530-519-9661, Randy Wright 530-519-9665 or email

Planning for the Future: Chamber Survey Results

Our Chamber Board is in the process of planning for the future.  This past month we reached out to our members, new, old and past to share their thoughts in a survey about the Chamber, their business and our community.  The surevey was sent to 200 businesses. 56% of those who received the email opened it (112 businesses). Of those who opened the email, 36 took the brief survey, a 32% response rate. Not bad for our first survey!

The Board will use this information in our upcoming strategy planning sessions, now scheduled for March. Results are below for your review.

Question: Rank the Chamber services or events that are, of value or interest to you.

As you see here, developing, beautifying and cleaning up Main St, Chester is the top ranked item. Next is marketing the Lake Almanor area, followed by the Community Calendar of Events and our Visitor web site

Question: What challenges do you find in the community that hinder your ability to truly maximize your business potential? (Click here)

Question: If you had a magic wand, what would you do to the area to improve business success? (Click Here)


Welcome Baskets Delivered to 18 New Community Members

David Baker, Chamber Volunteer extraordinaire, has delivered 18 of 20 Welcome Baskets to new members of the communities of Chester, Lake Almanor, Clear Creek and Westwood. All of them relocated to our area from the Camp Fire.

We thank the incredible response we got from the businesses and organizations in these communities who donated to these baskets. When topped off with freshly baked goodies before delivery, they were amazing.

For more information, or when you become aware of someone new in your neighborhood, please call 530-258-2426 or email and ask for the Welcome Wagon.
Town Chatter - Lake Almanor Area Chamber - February 2019