April 2019
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

Did You Know?

What Business in our area is the oldest, continuous member of our Chamber of Commerce?
  • Owner loves to hug new babies in the community when they come into the store. 
  • Owner has mentored a boat load of community kids across the decades. 
  • Owner has been the Grand Marshall in our 4th of July parade.
  • Business has the oldest operating ice cream fountain in Northern California. 
  • Business has a year round Christmas section.
  • Need anymore hints?

Welcome Chelssa Outland, Our Executive Director

The Chamber is excited to welcome Chelssa Outland to the position of Executive Director. Chelssa's background in event organization and project management, along with her wonderful skills in communication, make her a great fit for our needs. Add to that her experience as a business owner, and mother of twins growing up in our community, and the fit becomes perfect! 

Asked why she accepted such a demanding position, she said,  "It gives me the opportunity to work with others to help better the community for my generation and the next."


Stuff You Should Know

Chamber Board Meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Chamber office at 278 Main Street.  All in the community are welcome.

The Chamber's Facebook page has over 2400 followers. Chamber Members and member events are highlighted each month.

The Chamber's Community Calendar is open to all. Submitting your events is easy. CLICK HERE. Go to the bottom of the page and look for SUBMIT HERE.

Our Lake Almanor Logo was designed in 2009 by a graduate student in Marketing at the University of Austen, Texas for her senior project. She had spent many years vacationing here while growing up.

Lake Almanor Area Chamber
278 Main St., Chester
P.O. Box 1098  96020

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Our 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Needs YOU

It takes $19,000 to light the skies over Lake Almanor.
Help us make it happen again this year.


Camp Fire Effects On Local Housing Market

Last year's Camp Fire devastated the lives of over 30,000 people.  And, as the dust settles, has begun to impact the lives of those in our community as well.  The Chamber of Commerce, the Chester Wellness Center, and area Property Managers have been receiving an increasing number of calls for rental housing.  These calls are not just from Camp Fire evacuees, but more and more they have been coming from those already living in our community.  Rental housing has always been a challenge here.  But now, as home owners


Chamber Golf Tournament Kicks Off the Season

Sign up today for the 3rd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament. And, let us know if you would like to be a $100 Tee Sponser. Share your community spirit and let's bring in Spring!

Download Entry Form Here

TEAM Almanor is on the MOVE

TEAM Almanor will be dropping by your place of business soon to ask:     
  • How is Your Business Doing?
  • Do You Have Any Business Climate Concerns?
  • Do You Have Suggestions for Building a Stronger Community?
We believe a healthy community starts with healthy businesses. By focusing on key areas - economic development, advocacy, business engagement, and tourism - we will be partnering with community leaders, community organizations and local companies to leverage the voice of business for community good.

Wine and Dine with Us

Join the Lake Almanor Area Chamber for our annual Spring dinner to taste wine, eat good food, meet this year's Grand Marshall,and hear what's happening in the community. 

Seating is limited. RSVP by May 15 to 530-258-2426 or Chelssa@lakealmanorarea.com

Camp Fire Connect, Lake Almanor

Our new neighbors! Strong, amazingly resilient and contributing their spirit to our community already. They struggle each day with their losses, of home, special possessions, routines and friends. Look for the black wristband. They wear it to tie themselves together through the experience they are living now and to let others know that though they may look just fine on the outside, on the inside there is a river of pain still flowing beneath. The picture of the group is the day they tied their bands together. There will be 3 more meetings of the group. April 28, May 12, and June 2.

Parade Theme and Grand Marshall

"Come Together with the Mountains" is the theme for the 2019 Chester Parade. The Lake Almanor Basin was formed by amazing geologic forces that resulted in two mountain ranges coming together.  And, maybe that is why the communities of the Lake Almanor Basin are known for being that special place where family and friends come together to celebrate special life events or milestones.  This year's parade theme celebrates all of you celebrating with us!  (If this theme, doesn't fit your mood or moment, then simply celebrate the old Red, White & Blue.)  Register For The Parade Here

Parade Grand Marshall. Nominations for the Parade Grand Marshall are now being accepted. Entries must be turned in by May 15th at B & B Booksellers, 278 Main Street. Download a nomination form here. The Grand Marshall will be announced at our Chamber's Wine & Dine on June 1st.
Town Chatter - April 2019