June 2019
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

Welcome New Members. Thank You for Supporting a Better Community!

Cravings Cafe
Christi & Heath Chase

Bella Luna Catering
Julie Wann

Holiday Market
Emily Rice

Lassen Flowers & Events
Chelssa Outland

Lake Almanor Community Church
John Erickson

Lake Almanor Event Rentals
Nick Anderson

My Little Lake House
Katelyn Theobald

Shop Local

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Joe Rogers our 2019 Parade Grand Marshall

Marilyn Quadrio

Joe Rogers was nominated by our community to be the 2019 Person of the Year and reign as the Grand Marshall of this years 4th of July Parade.  Joe was honored as at the 2019 Chamber of Commerce Wine & Dine Dinnerand introduced by Aaron Seandel, the 2018 Grand Marshall.  He was joined at the dinner by his daughters Jo Ann Rogers Isaacson, and Karyn Bridges Merriman.

Joe, a Native American of the Southern Paiute tribe, was born behind the restaurant in the tiny town of Shoshone, Inyo County, California to Jennie Howell Bow, a divorced mother of four children.  At age ten, he was taken by Bureau of Indian Affairs and placed in the Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada.  For the first time he had three solid meals a day, slept in a bed, had new clothes, and lived in a dorm with real floors rather than dirt. 


Sharon Henry, Lassen Gift, Honored at Dinner

Susan Bryner

Sharon Henry, owner of Lassen Gift, was honored as Business Person of the Year at the 2019 Chamber Dinner. The award was presented by Felicity Syfrette, one of many young people who have been mentored by Sharon over the course of her career.  

Felicity entered Sharon’s tutelage when she chose to shadow her for her senior project. Later, she was hired as a soda jerk, and received Sharon’s instruction on how to serve customers well and be a solid, contributing employee. Felicity, explained that she walked into Lassen Gift four years ago, a shy and uncertain senior in high school and, under Sharon’s mentorship, grew into a much more confident young woman who now understands her potential in the world.

Building Economic Vitality And Community

Chamber President, Susan Bryner, in the Keynote Address at the 2019 Chamber Wine & Dine Dinner, shared the Chamber’s vision for its role in building an economically stable business environment and a community with the attractions and vitality that are needed to attract those who would live, work, invest in, and visit our area.

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Bryner spoke about the community as a mechanism with many parts.  Parts that, up to recently, have been working fairly independently of each other.  Her thesis is, to build a


TOWN COFFEES Coming this Fall

Town Coffees are a program to facilitate communication and collaboration in informal get-togethers around key issues for businesses, organizations, and community members. 

The Chamber has several topics outlined for the Fall, with more coming as ideas fill out. Discussion of these topics will include current research, along with available resources, and examples of how others have addressed them AND of course COFFEE!


Weekend Excitement

Weekend Excitement
Summer is here with lots of activates and things to do or see. Here are a few fun and exciting things coming up this month.

Saturday, June 22: A Few Brews & A Banjo
This is a family friendly event that offers live music, food and beer tasting. Come enjoy a Saturday out while supporting Chester High School Music and Drama Programs. This event starts at 2:00 pm.

Saturday, June 29: My Little Lake House Grand Opening
There is a new business in town and Chamber member! The chamber will be there to celebrate this opening with a ribbon cutting at 11:00 AM Saturday morning. Come join and see this exciting new business.

Sunday June 30: Music in The Park
Sunday night enjoy family time, swimming, bbq and live music with Lake Almanor Country Club summer concerts. The Side FX Band plays Sunday and offers a unique mix of Classic and Modern Rock, Pop, Country and Blues, with some Originals thrown in for flavor that keeps them on the dance floor, and begging for more!

Theses are just a few examples of upcoming events. Visit our calendar page for more activities and events. https://www.lakealmanorarea.com/calendar.html
Also let us know about any of your upcoming activates or events to add to our calendar.

Town Chatter - June 2019