October 2019
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

Welcome New Members

The Traveling Gift Box
Cheri McCrimmon
Join Date: 10/11/2019

Did You Know?

Exciting News: Zumba is once again being offered at Lake Almanor Fitness Center and rumor has it that it is great! 
Check out the Newsletter for Sierra Institute.

Look at ARPD for updates on their current projects. 

Stay up to date on whats going on at
CES and CHS.

Did you know that there are actually 3 names for the season we are in: Fall, Autumn or Harvest?

Scarecrow Contest Participants

Thank you to all the participants that have signed up for the scarecrow contest. We value your support of the chamber and the community. 

Scarecrow Sponsors
1. Sage Creek Insurance
2. Lassen Peak & Jerri lee photography
3. My Little Lake House 
4. Coldwell Banker 
5. Diamond Mountain Casino 
6. Dr. Fred Feil 
7. Peterson Glass
8. Almanor Style 
9. Lassen Gift Company 
10. Stover Landing: B&B Booksellers 
11. Chester Fire 
12. Chester Elementry: Mrs Twitchell Kindergarten Class 
13. Lake Almanor Fitness Center 
14. Peninsula Fire Sirens 
15. Plumas Bank 
16. Coffee Station 
17. The Giggling Crow
18. Chester Progressive  

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 2800 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

Chamber Meetings, Agendas & Minutes

BOD Agenda 9/11/19 & Supporting Documents 
BOD Agenda 10/9/19 & Supporting Documents 

Next Meeting, November 13th, 4:00pm,
Chamber Office at 278 Main Street Suite D - All are welcome


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Connect With Us!

Let us know your comments or thoughts. We would love to know your ideas of how the chamber can better serve our community. 

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Community Scarecrow Contest

The Lake Almanor Area Chamber has brought back the Scarecrow Contest. The Chamber is asking businesses to join us in celebrations for the fall by participating in the scarecrow contest. The entry fee for the scarecrow contest goes toward prizes for the costume contest, while the judging of the scarecrows takes place online as a fundraiser to support the Chamber and our planning for the Town Plaza

Scarecrows will be judged online by members of the community! Judging closes at 5pm October 31st. The winner will get an award recognizing community participation and spirit, a  photo will be taken and posted to various social media accounts and more.   

We have also invited businesses that do not have a main street or storefront location to participate. (Contact Chelssa at Chelssa@lakealmanorarea.com to find out more information) 

Entry fees from the competition go to prizes for the Merchants Trick or Treat Costume Contest! 

Town Coffee To A Town Plaza

Our first Town Coffee took place on September 25 at the Coffee Station to discuss the potential of a Town Plaza for year round activities in Chester.  We had many excited people come to explore the idea.  From that beginning came a second meetin on October 16 with over 20 people in attendance from the entire Lake Almanor Community. Notes from the October meeting are here.
Future Town Coffees will take place with community leaders on a variety of topics. If you have a topic you would like to hear, or discuss contact the chamber at Chelssa@lakealmanorarea.com 

From Fall to Winter

There is so much to do, see, experience and take part in this season and next. 
Check out our event posters and our Chamber October page  with all you need to know.

Close out this October with a craft fair followed by Merchant Trick or Treat, the holloween costume contest, judging your favorite scarecrow and the Lake Almanor Community Church Harvest Festival. 

Then break into November with the beginning of Tree Cutting in Lassen and Plumas Forests, Lake Almanor to Indian Valley Holiday Shopping Tour and the Community Peace Tree lighting. 

Lake Almanor to Indian Valley Holiday Shopping Tour

With the holidays fast approaching so is a week long adventure of shopping and fun. Join us for the Holiday Shopping Tour! 

We thank all of our sponsors and participants of the tour.  For more information go to www.MountainAffairs.com

Turkey Trot

Do not forget to sign up for the Annual Lake Almanor Turkey Trot this year. This year we have added a virtual runner option for those not at Lake Almanor on Thanksgiving Day.  All proceeds from the Turkey Trot go to fund our 4th of July Fireworks Show.  The Show costs $20,000, it needs $9,000 more to make next year happen. Tell your family and friends and register here or contact the chamber for more information. 

Order your Turkey Trot gear today! 

Almanor Basin Community Consortium

Working Together for Success


The Lake Almanor Area Chamber and the Lake Almanor Community Foundation have come together to co-sponsor the Almanor Basin Community Consortium (ABCC). Invitations have gone out to community leaders to participate in an introductory event for the consortium that will eventually encompass semi-annual round table discussions. The goal? Pretty simple. Having knowledge of others needs, issues and projects will enhance the probability of success for all sector's projects and services, serving our community more effectively and efficiently. Leaders participating are from Public Agencies, the Arts, Business & Financial Services, Education, the Environment, Faith Based Community, Health, Hospitality, Housing, Industry, the Media, Public Safety, Recreation, Retail, Service Organizations, the Trades, Utilities and Workforce Development.

Town Chatter - October 2019