January 2020
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

Did You Know?

Chester averages 121 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year. On average, there are 243 sunny days per year in Chester. ~https://www.bestplaces.net/

The weather of the first 12 days of the year is said to be indicative of the following 12 months.~ https://www.almanac.com/content/month-january-holidays-facts-folklore

News Around Town

Chester Elementary PTA Newsletter 

Highlands Ranch Resort Newsletter 

Chester High School Basketball 

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 you can subscribe to
Chester Progressive online!  

This is a new section where we will add links to any newsletters or memos that have been shared with us. Let us know if you would like your newsletter, memo or blog added. 



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

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. 

Email us at:

Upcoming Events & Activities

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New & Returning Members

Sierra Broadcasting Corporation
Rod Chambers

Member Since: 11/21/2007
Renewed On: 12/12/2019

Bodfish Bicycles and Quiet Mountain Sports
Chuck Elliot

Member Since: 08/15/1997
Renewed On: 12/12/2019

Almanor Recreation and Park District
Carlos & Susan Espana

Member Since: 01/09/2014
Renewed On: 01/07/2020

St. Andrew's Church & Academy
Father Brian Foos

Member Since: 06/01/2005
Renewed On: 12/05/2019

Kacie Holland, Realtor
Kacie Holland
Member Since: 01/06/2019
Renewed On: 12/14/2019

Diversified Resources, Inc.
Kelly or Traci Holt

Member Since: 11/05/2012
Renewed On: 01/07/2020

Sage Creek Insurance Services
Rachelle Labosky

Member Since: 02/02/2009
Renewed On: 12/19/2019

Rotary Club of Chester
Cheri McIntire

Member Since: 08/13/2008
Renewed On: 12/12/2019

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment
Moorea Stout

Member Since: 01/03/2019
Renewed On: 01/09/2020


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Chamber Memberships, Sponsorship & Events 2020

We have had request from several businesses to put out a package with our membership, sponsorship and event option... We have completed this!!!

Check out the link below to view our different types and levels of membership, as well as a list of all of our currently planned events for 2020. This list includes our events and tentative dates as well as information on how to sponsor, donate or take part in any of our events. We invite everyone to take part connect with us for any event!
Would you like to help with or be included in an event, but are not sure how that would work logistically? Contact us and let us brainstorm with you how we can include you and your business, charity or group. 

We also want to point out that if you are currently under one type of membership level and would like to consider a different option that is possible. 

Check out the link for more information 2020 List 

Grand Marshal 2020

It is a new year and we are accepting submissions for this years Grand Marshal! 

Check out our Grand Marshal page to see a list of past Grand Marshals and more information. https://www.lakealmanorarea.com/grand-marshal.html

Coming soon to members

We appreciate all of our members and are working on recognizing and connecting more with each member. 

As part of this we are working on Member Certificates to help show each member we value them! 

Valentines Day Storefront Decorating Contest

Chamber Calendar

We are currently working on our calendar and flyers for this coming year. Let us know about your events and activities and we will make sure we get it added to the calendar or flyers. 

Casino Royale Night Out!

Mark you calendars! 

This event is an opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the evening. Appetizers, Music, Activity and a giveaway. No speeches or presentations just fun. 

Tickets $60/person or $100/couple 

Sponsorship of this event will be $100 for members and $150 for non-members. Sponsors or donations needed for Alcohol, Beverages, Appetizers, music, activity and giveaway items. Sponsors will be listed on all advertising and promoting of events as well as featured at the event itself as a sponsor. 

Major sponsor: $300 for members and 400 for nonmembers 

Register to sponsor or donate: 


Register to attend: 


Register to volunteer for this event: https://www.chamberorganizer.com/members/signupform.php?z_project_id=4854685 

Almanor Basin Community Consortium

A heart-felt “THANK YOU” goes out to the 65+ people from 18 different sectors serving our community who came together November 14 to discuss the issues, challenges and needs confronting our industries and our community. Participation came from civic groups, health and wellness, financial/insurance, retail, restaurants, lodging, housing, education, recreation, industry and trades, the environment, the arts, faith-based community, public safety and county and federal agencies.

The Almanor Basin Community Consortium (ABCC), sponsored by the Chamber and the Lake Almanor Community Foundation, took place at Cliffords Restaurant where the group was greeted with appetizers and beverages before they were asked to participate in a series of discussions.


100th 4th of July Parade

We are starting the preparations and planning for the 100th annual 4th of July Parade! 
  • This years parade will be our 100th annual Parade. 

  • Float Registration option for groups and individual as well as street vendor registrations. 

    • New: Sponsorships of parade

    •  Major Sponsor for Parade limited to 4 sponsors. As a parade Major sponsor your information is added to posters, signage all advertising done for the parade and in the parade as well on banners! A major sponsor will also receive prime placement in parade if they choose to have a float. 

Register online to be a parade sponsor: https://www.chamberorganizer.com/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=CLAC&evid=51948121

Happy Anniversary

Happy Membership Anniversary to several of our members! With two members being members for overs a decade, one of which has been a member for over 2 decades 

Sierra Institute for Community & Environment
 ~ 1 year membership anniversary on January 3rd 

Lake Almanor Fitness Center
 ~ 12 year  membership anniversary on January 4th

Kacie Holland Realtor
~ 1 year membership anniversary on January 6th

~ 6  year membership anniversary on January 9th 

Chester Public Utility District
~ 6 year membership anniversary on January 27th 

Office of Congressman Doug LaMalfa 
~ 2  year membership anniversary on February 7th 

Lopez Construction, Inc.
~ 8 year membership anniversary on February 9th

Coldwell Banker Kehr-O'Brien Real Estate
~ 26 year membership anniversary on February 15th

Mountain Property Services
~ 4 year membership anniversary on February 15th 

Town Chatter - January 2020