May 2020, Volume 1
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

Plumas County News

6 Weeks In

Job Board

Holiday Market
Now Accepting Applications
Apply at:

Lake Almanor Country Club
Hiring a Exciting Senior Accountant/Controller Opportunity​.

SHD is Now Recruiting
More information at:​
Turner Excavating
Looking for an experienced Loader Operator, MSHA training and quarry experience preferred.  Call our office or come by for an application or email resume to 3746 Big Springs Rd Hamilton Branch  (530) 596-3953. 

USDA: Forest Service 
Spring Fire Hire Open


Street Rod Extravaganza

Elks Lodge 2626 will take over the annual Street Rod Extravaganza. With Linda Rouland and Wes Scott as co-chairs on the steering committee. Stay tuned for more information on this event! 

Mountain Volunteer Project Services

Shopping services offered Monday's and Friday's from 9-11am! or call (530) 264-5064

Green Waste Disposal

Green Waste Disposal at the Chester Landfill is open! Click here for more information and don't forget to bring cash.  
Green Waste

Your Chamber Membership Is Driving Our Community

We are so thankful for those businesses and organizations who have maintained their Chamber Membership through-out the years.  It is because of you, we are able to serve.

We understand that these are these uncertain times.  When your annual membership renewal becomes due, please consider how important the Chamber is to the health of our community and businesses.  We can work with you with payment options. Please reach out and let us assist.

Welcome to our Newest Members

The Walker Mansion Inn

Rob Hart

Gather Home
Rachelle McNutt

Almanor Basin
Katelyn Theobald

Pizza At The Branch
Christopher Chavez

Sierra's Fly & Tackle
Mark Guillory

Debbie Hensley, Christi Chase
278 Main Street, Chester​

Become a Member NOW!

Stuff You Should Know

You can also catch chamber updates on JDX FM93.3! 
Chamber Board Meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Chamber office at 278 Main Street.  We are currently meeting via Zoom

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

Plumas County’s Plan for Phase 2 Re-opening of Businesses

Public Information Officer Lori Beatley

It has been over 40 days since the Governor’s executive order was issued and Plumas County is requesting some local flexibility in the Governor’s Stay Home Order, including a transition away from an essential/non-essential framework to one based on lower risk/higher-risk. In preparing for the request to be granted or the Governor to authorize the state to re-open certain businesses, Plumas County has initiated collaboration with local Chamber of Commerce.

In order to reduce the level of risk of spreading COVID-19 each business should implement a COVID-19 Operation Plan for Businesses which will address implementing risk mitigating practices in the business.

The Plumas County COVID-19 Response team with input from local Chamber of Commerce has developed a template each business can use. The template is intended to assist local business in implementing mitigating practices and can be used in conjunction with any plans already established.

CLICK HERE Jerry Sipe, Plumas County Director of Environmental Health, Speaks to the Plan for Re-Opening and this Template

This template is not mandatory; however, each business will need to prepare a plan addressing the steps the business will implement to safe guard against the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Operation Plan for Businesses template is located on the county website, in the COVID tab, at

The COVID-19 Operation Plan for Businesses does not need to be submitted to the County for approval; however, the plan must be in writing and accessible to all employees and county officials if requested.  The plan may be requested during the course of a contact tracing investigation or if the County receives complaints from the public in regards to unsatisfactory COVID-19 mitigation practices. 

COVID-19 Operation Plan for Businesses should address:
• Signage: Social Distancing and do not enter if sick
• Measures to protect employees.
• Measures to prevent gatherings.
• Measures to prevent unnecessary contact.
• Measures to increase sanitation.
Plumas County has done an amazing job of slowing the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, practicing social distancing, practicing good hygiene and using face covers while in public. COVID-19 cases are still being identified in areas close to Plumas. Re-opening the county will be a continuous and cautious process. It is also possible that we would have to re-tighten the stay at home order if our local situation

The Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce will have printed copies of the Template available for delivery to your place of business or in the kiosk outside the Chamber Office Building at 278 Main Street, Chester.  Call if you would like assistance in filling out the form for your business 530-258-2426.  

Alliance for Work Development Webinars

If you have had reduced hours, laid off or became unemployed recently due to the COVID -19, join us to learn more about the resources and assistance that are available in your local area and through State and Federal Programs.​

Register in Advance Here

We are Reaching Out!

We are reaching out, connecting and taking part! We are attempting to make connecting with us as easy and convenient as possible. From our weekly newsletters, our blog page with includes our latest podcast for those that prefer to listen, our new ecommerce sights My Town Local and the Chamber Store, our Facebook page and much more.

This week tune into JDX Radio Friday May 8th at 5:00pm to catch a chamber representative with the newest updates. Live at Five with  Aaron Duerksen!

Rallying Behind A Key Economic Generator

Jeff Titcomb, Indian Valley Chamber

The California State Legislature designated May as California Tourism Month in recognition of the industry’s role as the state’s economic engine. In past years, tourism organizations would spotlight tourism to remind legislators and communities of the industry’s central role in California’s economy.

Now — facing a near-total pause on travel — we’re asking you to embrace #CATourism as a rallying cry for the millions impacted by a catastrophic loss of jobs and revenue.

Before the pandemic, concerted statewide marketing and hard work fueled a decade of uninterrupted year-over-year growth. This prosperity benefits all Californians: the 1.2 million working in the industry and the many more who count on indirect spending and tax revenue driven by tourism spending. 

California’s booming tourism industry now faces a severe downturn. To put some numbers to the potential loss, Independent research firm Oxford Economics estimates California will lose $72 billion in visitor spending this year alone. State and local governments will lose $6.1 billion in tax revenues that fund vital local services like police, fire and public health and safety.

However, the tourism industry can overcome the obstacles posed by the pandemic and lead the way out of this economic crisis. Following the Great Recession, the industry catalyzed the state’s recovery from economic crisis. We were quick to recover, employed multiple times more individuals than most industries, and drove indirect spending throughout the state.

Please, remind the decision-makers in your networks what we stand to lose if we let the pandemic wipe out a decade of progress.

There are small things everyone can do right now, from shopping local to sharing messages of support with those who are out of work. At the state level, a modest government investment has the potential to save billions in assistance spending and get millions of Californians back to work.

And we’re asking everyone to spread the word on social media. Amplify your pro-tourism message throughout the month with #CATourism, and from May 3-9 join in U.S. Travel’s National Tourism Week with an additional #SpiritOfTravel tag.

Celebrating Our Member Restaurants

We celebrate our member restaurants who have demonstrated the value of perseverance and ingenuity in the face of adversity.  And, we celebrate our community for supporting our small businesses.

They are now making plans for social distancing, and sanitization protocols for limited openings of Phase 2.

Cravings...Thanks customers for their continued support, this may be the last week they offer the dinner delivery service as they prepare for Phase 2 of re-opening. Check out this weekends menu

Carols..."Throwing their hat in the ring" for take-out options! To-go menu, Opening on Friday, May 8. Talk to them about their special menu for Mother's Day!

Tantardinos... They are still open for takeout and taking orders! See their menu and website  for more information! 

Karen's Deli....Due to an increased amount of traffic they have expanded into summer hours: the Deli opens at 11am daily, call to order at 530-596-4505!

Walker Mansion... Delivering meals with some amazing deserts. Call 530-256-2133!

Cliffords...The Lake Almanor Country Club's restaurant is open for take out orders to those within the gates and Bailey Creek.

Holiday Market... The deli is still open for sandwich orders! Call (530) 347-4621 or order online

Bailey Creek Bar & Grill... They are offering take out only with a limited menu. Call 530-259-4653 to find out more information! 


Shop Online For Mothers Day!

Don't forget about those special people in your life this Mother's Day, Sunday May 10th!

Visit to find gift certificates and local stores for shopping or just for information about services and/or products. Some places will have videos so check-in (often) and see your friends and most importantly . . . shop ‘til you drop!

Lake Almanor Jeopardy

Sharon Roberts, St. Bernard Lodge

Play Online Now!
Please share jeopardy game with family and friends.  E-mail us your scores!  Please submit questions for future games.

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Town Chatter - May 2020, Volume 1