September 2020, Volume 3
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

PG&E Power Outages Updates

Did you know you can sign up to have updates about power outages sent to you phone or email? 

Click here to sign up with PG&E to receive their latest updates and information!

ARPD Kids Night Out!

ARPD is offering a Kids Night Out Program every Tuesday for 8 weeks.  


Labor Law Poster Updates

Every California business must display state, federal & OSHA notices.

In California, all employers must meet workplace posting obligations. Workplace postings are usually available at no cost from the requiring agency. The Department of Industrial Relations requires employers to post information related to wages, hours and working conditions in an area frequented by employees where it may be easily read during the workday. Additional posting requirements apply to some workplaces. For a list of available safety and health postings, visit the Cal/OSHA publications page.

The following sites have resources for printing labor law posters needed. 

Donate to Lake Almanor Area Chamber

Support our efforts to promote local businesses!

Advertise with Us!

Looking to get word out about your business, service or product? You can now advertise with the Lake Almanor Area Chamber through the Town Chatter and other venues. This feature is for members only. 

Plumas County News

Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit

The 2020 Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit taking place on November 12 - 13, 2020.

The Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit is hosted by the California Department of Insurance. The Summit includes a virtual Matchmaking Roundtable, Resource Expo, and engaging webinars led by experts on the topics of race and diversity in the insurance industry, diversity in the boardroom, navigating the insurer procurement pathways, building resilience in business strategies, and much more!
This event is free and online. 

Contact the Insurance Diversity Initiative via email at for any questions.

Fun Facts About September

The first day of fall is typically on September 22 or September 23 in North America. This is when the hours in the day are almost equal to the hours in the night.Most people look at the first day of fall as the official end of the summer. September 21 is recognized as the annual International Day of Peace. September's birth flower is the aster which is said to represent both love and daintiness.

September in Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin) - jiuyuè
  • Danish - september
  • French - septembre
  • Italian - settembre
  • Latin - September
  • Spanish - septiembre
Historical Names:
  • Roman: September
  • Saxon: Halegmonath (Month of festivals)
  • Germanic: Herbst-mond (Autumn month)

Job Board

Camp Host at the Village at Child's Meadow, Highlands Ranch Resort
Immediate Opening, APPLY HERE

UDSA jobs available! 
Click here to search jobs by location! 

Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center
Executive Director
591 Main St, Quincy, California 95971

Sierra Hospice
Inventory Associate
Part-time · $12 / hour
684 Main St, Chester, CA 96020, United States

PictureOC Painting division of Olah Construction has immediate openings for painters.
Pay based on experience; must have reliable transportation. Call 258-4810 for more information 

Did you know you can also find and submit jobs on Facebook as well 
Submit and Find Jobs on Facebook Here

About Us

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

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

Fall Colors Bring Visitors

Dude, autumn happens here too.

Leaf Peepers & Photographers Are You Ready? has begun posting 2020 photos & reports.

What is is a seasonal blog that reports about autumn’s show throughout California. The blog is written, edited and published by John Poimiroo, a career travel writer and destination marketer. More about his work is seen at:

Reports and photographs on the site are provided by volunteer color spotters, public lands agencies and destination marketing organizations (DMOs), as a service to others.

This Year's Difficulties
However, this is already proving to be a difficult autumn, both because of how the Covid-19 pandemic is preventing fall color destinations from providing photographs and reports and because of forest, town and road closures due to recent wildfires and bad air.  More than ever, will depend upon the contributions of volunteer color spotters, like you, to update readers as to what fall color is peaking and where.

Dude, autumn happens here, too.

How to Submit Photos

On The Ballot For 2020/21 Chamber Director

Each year the nominating committee of the Chamber works to identify members who will represent our mission and values on the Board of Directors. To date, 3 candidates have been nominated for elections.  The nomination process is still open.  In addition, several directors are up for re-election and confirmation of earlier appointments.

Members will vote on these nominations this month.  Election ballots will go out to the membership via email on September 15. 

Members Nominated to serve a 1st Term

Carol Franchetti, Carol’s Camp Prattville
Ryan Newell, Intermountain Hardware
Tom McGowan, Individual Member

Confirmation Election

Christi Chase, Cravings Café. Christi was appointed to a position on the Board in February, 2020. 

Election to 2nd Term of Office

Susan Bryner, Coldwell Banker Kehr/O’Brien Real Estate.  Susan has been a member of the Board, and President these past 2 years. 
Erica Sherod, Giggling Crow, Erica has been a member of the Board and Chair of the Holiday Shopping Tour for the past 2 years. 
Sharon Roberts, St. Bernard Lodge. Sharon has been a member of the Board and assisted with our website seo, web analytics and marketing strategies these past 2 years.

Chamber Meeting Highlights

Chelssa Outland

Nominations for Directors to the Board were finalized with and are:  Carol Franchetti, Ryan Newell and Tom McGowan.  Ballots will be emailed to members next week with paper ballots available at the Chamber Office and B & B Booksellers.

Visitor Information
For those traveling to the Area, The Lassen National Forest and the other California National Forests will remain closed according to (Regional Orders 20-11, 20-12, & 20-13). The Lake is still open and most of the resorts around the lake will allow people to pay to launch boats and park trailers. Check out our Boat Launch Page that has information on private marianas. 

Event Discussions
Directors were updated on plans for the now annual Scarecrow Contest and the Holiday Shopping Tour.  Funds have been allocated to update the lighting on the Community Tree located at the library. We are working on getting flyers and information released to let the community know more about these events. 

New Business
There is lots of new business taking place throughout the community and Directors were appraised of updates on the Chambers collaboration on the Town Plaza. Updates on the Chambers efforts towards a Foundation and new information regarding the 2105 Relicensing regarding our lake. 

Why Become a Chamber Director?

Things to watch out for this Fall

Chelssa Outland

Scarecrow Contest: We are hosting the second annual scarecrow contest! The scarecrow contest will take place again this coming month! We invite any and everyone to participate. Anyone can register here to participate and the participation fee of $5 for business members and $10 for non-member goes winners of the costume contest. While monies from voting for your favorite scarecrow will go towards new lights for the Community Tree. We invite business from all around the Lake Almanor area to participate. Check out a sample of the digital map that will lead people to the different scarecrows!  

Chamber Raffle: We have almost completed gathering items for our next raffle with packages: The World According to Golf, The Local Shopaholic Package, Date Night Dream Package! We have received many great donations and I can not thank businesses and locals enough for all your support with this event! We have received donations from,The Sports Nut, Tantardinos, Bella Luna Creative Catering, The Cozy Cabin in Sierra's Fly & Tackle, My Little Lake House, Lake Bum Lake Wear, Almanor Basin, The Timber House Lodge, B&B Booksellers and The Giggling Crow. 

Holiday Shopping Tour: We are already receiving registration for our annual holiday shopping tour. For more information on joining this as a business click here! 

Various access to CARES funding

Gabriel Hydrick, County Administrator

There is funding with the CARES Act Programs through SBA, FEMA, IRS, Treasury, USDA, and HHS for CDBG Grantees’ Awareness for Duplication of Benefits. 

Check out the link below for more information on Cares Funding.


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Mt. Lassen Theatre Presents

Movie in Chester Park! TONIGHT!
Enjoy Aladdin in the beautiful outdoors!
Plenty of room and fresh air!
Friday, Sept. 18th at 7:30pm
Concessions are open!
Bring your own chairs and blankets!

Peak Experience Virtual Auction

Tomorrow at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Public · Hosted by Lassen Park Foundation
Online Event:
Live stream 9/19 @ 6:30pm:

Lassen Park Foundation’s annual auction/gala, Peak Experience, has gone virtual! Online bidding will run from 9/14/20-9/19/20. Register for free today to start viewing our Silent & Live Auction items.
The live stream will feature the Live Auction packages, and testimonials from Lassen supporters. Join us for the live stream on both YouTube and Facebook Live starting Saturday, September 19th at 6:30pm.
During the live stream event we recommend you use two devices. Your smart phone or laptop can be used to bid on both Silent & Live auction items. Your smart TV or laptop can be used to view the live stream on YouTube or Facebook Live. For more information please visit our Auction Rules & Regulations page or How To Bid page.
Town Chatter - September 2020, Volume 3