November 2020 Volume 1
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

Welcome New Chamber Member Lake Bum Lake Wear!

We welcome Kathlyn and  Sarah owners of Lake Bum Lake Wear to our Chamber!

Next week's Town Chatter will highlight their business activities, so stay tuned!

SBDC November 2020 Trainings & Workshops

Clint Koble

Nov. 5, 2020 – Thursday:  Starting Your Business.  Time:  10:00 am – noon.
Content:  Take the First Steps on your journey to being an entrepreneur! Apply:  Cost:  FREE
Nov. 11, 2020 – Wednesday:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Facebook Ads to build Brand Awareness. Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am; second Wednesday day each month starting at 9:00 am. Content:  Embracing digital technology and marketing as a means to communicate with customers and to promote your products and services. Apply:  Cost:  FREE
Apply for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (Deadline October 31, 2020)  Go to; look for COVID-19 EIDL.
For more information contact:  Clint Koble, Advisor – Lake Almanor.  (775) 843-4081 or

Lassen National Forest - 2020 Tree Permits by Mail Only

Sales for Christmas tree permits will begin on November 1, 2020, by mail ONLY. If you would like to cut a Christmas tree on the LNF, send your request for a Christmas tree permit along with a check for $10.00 to one of the following locations:
  • Almanor Ranger District, 900 E. Hwy 36, P.O. Box 767, Chester CA 96020
  • Eagle Lake Ranger District, 477-050 Eagle Lake Road, Susanville, CA 96130
  • Hat Creek Ranger District, 43225 E. Hwy 299, P.O. Box 220, Fall River Mills, CA 96028
  • Supervisor’s Office, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130

For your convenience, an order form is available on our website at

Plumas County News

Plumas County Health Weekly Update

CLICK HERE for Plumas County Health's Weekly Update

Donate to Lake Almanor Area Chamber

Support our efforts to promote local businesses and dessiminate information throughout the community!

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

Job Board

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

NAPA Auto Parts - Northern California
Counterperson, Delivery Driver - Chester Auto Parts
Full-time, 445 Main St, Chester, CA 96020, United States

PictureOlah Construction has immediate opening for Carpenters.
Pay based on experience; must have reliable transportation. Call 258-4810 for more information 

Dollar General
376 Main St, Chester, CA 96020, United States

Alliance for Workforce Developement 
Accounting Technician 

Sierra Institute,Taylorsville, CA.
Rural Community Development Project Specialist starting January of 2021. 

Almanor Energy Plus
HVAC Installer

Senca Healthcare District 
Check out openings

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

Insurance Diversity Summit 2020

California Department of Insurance

Join Us for the 2020 Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit! 

Diversity or the lack thereof is prevalent in all parts of society. We at the Insurance Diversity Initiative know that we must work together to create a more diverse, representative, and equitable community—so let’s start with our insurance industry. 

Keeping this purpose, our theme this year is Uplifting Our Communities. 

This two-day, virtual event hosted by the California Department of Insurance offers:

  • Matchmaking Roundtable
  • Resource Expo
  • 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!

DATE: November 12 – 13, 2020

Registration open!

Summit Flyer

Need More Information? Email the Insurance Diversity Initiative

Welcome New Members!

Highlander YardCare
Chelsea Harrison
Join Date: 10/14/2020

Lake Bum Lake Wear
Katelyn Theobald
Join Date: 10/27/2020

Holiday Shopping Tour Starts Thursday!

Enjoy a taste of mountain hospitality and pre-holiday cheer with us, November 5 - 12. Visit boutiques and stores across Lake Almanor, Westwood, and Indian Valley.  Our merchants will have holiday specials and drawings along with the annual Tour Grand Prizes.

View the digital map below.  Print your passport for participation here or pick one up at a participating merchant. 

 These ladies from Reno, Lake Almanor and Oregon won our Prize for Best Facebook Post in 2015 and 2017! Pictured here at Crescent Country in 2017.

Community Tree Lighting Goes Virtual

There is a change to this year's Tree Lighting Honoring Our Veteran's

This year the lighting honoring our veterans will take place virtually on Veteran's Day,
November 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm. 

We will broadcast the lighting of the tree live on Facebook along with the reading of names of those currently in Military service from our community.  

New lights for the Tree were sponsored by the Lake Almanor Area Chamber. 

Halloween Contest Winners

Our Individual Winner "The Little Gnome"

Our Duo Winners "Toy Story's Slinky Dog"

Our Group Winner, "The Vikings"

2020 Virtual Turkey Trot - Registration Open!

Run for the Turkey.
Benefit a Local Charity.

Our 2020 Virtual Turkey Trot will benefit local charities registered with the Chamber.  Sign up now! And, get yourself some swag too!


Its Time To Vote!

Chelssa Outland

Vote For Your Favorite Scarecrow!

Click Here For a Map of Scarecrow Locations & to Vote 
Voting ends this week!

There are 10 Scarecrows scattered about our community: Where's Waldo, The Scary Crow, Creepy Cat in the Hat, The Twins, The Dazzling Bride, Harold The Handyman, The Lake Girls, the Little Fire Fighter, Lassen Gift's, Tippets, "There goes the neighborhood"!

$1 Per Vote.
Funds from this year's Scarecrow contest will go toward new lights on our community tree.

Join the Lake Almanor Basin Wellness Challenge and Win Cash

A Community Wellness Challenge hosted by Kelly O’Brien, new owner of Lake Almanor Fitness Center, begins November 1 through December 31, 2020. Individuals or partners are invited to join the “Get Fit ‘n Fun” event to get healthier, be more fit and avoid the holiday weight gain!

Winner will be the person or team that accumulates the most Fit Points for activities they have done over the eight-week challenge. Fit Points can be earned by workout attendance, keeping a food journal, attending a class and other healthy activities such as biking, running, walking.

Register at Lake Almanor Fitness Center with individuals for $15.00 or team-of-two for $25.00. When you register, you will receive an exercise point sheet and general information on how to participate and record your activities. Membership not required to participate.
For more information, call Kelly at 530.258.3900, email or come by 160 Cedar Street in Chester.

Seneca Healthcare District Press Release

Lyndsey Theobald, PIO

On November 2, 2020, a Seneca Healthcare District (SHD) employee tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is symptomatic and is quarantining at home. Contact tracing for this individual is underway by Plumas County Public Health Agency (PCPHA). If you are not contacted by PCPHA, then you were not identified as having been in close contact with this person.

We share this information to keep the community informed but also to share that at this time we will be implementing a no visitor policy into the hospital. This is in an abundance of caution to continue to keep our patients, residents and employees safe.

We also want to assure you that we are open for your healthcare needs should you need our services. Please call your primary care provider to schedule an appointment or utilize our Walk-in Clinic. For after hours and emergent needs, our Emergency Department is open. All doors remain locked to ensure we are able to screen every individual prior to entering the facility.

If you feel that you or anyone in your household has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case within the last 7-14 days, SHD will be holding an Exposure Mass Testing Clinic tomorrow from 10am – 12pm.

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A Special Thanks

Chelssa Outland

The Lake Almanor Area Chamber would like to thank Ann & Steve, owners of the Knotbumper building. We hosted out photobooth and costume contest from their deck this year. It was a lot of fun for the community as well as a great location.

Thanks again Ann & Steve.
Town Chatter - November 2020 Volume 1