November 2020 Volume 2
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CARES Act Funds for Plumas County Businesses

Gabriel Hydrick, County Administrator

The Board of Supervisors has recently approved this and I would like to publicly thank the County team that diligently assisted me in putting this together with the very tight turnaround we had for this program and resources.  We have a minimum of $100,000 and we’ll send out the money to successful applicants as long as funding is available. We want to get every penny out to our businesses.
Grant Allocation Grant funds under this program will be available until the funds are depleted. Grantees must  apply by the deadline of December 4, 2020. 

Qualifying businesses will receive grant funding under this program according to the number of FULL TIME employees on March 1, 2020.  

0 Employees:  $500.00 
1‐10 Employees:  $666.50 
11‐20 Employees:  $888.45
21‐30 Employees:  $1,184.30 
31‐40 Employees:  $1,578.67   
41‐50 Employees:  $2,104.36 

Please take the time to quickly read through it (an easy read) and fill out and submit both pages (see instructions in program).

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!

Welcome New Members!

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

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

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

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

Virtual Community Tree Lighting

Happy Veterans Day! Each year on Veterans Day weekend we light our community tree to honor all those who have served. It is an honor to dedicate this tree during this season of peace and goodwill in the name of those who have served. The video will premier at 5:00pm!

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!


Santa's Mail Box Premiers in Chester

  "Santa's Mail Box" makes its premier on Merchant's Night, Friday, November 27th at Lassen Gift, 220 Main St., Chester

Send a letter.
He will send your child a reply.

Santa asks for the following to help facilitate his response to your child.

Child's Name
Mailing Address

Download this flowchart to help your child!


Holiday Shopping Tour Ends 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.

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.

Scarecrow Contest Winners

Chelssa Outland

Thank you everyone who participated in the Scarecrow Contest. We have received all the votes and the winners are as follows! 

1st place goes to Coldwell Banker Chester Office with Where's Waldo. Waldo received an astounding 215 votes! 
2nd place goes to Intermountain Hardware with Harold The Handy Man!
3rd place goes to Giggling Crow with The Scary Crow!

Chamber Board News, November 11 Meeting

Board Members Present:  Christi Chase, Sharon Roberts, Tom McGowan, Ryan Newell, Erica Sherod, Susan Bryner, Chelssa Outland, Exec. Dir.

Highlights of the business meeting.

Scarecrow contest. 10 participants. Winners of the Scarecrow contest were announced. Funds from the contest helped to purchase new lights for the community tree. 

Community Tree. Chelssa Outland facilitated hanging the new lights on the community tree with Chester Fire Department and the ladder truck and Chris with Frontier Communications. Thanks go to Womack Construction for the loan of additional equipment. The virtual tree lighting video goes up today with America the Beautiful sung by Christi Chase, the reading of the names by Gena Pixler, Blue Start Mom's, and Boy Scout Troop #36 honor guard.

Turkey Trot. A virtual run this year, has been getting many sign-ups. Net event registration funds will go toward a Chamber non-profit member of the "trotter"s choice.

Merchant's Night. Lassen Gift will host a North Pole mail box with guaranteed return letters from Santa.  Merchant's will be encouraged to create outdoor activities for the community and keep spacing protocols.

Community Foundation. The board was updated on efforts to form a non-profit community foundation to serve the needs of the peoples of the Lake Almanor Basin communities. A steering committee has been formed. An initial meeting held on Oct. 21 looked at need and feasibility.  The next meeting of the steering committee will be on Nov. 18. 4 - 6 pm via zoom.

Lake Almanor, PG&E, SWCRB and FERC. The board was updated on activities of FERC, SWRCB and PG&E regarding Condition 6 of SWRCB's water quality certification for the Upper North Fork Feather River Project. It was agreed that a clear and concise presentation of events to the community as a whole would be beneficial. Mike Wilhoite has agreed to present. Time and date of a community zoom TBD.

Feather River Tourism Management District. The County BOS approved the formation of the Feather River Tourism Management District on October 13.  It is to be managed by the Feather River Tourism Association (FRTA). Opportunities and implications for the Lake Almanor Area were discussed. A meeting of the FRTA board is scheduled for November 17 at 1 pm.  Agenda will be posted at FRTA Board members representing Lake Almanor are: Susan Bryner, Tod Geer, Sharon Roberts.

Next meeting of the Chamber Board, Wed. Dec. 9, 2020, 8:30 am.  Members are welcome. Zoom is available.

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