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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or come by 160 Cedar Street in Chester.
Scarecrow Contest Winners
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 FeatherRiverTourism.com/resources. 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.