Our picturesque mountain meadow land has been enchanting visitors since pioneer explorers first came here during the golden days of '49. Peter Lassen, the controversial Dane, found the area so attractive he took time out from his travels of exploration to erect a cabin and open a trading post on the sun side of the valley during the summer of 1851. The region was called Cache Valley at the time; the name was subsequently changed by the Noble party which passed through the area and was impressed by the number of natives residing here.
The East Sierra Valley Chamber of Commerce is a California Chamber, dedicated to the businesses and the communities in the Sierra Valley area, including Beckwourth, Calpine, Chilcoot, Loyalton, Sattley, Sierraville, Vinton and all of the Sierra Valley neighbors which prosper from the betterment of the Valley. Chamber Members are comprised of local businesses, community groups, and involved citizens. Membership is open to any person, business, community group or professional.
The Chester- Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce is committed to the quality of life and economic climate of the Almanor basin area. With the success of each business and our community as our primary focus, the Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber, led by an elected Board of Directors, is actively involved with many issues and efforts to foster community and business growth. The Chamber acts as a concerted "voice" of business to promote and protect the interests of business and the community at large.