by Jeff Titcomb on August 23rd, 2014

August 22, 2014

Dear Member,

It saddens us to write to you today. This letter is to inform you of the upcoming closure of our office on Main Street in Greenville. We have been able to keep it open for the past five years without support from the county. But even with all our efforts and the generous support from our members and volunteers we cannot continue to keep the office.

We had to layoff our office manager, Lillian Basham, who has accomplished much over the years and we are very appreciative of all her hard work and efforts. But times being what they are, we can no longer continue to keep her employed. She has offered, and we intend to invite her back, to help with the organization and planning of events when she is available.

Losing an employee is a very difficult obstacle for the Board to overcome. Events and their planning take a tremendous amount of time. Such events are The Annual Crab Feed, Easter Egg Hunt, spring Century Bike Rides, Gold Digger Days, Leaf Peeper Bike Rides, Memorial Christmas Light Fund, April Bingo & Dinner, and Mixers. Plus the organization of all insurance and permits for events such as Taylorsville Pioneer Days, Taylorsville 4th of July parade, all Softball Tournaments, and Veteran’s Day parade. This year as a service we started offering insurance coverage for other events as well such as, Pheasants Forever, GHS Boosters Cinco de Mayo, Taylorsville Grange 4th of July Dance, and other events. You can see, that we need the renewed and continued support of our members and volunteers more than ever.

We will keep the office for now and we are looking for volunteers to keep it open a couple days each week. This person(s) will answer the telephone, help with visitor and relocation information, and do some light office work such as mailings. We really need a friendly face to assist all the tourists needing guidance and information when traveling through our beautiful area.

We also welcome any assistance that you can give regarding the Chamber’s future. What suggestions do you have for making Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce sustainable? Is there something we could be doing differently? What can you do to help keep the Chamber alive? Would you be interested in becoming a Board member? We always welcome new ideas and new board members!

If you are already a Chamber member we greatly appreciate your support and look forward to it continuing. If not, become a member and Board member today! Remember that you do not have to be a business owner to be a member. Community memberships are greatly welcomed and appreciated.

Respectfully,

Bink Huddleston, President
Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce

by Jeff Titcomb on January 31st, 2014

INDIAN VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!

GREENVILLE, CALIFORNIA  95947

530.284.6633

chamber of commerce

noun

an association, primarily of people in business, to promote the commercial interests of an area.Abbreviation:  C of C

WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF THE CHAMBER?

WHAT DOES THE CHAMBER DO?

These questions tend to come up all the time and a lot of people don’t realize what the chamber does and why it is important to keep the chamber healthy and running efficiently.

There are long lists of little things the chamber does to support businesses in the Indian Valley but lets look at a few of the more important ones:

1. Events, Planning, Hosting, and Support: Our small communities need these events to promote Tourism/Recreation and increase economic vitality in rural California. Sometimes the event isn’t hosted by the chamber but the chamber does provide insurance coverage, planning, logistics, and advertising support for each event. For example: Gold Digger Days, 4th of July Parade Softball Tournaments, Veteran’s Day, Bicycle Rides, Leaf Peepers Fall Color Campaign, and Barn Quilt Trail events, as well as business mixers, Holiday promotional events, and Memorial Lights that benefit the local Food Bank.

2. Sense of Community: The chamber offers a forum for business owners and community members to interact and share the needs of the community with each other. The chamber offers ways to improve communication throughout the community by way of website presence and social media interaction. The office is open for community support and communications that otherwise may not happen. It’s a way to communicate to visitors also and share our way of life with those that may happen upon the valley and have questions or interest in the area, some may want to relocate here, and/or start a business here.

3. A Combined Voice: Through affiliation with the chamber of commerce and the groups that the leadership of the chamber associates with statewide, nationally, and internationally, have an effect politically and legislatively that can impact our area for the good. Giving us a unified voice can assist with getting help that alone we may not be able to achieve. The leadership of the I.V. C of C sits on boards across the area and across the state for example: Streetscape Committee, P.C. Economic Recovery Committee, Shasta Cascade Education Foundation, Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association, and other Tourism/Recreation boards, and groups across Northern California.

4. Business Promotions and Education: Through business mixers and various affiliations the chamber is heavily involved in promoting our local businesses both locally, and globally through previously mentioned avenues of communication. Tourism/Recreation seems to be at this time the strongest contributor to our economic engine. We strive through affiliation and education to keep these links alive to promote those that choose to run a business here in Indian Valley. Your chamber leaders are involved on a weekly basis with foreign writers, publishers, and advertisers to strengthen this Tourism/Recreation component through previously mentioned groups, and through Visit California, and Discover America. It does take time and commitment to take the pictures, edit the images, and share those images with verbiage that highlights the great value of visiting Plumas County, and specifically the Beautiful Indian Valley. I know this process well because as the volunteer webmaster I am involved daily with this process of share and update. We strive to bring information back from These are but a few of the many duties carried out by your hard working chamber leadership and membership. I have to Thank You for the opportunity to serve and to learn as the Treasurer of the I.V. C of C, and the Treasurer/Secretary of the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association, and Education Foundation, as well as the Tourism/Recreation Committee Chair of the PCERC, I have tried hard to promote my little corner of California, and improve business in my immediate area through these efforts listed above, but without your support, We as a chamber cannot exist, and continue these efforts for very long without funding. Sad to say but the chamber needs the support of local residents, businesses, and political leadership, in order to continue to serve the needs of the community. In return we offer our services, mostly unpaid volunteer hours by a small but vocal group of leaders. I ask of you to volunteer to help the chamber with events, and to assist in a financial contribution as well. To achieve a Sense of Community, a Good Direction, and to have Fiscally Sound Plan of Action it will take all of us, invested wholeheartedly to not just survive, but thrive in this Beautiful place we call Home!

We ask for your Input and Support Today!

Thanks So Much.

Respectfully,

I.V. C of C Leadership.

Office: Lillian Basham

President: Bink Huddleston

Vice President: Josh Huddleston

Treasurer/Secretary: Jeff Luke TitcombBoard: Judy Dolphin, Scott Tanner, Laurie Rawlins-Betta, Bev Hardestythese collaborations with others and educate locally with the information as it pertains to our goals of achieving a strong business environment.


by Jeff Titcomb on April 4th, 2013

Spring is in Full swing here in Beautiful Indian Valley, California!
April Showers Bring May Flowers!
Or so we're hoping. Lol. Usually May in this part of California can be a real crap shoot when weather is the issue. So much so that this year we've moved our Annual Century Bike Rides to June 22, 2013 to see if better weather can give us a boost in registration and participation. I hope that many of you will come and Enjoy this spectacular event. The casual ride around the Indian Valley is one of the Best anywhere and the Lunch is always Awesome!
It's the beginning of April and we are experiencing rain today, and thank goodness for that. We enjoy and need the water at this time to keep everything Green and Pretty. May flowers and the Summer heat of June will be upon us before you know it.
This time of year is a little slower in the Tourist trades but we're working harder than ever to take advantage of this time to update web pages and share information about our upcoming Summer season. We hope that you and your Family will be planning to come and Enjoy all of the natural Beauty afforded us in these Beautiful forests, Lakes, Rivers, and Valleys.
In May there will be a Drama production by the local schools, and then our Annual Yard Sales the first Saturday in June, which is always well attended and sponsored by the residents of Indian Valley. You can learn more about these on the Calendar of Events page.
We have some New businesses that have Opened their doors here in Greenville and one in Taylorsville that has changed ownership, with some changes to existing businesses there as well.
The General Store is Open on Highway 89 in Greenville and is a New business by Suzanne Hamar, selling all kinds of work wear, socks, boots, gloves and the like for discount prices! It's always Nice to see a new business pop up and fill a need in the community. Suzanne will also rent out some space to others, so if you need a little space and have a business idea, get in touch with her. https://www.facebook.com/generalstore.minimall?fref=ts
Our Napa Auto parts has now changed to Greenville Auto Parts and is under the CarQuest name and brand. We are very Happy to have this essential business still operating in Greenville and Serving the Indian Vallley. We wish them all the success and know you will be hearing more about this business soon. We're working up a date for a Chamber Mixer featuring this business and all the specialty items they can supply the area. They still have the Indian Valley Pet Supply store Open too. It's all in the same location and ready to fill the needs of their past and future customers.
Young's Market in Taylorsville has a New owner! Kelly is busy as a new owner getting the changes made that will give her a Strong future in Taylorsville and Serving the needs of All that travel her way. It's worth the drive to sample the Best cheeses in the World. Kelly prides herself on knowing what cheese to serve and when to serve it, that will Best apply to your needs. If you have that Special Luncheon or get together, just ask for advice and she will make it a Great success. Kelly really has the passion for Gourmet food and cheeses, and will happily share that passion and knowledge. We Welcome her Family back with Open arms.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taylorsville-Youngs-Market/514322635247400?fref=ts
Main Street Salon in Taylorsville has a New gal named Michelle, and she specializes in Pedicures, Manicures, and Hair Care treatments. Michelle is so Kind and makes all that know her so comfortable when receiving Wonderful beauty treatments. You will Love this lady from minute one. She's the Best and Nicest around. I highly recommend a Pedicure, immediately!
So these are the Flowers that are Blooming here in our little Mountain Valley. We hope that you will Support local businesses and give way for a little growth that comes with successful businesses moving into the area. You will see more about local business here on our website, so stay tuned and feel Blessed that we are Enjoying our April Showers.

by Jeff Titcomb on February 3rd, 2013


It's that time of year again, the Holidays are over and we move into the Cabin Fever portion of Winter, where everyone is struggling to get out of the house and do something, anything, just a break from feeding the fires and vacuuming the cob webs. Valentine's Day is upon us, so get out there and shop local for that something special for your Sweetheart.Indian Valley is only getting better at stocking these Wonderful gift items for that someone special in your life. The specialty cheeses at Young's Market, Fine Wine from Evergreen Market, possibly a Diamond or two from Sterling Sage! Just a few of the many shopping opportunities here in Indian Valley. Please think of your local retailers first when possible.
We know Spring is around the corner as our Annual Crab Crack Dinner and Auction is here on February 9th and we all know that Spring and better weather is right after the Crab feed every year. Some residents are reporting that under that blanket of snow the bulb flowers are starting to pop up! Yeah! February is our wettest month and that looms large, as we have had record water since last November. Lets hope Mother Nature takes it easy on us this year. Spring for me is such a Beautiful time of year that affects all of the senses. It can be cold, then sunny, then change so very quickly and buried in snow! What a wild ride for sure. I look forward to Spring so much because the water is plentiful and our little world is turning Green, in a million shades of Green, the color blast is indescribable in words, but the eyes seem to relish in the variety of color, the flowers, the trees, the rivers, all add to the overall experience. I hope that at sometime you are all able to experience the total conversion from drab Winter to the blooming Spring. It really is a Great time to visit Plumas County and witness the transition. You won't be disappointed. Our lodging providers are Open and waiting for your call, to book that Springtime reservation. Call the IVCC office at 530.284.6633 for additional information on Tourism and Recreation in the Indian Valley. Find Yourself here at this Beautiful time in Our Wonderful mountain valley and witness the conversion for yourself!


by Jeff Titcomb on December 6th, 2012

As we come towards the end of another year here in the Beautiful Indian Valley of California, we give Thanks for all that we have to enjoy in such a Splendid place on Earth!
I hope your Thanksgiving was Great and that you feel Thankful for a full, grace giving life, where ever it is you call Home! Here in Greenville and the surrounding communities that make up the Indian Valley we have had much needed rain and a mild November thus far. Now that we seem to speed steadfastly into December the Holiday Season is really upon us! There will be many activities in the coming weeks and those Fun parties that we Love to attend each year with our Family and Friends. I am Thankful that this community, as small as it may be, has planned an End of Year Mixer, December 14th in the Greenville Town Hall and is Free for All to attend, and Enjoy a complimentary Dinner at 6:00 p.m. I Hope you can all come and say Hi. Bring a Potluck to share if you can. The following day on the 15th of December is the chance to again support you local businesses here in the Indian Valley, and Shop Small Business! Your local retailers live on your support of their small businesses and really do appreciate the opportunity to be of Service to you and your Gift Giving needs. When you support your local shops that money is reinvested into your local economy, and that really can make a difference in how life and liberty is supported from the bottom up.
Later that evening on the 15th of December is our combined effort to have a community wide event centered around a Festival of Trees and the lighting of the Community Tree located now at the Indian Valley Community Center on Highway 89 in Greenville, California! We will light the Memorial Lights there at 6 p.m. when Santa arrives. We would like for everyone to have a moment of silence before going inside for the festivities, to read the names of the Memorial Lights and remember that lives past are important to remember and pay respect to the Great memories of our Loved ones at this Special time of year. Inside will be lots of Family friendly Fun and Beautiful ideas to light up the trees, that will be so Spectacularly decorated. 
It takes a Village to pull these events together and make them meaningful for everyone! Please take the time to support your community in these efforts to Celebrate and Enjoy this Winter and Holiday Season. I am Thankful for a Supportive and Active Community and that it is because of you that my Jewelry company is able to survive here in this Wonderful place! It's been a tough economic few years but sometimes that is to remind us that there are other Important things in Life to Enjoy, and your Friendship is one of the many things. I Thank You and look forward to seeing you soon.


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