Robin's Report -
Thank You John Adams!
In July 1776, John Adams, one of our founding fathers, wrote in a letter to his wife Abigail, “It ( Independence Day ) ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, (an old form of the word "show") Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

DID YOU KNOW that the tradition of setting off  fireworks on the 4 of July  began in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, during the first organized celebration of Independence Day? Ship’s cannon fired a 13-gun salute in honor of the  13 colonies . The  Pennsylvania Evening Post  reported: “at night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks (which began and concluded with thirteen rockets) on the Commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated.”>

Thanks to John Adam’s proclamation, the tradition of fireworks has become the crowning illumination of the Nation’s annual Independence Day Celebrations.
What about our 4 th of July 2020? With the community held captive by COVID, No Gatherings or Mass Gatherings permitted, and the traditional celebration organized by the 4 th of July Committee canceled, the continuity of this cherished tradition was seemingly at risk.

But Wait! Leave it to the Community with a Big Heart to find a way to keep this beloved tradition alive, albeit taking a unique approach!

Thanks to the Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, the Parade will go on! Winding elaborately through Grass Valley and Nevada City neighborhoods, our city leaders are bringing the Parade to you--down your street, past your house, embracing the essence of local.

Thanks to the ingenuity of Nevada County Media and Music in the Mountains , we can enjoy Stay-at-Home Virtual Parades, Virtual Picnics, Light Shows and Music Festivals.

Thanks to the immense generosity of individuals, organizations, and business leaders, graciously facilitated by the City of Grass Valley, a Fireworks Spectacular will grace the skies above the Dorsey Overpass. John Adams would be proud of us- the fireworks show will go on!

In downtown Grass Valley, on the morning of July 4th, the Grass Valley School Foundation , the Greater Grass Valley Chamber and the Nevada County Fairgrounds volunteers will be poised to place the Stars and Stripes throughout the town. The Military and Veterans organizations will present their Color Guard and assemble their organizations for a mini Patriotic Parade through Grass Valley, beginning at City Hall and ending at the Del Oro Theater. 

Our Flag will wave, our Veterans will be honored, and our community will celebrate the most important day in our Nation’s history. COVID may hold us temporarily captive, but it cannot and will not destroy our Hope, Strength, Community Spirit or Celebrated Traditions. We are In This Together and we are #NevadaCountyStrong!

Wishing you all a Happy, Safe 4th of July. Find Event Details Below
Stay Safe, Well, and always remember that we ARE #NevadaCountyStrong!
Announcement Merchants Are You Open?
Grass Valley Downtown Association
Are You Open on the 4th of July ?
Merchants and businesses in Historic Downtown Grass Valley- Will you be Open for Business on the 4th of July? If so, please complete this short survey! Take the Survey>
Announcement It's Showtime!
Sierra Theaters Presents
Movies at the Del Oro Theater
The Del Oro is Open! We have a fun selection of Movies chosen just for you! Recommendation: arrive a little early to get snacks and find your seats. With our new reserved seating, it takes a few extra minutes to get oriented. Thanks for your patience and Reserve your seat now>
Announcement SPARC Virtual Workshop
The SPARC Committee Presents
"Our Local Business Mentors SPARC Your Professional Development"
Wednesday, July 1st @ 12:00 PM
SPARC 6-Week Wednesday Series Begins
Join us at Noon for " How to Create a Fresh New Vision and Dump the Noise and Distraction" with Presenter Meighan Newhouse, leader of Learning Solutions.  Learn More> Register>
Announcement Spiritual Renewal Week
Wednesday, July 1st – Sunday, July 5th
Nityananda at The Expanding Light invites you to join them for Spiritual Renewal Wee k starting June 29th for a week of enhanced programming, including restoration, self development, and creative energy with presenters and friends around the world. 
Announcement Artful Happy Hour at CFA
The Center For the Arts Presents
Artful Happy Hour!
— Limited Capacity Gallery & Bar Event —
Join us at The Center on Thursdays and Fridays this summer to peruse the current fine art exhibit in the Granucci Gallery . This is a Free event. Donations are welcome. Learn More>
Announcement Summerfest Virtual Event!
Music In the Mountains Presents
Virtual Summerfest Concerts
Happy Birthday USA!
Join us virtually as we celebrate the United States of America with a live and pre-recorded collaboration with special guest host.
Announcement Stay At Home Parade!
Cities of Grass Valley & Nevada City Presents
Stay At Home Parade
The Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City have planned a Small Parade of Emergency Response and Public Works Vehicles that will take an elaborate route through both cities. the modified Parade Route will allow residents to Stay at Home and watch the Parade! View Parade Route>
Announcement Virtual July 4th Parade!
Nevada County Media Presents
Virtual July 4th PARADE!
This year our 119th 4th of July Parade can be seen at 11:00 AM on the following channels.
Comcast ch11 , Suddenlink ch16 , Nevada County Media Youtube , Nevada County Media Facebook and T une in at 6pm for a special music & light show - same channels.
Announcement Stay At Home Fireworks!
The City of Grass Valley Presents
4th of July Fireworks!
Thank You Community Sponsors for making this possible! Enjoy the Fireworks with the Cit y! Look towards the sky over the Hwy 49 and the Dorsey Drive Overpass. Watch the Spectacular from the comfort of your home or near your home with household members. Learn More>
Announcement Transfer Station Closed- 4th!
Waste Management of Nevada County wants to
remind customers that the McCourtney Road, Washington and North San Juan transfer stations will be closed Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The facilities will return to normal business hours on Sunday, July 5 Learn More>
Announcement All Aboard!
Saturday, July 6 & Sunday, July 7 @ 10 AM
The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum will be open on June 27th and rail bus rides will be available on that day. Reservations are strongly recommended and wearing a mask is required until further notice. Social Distancing will be observed both in the museum and on the rail buses. Admission is Free and Reservations are recommended. Call (530) 470-0902
Announcement Support Local Vendors!
Join us at the Car Hop
Saturday, July 6 & Sunday, July 7 @ 11 AM
Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop Events support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats! Eric Rood Administration Center parking lot at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City . Read More>
Announcement Sierra College Here for You!
The majority of classes at Sierra will be offered online this fall. Take advantage of the flexibility of online courses and the academic supports available at Sierra to learn new skills for your job or business, or even start a Virtual Business. Fall classes begin August 24. Registration opens June 30 for new students.
Get started today by completing the online application at .
Announcement Enter Your Video
Let Us Help Make Your Re-Opening GRAND!

Sponsored by The Union Newspaper and KNCO As local businesses start to reopen, and implementing the changes that are required, we would like to offer a video gallery for all businesses. It's complimentary and you can share with our audiences your new businesses info. Tell us about your business in a short :60 second or less video. Learn More>
Announcement Evacuation Tag Initiative
The Sheriff’s Office , in partnership with the Office of Emergency Services , is excited to announce our brand new Evacuation Tag Program . These evacuation tags are free to the public and will be used by residents to help first responders quickly identify already evacuated houses during a wildfire.  
Announcement Online Art Exhibition
N evada County Arts Council Presents What I Make Of My Space , an online exhibition prompted by global guidance to "shelter in place" at the beginning of the COVID-19 public health crisis.We invite you to explore the work of artists from around the world. Please read their stories, and consider What I Make Of My Space a sort of journey from wherever you might still be sheltering in place. View the Online Exibition>
Announcement Job Opening at Sears
Sears Hometown Store: We’re looking for Store Manager &Sales Associates. This is an exciting opportunity for part time or full time work, where you can use your skills to earn a base wage PLUS commission. Apply in person

Sears Hometown Store
129 Idaho Maryland Rd
Grass Valley CA 95945

Small Business Funding is Available Through 
deadline to apply is September 30th
Notice: Now Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance. Small business owners and qualified agricultural businesses in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Application
Announcement Make Your Emergency Plan
PG&E has launched a new tool on their Safety Action Center - Make Your own Emergency Pla n - this helps customers prepare for wildfires and other emergencies. By answering a few short questions, we'll help you compile and organize the important information that you need for your family or workplace emergency plan.
Announcement Workers Comp Revisions
Commissioner Ricardo Lara issues Order adopting Emergency Workers’ Compensation Regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These new regulations will mandate insurance companies to recompute premium charges for policyholders to reflect reduced risk of loss  April 13th Bulletin> May 15th Bulletin>
Announcement Get Tested in Grass Valley
Two OptumServe COVID-19 testing sites are available in Grass Valley and Truckee . Symptomatic or asymptomatic can be tested. Insured, under-insured, and uninsured are welcome.You must pre-register and schedule an appointment Registration Page> or call 888-634-1123 . Testing appointments are available Tuesday-Saturday Learn More>
Announcement Reopening Guidelines
Nevada County Rebound Businesses Reopening Toolkit Do you need PPE resources and supplies? Guidelines for your industry?Find answers and suppliers in the Rebound Business Resilience Checklist & Tool Kit Here >

Announcement Covid-19 Resources
Covid-19 Resources for the Creative Community and Artist Relief Fund
Nevada County Arts Council is hard at work to share the most current news and resources for our creative community and our community at large. Whether you are looking for comfort, inspiration or practical guidance, we are here to help. Enjoy these resources and please reach out to us during these uncertain times Read More>
Announcement 15 Years of Service
June marks 15 years of life-changing service from Hospitality House , the community’s only year-round emergency homeless shelter for the general homeless population. When it first became a recognized 501(c)(3), it offered weekly lunches with plans to introduce a nomadic shelter to the community by fall of that same year.
Announcement NCM is Seeking Interns
Nevada County Media is a creative hub for all things film and video. Are you interested in learning new skills? Are you creative? Are you a people person? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you have tech skills? If any of the above apply to you, try a Nevada County Media Internship ! Interns are not required to have knowledge in the above areas however, it would be helpful. Learn More>
Announcement Grand Jury 2020-2021
Nevada County Superior Court Seeks Volunteers For the 2020-2021 Grand Jury The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada is seeking applications from Nevada County citizens interested in an opportunity to serve on the 2020-2021 Grand Jury. The Grand Jury’s one-year term begins on July 1, 2020 and ends on June 30, 2021 Learn How to Serve> Read Brochure>
Announcement Find out WHO is Open
The Essential Business and Services COVID-19 Community Alliance Guide   has launched! It is interactive and listings include small businesses, grocery, sundry, community service providers, and restaurants. ALL Businesses have the opportunity to be included and edit their profiles. Register Your Business>
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Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce
128 East Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-4667