Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
August 2017
President's Message:
Sitting here at the Chicago Midway Airport waiting for my flight has given me the time to reflect on the leadership conference I attended this week.

Reflecting on the take-a-ways from the conference my mind keeps going back to the following lessons:

Do more than belong: PARTICIPATE
Do more than Care: HELP
Do more than believe: PRACTICE
Do more than be fair: BE KIND
Do more than forgive: FORGET
Do more than dream: WORK

It takes all of us to make our Chamber of Commerce great on all levels. We all come from different backgrounds, have different views, and different types of businesses; but we always find a way to come together and care about our community and each other. I am proud to be part of the Chamber and serve for, and with all of you.

Patricia Green
Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce


24-Ambassadors Meeting

5-Economic Development Meeting

7-Business Connection

14-Board Meeting

21-Mixer: VCA Loomis Basin Vet

28-Ambassadors Meeting

Oct. 7- 30th Annual Eggplant Festival
Look at the Loomis Chamber and Rocklin Chamber teaming up to spread the news about two local events expected to bring thousands of people and hundreds of businesses to the Placer County area!
By: Jenny Knisley-Loomis Basin Chamber & Tiffany Neilson-Rocklin Chamber
It's exciting that the Loomis and Rocklin Chambers are teaming up to promote two traditional festivals: the Hot Chili Cool Cars and Loomis Eggplant Festival. Both events are a way for communities to come together in a friendly, family environment while showcasing our local businesses. The festivals offer entertainment, cooking contests, shopping, food and drink, arts and activities for all ages.
Returning this year to the Eggplant Festival is our “Back to the Basic” DIY demos where you will learn to prune trees and raise chickens; other demonstrations will also be held.
The Loomis Chamber will kick off our Eggplant Festival festivities with Purple Week starting Saturday, Sept. 30, when Loomis residents and merchants can get more involved. Local restaurants and shops will offer food and drink specials, sales and opportunities to win raffle prizes. The Loomis Merchants group will again hold the Build-an-Eggplant Contest with prizes; stop by their booth to pick up your game card.
Loomis is getting a downtown makeover with new sidewalks, streets and a self-guided tour of historic fruit crate labels and murals and tiles. The project should be completed in time for the Eggplant Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7. This year marks the festival's 30th anniversary, so it is a fitting time to complete a major public-works project that marries Loomis' past with its future. #loomiseggplantfestival.
For more details about all the exciting activities at the Loomis Eggplant Festival, "like" us on Facebook @loomiseggplantfestival .
The Rocklin Chamber’s Hot Chili & Cool Cars event is an annual favorite for residents, visitors, classic car enthusiasts and chili aficionados. Free to attend, the 24th annual event features the area’s coolest cars and fiercest chili cooks, all competing for bragging rights in the Classic Car show and Chili Cook-off. Downtown Rocklin is transformed from Rocklin Road to Midas, encompassing nearly 5 city blocks. 
For a nominal fee, attendees are able to sample the chili in Chili Alley and are eligible to vote for their favorite recipe. Chili kit sales will officially open at 9:30am at the intersection of Rocklin Road and Pacific Street. Chili Alley opens for tastings at 10:00am. 

A favorite part of the event for many is the sight of nearly 200 classic cars beautifully displayed for spectators to admire, each possessing it’s own charm and history. 

Looking for ways to entertain the kids? Hot Chili & Cool Cars features plenty for them to do. Located at the main stage, youth groups will perform singing & dancing routines from 10:30am-12:30pm. The Kids Corner will be stocked with games, crafts and entertainment including bounce houses. Back by popular demand is our cake walk provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes and our annual coloring contest.

A special addition to this year’s lineup is a FREE concert featuring country/rock artist, Mark Mackay who will be entertaining crowds from 12:30-2:00pm at the main stage. 

Hot Chili & Cool Cars is Saturday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Pacific Street in downtown Rocklin. For more information, contact the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce at 624-2548 or www.rocklinchamber.com
The 30th Annual Loomis Eggplant Festival is just around the corner!
Saturday, October 7
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you haven't registered as vendor for the upcoming event
Rocklin's annual favorite, Hot Chili & Cool Cars, returns to for its 24th year on Pacific Street in Rocklin
Saturday, Sept. 16th
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Rocklin Area Chamber at

Indian Creek Country Club July Mixer
& The Loomis Friday Family Fest
July New Members

O’Shays Flowers & Antiques-Sherri Herrera
1280 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn, CA 95603 
shop.oshaysflowers.com (530) 823-1169
Blackwood Ranch Inc.-Alicia Blackwood
7120 Rancho Verde Ln.
Loomis, CA 95650
DexYP-April Lynn Fister
Roseville, CA 95747

LT Consulting Services-Lori Tollefson
Penryn, CA 95663

Davis Dean Cellars-Marshall & Cindy Davis
3565 Taylor Rd. Suite A
Loomis, CA 95650

Real Estate Maneuvers-Phillip Mutulo
Loomis, CA 95650

July Renewing Members


Country Club Automotive

Better Homes & Garden Real Estate

Del Oro High School

Emma's Horse & Buggy

Family Comfort Heating & Cooling

Ferreira Insurance Agency, Inc.

Horton Farm Iris Garden

Loomis Basin Congregational UCC

Loomis Quilt & Fiber Guild

Mosburg Heating & Air

Phoenix Cycling Systems

Placer County Visitors Bureau

South Placer Municipal Utility District

The Moxie International Inc.

Wave Broadband
*FREE* Tech Help at the Loomis Library
Do your business have a tech question?
Have your questions answered by our Encore fellow, Eric.
iPhones, iPads, e-readers, computers or even the Internet. "No question is too simple." He will be available at the library Thurs.-Sat. from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Drop in (call ahead to see if he is in) or make an appointment at (916) 812-2237.
Loomis Young Professionals “Happy Hour”
Tuesday, September 12 @5:30 p.m.
Loomis Basin Brewery-3277 Swetzer Rd. Loomis, CA
LYP is a young professionals opportunity to engage and connect professionally through networking within the Town of Loomis and the Chamber.
First Thursday Chamber Connect
Thursday, September 7@ 8 a.m.
Meet Chamber Members, hear from local business professionals and stay up to date on industry topics and trends.
At The Loomis Train Depot
5775 Horseshoe Bar Rd. Loomis, CA
Town of Loomis Joint Workshop
Loomis Town Council/Planning Commision
Tuesday, September 12 @6:00 p.m.
At Loomis Grammar School
The Village at Loomis Planned Development and Final Enviromental Imapct Report
Crate Label Design Contest
The Friends of the Loomis Library, Reading Program is holding a crate label design contest. 
The contest is open to all ages. 
Contest deadline is Monday, October 2, 2017 @5 p.m.
For more information visit
Call or visit your local financial advisor Sharla Caves at Edwards Jones for CD rates and any other financial interests.
Miss Saigon-School Edition
25-27, 2017
Curtain Times:
Fridays/Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Del Oro Performing Arts Center, 3301 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA 
Ticket Contact: Jill Williams, 6playersms@gmail.com
Looking for Volunteers to Read on Fridays!
Email: loomislibraryprograms@gmail.com

Story Time Fridays
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Story time plays an important role in introducing children to the magic of books. Children ages 0-5 are welcome to join us every Friday morning at 10:30 to explore the wonders of books and reading as we share exciting stories. A craft activity follows. Drop-in, no need to pre-register. Parent participation required.

Saturday- August 26 
Lend a Heart / Read to a Dog Program
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Please join us the 4th Saturday each month when Lend a Heart bring their sweet, therapy-trained dogs to the library so kids can practice their reading skills and build confidence with a kind, furry friend. We're grateful to local dentist Dr. Baldonado and his friend Peanut for organizing this wonderful program! 
Thursday- September 7
Genetic Genealogy Workshop
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Starting in September, Carol Dove of the Placer County Genealogical Society will be offering DNA workshops the first and third Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Loomis Library Jesse Helms Community Room. She is planning to offer introductory concepts on the first Thursday of each month (Beginners) and more hands-on tools and advanced concepts for the third Thursday of each month (Intermediate – Advanced).

Sign ups are required, as space is limited. Reservations will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Carol Dove via email ( LoveCarolDove@gmail.com ) and a reservation form will be sent to you.