Message From the Divide
 Chamber President!
Summer is well on its way and The Divide Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a busy season. We are planning local community events, mixers and activities! We cannot wait to see everyone in person as I know we are all getting weary of Zoom meetings. The Annual Chamber 2021 mixer schedule is being planned! El Dorado County is now in Orange Tier and the following link will give you detailed information on what is allowed at this time. Please use this a reference guide. 

News, Mixer Announcements and More: 

Mark Your Calendar: Our next 2021 Mixer will be held on June 23 at 6 pm: The Divide Chamber of Commerce will co-host a mixer with the Georgetown Divide Rotary Club. The mixer will be held outdoors at BarmHaus Brewery 3782 Winding Creek Ln in Garden Valley. Food will be provided by the Rotary with plenty of time to network with new and old friends! BarmHaus will have beer available for purchase.

 Do you want to Spotlight Your Business? Spotlight Videos in 2021 are focusing each month on a of the Divide Chamber business here on the Divide. 

The next Business Spotlight is featuring Scott Ziegler, owner of Ironworks Fitness and his manager Kristin Lloyd. Scott has locations in Lotus, Cool and Georgetown. Be looking for the Ironworks video soon! We will be posting on the Chamber website.

 If you are interested in having your business or organization featured, please email us at (must be a Chamber member to be featured).

 Earn a minimum of $25 credit towards your Chamber Membership!
The Chamber has announced a new Referral Rewards ProgramIt is simple. For every new Chamber member that an existing member refers, you will receive $25 toward the next renewal of your membership dues. Referral rewards are applied to future dues. New Members can join by going to the Chamber website and clicking on “Join Us” where they can download an application and pay online. Remember to remind the new member to add your name as the sponsor. 

 Are you getting ready to start a new business on the Divide or re-launch an existing one? The Divide Chamber of Commerce will schedule a Ribbon Cutting date for any member. We will send out an E-Blast inviting the local community to participate and post on Social Media. Please reach out to us if you are interested.

The next Divide Chamber Ribbon Cutting will be held this Saturday, May 1st at noon for the Grand Opening of Rosa-Lucca Estates Wine Tasting Room in Cool at 2966 State Hwy. 49! Join us for some of the best wine on the Divide!

 Would you like to add your Events to the Chamber website, grow your local connections and get new referrals? The Divide Chamber of Commerce has launched a community-wide marketing program called Local Connections™ which helps local businesses/ organizations cross-promote each other automatically online. If you are a Chamber member, it is entirely free to use. Once you sign up, the Chamber can then include your business/ organization in promotional campaigns such as a Community Calendar and more.  

Simple Steps Below:
(Note: if you need assistance in getting started, please send us an email and we will have one of the Chamber board members reach out to you to help you get set up. Remember its FREE)

  1. Claim your business and set up your Locable account.
  2. Add your logo and make sure your info is up to date for your listing on the Chamber’s site
  3. Add your events so that they automatically appear on the Chamber’s calendar
Did You Know?
Did you know that for every $100.00 spent locally $48.00 stays in our community and that for every $100.00 spent in large retail chains or big box stores that only $14.00 stays in the community? Shop Local and support local businesses. (Statistics provided by the United States Small Business Administration)

Kathy Fargo
Your Divide Chamber of Commerce President
Thank You!
A huge thank you to Tamara Johnston from the Georgetown Divide Fire Safe Council & Deb Manley from the Cool-Pilot Hill Safe Council for being our guest Presenters at our April Zoom Mixer!
To see their presentation click on the button.
Exciting News!
Ribbon Cuttings!
Rosa-Lucca Estates is excited to announce the official opening of their new wine tasting room in Cool! We are fortunate to have the Divide Chamber of Commerce officiate a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday May 1, 2021 at noon.
Over the past 10 plus years while developing the vineyard and winery Rosa-Lucca Estates has had many milestone moments occur on special dates within the family, and the opening of the tasting room is no exception. May 1st would have been the 64th birthday of Steve Borello, co-founder and husband of Mickey Borello, who passed away suddenly in March 2020.
 Join us as we dedicate the opening of the
Rosa-Lucca Estates Tasting Room
in honor and memory of Steve Borello.

2966 State Hwy. 49
Cool, CA 95614
Help for Small Businesses!
Cal Relief Grants: How California small businesses can apply for up to $25,000.

Those heavily impacted small business owners will be able to apply for a sixth round of the Cal Relief Grants

The sixth round comes at a time when businesses continue to struggle to make ends meet.

Lendistry is the state's intermediary, and they're working with 60 organizations to carefully choose the most impacted businesses.
"It's hard to determine who has the most need, especially during COVID environment, as the pandemic has gone on, the distress has been deeper," said Lendistry CEO Everett Sands.

Those interested in the grant can apply through any of the community partners from 9 a.m. on April 28 through May 4 at 5 p.m. Help is provided in your primary language, and these partners are also offering webinars on the application process. Businesses will be eligible to receive between $5,000 to $25,000.

Covid-19 News!
When you can get vaccinated.

On April 15, vaccine eligibility opened up to everyone
ages 16 or older in California.

Where can I get vaccinated in El Dorado County?

Vaccination clinics are open by appointment. Proof of residency or employment in El Dorado County, and/or age may be required.

The county is asking you to fill out this public health screening registration form.

Check here for the latest links for Safeway locations where you can make an appointment. You are asked to bring a medical or prescription insurance card, and fill out an immunization consent form and CDC form ahead of time, if possible.

Here are other places in the county that are offering vaccinations:
  • Robinson's Pharmacy, located at 359 Main St., Placerville
  • Walgreens, located at 4014 Plaza Goldorado Circle, Cameron Park
  • CVS, located at 3500 Palmer Drive, Cameron Park
  • Walmart, Placerville location.

The state also promotes the online tool Vaccine Finder to find a vaccination site near you.

Welcome to our New Members!
How to pay your 2021 Chamber dues!
If you would like to pay your Chamber dues by credit card click on the button.
Art on the Divide

This May we are celebrating our newest member, Christine Springer, and featuring her beautiful oil paintings at Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery.
Someone New at AODC Gallery
Art On the Divide Gallery has gathered up a new painter from our area: Christine Springer. Several landscape oil paintings from her time in Arizona and New Mexico are on display right now.
She will be our Featured Artist in May for a special show, titled “Town and Country” at AODC Gallery, 6295 Main Street in Georgetown.

Christine earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design from Arizona State University in the seventies, became attracted to southwestern landscapes and the natural light of the high desert. Using
brilliant color, defining shapes, finding interesting light and with expressive brushstrokes Chris paints both outside directly from life (en Plein Air) and from original photographs she has taken from her
travels in the US, Europe and Western Turkey. She wants the viewer to feel her passion and emotion from her paintings, calling her style realism mixed with impressionism. Her painting heroes are Georgia O’Keefe, Edgar Payne, Wayne Thiebaud, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. Not only did she study interior design, but printmaking with Geraldine Russell in New Mexico, and most recently oil painting, studying under Randy Blasquez in the style called Russian Impressionism.

Come see this new and special artist at Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery, now open from 11-4 Friday, Saturday and Sunday and watch for her Featured Artist presentation in May. AODC Gallery will host an artists’ reception for Christine on May 2nd from 1-4 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments and music by pianist Mary Beth Dowd.
Drop by the Gallery the weekend of May 1st or 2nd and meet Christine and enter a free drawing to win an oil painting of Christine's.

Winner will be announced at 3pm on May 2nd.
You need not be present to win.
May 8-9th – Save-the-date Mother’s Day Weekend
“Delish Bish” food truck with Gourmet Flatbreads. Also enjoy the music of Matt Rainey on May 8th, and on May 9th The B-Side Duo.

May 30th – 11:30-5:30 – Delish Bish Food Truck, with entertainment by Dave & Violet Music.
“Delish Bish” will be at the winery with their delicious Gourmet Flatbreads, paired perfectly with our wines. Also enjoy the music of Dave & Violet from 12:30-3:30. Additional dates: May 8, May 9, May 30, June 13, July 10, August 14, September 11.

 Friday Nights in the Vineyards – 5:00-9:00pm – Live Music and Food Trucks
We will have a Food Truck each month! $10/person, $5 Wine Club Members. Food trucks will be available from 5-8pm, live music from 6-9pm. No outside food or alcohol.
Tickets Required… Coming Online Soon.
MAY 23rd Painting and Sketching in the Great Outdoors
In May, the members of Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery invite all interested Divide residents and visitors to our community to explore painting “en plein air” at the gallery garden and around the nearby Georgetown neighborhood. En Plein Air is from the French language, culture and history and is defined as “...the act of painting outdoors.” In recent times and now all over the world, we see it re-imagined as the ‘sketch crawl’ or ‘urban sketching’ or even ‘nature journaling’.
Participants and viewers for this new, local event will meet on Sunday, May 23rd at 11 a.m. in the garden in back of AODC with their portable sketching or painting tools and materials and either set up there or meander through the local streets and alleyways to find other locales with one or more subjects of interest. All are invited to re-assemble several hours later back in the garden to view and share the art that has been created during the day.
Divide Chamber Board for 2021!