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Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce.: Save Lake Almanor Project Committee
5/8/2021 - 5/8/2022
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Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce.: Bailey Creek Golf Course Annual Chamber Golf Tournament Sponsorship
5/22/2021
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Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce.: Beer and Wine Tasting
7/2/2021 - 7/2/2021
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Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce.: Cornhole Championship
7/3/2021 - 7/3/2021
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Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce.: 2021 4th of July Parade Registration
7/4/2021

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Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce.: 34th Annual Street Rod Extravaganza
9/11/2021
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Monday, March 1, 2021
Your Customer Experience in the New Dine-In Reality.
            How to merge COVID-19 gov’t guidelines with best hospitality practices.
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https://www.sierrasbdc.com/events/your-customer-experience-new-dine-reality

Feel free to contact me for information on our FREE services at
clint.koble@gmail.com or (775) 843-4081.  The Sierra SBDC also has experts in International Trade, the Food Industry, Marketing, Financing and more.
 

 

Monday, March 1, 2021
How to merge COVID-19 government guidelines with best hospitality practices.
more info...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Choices are shredded beef, ground beef, or baby portabella mushroom. Load 'em with toppings to eat here or to go!
more info...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course is appropriate for anyone wanting to explore mindfulness and its potential benefits in their lives. The live 2-hour video classes are designed to introduce mindfulness through a variety of practices, practical tips, exercises, and resources.

The topics include:

  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Be Right Where You Are
  • Our Storytelling Minds
  • Cultivating Kindness
  • Willingness to Be with Things as They Are
  • Finding Compassion Within
  • Enhancing Resilience
  • Moving Forward

In addition to the above topics, private coaching sessions can address personal stress management, guidance with developing a daily practice, and individualized assistance with personal challenges.


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Thursday, March 4, 2021
The SBDCs provide FREE one-on-one counseling, business plan development, and FREE workshops and webinars every month.  For FREE counseling, please go to https://www.sierrasbdc.com/calendar

The Following is the schedule for March 2021:

 
March 1:  Your Customer Experience in the New Dine-In Reality.
            How to merge COVID-19 gov’t guidelines with best hospitality practices.
March 4:  Social Media Tips & Tricks for Food Businesses.
            Everyday Social Media: How to keep the posts coming and the customers engaged.
March 9:  Owning and Investing in Real Estate for Small Business Entrepreneurs.
            Information to secure your long-term future by owning property
March 10:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Instagram Stories.
            How can my company develop meaningful marketing strategies with limited resources?
March 10 & 17:  Disaster Relief Loan Updates and Caseforce.
            Answers how small businesses can prepare and apply for an SBA Economic Injury Loan and PPP Forgiveness.  
March 10, 17, 24, 31:  Restaurant Financial Bootcamp – Four-Part Series.
            Intensive four-part Bootcamp series on restaurant financials.
March 24:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Digital Marketing Tactics as You Continue to Pivot and Recover. Embracing digital technology as an effective way to communicate with customers, promote your business and services, and sell products online.

Feel free to contact me for information on our FREE services at clint.koble@gmail.com or (775) 843-4081.  The Sierra SBDC also has experts in International Trade, the Food Industry, Marketing, Financing, and more.
 
 

more info...

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Take the first steps on your journey to being an entrepreneur.

This FREE webinar is a brief introduction to entrepreneurship and what goes into creating and starting a new business.

This webinar will run over 2 consecutive afternoons.
It includes a high-level overview of some of the things that will be critical to your success, including:

In Part 1

  • Assessing how well suited you are to be an entrepreneur and how to make sure that the idea you have is practical.
  • What business structures are available and which one might be best for you.
  • The permits and licenses you might need.

In Part 2

  • How to take your idea all the way to reality
  • What you will need to know about Business Plans and Business Financials.

more info...

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Each Thursday between 12-Noon and 1:00pm, I'm offering an open office time for casual conversation. Can include God and spirituality, sports, the news, last week's sermon, etc..
more info...

Thursday, March 4, 2021

MINDFUL CO-PARENTING

The 7-week Mindful Co-Parenting class is designed to provide concrete support to parents who have separated, yet are parenting their children together.

The course identifies the effects of broken relationships on both adults and children and the importance of developing a workable written Co-Parenting Plan that addresses the required components of time sharing, child exchanges, and communication.

The private, two hour live video classes offer multimedia presentations, worksheets and resources, and open discussions to provide support, encouragement and guidance in navigating the development of a successful co-parenting relationship. The topics include:

  • Foundational Agreements
  • Personality & Emotions
  • From a Child’s Perspective
  • Relationship Building
  • Timesharing
  • Developing a Co-Parenting Plan
  • Focusing Forward

In addition to the above topics, private coaching sessions can address stress management, guidance with
personal parenting challenges, and individualized support.


more info...

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Everyday Social Media:  How to keep the posts coming and the customers engaged.
more info...

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Join us for live online Trivia every Thursday! Game begins at 6pm (room opens 5:30). The password to the Zoom room is ‘beer’.  Zoom link can be found online at https://quintopiabrewing.com/.
more info...

Friday, March 5, 2021

Take the first steps on your journey to being an entrepreneur

This webinar is a brief introduction to entrepreneurship and what goes into creating and starting a new business.

This webinar will run over 2 consecutive afternoons.
It includes a high-level overview of some of the things that will be critical to your success, including:

In Part 1

  • Assessing how well suited you are to be an entrepreneur and how to make sure that the idea you have is practical.
  • What business structures are available and which one might be best for you.
  • The permits and licenses you might need.

In Part 2

  • How to take your idea all the way to reality
  • What you will need to know about Business Plans and Business Financials.

more info...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
The SBDCs provide FREE one-on-one counseling, business plan development, and FREE workshops and webinars every month.  For FREE counseling, please go to https://www.sierrasbdc.com/calendar

The Following is the schedule for March 2021:

 
March 1:  Your Customer Experience in the New Dine-In Reality.
            How to merge COVID-19 gov’t guidelines with best hospitality practices.
March 4:  Social Media Tips & Tricks for Food Businesses.
            Everyday Social Media: How to keep the posts coming and the customers engaged.
March 9:  Owning and Investing in Real Estate for Small Business Entrepreneurs.
            Information to secure your long-term future by owning property
March 10:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Instagram Stories.
            How can my company develop meaningful marketing strategies with limited resources?
March 10 & 17:  Disaster Relief Loan Updates and Caseforce.
            Answers how small businesses can prepare and apply for an SBA Economic Injury Loan and PPP Forgiveness.  
March 10, 17, 24, 31:  Restaurant Financial Bootcamp – Four-Part Series.
            Intensive four-part Bootcamp series on restaurant financials.
March 24:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Digital Marketing Tactics as You Continue to Pivot and Recover. Embracing digital technology as an effective way to communicate with customers, promote your business and services, and sell products online.

Feel free to contact me for information on our FREE services at clint.koble@gmail.com or (775) 843-4081.  The Sierra SBDC also has experts in International Trade, the Food Industry, Marketing, Financing, and more.
 
 

more info...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Critical information for anyone interested in buying real estate, especially for small business owners looking to secure their long term future by owning their property, plant and equipment.
more info...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Choices are shredded beef, ground beef, or baby portabella mushroom. Load 'em with toppings to eat here or to go!
more info...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The SBDCs provide FREE one-on-one counseling, business plan development, and FREE workshops and webinars every month.  For FREE counseling, please go to https://www.sierrasbdc.com/calendar

The Following is the schedule for March 2021:

 
March 1:  Your Customer Experience in the New Dine-In Reality.
            How to merge COVID-19 gov’t guidelines with best hospitality practices.
March 4:  Social Media Tips & Tricks for Food Businesses.
            Everyday Social Media: How to keep the posts coming and the customers engaged.
March 9:  Owning and Investing in Real Estate for Small Business Entrepreneurs.
            Information to secure your long-term future by owning property
March 10:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Instagram Stories.
            How can my company develop meaningful marketing strategies with limited resources?
March 10 & 17:  Disaster Relief Loan Updates and Caseforce.
            Answers how small businesses can prepare and apply for an SBA Economic Injury Loan and PPP Forgiveness.  
March 10, 17, 24, 31:  Restaurant Financial Bootcamp – Four-Part Series.
            Intensive four-part Bootcamp series on restaurant financials.
March 24:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Digital Marketing Tactics as You Continue to Pivot and Recover. Embracing digital technology as an effective way to communicate with customers, promote your business and services, and sell products online.

Feel free to contact me for information on our FREE services at clint.koble@gmail.com or (775) 843-4081.  The Sierra SBDC also has experts in International Trade, the Food Industry, Marketing, Financing, and more.
 
 

more info...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
If not prior to the pandemic, most businesses have now started to embrace digital technology and marketing as the only means to communicate with their customers and promote their products and services.

Hosted by Sierra Small Business Development Center.

more info...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The Plumas Co. Home Visiting Coalition is seeking input and feedback from community members and service providers.  Register for the virtual summit here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plumas-county-home-visiting-coalition-2021-community-summit-tickets-138856418285

 

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Following Wednesday morning's ASK SBDC update from 10:30 - 11:00, join the California Small Enterprise Task Force until 11:30 for virtual office hours led by experienced attorneys and business advisors of the Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network.


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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Join us for an intensive four-part boot camp on restaurant financials.  This boot camp is hosted by financial expert and Regional Advisor Paul Bozzo and SBDC Restaurant Program Manager Louise Dawson.  The goal is to do a deep dive into understanding and producing restaurant financials.  The takeaway will be to have a full set of financial projections and budgets that are ready to show lenders, investors or landlords. The Restaurant Financials Boot Camp is designed for serious entrepreneurs ready to commit the time to take their financial skills to the next level.

1.  The first training is an introduction to financials. We'll cover essential financial skills and the Big 3 financial statements - profit/loss, balance sheet and cash flow. 

2.  Session two will cover Profit and Loss statements ~ how to read them, understand them and apply it to your own business.  We will cover revenue, expenses, cost of goods, key industry benchmarks for profit and how to control costs. During the second half of the webinar we will discuss food costs, managing inventory and recipe cards.  

3.The third session will review operation and capital expense projections and how to understand and forecast.

4.  In the final session, we will learn how to put together a detailed start up expense budget


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Thursday, March 11, 2021
Several tests available; a physician's order is required.  Order must be obtained before the day of the test.  Register in the main lobby.  Payment is due at the time of service.
more info...

Thursday, March 11, 2021

This webinar is a brief introduction to entrepreneurship and what goes into creating and starting a new business.

This webinar will run over 2 consecutive afternoons.
It includes a high-level overview of some of the things that will be critical to your success, including:

In Part 1 

  • Assessing how well suited you are to be an entrepreneur and how to make sure that the idea you have is practical.
  • What business structures are available and which one might be best for you.
  • The permits and licenses you might need.

In Part 2

  • How to take your idea all the way to reality
  • What you will need to know about Business Plans and Business Financials.

more info...

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Each Thursday between 12-Noon and 1:00pm, I'm offering an open office time for casual conversation. Can include God and spirituality, sports, the news, last week's sermon, etc..
more info...

Thursday, March 11, 2021

MINDFUL CO-PARENTING

The 7-week Mindful Co-Parenting class is designed to provide concrete support to parents who have separated, yet are parenting their children together.

The course identifies the effects of broken relationships on both adults and children and the importance of developing a workable written Co-Parenting Plan that addresses the required components of time sharing, child exchanges, and communication.

The private, two hour live video classes offer multimedia presentations, worksheets and resources, and open discussions to provide support, encouragement and guidance in navigating the development of a successful co-parenting relationship. The topics include:

  • Foundational Agreements
  • Personality & Emotions
  • From a Child’s Perspective
  • Relationship Building
  • Timesharing
  • Developing a Co-Parenting Plan
  • Focusing Forward

In addition to the above topics, private coaching sessions can address stress management, guidance with
personal parenting challenges, and individualized support.


more info...

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Are you prepared? Join our experienced Career Advisors to get an inside look at how to be successful at your next interview!

When does an interview really begin and end? What skills do you have? What's a 30-second elevator pitch? What if they call you? How are your communication skills - what is your body saying? Why should the employer hire you? Get a behind the scenes look from inside the interview room!

more info...

Thursday, March 11, 2021
The Lake Almanor Basin Food Pantry is once again supporting community suppers. Starting Thursday November 19, everyone is invited to join with your friends, families, and neighbors for the Drive Through Community Supper. November’s supper will be a drive through pickup, Thanksgiving dinner served from 5:00 – 6:00pm at the Chester Memorial Hall. Contact Carol Franchetti at 530-259-4323 for more information or to volunteer.


 

more info...

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Join us for live online Trivia every Thursday! Game begins at 6pm (room opens 5:30). The password to the Zoom room is ‘beer’.  Zoom link can be found online at https://quintopiabrewing.com/.
more info...

Thursday, March 11, 2021
March Words and Music will feature local Quincy musician Benjamin Heaney.

Join us Thursday, March 11 at 7pm on plumasarts.org or Plumas Arts' YouTube.

more info...

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Choices are shredded beef, ground beef, or baby portabella mushroom. Load 'em with toppings to eat here or to go!
more info...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The SBDCs provide FREE one-on-one counseling, business plan development, and FREE workshops and webinars every month.  For FREE counseling, please go to https://www.sierrasbdc.com/calendar

The Following is the schedule for March 2021:

 
March 1:  Your Customer Experience in the New Dine-In Reality.
            How to merge COVID-19 gov’t guidelines with best hospitality practices.
March 4:  Social Media Tips & Tricks for Food Businesses.
            Everyday Social Media: How to keep the posts coming and the customers engaged.
March 9:  Owning and Investing in Real Estate for Small Business Entrepreneurs.
            Information to secure your long-term future by owning property
March 10:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Instagram Stories.
            How can my company develop meaningful marketing strategies with limited resources?
March 10 & 17:  Disaster Relief Loan Updates and Caseforce.
            Answers how small businesses can prepare and apply for an SBA Economic Injury Loan and PPP Forgiveness.  
March 10, 17, 24, 31:  Restaurant Financial Bootcamp – Four-Part Series.
            Intensive four-part Bootcamp series on restaurant financials.
March 24:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Digital Marketing Tactics as You Continue to Pivot and Recover. Embracing digital technology as an effective way to communicate with customers, promote your business and services, and sell products online.

Feel free to contact me for information on our FREE services at clint.koble@gmail.com or (775) 843-4081.  The Sierra SBDC also has experts in International Trade, the Food Industry, Marketing, Financing, and more.
 
 

more info...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Answers how small businesses can prepare and apply for an SBA Economic Injury Loan and PPP Forgiveness.  Also:  Information on any new loan options.
more info...

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Don't miss this exclusive webinar on funding foundations for your business.

There are several different ways for a business to access capital, and we will cover all traditional and non-traditional lending platforms that exist and how to apply them to each unique business situation. If you have been turned down by a lender, then it's not the end of the story. Join this webinar and get new options to get funded.

This webinar will cover the following & more:

  • Introduction to Commercial Financing
  • Debt vs Equity
  • Partnership and Capital Structures
  • Telling Your Story
  • 5 C’s of Capital
  • Types of Loan Products and Programs
  • Working with the SBDC

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
We are excited to have you participating in our Member Advertising webinar. Lead by Kimberly Vaughan an entrepreneur with amazing experience producing major events and helping corporations promote their businesses nationwide.  

Chamber Nation asked Kimberly to lead these webinars since she has so much direct experience promoting her own successful businesses using many of these same tools. 

AT TIME OF MEETING PLEASE GO TO www.MeetingIsHere.com 

more info...

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Each Thursday between 12-Noon and 1:00pm, I'm offering an open office time for casual conversation. Can include God and spirituality, sports, the news, last week's sermon, etc..
more info...

Thursday, March 18, 2021

MINDFUL CO-PARENTING

The 7-week Mindful Co-Parenting class is designed to provide concrete support to parents who have separated, yet are parenting their children together.

The course identifies the effects of broken relationships on both adults and children and the importance of developing a workable written Co-Parenting Plan that addresses the required components of time sharing, child exchanges, and communication.

The private, two hour live video classes offer multimedia presentations, worksheets and resources, and open discussions to provide support, encouragement and guidance in navigating the development of a successful co-parenting relationship. The topics include:

  • Foundational Agreements
  • Personality & Emotions
  • From a Child’s Perspective
  • Relationship Building
  • Timesharing
  • Developing a Co-Parenting Plan
  • Focusing Forward

In addition to the above topics, private coaching sessions can address stress management, guidance with
personal parenting challenges, and individualized support.


more info...

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Registration fee $375
Classes will be held virtually on Zoom. Some of the topics to be covered will include; Understanding triggers and reactions to day-to-day events, conflict resolution skills, and ways to reduce stress.
Classes will be held every Thursday, 5:30pm to 7:30pm for six weeks.
Please use the ticket link to go to our website for payment details.

more info...

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Join us for live online Trivia every Thursday! Game begins at 6pm (room opens 5:30). The password to the Zoom room is ‘beer’.  Zoom link can be found online at https://quintopiabrewing.com/.
more info...

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Choices are shredded beef, ground beef, or baby portabella mushroom. Load 'em with toppings to eat here or to go!
more info...

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Digital Marketing Hour - BONUS SESSION!

If not prior to the pandemic, most businesses are now embracing digital technology as an effective way to communicate with their customers, promote their business and services and sell their products directly online.  With the array of digital tools and social media platforms available, business often struggle maintaining an effective digital marketing strategy with so many options. Sierra SBDC advisor, Ms. Lani Lott, will provide an overview of the top 10 digital marketing tactics that she has found the majority of her clients are using to reach their audience, strengthen their business' brand and generate revenue — all virtually.


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Many have experienced the physical & emotional exhaustion of compassion fatigue. Knowing the differences between sympathy, empathy, & compassion can help. Identify what sparks your passions and learn strategies for rekindling your compassion.

JOIN US TO: Deepen understanding of Sympathy, Empathy, & Compassion. Identify signs & symptoms of compassion fatigue and learn strategies for avoiding burn-out.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Women in the 21st Century-Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Interested in learning about marketing? Here’s your chance.

Join us for this educational webinar to learn the fundamental principles of marketing and how best to apply those principles to empower you to create your own marketing efforts for your small business.

We’ll teach the building blocks of marketing including:

  • Gaining insight into an overview of processes
  • Understanding the competitive landscape
  • Identifying the consumer target audience including positioning
  • Learning the classic 4Ps to develop the Marketing Plan

more info...

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Each Thursday between 12-Noon and 1:00pm, I'm offering an open office time for casual conversation. Can include God and spirituality, sports, the news, last week's sermon, etc..
more info...

Thursday, March 25, 2021
AFWD is excited to offer a free virtual workshop on how to job search successfully! To learn more about the many ways you can search for work, including networking and other strategies, join our experienced and knowledgeable staff as they teach innovative tips for finding that perfect position. Turn your job search into a career search!
more info...

Thursday, March 25, 2021
The Lake Almanor Basin Food Pantry is once again supporting community suppers. Starting Thursday November 19, everyone is invited to join with your friends, families, and neighbors for the Drive Through Community Supper. November’s supper will be a drive through pickup, Thanksgiving dinner served from 5:00 – 6:00pm at the Chester Memorial Hall. Contact Carol Franchetti at 530-259-4323 for more information or to volunteer.


 

more info...

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Join us for live online Trivia every Thursday! Game begins at 6pm (room opens 5:30). The password to the Zoom room is ‘beer’.  Zoom link can be found online at https://quintopiabrewing.com/.
more info...

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Food options available.  Tickets $15 per person, includes one complimentary drink.  Event is first-come, first-serve.
more info...

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Choices are shredded beef, ground beef, or baby portabella mushroom. Load 'em with toppings to eat here or to go!
more info...

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In this 60-minute webinar, we will cover what small employers should know to manage employees in California.

It is critical for owners and managers to understand that having employees in California is different than every other state. Join us to learn the employment policies and HR best practices to reduce risk and keep your business compliant with the law. The presenter will be Chana Anderson, CCP, PHRca, SPHR, Senior Vice President & Practice Leader for ABD HR Consulting Services, as well a SBDC Regional Advisor. She holds several degrees and certifications, and possesses a deep expertise in organizational culture, human resources, and employment law. Her superpower is making the complex and ever-changing employment landscape easy to navigate.

This webinar will cover:

  • Independent contractor v. employee
  • Required new hire paperwork
  • Complying with wage & hour laws
  • Mandatory and optional benefits
  • Essential training and policies
  • Terminating employment

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