Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Update
Patti Hagata, Executive Director
Mark your calendar for the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Diamond Mountain Hot Air Balloon Race, planned for Saturday and Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2011.
This event will be held at the Susanville Airport and is free for the public to attend. LHS Football Boosters will be on hand serving up a Pancake Breakfast from 6am till 9:30am, on Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21.
Saturday evening, from 6:30pm to 9pm, will feature the “Evening Glow” balloon tethered launch at Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel; tri tip sandwiches will be sold, and balloon race awards will be announced.
Chairperson, Cathy Morrison, and her committee are busy finalizing plans for this new event.
Stop by the Chamber office to purchase a raffle ticket ($10 per chance), for a drawing to win a scenic hot air balloon ride, valued at $125.00, the drawing will be held on Saturday, August 20th.
Scenic Balloon tours can also be purchased for Sunday, August 21st, at $125 per person, beginning at 6am, at the Susanville Airport. Contact the Chamber office at 257-4323 for more information.
Thank you to the following event sponsors who are helping to make this event possible: Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel, High Country Inn, Couso Technology & Design, Subway, Customer Talk, Susanville Soroptimist, Edward Jones/Carla Parson, Sierra Radio Network JDX/ KSUE, Experimental Aircraft Association, Banner Lassen Medical Center, XX Country, and RIP Tactical.
The Chamber is accepting applications to fill a board vacancy. Chamber members who are interested in sharing their time and talent to help promote the business community and Lassen County by serving on the board are encouraged to apply.
Applications are available at the Chamber office, located at 75 North Weatherlow Street. Applicants must submit their application by Monday, August 8, 2011. A selection to fill the board vacancy will be made at the August 11th board meeting.
In an effort to lower the impact of bad check crime on businesses the Lassen County District Attorney reminds you that the DA’s Bad Check Program is available to help with recovery of bad checks. If you have received a bad check and would like to take advantage of this service stop by the Chamber or the DA’s office to pick up a copy of the Bad Check Report form.
Bad check writers will face immediate criminal prosecution once the report and corroborating bank records are received. You can send the Bad Check Report and rejected check directly to the DA’s office. Also available is important information on how to process a bad check and procedures you can utilize to help avoid problems.
Contact Paula at the District Attorney’s Office at 251-8358 with any questions or for more information about the bad check prosecution program.