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Chamber of Commerce Update for November 22nd, 2011

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Patti Hagata, Executive Director

Santa Clause is coming to town! The Annual Magical Country Christmas Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, from 5-7pm, in Historic Uptown Susanville.

Bring the entire family to welcome the holiday season and enjoy the celebration that will include dance and musical performances, a lighted Christmas parade, food, tree lighting, and fireworks to ring in the Christmas season.

Search and Rescue will be on hand by the Elk’s Lodge, accepting new unwrapped toys, for a “Toys for Tots” drive that will take place from 8am to 8pm.

The Lassen County Arts Council will hold their annual “Chocolate Festival” beginning at 5pm. 
The Elks Lodge taco feed will be held from 5 to 8:30pm. Main Street will be closed to thru traffic during the celebration. Uptown merchants will be open late for a jump start on holiday shopping and will offer special sales and promotions in honor of this celebration.

Christmas Parade applications are available, stop by the Chamber office, or call 257-4323 to have an application forwarded to you. Deadline to return a Christmas Parade application is Wednesday, November 30th.

The Lassen Business and Career Network, in partnership with the Lassen County Department of Health and Social Services, have funding available to assist with the cost of hiring employees.

Lassen “Hire Now” funding is available to private employers in Lassen County for hourly wage reimbursement of up to 50% per employee.

In addition you can receive assistance with recruitment and screening of qualified job candidates, and individual support for both the employer and the employee. Contact Terri at 257-5057 for more information.

Small businesses that are in the LMUD’s service area may qualify for free energy audits, efficient lighting, and refrigeration upgrades thru LMUD’s “Smart Business” program. To find out more details about the program contact LMUD’s Energy Services Manager, Theresa Phillips at 257-6944.

Mark your calendar to attend a Chamber Ribbon Cutting and Open House hosted by C&S Waste Solutions at their business headquarters located at 471-825 Diane Drive, Susanville on Tuesday, November 29th, from 2 to 4pm.

The C& S Waste Solutions staff looks forward to meeting the community and giving tours of their operation. Stop by to welcome them to the business community.

The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce is open Monday thru Friday, 9am to 4pm. The office is located at 75 North Weatherlow Street, next to the Lassen Historical Museum. We can be reached at 257-4323 or email us at director@lassencountychamber.org . Visit us on the web for useful area and business information as well as a community calendar of events or check us out on Facebook.


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