Flea Market May Kick Off


April Chamber Chatter by Jeff Thompson

It’s time to clean out your houses and garages and bring your unwanted treasures to the Chamber of Commerce Flea Market. The flea market will be held monthly in the Yosemite Bank parking lot on the first Saturday of the month beginning May 2nd, and ending on September 5th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. 10’ x 10’ spots are available for $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Vendors continue to give positive feedback regarding the new Yosemite Bank location and their overall experience selling at the flea market. This is a community event, so please come join us. We would like to express our gratitude to Shelia Cenicole and Yosemite Bank for their great community spirit and partnership in making the flea market a success. The chamber has formed a steering committee to analyze what the chamber is currently doing and make a list of recommendations that will take the Hwy 120 Chamber of Commerce into the future. The steering committee’s recommendations will be presented to our board in early March. Over the next two months the recommendations will be prioritized, then presented to the general membership for their comment. In other chamber news, we are busy planning the 49er festival. We are lending a helping hand with the Groveland Car Show, the Rotary Shrimp Festival, the Tioga High School Bar B-Que, the Gap Triathlon, the STCHS Bar B-Que, and Living History Day, Open House Groveland 3rd Saturday each month, and Flea Market. The new Groveland map which features activities and businesses along HWY. 120 was finalized last year, and the brochures: places to eat, places to stay, points of interest, and things to do have been put out at locations throughout town. “Save the date” advert published in KGO “On the Go” and Discover 120 magazines. It is also online at Groveland.org. We are improving our social media and web presence with interactive website Groveland. org, Google, Next-door, Hwy 120, Facebook and Instagram. We are expanding locally with shopping coupons, shopping days, downtown events, and much more. Additionally we are looking at the option to remedy the current parking situation in Groveland. The Alternate Banner site is nearly completed. Congratulations to Mountain Sage for getting approval on their expansion plans. If you are interested in joining HWY 120 Chamber of Commerce, or would like more information, please visit Groveland.org.

Jeff Thompson is the owner of JimNic Collision Center an Auto Repair located at 20930 Ferretti Rd, Groveland, CA 95321. To Contact Jeff call 510,759.1570