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Making the Call

Bob Turney, President, Yosemite | Hwy 120 Chamber of Commerce Making the call is tough. Sometimes, the best call isn’t the most popular one. Or the easiest to communicate.  Cancelling the 2021 49er Festival was one of the toughest calls I’ve ever faced in business as well as personally. I feel fortunate to have a […]


Festival Raffle Draws: Are YOU a Winner?

Thank you to everyone who purchased 49er Festival Raffle tickets, to our businesses who donated some awesome prizes, and a very special Thank You to ROOFBB’s Johanna Richter, who once again has claimed the title of Honorary Mayor for selling more than 1500 raffle tickets. Thank you, Johanna and ROOFBB for all you do for […]


Operation Homecoming Tour Schedule September 16 – 20, 2021

Thursday, Sept. 16 3:30 – 5:00 pm Welcome Home Sagen with the Hilltop Musical Kids / Around The Horn Brewing Company Friday, Sept. 17 – Groveland / Yosemite 9:30 – 11:30   School assemblies – Tenaya Elementary School and Tioga High School (parents only) 12:00 – 2:00 pm  Shoot-out at the Corral / Around the […]


Chamber Chatter – September 2021

SWOT’s UP? by Christian de Ryss, Member-at-Large and Brennen Jensen, Member-at-Large In 1849, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” The more things change, the more they stay the same. Groveland’s demographics have been evolving since the 1800’s, but the reasons we come and stay remain the same. Quality of life, […]


US Army Olympic Marksman Spc Sagen Maddalena Homecoming Tour

Groveland/Hwy 120 Businesses Host Local Hero, Creating Unique Meet-and-Greet Opportunities for Community September 17-20 September 3, 2021, Groveland, CA — Due to public concerns related to attending large gatherings, the Yosemite | Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce board of directors has voted to cancel the 2021 49er Festival.  In lieu of the traditional Main Street […]


Olympic Marksman Sagen Maddalena Comes Home as 49er Festival Grand Marshall

Sagen is coming home. Following her stellar performance on Team USA representing the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at the Tokyo Olympics, Spc Sagen (pronounced “say-jen”) Maddalena has been granted leave to return home as Grand Marshall of the 31st annual 49er Festival on September 18. It takes Faith, Hope, and Grit (theme of this year’s […]


49er Festival Update: September 3, 2021

The Yosemite Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced the cancellation of the 2021 49er Festival due to public concerns over health risks associated with large gatherings. The Chamber wishes to thank members of our local business community for the hundreds of hours they spent planning the 2021 Festival and looks forward to bringing our […]


Chamber Chatter August

Shop Local. Buy Local. It Works. Our beautiful community has so much for everyone. Mountains, rivers, lakes, trails, adventures of every kind, the tranquility of nature for the less adventurous. And whether you live here full-time, own a vacation or rental property, or just love to come “up the hill” every chance you get, you’d […]


Groveland Community Resilience Center Groundbreaking Ceremony July 13, 2021

Remarks by Tuolumne County District 4 Supervisor Kathleen Haff Today is a day of commemoration. I tend to think of life symbolically. This construction, now underway for the Groveland Community Resilience Center, can be likened to the gestation period for a baby. Although… it will take a bit longer than 9 months! The physical structure, […]


March Chamber Chatter

Deborah Kalkowski, Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee I’m a numbers person. It’s the reason I agreed to be our Chamber’s Treasurer when I joined the Board last November. Doing the books for my husband’s forestry company for two decades and the books for my own company, Red Tail Ranch Bed & Breakfast, has given me […]


Supervisor Kathleen Haff: The First 30 Days

Yosemite Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce has established an ongoing dialogue with our Tuolumne County District 4 Supervisor. In this interview, Kathleen reveals her priorities, actions, and surprises as our new local government representative.  In our first interview, your #1 priority in accepting the Supervisor seat for District 4 has been to establish a connection, […]


February Chamber Chatter

For the first time in nearly a year, I’m starting to believe that the light at the end of the tunnel may not be an oncoming train.  Soon, families will begin to emerge from their bubbles. And we—the businesses who serve the greater Groveland/Highway 120 area–have an opportunity to recapture our share of travel dollars […]


The Weekly January 29, 2021

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The Weekly January 22, 2021

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The Weekly January 15, 2021

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Welcome New Member Yosemite Express

Our local newspaper now proudly serves all nine of our foothill and mountain communities with one edition. Publisher Debbie Cook shares the vision of connecting us to each other and providing a chance to support each other’s events and businesses. Look for the redesigned newspaper which goes hand-in-hand with a dynamic new website, both offering […]


Business Spotlight on Yosemite Bank

The Yosemite Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new monthly series: Business Spotlight. Each month, we’ll randomly select a member business to showcase. This month, we spoke with Betsy Duncan, the branch manager of the Yosemite Bank division of Premier Valley Bank located on Main Street in downtown Groveland. What programs […]