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An interview with District 4 Supervisor Kathleen Haff

On Monday, January 4, Kathleen Haff took the oath of office as Tuolumne County’s District 4 Supervisor. Chamber Secretary Shirley Horn asked her for her thoughts as she begins this important new role. As District 4’s new Supervisor, what is your most pressing priority on behalf of your constituents? My first priority is to gain […]


December Chamber Chatter

I am VERY excited to announce the new 2021 Board of Directors, and I hope that you will help me welcome them!  In addition to tapping Tara Stetz from Evergreen & Rush Creek Lodges to fill the remainder of Carmen Taira’s term and Brennen Jensen from Hotel Charlotte to fill the remainder of Rudy Manzo’s […]


January Chamber Chatter

by Bob Turney, Vice President  “I miss 2020,” said No One, ever.   Last year was likely the worst year in recorded history for small business, and everyone in our community has been feeling the pain. For your Chamber of Commerce, 2020 was a watershed year (to use a geographically relevant metaphor). As we begin 2021, your new […]


Join us this Saturday, September 19th at 10 AM!!

Watch our first virtual 49er Festival at 49erfestival.org: on Facebook; Yosemite Chamber of Commerce and on our You Tube channel, Groveland 49er Festival! There will be entertainment, prizes and the announcements of the contest winners.


Chamber Happenings

by Tom Clawson As I write this article we are finishing preparations for our first attempt at a virtual 49er Festival which isone week away, on Saturday September 19 th . The Festival committee enjoyed the different experiencein planning, scheduling, coordinating and producing this virtual event.I want to thank the committee members for their efforts; […]


From the Desk of: Dr. Etty Garber

From the Desk of Dr. Etty Garber On August 20th 2020 my Community Pine Mountain Lake, Groveland was evacuated due to the MOC Fire. My friend and I and our dogs, drove to Mariposa and checked in at the Miner’s inn for the next five days, as did many other PML residents. THANK YOU ALL!!! […]


They are WANTED!!!

When you encounter one of them proceed and follow their instruction with NO precautions. They talk to you with CHARM and will “Bribe” you with their Raffle Tickets. Don’t raise your hands, just reach out for your wallet and hand them your money. PLEASE DON’T RESIST if you still want to live to witness the […]


2020 49er Festival & Chili Cook-Off Goes Virtual

By Tom Clawson For the past few months the 49er Festival Committee has been working on our first ever virtual Festival! The website, 49erfestival.org is up and running, and we are looking for submissions for the beard, costume, wood carving and art contests.  Visit the site now to see videos from the candidates for Honorary […]


Honorary Mayor of Groveland Candidates

Karen “Bike Chick” Nessel Honorary Mayor of Groveland Soft Kick Off on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh7h53yEp6MrY7aGE6x-X0A Subscribe to our virtual “Groveland 49er Festival Channel” and don’t forget to share. Application for Honorary Mayor of Groveland is still open. Sell “Bribe Raffle Tickets” to donate 35% portion from your total sold tickets for your Organization, Club or for […]


July Chamber Chatter

by Carole Smith Well, looks like we are still somewhat in lockdown up here in Groveland, however some businesses are open for business, including our restaurants.  The Chamber encourages you to patronize these businesses at least once a week if not more to support them in their efforts to stay in business.  In doing so, […]


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR GROVELAND AND BIG OAK FLAT

Southside Community Connections (SCC) in Groveland, CA, working with Tuolumne County Transit Council has been awarded a substantial 5310 Cal Grant from the State of California. GROVELAND, Calif., May 18, 2020 – This grant allows SCC to design and implement a Public Transportation program for Groveland and Big Oak Flat residents. We plan to operate […]


WANTED HONORARY MAYOR of GROVELAND

The Yosemite Hwy 120 Chamber of Commerce BOD is thinking of reviving our HONORARY MAYOR OF GROVELAND a way of having some fun and generating some funds for local organizations while the pandemic restrictions are in place. We are now heading to another quarter of the year the World, our Country, Community, Businesses, and Residents […]


June Chamber Chatter

by Rae Ann Bozzo Welcome Tuolumne County!  As a proud member of the Yosemite Hwy 120 chamber of commerce board, I would like to extend well wishes and good health to all during this time.   As we continue our ‘social distancing’, the chamber would like to keep you informed about the chamber and community […]


PIZZA WINNERS! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Earl Wright of Pizza Factory releasing the following names of the 5 winners. Each won an Extra Large Pizza. Kathy 2. Meghan Martinez 3. Melissa Pratt 4. Vivian Casey Kleinfelter 5. Nellie Woolsey Offer good in Pizza Factory at 18583 Main St, Groveland, CA only. Last Day to Claim your Prize of Extra Large Pizza with one […]


Mother’s Day Pizza Drawing

Earl Wright from the Pizza Factory is giving away 5 extra-large pizzas with one topping.  To win one, fill in an entry form and drop it off at the Pizza Factory at 18583 Main Street.  Forms are available at the Foothill Express Yosemite Highway Herald May 2020 Edition page 25, The Pine Mountain Lake News […]


MAY Chamber Chatter

By: Carmen Taira Small Businesses in Groveland have been, and continue to be, greatly affected by the shelter in place and social distancing orders issued in the State of California.  I still hear the echoes of hardship experienced during the Rim Fire of 2013 which greatly impacted tourism and many businesses suffered.  This small town, […]


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 […]