Patti Hagata, Executive Director
We are pleased to announce that the Lassen County applicant team, led by the Chamber, is celebrating our first round of success in the America’s Best Communities Competition, a $10 million initiative to stimulate economic revitalization in small communities and towns. The Chamber will receive $50,000, on behalf of the team, to develop a comprehensive strategy to accelerate the revitalization of our economy and improve the quality of the life. Frontier Communications, DISH Network, CoBank and the Weather Channel, the competition sponsors, announce last week the Lassen Team was one of 50 communities selected to advance into the quarterfinals of the completion and the only quarterfinalist from California. Our team will now have six months to complete a revitalization plan for a chance to win up to an additional $3 million to bring our revitalization ideas to life.
In addition, our applicant team has been partnered with a major corporation, GoPro, which will provide guidance and support throughout the next phase of the competition. GoPro will serve as our strategic mentor, while also contributing $15,000 of the $50,000 in prize money we will be receiving as a quarterfinalist. An additional requirement of the award is to receive $15,000 from our community to support the revitalization plan. For more information about the contest log on to https://americasbestcommunities.com
Start shining up your classic car and mark your calendar for the annual Main Street Cruise Classic Car Show n’ Shine that will be held on Saturday, June 27th, from 2 to 6pm, in Historic Uptown Susanville. Street vendor and car show applications are available from our website at lassencountychamber.org or call the office, 257-4323, to have information forwarded to you.
The Chamber board is accepting applications to fill one board vacancy; the term will begin June 2015. Chamber members who are interested in helping to promote the business community and Lassen County by serving are encouraged to apply. Stop by the Chamber office for an application; deadline to submit an application is Monday, May 11th. Contact the chamber staff, at 257-4323, for more information or to have an application forwarded to you.