Chamber Update

APRIL MIXER!! Come out for Lassen County Chamber of Commerce April Chamber Mixer hosted by Empire Cat Rentalon Thursday, April 18th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm located at 3030 Riverside Dr., Susanville. Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun, Food, Drinks, Prizes, & Good Company! Everyone is welcome, you do not have to be a Chamber member to attend. For more information, contact the Chamber office at (530) 257-4323.

16th Annual Spring Show Event 2024. Spring is near and you know what that means….. Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Annual Spring Show Event! You do not want to miss this years event. So many exciting things are planned. Hope to see you all Saturday, April 27th! We are now accepting applications for vendors. Applications are available online at www.lassencountychamber.org and in the chamber office. If you have any questions, please call the chamber at (530) 257-4323.

Lassen County Chamber of Commerce has added a Chili Cook-Off to the fun stuff going on at their 2024 Spring Show, which will be held April 27th, from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. The Chili Cook-Off is a great way to promote your business or organization. People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice winners will receive cash prizes, a plaque and well-deserved bragging rights. Tasting Kits at the show will be $10. Entry Fee to participate in the Chili Cook-Off is $35. Along with the chili there will be a live band and a cornhole tournament put on by the Lassen County Baggers. Want to Enter? Visit the Lassen County Chamber Office, online at www.lassencountychamber.org or call (530) 257-4323.

5th District Lassen County Supervisor Jason Ingram will be hosting a special Career Opportunities Workshop on April 8th, with a goal of helping local youth better understand the opportunities available here in Lassen County. This is the second year for the event, which is free to employers, and Ingram will personally set up booths for any employer who is interested in participating. Last year he had more than thirty-five employers and vendors, this year he wants to bring in more than 50. “I will be providing breakfast and lunch for all of the employers and vendors,” explains Ingram. “The goal of this event is to raise awareness to our youth that there are Career Opportunities right here in Lassen County!” Ingram’s concept is simple and straightforward. “If we can hire our youth to help fill the job vacancies within the city and county it will be a win-win for everyone! It’s no secret one of our greatest exports is our youth, and I want to break that cycle.” Ingram added that investing in our youth, in his opinion, is the same as investing in Lassen County’s future. The workshop will be held at Lassen High School, 1110 Main Street, from 9:00a.m. until 2:45p.m. For more information call Supervisor Ingram at 1.530.249.6431.

Susanville Assembly of God presents Spring Fling Market Place Friday, April 12th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm & Saturday, April 13th from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Susanville Assembly of God (473-465 Richmond Rd. N., Susanville, CA) VENDORS WANTED! For more information call (530) 249-3702.

Lassen College Rodeo brings you Caleb Montgomery Concert and Album Release Party on Saturday, April 13th at the Lassen County Fairgrounds pavilion! Tickets are good for both the rodeo at 4:00pm and the concert at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 and available at Margie’s Book Nook, Bottle and Brush Art Bar, or Online. 4:00pm Rodeo, 7:30pm Concert and Friday 6:00pm Rodeo is Free Admission.

SAVE THE DATE! Soroptimist International – SusanvilleAnnual Margarita Fest! Friday, May 3, 2024 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds, Jensen Hall.

A local tradition that now spans generations, the Lassen County Office of Education’s annual Children’s Fair has been presenting the children of Lassen County with a special day all their own each May for nearly four decades. This year the date of the event has lent itself to a space theme, “May the Fourth be With You,” playing on the iconic Star Wars saying May the Force be With You. The low-cost event, held at the Lassen County Fairgrounds, is a favorite among local families, with a host of groups and organizations participating to make the fun-filled day a success. Many parents who visited the fair as children return to treat their own children to the experience. This year the fair will be featuring a Lip Sync Battle for kids aged 6 to 19 years old, with local talent taking the stage to pantomime to cool music. You don’t really have to sing or dance, and no special talent is required, just your energy, enthusiasm, and the desire to have fun! If you want to be a part of the Lip Sync Battle click here LASSEN COUNTY CHILDREN’S FAIR LIP SYNC BATTLE REGISTRATION (jotform.com) and follow the link to the sign-up form. The lip sync competition is brought to you by the Tobacco-Use Prevention Education program. Children’s Fair Coordinator James Hall explains that the purpose of the fair is, “to provide an opportunity for families to spend a pleasant day together that will hopefully reduce tobacco, substance, and child abuse within Lassen County.” This year the fair will feature a big selection of community organization booths providing resource information and activities for students along with a vehicle display and face painting. Would your group or organization like to have a booth at the fair? The last day to register is April 24th and you can click here LASSEN COUNTY CHILDREN’S FAIR BOOTH REGISTRATION (jotform.com)to fill out a booth application form. There will be live entertainment throughout the day, including dancers from local dance studios and costumed characters roaming about the grounds. Static displays of emergency vehicles and other fun things for kids to see will be around each corner at the fairgrounds. Dandy the Smokeless Dragon will be there, and Lassen Youth Football and Star Elite Cheer, Lassen Youth Soccer and the Lassen Aquatics will also be participating in the event. “The Children’s Fair is intended to be a benefit to the community and not a profit-making opportunity,” explains Hall. “Be sure to come and join in the fun.” Admission is free and the Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, May 4th, from 10:00a.m. until 3:00p.m., rain or shine, at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. For more information you can call the Lassen County Office of Education at 1.530.251.8711.

Monticola Club presents Mother’s Day Brunch, May 11th from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Monticola Club (140 S. Lassen St./Susanville) A beautiful event for your Mom, Sister, Aunt, Daughter…. Raffle baskets, spectacular food, friends, Live Music (Violinist). Tickets available soon! Contact: Naomi at 530.310.3496.

The Lassen Jr. Fishing Derby, has a date for 2024. The well-loved event, attended by over 300 young anglers, triumphs each year, even when faced with inclement weather and surging rivers, often pushing back the date to later in the summer or even fall months. This installation of the Lassen Jr. Fishing Derby, hosted by the Lassen Sportsman Club, will be in its 35th running year. Coveted prizes donated by community businesses and locals are handed out to the biggest catch of the day in each age group, along with sportsmanship awards. Get your pens ready and mark those calendars, as Wade Workman with the Sportsman Club announced the much-anticipated date of the event had been set for Saturday, May 18th.

Lassen County Farm Bureau Classic Golf Tournament 2024, Saturday May 18th. Shotgun starts at 9:00am at Diamond Mountain Golf Course. Lunch is Included! All proceeds to benefit local youth scholarships, 4-H, FFA projects. * $400 per four man team & * $200 Hole Sponsor. You can sign up at the Clubhouse or contact Naomi at lassencfb@gmail.com or call (530) 310-3496.

Lassen Family Services is excited to announce this year’s Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) Gala scheduled for Saturday, May 18th at 5:30pm. Dinner, Bar, Silent Auction and Live Music. More information will be sent out soon.

Susanville Salvation Army & Sunrise Rotary Club presents the 3rd Annual Gary Felt Kilt Classic Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 1st at the Diamond Mountain Golf Course. Check-in is at 8:00am, Bagpipe ceremony is at 8:30am, Shotgun starts at 9:00am and the Tournament starts shortly after. Teams are limited so Reserve Your Spot Today! All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Salvation Army Susanville. If you would like to donate an action item, sponsor a hole, or register a team, please call (530) 257-0314.

For the last 39 years, the Lassen County Office of Educationhas held a Sober Graduation event for every graduating senior in Lassen County. We provide a safe and substance-free night for our high school graduates in celebration of their accomplishments. This year’s Sober Grad will be held on June 7, 2024. As you may imagine, a great deal of time and money goes into this event, and we are turning to our community for help. Our goal is to provide a gift to every graduating senior. If you are interested in supporting Lassen County Sober Grad Night, we hope to receive either gift cards, monetary donations, or items that can be added to a gift bag. For additional information about the event, please contact: James Hall / jdhall@lcoe.org / 530-251-8711. For additional information about donating, please contact: Courtney Hanna / channa@lcoe.org / 530-257-7214. Thank you for considering this request and for any donation you are able to make. Please make checks payable to: Lassen County Office of Education, Memo Line: Sober Grad

The CHP 140 Squad Club will be hosting their 25th Annual Sober Grad Golf Tournament on June 12th, 2024 at the premiere Bailey Creek Golf Course in Lake Almanor, raising money for Lassen and Plumas county Sober Graduation events. Registration is currently open for teams of four. The cost is $140 per player which includes eighteen holes of golf, shared cart, unlimited range balls, coffee and donuts, Tri-Tip dinner, and a gift bag. The tournament is limited to 144 players so make your reservations soon. To reserve a spot, fees must be received by May 1st. Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive and closest to the pin. This golf tournament has helped to raise a substantial amount of funds over the years, providing safe and sober events for graduating seniors. For more information or to register a team please call Lacey Carney at 530.252-1800 or visit the Susanville Highway Patrol office at 472-400 Diamond Crest Rd. To download a printable 2024 Sober Grad Golf Tournament registration sheet click here. Would your business or organization like to contribute to the tournament? Perhaps sponsor a hole? The 140 Squad Club relies greatly on local businesses and community members from both Lassen and Plumas counties to promote this event by sponsoring tees and providing raffle prizes. 100% of donations support the school from the county in which it was raised.  Lassen County donations support Lassen High grads and Plumas County donations go to Chester High School Sober Grad events. Interested in helping sponsor? call Lacey Carney at 530.252-1800.

The Bizz Running Company – Check out this awesome local race!!! Bizz Johnson’s Southside Scramble! Registration Open! 22K, 14K, or 7K! Susanville, CA. Saturday, June 22, 2024.https://m.facebook.com/events/685640123534516?view=permalink&id=739611284804066

Lassen Gravel Adventure Ride – New in 2024! 14 Mile Mini-Squatch! For those of you who don’t want to ride the 94, 63, or 40-mile routes, how about a nice, leisurely 14-miler in the lower canyon on Saturday, September 7, 2024. Need something to do while your partner or friend tackles our short (40 mi), or Full (94 mi) Course? The Mini-Squatch is for you! Enjoy a mellow 14 mellow 14 mile round trip ride along the Bizz Johnson Trail with Brunch on the Bizz at the top! Lassengraveladventureride.com

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!! All NEW for 2024! The Bizz Running Company is introducing the Bizz Johnson Express Half Marathon Relay! Bring your best running friend and run this fast half marathon course. Leg 1 starts with the Express Half Marathon and completes the first 7 miles. After going underneath Highway 36 and back up the other side, you’ll hand off to Leg 2 who will cruise the last 6.1 miles to the Finish Line at Hobo Camp. More in-depth details will be posted soon at www.bizzjohnsonmarathon.com. Registration for all Bizz Johnson Marathon Events on October 12-13, 2024 will open up on January 1st at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Susanville/BizzJohnson

Don’t forget to email (director@lassencountychamber.org & executiveassistant@lassencountychamber.com) with any upcoming events or swing by the Chamber Office at 1516 Main St. with any event posters!