September 22, 2014

Member's Corner | Calaveras County California

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Mineral Wines – New Member Feature


Brett Keller has been a busy guy this summer.  A bit more than a year after launching his wine label, Mineral Wines, Keller is deep in the trenches of business ownership – traveling the country with his wines during the week, trying to be back at the tasting room on weekends,  staying on top of […]

Welcome Larry Cornish to the CVB Board

Larry Cornish

In July this year, two new board members were elected to the CVB, Doralee Rees of the Hotel Leger, and Larry Cornish of Mark Twain Medical Center.  This month’s Q&A turns the spotlight on Larry Cornish.  It was childhood vacations that first brought him to the foothills, and like many, he ended up falling in […]

Welcome Doralee Rees to the CVB Board

Hotel Leger Backyard Blues and BBQ Show

Earlier this summer, the CVB Board of Directors elected Doralee Rees (pictured above), as one of its newest members.  She just celebrated her first year as owner of the Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill.  We caught up with her recently – read below. It was barely two years ago that Doralee Rees and David Albert were […]

Member Spotlight – A Passion for Wellness: Elements and Skin Care by Tami

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When Tami Taurian and Maura Grant partnered their businesses, they were pursuing a vision to provide a new level of wellness service in Calaveras County.   Tami and Maura are two of the CVB’s newest members, and we wanted to get some insight into their Murphys day spa.  Maura is a holistic massage therapist and […]

Gold Country Wines Featured at California Travel Show


Image: Dragone Vineyard near Murphys, courtesy Jason B Smith The 2014 CalTravel Summit has just wrapped up in Los Angeles and this year Calaveras’ wine industry made a special appearance thanks to our association with the Gold Country Visitors Association (GCVA).  Recognized as the premier conference for tourism professionals, the annual event draws travel media […]

Welcome to #Instagram

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              Maybe you’ve already jumped on the Instagram wave, or are wondering if you should and how to best use it.  Perhaps you avoid it, fearing it’s going to be another social media wormhole for you to fall into and fritter away precious hours of productivity.    Many businesses […]

Visit California Wants Your Story Ideas

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As a CVB member, you know that we are here to help you promote your business and we always welcome your news, updates and press releases that we can share through our website and to our travel partners.   But did you know that the California Travel and Tourism Commission   makes it super easy […]

Membership Has its Privileges – But You Have to Use Them!

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Can you feel it coming?   May… it always seems like it’s here before you know it, when tourist season really begins to ramp up and you don’t come up for air until sometime after Labor Day.  Marketing your business during this time drops to somewhere near the bottom of the to-do list,  but it […]

Event Spotlight: Twisted Folk Concert Series

Twisted Folk Concert Series

Last fall, after their second season of outdoor concerts in Vallecito, Twisted Oak Winery was awarded the 2013 Innovations in Tourism Award for Best Event Series.   We caught up with winery owner Jeff Stai recently to ask about Twisted Oak’s foray into live entertainment and what’s on deck for this year. Back when Jeff […]

It’s Interactive Month at the CVB – Welcome to the Map App!

Calaveras County interactive map

How many times has a guest asked you for advice on what to do while they’re in the area?  Where to eat?  Which wineries they should check out?  We’ve just made it easier  – and a lot more fun -  for you to be the hero concierge with the new Interactive Map  feature on the […]

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