December 1, 2015

Member's Corner | Calaveras County California

Below you will find articles specifically for members of the Calaveras Visitors Bureau and area businesses. Be sure to check out the links in the column at right to get details on the importance of tourism, how to join the CVB, how to get the most from your membership, how we're presenting Calaveras County to visitors, and how we use our marketing dollars to get the biggest bang for the buck! Further down the right column you will find links to our annual budgets, board meeting minutes, marketing highlights, board member information and by-laws.

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2015 Innovations in Tourism Awards Winners

L to R - Dolores and Stuart Mast of Brice Station Vineyards with Calaveras County Supervisor Michael Oliveira

This year’s annual CVB dinner at Outer Aisle Foods was a great success, attracting more than 80 attendees who were treated to a delicious, five course farm-to-fork menu. We were also honored to have Bryce McAnally from Visit California join us for the evening as keynote speaker, and his colleague, Ann Sullivan, industry liason, who […]

2015 CVB Annual Dinner & Innovations in Tourism Awards

Outer Aisle Foods

We hope you can join us for the 2015 Calaveras Visitors Bureau’s Annual Dinner & Innovations in Tourism Awards which takes place this year at Outer Aisle Foods in Murphys on Wednesday, November 4th at 5:30 PM. Outer Aisle Foods won the top prize in the restaurants category in last year’s Innovations in Tourism Awards and […]

2015 Holiday Toy Drive

Toys for Tots

This holiday season we are teaming up with Toys for Tots and Santa’s Express to help brighten up the season for families in Calaveras and Amador counties that lost their homes to the Butte Fire.  Toys for Tots is a program run by the US Marine Corps Reserve that collects toys during the fall months […]

Best in Class for Vina Moda’s Barbera

grapes and hands

As the grape harvest wraps up, we received some great news from Vina Moda that their 2012 Barbera has been awarded a gold medal and Best in Class in the 2015 Sunset International Wine Competition (see the full list of winners). The Value of Wine Contests We asked wine maker Nathan Vader about the competition […]

California Cavern Survives Butte Fire

cave city burnt surroundings

While many of our tourist attractions were affected by last month’s Butte Fire, California Cavern found itself squarely in the middle of the firestorm. The fire broke out on September 9, and by the next day, as the north winds began pushing it aggressively into Calaveras County, cave managers decided to shut down tours and […]

Seeking Community Bloggers

Seeking Community Bloggers

We are excited to launch a new locally-sourced blog program here at the CVB as recommended by the DMAWest Tech Summit, which stresses that for destination marketing organizations, online “Content is King.” And so, we want to broaden and deepen our web content by tapping into the expertise of the aspiring writers out there, adding to the […]

Lisa Schwartz – New Board Member

­ One of two new members to the CVB board of directors is Lisa Schwartz, owner of Gold Country Coffee Roasters in Murphys.   If you love great coffee, you’ve probably made a visit or two to Gold Country or picked some up in the local supermarket. We asked Lisa for some more details about her […]

CVB Welcomes Mike Phillips to the Board

Mike Phillips also joined the CVB board of directors this summer. Mike runs the Wyndham Resort properties located within the Greenhorn Creek complex, and relocated to Calaveras County last December after a stint in Hawaii. Tell us a little about your work I work for Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the largest time-share company in the world. […]

Keeping it legal!


Web-Sourced Imagery We all want our web and social media marketing to look good and a picture is worth a thousand words right? But if you’re sourcing your imagery from the web, your picture can also be worth a thousand dollar fine. Recently, the CVB has been hit with three separate copyright infringement notices from […]

New Water Conservation Resource and Rebates for CCWD Customers

02.09.15 Water Conservation Supplies

All of Calaveras County’s water agencies have joined together to form Calaveras Conserves. Their new website, serves as a portal to all seven different water purveyors in the county and has the latest in drought restriction information and water conservation tips. If you are a CCWD customer, take advantage of the new rebate program […]

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