July 22, 2014

Member's Corner | Calaveras County California

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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

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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

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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!

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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 […]

Hello Sandy! We welcome our new Office Manager.

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This month we welcomed our new Office Manager Sandy Price, who comes to us with an impressive tenure managing startups and small businesses alike.   Sandy and her husband Greg have owned Bear Valley Snowmobile for the last decade, and before that she had an impressive career in Silicon Valley.  With her degree in marketing […]

Sasha Strauss Presentation from the California Outlook Forum

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Managing Director at Innovation Protocol and Professor at the University of Southern California, Sasha Strauss gave a presentation on branding at the 2014 California Outlook Forum that was energetic, inspiring and up-lifting.

Inside a World of Wonder

Stories in Stones - Russ and Pam Shoemaker

The Story Behind One of Calaveras’ Iconic Businesses: Stories in Stones The mountains east of Bakersfield aren’t the first place you might expect to find shark’s teeth, but that’s just what Russ Shoemaker did.  In fact, he and his wife Pam have found hundreds of teeth and other fossils buried in the ancient soils on […]

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