February 7, 2016

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New Member Profile – Timeless Home Gallery


This month we’re happy to welcome Timeless Home Gallery to the CVB membership. After two and a half years in business in Arnold, they have just relocated to their new digs in the Cameo Plaza. We caught up with owner Lynn Glocker as she was busy on her first day in the new showroom. The […]

California Dream Eater Opportunity

California Dream Eater logo

Let’s get Calaveras the recognition it deserves for culinary excellence! As locals, we all know that Calaveras County has more than its fair share of outstanding restaurants. Let’s make sure Visit California’s California Dream Eater knows it too so we can be featured in one of their popular shows. Host, Chase Ramsey, will be reviewing Northern California restaurants […]

2015 CVB Annual Dinner Recap

CVB Annual Dinner

For those who weren’t able to join us at the standing-room-only 2015 CVB Annual Dinner & 9th annual Innovations in Tourism Awards last month, here’s a recap on the events of the evening, with links to resources that were presented or handed out on the night. Laurie Giannini, CVB board member, began by welcoming dignitaries […]

Congressional Commendation for Laurie Giannini after Butte Fire

Laurie Giannini

When a Congressional Commendation arrived on Laurie Giannini’s desk for her leadership during the Butte Fire, her first response was something like, “Why me?” She is quick to point out that it was the efforts of all the friends, family and community members who came together to transform the Calaveras County Fairgrounds into the fire […]

Award Season for Gold Country Roasters

Golden Bean's silver-medal-winning Murphys Blend.

Gold Country Coffee Roasters gained a little extra notoriety this fall when, alongside winning the 2015 Innovations in Tourism award for Best Retail, they also took home a silver medal in the Golden Bean North America coffee roasting competition. Already an established institution in Australia for the past ten years, the competition is run by […]

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 […]

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