The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce (PVACOC) was established in 1979 with the purpose of promoting and protecting business and commerce in the Penn Valley area. While business and commerce are our primary focus, we also take an active and important role advocating on behalf of our community in general. With over 130 business and supporter members, the PVACOC is continually adding and enhancing member benefits and programs. One such program is our popular and well-attended monthly “Business for Breakfast” networking meetings. The PVACOC also participates in many business mixers and ribbon cutting ceremonies throughout the year. Business mixers are held almost monthly at member businesses and provide chamber members with an opportunity to mix and mingle with other local businesses and members of the community.
The PVACOC is proud of our involvement in many community programs, events, and sponsorships that benefit all of Western Nevada County. The Chamber’s annual Holiday Lights in the Park event, The annual Joanie Bumpus Daffodil Run, Easter Egg Hunt, Penn Valley Rodeo and Rodeo Parade, Roots and Wings Foundation Wine Cruise and Golf Tournament, SYRPA Fall Festival, and Martines Family Cowboy Christmas, are just a few of the events the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce supports to help the community. And in 2015 the PVACOC established the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Business Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a local Penn Valley graduating high school senior pursuing a college degree in business. Another program started in 2015 was the reestablishment of the Penn Valley Area JUNIOR Chamber of Commerce. The Junior Chamber is a program run through the Penn Valley schools to give students a “hands on” opportunity to learn about local business and events through active participation in the inner workings. The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce also partners and participates in community projects and programs with our friends at the Rotary Club of Penn Valley, the Penn Valley Lions Club, the Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association, The Penn Valley 4-H Club, the Penn Valley Lions Club, the Penn Valley Community Foundation, the Lake Wildwood Association, the South Yuba River Park Association, the Penn Valley Fire Protection District and more.
The PVACOC maintains an active office and visitor center located at 17422 Penn Valley Drive, in the Penn Valley Shopping Center. The staff assists visitors and people interested in visiting or relocating to the area, often with the idea of retiring. Lake Wildwood, a gated community in Penn Valley with 2841 member lots and a population of more than 5,000, is especially popular with retirees. Calls are fielded on a variety of topics such as local and regional events, business referrals, questions about medical and transportation services and much more.
The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501 (C) (6) organization
The corporation is organized to achieve the following objectives:
Abercrombie & co , Alpine Customer Landscapes, Animal Place,
Arnold & Associates, B&C Ace Hardware, Bear River Self Storage LLC,
Best Sanitizers Inc, Browns Gas Company, Bruce Ivy Construction,
Cesars Quick Lunch, Clear Creek Elementary, Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Reality
Conklin, Sonja-Airmed Care Network, Creekside Village Mobilome,
Dana Ettlin-Landscape Consultant , DC Solar Electric, Inc Delta Home Loans.Motorcyle
Eagle Quick Lube, Ernie's Van & Storage/Alta Van Lines, Finance of America
Foothill Home Staging, Foothill Mailbox #2, HHH Senior Care
Ins and Outs of Roundabouts, Interno Real Estate Services, Java Dream
Lake Wildwood Association, Lake Wildwood manor, Law Office of Patrick Macias
Len Stevens Construction, Live Wire Products Inc, Molitor Paint Company
Nespral & Associated, Network Real Estate, Nevada Cemetery District
Nevada County Farm Supply, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
New Edge Physical Therapy, New Life Nursery, Northridge Restaurant
Penn Valley Auto Service Inc., Penn Valley Hi-Graders Lion Club, Penn Valley Library
Penn Valley Mini Storage, Penn Valley SDA Church, Penn Valley Shell/Taco Bell
Penn Valley True Value Hardware, Penn Valley Union ESD, Penn Valley Veterinary Associates
Plaza Tire and Auto Service, PRMI The Verger Group, PV Rodeo Association
Realty resource Inc, Re/Max Performance, Rotary International of PV
Sams Investment Strategies, Sierra Sotheby's international Realty, Sikes Realty
Steelheart Intern'l/affordable Housing, Sustainable Energy Group, The Halby Group
Tomco Construction, Travel Trends, Tuffgrass, Inc.
Twelve 28 Kitchen, Twin Valley Insurance Services, Western Gateway Rec & Park
Western Sierra Medical, West Coast Equine Sports Therapy, Wildwood Business Center II
Wildwood Business Center I, Wildwood Fitness Center, Williams Stationery