Small businesses key to California’s economic health

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The start of the new year brought a new governor and a new Legislature, which provided opportunity for Californians to set new goals and expectations of our elected leaders in Sacramento. Small business owners, especially, have much at stake in the halls of the state Capitol, with many new opportunities and challenges ahead in 2019. Members of the National Federation of Independent Business offer a unique and important perspective on policy-making since our membership is comprised entirely of small business owners who represent nearly every industry imaginable, from automotive repair shops to financial advising firms. And our advocacy positions are a product of annual...
New “Strong Start Index” Designed to Help California’s Children to Thrive and Succeed

Monday, February 18, 2019

The California Strong Start Index, a unique new tool that seeks to make better and smarter use of available data about children, was launched. The Index is based on the premise that all children deserve a strong start in life. First 5 Association of California, partner to the 2018 California Economic Summit, and Children’s Data Network developed the Index to help policymakers, service providers and government agencies support children and families more effectively and to ensure that resources go where they are needed most. Half a million babies are born in California each year, with some having access to more resources than others....
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2018 Program Successes

Monday, February 04, 2019

Tehama County Economic Development had a busy and successful 2018, and we are working hard to build on the success for a great 2019.  Here is a quick reminder of what we worked on last year: Worked with nine business leads: including seven new businesses and two locally expanding businesses Senate Bill 1259, put forward by Senator Nielsen sponsored by Tehama County was signed into law permitting a wayfinding sign to the Manton wineries  Collaborated with USDA on the possibility to include a kitchen incubator at the Red Bluff Community Center kitchen, allowing the kitchen more frequent use, and providing local entrepreneur a...
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Supervisor's Corner with Bob Williams and Steve Chamblin, Winter 2019

Monday, February 04, 2019

In our last quarterly issue of the “Supervisors Corner”, our focus was on the job skills needed to more fully take advantage of employment opportunities in Tehama County and the efforts that are being made by our economic development team and our local schools in the area of Career Technical Education (CTE).  I am happy to report that those efforts are not only ongoing but that we continue to work with our educational partners to seek out new, as well as enhance existing opportunities for our local students, whether they are youth or adult, that will increase their chances of...
Youth explore science at educational event

Friday, February 01, 2019

RED BLUFF — Youth and parents alike had the chance to explore science at the Tehama County Department of Education, where about 50 participants attended the Snow Much Fun Science Day. Read full article.
County approves extension of AB-109 transitional housing

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

RED BLUFF — A three-year contract will extend the use of the former Sportsman’s Lodge, 768 Antelope Blvd., as transitional housing for AB-109. The contract was approved by the Tehama County Board of Supervisors along with a contract for Church Without Walls to continue in the role of case manager. While the annual cost for the program is about $201,000, it will not impact the general fund as it is fully covered by AB-109 realignment funding, said Chief Probation Officer Richard Muench. The cost is broken down into a $160,000 lease and about $41,000 for case management. The program, which houses 22 from probation,...
Local Bank Caters to Customers, Community, Small Businesses

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cornerstone Community Bank markets itself as “old school in the best way.” A good example of this philosophy in action is demonstrated when customers call the bank during business hours. They’re greeted by a human voice rather than an automated system — and it’s a local person assisting, not someone from a remote call center. Cornerstone started in October 2006 as a single branch in Red Bluff. In 2011, it expanded and opened a branch in Redding. Today the bank employs 40 people between its locations and it continues to grow. President and CEO Jeff Finck says the bank works to set...
California's job market remains hot, despite economic uncertainty

Monday, January 28, 2019

Trade tensions and stock market volatility loom over the nation’s economy, but California’s job market powered forward in November with a robust expansion of payrolls and a record low unemployment rate. Employers added 30,700 positions, according to the state Employment Development Department, accounting for nearly a fifth of the nation’s new jobs last month. Read full article. 
Small businesses key to California’s economic health

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The start of the new year also brings a new governor and a new Legislature, which provides opportunity for Californians to set new goals and expectations of our elected leaders in Sacramento. Small business owners, especially, have much at stake in the halls of the state Capitol, with many new opportunities and challenges ahead in 2019. Read full article. 
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Book Loft offers a new way to read

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Have you ever had a blind date with a book? You can at Turn the Page Book Loft! Books are beautifully wrapped in brown paper and twine with clues and descriptive words written in calligraphy as to the book's genre and story. Choose what you feel like reading with the clues and be surprised when you unwrap and read! It gives a literal meaning to “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Author Riley Rose opened the book loft in downtown Red Bluff where she not only offers books but also a beautiful, cozy and peaceful place to read. Books are...
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Makery 1900, a Downtown Hub for Creativity

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Andrea Emerick has opened a new store downtown, Makery 1900, which has quickly become a place for makers to come together to work on crafty projects and socialize. Andrea has been working on her craft since high school with a senior project in antique restoration, keeping it as a hobby throughout the following years while she worked for the State of California. She took a job transfer to Tehama County in 2008 and has loved the small town feel. “I value tight-knit communities and like to know people in the places I frequent so calling Tehama County home just fits.”  In...
Red Bluff students get technical with robotics

Friday, December 21, 2018

RED BLUFF — Red Bluff Union High School has launched its first year of a new robotics course with a full class. “This is Red Bluff High School’s first year doing a Robotics class,” said instructor Stan Twitchell. “These are mostly juniors and seniors who have gone through our computer science program so it’s kind of a capstone class.” The teams compete in the Northern California Vex Robotics competitions. Continue to full article
Lariat Bowl in Red Bluff celebrates 60 years

Thursday, December 20, 2018

RED BLUFF, Calif. — Wednesday marked the 60th anniversary of Lariat Bowl in Red Bluff, a bowling alley that opened its doors in 1958 and has remained a fixture in the town ever since. Business was good for Lariat Bowl on Wednesday. The theme was, "Way Back Wednesday," with everything offered at 1958 prices, meaning games were 25 cents a piece, and shoe rentals were only 10 cents. Continue to full article
A lot buzz with the new developments coming to Red Bluff

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

RED BLUFF, Calif. — There has been a lot buzz with the new developments coming to Red Bluff. The construction on the former Walmart building in the Red Bluff Shopping Center is moving along as constructions crews are already at work. "We have really exciting new developments happening in Tehama County. Probably the one that's going to be the most buzz right now is Ross Dress 4 Less," said Amanda Jenkins, the liaison for Tehama County Economic Development. Continue to full article
Assuring Water for California’s Future

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In past decades, most people were unaware of the State’s contentious water issues. Today, due to the drought, Californians are very mindful of the need to conserve water and it is influencing the way many of us go about our daily lives. Drought is just one critical challenge to our water future. The other challenge—not yet fully recognized—is the gradual loss of the snow pack that accounts for about one third of California’s water supply. The snow pack acts as a natural reservoir equipped with an automatic release mechanism. The snow gradually melts every spring and summer, refreshing our water supplies when we need...
The Golden State’s economy shines brighter when rural California is thriving

Monday, December 17, 2018

The resources, benefits, and opportunities of rural California are often overlooked, and the area underrepresented. While the Rural County Representatives of California’s (RCRC) 36 member counties represent a population larger than 24 states, it’s a challenge to be heard in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. The irony is that the entire state benefits when rural California is thriving. Rural California is home to the precious natural resources that provide all Californians with an abundant source of clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, and unsurpassed recreational opportunities. California’s forests store and filter more than 60 percent of the state’s water supply, and store...
Report: Job Training is Key to Growing California’s Economy, Closing State’s Economic Divide

Friday, December 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Asserting that job training is key to closing California’s economic divide, forty groups including colleges, unions, philanthropic organizations, and organizations representing workers and businesses are urging governor-elect Newsom to adopt a workforce development agenda that would connect more people to good jobs and grow a skilled and diverse workforce. The groups have endorsed a new report entitled Securing a strong economic future for all Californians that offers nine strategies on how California can develop a world-class workforce development system that would increase the state’s economic growth and boost California businesses by promoting opportunity for all Californians to get the education and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sacramento, Calif. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved $70 million in tax credits for 17 companies projected to create 2030 jobs, retain 4,468 existing jobs, and make $468 million worth of new investments across California.  View the complete list of approved companies and award amounts.  “The California Competes Tax Credit encourages companies from around the world to locate, expand and add good paying jobs in our state.” said Panorea Avdis, GO-Biz Director and Chair of the California Competes Tax Credit Committee.  “This round of recipients includes the largest single tax...
Broadband internet spotlight of town hall

Thursday, November 29, 2018

RED BLUFF — Broadband internet was the topic of discussion during Supervisor Candy Carlson’s monthly town hall meeting. Carlson brought in Broadband Specialist David Espinoza of the Geographical Information Center to be the guest speaker of the evening. Espinoza gave a slideshow presentation while explaining how Tehama County could potentially get better internet coverage to rural areas. During his presentation, Espinoza showed coverage maps of the county and the rate of internet speed in more rural parts, which in many cases were non-existent. Most zones are running at an internet speed of 6/1 megabits per second. To put that into perspective, the FCC standard for...
Bank celebrates new riverfront location

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

RED BLUFF — More than 100 people turned out at Cornerstone Community Bank’s new riverfront location to celebrate the branch’s move during Good Morning, Red Bluff. The bank sits at 500 Riverside Drive and is officially open for business after being under construction since last year. Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce President Dave Gowan praised the business during the ceremony. “With Cornerstone Community Bank, the strongest part of that name is community, in both banking and supporting other organizations,” Gowan said. The bank’s new location is not only the Red Bluff branch of the company but the official headquarters for Cornerstone. A ribbon cutting...
Lariat Bowl in Red Bluff celebrates 60 years

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

RED BLUFF, Calif. — The end of October marked the 60th anniversary of Lariat Bowl in Red Bluff, a bowling alley that opened its doors in 1958 and has remained a fixture in the town ever since. Business was good for Lariat Bowl on Wednesday. The theme was, "Way Back Wednesday," with everything offered at 1958 prices, meaning games were 25 cents a piece, and shoe rentals were only 10 cents. Bowlers young and old came out to celebrate. Much has changed in the six decades since the bowling alley's founding. The owner, Susan McFadyen, reflected on some of those changes. "Now there's no smoking, there's...
A lot buzz with the new developments coming to Red Bluff

Monday, November 26, 2018

RED BLUFF, Calif. — There has been a lot buzz with the new developments coming to Red Bluff. The construction on the former Walmart building in the Red Bluff Shopping Center is moving along as constructions crews are already at work. "We have really exciting new developments happening in Tehama County. Probably the one that's going to be the most buzz right now is Ross Dress 4 Less," said Amanda Jenkins, the liaison for Tehama County Economic Development. Jenkins said the building will be divided into seven suites. The first tenant being Ross Dress for Less, who is taking the front corner of...
Cybersecurity Starts with Your Employees

Sunday, November 25, 2018

We’re all familiar with Smokey the Bear and the “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires” slogan. In 2015, Smokey got an update and the new “Receive a Bear Hug” ads ran nationwide. In the ad, Smokey runs out of the woods and gives a big bearhug to a camper for properly checking campfire embers. The new, more huggable version of Smokey rewards campers for making responsible decisions rather than scolding them to prevent wildfires. Fear and anxiety are not always the best motivators, and many people respond better to positive motivation through awareness activities. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In 2003,...

Friday, November 23, 2018

Sacramento, Calif. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced grant awards to 84 recipients of the California Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program (SB TAEP). The state’s $17 million in new grant funding has been allocated to technical assistance centers serving traditionally underserved business groups, including women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses and businesses in low-wealth, rural, and disaster-impacted communities. “California is home to the largest number and fastest growing start-ups and small businesses in the country doing everything from providing professional services to innovating next gen consumer products,” said GO-Biz Director Panorea Avdis. “This new grant program will give...
Support Nonprofits on Giving Tuesday

Thursday, November 22, 2018

November 27 is Giving Tuesday, a day where people throughout our community, and the world, donate to the causes they are passionate about. This is a global day of giving. Unlike shopping holidays like Black Friday that focus on consumerism, this day is all about giving back to the community. Giving Tuesday encourages us to look beyond the busyness of the holiday season and to consider those in our community who may need our help and support, along with the charities that are bridging the gap for those in need. Reasons to Support Local Nonprofits Nonprofits are an important part of our local...
Support Small Businesses on Nov. 24 and Beyond

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

November 24 is Small Business Saturday, a shopping holiday that urges consumers to patronize small and independent businesses rather than online retailers or big box stores. American Express was behind the first Small Business Saturday, which started in 2010. The initial goal was to counter the negative effects of the recession on small businesses and local economies. The holiday quickly caught on. In 2011, the Senate passed a resolution in support of Small Business Saturday. Consumers have now spent an estimated $85 billion at independent retailers and restaurants over the eight Small Business Saturdays since its inception. Small Businesses Make a Significant Economic...
Chamber: Local business community celebrated

Thursday, November 15, 2018

RED BLUFF — For the 103rd time the business community of Tehama County gathered together to honor the achievements of businesses, individuals and organizations at the annual chamber installation dinner. The Red Bluff Community Center held a capacity crowd for the sold out event and guests enjoyed a mariachi band, silent auction and dinner catered by Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant. The top individual award of the night, the Gene Penne Award for Business and Community Leadership, went to Lisa Hansen, owner of Express Employment Professionals. Hansen served consecutive terms as chamber chairwoman and is a longtime member and officer with Red Bluff Kiwanis. The...
Red Bluff Chamber: Free communication training for employers

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

California Employers Association and the Red Bluff Chamber presented a free training session called Communicate Like a Leader – Be a Leader not a Boss, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 520 Adobe Road in Red Bluff. Business professionals must have rules and tools for communicating effectively. Successful leaders know that both internal communications within an organization, as well as the communication skills of their employees is important to long term success. They understand effective communication should be an ongoing focus in business. This training gave leaders tools to understand and be understood by those they lead. Participants learned to define,...
Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He’s heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit slow. But he’s strong enough to hoist 800-pound pallets of maturing vegetables and can move them from place to place on his own. Sure, Angus is a robot. But don’t hold that against him, even if he looks more like a large tanning bed than C-3PO. To Alexander, Angus and other robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture that aims to raise lettuce, basil and other produce...
IRS tips: Small businesses, self-employed should make quarterly payments

Monday, November 12, 2018

With the last third of the year now in full view, the IRS reminds small business and self-employed taxpayers of the importance of meeting their tax obligations. Part of those obligations normally include making quarterly estimated tax payments. This is the third in a series of four news releases aimed at helping taxpayers pay the right amount of tax and avoid an estimated tax penalty. This is part of the wider Paycheck Checkup campaign to encourage people to check their tax situation, including withholding and estimated tax payments. Who may need to pay estimated taxes Individuals, including sole proprietors, partners and S corporation shareholders,...
California gained 44,800 jobs in August; unemployment holds at record low

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The California economy barreled forward in August as employers added 44,800 net jobs and the unemployment rate held at a record low of 4.2%, according to data released Friday by the state's Employment Development Department. Wages grew but barely enough to top the increase in consumer prices. All in all, the data reveal a resilient economy that is improving despite high housing costs and rising trade tensions with China, a major trading partner for the Golden State. “California’s economy continues to sizzle,” said Sung Won Sohn, president of SS Economics in Los Angeles. The good news could change as the Trump administration ratchets up...
How the generation wars are playing out in the Golden State

Friday, November 09, 2018

The cost of living in California may eventually result in millennials gaining the upper hand over entitled baby boomers. As successful baby boomers reach retirement age, plenty of them express frustration with kids today, especially millennials—those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s. Foremost among the young adults’ sins is their seeming inability to support themselves: “Those kids need to develop a work ethic and save—penny by penny, like their parents and grandparents did.” “One day they might be able to move out of their parents’ basement or even—hallelujah—buy a home of their own.” But how soft and spoiled can young adults really be...
Three ways to elevate the economic portrait of rural California

Thursday, November 08, 2018

When California became the fifth largest economy in the world earlier this year, experts attributed the state’s economic success to the financial services, real estate and technology industries based largely in urban and coastal regions. Left out of the economic success story were many of the state’s vast rural regions. California’s rural areas are some of the most beautiful and bountiful in the world. The economies there are heavily based on natural resources and “working landscapes” that benefit the entire state. These regions provide valuable resources and commodities for all Californians, including food, water and open spaces. But many of these regions...

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Program will provide grants to community-based nonprofit organizations and local health departments to support communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies Sacramento, Calif. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced a series of workshops to solicit input and feedback on the new California Community Reinvestment Grants program it is developing.   This program will provide grants to community-based nonprofit organizations and local health departments to support the following activities for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies: Job placement Mental health treatment Substance use disorder treatment System navigation services Legal services to address barriers to reentry Linkages to medical care “These...
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Celebrating and Supporting Women in Business

Friday, October 19, 2018

The number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. has risen 3,000 percent since 1972. It’s an impressive statistic, especially considering the fact that women were required to have a male co-signer in order to get a loan up until 1988. Women have come a long way since the then. October was designated as National Women’s Small Business Month. In this month and beyond, it’s an opportune time to recognize and celebrate the impact female entrepreneurs have on our economy. Tehama County supports a wide range of women-owned businesses, from restaurants to retailers, design firms and more. Kelli Graves is one such female...
Construction begins on new department store

Monday, September 24, 2018

RED BLUFF — The former Walmart building is showing signs of life as construction workers roam the grounds of what will eventually be the new Ross discount department store. Fences have gone up with construction signs at the former Walmart location in the Red Bluff Shopping Center on Luther at Mill. Workers could be seen entering the building and prepping a new sign on the rear wall. According to Amanda Jenkins with Tehama County Economic Development, there is no exact date for when the discount department store will open but updates are expected as soon as it is announced. Community Development Director Scott...
Meet the staff at Corning Health Center

Friday, September 21, 2018

The following people make up the staff at Corning Health Center. Sara Morse, a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), is the head of the Medical Assistance staff. Her smile and knowledgeable application of nursing protocols make her an asset to Corning Medical Association. Medical Assistants who work under Morse are Gaby Bobadilia, Maria Castrejon, Martha Comacho, Lidia Rhoades-Hardin, Samantha Trexler and Alma Rosas. These women are cheerful professionals. It is not unusual to hear them assist each other. Their spirit of community sharing is catching, and they are friendly, committed to patient care and love what they do. Trexler works as a scribe for...
Business owners, officials join for development conference

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

RED BLUFF —  Local business owners, community members and state officials came together for an open discussion on economic development and the roadblocks that hinder it. Issues that came up at the meeting included the need for housing, a steady workforce and broadband internet, cumbersome regulations and programs in schools to teach kids and adults about business or trades. Recurring themes were an increase in construction costs while funding for local entities is declining and the need for improved adult and high school education in trades. Much of the discussion involved complaints about state and federal regulation. County Supervisor Bob Williams was joined...
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Keeping PACE in California

Friday, August 31, 2018

Bipartisan state leadership, business and environment leaders tout innovative energy and disaster resiliency financing program SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As a national leader in Property Accessed Clean Energy (PACE), Ygrene's ability to successfully navigate regulatory changes and leverage its strengths while growing a presence across California has contributed substantially to the company's progress in the industry. Ygrene is more committed than ever to expanding its PACE program to help property owners meet their energy efficiency and resiliency goals. As PACE legislation works its way through the California legislature, state officials, business and environment leaders, and stakeholders continue to acknowledge that PACE financing, an energy financing innovation...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sacramento, Calif. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), released the results of a California Cybersecurity Labor Market Analysis and Statewide Survey. This document details the findings of a study done by the California Community Colleges Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research and demonstrates that there is much work to be done in order to adequately prepare Californians for the demands of the digital and cyber economy. Conducted as part of the California Advanced Supply Chain Analysis & Diversification Effort (CASCADE) initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Defense,...
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Raul Mena, Enjoying Tehama County Seasons

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Raul, how long have you lived in Tehama County? I moved here in June of 1994. What brought you to Tehama County? Work, I was offered a position at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center, but I was not going to move here if I didn’t like the area.  When I came to visit, and the natural beauty here was a huge draw, so I made the move. What do you do for a living? I am a manager for Wal-Mart Distribution Center Logistics; one of the things I like about working there is how they encourage their employees to be involved in our community and volunteer. What...
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Best Craft Beer Spots in Tehama County

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

We’ve toured the County to bring you some amazing craft beers spots in Tehama County! (And boy, was that a tough job!! Wink, wink!) First we set out in Red Bluff, the county’s largest city, and we definitely found a few gems! Enjoy the Store is the downtown hub for craft beer in Red Bluff and seller of all things local. As the official tap room for Cedar Crest Brewery, Enjoy has a wide array of local crafts on tap. The award-winning 72 IPA (ABV 7.2%, IBU 72) is a hybrid in which the techniques they use for the New England...
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Michelle Hickok: The New Face of Zelma’s

Monday, November 05, 2018

Zelma’s Awards and Laser Engraving, the amazing business that has supplied trophies, name tags, and custom engraving to the Red Bluff community for the last eight years, has a new face! Michelle Hickok, who specialized in graphic design for the last 15 years, purchased the business and has started serving the Red Bluff community. Michelle wanted to challenge herself, and owning her own business was a great way to do that. “The business being for sale was a great opportunity to challenge myself creatively and ensure that Zelma’s continues to offer the same great service to the community under the new...
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Supervisor's Corner with Bob Williams and Steve Chamblin, Fall 2018

Thursday, November 01, 2018

As we began to contemplate what to write about in this quarterly issue of the “Supervisors Corner”, our conversation turned to opportunity in Tehama County.  Not just opportunity for business expansion and development, but to also the opportunity for jobs and employment that we see coming to our area in the near future and what is currently being done in anticipation of those positions being available. Let us start by saying that we see Tehama County as an area of abundant opportunity.  As has been stated in previous columns, Tehama County is centrally located on the west coast, has excellent access...
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Vida Juice Bar Finds Success in Red Bluff

Monday, October 29, 2018

Red Bluff’s first juice bar has been a huge hit! Vida Juice Bar serves juices, smoothies, açaí bowls, apple nachos and more! Yesenia Zaragoza strives to provide healthy, nutritious food to the community. Her customers have been raving about her and here’s what a few of them have said: “FINALLY!!!! I’ve been talking about a juice bar since I moved here! I am so happy that one has finally come to Red Bluff! The juice is so yummy and the bowls are too! It’s clean and cute inside. You have to stop by!!! This little juice bar is a breath of...
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Tehama Oaks Winery for Sale...and we’ve got the scoop!

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Who hasn’t dreamed of owning a winery and vineyard? Beautiful grapes on the vine, satisfying work and a country setting, life couldn’t get any better than that! In Tehama County, that dream could be a reality. Family owned and operated since 2008 and very well cared for, Tehama Oaks Vineyard and Winery is up for sale! We had the opportunity to talk with the current owner, Bob Douglas, about his experience owning this business in Tehama County. Bob values his community and says that Tehama County is an exceptional place to live and do business. When he started Tehama Oaks he...
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Supervisor's Corner with Bob Williams and Steve Chamblin, Summer 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

This quarter’s issue of Supervisors Corner has a new twist added, as Supervisor Steve Chamblin has joined the fray and we begin to write a joint column for the Tehama County Economic Development newsletter.  As we talked about how to construct this column and the things we would talk about, we realized that, as a new member of the TCED Ad Hoc Committee, Steve has a lot of catching up to do in regards to our past and current activities with TCED.  That being said, we have decided not to rehash what the TCED team has done in the past,...
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Let's Talk Shipping with Kaci Blaser-Rianda

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Kaci Blaser-Rianda always knew she wanted to be a small business owner so she and her husband took the opportunity to purchase Overland Post in 2016. They love owning a small business in Red Bluff and expressed that the community has been very supportive of their dream. “Word-of-mouth referrals drive business here and being involved in our community is an important part of that.” Kaci is a member of the Downtown Business Association and loves participating in events like Beef N’ Brew. She also values giving back to the community by sponsoring Little League and helping with their children’s school...
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Local Family Brings New Business Concept to Tehama County

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jake and Rachelle Gould grew up immersed in agriculture and strive to continue that value with their children. With Rachelle as a member of Sunrise Rotary and Soroptimist International of Red Bluff and the couple seeing family ran farms and ranches on the decline, they wanted a business model that supported local agriculture and encompassed a passion for community. With this in mind, Field to Fork Tehama LLC began to form with the end goal of connecting our community with our local farmers and ranches. Field to Fork Tehama, LLC is a family owned, multi-farm CSA based in Red Bluff. Members...
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A Chat with Fit Republic Manager, Brandon Berona

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Fit Republic opened its doors in Red Bluff on December 15th, 2017 after much anticipation and excitement from the community. They were drawn to Tehama County for the customer base, including our surrounding areas which totals 60,000+ in population. The Fit Republic team wanted to bring with them a new state of fitness and results, building value throughout Tehama County. Fit Republic created fourteen new jobs in Tehama County, looking for people with customer service and sales skills, professional, fitness-minded and driven. They had a great experience opening their business in Red Bluff with fast turnaround on permitting and they felt...
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A Visit to Triple Creek Ranch

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Our visit to Triple Creek Ranch was wonderful! I’ve seen miniature horses many times but seeing them running free over a hillside in Tehama County along with their rescued friends, which included other horses and a friendly dog, was a wonderfully unique experience. Triple Creek Ranch is a non-profit ranch located in Tehama County and offers therapeutic riding and youth activities, including hosting field trips for local schools. They offer a calming space for wounded veterans and their families to heal and much more. We met with Ms. Reese, who runs the daily operations of the ranch as she took us on...
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Supervisor's Corner with Bob Williams, Spring 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Since I first began writing these columns, I have regularly tried to focus on a theme for each issue.  Recent past columns have dealt with “never a dull moment” and “challenges and discoveries”. This time, I think that I would like to look with optimism towards the opportunities that I see for economic development in Tehama County. When Supervisor Bundy and I first started the process of looking into how Tehama County could be more competitive in the area of economic development, we couldn’t understand why businesses weren’t flocking to Tehama County.  After all, we thought that we had everything that...
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Sparrows Landing Opens in Dairyville with Big Dreams for Business

Monday, February 05, 2018

Larry and Rhonda Searcy have started a home business in Dairyville selling crafted furniture, art, plants and more! The store is open the first Friday through Saturday of each month and welcomes shoppers in for baked goodies and a friendly atmosphere. The Searcy’s have big dreams for their business! Read more from them below! "2018 sees us well on our way to building our dream... a business that not only promotes recycling and repurposing materials but also adds beauty and functionality to our lives." "Our resident wood artist, Larry, offers over 30 years of woodworking and ingenuity in every one of his...
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Supervisor's Corner with Bob Williams, Winter 2018

Monday, February 05, 2018

In the last edition of my column, I referred a lot to the phrase “never a dull moment”.  The year 2017 certainly provided plenty of excitement for me in my role as Tehama County Supervisor and as the 2017 Chairman of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC).  As we begin 2018, I look forward to another challenging yet rewarding year, serving the people of Tehama County and working to provide a better quality of life for our citizens. With each day come new challenges and discoveries for me and our Tehama County Economic Development team.  I use the term “challenges”;...
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Red Bluff Welcomes Locally Sourced Food Truck

Friday, February 02, 2018

Yess B’s Curbside Diner opened in December and specializes in culinary options made with locally grown and sourced food from Tehama County and the surrounding area. Yess B’s offers comfort food with an always changing menu, all from a brand new ‘state of the art’ food trailer. This is one seriously outfitted food cart! Diane, a self-described foodie met Yess, a trained Chef who hailed from Canada before moving to Red Bluff, while volunteering for Tehama Together and organizing the first ‘Field to Fork’ event. The relationship blossomed from there. Buy a cart, design a menu, open and feed the masses....
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Online Start-up Opens Store Front

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Since starting her online floral delivery business in April, Haley DiDio has been delivering her amazing flower arrangements to residents in our community and surrounding areas. With Haley's talent as a florist and her dedication to high-quality customer service, her business has grown and she found herself in need of a larger workspace. She recently opened her own flower shop in Frontier Village at 645 Antelope Blvd Suite #8. Haley started working in the floral industry at the age of 16 through an onsite learning program at Red Bluff High School. Haley’s dream was to provide great customer service and bring the...