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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...
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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...