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WELCOME NEW AND FORMER CHAMBER MEMBERS!

“Care Flight” and “Medical Investors Holdings” join Needles Chamber

Newest members to the Needles Chamber of Commerce are Care Flight and Medical Investors Holdings.

Newest members to the Needles Chamber of Commerce are Care Flight and Medical Investors Holdings.

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WELCOME LOFSTROM ART TO NEEDLES CALIFORNIA!!

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 A concierge service that will meet all your away from home needs. “You can’t buy more time, but you can hire us!”

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Newest Needles Chamber Members  Alarm Co, Ivan Lofstrom, Fine Arts, Embrace Me, Adoption and Foster Services

Chamber Members:  REDMOND CONSTRUCTION AND TEANSTERS LOCAL 1932.  Thank you for joining and supporting your local chamber of commerce!

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New Needles Chamber Members: 

First Call, Vista Del Sol, Nick Rose Insurance, Farmers Insurance: Agents, Jamie Molder and Linda Burger, Valdez Mexican Grill.  Welcome to the Needles Business Chamber Family!!                                   

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WELCOME HOOCH’S AND TOTALLY AWESOME PRINTING, OUR NEWEST MEMBERS TO THE NEEDLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!!

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THE NEEDLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES ITS NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS!

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2016 HAUNTED HOUSE: “NIGHMARE ON NORTH K STREET!”

The BIG GREEN SCARY HOUSE in Needles has long been a curiosity and wonderment to people who pass by.  Is it haunted?  Are there ghosts? Is there really a child’s voice talking to you in one of the rooms?

YES!  YES! AND YES!!  So said the Paranormal Investigation Team who inhabited the creepy place for 2 days.  Their outcome?  Yes, generic cialis the Big Green Scary House is HAUNTED!!

So, every year, the Paget Family, who bought the house just for the purpose of opening its door every Halloween, becomes the freakiest location on the river.  Here are some screaming good photos from 2016…….Don’t miss 2017!!

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Chamber Hosts 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Mixer at the El Garces

wine-52ND ANNUAL WINE TASTING M,IXER HOSTED BY THE NEEDLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT THE ‘EL GARCES’

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Winners in the 90th Anniversary celebration of Rt. 66 were:            Eileen Hartwick for the Mayor’s Choice.  Mayor Ed Paget couldn’t resist her vintage entry, a 1912 Model T, showed to represent the “Dust Bowlers” who followed the “Mother Road” across the plains seeking a better living.  Eileen’s Model T is a family treasure rescued from the Mohave River bed in Barstow many years ago. Her Model T is featured in pictures below.

Other winners were:   Sponsor’s Choice:  Mike Skidmore, 1955 Chevy;  Don Burt 1957 Chevy (shown below);   Plaque Winners:  Ron Werner, 1952 Studebaker; Jim Brooks 1969 Mach 1 (shown below); Skip Kelly, 1955 Chevy Truck; Pat Burke 1958 Chevy Corvette (shown below).

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Needles Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Alliance sponsored the 90th Anniversary Celebration of Route 66 on Saturday, November 12, 2016,  The event drew large crowds and featured food and craft vendors, a vintage car show, music by Cat in the Hat, photo op with a Model T (Grapes of Wrath outfitted), all at Santa Fe Park in Needles.

 

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OCTOBER 7TH IS THE 2017 ANNUAL CHAMBER DINNER: “SUNNY DAYS AND STARRY NIGHTS” TO BE HELD AT THE NEEDLES RIVER’S EDGE GOLF COURSE

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The 2017 Annual Chamber Dinner will be held at the Needles River’s Edge Golf Course, featuring the theme of “Sunny Days and Starry Nights.”  The venue will offer spectacular views of the golf course from elegant party tents on the putting green area.  Appetizers and cocktails will kick off the evening followed by a plated dinner served by the 19th Hole Bar & Grill.  More details will be coming soon! PUT OCTOBER 7TH ON YOUR CALENDAR!

The photographer for the 2016 Annual Chamber Diner was Krista Garde of Let it Play Photography

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Cathy McConnell is awarded the Needles Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year recognition by Chamber board member Margot McKee. Thanks Cathy for all you do for Needles!

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Susan Alexis accepts the Business of the Year award for Wagon Wheel Restaurant. Susan and Mike own the establishment and provide the best home made, viagra sales scratch, down home menu!

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Mary Gonzales received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Chamber. Mary, among other talents, is the “Needles Parade Organizer Queen!” Celebrating with Mary is Jan Jernigan, NDBA.

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Laurie Stephenson accepts the Educator of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce. Laurie is a teacher for Needles Unified School District. Thanks you Laurie for all you give to our youth!

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Chamber Board Member Margot McKee presents Citizen of the Year Award to Cathy McConnell.

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DENNY’S PROPERTY AVAILABLE IN NEEDLES

This prime property is available, viagra sale located right at the mid-town, I-40 off ramps in Needles, California.  See the attached link to find out more details or call the City of Needles, 760-326-2113.

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eileen-hartwick       A thought from Eileen H. Hartwick, owner of Big “O” and NAPA in Needles, Board Director Needles Chamber of Commerce:
“Just putting this out in the universe: The city of Needles, CA is expecting to have a number of new jobs opening up in the next years; mostly, but not all, related to medical marijuana cultivation. The folks that fill these jobs will need a place to live. We already have a fabulous school district ready and able to take on more students, with access to the best state college system around. The town has a large number of old (dating back to the 20’s) housing units that require modernization. Anyone with the skills and licenses to do this type of work, could make a tidy ROI, by flipping, or renting these older homes, once they are made more attractive. This is not my skill set, I’m just identifying a need, and hoping that someone out there would like to make a few $$$$’s and fill the need. If anyone needs more information, I’m sure the City of Needles or the Chamber of Commerce would happy to provide more.”
Thanks, Eileen. People—PASS THE WORD!!

 

Memorial Day at the Fort Mojave Cemetery 2016

The Fort Mojave Tribal Council, best viagra Fort Mojave elders, families and guests gather each Memorial Day to celebrate and honor those tribal members who have served in military and who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  The Color Guard, the Sprit Runners and the Bird Dancers all participate.

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THE EL GARCES HARVEY HOUSE, CROWN JEWEL OF THE DESERT, IS SCENE OF MANY LOCAL EVENTS

THE NEEDLES CITY COUNCIL MEETS IN PUBLIC AT THE EL GARCES FOR A VISION AND PLANNING SESSION.

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THE NEEDLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCES HOSTS A THANK YOU  DINNER FOR THE MANY VOLUNTEERS AT THE HB&CCS

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THE MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST HOLDS INFORMATIONAL MEETING MEETING ON THE NEW SAND TO SNOW DESERT NATIONAL MONUMENTS.

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Galleano Winery of Mira Loma California will present the wine tasting tri-state mixer on December 7th at the El Garces Harvey House in Needles.  The event is hosted by the Needles Chamber of Commerce and the Needles Downtown Business Alliance.  Join us at 4:30 (CA time)!!  $10 donation is asked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PASSENGER STATION IN THE EL GARCES:  Mayor Ed Paget, viagra discount cialis local dignitaries, ampoule guests and AMTRAK officials cut the ribbon in a ceremony opening the AMTRAK Railroad station depot to passengers.  The renovated El Garces Harvey House Depot and Hotel will house the unmanned station.  Passengers will access the waiting area when electronic locks open the facility daily.  For more information regarding train schedules, call the Needles Chamber, 760-326-2050 or AMTRAK.

 

 

Mayor Ed Paget welcomes guests and officials at the grand opening of the AMTRAK Station in the El Garces.

Mayor Ed Paget welcomes guests and officials at the grand opening of the AMTRAK Station in the El Garces.

Fort Mojave Tribe Celebrates Ward Valley Victory

The Fort Mojave Tribe gathered at the sacred Ward Valley site to commemorate the victory over commercial interests who tried to use the land for a low-level nuclear waste dump. Tribal interest prevailed and the land is preserved as it has been for centuries.

Quarterly General Meetings: DREW MILBURN, C.O.O. OF MEDICAL INVESTOR HOLDINGS, WILL ADDRESS CHAMBER IN JUNE

The River Front Café hosted the June Needles Chamber General Membership Meeting, COO of Medical Investors Holdings.

The River Front Café hosted the June Needles Chamber General Membership Meeting, COO of Medical Investors Holdings

THE JUNE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:  Medical Investor Holdings, LLC, Chief Operating Officer Drew Milburn, will speak to the business community about the current over-site of the large-scale cultivations, extractions and manufacturing operations in MIH.

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Pacific Gas & Electric Outlines Plans for Clean up and Construction Projects that will offer jobs in the local area.  

Fill out the form below and submit no later than March 8th.

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Curt Russell, Site Manager at the PC&E Topock Station presented information about the hazardous clean up planned and the number of jobs that clean up will create for at least a short term..  There are a variety of jobs that will be needed, from the top range of construction engineering and supervision to custodial and food services.  The main information for the public, anyone looking for employment with PG&E on this project, is to meet the deadline for IMG_1558submitting proper paper work.  There will be an official form sent out, and as soon as that is available, I will post it.
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The Needles Chamber of Commerce holds quarterly general meetings which are open to all Chamber members as well as the general public.  The quarterly meetings, held in March, June, September and December, provide topical information and presenters who bring pertinent information to the business co

Needles Chamber of Commerce General Meeting dates for 2017:are listed below.  Locations and topics to be announced later.

January 19, 2017
SPECIAL MEETING: PRESENTATION BY PG&E:  “Protecting the Colorado River from Groundwater Contamination at PG&E’s Topock Compressor Station”

 

Dates for Generac Membership Chamber Meetings for 2017:

September 21, 2017

December 7, 2017


 

 

The Jewel of the Desert Fountain is Restored!

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Namesake and memorial bricks have been placed after many, sildenafil many years of waiting for the restoration of the fountain at El Garces.  Thanks and kudos to the Friends of El Garces for seeing this project to completion.  Namesake and memorial bricks can still be purchased.  Forms can be picked up at the Needles Chamber of Commerce, viagra generic or call 760-362-2050.

 

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Original and newly purchased bricks are added to the just-restored fountain at the Needles El Garces Harvey House.

Original and newly purchased bricks are added to the just-restored fountain at the Needles El Garces Harvey House.

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Victor Valley Transportation Authority Shuttle

VICTOR VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OFFERS SHUTTLE SERVICE AND CAR RENTALS!

Victor Valley Transportation Authority Offers New Car Rental Service in Needles
Needles residents can now rent a car for area transportation needs from Victor Valley Transit Authority.
Needles residents can now rent a car for area transportation needs from Victor Valley Transit Authority.

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR TRANSIT RIDERS:

BEGINNING JULY 1ST ALL RIDERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A DISCOUNT PASS PHOTO ID. SEE FLYER FOR CONTACT INFO.

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Shuttle service is now available from Needles to Barstow and Victorville.  See the attached flyers and schedules.

Shuttle service is now available from Needles to Barstow and Victorville. See the attached flyers and schedules.

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Needles Chamber Honors Local Businesses of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER AND BUSINESS OF THE MONTH JUICY’S RIVER CAFE!  THANK YOU FOR SERVING NEEDLES AND BEING A LOYAL CHAMBER MEMBER!

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The Needles Desert Star is Business of the Month—a Needles Chamber member since 1945!! Congratulations and thank you for being a loyal chamber member!

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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH MARCH 2017MYSTIC MAZE HONEY!  HOME GROWN AND HOME MADE!

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LUCY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT BUSINESS OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER, 2016.

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Lucy Shubert and Kay Garrett welcome all the locals, Snowbirds and everyone else to Lucy’s Mexican Restaurant in Needles.  This is the place to get great Mexican food and see all your friends!  Thank Lucy and Kay for being loyal Needles Chamber of Commerce Members!

 

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Wade Phillips accepts the Chamber  of Commerce Business of the Month for October, 2016.  Wade, John & Melody Phillips run the family owned construction and demolition business. Thank you to the Phillips Family for being loyal Needles Chamber members!

 

 

DECO Bsns of the Month August 2016

Business of the month for August, 2016, IS DECO Foods in Needles California. Thanks to the DeAtleys for decades of service to the Needles business community!

Colorado River Medical Center awarded the June 2016 Needles Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month Award.

Colorado River Medical Center awarded the June 2016 Needles Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month Award.

Valenzuela's Mexican Restaurant is a local icon in Needles, California.  "Malacho's" is a family run business that has served eedles for generations.

Valenzuela’s Mexican Restaurant is a local icon in Needles, California. “Malacho’s” is a family run business that has served Needles for generations.

Colorado River Plumbing and Hardware Express

Lindsey and Joe Payson, proprietors of Hardware Express and Colorado River Plumbing.

River Valley Air Conditioning awarded Business of the Month from the Needles Chamber of Commerce.  Thank you RVAC for serving the tri-state area for 75 years!

River Valley Air Conditioning awarded Business of the Month from the Needles Chamber of Commerce. Thank you RVAC for serving the tri-state area for 75 years!

The Wagon Wheel Restaurant of Needles is awarded the Needles Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month.

The Wagon Wheel Restaurant of Needles is awarded the Needles Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month.

 

 

 

 

Eric and his staff at Econo-Smog are awarded the Needles Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month.

Eric and his staff at Econo-Smog are awarded the Needles Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month.

NEEDLES COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDARS OF EVENTS FOR 2017-18 TO BE POSTED BY AUGUSY 2017

LOOK FOR THE NEW CALENDARS FOR 2017-18 TO BE POSTED BY AUGUST, 2017.  THE LAST EVENT ON THE 2016-17 CALENDAR IS THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL DINNER, OCTOBER 7, 2017.  DETAILS TO FOLLOW!

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Please note:  Some events’ dates are still to be announced.  Please contact the organizing group for more information as events get closer.

 

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