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Mission Statement:

“To promote and support the economic vitality while honoring and preserving the unique lifestyles of our Mountain Communities."
Chamber
"Opt-in", so you don't miss out!
Results for the 2005 Shop Local Campaign
PULSE
7th Annual Party with the Stars!
Member 2 Member Update
Business EXPO 2006
Results for the 2005 Membership Drive!
Web Report
Chamber Morning Grind
Members
Tips on selling your house
Oakhurst Cruise & Travel Wants to say Thank you!
Frozen pipes and ice dams: Cold weather culprits!
Profiting from Customer Service
Workforce!
Pictures from the WIB Fashion Show!
Community
You do the math!
RUDI SCHULTE FAMILY FOUNDATION DONATES $10,500 TO LOCAL CHARITIES
Chamber and Community Photos
Fire Safe for 2006
Mark your calendars; Blood Drive at...
It is hard to believe that another year has past us by!
Main Street!
Calendar of Events
Wish List for Oakhurst and the Surrounding Areas
Community Service Directory
Political Scene
Chamber Offers Recommendations on Complying with New Restrictions on Fax Communications
WTO Meets in Hong Kong

Oakhurst Cruise & Travel Wants to say Thank you!
By the beginning of December, we had received over 200 ornaments from over 100 people from more than 65 different destinations!  From Bora Bora to Romania, Alaska to Egypt, Australia to Norway and everywhere in between.  When our intrepid travelers could not find ornaments, they brought us bracelets, bookmarks, key chains, necklaces, anything that would hang on a tree, even their hotel room keys.  And everything went on the tree!
 
The night of the Christmas Tree auction, we were so proud when our tree sold for $1,100.00, one of the highest bids of the night!  It was very exciting – and the entire amount was donated to our selected charity, the Harry S. Baker Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst.
 
As a member of the board of directors for the Boys & Girls, the owner of this agency, and on behalf of my staff, thank you so very much for contributing to our tree, and to our community.  It’s people like you that make a difference, and make this a great place to live!  Our very special thanks to those who contributed:

Rusty & Sara Murphy         
Maine, Monterey CA, Catalina, Alaska, Victoria BC, Boston, Costa Rica, Australia, San Diego, Panama Canal

Barbara & Kurt Starkey
Australia, Fiji, San Francisco Chinatown , Carmel, Las Vegas, Yosemite, Costa Rica, Houston, Park City Utah, Mexico, Oakland CA, Peru, Bali, New Orleans, Japan, King Tut Exhibit – L.A.

Andrea Starkey
Switzerland, Spain, Paris, Sausalito, Costa Rica, Santa Anita Racetrack, Long Beach Aquarium, Mexico

Ron & Evi Bown
Hawaii

Rick & Erma Rodgers
Bora Bora,

Mary Beth Epperly
St. Thomas, Tortola

Lee & Gerry Adelsbach
Sea of Cortez Cruise

Darren & Ursa Stearns
Costa Rica, Puerto Vallarta, San Francisco, Ensenada

Ernie Bender
San Francisco, Kauai

Barbara Lohuis
Cozumel, Grand Cayman

Brenda Heckman
Mexico Cruise

M/M Charles Epperly
Hawaii Cruise

David & Rhonda Salisbury
Italy, Romania

Donna Konopacki
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Roy & Shirley Killion
Alaska Cruise

Kit Whitson
Indy 500 Race, 2005

Ron & Edie Best
Alaska Cruise

Prent & Carole Yandell
Alaska Cruise

Bill & Carol Atwood
Disney Cruise, Mexico

Glen & Sharon Dibble
Alaska Cruise

Norma Colbern
Canada

Randy Hyatt Family
Catalina (Cruise)

Tony & Diane Ward
Alaska Cruise

Audrey Rudholm
Santa Fe, New Mexico, Florence, Oregon

Rachel Gardner
Norway

Nicki Van Velson
Budapest, Vienna

Eldon & Janis Dale
Alaska

Wayne Williamson & Ruth Hunt
Salzburg Austria

Steve & Jane Medley
Mt. Rainer, WA

Jim & Julie Kissee
Hawaii

Steve & Cindy Welch
Alaska Cruise

Jim & Kathy Bell
San Francisco

Fred & Suzanne Grin
Mexico Cruise

Bob & Valerie LeClerc
Mexico Cruise

Virginia Coffman
Mexico Cruise

Karen McCarty
Fresno

Craig & Sheri Pinkerton
Cancun

Russ & Sunny Duncanson
Victoria, Canada

Tom & Nancy Wider
New York City

David & Nancy Graves
Bath, England

Scott & Kendra Chancey
Puerto Vallarta

Tom & Christine Nicoluis
Hawaii

Cheryce Gibson
Mexico

Jolene McCall
Walt Disney World

Gayle Fannin / Jane Topping
Hawaii

Brian & Laura Wick
Cancun

Don & Sandra Humphries
Mazatlan

Robyn Holland
India

Dave & Linda Dorsey
Hallmark Collection

Sue Kurtley
Holland

Joe & Sheri Sciarrino
Egypt

Micato Safari Company
Kenya

LADIES CRUISE PASSENGERS – Ensenada, Mexico

Sharon Regert
Diane Willingham
Cathy & Brittany Burns
Sandy Hale
Kandi Papike
Sandy Wearing
Sunny Duncanson
Sue Macaulay
Kathy Bell
Pam & Jennifer Latham
Lisa Hopewell
Jane Raupp
Betty Linn
Melissa Buller
Karen McCarty
Andrea Starkey
Rhonda Salisbury
Barbara Starkey
Lynn Soloman
Cathy Jones
Sherry Colgate

Imported Ornaments from:
Panama
Czech Republic
Poland
China
India
Indonesia

Oakhurst Cruise & Travel Center
In the Von’s Shopping Center,
below Round Table Pizza
40034 Highway 49, Oakhurst
559-683-6300
email:  info@oakcrutrvl.com


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Quick Poll
Where did you shop?

Did you spend more this holiday season than last year?

Yes

No

Where did you do the majority of your shopping?

Locally

Madera

Fresno

Online

Catalogs

Did you purchase any gift cards?

Yes

No

If so, where did you purchase the gift cards?

Locally

Madera

Fresno

Online

What was the average amount of the gift card?

$1 to $20

$21 to $50

$51 to $100

More than $100

What type of gift card was it?

Visa, MC, AMEX

Big Box or Chain Store

Phone Card

Local Store

Would you be interested in a service that would compare prices on specific goods and let you know who has the best deal?

Yes

No

Did you try to shop locally and find that what you wanted was not available in the area?

Yes

No

If so, whould you please contact the chamber office at 559-683-7766 and let us know what is was?

 See Results
Do you have a preference or suggestions? Email us or call 559-683-7766!

Thank you for participating in our OACC survey. This information will be used to better inform our business community as well as teach the Chamber what we can do to solicit for goods and services that will better meet your needs.
Special Announcement

Congratulations! To Mr. & Mrs. Klement of Oakhurst. After doing some shopping at True Value, Gary found out it pays to "Shop the Mountains First" and won the grand prize of $1000.00.

Want to know what the 411 in town is? Help take the "Pulse" of Oakhurst!

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