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Calaveras Chamber Kicks Off New Year

Angels Camp, CA — Close to 150 people filled Camps at Greenhorn Creek in Angels Camp Tuesday evening to welcome a new Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Dignitaries in attendance included Senator Dave Cox, a representative from Assemblyman Tom Berryhill´s office, and Calaveras County Supervisors Tom Tryon, Bill Claudino and Russ Thomas.

Senator Cox installed the new commerce panel featuring Jack Boeding as president and Bruce Tallakson as Vice President.

Cox, who was the guest speaker, says the chamber is doing important work and saluted its efforts.

The annual chamber Business of the Year award was given to Aspen Street Architects of Angels Camp. Company Chief Financial Officer Karen Ross says the company has been in business since 1970 and has 33 employees.

The evening also included a graduation for the 2006 Leadership Calaveras program. For this year´s project, local leaders convened to create a jail awareness campaign. The group says due to the jail´s overpopulation problem, 1,800 inmates have been released early over the last two years.

During 2007, the chamber will continue its community art project with the Arts Council and the Painted Frogs of Calaveras.

For more information contact the chamber at (209) 736-2580.

Written by Vanessa Turner.