In addition to the many valuable services provided by the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce, the following associations and organizations provide support services to businesses within Calaveras County.

University of California Cooperative Extension
(Farm Advisor’s Office)
423 E. St. Charles St.
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-6477; FAX (209) 754-6472
Contact: Scott Oneto

Cooperative Extension’s (CE) programs operate through a unique partnership of federal, state, county, and private resources linked in applied research and educational outreach. Backed by the resources of the UC campuses, CE’s educational programs use practical applied research information to solve community problems. CE’s many teaching tools include meetings, conferences, workshops, demonstrations, field days, video programs, newsletters and manuals. Thousands of volunteers extend CE’s outreach, assisting with nutrition and 4-H youth development programs along with Master Gardener, Master Food Preserver, and Master Food Shopper education. Educational programs are offered in the areas of wine grape production, olive oil production, livestock production, and most other commercial crops.

891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249

PO Box 394

San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 498-8081
Contact: Sean Kriletich

CalaverasGROWN is a countywide cooperative marketing and education program to assist local agricultural producers market their products. The objectives are to implement a strategic marketing program that incorporates all aspects of agriculture, including promoting locally grown and processed foods; increasing agricultural production, profitability and opportunity; creating and enhancing a more sustainable community; and enhancing and increasing economic development and stability in Calaveras County.

Calaveras Winegrape Alliance
202 Main Street

Murphys, CA 95247

(209) 728-9467

A cooperative marketing association for Calaveras wineries and grape growers, the CWA also sponsors special events such as President’s Wine Weekend, Passport Weekend, Calaveras Grape Stomp, and Holiday Open House.

Calaveras Farm Bureau
891 Mountain Ranch Road, P.O. Box 206
Altaville, CA 95221
(209) 772-2830
Manger: Toni Ann Fischer

The Calaveras Farm Bureau is the local chapter of the California Farm Bureau. The California Farm Bureau is California’s largest farm organization with more than 95,000 member families in 53 counties. It is a voluntary, nongovernmental, nonpartisan organization of farm and ranch families seeking solutions to the problems that affect their lives, both socially and economically.

County Agricultural Commissioner
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-6504 Ext. 3

Angels Camp Business Association
P.O. Box 62, Angels Camp, CA 95222
(209) 736-1333

Copperopolis Area Business Association
P.O. Box 466, Copperopolis, CA 95228
(209) 782-7889

Greater Arnold Business Association
P.O. Box 2385, Arnold, CA 95223
(209) 795-4222 (GABA)

Murphys Business Association
P.O. Box 2034, Murphys, CA 95247
(209) 890-1742

San Andreas Merchants Association
P.O. Box 811, San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-0127

Valley Springs Area Business Association
P.O. Box 848, Valley Springs, CA 95252
(209) 920-7034

Wallace Burson Association
P.O. Box 103, Wallace, CA 95254
(209) 418-7931

Columbia College
Calaveras Office
Glory Hole Center, 2892 Hwy 49, Suite 4
Angels Camp, CA
(209) 736-5940
Courses designed for business owners, managers, and employees to master leadership skills, maximize management performance, improve working environment, and increase profits. Customized programs, general training, CPR and OSHA training can be offered on site or at the Columbia College facility.

San Joaquin Delta College Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
56 S. Lincoln Street
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 954-5089
SBDC offers affordable business management training with small business orientation, courses, seminars, and women entrepreneurs program.

HRM Consulting
304 Highway 4, P.O. Box 2625
Murphys, CA 95247
(209) 728-8905
HRM Consulting is a private firm that designs and conducts customized, interactive training workshops for managers and employees on a wide variety of topics, including sexual harassment, effective workplace communication, supervision, and the legal requirements of a broad range of State and Federal employment laws and regulations such as the ADA, FMLA, FEHA , OSHA and Worker’s Compensation. HRM also offers training for non-profit corporations on topics such as Board Development and human resources management.

Leadership Calaveras
Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce
7 North Main Street, San Andreas, Ca 95249
(209) 754-5400
Leadership Calaveras is an interactive learning program bringing men and women from throughout Calaveras County together to develop leadership qualities, and to identify and explore local issues and needs. Topics covered include History and Diversity, Recreation and Natural Resources, Health and Welfare, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Arts, Media, Education, Business and Agriculture. Class members are selected to represent business, government, agriculture, finance, industry and volunteer interests. Participants may apply on their own or at the recommendation of their employer. The class meets monthly for 10 months and includes one overnight retreat.

San Joaquin Delta College Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
56 S. Lincoln St.
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 943-5089
The SBDC helps new and existing businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, and technical problems. The staff, consultants, and volunteers provide up-to-date consulting, training, and research assistance in all aspects of business management and start-up. Services include business expansion and start-up, business management training with small business orientation, courses, seminars, and women entrepreneurs program; resource library, and business website links. The Calaveras County Economic Development Company works with the SBDC to provide free counseling services to businesses within Calaveras County.

SCORE (Service Corps. of Retired Executives)
SCORE is a national, non-profit organization staffed by retired business executives. As the volunteer business counseling arm of the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE provides local businesses with the following free services:
• Confidential interviews with trained business counselors
• Advice on pre-business planning and improving existing businesses
• Assistance in finding sources of funding
• Access to U.S. Small Business Administration publications
• Seminars and workshops on important and timely business subjects
• Networking opportunities with other business people

Better Business Bureau
10399 Old Placerville Road

Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 443-6843
The Better Business Bureau is a private, non-profit organization supported by membership dues. Services provided by the BBB include promoting ethical business standards and voluntary self-regulation of business practices; monitoring of the business practices of local companies and charitable organizations for compliance with BBB standards; providing reports on businesses in order to help consumers make wise purchasing decisions; facilitating settlement of disputes between consumers and businesses by processing consumer complaints and offering telephone conciliation, mediation and arbitration; acting as a clearinghouse for business and consumer information; and setting standards for ethical advertising and business practices.

Sierra Nonprofit Support Center
320 W. Stockton St.
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-1093
SNSC’s mission is to provide an environment of shared resources to empower non-profit organizations and associations to achieve their annual goals, expand their funding expertise, and increase their ability to serve our communities. The Nonprofit Support Center maintains a reference library and computer grant search program and can assist nonprofits through consultation and clinics on organization development including board, staff, and volunteer management, fundraising, proposal writing, marketing, strategic planning, computer grant search, and more. The Center can also provide nonprofits with consultant referral, organizational assessment, networking, brown-bag sessions, and other activities for brainstorming, solutions,
and support.

Calaveras County boasts a number of meeting sites capable of accommodating groups of 10 to 400 people and up to 15,000 for special events. Each location has its own special ambiance and variety of facilities, ranging from historic hotels and scenic mountain lodges to full-service resorts and upscale golf communities.
Here is a sampling of special event and conference facilities in Calaveras County, including maximum occupancy levels. All area codes are 209.

Bear Valley Lodge, Bear Valley – Large alpine hotel with cathedral lounge and small breakout meeting rooms (max. 100) 753-2327

Black Bart Inn & Motel, San Andreas – Historic motel with two restaurants 754-3808 Separate building for functions – The Metropolitan – (max. 200) 754-5555

Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angels Camp – Extensive facilities overlooking oak-studded hills (max. 800 to 15,000) 736-2561

Greenhorn Creek, Angels Camp – New upscale golf resort with award-winning restaurant and private meeting rooms (max. 120) 736-6200

Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys – Winery facility includes ballroom with historic pipe organ, culinary center, well-appointed meeting rooms, executive board room, large outdoor amphitheatre, gardens and pond, gourmet deli, and more. (max. 400) 728-1251

Jackson Rancheria, Jackson – New, full-service casino housing gaming rooms, two restaurants, hotel, and the 800-seat Dalton Hall. 223-3424

Lake Tulloch Resort, Copperopolis – Full-service lake resort and hotel with private and scenic meeting facilities (max. 200) 785-8200

Murphys Hotel, Murphys – Historic hotel with motel-style rooms as well, private meeting rooms, restaurant, landscaped courtyard area, and lively bar (max. 100) 728-3444

Murphys Suites, Murphys – Opening in fall 2002, Murphys Suites is a full-service motel featuring executive suites and private conference room (max. 75) 728-1818

Saddle Creek, Copperopolis – Beautiful new golf resort community complete with full clubhouse, large private dining room, bar, library, banquet room, and bungalows. (max. 170) 785-5600

Sequoia Woods Country Club, Arnold – Private mountain golf country club with restaurant and lounge open to the public, and private meeting room with fireplace overlooking the course (max.135) 795-1378

Mother Lode Job Training
7 Main St.
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-4242
A self-service career center, Mother Lode Job Training is committed to helping people with job searching assistance, from first-time job seekers to professionals. Services include resource library, computer and internet access, job referrals and job market information, and information referrals for training opportunities, basic skills, and GED preparation. Mother Lode Job Training also provides helpful no-cost services and information to local businesses and employers including services listed above and office space for interviewing.

Employment Development Department (EDD)
FREE job listing and resume service on website provided by the California State EDD, providing access to the largest database of job seekers in California. Employers can list their job openings directly (or with EDD assistance) on the Internet at no charge.

Calaveras Works and Human Services Agency
509 East St. Charles Street
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-6448
CalWORKS provides employment training for CalWORKS recipients, including supervised job search, job club, job preparation slots, basic education, and specific training programs. General assistance includes job workshops, job preparation, and county work site programs.

Building Permits
County Building Department
Government Center
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
754-6390 Phone

Angels Camp
City Building and Planning Department, City Hall
P.O. Box 667
584 South Main Street
Angels Camp, CA 95222
736-1346 Phone

Business Licenses
County Treasurer-Tax Collector
Government Center
754-6350 Phone

Employer Registration
If you hire employees, you must register within 15 days after your employees are hired.

State of California
Employment Development Department
31 E. Channel Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 219
Stockton, CA 95202
956-1438 Phone or (916) 654-7041
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Encroachment Permits
County Public Works Department
Government Center
754-6402 Phone • 754-6664 Fax
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Environmental Determination & Commercial Site Plan Review
County Planning Department
Government Center
754-6394 Phone
754-6540 Fax
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Federal Income Tax
Internal Revenue Service
(800) 829-1040
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fictitious Business Name Statement
County Clerk-Recorder
Government Center
754-6372 Phone • 754-6733 Fax
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Health Permits
County Environmental Health Department
Government Center
754-6399 Phone • 754-6722 Fax
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seller’s Permit/Sales and Use Tax Permit
California Board of Equalization
(800) 400-7115
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Signs and Zoning/Use Permits
County Building Department
Government Center
754-6394 Phone • 754-6540 Fax
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

State Income Tax
State Franchise Tax Board
(800) 852-7050
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The United Parcel Service office covering three counties is located in Angels Camp and provides services to county businesses, some of whom regularly ship nationwide and even internationally. Federal Express, Airborne Express, and other shipping companies also service Calaveras County with pick-ups in most towns. United States Post Offices are located in each town and provide all regular postal services.

In Calaveras County, local suppliers can provide your company with a host of business-oriented telecommunication services.
Internet – ISDN, ISDN Centrex, dial-up internet, frame-relay access, and third party testing are available in Calaveras County. Wireless internet services are now available in Angels Camp through Goldrush World Access. Optical fiber service is also available in Calaveras County. DSL, Fiber to the Home, and Broadband are available throughout most areas of Calaveras County.
Telephone – Full telephone services are available through AT&T, Comcast, Calaveras Telephone, and Volcano Telephone.
Cable and Satellite Televsion – is available throughout Calaveras County.

Cellular Phone Service – is available through most areas in Calaveras County, except in portions of the higher mountain regions.

Air Transportation
Calaveras County Airport
3600 Carol Kennedy Drive
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 736-2501
Calaveras County Airport/Maury Rasmussen Field accommodates virtually all general aviation airplanes. Built in 1981, the runway is 3,600 feet long and is located on a ridge with no obstructions. Fly-ins are popular year round. Current weather conditions can be obtained from the AWOS III located on the field on a frequency of 118.525 or by telephone at 736-2523. The Calaveras County Airport offers aviation training, repair, and air transportation services.

Nearby Airports: (travel times are approximate)
Stockton – 1.25 hours; 65 miles
Sacramento – 2 hours; 90 miles
San Francisco – 2.5 hours; 140 miles
Oakland – 2.5 hours; 130 miles

Ground Transportation
Calaveras County is served by several State Highways, including Routes 4, 12, 26 and 49. These highways are primarily two-lane roads that are functionally classified as “minor arterials.” They interconnect locally with a network of collector and local streets.

Car and Truck Rentals
Car rentals are available in Angels Camp, Sonora and Jackson. Enterprise Car Rental will pick up or deliver. U-Haul trucks are available in Avery, Murphys, Angels Camp, Copperopolis, and Valley Springs.

Bus Service
Calaveras Transit
Calaveras County Public Works
891 Mountain Ranch Rd.
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-4450
The County operates Calaveras Transit, a regional public transportation system. Buses currently operate appoximately 12 hours a day, six days a week, and serve communities along Highway 49 from Mokelumne Hill to Columbia, along Highway 4 from Copperopolis to Arnold, along Highway 12 from San Andreas to Valley Springs, and along Highway 26 from Mokelumne Hill to West Point. The Saturday bus runs between Valley Springs and Murphys.  Calaveras Transit buses also connect to regional public transit systems serving Amador, Tuolumne, and San Joaquin counties.

Taxi Service
Taxi service is limited in Calaveras County. Murphys’ Taxi is available and can be reached at 795.7777. Two taxicab companies operate in nearby Sonora.

Electricity Service
Pacific Gas & Electric
1108 Murphys Grade Road
Angels Camp, CA 95222

Gas Service
Natural gas service is available in the La Contenta and Rancho Calaveras areas; propane gas service is available throughout Calaveras County by a number of private propane companies.

Sewer and Water Services
Calaveras County Water District
P.O. Box 846, 423 E. St. Charles Street
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-3543

Calaveras Public Utility District
San Andreas 754-3281
City of Angels, Angels Camp 736-0139
Murphys Sanitary District 728-3094
Mokelumne Hill Sanitary District 286-1425
San Andreas Sanitary District 754-3281
Union Public Utility District, Murphys 728-3651
Valley Springs Public Utility District 772-144
Valley Springs Sanitary District 772-1434