Cioppino and Pasta Feed: Get Your Tickets Now

Tickets are on sale now for the annual all-you-can-eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed, March 4, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Get your tickets at the Fairgrounds office, or by visiting  here. This has been a sold-out event for six years in a row, and features chef Arnie Romanello’s secret 100-year-old-recipe, so get your tickets early. Yum!
 
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Categories: Events, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Leadership Speaker Series For Youth Launches

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 28, 2016

Contact:
Jim Hawkeswood, President, Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation
(530) 273-6217, ext. 209; moc.r1563312083iaFyt1563312083nuoCa1563312083daveN1563312083@noit1563312083adnuo1563312083F1563312083

Rea Callender, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217; moc.r1563312083iaFyt1563312083nuoCa1563312083daveN1563312083@aeR1563312083

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Launches Second Season Of Leadership Speaker Series For Youth
Jon Gregory, Executive Director of the Economic Resource Council, serves as guest speaker

“Remember to keep calm and professional in the storm,” said Jon Gregory, Executive Director of the Nevada County Economic Resource Council, to a group of local high school students on Wednesday night. “Because if you want to do anything innovative or start something that requires change, you will have nay sayers and it may upset people. However, if you believe in what you are doing and believe it will make a difference – stay calm and move forward.”

Gregory recently addressed students from Bear River and Nevada Union high schools as the first speaker in the second season of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series. The series brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences and advice – to local high school students.

“Jon did an amazing job talking to the students about business success,” said Rea Callender, Fairgrounds CEO. “I was also impressed with the students for their level of participation and questions. It is exciting to see these kids with their whole lives in front of them, and it’s encouraging to be able to provide them with tools to help them along the business path.”

In addition to serving as Executive Director, Gregory is a General Partner of the Green Screen Institute’s Virtual Reality Accelerator Investment Fund. He has spent 25 years in innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital and angel investment, and economic development – with unique knowledge of what it takes for communities and regions to grow an economy.

In addition to sharing his own life experiences, Gregory outlined things to consider when beginning a career, including lifestyle, geography, wages, housing, flexibility, benefits, upward mobility, and stability. He also emphasized the various types of business opportunities from big corporations to small businesses to government work to nonprofits to entrepreneurs.

In sharing his advice with the students, he offered several keys to success – taking initiative, looking proactively for win-win situations, perceiving employment through the lens of the employer, knowing the importance of networking, not giving up, understanding our own strengths and weaknesses, being professional and courteous, and having a daily plan.

The second season of the Speaker Series will feature six speakers, one each month, and will run through April. Upcoming speakers include Mike Naggiar, owner of Naggiar Vineyards and Winery; and Caroline Beteta, CEO of Visit California.

New this year, in addition to opening up the series to all high school Fair exhibitors, the Fairgrounds Foundation is offering two scholarships to individuals who meet the scholarship criteria, including attending five of the six speaker series dates.

About the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation: The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s mission is to support and improve the community’s Fairgrounds, and to support youth in agriculture.

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Jon Gregory, Executive Director of the Nevada County Economic Resource Council, spent an evening sharing his business experience and words of advice with high school students from Nevada Union and Bear River. Jon was the “kick off” speaker for the second season of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speakers Series, which brings business education to local high school students.

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series For Youth Continues

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 21, 2016

Contact: Jim Hawkeswood, President, Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation
(530) 273-6217, ext. 209; moc.r1563312083iaFyt1563312083nuoCa1563312083daveN1563312083@noit1563312083adnuo1563312083F1563312083

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series For Youth Continues
Rea Callender, CEO of Nevada County Fairgrounds, addresses local youth and provides business advice

“Life is a series of choices, and every decision you make now will impact your future,” said Rea Callender, CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. “Your greatest potential is now – so choose wisely.”

Last night, Callender addressed more than 20 FFA and 4H students from Bear River, Nevada Union and Placer high schools, and served as the third speaker in the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s ongoing Speaker Series.

The series, hosted by the Fairgrounds Foundation and sponsored by Sandy Ballou and California Outdoor Properties, brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences – to local high school students.

Rea has an entrepreneurial and philanthropic background with corporate, start-up and non-profit experience. He has served as CEO and Founder of several businesses – including Schoolpop, Inc., an online loyalty marketing company and fundraising tool for K-12 schools which raised $250 million since 1999 for schools nationwide.

Rea, who spent part of his youth in Nevada County and participated in the Junior Livestock Auction at the Nevada County Fair in his youth, talked about the impact his participation in agriculture had in his path as an entrepreneur.

As Rea encouraged students to follow their passions, he outlined a series of steps to follow, including “making good choices, doing research before making decisions, setting goals and writing them down, working hard, planning with intention, travelling when given the opportunity, getting a mentor, and maintaining connections.”

Quoting from his favorite book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, Rea ended the evening with four key points – “be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best.”

The Fairgrounds Foundation’s speaker series, which began in October, features six speakers and will run through April.  Students have an opportunity to hear about the speaker’s career path, how they achieved their goals, insight regarding their area of expertise, and plenty of opportunities for questions. Upcoming speakers include Fiona Ma, California State Assembly; and John Paye, former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers.

About the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation: The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s mission is to support and improve the community’s Fairgrounds, and to support youth in agriculture. For more information about the Fairgrounds Foundation, or to become a member, visit NevadaCountyFair.com/foundation/.

Speaker series (Rea - group photo)

All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino Feed

Did you get your tickets to the Fairgrounds Foundation’s All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino Feed? Tickets are on sale now! The Cioppino Feed is Saturday, March 5 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Dinner includes antipasto, all-you-can-eat Cioppino, salad and garlic bread. Ticket information is available here.

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Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Speaker Series for Youth Continues (Rea Callender Serves as Guest Speaker)

“Life is a series of choices, and every decision you make now will impact your future,” said Rea Callender, CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. “Your greatest potential is now – so choose wisely.”

Last night, Callender addressed more than 20 FFA and 4H students from Bear River, Nevada Union and Placer high schools, and served as the third speaker in the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s ongoing Speaker Series.

The series, hosted by the Fairgrounds Foundation and sponsored by Sandy Ballou and California Outdoor Properties, brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences – to local high school students.

Rea has an entrepreneurial and philanthropic background with corporate, start-up and non-profit experience. He has served as CEO and Founder of several businesses – including Schoolpop, Inc., an online loyalty marketing company and fundraising tool for K-12 schools which raised $250 million since 1999 for schools nationwide.

Rea, who spent part of his youth in Nevada County and participated in the Junior Livestock Auction at the Nevada County Fair in his youth, talked about the impact his participation in agriculture had in his path as an entrepreneur.

As Rea encouraged students to follow their passions, he outlined a series of steps to follow, including “making good choices, doing research before making decisions, setting goals and writing them down, working hard, planning with intention, travelling when given the opportunity, getting a mentor, and maintaining connections.”

Quoting from his favorite book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, Rea ended the evening with four key points – “be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best.”

The Fairgrounds Foundation’s speaker series, which began in October, features six speakers and will run through April.  Students have an opportunity to hear about the speaker’s career path, how they achieved their goals, insight regarding their area of expertise, and plenty of opportunities for questions. Upcoming speakers include Fiona Ma, California State Assembly; and John Paye, former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers.

About the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation: The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s mission is to support and improve the community’s Fairgrounds, and to support youth in agriculture. For more information about the Fairgrounds Foundation, or to become a member, visit NevadaCountyFair.com/foundation/.

Speaker series (Rea - group photo)

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Dan Castles: Guest Speaker at Foundation’s Speaker Series for Youth

“Stop comparing yourself to others,” said Dan Castles, CEO of Telestream, to local high school students on Thursday night. “There will always be somebody richer, smarter, prettier, and taller, than you. Figure out your uniqueness – and embrace it.”

Last night, Castles addressed more than 25 FFA and 4H students from Bear River, Nevada Union and Placer high schools, and served as the second speaker in the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s ongoing Speaker Series.

The series, hosted by the Fairgrounds Foundation and sponsored by Sandy Ballou and California Outdoor Properties, brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences – to local high school students.

“I was so impressed with Dan’s ability to connect directly with these students and pass on advice that can be applied today and throughout their lives,” said Rea Callender, CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. “It was an honor to welcome him to the speaker series.”

Dan is the co-founder of Telestream, and has more than 25 years of TV industry executive experience. Under his leadership, Telestream has become the recognized worldwide leader in enterprise-class video transcoding and workflow solutions. He was named President of Grass Valley Group (then a division of Tektronix) in 1994, following a sixteen year career at Portland-based Tektronix, where he served as Controller and then as Vice President of the Television Division.

Dan, who was involved in FFA growing up, and is a supporter of the Nevada County Fair’s auctions, told the kids that “if I were to ask my young self which program influenced me the most – I would say FFA. Through FFA, I gained confidence and public speaking skills.”

In sharing stories with students and encouraging them, Dan said, “Earn people’s respect for what you do, not your title. Work hard and smart, give your best, be humble, be a team player and always ask what you can do to help.”

The Fairgrounds Foundation’s speaker series, which began in October, features six speakers and will run through April.  Students have an opportunity to hear about the speaker’s career path, how they achieved their goals, insight regarding their area of expertise, and plenty of opportunities for questions. The first guest speaker was Jack Parnell, former United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Upcoming speakers include John Paye, former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers.

About the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation: The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s mission is to support and improve the community’s Fairgrounds, and to support youth in agriculture. For more information about the Fairgrounds Foundation, or to become a member, visit here.

Photo with Dan Castles

Categories: Announcements and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Cioppino Feed: Get Your Tickets

Tickets are still available for the All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino Feed, happening Saturday night (March 7) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Won’t you join us? Visit here for more information or tickets. Or, send us an email at moc.r1563312083iaFyt1563312083nuoCa1563312083daveN1563312083@noit1563312083adnuo1563312083F1563312083, or stop by the Fairgrounds Office. Yum-O!

Cioppino photo

Categories: Announcements and Events.

All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino Feed

Join the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation at its fifth annual All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino Feed on Saturday, March 7 at Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 pm, and dinner service begins at 6 pm.

For the event, the chefs will create and serve Arnie Romanello’s special 100-year-old recipe for all to enjoy. Dinner includes antipasto, all-you-can-eat Cioppino, salad and garlic bread. This year, a pasta dish will be available to those who do not prefer Cioppino, but want to attend the event. A no-host bar will also be available, and there will be a silent dessert auction and a live auction.

Tickets are $40 per person. If you’d like to purchase a table for 8, it is $350 and includes two bottles of wine.

Tickets are available by visiting the Nevada County Fairgrounds, calling the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217, or downloading an order form.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation and its mission of supporting and improving the community’s Fairgrounds.

Categories: Announcements and Events.

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation To Host Cioppino Feed

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 13, 2013

 Contact:             Jim Donovan, President, Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation

                        (530) 273-6217, ext. 209; moc.r1563312083iaFyt1563312083nuoCa1563312083daveN1563312083@noit1563312083adnuo1563312083F1563312083

 Sandy Woods, Chief Executive Officer

(530) 273-6217; moc.r1563312083iaFyt1563312083nuoCa1563312083daveN1563312083@ydna1563312083S1563312083

 

NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FOUNDATION

TO HOST CIOPPINO FEED

 

Join the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation at its fourth annual All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino Feed on Saturday, March 1 at Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 pm, and dinner service begins at 6 pm.

For the event, the chefs will create and serve Arnie Romanello’s special 100-year-old recipe for all to enjoy. Dinner includes antipasto, all-you-can-eat Cioppino, salad and garlic bread.  This year, a pasta dish will be available to those who do not prefer Cioppino, but want to attend the event. A no-host bar will also be available, and there will be a silent dessert auction and a live auction.

Tickets are $35 per person. If you’d like to purchase a table for 8, it is $350 and includes two bottles of wine.   

Tickets are available by visiting the Nevada County Fairgrounds, calling the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217, or downloading an order form at www.NevadaCountyFair.com/foundation.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation and its mission of supporting and improving the community’s Fairgrounds.

For more information, visit www.NevadaCountyFair.com or call the (530) 273-6217.

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Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation To Host Cioppino Feed

Join the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation at its fourth annual All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino Feed on Saturday, March 1 at Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 pm, and dinner service begins at 6 pm.

For the event, the chefs will create and serve Arnie Romanello’s special 100-year-old recipe for all to enjoy. Dinner includes antipasto, all-you-can-eat Cioppino, salad and garlic bread.  This year, a pasta dish will be available to those who do not prefer Cioppino, but want to attend the event. A no-host bar will also be available, and there will be a silent dessert auction and a live auction.

Tickets are $35 per person. If you’d like to purchase a table for 8, it is $350 and includes two bottles of wine.   

Tickets are available by visiting the Nevada County Fairgrounds, calling the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217, or downloading an order form here.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation and its mission of supporting and improving the community’s Fairgrounds.
For more information, call (530) 273-6217.

Categories: Announcements.