About The Chamber

The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1979 and was recently restructured to meet the demands of the area’s continuing growth in population and ever-expanding business diversity.

Our mission is to promote and stimulate business growth and development to benefit area businesses and the communities they serve. To facilitate our mission, we are continually broadening our media outreach through community involvement and radio, TV, and newspaper coverage, in addition to application of the Internet and distribution of electronic media.

The Chamber is proud to be part of the area’s growth, as well as a contributor to it.

Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement

The corporation is organized to achieve the following objectives:

  • Initiating, sponsoring, promoting and carrying out plans and activities which tend to encourage, extend, further, and protect the growth, development and prosperity of commerce, business, industry and agriculture in Penn Valley and the surrounding area
  • Preserving the competitive enterprise system of business by:  creating a better understanding and appreciation of the importance of the businessman and a concern for his problems
  • Promoting business and community growth and development by:  promoting an economic program designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all business within Penn Valley and surrounding area; promoting programs of civic, political, social and cultural nature which are designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the community

Community Partners

  • Nevada County Economic Resource Council
  • Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce
  • Nevada County Library System
  • Penn Valley Community Foundation
  • Western Gateway Park District
  • Penn Valley Rotary Club
  • Penn Valley Hi-Graders Lions Club
  • South Yuba River Park Association
  • Lake Wildwood Association
  • Penn Valley Fire Protection District
  • Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association
  • KNCO Radio
  • KVMR Radio
  • The Union
  • The Wildwood Independent

Visitors Center

Our Visitors Center is located in the Penn Valley Shopping Center at 17422 Penn Valley Drive

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Our staff assists visitors and people interested in visiting or relocating to  the area, often with the ideal of retiring.  Lake Wildwood, a gated community in  Penn Valley with 2841 member lots and a population of more than 5,000, is  especially popular with retirees.  Calls are fielded on a variety of topics such as  local and regional events, business referrals, questions about medical and transportation services and much more.  Upon request a comprehensive  relocation package with maps, information about schools and employment,  hospital services, brochures about the area and current local newspapers is  available for pick up or mailed at not cost.

Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
 17422 Penn Valley Drive
PO Box 202
 Penn Valley, CA 95946