News You Can Use From Bishop Chamber of Commerce – August 27, 2022

Bishop Chamber of Commerce News & Updates

From the Executive Director…

Hello Chamber Members and Friends,

Summer may be winding down, but that only means we are headed for fall – the most colorful time of year in the Eastern Sierra! There are plenty of things coming up that offer important learning opportunities, networking and fun. There simply is not enough room in this newsletter to list all the wonderful events coming up. Please look at and bookmark the events page on

We hope to see you soon!



Lunch and Learn


Please Join Us!

Date: Thursday, 9/1/22

Time: 12:00 Noon

Location: Bishop Country Club Golf Course

Price: $20 includes meal and raffle ticket for free future lunch.

Presentation: Robert Sharp of Eastern Sierra Community Bank on two very important and timely topics. 1) ERTC – Employee Retention Tax Credit. Most small businesses are eligible for significant amounts of money, but many are unaware of how to apply for it. 2) Cal Savers – the new State of California program that requires employers to offer retirement savings plan or enroll in the State sponsored program. Non-compliance can be costly and there are options that many local businesses may not be aware of.

RSVP Appreciated – [email protected]




Bishop Chamber of Commerce annual Installation Dinner is set for Thursday, September 15th at Upper Crust Pizza.

2022-2023 Board President Sarah Freundt will be sworn in along with new board members and officers. It’s an official, yet informal fun way to honor the volunteer board members and thank those that are leaving office.

Everyone is welcome. More details coming soon.


Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair


Four full days of fun for everyone! Carnival, Concerts, Rodeo, Destruction Derby, Contests, Exhibits, Food, Vendors Galore and more!

The new Coso Geothermal Stage will officially be dedicated on Thursday at 4pm and we hope all chamber members will come join the celebration.

Visit for full schedule and advance sale tickets.


Laws Good Ol’e Days



Millpond Music Festival

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Click Here for Millpond Line-Up and Ticket Info


Great Sierra River Cleanup

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Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the California Coastal Cleanup initiative are hosting the annual Great Sierra River Cleanup as part of California Coastal Cleanup day on Saturday, September 17, from 8:30 am-11:30 am in Bishop.

During last year’s California Coastal Cleanup day, 36,289 volunteers came out to 3,086 cleanups, 363,719 lbs. of trash and recyclables were removed, and 1,335 miles were cleaned. With your help this year can be even bigger!

ESLT will provide PPE, trash bags, trash grabbers, lunch and beverages. Please wear long pants and sturdy footwear, bring a water bottle, and wear sun protection. Trash will be removed along the Owens River near the Artesian Springs. Volunteers will meet at dirt parking spots just south of the bridge over the Owens along East Line Street.

Please register with Claire at [email protected] and come out to this year’s cleanup to help keep litter out of our Eastside waterways.

Thank you to all partners including the California Coastal Commission, Inyo 350, LADWP, the Sierra Club Range of Light Group, and Friends of the Inyo.


Free Workshop for Entrepreneurs Hosted by Eastern Sierra Small Business Resource Center

Join us for, Pitch It, a free workshop that will provide:

  • An introduction to sources of capital that can help start and grow your company including options for your particular stage and aspiration.
  • An overview of what information each funding source will require from you.
  • A workshop on how to talk about your business with an emphasis on storytelling.
  • Community building and networking.

This event will be an excellent primer for the SBDC Capital Summit coming to Bishop October 7th.

Bishop Country Club | September 19 | 5:30 – 7:00PM

Click here to RSVP for Pitch It!


Inyo Associates Social Hour and Dinner



Adult Education Computer Literacy Program



Inyo County Photo Contest



Welcome New Chamber Members


Romina’s Party Supply recently joined the Bishop Chamber. The shop is located at 214 W. Line St. and offers decorations and supplies for all types of parties as well as party equipment rentals.

In the picture: Sarah Freundt, Cheryl Underhill, April Leeson, Romina and Aurilio Rivas with their children Ian and Elizabeth. Photo Credit Gayla Wolf.


Creekside RV Park has new owners. Nate and Sierra Mors are enjoying their first season in Bishop Creek Canyon with their good doggy Nelson.

In the picture: Bishop Chamber’s Sarah Freundt, Debi Yerkes, Cheryl Underhill, Tawni Thomson with Nate, Sierra and Nelson . Photo credit, Gayla Wolf.


Sierra Shanti Yoga, Tai Chi, & Wellness Studio


Not Already A Chamber Member?

The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is a local based non-profit organization the works diligently to support the regional economy. Our mission is to promote business, tourism and responsible recreation. All business sectors are welcome and we hope you’ll consider joining our efforts.

Click here to learn more.

(From Bishop Chamber of Commerce)

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