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National Night Out

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Tuesday August 5, 2014

National Night Out in Boulder Creek

FREE Family oriented Barbeque

When: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: Parking lot behind IOOF building.  13119 Hwy 9 Boulder Creek, Ca. 95006

Details- Meet and Greet Local Law Enforcement and Members of Fire Department.

Demonstrations will be held and a Bounce House for kids.

Volunteers are welcome!!

Please email us at to volunteer

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Registrant Information

Registrant Informational

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BCBA response to EVS report

The BCBA received the draft of the Economic Vitality Strategy, which is a report directing time and energies of County government on ensuring a strong local economy.  They are looking finalize a long-term set of strategies that will impact everyone who resides, conducts business, or is employed throughout Santa Cruz County.  We read the report and distributed it to our membership with a request for feedback.  We received calls, emails, and had discussions with many business owners and residents in the area.  We worked with local organizations to gather more input.  In the end, we compiled the suggestions into this commentary that was submitted to our supervisor, Bruce McPherson.   We hope for inclusion of these concepts in the final drafting of the EVS document.  Diligent efforts were made to ensure this letter is representative of sentiments regarding economic feasibility, and general concerns for our area.  While we cannot expect everyone to agree with every idea presented, we can all agree that the valley needs greater inclusion within the report.  We request you support these comments by endorsing below.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at  Thank you.

 Click here to endorse.

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July 4th Town Activities

Town Activites for July Fourth

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New In Town

We would like to introduce you to Up The Creek a retail shop located right down town, and Boulder Creek Vintage a  shop located right on Highway 9 that just recently opened .

Stop in and check out their merchandise.

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Volunteers Needed! Fourth of July Parade!

We are looking for volunteers to help out at the annual 4th of July Parade! Email us at or stop by Boulder Creek Hardware to see what you can do to help make this year’s event another resounding success!If you are not a volunteer but wish to enter the parade click here. Please drop the 4th of July entry form off at Boulder Creek Hardware at 13110 Highway 9 Boulder Creek, Ca.

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San Lorenzo Valley Museum

Join them for the annual fundraising dinner at Scopozzi’s on Thursday June 19th,2014. The event begins at 6pm and tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door and may be purchased at

For more information call 831-338-8382

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Garden Faire

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SLV Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Join the San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce for a mixer at Hall Crest winery, June 25th, from 4:30 to 7.  Meet fellow business owners while sipping wine and enjoying bites.  Hope to see you there.  For more info, please visit

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Santa Cruz County Draft Economic Vitality Strategy

Dear BCBA Members and Members of the Community,

  There was an important correspondence from the county soliciting feedback on a report that discusses economic vitality in Santa Cruz County.  This report will influence the time, efforts, and resources allocated from local government to different industries and areas in the entire county.  The report will be a major influence for local government and other agencies actions over the next two years, and also influence the 35 year plan.  Without doubt, this will have impact on our businesses and area.  This report suggests there is a small window of time for the county to revisit the report and make additions/changes.  The BCBA would like to draft a formal letter including the ideas that are presented from our members.  After reading the document, please email all feedback that you would like to share to the BCBA at, or if you prefer, directly to your county supervisor.
Thank you for attention to this important document.  We look forward to your feedback.



Justin Acton


President, Boulder Creek Business Association



Subject: Santa Cruz County Draft Economic Vitality Strategy



Dear Members of the Boulder Creek Business Association:



Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors directed that an Economic Vitality Strategy be developed for the County of Santa Cruz. The process involved preparation of an Economic Trends Report, and six interactive focus group workshops with our economic development partners in the cities and business groups, such as Boulder Creek Business Association. Possible approaches and strategies for addressing our community’s economic opportunities and challenges were then presented at four community workshops as well as an “Open Town Hall” on the County’s website.



The resulting draft strategy is to recognize countywide assets, opportunities and partnerships and to highlight goals, strategies and actions that County governmental agencies can pursue to complement and strengthen the economic development efforts of existing businesses, agencies and organizations.



Your feedback and ideas and important.  The attached draft of the study  being circulated for review and comment until July 7.  Comments should be submitted to the Planning Director, either by postal service at 701 Ocean Street, 4th Floor, Santa Cruz CA 95060 or by email to  I am interested in receiving a cc of your email comments as well



Your organization may also be interested in a presentation on the Economic Vitality Strategy by County Economic Vitality Staff. If so,, please contact my office or Economic Development Coordinator Barbara Mason at



The Economic Vitality Strategy is scheduled to return for the Board of Supervisor’s consideration and discussion in August.






Bruce McPherson




Fifth District Supervisor Bruce McPherson




McPherson newsletter and updates:


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COVID-19 Information

In response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus, the County of Santa Cruz, Office for Economic Development, has created a page on their website that contains Federal, State and local information and resources for businesses:

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Contact Lynnette Crouch at 831-566-5940 to discuss your message and to schedule a town sign advertisement date.