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In our blog, you will find travel tips, Sonoma County restaurant and lodging information and a great introduction to the incredible array of water sports, wineries, shopping choices, spas, golf courses, sports and other activities found here in the Russian River region.

22
MAR
2021
Chamber Chatter - Saucy Mama with Bonnie Sew Good

Yvette Bidegain, aka Saucy Mama, kicks off this series of local Russian River business profiles with a chat with upholsterer Bonnie Sew Good.

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11
FEB
2021
What Restaurants Are Open Valentine's Day/President's Weekend?

Ready for some romance on the River? Here’s where you can find a safe and delicious meal in our Russian River communities this weekend.

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28
JAN
2021
A Note from Our New Board President

 I would like to thank the Russian River Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for electing me to be President. I’m honored and humbled to help lead the Chamber in this new year. I hope to bring the same energy to our board that I used in bringing the Historic Bank of Guerneville building back to […]

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16
DEC
2020
Where to Find Holiday Dinner

COVID-19 has thrown a lot of holiday traditions for a loop, but you can still get a great homestyle Christmas dinner from our local restaurants!

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13
NOV
2020
Keary and Sally Bio

By Keary Sorenson Sally is a rat. I’m an 89 earthquake transplant We started picking up marine debris in Sonoma coast state park in 92Joined the Farallones national Marine Sanctuary in 2003, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, the Marine Mammal Center, the California Academy of Sciences and the Ocean Conservancy in 2004. While volunteering for […]

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12
NOV
2020
Creative Reopening Project

The Russian River and Monte Rio Chambers of Commerce are announcing a new partnership with world-renowned artist Jim Isermann to design and recreate one of a kind artwork across multiple businesses throughout the Russian River community.

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11
NOV
2020
Where to Find Thanksgiving Dinner on the Russian River and Sonoma County

Restaurants offering outdoor dining or take out on Thanksgiving

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14
JUN
2020
Guidelines for Social Distancing on Dog Beaches

California dog-travel website DogTrekker.com created this infographic with helpful guidelines for beach safety with your dog.

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14
JUN
2020
From the Chronicle, Ultimate Guide to Floating the Russian River

Each year, when the weather warms up, Danica Rodarmel makes her annual pilgrimage to the Russian River. “Honestly, it’s probably one of the places where I feel most alive,” says the 35-year-old San Francisco resident. “I go as much as I can, as soon as it’s warm enough.” Read the whole story here… Photo courtesy […]

Kayaks, SUP and Rafting
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14
JUN
2020
Guidelines For Russian River Visitors

As summer on the river starts to hit full swing, here are some helpful guidelines… Russian River Chamber of Commerce — Guidelines for Visitors in the Lower Russian River #1 — Your Health YourselfWhile we look forward to seeing outsiders come to our community, the health and wellness of our locals are of the utmost […]

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15
MAR
2020
Things Are Starting to Bloom at The Woods

Folks on the Russian River have known The Woods Resort in Guerneville by a lot of names since it started operating in the 50s, including Camelot and Avalon. In 2006, in tribute to another longtime River institution, the name was changed to The Woods. The name came from the Original Woods Resort Sign that once […]

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12
MAR
2020
Chamber’s new lab offers small-business services and computer training

For Roger Coryell, manager of the new Russian River Chamber of Commerce business services and computer-training lab, “This is all about helping small businesses and creating jobs.”

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04
MAR
2020
AutoCamp Russian River

Locals know winter is the best time to visit the Russian River. The pace is relaxed and peaceful, the vines are starting to leaf out, and the flowering trees are blooming at AutoCamp Russian River in Guerneville, just ninety minutes north of San Francisco. 25 beautiful custom-built Airstream trailers with memory foam mattresses and (returning […]

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29
FEB
2020
Find your Sanctuary: Osmosis

If you’re looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate, a trip to Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Freestone, off Bodega Highway in Sonoma County, is a must. Osmosis is known for sustainability, unique Cedar Enzyme Bath, rejuvenating massages, organic facials, and their beautiful Zen-inspired meditation gardens. Late winter is a lovely time to visit and see […]

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19
FEB
2020
Russian River Business Lab Opens

Now open, the new Russian River Business Lab is a valuable resource to the River business community. Offering state-of-the-art computers, business services, teleconferencing facilities, training, seminars and webinars, and free co-working space for the community, the lab is open Monday and Wednesday 8 am-noon and by appointment. The Lab is located within the Russian River […]

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30
JAN
2020
Baked on the River Bakery and Cafe

OK, the name may be a playful double entendre, but the baked goods are pretty serious at Baked on the River in Guernewood Park. Chef-owner Helena Gustavsson-Giesea has opened a welcome addition to the Russian River culinary scene with fresh-baked cakes, cookies, muffins, and scones baked up in an attractive open kitchen, as well and […]

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18
DEC
2019
Explore the House of Flowers

Westside Road, which winds through verdant vineyards between Forestville and Healdsburg, has a beautiful new tasting room for you to check out. Flowers Vineyards and Winery, a producer of acclaimed coastal Pinot Noir an Chardonnay, has created a new home called the “House of Flowers”, with beautiful outdoor gardens and elegant indoor spaces where you […]

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04
AUG
2019
Revew of Cafe Aquatica by Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Located at the mouth of the Russian River, this rustic waterside cafe makes everything from scratch with Certified Organic and non-GMO ingredients and baked goods are prepared fresh daily.

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18
APR
2019
Make Memories in Occidental

Enter to Win an Occidental Getaway Here! Located just south of the Russian River, the village of Occidental has a charm all its own that’s well worth a visit. Surrounded by redwoods, soft hills, orchards, and wineries, Occidental offers spectacular opportunities for a relaxing vacation or quick getaway if you’re looking to be immersed in […]

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10
APR
2019
Sonoma Coastal Adventures

While there are plenty of adventures to be had along the Russian River like camping, fishing and hiking, the beautiful and breathtaking Sonoma Coast is not to be missed. With its rugged coastline, dramatic cliffs and seaside resorts and villages, the area has something for everyone! Even just a simple drive along highway 1 is a […]

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08
MAR
2019
Spring Break on the River

Cabin fever, over scheduled calendars, and a busy everyday routine may have taken hold over the wintertime but thankfully spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time for spring break! With several options including hiking, zip lining, beach combing and lots of fun events, it’s a great time of year to get […]

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08
FEB
2019
Rainy Weekend at the Russian River - Sunday

Our rainy weekend continues on Sunday with a meander on the lower river around the Jenner/Duncan’s Mills area. Early morning, I started the day with a walk along Goat Rock beach while the rain was a light drizzle. Even during peak rainy season, you’ll usually have breaks in the day to get outside. I was […]

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03
FEB
2019
Rainy Weekend at the Russian River - Saturday

For many of us locals, rainy days along the River are some of our favorites. Come along with me and experience a rainy day here.

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29
JAN
2019
Tying the Knot on the Russian River

Sonoma wine country is synonymous with romance with its breathtaking natural beauty, intimate bed and breakfasts, luxury resorts and of course, wine tasting. What better place to tie the knot than the Russian River Valley? The area offers a variety of options from traditional ceremonies and receptions to adventure weddings in the great outdoors.

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08
JAN
2019
Russian River Memories: Rio Nido

“Memories that Linger” was its motto and a winking moon was its symbol. The small resort community of Rio Nido, or “river nest,”  became known as a resort destination when William Smith built the Tudor-style Rio Nido Lodge around 1915. Once logged by the Korbel brothers, makers of Korbel Champagne Cellars located just nearby, it […]

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20
OCT
2018
Halloween Happenings on the River!

October is one of the most beautiful months here on the River with warm days, crisp nights, fall foliage and, of course, Halloween fun for the whole family! This year, we have several special Halloween events, including the annual Pub Crawl and Costume Contest where ghostly goblins, witches and those dressed as their favorite emoji […]

Guerneville
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20
SEP
2018
Tuesdays @ 2: Workshops for Business Success

Tuesdays @ 2 Join us the first Tuesday of every month at 2pm in the Chamber office at 16200 1st street. This series of workshops is designed to provide valuable information to area businesses on topics as diverse as marketing to employee regulations to grant writing. 2018 Workshops September 4: Google Analytics for Lodging Partners […]

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18
SEP
2018
Wine Tasting with your Dog

What does the well-dressed dog wear wine tasting? This pooch is dressed in classic tuxedo colors for his outing.   Mutt Lynch Winery in Windsor not only allows dogs to join you in their tasting room, they were voted the most pet friendly winery in Sonoma County plus their wines are all dog themed with […]

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22
AUG
2018
Guerneville Memories

Echoes of History in Guerneville In 1847, the census recorded 79 structures in San Francisco, including tents and shanties. The 1848 discovery of gold in the Sierra foothill town of Sutter Creek brought thousands upon thousands to San Francisco, the launching point for those who dreamed of striking it rich. Banks, railroads, saloons, purveyors of food […]

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27
JUL
2018
Chamber of Commerce Board Elections

Board of Directors 2018 Nominations and Elections Notice Annual General Membership Meeting (Posted July 18, 2018) The Russian River Chamber of Commerce (RRCOC) will conduct elections for five (5) open seats on the RRCOC Board of Directors. If you or someone you know is interested in running for an open position on the Board, applications […]

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