Why would a business spend more money for something they buy locally when they can buy seemingly the same product at a lower cost from out of the area? Simple! When we buy local we are employing local people that have a chance to spend the dollars we give them locally. This is known as a win – win!
This coming Friday August 16th Clarks Corner is hosting what we call “Clarks Uncorked”. We have 6 local wineries bringing in wine that was grown locally by local farmers and the people who worked in the vineyard are local as well. The key to all of this is local. Amador County is one of the places left that still has a soul attached to it. You see people you know daily and when you need help it tends to show up! As a local business we depend on the local area and it’s vital to our survival.
The owner of Clarks Corner grew up in Ione and has a clear attachment to our community. He started Clarks Corner as a way to give back to an area he loves and employ local workers. As a competitive bicycle rider he spends a significant amount of time on our local roads and it’s his love of both riding and Amador County that helped to create the Clarks Corner Cycling Challenge.
For those readers that are not aware of this event, it simply means that we draw bicycle riders and world class athletes from around the world to travel to Amador County. These riders spend money in our local businesses, they ride on our roads and the money they spend help’s to generate funds for the interfaith Food Bank and the work they do to feed the less fortunate. The other charitable component of this event is World Bicycle Relief and the work they do around the world. All of this happens from something that started 4 years ago and remains based locally, just like the wineries that are going to be at “Clarks Uncorked” this Friday night, August 16th. The wine tasting is only $5 and we also have a delicious dinner available as well for an additional fee.
We hope you will join us for our wine event and then for our bicycle event on October 11 & 12. These events matter to the community, the Interfaith Food Bank, World Bicycle Relief and to Amador County. If you want more information about what is going on at Clarks Corner or in Ione please call Jessica Ramsey at 209-274-2233 or see us online at http://www.clarkscornerione.com