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Business announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at

Call for special event grant funding applications

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association announced $9,000 of grant funding available for special events taking place in the North Lake Tahoe region of Eastern Placer County. Most individual grants will fall within the $500 to $2,500 range.

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All grant money is slated for marketing and public relations efforts to promote regional events. Preference will be given to events which encourage overnight stays.

All groups interested in receiving funds must fill out the special event grant application by April 16. After initial review, select applicants will be asked to give the Grant Funding Task Force a five-minute presentation on April 25, 2014. The presentation to the Board of Directors for approval will take place May 7, 2014 and funding notification to applicants will occur May 8, 2014.

Contact Judy Laverty at 530-581-8702 or at

Lawrence Realty launches new website

Lawrence Realty launched new online experience,, highlighting Squaw Valley and Martis Camp real estate and other Tahoe/Truckee properties. Created by the family-owned real estate firm, the site serves as a gateway to the real estate market with technological ease of use.

The new site features include property search tools, area information, videos and tools to make searches simple. Users can search for specific Squaw Valley real estate, browse listings according to community or launch their own customized property search. New is responsive, so it will automatically change shape to fit perfectly on desktop monitors, smartphones and tablets.

The website complements the Lawrence Realty award-winning iPhone App. The iPhone App contains the same up-to-date real estate listing information and search tools, but is able to leverage GPS technology to map properties relative to your current location. The iPhone App won “Best App” Award at the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estates 18th Annual Fall Conference in Atlanta, Ga., in October 2013.

For more information visit

One-Stop Business Center for professionals

Are you a professional who’s been laid off? Whether you’re interested in returning to school, learning a new industry, or relocating for a new opportunity, One-Stop Business and Career Center can connect you to a plan of action and results. Special funds are available.

The Truckee One-Stop Business & Career Center is positioned and funded to help professionals just like you. Contact Charlotte J. Hawley at 530-550-3015 or

Taylor wins heli-ski week

Chris Taylor of Kings Beach is headed for Cordova, Alaska, for a week of heli-skiing. Taylor won the all-expense paid week for himself and a friend in the 101.5/ Points North Heli-Adventures drawing March 28.

“I love you guys!” said the breathless Taylor when his name was chosen. “Can’t wait to go!”

Runner-up prizes included a CAT-Skiing adventure at Grand Targhee, won by Keith Leary, and $500 gift certificates to The Sports Exchange and Totally Board, won by Michael Farrauto and Simon Thompson-Mass.

Taylor’s name was chosen from 200 listeners, he’ll fly via Alaska Airlines to Cordova, where he’ll stay at the Orca Adventure Lodge, part of the Points North all-inclusive package. Visit

101.5 FM KTKE Truckee Tahoe Radio, is a locally-owned independent Triple-A format radio, broadcasting from studios in Truckee, visit

Grizzly Ranch Investors acquires homesites

Grizzly Ranch Investors, LLC (GRI) recently acquired the remaining homesites and undeveloped land at Grizzly Ranch, a private gated community in Portola, Calif. GRI consists of Grizzly Ranch property owners, associates of property owners and members of the Founders investment group, a group of investors who originally acquired the community’s 1,040 acres and initiated development. Several GRI investors also acquired Grizzly Ranch Golf Club in 2012.

The Grizzly Ranch Community is built around the privately owned Grizzly Ranch Golf Club, which Golf Digest recently ranked the number one course in the Sierra Nevada and number 11 in California, offering public play.

To date, 240 homesites have been sold, and 45 homes have been built. The approved master plan provides for up to an additional 87 residential sites on 425 acres.

Grizzly Ranch Investor homesites will not be offered for sale in the near term. The Grizzly Ranch Sales/Information office plans to be open summer 2014. For more information visit

Tahoe Donner names Weizer head golf pro

Tahoe Donner welcomes Rob Weizer as PGA head golf professional at the Tahoe Donner Golf Course. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Weizer joins the team from Auburn Valley Golf Club where he served as the director of golf.

As head golf professional, Weizer will be responsible for the implementation, administration, policies and fiscal practices of the golf course operations. Weizer will ensure Tahoe Donner’s Golf Course delivers a superior level of customer service by a knowledgeable and professional staff. Additionally, Weizer will see to it that Tahoe Donner offers excellent golf instruction and clinic programs that meet the needs of the community. He will also oversee group, club and tournament events to be sure they are well organized and run efficiently.

For more information visit or call 530-587-9400. ‘Like’ Tahoe Donner at and follow on Twitter @tahoedonner and Instagram @TahoeDonnerAssociation.


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