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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee business announcements

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

Truckee Chamber Membership 101

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce invites prospective members, new members, and existing Chamber members to Membership 101 – an orientation to be held March 19, 8-9 a.m., in the California Welcome Center downtown in the Depot at 10065 Donner Pass Road.

This fun, interactive hour over coffee and light snacks allows an opportunity to visit with other Chamber members, staff and a board member. Learn about member benefits, exchange ideas, and have conversation about how the Chamber can best support your business and the business community.

For more information call 530-587-8808 or e-mail

Mountain HIGH BNI

Mountain HIGH BNI chapter was founded in October 2008 in Truckee. It is currently the largest chapter within Central Valley with 43 members. Every Tuesday from 7-8:30 a.m. local entrepreneurs gather to educate and support each other in growing their local businesses. Meet at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Feel free to drop in. For more information contact Carmen Carr 530-550-5192 or 530-426-2640, visit

Lake of the Sky BNI

Lake of the Sky BNI is meeting weekly in Tahoe City again. The networking group meets Thursday mornings, 7:30 a.m. in the North Tahoe Arts Center, 380 North Lake Blvd. Drop in and find out how BNI can help grow your business. The mission behind BNI is to “help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional “word-of-mouth” program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

Squeeze In for KidZone

Squeeze In is partnering with Kidzone Museum during March to raise money and awareness for the Museum by donating a portion of it’s March proceeds to Kidzone Museum. Visit KidZone to pick up a flyer, print one from, or download a copy to your devices. Take to Squeeze In any day during March and they will generously donate 10 percent of your check to KidZone. Easy Squeezey! You must present it to earn bucks for KZM. Giving never tasted so good!

Free hospitality training

The Hospitality Road Show is a 45-minute fun, high-energy training workshop intended for front-line personnel, managers and even owners who need a gentle reminder about the importance of customer service. Representatives will visit your business or a location near you. Following this program your staff will be able to…

Better understand your customer and anticipate their needs

Have increased knowledge about our community and Lake Tahoe

Be able to enhance the guest experience

Know why visitors are important to our economy

Offered by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association. To make a reservation call Kym Fabel at 530-581-6900 or email her at

Truckee Moments Sweepstakes

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce has kicked off the #TruckeeMoments Sweepstakes. The game is on now through March 15, 2014. Share the epic day on the hill, an amazing hike, that perfect margarita, sunrises and sunsets on Donner Lake on your favorite social media outlet and be automatically entered to win prizes!

The #TruckeeMoments campaign encourages locals and visitors to tag their photos taken in Truckee and the surrounding mountains (ski resorts count!) with #TruckeeMoments on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram. Each photo that is tagged counts as one entry. People can enter as many times as they want, so don’t be shy — hashtag away!

Two winners will be selected each week and receive gift certificates donated by Truckee businesses. Two grand prizes will be awarded the sweepstakes’ end, including a two-night stay at The Truckee Hotel and a two-night stay at The Hampton Inn and Suites of Truckee paired with a restaurant gift certificate.

Check out #TruckeeMoments images at

High Fives for Health Care

Richard Votaw Insurance Agency of Tahoe City and High Fives Foundation have teamed up to create an awareness campaign highlighting the perils of not having health insurance. Covered California encourages customers to sign-up for health insurance through an insurance broker, to counsel which plan will best suite a person or family’s needs. For every person or family who signs-up for health insurance through Richard Votaw Insurance Agency, $10 will be donated to High Fives Foundation. As of Feb. 13th, $580 had been raised for High Fives Foundation. Contact Richard Votaw Insurance Agency at 530-583-0294, or visit

Introducing ‘Flare Chef’

Flare Chef: A practitioner of the culinary entertainment who delights and entertains guests through the manipulation of food and utensils. Flare Chef is culinary entertainment, think of teppanyaki to go. Principal and culinary entertainment master Nate Alder began as exhibition chef in 1999 in Phoenix, Ariz. In 2006 he founded Flare Chef Las Vegas. For two years he merged the city’s insatiable craving for entertainment and dining into one creative sphere.

When the economic collapse of 2008 roared through Las Vegas, Alder shifted focus and became a seasonal chef in Montana and Lake Tahoe. In the spring of 2013, with a positive economic forecast and new business location selected, Alder relaunched Flare Chef. Alder selected Lake Tahoe and all of Northern Nevada and California because the niche market of culinary entertainment is ripe for exploration and underdeveloped.

For more information, visit Flare Chef online at or call 530-580-TOSS.

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