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Truckee and North Lake Tahoe business announcements

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CritterCare available

for mobile vet services

CritterCare Mobile Veterinary Clinic has proudly served the Truckee/Tahoe communities since 1999. Dr. Bruce Hartzell and CritterCare continues to offer exceptional mobile veterinary care for your pets.

CritterCare is a full service veterinary practice including vaccinations, dental cleanings, spays/neuters, radiology and lab work while conveniently parked in your driveway or place of work.

Please call 530-550-8660 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

‘Knowledge Bites’ slated for Sept. 17

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce’s Knowledge Bites provides strategies for pivotal business skills broken into small digestible pieces.

Each session focuses on specific business topic with two chamber businesses featured as a case study. The case study businesses are examined by two chamber members who are experts in their field to provide relevant and valuable advice. Presentations are followed up by questions from the audience.

The Sept. 17 Knowledge Bites will focus on developing a strategic marketing plan. The case studies will be Autoglass Express Truckee and Hey Chef!. Expert assessments will be provided by Jim Kaspari, Summit Business Marketing and Lisa Krueger, Martis Valley Communications.

Knowledge Bites will be held 8:30-10 a.m. at the Truckee Airport, 10356 Truckee Airport Road. Cost is $10 for chamber members, $20 for non-members and includes light breakfast. Registration is required at Attendance is limited to 30 people.

Knowledge Bites presentations can be found at in the References section.

Knowledge Bites is held third Wednesdays at the Truckee Airport.

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

NLTRA calls for grant funding applications

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association announced $50,000 of grant funding available for special events in the North Lake Tahoe region of Eastern Placer County for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

All grant money is slated for marketing and public relations efforts needed to promote events in the region. Preference will be given to events that encourage overnight stays.

“By offering this funding to a wide variety of events we hope to showcase the diversity of North Lake Tahoe,” said Andy Chapman, chief marketing officer for the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/ Resort Association. “Our experience has shown that extra money for marketing can make a great difference in attendance and profitability at special events.”

After initial review, select applicants will be asked to give the Grant Funding Task Force a five-minute presentation on Oct. 8. The presentation to the Board of Directors for approval will take place Nov. 5. Funding notification to applicants will occur Nov. 6.

All interested groups must fill out the special event grant application by Sept. 19. For an application and information contact Judy Laverty at 530-581-8702 or

Ironman Lake Tahoe Viewing Party Plans

The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA) is planning an Ironman Lake Tahoe Viewing Party on Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. including: Live feed of swim-bike-run transitions on Jumbotron; beer garden; music; dining and drink specials; and cowbells for sale in the California Welcome Center in the Train Depot.

The bike portion of the race will cruise through historic downtown Truckee twice. Donner Pass Road will be closed from 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. from High to Bridge streets.

The TDMA is working closely with the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and the town of Truckee on event plans.

A metal arch and Jumbotron will be supplied by CRUX Events.

The economic impact to the region of IRONMAN Lake Tahoe is estimated to be $8 to $15 million in spending on restaurants, lodging, retail and other activities. For more information about the Viewing Party visit

Peak Innovation conference to address drought

According to the Drought Monitor for California, 80 percent of the state is in “extreme” to “extraordinary” drought and 100 percent of the state is in “severe” drought or worse. More than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada forests and California’s water supply face grave threats due to damaging wildfires, development, contamination from historic mining activities and changes in climate.

“The Sierra Business Council’s Peak Innovation conference will address what we – individuals, small businesses, communities and local governments – can do about water shortages and policy at the state level,” said Steve Frisch, president of Sierra Business Council.

SBC’s 20th anniversary conference, Peak Innovation: The Next 20 Years, brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, active residents, acclaimed writers and science gurus from Oct. 8-10 in Tahoe City. Visit or call 530-582-4800 to register.

Tahoe Truckee Job Fair

​The One-Stop Business & Career Center, Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA), Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Golden Sierra, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce & Resort Association, North Tahoe Business Association, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative will sponsor the Tahoe Regional Job Fair on Friday, Nov. 7, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach.

For more information contact Charlotte J. Hawley at 530-550-3015.

Truckee inventor going global

Founded by Truckee local David Curtis, Weather Tech Fasteners is now Weather Tech Fasteners Global Solutions Inc. In the past year since the initial launch Weather Tech has developed relationships with Middle East distributors to sell in 17 countries; Kenya to sell in seven African countries, in Brazil for South America and in Canada.

Weather Tech Fasteners’ warehouse is filled with fasteners in 10 colors and a range of sizes and lengths to suit your needs. The website features information and some extreme weather videos just for fun, visit Contractors should check out the Contractors Club — join it and you can earn free screws.

For more information call David Curtis at 530-414-5697.