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North Tahoe Business Association contributes $3,500 to nonprofits

Special to the Sun

TAHOE, Calif.— North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA) recently announced they contributed nearly $3,500 to a variety of local 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organizations in 2013.

NTBA, a member-based, non-profit 501(c)6 organization founded in 1979, works to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the communities of North Lake Tahoe. NTBA achieves its mission through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, communication, marketing and special events.

“Although NTBA is a nonprofit organization, we recognize the need to provide funding and support to other local nonprofits who have meaningful missions and programs in our community,” said NTBA Executive Director Joy Doyle. “NTBA has 160 business and nonprofit members and we strive to help them grow and prosper.”

In August 2013, NTBA donated a portion of the proceeds raised at Music on the Beach concerts to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, Community House and Tahoe Resource Conservation District, totaling $485. In September 2013, NTBA was the team captain for two Ironman Lake Tahoe volunteer stations and became eligible to apply for an Ironman Foundation grant.

Through the Ironman Foundation Grant and NTBA’s volunteering, Friends of the Kings Beach Library was the recipient of a $500 Ironman Grant. In October 2013, NTBA staff, board of directors and North Tahoe Event Center staff participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Disco Bowl event and raised and donated $285 to Big Brothers Big Sisters. In November 2013, NTBA held its annual fundraiser, Passport to Dining, a food and beverage tasting event including a silent auction and raffle. NTBA donated $2,100 of Passport to Dining proceeds to Community House.

In addition to these NTBA contributions, through donations made by NTBA staff, Board of Directors and members, NTBA awarded its first-ever college scholarship in the amount of $500 to Lorena Hayakawa, a student who graduated from North Tahoe High School in June 2013.

North Tahoe Business Association produces 14 annual events, three small business seminars, and partners to produce the Shop Local Contest, the Tahoe Truckee Leadership Program and the North Tahoe Public Art Program among other programs and initiatives. NTBA has 170 members, a 12-member board of directors, six volunteer committees, and approximately 75 active volunteers.

For a list of NTBA members, to learn more about North Tahoe Business Association, to become an NTBA member or to volunteer, please visit, call 530-546-9000 or email

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