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Business briefs for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Spirit Tahoe Interior & CATT mixer

Spirit Tahoe Interior Design & Gallery and the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) invite the community for an evening of “mixing” and Truckee Trivia on Thursday, Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m. at 10009 W. River St., in Truckee.

The town of Truckee has granted permission for free parking in the Jax lot while attending this event. Mingle, eat, drink and test your Truckee knowledge. Check out the multi-sliding door system recently furnished and installed by Red Horse Fenestration.

Spirit Tahoe Interior Design & Gallery may be reached at 530-587-0948. CATT is a nonprofit trade association composed of 338 member companies. Contact CATT by phone 530-550-9999 or email

Tahoe City ‘Alive After 5’

On Friday, Sept. 5, Tahoe City businesses will be “Alive After 5pm” at the First Friday event. Participating businesses stay open till 8 p.m., offering refreshments, wine, music and specials. The Sept. 5 event will include the first “Selfie-Photo Scavenger Hunt.” Win North Lake Tahoe prizes including golf and ski passes, gift certificates. Shop at participating businesses, snap a “selfie” and post to Facebook/Twitter/Instragram with #TCfirstfridays. For contest rules visit

The Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in the Cobblestone Center with Wolfdale’s will present “Dinner & A Movie,Trattoria,” Sept. 5, 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include the movie, hors d’oeuvres, wine, followed by a Wolfdale’s after party. Tickets are available at Ruffles and Ruffneck, Wolfdale’s or at 530-583-5700. Tahoe City Downtown Association will have table in front of the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema at 5 p.m.

For a full Tahoe City event schedule, visit or call the Tahoe City Downtown Association at 530-583-3348.

Silicon Mountain to address drones

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, will welcome Lloyd Garden and Brad Flora to present: “How Drone Technology Is Revolutionizing the Marketplace.”

Aerial videography and photography, traffic reporting, environmental surveys and product delivery are just some ways drone technology can be used. Despite controversy over the personal and commercial use of drones and lack of proper FAA regulation, companies are racing to take advantage of opportunities made possible by drone equipment.

Garden and Flora, co-owners of Drone Promotions LLC, a local company that provides aerial photography and videography, will talk about drone technology, FAA rules and how drones are useful in a variety of markets. They will also discuss Drone Promotions’ quest for innovative ways of using their drone outside video production. Catch a drone demonstration weather permitting.

The meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking.

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about Drone Promotions at

Find Silicon Mountain on LinkedIn and Facebook and at or sign up for email meeting announcements at

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 will be for sale in the California Welcome Center in the Train Depot.

The bike portion of the race will cruise through historic downtown Truckee twice and 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 the latest information regarding the Historic Downtown Truckee Viewing Party, visit

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.

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