News Briefs: Small Business Seminar Series starts Tuesday |

News Briefs: Small Business Seminar Series starts Tuesday

For the seventh consecutive year, a free training series is being offered for local business leaders to enhance workforce development and support business vitality.

Three seminars will take place over the 2019 calendar year, the first will focus on digital marketing and best practices for communicating brand value. Teaming up to host the Small Business Seminar Series is the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association/Chamber, North Tahoe Business Association, Tahoe City Downtown Association and Sierra Small Business Development Center.

The first seminar will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Fairway Community Center in Tahoe City. The training will be co-led by Tracy Owen Chapman, owner of TOC Consulting and Kathleen Lee, creative marketing lead with East River Public Relations. Chapman specializes in strategic communications with an expertise focused on meaningful messaging to deliver a consistent brand promise. Lee has experience working for several tech startups and specializes in design, social media and influencer marketing in order to deliver content to create memorable brand moments.

The seminar is free for Association/North Lake Tahoe Chamber members, $20 for prospective-members. Pre-registration is required through Eventbrite, space is limited.

3D printer training at Truckee Library

The Truckee library will offer an introductory 3D printer training for adults on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5-6 p.m. The training will take place at the library, located at 10031 Levon Avenue in Truckee. After completing the training, those who attend will be authorized to use the library’s equipment to 3D print their own creations.

The training will cover the basics of how 3D printing works, how to operate the printer, and how to find or make designs for 3D objects.

For more information and registration, visit or call 530-582-7846

TRPA accepting project nominations for Best in Basin

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is accepting project nominations for its annual Best in Basin awards program now through Tuesday, April 2.

TRPA created the Best in Basin awards program as a way to recognize public and private projects that demonstrate exceptional planning, design, and compatibility with Lake Tahoe’s environment and communities. The program has five award categories: Building and general construction projects; water quality restoration and erosion control projects; forest health and defensible space projects; public and Environmental Improvement Program projects; and sustainability actions and projects.

Projects must have been completed in 2018 to be nominated and eligible for a Best in Basin award. Award winners will be recognized by the TRPA Governing Board.

More information about the awards program, past award winners, and nomination forms are available online at

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation supports Red Cross operations

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation in Incline Village has provided a grant to the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada.

According to a news release, the grant will fund workspace in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-profit Center from which Red Cross volunteers offer humanitarian service to residents of Incline Village, Crystal Bay and Kings Beach. This space enables the Red Cross to promote community disaster education and to more quickly respond to emergencies in those local communities.

Since 2002, the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has provided $10.5 million in grant value to area non-profit organizations for resident office space, storage space and meeting room use at the DWR Center. This includes free storage space to 19 nonprofit organizations and free meeting space to approximately 50 nonprofit organizations each year.

The Red Cross office is in the DWR Center at 948 Incline Way in Incline Village.

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