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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. For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail

Tahoe Basin Community Job Fair

The community has embraced upcoming job fairs to facilitate year-round economic sustainability for Tahoe Truckee community members. The “Tahoe Basin Community Job Fair” is designed to aid in the development of year-round sustainable employment. According to Ceci Chourre with the Professional Ski & Snowboard Instructors Association, the remaining Squaw Valley event will bring businesses with thousands of summer job openings. Chourre said support by businesses is incredible — find them at the job fair March 25, Squaw Valley Conference Center from 4-7 p.m.

At the Lake Tahoe Sustainability Workforce Roundtable, the economic-education-cultural segment identified the need to assist transitioning winter resort employees into complimenting jobs off-season.

From there, Harrah’s/Harvey’s Hotel and Casino, which hosted a fair March 18; Professional Ski Instructors Association & Association of Snowboard Instructors of CA/NV (PSIA/AASI-W); and Squaw Valley took up the torch to make these spring community fairs a reality.

Call for special event grant funding applications

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association announced $9,000 of grant funding available for special events taking place in the North Lake Tahoe region of Eastern Placer County. Most individual grants will fall within the $500 to $2,500 range.

All grant money is slated for marketing and public relations efforts to promote regional events. Preference will be given to events which encourage overnight stays.

All groups interested in receiving funds must fill out the special event grant application by April 16, 2014. After initial review, select applicants will be asked to give the Grant Funding Task Force a five-minute presentation on April 25, 2014. The presentation to the Board of Directors for approval will take place May 7, 2014 and funding notification to applicants will occur May 8, 2014.

For an application and information contact Judy Laverty at 530-581-8702 or at

Women trade scholarship

The spring 2014 deadline is fast approaching for a $1,500 scholarship to a trade or technical school from The Dwyer Group’s Women in the Trades (WITT) initiative, educating and promoting the hiring of women for traditionally male-dominated roles. The program has been providing scholarships to those currently working within the trades to help achieve the required credentials for their chosen service field. The Women in the Trades Scholarship is open to women 18 and older. Qualified candidates are actively pursuing a degree or certification. The deadline is on March 31, 2014. Candidates will be evaluated based upon financial need, previous work experience, and their passion for their chosen industry. Visit or email

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. Squeeze In is continuing to help support our community 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!

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 entrepreneur gather to educate and support each other in growing their local businesses. The new meeting location is at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Drop in any time. For more information contact Carmen Carr 530-550-5192 or 530-426-2640. Visit

Community meetings to improve broadband service

Learn about joint efforts by the California Public Utilities Commission, Sierra Economic Development Corporation and the County of Placer to help bring broadband service to densely populated rural communities. Discuss options, interest and your willingness to participate. The Placer County Community Meeting locally will be for Martis Valley, March 24, at the Truckee Tahoe Airport District, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, 6-7 p.m.

The Gold Country Broadband Consortium (GCBC) is one of 14 regional consortia funded by the California Advanced Services Fund Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia grant program. The GCBC needs the assistance of all rural residents and businesses to conduct a speed test at

Send an e-mail to to serve as a neighborhood advocate.

The Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) is the facilitator of a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) grant to launch a public-private partnership aimed at increasing digital access and use in Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sierra and eastern Alpine counties.

For more information on SEDCorp or the Gold Country Broadband Consortium contact CEO Randy Wagner at 530-823-4703, or visit

Demystifying Solar Energy

The solar energy workshop will be held Thursday, April 3, 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Donner Club House with Mark Dickson, a NABCEP certified PV solar designer and installer and Simple Power, a division of Kelly Brothers Painting, Inc.

Topics to be covered will include what PV Solar is and how it works in simple terms; if PV Solar is the right solution for you; steps to take in your home or business to increase efficiency before installing a system; and current tax incentives and rebates available to residents and business owners who install PV Solar systems.

For more information call 530-550-0806, visit or email

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

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