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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee business announcements

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Truckee Chamber Membership 101 Orientation

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce invites prospective members, new members and existing Chamber members to a Membership 101 Orientation on Aug. 27, 8-9 a.m., in the California Welcome Center downtown in the Depot at 10065 Donner Pass Road.

Visit with Chamber members, staff and a board member over coffee and light snacks. Discuss how the Chamber can support your business and the business community.

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce is the primary business organization in Truckee with 540 businesses that represent 7,700 jobs. Contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail

Tahoe City ‘Alive After 5’

On Sunday, Aug. 31, 3 p.m., Joy & Madness and Groove Foundry will play Tahoe City’s Concerts at Commons Beach. Concerts are free and open to all ages, but donations are welcomed. The 2014 Concerts at Commons Beach season ends Sunday, Sept. 7.

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.

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

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.

Broadband assessment effort

The Tahoe Prosperity Center (TPC), in an effort to facilitate the expansion of high speed Internet service to the Lake Tahoe Basin, Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, announced the launch of its internet speed test and survey.

Anyone living, working or visiting Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley is encouraged to participate in the speed test and short survey with their current Internet service. This data will help TPC assess gaps in high-speed internet service, determine priority areas for broadband upgrades or expansion and provide a picture of available service.

Participants will be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini.

Go to to take the survey and speed test and find out more about the Connected Tahoe project. The speed test will be available until the end of October.

For more information about the Tahoe Prosperity Center, go to

Kings Beach Open for Business Contest in full swing

Part of the KBCCIP Open for Business Marketing Campaign North Tahoe Business Association is a contest designed to draw patrons into businesses during construction. The “We’re Open, You Win” contest will run through Sept. 17 and offers Kings Beach residents and visitors a chance to win $500 cash plus weekly prize packages. Enter to win the contest at 35 NTBA member restaurants, retailers and recreation outlets. Visit for more information and participating venues.

For more information about the Open for Business Marketing Campaign or Contest, email

Peak Your Adventure

#PeakYourAdventure this summer around the mountains of North Lake Tahoe. While you’re out enjoying North Lake Tahoe’s numerous activities, restaurants, shops, and incredible scenic views, take a photo — of you, your friends/family, the view, the food, event, whatever — with the hashtag #PeakYourAdventure on Twitter or Instagram to be entered to win a summer adventure package valued at $300. Visit

Lake Tahoe sunglasses

Squaw Valley and Oakley have joined forces again to create custom Lake Tahoe sunglasses designed for athletes including avid runners, bicyclists and triathletes, with $10 from each sale going directly to the Tahoe Fund, a nonprofit corporation working to restore and enhance Lake Tahoe. Choose from two, new one-of-kind Oakley sunglasses: the Oakley Radarlock Path Lake Tahoe and the Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Lake Tahoe. They are designed with impact protection, optical superiority, and the iridium lenses feature a small, custom-etched outline of Lake Tahoe.

The sunglasses can be purchased at Parallel Mountain Sports or the Oakley store in The Village at Squaw Valley. Those who are not in the Tahoe area can also purchase a pair of the sunglasses by calling the Oakley Store directly at 530-452-4378.

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