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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; David Griffith and Jeff Ridgel

and#8220;Working as a Tech Professional in Truckeeand#8221;

Silicon Mountain, a networking group of technology professionals in the Tahoe-Truckee region, will have its next meeting Monday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. at Tahoe Donnerand#8217;s Pizza on the Hill, 11509 Northwoods Blvd.

What should the future of working in Truckee look like? David Griffith, Redevelopment and Housing Coordinator, Town of Truckee and Jeff Ridgel, CEO of Office BOSS will discuss their perspectives with the Silicon Mountain Group. Ridgel is evaluating options for creating a shared workspace for professionals in Truckee. and#8220;Iand#8217;m looking forward to finding out what the key requirements of tech workers are: Is it high and reliable bandwidth? How important are other factors?and#8221; Attracting highly qualified people to work and live in Truckee intrigues Griffith as a way to create new employment opportunities.

Before and after the discussion, there will also be time for networking with other technology people who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

The meeting is sponsored by Truckee-based creative and technical services company New Leaders (www.newleaders.com).

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Dinner will be $5, which includes pizza, salad, and soda. For more information about the group or to RSVP for the event, e-mail TahoeSiliconMountain@gmail.com. You can also find the and#8220;Silicon Mountainand#8221; group on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Citizens Bank of Northern California is now Tri Counties Bank

On Friday Sept. 3, 2011, Tri Counties Bank assumed substantially all of the deposits and loan assets of Citizens Bank of Northern California through a purchase assumption agreement. From a customer perspective, this means that Tri Counties Bank, a $2 billion-plus bank with 68 branches, stretching from the Oregon Border to Bakersfield, now stands behind the deposits and loans of Citizens Bank of Northern California.

Customers need not change any of their normal banking behaviors. All deposits and loans are safe, sound and readily accessible. Customers can continue to write and cash their Citizens Bank checks as usual and use their existing Citizens Bank Debit/ATM cards in any of our affiliated 63,000 ATM locations.

Here in Truckee, Ann, Barbara, Lindsay and Paul are still located in Citizens Bank Plaza and remain committed to the financial success of Truckee area customers. If you have any questions, call 530-550-3235 or Ann Carter at 550-3226. In the meantime, please log into the Tri Counties website for more information at http://www.tcbk.com.

John Carter joins Resort at Squaw Creek as Director of Leisure Sales

Resort at Squaw Creek executives have announce John Carter will join the AAA Four Diamond resort as director of leisure sales.

Carter brings a wealth of luxury hospitality experience to his new position. Prior to moving to Lake Tahoe for the opportunity with Resort at Squaw Creek, Carter served as a specialty travel consultant with tour operator Alpine Adventures. He has also served as director of sales and marketing at several mountain destination properties including The Sky Hotel in Aspen, Colo. and The Hotel Telluride in Telluride, Colo.

As a former Colorado Tourism Ambassador and current Harris Poll Travel Panelist, Carterand#8217;s research and insight reflects the evolving vanguard of travel. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Louisiana State University as well as an Advanced Certification in Hospitality Marketing from the prestigious Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.