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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Your news makesthe Sierra Sun shineContent for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Visit to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.Marketing workshop free to Chamber membersThe North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and Plumas Bank in partnership with the Small Business Development Center of Greater Sacramento/Sierra (SBDC) are offering andamp;#8220;Marketing Researchandamp;#8221; Tuesday, April 10, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Tahoe City Public Utility District Board Room, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.The workshop is geared for existing and emerging business owners. Attendees will learn the overview of the andamp;#8220;4-Pandamp;#8217;sandamp;#8221; of marketing, demographic and psychographic data along with industry trends.This workshop will be followed by a series of interactive SBDC sessions that will highlight Financial Projections (April 24) and Business Plan Components (May 8), which will discuss legal structure and operation.The workshops are free of charge for North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce members, $25 per person for business association members and $50 per person for the general public. To register or for more information about the workshop, call North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce Manager Kym Fabel at 530-581-8764.Deadline Near to Exhibit at 20th AnnualTruckee Donner Chamber Annual Business ExpoDeadline is near to exhibit at the 20th Annual Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Business Expo andamp; Chamber Mixer Wednesday, April 25, 5-7:30 p.m. at The Resort at Squaw Creek. The Business Expo, designed to be part Expo and part business social event, will showcase more 80 different businesses, demonstrating the strength and variety of the local economy and fostering a positive business environment.Truckee Chamber members can exhibit for as little as $200, and exhibitors who reserve and confirm space by April 10, will be featured in a special section to appear in the April 25 issue of the Sierra Sun. For those who want to enhance their presence in that section, advertising is available. In addition, the event will be publicized in Moonshine Ink and promoted on 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio.Attendance is free and considered a must-attend event for anyone doing business in the Truckee-Tahoe area. 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio will broadcast live from the venue, including on-air interviews with exhibitors and attendees. The crew from Tahoe TV will be filming the event and will produce a special video segment that will air online, on their TV network around the region, and on the newly redesigned website to launch in May that receives almost 100,000 visits annually. Make reservations at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808.First Friday art sceneRiverside Studios and Kath McGaughey invite you to First Friday, 10060 Donner Pass Road, 4-8 p.m. Amazing art with a splash of wine. Also a farewell to Heather River, longtime Riverside Studios artist leaving to do something cool! Check her out on She is taking over the old andamp;#8220;Down by the Riverandamp;#8221; spot. Celebrate new starts and fresh perspectives. P.S. Kath is Riversideandamp;#8217;s new shop manager and an outstanding artist person. Come meet her and see what gives in her world of art!Silicon Mountain Meetingwith Sean Oandamp;#8217;Toole, CEO of ForeclosureRadar.comSean O’Toole, Founder and CEO of, will present his vision of the foreclosure market at the next meeting of the Silicon Mountain group. strives to provide credible, up-to-date information on properties in every phase of the foreclosure process, illuminating the market for all players: investors, service providers, lenders and brokers.Oandamp;#8217;Toole will discuss his experience in bringing the service to market as well as the commitment of the company to opening offices in interesting places to live, outside the usual tech hubs. Their most recent office is at North Lake Tahoe/Truckee.The meeting will be held at Tahoe Donnerandamp;#8217;s Pizza on the Hill, 11505 Northwoods Blvd. A $5 fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. Before and after the discussion, there will be time for networking with other technology people who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.This monthandamp;#8217;s event is sponsored by New Leaders (, a local web and mobile software development company. RSVP to You can also find the andamp;#8220;Silicon Mountainandamp;#8221; group on LinkedIn and Facebook.Winter Transit andamp;#8220;Enhancedandamp;#8221; Services coming to close April 8April 8 is the last day the Regional Enhanced TART buses on Highway 267, Night Rider Shuttles and some Ski Resort Shuttles will be running on the North Shore. TART thanks funding partners and operators for another andamp;#8220;job well doneandamp;#8221; this winter season. Visit for spring schedules or contact your ski resort destination directly for specific ski shuttles. TART will gear up again June 30 for enhanced services.National Library Week is April 8-14Letandamp;#8217;s celebrate the community. This yearandamp;#8217;s theme is: You belong at your library! Join the Kings Beach and Tahoe City Libraries as they partner with Project MANA to abate hunger in the community. Take in non-perishable food for donation and check-out our selection of CDandamp;#8217;s, DVDandamp;#8217;s, Audiobooks, Manga, and much, much more. Use free WiFi or one of our computers. Itandamp;#8217;s all free and everyone is welcome!For the artistic; celebrate the Kings Beach community with a photograph that represents the community and includes a book. Please bring your photo to the Kings Beach Library where it will be displayed for the week. The winning photograph will be hung in the library permanently. Free monthly computer classes at the Kings Beach and Tahoe City Libraries! This monthandamp;#8217;s class is andamp;#8220;Introduction to Computers.andamp;#8221; The same class is taught at both libraries andamp;#8211; Kings Beach on Thursday, April 12, 2-3 p.m. and Tahoe City on Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30. Call to sign up, Kings Beach Library, 530-546-2012 with questions. Ski for SchoolsSunday, April 10, Squaw Valley USA: Skiing for Schools Day. Special, pre-purchased lift tickets are only $25 per person. Limited quantity of tickets available the week prior on a first come, first serve basis at the Truckee and Tahoe City Porters Sports locations.The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation that supports quality education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Each year the Foundation raises money and provides grants, resources and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the educational community as a whole. For more information and updates, please call 530-550-7984 or visit;#8217;s Bistro Bar andamp; Beats Reigns In SnowFest! Fastest Bartender CompetitionThe Truckee Downtown Merchants Association hosted andamp;#8220;Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Fastest Bartender Competitionandamp;#8221; earlier this month. The annual SnowFest! event was held at the Tourist Club Bar in Downtown Truckee. Each year bartenders from the local restaurants and bars battle to prove who is Fastest Bartender. Contestants are timed and critiqued while making a round of drinks. Judges then adjust the time for any errors. The top six andamp;#8220;timesandamp;#8221; battle in additional timed rounds culminating with the winner having the fastest time in the final round. This year the winner of the event was Sara Sarrett, bartender from Moodyandamp;#8217;s Bistro, Bar and Beats. Sara hails from Chico and has five years of bartending experience. Along with the $100 cash prize comes bragging rights. andamp;#8220;I am very proud of Sara. I had no doubt that Moodyandamp;#8217;s would end up on top. We have the best bartenders in town!andamp;#8221; bragged JJ Morgan, owner of Moodyandamp;#8217;s. Coming in a close second and third place was Annie Carr representing Pastime Bar and Steve Skizypek from Buffalo, NY. The annual event is a SnowFest! favorite. The Tourist Club Bar has hosted the event for the last five years in Truckee. For more information about the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association and their events and services, contact

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