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Working with the Chamber for Truckee

Jody Poe
Publisher's notebook

Inside today’s edition of the Sierra Sun, you’ll find two special publications.

One is the 2005 Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Business Expo/Mixer section, and the other is the 2005 Visitor Guide magazine. Both projects are joint ventures between the Sierra Sun and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce aimed at supporting business and tourism in a healthy Truckee economy.

The Business Expo, to be held Tuesday, April 12 at the Resort at Squaw Creek, is celebrating its 13th year. This is an annual event aimed at highlighting local businesses and offering a forum for networking within a single venue. More than 50 businesses will be in attendance this year and available to discuss their areas of expertise.

The chamber works throughout the year to grow your business, hosting events like the Business Expo, workshops, mixers and an annual dinner. In addition, the chamber publishes a monthly newsletter, annual business directory and is a partner with us in producing the annual Visitor Guide, more about that below.

This four-page Business Expo section is your guide to the event and serves as a list of contacts and expo exhibitors, outlines benefits of Chamber membership and showcases events.

The Business Expo/Mixer is a don’t-miss event.

The 2005 Visitor Guide is the second special section you’ll find in today’s paper. This glossy magazine is a project we do annually in concert with the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and is the official guide to Truckee.

The guide serves as the fulfillment piece for the chamber, which means anyone who requests information on our little burg gets this gorgeous magazine (if we do say so ourselves) to guide them through their trip.

The guide is a complete “what, when and where” outline of Truckee. It includes information on history, summer and winter recreation, dining, shopping, lodging and more.

This magazine, while aimed at sharing the inside scoop on Truckee with visitors, is for locals, too. The entire guide can be found on our Web site, http://www.sierrasun.com. It publishes each April and we work with the chamber staff to keep the information as up-to-date as possible. If we’ve missed something please let me know, we’ll include it in future publications.

This guide is one of the most popular sections we produce. Forty thousand copies are distributed each year between the newspaper, free racks and the chamber’s direct mail.

That’s a lot of folks reading all about Truckee and the businesses, activities and people that make up our community.

The annual Visitor Guide project has grown to include an annual photo contest. You’ll see this year’s winners on the cover. The contest is something to think about when you’re out and about and struck by the awesome beauty of this place. Snap a photo and enter the contest; you could be the future cover photo contest winner.

Both projects are a reflection of our community, and we’re proud to have been a part of producing them again this year. We are also pleased to have the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce as a partner in these projects helping ensure these sections are beneficial to all, making them truly comprehensive guides to living, working and being here.

Jody Poe is the publisher

of the Sierra Sun. Reach her at jpoe@sierrasun.com.


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