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Hundreds Gather at Annual Business Expo to Promote Local Businesses


									Creating a Strong Local Economy

                              Hundreds Gather at Annual Business Expo
                                   to Promote Local Businesses
     Hundreds of business people gath-                Expo. Special thanks to Drooling Dog           available locally. It is especially valuable
ered April 24th at the Resort at Squaw                BarBQ for the delicious BBQ samples;           for businesses that don’t have a “store-
Creek for the 15th annual Truckee Don-                Gar Woods Grill & Pier for the Wet             front” by increasing local awareness of
ner Chamber of Commerce Business                      Woodys; and The Lodge for food and             their company and can help expand their
Expo “The Ultimate Networking Experi-                 wine.                                          customer base.
ence”.                                                      We’d also like to acknowledge our              “This is absolutely the biggest and
     We’d like to take this opportunity to            amazing line-up of 80+ exhibitors that         best Business Expo ever produced by the
thank the Resort at Squaw Creek for pro-              recognized what a tremendous opportu-          Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce.
viding such a nice venue and sponsoring               nity the Expo is for their business and        The energy in the room that night was
this year’s Expo & Mixer, to the Sierra               the local economy.                             incredible! We’re looking forward to put-
Sun for their wonderful pre-Expo four-                      This once-a-year event demon-            ting together another successful Business
page special section, and KTKE 101.5                  strates the strength, variety and high-level   Expo next year” said Lynn Saunders,
FM for the live broadcast during the                  of businesses, services and products           President/CEO.

                                            See page 13 for full recap of the 2007 Business Expo

Sharon Jenks and Karen Barta, Truckee-Tahoe Kennels   Eric Brandt and Kurt Althof, TTTV              Cheryl Hogan, Cheryl Hogan Photography

     •    Confusion and Concern over Housing
                                                                                                                     Vol. 23-No. 6
     •    WHATT Hosts Workforce Housing Seminar June 7th                                                              June, 2007
     •    Fifty Fifty Brewing Co. Open
                                                                     Meet New Members
                                                    These businesses have recently made an investment in their future, as well as the
 Our mission is to promote and develop              community, by joining the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. We
    local business and tourism, while               congratulate them on their decision. Please patronize these businesses.
improving the community's quality of life.
2006-07 Board of Directors                          At Your Service Couriers                      inventor of the system. Sarah also is cer-
Darren Shaw, Chair                                        Jerry Martinez of At Your Service       tified in the ladder, jump-stretch board,
Tahoe Donner Association
                                                    Couriers delivers anything from a 10-         gyrotoner and has studied gyrotonic ap-
Donna Morgan, Past Chair                            ounce envelope to 10,000 pounds of            plications for golf. She also teaches
Booth Creek Ski Holdings
                                                    widgets anywhere in the western region        dance and movement. Sarah can answer
Kappy Mann, Chair Elect                             of the United States. Jerry streamlines his   your questions at (530) 448-3989.
Coldwell Banker of Northern California
                                                    courier service so that your last minute
Brent Cutler
The Sports Exchange
                                                    projects find their way to their source       Haley Design, Inc.
                                                    making both the sender and receiver                 Haley Design, Inc. specializes in
Peter Holzmeister
Truckee Donner Public Utility District
                                                    happy, keeping you stress free.               custom interiors and furnishings by ap-
                                                          This hot shot delivery service spe-     pointment with concepts that are as
Jude M. Koenig
Attorney at Law                                     cializes in both local and long distances,    unique as each client. Their designs
                                                    and focuses on customer satisfaction,         range from the latest in hip, yet classic,
Laura Ryan
Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn                      remains on time and delivers it all in a      to casual sophistication.
                                                    professional manner with a team of up               The Haley Design team realizes
John Witney
EventMasters                                        to 19 drivers. Get your goods delivered       that creating a new space can be over-
Shelly Wright
                                                    without stepping outside of your office       whelming. With offices in Reno/Tahoe,
Plumas Bank                                         by calling Jerry at (916) 359-0526.           San Francisco, and Newport Beach they
                                                                                                  provide clients from Santa Barbara,
Community Liaisons
Mark Brown                                          Full Circle Movement                          Newport Beach, Sierra ski retreats and
Town of Truckee                                           At Full Circle Movement located at      the Adirondacks with unique environ-
Andy Chapman                                        10038 Meadow Way, Suite E you can             ments. Haley Design develops projects
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association                 learn about the byrotonic expansion sys-      that reflect and celebrate the client’s
Jan Colyer                                          tem and gyrokinesis that owner Sarah          tastes, not the influence of the designer.
TNT/TMA                                             Baily has been certified to teach. The              Whether you are just beginning to
Chamber Staff                                       gyrotonic expansion system decom-             think about a small project or a major
Lynn Saunders                                       presses the body from stress by using         undertaking Haley Design assists from
President/CEO                                       equipment that focuses on the health of       the initial consultation through project
Ruth Geresy                                         the joints and strengthens and lengthens      implementation, keeping in mind your
Executive Assistant                                                                               expectations and timelines. Call (775)
                                                    all the muscles that surround any joint.
Linda Pendleton                                     This method was first used to cross-train     746-2200 to learn more.
Membership Manager
                                                    top athletes, and is now used by all ages
Bonnie Ames                                         worldwide. More than 7,000 exercises          Nakoma Golf Resort
Chamber Programs Coordinator
                                                    range from easy, to rehabilitative or in-          Nakoma Golf Resort, is open un-
Helyn North                                         tensely cardiovascular.                       der new management that includes a
Visitor Services Representative
                                                          Sarah was trained at Cornish Col-       kinder, gentler track than the former
Carol O’Brien                                       lege of Arts in Seattle, Washington and       Dragon and offers ongoing
Visitor Services Representative
                                                    studied Level 2 with Juliu Horvath the
Beverly Welch                                                                                                      See New Members, page 10
Visitor Services Representative

                  Truckee Tracks
is the monthly publication of the Truckee Donner                         Chamber Calendar
  Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber reserves
   the right to edit submissions as necessary for
      space requirements. Send comments or
         submissions to            Ambassadors Committee Meeting – Tuesday, June 5, 11:30 a.m., FiftyFifty
                                                     Brewing Company
Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce
10065 Donner Pass Road ● Truckee, CA 96161           Board Meeting – Tuesday, June 19, 3:30 p.m., O.B.’s Pub & Restaurant
(530) 587-8808 ● (530) 587-2439 (fax) ●

2    June 2007                                                                                       530.587.8808
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                Who? When? Where?
                     Good Food, Good People, Great Raffle Gifts
                      Bring your business cards. See you there!

               Thank You!                                          Keep Us Up-to-Date!

                                                                  Please remember to inform the Chamber when
                                                           you have moved, changed phone numbers, websites, e-
                                                           mails, contacts, etc. We do our best to keep members
                                                           records up-to-date in our database, but we need your
                                                           help! We also can run a Business Brief in Truckee Tracks
      Rock & Rose and Smokey’s Kitchen for                 of your new information.
              hosting a May Mixer!
                                                           New Member Quarterly Update
                                                                 Check out the insert in this copy of Truckee
                                                           Tracks. We've had 53 new members join the Chamber
    Coyote Moon for hosting the Chamber’s                  since the 2007 Business Directory was published in
  Annual Golf Tournament and a May Mixer!                  January. Take the Quarterly Update and slip it into your
                                                           Business Directory so you can remember to support
                                                           Chamber members.

       Truckee Home and Building Show for
                                                               Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce
              hosting a May Mixer!                             10065 Donner Pass Road ● Truckee, CA 96161
         Please patronize all our generous                         (530) 587-8808 ● (530) 587-2439 (fax)
                mixer/event hosts!
530.587.8808                                                                  June 2007      3
             Chamber of Commerce Announces                                                     Chamber Statistics
              Annual Election, Board Vacancy
                                                                                           The Chamber is Working For You
      The Truckee Donner Chamber of            must submit a candidate’s statement and
Commerce is currently accepting appli-         petition bearing ten nominating signa-      PHONE CALLS
cations from interested parties to fill two    tures from Chamber members, to the          May 2006 ......................................... 1,641
(2), three-year vacancies on the Board of      Chamber no later than Friday, June 29,      June 2006......................................... 1,882
Directors.                                     2007, at 5:00 p.m.                          July 2006.......................................... 1,948
      The mission of the Truckee Don-                Directors are elected by a majority   August 2006 .................................... 2,077
                                                                                           September 2006.............................. 1,590
ner Chamber of Commerce is to pro-             vote of current Chamber members. Can-
                                                                                           October 2006.................................. 1,690
mote and develop local business and            didates statements and ballots will be      November 2006.............................. 1,564
tourism, while improving the commu-            mailed to the membership on approxi-        December 2006 .............................. 2,137
nity’s quality of life. Directors must agree   mately July 15, with a return date in Au-   January 2007 ................................... 1,868
to accept the responsibilities of director-    gust. Results will be announced during      February 2007................................. 1,399
ship and should have an interest in vol-       the last week of August. The new board      March 2007 ..................................... 1,713
unteering their time and talent to accom-      members’ term will begin on September       April 2007........................................ 1,709
plish the organization’s mission and pro-      1, 2007 and continue through August 31,
grams.                                         2010.                                       WRITTEN REQUESTS
      Candidates must be a member-in-                Questions should be directed to       May 2006 ......................................... 1,206
good-standing, or an employee of a busi-       Lynn Saunders at the Chamber at (530)       June 2006............................................ 588
ness that is a member-in-good-standing         587-2757.                                   July 2006............................................. 460
of the Chamber. Interested candidates                                                      August 2006 .................................... 1,088
                                                                                           September 2006................................. 879
                                                                                           October 2006..................................... 499
                                                                                           November 2006................................. 475
                                                                                           December 2006.................................. 351
                       Thank You Renewals                                                  January 2007 ...................................... 255
                                                                                           February 2007.................................... 302
                                                                                           March 2007 ........................................ 684
 5+ Years                                      Autoglass Express Truckee                   April 2007........................................... 628

 Chase International                           Bryant's Rare Books & Documents
 Gaunt-Zimmer Design                           CarpetBusters Steamcleaning                 May 2006 ....................................... 83,240
 MVM Construction                              Coldwell Banker - Janie Sharp               June 2006....................................... 92,560
                                               Consignment Home Furnishings of             July 2006......................................109,370
 North Tahoe Arts                                                                          August 2006 ................................102,450
 SR Design                                                                                 September 2006............................ 90,260
                                               Foster Floor and Window Coverings           October 2006................................ 90,777
                                               Hemig & Erle Real Estate Firm               November 2006............................ 81,760
 2+ Years                                                                                  December 2006...........................101,730
                                               New Leaders                                 January 2007 ................................. 99,980
 5 Star Performance Insulation
                                               Port of Subs                                February 2007............................... 91,370
 Flower Power                                                                              March 2007 ................................... 90,300
                                               The Pour House
 Glow                                                                                      April 2007...................................... 83,700
                                               Sierra Green Building Association
 New Tahoe Company                             Sierra View Company Inc.                    VISITORS TO CHAMBER
 Squaw Valley Adventure Center
                                                                                           May 2006 ......................................... 3,161
 Sugar Bowl Academy                            1 Year                                      June 2006......................................... 3,960
 TTCTV - Channel 6                                                                         July 2006.......................................... 4,920
                                               Viking Carpet Care                          August 2006 .................................... 5,075
 Thin Air Motorsports                                                                      September 2006.............................. 3,901
                                               A Beautiful Tahoe Wedding
 Truckee Paint Mart                                                                        October 2006.................................. 3,558
                                               Carmel Gallery                              November 2006.............................. 2,939
 Truckee Pilates
                                               Rademacher's Woodworking                    December 2006............................... 3,948
 Union 76 - De Boer Enterprises Inc.                                                       January 2007 ................................... 3,337
                                               Sherwin-Williams Paint Company
 When Pigs Fly BBQ                                                                         February 2007................................. 2,894
                                               Timilick Tahoe                              March 2007 ..................................... 3,242
 Alpine Lock and Key
                                                                                           April 2007........................................ 2,842

4    June 2007                                                                                                  530.587.8808
       “Truckee – Treasure of the Sierra” Celebrated at 4th of July Parade
      Plans are underway for another exciting 4th of July Parade! volunteer effort, the Chamber has chosen Hartley and Pattie as
The parade committee is working hard to ensure that this year’s this year’s Grand Marshalls.
parade is the finest and most entertaining parade ever. In addi-             Parade participants are encouraged to sign up early as
tion to the fierce competition                                                                               space is limited. Entry fee is
between the always-creative                                                                                  $50 and entries will be ac-
local entries, back again this                                                                               cepted through noon, June
year will be the popular Reno &                                                                              15th.
District Firefighter’s Pipe Band.                                                                                  Truckee's July 4th parade
      Pre-parade, judges will                                                                                begins at 10:00 a.m. at the old
visit the staging area to award                                                                              Sierra Mountain Middle School
the following trophies:                                                                                      and progresses down Donner
         Mayor’s Trophy: Best                                                                                Pass Road into historic
         depiction of life in                                                                                Truckee, ending around noon.
         Truckee                                                                                                   Volunteers are needed to
         Grand Marshal’s Tro-                                                                                help with the staging, crowd
         phy: Excellence in                                                                                  control, merchandise sales or
         creative concept and                                                                                parade preparation the day be-
         design                                                                                              fore. Volunteers will receive a
         Theme Trophy: Best Pattie and Hartley Lesser of High Sierra Media Group will be this year’s 4th of  commemorative T-shirt. Spon-
         presentation of parade July Parade Grand Marshalls.                                                sorship opportunities are avail-
         theme                                                                                              able.
      This year’s parade theme “Treasure of the Sierra” was se-              Sponsors to date include: Alison Bermant, Attorney at
lected through a community contest and nominated by Truckee Law; Billie Melchiori Photography; Resort at Squaw Creek; and
resident Helyn North.                                                  Timilick Tahoe.
      The parade is produced by the Truckee Donner Chamber                   Contact Bonnie Ames or Ruth Geresy at the Truckee
of Commerce with volunteer assistance provided by Hartley and          Donner Chamber of Commerce at (530) 587-8808 or stop by
Pattie Lesser of High Sierra Media Group. This will be Hartley the office in the Depot at 10065 Donner Pass Road to pick up a
and Pattie’s tenth year as volunteer organizers of the 4th of July parade entry form, volunteer or to discuss sponsorship oppor-
Parade for the Chamber. To duly recognize this extraordinary tunities.

               4th of July Commemorative T-Shirts and Ballcaps On Sale Soon
     Don’t forget to get your commemorative Truckee 4th of             pendent designer working primarily with environmentally-
July T-shirts and ballcaps reflecting this year’s “Treasure of the     conscious non-profits including Tahoe Truckee Earth Day. This
Sierra” theme. This year’s parade theme was                                              project gave Margie a chance to shift toward
selected through a community contest and                                                 her roots in illustration. “I’m happy to have
nominated by Truckee resident Helyn                                                      created a design the community will enjoy,”
North.                                                                                   says Margie.
     The design was done by local resident                                               Beginning mid-June, commemorative t-
Margie Reynolds, and coordinated by Kathy                                                shirts, tanks and ballcaps can be purchased
Hess of Just Imagine Marketing & Design.                                                 at:
Margie has lived in the Tahoe area for                                                         Truckee Visitor Center, historic train
nearly 20 years. An avid hiker and hot                                                   depot, downtown Truckee
springs fan, she’s a lifelong lover of the Si-                                                 Plumas Bank
erra Nevada and back-road travel. After 15                                                     Truckee Variety
years in print and advertising, with a recent                                                  Mountain Hardware
focus on internet, Margie is now an inde-                                                      Squeeze In

530.587.8808                                                                                        June 2007   5
                                                                  15th Annual
                                      Donner Party Hike
                                              September 29-30, 2007

Training Hikes to Start                                  15th Annual Donner Party Hike Sponsorship
for Donner Party Hike                                              Opportunities Available
      Volunteers                                         The 15th Annual Donner Party                   after their hikes for a fantastic BBQ
      The Truckee Donner Chamber of                Hike produced by the Truckee Donner                  lunch and a historic presentation on “the
Commerce’s 15th Annual Donner Party                Chamber of Commerce helps keep our                   key role women pioneers played in the
Hike is looking for volunteers to guide            history and heritage alive. Every year,              arduous journey of emigrants” by Doris
interpretive hikes on Saturday, Septem-            hikers from all over come to Truckee to              Dwyer, Professor of History, Western
ber 29th. Training hikes will begin in June        participate in this unique event with rave           Nevada Community College.
for the September event. The training              reviews:                                                   By being a sponsor, you have an
hikes are a wonderful opportunity to take                •“ Have been attending for a numbers of        opportunity to reach visitors and locals
some summer hikes with a great group               years…always a great time!” – Placerville, CA        alike. The event is advertised in travel
of friendly people – and maybe learn a                                                                  publications such as VIA and Sunset,
                                                         •“ Didn’t want it to end. Beautiful photo      and receives wide-spread publicity.
bit about Truckee’s history.                       opportunities. Would do it again and recom-
      Volunteers can start out at the event                                                             Sponsorship opportunities include your
                                                   mend it highly!!” – Auburn, CA                       name on over 4,000 brochures mailed to
as a "herder" helping to keep the hikers
together — that way they can ease into                   •“Awesome!!” – Sacramento, CA                  past participants and recent visitor re-
the event and learn from the more sea-                                                                  quests, website presence, four-color
                                                          •“Very informative. I’ll be here every year   posters distributed throughout the area,
soned guides. Many of the "herders"
                                                   until I’ve been on them all.” – Durham, CA           confirmation correspondence sent to all
move into guide positions that provide
historical highlights while on the trail                 •“Very cool.” – Oakland, CA                    registered hikers. In addition, your busi-
during the event.                                                                                       ness name will be placed on downtown
      The seasoned guides work with                      •“Terrific hike… learn something every         Truckee street banners that will hang
new volunteers to help them learn the              year.” – Sacramento, CA                              from mid-August to mid-October
history.                                               •“Thanks for helping make our visit              (7 weeks).
      Events such as the Donner Party              memorable.” – Cerritos, CA                                 For more information on how you
Hike help to keep our history and heri-                                                                 can be a part of this incredible event, call
tage alive. There are several different                  In addition to several great hikes to          Kathy Hess at Just Imagine Marketing at
hikes offered on Saturday, varying in              choose from on Saturday September                    (775) 746-4138 or (775) 846-5656 or e-
length from 1-1/2 miles to 6 miles round           29th, hikers will return to Sugar Bowl               mail

    If you want to learn more about becoming involved with the Donner Party Hikes as a volunteer, call Bonnie Ames
        or Ruth Geresy at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at (530) 587-8808, e-mail

    Recommend a New Member to the Chamber and get $25 hard cash.
                  These members earned their money!
    Member                                                                             New Member
    Kim Davy, Kimberly Davy Insurance ............................................ Edward Jones Company – Thomas Romero
    Richard Anderson, California Fly Fisher Magazine .................... The Leader
    Bob Cassidy, Robert Cassidy Resultant......................................... Sierra Dance Center
    Gia States, Body Shop at Home..................................................... Full Circle Movement
                               Call Linda at the Chamber for details, (530) 587-8808

6     June 2007                                                                                                530.587.8808
                                                Keep Truckee Green

                Purchasing Blue Bags for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe’s
                              Curbside Recycling Solution
      Unlike most jurisdictions that use         ber of delivery trips for individual ship-    gallon can of trash per week and unlim-
plastic totes for curbside recycling, folks      ments of bags to the area. Last April the     ited recycling via a special assessment
living in the Tahoe Truckee Sierra Dis-          Town purchased 78 cases of blue bags at       placed on the tax roll. If your household
posal service area have a different option,      $42.37 for a case of 100. The first round     generates more than one 32 gallon can of
the use of blue bags.                            of bags which were shipped from Ten-          trash per week, there is an extra charge of
      Over the past year, I’ve heard lots        nessee were 1.75 millimeters (mil) in         $2.52 for the extra service and disposal of
of questions and comments concerning             thickness and could hold approximately        that trash. Using blue bags saves money
blue bags. Some of the most frequent             44 gallons. Under the blue bag purchas-       and resources.
comments I’ve noted from residents and           ing cooperative we have secured cases of            You can purchase smaller quantities
businesses is that blue bags are hard to         100 blue bags for $29.34 a case plus tax.     of strong durable blue bags at Mountain
find, expensive and not very durable. All        The bags are 2.0 mil in thickness and are     Hardware on Donner Pass Road. There
of which are valid concerns. In order to         the same large size (44 gallons or 40 x 46)   are three sizes available:
address this issue the Town of Truckee in        which means they are strong and will
partnership with Tahoe Supply Com-               accommodate lots of your mixed recy-          •    13 gallons, 1.5 mil, 30 bags per roll
pany, Nevada County Recycles, Tahoe              cling. The bags purchased under the co-            $5.49 plus tax
Truckee Sierra Disposal, local businesses,       operative effort are manufactured in Cali-    •    30 gallons, 1.5 mil, 20 bags per roll
schools, and several of the major ski re-        fornia and shipped from San Leandro                $5.49 plus tax
sorts have joined forces to cooperatively        (Bay area). It’s now time to pass the sav-
bring an inexpensive, durable blue bag           ings down to you.                             •    39 gallons, 1.5 mil, 12 bags per roll
option to the community. The intention                 Now everyone can share in the co-            $5.49 plus tax
of the blue bag purchasing cooperative is        operative purchasing program. Individual
to assist and encourage participation in         cases of blue bags can be purchased from            Nichole Dorr is the Recycling Coordinator
local recycling programs. Here is how we         Tahoe Supply Company located at 10939         for the Town of Truckee and can be reached at
formed this co-op and why:                       A Industrial Way, Suite 100 (near the         (530) 582-2909 or e-mail
      All of the entities noted above were       Pioneer Commerce Center) (530) 587- 
purchasing small quantities of blue bags         8658. If you would like to place a larger
at a high price. Working together as a           order for blue bags please call ahead.            Truckee E-Waste Recycling Day
regional team, we consolidated our pur-          These bags are big, durable and inexpen-
                                                                                                       Saturday, June 9, 2007
chase and dropped-ship 280 cases (6 pal-         sive. A year’s supply of blue bags using
lets) of blue bags to the Eastern Regional       two bags a week cost just about $30                       9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Landfill. Purchasing cooperatively al-           bucks. That’s about sixty cents per week          Truckee Town Hall Parking Lot
lowed us to bring down the per unit case         to recycle over 88 gallons of mixed recy-                (530) 582-7700
of the blue bags, while reducing the num-        cling. Truckee residents pay for one 32

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530.587.8808                                                                                         June 2007    7
                 Spotlight On Workforce/Affordable Housing

                                      Confusion and Concern Over Housing
    Faces of Workforce
     Needing Housing              Over the past few weeks I have           be considered to be doing pretty well. At
                            read a number of articles about current        current interest rates, this household
                            and proposed affordable workforce              could afford about a $285,000 loan. I
                            housing developments in the Truckee            have not seen a home in our area for less
                            and North Lake Tahoe area. It is clear to      than $300,000 in a long time. Imagine
                            me that there is much confusion and            how much more difficult housing is
                            concern about the various efforts to           when the household income is $40,000,
                            properly house our local workforce.            or less. This is our workforce.
                                  Workforce or affordable housing is             To assume that a community of
                            just that – housing for people that work.      workforce households will automatically
                            Every household in any workforce               breed crime or attract criminals is a very
                            housing development, whether it is a           prejudicial position to take. In addition
                 Nurse      larger rental complex or a for-purchase        to the level of documentation required
                            condo and duplex, must have verifiable         to qualify initially, as mentioned above,
                            income to qualify for residency or             each adult member of each household is
                            purchase. Each household must meet a           also professionally screened for credit,
                            certain income level based on the size of      rental and criminal history.
                            their household. Each household must,                This level of scrutiny is far greater
                            therefore, document each member of             than any market rate homeowner or
                            their household. This documentation of         renter ever went through. On-site
                            rental eligibility occurs annually for every   management, homeowner’s associations
                            household. The local workforce housing         and CC&Rs set the standard for each
                            developments have a much greater level         community. Local law enforcement
                            of accountability to the community than        helps control crime as they do in any
          Soccer Coach      any other form of housing.                     other community.
                                  The workforce that inspires so                 Each member of our local
                            much fear in the more insulated                community should be proud to embrace
                            communities in our area are the same           the concept and the fact of workforce
                            people who perform much of the heavy           housing in our area and support those
                            lifting that we all depend on. They cook       that support you. Step by step, our
                            and serve you your dinner, and wash the        workforce can have the means to extract
                            dishes after you are gone. They ring up        themselves from the bias and disability
                            your groceries and keep the shelves            of substandard housing. The local need
                            stocked. They make sure that your              is so great that the workforce housing
                            hospital stay is comfortable and sanitary,     complexes in our area all maintain
                            and that you are well fed while you are        extensive waiting lists of households
                Carpenter   there. They educate and provide care for       prepared to submit to this level of
                            your children while you are at work.           personal scrutiny in order to find decent
                            They coach your children in after school       housing. Our efforts to provide suitable
                            sports. They change your tires over in         housing for our diligent workforce will
                            the spring and fall. They rake and mow         only enhance our community.
                            your lawns. They may in fact be building             Each county has a certain
                            the very housing units that we are talking     responsibility to provide workforce
                            about.                                         housing throughout their county. Current
                                  As we all know, there is a               rental workforce housing opportunities in
                            significant gap between available decent       Nevada County are available at Truckee
                            housing costs and what most of the             Pines Apartments, Sierra Village
                Waitress    workforce can afford. A household
                            earning $100,000 a year these days would                               See Housing, page 9

8   June 2007                                                                    530.587.8808
                 Spotlight On Workforce/Affordable Housing

   WHATT Hosts Workforce Housing Seminar on                                                     WHATT Matches
              Thursday, June 7th                                                              Families with Homes
       The Workforce Housing Association      assistance programs and lending. Several
of Truckee-Tahoe (WHATT) is hosting a         local lenders will be on hand to answer              Interested in quality housing at
workshop entitled Affordable Housing          questions.                                     an affordable price? The Workforce
and You on Thursday, June 7th at 6:00               “Brand new affordable rental hous-       Housing Association of Truckee-
p.m. at the Truckee Donner Public Utility     ing and the opportunity to purchase an         Tahoe (WHATT) wants to add fami-
District, 11570 Donner Pass Road in           affordable home is now available in            lies and individuals interested in own-
Truckee. Those interested in affordable       Truckee,” Ballou said. “There is quite a bit   ing or renting workforce housing to
housing opportunities should attend.          of confusion about income levels and re-       its Workforce Housing Opportunity
       “There have been several articles in   strictions, and the prospect of homeown-       List.
the paper recently about affordable hous-     ership can be very scary if you do not un-           “There are currently several op-
ing,” said Tom Ballou, Housing Services       derstand the rules. Don’t miss this oppor-     portunities in the Truckee/Tahoe area
Director for WHATT. “Reader response          tunity to learn how you can get into an        to rent or purchase workforce hous-
indicates to us (WHATT) that there are        affordable home.”                              ing, and more coming soon,” said
still a lot of questions to answer. People          WHATT is the only local organiza-        Tom Ballou, Housing Services Direc-
want to know what affordable housing is       tion whose sole purpose is the creation of     tor for WHATT.
and whom it is affordable to.”                affordable workforce housing in the                  With contact and income infor-
       Workshop topics will include rental    Truckee/North Tahoe area.                      mation, WHATT will notify those on
and purchase opportunities, income limits           For further information contact Tom      the interest list of housing opportuni-
and who qualifies, deed restrictions, ap-     Ballou at (530) 587-7567 or                    ties as they become available, as well
preciation, resale value, down payment                                 as WHATT-sponsored educational
                                                                                             workshops on credit, lending and
                                                                                             other housing topics. To sign up, con-
Housing, continued from page 8                                                               tact Tom Ballou at (530) 587-7567
Apartments, River View Homes, and now         considering construction approval of Vista           “Don’t miss out, get your name
accepting applications for occupancy this     Village Apartments in Tahoe Vista to help      on the list!” said Ballou. “The oppor-
summer, Gray’s Crossing Apartments.           satisfy serious workforce housing demand       tunities are out there, let WHATT
None of which are dilapidated, crime          on the North Shore.                            help you find the housing you need.”
ridden, inner-city high rises.                                                                     WHATT is the only local organi-
     Current for-purchase workforce                 Tom Ballou is the Housing Services       zation whose sole purpose is the crea-
housing opportunities are available at        Director of WHATT. He is a certified housing   tion of affordable workforce housing
Spring Creek and Stone Ridge, both in         compliance specialist and former manager of    in the Truckee/North Tahoe area.
Truckee.                                      Truckee Pines Apartments and the Truckee
     Placer County is currently               Donner Senior Apartments.

530.587.8808                                                                                June 2007    9
                                      Members in the News

Truckee High Boosters,                                  Citizens Bank Promotes Jamos Purtill
 Truckeeopoloy Board                               Citizens Bank of Northern Califor-            “Having lived in the area for over
  Game Now On Sale!                          nia announced the promotion of Jamos          seven years, I know what is important to
                                             Purtill to Assistant Vice President and       our community. I am excited to have
     Truckee High School (THS) Boost-        Assistant Branch Manager for its              joined the Truckee Branch team and
ers club, a non-profit organization that     Truckee Branch.                               look forward to serving the financial
provides financial support to team                 “We’re excited to welcome Jamos         needs of our community and upholding
sports, clubs, student activities, student   to our Truckee Branch team. Jamos             the strong relationships the Bank has
government, classes, Project Graduation,     brings eight years of retail and commer-      already established,” said Jamos.
and college scholarships, has undertaken     cial banking experience to his new role.            Founded in February 1995, Citizens
a new fundraising effort. After a year in    Combined with his familiarity of our          Bank, headquartered in Nevada City,
sales and production, the long-awaited       area, he makes an outstanding addition        became a wholly owned subsidiary of the
Truckeeopoly, a board game similar to        to our team. We look forward to work-         Company in 2003 and currently has
the Parker Bros. game Monopoly, is now       ing closely with him as we continue to        seven branches located in Nevada City,
for sale.                                    focus on delivering exceptional, value-       two in Grass Valley, Penn Valley, Lake
     Spaces on the game board were sold      added customer service to our commu-          of the Pines, Truckee and Auburn.
to local businesses to support the pro-      nity,” said Paul Kucharski, Vice Presi-
duction of the game. 100% of all the         dent and Branch Manager.
proceeds from the game will benefit the
students of Truckee High School. The                  Visitor Network Opens Truckee Offices
Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce
is the box cover sponsor.                          The New Tahoe Company, opera-           develop more and more ways to
     “The Truckee Donner Chamber of          tors of the Lake Tahoe Visitor Network,       promote Truckee’s assets and attractions
Commerce is pleased to be a supporter        is proud to announce the opening of           to visitors.”
of this project. The Truckee Boosters        offices in the Rex Hotel building in                The Lake Tahoe Visitor Network,
have found a fun way to raise money,         downtown Truckee. The second floor            consisting of the Squaw Valley Visitor
and it was a natural fit for the Chamber     location on commercial row will house a       Channel (SVTV) and the Truckee Tahoe
to be involved as it helps promotes          sales office and meeting location for the     Visitor Channel (TTTV), welcomes and
Truckee and local business” says Lynn        growing media company.                        informs visitors in over 3,000 guest
Saunders, President/CEO, Truckee                   “We want to be close to what’s          rooms, condos, and homes around
Donner Chamber of Commerce.                  happening and part of the scene,” com-        the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe region.
     The game will be sold at the Truckee    mented Kurt Althof, the company’s VP          The company’s headquarters and
Visitor Center and at numerous retail        of Sales and Development. “The down-          production facilities are located at the
outlets for $25.                             town location will allow us to work           “Y” in Tahoe City.
                                             closely with local merchants to

New Members, continued from page 2
improvements. Enjoy Tahoe golf in an         $1,400, and a range pass is $200. The         the Truckee or North Tahoe areas, which
Alpine setting featuring magnificent for-    Frank Lloyd Wright designed Nakoma            is great news for just driving an addi-
ested vistas.                                Lodge houses the pro shop located on          tional 45 minutes north. Lee is available
      Nakoma offers excellent customer       County Road A-15, just five miles SW of       to assist you with any type of real estate
service and special prices in a friendly     Portola. Contact Paul Lane at (877) 462-      sales transactions; whether for develop-
and welcoming atmosphere. Great spring       5662 for more information.                    ment, residential, land or 1031 property
rates include a cart for $55 Monday                                                        exchanges.
through Thursday, and $65 Friday             RE/MAX Gold                                         He works long and hard so that his
through Sunday, through June 10. From              Lee Proctor of Re/Max Gold is well      clients are happy with their real estate
June 11 through September 9, fees with a     educated in real estate in the Eastern Plu-   experience. Give Lee a call at (530) 836-
cart are $60 Monday through Thursday,        mas County area. He notes that proper-        2730 or visit his office at 950 Miners Pas-
and $70 Friday through Sunday, and $20       ties in Eastern Plumas county are ap-         sage, Whitehawk Ranch.
off after 2 pm. Season golf passes are       proximately 20-30 percent less than in                       See New Members, back page

10   June 2007                                                                                 530.587.8808
                        Labor Law Corner                                                          Free Emerald Bay
                                                                                                   Shuttle Service

   Know Your Wage Order! California Supreme
    Court Dramatically Increases Liability for
          Missed Meal and Rest Breaks
      Last month’s Labor Law Corner          ployees filing wage claims with the state
discussed state “Wage Orders” in the         Labor Commissioner almost always in-
first of a two-part series. (Wage Orders:    clude meal and rest period claims as well.
The Basics Every Business Must Know, May            One question not answered by the
2007 Truckee Tracks). This month, in an      new laws was whether the additional
important and largely unexpected opin-       hour of pay is a “wage” (like regular
ion, the California Supreme Court gave       wage payments) or a “penalty” (intended               The free Emerald Bay Shuttle began
employers another reason to familiarize      to punish and deter violation of the law).      for the summer season May 25th. The
themselves with the wage order(s) appli-     Unpaid wages can be claimed for up to           service was so successful last year that
cable to their operations.                   three years, while penalties have only a        the US Forest Service has extended their
      Most California hourly employees,      one-year liability period. Unpaid wages         grant to cover service from May 25th
and even some overtime-exempt com-           also may accrue interest, while penalties       through October 7th this year – over
missioned employees, must receive regu-      are not due until awarded against an em-        double the time the service operated last
lar rest and meal breaks if they work        ployer. Wages may also result in “waiting       year.
more than a few hours a day. The state       time” penalties, of up to thirty days’ pay,           The Shuttle starts at 10:00 a.m.
has required such breaks for many years      if not paid immediately after an em-            every day at the Bank of America Build-
but, until this decade, there were no real   ployee’s termination. In other words,           ing in Tahoe City and travels to Emerald
penalties for noncompliance.         This    the difference between “wage” and               Bay via the 64 Acres parking lot, Granli-
changed in late 2000, when a large num-      “penalty” could increase an employer’s          bakken, Sunnyside, Homewood, Ta-
ber of new state wage rules took effect.     liability three, four or even more times.       homa, Sugar Pine Point, and DL Bliss
Under the new rules, employers must                 The California Supreme Court has         State Park to the turn-around point at
provide eligible employees with a ten-       now clarified that the one-hour payment         the Eagle Falls parking lot at Emerald
minute paid rest break for each four-        is wages, not a penalty. In Murphy v. Ken-      Bay. There will be free transfer tickets
hour work period and a half-hour unpaid      neth Cole Productions, Inc. (April 16, 2007),   for visitors and locals to then take the
meal break for each (approximately) five-    it reasoned that – by using the word            BlueGo Trolley to Camp Richardson and
hour period.                                 “pay” – the Legislature used language           South Lake Tahoe. The last bus from
      Unfortunately, while the basic         more similar to wages than to penalties.        Emerald Bay will be at 7:00 p.m.
break requirements were not new, they        The Court also found that the history of              For further schedule information,
received sharp teeth. The new laws           Labor Code Section 226.7, and state pol-        refer to or call
added Labor Code section 226.7, direct-      icy that employment laws should be              (775) 323-3727.
ing employers to provide breaks as re-       “liberally construed,” suggested that the             The Shuttle will provide service
quired by state Wage Orders or “pay the      hour of pay should be treated as wages          until 10:00 p.m. on July 24, 26, 28, 31
employee one additional hour of pay at       and given the three-year statute of limita-     and August 4th to provide service to and
the employee’s regular rate of compensa-     tions applied to other wage payments.           from the Lake Tahoe Music Festival
tion.” In other words, if an employee               This ruling may have an even             Concerts at Homewood Mountain Re-
did not receive an unpaid meal break for     greater impact than the Court recog-            sort.
five days, the employer would be liable      nized. In addition to multiplying the
for five additional hours of pay at week’s   time for which a claim may be brought,
end.                                         the decision opens a door to claims un-
      The one-hour requirement adds up       der the state Unfair Competition Law
quickly; over the past several years, em-    (and its four-year statute of limitations)
ployers with dozens or hundreds of em-       and for “waiting time” penalties for un-
ployees paid millions to settle class ac-    paid wages. This may magnify otherwise
tions, and even small employers have         small claims (for example, several breaks
paid six-figure settlements for claims by
only a few employees. Individual em-                                See Labor Law, page 12

530.587.8808                                                                                   June 2007   11
                                     Members in the News

     Local Entrepreneur                                     FiftyFifty Brewing Co. Now Open
      Co-Founds Global
                                                   After months of anticipation, Fifty-      Party Porter with a gourmet pizza or
      Creative Network                       Fifty Brewing Co., Truckee’s                           Roundabout Oatmeal Stout cou-
                                             newest hotspot, opened its                                   pled with a juicy steak.
      Award-winning web developer,           doors May 24 just in time                                     FiftyFifty Brewing Co.:
Truckee High School graduate, and local      for Memorial Day, to                                           Find Your Balance is lo-
resident Robert Bousquet has joined          give Truckee-Tahoe                                              cated at 11197 Brockway
forces with graphic designer Kevin Mil-      residents a hip,                                                 Road, between Hwy. 267
den and project manager Duncan               friendly place to grab                                           and downtown Truckee.
Westley to form New Leaders, LLC.            a bite and a beer. The                                          Open seven days a week
      Founded in early 2007, New Lead-       brewery opened with a                                          from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00
ers is a group of highly talented design-    full menu, cozy, sun-                                         a.m., FiftyFifty serves both
ers, developers, writers, animators, mar-    filled patio seating and                                     lunch and dinner to comple-
keters and artists working together to       plenty of beers to choose                                   ment their variety of beers
create the best possible web experiences     from.                                                brewed on the premise. FiftyFifty
for millions of people everyday.                   Specialties include the Rockslide         also features a full bar, seasonal outdoor
      This agile and efficient group is      IPA paired with one of FiftyFifty’s             seating on the patio and live music and
beneficial to creative professionals and     mouthwatering burgers or the Donner             entertainment.
their clients alike – members can now
choose to do the type of work they en-
joy, while their clients gain access to a
broad range of passionate experts to              Excellence in Education Golfing For Schools
meet their diverse needs.
      The New Leaders client roster cov-                  Cards Sell Out in One Hour
ers a broad range of experiences, includ-
ing Lance Armstrong/FRS Energy                      The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in          Foundation. Each golf card purchased
Drink, Adobe, CBS Television, Google,        Education Foundation is proud to an-            entitles the bearer to a round of golf at
Smart & Final, Pacific Life, Marriott Ho-    nounce that the 2007 Golfing For                eight of the areas premiere golf courses.
tel, Medium Brand Footwear, One Sim-         Schools card launch was a huge success.         Participating this year are Coyote Moon,
ple Move, CollectiveX, Chumash Casino,       Golfing For Schools cards went on sale          Northstar-at-Tahoe, Old Brockway, Old
Revenue Science and businesses and           m i d - A p r i l a n d s o l d o u t in        Greenwood, Ponderosa Golf Course,
start-ups of all types and sizes.            one hour raising $110,000.                      Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City Golf
      As a founding member of New                   The Foundation and local students        Course and Tahoe Donner.
Leaders, Bousquet serves as Chief Tech-      give many thanks to the eight magnifi-                      Excellence in Education ex-
nology Officer from his Truckee office       cent golf courses in the Truckee and            tends a special thank you as well to Por-
and maintains the flexible communica-        North Tahoe area that participate in this       ters Sports for serving as the purchasing
tion and collaboration infrastructure        program. Golfing for Schools is an an-          outlet for this and other fundraising pro-
needed to support a world-class team of      nual fundraiser providing one of the            grams.
creative professionals.                      greatest sources of revenue for the

Labor Law, continued from page 11
missed by a temporary employee) into full thirty-day wage dis-     effect of failure to provide rest and meal breaks precisely as re-
putes.                                                             quired by state law.
      Legislation may address or even try to correct the Supreme
Court’s opinion. For now, businesses should carefully review             Richard C. Rybicki, a shareholder with Dickenson, Peatman &
their policies and actual practices, as well as any Wage Orders    Fogarty, advises employers on all aspects of labor and employment law. He
applicable to their operations, to avoid potentially devastating   can be reached at or at (707) 252-7122.

12    June 2007                                                                                       530.587.8808
                                                 Business Expo 2007

                                                                                                                                  il 30,   2007)
                                                                                               (reprinted from the Sierra Sun, Apr
                                                                                                        Great job at Squaw
                                                                                                                                              ckee Donner
                                                                                                       I would like to thank the Tru
                                                                                                                                          at Squaw Creek
                                                                                                Chamber of Commerce and the Resort
                                                                                                                                        7 Truckee Cham-
                                                                                                for an exceptional job hosting the 200
                                                                                                                                       s was my first time
                                                                                                ber of Commerce Business Expo. Thi
                                                                                                                                       impressed with the
                                                                                                as an exhibitor, and I was so very
                                                                                                                                       by both companies.
                      Resort at Squaw Creek                                                      incredible amount of effort put forth
                                                                                                                                           s that came by to
                                                                                                 I would also like to thank all the folk
                                                                                                                                       attending this event
                                                                                                 visit my exhibit and look forward to
                                                                                                                                           ed businesses that
                                                                                                  again next year. Any new or establish
                                                                                                                                          ld strongly recom-
                                                                                                  have not yet become members, I wou
                                                                                                                                        of work and effort
                                                                                                  mend becoming one, as the amount
                                                                                                                                       l businesses deserves
                                                                                                  the Chamber puts forth to help loca
                                                                                                                                            yone that helped
                                                                                                  a standing ovation! Thanks to ever
                                                                                                   make this event so fun and successful.

                                                                                                         Cheryl Hogan
                                                                                                         Cheryl Hogan Photography
Great Basin Internet Services                  Timilick Tahoe

                                2007 Business Expo Exhibitors:
        AAA – North Lake Tahoe                              High Sierra Media Group                              Tahoe Guide, Tahoe Donner News and
        A Step Above                                        Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs Insurance Services of            Northstar Living
        Aflac – Ray Saturnino Insurance Services            California                                           Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging
        American Cancer Society – Relay for Life            Intero Real Estate Services                          TahoeStaff/TahoeOffice                                      KTKE 101.5 FM                                        Tahoe Telephone Directories
        Bank of the West                                    KAHL Commercial Interiors, Inc.                      Teacher’s Association for Outdoor &
        Billie Melchiori Photography                        Kelly Brothers Painting, Inc.                        Adventure Education (TAO)
        Bradbury’s Office Services & Supplies, Inc.         Kimberly Davy Insurance                              Timilick Tahoe
        Charter Media                                       Lake Tahoe Music Festival                            Town of Truckee
        Cheryl Hogan Photography                            Lake Tahoe Visitor Network                           Truckee-North Tahoe Transportation
        Citizens Bank of Northern California                League to Save Lake Tahoe                            Management Association (TNT/TMA)
        Classic Health Chiropractic                         The Lodge                                            Tom Beebe Construction, Inc.
        Clear Capital                                       Measure the Difference                               Toptastic Design
        Coldwell Banker – Christy Curtis and Crew           North Tahoe Cruises                                  Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce
        Construction and General Laborer’s Local            O’Dette Mortgage Group                               Truckee River Associates
        185                                                 Plumas Bank                                          Truckee Sewing Co.
        Drooling Dog Bar BQ has Dog Gone Good               Progressive Security Alarm System                    Truckee-Tahoe Kennels
        Catering                                            Reno Runs                                            United Way of Nevada County
        Farmer’s Insurance Group – Penrose                  Resort at Squaw Creek                                WHATT (Workforce Housing Association of
        Insurance Agency                                    Rock & Rose, Inc.                                    Truckee Tahoe)
        Focused Web, Inc.                                   Sierra Business Council                              Wallace Promotions/AIA Creative
        For Goodness Sake                                   Sierra Sun                                           Marketing & Design
        Framing Gallery, Inc.                               State Farm – Office of Roxanne Duffield              Ward Young Architects
        Gar Woods Grill & Pier                              Suddenlink Communications                            Wells Fargo
        Gold Country Termite Control                        Tahoe Center for Health and Sports                   WolfSmith Media
        Great Basin Internet Services                       Performance                                          Workforce Connection
        Handyman Done Right, Inc.                           Tahoe Worx

530.587.8808                                                                                                              June 2007    13
 SiGBA Speaker Series:                                     Tour de Nez Downtown Criterium
    The Benefits of                                               Returns to Truckee
  Daylighting & Home                                The 15th Annual Tour de Nez, a         tion’s most accomplished bicycle racers,
 Energy Problems and                          true celebration of all things cycling,      it offers two days of fun for the whole
                                              pedals into Reno and Truckee June 15–        family in Truckee and Reno. “We have a
       Solutions                              16 for one of the most complete cycling      lot fun stuff in store this year for all who
                                              events to be found.                                participate in the Tour de Nez,
      The Sierra Green Building Associa-            On Friday, June 15th, the                        even the spectator,” says pro-
tion’s (SiGBA) upcoming “Live Green –         streets of downtown Truckee                             moter and Race Supreme
Build Green” Speaker Series, Tuesday,         will close as some of the                                 Commander Tim Healion.
June 5 event will feature two speakers,       country’s top cyclists race on                            Among the many community
Scott Lange of Sun-E-Concepts and             a fast-paced course. This will                            events, the Tour will feature
Mary Winston of Energy Masters. This          be the third year for the                                the famous Clunker Classic
free event will be held at the Patagonia      downtown Truckee Criterium                              encouraging all alternative
Service Center located at 8550 White Fir      which always brings out a great                        forms of two wheel transporta-
Street, Reno, Nevada starting at 6:00         crowd of racing enthusiasts to cheer            tion to take to the pavement and ride.
p.m. with light appetizers. The presenta-     the riders on.                                     Started 15 years ago to celebrate
tion begins at 6:30 p.m.                            The Pro Series begins with the         the anniversary of Reno’s first coffee
      Scott Lange has been in the Sola-       Truckee Criterium on June 15 and is          house, Deux Gros Nez—which closed
tube (a tubular daylighting device) busi-     followed by the famous Mighty Tour de        last year—the Tour de Nez has grown
ness for 10 years. Lang will discuss the      Nez Downtown Reno Criterium on June          from a Masters Twilight Criterium to a
benefits of daylighting in residential and    16. The nation’s top professional cycling    cycling extravaganza in Truckee and
commercial spaces; provide facts and          teams compete for a chance to take           Reno. Revelers will enjoy live music, bike
figures on effects of daylight on human       home more than $30,000 in prize money        demonstrations, mint juleps, bike deco-
behavior; explain Solatubes and their         in the pro cycling races and earn points     rating contests, face painting, and a
technology as the most affordable, most       on the National Racing Calendar.             world full of bike madness and mayhem.
energy efficient method for bringing day-           Dubbed “the coolest cycling adven-     For more information, contact (775)
light into building interiors; and describe   ture in the world,” the Tour de Nez not      287-3599 or visit
the financial aspects of a company un-        only brings to the area many of the na-
dertaking a daylighting initiative.
      Mary Winston is the principal of
Energy Masters, Northern Nevada and                       Truckee Donner Historical Society
Northern California’s premiere home
performance company and a certified
                                                                 Hosts Book Signing
Home Energy Raters System (HERS)                    The Truckee Donner Historical          Truckee area.
rater. Winston will present common            Society is hosting a presentation and              Jean Pfaelzer is a professor of Eng-
building defects that cause problems for      book signing with University of Dela-        lish, East Asian studies, and American
comfort, indoor air quality, building du-     ware Professor Jean Pfaelzer on Tues-        studies.
rability and efficiency and will provide      day, June 12th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the          The author of four other books and
recommendations for improvements.             Chinese Herb Shop at 10004 SE River          numerous articles on nineteenth-century
      SiGBA is a local non-profit group       Street at the corner of Brockway Road.       history, culture, women’s literature, femi-
of like-minded individuals and businesses           Ms. Pfaelzer’s book “Driven Out:       nist theory, and cultural theory, she has
committed to promoting a “Live Green          The Forgotten War Against Chinese            served as the executive director of the
–Build Green” philosophy. As the              Americans” presents the history of the       National Labor Law Center, been ap-
Sierra’s leading green building resource      ethnic cleansing against Chinese Ameri-      pointed to the D.C. Commission for
and community education organization,         cans from the Gold Rush era to turn of       Women, and worked for a member of
SiGBA’s mission is to promote effective       the century and the forceful resistance of   Congress on immigration, labor, and
environmental design and sustainable          early Chinese immigrants. She conducted      women’s issues.
practices in our community. For more          some of her research locally and will be           For more information, contact Judy
information, visit or call      presenting the portion of her book           Dunlap at the Truckee Donner Histori-
(877) SiGBA4U (744-2248).                     which deals with the Chinese in the          cal Society at (530) 582-1178.

14   June 2007                                                                                   530.587.8808
                                          Calendar of Events June
 2 Soroptomist’s 33rd Annual Wine Tasting,    530-583-6985                tainment and great drink and food specials.
 Coyote Moon. Evening includes silent auction,                                                               Live music into the evening.
                                                       9 Truckee Brew Fest, Truckee River Regional
 live music, souvenir wine glass, wine tasting and                                                  530-583-6985
                                                       Park. Sponsored by Truckee Optimist Club. All
 culinary delights. $30 per person in advance,
                                                       proceeds support our youth programs and               18-20 Trails and Outdoor Leadership Training,
 $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at
                                                       services in Truckee. 1-5 p.m.                         Tahoe Rim Trail Association. Learn how to
 W&T Graphix, Truckee Donner Chamber of Com-
                                              530-587-8720                  build and maintain trails while picking up
 merce, Dickson Realty and Truckee Physical
                                                                                                             outdoor leadership skills. Call for cost.
 Therapy. 5 – 7:30 p.m. 530-582-1340                   9 Speakeasy Fundraiser, Sugar Bowl Resort.
                                                       Truckee Sunrise Rotary Fundraiser. Music by  775-298-0012
 2 Truckee Day, Various location’s in Truckee.
                                                       Poor Mans Whiskey, Monte Carlo games silent           19 Truckee Farmers’ Market, Truckee River Regional
 Truckee Day is a town-wide street clean up and
                                                       auction and more. 5-9 p.m. 530-582-5581               Park, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
 community spirit day. There will be a “town-wide
                                                       9 Free Flights for Kids, Truckee Tahoe Airport.       530-823-6183
 block party” held at noon at Truckee River Re-
 gional Park. 530-582-           The Truckee Tahoe Chapter of the Experimental         23 The Ruth Frishman Memorial Golf Tourna-
 7700                                                  Aircraft Association (EAA) will begin taking          ment, Resort at Squaw Creek. Sponsored by the
                                                       youngsters (8-17) on FREE airplane rides              Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Entry fee of
 2 National Trails Day, Tahoe Rim Trail. Join Ta-
                                                       (weather-permitting). Pancake Breakfast and           $150 includes 18 holes of golf, cart, box lunch,
 hoe Rim Trail Association in the celebration of
                                                       Young Eagles Registration begins at 8 a.m. For        dinner buffet, tee prizes and silent auction.
 National Trails Day. Annual fundraiser.
                                                       more information regarding the Young Eagles           Register online today 530-587- 775-298-0012                    Program please call 587-4811 (days), or e-            5948
 2 Audubon International Walk, Old Green-              mail:                             23-24 Squaw Valley Fine Arts Festival, The Vil-
 wood’s Natural Resource Center. Set out on foot
                                                       12 Truckee Farmers’ Market, Truckee River Regional    lage at Squaw Valley USA. Stroll through the
 through the Old Greenwood Trail System with
                                                       Park. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.   Village and see some amazing art in a spectacu-
 expert guides who will teach us about birds of
                                                       530-823-6183                                          lar setting. 530-
 the region and their habitat. See wildlife up-
                                                       15 Tour de Nez Downtown Truckee Criterium,            584-6266
 close with our educational exhibit featuring live
 birds. Children’s crafts to follow the walk. Cof-     Downtown Truckee, Spectators cheer on Pro             23-24 Annual Western States 100, Squaw Val-
 fee, bottled water and pastries will be served.       racers as they wind their way around a fast-          ley USA. 100 mile endurance run that traverses
 $5 to participate with proceeds going to a local      paced, tight course in Truckee's historic down-       the Sierra Nevada along the Western States
 wildlife refuge. 8:00-10:00 a.m. Tickets avail-       town for an hour-long criterium. It's challeng-       Trail from Squaw Valley to Auburn. An extraordi-
 able at Florian’s in the Safeway shopping center      ing, it's fast, it's fun. 775-      nary challenge and a glorious adventure.
 or call the Tahoe Mountain Club Concierge.            287-3599                                     530-584-6266
 530-550-3800                                          15 Immaculee Ilibagiza, North Tahoe Confer-           26 Truckee Farmers’ Market, Truckee River Regional
 3 Sierra Senior Services Pancake Breakfast,           ence Center. Survivor of the 1994 Rwanda holo-        Park, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
 Truckee Community Center, Church Street. A            caust, featured on Wayne Dyer's POS Special           530.823.6183
 delicious breakfast. Proceeds benefit the Sen-        "Inspiration, Your Ultimate Calling". One night
                                                                                                             28-July 2 No Barriers Festival, Squaw Valley
 iors programs. Adults $5, children (under 12)         only at 7 p.m. For more information contact For
                                                                                                             USA. Five day festival will offer a unique combi-
 $3. Sponsored by Truckee Fire Department.             Goodness Sake. 530-550-8981                           nation of Science and Technology Symposium,
 530-550-7600                                          15-16 Tour De Nez, Truckee and Reno. A cele-          opportunities for scientists and industry repre-
 5 Truckee Farmers’ Market, Truckee River Regional     bration of cycling with rides exhibits, live music,   sentatives to interact with each other and atten-
 Park, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.   movies, clinics, and food. The biggest little cy-     dees, Equipment Fair, presentations by accom-
 530-823-6183                                          cling event in the country.         plished and renowned disabled persons, one-
                                                       775-287-3599                                          on-one meetings, hands-on activities and clin-
 9 Mini Golf Opening Day Tournament, The Vil-
                                                       16 Celtic Solstice Celebration, The Village at        ics. 415-381-4160
 lage at Squaw Valley USA. Join Squaw Valley
 Adventure Center and Mamasake in celebrating          Squaw Valley USA. Celebration of the longest
 the opening of the mini golf season.                  day of the year, Celtic style. Free Celtic enter-

                         Northstar-at-Tahoe™ Mountain Bike Park Reopens
       After a one year hiatus, Northstar-             development areas, and LiveWire, the                  other features that are lower to the
at-Tahoe Resort’s mountain bike park,                  resort’s first signature trail.                       ground. A new jump park will round out
the largest in Northern California, will                      LiveWire will be fully irrigated, at           the experience. Northstar-at-Tahoe™
reopen on June 29th, offering five new                 least 6 feet wide, and contain numerous               offers more than 100 miles of mountain
trail segments, two new trails, increased              tabletop jumps and berms. In the new                  bike trails via chairlift access for interme-
lift access with the addition of the Tahoe             skills development areas, less experienced            diate to advanced riders.
Zephyr Express, a new jump park, skills                riders will get started on log rides and

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New Members, continued from page 10
Sands Regency Casino Hotel                             Proprietor Edward Torres, an audio-          ing, delivery, and distribution for
      The Sands Regency Casino Hotel in           phile for more than three decades, is             Truckee, Lake Tahoe, Nevada County,
the heart of downtown Reno offers the             proud to offer you audio-video products           and beyond. They provide biodiesel
largest standard rooms, a penthouse spa           from well respected and established com-          blends appropriate for the season (B20 in
and fitness center, Reno’s largest outdoor        panies.                                           winter, B50 in spring and fall, and B100
pool, and a full casino. Additionally, there           Tahoe Audio Visions is an author-            in summer) and offer customer service
is 12,000 square feet of convention and           ized dealer for Marantz Home Theater &            and education.
banquet space for everything from a cozy          Reference, PS Audio & Creek Systems;                    All of the biodiesel is professionally
gathering to a corporate convention.              Revel, Epos, Kef & Polk Speakers; Velo-           crafted from regional waste vegetable oils
      The Sands Regency sales team can            dyne subwoofers, Sharp Aquos TV and               and tested to ASTM D6751 specification
build your event from the ground up, and          XM Satellite Radio.                               by Bently Biofuels, Minden, Nevada.
transportation is convenient but quiet,                Also available are high definition           They also provide custom on or off-grid
thanks to the new Reno train trench. The          plasmas, Salamander cabinets, home                home and business fueling systems
Sands Regency Casino Hotel is located             theater seating, Panasonic massage chairs         (storage tanks, pumps, containment), bio-
several blocks from the Truckee River             and many other fine products.                     diesel-powered, on-demand, water and
with six restaurants that include the                  Edward is also a certified member            space heaters, job site refueling, fleet re-
Original Mel’s Diner, and the newly               of the Home Acoustic Alliance taking              fueling, fuel system heating elements,
opened Fuzio Universal Pasta. Check               into account room acoustics, proper               Viton fuel lines, and more.
out the oasis in downtown Reno at                 setup and offers complimentary consulta-                Ronnie Colby and Brian Woody or contact                   tions, demonstrations and delivery.               speak with groups, attend industry con- for corpo-                  Tahoe Audio Visions designs sys-             ferences and continue professional devel-
rate sales.                                       tems to bring back the joy to your music          opment. To learn more call Ronnie at
                                                  and film viewing. Give him a call at (530)        (530) 412-2617 or Brian at (530) 414-
Tahoe Audio Visions                               581-1957.                                         1861.
     Based in Squaw Valley, Tahoe Au-
dio Visions was established in 2002 to            Truckee Biofuels
offer high definition audio and theater                Truckee Biofuels offers sustainable
systems to the local region.                      biodiesel education, retail biodiesel fuel-

                                                             Board Meetings
  As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, you are encouraged to attend board meetings. Get involved in the leadership of your organization, offer
your input, and let your directors know of your concerns, opinions, and ideas. Any business you wish to present to the board must be placed on the
agenda by notifying the President / CEO ten (10) days prior to the meeting. Board meetings are held as noted in the Chamber calendar in this
publication. Agendas are available one week prior to the meeting and can be sent to you upon request.

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