The Truckee Chamber of Commerce provides a host of benefits and programs designed to assist and promote members. It's the hub of the business community, keeping members informed, educated and connected. Businesses that join are supporting a vital organization and professional staff that is actively involved in the community who work on behalf of our members to enhance and improve the community and business climate.
In partnership with the Town of Truckee, The Truckee Chamber of Commerce manages destination marketing for Truckee through a comprehensive marketing strategy and the California Welcome Center that assists over 100,000 visitors every year offering valuable information and services for today's traveler.
Founded in 1912 and incorporated in 1953, the Chamber administrative offices, and California Welcome Center currently operate out of the historic train depot in downtown Truckee.
Our mission is to promote and develop local business and tourism while improving the community's quality of life.
Meet the Staff
Brand Communications Director
Joined the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in September 2015 with 20 years of Brand / Interactive Marketing experience in executive positions held at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Sugar Bowl, Northstar California, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Myths and Mountains. Colleen's areas of responsibility included hospitality, dining, retail and recreation. Colleen holds a BS in Communications, an E-MBA in emerging technology and Project Management Certification. Colleen’s special interests include yoga, mixed media upcycling, local history and the environment. She has lived in Truckee since 1993 with her husband Steve Jahnke of Sierra Window Coverings. Their favorite activities are riding, hiking, skiing, climbing and taking their dog Baron to Donner Lake.
Manager, California Welcome Center; Executive Assistant
Membership Services Manager
Assists and manages the Truckee Chamber member relationships, helping them thrive with the many programs that the Chamber offers. Megan has a BS in Marketing from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She then moved to New York City where she was an associate manager for Coach Inc. where she developed innovative strategies and partnerships with other retailers to increase store sales. She utilized her skills in customer service and sales while working at YogaWorks, and invested in her own education completing her 500-hour yoga teacher training. Megan and her husband Eric are new to the Truckee area, having first visited here last fall for a few weeks. In their short stay here, they attended Good Morning Truckee, volunteered at Truckee River Day, learned about the importance of the Tahoe Food Hub and Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, and met with several local business professionals. These experiences made them immediately feel connected to the community and underscored their belief they had tapped into a very special place. And while they checked out other areas in their relocation search, they could not get Truckee out of their minds.
California Welcome Center Concierge Staff
- Marilyn Colquhoun
- Cassandra Gonzalez
- Carla Embertson
- Karen Snyder
Pam Hobday, Chair
Pamela Hurt Associates
John Manocchio, Chair-Elect
Waddell & Reed
Kelly Rodriguez, Past-Chair
Northstar California Resort
Director of Food and Beverage
Sierra Insurance Associates
Vice President of Personal Insurance
Tahoe Forest Hospital District
Executive Director, Governance & Business Development
Tri Counties Bank
Business Strategy Professional
Ravn Reece Whitington, Professional Advisor
Porter Simon, A Professional Corporation
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