Truckee Tomorrow Business Speaks!

Business Speaks! April 24-26

April 24-26, 2018 the Truckee Chamber of Commerce is excited to be bringing business owners back together for FREE quick 90-minute sessions to review outcomes from the January Business Speaks meetings. YOUR input helped Truckee Tomorrow investors focus on three projects. Find your meeting location, date, and time below and REGISTER HERE NOW.


1. Growing Our Own
Build on current internships happening, identify skill sets of employees and marry results with implementation of vocational opportunities, and more

2. Develop an Employee Co-op
Connecting employers to employees, marry part-time jobs to create full-time employment opportunities, and more

3. Develop Truckee as an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Encourage tech start-ups, establish incentives for independent entrepreneurs, and more
In April, you will participate in small group discussions about each project – what’s missing, what is important to consider? How can you help?

You will also hear updates from TTUSD and Sierra College on current internship programs and an update on the Mountain Housing Council.

JUST 90 MINUTES — Meetings last just 90 minutes and will be professionally facilitated with a format designed to allow businesses to speak candidly, while fostering conversation that can lead to creative solutions. Meetings will be held quarterly throughout 2018.

ALL BUSINESS OWNERS WELCOME – storefronts, brick & mortar, home-based, non-profits, special districts … all invited! Meetings are FREE.

NETWORK with your business neighbors.

FIND YOUR MEETING — Meetings will be held in Ten “Base Camp” geographic areas in Truckee, view map. Businesses should attend the meeting in which their business is located. However, if you can’t attend that meeting, you are welcome to attend any of the meetings. Learn more about why you should attend with the Business Speaks! FAQ.

Tuesday, April 24 – 8:00-9:30am

Base Camp #1 - For businesses located in Tahoe Donner, your meeting location is Tahoe Donner Clubhouse.

Base Camp #3 - For businesses located in West River, your meeting location is Truckee Sanitary District.

Base Camp #4 - For businesses located in Sierra College, your meeting location is Sierra College, Room 225.

Wednesday, April 25 – 8:00-9:30am

Base Camp #2 - For businesses located in Gateway / Donner Pass Road / Donner Lake, your meeting location is Hampton Inn & Suites.

Wednesday, April 25 – 4:00-5:30pm

Base Camp #6 - For businesses located in The Rock / Sierra Meadows Area, your meeting location is Truckee Chamber of Commerce.

Base Camp #8 and #9 - For businesses located in Pioneer Commerce, Prosser, Gray's Crossing, Glenshire, your meeting location is Hampton Inn & Suites.

Base Camp #10 - For businesses located in Northstar / Martis Valley, your meeting location is Camp Lahontan Pavilion.

Base Camp #11 - For businesses located in Donner Summit, your meeting location is  Soda Springs Ski Resort Lodge, 10244 Soda Springs Rd.

Thursday, April 26 – 8:00-9:30am

Base Camp #5 - For businesses located in Downtown, your meeting location is Truckee Tahoe Airport.

Thursday, April 26 – 4:00-5:30pm

Base Camp #7 - For businesses located in Airport District, your meeting location is Truckee Tahoe Airport.


About Business Speaks!:

All business owners, including home-based businesses, are invited to attend a meeting in the Base Camp business area where their business is physically located, however attendance at any meeting that is convenient is also welcome. All meetings are inclusive, you don’t need to be a Chamber member to attend. Meetings will last just 90 minutes and will be professionally facilitated with a format designed to allow businesses to speak candidly,  while fostering conversation that can lead to creative solutions.   Meetings will be held quarterly throughout 2018.

Business Speaks! is the creation of business communication areas to help deepen our communication with the entire Truckee business community. Through this grassroots process, the Truckee Chamber of Commerce is inviting business owners to come together for 90 minutes every three months in 2018 in order to identify the greatest challenges facing their local business community and to develop creative solutions as a team.

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Quality of Life Survey

Quality of Life Survey - Decreasing loyalty trends cause flight to competing towns and cities, in addition to painting a negative reputation with prospective residents and business owners. We will measure and track community sentiment about living in Truckee providing invaluable information to assist in understanding trends in our community’s feelings about the quality of life in Truckee. Are you interested in joining the team to help put Truckee Tomorrow ideas and plans into action? Join us now to become an investor.


Socio-Economic Indicators

Socio-Economic Indicators - There is a lack of a central repository of key socio-economic indicators. Working collaboratively with the Town of Truckee, community, and stakeholders we will identify, measure, and track key socioeconomic indicators that have a direct correlation with Truckee brand loyalty and economic strength. This will be valuable to business owners, public sector, investors who are making decisions, and those marketing their business. Join us and BECOME AN INVESTOR.


Truckee Tomorrow is an economic development initiative led by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee and public/private partners dedicated to the well-being and vibrancy of Truckee. Join the individuals and organizations that are creating and embracing change that will benefit our community for generations to come.

Originating in 2010 on the heels of the recession, Truckee Tomorrow facilitated four facilitated community meetings to begin the dialogue of working together as a region to identify economic opportunities, challenges, and projects.

In 2013, the group of civic and community leaders were brought together to discuss economic development strategies to pursue. The group consensus was to pursue the creation of a Truckee brand and implementation of a place-based marketing effort that would create a centralized website providing live, work and play information.

Upon securing funding, the Truckee Brand Identity project began along with the creation of the new website focusing on economic, community, and visitation. This Truckee Tomorrow Phase I project was launched in 2015 and completed in 2016.

Truckee Tomorrow Phase II is now poised to begin. With the Brand as the platform, this next phase will focus on “The Trilogy of Economic Development Initiatives” including Business Speaks, Quality of Life, and Socio-Economic Indicators.

The Truckee Chamber of Commerce has been a community pillar for over 100 years. The community has depended on the Chamber to be a catalyst for change, convener for business, and champion for a stronger business community. The health of our business community and the health of the larger community in which it lives are inextricable. Providing what business needs to succeed is central to the success of the community as a whole.

The Truckee Chamber will be seeking partners that want to create and embrace change that will benefit the community for years to come. For more information, contact Lynn Saunders, President/CEO at 530-587-8808 or e-mail Lynn@Truckee.comJoin us now and BECOME AN INVESTOR.