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#Shop Local 365 Truckee

#Shop Local 365 Truckee

As consumer culture continues to prioritize monster online retailers over local stores, the Truckee Chamber of Commerce is leading a movement to get all residents and visitors to make supporting our local community a way of life with #ShopLocal365Truckee.

The pandemic has hit our local businesses hard. These are our friends, our neighbors who often have put everything on the line to build their business and make our community the special place we all love and call home.

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Truckee Winter Wonderland Creates a Magical, Picturesque Mountain Town

Truckee Winter Wonderland Creates a Magical, Picturesque Mountain Town

Truckee’s history of winter fun goes back to the early 1900s. From an ice palace, to a winter carnival, to dog sled races, winter has always been a time to embrace the season full of excitement and wonder and this year is no different. From twinkling lights, innovative al fresco dining, selfie stations and gaiter giveaways, Truckee is creating unique ways to make your time in Truckee fun and memorable.

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Meet New Member Tahoe Drone Ops

Meet New Member Tahoe Drone Ops

Tahoe Drone Ops is where composition, light and motion come together to capture your dream shots. Tahoe Drone Ops is a full service video production company specializing in delivering world class drone videography and photography.  

Tahoe Drone Ops’ Greg Bernstein is passionate and curious about this amazing planet we live on and all the species that inhabit it. He uses storytelling to pass that passion and curiosity on to others.

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“We Are Community” Project

“We Are Community” Project

The “We Are Community” project  launched on May 12, 2020. Its goal is to help bring awareness to the Truckee community and demonstrate the impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses, which have been hit hard due to the shutdown. Small businesses are adapting their business models as they prepare to overcome the challenging weeks and months ahead. This project is a labor of love by photographer and local environmental advocate,

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Ryan Fowler Offers Bike Tour Adventures for All Abilities

Ryan Fowler Offers Bike Tour Adventures for All Abilities

Established by Ryan Fowler in 2014, Dirt Gypsy Adventures set out to blend adventure, active travel and trail exploration for all abilities with a variety of mountain bike tours across the Western US. Dirt Gypsy Adventures is North Lake Tahoe’s four-season outfitter and guide service for all things bike-related. Their Truckee-based operation offers single and multi-day guided tours, summer trailhead shuttle service throughout the Basin,

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Local Businesses Provide Protective Gear & Supplies

Local Businesses Provide Protective Gear & Supplies

From face masks, face shields, disinfectants, sanitizer, cleaning supplies, signs, to gloves – some local businesses have changed their focus or are providing additional options to provide protective supplies and gear for Truckee-Tahoe when supplies have otherwise been scarce. Changing gears has benefited the community through donations and allowed them to retain some staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mountain Hardware & Sports and our Truckee grocery stores and pharmacies have also been valued resources.

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Truckee Seniors Recognized in Downtown with Individual Banners

Truckee Seniors Recognized in Downtown with Individual Banners

Parents and the broader community have come together to make and install banners to celebrate graduating seniors from Truckee High School and Sierra High School. These banners are hung on poles in the downtown Truckee area starting at the roundabout near Burger Me and extending to downtown and into the Railyard Project. We hope you can visit this area to celebrate the seniors and the community spirit that made this project happen! 

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Portrait Photography by Amber Ezell Photography

Portrait Photography by Amber Ezell Photography

Amber Ezell is a portrait photographer specializing in headshots, personal branding, families, weddings, and boudoir. Her style is expressive and natural, and she has an eye for capturing emotion. In addition to providing a luxury level of service, Amber’s passion for her work comes through with breathtaking imagery.

Shoots take place outdoors at a location of choice, at home for a lifestyle-inspired shoot,

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Meet Truckee’s Newest Dentist, Jason Baldwin, DDS

Meet Truckee’s Newest Dentist, Jason Baldwin, DDS

Options for improving your smile and dental health have recently increased with the addition of Baldwin, DDS, on Donner Pass Rd. in downtown Truckee.  Dr. Jason Baldwin is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He has maintained an ongoing commitment to advanced education and training in all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Baldwin was voted one of the top dentists in the Bay Area where he practiced for 15 years. 

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Big Life Artist – Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk

Big Life Artist – Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk

Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk saw her first potter at work during a grade school field trip and desperately wanted to
try it. Though she was unable to convince him to let her try it that day, she promised herself that she would someday find a way to do it, and she did. Barbara’s love affair with clay really began in college and no doubt will continue for the rest of her life.

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