Truckee Tomorrow Business Speaks!

Jobs Collective

Jobs Collective Meetup - Find A New Employee, Find A Job!
TBD

Mission:
The Employer Co-op project team's mission is to develop a solution to the employee shortage crisis in Truckee. This solution is the Truckee Jobs Collective, where employers work collaboratively to hire individuals looking for more hours, part time, full time or contract work.

Join the Project Team - All Are Welcome
Contact us to join the team.

Next Project Team Meeting:
September 5th 4-5:30pm Truckee Chamber Admin. Office

View Project Presentations, Notes, Documents:
Project Presentations, Notes, and Documents

About:
This Roundtable Meeting Is An Important Component Of The Truckee Jobs Collective, A Product Created By The Employer Co-op Project Team, Truckee Tomorrow Investors And The Truckee Chamber Of Commerce To Help Our Business Community Work Towards Solutions For Our Recruitment And Retention Issues. These Roundtable Meetings Will Be Administered Quarterly And We Look Forward To Launching This First 2019 Meeting With You!

Business Speaks

BUSINESS SPEAKS |

We are currently planning our next Business Speaks meetings to discuss business challenges and share creative ideas with fellow business owners and managers in our community to help develop solutions for a strong economic future together!

Times:

Please check back to see when our next Business Speaks meetings will take place.

 

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.

ALL BUSINESSES WELCOME -- No membership necessary - storefronts, brick & mortar, home-based, non-profits, special districts -- all invited!

NETWORK with your business neighbors

MEETINGS ARE FREE!

 


About Business Speaks:

Business Speaks is a program of Truckee Tomorrow, a collaborative economic development initiative led by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee and public/private partners dedicated to creating a diverse, rising tide economy while maintaining and growing a vibrant, diverse middle class.

In January 2018, the Truckee Chamber launched Business Speaks, convening the business community at quarterly gatherings to identify the greatest challenges facing the local business community and develop creative solutions. Through the input of over 625 businesses over the course of 32 Business Speaks meetings, three projects were identified to tackle the issue of recruitment and retention, and address the overarching goal:

1 . Develop an Employer Co-op - designed to help employers find workers to fill jobs

2 . Growing Our Own - expanding on existing programs and identify creative opportunities for internships/apprenticeships

3 . Develop Truckee as an Entrepreneur Ecosystem - a long-term, forward-thinking approach to diversifying Truckee’s economy

All business owners, including home-based businesses, are invited to attend a meeting. 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 twice a year. Learn more about why you should attend with the Business Speaks FAQ.

Got Questions? Contact Us Here


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Entrep. Ecosystem

Mission:
The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Project Team is developing a set of tools and services of improved access to resources, ideas, creative networks, incubators, technical assistance, financing, and a culture that will help give existing businesses, start-up new businesses, or potential businesses a greater chance of success.

Join the Project Team - All Are Welcome
Contact us to join the team.

Next Project Team Meeting:
August 22nd 4-5:30pm Truckee Chamber Admin. Office

View Project Presentations, Notes, Documents:
Project Presentations, Notes, and Documents

Updates:
Truckee Tomorrow's Entrepreneurial Project Team launched a comprehensive Business Climate Survey in February 2019 and collected 108 responses.
The survey collected qualitative and quantitative data on Truckee’s business sizes, sectors, resiliency, confidence, growth plans, hiring needs, greatest threats, skillset needs, capital plans, infrastructure needs, and existing or desired markets. This survey will be used as a baseline in year one for the Truckee Tomorrow Entrepreneurial Project Team and repeated every two years.

Survey Results:


Growing Our Own

Mission:
Expanding on existing Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and Sierra College programs and identify creative opportunities for internships/apprenticeships to help define / design / implement how we can collaborate/initiate/innovate to provide more opportunities for our students and members of our community in Truckee to engage in viable careers/jobs opportunities. 

Join the Project Team - All Are Welcome
Contact us to join the team.

Next Project Team Meeting:
August 22nd 8-9:30am Truckee Chamber Admin. Office

View Project Presentations, Notes, Documents:
Project Presentations, Notes, and Documents

Updates:
Stay tuned for updates soon.

Truckee Tomorrow Employer Coop Jan 3 2019 Meeting

Quality of Life

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.

LEARN MORE & SEE SURVEY RESULTS

Watch Mt. Ventures Summit 2019 45-minute presentation by Truckee’s Brand Communications Director Colleen Dalton describing the results and outcomes of the Socio-Economic Metrics and Quality of Life Surveys.

Socio-Metrics

Socio-Economic Metrics - Thanks to Truckee Tomorrow Phase II investors, in Summer of 2018 Truckee Chamber published a central repository for key socio-economic indicators. VIEW THE DASHBOARD.

These indicators are the first ever tracked baseline for Truckee, and are an outcome of feedback from the Quality of Life surveys, Business Speaks and Investor input.

Working collaboratively with districts, agencies, nonprofits, the private sector, and research groups, we identified, measured, and recorded key socioeconomic indicators - the source, methodology, frequency and other impacting conditions.

The DASHBOARD is valuable to business owners, the public sector as whole, and business investors who are considering Truckee to start a business and raise their family.

Watch Mt. Ventures Summit 2019 45-minute presentation by Truckee’s Brand Communications Director Colleen Dalton describing the results and outcomes of the Socio-Economic Metrics and Quality of Life Surveys.

About

Truckee Tomorrow - Phase II


The Truckee Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to stepping up to the greatest challenges in our community, acting as:

Catalyst for business growth

Convener of leaders & influencers to get things done

Champion for a thriving community

The Truckee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recognized the need to identify real business issues as defined by our business community. As a result, Truckee Tomorrow-Phase II (an economic development initiative) was conceived, facilitated by, and is managed by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with private investors and the Town of Truckee. This public/private partnership’s overarching goal is to create a diverse economy, while maintaining and growing a diverse, vibrant middle class.

In January 2018, the Truckee Chamber launched Business Speaks, convening the business community at quarterly gatherings to identify the greatest challenges facing the local business community and develop creative solutions. Through input from over 625 businesses over the course of 32 Business Speaks meetings, three projects were identified to tackle the issue of recruitment and retention, and address the overarching goal:

Develop an Employer Co-op - designed to help employers find workers to fill jobs

Growing Our Own- expanding on existing programs and identify creative opportunities for internships/apprenticeships

Develop Truckee as an Entrepreneur Ecosystem - a long-term, forward-thinking approach to diversifying Truckee’s economy.

 

The Trilogy of Economic Development Initiatives

In addition to the Business Speaks program, and projects in development as a result of those meetings, Truckee Tomorrow - Phase II includes:

Quality of Life surveys - annual surveys that measure and track community sentiment about living in Truckee

Socio-Economic Indicators - a central portal for key metrics that matter most to Truckee Citizens, in one easy place online, establishing baseline information to be measured annually to identify upward and downward trends that impact quality of life for Truckee citizens.

 

Truckee Tomorrow - Phase I:


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

In 2013, a 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. In 2015, upon securing funds from public and private investors, the Truckee Tomorrow economic development initiative began. In 2015, the Truckee brand, Base Camp for a Big Life, was developed with extensive community outreach and input. The new Truckee.com website focusing on economic, community and visitation launched shortly after in 2016.

Interested in joining the individuals and organizations that are creating and embracing change that will benefit our community for generations to come? Contact Lynn Saunders, President and CEO at lynn@truckee.com or 587-8808. JOIN US NOW TO BECOME AN INVESTOR.

 

Truckee Tomorrow Investors


Name Company Name Name Company Name
Jessica Abrams Town of Truckee Patty Baird Cedar House Sport Hotel
Alicia Barr FiftyFifty Brewing Co. Andy Barr FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Kim Bateman Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee Brad Benamati Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Company
Tonya Beyer W&T Graphix Screen Printing & Embroidery Wes Beyer W&T Graphix Screen Printing & Embroidery
Janelle Bies The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Scott Bower Martis Camp
Hardy Bullock Truckee Tahoe Airport District Stacy Caldwell Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF)
Wrenn Cavallo Tahoe Sports Hub Rob Cavallo Tahoe Sports Hub
Kari Chalstrom Sierra Sotheby's International Realty- Kari Chalstrom Jeff Cobain Lahontan Community Association
Andrew Cross Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Company Colleen Dalton Truckee Chamber of Commerce
Robb Etnyre Tahoe Donner Association Dinny Evans Radical Way Being
Kim Fackler Northstar California Resort Steve Frisch Sierra Business Council
Colin and Kai Frolich Landing Emily Gendron Emily Gendron Inc.
Chris Gilbert  Sugar Pine Consulting Scott Keith  Keith Design Group
Morgan Goodwin Town of Truckee Nadia Guerriero Northstar California Resort
Lisa Hall  Truckee Donner Public Utility District Matt Hanson  Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors
Cassie Hebel Truckee Downtown Merchants Association Eric Hines Invested Resident
Megan Hines  Invested Resident/span> Hilary Hobbs Town of Truckee
Jan Holan  Truckee River Ventures  Rick Holliday Holliday Development
Nancy Holliday Holliday Development Alanna Hughes< Riverside Studios
Pamela Hurt-Hobday Pamela Hurt Associates Mark Johnson Martis Camp
Gus Jones Martis Camp Andie Keith  Word After Word Books
Scott Keith Word After Word Books Virginia Kelley Sugar Pine Consulting
Michael Kinnaman Tahoe Expedition Academy Anna Klovstad Town of Truckee
Jordan Knighton JK Architecture + Engineering Eric Larusson Villager Nursery, Inc.
Tally Leontovich Sierra Insurance Associates, Inc. DBA Truckee Tahoe Insurance Services Robert Leri Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD)
Jeff Loux Town of Truckee Pat Malberg Donner Summit Association
John Manocchio, CRPC® John C Manocchio, CRPC®- Waddell & Reed, Inc. Anna McGee Coldwell Banker - Anna McGee
Richard Molsby Molsby & Bordner, LLP Kevin Murphy Sierra Insurance Associates, Inc. DBA Truckee Tahoe Insurance Services
Stefanie Olivieri   Invested Resident Ted Owens Tahoe Forest Health System
Mary, Alanna, Sondrea,Pat & Kahlil Riverside Studios David Polivy Town of Truckee
Steven Poncelet Truckee Donner Public Utility District Jim Porter Porter  Simon, Professional Corporation
Ellen Raynor Keep on Movin' Sue Ruane Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors
Lynn Saunders Truckee Chamber of Commerce Lil Schaller Invested Resident
Kane Schaller KJM - Dickson Realty Aimee Schaller Tri Counties Bank
Chad Schuchert TrailRunner International Christina Schwartz Tahoe Donner Association
Bruce Seigel The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Jim Simon Porter Simon, Professional Corporation
Kevin Smith Truckee Tahoe Airport District John Stewart Lahontan Community Association
Beth Tanhoff Donner Summit Association Mark Tanner Mark Tanner Construction, Inc
David Tirman Town of Truckee Lisa Toutant ELTE, Inc.
Blake Tresan Truckee Sanitary District Kelli Twomey Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD)
Elizabeth Wainscoat Plumas Bank Matt Warren Elements Mountain Co.
Harry Weis Tahoe Forest Health System Ravn Whitington Porter  Simon, Professional Corporation
Doug Wiele  Foothill Partners Dan Wilkins Town of Truckee
Jim Wilkinson TrailRunner International Jim Winterberger Tahoe Getaways
Todd Wold Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) Doug Wright Mountain Hardware & Sports
Shelly Wright Plumas Bank