Truckee Tomorrow Business Speaks!

Business Speaks

Business Speaks March 28 + 29

Hear about, Give Input, & Sign-Up for the Employer Co-op

 

March 28 8:00 AM - 9: 30 AM
Truckee Donner PUD
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March 28  4:00 PM - 5: 30 PM
Truckee Donner PUD
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March 29  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Truckee Tahoe Airport
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March 29  4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Truckee Tahoe Airport
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*MEETINGS ARE FREE
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*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 -- Membership necessary - storefronts, brick & mortar, home-based, non-profits, special districts -- all invited!

*NETWORK with your business neighbors

*NEWS & UPDATES -- Notes from all Business Speaks meetings can be found under the News & Updates tab

 

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 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. Learn more about why you should attend with the Business Speaks FAQ.

 

Got Questions? Contact Us Here

Investors

First Name Last 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
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 Eric and Megan Hines
Megan  Hines Eric and Megan Hines
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  Stefanie Olivieri 
Ted Owens Tahoe Forest Health System
Mary, Alanna, Sondrea Pat and 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 Lil Schaller
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

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.

 

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.

LEARN MORE & SEE SURVEY RESULTS

Socio-Economic Indicators

Socio-Economic Indicators - 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.

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