“We Are Community” Storytelling Project

The “We Are Community” project was created to help bring awareness to the 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, Court Leve. Through visual storytelling, the goal is to support local businesses and the Truckee community at a time when we need it the most. www.theiruntoldstory.com for more. 

We Are Community – Truckee

May 12, 2020

Truckee businesses are beginning to reopen, but with capacity and visitor restrictions, they still need our support as much as ever to make it through this pandemic. Stay strong, stay safe. We are community!

We Are Community – Restaurant Trokay

May 19, 2020

A moment in time with Restaurant Trokay in downtown Truckee with owners Nyna and John. Restaurant Trokay shifted their entire business model in three days after the shut-down due to COVID-19. They are pivoting and adapting day-by-day.

We Are Community – Heather River

May 26, 2020

Heather River is the owner of Bespoke and Atelier in downtown Truckee.  She is also a mom to two young kids. To say her hands are full would be an understatement, yet she found time to paint rainbows and spread smiles all over Truckee.


We Are Community – Support Truckee Together

June 2, 2020

Hear the shared message of several small businesses in Truckee of coming together as a community, “shopping small” and dining locally. Now more than ever we need to support each other, our businesses, our neighbors. We are only at the start of this long journey. Let’s come together, work together.

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