1 New Tahoe Mountain Hub Office, Community Workspace

Tahoe Mountain Realty is expanding Tahoe Mountain Hub to its new location in downtown Truckee in the historic Sassarini building (constructed circa 1895) in the Brickletown District.

    Remote work, home offices, and back-to-back online meetings have become a new standard for people all around the world. Still, many long for the shared space where they go about their work, interact with colleagues, and use real, physical whiteboards. 


TMR is creating a place for this purpose, a centralized location in the heart of Truckee.

    “From entry to exit, we want people to feel welcomed into this modern co-working space that accommodates the active Truckee lifestyle, with a little work on the side,” said Jasmine Watts, TMR marketing director.

    Beginning August 1, you’ll be able to connect with the collaborative team of local experts at the new downtown site, and with designs underway it’s anticipated that the co-working space will be available on about Labor Day. Learn more about Tahoe Mountain Realty at tmrrealestate.com.

~ TMR press release 

2 The Carmel Gallery Moves, Creates Artists’ Collective with The Alpenglow Gallery

Transitions are in the works for the Carmel Gallery, located in Truckee’s historic downtown at 9940 Donner Pass Road. Olof and Elizabeth Carmel, who have operated the Carmel Gallery storefront since 2006, will be transitioning their gallery to an exclusively appointment-based and online business. They will be relocating the Carmel Gallery to 10035 Church Street where they will meet clients personally by appointment. 

    The Carmels are the owners of both buildings, and will lease the main Carmel Gallery building on Donner Pass Road to the newly formed Alpenglow Gallery, which will be operated by photographers Abe Blair, Justin Majecszky, and Douglas DeVore. The transition will also allow the Carmels to increase focus on their new TV channel NatureStream.tv, which is expanding onto new TV platforms, Elizabeth Carmel said in a press release. The Carmel Gallery and Alpenglow Gallery will be operational in their new locations on Oct. 1. 

~ The Carmel Gallery press release

3 RMU Outdoors Opens Third Concept Location

RMU Outdoors, known for its innovative products in the ski and outdoor industry, is set to open its third concept location in Truckee coming fall 2021. RMU offers destinations and products that connect the local community, travelers, and industry professionals to the mountain lifestyle.

YOO-Hoo, rmu! RMU Outdoors is opening up a location in Truckee with a full retail and tune shop that is complemented with a bar, restaurant, and outdoor patio with live music. Courtesy photo

    “As a positive impact company, we are thrilled to be joining the Truckee community where we can help employ the local workforce, offer employee housing, and work with nonprofit organizations to increase awareness and support the causes we and the town believe in,” said RMU CEO Mike Waesche. “Truckee has one of the most impressive ski and mountain biking communities in the world and we’re honored to join and contribute to the progression of the outdoor industry in Truckee.”

    RMU Truckee is set to open offering a full retail and tune shop plus a bar, restaurant, and outdoor patio with live music. Updates on opening day, employment opportunities, and the progress of the project can be found at rmuoutdoors.com and on Instagram @rmutruckee.

~ RMU press release 

4 Website Launched to Connect Community

Worktempl has launched its inaugural website for the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe community by Truckee local and founder Lauren van Loon. She and marketing and community relations director Christy Lyle describe the site as “a community gathering space to connect local workers, volunteers, homeowners, and businesses for everything work-related.”   

Connect: A Truckee local created Worktempl, a website meant to bring together employers, employees, volunteers, organizations, businesses, and homeowners. Courtesy photo

Worktempl’s mission is to connect Truckee/Tahoe gig workers of all ages and experience levels to local homeowners and businesses. It is in direct response to the workforce housing crisis, and the company hopes to play a small role in resolving these crippling issues by providing a user-friendly forum to supplement workers’ income, attract some of these workers back to the community, and keep current workers living where they love.

    Basic membership is free for individual gig workers, volunteers, and nonprofit organizations. The site’s homeowners pay a membership fee to find workers for their home projects and gigs, and for-profit businesses also pay a fee to advertise, find work, and find workers to help run their businesses. The team is also partnering with local nonprofit organizations, providing a forum to connect volunteers to nonprofits. And Worktempl will give back 10% of its net proceeds from membership fees to these nonprofits. Find them at worktempl.com.

~ Lauren Van Loon and Christy Lyle, Special to Moonshine Ink

Moving In, moving On, moving  Up

New State Engineer, Administrator of Nevada Division of Water Resources

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced the appointment of Adam Sullivan to serve as Nevada’s 24th State Engineer and Administrator of the Department’s Division of Water Resources. NDWR’s mission is to conserve, protect, and manage Nevada’s limited water resources.

    Sullivan has worked on all aspects of water resources throughout Nevada for more than 20 years and has been with NDWR since 2009. Over the years, he has been at the forefront of tackling many of Nevada’s complex water issues, with a focus on leveraging the best available science to guide responsible water management decisions. Issues the NDWR will address include increasing demand for limited water resources, floods and prolonged drought, dam safety, and sustainment of wetlands and freshwater ecosystems, all in the context of Nevada’s rapidly growing population and the accelerating impacts of climate change.

~ NDCNR press release

NLTRA’s Jeffrey Hentz to Step Down as Chief Executive Officer

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association board of directors announced on July 16 that Jeffrey Hentz will be stepping down from his role as chief executive officer after nearly two years of service. Hentz continued to be involved with operations of the NLTRA through the remainder of July, with continued focus on implementation of North Lake Tahoe’s Tourism Business Improvement District.

    “While I am sad to leave the North Lake Tahoe community following an unprecedented global crisis, I’m also extremely proud of the work my staff and I were able to accomplish,” Hentz explained. “Despite the challenges we faced on a daily basis, our team collectively demonstrated community leadership and regional business collaboration during a period of uncertainty and angst. I thoroughly enjoyed my time leading the NLTRA and working with such an amazing community, and now need to focus on returning to the East Coast to support my family.”

    The organizational shift comes after a new board of directors was seated on July 7. The new board will provide leadership and oversight of the TBID and Transient Occupancy Tax-funded transportation and workforce housing initiatives. NLTRA/Chamber of Commerce membership voted on the newly established NLT-TBID board, with 99% approving.

    The NLT-TBID board will begin recruitment for a new CEO immediately. In the interim, Bonnie Bavetta will return as CEO and the NLTRA executive committee will be involved in day-to-day operations.

~ NLTRA press release

TFHS Welcomes New Physician

Tahoe Forest Health System announced that Anna Ferrera Baumann, MD, has joined their team at the Incline Village Community Hospital.   

ANNA FERRERA BAUMANn, md, joins the Tahoe Forest Health System team as Incline Village Community Hospital’s newest physician, specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in adult patients. Courtesy photo

Ferrera Baumann’s specialty is diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease in adult patients. She is trained to care for a broad spectrum of health conditions, from common to chronic illnesses, and to counsel patients on overall wellness. Ferrera Baumann attended medical school at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.    

    Her office is located on the second floor of Incline Village Community Hospital at 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village. New patients are accepted. For appointments, please call (775) 831-6200.

~ TFHS press release


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