Historic Building for Sale or Lease


Tahoe University, the local home, apparel, and lifestyle store located in the heart of downtown Truckee, had its final day July 7. Owners Erin Wilkinson and Marne Bormann are relocating with their families to a new home-base in Texas. They have been visiting Truckee for many years and will continue to return to the area. The restored building that housed Tahoe University offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity now that it has been vacated. The property is listed with Alison Elder of the Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate and is a six-bedroom, two-bath historic home, originally the Star Hotel and now zoned as mixed use. Visit eldergrouptahoerealestate.com to learn more.

PropertyRadar New Small Business App



PropertyRadar’s latest release includes new comprehensive loan criteria that mortgage brokers use to drive new business directly. Used in conjunction with PropertyRadar’s 200-plus discovery criteria, brokers can identify local home and property owners that stand to benefit from broker-led financing products and services. Mortgage brokers can use the app to identify prospects using mortgage lending-specific criteria to identify opportunities for private mortgage insurance elimination, home equity lines of credit, cash-out, consolidation, reverse mortgages, rate improvements, adjustable-rate mortgage resets, and more. Prospects are easily organized into lists kept automatically up-to-date. Each list reveals hyperlocal market insights with the aim of providing a greater understanding of owner needs resulting in better response at less expense.

Kelly Brothers Paint it Forward for FRC


The Kelly Brothers Painting crew of volunteer professional painters was at the Family Resource Center of Truckee on  June 14 for the third annual Paint-it-Forward charity giveaway. The event is sponsored by Kelly Brothers Painting, a local company that serves Truckee and northern Nevada. Each year, Kelly Brothers reaches out to the surrounding community, requesting nominations of a family or nonprofit organization that is in need of but cannot afford painting services. Recipients are then selected for each of the Truckee/Tahoe and Reno areas and receive up to $10,000 worth of free painting services. This year, the company received a record response of over 100 entries from the community. After careful review, the Family Resource Center was selected as the 2019 Truckee/Tahoe recipient (the FRC of Truckee has recently joined forces with three other local humanitarian nonprofits to form the newly-dubbed Sierra Community House). Kevin Kelly, owner of Kelly Brothers Painting, thanked the volunteer painters, the Family Resource Center, and the Truckee/Tahoe community for their continued support.

Sierra SBDC Tahoe Pitch Showcase


The Sierra Small Business Development Center at Sierra Business Council and Tahoe Silicon Mountain announced the third annual Tahoe Pitch Camp, which consists of chosen entrepreneurs participating in a series of workshops to hone skills and learn about winning pitch techniques. The participants will present their final pitches to a panel of judges and community audience members in the Tahoe Pitch Showcase to be held Sept. 6 at the Community Arts Center. Tahoe Pitch Camp and Showcase is supported by Plumas Bank, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, Town of Truckee, and the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, and applications are currently open at: bit.ly/tahoepitchcamp2019.

PG&E Settlement


PG&E, Nevada County, and eight other counties and cities announced June 18 they have accepted a mediator’s proposed $415 million settlement to resolve the nine public entities’ loss claims from the October 2017 Lobo and McCourtney Fires in Nevada County. This agreement does not affect claims of any individuals or businesses who are seeking legal recourse from PG&E, which has estimated its total wildfire liabilities may reach $30 billion. The amount to be awarded is the total to be split between the nine public entities involved. Several days of mediation sessions also occurred between PG&E and 14 public entities damaged by the 2015 Butte Fire, the other 2017 North Bay Fires, and the 2018 Camp Fire. A separate settlement was agreed upon between PG&E and the public entities who were victims of the 2018 Camp Fire.

Leadership Graduates 30 New Members


North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership announced the graduation of 30 new members from their program, which emphasizes challenges and opportunities in the region and builds leadership skills. Since its founding in 2004, the program has graduated a total of 380 leaders, and focuses on hands-on projects. This year’s cohort  worked on projects entitled Team Compost, Library Up!, Mobile Munchkins, READY SET GO TRUCKEE, Tahoe Talks, HitchTahoe, and H.E.L.P for Schools.


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