Wolfdale’s Owner-Chef Douglas Dale Releases Cookbook


More than a cookbook, Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique is an autobiography where Chef Dale shares stories of culinary passion and personal history. Each chapter begins with an account from a period of his life, followed by signature recipes. Throughout the book’s 220 pages, stunning photography complements each of the nearly 70 recipes and provides a visual timeline of Dale’s years as a chef in Buffalo, N.Y. and Boston, Mass.; his studies in Japan; and his creation of the institution that is Wolfdale’s from the early days to its current location in Tahoe City. Nationally known for his cutting edge cuisine, Chef Dale’s culinary fundamentals are essentially Asian and European infused with a California spirit. Info: wolfdales.com




Speckled Street in Kings Beach is home to THREEdotSTUDIOS, an artist collective comprised of Tyde Music and Roundwood Furniture. Reno’s PBS station KNPB caught wind of this unique collaboration — the two businesses share a workspace and materials — and selected it to be featured on its show ARTEFFECTS.

“After filming the first segment, the station realized they had enough material for two segments,” said Roundwood Furniture owner/operator Andy Cline. The first episode focused mainly on Tyde and aired Sept. 16. The release date for the second segment, focused on Roundwood, is yet to be scheduled, but Cline said a majority of the footage has already been recorded. Tyde Music, founded by Tyler Joersz and Devin Price after they apprenticed under Cline, focuses on using local reclaimed wood for building musical instruments, mainly ukuleles. Roundwood is a furniture design company on a mission to redefine home and commercial interiors as expressions of functional art. Read more about the collective on p. 52. Info: threedotstudios.com

Best Western Hotels And Resorts Adds Boomtown to its Chain


“Global hotels giant Best Western International Incorporated has announced that its Best Western Hotels And Resorts subsidiary has signed a deal to add Reno’s Boomtown Hotel and Casino to its family of venues,” reported World Casino News in September.

The property, owned by local firm BCH Gaming Reno and located near the California/Nevada border off I-80, is to be renamed the Best Western Plus Boomtown Casino Hotel.” The hotel features 316 guest rooms and 34 suites.

Tahoe Wedding Industry Group Is Officially Launched


According to statistics from theweddingreport.com, the value of wedding-related business in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe area (Nevada, Placer, and Washoe Counties) is expected to increase by approximately $20 million over the next five years. To ensure that North Tahoe is positioned to be a premier wedding destination in the years ahead, top wedding professionals recently met and overwhelmingly endorsed the concept of creating a local wedding industry association. The Tahoe Wedding Industry Group (TWIG) was born.

TWIG will offer quarterly educational meetings and other opportunities for wedding professionals to network with each other. The first meeting is set for Oct. 26 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Gar Woods Grill & Pier. Info: joyce@tahoeweddinggroup.net, (530) 563-6392

Sign Up for Etsy Craft Workshop


In partnership with Etsy — a peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies — the Sierra Business Council and the Sierra Small Business Development Center announce the return of the Craft Entrepreneurship Program. The workshop is an innovative program that provides micro-business training to eligible adults with existing creative skills, to help supplement their income and sell their product to new markets. Taught by experienced Etsy seller and talented local jeweler Krista Tranquilla, classes will begin on Oct. 26 and finish on Nov. 5. Info: free, space is limited. Info: jcarr@sierrabusiness.org, (530) 582-5022

CCMedia Celebrates Quarter Century


This year marks the 25th anniversary of CCMedia, a full-service media buying agency that started in Truckee and moved its headquarters to Reno three years ago. The company now has offices in Reno, Truckee, and Las Vegas. The agency (formerly Creative Concepts) develops campaigns with integrated television, radio, outdoor, print, online, social, mobile, and new media elements. Some of the company’s longtime clients include Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Carson Tahoe Health, Ski Lake Tahoe, Boreal, and Mt. Rose.

Fanny Bridge Contract Awarded to Sacramento Contractor


The Tahoe Transportation District announced on behalf of its agency partners that Martin Brothers Construction, Inc. has been awarded the construction contract in the amount of $30.1 million for the SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization and Dollar Creek Shared-Use Trail Projects. Martin Brothers Construction — founded in 1996 by Tranquilino and Felipe Martin in Elk Grove, Calif. — is a leading general engineering contractor operating in the greater Sacramento area specializing in heavy highway and road construction.

Tahoe University Hosts No Bad Days


Since launching in early July, family-owned lifestyle boutique Tahoe University has become a community watering hole. From ladies shopping nights, local art shows, and pop-up shops — not to mention free wifi in the adjoining courtyard — Tahoe University’s No Bad Days mantra is ringing true in every way. The brand was founded by cousins Erin Wilkinson, Sarah Bormann, and Marne Bormann. Inventory includes women’s apparel, yoga wear, furniture and home goods, kids’ clothing, and much more. The storefront is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


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