Attendance Present: Brandy, Leticia, Dan, Scott H, Scott M, Sherri, Larry S, Larry M, Linda, Carolyn, Allen, Brian, George, Miguel, Doug, Maricel, Don Elston, Don Ewing, Steve, Carol, Rosie, Maggie, Donna, France Absent: Tim, Robert Excused: Joe, Gina, Rich Guest: Kim Wyatt
Guest Speaker: Doug Rousse – Tahoe Master Framing. Doug started his business in 1993 and now his son runs it. His original frame shop is the “Fast Frame” located by the Home Depot in Carson City. Tahoe master framing supplies artwork, posters, prints, vintage prints, and fixed frames; as well as, custom framing! They can produce any size print on canvas or paper. The canvas they use is high grade UV protected. They have the best mounting equipment around the lake that can do sizes up to 44”wide and up to any length. Doug has a associate that can enlarge photographs, keeping the pixilation low, to provide good quality framed photographs. Doug is very involved with the art department at the community college. He offers a weekend framing class that his master framer is now teaching at the college and Master Framing offers art students many matting and framing avenues for their projects. If you have a need to display any type accessory or artwork, Master Framing has a way do it to fit any taste or budget! Look for his 20% off coupon in our LTBRN coupon book!
New Business: Our business directory coupon books are complete and were passed out at the meeting. Larry M. is storing the extras if you need some more.
A QR scan code was printed on the back of our coupon book. This application allows I phone users to scan this code with their cameras and it will take them to our LTBRN website. People scan this code to look for discounts and free stuff, and as a easy way to remember a website.
October 5th is our board meeting immediately after the general meeting! This is a new quarter for attendance and it counts as a makeup meeting if you need to miss one in the 4th quarter!
Next Meeting: Guest speaker Dr. Brady!
Business of the Week: Dr. Kahn. Next week: Winters Electric
Announcements: The Chocolate Factory is having a grand opening on October 11 starting at 4p.m. Paring wine with chocolate!
Our LTBRN Fall Evening Mixer has been changed to October 12th from 5-7p.m. at Lakefront Wedding Chapel. Please refer to the flyer that was e-mailed to our members earlier this week for what to bring.
Big Blue Spa Service and Repair is owned and operated by Maggie Wattle and Alisa Ashbaugh. Service is available on all shores of Lake Tahoe. They commit to providing affordable service and repair, quality workmanship, and integrity in how they treat clients and their hot tubs. They are the official warranty repair company for Arctic Spas, Master Spas, Strong Spas, Dimension One Spas.
Call 530-307-0437 or visit our website for a free diagnosis on tubs up to 30 minutes.
Attendance present: Joe, Leticia, Dan, Scott H., Sherri, Larry M., Linda, Carolyn Brian, George, Miguel, Doug, Robert, Gina, Maricel, Don Elston, Don Ewing, Steve, Carol, Rosie, Maggie, Tim, France Absent: Tim, Rich, Allen, Scott M. Guests: David Smith, Kim Wyatt
Guest Speaker: Carolyn Phillips – Kizmetec, Carolyn’s business of web development is 4 years old, prior to that she worked for 8 years in IT technology positions. She has also worked with Dan Spano on SEO. Carolyn puts technology behind the websites she develops from her past experience and what she has learned from her own vacation rental business web site. Key points to build a better website are, Google analytics which is free, and takes 10 minutes to install. It shows you if your money spent on your website is working. Adding a feed burner tool owned by Google for social media lets you put a post up on your website and it feeds it to Twitter and Face Book to engage your audience. Everybody gets a free 1 hour evaluation/consultation for web development. Kizmetec adds individual titles and descriptions on each of your web pages for search engine optimization and they build web sites using three types of platforms: Word Press, Jumela, and Life Ray. Carolyn wants to help you create a website for your business that you can manage easily yourself. She does not want to be in your back pocket forever, which it the key to her success. If you would like a “free” consultation with Kizmetec, call 207.604. 4361.
Next week’s guest speaker is Doug Rousse from Tahoe Master Framing!
New Business: A suggestion/offer was made by George from Tahoe Computer Solutions to participate in this year’s Halloween Trick-or-Treat street by having each of our members donate one bag of candy which can be brought to the October 5th meeting or evening mixer. George will man the booth. Miguel of Sierra Vinyl Signs will make us a banner. Dr. Brady offered to do free massages, and we will have our newest coupon books on hand to pass out.
Carol is to Call Lori Nelson at the STHS career center to see if she can attend one of our meetings.
We had a suggestion to use Face Book to post our thank you’s for doing business with each other.
Old Business: Our upcoming mixer will be on October 5th from 5-7p.m. at Lakefront Weddings. Everyone will be asked to bring a simple pot luck dish, and a bag of candy to donate. Stay tuned for an e-mail announcement and a flyer at the next meeting!
Business of the Week: Elston Investigations, Next week – Dr. Kahn optometrist
Announcements: France Carreau from Tahoe Yellow Pager announced that if you purchase a phone from her store you only pay sales tax on your purchase price…even with a sale or promotion! Something all of our businesses do; however, All other cell phone dealers charge sales tax on the “higher” suggested retail price. This can save you $50 on an I phone 4. This information is a benefit of being a member of LTBRN.
Tahoe Production House is your one stop shop for everything Production in South Lake Tahoe. We are a Virtual Digital Production House. Tahoe Production House is a full service photo, video, and sound recording production studio. We are dedicated to developing and producing exceptional and unique independent projects. We offer a state of the art production resource that’s instantly scaleable to fit every audio/video creative need. We welcome anyone to come in a use our equipment. We have cameras, lighting kits, and sound kits for rent. We have a huge studio space for rent with a cyclorama green screen wall. We have an editing suite with every program imaginable to help you really finish out your project from editing to color correction to sound editing.
If you do not have the skills to do it yourself, our experienced, talented, and dependable camera operators, editors, sound mixers, etc. are ready to serve your project and bring a high level of quality and professionalism to your field or studio production.
Our goal is to deliver a captivating product that’s personal to your request. We deal in a wide range of clients and genres, and will tailor a package suited to your individual requirements. Contact Brandi at (530) 600-1416 and give your next production a professional touch!