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Minutes April 6, 2011
Attendance present: Carol, Joe, Sherri, Larry M., Linda, Allen, Brian, Tim, Gina Absent: Leticia, Scott, Larry S., Don, George, Miguel, Robert Excused: Dan
Guest: Steve Kolsnick, Norman Martin
Speaker: Tina Bruess – Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce http://tahoechamber.org – Tina gave us an update on the Hwy. 50 closure which will now be postponed from April 15 start date until May 1. The highway will be closed for 2 weeks and then open for 6 more weeks with single lane piloted traffic. There will be no work on any holiday or during Amgen. Any business can post on the Cal Trans website for FREE your special offers you will have during the project. The website will go live weeks prior to the start of the project. The website is http://www.Way2Tahoe.com . Be sure to promote your business there for free! Unofficially Johnson Pass will be opened during this time for locals without large trailers. Hwy 50/Lakeview Commons project will also have roadwork this summer during nights and not on the weekends.
Amgen Tour is May 15th. It is the second richest sport in the world. Second only to yacht racing. The Chamber is encouraging business to take advantage of the visitors in Tahoe for this event by offering a “return coupon” to invite tourists back. There will also be a two day festival at the Horizon parking lot Saturday and Sunday which will draw thousands of people if your business is interested in having a booth. There is a free forum for more information on the Amgen Tour and the Cal Trans projects on Thursday April 14th at 5:30p.m at the Horizon Casino.
Chamber Mixer is next Wed. April 7, 2011 at the Fresh Ketch Restaurant. Tickets are $10 or Free on Facebook.
Chamber luncheon June 16th topic: You’re on Yelp! And you don’t even know it! From 12p.m.-2p.m. Location TBD.
It is not too late to post an Ad in the Blue Business Review. Ad’s start @ $75. for a business card size.
Don’t miss free business coaching, if you qualify through the Chamber’s Tahoe Tactical Team. If you don’t qualify there is also free assistance through the Small Business Administration and the Chamber can connect you with that also.
New Business: Gina from the G-Team asked for a leave of absence for two months while she works out of town.
Business of the Week: Mary Kay Cosmetics- Leticia Hansen, next week – Redwood Printing
Next Meeting: May 13 speaker Don Elston- Elston Investigations
Minutes: March 30, 2011
Attendance present: Carol, Leticia, Scott, Larry S., Don, Larry M., Linda, Rich, Brian, Miguel, Tim, Robert. Absent: Joe, Sherri, Allen, George, Gina Excused: Dan Guest: Steve Kolsnick, Tahoe Carpet Care, Steve uses hot water extraction process to clean carpets and has been in business 5 years. He is also the So. Tahoe High varsity girls’ soft ball coach.
Speaker: Carol Daum, ASID – Design Scapes Interior Resource and Design. Carol passed around her green floor covering products: Cork, bamboo, wool carpet, reclaimed wood, and lyptus hardwood. She also showed an array of other products available to her such as, bathroom mirror televisions, woodworking trims, nylon carpet, lighting fixtures, and specialty glass for room dividers, signs and shower enclosures. Small specialty appliances for health care, bars, outdoor kitchens etc. If your residential or business interiors have a need for something a little different or special, Design Scapes can help you. Carol also explained what it takes to become a professional member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She explained that she needed 6 years of education and experience to quality to sit for the 16 hour 2 day exam. The six part exam tests you on lighting plans, building codes, furniture and floorplan layouts, textiles and finishes.
Next Meeting: Speaker, Tina – Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce
Business of the week: Design Scapes, next week will be Mary Kay cosmetics I noticed that if you have hit the “like” button for “LTBRN, tahoebusinesses.com” on Facebook, when you are business of the week it posts on your wall and it helps out your advertising. People who “like” your business page and your friends see it. A little extra promotion!
New Business: The group would like to explore having a booth next year at the Business Expo and Miguel offered to help with that.
Old Business: We purchased the two additional domain names. http://www.tahoebusinesses.org and http://www.tahoebusinesses.net and they are now linked to our website, so if people don’t remember our website address exactly, they will find us anyways. Our attendance and minutes are now being posted on our website.