Truckee Chamber

Programs & Networking Opportunities

Successful business owners talk with their peers and refer business to people they trust – from art galleries to house painters, auto mechanics, and bike shops. The Truckee Chamber produces several key programs and opportunities for networking, referral business opportunities, training, learning, and being involved as a leader in our community.

Good Morning Truckee

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A popular community forum presented by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce to provide timely and relevant information on a variety of topics and create a networking opportunity.

Good Morning Truckee is currently being presented virtually. Viewers can participate through Zoom, watch livestream at Truckee.com/GoodMorningTruckee, tahoetruckeemedia.org or on Suddenlink Channel 18. The sessions are recorded and available for viewing at a future date.

Good Morning Truckee is open to the public — everyone is invited free of charge. It is held the second Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:30 am.

Whether you are new to the community or have lived here for years, hearing from our leaders in the community is an enjoyable way to stay on top of important issues, connect and engage. One of the great things about living in a small community like Truckee is that you can personally know your leaders and work with them to make a difference.

View previous Good Morning Truckee presentations:

Good Morning Truckee Recordings

Good Morning Truckee Upcoming Events

Leadership Program

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North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership

The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program creates an opportunity for potential leaders to broaden their understanding of the region and its issues, challenges and opportunities, while developing and honing their leadership skills. Since 2004, the program has graduated 400+ leaders. These alumni are now challenging themselves, serving their employers and our community in a variety of active community-building efforts.

Some of the main tenants of the program are networking, public speaking, and leadership skills development, including:  effective decision making, problem solving, team dynamics, personality traits, change management.  During each workshop, time is also spent on exploring regional issues such as environment, affordable housing, transportation, local food sources, planning for the future, and non-profit advocacy. 

This award-winning program will begin its 18th year in January 2022. Applications open in the fall.

The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program is a collaborative project of three Founding Partners including the Truckee Chamber of Commerce, North Tahoe Business Association, and the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association. The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is the fiscal sponsor.

To learn more visit tahoetruckeeleadership.com.

Mixers & Ribbon Cuttings

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Mixers

Throughout the year, Chamber member business host after-hours open house at their business, inviting attendees to a first-hand view of their business and products. This is a great opportunity to connect with engaged community members to form meaningful business relationships. The popular saying “People do business with people they know, like and trust” holds true and attending a Chamber Mixer allows you the opportunity to know more people in the community.

There is no better way to put a face to your business than attending or hosting a Chamber Mixer at your business. Contact us to learn more.

Chamber Mixer Upcoming Events

Ribbon Cuttings

A great way to celebrate opening your doors is with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony and/or photo opportunity. By partnering with the Truckee Chamber for a ribbon cutting, we will coordinate with the Town of Truckee to arrange for the Mayor to attend to welcome and congratulate you on your opening and be available for a photo opportunity that will be distributed to local media and through social media platforms.

Are you getting ready to open a business? Contact us to learn more about Truckee Chamber of Commerce membership benefits to begin coordinating these valuable promotional events.

Ribbon Cutting Upcoming Events

Knowledge Bites

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Knowledge Bites provides pivotal business skills broken into small digestible pieces. Professionals today are very busy, so we have taken an agile approach to learning key business skills and packed them into bite-sized chunks. In just 90 minutes, attendees will attain new knowledge and skills to help them grow their business in today’s constantly changing economy.

Knowledge Bites are offered throughout the year and highlight different topics. The Knowledge Bites series is presented by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Sierra Business Council’s Small Business Development Center and sponsored by Guild Mortgage, The Rice Team. The location sponsor is the Truckee Tahoe Airport District.

View previous Knowledge Bites Presentations:

Knowledge Bites Presentations

Knowledge Bites Upcoming Events

Shop Local 365

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‘Tis the season to celebrate old traditions – and make new ones. And, whether you buy a festive sweater from one of our local shops or grab a hot cocoa from your favorite café, your support makes the holidays even happier for small businesses.

Supporting our local businesses has never been more important. As consumer culture continues to prioritize monster online retailers over local stores, the Truckee Chamber of Commerce encourages all residents and visitors to make supporting our local community a way of life every day.

When we all commit to this, the impact on our community is significant. Our small businesses are owned and operated by our friends and neighbors. They are always there to give to our community through donations to nonprofits, sports team sponsorships, and more. We each can do our part by shopping, dining, and utilizing local services—365 days a year. Having said that, we’d love for everyone to celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 27th by shopping locally for holiday gifts this year.

The fact is that monster online retailers will never be able to connect with our community, to give shoppers personalized, memorable experiences, or sell unique, quality goods. The local aspect is where our small businesses excel—they know our names, they know our families, they care about us. Only WE can care about our community.

#ShopLocal365Truckee is not just about “shopping.” It is also about purchasing services such as car repairs, haircuts, gym classes. It’s about dining locally–whether dining in or getting takeout.

This is about believing and embracing the fact that we are community-minded people that think first about where we can spend our money, locally, in the community where we live, work and play. By adopting this culture, it positions our community for long-term success. We are the only ones capable of building a strong economy… from the inside out. We know that our dollars will continue to work for us by funding critical public services and making our community a vibrant place where business can thrive. We know the impact that every one of our hard-earned dollars can have on the vitality of our community where we live. We know that our money in the deep pockets of monster online retailers will do nothing for our community. We know that by shopping more consciously, we can each do our part to contribute to the sustainability of Truckee.

#ShopLocal365Truckee is not a holiday promotion, it is not an event, it is not some fleeting campaign. It is a daily practice that can make our community stronger. Let’s make it a way of life. Truckee shops local–365 days a year.

Share photos supporting local businesses on social media by using the hashtag #ShopLocal365Truckee.

Core Values Fund - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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The deadline to apply has been extended to November 30, 2021. The Truckee Core Values Fund is a community event fund created by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Truckee and powered by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. The fund supports 501(c)(3) organization events or events that partner with 501(c)(3) organizations who align with at least one of the five Truckee Core Values:

  1. Healthy Lifestyle
  2. Family Friendly
  3. Natural Beauty
  4. Community Minded
  5. Arts, Culture, History

Apply through the TAHOE TRUCKEE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’S ONLINE GRANT SYSTEM.

APPLICATION INFO AND GUIDELINES

*New users will need to create an account on the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s ONLINE GRANT SYSTEM. Once a new user creates an account, the new user will be able to select Choose a Process(es), select the Truckee Core Values Fund, and begin the application.

*Existing users will see the Truckee Core Values Fund Process in the “Choose Process(es)” section when logged into the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s ONLINE GRANT SYSTEM. Choose the Truckee Core Values Fund Process and begin the application.