A company, especially in a small economy in a mountain town, is only as successful as the satisfaction levels of its employees allows. In a partnership with the Truckee Chamber of Commerce, Moonshine Ink investigates how three booming local businesses use perks and employee benefits to improve the work/life balance of their staff and ultimately become more profitable.
The goal of the Truckee Donner Horsemen is to promote horsemanship throughout the community. Hosting activities like horse shows, clinics and a juniors team gives people in the community that own or rent horses a place to gather and ride, as well as interact with other people in the community that share the same interest.
Every spring for the past two decades, citizen scientists Ann McBride and Patty Evans have monitored egg counts in 50 bluebird boxes they had placed in Martis Valley and the Kyburz Meadow area. “You never know what you’ll find in the boxes — it’s like Christmas,” says McBride. While this labor of love requires tenacity and hard work, Evans wouldn’t have it any other way. She adds, “It’s magical every year.”
Summer is the season of music in Tahoe. There’s always a venue to find the sounds of bluegrass, southern rock, folk, alternative rock, even afro-samba-funk. But if something a little softer, a little smoother, is your flavor, Tahoe has that too: Meet the Classical Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Music Festival.