Tahoe Food Hub Expands


Tahoe Food Hub is moving its Farm Shop and warehouse to the Truckee Tahoe Airport this spring. The Farm Shop will open to the public on May 28 in its new location at 12116 Chandelle Way, Unit D-1 next to the Truckee Roundhouse. The grand opening will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tahoe Food Hub is celebrating its sixth year and moving to a 4,000-square-foot space will increase its capacity to support more farms and bring more local food to Tahoe. With a more centralized location, the Farm Shop will be open additional days and have longer hours than its previous location on Alpine Meadows Road. It will be open five days a week: Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Farm Shop will feature local produce from more than 40 farms and ranches within 150 miles of North Lake Tahoe. While the Farm Shop only carries produce that is in season for Northern California, all year long there are pasture-raised eggs, grass-finished meats and a variety of specialty products from olive oils and sauces, to dairy and bread. Check out tahoefoodhub.org for more information and sign-up for its newsletter to stay updated on workshops and events throughout the year.

New Event Location on Donner Summit


In partnership with the Steven J. Wampler Foundation, William McCullough is helping to create an event center on a spectacular piece of property at the home of Camp Wamp, a life-changing summer wilderness camp for kids with disabilities. On its property they are opening a full-service wedding, party, meeting, and event space. Located on 129 private acres on Donner Summit, Camp Wamp boasts a private lake, a beach, historic stone fishing lodge, views of the Sierra Nevada, and full dining facilities to host groups up to 150 people. With this truly unique location, the site fee goes directly to the Steven J. Wampler Foundation, sending kids to Camp Wamp for free, meaning by holding an event you can make a huge difference in kids’ lives.

Studio 89 Salon Expands West Shore Space


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Studio 89 Salon has been in business since 2004, and recently completed a remodel and expansion of its Homewood location. T & C Builders renovated the salon to give it a fresh, modern-day look and expanded the space by 240 square feet. It has an industrial, chic feel and welcoming ambiance. The owner, Alexandra Gonzalez, feels truly blessed to live in Tahoe and looks forward to bringing more to the West Shore by bringing in new artists talented at barbering styles, more room for walk-ins, the latest in women’s coloring, cutting, Olaplex rejuvenating treatments, and wedding hair. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Requests for alternate hours can be accommodated. Located at 4915 West Lake Blvd., Homewood. Info: (530) 525-1089

Tahoe Forest Health System Wins 2019 Best Places to Work Award


Tahoe Forest Health System is proud to be recognized as the 2019 winner of the Greater Reno-Tahoe Best Places to Work award in the Extra-Large Business category. The recognition took place at the 12th Annual Greater Reno-Tahoe Best Places to Work Celebration, presented by the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association, held April 25 at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno. Best Places to Work is a contest honoring superior organizations where voices are heard, cultures are thriving, and employees are engaged. Winners are determined entirely on the basis of employees’ responses to the Employee Engagement Survey that measures key areas that make up an organization’s culture. These range from compensation and benefits to trust in leadership and employee engagement.

First All-Female Co-Working Space Opens in Truckee


The Tributary Collective was founded by local entrepreneurs Kat Schliemann and Jennifer Kobert. Located in the heart of Truckee, the Tributary Collective is now accepting new memberships from female professionals. Memberships vary from monthly options to annual commitments and are scaled according to your space requirements — packages vary based on a dedicated desk, inventory storage, and other factors. The space also offers a $25 drop-in on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., when you can stop by to check it out and get some work done, no membership required (BYO happy hour starts at 5 p.m.) Info: thetributarycollective.com

EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR: The 65th Annual Community Awards were held at Granlibakken on April 18 to celebrate local innovators, employees, and businesses. Here are the employees of the year. Photo by Rob Retting

Local Businesses, Community Leaders Honored


The North Lake Tahoe business community gathered to celebrate the region’s local luminaries at the 65th Annual Community Awards Dinner held at Granlibakken Tahoe. The North Tahoe Innovator award went to Alpenglow Expeditions, Outstanding Public Servant was presented to Crystal Betts of Tahoe Forest Health Systems, Nonprofit of the Year was awarded to Achieve Tahoe, and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows won Best Place to Work.

Tahoe’s Largest Lakefront Estate Returns to Market


Boasting one of the highest price tags ever seen among residential real estate listings in Lake Tahoe, the waterfront Sierra Sunset estate on the East Shore has returned to the market for $46,995,000. Adjacent is a rarely available equestrian parcel, listed for $6,995,000. Both are offered exclusively by Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. Nestled in the Tahoe National Forest amidst 24 acres of alpine meadows and streams is the 16,700-square-foot main residence. The property regularly served as the backdrop for the popular NBC series Bonanza, the television network’s longest-running western show, filmed along the Tahoe shores from 1959–73. Info: (775) 832-4900