Crowdfunding for food startups grows in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

CROWDFUNDING, RAISING MONEY FROM a large number of people on the internet, is democratizing entrepreneurship. In recent years, the crowdfunding economy has more than tripled to more than $5 billion.
Nowhere is the practice better suited than to our region, where entrepreneurs can launch their businesses with community donations. This includes becoming a “new bank” for [...]

Sierra Business Council awarded $50,000 grant to improve Lake Tahoe Water Trail

The California Tahoe Conservancy board unanimously voted today to award Sierra Business Council (SBC) $50,000 to expand and enhance the Lake Tahoe Water Trail.
The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is the 72-mile scenic paddling route around the shore of Lake Tahoe. SBC plans to improve trail maps; increase wayfinding, trailhead signage, and outreach and education; launch [...]

Tahoe Food Hub raises $28,000 in crowd funding campaign

Tahoe Food Hub completed a two and half month crowdfunding campaign to buy a refrigerated delivery van. The effort raised over $28,000 via a combination of online donations, business sponsorships and private donations. The Tahoe Food Hub would like to thank the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe community for supporting this effort.
A crowdfunding campaign aggregates small donations [...]

Placer County Welcome Guide rolls out next month

The success of our FoodWineArt magazine also earned us the privilege to publish the official Placer County Welcome Guide, which distributes throughout all of California. We’re going to roll out the 2011 issue before the Amgen Tour of California bike race on May 15.
It’s 70,000 copies and also will include the PlacerGROWN farm guide, in [...]