2014
Brenda Gillarde
Brenda Gillarde
Senior Planner
July 14, 2014

Bridging the Digital Divide

Can’t get on-line? Slow connection? Help is on the way! 

Central Sierra Connect (CSC) is working to expand broadband throughout the Sierra Foothills. At a recent one-day symposium held in Tuolumne City at the Black Oak Conference Center it was made clear just how many layers of the challenge of bridging the digital divide in rural areas exist. It also crystallized how critical closing the digital gap is to economic prosperity for the Sierra Nevada region.

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Jen Rosser
Jen Rosser
Program Director
July 08, 2014

The Tough-to-Ignore Impacts of Title 24

Title 24 (aka California building standards) is a state regulation that dictates the design and construction of buildings and their associated facilities and equipment in the state of California.

All residential and non-residential buildings must comply with the code except hospitals, nursing homes, correctional centers, jails and prisons.  What does this mean for you?

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Leanne Kuchar
Leanne Kuchar
Office and Operations Manager
June 30, 2014

Healing through Words: an Appreciation of Terry Tempest Williams

“Our kinship with Earth must be maintained; otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out,” these are very powerful words and they belong to Terry Tempest Williams.

Williams is an award-winning author, naturalist, conservationist, and to me personally, a profound influence on my life. She will be speaking at the SBC Conference: Peak Innovation, where she will likely have an influence on your life as well. 

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Tyra Frizelle
Vice President, Operations
June 26, 2014

Accelerating the Business of Sierra Business Council

 

Business innovation is taking off in the Sierra. From high speed internet and crowd-funding to shared workspaces popping up all over the region, new ways to work and connect are all the rage.

So it’s fitting that Sierra Business Council (SBC) is helping lead the charge by creating a new business incubator to help accelerate entrepreneurial ventures in the greater community.

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Ian Nimmo
Ian Nimmo
Project Manager
June 11, 2014

Spotlight on Local Business: Sierra Rizing Cafe and Bakery

Sierra Rizing is the most recent beneficiary of the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) program.

This coffee shop in Lotus, CA is the perfect spot for locals and travelers to grab baked goods, coffee, and more before venturing out and rafting on the South Fork of the American River.

I'm happy to report that, despite the drought, the South Fork is in full swing and will be open for rafting Thursday through Monday all summer!

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