2014
Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin
Program Director
May 28, 2014

Property Assessed Clean Energy - The Future of Home Remodels


What is PACE, how does it work, and why does it matter to local homeowners and contractors?

These are some of the questions that we will be answering in our upcoming seminars on May 30th and June 4th.

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Steve Frisch
President

Steve Frisch

President

Steve is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through community and public-private partnerships.  Sierra Business Council also manages the Sierra Small Business Development Center focusing on advancing sustainable business practices and linking new and expanding businesses to climate mitigation and adaptation funding. Steve manages SBC’s staff and programmatic development.

Prior to joining the Sierra Business Council, Steve owned and operated a small business in Truckee. Steve serves on the board of the California Stewardship Network, the Large Landscape Practitioners Network, the National Geographic Geo-tourism Council, Capital Public Radio, and Leadership For Jobs and a New Economy.  Steve is also a former Fulbright Exchange Program Fellow, sharing information and knowledge gained in the Sierra Nevada in China and Mongolia.  Steve is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Political Science.

 

Personal Highlights:

Steve lives in Truckee with his wife Lisa. He is an avid reader of history, politics, community planning and Sierra issues. Steve enjoys traveling the back roads, connecting to local history, camping and cooking.

 

May 23, 2014

Sign On to Support the Sierra

Sierra Business Council has been working with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association to advance the following four “Sierra Principles” and asking legislators to include them in final legislative language regardless of which Water Bond vehicle is selected.

We are hoping that you will agree to sign on to these principles in the next two weeks:

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Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager

Steve Frisch

President

Steve is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through community and public-private partnerships.  Sierra Business Council also manages the Sierra Small Business Development Center focusing on advancing sustainable business practices and linking new and expanding businesses to climate mitigation and adaptation funding. Steve manages SBC’s staff and programmatic development.

Prior to joining the Sierra Business Council, Steve owned and operated a small business in Truckee. Steve serves on the board of the California Stewardship Network, the Large Landscape Practitioners Network, the National Geographic Geo-tourism Council, Capital Public Radio, and Leadership For Jobs and a New Economy.  Steve is also a former Fulbright Exchange Program Fellow, sharing information and knowledge gained in the Sierra Nevada in China and Mongolia.  Steve is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Political Science.

 

Personal Highlights:

Steve lives in Truckee with his wife Lisa. He is an avid reader of history, politics, community planning and Sierra issues. Steve enjoys traveling the back roads, connecting to local history, camping and cooking.

 

May 20, 2014

Counting Light Bulbs: It Makes a Difference, I Promise

I’ll admit it, I’m no stranger to awkwardness; I was an awkward child and it’s doubtful I’ve ever grown out of it.

Everyone wants to look impressive in the eyes of others, whether they be friends or strangers. Some people are just better at it than others, and I’ve never been particularly skilled at self-aggrandizement. This shortcoming has, unfortunately, bit me multiple times recently when I’ve talked to people about my job.

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Jen Rosser
Program Director

Steve Frisch

President

Steve is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through community and public-private partnerships.  Sierra Business Council also manages the Sierra Small Business Development Center focusing on advancing sustainable business practices and linking new and expanding businesses to climate mitigation and adaptation funding. Steve manages SBC’s staff and programmatic development.

Prior to joining the Sierra Business Council, Steve owned and operated a small business in Truckee. Steve serves on the board of the California Stewardship Network, the Large Landscape Practitioners Network, the National Geographic Geo-tourism Council, Capital Public Radio, and Leadership For Jobs and a New Economy.  Steve is also a former Fulbright Exchange Program Fellow, sharing information and knowledge gained in the Sierra Nevada in China and Mongolia.  Steve is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Political Science.

 

Personal Highlights:

Steve lives in Truckee with his wife Lisa. He is an avid reader of history, politics, community planning and Sierra issues. Steve enjoys traveling the back roads, connecting to local history, camping and cooking.

 

May 16, 2014

Good Pure Seeds: A Look at the Discussion Surrounding GMOs

It's springtime and I am hoping the last frost has passed so I can start my vegetable garden again. It’s instantly satisfying to put plants in the ground and see growth in your garden, but this year I decided to start with seeds, so I did some seed research and learned about GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) seeds. My garden is probably filled with GMO seeds from last summer.

This realization has led me to wonder, where do I stand on the controversy surrounding GMOs?

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Emily Dondero
Project Manager

Steve Frisch

President

Steve is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through community and public-private partnerships.  Sierra Business Council also manages the Sierra Small Business Development Center focusing on advancing sustainable business practices and linking new and expanding businesses to climate mitigation and adaptation funding. Steve manages SBC’s staff and programmatic development.

Prior to joining the Sierra Business Council, Steve owned and operated a small business in Truckee. Steve serves on the board of the California Stewardship Network, the Large Landscape Practitioners Network, the National Geographic Geo-tourism Council, Capital Public Radio, and Leadership For Jobs and a New Economy.  Steve is also a former Fulbright Exchange Program Fellow, sharing information and knowledge gained in the Sierra Nevada in China and Mongolia.  Steve is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Political Science.

 

Personal Highlights:

Steve lives in Truckee with his wife Lisa. He is an avid reader of history, politics, community planning and Sierra issues. Steve enjoys traveling the back roads, connecting to local history, camping and cooking.

 

April 29, 2014

Join SBC and O.A.R.S for May's Green Drinks in Groveland

Green Drinks is an international monthly event that invites local residents to network, share stories and support local businesses in their region.  

SBC started a Central Sierra Nevada Chapter in 2012 with only a few participants and has watched it grow into a hugely successful event with over eighty participants joining us each month.

It's a place where people learn about innovative business ideas and local success stories, each month offering the opportunity to network and support the great businesses we have in Tuolumne and Calaveras County.

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