2014
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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Alicia Powers
Alicia Powers
Project Manager
June 06, 2014

From the Road: The Truckee Loyalton Deer Herd

As you may have noticed, deer are on the move.

So far this spring I have seen three dead deer, two does and a fawn, along the side of the road. After once again being affected by these unfortunate and at-times disturbing sights, I decided to do some digging. 

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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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