2020
Becky Bell
Becky Bell
Project Manager
June 29, 2020

Outfitters are the essential stewards of our local communities, economies, and environment

 

Owning a small business in the Sierra Nevada is tough. Owning a small business in the middle of a pandemic? Even harder. As co-owner of a small ski/bike shop in South Lake Tahoe, Sierra Ski and Cycle Works, (and SBC project manager of the Lake Tahoe Water Trail), I understand how vital outfitters are to educating the public and supporting our region’s triple bottom line.

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Kari Sinoff
Kari Sinoff
June 23, 2020

The Digital Divide – Bringing Broadband to Rural Sierra

 

Issues of inequity frequently hit our most vulnerable populations the hardest. We have witnessed this daily through the effects of climate change, racism, and mortality rates from COVID. Similarly, lack of access to broadband can disproportionately affect economically disadvantaged communities. Rural areas, economically disadvantaged or not, also are disproportionately impacted by the widespread need for reliable and affordable internet.

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Jill Sanford
Jill Sanford
Communications Manager
June 15, 2020

The Resilience Fund gains momentum in Tahoe

SBC is excited to share that the Resilience Fund-Sierra continues to gain traction in the Tahoe region, having now funded 19 businesses and counting. Founded to save Sierra businesses forced to close down during the pandemic earlier this spring, the Resilience Fund has provided its first wave of clients with loans, coaching, and other valuable services.

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Jill Sanford
Jill Sanford
Communications Manager
June 11, 2020

Nominate Your Favorite Employer-Education Workforce Program - Deadline Extended to Friday, June 26

Do you know of an innovative partnership between California employers and educators that is successfully preparing workers to meet the needs of our economy? If so, SBC and our friends at the California Economic Summit urge you to nominate themfor the fourth annual 2020 Partnerships for Industry and Education (PIE) Contest, which seeks to identify and honor individuals and organizations working to strengthen California’s workforce of the future and provide businesses with the skilled talent they need to thrive. 

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Communications Manager
June 05, 2020

SBC Statement on Current Events and Racial Justice

 

SBC’s work frequently raises the alarm for crises facing the Sierra Nevada. The ongoing movement for racial justice has reminded us that we cannot tackle the challenges of our region relating to climate justice, small businesses, or environmental health, without also addressing the inequalities that people of color face both within our communities and beyond. 

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