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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe – Our Gratitude, Your Rewards

April 17, 2024 | Member Submitted

Submitted by Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa, 04/12/2024 – From Flyer Below

Exclusive Local Appreciation Discount

Hey there, Incline locals! Beginning April 15th, 2024, we’re bringing back some fantastic perks when you present your IVGID picture pass:

Monday Locals Night: Re-introducing Locals Night at Lone Eagle Grille every Monday from 5:00-7:00pm.

Swing by and indulge in 20% off our new Lone Eagle Grille lounge menu.

10% Off Daily Dining: Enjoy 10% off all food and beverages at any of our restaurants, including Tahoe Provisions.

Whether you’re craving a gourmet meal or an evening cocktail, your IVGID picture pass has you covered.

15% Off Rooms & Discounted Resort Fee: Visit us online at www.hyattregencylaketahoe.com and click “book”.

Enter “IVGID” into the “Special Offers Code” box to snag a 15% discount on your room rate, and 50% off daily resort fees for you or a friend!

10% Off Stillwater Spa: Monday – Thursday, take 10% off Stillwater Spa treatments and signature experiences.

For full terms and conditions, check out the fine print below. Treat yourself to memorable experiences right in your own backyard!

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Big News from Village Pet Foundation

April 15, 2024 | Member Submitted

Submitted on Facebook from IVCBA Business Member Village Pet Foundation

Greetings Incline peeps and neighboring peepers.

WE HAVE WOWZER NEWS! The support from this little village for our mission of saving as many sick and suffering pets as possible by offering financial aid to their moms and dads.. has been nothing short of AMAZING. 


That support is allowing us to open ANOTHER (separate) space in Christmas Tree Village where we will have a furniture gallery! We’re very excited to branch out into this area. However… that’s not even the best news! When our little village lost our only brick and mortar groomer… it was really difficult for a lot of us who needed to drop off pets and pick them up later.


Peticare Pawlour owned by Donne Matheny will be operating out of our new location as well! We are so excited to be landlords to Donne, who is a great person and a WONDERFUL dog groomer. We’ll be announcing a grand opening later so stay tuned to our FB page for details.


Every single one of our twenty three volunteers, who own Village Pet Foundation, thanks you from the bottoms of our furry hearts!

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Lake Tahoe Hyatt Partners With Move Mountains

March 14, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in California Meetings & Mags, Written by Lizzy Sherman

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Announces Partnership with Move Mountains to Provide Enhanced Executive Retreats and Leadership Summit Opportunities –

A guided hike with Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino || Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

Mindfulness, team building, and wellness can play an important role in the morale and success of an event team. With that in mind, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino has partnered with Move Mountains, an organization that provides experiential team-development programming designed to foster leadership and improve team dynamics. 

Move Mountains facilitates fully immersive half-day group experiences, with multiple itinerary options available. “Planners are able to work with our team and the team at Move Mountains to customize their experience based on group preferences,” says Ashlee Barton, director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. 

The sessions challenge teams to participate in unique activities that incorporate coaching, leadership training, and problem solving. The programming also supports connection, gratitude, and reflection. 

There’s a side of adventure, too. “In addition to its leadership building and group bonding sessions, the Move Mountains program provides several team-building experiences to further drive connections among groups,” says Barton. “Activities include mountain orienteering and survival courses, adventure races, ropes courses, and breathwork sessions. The beautiful Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort complements Move Mountains with its own invigorating offerings, including yoga classes at the resort’s private beach, guided hikes, snowshoe excursions, nature photography walks, archery, hatchet throwing, and more. 

LEARN MORE: www.movemountains.com

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2023 IVCBA Annual Report

March 11, 2024 | Kristin Derrin

We are pleased to share our 2023 Annual Report, featuring our community events, business member programs, community connection initiatives, member promotion, and more! We thank our 285+ members and community supporters for helping build sustainability for the cohesiveness of Incline Village and Crystal Bay! We are excited for another year of supporting our thriving community.

Annual Report 2023 by Kristin Derrin
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Bridget Giroux Spring Workshops

March 11, 2024 | Kayla Anderson

Here is all the info for the workshops. Honestly we think experiences are SUCH a special gift because one could buy two slots for the workshop to do together, or if your mom is local (but the gift giver is not), they can buy one slot for the mom or two slots for the mom to bring a friend. I’ve attached photos for each workshop too. Each workshop is limited to 8 people. Details as follows:

Spring Wreath Workshop 

Friday, March 22nd from 5-8 pm at Bridget Giroux Design, 907 Tahoe Blvd, Studio 13A, Incline Village, NV 89451

Join Catalina of Believe in Recess for a fun and inspiring night of spring wreath making hosted at Bridget Giroux Design, an Incline Village based interior design firm. Using all fresh ingredients, students will weave ephemeral springtime wreaths starting with learning to create a curly willow base. Students will then wire-on floral ingredients all carefully selected for their ability to dry gracefully outside as they adorn your door. Watching your dynamic and artful wreath change gracefully with the season is just an added bonus as wreaths are designed to dry and last for months. All materials provided and no experience necessary.

$185/per person, wine and charcuterie provided!

Mother’s Day Flowering Bulb Workshop

Friday, May 10th from 5-8 pm at Bridget Giroux Design, 907 Tahoe Blvd, Studio 13A, Incline Village, NV 89451

Join Catalina of Believe in Recess as we create living arrangements with flowering bulbs. Attendees will get their hands dirty in this fun class as they select from a beautiful and colorful collection of pre-sprouted spring bulbs such as hyacinth, tulips, crocus, and daffodils to plant and arrange as a living garden centerpiece in a gorgeous ceramic platter, which is yours to keep. You’ll get to enjoy your “garden” as it opens over several weeks in the home, after which you can transplant bulbs directly into the garden to enjoy for years to come. All materials are provided, and no experience is necessary. 

$135/per person, wine and charcuterie provided!

Sign up for workshops on our website, linked here: https://www.bridgetgiroux.com/store-2-2/workshops

Have a look at our online store set up on our website now, linked here: https://www.bridgetgiroux.com/store-2-2

We offer free gift wrapping and local pick-up!

A few physical gifts that we have in our online shop are:

Hidden Beach, Incline Creek and Sierra Snow Candles (these are the three scents)

Three scents are available in these soy-based candles designed by Bridget Giroux Design. Inspired by the changing seasons of Incline Village, each candle is handpoured in the USA of the highest quality ingredients and will burn for over 80 hours. A spa-like indulgence for any mother in your life.

***Order online and available for local pick-up, free gift wrapping and Mother’s Day card included

Cashmere Shawls, $295

Available in two colorways, these shawls were developed exclusively for Bridget Giroux Design with a high-end artisanal mill in Lake Como, Italy. This special yarn is a blend of silk, cashmere and sable – timeless and seasonless for Tahoe weather! A luxurious gift for mom.

***Order online and available for local pick-up, free gift wrapping and Mother’s Day card included


Photo credits if you use any of the imagery:

Wreath and Bulb workshop photos – Believe in Recess

Scarf photo – Luna Munn Photography

Candle photo – Lora Wagener Photography

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Melissa Mangiaracina Running for Justice of The Peace

December 14, 2023 | Member Submitted

On December 8, 2023, long-time Incline Village resident Melissa Mangiaracina announced that she would be running for the position of Justice of the Peace in the Incline Village Justice Court next year. This announcement came on the heels of Judge Alan Tiras’ announcement on December 7, 2023, that he will be retiring after he completes his current term.

Ms. Mangiaracina is not new to Incline Village or the Justice Court, having lived in Incline for over twenty years and having served as a Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore for the past ten years. In addition to her work for the Justice Court, Ms. Mangiaracina has served Incline and the larger Nevada community as a Staff and Senior Attorney for Nevada Legal Services, a Child Advocate Attorney for Washoe Legal Services, and the Directing Attorney of the Senior Law Project in Washoe County.

More recently, she shifted her focus from litigation to mediation. Ms. Mangiaracina currently mediates appellate cases for the Nevada Supreme Court, child protection cases for the Nevada Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program, and child-related relief for Washoe County. Ms. Mangiaracina has trained judges and legal professionals across the country and in Canada on a variety of legal topics for the past ten years.

Ms. Mangiaracina is also a co-founder of the Mediator Training Center, LLC. To learn more about Ms. Mangiaracina, her credentials, and her commitment to the community, you can visit her website at melissaforjp.com.

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Creating Lasting Connections: Compass’s Commitment to Incline Village’s Community and Real Estate Dreams

November 6, 2023 | Member Submitted

No one expected a dreadlocked fifteen-year-old who cared more about his DJ business than his homework to grow up to become one of the youngest-ever White House fellows, create multiple nonprofits, and found a multibillion-dollar company. But Robert Reffkin — raised by an Israeli immigrant single mother, disowned by his maternal grandparents for being Black, and abandoned by his father — has always defied the odds.

In 2012, Robert Reffkin co-founded the online real estate technology company Compass, Inc. with Ori Allon. The inspiration for his business came from his mother, who suffered hardships working as a real estate agent. Reffkin was inspired to use technology to improve the ability of agents to build their brand, analyze data, and conduct market research to make their business more efficient and profitable.

In a testament to Compass’s rapid growth, the renowned real estate brokerage has recently acquired a foothold in the stunning Lake Tahoe region. In 2021, the highly anticipated opening of the Incline Village office introduced cutting-edge technology to this market, all in pursuit of the shared mission to help individuals discover their perfect place in the world.

With the launch of the Compass office in Incline Village, a vibrant and close-knit community, our team is committed to providing unwavering support and expertise to residents seeking their dream homes. Tracy Cohn, an accomplished Sales Manager and Nevada Broker of Record, proudly leads this office and envisions a future where the local business flourishes, contributing to the overall prosperity of the Incline Village community.

At Compass, we believe that finding the right home is more than just a transaction – it’s an opportunity to create a lasting connection with the community. We are thrilled to be a part of Incline Village’s journey, assisting individuals and families with their real estate needs and actively engaging in community initiatives. Together, let’s build a brighter future, one home at a time.

Submitted by:

Elizabeth Haviland

Agent Experience Coordinator

110 Country Club Dr, Suite 1, Incline Village, NV 89451 o: 775.404.7650m: 916.390.9962


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Pet Network and Local Photographer Nina Miller Team Up To Help Animals Find Forever Homes

November 3, 2023 | Member Submitted

As we’re heading into the cold season and enjoy snuggling up on a comfy couch, perhaps by a crackling fire, we’re inclined to think about ways to spread some warmth.

Pet Network Lake Tahoe and long-time local photographer Nina Miller with Nina · Photography have teamed up to help more animals find a loving, caring forever home by raising funds for Pet Network’s animal rescue programs. Book a pet portrait session this fall, and the full session fee will be donated to Pet Network. Share the love and gratitude you have for your own pet and help other animals find a cozy spot to curl up! 

Is your pet the bestest, cutest, quirkiest, sweetest?

Come into the studio in Kings Beach and let’s bring out your furry friend’s personality. If you have more than one, bring them all! The focus is on your pet with minimalist, gorgeous portraits. We can include you or your kids in some photos as well, of course. Feel free to bring props — like a favorite toy, bandana, or holiday themed items for holiday cards.

A win for you, a win for animals in need

To showcase your beloved companion, you can purchase wall art, albums, holiday cards, and more from gorgeous, timeless photos you will love. Plus, your pet will be featured on a dedicated web page!

Holiday spirit with a purpose 

Pet Network-branded holiday cards will be available if you’d like to give even more! In the spirit of the season, 20% of the proceeds from these cards will be donated to Pet Network Lake Tahoe.

Come be a part of this collaboration where your pet takes center stage, and your support enriches the lives of animals in need. Book your session today!

About Pet Network Lake Tahoe

Pet Network Humane Society enables pets and people to connect and thrive through compassionate care, envisioning a society where all companion animals receive love and respect as valued members of families and communities.

Pet Network is a 501(3)c charitable organization (EIN: 94-3162646) that relies entirely on 501(c)3 tax-exempt donations from people like you to continue its life-saving mission.

About Nina · Photography

When not behind the camera, Nina loves to travel, in particular with her teenage son back to her native Germany and around Europe. Though she doesn’t have a furry companion of her own, she often dogsits. Her current pet is a leopard gecko.

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Glitter and Gold at the 33rd Annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival

November 1, 2023 | Member Submitted

On November 3rd, from 6 to 9 PM, Sierra Community House, along with our supporters, community partners, and friends, will celebrate at our 33rd Annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival. On this special evening, we come together to recognize our progress, the support that has fueled it, and the bright future as we strengthen our community. The event will be held in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Incline Village.  

It will be a delicious evening of decadent chocolate creations, wine tasting, heavy appetizers, music and dancing, exciting auctions, and an engaging live program! We are excited to welcome Robert Biale VineyardsSalvestrin WineryAncient Peaks WineryLobo WinesOne Hope WineScott Bigelow Boisset CollectionGlasses Wine Bar, and Alibi Ale Works, each of whom will be serving some of their favorite beverage selections! The featured chocolatiers will be Chef Scott Yorkey, the Chocolate Nugget Candy FactorySage LeafBarry Callebaut, and the Hyatt.  

The theme this year is Glitter and Gold, which promises a glamorous and festive evening. You’re welcome to break out your shiniest, sparkliest attire or come as you are and enjoy a dazzling event!  

Executive Director Paul Bancroft hopes to see you at the event: “Who is ready to celebrate?! Tahoe Women’s Services started this event, and Sierra Community House has continued the legacy. This will be my 15th year at the Chocolate and Wine Festival, and while I’ve seen many iterations of the event, it remains one of my favorite nights of the year. It brings us all together in celebration of our incredible work and gives us a chance to pause and envision a community free of violence. I’m so appreciative of everyone who supports our work—whether that is of their time or treasure. Thank you.” 

Visit the event website, or email Allison Edwards at aedwards@sierracommunityhouse.org for more information. 


On July 1, 2019, four long-standing non-profit, social service organizations — Family Resource Center of Truckee, North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe SAFE Alliance, and Project MANA — united to form Sierra Community House. Sierra Community House is a 501c3, non-profit organization. Our goal is to better serve our region, share resources, leverage partnerships, and connect individuals and families with the services they need to thrive to build the strength, safety, and resilience of the community.  We provide hunger relief, legal aid, immigration assistance, and family-strengthening programs, as well as direct services to victims of intimate partner/domestic violence, sexual, and child abuse throughout North Tahoe and Truckee.

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Elevated Water Sports Fall Services

October 24, 2023 | Member Submitted

We’re excited to announce that Elevated Watersports is booking fall boat services, including shrink wrapping and outdoor storage. As the weather cools, it’s the perfect time to prepare your boats for the winter ahead. We offer package deals for locals, ensuring your vessels are in top-notch condition for next summer.

Boat Shrink Wrapping: Safeguard your boat from the elements of winter with our mobile shrink-wrapping service. Our team will wrap your boat, providing protection against snow, rain, wind, and sun until it’s time to hit the water again.

Outdoor Boat Storage: If you’re looking for a safe and secure location to store your boat during the off-season, our outdoor boat storage lot just outside of Carson City, NV offers the ideal solution for those who don’t need the amenities of indoor storage. Long-term storage only.

Boat Towing Services: Need assistance in relocating your boat? Our professional towing services make it easy, with pick up available anywhere in the Reno/Tahoe area. We can transport you down the street or across the country.

Boat Valet: For next summer, we have some openings for launch and retrieval services with pick up at your home, storage, buoy or pier and can deliver to the launch at Ski Beach or a location of your choosing.

At Elevated Watersports, we prioritize convenience and your boat’s safety. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch services, tailored to meet your unique needs. Don’t let the changing seasons catch you off guard – prepare your boat with us and enjoy winter without worrying about your boat.

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