Artist Reception

IVCBA Artist Gallery @ Mountain Workspace - Piper Monika Johnson and Liz Paganelli

By Julie Malkin-Manning

The IVCBA Artist Gallery @ Mountain Workspace will showcase installations by local artists, Piper Monika Johnson and Liz Paganelli, for the months of March and April. The IVCBA Artist Gallery @ Mountain Workspace is located at 885 North Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village is open for viewing Monday – Friday from 9-2 pm.

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Welcome to "the Local Lens"

By Linda Offerdahl

The Local Lens is the IVCBA blog. Through this column, we will be your eyes and ears throughout the community. We encourage you to keep your eyes on The Local Lens as we will be sharing information about our community and posting factual details of the key initiatives that are underway within the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe.  In addition to our insight, we welcome you to submit your own insight within your own unprejudiced opinion. 

Photo of Lake Tahoe East Shore

Building Community for the Sustainability of Incline Village and Crystal Bay

By Julie Malkin-Manning

IVCBA is proud to share a sample of our accomplishments from 2021, our inaugural year, and thank you for your involvement as it truly takes a village. And, we cannot wait to continue doing good things, for our community, together! Get involved - join today.

IVCBA, Member Profile: Pet Network Humane Society

Member Profile: Pet Network Humane Society

By Hillary Abrams

Pet Network Humane Society in Incline Village has undergone some exciting changes over the past year! With a new Executive Director at the helm, this nearly 30-year-old animal welfare organization is on a mission to rescue more animals than ever from overcrowded shelters. Pet Network cares for animals until they are ready to be adopted out into loving homes across the Tahoe basin and beyond. Cats and dogs from across the Western states are brought to the shelter where they receive medical care, behavioral enrichment, and of course lots of love and attention from staff and volunteers. 

IVCBA, Where to Take Your Sweetie on Valentine's Day

Where to Take Your Sweetie on Valentine's Day

By Kayla Anderson

There’s no better place to celebrate Valentine's Day than by spending it with your loved ones in Lake Tahoe, where the glimmering blue water, snow-capped mountains, and sunny skies make any Tahoe experience unforgettable. Therefore, if you are close to Incline Village/Crystal Bay and looking for ideas about where to go, what to do, and how to impress that special someone, then here are some suggestions for dates, dinner, drinks (and even where to find diamonds):

For a Daytime Date:

Get a Coffee at Tunnel Creek and Stroll Down the East Shore Trail

IVCBA, Education Profile: Doug Coomler, Incline Middle School

Education Profile: Doug Coomler, Incline Middle School

By Anonymous

Incline Middle School’s new music teacher, Douglas Coomler, brings an enthusiasm for the subject to the classroom, real world experience in the field - and all that jazz.

“The pieces are in place here at Incline to build a very strong program like the one I had growing up,” Coomler said.

Coomler comes to Incline Middle School from time teaching at Mendive Middle School in Sparks and a continuing career in the Reno music scene. 

IVCBA, Business Profile: Move Mountains

Business Profile: Move Mountains

By Meghan Ochs

At Move Mountains, a membership-based leadership and coaching program for individuals and organizations, COVID-19 and the challenges the pandemic presented required its leader, Charles White, and his team of facilitators, to take a play out of their own handbook. Move Mountains had already been running a successful adventure-based leadership program; however, when the world began socially distancing, the outdoor adventures that Move Mountains organized, and the natural opportunities for personal growth that they present, came to a screeching halt.

IVCBA, IVCBA Business Profile: Sierra Mobile Storage

IVCBA Business Profile: Sierra Mobile Storage

By Meghan Ochs

For many people COVID has been a great reminder of what is truly important. This has been true not just in the professional lives of many, but also in personal and private spaces. This past year and a half historic numbers of people have uprooted their lives and taken big gambles on major life changes such as moving and changing jobs. These life-altering events often require organization and space, enter Sierra Mobile Storage.

IVCBA, Menath Insurance Family Owned for 40+ Years

Menath Insurance Family Owned for 40+ Years

By Kayla Anderson

Founded in 1981 by Mike Menath, Menath Insurance has grown to be one of the most trusted and respectable insurance companies in the Lake Tahoe area. 

Having a “passion for protection,” Menath provides its clients with all kinds of insurance and are happy to be able to help their clients in times when they need it the most. And being 40 years in business with offices in Incline Village, Reno, South Lake Tahoe, and Susanville, the Menath family shows no signs of slowing down.