Did you know…Tahoe has its own skateboard manufacturer?
Tahoe Longboards was started by Chuck Vogt in 1997 in Kings Beach. Chad Thomas, local photojournalist and woodworker, has joined Chuck as co-owner, co-fun hog, co-local entrepreneur and they have launched all new 2012 boards.
Truckee’s well-known printer, TIP Printing and Graphics, has reached an impressive 40-year milestone. The presses have been running non-stop, and owners Joel Gressel and Rich Valentine are looking back…and forward.
Part of TIP’s staying power can be attributed to the fact that ink has been running through the blood of these two for decades.
Inspired by his travels in Austria and the Sierra Nevada, Christian Waskiewicz founded Alpen Sierra Coffee Company in 1988.
He is Tahoe’s original coffee roaster, and has made it an art form.