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Chamber and police host a crime prevention workshop

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. –┬áBusiness owners and managers are invited to attended a free crime prevention workshop Thursday, hosted by the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.

“We have had businesses sharing with us that they are seeing an increase in crime, so we are trying to assist businesses in dealing with that loss,” said Betty “B” Gorman, Chamber CEO and president. “Clearly they can’t afford to lose anymore revenue.”

The workshop will teach business managers and owners how to minimize losses that happen through burglaries and shoplifting. There will also be time for attendees to ask specific questions about their individual situations, said Lt. David Stevenson.

“It really works better if we listen to the business owners,” Stevenson said.

The workshop will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Lakefront Wedding Chapel at 3551 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite #5.

Last year the chamber and police department joined in a crime assessment program where an officer would visit a business that requested assistance and give the business crime prevention and safety advice. However, the program has not been used often, Gorman said.

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“We need to take this a step further and try to get people more aware of the issues,” Gorman said.

For additional information or to RSVP, contact Tina Bruess at (775) 588-1728 ext. 305 or e-mail tina@tahoechamber.org.

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