Biz Beat: Web site promotes Tahoe culture
Lake Tahoe is getting a makeover through a new Web site called Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture.
Becky Bell started building the TAMC site in July, but the concept had been forming for some time.
“I’ve been incubating this idea for two years,” Bell said.
The site is a community work of art, Bell said. It celebrates all of Lake Tahoe and the authentic mountain culture it fosters.
After working 14 years for the Strategic Marketing Group, Bell has learned how to market destinations. She also worked for the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.
Bell said residents don’t make a lot of money, but they are culturally rich, and she wants to share that on the Web site.
The site also reveals interesting aspects about Lake Tahoe many people might not know about. Bell does this through the “Did You Know?” section.
“It brings our destination more life and more distinction,” she said.
Along with providing alternative perspectives on Lake Tahoe, the site lets businesses post information about their services and tell their own Tahoe story. Bell even provides a place on the site for locals or visitors to start a blog. This allows the community to be a part of the site and make it authentic, she said.
TAMC provides Internet users with information about Tahoe’s underground local artists, events, restaurants, green business, activities and more.
The site also strives to help the Lake Tahoe economy. It promotes products made in Tahoe, area services and local shopping.
For more information, check out http://www.tahoeculture.com.
A familiar face has returned to Lake Tahoe after being away for three years to open Integrity Locksmith.
Randy Llewellyn is a second-generation locksmith and lived in the area for 30 years. He is the former owner of Randy’s Locksmith. After a move to Santa Rosa, Llewellyn is returning along with his family.
The business is mobile, and he plans to offer handyman services along with his skills as a locksmith.
For more information, call (530) 544-2363.
A new clothing line will be making a name for itself in South Lake Tahoe.
Poison Ink, a clothing company, is based solely online but is looking to expand after the name is established.
Mandee Fernandez of Phoenix, Ariz., and Amanda Llewellyn of South Lake Tahoe created the company, which offers clothes for guys, girls, toddlers and babies.
Llewellyn said they plan to expand into more than clothing, but for now they are starting small.
She said they want to create a network so that different artists can be a part of the Web site by showing their art, learning about other artists and meeting them as well.
For more information, check out http://www.MyPoisonInk.com or call (707) 338-9495.
– Have information on your business that you’d like to share? Contact reporter Sara Thompson at (530) 542-8009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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