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Decode the secrets of reputation marketing at the next Tech Tuesday

Build a five-star reputation online with help from TahoeChamber and Peak 1 Group’s Eric Swartz at the next Tech Tuesday at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the TahoeChamber conference room at 169 US Hwy 50 in Stateline.

This workshop focuses on the importance of reputation marketing, which is crucial for this tourism and hospitality-based community. Participants will learn how to proactively manage their online reputations while increasing their websites’ visibility, traffic and engagement. Swartz, a marketing professional, will teach participants how to respond to reviews and how to use customer feedback — both good and bad — to improve search engine optimization efforts.

Tech Tuesday is a monthly series about the latest trends, tools and opportunities in technology, marketing and social media. Participants are encouraged to bring their computers.

This workshop is free for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Register online at For more information, contact Shannon Earley, communications coordinator, at or 775-588-1728 ext. 312.

McDonald’s offers free McCafé coffee drinks for breakfast

McDonald’s is inviting coffee drinkers to wake up and taste the free coffee. Starting Monday through April 13, customers are encouraged to stop by their local participating McDonald’s restaurant, including those around Lake Tahoe for a freshly brewed small McCafé coffee during it’s first-ever national Free Coffee Event.

Free McCafé coffee is available during breakfast hours only. No coupon is necessary.

Douglas County to host job fair

Local businesses and job seekers can connect opportunity with talent at the Carson Valley Job Opportunity Fair from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda, Minden. Last year 32 employers and agencies participated and a larger turnout is expected for the 2014 job fair.

Denise Castle, representing Douglas County’s Workforce Development Program, stresses that the key is “opportunity.”

“I’d like to highlight that we call it a Job Opportunity Fair, because we never know what possibilities and opportunities job seekers will find there. It may be connecting with an employer of their dreams, exposure to an employment path they may not have thought of before, or finding a training program that meets their needs” says Castle. “For businesses, it’s an opportunity to invest a small amount of time for exposure to several hundred individuals with whom Human Resources Professionals may not have otherwise connected.”

For job seekers should attend prepared with résumés in hand, dressed professionally, and eager to build professional relationships.

The event is a cooperative effort steered by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Douglas County’s Workforce Development Program, the Minden Tahoe Airport, and the Business Council of Douglas County, and is a key example of local efforts to mobilize the economy by linking Douglas County’s qualified work force with the growing employer base.

Businesses or services interested in reserving booth space can do so by submitting a form to or by calling 775-782-9825.

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