Business Kaleidoscope a full-blown success |

Business Kaleidoscope a full-blown success

Susan Wood

A three-day snowstorm that blew in Friday didn’t dampen the spirits of party-goers at Caesars Lake Tahoe that night.

Hundreds showed up to peruse the smorgasbord of food samples and company booths set up in the conference room for the Business Kaleidoscope, billed as Lake Tahoe’s largest business party.

Tahoe-Douglas Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathleen Farrell was pleased with the turnout, despite the blustery weather outside. The chamber stages the event to give local businesses a special venue in which to showcase their products and services.

The companies ran the gamut, including: Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood, M.S. Dixie, Tahoe Queen, Hot Spots, State Farm, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, A.G. Edwards, Lake Tahoe Community College, Sears, J.C. Penney, Costco, Shehadi Motors, Genoa Lakes Golf Course, Tahoe Fly Fishing Store, Stewart Title, Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center, Lakeside Inn and Casino, Colonial Bank and Sher’s Showstoppers.

Characters for the custom costume company paraded down the aisle, making for some interesting photo ops.

From darts to basketball, some company representatives were more aggressive than others at engaging passersby into stopping at their booths to see what the business community has to offer.

Thirty giant trash bags later, it became evident that visitors were doing more than checking out South Shore companies. Several people commented about eating their way down the aisles, as enchiladas to apple pie graced many of the booths and strolling servers offered tempting finger foods.

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