October 2010

Boga Paddleboards Catches the Wave of the Fastest Growing Watersport in the Nation

Dave Meyler, a Sierra Commons members for the past seven months, is in the final stages of launching Boga Paddleboards.  Dave came to Sierra Commons after selling his successful e-commerce business.  For the first few months, he used his time here to vet several business ideas.  When he determined that the growth opportunities in the nascent paddleboard industry was a perfect match for his passion and business skills, he took the dive.


Thanks to everyone who participated in the new business brainstorming session on October 7, it was a great success! Over twenty people showed up to pack the conference room at Sierra Commons and contribute their best and most creative ideas about what kind of new businesses might create jobs and revenue in Nevada County.

Despite the depressing economic climate, the mood was light-hearted and optimistic at Sierra Commons last Thursday. The session started out by reviewing the wealth of resources that Nevada County has to offer, from our beautiful natural environment to the large number of video, nonprofit, and green technology experts that call our county home. After looking at what is missing from Nevada County (a brewery!), we drew inspiration from the many businesses that are currently thriving in our area, such as organic farming, individual consultants, co-operative grocery stores, and education.


Shawn Tuttle of Project Simplify @ Brown Bag Lunch Tomorrow (Thursday October 14th, 2010)

Location: Sierra Commons 107 Sacramento Street, Suite 300 Nevada City, CA 95959
Time: 12:00- 1:15 PM
Bring your lunch and enjoy the conversation!

Shawn is joining us to share some of her insight about being a “Natural Professional”. According to Project Simplify, Natural Professionals are people who are dedicated to working with purpose, passion and peace. I think that summarizes the Sierra Commons’ community pretty well.

Here’s a little teaser from the Project Simplify website:  more

A workshop with Jolen, Saturday October 23rd.

In this workshop you will learn to:
Discover Clarity in any area of your life – relationship, wealth or health.
Uncover Hidden Challenges that may be sabotaging you.
Transform Those Stuck Patterns of limiting beliefs, fear, and self-sabotage into confidence, clarity, and confidence.

For more information, please download the flyer here

$25 advanced or $30 at the door.
Call or email for more information –
(530) 263-7549 or jolen@lighterwithin.com.
Lunch is included.