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On Friday, March 27th, Sierra Commons will host a free mixer and party to introduce their latest Business Ignitor graduates to the community. The Sierra Commons Business Ignitor program is Nevada County’s premier business incubation program. The program is a six-week course that helps start-ups and businesses learn about running and managing a business successfully. The event is open to the public and will be held at Sierra Commons, 792 A Searls Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959. It starts at 5:30pm and runs until 7:30pm. The graduation mixer and party is a way to introduce new businesses to the greater business community of Nevada County.

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“The Ignitor Graduation is always a fun event and it’s a great way for people to connect,” says Hilary Hodge, Executive Director of Sierra Commons. “Many of our start-ups are looking for established businesses with resources to help get their new businesses off the ground. This event is a way for our students to introduce themselves and find those resources.”

This is the 8th Ignitor class to graduate from the Sierra Commons program. The program has a history of producing successful businesses. Past graduates include Nick Santos of Environmental Consumer and Shana Maziarz of Three Forks Bakery and Brewery. This current graduating class is very diverse and includes an enthusiastic group of entrepreneurs, writers, artists, managers, and business people.

“The Ignitor Course has helped me get a firm hold on the vision for my business and it has given me the tools that will make that vision a reality,” says Shelly Covert of Nevada City Rancheria. “The staff and mentors at Sierra Commons have an amazing wealth of knowledge and are very approachable. The experience has been priceless. I’d highly recommend this course to anyone who needs assistance entering the marketplace.” Shelly and her fellow graduates are looking forward to celebrating what they have learned and what they have accomplished. Feel free to join them on Friday at Sierra Commons.

The next Business Ignitor will be starting in June. For more information email info@sierracommons.org or call 530-265-8443.

Sierra Commons, along with their sponsors, will be putting on the community’s most exciting Oscar® pre-party.  The party starts at 3pm on February 22nd and will include red carpet interviews hosted by KNCO, limousine rides from the parking lot to the front door, a paparazzi entourage, along with appetizers and a silent auction benefiting Sierra Commons.  The party and fundraiser will run from 3pm-5:30pm and a live broadcast of the Academy Awards® will follow at the same location.

Tickets for the Pre-Party and Limo rides can be purchased by going into Sierra Commons at 792 Searls Ave in Nevada City or on the web at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/oscar-night-pre-party-tickets-15632112068

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For for information call Sierra Commons at: 530-265-8443 or email: info@sierracommons.org

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Presented by Coryon Redd/Internet Marketing Guru and Erin Thiem, InnSide Nevada City Blogger

Coryon and Erin are back for another action packed class on business blogging, if you missed the first class in January, here’s your opportunity to get an in depth tutorial on business blogging from two of the local pros. The 2 hour class will cover business branding, marketing 101, basic WordPress overview and lots of examples on how to create and market a successful blog for your business.

Business Blogging 101: Tuesday, May 13th, 6:30-8:30pm

Business Blogging 201: Tuesday, June 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm

Take one class or both. $25 per class.

Erin Thiem

G Aronow Photography

Coryon.com

photo by Erin Thiem

 

A blog is a comprehensive medium that provides detailed information about your business, services and products and Business Blogging is fast becoming a vital part of any online strategy. When utilized effectively, a blog can be a valuable asset for your company. Erin & Coryon will give you some tips and ideas for launching your own blogging site so you can increase your community presence and customer base.

If you haven’t visited Erin’s fabulous blog, check it out! Or check out Coryon.com for Coryon’s tips and advice on internet marketing.

 

 

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A few weeks ago, Grant Morales met with Vanessa Richardson to evaluate the electrical needs for the Sierra Commons meeting space. Grant gave the organization a discount, provided a great plan, and got right to work.

He has now brought the electrical aspect of the conference room up to code. He replaced the fluorescent lights with can lights and added a dimmer switch.

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Gone are the multiple wires, power strips, and extension cords.

He even moved the thermostat!

It’s great to have a safe room to meet in. Thanks Grounded Electric and Grant Morales.

We can’t wait to see the next improvement!

2014 TechEdge

Advancing our innovation economy
Celebrating our technology sector
Succeeding in Sacramento

Friday, March 7, 2014
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Sacramento

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Each year TechEdge is the place where the Sacramento tech community convenes to share and celebrate the successes of the past 12 months, and to gain insight and inspiration from the TechEdge speakers and from each other.

More than 500 tech companies, more than 650 total attendees, 3 great local CEO speakers, 1 high-energy keynote speaker in Andy Miller – there’s no better place to be in Sacramento in 2014 to capture the energy and drive of this critical part of our economy.

Don’t just take our word for it…check out video from last year’s TechEdge!

Keynote Speaker

Andy Miller, Leap Motion
Andy Miller
CEO,
Leap Motion™

Succeeding in Sacramento Speakers

Cate Dyer, StemExpress Michael Miille, Bayer CropScience Robert Winkler, 5th Planet Games
Cate Dyer
Founder & CEO
StemExpress
Michael Miille
Head of Strategic &
Business Mgmt,
Biologics
Bayer CropScience
Robert Winkler
Co-Founder & CEO
5th Planet Games

Register now – early-bird registration is available only through February 21, and moreover this event will sell out!  Gain the clear benefit of registering early, and eliminate the potential cost of waiting too long!

What: Grow your Business Through Blogging and other Social Media outlets
Who: Coryon Redd and Erin Thiem
When: Wednesday, January 15th, 6:30-8pm
Cost: $25
Presented by Coryon Redd/Internet Marketing Guru and Erin Thiem, InnSide Nevada City Blogger

blogimageA blog is a comprehensive medium that provides detailed information about your business, services and products and Business Blogging is fast becoming a vital part of any online strategy. When utilized effectively, a blog can be a valuable asset for your company. Erin & Coryon will give you some tips and ideas for launching your own blogging site so you can increase your community presence and customer base.

If you haven’t visited Erin’s fabulous blog, check it out!  Or check our Coryon.com for Coryon’s tips and advice on internet marketing.

 

 

Howdy Sierra Commoners,

Glad you are coming to our party this Thursday, Sept.19.  From 5:30 -8:30pm.

First off, I want to give a big shout out to our sponsors

 

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 Miner Moe's Pizza

Now let’s get down to business.  Here is what you need to know:

  • No need to RSVP, just show up.  Directions
  • Come on time.  Salon sessions start promptly at 5:30.
    • Technology discussion in main building downstairs.  Ask for Abe.
    • Social Entrepreneurship in main building upstairs.  Ask for Vanessa
    • Current world trend in main building.  Ask for Hilary.
    • Lean LaunchPad -How to Build a Startup in the studio. Ask for Robert
  • Schedule of events goes like this:

5:30: Come
5:31: Get a drink and think
5:32: Eat Miner Moe’s Pizza
5:32 – 6:32: Pick a salon topic- technology, social entrepreneurship, start ups
6:33: Get a drink and think. Eat some more pizza
6:32 – 7:12: Presentations- Robert Trent, Benji Brown Studio B Flat, Jim Harte from Ol’ Republic Brewery
7:12-8:30: Free Play

Other important things to know and do:

Even More information:

The Union Article from Today’s Paper

Come. Drink. Think.

 

Sierra Commons Re-Ignitor

Come. Drink. Think.

September 19th, 5:30-8:30pm

@ Sierra Commons

Who: Nevada County entrepreneurs seeking ways to reinvigorate their businesses, gather new ideas, find out about the newest tools and trends, and help fellow business owners.

What: Come join successful entrepreneurs, business ignitor graduates, Sierra Commons co-workers, and business ignitor instructors for a fun and inspirational event.

More than a networking event, the Re-Ignitor will provide forums to discuss bleeding edge technologies, social entrepreneurship, trends for rural business owners, and the upcoming Business Ignitor 6.0 class starting October 2nd, 2013.

Why: Celebrate your successes. Learn how to be more successful. This event hopes to accommodate both of these objectives.

Sierra Commons has graduated over 60 Ignitor students- many have launched successful local businesses. Our past and present co-working members are constantly seeking the best way to grow their businesses and maintain a quality lifestyle. There are also hundreds of Sierra Commons community members who have come through our doors to seek advice, get connected, take classes, and get inspired.

This event is a call out to all Sierra Commoners and the Sierra Commons curious.

Come. Drink. Think.

 

 

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Don’t fret, it’s not too late to initiate a retirement plan.

Financial Advisor Sean Andersen will be at Sierra Commons to share tips on retirement planning for small business owners.

Learn basic strategies that you can use to help prepare for your golden years at this free workshop.

Please RSVP – and you’re welcome to bring your lunch!

 

Sean Andersen is a Financial Services Professional at New York Life, and VP of Public Relations for Marysville Toastmaster. He is active in community building and relations, and is also a member of the Nevada County Successful Thinkers Network.