October 2022 Newsletter
You’ve probably heard the old saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.” Well, that’s literally what happened to TWIG for our Tuesday, October 4th meeting. Originally, the meeting was to take place at the Mirada restaurant at Boatworks in Tahoe City. But five days before the meeting, we received a phone call from Marie Murphy, the Owner and Manager of Boatworks and CEO of MJD Development, who shared the sad news that Mirada was closing its doors. However, Marie quickly pivoted and saved the day by opening the door next door — Jake’s On The Lake was happy to host the meeting!
We could not have asked for a more gorgeous day at Boatworks, and with the lakeside view, it was a perfect setting for the meeting. Attendees arrived early and ready to party with industry friends on the deck.
Julie Nobis, Owner and Director of Sales for Creative Coverings, graced the tables with Tahoe Sand linens and Marigold napkins.
Kelly Bride of A Floral Affair selected Fall blossoms and a hint of Dia De Los Muertos to bring her design concept to life. An assortment of Marigolds, Safflower, Asiatic Lilies. Burgundy Spray Roses, and various dried floral elements, together with black metal vases, wood platters, sacred heart and skeleton parts threaded the theme together perfectly. On the welcome table, a larger arrangement of dried elements set in a copper elevated vase greeted attendees. A mix of A Floral Affair's preservation pieces were set as examples of their floral mortician work, including a cloche, and 2 resin pieces.
On very short notice, Noah Wasserman, General Manager of Jake’s On The Lake, graciously offered a yummy brunch feast in the Agave Lounge. Their menu included Chicken and Veggie Enchiladas, Pico de Gallo Huevos, Frijoles con Queso, Shrimp Ceviche and Chile-Lime Maize. Accompanying the delicious food were luscious libations.
As attendees nibbled and networked, Harpist Anne Roos played lovely classical and contemporary harp music to complement the setting. While industry friends enjoyed the ambience, photographer Amanda Kluesner perfectly captured the essence of the gathering!
Then, the group transitioned into Jake’s upstairs “room with a view” for TWIG’s first ever panel discussion. To ensure that everyone could be heard, Sawyer from Moonlight Mobile DJ provided top-of-the-line sound equipment and introduced the panelists.
Join The Conversation Let’s Talk! was a lively forum, led by Moderator Kathy Newby, Account Executive with AFR Furniture Rental; along with our panel of local experts: Richard Aiple, General Manager, Nakoma Resort; Andy Bomberger, Director of Event Sales, The Club at ArrowCreek; and Karen Nichols, Owner and President, Red Carpet Events and Design. Here are a couple of questions and answers from the spirited discussion:
Q: How do you empower your management team so they are proactively handling business themselves rather than coming to you with constant questions?
A: Show your management team how you expect them to do things. Teach them the end result. Then hold them accountable to do it right!
Q: How do you deal with an abusive guest who gets out of control at your property or event?
A: Have it clearly written into your contract how unruly clients and guests will be handled. Detail action to be taken if necessary, such as immediate removal from property or event. Prior to the event, identify the client’s “go to person” in case of potential problems.
TWIG is most grateful to our inspiring Moderator and Panelists for sharing their collective wealth of knowledge with the attendees!
from Amanda Kluesner Photography
Our Super Sponsors
TWIG meetings are only possible due to the generosity of our Sponsors. We are most appreciative and grateful to the following Sponsors of our meeting on Tuesday, October 4:
Boatworks at Lake Tahoe is committed to energizing and activating our community space in Tahoe City. We strive to be stewards of the community we serve and cultivate an eco-friendly partnership with Lake Tahoe’s organizations, residents, and visitors.
Boatworks is a unique shopping, dining and magical experience right on the Lake. Its location offers a perfect setting for lakefront weddings, receptions and special events. Cocktail/Corporate receptions on The Deck at Boatworks…. Outdoor weddings with Lake Tahoe as a backdrop on The Lawn at Boatworks.
Dedicated to giving back for generations to come and supporting Tahoe City. As a more active member of the community, supporting causes that enable Tahoe City and its surrounding area to become stronger, safer, and more exciting.
Jake's On The Lake is the ultimate waterfront dining experience in Lake Tahoe and offers a fabulous menu on the water's edge. Whether entertaining a select group or hosting a large reception, Jake's offers many options suitable for any occasion or event. Their dedicated staff ensures that every detail of your event is attended to. Come and soak in the spectacular view of Lake Tahoe and allow the team at Jake's On The Lake to treat your clients to their famous "mountain aloha" hospitality.
Moonlight Mobile DJ Tahoe is the premier DJ service for the Lake Tahoe region. DJ Sawyer provides unparalleled emcee and DJ services. Whether it's a gathering of 50 or 5000, he gets the group going and keeps them going all night long! DJ Sawyer is the consummate professional DJ for any event in Lake Tahoe and beyond.
A Floral Affair is a Studio Wedding and Event Floral Company based out of Gardnerville, Nevada. They specialize in Full Service Floral Installation, Custom Furniture, and Flower Mortician Services- i.e. Preservation. They offer three kinds of Preservation work- Pressed, Resin, and Cloche.
Director of Business Development
Creative Coverings strives to provide couture fabrics in innovative and fashion-forward designs for weddings and special events. Their extensive line of colors and fabrics will suit any occasion and they are continually adding new styles, colors, and sizes to their linen rental collection.
Anne Roos specializes in performing a huge choice of music on the amazingly portable Celtic harp. She has over 30 years performance and wedding experience. Anne has performed on a GRAMMY® Award winning album, performed for the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, and she can play for you — anything from Celtic to classical to modern pop, and even Broadway favorites. Or she can surprise your guests by playing songs by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Ed Sheeran, and more. For the quintessential professionalism and gorgeous music that you expect, invite Anne Roos to play for your weddings and receptions.
Amanda Kluesner has a genuine love of being a portrait and wedding photographer. To her, connection comes first and this allows her to create images with meaning and purpose. From professional headshots to weddings, engagements to family portraits, Amanda appreciates every opportunity and values the friendships she has made from living her dream.
New TWIG Members
TWIG would like to welcome and thank our new Members
for joining the TWIG community.
Olympic Valley Stables
Located in iconic Squaw Valley meadow with panoramic views, close to restaurants and lodging, The Olympic Valley Stables is one of the most beautiful pieces of property in North Lake Tahoe. A top choice for many couples planning a Lake Tahoe wedding, it features a rustic barn, DJ stage, ceremony arena, and reception tent.
If you are not already a TWIG member, we invite you to join us by submitting a Membership Application. Your annual membership fees will cover 4 networking and educational meetings, and in addition, you will be featured in a profile with images on our website, Tahoe Engaged, which will showcase your talents to couples planning a wedding in the Lake Tahoe area.
TWIG Member Nuptial News
Harpist Anne Roos is delighted to announce that her new, full-length album "A Winter’s Dance”, is now available for sale as a digital download and as a physical CD. Anne teams up with flutist David Blonski to blend their creative musical talents together in this newest addition to Anne’s Celtica Recordings label. A celebration of the album's release took place on October 8 at the Fragrance Vault in South Lake Tahoe, featuring a live performance by Anne and David.