envision tahoe

October 2021

Location TBD

Invited Speaker

Isabella Guzman
Small Business Administration Administrator

Come hear how the SBA and the Tahoe Prosperity Center can help your small business in these challenging times! 

Lake Tahoe may be made up of many communities, but we are one lake and one regional economy, so what affects some of us, affects all of us. The annual Tahoe Economic Summit is an opportunity to catalyze change and take action for the benefit of our regional economy, while supporting our community, quality of life and environment.

The theme for 2021 is “Envision Tahoe.” Due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more critical than ever to look at economic diversification and recovery. Government leaders, local residents, business owners, young professionals, start-up companies, developers, investors, and entrepreneurs are all encouraged to attend to help us build a recovery and resiliency strategy that will benefit Lake Tahoe and it’s communities.

Sponsorship Levels

Thank you for considering a sponsorship of the Annual Tahoe Economic Summit. The theme is “Envision Tahoe” and keynotes, panels and the program will focus on this theme. Topics include Economic Resiliency, Housing, Workforce Development and Innovative Economies. Expected attendance is 150-200 (in-person and virtual) including regional and statewide government officials, business owners, entrepreneurs, community leaders, students and business professionals. Last year’s Virtual event information can be found here: http://tahoeeconomicsummit.org And this webpage will be updated soon with details for the 2021 Event.

Freel Peak

$ 7,500
  • Noted as the Keynote Speaker Sponsor with Introduction announcement
  • Company logo to appear on all Summit Videos – shared with regional media after the event
  • Full page ad inside Summit program
  • Logo promotion on video screens during event
  • Recognition on conference web site and all promotional materials
  • Company/Organization VIP table in center of room
  • 8 Full Summit Registrations
  • 2 Full Summit Registrations dedicated as a scholarship/entrepreneur sponsored attendee 

Mount Rose

$ 5,000
  • Noted as the Video Production Sponsor and logo will appear on all post-event videos shared with media
  • Logo promotion on video screens during event
  • A half page ad in Summit program
  • Recognition on conference web site and all promotional materials
  • Company/Organization VIP luncheon table in front of room
  • 6 Full Summit Registrations
  • 1 Full Summit Registration dedicated as a scholarship/start up sponsored attendee

Castle Peak

$ 2,500
  • Noted as Happy Hour Sponsor
  • Logo promotion on video screens during event
  • A quarter page ad in the Summit program
  • Recognition on conference web site and all promotional materials
  • Company/Organization VIP luncheon table near front of room
  • 5 Full Summit Registrations

Mount Tallac

$ 1,000
  • Recognition on conference web site
    and all promotional materials
  • 3 Full Summit Registrations

Monument Peak

$ 500
  • Recognition on conference web site
    and all promotional materials
  • 2 Full Summit Registrations

"Great discussions, great participation, and some great calls to action."

September 30: 10:00 - 12:00

Tahoe’s Economic Picture​

An economic picture of Tahoe's regional economy pre and post COVID-19. A review of this economic impact analysis and forecast and what it means for Tahoe's communities now and in the future.

October 14: 10:00 - 12:00

Tahoe’s Economic Recovery

How can you Recession Proof/COVID-19 Proof your business and community? How to take advantage of remote workers. How to pivot your business in the post COVID-19 economy.

October 28: 10:00 - 12:00

Tahoe’s Economic Resiliency

What's in the best interest for Tahoe in the long-term? How can we transform our economy sustainably and equitably? What can we learn from other communities that have transitioned successfully?

Tahoe's Economic Picture
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Christopher Thornberg
Dr. Christopher Thornberg is the Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC, an independent research and consulting firm. He is also Director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development and an Adjunct Professor at the School.



Jesse Walker

TPC Board Member/Moderator


Carl Ribaudo

SMG Consulting

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Adam Fowler

Beacon Economics

Tahoe's Economic Recovery
Keynote Speaker

Manny Lamarre
Manny Lamarre is a Senior Program Associate at WestEd working on initiatives that strengthen the improvement of workforce and education that leads to economic mobility for youth and adults. He serves as an expert in areas such as career pathways, work-based learning and apprenticeships, industry partnerships, and federal policies. Manny was the Founding Executive Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation.



Frank Gerdeman

TPC Board Member/Moderator

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Jamie Orr

Co-Founder, CoWork Tahoe

Tahoe's Economic Resiliency
Keynote Speaker

Bruce Katz
Bruce Katz is the Founding Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Previously he served as inaugural Centennial Scholar at Brookings Institution. He is a Visiting Professor in Practice at London School of Economics, and previously served as chief of staff to the secretary of Housing and Urban Development and staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs.



Devin Middlebrook

TPC Board Member/Moderator

Will Frohlich

Will Frohlich

Mayor Victor Idaho


Colin Robertson

Administrator, NV Division of Outdoor Recreation

Joelle Shearin

Joelle Shearin

General Manager, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Jesse Walker

Senior Economist
Wells Barnett & Associates

Jesse is focused on economic issues to assist in building sustainable communities. Jesse is also a Tahoe Prosperity Center Board member and native of South Lake Tahoe.

Carl Ribaudo

Chief Strategist, SMG Consulting

Carl is a strategic thinker, thought leader and innovator in the tourism industry. As the president of and chief strategist for SMG Consulting Carl has developed and implemented a wide range of services designed to improve the competitiveness of destinations.

Adam Fowler

Director of Research
Beacon economics

Adam leads the firm’s Sustainable Growth and Development practice area and its Housing, Land Use, and Real Estate Advisory. He is also Director of Research at the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development.

Frank Gerdeman


Frank has been involved with formal adult education for over 18 years. He’s also served as the State Director of Adult Education and Deputy Division Director with the Vermont Agency of Education. Frank is also a Tahoe Prosperity Center Board Member.

Jamie Orr

Co-Founder, CoWork Tahoe

Dr. Jamie Orr is the co-founder of Cowork Tahoe. She received a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UC Davis after a bachelor’s degree from CalPoly, San Luis Obispo and has spent the past decade doing everything from conducting research to teaching kids amazing science to growing companies. She moved from Silicon Valley to Lake Tahoe to pursue a better quality of life for her family and loves spending time with her two young daughters, husband, and golden retrievers on the mountain trails.

Devin Middlebrook

Senior Sustainable Communities Program Coordinator, TRPA

Devin’s work revolves around land use planning, transportation, renewable energy, outdoor recreation, and community engagement. Devin is also an elected council member in the City of South Lake Tahoe and a Tahoe Prosperity Center Board Member.

Will Frohlich

Mayor of victor idaho

Will Frohlich is the Mayor of Victor, Idaho and is in Market Management for Expedia Group. He worked in the outdoor/tourism industry prior to his current roles as Mayor and with Expedia working remotely

Colin Robertson

Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation

The Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation (NDOR) is a new division of state government within the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.NDOR works to ensure all Nevadans can live healthy and active lives enriched by outdoor recreation.

Joelle Shearin

General Manager
Hard Rock hotel and casino lake tahoe

Joelle has been GM since February 2019. Prior to coming to the Tahoe Basin, she spent six years in the St. Louis area in casino executive rolls. Joelle is a certified public accountant and holds a B.A. in Accounting & Finance as well as a M.B.A. from the University of Findlay, Ohio.