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Back up the future!

Sierra College offers renowned cyber defense program by Jennifer Nobles It’s no shock that computers and other such devices have become a huge part of human life—from running businesses to managing households to keeping in touch with loved ones, the internet has instilled itself into modern life as we know it.  But what happens when…

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Paying it Forward with Ethan Hunter

Web Development Workshop leader, Ethan Hunter aka Hill Bill E has been guiding the monthly NC Tech Connection series via Zoom to help others create their own websites.  Hunter credits the meetups that took place at the Nevada City Tech Hub prior to the pandemic with giving him the skills and the confidence to share…

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TechTonic TV – Sierra Harvest and Eco Farm Go Virtual

TechTonic TV this month is all about farming and highlights a local organization doing fantastic work.  One of our favorite events the Tech Connection has been involved with in the past has been AgTech, a conference on farming and technology.  While AgTech is not happening this year our good friends and colleagues at Sierra Harvest…

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Looking for Broadband?

We had an exciting TechTonic Tuesday TV in November on fiber optic broadband and where it is being installed right now in Nevada County, if you missed it check it out here. We received a number of questions about current other broadband options that didn’t quite fit in the scope of that panel discussion, so…

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The 4 Pieces of Content That Can Make or Break a Retail Website

Small businesses are scrambling to launch e-commerce websites to make up for a lack of foot traffic in their brick and mortar stores during the pandemic. I recently wrote about an artist who reaped some unexpected benefits from this transition. In their haste to get websites up, retailers might be tempted to launch with the bare minimum….

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Small Business Mask & Sanitizer Distribution Succeeds Thanks to Generous Nevada County Spirit

In just 6 days, approximately 1,300 gallons of hand sanitizer and 314,000 surgical masks were given to more than 1,000 small businesses from Truckee to Penn Valley. The Nevada County spirit was on full display as volunteers from civic organizations, athletic clubs, service groups, chambers of commerce, special districts and local agencies banded together to…

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TechTonic Tuesday TV – Lars Ortegren and Solar Power

Back in February we had the pleasure of having Lars Ortegren of California Solar Electric Company speak to us about solar power backup systems. The video is now up on our YouTube channel, subscribe and check out what else we have for you to enjoy!

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Interview: Michael Halbern, Mechatronics Professor at Sierra College, Turns Students Into Tax Payers

The Tech Connection recently spoke with Sierra College Mechatronics Professor Michael Halbern about his upcoming TechTonic talk, and his mission to fuel the local economy. NCTC: What do you do at Sierra College? MH: I’m a teacher at Sierra College, but really, I turn students into tax payers! Community colleges play an important role in…

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Manufacturers are you ready to open?

New rules from the State of California, Department of Public Health and Cal-OSHA require that your IIPP plan be updated with COVID-19 Safety. The Nevada County Economic Resource Council will make sure you have a written plan and your staff is trained at NO COST. We will also help you with: Marketing Sales Human Resources Safety and Safety…

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Cal OSHA COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Manufacturing

On March 19, 2020, the State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health issued an order requiring most Californians to stay at home to disrupt the spread of COVID-19 among the population. The impact of COVID-19 on the health of Californians is not yet fully known. Reported illness ranges from…