Chase International and developers of the Tahoe Biltmore Revitalization Project donate sizable money to Operation Save the Tahoe Basin



What began as an annual company meeting for Chase International grew into an extraordinary 20-minute tournament that raised $100,000 to aid “Operation Save the Tahoe Basin” fundraising venture to buy a fire rescue helicopter. Before the assembly on March 23, Chase International representatives and EKN Development Group, developers of the former Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay, Nevada, spearheaded the concept before the annual meeting.


“As stewards of the Lake Tahoe Basin’s most considerable revitalization project, we feel it is our obligation to aid initiatives that positively influence the complete region,” stated Ebbie K. Nakhjavani, President and CEO of EKN. “We collaborated with Chase International, which oversees the sales and marketing for our project, to find out methods to be effective. When we heard about Operation Save the Tahoe Basin, there was no question that we had to be involved.”


During each annual meeting, Chase International sets apart time to unveil their yearly venture as part of their “Chase Cares” company-wide mission to aid the communities in which they live. For this annual meeting, they invited Scott Lindgren, Fire Chief for the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, to educate the retailers and team of workers about his District’s (and others in the Basin) initiative to raise capital to buy a Fire Rescue Helicopter. In brief, his presentation stated that there are no committed aerial resources inside the Basin to help with fires and emergency rescues, and there is a desperate need to have an aggressive, immediate response helicopter.


“Everyone in the room, many of whom had been individually affected by the latest Caldor and Tamarack fires, was greatly surprised to hear the lack of aerial support and the benefits that Operation Save the Tahoe Basin could provide,” stated Mike Dunn, VP Development for Chase International.


Within moments after Chief Lindgren’s presentation, Dunn announced that if each agent donated simply $62 that Chase International could raise $20,000. He then revealed that EKN would match that quantity if that occurred. To add to the sizzle, Shari Chase, Founder & CEO of Chase International, announced that CHASE CARES would match each greenback raised by the people in the room and said, “Let’s do it now!”

“The room burst with an astounding scene of the individuals pledging donations at each and every level,” stated Dunn. “The passion we have for our neighborhood is what Chase International is all about.”

Twenty minutes later, agents and staff of the Chase International Family of Companies, CHASE CARES and EKN raised $100,000. “There is no higher cause than to guard our surroundings and our houses from fire, stated Shari Chase. We are so proud to partner with Tahoe Fire Chief Lindgren to support his dream of buying a desperately wished response helicopter for our region. Thanks to everyone for a magnificent effort.”

“We are so appreciative of the energy that Chase International and EKN put forth to jump-start the fundraising for this critically needed aid to assist save the Tahoe Basin from catastrophic wildfire,” stated Fire Chief Scott Lindgren. “The exposure we will acquire from absolutely everyone who participated will be the key to our success.”


Chase International unveiled Chase Cares – Tahoe Douglas Fire District Helicopter Fundraiser the following day. For particularly important points and to donate to the Fire Rescue Helicopter project, go to


About EKN Development Group

EKN is a Newport Beach-based real estate development firm specializing in premier hospitality, retail, mixed-use, and high-density residential developments. In 2021, EKN purchased the Tahoe Biltmore Hotel and Casino in Crystal Bay, Nevada, with the present Tahoe Regional Planning Agency allowing and plans to revitalize the property into a 15-acre Lake Tahoe Alpine Resort beginning Spring, 2022. In addition, EKN presently has over 1,400 hotel keys in development, 350 multifamily residential units, with associated eating places and various amenities in trends throughout the United States.


About Chase International

Founded in 1986, Chase International is a dynamic actual property organization becoming a member of the hearts of shoppers and marketers worldwide. Committed to the success of its clients, income associates, workforce and community, Chase cares and loves making a distinction in people’s lives. With greater than 375 expert Realtors representing properties at all charge points, the organization is proud to be the market leader, reaching the easiest 2021volume in the vicinity of $2.6 billion in annual sales. The employer has twelve locations: Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Carson Valley, Reno, Sparks, and Henderson in Nevada. South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, and Roseville in California. Chase has a European advertising and PR association in London. With effective country-wide and worldwide connections in place, Chase one-of-a-kind listings obtain the most publicity to certified conceivable customers worldwide.