Thank you to our underwriter and sponsors who make this event possible! Please support those businesses who support us, check out their websites and make sure to thank them.


AJA Video has been A Matter of Taste’s primary underwriter for the past 7 years, and we are grateful for their generosity.  AJA Video is a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post-production markets. Established in 1993, and with brand new headquarters in Grass Valley AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world.


AJA employs four NCSA parents who tell us that AJA is a fabulous employer, and owners Darlene and John Abt are generous and enthusiastic supporters of our school. Thank you AJA!





California Solar Electric Company is a solar energy systems integrator dedicated to facilitating the implementation of solar technologies for commercial, industrial, governmental and residential entities seeking the benefits of renewable energy production. With in-house resources and an extensive network of industry partners, we offer a wide array of services from small scale residential and niche application projects to large scale commercial projects.


Owner Lars Ortegren is an NCSA parent, member of our governing board,  and a generous supporter of NCSA.  Thank you!


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S.O.A.P. first opened itʼs doors in 2010 with a vision to help green consumers curb their plastic waste by offering them a choice. By having the option to refill, people all over Nevada County began saving their glass jars and shampoo bottles and began filling up with safer alternatives. To this day, we have helped our community refill over 19,000 bottles and counting! With so many “green” goods still being shipped, labeled, and packaged in single-use plastic containers, it is our job to help take some of that plastic out of the recycling stream. As it is good to recycle, it is better to REUSE! Therefore Reducing the impact, and reducing our consumption. We hope that you too will find a cool used bottle, and bring it into so we can help you become part of the refill revolution.




Tri Counties Bank exists for only one purpose: improving the financial success and well-being of our shareholders, customers, communities, and employees.




Union logo with website 2013[/caption]Celebrating their 150th Anniversary in 2014, The Union is one of the oldest daily newspapers in California. Founded in 1864, as the Civil War raged and people in Nevada County were divided. The Union made its stand clear: “For The Union, One and Inseparable.” Those words have appeared on its front page every day since then. Today, in addition to providing the newspaper six days a week, they are online (, sponsor many non-profit organizations, produce events, and provide high-quality commercial printing at discounted rates to our community.


Thank you The Union! We appreciate your support.






A vibrant community is well informed and involved, embraces diversity, respectfully shares opinions and fosters economic and social justice. KVMR builds community by bringing people together to celebrate the music of the world and give voice to the community.



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specializes in products that make it possible to get video content to any audience regardless of how it is created, distributed or viewed. Throughout the entire digital media lifecycle, from capture to viewing, for consumers through high-end professionals, Telestream products range from desktop components and cross-platform applications to fully-automated, enterprise-class digital media transcoding and workflow systems. Telestream enables users in a broad range of business environments to leverage the value of their video content.




Premier Floor Covering and Tile Center has been opened for 20 years and serves all of Nevada County. Located in Grass Valley, CA, Premier Floor Covering is a family-owned and operated business focused on customer service and helping you pick the right product for your environment.