Nevada's Annual Rural Roundup Tourism Conference begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Piñon Plaza resort on Highway 50 East. Tourism development expert Roger Brooks will share his 10 top ideas for actions communities can take to attract more visitors. Activities begin Wednesday with a Ghost Walk Tour through Carson City's downtown historic district to demonstrate to delegates how to package history for tourism, and a welcome reception at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. On Thursday delegates will hear the keynote address, a presentation about rural Nevada and the international arena. The annual awards to tourism volunteers for exceptional achievement will be presented at dinner. On Friday delegates will tour of the Nevada State Museum, the Capitol, Nevada Legislature and Nevada State Library and Archives. Registration is open at www.travelnevada.com/ruralroundup for $65 per person, which includes meals, or $80 after Friday. For Piñon Plaza reservations, call 885-9000.
Summit Awards at the Peppermill Hotel Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St. in Reno from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The awards program recognizes commercial agents, brokers, property managers, developers and projects in Northern Nevada. The cost is $125 per person, $960 per table. For information Stacie Griffin at 224-7038.
Saturday and Sunday
The GE Women's Health and Wellness Tour at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The event is sponsored by Washoe Medical Center. The tour features free health screenings as well as interactive informational sessions on healthy lifestyle. Visit www.NevadaWomensExpo.com for information.
Silver State Fitness and Rehab grand re-opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event features a barbecue, potluck, entertainment, free chair massages and raffle. The gym is at the corner of Fairview Drive and Idaho Street. For information call 885-9594 or visit www.silverstatefitness.com.
Business Network International Carson City Chapter visitor's day meeting at Grandma Hattie's restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St. at 7 a.m. Keith Hooper, Northern Nevada director of BNI, will share secrets to success through world-of-mouth marketing. Call Carolyn Johnson at 885-2226 or Tami Womak at 887-1100 to reserve seating.
Nevada's 2006 gubernatorial candidates will speak at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada's Morning Breakfast Buzz event at the Atlantis Resort and Casino from 7-9 a.m. Appearing: state Sen. Bob Beers; Rep. Jim Gibbons; Henderson Mayor Jim Gibson, Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt; state Sen. Dina Titus. EDAWN's Morning Breakfast Buzz event is being presented by the Northern Nevada Business Weekly. Tickets are $20 for EDAWN members and $30 for non-members. RSVP is required. To order tickets contact Gayla Williams at 829-3700 or visit www.edawn.org/breakfast.
The Nevada Restaurant Association Political Action Committee luncheon at the Siena Resort and Spa, 1 S. Lake St. in Reno, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Election candidates Sen. Bob Beers, Rep. Jim Gibbons, Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt and Sen. Dina Titus will speak and have a question and answer session. To register for the luncheon call 702-878-2313.
Selling on eBay seminar at Western Nevada Community College, 2201 W. College Parkway, room 201, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information call the Carson City Chamber of Commerce at 882-1565. The cost is $50, pre-registration is required.
Minden Rotary Presents the 12th annual Comedy Tribute to Administrative Professionals at the Minden Rotary luncheon at the Carson Valley Inn's Shannon Ballroom. Ross Turner will be the featured entertainer for this special program taking place on Administrative Professionals Day. Tickets are $30 which includes lunch and the comedy show. Advance reservations required. Call John Hamer at 783-6216; Brent Holderman at 782-2208 or Mo Hernandez at 782-0195.
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