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WNC Foundation names new board members

The Western Nevada College Foundation added three new members to its Board of Trustees.

Michael Bennett, Mike Berney and Scott Rasner will join 35 other board members who help raise funds in support of the college's educational, cultural and service goals.

Bennett is an engineer with Lumos and Associates civil engineering firm in Carson City.

Berney is a licensed realtor with Berney Realty in Fallon.

Rasner is head coach of the Wildcats softball team that is playing its first season.

For information about WNC visit

Ensign tax day breakfast

Sen. John Ensign will be the featured speaker for the Northern Nevada Development Authority monthly breakfast meeting April 15 at the Carson Nugget.

Ensign will provide an update on federal issues affecting Nevada that are currently moving through Congress.

The program begins at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast is $20 per person for those who make reservations, and $35 at the door. Call 883-4413 for reservations.

JC&C Wireless ribbon cutting April 22

The new JC&C Wireless store at 3405 Market Street #104 will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 22 at 5:15 p.m.

The store is located in the Wal-Mart Center off of College Parkway, by the U.S. Bank.

BAWN membership meeting April 21

The Builders Association of Western Nevada will host a general membership meeting on Tuesday April 21 at Gold Dust West. A buffet breakfast will be served promptly at 7:30 and costs $20 per person. The program is titled, "Profit by Association with Councils & Committees that Work!" RSVP by April 17th by calling the office at 882-4353 or e-mail

New building for GI Consultants finished

Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC, a Carson City based general contractor, has finished construction of an ambulatory surgical center for GI Consultants Inc. The new 15,000 square foot building is located at 1350 Vista Lane adjacent to the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center campus. The new facility will be triple the size of the current Carson City office and will house GI Consultants Medical Clinic and Endoscopy Center.

Chamber mixer planned at Unique Sounds

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce monthly mixer will take place April 15 at Unique Sounds, 3050 Highway 50 East at 5:30 p.m. The event is being co-hosted by Pizza Factory.

Noble Studios awarded viral marketing program

Noble Studios of Carson City announced that they have been awarded a project to manage all viral marketing for "Project Dragonfly," a new web-based technology preview for 2D/3D home design planning from Autodesk, Inc, the design and engineering software company based in San Rafael, Calif.

Noble Studios will be working closely with the Autodesk team to help virally spread the word about Project Dragonfly to drive feedback about the product to the development team.

Autodesk Project Dragonfly is designed to allow users to quickly design their dream home using an intuitive online tool from Autodesk, makers of a wide range of professional architectural and engineering software. The free design tool allows users to take home ideas and concepts and turn them into realistic home plans. Users can easily create virtual rooms in any preferred shapes and dimensions, move walls, add doors, and windows, and then stock them with virtual furniture and decorative products. Users can view their creation in 3D, save and share it with friends, family and contractor.

For additional information, visit Noble Studios online at or call 883-6000.

Company offers free tax return printing

In an effort to encourage people to print responsibly, Staples, providing environmentally-friendly printing solutions - and savings - during the tax season. From April 5-15, Staples will offer free black and white, double-sided copies - up to 20 pages - of 2008 tax returns. Additionally, Staples is making it easy for customers to keep an electronic and secure copy of important documents by offering 100 free scans to PDF documents until July 4 at all Copy & Print Center locations for customers who purchase a Staples Copy & Print Center USB flash drive.

The local Staples store is located at 915 Jacks Valley Rd.

Oldest hotel on market

The Gold Hill Hotel, the oldest operating hotel in Nevada, is on the market. (The property built sometime before 1862 will continue in operation.) Aaron Smith of Fennell & Associates Commercial Real Estate Solutions and Jen McDonald with Dickson Realty have the listing

Legal survivor course

A one-day legal seminar conducted by the Nevada chapter of the National Association of Legal Secretarys on Friday, May 1 at the Gold Dust West is designed to give all legal support staff a "survivor course" on working with the Nevada Supreme Court, discovery rules, law office ethics, liens, probate court updates, and improving your grammar skills. The faculty will present the legal professional with today's challenges and practical applications in solving these challenges. Contact Sharon Coates at 885-1896 or for more information.

RE/MAX agent earns hall of fame award

Mary Jo Brummer, a Realtor with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, has recently been presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific performance of successful agents.

Brummer has been working in the real estate industry for more than 12 years and has extensive experience in residential real estate. Among Mary Jo's achievements is the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation which less than 4 percent of all Realtors in the country have achieved. She has also earned the Platinum Club Award and is a recipient of the Circle of Distinction from the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors. Presently, Brummer is preparing to earn her designation as a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) through the RE/MAX system.

Brummer can be reached at 721-5905.


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