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Carson City builder to renovate Reno bank

Shaheen Beuachamp Builders LLC has been awarded the contract to renovate Umpqua Bank banking center at 3490 S. Virginia St. in Reno.

Shaheen Beuachamp Builders won the bid against seven other general contractors.

"We were privileged to be chosen by Umpqua Bank," said Mark Beauchamp, Shaheen Beauchamp co-owner. "We understand that this will be only the second branch completed with the new Umpqua Bank design."

The project will include remodeling the building's interior to create a full-service branch at the location, adding about 2,000 square feet to the building, and will include building new facades and installing new exterior finishes.

Shaheen Beauchamp has done work for several other financial institutions. It is also building two medical office clinics in Carson City and doing tenant improvement for a new Italian restaurant in south Reno.

Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans marks 15 years

Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans, a local nonprofit, is marking 15 years of offering free legal services to rural Nevadans.

Since incorporating in 1996, VARN has expanded from a part-time director to a full-time staff of eight, including four attorneys.

It serves 360,000 rural Nevadans spread out over 90,000 square miles. A 2007 study found there are about 5,300 rural Nevadans for every legal services attorney in the counties VARN serves, according to a press release.

The organization also praised attorneys who volunteer even a few hours.

"The local attorneys have been a godsend," Executive Director Valerie J. Cooney said. "So many people have been helped. We owe these attorneys so much."

For more information on VARN, go to or call 775-883-8278.

Bank of America gives $15,000 to Carson senior center

The Carson City Senior Citizens Center was given a $15,000 grant by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

The grant is to assist seniors in Carson City. The foundation is dedicated to providing opportunity for all in its commitment to improving quality of life.


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