Business Briefly July 17

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USDA announces new e-newsletter

A new electronic newsletter is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Nevada. The USDA "e-News Roundup" will contain notices of funding opportunities, information on Farm Bill program deadlines, energy grants, crop insurance, agricultural statistics, as well as a calendar of partner events.

"We hope that this newsletter will provide one source of current information for Nevada's farmers and ranchers," said USDA's Farm Service Agency State Director Clint Koble.

The newsletter will be distributed three ways: By e-mail, online at or through Nevada USDA offices. To receive a copy by email, send a message to Liz Warner, All email addresses will be kept strictly confidential and will be used solely to distribute the Nevada USDA e-Newsletter.

The electronic newsletter is being developed by the USDA Rural Development, Farm Service Agency, Nevada Ag Statistics Service, Risk Management Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information about the Nevada e-newsletter, contact Kelly Clark at 775-877-1222, ext. 130.

USDA Rural Development hosting stakeholder meeting

USDA Rural Development Nevada will hold a stakeholder outreach meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at video-teleconference locations around the state to discuss rural development priorities for President Obama's 2013 budget and 2012 Farm Bill.

This meeting will provide valuable input to USDA Rural Development staff to develop mission area priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.

Video teleconference sites will be available in Carson City, Elko, Ely, Reno and Winnemucca. To check site locations or to request information about joining the meeting by telephone contact Jenny Taylor at 887-1222, ext. 100.

Carson Valley Chamber names board members

Dentist Dr. David James, Ursula Prebezac of City National Bank, Greg Klick of Merrill Gardens at Gardnerville and Patrick Rhamey of Edgewood Companies are newly installed members of the board of directors of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Authority.

Officers include Jeri Johnson of Nevada State Bank, president; Cheri Glockner of Carson Tahoe Regional Health Care, past president; Debra Lang of Holiday Inn Express, president-elect; John Endter of E Squared C, vice president; Niki Gladys of The Record-Courier and Nevada Appeal, treasurer; Tom Brooks of Carson Valley Golf Course, visitors authority chair; Samantha Koblitz of Carson Valley Country Club Restaurant, visitors authority representative; and Gerry Bing of Bing Materials, director emeritus.

Other members of the board include Jessica Jensen of Guild Mortgage, Bill Henderson of Carson Valley Inn, Marie Stokes of Genoa Lakes Golf Club and Resort and Lee Bonner, a Douglas County commissioner.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Fire station work begins

Al Shankle Construction Co. of Minden recently started construction of a Sierra Fire Protection District station at Arrowcreek and Thomas Creek parkways.

Construction of the 8,003-square-foot building is scheduled for March. Budget is $2.99 million.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Nevada Business Connections July breakfast meeting

The Nevada Business Connections breakfast meeting will be 8 a.m. Wednesday.

This breakfast features two presentations: Greg Mosier, dean of the College of Business from the University of Nevada, Reno; and Jeff Hardcastle, Nevada state demographer. Both will discuss their roles in economic development for Northern Nevada.

Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. at the Gold Dust West Casino, 2171 Highway 50 East. The meeting is scheduled for one hour. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for guests. Reservations to NBC at 775-822-8306 or

NBC is a private business recruitment and expansion organization formed in July 2008. It has 230 members serving Northern Nevada with offices in Reno and Carson City.

Save Mart to raise funds for children's hospitals

All Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, FoodMaxx, and Maxx Value Foods stores will sell paper icons for $1 through July 31. The funds collected will be donated to children's hospitals throughout Northern Nevada and Central and Northern California.

Shoppers can offer their support at the checkstand when they pay for their groceries. Once purchased, the icons will be displayed in the stores.

Children's hospitals combine personal care with sophisticated, state-of-the art technology to provide 24-hour care and services such as trauma, burn, neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care units to children with special needs from throughout the country and the world.

For more information, call toll-free at 800-692-5710.

Assisted living center recognized for performance

Carson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2898 Highway 50 East, has been recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality National Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession.

This award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system.

Dayton farmers market honors senior nutrition program coupons

The nonprofit Dayton Farmers Market at Community Roots takes place every Thursday from 3-6:30 p.m. this summer, offering organic eggs and vegetables, as well as cherries, berries, nuts, tomatoes and more.

The vendors at the market donate their excess produce to the local food pantry and children's summer programs at the close of the market each Thursday evening. In an added benefit this summer, coupons for the senior farmers market nutrition program for low-income seniors 60 years and older are honored at the market.

Teen interns are working at the farmers market and learning hands-on about running a successful farmers market.

"Come on down and check us out; there's always plenty of social adventure going on at our lovely little market," said Community Roots Director Wendy Madson.

The market takes place at Community Roots, located on Highway 50 and Second Street in Dayton.

Carson City Grocery Outlet helps feed people facing hunger

Carson City Grocery Outlet has announced the Independence from Hunger Campaign, a month-long effort during July that will bring together Carson City Grocery Outlet and their customers to help feed people in Carson City who are facing hunger and dealing with food insecurity.

Customers can donate food and cash to support the local Friends In Service Helping Food Bank.

Carson City Grocery Outlet has made it simple to join the cause with these easy options for their customers:

• Look for specially-marked food items. These are items that F.I.S.H. currently needs. Purchase those items and place them in the collection bin at the front of the store.

• Tell a Grocery Outlet cashier that you'd like to make a cash donation at the register. Donations will go directly to F.I.S.H. Food Bank.

• Pick up information at Carson City Grocery Outlet about hunger, food insecurity and local/national resources for people in need. Be informed and willing to help.

For more information about Carson City Grocery Outlet and Independence from Hunger, go to:

Carson resident receives award from The Pampered Chef

Carson City resident and independent director with The Pampered Chef Stacy Lauderbaugh received an excellence award at the company's national conference in Chicago for personal sales.

"I am honored to be recognized for my success with The Pampered Chef," Lauderbaugh said. "During these economic times, it is amazing to be a part of a company that offers a flexible earning opportunity and real solutions, like low cost, high value recipes and products that help families cook at home."

For more information about The Pampered Chef or to learn how to become a consultant, call 775-883-6856 or visit


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