Business Briefly Sept. 4

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King Construction wins contract

King Construction of Fernley won a contract worth $175,485 through the U.S. Forest Service to construct a low-water boat ramp at Gallatin Marina at Eagle Lake. King Construction is expected to complete the project in early October.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Minden's V & C gets county job

V & C Construction of Minden won a $268,000 contract from Washoe County to build a pedestrian path from Village Boulevard to Southwood Boulevard in Incline Village.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Ted Mitchell joins Vidler Water

Ted Mitchell has joined Vidler Water Company Inc. as managing director. He will work with Dorothy Timian-Palmer, the Carson City-based company's president and chief operating officer, in project finance and business development.

Mitchell previously worked as co-head of investment banking at ThinkEquity LLC. He also has worked in investment banking positions at Merriman Curhan Ford & Co., Trilogy Capital Partners and Volpe Brown Whelan & Company. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from Menlo College.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Selena Giesler hired by City National Bank

Selena Giesler has been hired as relationship manager at City National Bank in Carson City. Giesler previously worked for several years for Wells Fargo and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Giesler attended Cypress College in Cypress, Calif.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Two Carson City lawyers named America's best

Carson City lawyers Scott Scherer and Frederick J. Schmidt along with 15 other Nevada lawyers from Holland & Hart LLP were named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

"Beyond exceptional legal services, our people are the true differentiators for the firm," said firm Chairman John Husband. "More Holland & Hart attorneys than any previous year have been recognized by our peers and we celebrate their distinction."

Scherer is a gaming law specialist and Schmidt is an energy law specialist.

Economists to discuss American economy on Sept. 0

The National Security Forum is hosting Drs. Elliott Parker and Brad Schiller for a discussion on "Has the American economy tanked? And, if so, what should the U.S. do? The discussion will take place 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at the Ramada Inn, 200 East 6th St., in Reno.

Schiller and Parker will discuss the state of the American economy today and pinpoint the causes of our financial distress - what was done wrong, what was not done.

Parker and Schiller are well-known economists. Parker is the chairman of the Economics Department at the University of Nevada, Reno and Schiller is a visiting professor there. Schiller has taught economics for four decades, including at UC-Berkley, Maryland and UC Santa Cruz. He is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and has published three best-selling economics text books. Parker is a former professor at the John Hopkins Nanjing Center in China, a frequent contributor to local and national media, and chaired the UNR faculty Senate.

RSVP to 746-3222. A complete breakfast will be served. There will be a $15 charge at the door for the presentation and breakfast.

Bank of the West hosting mortgage day

Bank of the West, 2976 N. Carson St., is hosting a mortgage information day from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.

Learn about available mortgage solutions, refinancing and first-time homebuyer programs.

For more information contact Kris Smith, mortgage banker, at 671-3284 or or Jennifer Herald, branch manager, at 687-2550 or

Press company going out of business

International Minuteman Press, 2311 Hot Springs Road, is hosting a liquidation sale through Sept. 18. Machinery, printers, office furniture and furnishings are all available. For more information call 450-1911.


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