Business briefs: Greater Nevada Mortgage welcomes manager

Wendy Henderson

Wendy Henderson

Greater Nevada Mortgage welcomes manager

Wendy Henderson was recently promoted to mortgage operations manager at Greater Nevada Mortgage. Her responsibilities include overseeing GNM’s loan officer assistant, opening, processing and underwriting functions.

Henderson has worked at Greater Nevada Mortgage for three years, previously as an underwriter. She has more than 25 years of mortgage industry experience on both the sales and operations sides.

Greater Nevada Mortgage provides lending products to assist a variety of borrowers throughout Nevada. It’s an official sponsor of Greater Nevada Field, home to the Reno Aces. For more information, call 775-888-6999, or go to

Nevada Business Connections holding meeting

Ralph Johnson of EZE-LAP Diamond Products and David Williams of Aervoe Industries are the featured speakers at Nevada Business Connections’ monthly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 at the Gold Dust West, 2171 E. William St.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests and $25 for those with a valid NHSE identification. Tables of eight are available for $200.

RSVP at 775-771-5747 or

Grants offered to agricultural producers

USDA is making up to $44 million available to farmers, ranchers and businesses to develop new products and expand markets through its Value-Added Producer Grant program.

Funds may be used to develop new products and create additional uses for existing ones. In Nevada, VAPGs supported marketing activities for the Churchill Vineyards in Fallon, and assisted the Tahoe Cheese Company with outreach and promotions. Marketing of locally grown foods to restaurants and area consumers qualifies as an eligible and effective use of the VAPG. A workshop about the grant program is planned from 9 a.m. to noon April 28 at the USDA Rural Development State Office, 1390 S. Curry St.

Paper applications must be postmarked or received in the Carson City office by July 1. Electronic applications must be received at no later than 9 p.m. on June 24.

For more information, call Mark Williams at 775-887-1222, ext. 116, or go to


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