Business Briefly July 10 | NevadaAppeal.com

Business Briefly July 10

Economic development is topic of breakfast meeting

The public is invited to the monthly Nevada Business Connections breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. July 20. The breakfast will features presentations by 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, Carson City. The meeting is scheduled for one hour. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for guests. RSVP to NBC at 822-8306 or kris@nvbizconnect.com.

Nevada Business Connections (NBC) is a private business recruitment and expansion organization formed in July 2008. NBC has 230 members and offices in Reno and Carson City. Kris Holt is the executive director.

New Carson City consultant at mortgage company

Greater Nevada Mortgage Services has added Celia Barrientos to its team of Carson City mortgage consultants. Barrientos worked for Greater Nevada in the past and was named the 2010 GNMS Branch Mortgage Consultant of the Year – Top Producer. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, has taught financial literacy at Nevada Hispanic Services, and is actively involved in Relay for Life.

“We’re excited to have Celia back on our team,” said Nick Serrano, GNMS vice president of sales. “Celia is eager to serve the Hispanic community in Carson City, as well as in Douglas and Lyon counties. She truly understands our philosophy of doing what’s best for our customers and helping them feel comfortable about their home loan process.”

Greater Nevada Mortgage Services provides lending products to assist a variety of borrowers throughout Nevada, from investors to first-time homebuyers. GNMS has several locations throughout Northern Nevada and provides local service for its customers. For more information about GNMS, call 800-526-6999 or visit http://www.gnms.com.

Realtors earn foreclosure avoidance certification

Lisa Hayes and Johnathon Barton, both with Trans-Action Realty, recently earned the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification, after completing qualified training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.

The certification is provided by the National Association of Realtors and is the only certification that focuses on both the buyer and seller sides of distressed property transactions.

Borden Real Estate Group receives certificate of excellence

Michael Clark, president of Trans-Action Realty, has announced that the company has awarded Ryan Borden and Jay-Dee Ake the Most Sold Listings in Units for the second quarter of 2011.

Borden and Ake have been recognized with a certificate of excellence for being the Number one team in most sold listings during the second quarter of 2011 in the Reno Trans-Action Realty Office. Their achievement is acknowledged by their fellow professionals as the benchmark to which all others strive.

For more information, call Borden at 284-1313 or bordengroupnv@gmail.com.; Ake Details at 775-622-6688 or jd.sue@hotmail.com, or Michael Clark at clarkmike85@yahoo.com or 775-284-1313.

Prebezac elected to Carson Valley Chamber board

Ursula Prebezac, senior vice president of City National Bank, Nevada’s Premier Private and Business Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Prebezac was elected to a three-year term and also serves as the chair of the Chamber’s membership committee.

Prebezac is a 34-year veteran of the banking industry and has been with City National for the past nine years. She is responsible for the bank’s Commercial Banking Services group in the Carson City and Carson Valley areas, which also includes Stateline at South Lake Tahoe.

“We are very excited to have Ursula join our board and become part of one of the most talented and qualified groups of business professionals in northern Nevada,” said Bill Chernock, executive director of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and lifetime of experience to our board that will be invaluable in our mission to identify and address the changing needs of the business community in our area.”

In addition to her newly appointed board position with the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Prebezac also serves as a Court Appointed Advocate for Children (CASA) of Douglas County, and as a volunteer for Kids and Horses in Minden. She is also a past member of the Tahoe/Douglas Chamber of Commerce, Republican Women, and Soroptimist International.

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.

“This award signifies a great commitment to quality care and an important step in raising the standards of sustainable, person-centered care and services, said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the association.

Langson speaks to geothermal conference

Richard Langson, president and founder of Langson Energy in Carson City, spoke at the SMU Conference on Geothermal Energy Utilization Associated with Oil & Gas Development in Dallas last month.

Langson’s company has developed technology to generate electricity from wasted heat at pressure let-down stations on natural gas lines.

Trivent wins defense contract

Trivent Engineering of Carson City won a contract worth $30,718 to provide 60 gearshaft gears to the Defense Logistics Agency.

Realtors earn foreclosure avoidance certification

Lisa Hayes and Johnathon Barton, both with Trans-Action Realty, recently earned the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification, after completing qualified training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.

The certification is provided by the National Association of Realtors and is the only certification that focuses on both the buyer and seller sides of distressed property transactions.

Borden Real Estate Group receives certificate of excellence

Michael Clark, president of Trans-Action Realty, has announced that the company has awarded Ryan Borden and Jay-Dee Ake the Most Sold Listings in Units for the second quarter of 2011.

Borden and Ake have been recognized with a certificate of excellence for being the Number one team in most sold listings during the second quarter of 2011 in the Reno Trans-Action Realty Office.

Their achievement is acknowledged by their fellow professionals as the benchmark to which all others strive.

For more information, call Borden at 284-1313 or bordengroupnv@gmail.com.; Ake Details at 775-622-6688 or jd.sue@hotmail.com, or Michael Clark at clarkmike85@yahoo.com or 775-284-1313.

Assisted living center recognized

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.

Prebezac elected to Carson Valley Chamber board

Ursula Prebezac, senior vice president of City National Bank, Nevada’s Premier Private and Business Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Prebezac was elected to a three-year term and also serves as the chair of the Chamber’s membership committee.

Prebezac is a 34-year veteran of the banking industry and has been with City National for the past nine years. She is responsible for the bank’s Commercial Banking Services group in the Carson City and Carson Valley areas, which also includes Stateline at South Lake Tahoe.

“We are very excited to have Ursula join our board and become part of one of the most talented and qualified groups of business professionals in northern Nevada,” said Bill Chernock, executive director of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and lifetime of experience to our board that will be invaluable in our mission to identify and address the changing needs of the business community in our area.”

In addition to her newly appointed board position with the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Prebezac also serves as a Court Appointed Advocate for Children (CASA) of Douglas County, and as a volunteer for Kids and Horses in Minden. She is also a past member of the Tahoe/Douglas Chamber of Commerce, Republican Women, and Soroptimist International.

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.

Herback wins Washoe County contract

Herback General Engineering LLC of Minden won a $312,000 contract from Washoe County to build 3,700 linear feet of paths along Village and Southwood boulevards in Incline Village.