Business Briefly: Pamela Mann donates commission to nonprofit |

Business Briefly: Pamela Mann donates commission to nonprofit

Local H2O at Home Independent Adviser Pamela Mann is donating her commission made from her sales in October to the nonprofit Breast Cancer Fund, which works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease that may occur in the everyday environment, including home cleaning products, body lotions and soaps, and certain plastics.

Mann has donated her October commission for the past three years in memory of her mother who passed away from breast cancer last year.

H2O at Home creates environmentally friendly, non-toxic and chemical-free products made of highly concentrated natural and certified organic ingredients that are eco-friendly to reduce waste and water usage, as well as being safe for home care and personal use.

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Auto buying program launched

Greater Nevada Credit Union and CU Direct launched the region’s first AutoPREMIER auto buying service and has signed on a variety of preferred-partner dealers.

The program streamlines the lending process to take advantage of Greater Nevada’s auto loan rates and terms as well as affordable loan protection products. It also offers concierges for personalized service and amenities such as haggle-free pricing on new vehicles and purchase incentives on pre-owned cars.

More than a dozen more dealers have signed on, including Capital Ford Mazda Hyundai, Carson City Hyundai, Carson City Toyota, Dolan Lexus, Dolan Toyota, Lithia Subaru, Michael Hohl Honda, Michael Hohl Motor Company, Nissan of Reno, Reno Buick GMC Cadillac, Tom Dolan Mazda Kia, and Wild West Chevrolet. Eight Utah dealers and six California dealers have also signed with Greater Nevada’s AutoPREMIER.

To access the program, go to and click on the Auto Loans page.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino names executives

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe in Stateline, set to open this ski season, has named three hospitality executives and longtime Lake Tahoe residents to its leadership team — Dede Aspero, vice president of human resources; Siobhan Fajayan, director of marketing; and Mark Conrad, director of facilities.

Dede Aspero, who has 25 years of gaming experience, will lead all hiring, recruitment and retention and employee relations.

With more than two decades of gaming and hospitality experience, Siobhan Fajayan oversees advertising, web and digital marketing, event and promotions, slot and casino marketing, and entertainment bookings for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. As director of marketing, she works with area ski resorts and other groups to bring new events to South Lake Tahoe.

As director of facilities, Mark Conrad oversees the 110,000 square foot facility. He brings nearly 30 years of facility and maintenance expertise to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe.

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