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Animal Behavior Consulting and Sierra Veterinary Hospital will offer a Tuesday evening class for puppies, “Puppy Preschool,” for dogs ages 9 to 16 weeks old starting Oct. 2. Classes will be taught by certified animal behaviorist Adrienne Navarro.

Puppy Preschool is designed to guide owners through the critical stages of their puppy’s development, providing the owner with information to make the best start possible with their dog.

Emphasis will be on general socialization, behavior-problem prevention and basic puppy manners. Class size will be small with a maximum of six dogs in each class.

Classes are at Sierra Veterinary Hospital on Tuesday evenings, with the first class on at 6 p.m. Oct. 2. The 50-minute sessions run for six weeks. The fee is $145.

Puppies must be at least 9 weeks old and at least one week post initial vaccinations (both DAPP and bordetella) given by a licensed veterinarian.

For additional information or to enroll, call 841-7646.

Wells Fargo names new division chief

Wells Fargo has announced that Patrick Foley has been named the head of its government banking division. Foley will manage a five-person team that provides financial service and advice to municipal entities in Nevada.

Foley has more than 25 years of financial services experience, in addition to several years of experience working for municipalities in Nevada.

Foley is a fifth-generation Nevadan and a graduate of Arizona State University. He is a member of the Charleston Heights Community Center in Las Vegas and is past president of the Samaritan House LLC.

Wells Fargo increases mobile banking services

Wells Fargo and Co. has added Wells Fargo MobileSM for small businesses to its mobile banking services. Wells Fargo MobileSM is a browser-based solution that gives small-business owners access to their business and personal financial information 24/7 from anywhere.

Small-business customers can check balances of their small business and personal deposit and credit accounts, view transaction histories, and transfer money between eligible Wells Fargo accounts on any Web-enabled mobile device by accessing the mobile banking URL http://www.wf.com.

Roofing company contracts for large projects

Ken Dillon, president of D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, announced that the company has $1.1 million in new projects.

The jobs include three AT&T buildings, one in Reno and two in Sparks; Tyco Co. and the Edison Project, both in Reno; Churchill County Junior High School in Fallon; the Iglod building in Elko; a mansion in Carson City; and, three large homes in Susanville, Calif.

“The company is having a great year, especially with the huge projects we have out at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center,” said Dillon. “It looks like we are going to have another record year.”

The company is now owned 100 percent by its employees.

Bank solidly increases assets

Carson River Community Bank recently surpassing the $26 million mark in total assets.

Julie Kidd, chief financial officer, credits the solid growth in part to the bank’s relationship focused, individualized approach to banking and lending.

Carson River Community Bank is in the North Valley Plaza shopping center at Highway 395 and Jacks Valley Road across from Target. Bank hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, with 24-hour ATM drive-through service.

Classes for contractors available at TMCC

The Nevada State Contractors Board is co-sponsoring education classes for contractors through Truckee Meadows Community College Workforce Development and Continuing Education and the College of Southern Nevada Division of Workforce and Economic Development. Registration is $50 per class per student, and seating is limited to a first-come basis.

Registrants must provide a valid Nevada State Contractors Board license number.

To register at TMCC in Northern Nevada, call 824-3836 or 829-9010 and refer to the call numbers listed, or log on to http://www.tmcc.edu/wdce/nscb

Information is also available on the Contractors Board Web site at http://www.nscb.state.nv.us.

Young business professionals sought for club

The newly formed Carson City Young Business Professionals is accepting applications for new members.

The networking group was formed to cater to business professional ages 21-40 in Carson City and surrounding area.

The yearly membership fee is $25 per person.

To become a part of the group, contact the Carson City Area Chamber of Commerce at 882-1565.

Expo still offering booth space

The Northern Nevada’s Business and Tech Expo is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday at the Nevada Appeal Building, 580 Mallory Way.

Products and services will be showcased from industries such as technology, manufacturing, financial, retail, hospitality, health services, and clean energy.

Booth space and sponsorships are available to promote products and services, reach markets across an eight-county region, and network to create new partnerships. For information, contact 883-4413.

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