Business Briefs Feb. 7 |

Business Briefs Feb. 7

Downtown Coin hosting monthly coin collector meeting

Downtown Coin will host its monthly coin club at 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the store on 111 W. Telegraph St., said owner Dan Wilson.

The club, which meets every second Tuesday of the month, has 22 members and is planning for a coin show inside the Carson Nugget in May.

Wilson opened the 1,200 square foot shop seven months ago. He began his career eight years ago after inheriting a coin collection.

“It went from a business out of our extra bedroom at home now to the retail,” Wilson said.

Coin club vice president Chuck Price joined after spending 20 years collecting rare Hawaiian coins, which were minted in the late 19th century.

He said the club is trying to start programs with local Boy and Girl Scout troops to help them with coin-related merit badges.

Area Realtor gets certification

Garrett Lepire of Realty Executives in Carson City completed the e-Pro Technology Certification Program, which is offered by the National Association of Realtors.

The course is designed to teach Realtors Internet skills, considering more than 80 percent of consumers begin their real estate research online.

Governor to address breakfast meeting

Gov. Jim Gibbons will speak at the next Nevada Business Connections breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Feb. 18.

State Sen. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, will also speak at the event, which will focus on the state’s business climate.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. at the Grove in Reno, 95 Foothill Rd. Cost is $20 and $25 for guests.

For more information or to RSVP, call 882-8306 or e-mail executive director Kris Holt at kris@nevada

Carson manufacturer adds U.K. distributor

Ametherm, a Carson City manufacturer that makes electrical components, added Rhopoint Components to its list of distributors, the company announced last week.

Company President Eric Rauch said there is growing demand for high power circuit protection for things such as heating and cooling, audio amplifiers and medical X-ray equipment.

Rhopoint will be the sole distributor of Ametherm products in the United Kingdom.

Area bank awarded

City National Bank has won nine Excellence Awards for small business and middle market banking from Greenwich Associates, a global financial services research and consulting firm, the company announced last week.

It is the fifth consecutive year that City National has been recognized for its performance serving small businesses and middle market companies.

The bank has a Carson City location, 1811 College Parkway.