Business briefly Dec. 26 |

Business briefly Dec. 26

Mining president to address NNDA

Tim Crowley, the president of the Nevada Mining Association, will address the next Northern Nevada Business Weekly breakfast meeting on Jan. 26.

Crowley will talk about the industry in Nevada and how it “contributes significantly to state and local coffers, and produces essential metals and minerals on which our society depends,” according to the event announcement.

Doors open at 7 a.m. inside the Gold Dust West, 2171 Highway 50 E., in Carson City, Cost is $20 for NNDA members and $35 for guests.

New leadership for SNAR

Sandi Smith of Coldwell Banker’s Smith Team in Carson City was recently named President of the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors.

Smith has more than 10 years of experience in real estate sales and holds several certifications and designations. She has been awarded Realtor of the Month and President’s Circle several times. Additionally, Beth Kitchen, co-owner of Charles Kitchen Realty in Carson City, has been named president-elect for 2011. She has held her real estate license for more than 10 years and also has extensive experience in property management.

Kitchen is active in the community, and has served in various capacities for the local and state Realtor associations. Additionally, Beth is an active member of the National Association of Property Managers.

Six Nevada Realtors get designation

Six Realtors of Realty Executives Nevada’s Choice in Carson City got their Certified Distressed Property Expert designation last month.

They are: Garrett Lepire, Katie Bawden, Margaret Forsythe and Tony Rodriguez of the Carson City office and Vick Morris and Annette Brooks of the Gardnerville office.

“We now have more than 20 agents between our Carson City and our Gardnerville office holding this designation,” said Chick James, owner and broker of the firm.

Firm predicts weak housing market for Reno-Sparks in 2011

The Reno-Sparks residential market is expected to be the weakest in the nation during 2011, says Veros Real Estate Solutions of Santa Ana, Calif. The company projects a 7.2 percent decline in home values in the region.

– Northern Nevada Business Weekly