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Nevada Appeal Staff

Southwest Gas hosting free workshop in June

Southwest Gas will host a free workshop on its procurement opportunities for minority, women and disabled veteran business enterprises from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at its 400 Eagle Lane office.

“This is an excellent opportunity for businesses to learn about the different products and services we purchase and how they can grow their customer base,” said Valeries Bailey of Southwest’s Supplier Diversity department.

A reservation to attend the free workshop is required by Friday, June 8. To RSVP call Tammy Lubich at 775-887-2710. For more information, visit

JobConnect offers employment workshops

Carson City JobConnect will offer four classes on life skills and employment preparation beginning June 12 through June 14.

There will be one class a day and each will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Carson JobConnect Office, 1929 N. Carson St.

Day one will focus on life skills; day two is how to apply marketing principles when selling your abilities and experience to an employer; day three on resume building; and day four on interview skills.

To sign up for any of the workshops, contact JOIN at 283-0125 at least three days beforehand.

Dutch Bros. donates $174K to MDA

Dutch Bros. Coffee stores donated $174,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association following its annual company-wide fundraiser, MDA Day on May 4.

“We are so thankful for the contributions of our amazing customers and their support of a cause that means so much to all of us at Dutch Bros.,” said company co-founder and Dane’s younger brother, Travis Boersma. “We once again surpassed our fundraising goal, and are so proud of our friends, family and the franchisees for showing their support of this important cause. It’s heartwarming to support an organization that changes the lives of so many people.”

Throughout the month of May, Dutch Bros. will be selling “Drink one for Dane” T-shirts online at, with all proceeds supporting MDA.

Mahe named partner at Allison MacKenzie Law Firm

Allison MacKenzie Law Firm has promoted attorney Jennifer Mahe to partner. Mahe will continue to focus her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, water rights, business law and bankruptcy.

She joined Allison MacKenzie Law Firm as an associate in 2006.

Mahr earned a bachelor of arts with distinction in psychology from University of Nevada in 2002. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2005 and was admitted to practice in the state of Nevada in 2005. She is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, the First Judicial District Bar Association, the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, the Ninth Judicial District Bar Association, and the State Bar of Nevada.

For more information, contact Allison MacKenzie Law Firm at 775-687-0202, or visit

Goeschl named Direct Support Professional of the Year

The American Network of Community Options and Resources recognized Jasmine Goeschl of Dungarvin in Carson City as the 2012 Direct Support Professional of the Year for Nevada.

“Dungarvin is proud of Jasmine’s recognition. This honor is a reflection of Jasmine’s commitment to supporting people with disabilities and the quality of services provided by Dungarvin,” said Kimberly Carter, office coordinator.

Direct Support Professionals – often referred to as caregivers, personal assistants and direct care or homecare aide – provide daily support services for millions of Americans with disabilities. Thanks to DSPs, people with disabilities are able to live fulfilling and independent lives and be active participants in their communities.

Jasmine Goeschl depicts every example of a positive, outgoing individual. Jasmine not only has the patience beyond most, she truly cares about her position with the individuals she supports.

As a Day Program Coordinator, Goeschl faces challenges with the many and various disabilities of the individuals she serves.

Although functioning as a Program Coordinator, Goeschl continues to accompany individuals on community outings and develop new ideas for community involvement. Creating new approaches to support their needs to grow and learn

Also nominated for our region were Samantha Silvestri, and Ted Rauenhorst.

Langson Energy wins bronze in Edison Awards

Langson Energy of Carson City won a bronze award for green implementation in The Edison Awards.

The awards recognize innovation in development of new products and services.

Langson Energy and its founder, Richard Langson, have developed a technology to generate power using the waste heat that results when the pressure in natural gas transmission lines is stepped down for urban lines.

– Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Carson residents pass bar exam

Northern Nevadans who passed the February bar exam include:

Reno: Sally I. Bassett, Marilee Breternitz, Matthew J. Curti, Tiffany B. Davis, Melissa L. Flatley, Lucas M. Foletta, Diana S. Genasci, Mario F. Gonzalez, Jennifer L. Gustafson, Christina Kim and Benjamin M. Newman. Sparks: Lesley N. Casner and Ronald J. Richards.

Carson City: Kimberlie T. Johnson and Ryan J. MacDonald.

Elko: Lauren A. Landa.

– Northern Nevada Business Weekly