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Job Connect rep to speak at ABWA meeting

Gloria Chua, business service representative for Nevada Job Connect, will be the speaker at the Washoe Zephyrs Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association networking meeting on Tuesday at the Claim Jumper Restaurant at 4905 S. Virginia St.

Non-members are welcome to attend but must make a reservation. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the presentation from 6-7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the $23 dinner meeting and presentation can be made by contacting Betty Mullins at (775) 329-3026, or by e-mail at

Dutch Bros. earns top customer satisfaction

Dutch Bros. Coffee has been ranked as J.D. Power and Associates highest in customer satisfaction compared with other coffee companies in its 2012 Specialty Coffee Retailer Satisfaction Report

“From the beginning, our mission has been to serve our customers and community with love and respect – all while keeping it fun,” said Travis Boersma, president and co-founder of Dutch Bros. Coffee. “This recognition is a demonstration of that philosophy, and shows how much our amazing employees truly care about the people we serve.”

The report was based on responses from more than 1,300 customers regarding their purchase of any product or beverage from any specialty coffee retailer.

The inaugural report found that a specialty coffee retailer’s staff is more than twice as important to customers compared with the importance for the other factors that measure satisfaction. Customer service attributes such as courtesy, knowledge of merchandise, speed of checkout and availability contribute to the overall staff factor. Other factors contributing to overall satisfaction are merchandise, cost, sales/promotion and facility. For more information, visit

GE, NDOT semifinalists for national recognition

GE Measurement & Control Solutions of Minden and the Nevada Department of Transportation in Carson City are semifinalists in the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The award recognizes employers who provide exceptional support of workers who are members of the Guard and Reserve. They are among 133 semifinalists nationally.

– Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Chromalloy wins contract

Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp. of Carson City won a $95,508 contract from the Department of the Navy for a job involving turbine repair and modification.

– Northern Nevada Business Weekly