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Shaheen Beauchamp Builders recently completed its newest project, the Market Street retail center on East College Parkway near the Highway 395 overpass. With more than 16,000 square feet of space, the center has already secured two tenants, US Bank and Dotty’s Casino, and more tenants are expected to move in soon. For more information about Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, call 885-2294. For leasing information at the Shops at College Parkway, contact Bruce Robertson at Sperry Van Ness at 883-3936.

Steve Leetzow recently celebrated one full year of helping Carson City-area residents protect their property and prepare for the future as owner of an exclusive Allstate insurance agency located at 3915 S. Carson St. The office phone number is 883-4274.

Gastroenterology Consultants recently hired Thomas J. Klim as the new executive director of the practice. Prior to taking the job, Klim held leadership positions while employed at Henry Ford Healthcare System and Covenant Health System, both based out of Michigan. With more than 25 years of healthcare management experience, Klim will be overseeing the five clinics and five endoscopy centers of the practice throughout Reno, Carson City and Gardnerville.

Two companies agreed to provide $15,000 grants to two Northern Nevada non-profit organizations for “IT makeovers.”

The makeovers, offered by Microsoft Licensing, GP and IQ Technology Solutions, are designed to allow both selected non-profit organizations to invest $15,000 in the same key technologies that local businesses use to enhance their operations.

The winners in the contest will be based on an essay describing their needs, their mission and objectives and how their organization would use the IT Makeover to better serve our region.

The selected non-profits will be able to invest their contribution in products and services such as new hardware and software, technical consulting and managed IT services.

The final selections will be made Nov. 30 by a panel of local business leaders who will evaluate the applications and choose two local organizations.

It is open to all registered Non-Profit organizations in Northern Nevada.

All registered non-profit charitable organizations serving the Reno/Tahoe basin can apply. Application forms may be obtained online at http://www.iqcorp.com or by contacting Dariah Scott at 775-352-2301 or by e-mail at dscott@iqcorp.com. Applications must be postmarked by Nov.15.

Sierra Nevada College will celebrate the first Global Entrepreneurship Week with the Lake Tahoe – SNC Entrepreneurship Summit, planned for Nov. 21 and 22 in Incline Village.

Carson City resident Gary Jesch, owner of CHOPS & Assoc. Live Animation, has worked with Rick Normington, director of SNC’s Entrepreneurship Department, to organize an agenda full of round-table panel discussions and speed-networking opportunities for students and members of the business communities of Reno, Carson City and North Lake Tahoe.

Recycling innovator Roger Wittenberg, co-founder of Trex company that makes outdoor decking out of recycled plastic bags and sawdust, is the keynote speaker.

The goal of Entrepreneurship Week is to inspire young people everywhere to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. More than 75 countries are participating, including Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa and the United States.

Students, business people, and those who may want to turn their business ideas into reality are invited to attend at no charge. A non-perishable food donation to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada would be appreciated at the door. The program and other information about the event are available at http://www.tahoegew.com.

Events this week:

Tuesday

Ribbon cutting for the new studio of photographer Gary Robison. 5:15 p.m. at 1851 N. Roop St., beside the Carson City Beauty Academy.

Wednesday

Fall harvest season Carson City Chamber of Commerce mixer at Heritage Bank of Nevada. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hosted bar, food, and raffle items.

Thursday

Nevada Business Connections meeting. 8 a.m. at Gold Dust West, 2171 Highway 50 East. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $20. RSVP at 882-8306. Tyrus W. Cobb, former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan on national security and chief executive officer of the Northern Nevada Network will be the guest speaker.