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June 14, 2013
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Open house, ribbon cutting Thursday

Waddell & Reed has recently expanded its Minden office and is hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday.

The financial advisors are located at 1701 County Road, Minden, Suite O.

The opening is 4-7 p.m. The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.

First Thirsty Thursday

Main Street Gardnerville will be hosting the first of the season’s Thirsty Third Thursdays.

The wine walk is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cost to participate is $5 for a commemorative wind glass, and then $10 to register for each walk. Registration booths open at 4:30 p.m. and are located at the Town of Gardnerville, 1407 Highway 395, and the Stratton Center, 1546 Highway 395. Registration booths are open until 7 p.m. each day. All registered walkers will be entered into monthly drawings for gift certificates and passes to future wine walks. ID cards will be checked. For more information, call 782-8027.

Twitter for Business

Swift Communications social media expert Jenna Palacio will be the speaker at today’s Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce General Membership Lunch. Palacio will be talking about how to use Twitter to help build business. The luncheon is 11:45 a.m. at 1862 David Walley’s Restaurant and Saloon in Genoa. Lunch is $20 for chamber members.

Mono Opening Day brings in big fish

A bevy of opening day derbies and competitions saw four 10-plus-pound fish pulled from Twin Lakes in Bridgeport. An additional $19,000 was invested in early season stocking, complementing the county’s annual stocking budget of over $100,000. The Eastern Sierra Fishing Coalition also raised $10,000 in a boat raffle last year, and that was used for more early-season trout.

“This augmented stocking effort will certainly have a positive impact for early-season fishing throughout the region,” Steve Marti, Mono County fisheries commissioner and owner of Twin Lakes Resort in Bridgeport, said. “It will increase the quality of stringers our anglers will be able take out of the water this spring – and that kind of news travels fast.”

Andrew Jones, proprietor of the Silver Lake Resort in June Lake reported that “the Opening Weekend was spectacular. In fact, we had some of the best fishing at an opener that I have seen in years, and the weather was exceptional, but to be honest, I think that the buzz was the extra fish that went into the lake due to the stocking. Everyone seemed excited and saw direct results.”

GE seeking job fair participants

General Electric’s Bently Nevada is seeking businesses or organizations that provide benefits to veterans or active duty service members, or who are interested in participating in its Hiring our Heroes Job Fair on July 28.

The event features local businesses that are actively hiring. Hiring Our Heroes is part of GE’s national commitment to hire over 5,000 veterans by 2017.

Anyone interested in participating in the job fair may contact Donna Chizek at (775) 215-1018 or

General Electric is hosting its second annual appreciation fair for U.S. veterans 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28. The event provides an opportunity for veteran support organizations and local businesses to educate veteran and military families about the resources available to them.

This year’s event is being presented in conjunction with the Reno-Tahoe Open as part of the Northern Nevada Salute the Troops Week. The event is free of charge and will offer several activities geared toward families. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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The Record Courier Updated May 14, 2013 05:02PM Published Jul 20, 2013 07:01PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.