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September 17, 2013
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Nominations sought for annual Chamber gala

The 2013 Gala & Community Recognition Award Celebration is Nov. 9 at Carson Valley Inn. Sponsored by the Chamber and The Record-Courier, the event brings the spotlight to some of the valley’s best; specifically, the business of the year, employee of the year, nonprofit-service club of the year, volunteer of the year and citizen of the year. The chamber is seeking nominating letters for those categories now. A committee chooses the winners from those nominated. Chamber director Bill Chernock said one nomination per person or organization is sufficient. The winners are selected based on the reasons expressed in the nominating letter. It only takes a single letter to recognize a worthy award recipient.

The award winners take the spotlight at the gala, dress for the dinner is “Carson Valley formal.” Send letters to Community Awards, CV Chamber of Commerce, 1477 Hwy 395 in Gardnerville.

Challenge would cut energy use by a fifth

The Sustainable Living & Renewable Energy Roundup, a local educational nonprofit, is kicking off a free program for homeowners and renters called the “20% Energy Challenge.” The goal of the program is to help people reduce their home energy consumption by 20 percent over the year and make their homes more comfortable in the process.

The organizing meeting and signups for the challenge will be held 12:30-1:15 p.m. Sept. 21 during the Green Living Festival at the Nature Conservancy’s River Fork Ranch on Genoa Lane. NV Energy will also be on hand to demonstrate how to use the tools available on their website.

Each month a free workshop will focus on one of the ways we lose energy in our homes and present a variety of methods that range from free to expensive for improving energy efficiency in that area. Because everyone’s home is different, members will choose the methods that best suit their situation and track their energy use for the year. October’s workshop will focus on identifying and reducing air leaks and heat loss with a home energy audit demonstration and ideas for creating a tighter envelope for our homes.

The challenge is not intended as a competition between members, but a fun and supportive way to help everyone achieve their own goals. For more information visit or contact Vicki Bates at or 790-0721.

U. S. Marine Corps Civilian Police Program job fair

The Marine Corps Civilian Police Department at Pickel Meadow north of Bridgeport, Calif., is seeking police officers to work on the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training base. Interested candidates can apply 1-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Douglas County Social Services, 1133 Spruce St. in Gardnerville. Bring resume and job history with references. For more information, visit, or call 782-9825.

Genoa video production company producing television campaign

Miner Productions, a corporate event and video production company that relocated to Genoa in 2009, has been commissioned by VMWare to produce a television campaign in Western Nevada.

VMWare, located in Silicon Valley is recognized as the originator of the cloud using their virtual machine software.

The video campaign highlighting VMWare’s entry into the emerging mobile market with the introduction of the Horizon Suite will be shot in Carson Valley and Carson City. Filming on location is scheduled for Thursday at Carson Tahoe Medical Center, Western Nevada College, The State Assembly Building and Aervoe Industries in Gardnerville.

The production will employ local on-camera talent hired through Nevada Casting and local production support personnel.

WISE Meeting Sept. 19

Women Inspiring Service and Education will be holding their monthly meeting and luncheon Sept. 19 at Carson Valley Inn.

The monthly meeting is an opportunity for members and guests to meet, greet, and network. The featured speaker will be Michael Salogga of the Business Resource Innovation Center, Carson City. Member of the Month is Kathy Taranto.

Check-in time is from 11-11:30 a.m.. The meeting begins at 11:45 and ends promptly at 1 p.m. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. RSVPs are required by 5 p.m. Sept. 16. Visit the website for details.

WISE is a diverse group of women, both business owners and community members, who come together to share ideas, continued education, business sense, and inspiration. The organization is dedicated to serving our community by offering educational opportunities for women, holding fundraising events for local charities, and offer venues for continuing education.

For further information, contact Pamela Mann, WISE vice president, at 775-220-4474 or

Editor’s Note: The Record-Courier is rerunning this item due to an error in the photo caption in Friday’s edition.

Maas new esthetician at Taylor York Salon

Jennifer Maas is the new licensed esthetician at Taylor York Salon. She is a offering 45-, 60-, or 90-minute facials, body treatments, waxing services, and professional makeup applications. Jennifer has formal training from the Aveda Institute in esthetics and professional runway skin care and makeup experience. While at the institute she was top in her class earning herself exclusive mentoring opportunities and a 4.0 GPA.

Taylor York Salon is located at 1662 Highway 395, Suite 106 Minden. Call782-6059 to schedule an appointment Tuesday-Saturday.

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 3, 2013 04:09PM Published Sep 20, 2013 03:03PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.