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Blankets, Burgers and Brews fundraiser Saturday

Main Street Gardnerville will host its annual fundraising event, Blankets, Burgers and Brews, 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Park.

The event is free to attend and gives families and friends the opportunity to come together for a night of live music, great local food and drinks, socializing and activities for kids and adults alike.

Starting off the event is a patriotic bike parade for kids of all ages. Big Daddy’s Bike, Ski & Board Shop will give away a service gift certificate for the best decorated bike in each age category.

On the stage for the evening is the band Rick Hays and American Steel. Burgers and local fare from Cafe Girasole, JT Basque Bar and Dining Room, NDN Tacos, Rite of Passage and High Sierra Ice Cream will be available for purchase. Beverages will also be available for purchase from Tahoe Ridge Winery, Bistro and Marketplace.

Also on tap for the evening is a poker walk and 50/50 raffle. The event is made possible by Big Daddy’s Bike, Ski & Board Shop, Studio Vogue, Tahoe Ridge Winery, Bistro and Marketplace and countless volunteers.

Proceeds from Blankets, Burgers and Brews will benefit Main Street Gardnerville, a nonprofit group dedicated to revitalizing downtown Gardnerville through design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring.

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City National Bank recently announced that Ursula Prebezac, senior vice president, has been elected to the board of directors of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. Prebezac was elected to a three-year term and also serves as the chair of the chamber’s membership committee.

Prebezac is a 34-year veteran of the banking industry and has been with City National for the past nine years. She is responsible for the bank’s Commercial Banking Services group in the Carson City and Carson Valley areas, which also includes Stateline at South Lake Tahoe.

“We are very excited to have Ursula join our board and become part of one of the most talented and qualified groups of business professionals in Northern Nevada,” said Bill Chernock, executive director of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and lifetime of experience to our board that will be invaluable in our mission to identify and address the changing needs of the business community in our area.”

The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce was established in 1945 and today has more than 360 members made up of businesses, professionals and individuals. The service area of the chamber includes the towns of Minden, Gardnerville and Genoa as well as Topaz Lake area, businesses established in the Johnson Lane area, Gardnerville Ranchos and Indian Hills.

Prebezac joined City National’s predecessor, Business Bank of Nevada, in 2002 from Colonial Bank, where she’d served as the area president for Lake Tahoe and Carson City. She began working in the banking industry in 1978 as an assistant treasurer and branch manager with Glastonbury Bank & Trust in Glastonbury, Conn.

In addition to her newly appointed board position, Prebezac also serves as a Court Appointed Advocate for Children of Douglas County, and as a volunteer for Kids and Horses in Minden. She is a past member of the Tahoe/Douglas Chamber of Commerce, Republican Women, and Soroptimist International.

City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation. It is backed by $21.6 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 81 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City and Nashville, Tenn.

The company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $60.1 billion in client investment assets, including nearly $38 billion under direct management.

City National has 12 branch offices in Nevada, including eight in Las Vegas and one each in North Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Minden. The bank also has a loan production office at Stateline.

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