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Vendors needed for holiday shopping bazaar

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Vendors and raffle items are needed for Main Street Gardnerville’s second annual holiday shopping bazaar 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville.Last year, approximately 400 people attended the event.“It’s a great way to get an early start on all of your holiday shopping,” Main Street Program Manager Paula Lochridge said in a press release. “This annual fundraiser will help support the revitalization efforts in the Main Street district. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit St. Gall.”Forty-five vendors are needed. Space is open first to businesses within the Main Street district through Sept. 15, then open to all vendors until Oct. 31. Potential vendors can submit their applications now for consideration.Another way a business can participate is by making a donation for a raffle and silent auction. Vendors and donors will be acknowledged in various press releases, on the website and other social media, in the information kiosk in the Main Street district, on the raffle/silent auction tables, announced during the event and also listed in the program handed out at the event.The mission of the Gardnerville Main Street Program, in partnership with the town, county, business and community, is to revitalize downtown Gardnerville utilizing design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring to develop the unique identity and preserve the historic nature of the community.For more information, call 782-8027 or visit to host Startup Weekend for entrepreneursAspiring entrepreneurs willing to drive five hours across the mountainous desert can head out to Startup Weekend, a national business-launching event Sept. 28-30 in Elko. Startup Weekend Elko will connect Nevada entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts with mentors and resources for a weekend of sharing ideas, forming teams and launching startups. The weekend-long event will take place at the Great Basin College campus in Elko.“Many of us in Nevada had the rug swept out from our feet the past few years, and we’ve had to adapt and become innovative and entrepreneurial to survive,” said Daniel Herr, event organizer. “Northern Nevada has a lot of hidden gems.”On Friday night, attendees will take the open mic to pitch their ideas to the group in 60 seconds or less. After groups form, the rest of the weekend will be spent formulating the most popular ideas — often web and mobile applications — with the help of mentors and seasoned startup entrepreneurs. Organizers described it as a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of entrepreneurial leaders, bankers, venture capitalists, and marketing and sales gurus, providing an opportunity for feedback.The event’s principal sponsor is the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization — a private nonprofit that focuses “on transforming Nevada’s technology-based ideas into sustainable enterprises.”Other sponsors include Kauffman Foundation, Google, Microsoft, Sendgrid and Cloudmine.Registration is open to everyone, though spots are limited. Registering costs $99 or $49 for students. Register online at Tahoe forms new partnershipsNorthern Nevada families now have more access to specialized care for pediatric diseases such as cancer and blood disorders. As of Sept. 1, patients will have the option to access these services in Carson City through an agreement with Carson Medical Group and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.To commemorate the new partnership, an open house is being held 4-6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Carson Medical Group Pediatric Outpatient Clinic located at 1475 Medical Parkway in Carson City. Directly after the open house, the benefit concert HopeFest will take place at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center at 1535 Medical Parkway. This event is free and open to the public. Proceeds will benefit area cancer patients.Dr. Caroline Hastings, pediatric hematologist/oncologist, has treated patients in the Reno area for more than 20 years. She currently has plans to see patients for consultations and follow-up visits at Carson Medical Group on a monthly basis. Her schedule may increase to weekly clinics if the need arises.Children needing intravenous infusions and other restorative services will receive them at the nearby Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Inpatient Unit. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has plans to eventually offer chemotherapy treatments and infusions at the Carson Medical Group location.“I know how important it is for patients and their families to receive treatment as close to home as possible,” said Hastings. “Being able to expand our reach into Carson City will benefit our patients who come from Minden, Gardnerville, Kingsbury, Wellington and beyond.”

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