Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce elects officers |

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce elects officers

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Six member representatives have been elected to serve three-year terms on the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Incumbents Tom Brooks of Carson Valley Golf Course, Bill Henderson of Carson Valley Inn, Katie Marquardt of GE, Measurement & Control and Bobbi Thompson of the Minden-Tahoe Airport will be joined by David Brady of Brady & Associates and Jessica Jensen of Guild Mortgage and will take their seats on the 17-member board beginning in July. The board of directors provides the strategic direction of the chamber and provides financial and operational oversight of the organization. It demands time and effort from its members, and their reward is being a key part of improving the climate for business in the Carson Valley.

GNCU’s McLeod working in Douglas

Greater Nevada Mortgage has hired Tracy McLeod as a mortgage consultant in Douglas County.

Her background encompasses more than 20 years of experience in mortgage servicing, including title, escrow and loan origination.

McLeod is an active member of the Council of Residential Specialists, the Women’s Council of Realtors and the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors. Additionally, her efforts in the mortgage industry were recognized by the Nevada Appeal in 2008 when she was awarded Reader’s Choice for Loan Officer.

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Stroke screenings coming to Minden

Residents living in and around Carson Valley can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minden will host Life Line Screening on June 11 at 1659 State Route 88 in Minden. Patrick Ward of Las Vegas attended a Life Line Screening and said, “My cardiologist said I would have had a stroke or a heart attack soon if this was not detected”.

Four key points every person needs to know:

■ Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability;

■ Eighty percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke;

■ Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke;

■ Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.

Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Packages start at $159. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287, or visit our website at Pre-registration is required.

Comstock Mining donates to Boys & Girls Club

Virginia City’s Comstock Mining recently donated $2,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada to use for programs and activities at the youth services agency. Scott Jolcover, Director of Business Development, presented the check to Laurie Gorris, CPO of the Boys & Girls Club, in the games room at the Club.

“We are very pleased to be able to donate to the Boys & Girls Club,” said Jolcover. “The Club provides vital care and programming for the youth in the community, so we know the donation will offer more kids the opportunity to participate.”

The club is the parent club to the Carson Valley Boys & Girls Club.

Oil and gas lease sale delayed

The Bureau of Land Management is deferring oil and gas lease sales on the Carson City District until September 2014. A sale scheduled for Sept. 10 was postponed when the single parcel nominated was withdrawn when it was discovered that it is submerged under water for part of the year making it ineligible for leasing.

The leasing process from the nomination of parcels to completion of the sale can take many months and begins with industry identifying parcels they would be interested in bidding on. From there the parcels are reviewed by BLM staff to ensure they are available and suitable for development or do not fall in areas where mineral development would be prohibited due the presence of endangered species, critical habitat or conflicting existing uses.

Clatyon named West’s top sales center

Clayton Homes of Carson City, a Berkshire-Hathaway company, was named sales center of the year for the West by the Manufactured Housing Institute.

Each year the Manufactured Housing Institute’s National Industry Awards for manufactured and modular housing are presented at the National Congress & Expo.

The ceremony was held April 17 at the Las Vegas Paris Hotel.

“These award winners demonstrate the strong spirit of the industry in the way they operate their business,” said MHI President & CEO Richard Jennison. “These industry role models have made significant contributions to the industry and are leading the way in providing outstanding customer service, products, value, creative solutions and state of the art homes for homebuyers. They are being recognized for their vision in moving the manufactured and modular housing industries forward.”