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GE makes $10,000 donation to Boys & Girls Club

Staff Reports
Special to The R-C

For the third year, GE Measurement & Control has sponsored the Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley, this year by donating $10,000 for operations and programs.

The organization provides care and guidance to 500 children of the Carson Valley and “is critical to the development and success to the community’s youth.”

“We’re honored to be a supporter of this great organization which brings happiness, support and life skills to many children in the Carson Valley,” said Landon Boyer, Boys & Girls Club board member and product manager at Bently Nevada, the product line headquartered in Minden. “Through the work that the Boys & Girls Club does, the children in our community are given opportunities to succeed and grow in many ways.”

“We are ever grateful for the generous support of our larger community including GE,” said Renea Louie, charter board member and first vice president of the club. Their donations over the last several years and partnership make the work of the club possible. Each contribution helps to make a profound impact on the programming, facilities and, most importantly, our ability to improve the lives of the members.

“Our doors are open every day, providing a safe space for the children to learn and grow. We also keep our annual membership fees low, and no child is turned away because of an inability to pay. In order to support these efforts, continue the ambitious programming and provide fun, unforgettable opportunities like field trips and summer camps, we need the entire community’s support, and GE leads the way in setting the example and taking care of its community.”

Art Eunson, general manager of Bently Nevada, commented on the continued support of GE employees.

“Our employees are strong supporters of the youth in Douglas County, whether it be through donations, volunteering or sharing their time and expertise with community groups,” he said. “We’re fortunate to be able to partner with the Boys & Girls Club to enhance this commitment to community and children.”

GE Measurement & Control is an innovator in advanced, sensor-based measurement, nondestructive testing and inspection, control and condition monitoring, delivering accuracy, productivity and safety to a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. It has more than 40 facilities in 25 countries and is part of GE Energy, which provides efficient energy solutions for its customers.

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Edward Jones ranks fourth in top workplaces

The financial services firm Edward Jones recently was named the No. 4 small company on the Nevada Top Workplaces ranking, according to four Carson Valley Edward Jones financial advisors.

Edward Jones has 60 branches all over Nevada. The firm is growing, adding branches and seeking new financial advisors who are interested in operating an entrepreneurial office with the support and benefits of one of the oldest and largest firms in the industry.

The ranking was based on an employer inventory of practices and an anonymous survey of employees, who were asked to agree or disagree with dozens of statements about the firm, teamwork and their individual experience at the firm.

This was Edward Jones’ first entry in the Nevada Top Workplaces competition.

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Nevada nonprofits receive $3.2 million from Smith’s

Smith’s Food & Drug has released its 2012 report highlighting donations of $10 million worth of cash and products given to more than 2,200 nonprofit organizations in seven western states of Smith’s operations.

The total includes $3.2 million contributed to 315 schools and nonprofit charities in Nevada.

The company’s charitable giving program known as “Neighbor to Neighbor” provided an average donation of nearly $75,000 per store location throughout Smith’s seven western states of operation. The support also includes contributions from the Kroger Foundation, Smith’s parent company, suppliers, associates and customers through in-store fundraising promotions.

Smith’s assistance is primarily focused in the following areas: fighting hunger, supporting K-12 education, children’s hospitals, promoting women’s health, primarily breast cancer, the development of minorities and women and support for local grassroots organizations. The report summarizes the company’s social philanthropy and lists specific organizations by state supported last year. The 2012 report is available online at

“Having partners like Smith’s who are committed to helping those in our community is priceless,” said Brian Burton, CEO and president of Three Square Food Bank. “Their generous donations help us provide wholesome, nutritious food to those less fortunate.”

“Our associates help us to reach out in meaningful ways within the community,” said Mark Tuffin, Smith’s president. “We work with both our vendors and customers to support many nonprofit organizations in their service to others.”

Smith’s is a division of the Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), one of the nation’s largest retail grocers. From its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, Smith’s manages 131 stores and 75 fuel centers throughout Nevada, New Mexico Utah, Wyoming, Montana, northern Arizona and southern Idaho.

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