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DCBIA to offer Forecast 1999 next week

by Linda Hiller

The Douglas County Building Industry Association will “Forecast 1999,” Wednesday, featuring seven speakers.

The annual event will be held at the Genoa Lakes River Bend Grille on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with cocktails and hors d’oeurves beginning at 6 p.m. and the program scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Outgoing executive director of the DCBIA, Fran Houle, said the seven speakers at Wednesday’s event will be discussing general topics relating to their particular professional expertise.

“Marsha Tomerlin (owner of Coldwell Banker ITILDO) will talk on the forecast for real estate in the Carson Valley,” Houle said. “And, Bob Hadfield, who is the executive director of NACO, the Nevada Association of Counties, and also a member of the Minden Town Board, will give us an overview of the northern part of the state,” she said. “He is also a former Douglas County manager, so he has an interesting point of view.”

Current Douglas County Manager Dan Holler will give a preview of the coming years from the county’s point of view.

“I’ll be reporting on the leakage study and the North Valley project and other commercial developments,” he said. “Mine is going to be an economic look at the year, and it’s pretty positive for Douglas County.”

Other speakers at the annual event include Ursula Prebezac, senior vice president of Nevada Banking Co., who will speak on the money end of the building industry; Al Shankle, owner of Al Shankle Construction, who will be talking about building. Steve Teshara, executive director, Lake Tahoe Gaming Alliance, will discuss tourism in the county; and Dave Williams, owner of Aervoe Pacific, will discuss industry.

Houle, who is retiring to move to New Mexico in early March, will be on hand Wednesday evening to “pass the baton” to her replacement as executive director, Sandy Cable, formerly of the Business Council of Douglas County.

Houle and Ray Tomalas, president of DCBIA will officiate the evening meeting. The public is welcome to attend, but reservations are required and must be made by Tuesday, Feb. 23. The cost is $15 per person.

For more information, call the DCBIA office at 783-1782 or fax 783-1792.