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Joint breakfast to focus on hospitality economics

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The annual joint membership breakfast of the Northern Nevada Development Authority, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Business Council of Douglas County will focus on hospitality economics, specifically gaming and skiing.

Doors open at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden at 7 a.m. on Nov. 8. The event concludes around 9 a.m. Cost is $20 per person with reservations, or $35 at the door.

This year’s program will feature two speakers.

William Eadington is a professor of economics and director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno. He will discuss the state of the industry in Nevada and the impacts of global gaming.

Carl Ribaudo, principal at Strategic Marketing Group and executive director of Ski Lake Tahoe, has more than 20 years experience in the travel and tourism industries. His presentation will reveal what’s occurring on the skiing side of tourism and how it impacts the region.

For more information or to register for the event, contact Judi Bishop, Northern Nevada Development Authority, (775) 883-4413, Renea Louie, Business Council of Douglas County, 782-6715, or Bill Chernock, Carson Valley Chamber & Visitors Authority, 782-8144.

Minden resident Janette Robertson has opened Just 2 Spoiled in Gardnerville that combines spa-style services with a baby boutique.

“I’m combining both professional trades to help all women, including pre- and post-pregnancy,” Robertson said. “It’s about improving their self-image and confidence through proper skin care and well-being.”

The business was first established in 2009 as an online boutique for babies and new mothers, specializing in custom nursery ensembles designed by Robertson, who is an interior designer and owner of Jan’s Windows & Accents of Carson Valley.

“All items are manufactured in Carson Valley,” she said.

Patrons of the new store will find the custom ensembles along with infant layettes and accessories.

Robertson also has experience in the aesthetics and skin care industry. Her current spa offerings include massages, facials, body treatments and waxing with a focus on pre- and post-natal care. There are pre- and post-natal cosmetic products for sale as well.

Located at 1492 Highway 395, Suite 105, Gardnerville, Just 2 Spoiled is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 782-0099.

Ranchos residents Cassie and Andrew Isaac have opened Lil Monsterz in downtown Gardnerville.

The store offers new and used baby and children’s items, consignment children’s furniture, dance leotards and tutus.

“We take in donations, and also will be donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters items that can’t be sold,” the Isaacs said.

Located at 1402 Highway 395, Suite B, Gardnerville, Lil Monsterz is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call (775) 309-3746.

Newly accredited businesses with the Better Business Bureau include the following:

A2Z Staffing, LLC (Carson City); All Out Trucking (Reno); Blue Sky Events and Travel Management, LLC (Stateline); C. Brian Sonderegger, M.D. (Carson City); Caughlin Pack-N-Ship (Reno); Charles C. Harmon Co. (Incline Village); Concise Communications (Reno); Deborah A. Palmer, A Professional Corporation (Stateline); Elements Spa (South Lake Tahoe); Ginny’s Mobile Grooming (Stagecoach); Great Basin Physical Therapy and Performance Center (Minden); Great Outdoor Patio Furniture (Washoe Valley); High Altitude Heating & Air (South Lake Tahoe); Hooked Up Sport Fishing (Incline Village); Kelly’s Kurtains & More (Sparks); Mark D. Funke, D.D.S. (Carson City); North Shore Hardware (Kings Beach); Roadrider of Reno, Ltd. (Reno); State Farm Insurance (Tahoe City); Tahoe Discount Mattresses & More (South Lake Tahoe); United Lock & Key (Kings Beach); Wild West Chevrolet (Yerington); Yag Solutions, Inc. (South Lake Tahoe).

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