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Premier Floor Coverings: getting it right (1)

February 23, 2015 — 

Dan Grattan was fresh out of college when he first landed a job as a carpet layer’s helper. It was just going to be a temporary gig until he figured …

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Marc Cuniberti: World economies’ ‘addiction’ continues to fuel markets (2)

February 23, 2015 — 

“Quantitative easing” has been covered many times in mainstream media. It’s the policy by which the central banks create money from nothingness and then use that newly created money to …

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Machen MacDonald: Leadership based on values (3)

February 23, 2015 — 

Have you ever been around a person you consider to be a powerful leader? I’m not just talking about someone’s title or stature, but rather their ability to lead others …

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Business listings: Feb. 23, 2015 (4)

February 23, 2015 — 

Prevent Sexual Harassment and Bullying: Sierra HR Association, 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Truckee Tahoe Airport Community Room A, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, www.sierrahra.org. “Fire Em All”: HR Horror …

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Business opportunities (5)

February 16, 2015 — 

Funding: Traditional and Non-Traditional — Nevada City CDBG & Sierra SBDC, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 792 Searls Ave., Nevada City, www.sierracommons.org2015 Labor Law & Business Essentials — Regional Chambers of Commerce, …

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Ways to help connect Web services (6)

February 16, 2015 — 

Q: I subscribe to a bunch of different Web services, like DropBox and Gmail and Evernote and more. I’d love it if these services could “communicate” better.For example, wouldn’t it …

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Class clown gets last laugh (7)

February 16, 2015 — 

On career day at Chicago Park School, chances are little Ryan Christiansen didn’t pick “stump grinding” as his future profession — despite being the class clown. But as it turns …

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International convention held in Grass Valley (8)

February 13, 2015 — 

An international convention for The Tapestry Network was held in Grass Valley on Feb. 5-8. This annual conference had guests from Thailand, Australia, Missouri, Michigan, Washington, Nevada and from all …

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Meet Your Merchant: Cannon’s Well Pump Service (9)

February 9, 2015 — 

Mike Cannon grew up playing in the orchards of Contra Costa County’s small town of Brentwood. “As kids we were always outside,” he said. “Sometimes we would eat the fruit …

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Machen MacDonald: Let’s get stronger (10)

February 9, 2015 — 

This is your year to become stronger emotionally and physically to accomplish your greatest vision and goals.Imagine for a moment having the confidence, certainty and resourcefulness to achieve what may …

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Business opportunities (11)

February 9, 2015 — 

Employee Mobile Devices: Reimbursement, Trade Secrets, and Social Media — Sacramento HR Association, 10-1 a.m. Tuesday, webinar, www.sahra.org/eventsTax Strategies to Ensure You Pay #NotOneDollarMore — SCORE, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, www.sacramento.score.org/onlineworkshopsSocial …

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Doug Behl and Ken Getz: What is OneNote? (12)

February 2, 2015 — 

Q: I just got a new Windows PC, and noticed an application called OneNote that I had never noticed before. I open it up, and it’s not clear what it’s …

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Rocket Plasma uses plasma lighting to grow plants better (13)

February 2, 2015 — 

Tanya Czarkowski has always been naturally curious. An accomplished go-getter with a strong background in business development and engineering, it was no wonder she wanted to learn more when a …

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Machen MacDonald: Partnering to prosper (14)

February 2, 2015 — 

Wherever success manifests, it seems it was preceded by a passionate partnership and included courageous collaboration and purposeful focus. Partnerships are the cornerstone to any success. No one person can …

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Allen Ostofe: Still save on 2014 taxes, or save going forward (15)

January 30, 2015 — 

In this case study, we have a pilot of a major airline, living on the East Coast. “Jim”, age 38 is married to “Becky”, age 38. Becky has her own …

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Meet Your Merchant: Nevada County Airporter business taking off (16)

January 26, 2015 — 

Last summer, Robert Gallegos left his home in Nevada City and headed north. He had landed a job as an executive chef at a remote Alaskan lodge, and his decades-long …

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Marc Cuniberti: European market gives reason to pause (17)

January 26, 2015 — 

As if the markets didn’t need more to digest, the Swiss National Bank unpegged its currency from the Euro last week and ripples from that spread into the entire world’s …

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Business listings (18)

January 26, 2015 — 

Bookkeeping for Small Businesses: Nevada City CDBG & Sierra SBDC, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 792 Searls Ave., Nevada City, www.sierracommons.org Social Media for Growing Your Business: Sierra SBDC, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, …

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Business listings (19)

January 19, 2015 — 

— Facebook Marketing, 2015: Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, Truckee Tahoe Airport, www.truckeechamber.com — Business Plan Guidelines: Nevada City CDBG & Sierra SBDC, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 792 …

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Meet Your Merchant: That’s Italian. Bear River Pasta Company (20)

January 19, 2015 — 

Back in the late 1980s, Theresa McGuire was working at Safeway in Santa Cruz when she was injured on the job. When offered the option to retrain for another line …

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