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Meet Your Merchant: Consignments Unlimited in Grass Valley (1)

April 14, 2014 — 

Marriage, divorce, death, birth, college, downsizing, upsizing — chances are the serious customer who walks through the door of a furniture consignment store is in the midst of a life …

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Learning at the speed of life (2)

April 14, 2014 — 

Information overload combined with execution exhaustion is a great way to spin your wheels and create quite a rut for yourself. For many small business owners, it is typical to …

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Grass Valley adoption center named Woman-owned Business of the Year (3)

April 14, 2014 — 

Mardie Caldwell, CEO of Lifetime Adoption Center and the new Foothills Event Center at 400 Idaho Maryland Road in Grass Valley, was honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as …

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Local dentist earns associate fellowship in national academy (4)

April 14, 2014 — 

CHICAGO — At the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s 2013 Annual Meeting, Oct. 23-26 in Phoenix, Ariz., Paul Falvey, DDS of Grass Valley, was recognized as an associate fellow of …

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Siri tries to get involved in conversation (5)

April 14, 2014 — 

Sometimes when I’m listening to a voice message on my iPhone, Siri pops up and tries to get involved in the conversation. Why does she do this, and how do …

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2 organizations sponsor time management workshops (6)

April 14, 2014 — 

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Nevada County Contractor’s Association have joined forces to offer a popular time management seminar to the community. The two organizations have …

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Business owners weigh in on Grass Valley’s annexation (7)

April 11, 2014 — 

Despite initial concerns that annexation might adversely impact operations for industrial companies just south of Grass Valley’s city limits, owners at Kilroy’s Auto Dismantling and Rare Earth Landscape Materials have …

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Follow the 4 P’s of productivity (8)

April 7, 2014 — 

You already have plenty on your plate numbering well into the double digits. You get a new idea or become aware that there is yet another project you need to …

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Emily’s Catering & Cakes takes next step (9)

April 7, 2014 — 

Emily Scott-Arbaugh’s love for cooking started young. While spending summers with her grandmother, she learned to appreciate traditional cooking techniques by following her great-grandmother’s recipes. By the time she was …

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Proper planning is the foundation for business success (10)

April 7, 2014 — 

What’s the secret to success in starting and operating a successful business? It starts with some guideline basics and then moves on to common sense. To begin with, you don’t …

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ERC plan focused on Nevada County lifestyle, potential university (11)

April 4, 2014 — 

Nevada County’s Economic Resource Council met Thursday morning to discuss the implementation of the group’s new strategic plan, which focuses on growing the county’s economy by supporting local businesses, and …

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Social Security workshop aimed at baby boomers (12)

April 1, 2014 — 

An educational workshop, titled “Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income,” will be at 2:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Tuesday at …

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Rough and Ready store is the town’s hub (13)

March 31, 2014 — 

In a town that once seceded from the United States, the spirit of self-reliance, grit and fierce independence in Rough and Ready seems to live on in many of its …

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Siri can’t say my name. Can I teach her? (14)

March 31, 2014 — 

My name is Allyson, and I go by Ally. Siri, on my phone, refuses to pronounce my name correctly — she always refers to me as “A Lie.” Can I …

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REST to be your best (15)

March 31, 2014 — 

It is the end of the first quarter of 2014 and also a perfect time to take a REST from work so you can spring into action and make the …

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Grass Valley’s River Valley Community Bank CEO to retire in April (16)

March 27, 2014 — 

River Valley Community Bank’s Board of Directors announced in a news release that the bank’s CEO, John I. Jelavich, will be retiring effective April 1. Jelavich’s decision to retire, made …

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Grass Valley’s Beautiful boutique a family affair (17)

March 25, 2014 — 

When Grass Valley native Teri Reuter told family members that she wanted to open a women’s clothing store in the city’s downtown area, they all jumped at the chance to …

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Double dose of success: Sam’s Beauty Supply & Salon serves customers at 2 locations (18)

March 24, 2014 — 

Sam Whittle had been a hair stylist for many years in the Bay Area before she and her husband, Leroy, moved to Grass Valley. Sam loved working with customers and …

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Attempting to understand Obamacare (19)

March 24, 2014 — 

My first visit to the Covered California official Obama care website a few weeks back looked promising, so I decided to meet with an insurance specialist to see if the …

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MacDonald: Networking works (20)

March 24, 2014 — 

To grow your business or to make more sales, networking is a proven strategy. Networking can, however, be a very scary business. Especially so when you may feel like you …

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