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Sierra Business Council to hold summit on sustainable business practices (1)

July 25, 2014 — 

The Sierra Business Council will hold its Peak Innovation Summit from Oct. 8-10 at Granlibakken in Tahoe City. The event will feature local and national organizations and business leaders presenting …

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Intero Real Estate holds first E-waste event (2)

July 23, 2014 — 

Intero Real Estate Services held its first E-Waste event last week, raising money to benefit local youth causes through the Intero Foundation. John and Edie Miller, broker and owners of …

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Growing Nevada County’s economic pie (3)

July 21, 2014 — 

At the Nevada County Economic Resource Council, our vision is clear: implement business development initiatives that result in Nevada County becoming recognized as one of the most economically competitive rural …

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Tech tips: Reset Windows to default settings (4)

July 21, 2014 — 

I’d like to be able to reset my computer to its default settings, and have it work just like it did when I first got it. Is there an easy …

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July 21, 2014 — 

In January, I summarized the state of the Western Nevada County commercial real estate market for the 2013 calendar year. During 2013 vacancy rates had fallen in the industrial and …

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Don’t look back (6)

July 21, 2014 — 

How would you like to move forward with more confidence? It’s actually simple if you are conditioned to do so. For many it is not the case since they have …

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Organic to-go (7)

July 18, 2014 — 

Valentina and Ron Masterz, owners of a Grass Valley local bistro and bakery that closed in February, are opening a new restaurant, Valentina’s Organic Bistro & Bakery, that will focus …

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LocalStar startup signals ‘music middle class’ (8)

July 16, 2014 — 

LocalStar, a Sacramento-based technology startup with roots in Nevada County, is developing an industry platform targeted at independent musicians and their fans, aiming to signal the birth of a new “music …

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GV moving company ‘Ernie’s Van & Storage’ expands to Rocklin (9)

July 16, 2014 — 

Ernie’s Van & Storage, a locally based moving agent of Atlas Van Lines, has announced a new location in Rocklin that will help the company expand its business, while servicing …

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Purchase paradise (10)

July 14, 2014 — 

Chase international is listing Sierra City’s Big Springs Gardens on the market for $3.5 million. The 118-acre parcel contains 30 acres of gardens, with a mixture of native and planted …

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Apple strong for the long term (11)

July 13, 2014 — 

When Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, passed away, I did a news piece saying that with his passing, so could pass Apple’s (AAPL) dominance of the tech world, as Jobs …

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9 traits of truly productive people (12)

July 13, 2014 — 

Many people confuse productivity with activity. Productive people don’t make that mistake. Sure they work hard and they work smart. It’s not that the average person doesn’t get things done, …

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Business expert to hold workshop (13)

July 10, 2014 — 

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Nevada County Contractor’s Association have joined forces to offer a popular business and professional development workshop titled “Succeed with Purpose.” This …

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Golden Chance Bodega brings East Coast to Gold Country (14)

July 9, 2014 — 

When you walk into Golden Chance Bodega, you will see the word “Hotep” painted across the floor of the front entrance. “It means ‘I come in peace, I come with …

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Meet your merchant: Rollins Lake Rentals (15)

July 7, 2014 — 

Ashley Pennington feels as though she landed in paradise. After running a boat rental business on Folsom Lake for the past 15 years, Rollins Lake is a breath of fresh …

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Nevada City offers training for micro businesses (16)

July 7, 2014 — 

Micro-enterprise businesses and start-ups in Nevada City looking for a leg up in their industry can take advantage of free business classes that will be offered every Tuesday at the …

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Tech tips: Syncing old email folders (17)

July 7, 2014 — 

I neatly organize my emails into folders and subfolders. This works fine on my desktop computer and in the Web browser interface, but when I check my email on my …

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IRA rollovers: Decisions, decisions (18)

July 3, 2014 — 

Determining what to do with your 401(k) or other type of company-sponsored retirement plan may be one of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make. The consequences of this …

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Sierra Business Council to host innovation conference (19)

July 2, 2014 — 

The most impactful way to create lasting improvements to the environmental and social health of the Sierra Nevada is to make positive change profitable. Sierra Business Council is leading the …

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Grass Valley’s BriarPatch Co-op owners elect new board directors (20)

July 2, 2014 — 

BriarPatch Co-op Community Market announced last week a new makeup to their board of directors. Three new members, Debbie Plass, Kwong Chew, and Mark Warner, were elected to co-op’s board …

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