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Doug Behl and Ken Getz: Teaching kids how to code (1)

May 25, 2015 — 

I would like to give my kids a step up learning to create computer programs. It seems like this is going to be an important skill to their generation. Do …

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Machen MacDonald: DIAL in for dollars (2)

May 25, 2015 — 

For many small business owners, a mission critical component for building their business is making phone calls to prospective clients to schedule appointments, to present their services.Successful professionals in such …

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Meet Your Merchant: Grass Valley-based Floracopeia supports grass-roots health care (3)

May 25, 2015 — 

Down an unassuming side road in an industrial part of Grass Valley sits a non-descript warehouse with a handful of cars parked outside. While the exterior is not worth a …

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Allen Ostrofe: Shared wisdom from financial ‘sages’ (4)

May 25, 2015 — 

Once again, the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffet (and co-chair Charlie Munger) have spoken out on what has made their firm, Berkshire Hathaway (340,000 employees), one of the greatest success …

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Gentlemen’s Quarters: shave and a haircut the old-fashioned way (5)

May 18, 2015 — 

While growing up in the small town of Rio Oso, Todd Frei remembers when his mom first got a job working at a Sacramento hair salon. “Every time she learned …

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Marc Cuniberti: Feds testing ‘Reverse Repo’ program (6)

May 18, 2015 — 

Among the many monetary tools used by the Federal Reserve (and there have been many since 2008), another version will be brought into play in the months to come called …

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Intero Franchise Services opens new office in Nevada City (7)

May 11, 2015 — 

Intero Franchise Services (Intero), owned by John and Edith Miller, recently had an official grand opening of its Nevada City office, the fourth Intero office to open in the area.“John …

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Tech tips: Delete files securely (8)

May 11, 2015 — 

I’m considering giving my current computer to a friend when I purchase a new one. I am a bit worried about the existing content on the hard drive. How can …

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Business listings: May 11-16, 2015 (9)

May 11, 2015 — 

Sick Leave: Who Gets it and How Much? — Foothill EAC, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sizzler, 13570 Lincoln Way, Auburn, www.ceac.org/region_3/foothill_eac Branding and Marketing — Nevada City CDBG and Sierra …

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Tried and true: Williams Stationery a 66-year-old family business (10)

May 11, 2015 — 

Williams Stationery was busy on Friday with customers coming in to pick out Mother’s Day cards before heading down West Main Street to the flower store. Most greeted Dave Williams …

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Body Essence, new Nevada City day spa and salon, focuses on body and spirit (11)

May 6, 2015 — 

In 2010, Darby Palmer decided to close up her salon and day spa in Jackson, Wyoming, and move to San Francisco. She looked at several different locations in the Bay …

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Bike Stuff open for business in downtown Grass Valley (12)

May 6, 2015 — 

Aaron Hotchkiss had been running Hotchkiss Iron Works – specializing in railings, driveway gates and garden gates – for the past 10 years or so. But the single father to …

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Meet Your Merchant - Quietech: Nevada County’s favorite geek boutique (13)

May 4, 2015 — 

When Grass Valley orthodontist Dan Murphy has a challenging computer issue at his office, there’s only one person he trusts to fix the problem: Melissa Hannebrink. “Over the years, I …

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Local business listings: May 4-9, 2015 (14)

May 4, 2015 — 

Do I Have to Pay My Employees for That? Common Scenarios — SCORE – 1 to 2 p.m. Monday – webinar – www.sacramento.score.org/onlineworkshopsEmployee or Independent Contractor — California Capital WBC …

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Marc Cuniberti: Jumping in to an emerging market (15)

May 4, 2015 — 

The emerging markets indexes have been left in the dust compared to the U.S. market.Greek debt problems and a general malaise in the economies overseas has resulted in the many …

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Machen MacDonald: Keeping SCORE wins the game (16)

May 4, 2015 — 

Early on in my management career in the financial services industry, I was taught the simple concept of “inspecting what you expect.” The concept has served me well, as a …

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Christina Brodie brings style, passion to Brodie’s Haircutting in Grass Valley (17)

May 1, 2015 — 

Christina Brodie has been a licensed hair stylist for 23 years — but it was just under four months ago that she decided to become a full-time stylist. The owner …

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Kitkitdizzi moving to new Broad Street space in Nevada City (18)

May 1, 2015 — 

Kitkitdizzi is moving to a bigger retail space right on Broad Street in Nevada City. The store, which opened in 2012 and features art, jewelry and other creations from independent …

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Grass Valley’s Green Light Restoration to close, move online (19)

April 30, 2015 — 

Green Light Restoration is closing its Colfax Avenue retail shop and will move exclusively online beginning June 1. The business features custom and original home goods and lighting fixtures made …

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Rick Fisher: Teaching children financial management is a gift that keeps on giving (20)

April 30, 2015 — 

For more than 40 years now, I, in one way or another, have been handling money and dealing with banks and other financial institutions. I was fortunate enough to have …

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