Biz bits 10/30/07 |

Biz bits 10/30/07

Jim Mullen of Symetra Investment Services Inc. recently attended a 401K symposium in Washington.

Mullen attended the event with other top national representatives of Symetra, a full-service investment broker and dealer.

Topics included an update on the Pension Protection Act, health savings accounts and retirement income planning.

Mullen was part of an advisory council providing feedback on the latest retirement support systems at the symposium.

For more information, Mullen can be reached at his office, 175 Joerschke Drive, Suite T, or call 477-7960.


LeeAnn Brook, of Nevada City’s Brook Design Group recently donated $1,000 of her services to create a new Nevada City Downtown Association logo.

The logo depicts hanging flower baskets on Victorian lampposts. It will be used in all marketing materials and promotions for the association.

Brook is a past association board member and had served more than two years with the group.

Brook Design Group has been in business for 31 years. For more information, visit or call 265-6817.


The Union’s garden columnist, Carolyn Singer, recently received an honorable mention at the Hollywood Book Festival in the DIY (Do it Yourself) category for her book “Deer in My Garden, Vol. 1.”

Her book was the only garden book to receive this award.

“Deer in My Garden” has received at least seven other awards. It is available at Prospector’s Nursery, 10003 Granholm Lane, Nevada City; at other local nurseries at local bookstores.


Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery hosts a wine tasting and dessert party this Saturday.

The event features live music and a sample of the winery’s barrel wines.

The winery is at 19635 Kingswood Court, near Lake of the Pines. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door and $25 for wine club members.

For more information, call 268-9225.


Do you have news to share about your business? Contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly at or 477-4234.

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