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Velocity7, a Nevada City marketing communications firm, recently announced it has joined an international effort to donate 1 percent of its sales to environmental organizations.

The local company joins more than 750 companies worldwide as part of the 1 percent For the Planet movement. This step is part of the company’s goal to align its business operations to a sustainable model.

Last year, Velocity7 was certified as a sustainable business through the Sacramento Business Program and participated as a sponsor of the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival.

“We find ourselves increasingly involved with environmental issues through our clients and see using our skills as communicators as a powerful way of making a difference,” said Robert Trent, Velocity7 CEO in a press statement.

For more information, call Velocity7 at 470-9292 or visit


Sierra College hosts a small business financing seminar from 10 a.m. to noon March 11.

Anyone interested in attending can find out how a small business gets money and how the U.S. Small Business Administration might help.

The event costs $10 and people interested should register in advance. It will be at the college locally, 250 Sierra College Drive.

To register or for more information call 916-781-6235.


Sharen Deardorff and Beckie Welsh attended an advanced training session for Bare Escentuals makeup products in Reno, Nev. last month.

Deardorff owns CosmetiqueSpa and Welsh is on staff with the business.

Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals is considered a top mineral makeup in the world. It had been available only online or in large cities such as Sacramento. The products will be made available locally.

For more information, call CosmetiqueSpa at 273-6688.


Karla Welty recently took the reins as the new owner of The Enchanted Florist in Penn Valley.

Welty has years of design and floral experience.

The business provides specialty services for weddings and funerals.

For more information, visit the business at 10136 Commercial Ave. or call 432-3995.


Tina Skrukrud recently joined Omega Home Loans as a new loan officer.

Skrukrud previously served as branch manager for a regional mortgage lender, supervising eight agents locally.

She received her accounting degree from Criss Business College in Anaheim.

For more information, call Skrukrud at 272-3454.


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

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