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Telestream of Nevada City recently announced a new collaboration with Microsoft and its first foray into Macintosh computer technology at the International Broadcasters Convention in Amsterdam.

Telestream said its MAP technology has been integrated with Microsoft SharePoint and Windows XP Media Center software so that users can access, reformat, trim, and annotate digital media files for sharing over local and wide area networks.

The company said it is also providing the industry’s first Windows Media 9 encoding support for Mac OS X platforms, enabling users to create files in standard and high definition Windows media on their Macs.



Telestream is a leading supplier of technology for digital media encoding and delivery over the Internet.

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A forum featuring the candidates for the Nevada County supervisorial seats on the November ballot will be held Friday at Christopher’s Catering in Grass Valley.

Candidates for the district 1 and 3 seats have been invited to attend the forum, which will be moderated by JoAnn Chartier of KNCO-AM.

Tickets for the 11:45 a.m. luncheon meeting are $15. Reservations are required by Wednesday, and can be made by phoning 274-0995.

The event is sponsored by the Nevada County Business Association, the Nevada County Contractors’ Association, and the Grass Valley Nevada County Chamber of Commerce.

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Escott Place, a bed and bath products store that recently vacated its space at 101 Mill St. in Grass Valley, will reopen Friday at 130 E. Main St. in space it will share with Sweats etc.

Both businesses are owned by Dolores Jones, who will mark the merger of the two operations with an open house from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Additional information is available by phoning 274-9892.

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Vic Wursten has been named district operations manager for PRIDE Industries, which provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Auburn and Grass Valley. Wursten, who joined PRIDE in 1998, was previously operations manager for the company’s Auburn facility.

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Featherlite Trailers of Northern California wants to add almost 2-1/2 acres to its 1-1/2-acre operation on Highway 49 south of Grass Valley to accommodate its growing business.

The firm has applied for a lot line adjustment to incorporate 6 acres with its existing parcel so that it can add 63,000 square feet of graveled storage space toward Four Seasons Trail. The county Planning Commission will consider the proposal Thursday.

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Crowley Building, Inc., of Grass Valley, a specialist in energy-efficient buildings, is now a distributor of structural insulated panels from AFP of Sparks, Nev., and insulated concrete forming systems made by Ambic Co.

Both products provide high energy efficiency ratings compared to traditional building materials, and are designed for new houses and office buildings. More information is available by phoning 272-7986.

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Brook Design Group, a Nevada City advertising design firm, has developed an advertising and marketing campaign for Orange Coast Title Insurance Co. in support of a new division, Escrowdesk, an online transaction management program for the real estate industry.

Brook developed a trademark, brochures, Web site, trade show booth and ad campaign for the new division. Brook can be reached at 265-6817.

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Got local business news? Contact George Boardman at georgeb@theunion.com or 477-4236.


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