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Emgold Mining Corp. has hired Ian Chang as vice president of project development for the Canadian company. He will be responsible for all Emgold project development work, including the possible reopening of western Nevada County’s Idaho-Maryland Mine.

Chang has more than 18 years’ experience in engineering and project management. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in applied science.

The Idaho-Maryland Mining Corp., a subsidy of Emgold, continues to prepare for an application for a mine use permit.

At an annual awards banquet last week, Thomson was named digital media company of the year by the growth-consultant firm Frost & Sullivan for the international company’s end-to-end solutions for entertainment industries.

Specifically, Frost & Sullivan cited the introduction by Thomson of its TV Station in a Kit Series. The preconfigured kits consist of core digital products for studio, mobile and news production, and have a starting price of less than $69,000.

They include products from Thomson’s Grass Valley line, according to Thomson.

In retail news, photographer Steve Solinsky is slated to open a studio on Broad Street in Nevada City. He has leased the 225 Broad St. space that formerly housed The Brass Shop.

Kudos to those who showed up Jan. 10 to participate in the annual planting of daffodil bulbs along the roadways in Penn Valley. Organizer Laura Zieman said that thanks to the aid of Penn Valley Fence Co.’s efforts in drilling holes, about 3,500 bulbs were planted in three hours.

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