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Nevada County Fair Manager Ed Scofield had an article published in the January/ February 2006 edition of Fairs & Expos, a nationwide trade magazine of the fair industry. His article, “Promotion Experiments Help Increase Attendance, Entries at Nevada County Fair,” highlighted the success of various techniques tested during the 2005 five-day fair, such as the Mardi Gras parade.

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Scott Jackson’s Real Life Fitness, a Nevada City personal training studio on Argall Way, has a new certified personal trainer, Wendy Riley. Riley recently completed training with the national Academy of Sports Medicine and began training clients at the studio in January. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 265-4041 or visit www. reallifefitness.net online.



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The Progressive Farmer magazine named Nevada County one of the top 20 best rural communities in which to live in the West and Southwest in its February edition. Citing a growing trend of migration toward rural areas, the magazine opted to name the best rural communities. Nevada County ranked 17th. The first on the list was Kendall County, Texas. Amador County was the only other California county to make the Western region list.




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A Sierra College Community Education class on learning how to start your own business will be offered at the Nevada County campus Feb. 28. The seminar-style class will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and taught by Indria Gillespie. Students will be taught how to assess their business interests and readiness, as well as the basics for building a successful business. Pre-registration is required. To learn more or to sign up, call (916) 781-0590 or visit www. sccommed.org. The cost of the course is $29.

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Mountain Event Productions, a Nevada County video production company, participated Feb. 15 in the largest wedding videotaping ever staged, “The World Record Wedding Video Event.” Mountain Event sent three of its camera operators – Michelle Whatley, Greg Whatley and Brian Compton – to Library Galleria in Sacramento, where they were joined by 100 other videographers from around the nation. Their goal was to set a new world record for the number of cameras to professionally videotape a wedding ceremony.

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Got local business news? Contact City Editor Brian Hamilton via e-mail at brianh@theunion.com, by fax at 477-4292 or by phone at 477-4230. Be sure to include digital photographs with submissions whenever possible.


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