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Carol Scofield, president of Scofield & Associates, was the featured speaker at the American Bus Association Marketplace 2006 in Nashville, Tenn.

During the convention Scofield presented two topics, “The Mental Makeover” and “How to Fit a Well Rounded You into a Square World.” ABA represents approximately 950 motor coach and tour companies in the United States and Canada.

More than 3,500 members and vendors attended the convention held at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. You can contact Scofield at 273-0534.


Marilyn Rohrbacher, a certified personal trainer for Scott Jackson’s Real Life Fitness Training Studio in Nevada City, recently completed the Stott Pilates Intensive Mat-Plus training course.

This course includes 40 hours of instruction as well as 55 hours of observation, physical review and practice teaching. With an emphasis on breath, core conditioning and body awareness, Stott Pilates exercise is a safe and highly effective way to stretch, strengthen and streamline your body without building bulk or stressing your joints. Marilyn is excited about introducing these principles to her clients and including them in her repertoire of training techniques.

To reach Marilyn about personal training, call Real Life Fitness @ 265-4041 or visit the website:


The Sacramento Ad Club held its Annual Awards Dinner on March 16, bringing together top designers from the region to showcase the best work in the Sacramento Valley, North Valley and Foothills.

Nevada City communications firm Velocity7 garnered a gold award for the Airstream 2006 75th Anniversary Brochures. Recognized in the highly competitive brochure campaign division, the series of three brochures focuses on Airstream’s 75th Anniversary.


The California Housing Finance Agency, a state agency that offers Californians special loan programs for first-time homebuyers, has announced the introduction of a 40-Year Fixed Mortgage product. This offering is part of a continuing effort to help more Californians buy their first home with a mortgage they can afford.

The new loan joins CalHFA’s successful 30-Year Fixed Mortgage and its 35-year interest only PLUSSM mortgage. All three products are offered at below market, fixed interest rates.

Established in 1975, CalHFA has invested more than $14 billion in non-taxpayer funds to help 135,000 California families live in a home of their own with a mortgage they can afford.

For more information on CalHFA’s first-time homebuyer programs and Mortgage Insurance products, please visit or call (877) 922-5432).


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