Biz briefs 05/27/08 |

Biz briefs 05/27/08

Business planningclasses to be held

Business planning and development classes will be held this summer in Penn Valley and Truckee, according to the Sierra Economic Development Corporation.

The organization has partnered with Nevada County’s Business Development Classes to provide the training. The program is financed by a state development block grant.

Classroom instruction, business counseling and technical assistance are part of the training. In addition, specialized training will be offered for artists.

Classes have been held in Grass Valley and Nevada City. The classes in Penn Valley will be held one day a week, starting on June 11 and ending July 16. Classes in Truckee will begin on July 30 and run through Sept. 3. A fee based on a sliding scale will be charged.

For more information or to request an application, contact Lisa Morris by calling 823-4703 or e-mailing her at

Architect firm winsco-housing award

Nevada City architects McCamant & Durrett won the Silver Award for Best of Senior Living for a co-housing project in Boulder, Colo., at the National Association of Home Builders annual 50 plus symposium in New Orleans.

NAHB is the nation’s largest association of builders, with 235,000 members.

“We are excited to see our ideas become working realities in communities shaped by residents like Silver Sage,” Charles Durrett said of the project in Boulder.

McCamant & Durrett were honored earlier this year with the Sierra Business Council Sierra Visionaries Award and the National Association of Homebuilders Silver 2008 Energy Value Housing Award.

The firm’s projects include the 30-unit Wolf Creek Lodge Senior Cohousing in Grass Valley.

To learn more about McCamant & Durrett Architects, visit or call 265-9980.

TechniQuest promotes Murphy to staff engineer

Richard Murphy has been promoted to the position of staff engineer by TechniQuest Associates Inc, according to a company press release.

“Rich has been instrumental in the growth of our company. Because of his extensive experience in hardware and software design we have been able to take on wider variety of complex design projects,” said Scott Davis, president and CEO of TechniQuest.

TechniQuest Associates specializes in designing audio and video signal processing hardware, and firmware and software for equipment manufacturers.

TechniQuest Associates is at 420 Sierra College Drive, Suite 140, Grass Valley. For more information, visit

Do you have news to share about your business? Call Staff Writer Pat Butler at or 477-4239.

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