Business briefs, September 2, 2008 |

Business briefs, September 2, 2008

Grass Valley entrepreneur honored

Holly Masch, owner and president of 49er Communications in Grass Valley, has been written up in Inc. Magazine, which ranked her two-way radio company No. 1,370 on its list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

The reports lists “young, under-reported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models.”

The magazine also listed 49er Communications as 55th out of 100 top retail companies.

“We credit our growth to our attention to details, actually listening to customer needs and keeping our promises,” Masch said.

The company offers sales, accessories and personalized customer service to users of two-way radios, with clients in the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, California Department of Parks and Recreation, police and local government.

Learn more about the company at

Barber buzz

Nevada City Barber Gary Witzig has moved from Tomahawkers to Miner’s Barber Shop at 100 Argall Way. He will be available for walk-in haircuts from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Friday.

You can reach Witzig at 265-2484 or 613-1119.

Velocity 7 cerification

Velocity7, a marketing, advertising and public relations firm based in Nevada City, has been certified by Sacramento Sustainable Businesses.

Companies become certified based on their practices to conserve energy and water; reduce and prevent pollution their processes and facilities create; reduce solid waste; and use sustainable materials and processes.

Steps toward becoming sustainable include substituting less toxic or nontoxic products for cleaning and painting; installing energy-efficient lighting; providing bicycle racks and showers for employees; offering ride-sharing information; patronizing local businesses for supplies; landscaping that stems erosion and uses less water; careful maintenance of company vehicles; and using recycled products.

Specific criteria for restaurants, print shops, automotive repair and painting, and general business can be found at

Grass Roots Realty has moved

Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty has moved their offices to 855 Sutton Way at the corner of Brunswick Road. It’s in front of Safeway and Block-Buster.

Send your business news to Trina Kleist at tkleist @the

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