Biz briefs: July 8, 2008 |

Biz briefs: July 8, 2008

Nudelman, O’Brien managing Holbrooke

Mike Nudelman and Jim O’Brien have taken over the management of the historic Holbrooke Hotel in downtown Grass Valley.

Destination Properties LLC, which operates the Gold Miners Inn Holiday Inn Express, previously managed the hotel. Nudelman and O’Brien are Nevada County residents and part-owners of the hotel.

“Although we will be managing the hotel in a more hands-on way, we will retain our cooperative relationship with Gold Miners Inn,” Nudelman said in a press release.

The Holbrooke will continue to provide catered food service for business and social events.

“The main difference will be that we will bring a local presence to management. We will look forward to hosting more local events, featuring more locally grown produce while we continue to showcase local musicians and entertainers,” O’Brien said. “We want our hotel’s Grass Valley heritage to be evident in every aspect of the business.”

Internet provider expands coverage

SmarterBroadband of Grass Valley has expanded its wireless network with new transmitters at Wolf Mountain, Pilot Peak and Dutch Flat and near Lonestar.

The new transmitters are expected to provide increased coverage around Lone Star, Auburn Road, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Oak Meadow, Dutch Flat, Gold Run and surrounding areas.

For more information, call 268-8289 or visit

Kitchen association recognizes Costa

Debbie Costa of WrightBuilt Home Remodel & Design in Grass Valley has achieved certified Kitchen Designer status, which is awarded by the National Kitchen pg&; Bath Association.

In order to become a certified kitchen designer, applicants must have a minimum of seven years of experience, with a minimum of three years of full-time residential kitchen/bath design experience, including design execution or project management.

The remaining four years can consist of full-time kitchen/bath design, related experience, or formal education. Applicants must also earn a minimum of 60 hours of National Kitchen & Bath Association education or equivalent college.

For more information visit and Costa can be reached at 272-6657 at WrightBuilt’s showroom.

– Pat Butler

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