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Biz bits

Nevada City Floral Boutique is expecting to open its doors Tuesday. The owners are Michelle and Wayne Brown. Prior to this new venture Michelle was a hair dresser for 10 years and Wayne spent 25 years in the grocery business. Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, the business number is 265-4030.


Next Level, a Nevada City business focused on ski equipment and apparel, closed its doors last month.

The last day for the business located in the 500 block of Searls Avenue was mid-February.


The name changed but the business remains for California Pacific Mortgage.

The business at 1101Sutton Way was known as Central Pacific Mortgage for 23 years before changing its name in March 2005.

A change in parent company affiliation required the name conversion, said April Smith, owner and senior loan officer of California Pacific Mortgage.

Loan officers include Jake Covert, Pat Swope, Greg Albee, Neil Johnson and Lou Cappello.


The Pilates Place is holding an open house and ribbon cutting March 30.

The open house is scheduled for 4:45 to 7 p.m. at the 121 South Church St. business. A ribbon cutting is set for 5 p.m. Food, music and raffle prizes are planned. For more information contact the business at 477-5167.


Vector Engineering Inc. recently hired Laura Samrad as a senior engineering geologist.

Samrad has more than 16 years experience in professional geological services, including engineering geology, rock mechanics, earthquake fault investigations, environmental reporting and mine reclamation.

Samrad has a master’s degree in geology and is a registered geologist.

Vector Engineering, 143 E. Spring Hill Drive, focuses on civil engineering, hydrogeology, geology and geological engineering in mining, solid waste and water resource industries.


Local nonprofit, Gold Country Telecare, is holding a paper shredding fund-raiser April 21 on Earth Day Weekend.

Area businesses and individuals can bring confidential documents for the nonprofit to shred on the spot at the Copyright-Trader parking lot, 791 Maltman Drive. The shredding is set between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For $10 individuals can have documents in a standard file box shredded.

Proceeds benefit Gold Country Telecare, allowing the nonprofit to continue its service for the elderly and disabled.

For more information, Dave Francis, a board member of the non-profit, can be reached at 478-0275.


Do you have news to share about your business? Contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly at or 477-4234.

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