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Meet your merchant: Escott Place in Grass Valley the go-to spot for dancers of all ages

September 23, 2018 — If you don't know Delores Jones, you probably aren't a dancer. As owner of Escott Place in Grass Valley, the go-to place for dance wear, Jones has watched generations of dancers grow up, then bring their own children through her doors for that first leotard

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Climbing up the ranks: Thomas L. Cox hits the top three percent of New York Life’s elite sales force

September 23, 2018 — Thomas L. Cox has been named a member of the 2018 Chairman's Council of New York Life, according to a release. Members of the Chairman's Council rank in the top three percent of New York Life's elite sales force of 12,500 licensed agents in sales

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Frederick Fisher: Five things to consider when planning for retirement

September 23, 2018 — With Baby Boomers retiring at a record pace, we have been busy meeting with prospects and clients alike to discuss retirement planning. We have found that once people get within five years of retirement, they become more interested in the finer details. One such hypothetical

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Marc Cuniberti: Picking winning strategies

September 23, 2018 — The general direction of the market has been fairly flat of late, with the most watched index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average being stuck in a trading range in the mid 20,000s. With some stocks going up one day and others going down the next,

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Machen MacDonald: Give HUGS to succeed

September 23, 2018 — There is plenty of research to show that giving and receiving hugs provides many healthy benefits physically, mentally and emotionally. HUGS can also nurture your business so it will thrive as well. Here are four things you can do to help grow your business. Remember

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New beginnings: Center for the Arts remodel has begun

September 23, 2018 — After decades of planning and two years of fundraising, the work to reimagine the fabulous Center for the Arts is underway. Thanks to a construction loan from River Valley Bank, the funding to begin the project has been secured. However, the loan was contingent upon

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That’s the spirit: Nevada County’s first locally-crafted spirits make their debut

September 20, 2018 — Just a few years ago, Jon Dorfman and his wife Katrina were living the island life. Katrina's father, owner of the restaurant Room With A View in the U.S. Virgin Islands, sought his daughter and son-in-law's help in running his eatery, which was a popular

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Machen MacDonald: Reflecting forward

September 16, 2018 — With the recent passing of some entertainment industry icons I am reminded that none of us have a lease on life, nor our health for that matter. They are not coming back after the commercial break. Realizing the finality of these transitions, I find myself

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Networking event at the Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley

September 16, 2018 — The Positive Impact Center with guest speaker Jenny Kassan, and a special group of selected local exhibitors are hosting an evening of networking with a special presentation from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley, according to a release. Jenny Kassan

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Learn more about solar from Byers Solar & SunPower

September 16, 2018 — Byers Solar is hosting a solar information session with SunPower's John Arnaud from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Byers Design Center, 115 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, according to a release. John Arnaud has worked in the renewable energy field for over five years and now,

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Apparel company shows Truckee love with cleanup effort

September 16, 2018 — TRUCKEE — Since 2012, Truckee Love has decked out locals and visitors alike with hats and clothes inspired by the area so many are enamored with. On Sept. 22, the company will look to give back with its new Clean & Green Initiative, and will

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Sierra College, Tahoe Truckee schools to host job fair

September 16, 2018 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — More than 2,000 opportunities will be featured at the Tahoe Truckee Job Fair held at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. Hosted in partnership with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, the job fair is open to

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Supporting small businesses: Sierra Commons offers free business consulting, class studios and co-working space

September 16, 2018 — Starting this month, Nevada City's business igniter campus and co-working space, Sierra Commons is expanding its venue offerings, mentorship and education opportunities to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Business owners looking for some pointers to help them succeed can now get free business consulting

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Adding color, texture to Nevada City

September 9, 2018 — Despite her work as an established graphic designer for more than two decades, LeeAnn Brook's first love has always been painting. Early on in her career, she began looking forward to the gaps between deadlines when she could pick up a brush and begin a

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Glenn Kenes: Six ways to reprioritize your finances this fall

September 9, 2018 — Fall is just around the corner. Our children actually returned to school over three weeks ago now. Let's face it — summer can be expensive between vacations, home improvements, the cost of children's camps and dining out. Now that the calendar has flipped to fall,

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Mary Owens: Estate planning in a time of crisis

September 9, 2018 — Many of us have experienced the unexpected "telephone call" from a hospital or loved one that a sudden negative medical event has occurred involving a member of your family. The first thought always goes to "Will they be OK?" As your heart sinks into the

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Marc Cuniberti: The next ground-breaking effect of technology

September 9, 2018 — Whereas the last few decades have had technology spawn the advancement of computers at an exponential rate, that very advancement and the computer power it has created will bring forth the next major change in human life, which will be the effect of robots on

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Machen MacDonald: Take a RISK to succeed

September 9, 2018 — I was just on a call with one of my coaching clients who is a vice president of a high tech company. This guy is polished, well spoken, looks like he could easily appear on the cover of GQ or Sports Illustrated. He is revered

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MEET YOUR MERCHANT: Forever Vivid Salon is a good thing in a small space

September 2, 2018 — Pop inside the tiny Forever Vivid Salon on Mill Street and you'll find Sarah Manoguerra, Stephanie Hodges and an abundance of smiles. The two hairstylists and longtime friends share just 220 square feet of Grass Valley commercial space (including the bathroom) and they couldn't be

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Barbara Bashall: Building a bright future for the next generation

September 2, 2018 — Keep it local. That's the theme of this month's column. I want to applaud the long-term effects of Measure B, the $47 million bond measure passed by voters in November 2016 to fund improvements at local high schools. As construction bids were solicited by the

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