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Carson City Chamber luncheon April 22 features Congressman Amodei

The public is invited to Carson City Chamber’s Soup’s On! luncheon on Tuesday, April 22 to hear Congressman Mark Amodei tell about the trials and tribulations of being a member of the U.S. Congress.

He will present his interpretation of the votes (or non-votes) that affect our everyday lives. Always an engaging and lively speaker, Amodei’s signature style is to not bore his audience. He is witty and down to earth, and we will get an earful.

What Works: Grow your business without as much green

The other day, I had a conversation with a client who had a tiny marketing budget. Although their product was great, they had a hard time getting the word out because they couldn't afford to advertise like they wanted. Advertising is important, but it’s not end end-all, be-all of business. There are three things you need to build a customer base, or what I’d like to call your future fan base.

1) A product or service worth talking about
2) An opportunity to expose people to that winning product or service

Sportsman’s Warehouse to hold official Carson City grand opening, ribbon cutting Saturday

The long-awaited Sportsman’s Warehouse is going to hold a really big ribbon cutting this Saturday morning to “officially” open their new store located in the Carson Mall.

Though they have had a “soft” opening this past week, the official opening is on April 5. Executives from Sportsman’s corporate and the Carson City Board of Supervisors will be attending the event coordinated by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce beginning at 8:30 a.m. Also in attendance will be the following beauty queens:

Grand Opening of the Browsers Corner Bookstore

Event Date: 
April 12, 2014 - 9:30am

The Friends of the Carson City Library are excited to announce the Grand Opening of a beautiful, new Browsers Corner Bookstore on Saturday, April 12th at 9:30 am. The new location is just across the street from the Library at 711 East Washington Street. There will be a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. with the Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments will be served and there will be a free raffle.

Agencies, counties and employers continue to push job hiring in the region

Employers and job seekers have been connecting this winter and spring through a number of initiatives including job fairs in Carson City, Lake Tahoe, an April 4 event planned in Douglas County and most recently through Nevada JobConnect.

A weeklong job quest campaign in Carson City received 1,047 job openings in a variety of industries from entry level to executive level jobs, well above the goal of 500 job openings set by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, said DETR Director Frank Woodbeck.

Douglas County to host April 4 job fair in Minden

Event Date: 
April 4, 2014 - 10:30am

Local businesses and job seekers can look forward to connecting opportunity with talent at the Carson Valley Job Opportunity Fair on April 4, 2014 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda, Minden.

With attendance of 33 employers and agencies at the same event a year ago, an even greater turnout is expected this time around.

Denise Castle, representing Douglas County’s Workforce Development Program, stresses that the key is ‘opportunity.’

Best-selling author Ellen Hopkins to discuss drug epidemic at Carson City chamber luncheon

If you think drugs are not a problem in our community, think again. Perhaps the closing down of meth labs may be a thing of the past, but be aware, drug use is ever constant among the young and easily obtained.

Award winning New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins will be addressing the Carson City Chamber’s monthly luncheon at the Gold Dust West that is open to the public.

It's Your City: Bill Chernock discusses Green Business Improvement Group

This week on It's Your City, Bill Chernock, executive director of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, discusses the region-wide Green Business Improvement Group program, otherwise known as Green BIG.

The Green Business Improvement Group is a cooperative made up of community leaders, environmental experts, and business leaders from Carson City, Douglas County and Lyon County.

Grand Opening at Paradise Salon Spa Wellness

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Repeats every day until Sat Mar 29 2014 .
March 27, 2014 (All day)
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March 28, 2014 (All day)
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March 29, 2014 (All day)

Carson's City’s ultimate haven for relaxation and self-care — Paradise Salon, Spa & Wellness — is celebrating its grand opening on March 27, 28 & 29. Join us for the festivities. There will be lots of events and lots of prizes.

Each day we will be giving away a $2400.00 GRAND PRIZE for one year of unlimited FAR infrared sauna day passes ~ or ~ one year of unlimited therapy pool day passes, as well as many other services and products. Come in and fill out your entry form.

Welcome home bash March 15 for South Lake Tahoe's three Olympians

South Lake Tahoe, the tight-knit ski community big on Olympic athletes will honor its three USA team members in a city-wide celebration, Saturday, March 15.

Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be lauded at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.

Carson City chamber luncheon speaker to address generational trends

Mike Brooks, an expert on generational shifts and economic, technological and political landscape trends will be the featured speaker Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Soup's On! lunch.

Brooks is consultant and founder of Mission30, where he teaches executives how to evolve their business model by harnessing the power of story, authenticity and accountability.

Generational landscape trend speaker featured at Feb. 25 Carson City Chamber luncheon

Event Date: 
February 25, 2014 - 11:30am

Mike Brooks, an expert on generational shifts and economic, technological and political landscape trends will be the featured speaker Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Soup's On! lunch.

Brooks is consultant and founder of Mission30, where he teaches executives how to evolve their business model by harnessing the power of story, authenticity and accountability.

Carson City to host 50 employers at Feb. 21 job fair

Carson City area job seekers will have a chance to meet with at least 50 employers Feb. 21 at an employment fair at the community center.

The fair runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. inside the gym area of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street. It is being sponsored by Carson City Health and Human Services, JOIN, Inc. and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

Text of Carson City Mayor's State of the City speech

Read the full text of Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell's State of the City speech, after the jump.

Jazz and Beyond seeks volunteers for annual Carson City music festival

The "Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" will hold a kick-off meeting for organizers and potential volunteers on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 1200 S. Carson St., Carson City. This year's festival is scheduled to run from Aug. 1 to 17 at multiple locations in Carson City.

Jimmy John's Opens in North Carson

Ken Yzurdiaga opened his second Jimmy John’s location in Carson City with an official ribbon cutting Thursday,

Located at 2329 N. Carson Street. Jimmy John’s serves those freaky fast sandwiches made to order on freshly baked bread. Stop in soon. Pictured is the staff ready and waiting to create your sandwich. Far right is owner Ken and wife Dana is on far left. The first Jimmy John's opened in south Carson.

Photo Courtesy of Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

UNR’s Dr. Peter Reed to address aging issues at Carson City Chamber luncheon

Event Date: 
January 28, 2014 - 11:30am

Dr. Peter Reed, PhD, will be the featured speaker at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Soup’s On! Luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11:30 a.m. at Gold Dust West. Reed joined the University of Nevada Sanford Center for Aging as Director and Professor of Community Health Services in September 2013.

Carson City DA warns new property owners of misleading deed processing solicitations

Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo and Assistant District Attorney Mark J. Krueger of the Criminal Division, warn of a potentially misleading solicitation for land deed processing from Property Transfer Services.

The District Attorney’s Office received information from local attorneys that Property Transfer Services has been sending solicitations to new property owners in and around Carson City recommending “all Nevada homeowners obtain a copy of their current Grant deed as evidence that the title to the property was in fact transferred to the new owner.”

Mayor to present 2014 State of the City to Carson City Chamber of Commerce

Event Date: 
February 5, 2014 - 7:30am

Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell will present the State of the City address, with the theme "New Year: New Opportunities," on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 7:30 a.m. at the Carson Nugget. The event is presented by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.
The cost is $20 per person. RSVP prior to Feb. 3 by calling (775) 882-1565.

Here's a news release from Chamber Executive Director Ronni Hannaman:

Mayor to present State of City address

Jobseeker workshops offered ahead of Feb. 21 Carson City job fair

UPDATE: With extended federal jobless benefits in peril, Carson City workforce employee counselors say hundreds of new jobseekers have begun to hit the streets, resumes in hand, looking for work.

Ribbon Cutting for the bar formerly known as Mo & Sluggos

Event Date: 
December 5, 2013 - 4:31pm

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Dec 5 at the former Mo & Sluggos, where the owners will unveil a new name for this popular Carson City watering hole and celebrate 80 years since the end of Prohibition.

The party begins at 4:31 p.m., the exact time that Prohibition ended 80 years ago. Tony's Taqueria will be providing free food and there will be plenty of drink specials.

The address of the bar with the secret name is 110 West Telegraph Street in downtown Carson City.

Nevada Tourism awards more than $400,000 to assist rural areas in visitor promotion

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Commission on Tourism has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to the state’s rural areas to support tourism efforts, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, NCOT chairman, announced Tuesday. The longstanding Rural Grants Program ultimately generates room tax revenue for the state, as grant recipients must use the monies to maximize their marketing outreach, bringing more travelers to Nevada’s rural areas.

Carson Nugget feeds hundreds at 59th community Thanksgiving dinner

The 59th annual Carson Nugget community Thanksgiving dinner brought hundreds to the annual free Carson City feast, where helpings of good cheer were dished up with mountains of mashed potatoes and plenty of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.

New to this year's menu, the Carson Nugget joined forces with FISH (Friends in Service Helping) as a way to expand the annual holiday dinner. FISH brought with them 100 turkeys and 25 volunteers.

Buffalo Wild Wings Carson City Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Buffalo Wild Wings welcomes community, opened doors today at 11am, with members of the Chamber of Commerce at Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting.

Health care specialists to shed light on Affordable Care Act for Carson City employers

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December 4, 2013 - 11:30am

Employers wanting to know about what to expect from the Affordable Care Act are invited to a Carson City luncheon next month hosted by the Nevada Business Group on Health.

The “Look into Your Future” luncheon on Dec. 4 will feature guest speaker Russ Sullivan, attorney and vice president of Health Care Solutions for the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, who will present an interactive session that draws upon lessons from Massachusetts’ seven-year health care reform experience. Sullivan will provide insight into how to prepare for the changes ahead.

Lake Tahoe leaders hail House introduction of Restoration Act

The reauthorization of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act was introduced Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives, following the Senate’s introduction of the bill in August.

The legislation, sponsored by Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei, co-sponsored by California Representative John Garamendi, and Nevada Representatives Joe Heck, Dina Titus, and Steven Horsford, would continue another 10 years of federal government investment in the Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program.

Modern LED sign at Carson City Community Center gets high tech welcome

After 18 months of planning, a new high tech LED welcoming sign stationed in front of the Carson City Community Center was unveiled Wednesday.

The $100,000 message board not only gives a refreshing welcome as motorists drive along William Street, but provides key information about events and happenings throughout Carson City.

Carson City Community Center LED sign to be lit Wednesday

The Carson City Community Center is getting new signage thanks to the efforts of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce and other partners that have worked with the city to obtain much need modern signage in front of the Community Center.

As most of the city private businesses have gone to LED signage, the 50-year old sign in front of the Community Center has remained a relic. Staff had to use a ladder to change the message. Beginning Wednesday, all it will take is a computer programmer to change the messages.

SNCC hosted Carson City Chamber Mixer with Spooky fun and Ghoulish Delights

A ghoulish night of networking, spooky costumes and fun, at Carson City Chamber of Commerce october mixer.

Yanuck becomes Carson City Chamber Chair

Gil Yanuck has assumed the role of Carson City Chairman of the Board effective Oct. 8 following the resignation of Chairman Lisa Stirgus who resigned because of a Wells Fargo transfer to Seattle.

Mr. Yanuck represents AARP and has been a member of the board since 2010. He will serve as chair until June 30, 2014. Joyce Whitney-Silva, Chief Financial Officer of Greater Nevada Credit Union has moved up to join the Executive Committee as Secretary/Treasurer.

Carson City chamber to retire old community center sign Oct. 14

Thanks to the efforts of the Carson City Chamber under the leadership of former Chairman of the Board Stan Jones, the Carson City Community Center will receive a new state-of-the-art LED sign that is expected to be up and running by Nevada Day.

The less-than-historic old sign will come down by crane at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14. Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, Chamber officials, Parks and Recreation officials and others will be in attendance.

Carson City Fall Job Fair set for Friday at community center

With two successful job fairs this year that have sent more than 100 people to work locally, the third Carson City Job Fair will be held Friday, Oct. 4, at the Carson City Community Center. There will be 45 employers on hand to talk to job seekers and to accept resumes.

Hosted by Carson City Health and Human Services, JOIN and The Carson City Chamber of Commerce, the Fall Job Fair will be open to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. it will be held in the large gym area of the community center, 851 E. William Street.

Third job fair may be the biggest yet

The Workforce Program at Carson City Health and Human Services is teaming up with JOIN, and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce to sponsor another job fair to help Carson City residents find employment.

RSVP today for Tuesday's Carson City Chamber Soup's On Luncheon

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular Soup's On Luncheon with guest speaker Deputy City Manager Marena Works on Tuesday. RSVP is due today.
The lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and will be at Gold Dust West, 2171 Highway 50 East. The cost is $15 per person. The public is invited. Call (775) 882-1565 to reserve your spot.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong announces fourth term run

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong will run for a fourth term as the capital city's top law enforcement officer, announcing his 2014 re-election intentions Tuesday.

In what Furlong described as three "politically quiet but challenging years," crime statistics have trended downward since the 2010 election, which is remarkable given Carson City's economic climate as it continues to deal with the effects of a deep, prolonged recession.

WNC receives $5,000 grant to assist hospitality program

A worldwide industry leader known for welcoming and accommodating guests has awarded Western Nevada College and its Carson City business partners a grant to offer hospitality certification workshops.

Hilton Worldwide has allocated a $5,000 Travel and Purpose Action Grant to WNC and key local partners - the Hampton Inn & Suites Carson City, and the Carson Valley Inn, Carson City Chamber of Commerce, and Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. The grant will help fund a public workshop for American Hotel and Lodging Association certification on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Hampton Inn.

Leadership Institute and Children’s Museum unveil new Science Room

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September 12, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Carson City Chamber Leadership Institute Class of 2013 will graduate on Thursday, September 12 after an intensive nine months of learning about Carson City and will unveil their leadership project at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada.

Third Carson City Job Fair in October aims to be the biggest yet

With two successful job fairs this year that put more than 100 people to work, planning has begun for a third one in the mix set for Friday, Oct. 4 at the Carson City Community Center.

Hosted by Carson City Health and Human Services, JOIN and The Carson City Chamber of Commerce, the Fall Job Fair will be open to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be up to 50 employers at the event, all seeking the right person to fill their job openings, said Lynn Ellis, WorkForce Program Case Manager for Carson City Health and Human Services.

Congressman Amodei discusses healthcare, immigration reform at chamber breakfast, Capital Crossfire

On recess from Washington and now fully engaged at home in Northern Nevada, Congressman Mark Amodei appeared before a packed house at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Thursday.

Amodei spoke to issues regarding the national budget, healthcare and immigration reform at the Silver Oak Golf and Event Center.

Congressman Amodei to present 'View from the Hill' Thursday at chamber breakfast

U.S. Representative Mark Amodei will address the citizens of Carson City on Thursday, August 22 at 8 a.m. at the Silver Oak Executive Conference Center.

The event is being sponsored by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce and is open to all interested voters. Cost is $15 per person with advance reservations by calling (775) 882-1565.

During his vacation break from Congress, Amodei has been traveling northern Nevada to address his constituents and to bring them up-to-date on what is or is not happening in Washington, D.C.

Hospitality industry, higher education partnership take shape

Western Nevada College is collaborating with local business leaders in the hospitality industry to provide training to resort, hotel and restaurant employees. The Carson City Chamber of Commerce, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carson Valley Inn, and Hampton Inn and Suites are all part of the effort.

Congressman Amodei to address Carson City chamber Aug. 22

U.S. Representative Mark Amodei will address the citizens of Carson City on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. at the Silver Oak Executive Conference Center.

During his vacation break from Congress, Amodei has been traveling northern Nevada to address his constituents and to bring them up-to-date on what is or is not happening in Washington D.C.

Always an amusing speaker, Amodei will deliver thoughtful commentary along with a dose of wit to his address.

Outdoors with Don Q: The last big outdoor weekend of the summer

Labor Day weekend, Friday Aug. 30 through Monday Sept. 2, is just around the corner and for many it will be the last big outdoor adventure of 2013. So, where to go on that weekend?

Well, be advised that no matter where you go (unless it is to some God forsaken location in the middle of nowhere), you can expect to encounter big crowds of people also wanting to enjoy an outdoor outing for the holiday.

Mayor Crowell ribbon cutting at Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Today, at the Grand Opening of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, Mayor Bob Crowell enjoyed ribbon cutting with Founder, Ken Yzurdiaga, along with Manager Joe Lash, the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, and guests. This new Gourmet Sandwich Shop is located just off S. Carson St. in the Eagle Station Shopping Center parking by Raley's / Kohl's.

Mayor Crowell Ribbon Cutting at Carson Mall Verizon Store

Today, at the Grand Opening of Ensignal, Inc., Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, Mayor Bob Crowell enjoyed ribbon cutting with Verizon store manager, Stevie Ore, along with Carson City Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and guests. This new telecommunications store is located at the north end of the Carson Mall.

Oodles of Noodles food festival in Dayton this weekend

Event Date: 
June 22, 2013 - 10:00am

The 12th Annual Oodles of Noodles Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday in Dayton. Hosted by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Oodles of Noodles is a two-day event in Old Town Dayton that combines great food provided by our contestants and food vendors, amazing entertainment, local talent, and tons of vendor and business booths.

The Oodles of Noodles Cook-off will be SATURDAY ONLY from 10am-2pm. Tasting Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for Children.

Former Carson City office manager sentenced to prison after stealing company money

A 56-year-old Carson City woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday after embezzling at least $140,000 as office manager of a Carson City company formerly owned by actor Kevin Costner.

On Tuesday, District Court Judge James Wilson sentenced Barbara Jean Larson to 24 to 72 months in prison on a charge of embezzlement and 12 to 30 months on a charge related to defrauding the State of Nevada, Employment Security Division.

Taste of DownTown Carson City 2013 winners announced

Here are the winners as picked by participants of the 20th annual Taste of DownTown Carson City to support Advocates to End Domestic Violence. There were 44 participating restaurants and businesses and 10 bands representing this year's event.

The winners are:

Personal use firewood cutting on Forest Service land begins in select areas Monday

CARSON CITY — Open dead-tree firewood cutting areas in Hope Valley and Leviathan and Poor Boy begins Monday, The Carson Ranger District and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest announced.

Meanwhile, live-tree cutting areas will open on July 15. Areas include Beagle (Dog Valley area), Scotts Lake (south of Woodfords, Calif), and Thomas Creek Canyon (off of Mt. Rose Highway).

In the live-tree cutting areas, only designated trees may be cut and slash must be piled. Designated trees are described on the live-tree cutting area maps.

Designer purse fundraiser Saturday to benefit Carson City Senior Center meal program

It's going to be a very busy Saturday in Carson City with so much to do for every age group. An event women will love is the Designer Purse Sale sponsored by the Carson City Senior Citizens Center between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Women can never have enough purses and this will be a way to have some incredible purses at a fraction
of the retail cost. All funds raised help provide meals for our local senior citizens. The Senior Center has served nearly 92,000 meals in their FY 2011-2012.

The senior center is located at 911 Beverly Drive.

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