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Greater Nevada

Space tech, manufacturing conferences highlight Nevada's future industries

Northern Nevada Development Authority, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, and Nevada Industry Excellence have partnered again to bring the 2014 Manufacturing in Nevada Conference.

This year’s conference will be held on Oct. 1-2 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. The event has been expanded to feature an Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles conference with some of the field’s top experts, as well as showcasing exhibit booths both days.

Senator Square: Car wash and rummage sale fundraisers this week plus senior in the spotlight

This Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Carson High School Health Occupations Students of America members will host car wash and rummage sale in the U at the front of the school. Pre-sale car wash tickets are $3 and can be purchased from any HOSA student. The cost will go up to $5 the day of the car wash. All proceeds go to help send HOSA students to State and National conferences to compete and represent Carson City.

Marching band debuts one of largest ensembles at Saturday’s Wolf Pack football game

From 120 members in 2012 to 180 in 2014, the University of Nevada, Reno has seen its marching band, the “Pride of the Sierra,” grow in numbers, support and pride.

Kicking off during Saturday’s Wolf Pack football game against Southern Utah, Greater Nevada Credit Union continues its fundraising campaign, “It’s Time to Support the Band.”

Northern Nevada economic agencies partner for two October conferences

Three northern Nevada development agencies have partnered to bring the 2014 Manufacturing in Nevada Conference to Sparks, Oct. 1-2. The event will coincide with a Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles conference.

The events are being hosted by the Northern Nevada Development Authority, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, and Nevada Industry Excellence. The conferences feature the field's top experts, as well as showcasing exhibit booths both days.

Greater Nevada Expands Business Lending Services

Over the past year and a half, Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU), the area’s largest locally-based credit union, has seen more than 115% growth in its business lending portfolio. One of the credit union’s newest products, construction loans, is taking off just as rapidly, thanks to local businesses that want to expand, and the unique services offered by Greater Nevada to help them do it.

New Outreach Supervisor Joins Greater Nevada

Michelle Hale, Greater Nevada Credit Union Member Outreach Supervisor

Michelle Hale has been named Greater Nevada Credit Union’s new Member Outreach Supervisor. She will oversee both community relations and member outreach.

Her community relations responsibilities will entail acting as liaison between Greater Nevada and the organizations it supports, including the University of Nevada Marching Band and Wolf Pack Athletics, Special Olympics Nevada, and the Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity. She will also coordinate Greater Nevada’s financial literacy efforts through local schools and other groups.

Carson City Leadership Institute graduates class of 2014 tonight

Today is the official graduation ceremony of the Carson City Leadership Institute Class of 2014. They’ve spent 8 months of intensive study learning about Carson City and have made new friends and business acquaintances.

Friday night at the Chamber’s annual meeting, which is sold out, the class will unveil its unique and historic class project that has the souls of some very historic figures, including our founder Abram Curry, dancing on their graves.

Carson City students win scholarships from Greater Nevada Credit Union

Carson City residents Ryan Doherty, Marcella Rico, and Maddison Saarem are three of 19 students recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship certificate from Greater Nevada Credit Union.

Ninety-three students throughout northern Nevada applied for the scholarship program, which GNCU has offered for the past 15 years. Doherty will be attending University of Redlands in California, Rico will be attending Western Nevada College, and Sareem will be attending University of Nevada, Reno.

Oodles of Noodles Soars to New Heights

Come celebrate Dayton’s Italian and Chinese heritage, at the 13th annual Oodles of Noodles in Old Town, Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. The two-day event brings together great food, entertainment local talent and a variety of vendor and business booths.

GNCU Supports Carson High Safe Grad; more than $1,900 in donations raised

Greater Nevada Credit Union presented Carson High School’s Parent Teacher Student Association with a $1,940 check toward the PTSA’s annual Safe Grad event.

Julie Slocum, PTSA Safe Grad Volunteer Coordinator and GNCU Educational Branch Coordinator, accepted the donation Thursday at the GNCU Educational Branch on the CHS campus.

Greater Nevada Credit Union accepting scholarship applications

Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting applications for its annual academic scholarship program, which has awarded over $180,000 in scholarships since 2000. This year, Greater Nevada will award 15 scholarships for $1,000 each.

Greater Nevada Credit Union announces Ash Greenspan as new sales manager

Ash Greenspan, Greater Nevada Credit Union Member Services Sales Manager

Ash Greenspan has joined Greater Nevada Credit Union as Member Services Sales Manager. In his new position, Greenspan will focus on ensuring Greater Nevada’s 45,000-plus members continuously receive excellent service in the credit union’s branches and phone center.

Increasing the Joy event set for Dec. 21 at Carson City Community Center, toys being collected through Dec. 18

Event Date: 
December 21, 2013 - 9:00am

In Partnership with Carson City and community businesses we invite you to this FREE Christmas event for child from Newborn to age Twelve and your families.

There will be FREE Christmas present for a child (one per child, while they last), FREE cookies, FREE hot chocolate, FREE Turkey Giveaways (Find the golden Christmas tree to claim your turkey), and an appearance by Santa Claus and Buddy the Elf!

Don't miss out, come Saturday December 21st, 9:00AM-11:00AM, at Carson City Community Center; located at 851 E. Williams St.

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.

Coldwell Banker Select Welcomes Simone Paez to the Team

Simone Paez will be the latest addition to the Coldwell Banker Select team in the greater Nevada area. Simone was previously a part of the advertising and sales industry, and she hopes to use her skills in negotiation and marketing to make her mark in the Northern Nevada real estate scene.

Fundraiser for Desiree Lynn Bragg at annual Carson High School Craft Fair

Event Date: 
November 22, 2013 (All day)

A fundraiser for the family of Desiree Lynn Bragg will be held during the Carson High School Craft Fair. The fair runs Thursday, Nov. 22, from 5:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm; Friday, Nov. 23; 9:00 am to 4 pm. A booth will be in the lobby of Carson High School. Desiree, a 2011 Carson High School graduate, died Jan. 30, 2013 in a road rage incident.

Donations happily accepted. Please contact Wrenetta Nadon at (775)230-8357 or bragg2nadon@yahoo.com. For cash donations, Tristan has an account at Greater Nevada Credit Union - Account # 926595

Greater Nevada Credit Union Announces New Preferred Dealer

Carson City Toyota General Manager Dana Whaley and Greater Nevada Credit Union L

Northern Nevada Consumers can now choose from a dozen preferred dealers for special pricing and financing through Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) membership. Carson City Toyota Scion is GNCU’s newest preferred dealer, joining eleven other dealers in Carson City, Reno and Elko.

Leadership Institute and Children’s Museum unveil new Science Room

Event Date: 
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.

15th Annual WNC Golf Classic Invites Sign-ups, Sponsors

Player sign-ups, event sponsorships and raffle prize donations are underway for the 15th annual Western Nevada Golf Classic.

The annual fundraiser tees off on Friday, Sept. 27, at Eagle Valley West Golf Course in Carson City. The event provides valuable assistance to students and programs at WNC.

“The tournament offers a great day of golf and camaraderie for a good cause,” said WNC Foundation Director Katie Leao. “I’m looking forward to seeing a strong turnout.”

Saddle Up For KIds Event a Success

Food For Thought would like to think all the people who came out and supported us at our Saddle Up For Kids Events. Friday, June 28th’s dinner at the Governor’s Mansion and Saturday, June 29th’s Carnival at Mills Park wouldn’t have been as successful if not for our volunteers!

Car wash Saturday for family of Dayton man who died

Event Date: 
July 13, 2013 - 9:30am

There will be a car wash fundraiser Saturday, July 13, for a local Dayton family to raise money to recover the remains of their beloved family member, Steven Larson, who passed away while working out of state.

The car wash begins at 9:30 a.m. at the S & S gas station in Dayton or donations are being taken in an account set up at Greater Nevada Credit Union under Dodey Larson in care of Steve Larson.

Please come out and help this family. The family will also be selling Steve's handmade barnyard woodwork.

See the attached flier below.

Carson City residents receive scholarships from Greater Nevada Credit Union

Carson City residents Ila Bottoms, Arnold Flores, Leana Garcia, Allison Blair, and Janae Johnston-Bucker are five of 14 students recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship certificate from Greater Nevada Credit Union.

Seventy students throughout northern Nevada applied for the scholarship program, which GNCU has offered for the past 14 years. Bottoms and Flores are attending Western Nevada College; Garcia is attending Great Basin College in Elko; Blair and Johnston-Bucker will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno.

Downtown Business Association spruces Carson City with tree campaign

The Carson City Downtown Business Association was recognized by Carson City Parks and Recreation for its donation of 17 new trees recently planted around town.

Free Shred Day at Greater Nevada Credit Union

Event Date: 
June 8, 2013 - 9:00am

Greater Nevada Credit Union will host its annual Carson City Shred Day on Saturday, June 8 from 9 am to noon.
The event will include shredding and recycling services by American Document Destruction and Offsite, child safety information and K-9 Unit appearance from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

Greater Nevada Announces New Consultant

Greater Nevada Mortgage (GNM) has brought on Tracy McLeod to serve as a Mortgage Consultant in Douglas County. Her diverse background encompasses more than 20 years of experience in mortgage servicing, including title, escrow and loan origination.

McLeod is an active member of the Council of Residential Specialists, the Women’s Council of Realtors and the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors. Additionally, her efforts in the mortgage industry were recognized by the Nevada Appeal in 2008 when she was awarded Reader’s Choice for Loan Officer.

Greater Nevada at Habitat for Humanity Event

Greater Nevada Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity

Employees from Greater Nevada Mortgage and Greater Nevada Credit Union pose with Bob the Builder at last Saturday’s Playhouse Build-a-Thon in Reno, a fundraiser for Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity. Thirty-three Greater Nevada employees joined other Habitat for Humanity volunteers to help raffle off five custom-built playhouses.

Carson City Chamber announces 2013-14 board of directors

Carson City Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Stan Jones is pleased to announce the 2013-14 Board of Directors and Officers.

Re-elected to a second three year term are Curt Spradley, owner, Carson Coffee and Carol Swanson, District Sales for Mary Kay.

Bob Tote, general manager of Costco Carson City, is new to the board and will serve a three-year term.

Gordon Gagnon, co-owner REDCO, and Joyce Whitney-Silva, COO of Greater Nevada Credit Union, have been selected to serve their first three year term advancing from a one-year Chairman’s pick slot.

Carson Chamber Home and Garden Show comes to Carson Mall on Saturday

This is the second year the Carson City Chamber of Commerce has organized a Home & Garden Show to showcase the many businesses that can help homeowners improve their homes and gardens.

This Saturday, April 20th, Greenhouse Garden Center will again take center stage showcasing their expertise and creativeness in creating a unique garden setting that only the professionals at Greenhouse can create. Owner David Ruf and staff will be on hand to conduct informative seminars as well.

Special Olympics to Host South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Nevada Polar Plunge

Donned in costumes, but without the protection of wet suits, Special Olympics athletes and their supporters will jump into icy waters on March 23 for the annual South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Northern Nevada and California.

Carson High School Students Design Custom Debit Card

Greater Nevada Credit Union debit card design winners

Carson High School in Carson City now has its own “Senators” debit card for student checking accounts. The card was designed by students through a contest held by Greater Nevada Credit Union, which has an educational branch inside of the high school.

Greater Nevada Credit Union Announces Additions to Management Team

Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) has announced a new Vice President of Marketing and a new Member Services Manager, as well as new managers at the credit union’s Carson City and Reno branches.

Support the Wolf Pack Marching Band at Greater Nevada Credit Union

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Wolf Pack Marching Band is the “Pride of the Sierra,” and you can help support them by purchasing a drum card at any Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) branch for only $1 this January.

GNCU will match your donation, and all money raised will go toward helping fund band scholarships, provide new uniforms, and cover travel expenses so the band can continue entertaining northern Nevada families and supporting Wolf Pack Athletics.

Chamber Leadership Class Thanks Donors for Senior Center Project

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2012 would like to thank several contributors for their recent donations to the Carson City Senior Center Media Room. With their help our Media Room Project turned out fantastic and has brought much joy to the Senior Citizens of Carson City! Without their generous donations this could not have been achieved. Thank you again and Happy Holidays!

Special thanks to the following donors:

Ronni Hannaman - Chamber of Commerce
Toby De Luca - EmpRes Healthcare Management, LLC

Carson High School Students Take a 'Bite Of Reality'

Around 35 Carson City students from Carson High School’s MASH (Mandatory Academic Study Hall) program recently participated in “Bite of Reality”, a hands-on simulation program in which they were given a fictional occupation, salary, spouse and family, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments.

Greater Nevada Credit Union Accepting Applications for Board of Directors

Greater Nevada Credit Union announced that it has three positions available on the Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning March 19, 2013. Applications for the three positions are being accepted until November 12, 2012.

The Board of Directors sets the strategic course for the credit union and oversees its general activities. Directors serve as volunteers and therefore receive no compensation. However, Greater Nevada does cover the costs of training that its Directors may need in order to be more effective. To qualify for nomination as a Director, a Greater Nevada member must:

Free Shred Day at Greater Nevada Credit Union

Event Date: 
October 13, 2012 (All day)

Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) will host its annual Carson City Shred Day on Saturday, October 13 from 9 am to noon. The event will take place in the parking lot at the credit union’s Eagle Station branch, located at 451 Eagle Station Lane. Community residents are invited to drop off as much personal paper documentation they would like to safely destroy and recycle. Documents must be removed from binders, though attached staples and paper clips are acceptable.

Carson City Chamber Leadership Institute Class of 2012 graduates

One of the finest classes of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute graduated Thursday. Though a small class, they were mighty and bonded well. Over the course of 2012, they shared many wonderful experiences meeting community leaders and learning about our unique community. Following the graduation ceremony, the official dedication and ribbon cutting of the Carson City Senior Center Leisure Hour Room was held. Mayor Robert Crowell and Senior Center Director Janice McIntosh cut the ribbon as the new graduates looked on.

Greater Nevada Credit Union Awards $15,000 in Scholarships

Fifteen students received $1,000 scholarships from Greater Nevada Credit Union for the upcoming school year. More than 64 students applied for the program, which the Credit Union has offered to local students for the past 13 years.

“It’s our pleasure to provide financial support to some of the region’s best students so they can continue their education,” said Wally Murray, President/CEO for Greater Nevada Credit Union.

Canned Food Drive

Event Date: 
July 13, 2012 (All day)

Bring your canned foods and non-perishables to benefit the Salvation Army's food drive!

Food barrels are available at three Greater Nevada Credit Union branches. Stop by our branch in North Carson, on Eagle Station Lane in South Carson, or our Dayton branch between now and July 13, 2012 to make your contribution.

Thanks for supporting our community!

Greater Nevada Credit Union Celebrates at Annual Meeting

Greater Nevada Credit Union Annual Meeting 2012
Event Date: 
March 13, 2012 (All day)

Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) held its 63rd Annual Meeting on March 13, 2012 at their headquarters in Carson City. At the meeting 163 individuals were recognized for attaining 35 years of membership with GNCU over the past year. Since GNCU began the recognition program in 2008, more than 500 members have been recognized for achieving that milestone.

During the Annual Meeting, GNCU also announced the new Board of Directors, comprised of the following individuals who volunteer their time and are elected by members to oversee the direction of their credit union:

Greater Nevada Credit Union's Dr. Seuss Themed Employee Appreciation Day

Greater Nevada Credit Union Employee Appreciation Day
Event Date: 
March 2, 2012 (All day)

On March 2, Greater Nevada Credit Union's Eagle Station Branch in Carson City held an Employee Appreciation Day, which also coincided Dr. Seuss' birthday. The celebration included a green eggs and ham breakfast for employees, and Dr. Seuss themed decorations and brain teasers.

Carson High School Students Get Lesson in Credit, Greater Nevada Credit Union

Carson High School Class

A dozen Carson High School Students recently learned the importance of building and maintaining good credit. The goal was to provide knowledge that would make them more savvy borrowers.

Four 90-minute classes held January 26 and 27 were taught by Jesse Hartford, Consumer Loan Specialist, and Jackie Tilton, Consumer Loan Processer, both from Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU). Topics included interest rates and accruals and different types of loans.

Carson Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club

Event Date: 
March 6, 2012 - 7:30am

Carson City Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet March 6 at 7:30 a.m. at Greater Nevada Credit Union, 451 Eagle Station, sponsored in conjunction with Relay for Life.

Enjoy networking and breakfast: assorted bagels and loaf breads, fresh fruits, mini quiches and fresh coffee and juices. Cost $5 for members, $15 non members.
Please RSVP 882-1565

Sparks City Employees Federal Credit Union finds merger partner

That would create the third-largest credit union in the region, one that trails only Greater Nevada Credit Union of Carson City and First Horizons Credit ...

Plunge into Tahoe For a Good Cause

Event Date: 
March 17, 2012 (All day)

Teams of super heroes, penguins, pirates and other characters jumped into Lake Tahoe last winter, and on March 17, they’ll do it again. You’re invited to join them as Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada co-host Polar Plunge® 2012 at Zephyr Cove, South Lake Tahoe. The event is open to all and will include entertainment, a costume contest, and prizes, as well as Special Olympics athletes, coaches, and volunteers who will share their experiences with the organization’s inspiring programs.

Greater Nevada Credit Union Announces New Vice President of Information Technology

Greater Nevada Credit Union VP of IT

Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) recently named Linda Barker as Vice President of Information Technology. Barker is responsible for leading the credit union’s technology initiatives and supporting its internal team, business partners, and members.

Carson City free daily news summary for Nov. 8

Greater Nevada Credit Union gained new customers on national Bank Transfer Day on Saturday, a protest against rising fees at large corporate banks. The protest called for people to move their accounts to credit unions and non-profit banks, and also coincides with the growing Occupy Wall Street protests.

GNCU wouldn't release any numbers, but said they had twice the number of people there on a Saturday, and people were definitely moving their money because of dissatisfaction with the big banks.


The Nevada Appeal follows up on the Chobani yogurt factory story we broke last week, saying the reason the factory decided to locate in Twin Falls, Idaho and not Carson City is because we lack cows. According to Rob Hooper, executive director of the Northern Nevada Development Authority, Chobani needs 100,000 cows to supply their milk needs, and there are only 20,000 dairy cows in the entire state of Nevada. Twin Falls also bribed them with $29 million in "incentives."

GNCU gains customers from Bank Transfer Day

There weren't any Guy Fawkes masks, but there were plenty of new clients at Greater Nevada Credit Union for national Bank Transfer Day, said its vice president of member services.He said it was har...

GNCU gears up for 'Bank Transfer Day'

Greater Nevada Credit Union doesn't know what to expect today.Nationwide, tens of thousands of people are signed up to leave their big-name banks and head to local credit unions after joining the s...

Occupy Carson City Protest on Bank Transfer Day

Event Date: 
November 5, 2011 - 1:00pm

Carson City, NV - Occupy Carson City, an extension of the Occupy Wall St. movement, will hold their weekly peaceful assembly on Saturday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Legislature Sidewalks at 401 S. Carson Street in Downtown Carson City. Everyone is welcome to participate, and the group has been in close communication with law enforcement to avoid any problems.

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