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Matt Gelineau

April 27, 2015 — 

Matt Gelineau has joined the staff of PK Electrical, Inc. as a drafter.

Gelineau has worked in the AEC industry for four years.

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Dr. James (Jamy) Schaap

April 27, 2015 — 

Dr. James (Jamy) Schaap, founder and owner of Schaap Consulting, has joined Bosma Business Advisors as strategic planner.

Dr. Schaap has worked in the field of strategic management for over 35 years. He has taught at three universities.

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Brett Warne, Angel Lacroix

April 27, 2015 — 

Brett Warne and Angel Lacroix, employees with the City of Sparks, were honored by the Nevada Environment Association.

Warne was named Wastewater Operator of the Year.

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Dick and Charlotte McConnell

April 27, 2015 — 

Dick and Charlotte McConnell have been honored by the Reno Philharmonic as benefactors of the orchestra.

Dick McConnell is a member of the University of Nevada, Reno College Advisory Board and Historic Preservation Society. He was a past director of Reno Sparks Theatre Community Coalition and a member of the Fundraising and Program Committees for Northern Nevada SCORE Association, which provides business advice to new entrepreneurs and local business owners.

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NCET members

April 27, 2015 — 

New members of the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology are:

Corporate membership: Greg Pheasant, A Master Mechanic.

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NAI Alliance Summit awards

April 22, 2015 — 

NAI Alliance Reno agents honored at 10th Annual Summit Awards were:

J. Michael Hoeck, senior vice president/principal of the Reno Industrial Properties Group was named the Industrial Broker of the Decade, and Andie Wilson, owner of NAI Alliance Carson City was named the Generalist Broker of the Decade.

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Colliers International Summit awards

April 22, 2015 — 

Tim Ruffin and Melissa Molyneaux, managing directors and vice president and executive vice president, respectively at Colliers International, were named Office Brokers of the Yars at the 10th Annual Summit Awards.

Ruffin also received the Office Broker of the Decade award.

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Scott T. Barnes

April 22, 2015 — 

Scott T. Barnes has established HG Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC in Sparks. Barnes has more than 25 years experience in commercial real estate, land development, engineering and homebuilding. He is also a professional engineer in Nevada and California.

Barnes’ firm will focus on commercial real estate sales, land development and feasibility studies.

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Garrett Roy

April 22, 2015 — 

Garrett Roy has joined Swift Communications, the parent company of Northern Nevada Business Weekly, as regional HR manager.

Roy has more than 10 years experience in human resources. He most recently served as a human capital consultant for TriNet Human Resources.

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Dave Archer

April 22, 2015 — 

Dave Archer, president and CEO of Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, was named 2015 recipient of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award by the Nevada District office of the US Small Business Administration.

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Shayla Gifford

April 22, 2015 — 

Shayla Gifford, branch manager at Guild Mortgage Co. in Reno, has been ranked ranking 86 out of the top 100 producing originators in the United States, in America for 2014, published in Mortgage Executive magazine.

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Adam Kiefer

April 21, 2015 — 

Adam Kiefer has joined Nevada State Bank as vice president, business development officer.

Kiefer previously served as regional sales manager for Employers Insurance and as bank liaison and placement specialist for Wells Fargo Insurance Services.

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Karen Toth

April 21, 2015 — 

Karen Toth has joined The Center for Plastic Surgery as a medical aesthetician.

Toth began her career as a medical aesthetician in 2005. She has also trained on other art lasers and light therapies.

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Benjamin Korn

April 21, 2015 — 

Benjamin Korn has joined the Community Foundation of Western Nevada as its first development officer.

Korn has nearly 20 years experience working in the performing arts, social services and higher education.

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Pamela Abercrombie

April 21, 2015 — 

Pamela Abercrombie was named executive director for Comstock Foundation for History and Culture.

Abercrombie has 14 years experience in nonprofit service, including eight years as an education director for a rural Nevada tribe. She most recently, worked in the Community Chest in Virginia City and volunteered and served as a board member for St. Mary’s Art Center.

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Mary Jo Brummer

April 20, 2015 — 

Mary Jo Brummer, an agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, was ranked as the number-one Realtor in the State of Nevada for “Closed Transactions for 2014.”

This is the first year Brummer has been recognized for this achievement.

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Nancy Esch

April 17, 2015 — 

Nancy Esch has joined RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Reno as an agent.

Esch moved to Reno from the Huntington Beach, Calif., in 2011. She has been a licensed real estate agent in California since 2004 and in Nevada since 2015.

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Evan M. Klass

April 17, 2015 — 

Evan M. Klass, an associate dean of the office of statewide initiatives, and associate professor of medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, was named governor of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists.

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Tourism awards

April 17, 2015 — 

The Nevada Division of Tourism awarded northern Nevada members of the state’s rural tourism industry for service:

Juli Nelson, who helped create the original Cowboy Country ghost town brochure, earned the Cowboy Country award.

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SSPA board

April 17, 2015 — 

Judy Davis Rounds has been named president the 2015-2016 board of directors for the Sierra School of The Performing Arts.

Other elected board members were: Lauri Mendoza, vice president; John DiPietro, treasurer; Daniel Owens, secretary; Janet Lazarus, artistic director; Beth Honebein, grant director; Dawn Berg, volunteer coordinator; and Ali Beltramo, fundraising director.

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NevadaTrucking Association

April 17, 2015 — 

Erick Flick, a professional driver with FedEx Freight in Dayton, was named Nevada Driver of the Year by the Nevada Trucking Association.

Flick has driven more than 2.2 million accident-free miles.

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Jim Nichols

April 16, 2015 — 

Jim Nichols, Douglas County manager, has been invited to attend the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs conference in Shenzhen, China.

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Jennifer Gorohoff

April 16, 2015 — 

Jennifer Gorohoff, an agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Reno, has earned the Certified Residential Specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS.

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Christina Perry

April 15, 2015 — 

Christina Perry, with Quality Event Designs, was selected to participate in a Luxury Floral and Event Design Symposium with wedding and entertainment expert David Tutera on April 21-23 at Del Mar, Calif.

Doug Erwin

April 14, 2015 — 

Doug Erwin, vice president of entrepreneurship for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, will keynote the four-day 2015 Nevada SkillsUSA State Championships on Tuesday, April 14 at the Reno Ballroom.

Dave Smith, Bruce Bergantz

April 14, 2015 — 

Dave Smith and Bruce Bergantz, who own separate Allstate Corp. offices in Carson City, earned 2015 Allstate Premier Agency designations.

Hawley Harris MacLean

April 14, 2015 — 

Hawley Harris MacLean of MacLean Financial Group in Reno, has qualified for the “Court of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table — The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.

It was the 13th time MacLean has qualified for the honor.

Dr. Daniel Kokmeyer

April 14, 2015 — 

Dr. Daniel Kokmeyer, of Great Basin Orthopaedics, made a presentation on ulnar collateral ligament and shoulder injuries at the second annual Sports Medicine Update, on April 11 at Truckee Meadows Community College.

Seema Donahoe

April 13, 2015 — 

Seema Donahoe has been named assistant director of development for The University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Donahoe previously served as community board liaison for Renown Health. She also spent five years as a development officer for Renown Health Foundation.

Donahoe graduated with a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism with a minor in marketing from UNR. She was named University of Nevada Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2008 and is a member of Leadership Reno Sparks Class of 2013.

Dr. Andrew Pasternak, Julie Young

April 13, 2015 — 

Dr. Andrew Pasternak and Julie Young, director of Silver Sage Sports Lab, spoke on Bike Fitting at the Second Annual Sports Medicine Update on April 11 at Truckee Meadows Community College.

The presentation covered the importance of properly tailoring the frame and componentry of an athlete’s bike to their unique biomechanics.

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