Business briefs: RE/MAX honors local agent Sam Whiteside

RE/MAX honors local agent Sam Whiteside

Sam Whiteside, a realtor with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, has been presented the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors successful agents who have completed more than seven years of service with the company and achieved a certain level of commissions. Less than five percent of the RE/MAX network has achieved the award.

Whiteside has been a licensed agent since 1978 and with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates since 1997. He has earned the following designations: Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified Residential Specialist, e-PRO and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource.

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Nevada Business Connections meeting Aug. 19

Chuck Barnett, president and CEO of Carson City’s Dura-Bond Bearing Company, will be featured at Nevada Business Connections’ monthly breakfast meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Gold Dust West, 2171 E. William St.

A panel with the Coalition Against the Commerce Tax will also make a presentation, whose panel members include: Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, Nevada State Controller Ron Knecht and Theresa Catalani.

The cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests. Cash, checks or credit cards are accepted at the door.

RSVP to Kris Holt at 775-771-5747 or, or Maxine Nietz at 775-887-1294 or

Presentation to cover employer retirement plan options

Edward Jones is hosting a free presentation about how to handle 401(k), pension or other employer-sponsored retirement plans at 6 p.m. Sept. 15.

Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It: Know Your Employer Retirement Plan Options will cover common distribution options; how to avoid having the IRS withhold 20 percent of retirement distributions; and how taxes, penalties and investment options factor into decisions.

Refreshments and light snacks will be served. Edward Jones is at 1079 S. Carson St. RSVP to Kathy Carlisle at 775-841-6767 by Sept. 14.

Great Clips campaign encouraging random acts of kindness

As children head back to school, Great Clips is hosting its Back-to-School #MoreMinutes campaign, in which, from July through September, the salon is asking people what they would do with more time. The campaign also encourages ran­dom acts of kindness. #MoreMinutes surprises so far include: a surprise vet bill paid to a young woman who saved an orphaned baby alpaca after the animal’s mother died; a football uniform and Pop Warner registration for an 8-year-old boy who couldn’t afford it; money to help a horse who was abandoned, malnourished and sick.

To join the campaign, post a selfie of a Great Clips haircut on Instagram (, Facebook ( clips) or Twitter (@greatclips) and say what you would do with #MoreMinutes.


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