Business briefs: Brummer achieves No. 2 sales position

Mary Jo Brummer

Mary Jo Brummer

Brummer achieves No. 2 sales position

Mary Jo Brummer of RE/MAX Realty Affiliates was presented with the Certificate of Excellence for achieving the No. 2 individual sales position in the entire state of Nevada for the month of August.

Brummer has worked in the real estate industry for more than 19 years. She holds the Certified Residential Specialist and the Certified Distressed Property Expert designations. She can be reached at RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 2310 S. Carson St., Suite 1, or by calling 775-721-5905.

Nevada Humane Society honored

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada presented Nevada Humane Society with the 2014 100 percent Giving Board Certification, which honors board members as exemplary and generous leaders in the field of philanthropy.

More than 90 organizations — which represented more than 1,100 board members and more than $2.6 million in board member giving — were recognized.

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada instituted the 100 percent Board Giving award program in 2008. The program recognizes nonprofits with boards that provide personal financial support for operating. This is the second time Nevada Humane Society has been honored.

For more information about Nevada Humane Society,, or call 775-856-2000.

Grants & loans offered for energy projects

Small rural businesses, ranchers and farmers can learn how to access grants and loans to finance renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements at a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at USDA Rural Development, 1390 S. Curry St.

Nevada will have more than $950,000 in grants available this year for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) projects. Of that, $130,000 is available for projects of $80,000 or less, with an application deadline of April 30.

The workshop will cover how Nevada businesses and producers have used REAP for new heating and ventilation systems, solar thermal systems, and solar, wind and hydro power production.

For more information or to RSVP, call Mark Williams at 775-887-1222, ext. 116, or email


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