Business briefly: Carson woman turns professional organizer

Tish Allen, a Carson City woman who decided to turn her passion for organization into a profession, opened Your Clutter Solution in June.

Allen, licensed in Carson City and by the State of Nevada, is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers.

Allen said her business takes on any organization job, large or small, from a single desk to an entire office, or a single closet to an entire house. Clients are never pressured to throw away items, which can also be offered in a garage sale — handled by Your Clutter Solutions — or given to charity. The business also arranges auction or sale of collections and installs some holiday decorations. Moving assistance is also available.

Allen charges $25 per hour for homes and businesses and $35 an hour for garages and sheds, in addition to a free one-hour, no obligation consultation. Discounts are available to seniors moving into a retirement community.

For more information, go to, or call 775-721-1486, or email

E.L. Wiegand Foundation funds vans for Boys & Girls Clubs

At its June 25 meeting, the Board of Trustees of the E. L. Wiegand Foundation in Reno approved a $70,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada to fund two new 15-passenger vans.

The new 2015 Chevy Express vehicles will provide Clubs members in Carson City and Carson Valley with daily rides during the school year. During summer months, the vans will shuttle members to activities in Reno and Lake Tahoe.

For more information, call Kristen A. Avansino, president and executive director of the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, at 775-333-0310.

Gardnerville woman honored as retail champion

Jill Schaffer of Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar in Gardnerville was recently recognized as one of “America’s Retail Champions” by the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association.

As part of the America’s Retail Champions program, Schaffer is now in the running to be named America’s Retail Champion of the Year. The awards ceremony and presentation will take place during NRF’s annual congressional and legislative fly-in Retail Advocates Summit July 28-29 in Washington, D.C.

Free seminar for potential homebuyers July 18

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority will tell prospective homeowners about the organization’s free down payment assistance program in a free homebuyer’s seminar at 1:30 p.m. July 18 at Dayton Valley Library, 321 Dayton Valley Road, Dayton.

The event will also cover the Mortgage Tax Credit program that gives homeowners up to $2,000 a year in the form of a tax credit. Light snacks will be provided.

For more information, go to, or call 775-887-1796.

Carson City feed & supply store honored for excellence

S and W Feed & Supply in Carson City received 5-Paw certification, one of 61 dealerships in North America to receive the honor last year from KIOTI Tractor. The certification is part of the KIOTI 5-Paw Dealer Excellence Program, which was created to honor dealerships that deliver outstanding overall performance.

Each year KIOTI dealers are evaluated in regards to service, sales, operations and parts. Dealers who meet or exceed these qualifications are named KIOTI 5-Paw Dealers and earn the ability to display KIOTI’s 5-Paw logo at their dealership.

The KIOTI 5-Paw Dealer Excellence Program was initiated in 2008. For more information, go to


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