Business briefs: Madson joins board of Oral Health Nevada

Wendy Madson

Wendy Madson

Madson joins board of Oral Health Nevada

Wendy Madson of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties joined the board of Oral Health Nevada, whose mission is to expand oral health education and services.

Madson, a member of Northern Nevada Dental Coalition for Underserved Populations, was invited to join the board for her work in dental care, nutrition, and gardening education in rural Nevada through her work with Healthy Communities.

Madson organizes Dental Days, a program that connects students with dental services, through Healthy Communities’ Health and Wellness Hub. She recruits volunteer dentists who provide free dental services through Remote Area Medical in Nevada and Medical Outreach Response. Madson helped create eight organic school gardens and hoop houses in Lyon County. She provides vocational rehabilitation job training through Community Roots’ nonprofit garden center, and she organizes Healthy Communities’ agriculture basket program and farmers markets. For more information about Oral Health Nevada, go to Information about the Northern Nevada Dental Coalition for Underserved Populations is at

Local insurance agent honored

Kadee Mason, an American Family Insurance agent in Carson City, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

The service excellence distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under guidelines established through the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The process consists of a customer satisfaction survey that measures customers’ overall experience with their current American Family agent.

Mason has been an agent for American Family since August 2012. Her office is at 808 College Parkway, Suite 106.

Carlson hired by D & D Roofing

D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal president Ken Dillon announced Haley Carlson has been hired as the company’s new administrative assistant.

Prior to coming to work for D & D, Carlson worked to open the new Reno Truck Center at Reno GMC where she was employed from August of last year until she was hired at D & D. Before that she spent seven years as operations manager for Greatwide Dedicated Transport.

“I am confident,” said Dillon, “that Haley with her experience will be able to handle the complex duties of the job.”

Carlson was born and raised in Reno and has a 10-year-old son. “Both my son and I are heavily involved in Velocity baseball,” she added.

D & D Roof and Sheet Metal, which is now 100 percent owned by its employees, is Nevada’s leading roofing company with headquarters in Sparks, and an office in Carson City. It also offers services to portions of northern Nevada and California. The company handles both residential and commercial roofing projects, and holds seven Contractors Licenses in Nevada, California and Utah and obtained an Asbestos Abatement license in 1989.

Lowe’s, Home Depot to add 1,300 seasonal jobs in Nevada

The Retail Association of Nevada says home improvement chains have announced plans to hire nearly 1,300 seasonal jobs in Nevada.

The hiring by Lowe’s and Home Depot is timed to increased consumer demand tied to the arrival of warmer weather.

Lowe’s officials told the association it will add an average of 25 workers per store — which will add up to more than 400 jobs at the chain’s 17 Nevada locations.

Most of those — about 300 jobs — would be at the 13 southern Nevada stores but more than 100 would be added up north.

In addition, a spokesman said Home Depot plans to add some 40 positions per store, which equates to more than 800 seasonal hires in Nevada, about 300 of them outside southern Nevada.


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