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The Virtual Business Tour of Nevada County

Nevada County Economic Resource Council Foundation, Inc

Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

The Virtual Business Tour of Nevada County

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Presented by NCERC Foundation

The Virtual Business Tour of Nevada County

The afternoon starts at Sierra College and ends at Sierra Starr Vineyard!

Hosted by SierraCollege and Sierra Starr Vineyard, the afternoon will provide an in depth look at local businesses driving our economy.

Michael Funk, Guest Speaker at Sierra Starr Vineyard

Topic will be: "Creating a Fortune 500 Company from Scratch

Michael founded Mountain Peoples Warehouse in 1976. As one of the pioneers of the natural food industry, and President of MPW, he build the company into the leading natural food wholesaler in the west. Michael is active in numerous industry and trade groups and serves on the Boards of several environmental non-profit groups such as the Sierra Fund and the South Yuba River Citizens League.

The following companies will present a close up profile of their business in small groups throughout the afternoon:

Huntington Mechanical Labs Logo
Located in Grass Valley, Huntington Mechanical    Laboratories, Inc., has earned a reputation as the leader in ultra-high vacuum (UHV) component design and manufacture. Since 1969, they have supplied "better built" products to the aerospace, research, and semiconductor industries.

Holdrege and Kull Logo  Located in Nevada City, Holdrege & Kull is a Certified Small Business Enterprise with Specialized Large Experience. Since 1993, H&K has grown from two founding principals to 50 engineers, geologists, field-engineering technicians and inspectors, laboratory technicians, and administrative support staff. H&K's corporate headquarters in Nevada City, serves as a hub for operations in satellite offices located in Truckee, Yuba City, Chico, and Fresno.

RCD Engineering LogoLocated in North San Juan, RCD Engineering (Race Car Dynamics) has been the leader in quality, performance and innovation for over 45 years. They design and manufacture original racing car products in the USA using domestic materials. RCD's first product was a removable blower mount starter for Funny Cars and Dragsters. If the parts are on the front of the motor, they build it!


Fifty Fifty Brewing Co LogoLocated in Truckee, Fifty Fifty Brewing Co., is proud that they reduce carbon footprint and focus on sustainability. Some of the ways are: all spent grain from the brewing process is donated to a local ranch for livestock feed, all of the beef is 100% natural, all used fryer oil is donated to be turned into Bio-Diesel fuel, they custom designed a new grant for the Brew house that greatly reduces the amount of waste from the brewing process, and keep the local sanitation plant cleaner and they proudly serve Truckee tap water; not lemon required!

The tour concludes at the beautiful Sierra Starr Vineyard with feature guest speaker Michael Funk.

Sierra Starr Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery is a small family run operation. Phil is the head honcho, growing the grapes as well as making the wine. Anne operates the tasting room in Grass Valley and Jack is the vineyard manager and assistant winemaker. Located in Grass Valley, the Starrs bought the vineyard in 1995.

Location: Sierra College followed by speaker and wine reception at Sierra Starr Vineyard.

Tickets are $45.00 per person (limited spaces are available to the first 140 guests)




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Sierra College Nevada County Campus & Sierra Starr Vineyard

Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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