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									                           CARSON CITY

                                                                    News & Views
                                 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

                                              1900 S. Carson Street                  775.882.1565     

                                                                                                                         Sunday, September 26, 2010

                                                           Before the Internet, there
                                                           was the Sears catalogue
                                                                             By Ronni Hannaman                      not to pay Nevada sales taxes on internet purchas-
                                                                                                                    es, many do not.
                                                             Remember how we all loved to receive                      Even the successful Costco has an online com-
                                                           the Sears catalogue, especially the 300-                 ponent that is less expensive than the stocked
                                                                                                                    warehouse goods and the shipping is free. Small
                                                           page Christmas Wish Book? You marked                     retailers like the Body Shop offer online specials
                                                           what you wanted and sent in the order                    not found in their mall stores. Lands End and
                                                                                                                                    Newport News have successfully
                                                           form along with your check and the                                                            attracted loyal
                                                           mailman delivered the goods                                                                   Internet and cata-
                                                                                                                                                        logue shoppers for
                                                           directly to your door. This was                                                              years supplementing
                                                           very convenient for the one-car                                                             their revenues in
                                                                                                                                                      areas where they do
                                                           household and in the 50’s that                                                             not have stores. Sears
Wet Sweat instructor Pam McNeil leads an                                                                                                             and J.C. Penney’s
                                                           was the norm. When the credit
enthusiastic class at the Carson City Aquatic Center.                                                                                                allow catalogue pur-
                                                           card became popular, you called                                                          chases to be picked up
                                                                                                                                                    at their local stores.
         Fitness on                                        in your catalogue order.                                                                    Because of the many
                                                                                                                                       shopping choices now available,
         our minds                                            In my research for this article, I couldn’t
                                                           find any evidence of a hue and cry from
                                                           local retailers when the first Sears Wish
                                                                                                                                      many local brick and mortar busi-
                                                                                                                                      nesses are calling “foul!” The play-
                  By Ronni Hannaman                                                                                                  ing field for customers is not level,
                                                           Book was published in 1933, but then,
                                                                                                                                    they say. The cost of a brick and
                                                           shopping was a social event for families

       hese days, it seems just about every maga-                                                                                   mortar establishment far exceeds the
       zine you pick up or lifestyle story you read        who generally went into town on the weekends to
                                                                                                                                   cost of operating a distribution ware-
       centers on fitness. We’re not fit enough they       enjoy the shopping experience where one could
                                                                                                                    house or even a box store.
all say, and then go on to tell us the latest in fitness   touch the merchandise before buying it.
                                                                                                                       E-Commerce is becoming more and more com-
craze that is going to make us all Cinderella or           Department stores featured artistic displays and
                                                                                                                    monplace. Nielsen predicts that US online shop-
Prince Charming.                                           some of the nicest restaurants in town where, dur-
                                                                                                                    pers will double to 132 million in the next five
    Admittedly, with all our hormone laden foods           ing the week, well-dressed women enjoyed lunch
                                                                                                                    years. Women make up the bulk of Internet shop-
and our penchant to eat larger portions than we            while socializing and shopping with friends.
                                                                                                                    pers (63%), and in a recent study it was found that
should, many of us are getting a bit on the heavy                                                                   19% of Internet users shop online once per week
side, especially as we age. Not to mention our                 How shopping has changed!
                                                                                                                    and this number is expected to continue to grow,
increasingly immobile lifestyle. We spend so much              First it was shopping malls that took customers
                                                                                                                    especially in families with children.
time in front of some screen or another typing,            away from the downtown shopping core and then
                                                                                                                       The love of Internet shopping is not a passing
viewing, listening. We don’t even need to get up           came warehouse type shopping where everything
                                                                                                                    fancy, according to Nielsen. It’s easier to compare
any more to answer the phone. It’s right in our            you could possibly need was contained under one
                                                                                                                    prices from your home than traveling between
pocket. Our calorie intake far exceeds calories            large roof. Price Club (now Costco) became the
                                                                                                                    stores and while word-of-mouth is always a great
burned due to lack of physical activity and when           norm while small stores went the way of the
                                                                                                                    seller, the Internet provides reviews as well with
this happens – well, the body just has to store that       dinosaur. Gone were the dazzling displays in favor
                                                                                                                    60% of the buyers stating they would tweet or
excess food somewhere and it’s usually right in the        of shelves full of boxed items. Walmart became
                                                                                                                    Facebook their findings, good or bad.
our centers.                                               the largest retailer in the world and the advent of
                                                                                                                       Who are the Internet sales leaders? Amazon,
    The solution? The hardest is cutting down on           the box store was born.
                                                                                                                    Walmart and Target.
food intake if you like food. It’s tough to be hungry          Then the shopping channel came to your living
                                                                                                                       We say we want more local shopping, yet know-
all the time and constant nibbling to keep blood           room. These channels continue to grow and offer
                                                                                                                    ing the life span of a small business is limited, one
sugar under control doesn’t seem to help much,             visuals and slick professional sales commentators
                                                                                                                    wonders if it makes fiscal sense for the boutique
plus the nibbles have calories too. Drink plenty of        that have their own following and loyal customers.
                                                                                                                    type stores to operate in today’s shopping environ-
water? Good idea, but how many can really down             Shopping channels are a bit more entertaining and
                                                                                                                    ment. The question remains, how are local busi-
all that water each day without feeling bloated.           interactive than buying over the Internet, but the
                                                                                                                    nesses going to develop loyal customers who pre-
The upside is lots of trips to the bathroom which          damage to local business is the same.
                                                                                                                    fer to touch the merchandise and be greeted by a
has to burn some calories!                                     Today, the biggest competition for local retailers
                                                                                                                    friendly employee? Can small business compete
    The healthy way (other than less food intake) is       is Internet shopping. Gone is the social aspect of
                                                                                                                    in merchandise pricing?
to exercise. Though not a four-letter word, the            shopping favoring instead the single soul in front
                                                                                                                       Bottom line: If we want more local business that
word exercise becomes a four-letter word to many.          of the computer making purchasing decisions. If
                                                                                                                    will pay taxes, decrease unemployment, enhance
It takes time. It hurts. It doesn’t transform the          the photo appeals and the price is right, a pur-
                                                                                                                    our quality of life and provide us with a pleasant
body fast enough. All excuses not to be taken seri-        chase is made by the click of a mouse into the
                                                                                                                    shopping experience, we need to support those
ously.                                                     Internet shopping cart. What may have taken
                                                                                                                    who have taken the plunge into the scary world of
    We have a few solutions for you to take serious-       hours of shopping time, now takes but a few min-
                                                                                                                    retail and support them fully.
ly that won’t break your budget and will be fun            utes and the merchandise, like catalogue shop-
                                                                                                                       Don’t let Internet, catalogue or television shop-
and could have a major effect on your body and             ping, is delivered directly to your door or mailbox.
                                                                                                                    ping keep you from meeting and supporting your
mind.                     ...continued on page C6          Often the shipping is free, and although it is illegal
                                                                                                                    local merchant. Shop locally and often! ■
Sunday, September 26, 2010                                                                                               C H A M B E R N E W S • C5
                                                                                                                                                        CHAMBER BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                        Bits & Pieces
    California dreamin’ no more                                                                                                              775.882.1565
                                 By Tom Donohue,     California’s economic woes is simple—economic                                                 Have you perused our new website?
                                President and CEO,   growth. To help Californians achieve this goal, the                                               Take a moment to log on to to
                            U.S. Chamber of Commerce                                                                                               see how we are promoting our city. Watch the video and
                                                     U.S. Chamber has issued the Golden State Action
                                                                                                                                                   then download and forward it on to your family and
                                                     Plan (, a series of policy rec-
                   C alifornia has long captured
                     America’s imagination. Home
                 to nearly 1 in 8 Americans and 1 of
                                                     ommendations to improve the business climate,
                                                     spur growth, and create desperately needed jobs.
                                                                                                                                                   friends to show them the wonderful community in which
                                                                                                                                                   we live. Just about any information you would need
                                                                                                                                                   regarding our city can be found on the new site. Use it
                                                        While the report focuses on a broad range of                                               often and better yet, make us your home page!
                 the world’s 10 largest economies,                                                                                                     The site was developed by OPV 1st Page of Carson
the Golden State is where the rest of the nation     federal and state issues, allow me to focus on two
looked to get a glimpse of the future. That’s still  specific areas: spending and taxes.
true today, but for a much different reason. The        California has a spending problem. Government                                              Travel deposit deadlines looming
California of years past—a dynamic mix of innova- expenditures account for 18.3% of gross state                                                       If you plan to travel with us, you’ll need to make your
tion, growth, and opportunity—has faded. In its      product, according to the Pacific Research                                                    commitment now for some great trips: Exotic Dubai
place is a state that could soon look more like      Institute—only three other states spend more. To                                              deposit is due October 1 with final payment by 10/22
                                                                                                                                                   and departure on 1/22/11. Mysterious China deposit is
Greece.                                                                               get bulging deficits                                         due October 1 with final payment due 12/1 for the March
   The July unemployment                                                              under control for                                            21 departure. It it’s a trip to tropical Costa Rica, the
rate in California was 12.3%—                                                         good—and to ensure                                           deposit is due 11/9. And, those who want a French
                                      Even if you don’t live in                       funding for core                                             Riviera Experience, your deposit is due November 28.
higher than every other state
except Michigan and Nevada.           California, what happens there                  functions like educa-                                        Don’t miss out! These are great trips by great tour oper-
                                                                                      tion—legislators                                             ators taking you to wonderful places in our world. Log on
The budget deficit is a stagger-      will matter to you. This is                                                                                  to (see spotlight section,
ing $19.1 billion. Tax rates are                                                      must make genuine
among the highest in the
                                      because our nation cannot                       spending reductions.
                                                                                                                                                   Around the World with the Chamber) for itineraries or call
                                                                                                                                                   us at 882-1565 for a free brochure.
nation, and the regulatory            fully recover unless and until                  Failure to do so                                                Traveling with the Chamber is hassle free and you’ll be
burden is acknowledged as                                                             means higher taxes,                                          traveling with people from the area. Don’t miss out. Call
                                      California does.                                less economic activi-                                        us today.
among the heaviest. Taken
together, these factors have                                                          ty, and the threat of
put the state on the edge of economic free fall.                                      bankruptcy.                                                  Nevada Day Parade is Oct. 30
                                                                                                                                                   Yes, this year, take the kids trick or treating on Sunday
   Even if you don’t live in California, what hap-      Some argue that higher taxes will solve the
                                                                                                                                                   night, October 31! Kids are again invited to the
pens there will matter to you. This is because our   Golden State’s woes, but they should think again.                                             Governor’s Mansion which is already decked out for
nation cannot fully recover unless and until         California already has the nation’s highest general                                           Halloween.
California does. Fortunately, the best solution to   sales tax, the fourth highest income tax, and the                                                This will be a great weekend for the entire family.
                                                     ninth highest corporate tax. These rates have                                                 Nevada Day parade is on October 30 and trick or treating
                                                     pushed businesses—and good-paying jobs—out of                                                 the next night!

               ARE YOU                               the state. This burden also makes it harder for
                                                     families to buy a home, send a child to college, or
                                                                                                                                                   Look for your copy of the new

 GAMBLING                                            invest for retirement. To drive economic activity,                                            IN FOCUS magazine on Oct. 1
                                                     legislators need to change course and reduce                                                      The Chamber publishes its

                                                                                                                                                   bi-annual magazine each fall                               City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Focu
                                                        What’s happening in California is a cautionary
                                                                                                                                                   and spring. Look for your copy                        A Publ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Of   the car
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   son City
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nter 2010
                                                                                                                                                   of the fall/winter 2010 edition                                                                             merce                    /2011

                                                     tale for the rest of America. If other states follow                                          in your home copy of the
                                                     California’s path—as they have in the past—they,                                              Nevada Appeal this Friday,
                                                     too, will face tremendous economic challenges.                                                October 1. We’re featuring
                                                                                                                                                   some great stories on the
                                                     But if the Golden State and the rest of the nation                                            “other Carson City.” If you                     The other
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Carson Cit
                                                     embrace free enterprise, we could be California                                               need more copies, come by
                                                                                                                                                                                                  And once
                                                                                                                                                                                                              there were

                                                     Dreamin’ once again. ■
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  a place of tain Cemeter y:
                                                                                                                                                   the Chamber. And, do sup-                                histor y
                                                                                                                                                                                                 How Nevad                                                      INSIDE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                            a Day came
                                                                                                                                                   port those businesses that                                          to be                                    Complet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        e Carson
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       s Directo
                                                                                                                                                   made this publication pos-
                                                                                                    Staying Vigilant Against
                                                                                                    Gangs Luncheon                                 Got a gift card you haven’t used yet?
                                                                                                                                                       New Federal Reserve rules provide important protec-
                                                                  Carson City Chamber of Commerce

                                                                                                    When: October 11, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm           tions when you purchase or use gift cards. Key changes
                                                                                                    Where: Carson Nugget – Second Floor            that apply to store gift cards and credit card gift cards,
                                                                                                                                                   sold on or after August 22, 2010 include a five-year term
 WITH YOUR BACKUP MEDIA?                                                                            What: An update on gangs and their effect on   in which the card can be used. If the card expires but
                                                                                                    our community. Are we doing all we can?        still has monies on it, it may be good up to seven years if
  The information on your computers is vital to your business.                                      This is one event you won’t want to miss to    you request a replacement card. Any fees associated
 That’s why you back it up, right? So, where do you store                                           learn what we are doing to keep our communi-   with a gift card must be clearly designated. Lack of use
 those backups so that they are protected but are still                                             ty safe from gangs.                            within a year, may generate a fee. But, who keeps a gift
 accessible when you need them?
                                                                                                                                                   card for five years? Gift cards are meant to be used and
  Offsite Data Depot introduces Northern Nevada’s newest                                            Schedule:                                      will stimulate the economy now when needed the most!
 climate-controlled vault for affordable storage and protection                                     11:00 a.m. - Social time and check in
                                                                                                    11:30 a.m. - Buffet lunch is served
                                                                                                                                                                                             ...continued on next page
 of your electronic media and other sensitive materials.
  ✔ Temperature and humidity controlled                                                             11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - How Carson City is
  ✔ Waterless fire suppression                                                                      facing the challenge of gang growth will be
                                                                                                    presented by District Attorney Neil Rombardo
  ✔ Monitored security, fire detection and environmental
                                                                                                    and Sheriff Ken Furlong.
    systems                                                                                                                                                                   Generations of caring
  ✔ Access limited to Offsite’s trained & screened personnel                                        12:15-1:15 p.m. Special Feature
                                                                                                    The Tri-County Gang Task Force will                                          from a name
                                                                      sponsored by your

  ✔ Regular pickup and delivery service throughout Northern
                                                                                                    discusshow they are making a difference
                                                                                                    on gangs and their effect on our community
                                                                                                                                                                                you can trust...
                                                                                                                                                       Jim Smolenski
   Offsites’ vaults are perfect for data backup tapes (4mm,                                         with Q&A.                                          General Manager
 8mm, DLT, 3490, optical disks, CDs, DVDs, etc.), audio or                                                                                          Chamber Board Member
 videotapes, microfiche, microfilm or other personal items that                                     1:30 p.m. Adjourn
 require climate-controlled, secure storage.

                              Bus: 775-888-9933
                                                                                                    Cost: $25 per person
                                                                                                    Reservations: Advance reservations are
                                                                                                                                                             Funeral Home and Crematory
                              Fax: 775-888-9180                                                     required by October 7. Call 775-882-1565.
                              Email:                                                                                     FitzHenry’s Funeral Home and Crematory            FitzHenry’s Funeral Home
                              Website:                                          The General Public is Invited!            3945 Fairview Dr. • Carson City, NV 89701 1380 Highway 395 • Gardnerville, NV 89410
                                                                                                                                                     Ph. 775-882-2644 • Fax. 775-882-2736      Ph. 775-782-1999 • Fax. 775-782-1910
C6 •   CHAMBER NEWS                                                                                                                                                                                   Sunday, September 26, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                              CHAMBER BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bits & Pieces
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ...from previous page

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Early voting begins this month
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Early voting allows those who don’t like long lines or
                                                                                                                                                                                                            just want to vote at their convenience the luxury of
                                                                                                                                                                                                            choosing their time to accomplish this very important
                                                                                                                                                                                                            task. Early voting begins at the Carson City Courthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                            on October 16 - October 29. From here on in, you’ll see
                                                                                                                                                                                                            an abundance of ads. Informed voters need to check
                                                                                                                                                                                                            out the validity of the ads and listen to the candidates
                                                                                                                                                                                                            closely. There is a lot of subtle misinformation out
                                                                                                                                                                                                            there and the best course is to question the candidate
                                                                                                                                                                                                            personally. Also, the beauty of early voting is that once
                                                                                                                                                                                                            you’ve voted, you can tune out!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nevada State Job Bank announces
                                                                                                                                                                                                            improvements for employers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            for job seekers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rehabilitation has announced a new, improved Nevada
                                                                                                                                                                                                            State Job Bank. By simply logging on to their website at
                                                                                                                                                                                                  , businesses can post job open-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ings, review resumes and promote employment opportu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            nities. This is a free service. Job seekers, too, will bene-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            fit from this improved site allowing them to post
                                                                                                                                                                                                            resumes and search for jobs.
                                                  Mayor Crowell greets UK tour operators
Mayor Robert Crowell (center) and his wife Susan were on hand to greet tour operators from England and Scotland and the                                                                                     Concerned about gangs and their
Nevada Commission on Tourism staff during their recent overnight visit to Carson City. The group was hosted by NCOT and
Travel 2 of Kent, England. They visited Virginia City, Reno and Carson City and stayed overnight at the Hampton Inn &
                                                                                                                                                                                                            effect on our community?
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Unfortunately, Carson City is not immune to the
Suites. While here, they rode the V&T train, dined at Ole Ole at the Gold Dust West and attended the air races. From left:                                                                                  impact of gangs on our youth and our community. We
Sarah Jane Barnett/Travel2 Kent; Rosina Williams/NCOT Representative-UK London; Michael Churnside/CBT                                                                                                       see graffiti, read about gang activity in our newspaper
International/Lancashire; Michelle Forsyth/Tickets Anywhere/Oxfordshire; Susan Childs/Bagshot Travel/Surry; Mayor                                                                                           and worry about our children being “jumped in.” Come
Robert Crowell; Debbie Smith/Broads TravelGroup/Staffs; Adla Toal/Barrhead Travel/Glasgow, Scotland; Averil                                                                                                 hear the Tri-County Gang Task Force on October 11 as
Hooper/Chambers Travel Management/Hirts and Jeannette Williams/Stewart Travel/South Ayrshive, Scotland.                                                                                                     they provide us with insight into what our three counties
                                                                                                                                                                                                            are doing collectively to dissuade gangs from expanding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            See ad in this section for complete information. ■

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fitness               ...from page C4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wet Sweat! For just $2 for an hour session and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the cost of admission to the city’s Aquatic Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                            featuring an Olympic-size pool, the average calories
       Bl i s s ✿ G ra t i tu d e ✿ T h o u g h t f u l ✿ H a r m o n y ✿ E cl e c t i c ✿ U n i                                                                                                            burned in an hour can get as high as 1,000 depend-
                                                                                                 qu                                         Estate Planning is taking your life story,                      ing on your weight. Yes, 1,000 calories if you work at
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                                                                                                                                             applying applicable law and creating                           top level burning up to 17 calories per minute.
                                                                                                                                                a path to pass all that you have                                Water aerobics is something all ages can do suc-
                                                                                             ✿ Lo

                                                                                                                                                      to all those you love.                                cessfully and feel refreshed afterwards. The water

                                                                                                                                                                                                            provides natural resistance and is easy on those
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                                                                                                                                777 E. Williams St., Suite 107                                              enjoy an hour of fun while feeling good afterwards.
                                                                                                                                   Carson City, NV 89701

                                                                                         ✿                                                                                                                  Wet Sweat meets
                                                                                                                                     (775) 882-1777                                                         three times weekly:
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday, Tuesday and           Anytime Fitness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Owner, Mike Blasquez
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday for one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4350 S. Carson St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            hour beginning at 6           885-7771
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 The Retirement & Income Planning Firm                                                                                        Care Professionals trained in personal care, dementia & hospice.              come in early and get
                                                                                                                               Customized in-home care with our Life Enrichment Program.                    warmed up (and                Carson City Aquatic Center
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            there’s not a better place than Anytime Fitness.
                                                   Nevada                                                                                                                                                       Anytime Fitness is affordable and doesn’t limit
                                                                                                                                                                                                            you to traditional hours. Can’t sleep? Not a prob-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            fitness establishment may be yours alone.
                                             Professional Appraisals                                                           For more information contact                                                     Anytime Fitness features the newest in fitness
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 1819 N. Carson Street                                     Fax: 775-884-1191                                                                  775.881.1257                                                      It’s time to get in shape for the holidays. Make
 Carson City, NV 89701                                                                                                                   either the Carson City Aquatic Center or Anytime
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fitness you choice for a better you! ■
Sunday, September 26, 2010                                                            C H A M B E R N E W S • C7

                             I am helping our community to             think pink.

                                           Glenn Hansen and Peggy Pruitt                                 Dr. Antoinette Cortese,
                                                                                                    Radiologist/Breast Specialist

                                                                     Peggy Pruitt, a breast cancer survivor, found strength in
                                                                     the care, treatment and knowledge of the Carson Tahoe
                                                                     Cancer Center.
                                                                     Like many in our community Peggy’s family has a history of cancer.
                                                                     She watched as her mother battled the disease and then was
                                                                     diagnosed herself.
                                                                     Early detection was one of the keys to Peggy’s success. With one in
                                                                     nine women developing breast cancer, don’t be fooled into thinking
                                                                     you aren’t at risk.
                                                                     Knowledge is power— Think healthy. Think smart. Think pink.

                                                                     Join us at our Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month
                                                                     "Think Pink Kickoff Event".
                                                                                • Reds Old 395 Grill
                                                                                • Thursday, September 30, 5-8 pm
                                                                                • Free appetizers for those wearing
                                                                                  Think Pink T-shirts
                                                                                • Raffle prizes, including $500 cash
                                                                     Call 775-445-7500 or check out
                                  Here’s to your health.             for information and T-shirt sales locations.

                                                                     CTRH is a not-for-profit 501c3 corporation.

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