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Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune / Wright's Fine Food and Deli owner Jeremy Wright, left, helps out with sandwiches during the store's busy grand opening on Saturday.

Truckee Overhead Door was honored by Martin Door Manufacturing for sales excellence for 2005.

In April, the door provider listed the Tahoe company as one of its top-selling dealers with a bronze star.

Starbucks offers a Tahoe blend

Starbucks, with six locations on the South Shore and one more to be built in the evolving MontBleu Resort and Casino, announced last week a Tahoe blend of its coffee line.

Patrons may buy the blend from the coffeehouse giant in South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Gardnerville, Minden, Carson City, Sparks and Reno.

Starbucks reported it would donate $1 to the League to Save Lake Tahoe for every pound of the new blend sold.

Minden compost business honored

Full Circle Compost based in Minden was recognized Tuesday with the Small Business of the Year Award by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. The ceremony was at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.

Work and wages see annual gains

The efficiency of American workers rebounded in the opening quarter of this year, growing at an annual rate of 3.2 percent. Wages rose at a brisk pace.

The revival in the January-to-March quarter came after productivity – the amount an employee produces for every hour on the job – actually fell at an annual rate of 0.3 percent in the final quarter of 2005, the Labor Department reported last week.

-Staff and wire reports compiled by Susan Wood

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