Union Democrat staff


Black Oak Casino received eight awards at the Casino Marketing Conference in Las Vegas in July.

The casino won a Diamond Award for the progressive web live jackpot ticker with integrated SMS text notification, a Gold Award for the instant response online club sign-up program and a Silver Award for the homepage PURL page log-in button, which also provides a regular web address update element to the club database.

In addition, the casino also received a Gold Award for the Hollywood floor promotion for large casinos and honorable mentions for the Avalanche of Cash, The Dream Machine, Luck Be a Lady direct mail campaign and the Indian Market Public Relations campaign.

For more information, contact Al O'Brien at 928-9318 or go to www.blackoakcasino.com.

Edward Jones

Jerimie Zamora will take over as financial advisor the Edward Jones office at 14570 Mono Way in East Sonora starting this month. Zamora has 13 years of experience in the financial services industry and will succeed Jason Land at the Edward Jones office.

"We are excited to have someone with Zamora's experience taking over our East Sonora office," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle.

The firm has more than 12,000 financial advisors to manage investment accounts for seven million customers.

New businesses

Kaluha's Petsitting is now open.

It offers professional in-home pet care and personalized service during the day and overnight. Horsecare is also available.

Owner Lisa Berger has been living in Tuolumne County for six months and has always worked within the animal care field.

For more information, contact Lisa Berger at 928-5841 or go to www.kaluhaspetsitting.net.

Type One Tree Service, at 21912 Feather River Drive, Sonora, is now open.

It specializes in tree trimming and shaping, fire safety clearing and hazardous tree removal.

Type One Tree Service is owned by Thomas Silva. For more information or services, call 559-1319.

Website contest

Laura Bowly Design, of Murphys, will be designing and donating one free website for a local nonprofit, community-based group.

Short essays explaining why a particular nominated group is important should be submitted to http://laurabowly.com/contest.html.