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Sparks company earns honor

November 24, 2015 — 

International Milk Bank, a Sparks-based company that provides a source of human milk products for infants, has been named the regional winner in the annual SBA InnovateHER Challenge competition.

The company now will compete with winners of more than 100 other regional competitions in the United States for national honors, which will be announced in mid-March.

Envirohaven awards

November 24, 2015 — 

Haven® design, division of Envirohaven, a homebuilder based in Reno, earned two 2015 BANN-ER Awards, presented by The Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN).

The company won the awards for Best Custom Home under $250K and Best Use of Green Products.

City of Sparks recognized

November 24, 2015 — 

The City of Sparks was recently recognized by the Nevada Chapter of the American Public Works Association. The city’s North Truckee Drain Realignment Project was awarded the 2015 Project of the Year Award in the category of Structures: $5-10 Million.

Contractor cited

November 24, 2015 — 

Parmac Builders LLC, which does business as Reliable Painting & Drywall based out of Reno, was cited by the Nevada State Contractors Board. The company had its contractors license revoked for acting in the capacity of a contractor beyond the scope of the license, willful disregard of the building laws of the state, knowingly entering into a contract with an unlicensed contractor, failure to comply with a written citation within the time permitted for compliance, failure to keep in force a bond or cash deposit, and failure to establish financial responsibility. It was also fined $3,500 and assessed investigative costs.

Law firm recognized

November 23, 2015 — 

Littler, an employment and labor law practice representing management with an office in Reno, earned a perfect score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.

The CEI is a national survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. Littler has earned top marks in the annual study for the eighth consecutive year.

Barrick issues

November 23, 2015 — 

Barrick Gold Corp, said it has a mechanical issue at the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic is expected to result in reduced production at the operation until mid-January 2016. Pueblo Viejo is a joint venture owned by Barrick (60 percent) and Goldcorp Inc. (40 percent).

Two of three electric motors at the mine’s oxygen plant experienced an unexpected failure on Nov. 19 and have been shipped to a specialized facility in the United States for repair.

Barrick now expects to produce 6-6.15 million ounces of gold in 2015 at all-in sustaining costs of $830-$870 per ounce.

Peek's contract

November 23, 2015 — 

Peek Brothers Construction, Inc. won a $470,235 contract by the City of Reno to repair areas where existing concrete has buckled, heaved, or otherwise failed.

NHD award

November 23, 2015 — 

The Nevada Housing Division has been awarded the 2015 Trailblazer in Affordable Housing Award by Raymond James.

The award honors the Division’s highly successful launch of the Home Is Possible homebuyer grant program.

Chase wins listing

November 23, 2015 — 

Chase International has earned the exclusive listing of Zalanta Resort at the Village, a luxury condominium project that is the first of its kind to be approved for construction in South Lake Tahoe in several decades. The sales launch is expected early next month.

Dermody project honored

November 23, 2015 — 

Dermody Properties’ LogistiCenter 275 project, a 898,560-square-foot fulfillment center currently under development for Wayfair, Inc., in Erlanger, Ky., was named the Industrial Deal of the Year by the National Association of Industrial and Industrial Properties’ (NAIOP) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter.

CBSRE honored

November 23, 2015 — 

Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate was presented the “Parade Director’s Award” for its role in this year’s Carson City’s Nevada Day Parade.

Pacific States honored

November 13, 2015 — 

Pacific States Communications announced today it has advanced to the Gold level in the ShoreTel Champion Partner Program.

Pacific States sells and delivers ShoreTel’s communications solutions.

RTC project award

November 13, 2015 — 

The Regional Transportation Commission’s SouthEast Connector project has been recognized by engineering and construction organizations.

Phase 1 of the project received the project of the year for best transportation project from the American Society of Civil Engineers Truckee Meadows Branch. It also received project of the year for transportation projects of more than $20 million by the American Public Works Association Nevada Chapter; and earned the National Build America Award for civil construction management by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Nevada Builders' new members

November 13, 2015 — 

New members of Nevada Builders are:

Reno: Ironclad Builders LLC, Kerton Construction LLC, Twisted Metal LLC, McGinley & Associates Inc., Lumos & Associates, Inc., Solutions at Work, and Erlach Computer Consulting.

Carson City: Briggs Electric.

Zephyr Cove: Kuelper Construction Inc.

Midtown building completed

November 12, 2015 — 

Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, LLC has completed renovation of the 777 Center Street building, former home to Maytan Music in Midtown Reno. The project included demolition of one-third of the structure as well as new construction renovations to accommodate a new mixed-use retail and office building. The 25,000-square-foot facility was through the collaberation of Jack Hawkins of Hawkins & Associates, Inc., Gabbart & Woods Structural Engineers and CFA Civil Engineering.

Littler recognized

November 10, 2015 — 

Littler, a law firm with an office in Reno, has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in the category of litigation-labor and employment by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ annual list.

The firm also earned “Tier 1” rankings in 37 metropolitan areas, including its Reno office. It also received a national “Tier 1” ranking in the employment law – management and labor law – management categories.

Law firm honored

November 6, 2015 — 

Fennemore Craig, a law firm with an office in Reno, earned metropolitan rankings from the 2016 “U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms.”

The firm was recognition in the following fields: commercial litigation, corporate law, employment law; management, energy law, gaming law, government relations practice, labor law – management, litigation; labor and employment, litigation; real estate, litigation, trusts and estates, and real estate law.

THS video produced

November 6, 2015 — 

THS Visuals, a video production company in Reno, has produced a destination marketing video, “Nevada Silver Trails Territory.”

REMSA honored

November 3, 2015 — 

REMSA’s (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority) Community Health Programs was named to IH (Integrated Healthcare) Executive magazine list of 10 “Integrated Delivery Networks to Watch.”

Ferraro Group retained

November 3, 2015 — 

WGU Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit online university, has named The Ferraro Group as its public relations agency of record.

Encore grand opening

November 3, 2015 — 

Encore Audio Visual Design and its sister store SleepSource Mattress Gallery will host a Grand Opening Celebration Thursday, Nov. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at its location, 7689 S. Virginia St.

LRR award

November 3, 2015 — 

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP’s Reno office was honored with a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking for commercial litigation and gaming law in the 2016 Best Law Firms rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

The law firm also earned a National Tier 1 ranking for commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation and real estate litigation.

Reno eNVy at SCHEEL's

November 3, 2015 — 

Reno eNVy, a clothing and home gifts maker, has an agreement to sell its merchandise at SCHEEL’s department store.

Pilates studio recognized

November 3, 2015 — 

D.C.’s Pilates of Incline Village, has been presented with “Best Business of the Year ~ No. 1 Pilates Studio in Lake Tahoe” award from the Best Business Award Program.

It is the second year in the row the pilates studio was honored with the honor.

USDA grants

November 3, 2015 — 

USDA Rural Development Nevada today announced that the agency invested more than $177 million in rural communities in 2015 fiscal year to repair homes and community water and sewer systems.

Dickinson Wright honored

November 3, 2015 — 

Dickinson Wright PLLC’s Reno law office earned the 2016 “Best Law Firms” report by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.

The law firm with offices across the U.S., received 24 national rankings. The firm received 102 first-tier rankings overall.

Woodburn & Wedge award

November 3, 2015 — 

Woodburn and Wedge, a Nevada-based law firm, has been named the 2015 Champions of Justice Pro Bono Large Firm of the Year by Nevada Legal Services for contributing to the organization’s efforts to promote pro bono legal aid to the Nevada community.

Seth Adams, an associate attorney with Woodburn and Wedge, was also recognized individually as 2015 Pro Bono Clinic Attorney of the Year.

Building Solutions contract

November 3, 2015 — 

Building Solutions, Inc., won a contract from the City of Reno not to exceed $79,160 for construction of Phase II of the Virginia Lake Dog Park improvements project.

NNMC award

October 28, 2015 — 

Northern Nevada Medical Center was presented with the “Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus” Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

NNMC’s Primary Stroke Center was recognized for consistently implementing higher standards of stroke care by ensuring patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Stan Can honored

October 28, 2015 — 

Stan Can Designs won three Davey Awards, an international competition and awards show that recognizes the best Web, design, video, advertising and mobile creativity from small firms worldwide.

Stan Can won a Gold Davey Award for its business to business direct marketing campaign for the RSCVA’s “SmartFAM” campaign.

The firm also received two Silver Davey Awards for its work on the 2015 Artown poster and for its work on the Clark/Sullivan Construction’s Web site.

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