News Briefs

Bronze for beer

October 21, 2014 — 

The Outlaw Milk Stout brewed by Reno-based Great Basin Brewing co. won a bronze medal for sweet stouts at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver this month.

Business energy efficiency class

October 21, 2014 — 

The Nevada Business Environmental Program, along with NV Energy and Southwest Gas present a free class, “Energy Efficiency For Small & Medium Sized Businesses” Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway in Reno.

For details, contact Tabitha Aspling at 775-834-3690 or

To register, go online at:

Lotus move

October 21, 2014 — 

Lotus Radio Corp. has moved its seven-station Reno operation to a newly renovated facility at 690 E. Plumb Lane. Lotus previously operated from facilities at Sutro and North McCarran.

The company, which employs 50 in Reno, operates Classic Rock KOZZ, Rock 104.5 FM, ESPN 94.5 FM, FOX Sports 630 AM, NBC Sports 1060 AM, KCKQ 1180 AM and ESPN Deportes Sports 1450.

Housing tax credits

October 21, 2014 — 

The Nevada Housing Division has awarded low-income housing tax credits for five projects in northern Nevada. The credits are sold by developers to raise equity.

Projects receiving the tax credits were Lincoln Way Apartments, a seniors project in Sparks, $729,500; Village at North, a veterans project in Reno, $361,525; Winchester Court, a families project in Elko, $59,720; Larios Arms Phase II, a seniors project in Winnemucca, $470,000 and Sonoma Spring Apartments, a families project in Winnemucca, $577,558.

Social media survey

October 21, 2014 — 

Out and About Marketing in Incline Village launched its third annual survey of social media use by businesses in the Reno-Tahoe region. To participate, see

WNC workshop

October 20, 2014 — 

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers a “QuickBooks for the Small Farm” workshop Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the WNC Fallon Campus, 160 Campus Way.

Featured speaker and instructor is Marie Gibson is an Advanced QuickBooks Pro Advisor and a member of Intuit’s National Speaker and Writer Network.

Online registration is available at

For further details, contact Ann Louhela at 775-423-7565, ext. 2260 or email:

Hollen Financial name change

October 20, 2014 — 

Open Window Financial Solutions Ltd. is the new name for Reno company previously known as Hollen Financial Planning Ltd.

Founder Joe Hollen, founder of the firm, says the name reflects the expansion of the firm beyond family ownership. Its team now includes Hollen’s son, Eric, as well as Lisa Farrier.

The new brand was developed by Estipona Group of Reno.

Sierra Nevada contract

October 20, 2014 — 

Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks won a $225,540 contract from the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal in Alabama for weapons testing.

Dressbarn opens in Elko

October 20, 2014 — 

Dressbarn, an 850-store chain owned by Ascena Retail Group, has opened a location at Elko Junction Shopping Center.

Tire contract

October 16, 2014 — 

Reno-based Les Schwab Tire Centers of Nevada won a $72,024 contract from the Army to provide super stacker tires.

EDAWN Existing Industry Awards

October 15, 2014 — 

Winners of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada Third Annual Existing Industry Awards were:

Biggest Little WOW: Access Event Solutions

Corporate Citizen Small: Computerized Screening Inc.

Corporate Citizen Large: Haws Corp.

Employees First: Fortifiber Building Systems Group.

Founders Award: EP Minerals.

Leader in Sustainability: Trex Company Inc.

Supply Chain Excellence: AVA Logistics.

Think Local Small: AD Hawk.

Think Local Large: Belnick Inc.

Community Partner-Reno: Tahoe Airport Authority.

Company of the Year Small: NevadaNano.

Company of the Year Large: NOW Foods.

SpineNevada opens Carson location

October 15, 2014 — 

SpineNevada Minimally Invasive Spine Institute has opened a new spine center at 1470 Medical Parkway in Carson City.

Its phone number is 775-348-8800.

CB Select Real Estate opens branch

October 15, 2014 — 

Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate has opened a new Reno-Sparks office at 1170 S. Rock Boulevard in Reno.

Ron Hoy was named the office’s chief operations officer, Tom Lee is manager of the Reno office and Rodney Lee is branch manager of the Sparks office.

The office’s phone number is 775-688-4800 and its’ Web site is

Water company sales

October 14, 2014 — 

Truckee Meadows Water Systems Inc., a water purification company in Reno, has reached an agreement to sell its water cooler and office coffee service divisions with First Choice Water & Coffee Service.

Tech Bites luncheon

October 22, 2014 — 

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship presents its Tech Bites luncheon on preventing cyber attacks Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Sen. Harry Reid, Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto are among a panel of speakers.

For details or to RSVP, call 775-686-5755 or email

MLS, Zillow align

October 22, 2014 — 

The Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service has contracted with Seattle-based Zillow Inc. to send MLS data to Zillow as often as once every 15 minutes.

EDAWN recognized

October 22, 2014 — 

The entrepreneurial development program of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council.

Ametherm distribution

October 14, 2014 — 

Ametherm, a Carson City manufacturer of inrush current limiters and thermistors, struck an agreement with the United Kingdom’s Rhopoint Components Ltd., for distribution throughout Europe.

AMA luncheon

October 13, 2014 — 

The Reno-Tahoe Chapter of the American Marketing Association presents Kimberly Elliott, a certified international business protocol officer for its October luncheon, “Using Cultural Intelligence to Communicate Across Various Social Contexts.”

The luncheon is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Cost is $25 for AMA members, $32 for non-members and $20 for students with RSVP; $40 without an RSVP. RSVP Deadline is Friday, October 17.

For details, call 775-233-4920 or go online at

KPS3 acquires Whitefield

October 13, 2014 — 

KPS3 Marketing has acquired The Whitefield Group, a search engine optimization and search engine marketing consultancy in Reno led by Bob Whitefield.

Whitefield, who joined KPS3 director of search and analytics, brings a client list that includes Zerista, Alliance Trust Company and Nor-Cal Pipeline Services.

HealthInsight Quality Award

October 9, 2014 — 

HealthInsight, a nonprofit organization focused on improvement of health in Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, has recognized 17 physician offices in northern Nevada for excellence in patient care.

Winning the HealthInsight Quality Award were Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine in Reno and the Renown Medical Group offices at 25 McCabe, 75 Pringle, Seventh Street, 850 Mill, Fallon, Fernley, Los Altos, North Hills, Northwest Reno, Ryland, Silver Springs, South Meadows, Summit Ridge and Vista, the Renown Medical Group Premier Care office and the Renown Medical Group Healthcare Center.

CLE seminar

October 9, 2014 — 

First Independent Bank has scheduled a Continuing Legal Education seminar that will benefit Nevada Legal Services, Washoe Legal Services and the Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans.

The seminar, entitled “Ethics and Practice Tips in Trial and Appellate Practice”, will be presented by Justice James W. Hardesty, Justice Michael L. Douglas, and moderated by Judge Lydia S. Stiglich. It’s scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Nevada Museum of Art. For registration, see

Parade registration open

October 9, 2014 — 

Registration is open for businesses to register for participation in the Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade. The parade, which draws about 15,000 people annually, is set for Dec. 6 at Victorian Square. Registration is at

Dickson listing deal

October 9, 2014 — 

Reno-based Dickson Realty has been selected as the exclusive listing broker for The Residence Club at Nakoma, a golf resort community near Graeagle in Califo9rnia’s Plumas County.

Atlantis recognition

October 9, 2014 — 

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa won Smart Meetings Magazine’s 2014 Platinum Choice Award, which recognizes the 140 best hotels across North America, voted by meeting professionals, the Smart Meetings editorial team and its readers.

NCET Tech Bites

October 9, 2014 — 

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology presents Tech Bites event, “ Twitter 101: Tweeting for Your Business” from Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Guest speaker is Allegra Demerjian of The Abbi Agency.

Cost is $25 for NCET members and $35 for non-members. Tables of eight are $200 for NCET members and $280 for non-members.

For details, call 775-453-0130 or email

PRSA workshop

October 9, 2014 — 

The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America presents a workshop, “Freshen Up For PR’s Future: A Workshop for Today’s Practitioners for Tomorrow,” Friday, Oct. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at JA Nugget.

The workshop is followed by a shaker at Gilly’s.

Pricing is $199 for PRSA members, $249 for non-members and $99 for PR students. Cost for lunch only $20 for PRSA members and $35 for non-members.

For tickets contact Alison Gaulden at

Chromalloy contract

October 7, 2014 — 

Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp. of Carson City won a $243,038 contract from the U.S. Navy for repair and medication of compressor blades.

Reno Rodeo contract

October 3, 2014 — 

The Bauserman Group of Reno has won a contract from the Reno Rodeo for publications and social media services.

VA contracts

October 3, 2014 — 

Ridge House Inc. of Reno won a $31,190 contract and Bristlecone Family Resources of Reno won two contracts totaling $325,978 from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide substance-abuse services for homeless veterans.

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