News Briefs

FIB redevelopment partnership

February 12, 2016 — 

First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank has partnered with Basin Street Properties and Bentar Development to complete renovation of the 3rd Street Flats.

The project will have 94 units and will be marketed to young professionals and a growing portion of the broader population that gravitate to living options in downtown areas. The housing units are a first step in meeting future housing needs associated with Reno’s projected growth of 50,000 jobs by 2020.

Western Alliance ranked

February 10, 2016 — 

Western Alliance Bancorp., parent company of First Independent Bank, was ranked 10th in Forbes Magazine’s list of ‘2106 Best Banks in America.’

Western Alliance has $14 billon in assets.

Tourism magazine translated

February 10, 2016 — 

Getaway Reno/Tahoe, a quarterly travel and tourism publication, will translate their Winter 2016 in Spanish and Mandarin.

TMCC open house

February 9, 2016 — 

Truckee Meadows Community Cllege will host “Career and Technical Education Open House” on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Applied Technology Center, 475 Edison Way in Reno.

For more information about the CTE Open House, or technical science programs, call 775-857-4963.

SNC seeks suppliers, subcontractors

February 9, 2016 — 

Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc. is seeking subcontractors and suppliers for City of Reno street rehabilitation and sidewalk projects along with ADA/pedestrian improvement project near Empire Elementary School in Carson City.

Bid dates for Carson City are Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. and for the City of Reno Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

For details on the City of Reno project contact Mike Rooley by email at: For details on the Carson City project, contact Emma Crossman by email at:

IREM forecast

February 9, 2016 — 

The Institute of Real Estate Management, Northern Nevada/Tahoe chapter, is holding their annual Multi-Family Forecast luncheon on Friday, Feb. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

This year’s panel will be comprised of local industry professionals who will address topics significant in their area of expertise. Tom Traficanti, Heritage Bank, will speak about lending in the multi-family industry; Debbie Warner, Gaston & Wilkerson, is set to discuss management trends; and Kenneth Blomsterberg, Marcus and Millichap, will address the latest in investment news in the industry. IREM National’s Senior Vice President, Don Wilkerson of Reno-based Gaston & Wilkerson will also be on hand to share a National perspective regarding the outlook for multi-family housing. Wilkerson will present the state of the economy for real estate management and offer insight regarding its future.

Tickets cost $40 for non-members while members and industry partners are free of charge. For more information or to obtain a media pass to this event, please contact Stacie Griffin at or 775-224-7038. Tickets are available online at

WIN breakfast

February 9, 2016 — 

Western Industrial Nevada presents its monthly breakfast meeting Friday, Feb. 26 beginning at 7 a.m. at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.

Keynote speaker will be Peter Vidmar,a former Olympic American gymnast. Vidmar will present insights from his book, “Risk, Originality, and Virtuosity: The Keys to a Perfect 10,” at the breakfast.

The breakfast is $15 for members and $30 for non-members. For details or to RSVP, call 775-359-7117. For tickets or to purchase tickets online, go to:

Industrial complex fully occupied

February 9, 2016 — 

Miller Industrial Properties, who holds the listings rights to Brookside Corporate Center in Reno, said the 256,000-square-foot industrial complex at S. Rock and S. McCarran boulevards in Sparks is fully leased.

Pace completes projects

February 9, 2016 — 

Joseph Pace Construction, Inc., of Reno has announced the completion of several projects in northern Nevada.

Pace completed an addition to a Port-of-Subs and Coffee House inside the Gold Ranch Casino in Verdi. It also completed a buffet remodel at Rail City Casino in Sparks.

Noble wins Web design contract

February 9, 2016 — 

Noble Studios, a Reno-based design firm, has been selected by the Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau to redesign, a website and travel guide for prospective visitors to California’s Yosemite National Park.

Nevada Builders members

February 8, 2016 — 

New members of Nevada Builders are:

Reno: Builders Roofing, and BCM Services.

Sparks: D&D Roofing & Sheet Metal.

Carson City: Nevada Rural Housing Authority, and MKD Construction Inc.

Elko: Duke’s Surface Solutions, LTD.

Stan Can brands Reno Phil

February 8, 2016 — 

Stan Can Design, an advertising and marketing firm in Reno, has launched a brand identity campaign for the Reno Philharmonic.

Nevada Properties, Stark merge

February 8, 2016 — 

Linda Lee Reyes has merged her Nevada Properties office in Carson City with Stark & Associates. The office at 214 W. Robinson Street will be known as Stark & Associates Northern Nevada Properties.

USGBC honorees

February 8, 2016 — 

Companies honored by the US Green Building Council-Nevada Chapter for the 2016 Leadership Awards were:

Project of the Year award: Bently Minden Farmers Bank.

Organizational Excellence award: Ceasars Entertainment Corp.

Restaurants ranking

February 8, 2016 — 

Northern Nevada restaurants received Four Diamond recognition on the AAA Prestigious 2016 list were: Atlantis Steakhouse, Reno; Bimini Steakhouse in the Peppermill Reno, Reno; and Ciera Steak & Chop House, Stateline.

HOPES' new facility

February 4, 2016 — 

Northern Nevada HOPES’ new medical facility, The Stacie Mathewson Community Wellness Center, has opened its doors and is now serving the public.

HOPES will celebrate the completion of the center with a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the new building located at 580 West Fifth Street.

The three-story, 37,500-square-foot medical facility will provide healthcare to individuals and families in Northern Nevada. With an Adult Clinic, the Montoya Pediatric Clinic, and a Wellness Clinic.

Circus Circus recycling

February 4, 2016 — 

Circus Circus Reno announced its recycled 555,904 pounds of material in 2015.

Broken down, 235,000 pounds were in the single stream recycling, which includes plastic, aluminum and paper. 206,200 pounds of cardboard, 61,400 pounds of shredded paper, 15,140 pounds of plastic, 24,164 pounds of electronic waste and 14,000 pounds of scrap metal were recycled.

Neddenriep's naming rights

February 4, 2016 — 

Neddenriep Financial, an accoujnting firm that services the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe regions, won naming rights for the Grandview Dining Room in the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

Neddenriep made a winning bid of $4,000 to have their name on the dining room entrance of the Community & Senior Center for one year.

Allstate office opens in Sparks

February 3, 2016 — 

Allstate Insurance Company announced the opening of a new office in Sparks, which is independently owned and operated by Shawn Kelley.

The office is located at 414 S. Rock Blvd. and can be reached by calling 775-331-7789.

Pypeline releases book

February 2, 2016 — 

Pypeline Editing, an editing company based in Reno, has published a how-to book for authors, “The Ultimate Guide to Becoming an Author.”

The book lists all the steps for writing, editing and publishing a book.

AMA luncheon

January 29, 2016 — 

The Reno-Tahoe Chapter of the American Marketing Association presents its February luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Guest speaker is Justin Lafferty of Adweek.

Cost is $25 for AMA members, $32 for non-members; and $20 for students with RSVP; and $40 without at RSVP on a first-come, first-serve basis. RSVP deadline is Thursday, Feb. 11 at noon.

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

TMCC/UNR workshop

January 29, 2016 — 

Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno presents its first “TMCC/UNR’s Pre-professional Workshop” for students who would like to find out about professional careers.

The workshop is Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 1-2 p.m. at the Dandini Campus, 7000 Dandini Blvd., in Reno.

For details or to RSVP, call 775-673-7062.

Comstock's financial report

January 29, 2016 — 

Comstock Mining Inc., based in Virginia City, reported revenues of $18.2 million for 2015, as compared to $24.7 million for 2014.

The decrease resulted from lower ounces produced from the final phase of the Lucerne surface mining and lower average gold and silver prices. The Company produced 18,455 and 22,925 gold equivalent ounces in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

YPN hosting Non-Profit Night

January 29, 2016 — 

The Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network’s annual Non-Profit Night offers opportunities to connect with 20-plus local nonprofit groups that have open volunteer opportunities, and board and leadership positions.

This free event with networking and light appetizers offers the chance to see how nonprofits are affecting our community and to explore opportunities to get involved and make a difference.

The YPN Raise the Bar: Non-Profit Night 2016 will take place Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. At The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, 1300 Foster Drive in Reno.

For more information about Non-Profit Night and the organizations that are participating, go to

Beekeepers conference

January 29, 2016 — 

The 6th Annual Mason Valley Beekeepers Conference will be held on Feb. 26-27 in Yerington.

Randy Oliver and Dr. Lawrence Connor will be speakers at the event.

For details, go online at:

Atlantis honors

January 28, 2016 — 

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa’s Concierge Hotel Tower has been awarded a silver badge and top honors in U.S. News & World Resort’s Best Hotels of 2016 Rankings.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa as a whole was also named in the top three hotels in northern Nevada.

SCORE course

January 28, 2016 — 

SCORE is offering the three-week seminar “How to Become a Well Run Business,” Wednesdays Feb. 10, 17, and 25. Each session is 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The Innevation Center at 450 Sinclair St. in Reno.

The series is designed for any business owner who wants to review options and improve operations. Learn the small number of business factors critical to future success.

The seminar is taught by Jim Carr, strategy, marking, sales; Linda Nazemian, strategy, program design, not for profit; and Judy Haar, marketing, social media.

Topics include: A new way to view your financials and improve your business success; Relationships build your business – What do they think?; Is your company aimed correctly to succeed, follow three steps to success; Focus on your clients’ needs; Rethink your core values; and strategies and communications.

Cost is $75. To register, call 775-784-4436, or go to

The Abbi Agency announcements

January 27, 2016 — 

The Abbi Agency, a public relations, creative and digital engagement firm headquartered in Reno, is opening a satellite office in New York City in the West Soho neighborhood.

The agency also has been accepted into the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only community for executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies.

Eide Bailly sponsorship

January 27, 2016 — 

Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm with an office in Reno, has become a sponsor of LPGA golfer Amy Anderson.

Boots to Business REBOOT program

January 26, 2016 — 

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched the Boots to Business REBOOT program

throughout the country beginning at Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno.

For details, contact Kathy Carrico at 775-240-0356 or at

For details, call 775-784-1717 or go online at:


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