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Peppermill honored

October 30, 2014 — 

The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino received the 2014 LODGING Sustainability Award, in the category of individual hotel property, chosen by LODGING magazine, EcoGreen Energy Solutions and Green Lodging News.

Taxable sales up

October 29, 2014 — 

Taxable sales in Washoe County during August were up by 3.6 percent over the same month a year earlier.

Carson City and Douglas County each posted sales gains of more than 12 percent, the Nevada Department of Taxation said.

In Carson City, vehicle sales during August were up 13.6 percent over the same month last year. Washoe County vehicle sales were up 5.4 percent, while furniture stores posted a 4.6 percent increase.

VBOC ceremony

October 28, 2014 — 

The Region IX of the Veterans Business Outreach Center presents its Sub Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Small Business Conference Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-6.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Registration fee is $99.

For details, go online at

Uptown Treasures open

October 28, 2014 — 

Uptown Treasures, a store that sells jewelry, antiques, fine art and ladies vintage clothing, has been launched at 2295 S. Virginia St.

The store is owned by Rosie Bailey.

NCET Tech Wednesday

October 28, 2014 — 

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology presents its next Tech Wednesday meeting on November 12 at Hatch, a collective photo studio located at 100 Washington Street in Reno.

The meeting runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost is $15 for NCET members, $25 for general admission and $10 for children under age 18.

For details, call 775-453-0130 or email

Great Western opening

October 28, 2014 — 

Great Western Marketplace, a collection of retailers, restaurants and crafters in the former Kmart building in northwest Reno, is scheduled to open Nov. 21. Shamrock Communications says it will open a satellite broadcast station at the marketplace.

Contractor licenses revoked

October 27, 2014 — 

Two northern Nevada contractors were disciplined by the Nevada State Contractors Board.

Scott Meek & Son Concrete Co. of Reno had its license revoked for failure to pay for materials or services rendered and failure to establish financial responsibility. The contractor was fined $1,500 and assessed investigative costs.

Innovative Outdoor Living and Hardscapes, LLC of Sparks had its licenses revoked for abandonment of a construction project without a legal excuse, acting in a capacity beyond the scope of its license, and failure to establish financial responsibility. The company was fined $1,750, assessed investigative costs and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution costs.

eWomenNetwork dinner meeting

October 27, 2014 — 

The Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter of eWomenNetwork presents its 9th Holiday Extravaganza Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 to 9 p.m,. at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Guest speaker will be Jane Albright, head women’s basketball coach at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Cost is $50 for eWomenNetwork members, $60 for non-members and $70 for late registration beginning on Sunday, Nov. 16.

For details, call 775-747-2726 or go online at

Saint Mary’s moves

October 27, 2014 — 

Saint Mary’s Medical Group has relocated its downtown primary care practice to 595 Bell Street.

Physicians Ann-Marie Campione, Donald T. Cassidy, Helen Gray, Randi Grinsell, Kurt Von Hartleben, and Allisa Rivara, will move to the new location. In addition, Jessica Curti, M.D. and nurse practitioner Katie Lydon, will be relocating from Saint Mary’s practice at 900 Ryland Street.

New HQ for NSS

October 24, 2014 — 

Network Services Solutions, a network connectivity company, is moving its headquarters to 3700 Barron Way.

Established in 1993 in Reno by Scott Madison, the company has been recognized by Inc. magazine as the eighth fastest-growing company in Nevada.

AMA November luncheon

October 24, 2014 — 

The Reno-Tahoe Chapter of the American Marketing Association presents author Chris Guillebeau for “Give Their Customers What They Want” at its November Luncheon.

It’s scheduled for Tuesday, No. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Pricing is $25 for AMA members, $32 for non-members and $20 for students with RSVP; $40 without RSVP on a first-come, first-service basis. RSVP deadline is midnight, Thursday, Nov. 6.

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

Northwestern picks Voit

October 23, 2014 — 

The Reno office of Voit Real Estate Services has been selected by Northwestern Mutual to provide property management and repositioning services for two portfolios totaling more than 2 million square feet in the Reno-Sparks market.

The portfolios include a 1.3-million square-foot group of 13 buildings in Sparks that are 89 percent occupied and two properties on Maestro Drive in Reno. The 719,419 -square-foot, two-building Reno portfolio is 98 percet occupied.

Natural Grocers opens

October 23, 2014 — 

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. will open a store at 4819 Kietzke Lane on Tuesday.

The retailer, which operates nearly 90 stores, is headquartered in Lakewood, Colo.

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 or to register, call 775-834-3690.

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.

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