News Briefs

Sterling’s recognized

March 4, 2015 — 

The Silver Legacy’s Sterling Seafood restaurant has been nominated for two new awards, voted on by patrons.

Sterling’s was nominated for The Diner’s Choice Award, prsesnted by, and was voted as Top Choice 2015 by

Wound Care Center honored

March 4, 2015 — 

The Northern Nevada Medical Center Wound Care Center has been named a Healogics Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence honoree.

The center earned tthe award after it met the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics, Inc.

BAWN members

March 3, 2015 — 

New members of the Builders Association of Western Nevada were:

Reno: Capstone Communities, Frey Build Construction Inc., 1-800 Board Up NV, Nortech Consultants.

Sparks: ANI Building Solutions, S & P Builders, GW Pacific Builders LLC.

Carson City: DRI Supply, DBA: Carson Insulation, First Centennial Title Co.

Gardnerville: Dinsmore Excavating LLC.

Atlantis restaurant awards

March 2, 2015 — 

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has been recognized as Reno’s “Casino with Best Variety of Restaurants,” and “Best Overall Service” among others in Casino Player magazine’s Best of Dining & Entertainment awards.

Atlantis won in the following categories:

Best steakhouse: Atlantis Steakhouse.

Best Buffet: Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille.

Best Pizza: Café Alfresco.

Best Deli: Manhattan Deli.

Best View: Oyster Bar on the Sky Terrace.

Best Happy Hour: Bistro Napa.

Pulmonary and critical care office

March 2, 2015 — 

Saint Mary’s Pulmonary and Critical Care outpatient office has opened across the street from Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Its phone number is 775-770-7640.

Reno Harley-Davidson recognized

March 2, 2015 — 

Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson was awarded the Platinum Bar & Shield Circle of Distinction Award by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, an honor reserved for only the top six Harley-Davidson dealerships nationwide.

Digiman contract

March 2, 2015 — 

Digiman Studio was awarded a contract by Miles Construction to produce a video telling the story from groundbreaking through grand opening of the $8.3 million Multi-Use Athletic

Center in Carson City.

JPA split

March 2, 2015 — 

Johnson-Perkins and Associates, Inc. has split their Reno and Lake Tahoe offices. Johnson Valuation Group, Ltd. will be a new real estate appraisal firm based in Lake Tahoe serving both Nevada and California.

Johnson-Perkins was established in 1976. The company has purchased a new office on McFaul Way in Zephyr Cove, and a second Reno is planned to open at a later date.

PRSA luncheon

March 2, 2015 — 

The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America presents “The Tough Talks: Communicating Science to John Q.” a panel discussion and luncheon on Thursday, March from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Cost is $20 for PRSA members, $30 for non-members and $15 for students.

For details, go online at:

AMA workshop

March 2, 2015 — 

The Reno-Tahoe Chapter of the American Marketing Association presents its third annual marketing workshop Thursday, March 26 from 2-6 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno. There will also be a networking mixer beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Little Waldorf Saloon.

Cost is $35 for AMAM members, $48 for non-members, $80 two-ticket combo or $20 for students all with RSVP; and $50 without RSVP.

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

AIA Northern Nevada meeting

March 2, 2015 — 

AIA Northern Nevada, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, presents independent film director Mark Carey for a presentation, “The Making of ‘The Ashes of Brush Flats’” Thursday, March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Cost is $25 per person.

For details, go online at

EDAWN award

February 25, 2015 — 

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada was selected as one of 2015 ecosystem award winners at the The Global Innovation Summit Feb. 17-19 in Silicon Valley

EDAWN was selected for attraction, retention, and entrepreneurial development efforts that helped the Northern Nevada’s economy.

Senior care agency honor

February 23, 2015 — 

No Place Like Home Senior Care, a senior personal care agency in Gardnerville, has been awarded the Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, a firm in quality assurance for private duty home care.

Contractors cited

February 20, 2015 — 

Contractors cited

The Nevada State Contractors Board cited eight contractors after a sting operation in Sparks.

Nathaniel J. McVay had his licenses surrendered by the board. McVay was charged with contracting and advertising without a license. He was targeted after his advertisement was found on the Internet and an electronic bulletin board.

Martin Nava had his license cancelled by the board. Nava, who did business as Iron Granite, was cited after receiving a workmanship complaint from a homeowner and found to be contracting without a license.

Carlos Lopez-Hernandez was cited for contracting and advertising without a license. Investigators found his business card advertising services for water features, driveways, patios, irrigation designs, retaining walls, and paving stones on a local bulletin board. Lopez-Hernandez allegedly provided a bid of $2,555 for a paver project.

Robert Kilcourse, David Marr, Mark Owens, and Andrew Stading were all cited and charged with advertising and contracting without a license.

David Turner was charged with contracting without a license.

Wedding service shop opens

February 19, 2015 — 

Arlington Elite Wedding and Event Services, a on-stop shop for professionals and clients in the industry, is opening a shop at 527 South Arlington Avenue in Reno.

For details, go online at or

Painter’s representation

February 19, 2015 — 

Adam Wexelblatt, a professional oil painter in Sparks, will be represented by Tyche Fine Art International of Reno.

Wexelblatt’s paintings can be seen online at

Oncology conference

February 19, 2015 — 

The Best Answer for Cancer Foundation’s 13th International Integrative Oncology Conference and Expo: “Walking the Tightrope Between Treatment and Resources”. Is scheduled for April 30 and the Silver Legacy Resort.

For details on the conference, go online at

Noble Studios new site

February 18, 2015 — 

Noble Studios, a Web design and digital marketing firm in Reno, has redesigned its Web site at

CarWil expands

February 18, 2015 — 

CarWil, LLC, a company that provides engineering solutions for miners, has expanded its operation with the addition of CNC equipment, several skilled machinists and a machine shop at its location on East Idaho Street in Elko.

Staffing agency’s new Web site

February 16, 2015 — 

Nevada Staffing, a temporary and temporary-to-permanent staffing agency in Carson City, has introduced a new Web site at

CareerConnect program

February 13, 2015 — 

TMCC has creation of CareerConnect, a free program which provides extra support toward academic and career success for students with a disability of any kind, or previous physical injury. It’s currently offered only at Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College and is a partnership between TMCC and the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation.

AGC awards

February 13, 2015 — 

CORE Construction Services of Nevada and J & J Mechanical, Inc. were named top general and sub-contractor for 2014 by the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors.

CORE also took the top general contractor honor last year.

Western Nevada Supply was named Supplier of the Year.

Black Eagle Consulting was named Design Professional of the Year.

Researcher’s exhibit

February 13, 2015 — 

Researcher’s exhibit

Zeb Hogan, a researcher in the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Science, had his work featured in a new National Geographic Museum exhibition titled ‘Monster Fish’. The exhibit will open March 26 in Washington, D.C.

Hogan is a National Geographic Explorer and host of the television show ‘Monster Fish’.

Vital Systems operations

February 12, 2015 — 

Vital Systems, a Reno company that designs and manufactures electronics, has developed an enterprise management system called B2. It’s a paperless system for operation and management of production, scheduling, inventory to HR and accounting.

Stormo breaks ground at TRIC

February 12, 2015 — 

Stormo Investments, LLC has broken ground on a 14,000-square-foot flex building at Denmark Commerce Center at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. The NAI Alliance Industrial Properties Group of J. Michael Hoeck, Steve Kucera, Michael Nevis, and Dave Simonsen, are the brokers for the project.

Junk King opens

February 10, 2015 — 

The father and son team of Brian and Mike Cassidy has opened a Junk King franchise at 960 Matley Lane in Reno.

The company is a trash removal service that donates or recycles much of the waste it hauls away. Its phone number It’s phone number is 888-888-JUNK (5865).

NNDA luncheon

February 10, 2015 — 

The Northern Nevada Development Authority presents its February luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Governor’s Mansion Annex 606 Mountain Street in Carson City.

Guest speaker will be Nevada Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison.

Preregistration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.

For details, call 775-883-4413 or go online at

Saleswomen of the Year luncheon

February 10, 2015 — 

Professional Saleswomen of Nevada will hold its Annual “Saleswoman of the Year” Luncheon & Charity Fundraiser on Tuesday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peppermill Resort and Casino.

PSN honors five saleswomen from Northern Nevada, and one will be named “Saleswoman of the Year” at this event. Finalists for 2015 will be announced at the Saleswoman of the Year Kickoff Party at The Edge in the Peppermill on Thursday, April 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets for the May 12 luncheon are $35 per person, and $25 for a table of eight, and only be available in advance. For details, contact Alice Heiman at, or call Lorin A’Costa at 775-335-9898.

Beekeeper conference

February 10, 2015 — 

Nevada Fresh Pak, an organic farm in Yerington, is sponsoring the Mason Valley Beekeeper’s fifth annual conference Feb. 27 and 28.

The conference is open to Mason Valley Beekeeper members and the general public. Cost is $60 for both conference days including banquet, $50 for both conference days, $25 for banquet only and $35 for conference and banquets fpor students with ID.

For details, go online at

RE/MAX’s new Web site

February 9, 2015 — 

RE/MAX Realty Affiliates has redesigned its Web site at

New features on the site include: relocation services, neighborhood overviews, area information such as schools and recreation, and homebuyer and seller resources.

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