News Briefs

Tech Wednesday

August 29, 2014 — 

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology presents its Tech Wednesday event September 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at ACCESS Event Solutions (formerly Access Pass & Design).

Cost is $15 for NCET members, $25 for non-members, $10 for children under age 18 and $35 for walk-ins at the door. RSVP deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9.

For details, call 775-453-0130 or email

BAWN BBQ and Bash

August 29, 2014 — 

BAWN, The Builders Alliance hosts a BBQ Saturday, Oct. 18 from 3 to 7 p.m. at McFadden Home, 500 Mountain Street in Carson City.

For details, contact Aaron West at 775-882-4353 or at

Ponderosa Village completion

August 28, 2014 — 

Ponderosa Village, a faculty and graduate-student housing project developed through a public-private partnership at the University of Nevada, Reno, has been completed.

The project provides housing for 224 residents in one- and two-bedroom units. It was developed by Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions and designed by BLT Architects of Philadelphia.

eWomenNetwork meeting

August 27, 2014 — 

The Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter of eWomenNetwork presents its next dinner meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 8:15 p.m. at Grand Sierra Resort.

Guest speaker will be Lisa Mantkus, a medical esthetic practitioner, who will conduct a presentation, “Don’t Let Hormones Affect Your Brain or Your Business.”

Cost is $40 for eWomenNetwork members, $50 for non-members and $60 for late registration beginning on Saturday, Sept. 13.

For details or to registration, call Annie Goni-Stewart at 775-747-2726 or go online at

Exporting seminar

August 27, 2014 — 

The Nevada Small Business Development Center, in cooperation with the Nevada Governor’s Office on Economic Development and the Small Business Administration presents a free outreach training seminar on “Nevada Exporting” Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway in Reno. Presenters will be Jeff Sutich, international marketing coordinator for the Nevada Department of Agriculture, and Kristopher Sanchez, director of international trade in the Nevada Governor’s Office on Economic Development.

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

Native American small business seminar

August 27, 2014 — 

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Native American Affairs along with the Nevada Small Business Development presents a free business development training seminar, Thursday, Sept. 4.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway in Reno.

For details or to register, contact Marcia Watson at 410-350-4903 or or go online at

KPS3 retainer

August 27, 2014 — 

KPS3 Marketing of Reno has been retained to provide marketing communications services to the Reno-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

BAWN’s new members

August 27, 2014 — 

New members of the Builders Association of Western Nevada include Excal Construction Inc., J IV Electric, NAI Alliance Carson City and NOCA Repairs Inc.

Mine starts production

August 27, 2014 — 

United Resource Holdings Group Inc. of Reno said last week that it’s begun commercial production at its Dun Glen Mine 25 miles southwest of Winnemucca in Pershing County.

The company controls 530 acres in the area of the mine, which was once operated by Proquip Inc. and Homestake Mining Co. as the Fortune Cookie Mine.

CAMPN meeting

August 26, 2014 — 

The Carson Area Marketing & PR Network presents its next meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St. in Carson City.

Joel Dunn, executive director of the Carson City Visitors Bureau, who will discuss ‘out of the box’ marketing strategies for Carson City. Kyle Horvath, social media director for the CCVB, also discusses how Carson City’s arts, culture, history, recreation and quality of life are marketed through social media.

For details or to RSVP, email or go online at

Custom Painting contract

August 26, 2014 — 

Custom Painting & Decorating of Sparks won a $14,680 contract from the Forest Service to paint a warehouse in the Ely ranger district.

Bosma Group expansion

August 25, 2014 — 

Bosma Group, P.C., of Reno has opened a branch office in Las Vegas.

Michael Bosma, the certified public accountant who is managing shareholder of the company, said the company targets the growing entrepreneurial and technology sectors in the state.

Great Basin approval

August 22, 2014 — 

Great Basin Federal Credit Union in Reno has been approved by the SBA as an Express Lender, which provides a streamlined review process. The credit union has made $2 million in business loans since beginning the lending program last October.

TMWA recognition

August 22, 2014 — 

Truckee Meadows Water Authority earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 11th consecutive year.

Tolling agreement

August 22, 2014 — 

The Jerritt Canyon Mine north of Elko will process about 1,000 tons of ore a day from the Big Springs project of Anova Metals Ltd. Veris Gold, owner of Jerritt Canyon, says the tolling agreement allows for processing in lots of approximately 25,000 tons. Both Jerritt Canyon and Big Springs are north of Elko.

Thermal Tennis merger

August 22, 2014 — 

Thermal Tennis Inc., a small publicly held company in Reno, agreed to a merger with Colorado-based CannaSys Inc., which develops marketing for recreational-marijuana companies. Bob Deller, former CEO of Thermal Tennis, will step down, and the company will change its name to CannaSys.

Solar contract

August 22, 2014 — 

Next Space Solutions LLC of Reno won a $27,740 contract from the U.S. Forest Service to provide solar pumps for use at the Dakota Prairie Grasslands headquartered at Bismarck, N.D.

Event contract

August 21, 2014 — 

Resort at Squaw Creek won a $23,999 contract from the National Guard to host a “Strong Bonds” event this month.

Crowley, Ferrato launch firm

August 20, 2014 — 

Tim Crowley and Jessica Ferrato have launched Crowley & Ferrato Public Affairs in Reno.

Crowley previously worked as president of the Nevada Mining Association. Before joining the association, he was a partner at Griffin Crowley Group.

Ferrato previously worked for Pfizer Inc. as director of government relations and held positions with Griffin Crowley Group and Griffin Communications Group.

Bently’s online store

August 20, 2014 — 

Bently Ranch Meats in Minden has launched an online store at

CarMax hiring

August 20, 2014 — 

CarMax Inc. has begun hiring for 75 positions at its new center in south Reno. Details are at

IGT payout

August 20, 2014 — 

International Game Technology will pay a dividend of 11 cents a share Oct. 3 to shareholders of record Sept. 18.

Job Corps construction

August 19, 2014 — 

Reno-based West Coast Contractors of Nevada Inc. won a $6.8 million contract from the U.S. Department of Labor for demolition of an existing cafeteria and construction of a new one at the Sierra Nevada Jobs Corps Center in Stead.

Casino redesign

August 18, 2014 — 

Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. has unveiled the first phase of a redesign of its Monarch Casino Black Hawk in California.

Contractors’ seminar

August 15, 2014 — 

The Nevada System of Higher Education, Business Center North Purchasing Department presents a seminar “Where’s the Contract?: Contracting With the Nevada System of Higher Education” Thursday, Sept. 11.

The seminar presented by Melanie Lever, a buyer for the University of Nevada, Reno BCN office, runs rom 1-3 p.m. at the Washoe County Government Center, 1001 E. 9th St. in Reno Participants can meet BCN purchasing staff for various educational institutions in the region.

For details, contact Judith Hepburn at 775-827-4923 or at To register for the event, go online at https:??

Campground paving

August 15, 2014 — 

Vega Asphalt Paving Inc. of Sparks won a $61,470 contract from the U.S. Forest Service for crack-sealing of parking lots at campgrounds in the Carson and Bridgeport ranger districts.

Google Adwords certification

August 13, 2014 — 

Creative Concepts Media + Marketing, a media-buying agency based in Reno, has been named a Google Adwords Certified Partner.

Creative Concepts is one of nine agencies in Nevada to earn the certification.

Buy Nevada First store

August 12, 2014 — 

Buy Nevada First Gift Shop & Visitors Center has opened at 4001 S. Virginia St. in the Reno Town Mall.

The 4,000-square-foot store carries only Nevada-made products. It’s owned by Dave Asher and the Buy Local/Buy Nevada First campaign. Its manager is Shelly Jackson, founder of Indie Reno.

BAWN’s new members

August 12, 2014 — 

New members of the Builders Association of Western Nevada include Budd’s Plumbing, Combos Glass Inc., Buyten Electric LLC, GT Cornerstone Builders Inc., Koldair Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Mattice Construction, MK Raven Construction, RCM Realty Group and Western Trades Construction Inc.

EV charging in Sparks

August 12, 2014 — 

Car Charging Group Inc. of Miami has installed electric-vehicle charging stations at Legends at Sparks Marina and Outlets at Sparks.

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