News Briefs

Crooks Lingad moves

July 21, 2014 — 

Crooks Lingad Realty has moved to Airport Gardens Executive Suites, 1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 175N in Reno. Its phone number remains 775-786-6800.

Brothel award

July 21, 2014 — 

The Mustang Ranch brothel at McCarran was recognized as “Nevada Brothel of the Year” by CWMC Group, an organization that supports legal prostitution.

Primo opens

July 18, 2014 — 

Primo Pizza is opening at Western Village. It’s in the space previously occupied by 2nd Street Deli.

SNC contract

July 16, 2014 — 

Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks won a $3.9 million contract from the U.S. Army for electronic-countermeasure equipment.

‘Lunch and learn’ series

July 14, 2014 — 

Marketing automation is the subject of the next “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by the Reno Tahoe Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

The session will be taught by Mike Kitson and Joe Ross of OCG Creative LLC.

It’s scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Bosma Business Center, 401 Ryland St. Cost $20; for reservations, contact Ericka Slaten at 775-527-3276 or

Apartments refinanced

July 14, 2014 — 

NorthMarq Capital completed $27 million in refinancing transactions on multi-family projects in Reno.

The 245-unit Club Ambassador Apartments complex at 6402 Mae Anne was refinanced with a $15.03 loan carrying a 10-year term and a 30-year amortization schedule. Creekside Apartments at 4600 Mira Loma were financed at $12.925 million with a 10-year term and 30-year amortization.

Ory Schwartz, senior vice president and managing director of NorthMarq, said the loans use a Freddie Mac program that minimizes rate volatility.

Lithium exploration

July 11, 2014 — 

Centar American Technical Services of Incline Village won a contract for $1.8 million from the Defense Department to conduct exploratory drilling for lithium in Ghazni Province of Afghanistan.

Hamilton contract

July 10, 2014 — 

Hamilton Robotics of Reno won a $950,535 contract from the Centers for Disease Control for maintenance of laboratory systems manufactured by Hamilton.

Fencing contract

July 10, 2014 — 

L and I Fence Construction Inc. of Winnemucca won a $36,981 contract from the Forest Service for fencing in fire-restoration area north of Elko.

KKM Precision contract

July 9, 2014 — 

KKM Precision Inc. of Carson City won an $11,204 contract from the Department of the Army for replacement parts for weapons.

Telecomm contract

July 9, 2014 — 

C.C. Communications of Fallon won a $2,833 contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide a business line.

NCET meeting

July 9, 2014 — 

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology presents Amber Howland, founder of Dragonfly Media, who will discuss “Google+ and its Benefits for Your Business” at the next luncheon meeting,

The meeting runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

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

Wind Mountain sale

July 8, 2014 — 

Bravada Gold, a Vancouver company with an exploration office in Reno, reached an option agreement to sell its Wind Mountain gold and slver property to Mantra Capital Inc. for $5.2 million (Canadian) in cash, shares and notes. The property is 65 miles north of Fernley in Washoe County.

AMA luncheon

July 8, 2014 — 

The Reno-Tahoe Chapter of the American Marketing Association presents its next luncheon, “Marketing World Class Endurance Events” Tuesday, July 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Guest speakers will be Eric Lerude, president of Race 178; Todd Jackson, founder and president of Big Blue Adventure, LLC; and Curtis Fong, fornder, CEO and event director of TGFT Productions, LLC/Bike The West.

Cost is $25 for AMA members, $30 for non-members and $17 for students with RSVP; $40 without an RSVP.

RSVP deadline is by noon, Friday, July 11.

To register, go online at

New York Life agents

July 7, 2014 — 

The Reno General Office of New York Life is looking to add 10 agents to the company’s force of 40 agents in the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe region.

Reno Rebuild applications

July 3, 2014 — 

The Reno Rebuild Project, the campaign that collects nickels from bar and grill transactions and puts them into small-business business loans, is accepting applications for its second loan.

Applications will be accepted through July 31, and can be found at

The Reno Rebuild Fund was created by Michael Connolly, Chris Kahl and Zachary Cage, owners of Legend’s Grill, Sports & Spirits, Sierra Tap House, Ole Bridge Pub and The Brewer’s Cabinet.

They devote 5 cents from each sale at the establishments to the loan fund. Last year, it made its first $20,000 loan to Barry Schuster, owner of Café Deluxe.

Ametherm recognized

July 3, 2014 — 

Carson City-based Ametherm said its NTC chip thermistors earned a place in the top tier of this year’s Top 101 Components, an annual list published by the trade magazine Electronic Design . The list details the prior 12 months’ most popular new electronic components, as judged by the magazine’s readers.

WNS contract

July 3, 2014 — 

Western Nevada Supply of Sparks won a $45,602 contract from the U.S. Forest Service to provide culvert supplies.

NNDA breakfast

July 3, 2014 — 

The Northern Nevada Development Authority presents Rudy Malfabon, Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation for it’s next breakfast meeting Wednesday, July 23.

The breakfast runs from 7-9 a.m. at the Carson Nugget in Carson Cituy.

Cost is $35 per person or $300 for a table of eight.

For details or to register, go online at

Lean leadership workshop

July 3, 2014 — 

APICS’ Northern Sierra Chapter presents a five-day Lean Leadership workshop July 21-25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at American AVK Co.

Cost is $1,795 per person after Friday, July 4.

For details, contact Martin Potnick at 775-339-1175 or at

eWomenNetwork meeting

July 3, 2014 — 

The Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter of eWomenNetwork presents guest speaker Thomas Blackwell who discusesses, “Lifecycle Marketing: Automation Leads to Domination” Wednesday, July 16 at Grand Sierra Resort.

The meeting runs from 5 to 8:15 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Cost is $40 for eWomenNetwork members, $50 for non-members and $60 for late registration beginning Friday, July 11.

For details or to register, contact Annie Goni-Stewart at 775-747-2726 or go online at

Sewer plant contracts

July 2, 2014 — 

Day Engineering of Reno won a $50,600 consulting contract and Reno-Tahoe Construction won a $453,321 construction contract for a re-lining project at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility.

ECG expands services

July 2, 2014 — 

Evans Consulting Group LLC of Reno has added two new operating groups, The Evans Coaching Group and Evans Social Media Services.

The Evans Coaching Group launched by Laynette Evans and Renie Bonard provides career coaching, career management and job-transition services.

The social-media unit headed by Annie Evans delivers design services and ongoing maintenance of social media.

Evans Consulting Group, founded by Chip Evans, provides management consulting services.

BAWN’s new members

July 1, 2014 — 

New members of the Builders Association of Western Nevada include Arrow Remodeling & Renovation, Bison Construction, C & M Garage Door Services LLC, Cedco Inc., Concrete Images Inc., ECO Windows LLC, GSK Construction, Oso Negro Landscaping & Maintenance LLC, Restoration Contract Services Inc., Servellon Landscaping Maintenance, Signature Landscapes LLC and Vaughn and Sons.

NBC breakfast

July 1, 2014 — 

Nevada Business Connections presents its monthly breakfast with guest speaker Darryl Rubarth of LabAnalytix Wednesday, July 16 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Black Bear Diner in Reno.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Rubarth will discuss the new companies, “Big Data” and “The Internet of Things.”

Cost is $25 for NBC members and $35 for guests.

For details or to RSVP, call 775-771-5747 or email

Fitness acquisition

June 26, 2014 — 

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center has acquired Saint Mary’s Fitness Center, which previously was owned and operated by Club One, a national management company. Terms weren’t disclosed.

Miles Mettler is general manager of the fitness center at 645 N. Arlington Ave.

Weed-control contract

June 26, 2014 — 

Jobs Peak Weed Control of Minden won a $21,942 contract from the Bureau of Land Management for weed-control treatment on federal land.

Community management

June 26, 2014 — 

Associa Sierra North won contracts to provide management services for the Scotch Pine community at Galena and Heather Glen community at Incline Village.

Cheesecake Factory opening

June 24, 2014 — 

The Cheesecake Factory will open its new 7,400-square-foot Reno location at Meadowood Mall Friday Aug. 1.

The restaurant, located near the JCPenney store will accommodate 180 guests and employ more than 260.

Hiring will begin Wednesday, June 25. Applicants can apply online at www.

Q&D contract

June 24, 2014 — 

Q&D Construction of Sparks won a $339,200 contract from the City of Sparks for a street rehabilitation project. Work will include reconstruction and installation of new storm drain and new asphalt on Kim Way from Richards Way to Arndell Way and Arndell Way from Kim Way to Probasco Way.

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