News Briefs

CHA receives funding

August 26, 2015 — 

Health Resources and Services Administration announced Community Health Alliance as the recipient of many High Quality Improvement Awards totaling $80,804 in funding.

Carson Tahoe agreement

August 26, 2015 — 

Carson Tahoe Health announced a new collaboration between Salt Lake City-based Huntsman Cancer Institute, one of the top academic cancer research institutions in the country.

Saint Mary's opens limb and wound center

August 25, 2015 — 

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is opening a new Center for Limb Preservation and Wound Healing designed to offer advanced treatment options for patients with chronic non-healing wounds. The new center is located at 645 N. Arlington Avenue in Reno.

Theater launches education program

August 25, 2015 — 

Reno Little Theater is launching an education program under the direction their new full-time educational outreach coordinator, Sara Anne Phillips.

Contractors cited

August 24, 2015 — 

The Nevada State Contractors Board cited the following contractors:

James E. Johnson, doing business as Sunridge Painting out of Carson City,

Had his license revoked for failure to comply with the terms of a construction project or warranty, causing material injury to another, failure to include the monetary limit on a contract or proposal, failure to notify the board of a change of address or personnel within 30 days, failure to include Residential Recovery Fund information on a contract or proposal, and failure to establish financial responsibility. He was also fined $3,050 and assessed investigative costs.

TMB Builders LLC, based of out Reno had its license revoked for committing a fraudulent or deceitful act, failure to respond to a written request from the board, failure to cooperate in the investigation of a complaint, failure to keep in force a bond or cash deposit; and failure to establish financial responsibility. Licensee was fined $4,500 and assessed investigative costs.

Abbi Agency wins jobs

August 24, 2015 — 

Act-On, YouEarnedIt and Onstream have hired The Abbi Agency to assist with public relations, content marketing and visual storytelling outreach. Act-On is a marketing automation platform based in Portland.

YouEarnedIt is an employee reward and engagement platform based in Austin, Tex.

OnStream is an IoT company based in Reno.

Wirtz partners with Seattle Cider

August 24, 2015 — 

Wirtz Beverage Group, a company with offices in Reno, has partnered with Seattle Cider Company, a dry craft ciders maker, to introduce its products to Nevada.

Saint Mary's award

August 20, 2015 — 

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2015. The is one of 91 hospitals in the nation honored.

WIN breakfast

August 20, 2015 — 

Western Industrial Nevada hosts a panel of space exploration experts at its next breakfast meeting Friday, Aug. 28 from 7-9 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.

Cost is $15 for WIN members and $30 for non-members.

For details, call WIN at775-359-7117 or go online at

Eide Bailly honored

August 18, 2015 — 

Eide Bailly LLP, a regional CPA and business advisory firm with an office in Reno, has been selected as a Bob Scott’s Insights 2015 Top VAR, honoring 100 organizations for their accomplishments in the field of mid-market enterprise resource planning and financial solutions.

Points of Light Award finalists

August 18, 2015 — 

Individuals and businesses in northern Nevada named as finalists for 2015 Governor’s Points of Light Awards presented by the Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service were:

Northern Nevada individual: Jim McClenahan, Malibu Robertson, and Bill Von Phul.

Rural Nevada individual: Deb Cash, Heidi McFadden, and Mariann Summers.

Nonprofit volunteer program: Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division Volunteer Program, and Trauma Intervention Program of Northern Nevada.

Corporate volunteer program: CenturyLink, Intuit, and Nevada Chapter AGC Education Committee Educator Externship Program.

UFCU honor

August 14, 2015 — 

United Federal Credit Union was recognized in three categories — first place in the best credit union category, second place in the best local place to work category, and third place in the best mortgage company category in the Reno News and Review’s Annual Reader’s Choice Awards.

West Wendover selects THS

August 12, 2015 — 

THS-Visuals, a film production company, has been selected by the City of West Wendover to produce a documentary style video, “The History of West Wendover.”

Nursing homes recognized

August 11, 2015 — 

Rosewood Rehabilitation Center in Reno and South Lyon Medical Center in Yerington, were two nursing homes honored with 2015 HealthInsight Quality Awards for demonstrating excellence in providing quality care to patients.

Highly Reliable selects Paragon

August 11, 2015 — 

Highly Reliable Systems, Inc., group of engineers, technicians, and backup storage experts based in Reno, has selected Paragon Software Group’s NTFS and HFS for Linux 9.0 Professional solution system.

The software allows connectivity between Windows and Mac systems across Paragon’s portfolio of backup offerings.

Silver Sage honored

August 11, 2015 — 

Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine has earned the 2014 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award.

The award is based on clinical results that measure how successfully practices have closed gaps in patient care.

Estipona Group party

August 11, 2015 — 

The Estipona Group, a Reno-based advertising and communications agency, is announcing that it is not making an announcement on a new brand. In honor of this non-announcement, the EG team is hosting a party Thursday, Aug. 20 from 4-8 p.m. at Pignic Pub and Patio, 235 Flint Street in Reno.

Chase's training program

August 11, 2015 — 

Chase International has launched a new agent training program, taught by the company’s in-house master coach and motivational trainer Dale Lawrence. The New and Emerging Agent Training series, which falls under the umbrella of the Chase Academy, covers aspects of how to be successful in real estate industry.

Talent agencies on the move

August 11, 2015 — 

Tru Talent Agency and Take 2 Performers Studio has expanded to a new location at 780 Smithridge Drive, No. 300 in Reno.

Tru Talent is a full service talent agency, while Take 2 Performers Studio provides training and opportunity in acting, modeling, voice, and dance.

UFCU honored

August 7, 2015 — 

United Federal Credit Union has been named favorite financial institution in The Big Nickel First Annual Reader’s Choice Awards.

UFCU won the award in the bank/credit union category.

Roundabout picks KPS3

August 7, 2015 — 

Roundabout Catering & Party Rentals, an all-in-one event planning and catering resource, has selected KPS3 Marketing, as its marketing communications partner.

KPS3 will lead the company’s marketing strategy, design, content development, digital, search engine optimization, advertising, public relations and social media for catering, party rentals and the Gym Rat and Caveman clean eating meal programs.

Umpqua homebuyer program

August 7, 2015 — 

Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corp. has introduced Umpqua Purchase Advantage, a new loan certification program for consumers that enhances the credit pre-approval program with a consumer-friendly certificate. The program will allow homebuyers to accelerate their home purchase process by providing increased clarity of their financial picture and bank credit approval.

GSR job fair

August 3, 2015 — 

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino will host a job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.. Employment opportunities are in the housekeeping, laundry and environmental services departments. The job fair will take place

Those interested in participating in the job fair should fill out an application online at Applicants should bring multiple résumés to the job fair and dress for success in business professional attire.

NCE award

August 3, 2015 — 

NCE, a civil and environmental engineering firm headquartered in Reno, received the PSMJ 2015 Circle of Excellence Award.

NCE was recognized for being in the top 20 percent of all participants nationwide in the industry’s Financial Performance Benchmark Survey.

RSIC moves

August 3, 2015 — 

The Reno-Spark Indian Colony’s chairman, finance, administrative public relations, fund development, human resources and tribal council secretary will be moving to 34 Reservation Road.

The organization’s phone and fax numbers, email address, and Web site will remain the same.

Fit friendly workplaces

August 3, 2015 — 

Five Northern Nevada companies or organizations were recognized as Fit-Friendly Worksites for creating a culture of health in the workplace through progressive leadership and employee wellness initiatives.

International Game Technology earned Platinum Level status by the AHA.

The City of Reno, EMPLOYERS, PC Doctor, and Renown all earned Gold Level status by the AHA.

Contractors cited

July 29, 2015 — 

The Nevada State Contractors Board cited two northern Nevada contractors for violations:

First Americans, based of Reno, had its license revoked for contracting beyond the scope of its license, failure to include the license number or monetary limit on a bid or contract, willful disregard of the state’s building laws, failure to maintain a bond, and failure to establish financial responsibility. The company was fined $3,250 and assessed investigative costs.

Shane Robert McGuire, DBA: Irish Green Lawns, based out of Reno, had its license suspended for substandard workmanship, failure to take corrective action, failure to comply with a request from the Board for information or records, willful disregard of the state’s building laws, failure to include the Residential Recovery Fund information on a contract or proposal, failure to include the license number or monetary limit on a bid or contract, contracting beyond the scope of the license, and failure to establish financial responsibility. Licensee was fined $4,350 and assessed investigative costs. A current financial statement must be provided and fines and costs must be paid within 180 days or the license will be revoked.

Caliber buys Gilson

July 29, 2015 — 

Caliber Collision Center, an auto body franchise based out of Lewisville, Texas, has purchased Gilson Auto Body in Carson City.

Q&A with labor commissioner

July 28, 2015 — 

Sutton Hague Law Corp. hosts a live Q&A With Nevada Labor Commissioner Shannon Chamber presented by attorneys Brett Sutton and Jared Hague along with Nevada Labor Commissioner Shannon Chambers. The live Webinar topics will include 2015 legistlative session developments, New regulations under consideration, enforcement, and common employer mistakes. The webinar will be held from 12:00-1:00pm on August 11th. The cost is $45 per line. Can’t attend the live webinar? CD’s and MP3 recordings are available for $30. Please visit our website at for any further questions or call Taylor at 702-270-3065 or email

Executive peer group forming

July 24, 2015 — 

Dennis Pellegrino and Vistage Worldwide, Inc. are forming an Executive Peer Advisory Group in the Reno-Sparks area. The peer group brings CEOs and owners together to use their experiences to help each other address opportunities and tough issues. At Vistage we use proprietary processes to ensure our confidential Peer Advisory Boards of non-competing members provide each other a broad range of ideas to help them optimize opportunities. For details, email or go online at:

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