News Briefs

The Nest featured

June 30, 2015 — 

The Nest in Reno, a vintage boutique founded and owned by Tessa Dee Miller, will have items featured in the August catalog of the national brand Anthropologie.

Contractors cited

June 30, 2015 — 

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

Kurt Karl Krug, DBA: Great Basin Deck & Shade, based out of Mound House, was found in violation of acting beyond the scope of the license, failure to pay for any materials or services, failure to provide required mandatory disclosures to the homeowner, and failure to establish financial responsibility. It was fined $5,000 and assessed investigative costs. Licenses are suspended until fines and costs are paid. Failure to comply within 60 days will result in the revocation of both licenses.

Alternative Drilling Company, LLC, based out of Lamoille, was found in violation for failure to establish financial responsibility. It was fined $500 and assessed investigative costs. The license is suspended until a current financial statement that supports the license limit is provided to the board.

KPS3 honored

June 30, 2015 — 

KPS3 Marketing was honored with two awards during the Reno-Tahoe American Marketing Association (AMA) 2015 Ace Awards on Thursday, June 25.

KPS3 received the Best in Web and Digital award for its website, It also won the Best Integrated Marketing Strategy award for its work with Nevada Health Link.

Panattoni moves

June 30, 2015 — 

Panattoni Development Company, Inc., has moved to a 1,671-square-foot location at 980 Sandhill Road in Reno.

LOORR Home opens in Reno

June 30, 2015 — 

LOORR Home, a merchant of mid-century modern furniture, unique gifts, home accents and one of a kind treasures, has opened at 3368 Lakeside Court in Reno.

The store owned by local native Robbie Loose and New York fashion stylist, Ray Oliveira will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found at

SWAG | Blue Moon selected

June 25, 2015 — 

SWAG | Blue Moon, a printing, Web development and supplier of custom promotional items, has been selected as the exclusive vendor and provider of all apparel and promotion products for the Great Reno Balloon Race.

Granite Construction contract

June 23, 2015 — 

Granite Construction was awarded a contract for the Matterhorn Roadway Improvement Project. The project includes reconstruction of more than five miles of asphalt concrete pavement in the North Valleys area.

Tax reminder app invented

June 23, 2015 — 

Incline Village entrepreneur Collin Harris, along with his son Nick Harris, created an app called The free app is geared to help remind business owners when tax forms are due and can be used on computer mobile devices.

Lumos' mapping solutions

June 22, 2015 — 

Lumos and Associates, an engineering company based in Reno, has introduced an innovative mapping solution that incorporates the an advanced laser/position sensors and cameras to collect survey quality point data.

Gerhardt & Berry contract

June 22, 2015 — 

Gerhardt & Berry Construction won a $79,744 contract from The City of Sparks to replace 8 inch sanitary sewer lines in the 19th Street and K Street area.

CBCBP honor

June 22, 2015 — 

Coldwell Banker Commercial Business Properties has been named the number-one office in the state of Nevada for Coldwell Banker Commercial.

The designation is based on Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income.

Alston Construction moves

June 19, 2015 — 

Alston Construction Company, Inc., has moved to a 2,506-square-foot office at 980 Sandhill Road in Reno.

McKenzie honored

June 19, 2015 — 

McKenzie Properties, a commercial developer, has been recognized by the Summit Awards as a Developer of the Decade.

The Summit Awards is hosted by northern Nevada chapters of the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute, Commercial Real Estate Women, and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.

Allstate agencies honored

June 16, 2015 — 

The Allstate Corp. has recognized four agencies in Sparks as Allstate Premier Agencies for 2015.

Honored were: Richard Allen, at 414 S. Rock Boulevard, Mark Kerber, at 716 H Street, Michelle Terelak, at 2955 Vista Boulevard, and Tye Bearden, 1311 N. McCarran Boulevard.

Reno eNVy seen

June 16, 2015 — 

The Reno eNVy trailer was spotted on the television show, Tank on the Animal Planet channel.

Reno eNVy is a t-shirt manufactured based in Reno.

Marathas teams with Clark & Associates

June 16, 2015 — 

Peter Marathas, an attorney with Marathas Barrow & Weatherhead LLP

has become affiliated with Clark & Associates, a health, life workers comp, property casualty, payroll and HR consulting firm.

WIN breakfast

June 16, 2015 — 

Dan Baker, motivational speaker and former Marine Cobra Helicopter Pilot, will be the keynote speaker at the June Western Industrial Nevada breakfast meeting Friday, June 26, at 7 a.m. at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.

RSVP to 775-359-7117. Breakfast is $15 for WIN members and $30 for non-members. Online tickets are available, or can be purchased at the door. For more information, please visit

Dyer heads for South Meadows

June 15, 2015 — 

With an eye on growing its business as well as continuing to serve its key constituency, Dyer Engineering recently moved its base of operations to South Reno.

Helping fund the move were loans from the Nevada State Development Corporation and Heritage Bank. The loan amount totaled $476,000.

A multi-discipline engineering firm, Dyer Engineering specializes in civil engineering including earth, steel, concrete and pipe; environmental engineering including planning and construction management; and mining engineering including permitting and reclamation.

Douglas County businesses honored

June 12, 2015 — 

State of the County banquet on June 11 were:

Retail Spotlight: Ace Hardware, received by Josh Peters.

Restaurant Spotlight: Minden Meat & Deli, received by Kevin Mary.

Manufacturing & Production Spotlight: Zephyr Photonics, received by Mike Hoag.

Sports & Recreation Spotlight: Carson Valley Golf Course, received by Tom & Manya Brooks.

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Park Heritage, received by Jon Park on behalf of David, Bruce, Stacey, Katie and Tonja Park.

Business & Professional Service Spotlight: Design Workshop, received by Steve Noll & Stephanie Grigsby.

Tourism & Hospitality Spotlight: Heavenly Mountain Resort, received by Brandy Thomson.

TMCC courses

June 12, 2015 — 

Truckee Meadows Community College will offer its first-ever bachelor of applied science degrees to be offered in emergency management and homeland security and logistics operations management.

The degree programs were approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved today and will begin in Fall 2016.

Langly picks White Rabbit

June 11, 2015 — 

Langly Camera Bags, a global camera bag retailer owned by photographer Evan Lane, has tapped White Rabbit as their agency of record for digital marketing.

NNDA breakfast meeting

June 11, 2015 — 

The Northern Nevada Development Authority hosts its June breakfast Wednesday, June 24 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Carson Nugget in Carson City.

This week’s topic is telemedicine. Guest speakers will be Joan Hall, Chief Executive Officer, Nevada Rural Hospital Partnership; Hoyt Skabelund, Chief Executive Officer, Banner Churchill Community Hospital; Kim Crandall, Director of Business Development, Carson Tahoe Health; and Lori Salvador, Manger of Infusion/Wound Care Center/Telemedicine, Carson Valley Medical Center.

For details, go online at:

Crafted Palette opens

June 10, 2015 — 

Crafted Palette, a boutique, locally owned shop is a coffee house by day and a painting space by night, has opened in the West Street Market on West 2nd Street in Reno.

Crafted Palette is owned by the mother, daughter and son team of owner Gail Knight, operations Manager Melanie Carrera, and barista and music and events coordinator Josiah Knight.

Crafted Palette is open Thursday through Sunday. For more information or to sign-up for an event visit

Women's conference

June 10, 2015 — 

FLOURISH: The Leadership Conference for Women will take place 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 19 at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

The conference for women in entry- to mid-level management is presented by Eleece Skincare and hosted by Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada.

Speakers include Carolyn Lazaro DeGrande, life coach and cofounder of Dream Team Coaching and New Leaf productions in San Francisco; Annette Markin and Heather Sallan, co-founders of Reno startup BootRoxx; and Leisa Peterson, a money mindfulness expert, Huffington Post blogger and founder of Wealth Clinic.

Presenters are Sharon DeMattia, founder InnerKinected and the AIM Project; Rebecca Hamlin human performance partner with StartHuman; Sharon Sperry, talent and organization director with Noble Studios; and Jull Tolles, owner Tolles Communication Consulting.

Cost is $125 and includes breakfast, lunch and champagne reception along with breakout and plenary sessions and networking opportunities.

To register or for more information, go to or call 775-322-0642.

D & D contracts

June 10, 2015 — 

D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal has won contracts totaling $4 million for jobs in northern Nevada.

The jobs include: Hampton Inn and Northern Nevada Hopes in Reno; Northern Nevada Transitional Housing, Legends at Sparks Marina shop buildings, Enterprise Apartments, and Greg Street Park in Sparks; Washoe County School re-roofs; Emeritus in Gardnerville; Fallon Naval Station in Fallon; Vogue Laundry, Sunrise Shopping Center, and Simplot Cattle Co. in Elko.

GSR honored

June 9, 2015 — 

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino was awarded a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on the online travel guide site.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four (or higher) out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on This is GSR’s third Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. In 2013, GSR received a Certificate of Excellence for Elements Buffet and also received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence for hospitality.

BAWN's new members

June 5, 2015 — 

New members of the Builders Association of Western Nevada were:

Reno: Square 1 Solutions, Oberg Builders, All Around Masonry, J.D. AD Group V.

Sparks: Custom Aire, Inc.

Carson City: Big Fish Landscaping.

Fernley: King Construction, Inc.

Mound House: F&G Construction Limited.

Dayton: Action Garage Door Co.

AMA ACE Awards

June 5, 2015 — 

AMA ACE Awards

The Reno Tahoe Chapter of the American Marketing Association presents its ACE Awards beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25 at the Freight House District (next to Aces Ballpark).

Tickets start at $40 for AMA members.

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

eWomenNetwork meeting

June 4, 2015 — 

The eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter presents Leisa Peterson, founder of WealthClinic, who discusses, “The Real Reason For The Income” at a networking meeting Wednesday, June 17.

The meeting is slated from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hidden Valley Country Club.

Cost is $40 for eWomenNetwork members, $50 for non-members and $60 for late registration starting Saturday, June 13.

For details, call 775-747-2726 or go to

Saint Mary's recognized

June 4, 2015 — 

Saint Mary’s Family Birthing Center has been honored by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and International Lactation Consultant Association for excellence in lactation care.

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