News Briefs

PRSA workshop

March 27, 2015 — 

The Public Relatins Society of America, Sierra Nevada Chapter presents “Elevate Your#Practice,” a workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Early bird registration is $99 for PRSA members, APRs, students and retirees and $159 for nonmembers by April 1. Regular registration is $129 for APRs, $149 for members, $199 for nonmembers and $99 for students and retirees.

For details, go online at

Heritage opens branch

March 27, 2015 — 

Heritage Bank of Nevada will open a new branch at 1101 Corporate Boulevard in Reno.

East opens PR firm

March 26, 2015 — 

Tiffany East, a public relations professional, has opened Tiffany East PR.

East, who has more than 25 years experience in the public relations industry, previously was vice president of public relations of The Glenn Group.

For more information, visit

NNDA, GOED attend summit

March 26, 2015 — 

Staff members from Northern Nevada Development Authority and the

Governor’s Office of Economic Development attended the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington D.C. last week to promote the northern Nevada’s economy.

BAWN's new members

March 26, 2015 — 

New members of the Builders Alliance are:

Reno: Protec Finishes LLC, First American Title, Banner Construction Inc.,

Sparks: L&L Reclaimed Wood LLC, Reno Lumber, Hulery Drywall LLC

Gardnerville: GB Carpentry & Construction LLC.

Spring Creek: Baseline Construction.

Winnnemucca: Aspen Creek Construction LLC.

CBC Reno recognized

March 25, 2015 — 

Coldwell Banker Commercial Business Properties in Reno has earned the top ranking among Coldwell Banker Commercial offices in the state of Nevada. This designation is based on closed adjusted gross commission income among the offices.

Noble Studios expands

March 23, 2015 — 

Noble Studios, a digital marketing agency based in Reno, has opened satellite offices in San Francisco and Las Vegas.

IQ honored

March 23, 2015 — 

IQ Technology Solutions, a Reno-based information technology management firm, has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider 500 list. IQ also was the only Nevada firm to make the MSP Pioneer 250 list. The honors recognize the top technology providers and consultants in North America.

Marketing partnership

March 23, 2015 — 

The Abbi Agency has been named marketing agency of record for Holland & Hart LLP.

Amplify's award

March 20, 2015 — 

Amplify Relations, a Reno political consulting firm, was awarded its third Pollie Award, the industry’s highest honor, at the 2015 conference in New Orleans. Amplify Relations was recognized for producing the Best Republican Local TV commercial in the United States for their work on Elisa Cafferata’s campaign for Reno City Council.

Moana Nursery honored

March 20, 2015 — 

Moana Nursery was named one of Today’s Garden Center magazine’s Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers for 2014. It was the seventh straight year the nursery has earned the distinction. The nursery also was ranked 48th in IGC Retailer’s Visionary Independent Garden Center Top 100 Retailers list.

Bill Pearce celebration

March 20, 2015 — 

Bill Pearce Motors in Reno is celebrating its 25th year as a Volvo car dealership. It will introduce the 2016 Volvo XC90, their new luxury crossover, this spring.

ArrowData in Reno

March 18, 2015 — 

ArrowData, a new aerial data services company that specializes in persistent remote sensing, HD video, data collection, transmission, analytics and distribution services, is moving into the Reno market.

An announcement is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Boulevard in Reno.

Women clothing store opens

March 18, 2015 — 

The Couture Closet, a retail women’s wardrobe boutique store, has opened inside the Plumgate Shopping Center at 538 W. Plumb Lane in Reno.

Its phone number is 775-432-1869. For details go online at or its Facebook page at

Housing design competition

March 18, 2015 — 

The City of Reno, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architecture is accepting applications for the 2015 Housing For The Next Generation Design Competition. Submissions are due May 18 with judging scheduled at the end of May. Winners will be announced in the middle of June.

Submissions can be sent to Angela Fuss at 1150 Corporate Boulevard, Reno, 89502. For details, email or call 775-856-1150.

TLP sponsorships

March 18, 2015 — 

Tahoe Luxury Properties announced it is now sponsoring community events.

The firm is sponsoring the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance boat races on August 7-8, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, from July 10 to August 23, the 2015 XC Junior Nationals, and the “The Sapphire Soiree: Under the Celestial Twilight” events.

New yoga studio

March 17, 2015 — 

Midtown Community Yoga has opened at 600 S. Virginia Street in Reno by the husband and wife team of Zak and Eleanor Girdis.

Electric car charging station

March 17, 2015 — 

Chase International has teamed up with Tesla Motors offer a Tesla Destination Charging station in Zephyr Cove.

Atlantis honor

March 17, 2015 — 

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa topped in a list of top 10 casinos outside of Las Vegas by USA Today Travel.

The publication highlighted the Spa Atlantis, its casino, food and beverage offerings as well as the Atlantis Steakhouse and Bistro Napa.

Law firm name change

March 16, 2015 — 

Cecilia Lee, Ltd., a Reno law firm, has changed its name to Lee & High, Ltd., with the addition of attorney Elizabeth High as a shareholder.

Carson Nugget dining options

March 11, 2015 — 

The Alatte Coffee & Wine Bar and The Eatery have opened at the Carson Nugget in Carson City.

For details, go online at

GSR awards

March 10, 2015 — 

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino won six of Best of Nightlife and Entertainment awards presented by Casino Player Magazine.

The awards included: first place

‘Best Place to Celebrate’ for Charlie Palmer Steak.

‘Best Asian’ for Rim—A Pan-Asian Bistro.

‘Best Burger Joint’ for Johnny Rockets.

‘Best Nightclub’ for LEX Nightclub

‘Best Place to People Watch’ for the Crystal Bar.

‘Best Sports Bar’ for the Sports Bar in the William Hill Race and Sports Book.

SVN benchmark

March 10, 2015 — 

SVN benchmarks

Sperry Van Ness, a commercial real estate brokerage, reported that its Northern Nevada branch recorded $32 million in sales volume for 2014.

Summit Awards gala

March 10, 2015 — 

The 10th Annual Summit Awards that recognizes top commercial real estate developments, brokers, property managers, lenders, vendors and the like take place Saturday, April 11 at the National Automobile Museum.

For details, email, or go to the Web site for more information.

Saint Mary's honor

March 10, 2015 — 

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.

Flex Appeal opens

March 9, 2015 — 

Flex Appeal, a 24-hour gym, has opened 1101 Steamboat Parkway in Reno. The gym, designed by Larry Henry Architecture, offers personal and group training, supplement sales, massage therapy nutritional guidance and spray tanning.

Basin Street acquisitions

March 6, 2015 — 

Basin Street Properties, a real estate investor of commercial and mixed-use properties headquartered in Reno, has acquired 11 office buildings in Petaluma, Calif.

The portfolio is broken into three projects totaling 568,722 square feet with tenants including Amy’s Kitchen, Athleta/Gap, Autodesk, Calix Networks, Clover-Stornetta Farms and Wells Fargo.

CANstruction awards

March 6, 2015 — 

Winners of the 12th Annual CANstruction Competition were:

Juror’s Favorite: “CANcraft” by GuiDenby and the Antos Agency, with design professional, Allyson Wong.

Structural Ingenuity: “Warm Hearts End Hunger” by Custom Ink.

Best Use of Labels: “Give S’more to the Food Bank” by Depoali Middle School, with design professional Max Hershenow.

Best Meal: “Castle of Dreams” by Harrah’s Reno.

Honorable Mention: “The Reno Arch” by The Penta Group and Collaborative Design Studio.

Ric Licata “CAN Do” Award: “Scouting for Food” by Cub Scout Pack 46 and Ardagh Group.

“Give S’more to the Food Bank” also won the People’s Choice Award.

RTC honored

March 5, 2015 — 

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County will receive the Nevada Community Organization award for its commitment to the environment and sustainability.

The award is presented by the US Green Building Council.

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

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