News Briefs

NCET milestone

September 19, 2014 — 

NCET, the Reno-based nonprofit that supports small businesses and entrepreneurs, has crossed the milestone of 400 members, increasing from 300 members in about six months. The 400th member is Lola Wei, founder and chief executive of Empress’ Secret in Reno.

Women’s Leadership Summit

September 18, 2014 — 

True Life Coaching and The Chandelle group present LEXI Women’s Leadership Summit, Friday, Oct. 24 at The Grove at South Creek from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Featured speakers include: Wendy Damonte of KTVN, Abbi Whitaker of The Abbi Agency, Alice Heiman of Alice Heiman LLC, Jill Tolles of the University of Nevada, Reno, Cindy Faber-England of Jessica Ann Faber Foundation, Debra Trappen of D11 Consulting, Laura Patridge of Creative Concepts and Shandel Slaten of True Life Coaching.

LEXI is offering a $99 individual registration rate (use promotional code 50off). Registrants who sign up two people at once will be offered a $75 registration rate. (use promotional code 75off). Purchase tickets online at

Parsons wins contract

September 18, 2014 — 

Parsons Drilling of Fallon won an $8,500 contract from the U.S. Forest Service for decommissioning of a well near Austin.

HOA contract

September 18, 2014 — 

FirstService Residential of Las Vegas won the contract to provide homeowners association management services for the White Lake Ranch Association in Cold Springs. The association includes 296 single-family homes.

Highway work for Herbeck

September 18, 2014 — 

Herbeck General Engineering of Minden won a $3.6 million contract from the Federal Highway Administration for reconstruction of 4.7 miles of road in the Los Padres National Forest in northern California.

Existing Industry Awards

September 18, 2014 — 

EDAWN presents its 3rd Annual Existing Industry Awards Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Cost is $30 per person.

For details, contact Cynthia Egan at 775-829-3712 or at

Contracting seminar

September 18, 2014 — 

The NevadaPTAC Procurement Outreach Program presents a seminar, “Where’s The Contract? Building Successful Contracting Teams” Thursday, Oct. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Washoe County Government Center, 1001 E. 9th St.

For details, contact Judith Hepburn at 775-827-4923 or

ElectraTherm installation

September 17, 2014 — 

ElectraTherm Inc. of Reno completed installation of a second unit at a wood products mill operated by Wallowa Resources Community Solutions Inc. at Wallowa, Ore.

The ElectraTherma technology capture low-temperature waste heat from the facility and uses it to generate electricity that’s used on-site.

HOA management

September 16, 2014 — 

FirstService Residential of Las Vegas won a contract from Toll Brothers to provide homeowners association management service at the 606-home Presidio community under construction at Steamboat Parkway and Carat Avenue.

KPS3 wins job

September 16, 2014 — 

KPS3 Marketing of Reno won a contract to provide rebranding services to Solano Community College, a 10,000-student institution based at Vallejo, Calif.

SNC contract

September 11, 2014 — 

Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks won a $1.8 million contract from the U.S. Army for equipment used for electronic countermeasures and counter-countermeasures.

Airport job complete

September 10, 2014 — 

Granite Construction Co. says it completed a $5 million job to improve the touchdown area of the north-south runway at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Radar prospect optioned

September 10, 2014 — 

Gold Resource Corp. of Colorado Springs signed a lease with option to buy for the 3,500-acre Radar gold prospect east of Hawthorne in Mineral County. The prospect is being acquired from Altan Nevada Minerals Ltd. of Vancouver.

Austin’s sale

September 9, 2014 — 

Austin’s Restaurant in Incline Village has been purchased by Tahoe Fresh Co., owned by Jonas and Nellie Saia.

The sellers, John and Ashley Brim, have launched a sandwich shop, Mountain High Sandwich Co., in Incline Village.

The transaction was brokered by BTI Mergers & Acquisitions in Reno, where Jonas Saia is an associate.

PDL guidance

September 9, 2014 — 

PDL BioPharma Inc. of Incline Village, the owner of a portfolio of royalty interest on biopharmaceutical patents, says it expects third quarter revenue of $165 million. This compares with $100.2 million in the third quarter of last year.

ABWDay luncheon

September 9, 2014 — 

The Reno-Tahoe Express Network Chapter of American Business Women’s Association presents its annual ABWDay luncheon, Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Guest speaker is talk show host Carol Scofield, who presents “There is an ‘I’ in Team.” Mistress of Ceremonies will be KVTN Channel 2 news anchor Arianna Bennett.

Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight. RSVP deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 17. Tickets can be purchased online at For details, call Dawn Forbus at 775-843-8070.

SNC honored

September 8, 2014 — 

Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks last week received U.S. National Aeronautical Association’s Collier Trophy for its work on the U.S. Navy’s X-47B unmanned combat air system-demonstrator program.

The aircraft is a tail-less, fighter-sized unmanned aircraft able to operate from an aircraft carrier.

Reno Typographers recognized

September 8, 2014 — 

Reno Typographers, Inc., a Reno company owned by Kurt Hoge, has been recognized for sales growth in the past year by CPrint International, an alliance of independent printers.

KTMB celebration

September 8, 2014 — 

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful will commemorate its 25th anniversary with its Silver Celebration, Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Great Basin’s Taps & Tanks.

Tickets are $25 per person.

For details or to buy tickets, go online at:

Dermody project

September 8, 2014 — 

Reno-based Dermody Properties bought six acres in Vancouver, Wash., and plans a 98,400-square-foot industrial facility.

SWAG | Blue Moon ranks high

September 5, 2014 — 

SWAG | Blue Moon of Reno has been recognized as the seventh fastest growing print distributor in the nation by Print Solutions Magazine. The Reno company, which posted an $1.8 million annual increase in sales, was listed as the 33rd largest print distributor in the United States and fourth largest in the West.

U.S. Ordnance contract

September 5, 2014 — 

U.S. Ordnance, which is headquartered at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, won two contract that could total as much as $12.5 million to provide weapons to the U.S. Army.

UAV startup at UNR

September 4, 2014 — 

Flirtey, an Australian startup that working to develop delivery drones, has contracted with the University of Nevada, Reno, for research and design assistance.

UNR will take an equity stake in the company.

The partnership allows Flirtey to use the University’s labs for design, manufacture and research collaboration, as well as access to the first indoor flight testing sites approved by the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems.

Saint Mary’s accreditation

September 4, 2014 — 

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center has received full accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

Soils workshop

September 4, 2014 — 

A workshop on the development of healthy soils on northern Nevada farms is scheduled in Carson City on Sept. 22.

The all-day program, which includes a classroom lecture and a tour of Holley Family Farms in Dayton, is sponsored by the Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute.

Registration information is at

Vein clinic moves

September 4, 2014 — 

Reno Vein Clinic, which is operated by Dr. Robert Merchant, has moved its office to 10685 Professional Circle, Suite B, in South Meadows.

Atlantis charging stations

September 4, 2014 — 

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has installed two Tesla Motors Connector charging stations.

The two Tesla Motors Model S charging stations are in the Atlantis west parking lot at the corner of Atlantis Driveway and South Virginia Street. The two stations can charge up to four Tesla vehicles. In addition, Atlantis offers two 30A ChargePoint ports that are complimentary for guests. The ChargePoint stations are located near the marquee.

Renown hospitals recognized

September 4, 2014 — 

Renown Regional Medical Center and Renown South Meadows Medical Center have earned the Healthinsight Quality Award from HealthInsight, a private, nonprofit organization that’s focused on improvement of health care in Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.

The recognition is based on a combination of publicly reported Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services quality-of-care measures and patients’ perception of care measures.

The two Renown hospitals were the only northern Nevada institutions to be recognized. MountainView and Southern Hills hospitals in Las Vegas also earned the award.

Dickson opens in Graeagle

September 4, 2014 — 

Dickson Realty, a Reno-based brokerage, said last week it has opened a new office in Blairsden – Graeagle.

Plumas County Realtors Chris David and Jeanne Dansby have joined the sales staff of the Dickson office. The staff also will include Pat Keena and Ron Hemig, who is co-owner and agent with Dickson Realty-Truckee.

David has been a license real estate agent since 1990. He has owned the Iron Door and Gumba’s restaurants, and is a former director of the Blairsden Merchants, the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce and the Graeagle Plumas Alliance.

Dansby has been a Realtor since 2000.

Keena has been a real estate agent for two years.

Hemig worked in the newspaper industry before he moved to Truckee in 1992 and opened a retail business. He entered the real estate business in 1993, became co-owner of Hemig and Erie Real Estate in Truckee in 2003 and joined the Schaller family and their Reno partners as co-owners of Dickson Realty-Truckee in 2011.

Montana deal for Employers

September 3, 2014 — 

Reno-based Employers has been named the workers’ compensation insurance provider of choice for the Montana Chamber of Commerce and will provide a 5 percent discount on premiums for the chamber’s 1,400 members.

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