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Rancharrah community honor

October 12, 2015 — 

Reno Land Development Company’s Rancharrah’s master-planned community won the 43rd Annual DeBoer Award for “Outstanding Plan for an Individual Project” at the American Planning Association Nevada Chapter’s annual conference.

Nevada Magazine honors

October 12, 2015 — 

Nevada Magazine claimed five first-place awards at the Nevada Press Association banquet, including the General Excellence award, the top prize in the magazine category.

Managing editor Megg Mueller was honored with a first place prize as well, winning Best Entertainment Writing for her “Cravings” column, which highlights restaurants and food and drink stories throughout the state.

Danny Miller, senior graphic designer for the magazine, earned two awards including the Silver Star award, which recognizes the integral people behind the scenes.

Other first-place awards presented to Nevada Magazine included Best Special Project for Miller and marketing manager Adele Hoppe’s collaborative efforts on “Nevada’s Official Travel & Leisure Guide” and Best Advertising Innovation for Art Director Sean Nebeker’s work on the bind-in card for the guide.

The magazine took four second-place awards including Best Explanatory Journalism for “National Cowboy Poetry Gathering: First-Timer’s Guide,” Best Non-Staff Story for “Experience ‘The 36th Star’,” Best In-House Promotion for “Unique Nevada Gift Ideas,” and Best Large-Space Ad for “Let Nevada Magazine handle your holiday shopping.” The publication also rendered one third-place award for “Advertising General Excellence.”

Atlantis honors

October 5, 2015 — 

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has been awarded 20 Best of Gaming Awards by Casino Player magazine.

Among the awards Atlantis received were: Best Spa, Best Table Game Tournaments, Best Place to Play Craps, and Casino Where You Feel the Luckiest.

Estipona Group chosen

October 5, 2015 — 

American Higher Education Development Corporation, a career college with campuses in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, has chosen the Estipona Group, a Reno-based communication agency, as its agency of record for American Higher Education College and Rockford Career College.

The Estipona Group partnering with AHED to implement a variety of strategic communications methods.

Alston's project

October 5, 2015 — 

Alston Construction Company, Inc. has begun construction of Building B in the North Valleys Commerce Center.

North Valleys Commerce Center is the largest speculative project ever to be built in northern Nevada, is being built on 48 acres. It’s scheduled to be completed by February 2016.

The developer on the project is Panattoni Development Company and the architect is Tectonics Design Group. The project cost is estimated at $26.5 million.

TravelNevada campaign

October 5, 2015 — 

TravelNevada, a division of the State of Nevada Department of Tourism, has released plans for its Fall/Winter integrated marketing campaign.

Through a variety of enhanced public relations, social and paid media channels, Nevada is again focusing the campaign to Millennials and Young Gen X travelers who have an adventure mindset.

AMA meeting

October 5, 2015 — 

eWomenNetwork meeting

October 5, 2015 — 

The eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson Tahoe Chapter presents time management topics at its next networking dinner event from 5:15-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Hidden Valley Country Club, 3575 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Reno.

Cost for the event is $40 for eWomenNetwork members, $50 for non-members and $60 for late registration beginning Friday, Oct.16. For details or to register, visit, or call 775-747-2726.

RAD, Sparks agreement

September 29, 2015 — 

The Sparks City Council approved a contract with RAD Strategies in the amount of $100,000 to assist the city with public outreach and participation in order to engage residents in a year-long collaborative process to develop a plan for the development of Sparks.

AGC award

September 29, 2015 — 

The Associated General Contractors of America was awarded the Nevada Chapter for it Education Externship Program with the AGC of America Construction Futures Award.

Builders' Alliance Web site

September 29, 2015 — 

The Nevada Builders Alliance has launched a Workforce Development/Recruiting portal on its Web site at

The site provides jobseekers and employers with tools and resources to fill in-demand construction opportunities in Nevada.

Allstate office opens

September 24, 2015 — 

Tye Bearden has opened an independently-owned Allstate Insurance Company office at 1311 N. McCarran Boulevard, No. 10 in Reno.

The agency sells auto, property, commercial and life insurance, and offers financial services.

Its’ phone number is 775-800-9200.

Washoe County construction projects

September 23, 2015 — 

The Washoe County Board of Commissioners awarded Garden Shop Nursery’s Landscape Division with a $209,995 contract to revamp North Valleys Regional Park. The project includes new rubberized surfacing at the playground and relocation of the playground equipment to meet safety standards.

The board also awarded a $396,444 to Spanish Springs Construction for the Sun Valley West Second Avenue sidewalk project. The project includes construction of a storm drain system, sidewalk and pedestrian ramp.

Mining survey

September 22, 2015 — 

Magee Geophysical Services, LLC of Reno has completed a geophysical survey over specific targets preparatory to drilling for Troymet Exploration Corp.’s Wildcat gold-silver project in the Detroit Mining District in central Utah.

WIN breakfast

September 21, 2015 — 

Diane Sieg, author of “30 Days to Grace; A Daily Practice to Achieve Your Ultimate Goals and STOP Living Life Like an EMERGENCY! Rescue Strategies for the Overworked and Overwhelmed,” will be the keynote speaker at this month’s Western Industrial Nevada breakfast meeting on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 a.m. at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.

Cost is $15 for WIN members and $30 for non-members. For details or to buys tickets, call 775-359-7117, or go online at

Nevada earnes economic award

September 18, 2015 — 

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval was presented with the State’s first Gold Shovel award in recognition of Nevada’s economic development efforts during 2014.

The award, given to the State by Area Development magazine, a leading site selection magazine, is a prestigious award in the economic development world.

Nevada’s award is a result of the significant number of high-value-added jobs added to Nevada’s economy in 2014 as well as investment by those companies.

Comstock honors

September 15, 2015 — 

Comstock Mining Inc. received the Nevada Excellence in Mine Reclamation Award for the full restoration of the Keystone Mine.

The mining company was also recognized along with the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture for Outstanding Rehabilitation of the historic Upper Yellow Jacket Hoist Works.

Sparks construction contracts

September 14, 2015 — 

The City of Sparks has awarded two construction projects.

Reyman Brothers Construction won a $469,000 contract at Rock Park to construct two restrooms and a storage area housed within the building, along with three drinking fountains.

Spanish Springs Construction won a $691,444 for street rehabilitation project to remove and replace rundown curb gutter, driveway approaches, sidewalk ramps and grind and overlay three inches of asphalt on: La Via Way from Los Amigos Drive to Robbie Way, Los Amigos Way from Greenbrae Drive to La Via Way, El Capitan Court, Briargreen Court, Robbie Drive from Greenbrae Drive to Howard Drive, Crestline Court, Marracco Drive from Prater Way to Robbie Drive, Glenbrook Court, Alta Vista Court and Alta Vista Drive from O’Callaghan Drive to Robbie Drive.

Granite Construction award

September 14, 2015 — 

Granite Construction Company was awarded Best in Basin from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for their work in South Lake Tahoe from Airport Road to State Route 89/50.

The Best in the Basin awards program annually recognizes the best designed, planned and implemented projects in the Tahoe Basin that also stand out as environmentally compatible.

Medical school partnership

September 11, 2015 — 

The University of Nevada School of Medicine pediatrics office has joined the Renown Medical Group.

The office was previously a part of the school’s clinical practice group, Its’ will remain at its location at 901 E. Second Street in Reno. Its phone number at 775-784-6522 will also remain the same.

Fingerprinting Express selected

September 10, 2015 — 

The Nevada Department of Education has chosen locally owned Fingerprinting Express as one of five private companies to provide Livescan fingerprinting for educator licensure in Nevada.

Utility organizations honored

September 10, 2015 — 

NV Energy and the NV Energy Foundation is one of 10 U.S. companies is presented with BCA 10 award for their commitment to the arts.

NV Energy and NV Energy Foundation will be honored at an annual awards gala, Oct. 6 in New York City.

Arthritis Specialists joins SMMG

September 10, 2015 — 

Arthritis Specialists of Northern Nevada has joined Saint Mary’s Medical Group and will now be managed by rheumatologist Teresa Chavez, MD and nurse practitioner Kimberly Morris-Windisch. The clinic will remain at 93 Bell Street in downtown Reno.

Lighting contract

September 10, 2015 — 

Titan Electrical won a contract from the City of Reno to replace existing ballfield lighting at Idlewild Park that was damaged in a wind storm last winter.

The cost of the project is to not exceed $69,840.

Blood and cancer consortium formed

September 10, 2015 — 

A new community collaboration, Sierra Pediatric Blood and Cancer Consortium, has been developed to address the need for local hematology-oncology pediatric care. The new partnership was developed by Access to Healthcare Network, Carson Tahoe Health, Renown Health, Saint Mary’s Health Network and Washoe County Adult Services.

Hospitals honored

September 10, 2015 — 

Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Renown South Meadows Medical Center in Reno and Sierra Surgery Hospital in Carson City were among seven hospitals in Nevada to earn the 2015 HealthInsight Quality Award.

The honor is presented by HealthInsight and recognizes institutions for high performance in quality care measures and patient satisfaction. Recipients were recognized at the Nevada Hospital Association Annual Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 10 in Incline Village.

zulilly hiring event

September 9, 2015 — 

zulilly is hosting another hiring for more than 100 permanent full-tim jobs at its new fulfillment center.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at JA Nugget in Sparks.

For details go online at:

ShadowIndustries picks Estipona

September 9, 2015 — 

ShadowIndustries picks Estipona

ShadowIndustries, LLC, a promoter of competitive cycling races in the Reno area, has selected the Estipona Group as the agency of record for CrossReno, Reno’s first USA Cycling-sanctioned cyclocross race.

Estipona Group is partnering with ShadowIndustries, as well as other partners in the community, to help with branding, public relations, promotion, traditional advertising, social media and event coordination for the race, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 at Rancho San Rafael Park.

TMCC program

September 9, 2015 — 

Truckee Meadows Community College’s Production Technician Certificate of Achievement program begins on Sept. 14 in a new and innovative open-entry, closed-exit format.

The open-access course format allows students to work at their own pace through classes that have been divided into half-credit segments. Up to 12 credits may be completed by the conclusion of each semester. The certificate of achievement is a 32-credit program in total. Students signing up for a smaller number of credits at the start of the term may later enroll for additional half-credit sections if they finish the initial coursework with enough time to complete the new class segments before the end of the semester.

Students need to enroll in person at the Resource Center in the TMCC IGT Applied Technology Center, Edison Way. For more information about the Production Technician program, contact Cheryl Olson at 775-856-5304.

Granite airport project

September 9, 2015 — 

Granite Construction Company has begun work at the Reno-Stead Airport to improve taxiways to provide safe access for professional and hobbyist pilots.

Granite has adapted its schedule to accommodate the Reno Air Races, and will remove and replace the existing Taxiway C, including all aircraft tie-downs and the compass rose monument. Granite will also improve the edge lighting system during the course of the project.

Construction is expected to be completed in October at a price tag of $3 million.

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