News Briefs

Reno Paint targets Carson

April 16, 2014 — 

Reno Paint Mart will open a Carson City store this spring.

The store at South Curry and Rhodes streets will be the third for the Reno-based company, which also operates a store in Truckee.

The company is owned by Geoff Dankers and Brad Becker.

GNCU opening branch

April 16, 2014 — 

Greater Nevada Credit Union will open a branch at 5150 Mae Anne Ave. this spring.

The full-service branch in the Ridgeview Plaza will include a walk-up ATM.

Frauc launches

April 16, 2014 —, a free auction and classified-advertising Web site, has been launched in Reno by Anthony Sullivan.

NDOT seminar

April 15, 2014 — 

Yvonne Schuman, Civil Rights Officer for the Nevada Department of Transportation presents “How to do Business With NDOT” in conjunction with a new program to increase participation from small businesses in NDOT projects.

The free presentation Thursday, May 8 is from 1-3 p.m. at the Washoe County Government Center in Reno.

For details, call 775-827-4923 or go online at

NCET Tech-Bites luncheon

April 15, 2014 — 

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology presents guest speaker Sabari Devadoss of Intuit who discusses, “Mobile Technology: How Can It Help Your Business?”

The luncheon is Wednesday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Cost is $25 for individual NCET members and $35 for non-members. Groups can purchase a table of eight for $200 for NCET members and $280 for non-members.

For details, call 775-453-0130 or Email

Building Solutions contract

April 14, 2014 — 

Building Solutions Inc. of Reno won an $890,255 contract from the U.S. Air Force for demolition of gym and pool facilities at Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada.

Chromalloy work

April 14, 2014 — 

Chromally Gas Turbine Corp. of Carson City won a $57,043 contract from the Department of the Navy for repair and modification of compressor blade systems.

Innerwest picked

April 8, 2014 — 

Innerwest Advertising and Public Relations of Reno has been named agency of record for Hot August Nights, which runs July 29-August 2 this year.

Kelley contract

April 8, 2014 — 

Kelley Erosion Control Inc. of Reno won a $279,750 contract from the U.S. Army to seed and mulch 375 acres.

Aviation center open

April 8, 2014 — 

Atlantic Aviation has opened its $7 million general-aviation facility at 655 S. Rock Blvd. The facility serves corporate and recreational aircraft and their crews.

Pequop claims

April 8, 2014 — 

Canyon Gold Corp. of Las Vegas purchased 180 claims in the Pequop Mountain area of Elko County’s emerging Long Canyon gold trend. The company paid $480,000 in its publicly traded shares to acquire the claims from EMAC Handels AG.

AMA luncheon

April 7, 2014 — 

Mignon Fogarty, aka the Grammar Girl, discusses her venture at the April Reno-Tahoe Chapter of the American Marketing Association’s April 15 luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Resort Spa Casino.

Cost is $25 for AMA members, $30 for non-members, $17 for students with RSVP; $40 without RSVP.

For details, go online at

High Sierra, Baldini’s partner

April 7, 2014 — 

High Sierra Brewing, which previously operated a brewpub in Carson City, has partnered with Baldini’s to open a brewery and taproom at the Sparks casino in August.

The taproom, which will employ 20, will be at the former location of Baldini’s buffet.

Amplify contract

April 7, 2014 — 

Amplify Relations of Reno was selected by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development to coordinate public relations and congressional member meetings for the recipients of the Institute’s Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards.

Rounds Bakery purchased

April 7, 2014 — 

Anton Novak and Sean Cary have purchased Rounds Bakery on Moana Lane from former owner Zak Gilbert. Novak and Cary are expanding Rounds’ product family to include gluten-free breads, rolls and a signature pizza crust.

It’s kees for Aces

April 3, 2014 — 

Creo Mundi International of Sparks said last week it reached a deal with the Reno Aces in which the baseball team has designated Creo Mundi’s beverage known as “kees” as its official protein drink. The drink will be sold at ball field concession stands.

Safety record extended

April 3, 2014 — 

NV Energy’s Fort Churchill Generating Station near Yerington has completed 27 years of operation without a lost-time accident. That’s the longest accident-free stretch in any fossil-fuel power plant in the nation, according to the national Edison Electric Institute. The 226-megawatt plant employs 27.

EMC acquires license

April 3, 2014 — 

EMC Metals Corp. of Reno said last week it secured an exploration license on 34.7 square kilometers in New South Wales Australia. EMC, which is focused on the search for specialty metals, view the Australian property as a scandium prospect.

Studio co-op to open

April 2, 2014 — 

HATCH, a cooperative studio for photographers, videographers and artists, will open this spring at 100 Washington St.

The 2,000-square-foot space will include five studio bays, four sets and a viewing room for guests.

Owners Jeramie Lu and Ron Kots says they plan a secondary location in the California Avenue corridor.

UNR accreditation

April 1, 2014 — 

The University of Nevada, Reno, has received five-year extensions of its accreditation in both accounting and business from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

BAWN’s new members

April 1, 2014 — 

New members of the Builders Association of Western Nevada include Advanced Framing Systems Inc., Allan Lowson Brick Contractor LLC, Brite Glass Inc., Christopher Homes Renovations, Dewey Construction & Development, Family Custom Shower and Bath, General Building Dynamics LLC, Murphy Built Construction Inc., Nevada General Construction, One Roofing Company, Roof Crafters Inc., Supreme Concrete LLC and Veteran Construction LLC.

Salon to move

March 28, 2014 — 

Salon Lux will move to 231 Flint St. from its current location at 100 California Ave.

The move into a restored two-story building is scheduled for June 1.

The four-year-old salon is owned by Lindsay Lu and Carissa Miles. Six stylists as well as makeup and nail artists work at Salon Lux.

Purcell Tire accredited

March 28, 2014 — 

The Purcell Tire and Rubber Company has won approval as an accredited Michelin Earthmoving Tire Repair facility at its Fernley location.

Hotel soap recycling

March 27, 2014 — 

The Eldorado Resort Casino has enlisted in the nonprofit Global Soap Project which recovers and recycles soap from American hotels. The Eldorado expects to ship at least 200 pounds of soap every couple of weeks to the nonprofit, which grinds and remolds the soap for use by refugees, orphans and disaster victims worldwide.

Palmyra property purchase

March 27, 2014 — 

Gold Mining USA of Sacramento says it acquired the Palmyra gold property in the Indian Springs mining district 11 miles southeast of Dayton. The company paid an undisclosed number of its publicly traded shares.

Imaging center moves

March 26, 2014 — 

3D Keepsake Imaging has moved to the South Creek retail center at Foothill and South Virginia.

Previously located on Damonte Ranch Parkway, the firm is owned by Dr. Robyn Mitchell and Danae Beck, a certified sonographer. It provides ultrasound images of fetuses for expectant mothers and their families.

Guild opens in Carson

March 26, 2014 — 

Guild Mortgage Co. has opened at an office at 4620 S. Carson St. in Carson City.

Debbie Humphrey, who also manages the Guild office at Zephyr Cove, will oversee the Carson City office. Joining her are loan officers Natalie Dufty, Jennifer Morrison and Robert Kyle Bush.

Guild Mortgage is headquartered at San Diego.

Contractors disciplined

March 25, 2014 — 

Two northern Nevada contractors have been disciplined by the Nevada State Contractors Board.

The board revoked the license of DN Roofing Inc. of Carson City after finding the company completed substandard work and failed to correct it. The company also was fined $1,600 an ordered to pay investigative costs.

Imtiaz Ahmed, who does business in Reno as Lobo Roofing, was fined $700 and ordered to pay investigative costs after the board found the company disregarded safety or labor laws.

Frank Lepori contract

March 25, 2014 — 

Frank Lepori Construction, Inc of Sparks won a $721,544 contract from the City of Sparks for upgrades and repairs to the facility that houses the pool at Alf Sorensen Community Center.

Airport paving project

March 25, 2014 — 

Q&D Construction of Sparks has begun work on a summer-long project to reconstruct pavement at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

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