News Briefs

Bently grant

January 27, 2015 — 

Bently Heritage LLC, Estate Distillery was granted $600,000 in tax incentives over the next 10 years by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

The sales tax, personal property tax, and modified business tax abatements are incentives offered by GOED to help qualifying companies establish or expand their businesses in the state.

Amazon’s first shipment

January 27, 2015 — 

Amazon confirmed that its new fulfillment center in McCarran shipped its first customer order. The item, a stovetop deep fryer, was shipped to an Amazon customer in California.

Saint Mary’s stroke study

January 26, 2015 — 

Saint Mary’s Center for Neurovascular and Stroke Care is participating in a worldwide clinical study on treatment of acute ischemic stroke in an emergency room setting.

Saint Mary’s is helping to investigate if the new ClotBust-ER medical device is a more efficient treatment option by using ultrasound to break up blood clots in the brain and restore blood flow among patients.

EDAWN recognition

January 26, 2015 — 

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada will be presented with a 2015 Innovation Ecosystem Award for exemplifying spirit of innovation to develop effective economic ecosystems in the area.

EDAWN is one of seven companies, organizations or communities that will be honored at the Global Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley, Feb. 17-19.

ElectraTherm milestone

January 21, 2015 — 

ElectraTherm, a company that converts waste heat to emission-free power generation, surpassed 300,000 hours of runtime on its installed fleet.

The company has 44 commissioned units across nine different markets around the world.

Whitney Peak partnership

January 21, 2015 — 

Whitney Peak Hotel has partnered with Stash Hotel Rewards, a point-based loyalty program for independent hotels.

Whitney Peak will be the only hotel in Reno to offer the program.

Lung cancer detection system

January 21, 2015 — 

Carson Tahoe Health has introduced the superDimension Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy system, which is able to identify and treat lung cancer earlier and accurately among patients.

Ad agency renamed

January 19, 2015 — 

Minor Advertising, in Reno, will change its name to Minor O’Harra Advertising, with the promotion of partner and vice president Jennifer O’Harra.

Jim Minor, along with his wife, Marilyn, founded the firm in 1986.

Jobs data

January 14, 2015 — 

Payroll provider Automated Data Processing says December employment in Nevada increased .27 percent, or 3,000 jobs, from the prior month.

Mt. Hamilton project

January 14, 2015 — 

Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp. and Ely Gold & Minerals received the final two reclamation permits that were needed from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection for their Mt. Hamilton gold project at the southern end of the Battle Mountain Trend in White Pine County. The permits addressed the mining and processing elements of the project.

NDA workshops

January 14, 2015 — 

The Nevada Department of Agriculture hosts statewide workshops for the state’s organic producers on changes to its organic program forms for and handlers.

All NDA organic certified operations are required to use new forms starting with 2015 renewals that are due on Tuesday, March 31.

Dates for workshops are:

· Dayton: Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon, Dayton Utilities building, 34 Lakes Blvd.

· Fallon: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to noon, Cooperative Extension Office, 111 Sheckler Road.

· Sparks: Friday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to noon, NDA Office, 405 S. 21st St.

· Winnemucca: Thursday, March 5, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Cooperative Extension

Office, 1085 Fairgrounds Road.

· Eureka: Thursday, March 5, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eureka Opera House, 31 S. Main St.

Registration deadline for each workshop is no later than one week prior to the workshop.

For details or to register, contact Lindsay Dixon at 775-353-3623 or

Geothermal sale

January 14, 2015 — 

Alterra Power Corp. will sell its 15-megawatt Soda Lake geothermal facility in Fallon to an affiliate of Cyrq Energy for $8.5 million. Included in the sale are early-stage development assets also located in Nevada. Alterra retains solar development rights at Soda Lake for solar projects of up to 40 megawatts for up to eight years.

NCET Tech Bites luncheon

January 14, 2015 — 

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology presents its next Tech Bites luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 28, featuring Mark Hatjakes, founder of SoSu.TV.

Hatjakes will discusses ‘YouTube Tips and Tricks’ and how these techniques can help businesses.

The luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Tickets are $25 for NCET members and $35 for non-members. Tables of eight are also available for $200 for NCET members and $280 for non-members. Advance reservation required by 5 pm. on Monday, Jan. 26.

For details, call 775-453-0130 or email

NNDA breakfast meeting

January 14, 2015 — 

The Northern Nevada Development Authority presents guest speaker Howard Charney, senior vice president at Cisco, for its next breakfast meeting, Thursday, Jan. 29.

The meeting runs from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Carson Nugget in Carson City.

Cost is $25 for NNDA investors and $35 for non-investors.

For, details, contact JoJo Myers at 775-883-4413, ext. 1004, or at To register, go online at

PRSA luncheon

January 14, 2015 — 

The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America presents guest speaker Tiffany East, vice president of public relations for The Glenn Group, for its next luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

The luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. East will discuss Nevada Sesquicentennial celebration.

Tickets are $20 for PRSA members and $30 for non-members, and $15 for students.

To register, go online at

For details, go to

Biochar workshop

January 14, 2015 — 

The Nevada Business Environmental Program at the University of Nevada, Reno along with the Cooperative Extension and the PJ Partnership sponsors a free workshop on biochar, a solid material that can be used to amend agricultural soils.

The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the C.V.I.C. Hall in Minden.

For details or to register, call 702-866-5962.

NAI Alliance secures listing

January 13, 2015 — 

The NAI Alliance Industrial Properties Group of Michael Nevis, Dave Simonsen, J. Michael Hoeck and Steve Kucera has entered an agreement with Washington Capital Management, Inc. to lease properties in Reno and Stead.

The group will list a 334,50-square-foot industrial warehouse at 14525 Industrial Way and the 140,500-square-foot The Stead Distribution Center that is currently occupied by Hubert. There is 194,000 square feet is also available for lease.

BAWN’s new members

January 9, 2015 — 

New members of the Builders Association of Western Nevada named in December were:

Reno: Lifestyle Homes, Powers Group One, Summerscape, CFA, The Warren Co., Crowley and Ferrato, Kahl Commercial Interiors, Rackstar, and General Information Systems.

Carson City: Unique Sounds.

Gardnerville: Alpine Farms and Land Equipment Co.

Washoe Valley: Gary Laack Construction.

Stateline: F & B.

TMCC job assistance program

January 9, 2015 — 

Truckee Meadows Community College has launched a job search software for students and employers called TMCC CareerLink.

The new job search tool can be accessed at “Learn About CareerLink” on TMCC’s Web site at For more information, call the Job Prep Center at 775-673-7170 or email

CPIM exam preparation class

December 31, 2014 — 

APICS, (the Association for Operations Management) presents a CPIM certification exam preparation class Mondays and Thursdays, January 26 to February 19.

Each session runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the IGT Training Center, 9295 Prototype Drive in Reno.

Cost is $75 for APICS members and $575 for non-members. Group rates are also available.

For details or to register contact Rick Leach at 775-246-4693.

Supply chain management class

December 31, 2014 — 

APICS, (the Association for Operations Management) presents a class on the Basics of Supply Chain Management Tuesday evenings from January 10 to April 14.

Each session runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Western Nevada Community College Carson City Campus.

Cost is $475 per person.

For details or to register, contact Linda Whitehill at 775-445-4268.

BAWN awards and installation dinner

December 31, 2014 — 

The Builders Association of Western Nevada presents its 2015 Awards & Installation Dinner, Friday, Jan. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Grove at Southcreek, 75 Foothill Road in Reno.

For details, contact Margaret Rubenacker at 775-882-4353, ext. 102, or

Kirkwood Resort Development Selects KPS3

December 30, 2014 — 

Kirkwood Resort Development, the real estate development organization for Kirkwood Mountain Realty, retained KPS3 Marketing of Reno for marketing communications services.

IVGID selects counsel

December 22, 2014 — 

The law firm of Reese • Kintz • Guinasso has been selected to serve as general counsel for the Incline Village General Improvement District. The firm has offices in Incline Village, Reno and Las Vegas.

Estipona selected

December 22, 2014 — 

The Estipona Group of Reno has been named advertising and public relations agency of record for Career Quest, a career college with campuses in Lansing and Jackson, Mich.

Creative Coverings award

December 22, 2014 — 

Creative Coverings, a Sparks company that serves the national market for linen rental and sales, has been awarded the “Best of 2014” award by The Event Planners Association, a national trade association.

Frac sand project

December 19, 2014 — 

Consolidated Goldfields Corp. of Reno acquired mineral rights in Alberta and Manitoba, Canada, and plans to explore the properties for sand used in hydraulic fracturing of oil wells.

Publicly held Consolidated said it paid $2.75 million in cash and 23.5 million of its common shares, which have been trading at about 1 cent each, to the seller.

SNC contract

December 18, 2014 — 

Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks won a contract potentially worth $8.2 million from the U.S. Navy for receivers technology.

Flight school opens

December 17, 2014 — 

Sierra Skyport, a flight training school, has been launched at Minden Tahoe Airport by

Rodney Aiglstorfer. Patrick Padilla is chief pilot and flight instructor.

The school provides ground training as well as flight training in Cirrus aircraft.

EP’s new line

December 17, 2014 — 

EP Minerals LLC, a Reno-based company that mines and processes industrial minerals, last week launched a line of products to improve the playability of baseball infields.

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