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WCSD open position

November 21, 2014 — 

The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees seeks one business community representative for a two-year term on the auditing committiee.

Applicants must file a letter of interest along with a resume by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. A public meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 4 to review applicants.

Email documents to:

NLA conference

November 20, 2014 — 

The Nevada Landscape Association presents its Annual Conference and Trade Show Wednesday, Fen. 4 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

The conference, co-sponsored by The Nevada Department of Agriculture, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and The City of Reno Urban Forestry Commission.

For details, call 775-673-0404, email executive or go online at

ATDSN conference

November 20, 2014 — 

The Association of Talent Development Sierra Nevada Chapter presents its “Learning and Leadership Conference” Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. at Truckee Meadows Community College’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway in Reno.

Keynote speaker is Bret L. Simons, Ph.D. who discusses “Should You Hire for Personality or Hire For Attitude?”

For details or to register, go online at

NCET holiday networking lunch

November 20, 2014 — 

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology presents its Holiday Networking Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Cost is $25 for NCET members and $35 for non-members. RSVP is required.

For details, call 775-453-0130 or go online at

EDAWN reception

November 19, 2014 — 

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada presents its “New & Expanded Company Community Welcome Reception” Thursday, Dec. 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.

Cost is $30 per person. Advance registration is required.

For details, contact Norma Yamaji at 775-829-3768 or

Chromalloy contract

November 19, 2014 — 

Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp. of Nevada City won a contract for $180,952 from the U.S. Navy for work on a gas generator system.

Dunce LLC relocates

November 18, 2014 — 

Dunce LLC, a year-old company launched by Alex Ellison, has moved its office to the Reno Collective, 100 N. Arlington St.

The company, which currently has more than 50 clients, counsels students about their options after high school.

Clark/Sullivan finishes job

November 18, 2014 — 

Clark/Sullivan Construction has completed a project to remodel and expand of the 3,100-square-foot E. L. Cord Museum School at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Pro Group honored

November 18, 2014 — 

Pro Group Captive Management Services of Carson City has been named 2014 “Best in Customer Care in Captive Management” nationally by Captive Review, a publication for the risk management and captive insurance industry. The company headed by Robert Vogel is the first in the captives business to win the award.

Mass Mutual opening

November 17, 2014 — 

MassMutual Nevada is expanding into Reno. The new, five-person office

provides financial services for both businesses and individuals. The new

branch, located at 9590 Prototype Court, Suite 400, is hosting an open

house from 4-7 p.m. on Nov. 20.

TMCC honored

November 14, 2014 — 

Truckee Meadows Community College earned top honors for programming among lifelong learning and continuing education providers by the Learning Resources Network.

TMC was selected from more than 140 applicants from across North America.

City: ‘Buy Local’

November 13, 2014 — 

The City of Reno, which has launched a “Buy Local” initiative, is making a push for the program during the holiday season.

Consumers can access a map of locally owned and operated businesses at More than 70 businesses have signed on, and others can sign up through

The American Express Small Business Saturday, a day on which consuemrs are encouraged to “shop small,” is set for Nov. 29.

Sierra Nevada contract

November 13, 2014 — 

Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks won a $244,994 contract from the Air Force for logistics support of a precision-strike package.

NACE awards

November 11, 2014 — 

Local recipients of the Reno/Tahoe Chapter of the National Association for Catering Events were:

Kate Patay of Creative Coverings was named Member of the Year.

Karen Nichols of Red Carpet Events & Design was named Planner of the Year.

Rowena Pegg of Tahoe Party Rentals was named Meeting Sponsor of the Year.

Jim Pelley was named Education Program of the Year for his presentation “Education is the New Marketing” at The Landing Resort & Spa.

Named by the organization’s board of directors for service and commitment were:

Andy Bomberger with the Nevada Museum of Art was named the Rising Star.

Emily Williams with Manzanita Glow was named the President’s Award.

Meadow Bank earnings

November 11, 2014 — 

Meadows Bank, a Las Vegas-based bank with a branch in Reno, says its loan portfolio of $361 million on Sept. 30 represented 31 percent growth over the year-earlier figure.

NcElhaney project

November 11, 2014 — 

McElhaney Structural Engineers of Reno, has recently been awarded a Texas engineering license and is currently working on a Petrochemical Energy project in Houston.

Encore completes projects

November 10, 2014 — 

Encore Audio/Visual Design of Reno has completed installation of audio-visual technology at the Sherwin-Williams western emulsion plant in Fernley and at Reno Provisions, Mark Estee’s retail and restaurant project in downtown Reno.

Hain Enterprises honored

November 7, 2014 — 

Hain Enterprises of Reno has won a national award for a brick-paver project entitled “Circular Whirlwind” at an area home.

The company received the Hardscape Project Award for best work with concrete pavers on a residential project of more than 3,000 square feet. The awards are presented by

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, the Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association.

Forest Service contract

November 7, 2014 — 

West Coast Contractors of Reno won a $63,270 contract from the U.S. Forest Service for meadow repairs at Richardson Lake in Eldorado County, California.

Dreams Realty moves

November 7, 2014 — 

Dreams Realty has moved to a 1,762-square-foot location at 521 Gordon Ave. in Reno.

The brokerage owned by Sarah E. Carmona and Terry Rasner-Yacenda previously was located on Double R Boulevard.

Direct Tools opening

November 6, 2014 — 

Direct Tools Factory Outlet has opened a 1,854-square-foot store at Outlets at Sparks in Legends at Sparks Marina.

Dunce LLC relocates

November 18, 2014 — 

Dunce LLC, a year-old company launched by Alex Ellison, has moved its office to the Reno Collective, 100 N. Arlington St.

The company, which currently has more than 50 clients, counsels students about their options after high school.

FCJV ranking

November 5, 2014 — 

The Reno law office of Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas has been recognized in the 2015 U.S. News Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings.

The firm received tier 1 metropolitan rankings in employment law- management, government relations practice, labor law-management and litigation, labor and employment.

The firm received tier 2 rankings in real estate law.

Judicial College contract

November 5, 2014 — 

The National Judicial College at the University of Nevada, Reno, won a $16,253 contact from the U.S. Navy to provide training on new evidence and Fourth Amendment restrictions in the digital age.

UNR Corporate partners

November 5, 2014 — 

Alice Heiman LLC, Peppermill Reno, Server Technology, Soho Flordis International and Whitney Peak Hotel have become Corporate Partners to the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business.

Corporate partners provide first-hand experience to students, receive access to potential employees among undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Business and have the opportunity to network with students, alumni, faculty and other business leaders at College of Business events.

NIE workshop

November 4, 2014 — 

Nevada Industry Excellence presents a workshop, “Successful Internal Auditing: Applicable to Quality Management” with guest speaker Cheryl Gustafson Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Taiyo America Inc. in Carson City.

For details, contact Stacy Mueller at 775-682-5769 or To register, go online at

NCET openings

November 4, 2014 — 

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is recruiting individuals to fill its open positions for vice president of blog content, vice president of creative services, vice president of email communications as well as its board of directors.

Interested applicants can email Dave Archer at

SNC contract

November 4, 2014 — 

Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks won a $30,000 contract from the U.S. Navy for repair and modification of a weapons system.

MCW honored

November 4, 2014 — 

The law offices of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2015.

The firm’s Reno office received tier 1 rankings for its practice in commercial litigation, corporate law, litigation – construction, and real estate law. Additionally, the firm’s Reno office was recognized as tier 1 for its work in energy law, litigation – real estate, and trusts & estates law.

Holland & Hart honored

November 3, 2014 — 

The Reno law office of Holland & Hart LLP, has been ranked in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

The firm has been recognized as national tier 1 in the practice areas of environmental law, litigation – environmental; and technology law. Holland & Hart also received 25 national Tier 2 and Tier 3 designations.

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