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Shaun Carey tabbed for position on Airport Authority Board

April 19, 2017 — Shaun Carey was appointed by the City of Sparks to serve on the Airport Authority Board, governing Reno-Tahoe International and Reno-Stead Airports. Carey replaces outgoing Trustee Adam Mayberry who served in several roles on the board, including board chair, from 2011. Mayberry recently accepted employment […]

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Shelly Dunbar to lead CommCap Advisors’ new Reno office

April 19, 2017 — Shelly Dunbar has been named as the associate vice president of CommCap Advisors. Dunbar will open CommCap Advisors' Reno office, concentrating on the Reno MSA and Lake Tahoe markets, in partnership with Adam Gregory of the Las Vegas office, She will represent CommCap's multiple Life […]

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University of Nevada, Reno’s Yang, staff recognized

April 19, 2017 — Yu "Frank" Yang, assistant professor of environmental engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, and his team's research on how to reduce the presence of triclosan in the environment was recognized among Emerging Investigator Series by the journal "Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts," a publication […]

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Tahoe Prosperity Center CEO Hill Drum recognized

April 19, 2017 — Heidi Hill Drum, CEO of the Tahoe Prosperity Center in Incline Village, was honored with the citizen of the year award at the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association/Chamber/Convention and Visitors Bureau's 63rd annual community awards banquet. The Tahoe Prosperity Center aims to strengthen regional prosperity […]

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Daniel Puz honored by Keller Williams Group One, Reno

April 19, 2017 — Daniel Puz, a real estate agent with Keller Williams Group One, Reno, was recognized with the "Top Individual Agent 2016" award the company's recent annual awards ceremony. Puz, now 35, became the youngest agent to earn the distinction. He is a member of the Agent […]

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Benes Z. Aldana elected president of The National Judicial College

April 18, 2017 — Benes Z. Aldana, chief trial judge of the U.S. Coast Guard, has been selected to be the president of The National Judicial College. He will succeed retiring President Chad C. Schmucker, a former Michigan judge and state court administrator who has led the College for […]

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Nate Emme joins Benefit Resource Group

April 18, 2017 — Nate Emme has joined Benefit Resource Group as a benefits analyst. Emme is also editor of the Good Life magazine in South Reno. He is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Carano, Cobb honored by Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents

April 18, 2017 — Donald Carano and Tyrus "Ty" Cobb were named Distinguished Nevadans by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. Carano, a Reno native, built the Eldorado Hotel and Casino in 1973. In 1992, and entered a joint venture with Circus Circus Enterprises, with Mandalay […]

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Egesdahl joins Greater Nevada Mortgage

April 18, 2017 — Michelle Egesdahl has joined the Reno mortgage consultants team at Greater Nevada Mortgage at 10385 Double R Boulevard, Suite 100. Egesdahl, a former small business owner, has more than 12 years of banking experience.

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Nevada Rural Housing Authority’s Brewer recognized

April 12, 2017 — Bill Brewer, the deputy director for the Nevada Rural Housing Authority, has been awarded the Silver State Fair Housing Council HEART Award. The HEART Award is presented by the SSFHC Board of Trustees to an individual in the community whose activities promote the goals of […]

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Creative Coverings hires Zoey Hamm

April 12, 2017 — Zoey Hamm has been hired as brand manager for Creative Coverings, a locally-based national linen rental and sales company that serves the event and event-planning industry. Hamm will be working at their corporate headquarters in Sparks. She previously worked for S.A.F.E. Management, where she served […]

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Menicucci joins staff at Juvenile and Family Court Judges

April 12, 2017 — Chrissy Menicucci has been named National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' director of development. Menicucci began her career in the legal field in 1986 as a corporate paralegal in the private sector, and moved to the Nevada Attorney General's office where she specialized […]

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Brett Franklin joins staff at Noble Studios

April 12, 2017 — Brett Franklin has joined Noble Studios' Technical Services Team. Franklin is almost completely self-taught with over 20 years of professional experience. He previously was the web designer in the marketing department of a local finance company. Franklin earned a degree in art studio with a […]

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Roger Kadz retired from Nevada State Development Corp.

April 12, 2017 — Roger Kadz has retired as vice president and business development officer with Nevada State Development Corp. Kadz joined NSDC in October 2013 after serving as an executive with several regional and community banks.

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Flanagan named as board president of Susan G. Komen Nevada

April 12, 2017 — Tanya Flanagan has been named as board president of Susan G. Komen Nevada. Flanagan succeeds Diane M. Allison whose six-year term ended last December.

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Collier’s Scott earns CCIM designation

April 12, 2017 — Casey Scott, senior associate of retail services in the Reno office of Colliers International, has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

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Dickson Commercial Group’s Fennell earns CCIM designation

April 12, 2017 — Tom Fennell, a real estate broker in the Reno office of Dickson Commercial Group, has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation.

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Dan Dykes hired by First Independent Bank

April 6, 2017 — Dan Dykes has been hired as vice president, relationship manager at First Independent Bank and will be based in Carson City. Dykes has previous experience in community banking, including working in the Carson Valley assisting municipal customers.

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Jeff Pritchard joins 120 West Strategic Communications

April 6, 2017 — Jeff Pritchard has been hired by 120 West Strategic Communications of Reno to support and cultivate the agency's IR mining clients. He will reside in Austin, Texas. Pritchard, who has a background in marketing and communications, previously was IR consultant with Argonaut Gold and was […]

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Hutchison leads travel delegation to China

April 6, 2017 — Nevada lieutenant governor Mark Hutchison will lead a delegation of Nevada travel industry professionals on a trade mission to China April 5-15. China is one of the fastest-growing inbound travel markets to the United States. The U.S. Travel Association estimates 5.7 million Chinese visitors to […]

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