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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP’s McGuinness named to Irish Network post

February 22, 2017 — Sean McGuinness, a partner in the law firm of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, has been named regional vice president of the Irish Network USA, an umbrella business and economic development organization with chapters across the United States. McGuinness is a founding member of the […]

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Blomstrom named interim president of Nevada Taxpayers Association

February 21, 2017 — Cheryl Blomstrom has been named interim president of the Nevada Taxpayers Association. Blomstrom replaces Anna Thornley, who resigned affective Feb. 7. She has previous experience in government affairs, as well as non-profit management.

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Klaich to lead Nevada offices of Eide Bailly

February 21, 2017 — Mike Klaich, a CPA and partner in the Reno office of the accounting firm Eide Bailly, has been appointed to serve as the partner-in-charge of its Nevada offices. Klaich succeeds Butch Anderson, CPA and partner. Klaich, who has more than 30 years of public accounting […]

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Reno Air Racing Association hires security director

February 21, 2017 — Duane Meyer has been hired as security director for the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA). Meyer joined the Washoe County Sheriff's Hasty Team in 1986 and later was a member of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office serving as a deputy, sergeant, lieutenant in the patrol […]

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The Estipona Group hires Lucas Pakele

February 21, 2017 — Lucas Pakele has been hired as PR/social media coordinator for the Estipona Group. Pakele previously worked on several marketing and outreach projects, including a non-profit fundraiser, a political campaign and a new book launch. He is a global ambassador for the Algeria Youth Leadership Project. […]

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Drake, Johnson join Chase International

February 21, 2017 — Jessica Drake and Tyler Johnson have joined the Lake Tahoe real estate offices of Chase International as agents. Drake will work out of Chase's Incline Village office. She has a background in office administration and real estate. Johnson will serve in Chase's Tahoe City, Calif., […]

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Gunsten joins Reno office of Kidder Mathews

February 21, 2017 — Tim Gunsten has joined the Reno office of Kidder Mathews commercial real estate brokerage, where he will specialize in office and industrial properties. Gunsten previously worked for Avison Young and before that, he was with Coldwell Banker Commercial.

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Maplewood Stables’ Winkel appointed to post

February 21, 2017 — Julie Winkel, owner and head trainer at Reno's Maplewood Stables Inc., has been appointed co-chair of the United States Equestrian Federation's Licensed Officials Committee, the group that approves and oversees the Federation's licensed judges, stewards, course designers and technical delegates for all 29 USEF-recognized breeds […]

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RE/MAX Realty Affiliates’ Morris recognized

February 21, 2017 — David Morris, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, was presented the RE/MAX Luminary of Distinction Award. The award honors agents who have earned more than $20 million in commissions and have completed 20 years of service with the company. The Luminary of Distinction […]

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Mixson named partner at Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLC

February 17, 2017 — Christopher Mixson has been named a partner in the Reno and Las Vegas law offices of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLC. Mixson will partner in the firm's entertainment & intellectual property resources law and litigation practices. Mixson earned his bachelor's degree from University […]

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Lisa Cross promoted by Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern

February 17, 2017 — Lisa Cross has been promoted to a shareholder in the Reno office of Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK), a full-service accounting firm. Cross, a certified public accountant (CPA), previously served as a principal and currently serves as managing partner of the firm's new opened […]

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Gorris named development manager for JDRF

February 17, 2017 — Laurie Gorris has been named development manager for JDRF of Northern Nevada. Gorris began her non-profit career in 1998 at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, where she served as development director for eleven years. She has served as both regional director and […]

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Noble Studios announces new hire, staff promotions

February 17, 2017 — Monica Thompson has been hired as a digital marketing specialist for Noble Studios, while Danielle Christenson, Whitney Ginsburg and Jasmine Burrell have been promoted by the digital marketing agency. Thompson previously was the digital engagement manger at the City of Reno where she developed marketing […]

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Yardley becomes independent agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates

February 17, 2017 — Aleksandra Yardley has been named an individual agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates. Yardley previously was buyer's specialist for a real estate team Yardley moved to the United States from Poland in 2005, first settling in Incline Village and then moving to Reno in 2009. She […]

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Parsons joins Western Title Co.

February 17, 2017 — Ron Parsons has been hired as a commercial sales representative for Western Title Co. Parsons previously worked at Renown Health's Hometown Health marketing department. He also has previous experience in the real estate industry, working with contractors and real estate developers. He has worked as […]

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NCET elects, re-elects board members

February 17, 2017 — Ryan Parrish has been elected to a position on NCET's board of directors, while Mikalee Byerman, Nicole Rose Dion, and Andy Jorgensen were re-elected by the organization. Parrish was elected as vice president of e-mail services, video productions and branding professional in Reno. Parrish has […]

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Sen. Heller honored with solar energy award

February 17, 2017 — Dean Heller, Senator from Nevada, was presented with a Solar Champion Award from the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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Renown’s Dr. Slonim to lead medical publications

February 17, 2017 — Dr. Anthony Slonim, president and CEO at Renown Health, has been named the inaugural editor-in-chief for the American Association of Physician Leadership's (AAPL) Physician Leadership Journal magazine and online Physician Leadership Library. The bimonthly magazine and daily online library are resources for healthcare professionals worldwide.

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Dr. Richard Bryan named chairman of the board for Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

February 14, 2017 — Dr. Richard Bryan has been named chairman of the board for Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bryan also serves as medical director of Saint Mary's Center for Cardiovascular Care.

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Dave Funk teams up with Heritage Bank of Nevada

February 14, 2017 — Dave Funk has been named a business development consultant with Heritage Bank of Nevada, where he will represent Heritage Bank in Northern Nevada to provide financial solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Funk recently retired after 53 years working for a number of banks in […]

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