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Reno airport sees passenger counts climb as COVID cases shrink

New non-stop flights on tap, including long-wanted service to Charlotte, N.C.

In Q1, Reno-Tahoe International Airport saw 560,320 passengers, down 36% from 2020. The decrease is far from a surprise considering the pandemic, but officials say traffic is primed for a big comeback this summer due to new flights and "extreme" pent-up demand.

Washoe, Carson see double-digit YOY increases in taxable sales for February

According to the Nevada Department of Taxation's April 26 report, Washoe County’s 11,980 merchants reported $799.2 million in taxable sales in February, up 14.4% from $698.8 million reported a year ago.

Atlanta-based mortgage lender expanding to Reno, Carson City

“It is no secret that Reno and the surrounding areas have been in growth mode the last few years," notes Sean Casey, a senior vice president for Angel Oak Home Loans.

$29 million expansion project OK’d for Carson Valley hospital

Work is expected to begin in September of this year, according to Carson Valley Medical Center, with completion estimated by October 2023.

People: TSK Architects promotes Pat Pusich and Kevin Kemner

Pusich, promoted to the role of managing principal at the Reno office, is in his 16th year with TSK Architects; Kemner joined the company 25 years ago.

Nevada fifth-fastest growing state over last 10 years

Thanks in part to an increase in company relocations to Reno-Sparks over the past decade, Nevada is now the 32nd most populous state, up from 35th in 2010.

‘We’re breaking some ceilings’: Nevada women building career paths in male-dominated construction industry

"We’ve come a long way in 20 years. I see a lot of women in roles that 20 years ago would never have been heard of, and it makes me happy.”

Sisolak: Higher tax revenue, federal dollars will help ‘transform’ state; details remain unclear

“I want to commit to Nevadans here in this moment. I am committed to changing our systems, our systemic issues that make Nevada the hardest hit state in the nation when there's an economic downturn," Sisolak said Wednesday.

Sage Ridge School to honor Reno gaming legend Ernie Primm

Ernest (Ernie) J. Primm is often credited for pioneering the start of Reno’s gaming industry in the 1950s and 1960s.

UNR business professor: ‘Fit’ between people's interests, jobs can improve over time

"Make fit a key component when you recruit and select new employees. Taking steps such as these will help build a strong, productive workforce with more satisfied employees," suggests Alexis Hanna, an assistant professor of management at the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business.

People: Emerson Marcus named Nevada National Guard public affairs officer

Marcus, who has a bachelor’s in journalism and master's in history from the University of Nevada, Reno, joined the Nevada National Guard public affairs staff in 2015.

People: Ryan Riggan promoted to VP role at Plumas Bank

Riggan, a graduate from UNR, joined Plumas Bank in 2016 as vice president, small business administration loan officer.



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'It's crazy busy': Business booming for veterinary industry, animal hospitals

“The most remarkable challenge is how busy every animal hospital is,” says Margie Quirk, owner of Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital in Carson City. “I don’t ever remember being as busy as we are right now during this pandemic. It’s crazy busy.”

As customer demand increases, Nevada businesses struggle to find workers

Jay Kenny, owner of DoughBoys Donuts in Reno, isn't having much luck, he told The Nevada Independent. Entry-level positions pay $12-$14 per hour, while bakers could earn up to $22 an hour. Still, it hasn’t been enough to lure job seekers, some of whom he believes are migrating to higher-paying jobs at places such as Tesla or Panasonic.

Past Pages, May 2, 2011: Obama visits Reno’s ElectraTherm; new owner for Anaconda mine

A decade ago, Reno-based ElectraTherm Inc. cleared its 40,000-square foot production floor the week of April 18-22 in order to host the president; company CEO said of the visit: “We won the lottery.”

Washoe County's COVID-19 mitigation plan finally gets state approval

The plan, effective through May 31, allows for 100% capacity at businesses as long as 6 feet of social distancing is in place. Table sizes at restaurants can now increase to 10.