Business briefs: Carson City, Reno real estate offices merge

Linda Lee Reyes

Linda Lee Reyes

Carson City, Reno real estate offices merge

Stark & Associates Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide announced Linda Lee Reyes of Nevada Properties joined the Stark & Associates family, merging her Carson City office and 26 years of experience with Stark & Associates. The office at 214 W. Robinson St. will be operating as Stark & Associates Northern Nevada Properties.

Stark & Associates/TCN Worldwide is a Reno commercial real estate firm, providing real estate services since 2003. For more information, call 775-825-4400.

Grants offered to local FFA chapters

Tractor Supply Company is launching its Grants for Growing program, which offers opportunities for local FFA chapters to make their communities a better place to live.

In partnership with the National FFA Foundation, the program awards minimum $500 competitive grants to participating chapters. While $500 is the minimum grant amount, there’s no cap on the amount of funding that a chapter can request for its project.

Chapters can use the funds in a number of ways, including buying vegetation, trees, seed, chickens, feed, mulch or tools to help start or expand an FFA project that will continue for years to come.

Chapter advisors are required to complete the grant application, and eligibility is based on the evaluation of how the money is used, volunteer hours, and promotional activities during the fundraising period.

The deadline to sign up is Feb. 15. The in-store event to raise funds by allowing Tractor Supply shoppers to donate $1 at checkout will run Feb. 19-28.

The applications is at The program is national, but funds remain in the state in which they are raised.

Donations help nonprofit care for pets of homeless

Pets of the Homeless, a national nonprofit that feeds and provides emergency veterinary care to pets of homeless people, received more than $52,000 from a number of foundations last year.

The contributing foundations are Animal Farm Foundation, Inc.; Brindisi Animal Foundation, Inc.; Bryce Family Foundation; Creag Foundation; DJ & T Foundation; Engelstad Family Foundation; Fatta Foundation; Fleming Foundation; Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; The K Foundation; David E. and Morgan S. Kaufman Foundation; The Carol and Maril Malkmus Foundation, Inc.; Nonemaker Foundation; On Shore Foundation, Inc.; Petco Foundation; Ray Rowe Trusts for Animals; The Si Redd & Tamara Redd Charitable Foundation; Save Our Strays, Inc.; Sidney Stern Memorial Trust; The Trico Foundation; and The WHC Foundation.

More than 12,800 pets have been medically treated through the nonprofit’s assistance, and 400 tons of pet food collected. Pets of the Homeless has also provided more than $330,000 in veterinary care. To donate, go to


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