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Tuesday, December 31

People: Hayley Williamson new leader of Nevada Public Utilities Commission

Hayley Williamson has worked at the Nevada PUC since 2013 including as senior assistant general counsel and acting general counsel.

Courtesy Nevada State Bank

“Obviously, the mandatory business closures due to COVID-19 are causing some hardships,” says Rick Thomas of Nevada State Bank.

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Terry Shirey, president and CEO of Nevada State Bank

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The former headquarters of Pioneer Citizens Bank of Nevada in Reno. Nevada State Bank merged with Pioneer Citizens Bank in 1999.

Reno auto dealer wins 9-year legal battle with Ford Motors

The Nevada Supreme Court last week ruled in favor of Jones West Ford in its legal battle with Ford Motors, saying the Reno company "... would suffer substantially adverse effects on its investment and sales and service obligations.”

Courtesy Nevada State Bank

The ribbon-cutting of the first Nevada State Bank, located at Fourth and Carson streets in Las Vegas, on Jan. 8, 1960.

The Discovery – connecting a curious public with scientific inquiry and innovation

Through engaging, hands-on exhibitions and educational programming, The Discovery is creating a community of lifelong learners poised to help drive or region's new economy.

Reno, Vegas entrepreneurs say Trump's 2017 tax law has not helped small businesses

Two years later, 48 percent of small business owners say the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has had no impact on the growth or profitability of their business, and 24 percent say it had a negative impact.

Monday, December 30

Changes in Nevada's landlord-tenant law: what commercial and residential landlords need to know

In Senate Bill 151, the Nevada Legislature made various changes to NEvada Revised Statutes as they relate to landlord-tenant laws. Here's what you need to know.

People: Nevada Realtors install Brad Spires as president-elect

Brad Spires, of RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Gardnerville, will serve as Nevada Realtors' president in 2021.

Nevada gambling win dips 3 percent in November to $937.47 million

Total gambling win reported by Nevada's major casinos finished in the money at $937.47 billion, a $29.6 million decrease from the previous November.

Coming Feb. 5, the NNBW returns – publisher's column

The Northern Nevada business community is growing and thriving. Simply put, there is just too much business activity, too many important changes happening and too many issues that need exploring to limit print publication to one time a month.

Nevada News Group

Peter Bernhard is president and CEO of the Nevada News Group.

Sunday, December 29

Saturday, December 28

Friday, December 27

People: John Carothers to retire as leader of University of Nevada, Reno Foundation

John Carothers joined the University of Nevada, Reno in 2003 and was elevated to VP for Development and Alumni Relations in 2004. Since, the UNR foundation's endowment has grown from $57 million to more than $232 million.

2020 outlook: Workforce woes may impact big Reno project timelines

Across Northern Nevada, the table is full to overflowing heading into 2020, and bellies are near to bursting from the glut of new development that's keeping most construction personnel working long hours to finish projects on time.

Photo: Clark & Sullivan Construction

Clark & Sullivan Construction crews work on the Palmer Engineering Building project at the University of Nevada, Reno, which was completed in 2017. Major construction projects like these have become the norm for Northern Nevada in recent years, and the next few years figure to be no different.

Northern NV business leads, bankruptcy filings for December 2019

Read about new businesses like Smoothies Medical Spa; recent commercial real estate transactions for large businesses like Goodwill and Thrive Cannabis Marketplace; bankruptcy filings and more in this month's round-up of Northern Nevada business leads.

People: Christy George named Director of Culture and Agent Success at RE/MAX

Christy George — who returned this month to RE/MAX Realty Affiliates — is a Reno native and fifth generation Nevadan, bringing with her 25 years of real estate experience to the new director position.

Thursday, December 26

People: Devon Reese, Alex Velto and Geno Menchetti join Hutchison & Steffen

Devon T. Reese, Alexander R. Velto and D. Geno Menchetti were recently announced as new attorney hires for Hutchison & Steffen's Northern Nevada offices.

UPDATED: Efforts begin to save Cafe at Adele's building in Carson City

The Carson City Historical Society is taking charge of an effort to save the 155-year-old building known as Cafe at Adele's. The group's board will meet today to discuss next steps.

2020 outlook: Northern Nevada's construction industry shows no signs of slowing

Industry experts expect to see continued growth throughout 2020 in commercial, residential and industrial construction — and that growth puts continued pressure on regional subcontractors to find enough skilled tradespeople, which can impact pricing on projects.

Photo: Clark & Sullivan Construction

Construction crews work on the 69,000-square-foot Dolan Lexus project at 7175 S. Virginia St. in Reno. The flagship location for Dolan Auto Group was completed in 2015. Major construction projects like these have become the norm for Northern Nevada in recent years, and the next few years figure to be no different.

People: Heuer Insurance Agency's Michelle Meeks earns agent of year award

Michelle Meeks joined Heuer Insurance Agency in 1995 and brings over 28 years of experience to her role.

Wednesday, December 25

6 Northern NV schools get piece of City National's $82,500 in literacy grants in 2019

Since "Reading is The way up" launched in 2005, City National has donated more than 1 million new books and over $1.6 million in grants.

People: Robert Washington-Allen joins UNR's agricultural department

Currently, Washington-Allen and colleagues are working with the U.S. Forest Service and Northern Nevada ranchers to use remote-sensing technologies and targeted grazing to reduce invasive annual grass fuel loads in Nevada.

Minimum wage and marijuana: 2 new Nevada laws may have big business impacts

We spoke with Laura Jacobsen and Lindsay Knox, of McDonald Carano, and other regional business experts, to talk about the good, bad and ugly of 2 Nevada laws set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020: The Nevada Minimum Wage Increase Initiative and AB 132, which restricts pre-employment marijuana drug testing.

Northern NV jobs outlook: Manufacturing leads way heading into 2020

In October, manufacturing employment in Reno-Sparks surpassed that of Las Vegas for the first time ever. This is noteworthy, considering Vegas is about four times larger than Reno-Sparks, with 1,040,000 jobs compared to 263,000.

Tuesday, December 24

Cashman becomes exclusive distributor for Getman mining products in Nevada

The partnership between Nevada's Cashman Equipment Co. and the Michigan-based Getman Corporation was announced Dec. 17.

People: Mark Rizzo promoted to parts manager at Peterbilt in Sparks

Rizzo has been with Peterbilt Truck Parts and Equipment for 20 years, most recently serving in parts counter sales prior to his recent promotion with the Sparks-based company.

2020 outlook: Nevada's surging economy means big business for bankers

The influx of residents coming into Northern Nevada over the past few years, particularly from people abandoning the higher cost of living associated with the state of California, has led to growth in the regional banking industry.

People: Reno attorney Evan Champa joins Holland & Hart

Before joining Holland & Hart, Champa practiced at two Reno area law firms with an emphasis on water law and real property. He received his J.D. from the Willamette University College of Law and a B.S. from the University of Nevada, Reno, Mackay School of Mines.

Monday, December 23

After up-and-down 2019, Nevada's mining industry seeks stability in 2020

Though it's been a roller coaster year for mining in Nevada and the ever-wavering price of gold, experts maintain it's an exciting time for the industry in the Silver State — simply put, Nevada is where it's at if you make a living as a hard rock miner.

Photo: Nevada Gold Mines

Mark Wardell, a driller tech with Nevada Gold Mines, operates a remote drill from his office at the Phoenix Mine. NGM plans to increase productivity through increased automation in 2020, and successes will be shared with other mine sites.

People: Denette Suddeth named Nevada president at Mutual of Omaha Bank

In this role, Denette Suddeth will be responsible for growing the region's commercial banking practice and national gaming practice, according to a press release from the bank.

Caesars announces $41 million overhaul of Harveys Lake Tahoe

The $41 million project at the Stateline casino will include renovation of all 519 rooms in the Lake Tower, new balcony suites, new casino bar and lounge, and completion of Gordon Ramsay's much-ballyhooed Hell's Kitchen Lake Tahoe restaurant.

Courtesy Caesars Entertainment

A look at what one of the renovated rooms will look like upon completion in 2020.

From Massachusetts to Carson City: NV Auto Body has new owners

Scott Carey and Susan Maroc traveled the 2,888 miles from Marlborough, Mass., in October to begin a new life and bring their expertise in automotive body repair focusing on restoration of the 1960's muscle cars.

Photo:Ronni Hannaman

NV Auto Body is under new ownership. From left are Owner Scott Carey, employee Brooks Hutchins, and co-owner Susan Maroc.

Friday, December 20

Guest Column: 10 year-end tax considerations for businesses

Mike Bosma, Principal-in-Charge of the Reno office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, offers 10 year-end tax considerations for businesses and individuals, with an emphasis on new planning, in light of tax reform.

People: Reno RE/MAX agent Sam Olson earns CRS designation

RE/MAX Realty Affiliates recently announced that Reno office agent Sam Olson earned his Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation.

Dermody Properties Foundation donates over $150,000 to nonprofits

More than 100 nonprofits in communities across the country received grants — all told, more than $150,000 was donated as part of the foundation's annual year-end nonprofit donation endeavor.

People: Darrell Plummer appointed to Nevada Real Estate Commission

A fourth-generation Nevadan, Darrell Plummer is a 1984 graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno. His three-year term on the Nevada Real Estate Commission lasts through Halloween 2022.

Thursday, December 19

Reno Land Inc., local developers donate $25,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Contributors along with Reno Land Inc. include Helix Electric, Lyon Living, Tolles Development Company, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation, Klein Financial Corporation and David Lee.

Courtesy The Abbi Agency

Representatives from Reno Land Inc. presented the donation of $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows on Dec. 16.

Set for Leap Day 2020, TEDxUniversityofNevada to feature 21 speakers

Karin Hilgersom, president of Truckee Meadows Community College, believes that workforce education is vital to the health of communities. She will be one of 21 speakers scheduled for TEDxUniversityofNevada, set for Feb. 29 next year.

After Montrêux pull-out, Barracuda Championship moving to Truckee

The Barracuda Championship will change venues from Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno to Tahoe Mountain Club's Old Greenwood course in Truckee. Title sponsor Barracuda Networks also signed a multi-year extension to remain with the event.

Claudia Saavedra named 2020 president of Sierra Nevada Realtors

The president for the Sierra Nevada Realtors board next year is Claudia Saavedra, a Realtor with Charles Kitchen Realty in Carson City.

Wednesday, December 18

People: Amanda Barham joins ArchCrest Commercial Partners

In her new role with ArchCrest, Amanda Barham will assist the commercial leasing and sales teams with all marketing, graphics, transaction management and administrative duties, in addition to heading up the firm's social media and online marketing efforts.

Guest Column: ‘Made in Nevada' an international enterprise

The number of Nevada jobs created by international companies has jumped 21 percent over the past five years. In all, more than 520 different international companies employ Nevadans, many of which are household names, including IKEA, Nestlé and Sony, writes Nancy McLernon, CEO of the Organization for International Investment.

Reno's Don Weir and Joe Dutra inducted into Business Leaders Hall of Fame

For the past 34 years, JANN has recognized members in the community that have been instrumental in advancing education, business and the economy in Nevada by inducting them into the Business Leaders Hall of Fame.

Carson planners OK permit for gas station to expand into Adele's property

The move to allow demolition of the building was an administrative decision already made in October after Adele's owners Karen and Charlie Abowd could not feasibly restore it. The 155 year-old restaurant will be made available at no cost to anyone interested in moving it to another location.

Courtesy schematic

The Carson City Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a special use permit to expand the ExtraMile convenience store and Chevron gas station on the corner of Carson and William streets into the Café at Adele’s property, which is shown here in the "Proposed Expansion" section.

Tuesday, December 17

Maine-based IT company acquires Reno's IQ Technology Solutions

Logically CEO Chris Claudio said IQ Technology Solutions is a “good size organization for us,” pointing to the Reno-based company's staff of 30 and $5.5 million in revenue.

Erika Lamb named 2020 president of Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors

Erika Lamb, Realtor and owner of Welcome Home Property Management and Investment will serve as 2020 president of the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors.

People: Corry Casteneda of Dickson Commercial earns CPM designation

Corry Casteneda joined Dickson Commercial Group from CBRE in 2015 to run the group's property management division, bringing with him more than 15 years of commercial real estate, building maintenance and property management experience.

Bank of America donates $50,000 to Reno nonprofit STEP2

The Reno-based nonprofit — which provides gender-specific long-term treatment services for substance use disorders, domestic violence intervention and education, and trauma services — will receive $50,000 in grant support from Bank of America as part of the company's new Neighborhood Champions program.

Monday, December 16

Rural Nevada groups get $300,000 in state grants to promote tourism

This recent distribution of $301,575 is the second for fiscal year 2020, which began July 1, 2019, and runs through June 30, 2020. Funding goes to marketing projects that will result in overnight stays — and local tax revenue — for various rural communities.

Photo: Sydney Martinez / Travel Nevada

Nevada's Cowboy Country promotes tourism along the Interstate 80 corridor, all the way from Reno in the west to Wendover (pictured) in the east.

People: Saint Mary's CFO Alan Smith promoted to COO

Alan Smith has served in leadership roles with Prime Healthcare — the parent company of Saint Mary's — since 2005. He joined Saint Mary's in 2016; his promotion to Chief Operating Officer includes retaining his CFO responsibilities.

People: KPS3's Lizbeth Alvarez earns Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

Lizbeth Alvarez, who works as a public relations coordinator at Reno-based PR/marketing firm KPS3, is the seventh student from the University of Nevada, Reno to earn the CPPR.

Public Employee Retirement System of Nevada portfolio up $3 billion

As of June 30, state auditors set PERS's total net position at $44.28 billion. That is 76.5 percent of the total pension liability of $57.9 billion, maintaining the system's reputation as one of the best managed public pension plans in the nation.

Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 14

Friday, December 13

EDAWN honors 22 companies that relocated or expanded to Reno-Sparks in 2019

Eleven technology-related companies represented the largest industry segment of new companies in 2019 that EDAWN assisted in relocating to greater Reno-Sparks. Further, 14 new corporate headquarters established here this year.

Carson City panel OKs plan for developers to foot bill for increased traffic

The agreements are designed to split the costs of improvements such as traffic signals between Carson City and developers whose projects generate the traffic increases that trigger the need for improvements.

Truckee River Winery to close; owners seeking new location

Truckee River Winery recently received an eviction notice at its Brockway Road tasting location and will close its doors on Jan. 12.

Thursday, December 12

BLM accepting applications for commercial permits for Burning Man 2020

A commercial use is defined as, “recreation use of the public lands and related waters for business or financial gain.” Returning applicants must be in good standing with the BLM to be considered for the 2020 renewal process.

Photo: Chet Mertz

Nevada pilot Gwiazdowski flies above Black Rock City the morning of Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, during the 2017 Burning Man festival.

Thacker Pass lithium project: Humboldt County signs MOU with BLM

The MOU states that Humboldt County and the BLM are responsible for developing and implementing land use management plans, and authorizing lands actions within their respective jurisdictions, as part of the $1.3 billion lithium mining project in rural Northern Nevada.

Better Business Bureau: Vacation rental scams on rise

An recent in-depth investigative study by the Better Business Bureau finds that fraud is widespread in the online rental home and vacation rental market, with 43% of online shoppers encountering a fake listing and more than 5 million consumers losing money to such scams.

Courtesy BBB

Careful what you search for: Vacation rental scams are abundant these days.

Gardnerville woman opens Howliday Inn 'resort' for pet daycare

A lifelong dog lover, Stacy Kixmiller has fulfilled a dream of opening Howliday Inn Pet Resort. Located in Gardnerville, the 5,000-square-foot facility offers cage-free indoor and outdoor daycare and boarding to Carson Valley's dog owners and visitors.

Wednesday, December 11

Reno's median home price hits $413,405 in November

Reno's median home price jumped to $413,405 in November, a 4 percent increase from the same month a year ago. Meanwhile, across greater Reno-Sparks, November's median price of $400,000 remained unchanged from October.

Infographic courtesy RSAR

This infographic from RSAR shows a snapshot of single-family home sales in the Reno market for November 2019. Percent change indicates difference between November 2019 and October 2019. Go to www.rsar.net/market-monitors to see the infographic and see different markets.

In $53 million deal, San Diego firm buys Marina Village Apartments in Sparks

San Diego-based MG Properties Group acquired the Sparks multifamily property on Nov. 26 for $53,750,000. Rental rates there range from $1,213 to $1,299 (1-bed), $1,626 (2-bed) and $1,695 to $1,899 (3-bed).

People: Northern Nevada Medical Group hires trio of new providers

The hires of general cardiologist Waddy O. Gonzalez Diaz, MD, and physician assistants Abigail Osborne, PA-C, and Claire Faust Nichols, PA-C, were announced Dec. 3, a few weeks after NNHS broke ground on the Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center.

Adele's building may be torn down to become part of Carson City gas station

The proposed expansion would involve tearing down the historic Adele's building to install two more gas pumps for RVs and other oversized vehicles at the ExtraMile convenience store site and Chevron gas station.

Tuesday, December 10

People: Nevada Realtors hire Reno attorney Christal Park Keegan

Christal Park Keegan's professional experience includes working as an attorney for the National Judicial College in Reno and for the Chapman Law Firm in Northern Nevada.

Old Jack's Bar rehab continues in Carson City; to reopen by Nevada Day 2020

Aaron West, CEO of the Nevada Builders Alliance, says he will start advertising for a bar operator early next year. Construction — led by Miles Construction and Frame Architecture Inc. — should be done by the first of October 2020 and the saloon open by Nevada Day.

Photo: Anne Knowles

Aaron West, CEO of the Nevada Builders Association, describes the renovation work on the Bank Saloon on Dec. 9.

2019 CoStar Power Brokers Award entry period open

The CoStar Power Broker Award annually recognizes top-performing firms and brokers operating in office leasing, retail leasing, industrial leasing and sales. Last year, Reno had a total of 12 winners.

Photo: Getty Images

The CoStar Power Broker Award recognizes the top-performing firms and brokers operating in office leasing, retail leasing, industrial leasing and sales.

Panasonic boss: Gigafactory on pace to be 'biggest factory in the world'

Allan Swan, President of Panasonic Energy of Northern Nevada, was the speaker for the 2019 UNR College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series Nov. 20. He addressed a crowd of roughly 185 about the “Next 100 Years” of the company.

Courtesy UNR

"It's not a lecture tonight — it's a story," North American Panasonic President Allan Swan said in his opening remarks on Nov. 20.

Monday, December 9

More than 100 attend Nevada Manufacturing and Tech Forum launch

Nevada Industry Excellence recently launched the Nevada Manufacturing and Tech Forum to provide a platform to help industries forecast, prepare for and build on cybersecurity and technology disruptions as part of the Industry 4.0 revolution.

After 60 years, Walton's Funerals and Cremations has new owners

Walton's owner Tammy Dermody completed the sale of the Reno-based businesses to staffers Rick Noel and Kim Kandaras on Nov. 27. The company had been family owned and operated since 1959, first led by Ed McCaffery and then by Dermody, McCaffery's daughter, who joined the business in 1986.

WNC hires UNR grad to help facilitate Nevada Green Business Program

WNC and Nevada-based nonprofit greenUP! are working to launch a statewide green business program and to create a database for collecting outcomes that measure environmental performance for the state.

Erica Gallegos

Erica Gallegos, who graduated this year from UNR, will manage the GreenBizTracker database and supervise WNC interns who will be hired for the Nevada Green Business Program.

Unemployment insurance tax cut OK'd for Nevada businesses

The rate effective Jan. 1, 2020, is 1.65 percent of wages paid to employees. That is two-tenths of a percent lower than the current rate, giving a significant break to businesses that pay the tax.

Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 7

Friday, December 6

Better Business Bureau: Fewer than 1 in 4 donors 'highly trust' charities

According to the BBB's 2019 Give.org Donor Trust Report, 70% of respondents rated the importance of trusting a charity before giving as essential. However, only 19% of respondents say they highly trust charities.

Courtesy BBB

According to the Better Business Bureau’s 2019 Give.org Donor Trust Report, charities remain the most trusted institution in the U.S., compared to organized religion, banks, business, media and government.

Tahoe Mountain Club's new owners: We're no longer losing money

A year ago, Tahoe Mountain Club announced it would close all facilities after a $14 million infusion of funds across 8 years by the owner had failed to produce sustainable profit margins. Within days, Paradigm8, a Tahoe-based developer, acquired the club — and this year, the property is in the black.

Nevada Supreme Court: Journalism shield laws apply to digital media, too

Storey County businessman Lance Gilman had previously sued Sam Toll, owner of The Storey Teller blog, for defamation and demanded Toll reveal his sources. On Thursday, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled 7-0 that Toll and his blog are protected by the state's journalism shield law — and as such, his sources should remain protected.

Photo: Getty Images

The Nevada State Supreme Court building in Carson City.

Harold's Club or Bust: Looking back at one of Reno's biggest businesses

As a craps dealer decades ago at Harold's Club, Reno historian Neal Cobb had an inside seat into the rise of the casino, which began as a small gaming establishment and later dominated North Virginia Street with its towering white seven-story building and huge 75-foot by 35-foot mural of pioneers.

Photo: Brian Suen Collection

This postcard from the 1950 showed both Harold’s Club and the Reno arch.

Thursday, December 5

PHOTOS: Female business leaders honored at Girl Scouts dinner

Northern Nevada businesswomen Christina Pacifico, Lara Ritchie, Cari Herington, Carolyn Cowan Barbash, Kenia Orellana and Katrina Loftin were recognized at the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada's 17th annual TRIUMPHANT dinner on Nov. 21.

Photo: Mirelle Schwalbach

A group photo of Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada's 2019 G.I.R.L. Champions, who were recognized at the Nov. 21 event.

Iris Automation completes beyond-visual-line-of-sight drone operation

The flight test in Kansas was conducted in November by Iris Automation, a Bay Area-based startup company that in 2018 selected Reno and the Innevation Center as home base for its flight-operations team.

Courtesy Iris Automation

A look from above of the first beyond-visual-line-of-sight drone operation that was successfully completed in Kansas.

Nevada shoppers spent $639 million during 2019 Black Friday rush

The Retail Association of Nevada estimates that Silver State shoppers spent roughly $639 million over the five-day period across Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year.

Photo: Getty Images

The Retail Association of Nevada forecasts customer retail sales in Nevada will grow by 5 percent this holiday season, reaching a total of $4.5 billion through November and December.

Wednesday, December 4

Dolan Auto Group donating another $60,000 to Northern Nevada schools

The winner of the 2019 Dolan Class Project — with 2,994 votes and taking home $10,000 — is Ms. Johnson's Middle School Robotics Class at St. Albert the Great Catholic School in Reno. Ten other schools will each receive $5,000.

Courtesy Dolan Auto Group

Ms. Johnson's Middle School Robotics Class stands with Ryan Dolan and the $10,000 check in front at St. Albert the Great Catholic School in Reno.

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The Cafe at Adele's building is located at 1112 N. Carson St.

Café at Adele's bar sign finds home at Js' Old Town Bistro in Dayton

The familiar neon “BAR” sign that welcomed diners to recently shuttered Café at Adele's in Carson City for decades has been moved to Js' Old Town Bistro in Dayton in order to keep the sign in the family.

Nevada hemp growers urged to comment on proposed federal rules

Per the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the rules will guide future laws that will impact Nevada's hemp industry, which has grown roughly 600 percent since 2016 in terms of number of certified growers, handlers and seed producers.

Drug and alcohol database for commercial drivers to go live Jan. 6

The federal Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will be a secure online database of all positive drug and alcohol test results for commercial driver's license holders. It's designed to improve safety on the roadways by allowing employers to identify drivers with a prohibited drug or alcohol violation.

Photo: Getty Images

Starting Jan. 6, the federal clearinghouse goes live; it will be a secure online database of all positive drug and alcohol test results for commercial driver’s license holders.

Tuesday, December 3

Dermody Properties grants $25,000 to Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Dermody Properties selects the recipients for the annual Thanksgiving Capstone Award with the overall goal of helping nonprofit organizations address the increased need experienced during the holidays. This year's awardee is the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Rural Nevada Development Corporation leverages $17.2 million in small business loans

Based out of Ely, the Rural Nevada Development Corporation maintains one rural office, and quietly offers a multitude of lending products — home repair and weatherization, down payment assistance and small business lending are all part of the portfolio.

Photo: Kelly Clark

Paul and Tiffany Picotte recently opened The Grid restaurant in Fallon after receiving a loan from the Rural Nevada Development Corporation to complete a renovation of the former Sandwinds.

Northern NV maintenance professionals compete in 'Maintenance Mania'

Contestants completed eight maintenance-focused events, including air conditioner repair and water heater installation, during the Oct 18 event in Reno.

Monday, December 2

Walton's Funerals and Cremations recognized by Nevada Donor Network

It marks the third time Walton's Funerals and Cremations has earned the Nevada Donor Network's Funeral Home Partner of the Year honor.

Biz & Books review: 'The Queering of Corporate America' delivers

Author Carlos A. Ball is an expert on LGBTQ rights, and his knowledge helps to make sense of a subject that turns out to be surprisingly complicated in many ways.

Courtesy Beacon Press

"The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBTQ Adversary to Ally"

Carson City nonprofit to launch program aimed at stable careers

In 2020, FISH will introduce a pilot program called ROADS, or Realizing Opportunities for the American Dream to Succeed, to transition the Northern Nevada families it helps from low-paying jobs to more stable, successful careers.

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Friends In Service Helping (FISH) in Carson City, which turned 40 years old this year, is rolling out a pilot program called ROADS to transition the families it helps from low-paying jobs to more stable, successful careers.

Corporate giving in Northern Nevada focus of Dec. 5 NNBV Breakfast & Business

"Corporate Community in Northern Nevada" will be the focus of the Northern Nevada Business View's next Breakfast & Business event, set for 7-9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Sunday, December 1