Stories for November 2019


Saturday, November 30

Friday, November 29

NV Energy Foundation donates $145K to 25 Northern NV nonprofits

The NV Energy Foundation announced recently it donated more than $305,000 in the third quarter of 2019 to Nevada nonprofits that support safety and wellness — $145,100 to 25 nonprofits in Northern Nevada, and $160,750 to 23 in Southern Nevada.

As a female business owner, Reno Guns and Range's Debbie Block aims to provide training for all

Debbie Block began blueprinting her plans for Reno Guns and Range in 2013 after taking over as sole owner of what was then U.S. Firearms Academy. While finding a location was relatively simple, securing a small business loan for a $9 million gun range project, however, proved to be more challenging.

Northern NV business leads, bankruptcy filings for November 2019

The information in these leads is drawn from public records sources, and information is gathered and published as a convenience to readers. Every effort is made to report accurate information.

Relief Canyon Mine upgrades continue; company expects gold production soon

Leach pad and other construction must be complete before gold ore is blasted, mined, crushed, leached, processed and refined at the Relief Canyon Mine, located east of Lovelock.

Thursday, November 28

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Redeemed Furnishings and Decor owner George Alm explains how a large oil painting from a Lake Tahoe estate was painstakingly cleaned.

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Shoppers browse one of 26 vendor booths at Redeemed Home Furnishing and Decor.

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Items as big as pianos are available at Redeemed Home Furnishings and Decor's antique mall.

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Redeemed Home Furnishing and Decor owner George Alm shows off a display of one of the store's 26 vendors.

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Several vendors at Redeemed Home Furnishings and Decor offer antique and collectible glass.

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Vinyl records are a popular collectible.

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Collectibles from Nevada gas stations are for sale.

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An antique roll-top desk and a newspaper front page after the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy are among owner's George Alm's items for sale at Redeemed Furnishings and Decor.

8 vendors from shuttered Virginia Street Antique Mall help recreate business in Carson

Redeemed Home Furnishings and Decor in Carson City is home to eight of the former Virginia Street Antique Mall mall tenants, including a booth operated by Margaret Youell, mother of the Reno mall's owner, Lisa Youell Jeanney.

Nevada gaming win tops $1 billion in October; sixth month this year

Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton said the $1.02 billion in win by non-restricted gaming licensees amounts to a 3.85 percent decrease from October 2018 — the reason was largely Baccarat, which brought in just $56.7 million. That is a 25.7 percent, $19.6 million decrease compared to a year ago.

Growing strong: Reno beauty supply store providing products for all ethnic groups in Northern Nevada

Rose Buchanan said she opened Unbeweaveable in Reno in 2015 because saw a need for a beauty supply store that specializes in hair extensions — wigs, weaves and more — for different cultures in this region.

Wednesday, November 27

Shauna Ganes of RE/MAX pens first book – NNBV people briefs, Nov. 2019

Shauna Ganes, a Reno agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates and member of the David Morris Group, recently published her first book, “Do It and Be Glad You Did: A Not-Stodgy Business Book About What it Takes to Make It in Real Estate.”

Guest Column: Veteran business owners critical to Northern Nevada economy

In Nevada, 23,000 veteran-owned small businesses generate approximately $10 billion in sales and produce over $2 billion in annual payroll for their employees. These significant impacts underscore how important veteran-owned businesses are to the region.

We asked 2 Reno legal experts: What are the dos and don'ts of corporate giving?

Generally, C corporations' deductions for charitable contributions are limited to 10 percent of their taxable income for the year; further, if a company exceeds that 10 percent, those donations can be carried forward up to five succeeding tax years, with each of those years being subject to the 10 percent limitation.

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Children's Cabinet keeps children safe, families together

For nearly 34 years, The Children's Cabinet has offered comprehensive programs and services at no charge to Northern Nevada children and families so they can thrive within their schools, their families and their neighborhoods.

Tuesday, November 26

Passion for philanthropy: Northern Nevada companies doing their part to increase corporate giving awareness

Corporate giving is continually growing. According to the Giving USA, corporate giving in 2018 increased to $20.05 billion — a 5.4 percent increase from 2017. Zooming in on the Silver State, Nevada companies donated more than 90,000 volunteer hours in various communities in 2018.

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Ryan Dolan and Brady Dolan present a $5,000 check to Riverview Elementary School in Dayton for being a winner in last year’s Dolan Class Project.

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Danny DeLaRosa, chief development officer at Greater Nevada Credit Union, says philanthropy is key to creating a strong community.

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Renown Health employees organize school supplies before packing them up to donate. Supplies include notebooks, backpacks, colored pencils, shoes, sticky notes, binders and more.

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Members of Greater Nevada Credit Union brave the cold for their 2019 Polar Plunge benefit for Special Olympics of Nevada.

Photo: Dolan Auto Group

Dolan Auto Group CEO Ryan Dolan, left, and COO Brady Dolan present a $5,000 check in mid November to Megan Malkmus, who teaches the Comprehensive Life Skills class at Fremont Elementary School in Carson City. The CLS class was one of the many winners in the Fall 2019 Dolan Class Project.

‘We are women who make skis' – Reno's Coalition Snow opens Truckee store

On Nov. 14, Reno-based Coalition Snow, which previously only had products available at retail locations and online, celebrated a milestone with the opening of its own physical location in Truckee.

NNDA moves to downtown Carson, hires business support specialist

In addition to the move to downtown Carson City, NNDA announced that Sean Hilterbrandt recently joined the authority as a business support specialist dedicated to Carson City, Douglas and Storey counties, and the northern half of Lyon County.

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Sean Hilterbrandt joined NNDA earlier this year.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Time to cowboy up for the kids with annual Denim Drive

You can drop off new clothes or monetary donations to Plumas Bank and other participating companies now through December 31 as part of the Reno Rodeo Foundation's annual Denim Drive.

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Craig Downie, 2020 Reno Rodeo President, and One of the Littlest Denim Drive Kids: “It’s nice to know that there are people out there, that really do care,” Foster Parent.

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One hundred percent of Your Donations Support the Denim Drive Kids: “It’s so fun to get new clothes.”

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Thank You Reno Rodeo Association Team 355 Volunteers: “A Resounding ‘SO GRATEFUL!” from All My Families,” DCFS Social Worker.

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Miss Reno Rodeo Helping the Kids: “The Queen and Rodeo Princesses are nice to me, ‘cause I’m a princess too.”

Jim Valentine: Back up offers work

In a dynamic market there is a lot of competition that requires timely precise action. No matter how quick or good your actions are, however, you can miss out on a property that you want to buy. When that happens all is not lost. Talk to your agent about making a back up offer. Back up offers can be good for buyers and sellers. A back up offer gives the seller a fall back in case something goes wrong in the primary transaction, and it gives buyers hope while they continue to look for other properties. If the primary transaction goes awry the back up buyer and seller can move comfortably into the new transaction and both get what they want, the sale and purchase of the subject property.

Monday, November 25

Sierra storm could bring 3 feet to high elevations; holiday travel discouraged

NWS is forecasting 8 to 18 inches at lake level, 1 to 2 feet above 7,000 feet and localized amounts up to 3 feet Tuesday through Thanksgiving. Up to 5 inches of snow are forecast in Carson City and valley areas.

Guest Column: A note of gratitude for local small businesses

As we reflect on gratitude and the upcoming season of giving and Small Business Saturday, here are 10 characteristics of the American entrepreneur that SBA and our country are grateful for.

Visit Carson City new tagline: 'Where history lives and adventure awaits'

"Where history lives and adventure awaits" is one of several new taglines the Culture & Tourism Authority (Visit Carson City) will be using to market Carson City.

Thought Leaders: Implementing employment vaccination policies

While complicated, it should be noted that when implementing a mandatory vaccination program at a business, employers must provide exemptions based on religious belief or disability.

Reno businesses, big and small, prep for boost from holiday shoppers

With Amazon-led online holiday shopping growing, how do brick-and-mortar stores in Northern Nevada draw eyes away from digital shopping screens and pull them through their doors this time of year?

Sunday, November 24

Saturday, November 23

Friday, November 22

Joey Gilbert staying active as entrepreneur, wants to bring boxing back to Reno

Law. Mining. Cannabis. Hemp. Real estate. A nonprofit for children. A nonprofit for veterans. Joey Gilbert is involved in many corners of the entrepreneurial ring across Northern Nevada — and his next endeavor is to bring boxing back to Reno.

CEDA Executive Director Nathan Strong resigns

Nathan Strong informed his staff Thursday morning, Nov. 21, of his decision to resign, effective immediately, as leader of the Churchill Economic Development Authority.

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Nathan Strong had served as CEDA's executive director since April 2017.

UNR Med co-hosts program to introduce female youth to medical, engineering careers

UNR Med, in partnership with the Reno Orthopedic Clinic (ROC) Foundation and The Perry Initiative, co-hosted a day where local high school girls received hands-on training from female surgeons, physicians and engineers.

Photo: Brin Reynolds / UNR Med

On Nov. 16, Northern Nevada high school girls learned from local women surgeons, physicians and engineers at UNR Med during The Perry Initiative outreach program, a national non-profit working to recruit women into orthopedic surgery and engineering careers.

Nevada Mining Association's first-ever female leader to retire in January

Dana Bennett — who became the first woman to lead the century-old Nevada Mining Association when she was hired as president in December 2014 — announced this month she will retire, effective Jan. 31, 2020.

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Dana Bennett will retire as president of the association next year.

Thursday, November 21

Helen Lidholm resigns as Saint Mary's CEO; last day is Jan. 31

Helen Lidholm's last day as CEO of Saint Mary's Health Network will be Jan. 31, 2020

Nevada entrepreneur develops biodegradable drinking cup

Douglas County resident Deborah Chang — who is president and CEO of Equity Incites and owner of Adaptive Appalachia LLC — was inspired to develop her biodegradable mug after reading “The Green Collar Economy” by Vann Jones.

Lea Tauchen, Tray Abney new leaders of NAIOP Northern Nevada

Lea Tauchen and Tray Abney, principals with the Abney Tauchen Group, recently were selected to serve as Executive Directors for the chapter. The duo replaces Reno resident Randi Reed, who served as executive director from 2015-2019.

Father-son duo open Crunch gym franchise in Reno

John and Tyler Shepanek were both entrenched in physical fitness long before opening Crunch Fitness in Reno, but it was the passion for doing so that pushed the father-son duo to get started on their own gym.

Wednesday, November 20

Thanksgiving gas prices projected to be highest in 5 years

GasBuddy projects the national average gas price this Thanksgiving will be $2.56 per gallon, a penny higher than last year. The average per-gallon price in Nevada, meanwhile, is $3.30.

Courtesy Gas Budy

While gas prices on average across America are expected to increase next week for the Thanksgiving holiday, they won't be as high as they were in 2012.

Nevada judge: Democrats must get new counsel in business tax lawsuit

Carson District Judge Todd Russell ruled Tuesday to disqualify the state's Legislative Counsel Bureau from representing Democrats in the lawsuit. He also set April 1 as the next date for a hearing in the case.

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Carson District Judge Todd Russell, seen here in an unrelated case, ruled Tuesday to disqualify the state's Legislative Counsel Bureau from representing Democrats in the lawsuit.

Reno-Sparks jobless rate dips to 2.8 percent in October

According to the state, a rising workforce in both construction and manufacturing continues to drive growth in the Truckee Meadows, much of it resulting from the boom at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Storey County east of Reno/Sparks.

Nevada Impact Challenge winners unveiled; each receive $175K

In addition to each of the five organizations receiving a $175,000 donation from Google, the public can vote for one of those organizations to be named the ‘People's Choice' winner — and thus be awarded an additional $125,000.

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From left: Andrew Silvestri, Head of Data Center Public Policy & Community Development for Google; Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak; U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (D-Las Vegas); U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen; Jacquelline Fuller, President of; and Mayor Pro Tem of Henderson, Dan Shaw at the July 1 groundbreaking event in Henderson, where the Impact Challenge was also announced.

Tuesday, November 19

In $50 million deal, Sparks industrial park sells to NorCal company

Seagate Properties, Inc., based in San Rafael, California, recently closed on the transaction, valued at roughly $50 million, of the 584,866-square-foot, seven-building industrial park in Sparks.

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Another aerial view of the industrial park.

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An overview of the industrial park located at Kleppe Lane and Sparks Boulevard.

47 people, projects honored at 23rd annual BANN-ER Awards

In all, 47 people and projects that showcase the best of Northern Nevada's building and development community earned BANN-ER Awards at the 23rd annual event on Nov. 15.

Courtesy BANN

The Krutz home development by Innovative Custom Homes won this year's BANN-ER Award for Best New Home Product - Custom Home.

Sparks Florist opens store inside Renown hospital

Sparks Florist — which bills itself as Northern Nevada's oldest and largest florist — was established in 1960. The new location inside Renown Regional Medical Center marks the company's fourth storefront in the region.

Monday, November 18

WGU offering $250,000 in scholarships for business grad programs

Each scholarship is worth $1,250 per six-month term, up to $2,500, toward tuition in any of WGU's Master of Business Administration or Master of Science degree programs in business.

Photo: Dave Price

From left, Ray and Brenda Robertson and Michael McLaughlin in front of the RAMAC Industries sign.

After 32 years, Carson Valley's RAMAC Industries bids farewell

At its peak, RAMAC Industries Inc., founded in 1987, employed 29 workers at 2527 Aviation Way in Minden, located in the Carson Valley Business Park off Johnson Lane.

Carson City RTC grappling with having developers pay for future traffic impacts

The Regional Transportation Commission is grappling with how to have developers pay for the traffic impact of new development in Carson City.

Photo: Jim Grant

Traffic along I-580 is increasing daily as regional workers commute to and from Carson City, with some traffic increases a direct byproduct of more development in the region.

Nevada Builders Foundation raises nearly $9,500 for scholarships

Through the addition of $3,870 in funds raised from the annual Nevada Day parade, the Nevada Builders Foundation has raised nearly $9,500 in 2019.

Sunday, November 17

Saturday, November 16

Friday, November 15

Panera Bread to open Carson City location

Another national chain restaurant is coming to Carson City. Panera Bread has leased 4,100 square feet in the soon-to-be constructed retail mall on the west side of Carson Street at Appion Way.

Reno sisters open wellness-focused interior design company

Flow Designs is a female-owned interior design business that focuses on "finding balance, wabi-sabi and flow in the home, and encourages a happy and healthy home by creating space in areas, sustainably sourcing materials and furniture free from harmful toxins."

Staked with $2.3 million grant, UNR takes on 'NEWIR' manure research

The goal is to benefit Northern Nevada's agriculture and ranching industries by developing solutions to environmental effects created by current concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.

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UNR College of Engineering Associate Professor Chuck Coronella is the lead researcher on the multi-disciplinary project seeking to develop a new technology to recover nutrients from manure and simultaneously recover and use energy to generate heat and power.

Inaugural 'Nevada Manufacturing and Technology Forum' set for Nov. 19

According to NVIE, the event has been designed specifically to meet the needs of manufacturing and tech industries in Northern Nevada.

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According to NVIE, the event has been designed specifically to meet the needs of manufacturing and tech industries in Northern Nevada.

Resort near Donner Summit hits market for $6 million

Kingvale Recreational Resort off Interstate 80 in Soda Springs, about eight miles from Donner Summit and 45 minutes or so west of Reno, has been listed for $5,999,000 by California Outdoor Properties.

Thursday, November 14

Boutique bridal business opens in Midtown Reno

"Reno is growing and I'm excited to expand the offering and help some of the brides with more specific tastes be themselves on their special day," said Natalie Mills about opening Moonlight Lace.

Reno, Sparks fulfillment centers to hire 1,085 seasonal workers

According to job postings listed for the Reno and Sparks locations, wages for seasonal positions such as Warehouse Material Handler and Warehouse Fulfillment Specialist range from $13 to $17 an hour, with most offering a 30--a-week hour guarantee.

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A look inside one of Radial's fulfillment centers.

Panasonic boss to discuss 'disruptive innovations' to Nevada's economy

Allan Swan's talk will focus on Panasonic Energy and the company's next 100 years, including the disruptive innovations; perpetuation of a unique employee-focused philosophy; and impact the company is having on Northern Nevada.

Douglas Co. slaughterhouse: Commission unanimously denies appeal

Citing concerns about the flood plain and a septic system that state regulators said they would have to research, Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday evening agreed Centerville is the wrong location for the controversial meat processing facility.

Photo: Kurt HIldebrand

Residents sign up to speak at tables set up in Minden Park earlier in the day Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 13

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Retired professional boxer Joey Gilbert stands in his downtown Reno office, where Joey Gilbert Law and Joey Gilbert Promotions are located.

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Inside Unbeweaveable owner Rose Buchanan's office is a photo of her parents, Wartney and Luvenia Buchanan, who owned a corner market in Oakland for nearly 35 years.

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Unbeweaveable founder Rose Buchanan, center, stands inside her beauty supply store in Reno with her daughter, Josephine Buchanan, right, and Josephine's boyfriend, Austyn Bonham.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations buys The Ridge Tahoe

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Inc. — which earlier this year purchased 1862 David Walley Hot Springs just south of Genoa — announced this week it has acquired The Ridge Resorts at Lake Tahoe.

Four Reno events centers to install walk-through metal detectors

Event management company ASM Global plans to install the 12 walk-through detectors today at the four Reno venues it manages — Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno Events Center, National Bowling Stadium and Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.

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The Reno-Sparks Convention Center is one of four venues operated by the RSCVA and its operating partner, ASM Global.

Nevada State Bank participating in Reno Rodeo Foundation Denim Drive

Donations will benefit abused and neglected infants, children and teens who have been rescued from unsafe homes in 14 Nevada counties. The public is asked to drop off items at any Nevada State Bank branch in Northern Nevada.

Proponent: Slaughterhouse would only kill animals one day a week

Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to discuss an appeal of a previous denial of the slaughterhouse at 1 p.m. today. In anticipation of a big crowd, the county has moved the meeting to the CVIC Hall in Minden.

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Debbie Block said she opened Reno Guns and Range to bring "good quality training" and a "good quality indoor range" to the community.

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RGR owner Debbie Block aims a pistol at a target inside the facility's 10-lane shooting bay.

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Debbie Block, founder and sole owner of Reno Guns and Range, stands inside one of the facility's shooting bays.

Tuesday, November 12

KNPB Public Television rebrands to PBS Reno

PBS Reno, formerly known as KNPB Public Television, has served Northern/Central Nevada and Northeastern California since 1983.

Renowned 'chaos coach' Corinne Hancock to keynote Nov. 22 WIN breakfast

The Nov. 22 — taking place a week earlier than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday — WIN breakfast will feature Corinne Hancock, a world-renowned chaos coach, leadership expert and keynote speaker.

Regional experts to share insights into Reno's growing podcast industry

Northern Nevada podcasters will share their insights about the future of the industry, as well as advice for students looking to start their own podcasts during a "Podcasters of Reno Unite" panel Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Biz & Books review: '24/6' suggests turning off screens one day a week

This is a book to read, or maybe just to skim; it's useful, but only to a certain point. You'll get some information from “24/6,” but it just doesn't quite go the distance.

Monday, November 11

Carson Valley slaughterhouse appeal hearing set for Wednesday

On Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to hear an appeal of the planning commission's denial of a special use permit to establish a meat processing facility in Carson Valley.

Carson City OKs 5-cent diesel tax; will go on 2022 ballot

The tax is projected to raise about $400,000 annually for the city, which would be used for various road repairs.

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A 5-cent diesel tax could be coming to Lyon County.

Nevada Republican business tax lawsuit on hold

The Republican lawsuit seeking to rule two tax bills passed by a simple majority unconstitutional is on hold until a judge decides whether LCB Legal can effectively represent the Democrats.

Sunday, November 10

Saturday, November 9

Friday, November 8

Buttsup Duck Designs buys company headquarters in Fallon for $155,300

“With the purchase of the building in Fallon, the business is poised to grow even further as we continue to offer the best customer service in the field to our clients," said Kelly Campbell, who launched Buttsup Duck Designs in 2008.

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Kelly Campbell started the company in 2008.

In $375K deal, Reno cleaning company buys headquarters

Dynamic Integrity Cleaning Professionals recently bought its own business headquarters at 1875 E. Peckham Lane. Owners Joseph (Joe) Puertos and Lidia (Lili) Puertos had previously operated the two-year-old business from their own home.

With tourism in mind, 94-room hotel breaks ground in Carson City

“It is always exciting when a new business opens in Carson City, but it is even more exciting when that new business is a hotel for that brings in new visitors to our community," said Ronni Hannaman, executive director, Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

Photo: Anne Knowles / Nevada Appeal

A Staybridge Suites hotel broke ground Nov. 6 on Retail Court. The hotel will feature 94 suites with full kitchens and is expected to be completed in about a year.

Thursday, November 7

Reno limo company votes to unionize in order to 'have a voice'

According to Teamsters Local 533, drivers at Reno's Bell Limousine lost over $3 an hour in pay, and many were forced to take second jobs to provide for their families, after the company was sold in 2016 to Platinum LV Transportation out of Las Vegas.

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This Escalade SUV limousine is part of Reno Limo's fleet.

1 year later, Washoe Valley dispensary offers window into Nevada's budding cannabis industry

Due to the size of his vision of a "warm and inviting" cannabis facility, Ed Alexander, a Spanish Springs resident, knew finding space to plant it in Reno or Sparks would be next to impossible. Instead, he found a patch of land in Washoe Valley, tucked between Reno and Carson City.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

SoL, advocates of the performing arts, has a 2,500-square-foot outdoor deck where it holds its summer music series.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

SoL, which opened in October 2018, celebrated its one-year anniversary with its second annual Harvesfest Oct. 26-27.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

SoL's spacious dispensary is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

SoL prides itself on using natural sunlight and organic soil to grow its marijuana, master grower Ed Alexander said.

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SoL's greenhouse has the capacity to produce in excess of 3,000 pounds of marijuana annually, said owner Ed Alexander.

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SoL's greenhouse, where it grows 30 strains of cannabis, is viewable from inside the lobby area of its 8,000-square-foot dispensary.

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Ed Alexander, master grower and owner of SoL Cannabis in Washoe Valley, stands inside the company's 25,000-square-foot greenhouse in late 2019.

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Crews were onsite Wednesday at the old ARCO station next to the Ormsby House in Carson City.

Demolition begins at former ARCO site next to Carson City Ormsby House

The property is owned by Don Lehr and Al Fiegehen, owners of the Ormsby House, and is on the market along with the historic hotel.

Wednesday, November 6

Reno yarn retailer Jimmy Beans Wool purchases Madelinetosh

With the purchase, Madelinetosh headquarters and team will remain in Fort Worth, Texas, "for the foreseeable future," with additional operational and sales support coming from Jimmy Beans' 20,000-square-foot retail and warehouse headquarters in Reno.

CEI Alarm in Sparks buys Fernley's Trinity Alarms

Trinity Alarms, Inc., located in Fernley, has been in business for over a decade and was previously owned by Chris and Teresa Murphy. The transaction marks Sparks-based CEI Alarm's 15th acquisition.

Grand Sierra chili fest raises nearly $8,000 for nonprofits

The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino's Beer & Chili Festival this year raised more than $7,800 for the Reno Rodeo Foundation, Step2 Reno, Dress for Success Northern Nevada and more.

Photo: Tara Trovato / The Publicity Lab

The Battle Born Food Truck is donating its $1,000 grand prize to Step2 Reno.

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Members of the Reno Rodeo Foundation, the festival's main beneficiary this year, were on hand to help at the annual event.

Photo: Tara Trovato / The Publicity Lab

Over the course of the 2-day event, 13,000 people attended.

UNR Med, Carson Tahoe Health form partnership

Dr. Lorrel Toft will will serve as a full-time faculty member at UNR Med while providing integrated clinical activities with Carson Tahoe Health. She also brings a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant to UNR Med to continue her work in using interactive digital media to teach CPR to high school students.

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Lorrel Toft, M.D., F.A.C.C., was recently hired as an associate professor for UNR Med’s Department of Internal Medicine, as well as a cardiologist on staff with Carson Tahoe Health.

Tuesday, November 5

Mark Estee's Cucina Lupo to open Nov. 12 in downtown Carson City

Cucina Lupo, the newest Northern Nevada eatery spearheaded by Mark Estee and the Reno Local Food Group, will fill the space the Basque-themed Martin Hotel restaurant vacated in September.

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The mixed-use complex that will house Cucina Lupo is located at 308 N. Curry St.

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New Reno holistic wellness clinic to expand to historic Roy House in 2020

Kat Geiger, LCSW, CEDS –– Thrive Wellness' founder –– began operations in March at 421 W. Plumb Lane. The business is expanding rapidly and is slated to move into the historic Roy House on Court Street in January 2020.

$3.5 million in grants available for 'Agriculture Innovation Centers'

The goal is to establish an Agriculture Innovation Center with its own board of directors and provide technical assistance to farmers and ranchers on ways to add value and market their agricultural product.

Monday, November 4

Nevada's manufacturing industry focus of Nov. 7 Breakfast & Business

"Manufacturing: Nevada's main contributor to its economy" will be the focus of the Northern Nevada Business View's next Breakfast & Business event, set for 7-9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

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The Northern Nevada Business View's Nov. 7 Breakfast & Business event will focus on manufacturing.

Terry Reynolds tapped to head Nevada Dept. of Business and Industry

Terry Reynolds replaces Michael Brown, who Gov. Steve Sisolak named last week as director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

Rural Nevada entrepreneurship initiative to kick off Nov. 7

The initiative will bring together other governmental entities, higher education, business leaders and start-up resources to create a resource hub to support innovation and entrepreneurship in rural Nevada.

Judge dismisses lawsuit to outlaw all Nevada brothels

Developer Lance Gilman, owner of the legal Mustang Ranch brothel in Storey County who filed to intervene in the February lawsuit, said he was extremely pleased with the judge's ruling.

Sunday, November 3

Saturday, November 2

Friday, November 1

Nevada gambling win tops $1 billion for fifth time this year

Staked by strong increases in Southern Nevada, gambling win in the Silver State topped $1 billion in September — the fifth time it has done so this calendar year.

Northern NV business leads, bankruptcy filings for October 2019

The information in these leads is drawn from public records sources, and information is gathered and published as a convenience to readers. Every effort is made to report accurate information.

UNR President Marc Johnson to step down in June

Johnson's final day as president will be June 30, 2020. He will then transition to the department of economics in the College of Business as a professor, according to the university.

Manufacturing marijuana: Carson City's Miles Construction sees hemp industry as opportunity

With roughly 12 cannabis and hemp projects planted in Nevada and California that are either being designed, under construction or completed, Miles Constructions has become “the go-to contractor” for the marijuana industry on the West Coast.