Stories for October 2019


Thursday, October 31

Generating buzz: Innovative coworking space opens in downtown Reno

Opening of 5,000-square-foot Reno Hive marks newest chapter in building up the city's reputation as the Biggest Little startup community. Along with the influx of homegrown startups, nearly 100 companies have relocated or expanded to Reno-Sparks in the last three years.

Nevada Trucking Association CEO: 'Truck drivers are a scarce commodity'

The NNBV recently interviewed Paul Enos to discuss the state of the trucking industry in Northern Nevada, as well as the many changes occurring throughout the industry as a whole.

Photo: Rob Sabo

Paul Enos has been CEO of the Nevada Trucking Association since 2006.

Sisolak appoints former Barrick Gold president to lead GOED

Michael Brown, who lives in Henderson and previously retired as president of Barrick Gold USA, had been director of Business and Industry since Sisolak took office in January.

Courtesy State of Nevada

Michael Brown is the new executive director of Nevada GOED.

Hycroft Mine expansion near Winnemucca would extend mine life into 2040

The mine would employ 515 employees once fully operational. According to the plan approved by the BLM, this is a decrease of 291 workers from the previously authorized 806 employees. The company currently has about 120 employees at the mine.

Photo: Ashley Maden / The Humboldt Sun

A Komatsu 530E haul truck exits the crusher pit after a Hitachi 5500 shovel fills the truck bed with crushed ore to be processed at the Hycroft Mine this summer.

Wednesday, October 30

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Tabitha Schneider, co-founder of Reno Hive, speaks about the coworking space as her business partner, Fred Turnier, looks on at the Oct. 23 launch party.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Reno Hive, located inside downtown Reno's Arlington Towers, has four hammock swings for users.

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Reno Hive has a Sonadome meditation pod, which envelopes users in LED color therapy, guided meditation, binaural beats and energy healing.

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Doug Erwin, VP of entrepreneurial development at EDAWN, speaks at the Reno Hive's launch party on Oct. 23.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

People involved in Reno's startup community gathered on Oct. 23 for the launch party of Reno Hive, a coworking space in downtown Reno.

Bryan Allison named CMO at The Abbi Agency – NNBV people briefs, Oct. 2019

Bryan Allison, a veteran marketing and media executive based in Henderson, Nev., was recently been named chief marketing officer of The Abbi Agency.

Reno Works program helps 9 people transition out of homelessness

At the Oct. 22 ceremony, several program donors, businesses and supporters were recognized for helping facilitate the latest Reno Works class; according to various media reports, all nine graduates have since found permanent housing.

Photo: City of Reno

The nine newest graduates of the Reno Works program were honored Oct. 22 at City Hall; here, they're pictured with the Waste Management check, along with Councilmember Neoma Jardon (far left) and Volunteers of America Regional Director Pat Cashell (far right).

Six female business leaders to be honored at annual Girl Scouts dinner

Christina Pacifico, Lara Ritchie, Cari Herington, Carolyn Cowan Barbash, Kenia Orellana and Katrina Loftin will be recognized at the 17th annual TRIUMPHANT dinner on Nov. 21.

Courtesy Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada

Christina Pacifico, Lara Ritchie, Cari Herington, Carolyn Cowan Barbash, Kenia Orellana and Katrina Loftin will be recognized at the 17th annual TRIUMPHANT dinner on Nov. 21 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

In an industry dominated by men, this female-driven logistics company in Reno is bucking trends

Northern Nevada may have lagged behind much of the country in fully shaking the yoke of the Great Recession, but by 2015 the regional economy was starting to surge. Today it's a juggernaut, and a great deal of Full Tilt Logistics' initial success is due to relationships formed in its early years, owner Tiffany Novich says.

Tuesday, October 29

Alchemy wins large company of year at EDAWN's Existing Industry Awards

In all, 44 companies from Reno-Sparks, Fernley and Washoe and Storey counties, as well as a local nonprofit, were recognized as finalists for the awards at the event.

Courtesy EDAWN

Winners pose at EDAWN's eighth annual Existing Industry Awards event Oct. 17 at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Industry 4.0: Northern NV companies working to keep up amid fourth industrial revolution

For some, Industry 4.0 may just be a buzzword floating in the ether. So, what is it? The industrial trend focuses heavily on using machine-to-machine communication, artificial intelligence and real-time data to “improve your quality, lien out your process or eliminate waste."

Nonprofit Spotlight: Food For Thought making a difference, one meal at a time

Located in Carson City, Food For Thought programs serve food insecure children in 16 local elementary, middle, and high schools. The nonprofit Food For Thought works autonomously from other programs to meet the needs of area children that generally rely on actions from parents or caregivers.

NNBV Editor Column: Changes for a better, brighter NNBV future

Since October 2014, the NNBV has had 10 different publishers/general managers ... and seven since early 2017. Anyone in business knows that amount of turnover at a company's top leadership position isn't going to equate to much success, not to mention the added challenges of employee morale becoming collateral damage in the process.

Monday, October 28

Reno's 1,000 Homes in 120 Days pilot program: 'looking to spur infill development'

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve's “1,000 Homes in 120 Days” initiative aims to accelerate the construction of a thousand townhouses, apartment or condominium units in Reno by deferring sewer connection fees and road infrastructure impact fees until the back end of a developer's project.

Graphic: Lauren Solinger

These statistics, published at the beginning of 2019, sheds light on the Reno-Sparks affordable housing issue.

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Don Tatro, CEO of the Builders Association of Northern Nevada, says the cost of fees to build in Washoe County are "extremely expensive.”

File photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve’s “1,000 Homes in 120 Days” was approved by the Reno City Council on Oct. 2.

Legislative changes to Nevada Equal Rights Commission procedures and remedies – an employer's guide

For the purposes of this article, we will look only to Nevada's employment discrimination laws and the purview of NERC to enforce those laws with particular attention to revised Nevada law that will be effective in 2020.

Guest Column: Employers looking for 'softies' to strengthen the workforce

Generally speaking, soft skills are defined as the human skills needed to be groomed for success, irrespective of the job or industry. Commonly, they include, but are not limited to, such things as teamwork, leadership, collaboration, written and interpersonal communication skills, creativity, and person-to-person service. And believe it or not, there's a shortage in today's talent pool.

No businesses oppose NV unemployment insurance rate decrease

Economist Jeremy Hays testified that Nevada's UI Trust Fund now has more than $1.84 billion, the highest amount in state history. He said that's enough to pay more than 17 months of benefits in a normal recession.

Sunday, October 27

Saturday, October 26

Friday, October 25

Goodwill's departure from Reno retail center creates opportunity for premier company

One of the most highly trafficked retail centers in Reno is searching for a new anchor tenant, and the owner of the property says he's content to wait for just the right fit in order to land someone who lifts the tide of other retailers at the center.

Vegas accounting firm Wallace Neumann & Verville to merge with Eide Bailly

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The three partners and 13 staff at Wallace Neumann & Verville will move into Eide Bailly's existing Las Vegas office.

Courtesy Eide Bailly

Chris Wilcox, partner-in-charge of Eide Bailly’s Las Vegas office, said the addition of Wallace Neumann & Verville will set the company up for further success.

Guest Column: Don't be a victim – safeguard your data in the workplace

In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month in October, Plumas Bank and The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) remind consumers of our shared responsibility to practice strong cybersecurity habits while on the go, in the workplace and at home to avoid becoming victimized by a cyberattack.

AGC Nevada chapter turns 80 years old: 'As a group, we have a voice'

Eight decades after forming in 1939, Nevada AGC has not wavered on its pursuit. From fighting for infrastructure funding to creating the state's charter school program to spearheading charity projects, Nevada AGC has helped build and bolster the state's construction industry over its 80 years going strong.

Thursday, October 24

Reno's newest hospital – region's first in 100 years – officially breaks ground

Construction of the hospital, led by Las Vegas-based SR Construction, is estimated to create 1,500 jobs. Once finished, the medical center is expected to initially staff about 1,000 healthcare workers “and then grow jobs as we need them,” CEO Alan Olive said.

Las Vegas developer proposes 20-story luxury hotel in downtown Reno

When reached for comment, a CAI Investments spokesperson told the NNBV the company is still in preliminary phases of the project and will not be making comments at this time.

Nevada has added 45,200 jobs over past 12 months

September marked 12 consecutive months of Nevada leading the nation in job growth over the year — and the manufacturing industry experienced the fastest growth rate of any industry, up 11.4 percent, after adding 6,100 jobs.

Courtesy Nevada DETR

A look at employment in Nevada in September 2019. According to DETR, these are estimates produced by the Current Employment Statistics program. Go to to learn more.

Time running out for trade legislation with Mexico, Canada

In all, $3.4 billion in goods were exported to Canada and Mexico from Nevada in 2017. There are 107,000 Silver State jobs supported by trade with the two nations. With that in mind, modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a No. 1 priority for 2019 for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Photo: Kurt Hildebrand

Western Regional Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Jennings Imel speaks at last week's Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting held at the Corley Ranch.

Wednesday, October 23

Courtesy DreamBox

DreamBox provides personalized learning experiences for students by dynamically adapting within and between lessons.

Village at Rancharrah, set to open in 2020, announces new shops, eateries

New shops and restaurants announced Oct. 17 include: Sierra Standard (Tom Turner's new Reno restaurant), Base Camp Pizza Co., Rolled Mountain Creamery, Dorinda's Chocolates, Hinoki Sushi and Village Dental.

Courtesy Tolles Development Company

An overview of the property and where businesses will be located.

Courtesy Tolles Development Company

An artist rendering of The Village at Rancharrah, which is set to open to the public in 2020 at 6001 Talbot Lane in Reno.

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An artist rendering of The Village at Rancharrah, which is set to open to the public in 2020 at 6001 Talbot Lane in Reno.

Courtesy Tolles Development Company

An artist rendering of The Village at Rancharrah, which is set to open to the public in 2020 at 6001 Talbot Lane in Reno.

NY Times bestselling author Adam Alter talks tech addiction, what it's doing to our brains

Adam Alter, author of "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked,” spoke with the NNBV about America's ongoing tech addiction epidemic.

RBC Wealth Management adds the IC Team to Reno branch

RBC Wealth Management recently welcomed a new team — the IC Team, formerly of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management — to its Reno branch.

Census seeking workers to canvas in Northern Nevada

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's website, you can earn up to $17 an hour in Washoe County and Carson City for a census taker position:. Rates for Douglas and Churchill counties, meanwhile, are listed at $15 an hour.

Tuesday, October 22

Courtesy Miles Construction

Miles Construction refurbished a vacant warehouse in Verdi into a marijuana factory for Las Vegas-based SRENE.

Courtesy Miles Construction

The flower room inside the MedMen Mustang facility built by Miles Construction.

Courtesy Miles Construction

Inside the greenhouse of the cannabis facility Miles Construction built for MedMen in Mustang, Nev.

NV education nonprofit partners with adaptive learning tech company

Bellevue, Washington-based DreamBox Learning announced the partnership Oct 17, describing the move as one that will "provide Nevada educators access to research-driven live webinars, on-site trainings and other professional development resources that will help them further personalize their math instruction for each student's unique growth and learning needs."

Phase one of $1 billion Reno Neon Line wraps; more sculptures on the way

The official completion of phase one of Reno's Neon Line district on Oct. 16 also marks the start of phase two — the addition of two sculptures and eight historic neon signs within the next six months.

Courtesy Jacobs Entertainment

A rendering of how the eventual finished Reno Neon Line district will look.

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An overview of the Reno Neon Line district.

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A rendering of how the eventual finished Reno Neon Line district will look.

Courtesy Jacobs Entertainment

A rendering of how the eventual finished Reno Neon Line district will look.

Survey: Casino industry favorability 'has never been higher'

According to the American Gaming Association's Attitudes on Casino Gaming 2019 survey, "the increase in favorability coincides with a surge in casino visitation and a widespread perception that the industry provides innovative, high-quality entertainment while supporting economic growth."

Courtesy CAI Investments

A rendering of the 20-story luxury hotel CAI Investments is proposing for downtown Reno.

Newest Homewatch CareGivers branch opens in Reno

Homewatch CareGivers, which was founded in 1980 and has about 200 locations across the U.S. and internationally, announced Oct. 15 the opening of a new location at 955 S. Virginia St. Ste. 219.

Monday, October 21

Courtesy NNHS

A rendering of what one of the 200 private patient rooms will look like at Sierra Medical Center.

Courtesy NNHS

A rendering of the Sierra Medical Center, which will include 350,000 square feet of hospital and medical office space.

Courtesy NNHS

Northern Nevada Medical Center CEO Alan Olive speaks during the Oct. 18 press conference to announce the plans for the Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center to be built in south Reno.

Courtesy NNHS

Pictured, left to right, are Dr. James Sullivan, Board Chair for Northern Nevada Medical Center; Alan B. Miller, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Health Systems; Alan Olive, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Northern Nevada Medical Center; City of Reno Vice Mayor Naomi Duerr; Karla Perez, Regional Vice President of Universal Health Systems; and Marvin Pember, Executive Vice President, UHS and President, Acute Care Division.

Courtesy ITS Logistics

ITS Logistics CEO Scott Pruneau says the company has to leverage technology in order to have better business processes.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Hamid Zaidi, left, founder and CEO of Vital Systems, shares a laugh with an employee as she uses a hand solder to assemble a unit.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Vital Systems, an electronics manufacturing company in Reno, demonstrates how its new soldering robot functions.

Saint Mary's buys first-of-its-kind robotic platform to help with spinal surgeries

Saint Mary's purchased the ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation platform from Globus Medical, one of the world's leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, for close to $1.5 million.

Courtesy Globus Medical

The ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation platform is the first technology to combine a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities for precise trajectory alignment in spine surgery.

Sparks Galleria retail center sold for $40.65 million

Anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market and Marshalls/HomeGoods, the 212,647-square-foot Sparks Galleria is located on Disc Drive and Galleria Parkway east of Route 445/Pyramid Way.

WIN October event's guest, Anna Liotta, to discuss 'what makes each generation tick?'

According toWIN, Liotta will talk about what makes each generation tick, along with what ticks them off, in addition to addressing stereotypes while sharing key takeaways for attracting and keeping top talent from across generations.

Rural Nevadans invited to help set housing priorities

The Governor's Office of Economic Development, the state departments of Business and Industry and the Health and Human Services are partnering to help set priorities for the nearly $40 million in Housing and Urban Development grants the state receives each year.

Sunday, October 20

Saturday, October 19

Friday, October 18

Courtesy City of Reno

A map outlining the opportunity zones where developers approved for the "1,000 Homes in 120 Days" program can build townhome, apartment or condo units.

Healthcare fintech company relocates to Reno; plans to fill 10-20 jobs

Red Dot Management specializes in acquiring and resolving third party liability healthcare claims from motor vehicle accidents. The company recently relocated to Midtown and expects to fill as many as 20 jobs by next year.

Courtesy DCG

S3 Development recently transformed 1401 Midtown into a mix of retail, restaurant and commercial office space. Other tenants include Rue Bourbon, Michael & Son Jewelers, and Fat Cat Bar & Grill.

Reno company donating proceeds in October to Breast Cancer 2 Bikini

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, local meal prep company Mother of Macros is donating a portion of proceeds throughout October to the local Breast Cancer 2 Bikini program.

Better Business Bureau: Low financial literacy, social isolation increase scam risk

New fraud research published by the Better Business Bureau shows that people who live alone or have low financial literacy levels are more likely to lose money to fraudsters.

Courtesy BBB

This slide from the fraud report shows that when people were surveyed with the question, "Where do victims and non-victims learn about fraud?" — news stories were, by far, the most popular answer.

Lithium Nevada inks deal with mining contractor

Lithium Nevada announced recently the company has entered into an exclusive agreement with North American Coal Corporation (NACCO) to serve as exclusive contract miner for the $1.3 billion Thacker Pass lithium project near Orovada.

Thursday, October 17

Sierra Nevada Realtors donates $10K to Carson Tahoe Health Foundation

The donation was raised through the Sierra Nevada Realtors' participation in Carson Tahoe's annual Hopefest event and through the annual Cornhole for a Cause competition.

$900,000 senior living community expansion in Reno complete

The $900,000 construction project began in February. Further, Mission Senior Living's first residential community, Mountain Lakes Estate Retirement Living, broke ground in August 2019 and is slated for completion next summer in South Reno.

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Construction on the Mountain Lakes Estate Retirement Living community in South Reno is expected to finish in 2020.

Carson City's Ormsby House back on the market

“I received a cancellation from the buyer on Thursday of last week and that the Ormsby House is back on the market,” Kim Fiegehen, who represents the sellers, told the Nevada Appeal on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 16

Armed with $1.25M grant, UNR partners with mining companies to increase safety through AI

Thanks to a $1.25 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, an interdisciplinary team at the University of Nevada, Reno, has committed to graduating six doctoral and four master's degree students in an effort to advance technology and automation in the mining industry.

Nevada JobConnect to host 'Better Jobs, Better Pay' hiring fair Oct. 17 in Reno

According to Nevada JobConnect, the theme for both fairs is “Better Jobs, Better Pay," highlighting positions staring at $15 an hour. Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions will all be offered.

Nevada economist: It's a fool's errand trying to predict next recession

David Schmidt, chief economist with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, told members of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday it's a fool's errand to try to predict the next economic downturn.

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Nevada Economist David Schmidt said Tuesday it’s a fool’s errand to try to predict the next economic downturn.

Three appointed to Nevada minerals commission

The commission is a seven-member body that meets quarterly to make recommendations to the governor and lawmakers on Nevada's mineral policy and to adopt regulations to carry out the duties and policies of the Division of Minerals.

Tuesday, October 15

In $603,000 deal, Trail Dozer manufacturer buys company headquarters

The world's only Trail Dozer manufacturer, Sutter Equipment Company, recently purchased its company headquarters at 25 Cowee Drive in Mound House in Lyon County for $603,029.48.

Courtesy Facebook

Sutter Equipment Company is the only manufacturer in the world of the Sutter 500 Trail Dozer (pictured), in addition to the Sutter 300 mini Trail Dozer and other equipment.

Biz & Books review: Eager for entrepreneurship? Drop out of college and read 'Rare Breed'

How do you convert fearlessness into business acumen? In “Rare Breed: A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different” by Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger, read how feistiness can work for you.

Nevada minimum wage increase begins in 2020

A new law revises provisions relating to health care and the qualified health benefits, effective Jan. 1, 2020, and establishes the minimum level of health benefits that an employer is required to make available to an employee and his or her dependents for the purpose of determining whether the employer is authorized to pay the lower minimum wage rate.

Monday, October 14

CREWx event Oct. 16 to celebrate Nevada's milestone of female lawmakers

Nevada Assemblywoman Jill Tolles, R-Reno, and Assemblywoman Sarah Peters, D-Reno, are slated to speak at CREWx, which will highlight the milestone achievement of Nevada being the first state legislature to hold a majority of female lawmakers.

$75,000 grant secured for Career Bound NV workforce development program

Serving as the intermediary between industry and education, Career Bound NV engages employers to provide students with opportunities to explore careers, develop skills and participate in job shadow and paid internships to ensure students graduate ready for employment in Nevada's high-demand, living-wage careers.

Feds release $40 million for Virginia Street project in Reno

The Federal Transit Administration has released a $40.4 million Capital Investment Grant to fund the Washoe Regional Transportation Commission's Virginia Street project.

Nevada Gov. Sisolak forms task force to investigate legal cannabis industry

In an Oct. 11 statement, the governor said he was outraged by recent news that a Ukrainian national attempted to influence Nevada's elections to gain a marijuana license in the state.

Sunday, October 13

Saturday, October 12

Friday, October 11

Photo: Bill Rozak

The 28,500 square-foot store will open the Bijou Marketplace at 3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd. on Nov. 6.

Whole Foods announces November opening at South Lake Tahoe

Whole Foods Market South Lake Tahoe will open for business on Nov. 6 and will reportedly employ approximately 100 full and part-time staff.

Short-term rental guidelines at Lake Tahoe one step closer to reality

South Lake Tahoe, Douglas County, El Dorado County, Placer County and Washoe County each would have to maintain at least a 90 percent score or risk losing residential allocations under the new rules, if adopted later this year by the TRPA governing board.

Ormsby House: Carson City would require special use permits if it sells

The Carson City Planning Division on Oct. 8 issued a letter to the applicant, Joe D'Angelo, of the Las Vegas-based nonprofit Joshua's Community, outlining the findings of a major project review conducted by staff after meeting with the applicant on Oct. 1.

Thursday, October 10

Reno's newest full-service hospital to break ground Oct. 18

According to previous reports, Sierra Medical Center is planned to open within three years of groundbreaking and is expected to alleviate some healthcare access concerns amid Northern Nevada's continuing population growth.

Courtesy NNMC

Northern Nevada Medical Center (the main branch of which is seen here on Prater Way) will break ground on its new hospital in South Reno on Oct. 18.

Nevada SBA seeks 2020 small business award nominations

“This is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs, bankers, chambers of commerce and other community organizations to promote small businesses, their clients and their employees," Nevada SBA District Director Joseph Amato said.

In deals totaling $96 million, 2 multifamily properties sold in Carson, Sparks

Aiman Noursoultanova, a senior vice president with CBRE's Reno office, brokered the sale of Parkway Terraces, a 176-unit multifamily property in Carson City, as well as Waterstone at Kiley Ranch, a 203-unit luxury multifamily community in Sparks. The deals were reportedly worth $40.75 million and $55.9 million, respectively.

Courtesy CBRE

Waterstone at Kiley Ranch, located at 815 Kiley Parkway in Sparks, offers four unique floor plans, featuring multi-story, one- and two-bedroom apartments, all with attached private garages,

Courtesy CBRE

Located at 603 East College Parkway in Carson City, Parkway Terraces is a Class A multifamily community featuring a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom luxury apartment homes on 7.24 acres.

Photo: Kurt Hildebrand

The C.O.D. Casino was the last property to receive a nonrestricted gaming license in Carson Valley.

Proposed law would restrict future Carson Valley gambling businesses

Under proposed new rules, which would be effective Jan. 1, half of revenue at new establishments with more than seven slot machines would have to come from nongaming sources.

Main Street Gardnerville, now a nonprofit, receives $3,500 donation

Main Street Gardnerville recently turned into a 501(c)3 nonprofit, which now allows it to accept donations from businesses and the community.

Wednesday, October 9

$1.3 billion lithium mining project takes shape in rural Northern Nevada

Operations will create approximately 1,000 jobs during construction of $1.3 billion project and will employ more than 275 people. Lithium Nevada anticipates permits to be issued by the end of 2020 and for Phase I construction to begin shortly thereafter. Phase I production is expected to begin sometime in late 2022.

Courtesy Lithium Nevada

A look at the plant layout as filed with the Plan of Operation with the BLM. Vice President of Engineering Brett Rabe said the footprint of the plant will only be about 2,500-acre feet. “In terms of emission and noise,” Rabe said, “this is going to be the cleanest sulfuric acid plant constructed. Our SO2 emission are below any threshold criteria are less than the land fill outside of town.”

Courtesy Lithium Nevada

According to Lithium Nevada, the company has produced over 3,000 kg (105,821 oz.) of high-quality lithium sulfate solution at its testing facility in Reno. Lithium Nevada expects to conduct a feasibility study with a Phase 1 production capacity of 20,000 tonnes per annum of battery-quality LCE, which is expected to be complete by mid-2020.

City National accepting applications for $80,000 in literacy grants

Any full-time teacher, librarian or administrator at schools in Nevada is eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 31, and awardees will be notified in December.

Nevada input sought on $1.3 billion federal career-tech education plan

Provisions in the law allow school districts across America to use federal funds to provide all students, not just those enrolled in CTE, career exploration and development activities in the middle grades and for comprehensive guidance and academic counseling in the upper grades.

Photo: Kurt Hildebrand

Nevada Superintendent of Instruction Jhone Ebert answers a question at Scarselli Elementary School in Douglas County on Sept. 23.

Business email scams on rise, have cost more than $3 billion since 2016

These various types of business email compromise scams have tripled over the last three years, according to the Better Business Bureau, jumping 50% in the first three months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.

Courtesy Better Business Bureau

A look at frequency and estimated losses for American and Canadian businesses due to business email compromise scams over the past four years.

Tuesday, October 8

In $390K deal, Jesse Kalter Law buys new headquarters in Reno

The deal was worth $390,827, according to the Nevada State Development Corporation, which assisted with financing in partnership with Meadows Bank.


Jesse B. Kalter first opened his firm in 2006.

EDAWN's 'Work Live Play' website gets facelift to help job-seekers

According to EDAWN, the website "is a collaborative initiative to help recruit talented people who enjoy living in a vibrant community, with a great lifestyle and exciting career opportunities."


A screenshot from the website suggests that Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics,Tech & Software, Engineering, Healthcare and Construction are the region's most popular industries for employment.

Greater Nevada Credit Union opens Fernley branch

Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington Jr. and members of the Fernley Chamber of Commerce, Nevada Veterans Coalition Color Guard and Fernley Vaquero Marching Band joined company officials for the event, which marked the opening of GNCU's 14th branch in Nevada.

Courtesy GNCU

At the event, GNCU donated $1,000 to the Nevada Veterans Coalition Color Guard to support Wreaths Across America.

Courtesy GNCU

Community officials, volunteers and GNCU staff were on hand Oct. 1 at the ribbon-cutting event at 1510 E. Newlands Road in Fernley.

Workforce development program takes shape in Winnemucca

Winnemucca City Manager Alicia Heiser; Humboldt County Manager Dave Mendiola; Denise Castle from JOIN, Inc.; and Executive Director of Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority (NNRDA) Sheldon Mudd are among county and city leaders meeting to establish a workforce development program for local students.

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Denise Castle, of JOIN. Inc.

Monday, October 7

Employment Security Council recommends tax break for NV businesses

While it doesn't sound like much, the proposed two-tenths of a percent decrease in unemployment insurance rates — to 1.65 percent of taxable wages — would result in Nevada's roughly 79,000 businesses paying $600 million next year, roughly $73 million less than if the tax remained at its current 1.85 percent rate.

Lake Tahoe skiing: Projected opening dates and what's new for the 2019-20 season

With the fall season upon us, check out what's new for the 2019-20 season at some of the Tahoe region's biggest downhill ski resorts, as well as their projected opening dates (all are depending on snow conditions).

Photo: Zac Smith / Diamond Peak Resort

Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village affords skiers stunning views of Lake Tahoe.

Carson City's Cafe at Adele's will not reopen after March fire

Cafe at Adele's Charlie and Karen Abowd — who in 1995 took over the restaurant from Charlie's parents Chef Paul and Adele Abowd — haven't made any further decisions regarding the property.

Carson Tahoe Health CEO: Industry must figure out how to reduce costs

Six months into his tenure as CEO of Carson Tahoe Health, Alan Garrett says the hospital, like healthcare providers everywhere, is in a state of flux, facing huge challenges and trying to find its way in an industry he says is changing rapidly.

Sunday, October 6

Saturday, October 5

Friday, October 4

Northern NV business leads, bankruptcy filings for September 2019

The information in the NNBV's Business Leads each month 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.

Washoe County gambling win up 4.4 percent in August

Nevada casinos reported $952.4 million in gambling win for August, an increase of 4.3 percent over the same month last year.

'There's a much larger plan here' for next phase of Healthy Nevada Project

The Healthy Nevada Project, which kicked off in Northern Nevada in September 2016 and expanded to Southern Nevada in May of this year, has seen more than 45,000 Nevadans provide no-cost genetic samples to help researchers at the Desert Research Institute gather crucial data for translational private-sector research.

Courtesy Renown Health

Phase 2 of the Healthy Nevada program kicked off in March of 2018 with a new partner, Helix.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Urban Roots seeks to change the community

Setare Taabodi stumbled across Urban Roots in a simple internet search, hunting for organizations that blended community outreach and health advocacy in Reno, Nevada. She was in the early phase of identifying a project for her doctorate in nursing, the purpose of which was to understand what approaches could best influence an entire community's health habits.

Courtesy Urban Roots

Setare Taabodi, right, talks with Connie Wray about experiential learning.

Thursday, October 3

We asked 2 Reno startups: What are keys to a successful venture in health and wellness?

The global health and wellness industry is now worth $4.2 million, according to the Global Wellness Institute. What's more, the industry was the second-fastest-growing small business sector in the nation in 2018 with a 10 percent increase, according to a small business survey conducted by Guidant Financial.

Nevada workplace safety violations face steep increase in fines

Nevada's administrative penalties haven't been increased since 1990. Serious violations carry a fine of $7,000. The new penalty will increase to $13,260 for violations that have, “a high likelihood of seriously injuring or killing a worker,” according to the law. For willful violations or certain cases of repeated violations, the maximum penalty will rise from $70,000 to $132,598 per violation.

Nonprofit Spotlight: KNPB Public Television

KNPB Public Television has been proud to entertain, captivate and foster the joy of learning since 1983. The station serves the residents of central and northern Nevada and northeastern California with on-air content and educational outreach, and has expanded coverage to a current weekly audience of 115,000.

Wednesday, October 2

Q-and-A: Saint Mary's Health Network CEO Helen Lidholm

The Northern Nevada Business View recently sat down with Helen Lidholm for a question and answer session to discuss Saint Mary's Health Network and the many ways it's prepared to serve the influx of new residents to Northern Nevada in the upcoming decade, as well as the longtime residents who have deep ties to the revered medical facility located in the heart of downtown Reno.

Courtesy Saint Mary's

Saint Mary's Health Network CEO Helen Lidholm has been with the hospital since April 2007.

Consortium commercial cards – get paid for making payments

The Consortium Commercial Card is a charge card, not a credit card — meaning cardholders pay off the balance routinely, sometimes several times a month.

NNBV guest column: the state of affairs for federal CBD trademarks

Because marijuana still remains a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substance Act, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) will not register federal trademark registrations that are used to identify goods containing marijuana.

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks fosters educational enhancement

One of Assistance League if Reno-Sparks' main missions is to help educators succeed in improving the quality of education for children in Washoe County schools.

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Phil MacDougall hired as new WIN leader – NNBV people briefs, Sept. 2019

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Population growth and healthcare: UNR, TMCC roll out programs to foster a local workforce

UNR Med's new Physician Assistant program is one of many such healthcare-training programs geared toward improving regional healthcare access and creating a pipeline of trained medical professionals to work in Northern Nevada healthcare facilities and private practice clinics.

Courtesy TMCC

Truckee Meadows Community College offers a bachelor's degree program in dental assisting starting this fall. It's one of several programs regional colleges are implementing with a focus on growing a local workforce for rising healthcare needs.

Courtesy UNR Med

UNR Med's Brian Lauf created the curriculum for the PA studies program.

Courtesy UNR Med

The first cohort of PA studies students completed their classroom training in 2019.

Nevada healthcare leading way in reducing hospital utilization

According to America's Health Rankings, Nevada is ranked 47th nationwide in hospital readmissions. However, healthcare leaders at Renown Health have implemented innovative solutions, with partners such as Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IHD), to deliver high-touch advocacy programs that assist patients during and post hospitalization to ensure they get the healthcare services they need and are set up for long term success.

Hard Rock owner: Eldorado properties may sell again

One of the owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Lake Tahoe said last week she wouldn't be surprised if two of the three Stateline properties involved in the recent Caesars-Eldorado Resorts merger sell in the near future.

Photo: Ryan Hoffman

Pictured are the four larger casinos in Stateline, on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. With the Caesars/Eldorado merger announced, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino would be the lone “Big Four” properties owned by a different company.

Photo: Kurt Hildebrand

Paragon Gaming Chairwoman of the Board Diana Bennett spoke at the Critical Issues Conference on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Minden.

Support obligations arising from a divorce miniseries: child support

This month's column focus will address the child support obligations of each parent and explain current law regarding when child support is appropriate, who has to pay, and how the court determines the amount of support.