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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reno Hive, located inside downtown Reno's Arlington Towers, has four hammock swings for users.
Reno Hive has a Sonadome meditation pod, which envelopes users in LED color therapy, guided meditation, binaural beats and energy healing.
Doug Erwin, VP of entrepreneurial development at EDAWN, speaks at the Reno Hive's launch party on Oct. 23.
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, a veteran marketing and media executive based in Henderson, Nev., was recently been named chief marketing officer of The Abbi Agency.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winners pose at EDAWN's eighth annual Existing Industry Awards event Oct. 17 at the Grand Sierra Resort.
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."
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.
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.
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.
These statistics, published at the beginning of 2019, sheds light on the Reno-Sparks affordable housing issue.
Don Tatro, CEO of the Builders Association of Northern Nevada, says the cost of fees to build in Washoe County are "extremely expensive.”
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve’s “1,000 Homes in 120 Days” was approved by the Reno City Council on Oct. 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A look at employment in Nevada in September 2019. According to DETR, these are estimates produced by the Current Employment Statistics program. Go to nevadaworkforce.com/CES to learn more.
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.
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.
DreamBox provides personalized learning experiences for students by dynamically adapting within and between lessons.
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.
An overview of the property and where businesses will be located.
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 recently welcomed a new team — the IC Team, formerly of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management — to its Reno branch.
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.
Miles Construction refurbished a vacant warehouse in Verdi into a marijuana factory for Las Vegas-based SRENE.
The flower room inside the MedMen Mustang facility built by Miles Construction.
Inside the greenhouse of the cannabis facility Miles Construction built for MedMen in Mustang, Nev.
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."
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.
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."
A rendering of the 20-story luxury hotel CAI Investments is proposing for downtown 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.
A rendering of what one of the 200 private patient rooms will look like at Sierra Medical Center.
A rendering of the Sierra Medical Center, which will include 350,000 square feet of hospital and medical office space.
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.
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.
ITS Logistics CEO Scott Pruneau says the company has to leverage technology in order to have better business processes.
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.
Vital Systems, an electronics manufacturing company in Reno, demonstrates how its new soldering robot functions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Construction on the Mountain Lakes Estate Retirement Living community in South Reno is expected to finish in 2020.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Nevada Economist David Schmidt said Tuesday it’s a fool’s errand to try to predict the next economic downturn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Federal Transit Administration has released a $40.4 million Capital Investment Grant to fund the Washoe Regional Transportation Commission's Virginia Street project.
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.
The 28,500 square-foot store will open the Bijou Marketplace at 3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd. on Nov. 6.
Whole Foods Market South Lake Tahoe will open for business on Nov. 6 and will reportedly employ approximately 100 full and part-time staff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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,
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.
The C.O.D. Casino was the last property to receive a nonrestricted gaming license in Carson Valley.
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 recently turned into a 501(c)3 nonprofit, which now allows it to accept donations from businesses and the community.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Nevada Superintendent of Instruction Jhone Ebert answers a question at Scarselli Elementary School in Douglas County on Sept. 23.
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.
A look at frequency and estimated losses for American and Canadian businesses due to business email compromise scams over the past four years.
The deal was worth $390,827, according to the Nevada State Development Corporation, which assisted with financing in partnership with Meadows Bank.
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.
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.
At the event, GNCU donated $1,000 to the Nevada Veterans Coalition Color Guard to support Wreaths Across America.
Community officials, volunteers and GNCU staff were on hand Oct. 1 at the ribbon-cutting event at 1510 E. Newlands Road in Fernley.
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.
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.
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).
Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village affords skiers stunning views of Lake Tahoe.
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.
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.
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.
Nevada casinos reported $952.4 million in gambling win for August, an increase of 4.3 percent over the same month last year.
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.
Phase 2 of the Healthy Nevada program kicked off in March of 2018 with a new partner, Helix.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
Saint Mary's Health Network CEO Helen Lidholm has been with the hospital since April 2007.
The Consortium Commercial Card is a charge card, not a credit card — meaning cardholders pay off the balance routinely, sometimes several times a month.
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.
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.
Northern Nevada Business View people briefs are published on a monthly basis and compiled from submissions emailed to the newsroom at email@example.com.
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.
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.
The first cohort of PA studies students completed their classroom training in 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Paragon Gaming Chairwoman of the Board Diana Bennett spoke at the Critical Issues Conference on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Minden.
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.