Stories for September 2019


Monday, September 30

NNBV guest column: Trust a workforce solutions partner to assist with hiring

It can be very painful to realize that the person you have chosen at the end of a lengthy hiring process isn't actually working out — or is actively causing problems, writes Celeste Johnson of The Applied Companies.

Future of healthcare focus of NNBV's Oct. 3 Breakfast & Business event

The panel will look to shed light on short-term and long-term opportunities for the Northern Nevada region as a whole, and provide insights into the many trends that figure to impact the healthcare industry into 2020 and beyond.

NNBV photos

The Oct. 3 panel includes the following regional experts, clockwise from top left: Helen Lidholm, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. (moderator), Alan Olive, Thoran Towler, Valerie Clark and Erik Olson.

NNBV Readers' Choice Best In Business award winners unveiled

These six deserving winners were selected from a list of 60 nominees, representing the very best of the Northern Nevada business community.


The 2018 Readers’ Choice Best In Business awards winners were announced Sept. 30, 2019.

Population growth and healthcare: What are Northern Nevada hospitals doing to manage?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were more than 465,000 people residing in Washoe County in 2018. That's up 10 percent from 2010, with a projected 25 percent increase through 2035. Those additional residents likely will strain existing regional healthcare services beyond capacity.

Courtesy Renown Health

Renown has embarked upon a new strategic plan that looks to address rising healthcare needs for the Reno-Sparks community.

Courtesy Saint Mary's Regional Health System

To meet growing demands for healthcare in Reno, Saint Mary’s is focused on "expanding outpatient services without expanding our physical footprint," says CEO Helen Lidholm.

Courtesy Northern Nevada Medical Center

Northern Nevada Medical Center recently added a new surgical center at its flagship location in east Sparks.

Courtesy Northern Nevada Medical Center

Northern Nevada Medical Center is building a new hospital in South Reno, and it owns enough land surrounding its Prater Way facility (pictured) to accommodate as much as 50 years of additional facilities growth.

Sunday, September 29

Restaurant roundup: Carson City IHOP closing; Mark Estee to open Cucina Lupo in October

Restaurants come and go and that holds true for Carson City’s thriving dining scene. The latest closure is IHOP on South Carson Street. The breakfast place known for its pancakes is serving through Sunday and closing its doors forever on Monday.

Saturday, September 28

Friday, September 27

Relocating to Northern Nevada: Housing demand at an all-time high

Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, says Reno-Sparks is in the midst of an unprecedented transition as it segues into a mid-sized city.

Nevada AG Ford leading push for banking bill for cannabis businesses

The proposed legislation — known as the "Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act” — has strong bipartisan support with 60 cosponsors in the House and 10 in the Senate.

Fueled by philanthropy: Reno businesses stress importance of giving back

For some entrepreneurs, carving out time for charitable causes amid running a business may be the only thing standing in their way. For other business owners, they may not know when or where to start.

Thursday, September 26

Relocating to Northern Nevada: For young and old, your career starts here

From the first days of kindergarten to graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree, the educational systems in Northern Nevada provide students all they need to reach their educational goals.

SBA awards Nevada $250K to expand small businesses into international markets

Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it had awarded Nevada more than $250,000 to help small businesses expand their reach into new markets around the world.

Human Bean to open more Northern Nevada locations

Once it opens, the Minden location will be the third Human Bean shop in Northern Nevada, in addition to the two already operating in Reno. A fourth shop is planned to open in the coming months in Carson City.

Photo: Kurt Hildebrand

The Human Bean is close to opening in Minden.

In $930K deal, manufacturer invests in Gardnerville location

ANC Precision Machining used its manufacturing skills to develop its own line of equipment that is unique in what is known as the “tube filling” industry, used for toothpaste, cosmetics, lotions and similar products in the packaging industry.

Wednesday, September 25

Relocating to Northern Nevada: New developments add to Reno's retail charm

There was a time when back-to-school shopping meant taking a day trip over the Sierra to hit the large malls in Sacramento or the outlets in Vacaville. But the retail scene in Reno-Sparks has long since come of age, and newcomers to the region should find plenty of shopping options.


My Place Hotel has opened at Arrowhead Drive and Carson Street.

Ormsby House buyer reveals plans; review meeting set for Oct. 1

Joseph D'Angelo's plans for the renamed Joshua House include restaurants, a culinary arts school and a large public gathering area on the 44,232 square-foot first floor. The 41,077 square-foot second floor features a showroom, fitness center, offices, guest rooms, and a childcare facility.


A blueprint of the purposed third floor of the Ormsby House.


A blueprint of the purposed second floor of the Ormsby House.


A blueprint of the purposed first floor of the Ormsby House.

Nevada's unemployment rate dips to 4.2 percent in August

While total employment increased by 3 percent — more than double the national growth rate of 1.4 percent — Nevada's per capita personal income ranks just 27th among the states, and the rate of voluntary part-time employment is just now recovering to pre-recession levels.

New 64-unit, extended stay hotel opens in Carson City

My Place Hotel at Arrowhead Drive and Carson Street is a three-story, 64-unit extended stay hotel with kitchen and cooktop, microwave and full-size refrigerator in each room.

Buyer reveals plans for Ormsby House in Carson City

A proposal from the potential buyer of the Ormsby House further details his ideas for the historic downtown property, including seven floors of residences with medical care, closure of one block of Curry Street and, in the future, a mixed-use apartment building next door.

Tuesday, September 24

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Chris Reilly, Tesla's workforce development and education program director, speaks during the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit on Sept. 13.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Amelia Lane, right, assistant director of development at the UNR School of Medicine, speaks during the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit on Sept. 13 at the Nevada Museum of Art. Garrett Kalt, founder of LEAD On, looks on.

Relocating to Northern Nevada: Tech-splosion bolstering the economy

Reno-Sparks has diversified over the past decade or so from its longtime roots in gaming, construction, tourism and warehousing/distribution. Its new economy is powered in part by the likes of technology giants such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Tesla, Panasonic, Switch, and many, many smaller technology companies that have planted their flags here in recent years.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

June Ou, co-founder and chief operating officer of Figure Technologies, talks about the financial technology company's move to Reno in late 2018.

RV Country to open 20,000 sq. ft. location in Sparks, will employ 40 staff

Charlie Power, RV Country Vice President & Director of Operations, says the Sparks location will carry an inventory of 150 to 175 new and pre-owned RV models and will employ a staff of 40 in sales, parts and service departments.

EDAWN's eighth annual 'Existing Industry Awards' set for Oct. 17

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada's eighth annual "Existing Industry Awards" are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Courtesy EDAWN

Rubik Environmental, Inc. won EDAWN's Company of the Year, Small, award at the 2018 “Existing Industry Awards.”

Where are all the cars coming from? Highway 395 commute getting longer

For most Douglas County residents, the traffic on Highway 395 is the surest and most annoying barometer of the county's growth. One commuter said it takes her 40 minutes to get from her home in the north Valley to her work in downtown Carson City on a daily basis.

Photo: Kurt Hildebrand

The stretch of Highway 395 in the Carson Valley between Mica Drive to the county line is the busiest in Douglas County.

Monday, September 23

NNBV takes home 6 Nevada Press Association awards

Nevada News Group reporter Kaleb M. Roedel and other Silver State journalists were honored Saturday night at the Nevada Press Association's annual Better Newspaper and Magazine Contest awards banquet in Ely.

Photo: Kevin MacMillan

Kaleb M. Roedel, who was a reporter for the NNBV from January 2018 to February 2019, currently works in Reno as a Special Assignments Reporter for the Nevada News Group.

In split vote, city of Winnemucca OKs legal marijuana businesses

After over five months of deliberations, the Winnemucca City Council last week formally passed two ordinances that will allow state-licensed marijuana facilities to set up shop in properly zoned areas within city limits.

120 former Bently Nevada Corp. workers attend reunion in Minden

Minden industrialist Donald Bently founded the company that bears his name in his garage in the 1950s. He moved the company to Minden in October 1961 and started experimenting using sensors to measure the vibration in rotating machinery, so operators could tell the status of the bearings.

NV Attorney General Ford moves to dismiss GOP business tax lawsuit

Nevada AG Aaron Ford filed a motion in Carson District Court last week dismiss the lawsuit filed by all eight Nevada Senate Republicans charging that those bills are unconstitutional because they didn't get a two-thirds vote in the Senate.

Sunday, September 22

Saturday, September 21

Friday, September 20

With gold production near, Relief Canyon Mine owner changes branding

In anticipation of gold production at Relief Canyon Mine, Americas Silver has changed its name to Americas Gold and Silver, along with a new gold and silver logo.


A look at the new company logo.

Rail spur could spark economic development in Winnemucca

Humboldt Development Authority Economic Development Officer Jan Morrison said that of the last five companies interested in locating near the airport industrial park in Humboldt County, all but one requested rail.

Courtesy Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority

The proximity of the railroad tracks to the Winnemucca Airport Industrial Park allows for a rail spur to be built in the area, possibly creating additional opportunities for further economic development, officials say.

Truckee ‘locals-only' housing project too expensive for locals?

Studio prices range from $1,395 to $1,700 monthly, one-bedroom apartments range from $1,545 to $1,800, two-bedroom apartments go from $1,845 to $2,000 and three-bedroom apartments from $2,350 to $2,700. The median household income in Truckee for a household of four is $79,000. For a three bedroom unit at $2,700 a month, a family with that income would be paying over 40 percent of their income on rent.

Photo: Hannah Jones

The Coburn Crossing apartments, a locals only housing project expected to be done this fall, may still be too expensive for many locals to afford.

Thursday, September 19

Carson City Ormsby House in escrow for $15 million; Joe D’Angelo wants to turn building into ‘Joshua House’

Joe D’Angelo has a different vision for the Ormsby House, one he says will be unique in Carson City. D’Angelo is in escrow to buy the 48-year-old hotel-casino but is having some trouble convincing city officials of his idea because they still see the Ormsby House as a hotel-casino.

#MeToo movement's impact on the workplace focus of Sept. 27 WIN breakfast

According to WIN, Mike Domitrz believes the national #MeToo movement has inspired change that few are discussing: that the movement is actually strengthening our workplaces in significant ways.

Citizens Bank expands commercial division to include Nevada

Citizens Commercial Banking announced last week it has established a West Region, led by David Musicant, which will serve existing and new corporate banking clients in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Courtesy Citizens Bank

David Musicant will lead the new West Region team, which will serve existing and new corporate banking clients in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Reno mayor announces '1,000 Homes in 120 Days' initiative

Officials describe the initiative as "a pilot program that's meant to help stabilize rents and implement an immediate strategy to respond to the Reno housing crisis." The program will do that by deferring fees the city charges for such things as sewer hookups and road infrastructure until the back end of the project.

Brian Sandoval joins Tahoe Fund as special adviser

Sandoval, a Republican, has a history of supporting Lake Tahoe through his work as Nevada governor and as a past board member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

Wednesday, September 18

2019 summer busiest ever for Nevada Airbnb bookings with $53.3 million in income

Nevada's Airbnb host community welcomed roughly 321,800 guest arrivals and earned a combined $53.5 million in supplemental income from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The top five city destinations for guests to Nevada were, in order: Las Vegas, Incline Village, Stateline, Reno and North Las Vegas.

Photo: Pixabay

Nevada's Airbnb host community saw its biggest summer season ever, according to the company.

New Ormsby House buyer: 'It will never be a hotel-casino again'

Escrow on the Ormsby House in Carson City is supposed to close Oct. 17. Joe D'Angelo said he agreed to the asking price of $15 million for the property. He's buying the Ormsby House, the attached parking garage and the small block to the south that is now occupied by the closed ARCO gas station.

Regulators probing pot labs in Vegas after tainted cannabis cases

"There is no reason to believe that the dispensaries or cultivators had any knowledge that the products exceeded allowable limits," state officials said in a Monday statement.

Business cards in Braille: Nevada state staffer takes lead for blind community

Erik Jimenez, senior policy director to state Treasurer Zach Conine, said he feels the blind community is too often cut off from easy access to government information.

Tuesday, September 17

'Hip, cool' luxury Midtown apartments to charge $1,400-$1,800 in rent

According to a Sept. 3 story from the Reno Gazette Journal, rents for the 'modern, hip, cool, new residential and retail experience' will start out at $1,400 for a 540-square-foot unit and $1,800 for an 840-square-foot duplex when the rentals come online later this year.

Courtesy Pilot Real Estate Group

An artist rendering of the development, expected to be finished later this year.

In $7 million deal, city of Reno closes on Reno Gazette Journal office sale

The Reno Gazette Journal decided to sell its building in 2017 after a move to outsource printing operations — among other business decisions, including decreasing staff size — led to the building no longer suiting the news organization's needs.

Courtesy city of Reno

This artist rendering shows what the new Reno Police Department property will look like in summer 2021.

Bay Area mortgage firm expands to open Reno office

Based in Sausalito, California, Bay Equity is a "family-owned and community-minded mortgage lender," according to the company's website. Mike Richardson serves as branch manager of the Reno office, where Brian Dansereau also works as a loan officer.

Courtesy Basin Street Properties

Bay Equity recently signed a lease for office space at 200 South Virginia in Reno.

Bill Pearce Motors, Reno Mayor Schieve among 2019 EDAWN Arts & Business Awards winners

On Sept. 12, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada announced winners of its 2019 EDAWN Arts & Business Awards, including Bill Pearce Motors as large business of the year and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve as Elected Arts Advocate of the Year.

Courtesy EDAWN

The EDAWN Arts & Business Awards logo.

Monday, September 16

Nevada farms, ranches can apply for annual Centennial Awards

To qualify, an applicant's ranch or farm must have belonged to his or her family for at least 100 years and must be a working ranch or farm with a minimum of 160 acres. Operations with fewer than 160 acres must have gross yearly sales of at least $1,000.

Nevada Department of Agriculture

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is accepting applications through Oct. 20.

Junior League of Reno donates $30,000 to Girls on the Run

The $30,000 grant for scholarships gives more girls the ability to participate in the nonprofit, which focuses not only on physical activity but teaches skills in character development, teamwork and community service.

Amid new ownership, changes begin at historic David Walley's Resort

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Inc. took over operation of the historic resort in Genoa, which first opened in 1862, earlier this year. Day spa services, including in-spa massages and facials, will be discontinued this week.

Photo: Kurt Hildebrand

The 1862 David Walley's water tank stands at the resort just outside of Genoa on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Courtesy Holiday Inn Club Vacations

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Inc. took over ownership of the historic David Walley’s Resort in January.

Tesla to donate $1 million for STEM education in Nevada

Tesla's multi-year commitment to computer science education will support the direct training of more than 3,900 teachers by Nevada's Regional Professional Development Program, as well as statewide computer science summits each year, administrator training, toolkit developments, and more.

Sunday, September 15

Saturday, September 14

Plans for Lompa Ranch in Carson City slow to develop

Where is all the Lompa Ranch development? Roughly 430 new houses are approved, and at least as many apartments planned, for the 400-plus acre site in the middle of Carson City on most of what remains of the Lompa family ranch that was once twice that size.

Friday, September 13

Courtesy Renown Health

The Hallmark Gold Crown store opened Sept. 10 inside Renown Regional Medical Center.

Hallmark Gold Crown store opens inside Renown hospital

The store opened Sept. 10. According to Renown Health, Renown Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in America to self-operate a Hallmark Gold Crown store.

Reno Chef Mark Estee to open new restaurant in Carson City

The new eatery will open after a brief remodel once the Basque restaurant at 308 N. Curry St. closes after serving its last dinner on Sept. 29. The restaurant is expected to open by Nevada Day.

Photo: Anne Knowles

The Martin Hotel in Carson City is slated to close Sept. 29.

Remaining space at The Crossing at Meadowood sells for $4.45 million

The $4.45 million purchase completes the company's ownership of the center, totaling 63,400 square feet, after acquiring the other 32,000 square feet of space in 2014. That previous purchase was completed for $3.7 million.

Tahoe entrepreneur creates tech platform to connect home owners, workforce

Colin Frolich, along with his wife Kai, created Landing, a company similar to Airbnb but unique to mountain towns, to help local workers find housing.

Photo: Nina Photography

Colin Frolich presents his idea, Landing, to the audience during Monday's Tahoe Pitch Showcase. The “Shark Tank” themed competition featured six Tahoe area entrepreneurs who gave 5-minute pitches to a live audience and a panel of judges.

Thursday, September 12

New female-owned Sparks boutique dentist donates portion of proceeds to abuse victims

Embrace Dental also supports Safe Embrace, as a portion of every transaction goes to victims of domestic and sexual violence aided by the Sparks-based nonprofit.

Northern NV children's cancer foundation launches $400K fundraising campaign

Northern Nevada businesses are supporting the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation's Know The Gold campaign by hosting fundraisers and hanging gold ribbon awareness wreaths.

Courtesy NNCCF Facebook

The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation's "Know the Gold" campaign launched Sept. 1.

Vail Resorts inks deal for climbing wall in Douglas County

Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort, through Vail Resorts' EpicPromise program, and the county inked an agreement for a lifetime naming right sponsorship of the planned two-story climbing wall

Courtesy Vail Resorts

Gary Dove, Brian Fitzgerald, Scott Morgan, Dave Brady, Brandy Thompson, Renea Louie, Liz Baumgartner, Brock Thompson and Addison Thompson pose at the community center.

Douglas County planning commission denies slaughterhouse proposal

While residents spoke on both sides, those opposed to what was described as an "abattoir" — another word for slaughterhouse — outnumbered supporters.

Photo: Kurt Hildebrand

The former Storke Dairy in Centerville was under consideration for a slaughterhouse business.

Wednesday, September 11

Protect your business from fraud with 'Scam Me If You Can' (Biz & Books review)

You've heard the horror stories: people scammed out of their life savings, businesses targeted by ransomware, computers hijacked with malware, and you wonder if you're doing enough to avoid becoming a victim of technology thieves.

Photo: Jeffrey Langlois

Frank Abagnale Jr. is the author of “Scam Me If You Can."

Business sponsorships sought for Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Gala

Tickets for Red Shoe Gala: House of Heroes begin at $200 per person, and tables of eight can be purchased at $1,500. For Northern Nevada businesses, varied sponsorship levels can be found at the event website:

Lecture series to focus on industries that defined Nevada's heritage

The Churchill County Museum's 2019 Fall Lecture Series, which begins next week, carries the theme of “Industrious Minds: How Industry Shaped Nevada” — it will examine the history of railroading, mining, ranching, gambling and more.

Courtesy Yale University collection

The ceremony for the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869. marked completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. At center left, Samuel S. Montague, Central Pacific Railroad, shakes hands with Grenville M. Dodge, Union Pacific Railroad (center right).

State workers compiled $46 million in overtime, comp pay in fiscal 2019

As usual, the agencies with the highest total OT and comp pay were the Department of Corrections at $12.4 million and the Department of Health and Human Services at $11.7 million.

Tuesday, September 10

NCET's 14th annual Small Business Expo set for Sept. 20

The annual expo for Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is billed as Northern Nevada's largest and oldest business-to-business expo.

Photo: Frank Haxton / Digiman Studio

A look at the 2018 NCET Expo.

First Independent Bank, Hot August Nights partner on 13th annual coat drive

Since 2015, First Independent Bank has partnered with the foundation for its annual coat drive to collect hundreds of coats that are donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows to distribute to families in need.

Courtesy First Independent Bank

A First Independent Bank staff member drops a coat into one of the bank's bins during last year's drive.

Courtesy Golden Corral

Golden Corral is eying Reno for its third Nevada restaurant location.

Golden Corral targets Reno for expansion

The Reno Golden Corral would be the third restaurant in Nevada and is expected to follow the success of the restaurants in Las Vegas and Henderson.

Monday, September 9

Kurt Hildebrand

The former Storke Dairy in Centerville is under consideration for a slaughterhouse at Tuesday's Douglas County Planning Commission.

Laney Griffo/ Tahoe Daily Tribune

Sculptures by local artist Malcolm Tibbetts give Cowork Tahoe a unique look.

Jack's Bar in Carson City gutted; Bank Saloon will rise in its place

Renovation work has started on the former Jack's Bar at 5th and Carson streets. The roof is gone as are the interior walls and the flooring.

Sunday, September 8

Saturday, September 7

Friday, September 6

Anne Knowles/Nevada Appeal

The former Jack's Bar is now gutted and work is underway to replace

Anne Knowles/Nevada Appeal

Historic Resources Commission, excavate the dirt floor inside the Bank

Anne Knowles/Nevada Appeal

Mark Giambastiani, left, and Michael Drews, chair of the

Grace Chou named new leader of UNR's Innevation Center

Since the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center—Powered By Switch opened four years ago, an estimated 195 jobs have been created by companies based in the Innevation Center, and venture-funded companies at the Innevation Center have raised more than $55 million.

Gordon Ramsay opening Hell's Kitchen restaurant in Nevada

The restaurant is slated to open later this year in the historic Sage Room at Harveys Lake Tahoe in Stateline, on the lake's South Shore.

Coffeebar named one of America's 'fastest growing companies'

Coffeebar ranks No. 2,453 overall out of 5,000, based off 162% business growth over the past three years and a revenue total for 2018 of $6.4 million.

Nevada Builders Alliance to celebrate Annual Member barbecue Sept. 19

The Nevada Builders Alliance will hold its Annual Member barbecue at the Battle Born Business Center, 1000 N. Division St., on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 5

Nevada's mining industry focus of NNBV's Sept. 12 Breakfast & Business event

The NNBV's September Breakfast & Business event — scheduled for 7-9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno — will focus on the current state, and future potential, of the mining industry in the Silver State.

Reno to host national summit on connection between higher ed and economic development

The University Economic Development Association (UEDA) connects its members — higher education institutions, private sector businesses and economic development organizations — to resources and knowledge that facilitate economic growth in their regions.

Washoe County eyes fall for release of draft vacation rental regulations

Washoe County officials are continuing to see an influx of short-term rentals in Incline Village as the popularity of rental market places such as VRBO and Airbnb continues to soar. At the same time, concern from those in community is mounting.

Tahoe City's Boatworks Mall acquired by Sacramento real estate company

According to an Aug. 28 news release from the Sacramento-based real estate firm, MJD Capital Partners intends to continue "existing operations while evaluating long-term development options for the property." Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Wednesday, September 4

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Washoe County Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler speaks at a meeting last year in Incline Village about vacation rentals.

Final phase of Harvest at Damonte Ranch to be ready by early 2020

Final construction on the project located at Veterans Parkway and Steamboat Parkway is expected in early 2020. The third phase of the project includes one, two and three-bedroom living spaces ranging from 752 to 1,352 square feet.

SVN|Gold Dust Commercial merges with Community Ventures|RE

SVN|Gold Dust Commercial Associates announced this week a merger with Community Ventures|RE, a move that grows the company to a total headcount of 19 advisers, property managers and support staff.

Carson Tahoe Health creates cancer triage line

The triage line coordinates care among the patient, nurses and physicians at the Cancer Center in Carson City. Since launching in late May, the nurse triage line has responded to an average of 3-5 calls per day, seeing great results.


The new nurse triage phone line assists patients in quickly managing symptoms associated with their current cancer treatment.

Free seminar on new Nevada labor laws set for Sept. 12

A spokesman said topics will include upcoming changes to the state's minimum wage (which will rise to $15 in hour in the coming years), overtime, investigations, and fines and penalties, among other topics.

Photo: Getty Images

Nevada's minimum wage increase begins next year.

Tuesday, September 3

Photo: The Record-Courier

The summit will feature a “fireside chat” with Chris Reilly who leads workforce development for the Tesla Gigafactory.

Courtesy Lewis Apartment Communities

The project located at Veterans Parkway and Steamboat Parkway in Damonte Ranch.

Courtesy Lewis Apartment Communities

Final construction on the project is expected in early 2020.

Courtesy Coffeebar

Coffeebar has two locations in Reno — 682 Mt. Rose St. and 1030 Haskell St.

Courtesy Harveys Lake Tahoe

Pictured is Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen signature beef wellington entrée.

Courtesy Harveys Lake Tahoe

The Tahoe Hell’s Kitchen restaurant will open in The Sage Room location inside Harveys.

Courtesy Harveys Lake Tahoe

Chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay is opening a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Lake Tahoe.


A look at the Boatworks Mall from Lake Tahoe.

Panattoni announces new tenants at Lear Industrial Center in North Reno

According to an Aug. 28 news release provided by MNG Partners, Inc., on behalf of Panattoni, has leased 56,550 square feet of space inside the center located at 6645 Echo Ave. in the North Valleys. KTM Industries, meanwhile, will occupy 56,550 square feet.

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The Lear Industrial Center is located at 6645 Echo Ave. in the North Valleys.

Reno entrepreneur opens third regional Allstate office

According to an Aug. 22 news release from Allstate, the new office at 212 Lemmon Drive is Bearden's third office in the region.

Courtesy Allstate

The new office at 212 Lemmon Drive is Tye Bearden's third office in the region.

20-unit Reno apartment complex near Midtown sold for $3.475 million

According to Washoe County records, the sale closed Aug. 2, with JRK Investments LLC selling the property to RMP 20 LLC. In 2018, JRK purchased the property for $2.1 million from former owner Yturbide Family LLC.

Courtesy Kramer Properties Facebook

Kramer's Midtown II is located at 217 E. Taylor St. in Reno's Midtown district.

Odometer readings to be required for Nevada vehicle registration

According to AB 483, fuel taxes have been traditionally used to fund construction and maintenance of highways and other roads. However, these revenues have declined because of improved efficiency in cars and gasoline, and the use of alternative fuel sources such as electric vehicles.

Photo: Getty Images

The law requires Nevada vehicle owners to report the mileage at the time of registration, registration renewal or the selling of a vehicle.

Monday, September 2

Polaris opens $47 million Fernley distribution center

Groundbreaking occurred in late August 2018 on the $47 million center, and within 11 months, the facility began early operations and shipments in mid-July. Ryan Companies USA Inc. constructed the building that is southeast of Interstate 80's Pacific Parkway exit.

Photo: Steve Ranson

Boxes move on the conveyor belt for parts distribution.

Photo: Steve Ranson

Polaris held a grand opening Aug. 28 for its new 475,000-square-foot distribution center east of Fernley.

Photo: Steve Ranson

Polaris shows a sampling of its 14 lines of products at its grand opening.

Photo: Steve Ranson

Polaris has plenty of room to expand at its new distribution facility in Fernley, which officially opened for business Aug. 28.

Nevada gambling win tops $1 billion for 2nd consecutive month

Nevada casinos reported total gambling win of more than $1 billion in July, the second consecutive month when total win passed that mark. And, unlike in June, Baccarat wasn't the driver.

Sunday, September 1