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Friday, February 28

After record 2019, Tahoe ski resorts left out to dry in February 2020

In February 2019, Squaw Valley recorded a record-setting 313 inches of snow. A year later? Three inches have fallen this month.

Photo: Justin Scacco

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows received 3 inches of snow in February, compared to a record-breaking 313 inches a year ago.

Tahoe Forest, Truckee medical group merger closes March 1

The merger becomes effective March 1, at which point Truckee Tahoe Medical Group will practice under the name of “Tahoe Forest MultiSpecialty Clinics Primary Care.”

Trio of Northern Nevada breweries earn gold medals

Pigeon Head Brewery, Alibi Ale Works and Great Basin Brewery all won gold medals at the annual Best of Craft Beer Awards.

Edgewood Tahoe wins Forbes Travel Guide 4-Star awards

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe and Spa Edgewood will be showcased with all of the award winners on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Thursday, February 27

Courtesy Tahoe Forest Health System

Tahoe Forest Health System is the largest healthcare provider in the greater Truckee-North Lake Tahoe region; the main hospital in Truckee is seen here.

Photo: Thomas Shelby Hart

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is located at 100 Lake Parkway in Stateline.

Reno companies invited to join 2020 Corporate Challenge

The city of Reno is inviting companies and organizations to sign up for the 2020 Corporate Challenge by March 2.

Q&D heading construction at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

Q&D Construction will serve as lead contractor for the new emergency department and covered connector at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, says president Lance Semenko.

People: Karyn Jensen elected to board of Crisis Support Services of Nevada

HRC, Ltd. in Reno announced that founder Karyn Jensen has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of Directors as treasurer and secretary for Crisis Support Services of Nevada.

CyberSmartNV seeks to develop talent for lagging cybersecurity workforce

CyberSmartNV serves as a focal point to positively influence the growth and development of a mature cybersecurity community in Nevada.

Reno to host free Consumer Fraud Prevention Fair March 2

The March 2 fair will include a fraud prevention panel, featuring representatives from Nevada Consumer Affairs; Better Business Bureau; Nevada Attorney General's Office and the Federal Trade Commission.

People: Reno's Abbi Whitaker earns 'Community Giver Award'

The award comes as part of Lawrence Ragan Communications' inaugural Top Women in Communications Awards, which seeks to recognize the most successful and impactful women in the communications, public relations and marketing industries.

Wednesday, February 26

Courtesy City of Reno

Corporate Challenge is operated by the City of Reno Parks and Recreation.

People: Sheila Bray joins UNR Extension's Clark County office

In her new role, Sheila Bray will work alongside external entities to enhance the presence of UNR Extension services in Clark County.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Happy International Women's Month from the NV International Women's Forum

IWF Nevada continues to invest in emerging female leaders through scholarship programs such as the Carolyn Sparks IWF Founders Award.

People: Derek S. Hamblet, Lori Houston promoted at The Whittier Trust

Derek S. Hamblet was promoted to Vice President, Client Advisor in Reno, while Houston will now take on the role of Senior Vice President, Client Advisor at the firm's Northwest location.

NNBW Editor Column: by the numbers – housing in Reno

Reno's median home price of $430,000 in January is up 6 percent over last month — and put into a larger context, it's up a whopping 139 percent since late 2009.

Barrick Gold posts strong fourth quarter earnings

The strong performance is due in part to the joint venture of Newmont Goldcorp and Barrick Gold to create Nevada Gold Mines — though, there have been some challenges, officials said.

NV Energy to pay North Las Vegas $250K a year to remain a customer

The newest exclusive contract means NV Energy is now paying $4.7 million annually to keep its municipal and government customers in the fold.

Tuesday, February 25

Photo: Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

NV Energy corporate headquarter is seen on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: Dickinson Wright's Steven A. Caloiaro

"I think that with the natural tax incentives, the workforce, the location to Northern California, it's kind of a no-brainer to start getting in these high-quality blue-collar manufacturing jobs," says Steven A. Caloiaro about some of the biggest opportunities for Northern Nevada's economy in 2020 and beyond.

Michael Bosma: Here's why businesses should consider extending their tax return

Remember the mantra: “A tax extension is an extension of time to file your taxes, not pay your taxes!”

Carson City OKs hemp growing moratorium

The goal is to temporarily halt any applications while a policy on growing the crop inside city limits is drafted.

UNR signs $10 million contract with 2 housing developments

The deals with housing complexes Uncommon Reno and Canyon Flats, at a cost of roughly $10,1 million, allow the university to lease 838 student beds for the 2020-21 school year.

People: Kalei Tomlin promoted to executive assistant at PBS Reno

Tomlin is currently studying linguistics and business at the University of Nevada.

Student housing parcels near UNR sold for $5.3 million

The four parcels located near UNR encompass 1.34 acres, or 58,702 square feet. The sale price equates to $93.80 per square foot.

Monday, February 24

Courtesy rendering

Located at 661 N. Center St. in downtown Reno, the L-shaped Canyon Flats development will house roughly 500 students and staff for the 2020-21 school year.

Courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

An overhead view of the Highland Ave Student Housing Assembly parcels recently sold, showing their proximity to UNR.

Reno's median home price tilts to $430,000 to kick off 2020

The median home sales price in Reno was $430,000 in January, a 13 percent increase from January 2019 and a 6 percent increase from last month.

Courtesy RSAR

This infographic created by RSAR shows January 2020 statistics for single-family home sales in the Reno market (which includes North Valleys), compared to the same stats in January 2019.

Lithium, solar, cleantech projects taking shape in rural Northern NV

Construction on the Battle Mountain Solar Project should begin in the second quarter of this year and be fully operation in July 2021. The project will likely generate about 300 jobs at peak construction, and then three to five permanent jobs.

Photo: Ashley Maden / The Humboldt Sun

From left, Con Edison Development Senior Manager Lisa Briggs; Loon, LLC Program Manager Jeff Neri; and Lithium Nevada Corporation CEO Alexi Zawadzki speak at the Jan. 30 Winnemucca Futures forum.

'Science of networking' focus of best-selling author's Feb. 28 talk at WIN breakfast

Burkus' latest work, ‘Friend Of A Friend,' explores the science of how networks and relationships drive business — both inside and outside of the organization.

People: Jake Ramatici joins LP Insurance Services

Ramatici, who holds an MBA from UNR, was most recently a sales manager with the Peppermill Resort before joining LP Insurance.

Pershing Co. planners OK 240-megawatt solar farm despite some concern

Should the project go through, along with tax revenues, other benefits would come in the form of 300 temporary construction jobs as well as a few permanent solar farm operation and maintenance jobs.

Raising the bar: Outlaw Soaps relocates to Northern Nevada to sustain growth

Outlaw Soaps, which hired seven new staff since its move to Sparks at the start of the year; is on the heels of generating $1.26 million in revenue in 2019.

Sunday, February 23

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Friday, February 21

People: Tony Machabee joins Cushman & Wakefield's Reno office

Machabee will be based in the Reno office of Cushman & Wakefield, where he will work on industrial and office property sales and leasing.

People: Kristen Martini makes partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Kristin Martini received her J.D. from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and her B.S., cum laude, from UNR.

Biz & Books review: ‘Sizing People Up' takes on behavior prediction and business

Do you really trust that your boss or company colleagues are happy with your efforts? The best way to know is to understand how to “read” people in the workplace.

Fast-growing fintech company Figure expands presence in Reno

After relocating to Reno in December 2018 with 17 employees, Figure has grown its local workforce to 75, prompting the fintech company to relocate to a much larger office downtown.

Thursday, February 20

UNR hosting 2nd annual Cybersecurity Conference on March 2

While the event is free, registration is mandatory to attend. The RSVP deadline is Feb. 25.

Founded by Reno brothers, SnapDesk brings 'next-gen' text messaging to businesses

The Vernons' path to creating SnapDesk started in 2017 when they became development partners at Intuit, launching their first minimum viable product (MVP) as SnapDesk on the Intuit app store in February 2018.

Reno targets illegal prostitution with new massage business ordinance

From The Nevada Independent: Out of 280 licensed massage establishments in the Truckee Meadows area, 26 — roughly 9 percent — are estimated to be home to illicit activities.

Photo: Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent)

Massage parlor signage as seen in Las Vegas on Aug. 10, 2019.

Nonprofit Spotlight: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

UNR Med is looking to 2020 and beyond, focusing on partnerships with key community health care systems that will bring new clinical and academic programs to Northern Nevada. (sponsored content)

Photo: UNR Med

Photo: UNR Med

Voices: Now might be the time to sell your business

From New York's Wall Street to Reno's Main Street, recent developments are having a direct impact on how both sellers and buyers are looking at business opportunities.

People: Kyle Winter named shareholder at Allison MacKenzie

Winter, who hails from Carson City, earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Reno and a J.D. from Gonzaga University.

Wednesday, February 19

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Figure COO June Ou, left, Gov. Steve Sisolak and EDAWN CEO Mike Kazmierski cut the ribbon at Figure's new 12,500-square-foot office in downtown Reno on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Nevada Tax Commission approves settlements with two marijuana companies

From The Nevada Independent: The settlements pf $70,000 and $17,500 were OK'd Feb. 13 during a teleconference meeting of the Nevada Tax Commission.

Photo: Mark Hernandez

A sign on the front door of Certified Ag Labs, a marijuana testing lab located on Greg Street in Sparks, on Nov. 19, 2019.

Support Assistance League® Reno-Sparks at Reno Expo Auctioneer Valuations

On March 7, the Assistance League presents its 2020 fundraiser: Reno Expo Auctioneer Valuations.

Courtesy image

This item has been sold by Bonhams at a previous sale.

People: Reno's Audrey Damonte promoted to shareholder at law firm

Audrey Damonte was one of three Nevada attorneys recently promoted to shareholder at Holley, Driggs, Walch, Fine, Puzey, Stein & Thompson.

Editor Column: Alliance a reminder that meaningful talks happen in person

With events like Alliance, it's always wonderful to see so many businesses and nonprofits gathered under one roof to network and talk about opportunities for the region in a forward-thinking mindset.

Reno IT startup company seeing big gains in fifth year

Five years after launching in Reno, Sierra Miles Group saw $500,000 in revenue in fiscal year 2019 — and this year, the company projects revenue exceeding $1 million.

Tuesday, February 18

Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: Amber Sallaberry of Great Basin Community Food Co-op

"I think it's really important to have young peoples' voices heard in business development because it helps us to create a more sustainable world as we proceed forward."

Michael Bosma: Breaking down the new federal SECURE Act

The federal SECURE Act — signed law on Dec. 20, 2019 — changed many facets of retirement accounts and related planning, some retroactively.

Carson library gets award for Google-aided workforce development program

Carson City Library was recognized with a Spotlight Award for its successful implementation of "Job Seeking with Google," in collaboration with JOIN Inc.

Photo: Cathleen Allison / Nevada Momentum Fueled by RAD

Sixcia Devine speaks to participants in a workshop at the Grow with Google event at the Carson City Library on June 19, 2019. Google representatives were visiting public libraries across the country offering free workshops on digital skills and one-on-one sessions on the use of Google business tools.

People: Jennifer Vogt of Nevada Commercial Services obtains IREM certification

IREM is "an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing."

Eldorado Resorts-owned MontBleu's assessed value back to normal

On Feb. 12, the Douglas County Board of Equalization reduced the assessed valuation of MontBleu by half, but that's because the casino was assessed at twice its previous value when the rolls were issued.

Monday, February 17

People: Alice Heiman named top 15 sales influencer for 2020

LinkedIn recently named Reno businesswoman Alice Heiman, founder of Alice Heiman LLC, as one of the Top 15 Sales Influencers in the U.S. to Follow in 2020.

Enviro-Master Services franchise launches in Reno

Reno residents Robert and Ilda Loveall will operate the company's newest franchise location, which launched at the end of January.

PKL Homes aims to fill short-term housing gap in Northern Nevada

Starting out in 2017 as a small company with one AirBnB, Reno-based PKL Homes is now a short-term apartment rental agency that offers units of all shapes and sizes and for a wide range of rates in Reno-Sparks.

People: Cindy Buchanan named 2020 CREW president

Cindy Buchanan, vice president of commercial banking at First Independent Bank in Reno, will serve as CREW Northern Nevada's board president this year.

Nevada's biggest casinos netted over $2 billion in FY2019

The $2 billion total among NEvada's 290 largest casinos represents the money patrons spent on gaming, rooms, food, beverages and other attractions.

Sunday, February 16

Saturday, February 15

Friday, February 14

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

John Webb, right, talks about the rise of industrial automation as Jarrett Rosenau, left, and Ann Silver look on.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Ann Silver talks about the importance of supporting small businesses as Jarrett Rosenau looks on during the NNBW's Breakfast and Business event.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Nearly 200 people were in attendance for the Feb. 13 Business and Breakfast event at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Jarrett Rosenau, CEO of Clark & Sullivan Construction, talks about the surge of construction projects in development in greater Reno-Sparks.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

The expert panel for the NNBW's "2020 Business Outlook & Economic Development" Breakfast and Business event included, from left to right, Anne Petrik, Matt Addison, Mike Kazmierski, Jarrett Rosenau, Ann Silver and John Webb.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Matt Addison, second from left, talks about the region's growth as the rest of the panel looks on.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Anne Petrik moderates the panel discussion during the NNBW's Breakfast and Business event on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

MIke Kazmierski talks about the need to address Reno-Sparks' homelessness issue during the NNBW's Breakfast and Business event on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Atlantis Casino Spa Resort in Reno.

Reno's Stan Can Design wins German award for KUNR rebrand

“KUNR was at a real junction. We wanted them to be able to compete with that next level in the media industry while still staying true to their roots," says Stan Byers, owner and creative director at Stan Can Design.

People: Steven M. Silva makes partner at Blanchard, Krasner & French

As a partner, Silva will chair the litigation practice in the Reno office of Blanchard, Krasner & French.

Thursday, February 13

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Ann Silver, CEO of the Reno-Sparks Chamber, chats with Tom Young, founder and brewmaster of Great Basing Brewing Company, at the third annual Alliance business expo earlier this year.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

More than 900 people attended the third annual Alliance business expo on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Alex Stettinski, executive director of the Downtown Reno Partnership, talks about the organization's mission at the Alliance business expo on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN, chats with small business owner Pasquale Iovinella, who makes handmade neckties in Reno.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

The third annual Alliance business expo drew more than 200 businesses and nearly 1,000 people on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

3 casinos OK'd for former Minden car dealership

Under Douglas County code, a limited license permits up to 15 slot machines. By separating the building into three separate casinos, 45 slots will be allowed.

In 2011, the Nevada Legislature created a mining oversight board – then it stopped meeting

From The Nevada Independent: In 2017, the Sandoval administration supported legislation to dissolve the commission, arguing that it was duplicative of other state regulatory boards. Mining watchdog groups pushed back on those claims.

Meadows Bank reports 16% rise in net income in 2019

Meadows Bank, founded in 2008, announced that in calendar year 2019, the bank's after-tax net income grew 16% to $18.4 million, up from $15.8 million in calendar year 2018.

UNR hosting Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium March 9-10

Kara Goldin, Founder & CEO of Hint, Inc., will be one of the keynotes at the annual symposium that provides women the opportunity to actively discuss gender equality in venture capital entrepreneurship.

People: Brian Egan and team join NAI Alliance

Brian Egan and his team from Egan Commercial Real Estate have joined NAI Alliance's Reno offices.

Wednesday, February 12

Editor column: The dos and don'ts of submitting content

Since we announced late last year our impending move to a weekly publication cycle, questions surrounding the five Ws of our content have increased tenfold.

Abbi Whitaker: Increased coverage in Northern NV is good for business (Voices)

"It's a challenge to find a business model that effectively delivers local journalism in a new environment," writes Abbi Whitaker.

Industrial hemp farm in Lovelock resurrected under new company

About 20 hourly employees lost their jobs when Sierra Gold Hemp abruptly closed in August; now, former employees Rich Thompson and David Graves have returned to restart the hemp farm for the new company, 5 Star Botanicals.

People: Chris Boline, Gabbi Hall, David Zybert elected to NCET board

Chris Boline, Gabbi Hall and David Zybert were recently elected to the board of directors of NCET.

Tuesday, February 11

Photo: SnapDesk

Clint Vernon, SnapDesk co-founder and CEO

Courtesy KUNR

Stan Can Design worked with KUNR to complete their rebrand in late 2018, with a full rollout coming in 2019.

Photo: The Record-Courier

A look outside a Dotty's casino location in The Carson Valley.

Photo: David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

A truck loads rock into a hauler at a Northern Nevada mine in April 2017.

Michael Bosma: IRS invokes attorney-like time tracking requirement

"Beginning in 2020, real estate enterprises must maintain contemporaneous documentation similar to the way a law firm might track time spent on client matters."

People: Sarah Polito, Michael Leonardini hired to key roles at KPS3

KPS3 recently announced the hirings of Sarah Polito as vice president of client strategy and Michael Leonardini as creative director.

NCET Technology Awards nominations due Feb. 21

NCET will announce Tech Company of Year nominees and other winners on March 2. Winners will be honored at the NCET Awards Dinner on March 26.

Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: TMCC's YeVonne Allen

If you could change one thing for the better about your community, what would it be? "Proper inclusion," says YeVonne Allen. "But also I think a true appreciation for education is something that is needed to increase here in the Reno/Northern Nevada area."

Colliers: Reno-Sparks office vacancy dips to 10.1 percent at end of 2019

Office vacancy decreased slightly in Reno/Sparks to 10.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to Colliers International.

Monday, February 10

Photo: Debra Reid

Rich Thompson with some of his CBD hemp seedlings inside one of the two greenhouses at 5 Star Botanicals.

2020 Alliance expo set for Feb. 12 at Reno convention center

Ann Silver, CEO of the Reno + Sparks Chamber, said more than 300 businesses are expected to be on hand this year.

Photos: KPS3

Sarah Polito and Michael Leonardini.

Photo: Frank Haxton / Digiman Studios

Winners in the 2019 NCET Technology Awards gather for a photo at last year's event.

Feb. 13 panel to discuss 2020 business outlook, economic development in Nevada

The Northern Nevada Business Weekly's first quarterly Breakfast and Business event of the year on Feb. 13 features an expert panel who will address the region's opportunities for economic development and expansion in 2020 and beyond.

Photo: Getty Images

The future looks bright from an economic standpoint for Northern Nevada.

Virginia Street construction inches north once again

As has been the case since the project started in 2018, businesses remain open and accessible.

People: Plumas Bank's Andrew J. Ryback elected to federal advisory board

The Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council advises the Federal Reserve Board on the economy, lending conditions, and other issues of interest to community depository institutions.

132-room Hyatt Place hotel to break ground soon in South Reno

Tolles Development Company plans to break ground this spring. Project partners include Pelzer Hospitality, Bayer Properties, Azul Hospitality, Reno Engineering and DLW Architects.

Courtesy Tolles Development Company

The 132-room Hyatt Place hotel will be built between the Jared Galleria of Jewelry store and Century Summit Sierra movie theater.

Scarcity of providers, high costs part of ‘daunting' task facing Nevada's new healthcare commission

Price, licensing and access for special populations were among the topics of discussion at the first meeting of the new commission on Feb. 3.

Photo: Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

The neonatal intensive care unit at Sunrise Hospital is seen on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

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Friday, February 7

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Brian Bonnenfant, director of regional studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, talks about the housing projections for Washoe County and its surrounding areas at Vision 2020: The Nevada Economic Forecast on Jan. 31 at the Peppermill in Reno.

People: Tracy Ryan promoted to SVP role at One Nevada Credit Union

Ryan received a Bachelor's degree in Education with an emphasis in Business from UNR and she is a certified paralegal after participating in the nationally recognized UNLV Paralegal Certificate program.

Want to grow your business? Northern Nevada's fastest-growing companies share advice for success

Officials with The Abbi Agency, HIDEit Mounts, Talent Framework and Davidson's Organics share their best practices for strong business growth.

UNR Vision: Mining, agriculture industries primed for 2020 growth

In all, there were 195,804 active mining claims in Nevada as of Oct. 28, 2019, an uptick of 1.1% from October 2018.

People: Meagan Noin to chair 2020 Children's Cancer Foundation board

Other business leaders chosen in Northern Nevada for the 2020 NNCCF board include: Brandan Koehn, of Victory Woodworks, as vice president; Tom Gurgui, of Microsoft, as treasurer; and Shaemus McCrory, also of Microsoft, as Secretary.

At $12.06 billion, Nevada gambling win in 2019 was third-best ever

In 2019, total gambling win surpassed $12 billion the first time since before the recession; it's the third-highest ever, behind 2006 and 2007.

Thursday, February 6

With $8 billion at stake, Census 2020 data will impact business in Nevada

“Companies and small businesses are going to look at census data and they're going to decide where to build their stores, factories, restaurants, even housing developments in the future."

People: John P. Desmond named co-division director at Dickinson Wright

John, of Dickinson Wright, is active in the Reno community, having served as the Chair of the University of Nevada Foundation Board of Trustees in 2019. He also serves as a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and as a Board Member of Washoe Legal Services.

With rents starting at $550, Reno developer unveils downtown co-housing project

Two of the houses feature common living spaces and nine private bedrooms apiece (ranging from 130 to 180 square feet, costing $550 a month). Two tenants each share an adjoining bathroom with a shower.

Swipe left or right? Reno entrepreneur launches 'Bumble for weddings' app

The platform from Right Hearted Weddings' CEO Candi Block of Reno is designed to match couples with professional services in a so-called "Bumble for weddings" format.

Nevada hits lowest jobless rate in 20 years

Across 2019, Reno grew employment at a 3.8 percent clip – 9,500 jobs. Carson City added 1,000 jobs last year, with Las Vegas adding 24,800 jobs.

Wednesday, February 5

Photo: Kramer Properties

Kramer's House Downtown includes an 18-unit co-living space located in the new Neon Line District in downtown Reno.

Business lobbyist to helm Nevada Mining Association

The newest leader of the Nevada Mining Association has recently worked as a lobbyist representing clients including the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Nevada Hospital Association, among others.

'Obviously terrifying' – what can be done to solve construction workforce woes across Northern Nevada?

While Northern Nevada's fast-growing tech sector certainly needs a workforce, one could argue the labor-crunched construction industry is being left in the dust.

Editor column: Welcome back, NNBW — we've missed you!

"As a professional journalist the past 12-plus years across greater Reno-Tahoe, I've seen and endured my fair share of reorganizations. To no one's surprise, they're hardly fun, which is why it's refreshing for once to share such positive news."

Alex Stettinski: Want to know what's happening downtown? (Voices)

In our monthly column in the Northern Nevada Business Weekly, we will highlight important happenings and talk about what those big headlines — like the sale of the Harrah's Casino — mean for the future of downtown.

Tuesday, February 4

Nevada sports books reap $18.7 million from Chiefs' Super Bowl victory

Overall, Nevada bettors wagered $154.67 million on Sunday's game, the second highest amount over the last decade.

People: Brian Cassidy named 2020 chair of Reno + Sparks Chamber board

Brian Cassidy, president/owner of Junk King, will serve as chair of the 2020 board.

Michael Bosma: Tax filing season – what's new for 2020? (Voices)

Understanding the differences between what the law is this year versus last year should bridge the gap between expectations and results.

Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: NV Energy's Jesse Murray

NNBW Reporter Kaleb M. Roedel is conducting a Q-and-A with each of the 2019 Twenty Under 40 Award winners to ensure younger voices have a seat at the table when it comes to Northern Nevada's economic future. First up is Jesse Murray of NV Energy.

Drone jobs likely to fly into agriculture, mining industries

The agricultural drone market is expected to grow from $1.2 billion in 2019 to $4.8 billion by 2024. The rate of growth in the agricultural industry is 172% year over year.

Monday, February 3

People: Manhard Consulting hires Bradley Dalbec as CFO

Bradley Dalbec will oversee accounting, financial analysis and reporting, strategic planning, payroll and tax functions at Manhard Consulting, which has had a Reno office since 2005.

People: Blanchard, Krasner & French welcomes Nicole M. Harvey

Nicole M. Harvey brings more than a decade of experience to her new role at Blanchard, Krasner & French.

WGU launches new microcredential in Information Technology

Employment in computer and IT occupations is expected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028; further, there were 3.7 million postings for tech occupation job openings in 2018 alone.

How AI and facial recognition tech could reshape Vegas casinos

Exactly how the gaming industry implements this new face-scanning artificial intelligence tech could be as much of a minefield as it is a business boon.

Photo: Las Vegas News Bureau

Las Vegas Strip.

Sunday, February 2

Saturday, February 1