Stories for January 2020


Friday, January 31

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Ty Whitaker, center, co-founder and CEO of the Abbi Agency, talks about the importance of company culture during an NCET special event on Jan. 21 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

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Ty Whittaker, center, co-founder and CEO of the Abbi Agency, talks about the importance of company culture during an NCET special event on Jan. 21 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

People: Rory Kay, Amanda Perach, Laura Jacobsen, promoted to partner at McDonald Carano

Laura Jacobsen, Rory Kay and Amanda Perach were all promoted to Partner, effective Jan. 1, at McDonald Carano.

Reno payment processing company donates $21,000 to nonprofits

Within the first eight months of Reno company Gratis Payment Processing's GratisGives program going live, roughly $21,000 was doled out to 10 Nevada nonprofits.

Nonprofit announces $1.5 million grant to benefit Nevada STEM programs

The SAE Foundation grant is part of Tesla's $37.5 million investment in Nevada's K-12 STEM and sustainability education in Nevada.

Photo: Artist: John F. Martin

Burton International Academy (Detroit) first-grade students Jasmyn Bankston (left) and Sayeda Siddiqua perform a sound experiment with General Motors Executive Ken Kelzer and GM Lead Development Engineer Mandi Damman in 2015 as part of the SAE Foundation's "A World In Motion" STEM Program.

$1.3 billion Lithium Nevada project on track for 2020 milestones

Should everything go through as planned, Lithium Nevada projects that operations will create approximately 1,000 jobs during the construction of $1.3 billion project and will employ more than 285 people.

Thursday, January 30

City National Bank donated $235,000 to Nevada nonprofits in 2019

City National contributed $235,000 to 53 nonprofits, schools and community organizations last year, a 23.6 percent year-over-year increase.

Hemp company sues Carson City after growing permit denied

The suit, filed Jan. 15 bu Tahoe Hemp LLC in the First Judicial District Court in Carson City, seeks $15 million in damages and legal fees.

Estimated 26 million will wager $6.8 billion on Super Bowl 54

Roughly 4 million people are expected to place their bet at a sports book, a 25 percent increase from a year ago, while nearly 5 million will bet online or on a mobile platform — a 19 percent increase over 2019.

Several large multifamily projects planned for 2020 in Northwest Reno

Average rents for Reno's desirable northwest submarket were $1,382 in the third quarter of 2019, a $19 decline from the previous quarter. Vacancy in the northwest, meanwhile, dipped slightly to 2.7 percent.

Wednesday, January 29

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Up until last year, betting on the Super Bowl was almost solely a Nevada-led business.

Photo: Rob Sabo

Longtime developer Blake Smith stands at the site of WestLook, a 192-unit multifamily project at West Fourth Street in Reno, in mid-January.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Jesse Murray

Assistance League® Reno-Sparks has stories to tell (nonprofit spotlight)

You can become a part of the Assistance League® Reno-Sparks' story by supporting its new fundraiser on March 7 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Reno.

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One of many items to be auctioned off at the March 7 event.

People: KPS3 hires Tim Bain as search, digital media specialist

Prior to coming to KPS3, Tim Bain owned and operated a digital life insurance agency called QuickQuote.

Reno-Tahoe airport served 4.45 million passengers in 2019; growth to continue

With continued growth in passenger counts occurring at Reno Tahoe Airport, an immediate priority of the airport's 20-year master plan is to expand parking.

No sign of pending industrial development slowdown across Reno-Sparks

Exorbitant land prices and steep construction costs aren't putting much of a damper on industrial development in Northern Nevada.

Photo: United Construction

Lighting manufacturer Lux Dynamics is expanding into a new industrial building on Corporate Drive.

Tuesday, January 28

Treasurer trying to cut cash from cannabis, but skeptics say 'closed loop' is far from solving pot banking woes

From The Nevada Independent: In the five years since marijuana sales became legal in Nevada, cannabis companies have found increasingly creative workarounds to reduce their dependence on cash.

Photo: David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Congresswoman Dina Titus inside the Nevada State Capitol in Carson City, Nev., following Governor, Steve Sisolak's inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

Photo: Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

Kenneth Berke, the president of PayQwick, demonstrates how his business allows for the digital transfer of money for marijuana industry companies in the Marijuana Business Convention exhibition hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

Photo: Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

Angel Aranda completes a sale of marijuana products inside Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

Photo: Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent)

Zach Conine, Democratic candidate for Nevada Treasurer, during an interview in Las Vegas on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.

Photo: Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

A woman holds money and a marijuana menu at Reef Dispensaries on Friday, June 30, 2017.

UNSHAKEABLE earns extra $125,000 from Nevada Impact Challenge

As the "People's Choice" winner, Nevada nonprofit UNSHAKEABLE received an additional $125,000 in funding from the inaugural Impact Challenge.

Northern Nevada goes red in February to fight heart disease (nonprofit spotlight)

Northern Nevadans are encouraged to wear red on Friday, February 7th, to help raise awareness about heart disease and stroke and share their photos on social media by tagging the American Heart Association Northern Nevada Division.

Northern Nevada's office development submarket continues to lag

There are several reasons why the Reno-Sparks office submarket remains in the doldrums — mainly because the region's core business strengths remain rooted in manufacturing and distribution rather than back office business functions and call centers.

Photo: Dickson Commercial Group

This renovated office space at 200 S. Virginia St. is home to Optim Software, which houses software development and data services functions.

Monday, January 27

Harrah's – a Reno landmark disappears (voices)

"Unfortunately, once developers show up, history disappears and that's what's happening to Harrah's Reno. Like the historic 1875 Adele's building in Carson City, Bill Harrah's crown jewel will disappear into the dustbin of history."

Carson company installs Northern Nevada's largest burn-off oven

According to RHI Powder in Carson City, the fully NFPA-compliant oven is the largest unit of its kind in Northern Nevada and began providing services to local manufacturing companies this month.

Projects at Keystone, Rancharrah highlight Reno-Sparks retail growth

Northern Nevada's retail market continues to improve. Vacancy across Reno-Sparks fell to 5.8 percent in the third quarter of 2019. A sub-6 percent vacancy rate is the healthiest vacancy rate for the region since the Great Recession.

Photo: CBRE

Construction is underway on 60,000 square feet of new retail space at The Village at Rancharrah.

Michael Bosma: Extender legislation has legs (Voices)

The biggest impact of this legislation is for 179D for real estate developers and their ability to amend 2018 tax returns and get refunds.

Sunday, January 26

Saturday, January 25

Friday, January 24

In $14.8 million deal, Tahoe shopping center sells for second time in 5 years

The new owner of The Crossing at Tahoe Valley is Second Bay Holding Tahoe, LLC, based in Redwood City, Calif. The 46,041-square-foot center was originally constructed in 1973.

People: Rick Thomas promoted to executive VP at Nevada State Bank

A resident of Northern Nevada for more than 33 years, Rick Thomas is a UNR grad who is active in the local business community and a loyal Nevada Wolf Pack basketball fan.

Employee engagement, levity leadership expert to keynote Jan. 31 WIN Nevada event

Tami Evans is a former president of the National Speakers Association of NYY who has worked as a corporate manager, university professor and communications specialist, as well as a fashion designer and professional actress.

Annual EDAWN economic update praises job growth, laments housing prices

During the annual event, CEO Mike Kazmeriski said the organization sees a future with "more technology and more high-paying jobs. We're really focused on the Bay Area. We see the Bay area as a real opportunity." Meanwhile, it was also reported that overall, eight out of every 10 jobs created in Reno-Sparks are jobs that can't afford a median price home.

Thursday, January 23

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

EDAWN CEO Mike Kazmierski speaks during the annual EDAWN State of the Economy luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 23. at the Peppermill Reno.

38 taking part in Reno + Sparks Chamber's 35th Leadership Program

"They are all prepared to be our future leaders and decision-makers and will see first-hand the complexities of a growing and industrious region," says Chamber CEO Ann Silver.

People: Steven L. Bray to lead Nevada's asbestos settlement trusts

Bray was named executive director of the Western Asbestos Settlement Trust, J.T. Thorpe Settlement Trust, Thorpe Insulation Company Asbestos Settlement Trust and Plant Insulation Company Asbestos Settlement Trust.

Northern NV county officials: Housing woes 'really doing our community damage'

Despite continuing concerns with affordable housing in the region, officials with Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, Mineral and Storey counties say that overall, the economic outlook for 2020 is positive due to continued growth in sales and property taxes, business development, and low unemployment.

Financing a startup in Northern Nevada? Here's what not to do

A team of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business experts gathered in Reno this month discuss the ins and outs of startup financing in Northern Nevada. Perhaps the biggest piece of advice? Don't become a zombie company.

Wednesday, January 22

People: UNR grad Gabrielle Cirimele joins Argentum Partners

In addition, Argentum Law, the sister law firm of communications firm Argentum Partners, recently welcomed attorney Stacie Truesdell Michaels to its Las Vegas office.

Great Basin Community Food Co-op named Nevada's best independent grocery store

Currently Nevada's only consumer-owned food co-op, Great Basin Community Food Co-op opened in 2005 at 240 Court St.

Nevadans can apply for USDA rural business development grants

Cities and counties, nonprofits, economic development authorities, and federally recognized Tribes are eligible to apply. Individual businesses are not eligible.

Federal REDI grant aids Washoe Tribe in updating economic plans

The Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) initiative provides free technical assistance to help rural communities create and implement economic development plans. Last year, the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California was one of only 48 communities chosen to receive REDI support.

Tuesday, January 21

Photo: USDA Rural Development Nevada

Frank Grayshield, of the Carson Colony, speaks during the REDI economic development plan workshop on January 9 in Gardnerville.

People: Kristina Miranda takes accountant role at Clausen & Company

Kristina Miranda, who was hired recently as a staff accountant at Clausen & Company, is currently enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno and is earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

Job fair for Nevada veterans set for Jan. 24 in Reno

The job fair — geared specifically for veterans — will highlight positions starting at $15/hour. Available jobs include package handlers, production associates, route services sales reps, machinists, bus drivers, mining operators and more.

Nominations due Jan. 31 for Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada awards

The annual Northern Nevada Human Resources Association program began in 2008 and is designed to honor organizations who deliver an outstanding work experience to its employees.

Courtesy NNHRA

A look at the 2020 contest logo.

People: Steven A. Caloiaro Elected as member attorney at Dickinson Wright

Caloiaro is an intellectual property litigator at Dickinson Wright in Reno. He has substantial experience in patent litigation, including fact and expert discovery, claim construction, summary judgment, and appellate briefing.

Monday, January 20

People: Dierra Luckett hired as sales officer with City National Bank

Prior to joining City National, Dierra Luckett worked for Wells Fargo Bank as an assistant vice president and treasury management sales consultant and as a teller at Bank of America, where she began her banking career in 2008.

People: John R. Funk named shareholder of Gunderson Law Firm

John R. Funk earned his Juris Doctorate from UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law in 2011, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Reno.

2020 Sierra Nevada Realtors president expects 'continued growth' across region

Kaleb M. Roedel recently interviewed Claudia Saavedra, who was appointed as 2020 president of Sierra Nevada Realtors, to talk about the state of real estate across Carson City and the Carson Valley.

New RSAR president: 'We're cautiously optimistic' about the housing market in 2020

NNBV Reporter Kaleb M. Roedel recently sat down with Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors (RSAR)'s new 2020 president, Erika Lamb, to talk about the real estate industry's rebound from the recession, the outlook for 2020, and if a bubble burst is on the horizon.

Sunday, January 19

Saturday, January 18

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

The chef's kitchen inside PKL Homes' short-term rental penthouse in downtown Reno.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Yeves Perez, left, and Pamela Loveless of PKL Homes sit inside the short-term apartment rental agency's penthouse dubbed "Ascension" in downtown Reno.

Friday, January 17

People: Timothy Summers joins Woodburn and Wedge

Previously, Timothy Summers — a UNR graduate — served as senior associate attorney with Guild, Gallagher & Fuller, Ltd.

People: Jeffery Hentz new leader of North Lake Tahoe Resort Association

Jeffery Hentz comes from Mustang Island, Texas, where he served as President/CEO of Mustang Island/Port Aransas CVB, Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Foundation since 2016.

Nevada Technology Academy state's first-ever certified IBM Skills Academy

With Nevada Technology Academy — formerly known as Reno Technology Academy — seeing major growth since its 2017 inception, the school recently became the Silver State's first-ever certified IBM Skills Academy.

State of the Churchill County address touches on economic growth opportunities

Among other economic updates at his Jan. 8 address, Churchill County Manager Jim Barbee discussed the Churchill Hazen Industrial Park, which would provide a hub for rail and truck operations. The county is applying for federal grants to improve the infrastructure at the 2,308-acre park proposed south of the railroad overpass on U.S. Highway 50 Alternate.

Thursday, January 16

Photo: Steve Ranson

An Union Pacific train recently passes along the western edge of the proposed Churchill Hazen Industrial Park on a winter morning.

People: Tim Garcia-Jay new Vice President of Saint Mary's Medical Group

Tim Garcia-Jay is returning to Saint Mary's, having started his healthcare career in the 1990s in various frontline positions at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, and then again from 2001-2003 as Director of Business Development for Saint Mary's Health Network.

People: Clark Pietromonaco joins LP Insurance Services

Clark Pietromonaco is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, earning his degree in economics with an emphasis in mathematics.

Carson City groups launch job skills program to address workforce woes

"How many people do you have in Nevada … needing work and lacking postsecondary education?'" asks Rob Hooper of NNDA. "The number is around 550,000. That's our missing workforce right there.”

Wednesday, January 15

Housing permits hit 17-year high in Carson City

In 2019, Carson City issued the most building permits in 17 years — total valuations of those permits was $93 million, up from $63 million in 2018.

Photo: Brad Coman

Jackson Village is a 41-unit, single-family home project currently being built on 3.66 acres on Eagle Lane in Carson City.

Community Foundation eyes Churchill County for workforce housing project

The idea is that the Community Foundation's Housing Land Trust would own the land given by Churchill County to provide residents making 80% (or less) of the area median income the opportunity to build equity through home ownership.

People: Brian Rhoades promoted to EVP at Tranzonic Companies

The promotion comes a year after Brian Rhoades was promoted to oversee operations at the company's Sparks operations.

Downtown Reno Partnership eyes more ambassadors, more new business in year 2

Staked with a $2.35 million budget for its its first fiscal year (2018-19), the Downtown Reno Partnership is moving into its second year with goals of hiring more ambassadors — and increasing economic development efforts

Harrah's Reno to be sold for $50 million, redeveloped into a non-gaming property

Per the agreement, Caesars will continue to operate Harrah's for the first half of 2020 before it's redeveloped into a non-gaming hotel and mixed-use development.

Tuesday, January 14

WGU Nevada partners with analytics firm on AI program to grow workforce skills

Using artificial intelligence, the Emsi-lef Open Skills Library will be used to match WGU's competency-based curriculum with a list of workforce-relevant skills.

Led by Nevada, U.S. companies saw rise in number of women on corporate boards in 2019

Last year, Nevada made the largest gains in the percentage of women represented on corporate boards of Russell 3000 companies of any state, adding a total of nine seats between July 2018 and June 2019.

Photo: Getty Images

The Silver State crossed the 20 percent threshold in 2019 when it comes to female representation on the boards of companies on the Russell 3000 Index.

People: Juraj Sojka named international marketing boss at Travel Nevada

Juraj "George" Sojka comes to Travel Nevada from Aramark Lake Tahoe/Lake Mead, where he has held a variety of positions since 2011.

Biz & Books review: 'Kill Reply All' reminds businesspeople to do better

No more wrangling a bloated inbox. No more tangled message threads. No more angling for forgiveness on communication. For every businessperson who wants to do right and do better, 'Kill Reply All' by Victoria Turk book will be a hit.

Photo: Amber-Rose Smith

Victoria Turk

Monday, January 13

Trio of 2020 Nevada economic outlook events set for this month

NNDA, EDAWN and the UNR Business school will all host 2020 outlook events, with tickets at $35, $45 and $50 a pop, this month.

Charter opens new Spectrum store in Reno

The new store at 5089 S. McCarran Blvd. is open from 10-8 Monday-Saturday, and 10-5 on Sundays.

People: Brynne Kenney promoted to VP role at PBS Reno

Brynne Kenney, who joined PBS Reno full-time in 2010, has been promoted to Vice President of Administration.

Fundraiser to save Adele's building in Carson woefully short of goal

The Carson City Historical Society created a GoFundMe page with a goal of $100,000. so far, only $3,755 has been raised.

Sunday, January 12

Saturday, January 11

Friday, January 10

Alex Stettinski

Alex Stettinski, executive director of the Downtown Reno Partnership

Large-scale Nevada economic development, data initiative underway

The initiative, led by the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, aims to provide economic data and analytical tools to improve county-level planning and policy assessment efforts.

Photo: David Pritchett / Nevada Bureau of Land Management

Tom Harris presents on economic development. He and Buddy Borden are leading an effort to collect data to help strengthen communities throughout Nevada.

In Lovelock, a $600K grant could spur investment in vacant mining, commercial sites

A community meeting is set for Jan. 27 in Lovelock to discuss the EPA's "Brownfield Program," which holds the potential for investment in new business and industry.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

A look at downtown Lovelock, located an hour and a half northeast of Reno, in 2015.

People: Brittany Silva joins KPS3 as account director

Brittany Silva joins KPS3 from Ruby Seven Studios, where he served as a marketing director.

New pharmacy opens in Reno

Among other services, the new Well Care Pharmacy location offers free delivery in Reno and Sparks.

Thursday, January 9

Built by Q&D Construction, $35.5 million UNR arts building earns awards

The $35.5 million, nearly 42,500-square-foot building opened in February 2019. Architecture firm DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky led the design, while Q&D Construction Inc. of Sparks was the contractor.

Photo: UNR

The University Arts Building is a $35.5 million state-of-the-art facility featuring The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art, the Harlan O. and Barbara R. Hall Recital Hall, among other specialized arts areas at the University of Nevada, Reno.

People: Kelly Wilmoth promoted to VP role at Heritage Bank

Kelly Wilmoth was recently promoted to Vice President, Mortgage Loan Officer and will oversee the Heritage Bank of Nevada's mortgage department.

Expansion project complete at Reno's Crossing at Meadowood Square

The Animal Emergency and Specialty Center expansion to 9,244 square feet comes as the property's owner is seeking a new tenant to take over the old Goodwill location.

Photo: K Corporation

The Animal Emergency and Specialty Center is located within The Crossing at Meadowood Square.

People: Tiffany Portia Coury new CEO of Saint Mary's

Tiffany Portia Coury — whose first day is Jan. 13 — joins Saint Mary's after spending the last decade as COO of Northern Nevada Medical Center.

Photo: Jeramie Lu

Tiffany Coury

Wednesday, January 8

Nation's largest moving company franchise opens Reno location

Russ Riggs will run the Reno franchise of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, alongside his wife Alexis, who is an Orangetheory Fitness franchisee with two locations in Northern Nevada.

Photo: Gabby Perkins

Members of The Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Two Men And A Truck at their new location at 5440 Louie Lane, Suite 100, in Reno on Jan. 7.

People: Tony Slonim, John Packham appointed to new state health commission

John Packham, of the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, and Tony Slonim, of Renown Health, were among 11 people appointed to the newly created Patient Protection Commission.

Sierra snowpack normal, but precipitation below average

The Natural Resource Conservation Service conducted its first snowpack survey of 2020 on Monday, Jan. 6. While snowpack is average for the date, precipitation is below average at 72% of median.

Laney Griffo / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Jeff Anderson measures the snowpack Monday, Jan. 6 at the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe SNOTEL site.

NV Supreme Court asked to protect confidentiality of brothel records

The issue centers on a recent lawsuit that questions whether legal prostitutes should be deemed employees or independent contractors.

Tuesday, January 7

The Gunter Group named one of 'Best Small Firms to Work For'

The Gunter Group was founded in 2011 in Portland, Ore. It expanded to Reno in 2017 with the opening of its new office at 10775 Double R Blvd.

First gold pour likely this month at Relief Canyon Mine

First gold production at Relief Canyon Mine is expected this month, with commercial production by late Q1/early Q2. Officials predict the mine can produce 91,000 ounces of gold per year at cash costs of about $769 per ounce.

WGU Nevada to offer $150K in scholarships for working adults to return to school

Degree tracks include programs in business, information technology, education and health professions. The application deadline is March 31, 2020.

People: Brandon Barringer joins KPS3 as designer, web developer

Barringer, who attended TMCC, brings a decade of experience to the agency. He joins KPS3 from Noble Studios, where he served as an interactive creative designer.

Monday, January 6

Sierra Nevada Realtors donated more than $20K for local charities in 2019

SNR holds fundraising events throughout the year. In March, members participated in a Polar Plunge into Lake Tahoe that raised $1,200 for Special Olympics. Also, the group's annual Alyce McCracken Golf Tournament held in May raised $6,171.

Carson Valley Chamber leader Bill Chernock to retire Feb. 28

Bill Chernock has been the spokesman for business in the Carson Valley since taking the job as Chamber leader on Nov. 3, 2008.

People: Susan Moreno, Peter Williamson reelected to NCET board

Susan Moreno was re-elected as vice president of membership, while Peter Williamson was reelected as vice president of Tech Wednesdays for NECT.

A look at the most impactful of 71 new Nevada state laws

From automatic voter registration to marijuana drug testing in the workplace to the banning of bump stocks and more, a total of 71 new state laws went into effect on Jan. 1.

Sunday, January 5

Saturday, January 4

Friday, January 3

$87 million Virginia Street construction project begins new phase Jan. 6

"All businesses remain open and accessible. The community is encouraged to continue to support businesses within the construction zone," according to RTC.

Courtesy RTC

Lead contractor Sierra Nevada Construction joined project partners with the Federal Transit Administration, city of Reno, Washoe County, University of Nevada, Reno, Atkins and local business owners on June 29 in Reno's Midtown district to celebrate the start of the project's second phase.

People: Andrew Perini new general manager of KTVN 2 News

Andrew Perini replaces longtime KTVN General Manager Lawson Fox, who retired Dec. 31 after 28 years at the position.

People: Janet Kavandi of Sierra Nevada Corp. earns Presidential Rank Award

“I spent a lot of time in government thinking about flying in space and I want to enable humanity to do even more in the exploration of space," says Janet Kavandi, a senior VP at Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Courtesy John Kavandi

Janet Kavandi

Nevada attorney sues Vail Resorts over Northstar parking fees

Steven Kroll, an attorney in Crystal Bay, and resident Ronald Code filed the lawsuit Dec. 6, alleging fraud and breach of contract against the Northstar California's Colorado-based owner, Vail Resorts.

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The slopes at Northstar California are seen here.

Thursday, January 2

People: Jim Lyon, Ronda Plamondon and Andrew Tourin assume new roles at First Centennial Title

Among the changes at First Centennial Title, Jim Lyon — who held the title of President since founding the company in 1979 — has been named CEO.

USDA invests $103 million in rural Nevada for business, housing, other projects

Phil Cowee, USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director, says a portion of the $103 million in loans and grants supported Silver State businesses with guaranteed loans and energy improvements, among other needs.

Winnemucca's economic outlook focus of annual 'Futures' event Jan. 30

The format is a fast-paced series of panels on the following topics: Government & Infrastructure; Education & Youth; Workforce & Housing; Area Businesses; Mining Industry; CleanTech & Renewable Energy; and Economic Development Initiatives.


Winnemucca Futures is produced by the Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority (NNRDA) and presented by the Humboldt Development Authority.

People: Amanda Eastwick joins SIOR as Member Associate

Amanda Eastwick, who recently joined the Member Associate program for SIOR, has been with SVN Gold Dust for 5 years as a Senior Advisor.

Wednesday, January 1

2020 vision: Looking ahead to the next decade of business in Northern Nevada

Whether we're talking about high-level tech companies planting their flags across greater Reno-Sparks, or scores of businesspeople relocating to Northern Nevada to raise families here, there's been arguably no better time in the history of the Silver State when it comes to seizing economic development opportunities.

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Thousands upon thousands of people are moving to Nevada, specifically to the northern half of the state, and that means business is booming.

People: Belinda Rosthenhausler joins CDC Small Business Finance

In her new role, Belinda Rosthenhausler will work provide SBA 504 financing to small business owners in Arizona and Nevada.

Courtesy CDC Small Business Finance

Belinda Rosthenhausler

NV Energy electric rate drops for Northern Nevada customers

NV Energy's rate reduction for Northern Nevada electric customers marks the third time in six years that the company has decreased rates.

60 years for Nevada State Bank – a 'personal connection and connection to our communities'

Sixty years later, from Nevada State Bank's early days in Las Vegas to its present-day impact in 20 communities, Nevada State Bank has not wavered in its pursuit to help Silver State families and businesses pursue their financial dreams.