People from all over the world can gather together on a Beam; here, they take a tour recently outside the capitol building in Carson City.
While Nevada’s major gaming markets continue to struggle, smaller, primarily local markets are doing better and are at or above what they were a year ago before the pandemic shut down the economy. Still hardest hit is the Las Vegas Strip which finished August at 39.2 percent or $317.3 million below what it was a year ago. The problem is the half-dozen major Strip resorts still closed including Park MGM, Planet Hollywood, the Rio and Tropicana.
The governor's newest directive opens the door for live sports, entertainment and events to begin, though with restricted capacity. It also sets a 1,000-person capacity limit on trade shows, business conventions and other conferences.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak responds to a question during a news conference at the Grant Sawyer State Building in Las Vegas Sept. 29, 2020. The governor provided updates on Nevada’s COVID-19 response efforts and adjustments to current capacity limits on gatherings. The face mask is themed after the Vegas Golden Knight's mascot Chance the Golden Gila Monster.
Remington Rock of Consign Furniture feels consignment and thrift businesses in the region will continue to see steady business due to the economic uncertainty both the pandemic and the upcoming election brings.
"Many of our local restaurants are just hanging on by a thread, and as this pandemic continues to prevail, the future does not look bright."
Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation has been the prime systems engineer and integrator for U.S. Customs and Border Protection since 2009.
Robert M. Valli, an alumnus of UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Cambridge universities, replaces Ed Zschau, who served the past 15 months as interim president of the Incline Village college.
A look at the MEA aircraft — which is a fully certified version of the King Air 350 — that Sierra Nevada Corporation is providing for the federal government.
LAS VEGAS — Casino giant MGM Resorts International is teaming with a firm that provided COVID-19 screenings for the National Hockey League playoffs and a health care provider to high-volume events in an optional conference attendee safety plan at its U.S. hotels and casinos, the company announced Tuesday. A system dubbed "Convene with Confidence" could help conventions and meetings resume, using technology and expert advice collected since the coronavirus pandemic began, MGM Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle said.
"We still have a lot of people who are desperate, who are waiting, and our commitment to them remains strong," Barbara Buckley told The Nevada Independent.
“We knew Park Lane Mall was beloved by the people of Reno, so it was important to us to create something iconic and spectacular."
With Northern Nevada's growing influx of millennials in the workforce and more companies — especially in the tech industry — embracing the concept of modern workplace culture, trends suggest more and more, demand for dress clothes is hanging by a thread.
Remember that with the current budget cuts, the assessor’s office is short-handed, so the sooner you contact them, the more likely they will have time to fully discuss the property with you.
Nelson, who has more than 25 years of organizational leadership and management experience, replaced interim CEO Heidi Howe this spring.
It’s a Friday morning in mid-September, and Steve Ernst has already been in offices in Vancouver, Atlanta, New York, London and Denmark. He’s met with people, popped into meetings, roamed offices. And he did it all from his house in the Carson Valley.
The move Friday comes after the state's Commercial Rental Assistance Grant program, which was also allocated $20 million, was only able to award $8.5 million.
"Lumber prices have increased more than 170 percent since mid-April, adding $16,000 to the price of an average single-family home."
The program was created due to the fact up to 90% of minority and women-owned businesses were denied relief funding from the Payroll Protection Program, per the city of Reno.
The former Nevada governor from 2011-19 will become the first Hispanic and 17th president of the 146-year-old university.
With the 2020-21 ski season less than two months away — and with the premature shut-down of last season in March still fresh on industry experts’ minds — resort officials are navigating how to manage lift lines, dining options, gondola rides, and crowds amid a pandemic.
Sitting in class when she was younger, Hanna Masters took to styling other girls’ hair without realizing it. She developed such a knack for it, it became her dream. “I wanted to make other people feel good about themselves and be happy with how they look,” she said.
The good old days of shaking hands on a deal and calling it good are long gone. In fact, they are so far gone that a simple written contract isn’t sufficient any more to keep you out of potential legal trouble. Not that you’ve done anything wrong, but there are people floating around these days that look for opportunities to glean unjust riches from accusing without merit. Because of this real estate agents like to have a trail of written documentation to support their understandings and memorialize their communication.
Back on Aug. 24, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe posted to Instagram a photo of sunbeams breaking through the clouds and splashing its terrain that overlooks Lake Tahoe. The caption read: “We’re getting ready for clearer skies and cooler temps. It won’t be long before the snow’s falling again!”
Remember this number: 94,472. That is how many adults in Nevada did not file a tax return in either 2018 or 2019 with the IRS. They might be folks who only get Social Security and thus are not required to file. Perhaps their taxable income totals less than the Standard Deduction, and are thus not required to file.
The cancelation of the 2020 event "severely affected operating revenue," according to the Great Reno Balloon Race.
The program launched Thursday and is funded by $1 million of the city’s allotment of CARES Act funding, which must be spent by Dec. 30.
In a state where the word “gaming” has for decades been synonymous with slot machines and craps tables, Nevada is seeing a more modern form of gaming take hold thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at Thursday's Critical Issues Conference, Caesars Entertainment's Gary Carano said the corporate structure of the newly merged company is far more focused on local management.
The Guinn Center for Policy Priorities has estimated that more than 100,000 households could be struggling to make their rent payments this fall in Nevada.
The new building took 15 months to build on a construction budget of approximately $50 million.
Gamers compete during Nevada Esports’ Break The Internet tournament in February 2020. It was the last in-person event that the UNR esports club hosted before the coronavirus pandemic hit the state.
“If you’re going to produce roughly 80,000 ounces (of gold) a year at $800 an ounce ... and gold is at $1,900 or $2,000 per ounce, that’s going to create a tremendous amount of cash flow.”
Revision Brewing Company in Sparks has experienced ups and downs since the pandemic hit, but one of the most challenging moments came when CEO and brewmaster Jeremy Warren stood on a picnic table and let his team know that layoffs and pay cuts were inevitable.
Earlier this month, ShopAIP, which sells approved foods for Paleo, AIP, gluten-free, low-carb and allergen-friendly lifestyles, settled into a new 1,800-square-foot facility in Sparks.
The “Nevada Virtual Pitch Competition” will take place Nov. 6; winning pitches will be awarded cash prizes up to $1,000.
Signage at IMBIB Custom Brews on the third day of bars being allowed to reopen in Washoe County on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.
Revision Brewing Company on the third day of bars being allowed to reopen in Washoe County on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.
Matt Johnson and Jason Green of IMBIB Custom Brews on the third day of bars being allowed to reopen in Washoe County on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.
Will Truce of Black Rabbit Mead Co on the third day of bars being allowed to reopen in Washoe County on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.
Molly prepares beverages at Revision Brewing Company on the third day of bars being allowed to reopen in Washoe County on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.
A panel of experts from real estate, banking and construction painted a positive economic outlook for western Nevada Wednesday saying the economy here is rebounding despite the pandemic. And a significant reason, they agreed, is the flight of California businesses to the region. “California is doing us a big favor right now,” said Northern Nevada Development Authority Director Rob Hooper. “They’re pushing lot of people our way.”
For Reno's Marc Magarin, finding opportunities to collaborate with fellow creative thinkers and passionate entrepreneurs is what drew him into a coworking space.
From left, entrepreneurs Marc Magarin, Steven Bowen and Van Tucker stand inside Magarin’s office space at Reno Hive. Through meeting at the coworking space, the three have collaborated to improve their businesses.
As has been the case since businesses began slowly reopening this spring and summer, Northern Nevada is faring much better when it comes to jobless rates — to the tune of 4.7% in Elko County and 7.2% in Washoe County, compared to 15.5% in Clark County.
Republican Senate Minority Leader James Settelmeyer who's been at the forefront of the GOP-led lawsuit since last summer, said the ruling was a “slam dunk” victory for affected businesses and Nevada taxpayers.
An overhead view of the Nevada Senate chambers on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 during the third day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City.
"One of the most contentious issues business owners must confront when deciding to sell their business is establishing a fair price."
The $1 million Intermediary Relending Program loan is for 30 years at a 1% interest rate and will be used to recapitalize the Rural Nevada Development Corporation's loan authority.
Unemployment rates continued to fall across Nevada in August. Only Clark County remained in double digits with a 15.5 percent jobless rate. Nye County was second highest at 9.6 percent. Western Nevada statistical areas were faring much better ranging from 7.2 percent in Washoe County and 7.3 percent in Douglas and Carson City. The outlier was Lyon County at 8 percent unemployment.
It’s the first legal action brought against the mining tax proposals, each of which were voted on mostly party-line votes during this summer's special legislative session in Carson City.
Overhead view of the Nevada Assembly on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 during the fifth day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City.
While the 8,332 initial claims for unemployment reported for the week ending Sept. 12 was 381 more than the week prior, continued claims decreased for the fifth straight week.
This graphic shows the trend of weekly jobless claims in Nevada for all of 2020.
Every acquisition is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach for a successful post-merger transition," writes Mike Bosma.
While Uber is synonymous with ridesharing, Homebite, co-founded by Reno entrepreneur Benjamin Griffith, hopes to carve out its own niche in “foodsharing” for chefs.
The donation will support the nonprofit’s ongoing effort to obtain laptop computers for students who need them for remote learning.
A handful of Nevada hospital workers shared recently with The Nevada Independent what life was like this summer as hospitals battled a wave of COVID-19 "coupled with a crush of patients who had delayed seeking medical care this spring and could wait no longer."
We've received hundreds of nominations of the best and brightest business leaders and companies throughout the greater Reno-Sparks region. Come Sept. 23, its time to vote for who's best.
"Now more than ever, there is widespread consumer awareness of how small businesses are the heartbeat of local economies."
Consumers have been snatching up pre-owned vehicles at a historic rate during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Carson City Hyundai sales person shows a customer a new car at the dealer’s lot at 3659 S. Carson St.
Proceeds from the Sept. 26 fundraiser hosted by The Library Tap House will go to local nonprofits For The Kids Foundation and The Dean’s Future Scholars Program.
One never knows what you will encounter in the world of real estate. We often say that it is a people business, and that the changes and challenges come from the people involved, but that isn’t always the case. The real property can present surprises as well.
Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly this past week, up 381 to 8,332. But continued claims decreased for the fifth straight week. The 189,007 continued claims is the lowest that number has been since the week ending April 11.
Let’s get one thing straight, there is no such thing as making money and it not being subject to tax. Perhaps you rebuild motorcycles and then sell them to friends, etc. Taxable income. Maybe you do wood-working projects and build things for friends and they pay you for it. Taxable income.
Concerned that a spate of COVID-19-related lawsuits could bankrupt businesses, members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce implored the state’s congressional delegation during the chamber's annual D.C. retreat to pass a federal liability protection measure.
A statue is adorned with a gold face mask in front of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Thursday, June 4, 2020.
Dr. Robert Renden, assistant professor in the department of physiology and cell biology at UNR Med and the UNR Neuroscience Institute, this summer was awarded a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The office at 845 Railroad St. will provide on-site workplaces for staff members relocating from the firm’s Reno office to better serve clients in the Elko area.
Miles Construction has donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada for the last 16 years, $38,000 over the last decade.
The decision comes more than two months after state officials shuttered bars in seven counties statewide as the number of coronavirus cases spiked this summer.
Broadbent & Associates is expanding to Elko — the company will move into this new office location at 845 Railroad St. on Sept. 28.
Derek Stevens, center, owner of The D, sits at the Long Bar on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Nevada casinos have been shut down for nearly three month because of COVID-19.
Thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, UNR researcher Dr. Robert Renden is exploring the causes behind diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Bill Miles of Miles Construction (back right) and Katie Leao (back left) of The Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, along with Club Members, hold the $5,000 check.
LAS VEGAS — One Las Vegas Strip resort said Thursday that it tallied 548 positive tests for COVID-19 among its 12,000 employees since May. Wynn Resorts reported that testing found 51 positive cases of the new coronavirus among returning workers before the hotel and casino reopened June 4, and 497 since then.
RENO — Google will receive more than $25 million in tax breaks after pledging an additional $600 million for a new data center in Southern Nevada, state officials said. The company previously committed $600 million to the data center in Henderson.
The unanimous approvals Wednesday came despite state leaders promising to tighten up requirements for Nevada's tax abatements and incentives for future companies.
Failing to address digital assets in your estate plan may result in family members, beneficiaries or heirs-at-law being denied legal access and/or control of our digital assets during our incapacity or after death, writes Danielle L. Christenson, Esq.
Failing to address digital assets in your estate plan may result in family members or beneficiaries being denied legal access and/or control.
Among the grants, Churchill and Douglas counties each received $20,000 to conduct business attraction activities (Churchill) and to complete a regional market analysis and marketing strategy (Douglas).
The number of RV shipments nationwide in July was 43,035, a 54% increase compared to July 2019, according to the RV Industry Association — the most July shipments in four decades.
August's rate of 13.2% is an improvement of 2 percentage points from July — and a massive upgrade from the doldrums of the pandemic in April, when Nevada led the nation with a 28.2% jobless rate.
August saw another 6,500 Nevadans get back to work, but the jobless rate is still double-digit at 13.2 percent. Total employment in the state finished the month at 1.29 million, 133,600 below what it was in August 2019. In addition, the number of unemployed Nevadans seeking benefits decreased by 17,103 in Aug
Nevada ITT Tech students will get $6.19 million in debt relief under a settlement with 48 attorneys general. Nationwide, the settlement will result in debt relief totaling $330 million for 35,000 borrowers. The settlement is with PEAKS Trust, a private loan program run by the for-profit college and affiliated with Deutsche Bank. ITT filed for bankruptcy in 2016.
The innovative software from Reno-based Lulius Innovation focuses on automating workflows, giving organizations such as Cal Guard a real-time view of everything from aircraft readiness to flight crew status to budget management.
“If we can’t rely on our fellow citizens to pursue voting with honesty and the best of intentions, we have no reason to believe in our democracy or what we consider to be the greatest country on earth," opines Ann Silver of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
Rachelle Faedi and Linda Nordblad recently joined Chase International's Reno office, while Shane McGraw and Tatiana Avakumov joined the Incline Village and South Lake Tahoe offices, respectively.
About 20 real estate agents and Realtors refreshed a portion of Carson City the morning of Sept. 10 as part of Sierra Nevada Realtors' annual “Realtors Give Back” event.
The recognition of Pro Group "as an outstanding and exemplary firm in the alternative risk transfer industry is appreciated and humbling," says company Vice President Renea Louie.
The USDA has awarded the Rural Nevada Development Corp., another $1 million to loan to businesses in the state.
“The thing that I like most about entrepreneurship is I can work toward something that I’m passionate about and be at the forefront of the change that I want to see happen," said Priyanka Senthil, a senior at Davidson Academy in Reno and co-founder of startup company AUesome.
Per Berkadia, the 185-unit Northwind property at 1680 Sky Mountain Drive in Reno sold for $40 million to Oregon-based Kinsel Ameri Properties; the seller was Washington-based American Capital Group.
The development, when complete, will consist of 189 houses with five single- and two-story floor plans ranging in size from 1,700 to 2,900 square feet, and 360 new apartment units.
In IR-2020-202, issued Sept. 3, 2020, the IRS announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Oct. 1, 2020, writes Mike Bosma.
Based out of Kidder Mathews' San Francisco office, Baragona will be responsible for research operations and staffing company-wide.
“JOIN Inc. is excited to partner with Douglas County to assist both career seekers and businesses in order to help our community recover from the impact of COVID-19,” added Denise Castle, CEO of JOIN Inc.
In early 2018, Carson City native Laura Burns, a disabled Navy veteran, was waiting to get her blood drawn at the VA hospital in Reno when she was struck with a business idea. The “aha” moment came as Burns watched an elderly veteran in a wheelchair, who was driven to the lab by a friend, get pushed into the waiting room.
We’ve talked a lot recently about interest rates, how they’ve remained low, or lower, and how they are helping to drive the current dynamic market. For someone sitting on the fence about buying a home, or renting and not giving it serious thought, we thought it might help if we illustrated the point in dollars. That is, after all, what it really is all about when it comes to interest rates and their benefit to a buyer.
One of several single-family home models included in the application for the Lompa Ranch East planned unit development.
From left, Cathie Collier with Charles Kitchen Realty, Claudia Saavedra, president of Sierra Nevada Realtors, and Jason Bruch of Ticor Title Nevada, paint a wall along College Parkway between Diamond Avenue and Imperial Way as part of Sierra Nevada Realtors’ annual “Realtors Give Back” event on Sept. 10.
The recognition of Pro Group "as an outstanding and exemplary firm in the alternative risk transfer industry is appreciated and humbling," says company Vice President Renea Louie.
When corporations relocate to Reno and need to find luxury temporary housing for C-suite executives and project managers who are in the area to lead change management and enterprise relocation, PKL Homes can cater to their needs. #ad
After COVID hit this spring, the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development shelved its five-year strategic plan and began working on a new 18-to-24 month recovery plan. We spoke last week with GOED's Bob Potts to discuss the “Nevada: Action Plan for Recovery and Resilience" and what it means for the Silver State's future.
Nevada is also parting ways early with the contract vendor that staffed an unemployment call center and has also been accused of unprofessional service and an inability to resolve many issues.
The Manufacturing Technician (MT1) Express Online Certification Prep is a new program offered through Western Nevada College, in partnership with Empower America; Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno; and Nevada Industry Excellence.
Family medicine physician Josh Wood, MD, and pulmonary and sleep medicine nurse practitioner Carrie Yamamoto, MSN, RN, ACNP, CCRN, will see patients at clinics in Reno and Sparks.
RV sales in Nevada and across America are on the rise due to the pandemic, industry expert say.
One of my favorite quotes is from Judge Learned Hand. “There is nothing evil, sinister, or wrong about arranging one’s affairs to pay taxes as low as possible; taxes are enforced extractions, not voluntary contribution.” Well here is an opportunity for employers to “arrange their affairs” to “pay taxes as low as possible” and lending a helping hand to somebody who is trying to climb out of a financial hole at the same time.
Initial claims for unemployment insurance in Nevada totaled 7,951 for the week ending Sept. 5, the fewest initial claims filed since the week ending March 14.
A look at the state of Nevada's dashboard for weekly initial jobless claims for all of 2020.
“It’s not just about attraction from the outside. It’s really about connecting employers and seekers wherever they may be; enticing them to come here or connecting them if they’re already here," says Nancy McCormick of EDAWN.
One winning artist (as well as 7 runners-up) was selected from each school range, high school, middle and elementary: Damonte High School’s Haven Flores, Sparks Middle School’s Shahriya Jhomo and Huffaker Elementary School’s Reese Hansen.
The first-place award in the elementary school division went to Reese Hansen of Huffaker Elementary, whose image full of dynamic colors is a representation of the annual balloon races.
The company’s newly released Straight Rye Whiskey and Straight Bourbon Whiskey both were awarded gold medals, with the Straight Rye also winning Best in Class in its category.
Frey Ranch's newly released Straight Rye Whiskey and Straight Bourbon Whiskey both were awarded gold medals.
"This barrier to conducting business has created a situation where some businesses are reaping the benefits of the rest of our industry being closed and the decreased competition," writes Matt Johnson, owner of IMBĪB Custom Brews, in this Voices column.
In Washoe County, bars, taverns, wineries, distilleries and breweries will be allowed to reopen no later than 11:59 p.m. Wednesday and potentially sooner, with restricted capacity, Nevada's COVID-19 Task Force announced yesterday.
Vic Bucher, Allison Gorelick, Cindy Carano, Dan Lofrese, Edwin Pereyra and Joel Muller recently joined the Community Foundation of Western Nevada's Advisory Board.
Washoe County bars, taverns, wineries and distilleries can reopen at midnight Wednesday. The governor’s COVID-19 task force voted to let Washoe bars reopen at 50 percent capacity provided the county implements promised enforcement and penalty enhancements by Wednesday. Those include mandating a 36-hour closure for a first offense violation, 14-day closure for a second offense and an indefinite, potentially permanent closure for a third violation.
About 20 local real estate agents refreshed a portion of Carson City on Thursday morning by taking to College Parkway between Diamond Avenue and Imperial Way in the annual Realtors@ Give Back event. The group gave about a half-mile of brick wall lining the heavily traveled avenue a scraping and a fresh coat of paint as part of an annual event the Realtors from Carson City, Lyon, Douglas and Churchill counties take part in in partnership with Sherwin Williams, which supplied the materials for the effort.
Amid a pandemic that’s deepened the pool of unemployed veterans, NNBW reporter Kaleb M. Roedel shares a few local stories of success via interviews with Sparks Metalcrafters, Alpha Roster and Operation: EMPLOY.
The Fallon Chamber of Commerce now shares the same offices as the Churchill Economic Development Authority at 448 W. Williams Ave.
Ashley Young brings over 18 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage and development to Stark Accelerators.
From 2010 to 2018, the number of personal care aides working in Nevada nearly tripled, and by 2026, the state is projected to need another 5,300 PCAs in the workforce. Among the problems? Their median salary in Nevada is $23,020, which comes out to $11.07 an hour.
“Funding like this is critical in meeting the urgent needs of more than 1,000 residents and clients in its housing, mental health, and shelter programs,” according to NV Energy.
Christopher Galli, a Reno native and Broker / Vice President of Relocation at Dickson Realty, was recently named Chair of the Advisory Board of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Scott Stites, owner of Sparks Metalcrafters, stands inside his shop in Sparks, where he makes patriotic and veteran-themed metal art. Stites, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, says his company has seen 25-30% growth year-over-year since launching in 2015.
From left, Sara Beebe, Churchill Economic Development Authority’s operations director; Lisa Gonzales, CEDA’s administrative assistant; and Lucy Carnahan, executive director of the Fallon Chamber of Commerce, stand next to the new signage for their combined offices at 448 W. Williams Ave.
LAS VEGAS — The marquee National Finals Rodeo is moving this year from Las Vegas to Arlington, Texas, due to coronavirus restrictions, event officials announced Wednesday. Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association and Texas Rangers officials said the Western horse sports championship will be held Dec. 3-12 at Globe Life Field, a retractable-roof stadium that opened this year and seats more than 40,000 people.
This graph included in the report shows the percentage of the roughly 13,000 personal care aides working in Nevada by geography, as of 2018.
From mobile blood donation businesses to food trucks to the Biggest Little Fashion Truck, mobile businesses across Northern Nevada are navigating varying challenges amid the COVID-19 world.
Brigitte Murdock, left, and Britton Murdock sit inside their Reno-based mobile business, the Biggest Little Fashion Truck.
Jennifer Jack joins Colliers International after completing an internship with the company in Reno earlier this year.
Amy Fleming, director of workforce development for EDAWN, and Josh Hartzog, director of career and technical education at the Washoe County School District, co-authored this month's column on why businesses should engage with career and technical education locally.
The former Sparks mayor and director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry was hired for a contract role to recruit businesses to relocate to the Fallon/Churchill County region.
According to RSAR, the median home price in the Reno submarket (which includes North Valleys) was $469,000 in August, an increase of 14.4% from last year and up 2.5% from July’s record high of $459,900.
The median price for an existing single-family home in the Reno submarket was $469,000, an increase of 14.4% from August 2019.
LAS VEGAS — The dormant Las Vegas Monorail has filed for bankruptcy. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported Monday that the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is part of a sales agreement with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
The nomination period runs from Aug. 19 through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 9, during which readers can nominate any person or business in any of the 18 categories.
Taxpayers are seeking recommendations whether they should implement the deferral. It's important to note that there are advantages and disadvantages of doing so, writes Mike Bosma.
Haug Quality Equipment — which relocated to a 17,000-sq. ft. facility in Reno in August 2019 — provides leak-detection equipment and leak testers for big-time clients such as Kraft, Nestle, Pepsi and Starbucks, among others.
Robert Bartshe, of RE/MAX Professionals, was elected to the role of 2021 president for the Sierra Nevada Realtors.
Grants can range from as low as $1,500 to up to $20,000, per the Nevada Association of Counties, and vary by county, size of business and use of funds.
Harker, a graduate from UNR, most recently was with Media Access Group in Reno, where she was responsible for developing and implementing media plans for clients.
The first phase of improvements to upgrade the concrete and dirt plot between the Whitney Peak Hotel and Eldorado in downtown Reno will will include new trees, flowers, landscaping and irrigation.
Sourcing enough money to start your new venture can be challenging — and this is especially true for companies run by female, minority and LBGTQ+ entrepreneurs.
Shavonnah Tièra Collins, founder of Las Vegas-based Urban Innovators, speaks during the UNR Innevation Center’s virtual panel discussion on alternative funding for startups on Sept. 2.
Before joining Carson Tahoe Health, Joanne served as vice president and chief nursing officer of Patient Care for Johns Hopkins Medicine/Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.
The summit — which will be virtual this year — is a gathering for corporate funders and family foundations, along with local, statewide and national philanthropists to hear about the latest trends and best practices in giving.
Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, gives a TedX talk in 2011. He will keynote the 5th annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit in Reno on Sept. 18.
National parks are central to the economies of Western states. But communities surrounding these parks are now struggling and jobs related to tourism lost, writes columnist Jim Hartman.
As director of the Office for Community Faculty, Amy McFarland will oversee recruitment and support of community faculty members at UNR Med.
Sometimes it is helpful to know what changes are being implemented and what are being discussed. Here are some key items right now. Charitable Contribution Deduction for folks who do NOT itemize. In 2020, there will be a new line item to deduct up to $300 as a direct line item on the Form 1040. Only allowed if the taxpayer does NOT itemize their deductions. This day and age, most folks are happy to just take the Standard Deduction rather than actually Itemizing their deductions.
In the years to come, drought or not, Northern Nevada could see more Blizzards headed its way in more ways than one. Dairy Queen, the international purveyor of soft-serve ice cream and fast food, has its sights set on opening up to eight new restaurants in the Reno-Sparks and Carson City region.
Everything in real estate is about the timing. Normal times allow for predictable timing on the assorted components of the offer and acceptance, and escrow processes, that are easily established when planning the timing of the escrow. These are not normal times.
Initial claims for unemployment benefits have now decreased for the third straight week in Nevada. For the week ending Aug. 29, just 8,032 new claims were filed, 826 fewer than the week before. This is the fewest initial claims number since March 14, the week before the pandemic shut down
The 8,032 initial claims filed for the week ending Aug. 29 is the lowest weekly total since March 14, according to Nevada DETR.
Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued a permanent injunction on Thursday, bringing a level of closure to many major issues in a drawn-out legal case so large it’s sometimes called “World War Weed.”
An employee prepares cannabis for planting in the propagation room at Reef Dispensaries in 2017.
Karyn M. Taylor returns to the firm as a shareholder, having most recently served as Associate General Counsel for NV Energy; and Holly J. Stewart joins as an associate from Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite.
"Promoting the Carson Valley area for film production leverages the region’s assets appealing to filmmakers to generate direct dollars and positive economic impact for Douglas County," says Rob Hooper of the Northern Nevada Development Authority.
Lifetime will be filming a movie in Minden (seen here late August prepping for production), Gardnerville and Carson City this summer.
Jeff Carter, owner of The Glass Die in Reno, said his business loses about $10,000 a month while being closed and that he expects to go bankrupt in January if bars continue to stay closed.
Signage at a closed bar in the Western Village Casino in Sparks on Aug. 18, 2020.
We spoke recently with Tim Haughinberry, president of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, to talk discuss how the group's recent expansion to Reno-Sparks can impact the business community here.
Dr. Bauer received her medical degree from Tulane University. She most recently completed her fellowship in abdominal imaging at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.
A new Guinn Center report identifies health disparities, higher unemployment rates, higher representation among essential workers and education attainment as factors to the economic disparity.
The $3 million transaction included a 2.41% interest SBA 504 loan facilitated by Nevada State Development Corporation. Heritage Bank of Nevada partnered in the financing package.
Agate Construction's Dan Upton has played a key role several notable projects over the course of his career, including the Reno Tahoe International Airport Parking Garage; University of Nevada, Reno Student Union.
LAS VEGAS — The idled Las Vegas Monorail is being bought by the local tourism authority with plans to arrange the system's second Chapter 11 bankruptcy after 16 years of operation by a not-for-profit corporation. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday approved spending $24.26 million to acquire the 3.9-mile elevated train system from Las Vegas Monorail Co. a series of 12-1 votes by the authority board, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman voted no.
Carson Tahoe Health recently welcomed Joanne Miller as vice president and chief nursing officer. She has more than 30 years of hospital operations and nursing experience. Before joining CTH, she served as VP & CNO of Patient Care for Johns Hopkins Medicine/Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.
KP Aviation Holdings in Reno; New Law Business Model in Minden; Have Lights Will Travel in Sparks; and Davidson’s Organic Teas in Sparks made the Inc. 5000 list for 2020.
“The university and city of Reno have shared a vision that will further enhance downtown Reno’s revitalization efforts and permanently embed an ecosystem of knowledge-based innovation and industry in our community," writes Sen. Heidi Gansert, a board member with the Downtown Reno Partnership.
Sen. Heidi Gansert, a Downtown Reno Partnership board member, is executive director of external relations at University of Nevada, Reno.
Since it was first published in 1983, the annual Best Lawyers list has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
The new downtown Reno branch, on the ground floor of 200 S. Virginia St., opened a month after Chase unveiled its 10th Northern Nevada location July 28 in Sparks.
Krista Wahnefried, project manager/environmental scientist with McGinley & Associates in Reno, was recently awarded the 2020 PRISM Developing Leaders award.
With escrow expected to close Sept. 15 on a 12.5-acre land sale in Fernley, American Battery Technology Company held a ceremony Aug. 27 about the project, which still needs various permits and approvals.
Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei “breaks ground” with American Battery Technology Company’s Doug Cole on the company's planned 60,000-square-foot lithium-ion battery recycling facility on Aug. 27 in Fernley. American Battery is among the 11 companies approved for nearly $30 million in tax abatements Dec. 2 by Nevada GOED.
American Battery Technology Company Chairman and CEO Doug Cole speaks during the Aug. 27 ceremony in Fernley.
The governor's decision drew criticism from the Nevada Realtors, who said they sympathized with tenants facing eviction, but the extension hurts small-time landlords who are owed thousands of dollars in rent.
Gov. Steve Sisolak signs Assembly Bill 1 into law on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, inside his office in the Capital on the third day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City.
"Trial lawyers could exploit the uncertain legal environment by going after businesses with lawsuits that would blame them for the spread of COVID-19," writes Chris Bishop pf Nevada Realtors.
The $507,780 deal included a 2.761% interest SBA 504 loan, with only 10% down, facilitated by Nevada State Development Corporation. Meadows Bank partnered in the financing package.
We recommend that borrowers recalculate the payroll required to be able to be eligible for full loan forgiveness," says Mike Bosma.
Currently, there are six Dairy Queen locations throughout Northern Nevada, none in Reno. DQ had a longstanding presence in Northwest Reno before it closed two years ago in July 2018.
A rendering of a Dairy Queen Grill & Chill restaurant, the concept the fast-food company plans to significantly increase in the Reno-Carson market.
In Plain Sight Marketing recently announced the addition of the trio as an account manager, public relations specialist and public relations coordinator.