In 2014, there were only 24 escape room companies in America. Seven years later, that number has grown to more than 2,250 — nine of which are now established in Reno-Sparks.
"The improvements we’ve made together with our community certainly moves the needle, but they don’t cover up vacant buildings or dirt lots that people so often call out."
Jeremy Aguero, founder of Applied Analysis, will be among speakers at this year's summit, the theme of which is “United in Resilience."
An estimated 61,000 households — or 12 percent of renter households in Nevada — are behind on rent, according to a National Equity Atlas analysis of June 2021 U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey data.
Woolley joins Interventional Pain Management Specialist, which has 4 Northern Nevada locations, as an Interventional Pain Management Specialist.
Parmele will be Branch Manager at United Federal's Spanish Springs location, while Alcala is Mortgage Advisor at the Reno branch on Bible Way.
After a year of don’ts, brides and grooms have been racing to the aisle en masse to declare “I do” in Reno-Tahoe, and that's equated to a big rebound in revenue for area businesses — though for some, the road to economic recovery will be long.
It marks the firm’s third Northern Nevada acquisition since entering the market in December with the $21.98 million purchase of a 331,623-square-foot warehouse at 4910 Longley Lane.
The Incline Village business, founded in 2018, came about when co-owner Benjamin Jordan took an entrepreneurship class at Sierra Nevada University and had to create a business plan for one of his projects.
Members of the President’s Council are among the top 5 percent of New York Life’s sales force of more than 12,000 licensed agents.
“I look forward to continuing the work Rob (Hooper) started to recruit new business to the region, while nurturing current companies to expand into a thriving economy."
The Democratic senator met Monday with roughly 20 business leaders and developers in areas of renewable energy, battery recycling and conservation at the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
“All of us count our blessings every single day for working in mining, where we didn't have as many disruptions within the actual job market, but there were substantial disruptions along the supply chain," said Nevada Mining Association President Tyre Gray.
Nevada casinos set a new gaming win record in July, raking in $1.36 billion. Washoe County hit over $100 million for the first time since 2002.
“Sierra Watch has been at this for 10 years — since the private equity developers first showed up, purchased the valley and started pursuing their reckless plan to transform Tahoe with irresponsible development."
Brancamp earned a Master of Science degree in speech pathology and audiology and a doctor of philosophy degree in speech pathology from UNR.
Construction on the project near Valmy included approximately 280 full-time employees, 55% of whom were Nevada residents.
Meanwhile, John Farahi, co-chairman of Atlantis parent company Monarch Casino & Resort, said he is exploring potential mixed-use development ideas for the additional 40 acres of land it controls near the Atlantis in Reno.
After reading “The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information” by Craig Robertson, you’ll never again use your office furniture the same.
Reno-based Home Means Nevada, FKA as Reno eNVy, will open a third store in September in Henderson.
Fields joins SNP with more than 6 years of experience in residential real estate.
The seeds of a downturn for Nevada's hemp industry were planted in 2018 when the federal farm bill legalized nationwide growth and cultivation.
From the archives: Good-performing businesses that are available for purchase sometimes are difficult to find these days, say business brokers in Northern Nevada.
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Participants will receive loans that will be forgiven upon completion of a nine-month online business training and mentorship program through the Reno-based Audacity Institute.
At LOGIC, Beauchamp will specialize in the leasing of retail and office properties and tenant representation.
Kruse earned the award for her support of The Children’s Cabinet for more than 20 years, as an individual and through her business, KPS3.
This month, Reno Hive's expansion efforts ramped up with the opening of two new coworking spaces at 255 W. Moana Lane and 1155 W. 4th St. Meanwhile, the company's downtown space is undergoing an expansion.
"It’s important for buyer and sellers to have advisors who are deal makers and not deal breakers."
“It’s a business I wish didn’t exist" — Climate Engine is a data science company based in Carson City that uses information from satellites to track climate change, sustainability and landscape resilience, says Justin Huntington, chief science officer.
So far, a total of $30.6 million was refunded to 22,621 taxpayers who paid the tax at a rate higher than the statutory requirement.
McKendree is a longtime Reno Housing Authority employee who has served in several roles prior to the recent promotion.
“With the opening of our Reno office, we are eager to continue servicing businesses throughout Northern Nevada," says Scott Loughridge, CEO of SR Construction.
The pandemic has prompted many Americans to change jobs — here are the stories of three Northern Nevadans who opted to switch gears.
The state’s unemployment rate in July is 7.7%, down slightly from 7.8% in June and down 8.9 percentage points from a year ago.
Conflicting messaging from Northern Nevada’s two most prominent municipal elected officials highlights how politicized health policy and pandemic decision-making has become.
Byerman comes to Travel Nevada from the Estipona Group, where she was vice president of strategy.
Registered apprenticeships offer career opportunities through regulated and structured training and on-the-job work learning programs.
Stanton — a Texas-native who’s lived in Reno since 2012 — comes to the conservancy from PBS Reno, where he's worked as VP of Development since 2018.
Several Reno-Sparks restaurant owners and managers shared perspectives and frustrations during a “staffing emergency” brainstorming forum this week hosted by the Downtown Reno Partnership.
Fallon-area farmers and food producers met last week with Nevada Treasurer Zach Conine to discuss how the state can invest American Rescue Plan money into the local rural economy.
Proponents say providing residents and tourists with places to consume cannabis onsite will attract a wider market of consumers, benefiting the economy.
“The strategic investment ... has been key in helping disadvantaged communities progress as society begins to safely reopen,” Andrew Diedrichsen, President, Bank of America Reno, said.
After 30 years of teaching first graders and kindergartners, Carson City's Pam Karg is ready to become an entrepreneur.
Workforce development remains the future for Western Nevada College, President Vincent Solis says, and this year that includes, among other things, developing a full e-sports program for the college.
Several Northern Nevada casino operators signed the letter, include those representing the Grand Sierra Resort, Nugget Casino Resort, Truckee Gaming, Club Cal Neva, Boomtown, Baldini’s and Atlantis.
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The combined firm “will be among the largest professional services firms in Northern Nevada that focuses exclusively on closely held businesses.”
Jennifer King will lead Nevada State Bank's 1 W. Liberty St. branch in downtown Reno, with Allen Archie running the Sparks/Prater location at 500 E. Prater Way.
From the archives: With an eye on landing apparel-manufacturing operations that are headed back to the United States from overseas locations, Douglas County officials are moving closer to the launch of a cut-and-sew facility.
Rotary is an organization where neighbors, friends and problem solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change — there are eight unique Rotary clubs in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area.
The new policy only applies to large venues. Sisolak said his office will continue to work with local chambers of commerce to expand to small businesses in the future.
“Seeing the destination thrive during a challenging time speaks volumes about where Reno Tahoe is headed,” RSCVA President/CEO Charles Harris said.
"This really is part of a much bigger effort to get the STEAM skills in our education system early, and motivate our kids to take advantage of this.”
The Lucky Strike Casino will be at 2811 S. Carson St., the location of the former Grandma Hattie’s restaurant.
Your Main Lab delivers test results in areas pertaining to chemistry, hematology, microbiology and diabetes, among other testing specialties.
“Can we do our part to protect hard-working business owners and their employees by masking up and shutting down the angry rhetoric?”
Jaeger — a Reno native and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno — joined the RSCVA in August 2020.
Since the pandemic threw a wrench in the manufacturing industry, many in the industry in Northern Nevada are changing their tune as they work to make themselves disruption-proof, says Tom Simpkins, the new director for Nevada Industry Excellence.
The property welcomed its first residents in August 2020, when rents ranged from $1,100 to $1,500 a month. A year later, rents range from $1,301 to $2,081.
For those within the Nevada System of Higher Education, the words “workforce development” are already functionally synonymous with higher education — and have been for years, The Nevada Independent reports.
Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen, Thrive Wellness of Reno and United Federal Credit Union are the finalists in the category of Extraordinary Local Business for PBS Reno’s 2021 Spotlight Awards.
Haskin comes to Lyon County from the Northern Nevada Development Authority, where he worked for nearly 8 years.
“We hope that over the course of the next four to five months, we’re able to make that case that this is maybe the single-most important idea that we’ve dealt with in our careers,” said Pete Ernaut, a Blockchains Inc. lobbyist.
The $35.3 million parking complex, with an additional $5.3 million for the bridge and utilities, is being paid for through parking revenues and student fees.
What rights do Nevadans have if they are facing an eviction? And what resources are available? Attorney Enrique Acuña spoke with The Nevada Independent to answer these questions and more.
The nomination period runs from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 18 through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 7.
The new brewpub from the team at Huntsman Tavern in Sparks will launch as Huntsman Brewing, on track to open in late August.
“We are so incredibly honored and thrilled to receive this distinction and look forward to seeing our company grow more with it,” Ace Studios CEO Kurt Thigpen said.
Those receiving funds are Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, Eddy House, Family Support Council of Douglas County and Friends in Servicing Helping.
Albert R. Lee, Andy Bomberger, Amy Barthel and Jackie Kane were recently appointed to the Reno Philharmonic board.
Woodley was promoted from director of events at the Hyatt Tahoe in Incline Village to the role of area director for the Hyatt and Resort at Squaw Creek.
From the archives: "Small independent bookstores in the region aren’t celebrating the demise of Borders — including the closure of its stores in Reno and Carson City."
"Our primary focus is the practice of government affairs at every level of government with an emphasis on community and public relations."
"With numbers escalating the way they have, a lot of people are testing the market."
Call It Closed International Realty is expanding its Nevada team with the hire of Alex Zujovich of Carson City as corporate broker.
Over the course of 3 years, Reno and Washoe County are each paying $6,500 per month to Ledger8760, with the state paying $1,500, says company CEO Adam Kramer.
As the housing market across the state tightens and home prices are rising, individuals with deeper pockets are offering to not only pay for homes with cash, but often place offers above a home’s listing price.
"We are excited to integrate CoWorkr’s existing utilization technology with R-Zero’s product roadmap,” said Elizabeth Redmond, CEO of CoWorkr.
“Through the pandemic, Carson City did not suffer as much as those cities mostly dependent on hospitality.”
Nevada State Development Corporation facilitated financing for the transaction in conjunction with Heritage Bank of Nevada.
“We want to make (buying cannabis) approachable for the soccer moms or the older crowd that might have been intimidated by cannabis, previously, because of the war on drugs for so many years."
Sparks' July 2021 median price of $500,000 is up 20.4% from last year and a 4% increase from June's total of $481,750, which was also a record.
“Now they're pretending that the pandemic is worsening and they need to reinstate mask mandates and business closures,” Elko County Commissioner Rex Steninger said last week. “We can't let that happen again. We must refuse to comply this time, our local businesses depend on us refusing to comply.”
“With this capital, Redwood will be able to accelerate our mission to make battery materials sustainable and affordable,” says company CEO JB Straubel.
Ballpark Lane Executive Offices comprises 15,000 square feet of executive Class A office space on the 15th floor at 300 E. 2nd St.
Gerold joins as Mortgage Advisor at UFCU's Summit Branch in South Reno, while Cambunga was hired as Manager at the South McCarran branch.
We're excited to announce the 2021 Best In Business contest will return this month with the nomination period kicking off Wednesday, Aug. 18.
Sisolak said his administration currently has no plans to limit capacity or impose new restrictions, adding that it's up to businesses to decide if they want to mandate employee vaccinations.
While Mayor Lori Bagwell preferred a blanket ban in the city, the rest of the board disagreed that curbside pickup presents safety issues. Representatives from Sierra Well and RISE were on hand Thursday to oppose the ban.
Last week’s release of Nevada's monthly gaming revenue figures by the Gaming Control Board confirmed the state’s sports betting industry is back on track.
“They all bring special talents, unique backgrounds and wonderful perspectives to our board," said Kim Young, executive director of the Reno-based nonprofit.
The Nevada State Development Corporation facilitated financing for the deal for Dr. Trevor May and his brand, ChiroFIT, with help from United Federal Credit Union.
CEDA's updated mission is to equip, educate and empower the business community, says association director Sara Beebe.
Originally from Durango, Mexico, Santoyo grew up in the Carson Valley and is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.
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The awards recognize corporate meeting industry professionals who showed resilience in the face of the global pandemic.
While Democrats praised the move, Mark Amodei (R-NV), like most other Republicans took the opposite view. He argued the ban would hurt landlords and continues what he believes is a dangerous and unsustainable trend that will hurt the economy and delay a return to normal.
Pandemic puppies are giving dog training and boarding operations a rise in new business.
From the archives: Though land prices have fallen by as much as 90% for many unfinished parcels throughout the Truckee Meadows, buyers still remain scarce.
According to data obtained by The Nevada Independent, roughly 52 percent (4,700) of the 8,969 organizations that received grants were considered “disadvantaged business enterprises,” defined as businesses primarily owned by women, minorities, veterans or people with disabilities.
Nevada nonprofits are encouraged to apply for a chance to win $10,000 grants; recipients will be announced Oct. 21.
"There are a lot of new offerings downtown, and we expect that momentum to continue for the foreseeable future," says Nate Digangi of the Reno Downtown Partnership.
"Misguided politicians are attempting to score points with harmful proposals that would cause economic pain across Nevada."
“With growth resulting from PPP lending, government stimulus, client onboarding and a reopening economy, our balances and earnings are strong," said company CEO Andy Ryback.
Gardner, a Certified Safety Management Specialist, first joined Nevada OSHA in 2017 and has served as a supervisor the past two years.
Thousands of preschools and daycares across the country have closed temporarily or permanently as a pandemic casualty. Here in Washoe County, 23 businesses have closed permanently between February 2020 and June 2021.
“Jobs that used to go for $18-$20 an hour are going for $22-$25 an hour. Our industry doesn’t have margins big enough to support that."
According to the new report from the Private Bank by Nevada State Bank, the number of high-net-worth households — those with annual incomes of $200,000 or more — increased from 36,700 to 70,700 statewide from 2014 to 2019.
The $1.874 million deal included an SBA 504 loan facilitated by Nevada State Development Corporation; Elko Federal Credit Union partnered in the financing.
Charming Charlie and Five Below are new retail tenants this year at the Outlets at Legends; in late 2020, Art Box Home Décor also joined the property.