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Tuesday, August 31

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Reno-area entrepreneurs break into escape room boom

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.

What's Up Downtown: A vision for Downtown Reno – sooner or later (Voices)

"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."

10th annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit set for Sept. 17

Jeremy Aguero, founder of Applied Analysis, will be among speakers at this year's summit, the theme of which is “United in Resilience."

Despite federal eviction ban lifting, Nevada housing advocates say not to panic

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.

People: Dr. Christopher A. Woolley joins Sierra Neurosurgery Group

Woolley joins Interventional Pain Management Specialist, which has 4 Northern Nevada locations, as an Interventional Pain Management Specialist.

People: Jessica Parmele, Susana Alcala join United Federal Credit Union

Parmele will be Branch Manager at United Federal's Spanish Springs location, while Alcala is Mortgage Advisor at the Reno branch on Bible Way.

Monday, August 30

Reno-Tahoe wedding planners, DJs, photogs see strong revenue rebounds

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.

GPR Ventures acquires 144,000 sq. ft. industrial building in Dayton

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.

Oxygen bar business offers relief to Tahoe’s smoke-filled skies

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.

People: Romeo Lazzarone named member of New York Life President’s Council

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.

People: Phil Cowee to lead Northern Nevada Development Authority

“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."

Friday, August 27

In Reno visit, Cortez Masto touts infrastructure bill to business leaders

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.

Nevada mining industry leaders give input on how to spend federal COVID funds

“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.

Washoe casinos top $100M in July; first time in nearly 20 years

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.

Appeals court blocks massive Tahoe ski resort development

“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."

People: Tami Brancamp named interim chair at UNR Med Speech Pathology and Audiology

Dr. Kerac Falk hired as urogynecologist with University Health

Brancamp earned a Master of Science degree in speech pathology and audiology and a doctor of philosophy degree in speech pathology from UNR.

People: Rebecca Reyes, Jay Karpen join The Discovery board

Reyes works at Northern Nevada HOPES, while Karpen is an assistant vice president with Whittier Trust Company of Nevada.

Thursday, August 26

$120 million solar project in operation in rural Northern Nevada

Construction on the project near Valmy included approximately 280 full-time employees, 55% of whom were Nevada residents.

Unexpected departure of David Farahi from Atlantis surprises investors

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.

File this under an unconventional business read (Biz & Books review)

After reading “The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information” by Craig Robertson, you’ll never again use your office furniture the same.

Reno's Home Means Nevada to expand to Henderson

Reno-based Home Means Nevada, FKA as Reno eNVy, will open a third store in September in Henderson.

People: Gary Fields joins Fallon office of Sierra Nevada Properties

Fields joins SNP with more than 6 years of experience in residential real estate.

People: Michelle Sturge, Trevor Phillips to lead Chase International Reno office

Michelle Sturge and Trevor Phillips, both native Nevadans, will be the new co-brokers of the firm’s Reno office.

Wednesday, August 25

'Massive oversupply': Nevada hemp farmers scale back amid saturated CBD market

Some search for industrial opportunities to combat 'hemp recession'

The seeds of a downturn for Nevada's hemp industry were planted in 2018 when the federal farm bill legalized nationwide growth and cultivation.

Past Pages, Aug. 22, 2011: Retirement funds boost small-firm acquisitions

From the archives: Good-performing businesses that are available for purchase sometimes are difficult to find these days, say business brokers in Northern Nevada.

Business Beat: Help wanted for Reno restaurants, robotics center opens

Tap the link to listen to this week's NNBW Business Beat segment with KUNR.

GOED to fund $500,000 in grants rural Nevada businesses

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.

People: Emma Beauchamp joins LOGIC Commercial Real Estate

At LOGIC, Beauchamp will specialize in the leasing of retail and office properties and tenant representation.

People: Stephanie Kruse honored with Dixie May Philanthropy Award

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.

Tuesday, August 24

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Reno Hive opens 2 new coworking spaces; downtown expansion planned, too

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.

Buzz Harris: Don’t let a sale fall out of escrow (Voices)

"It’s important for buyer and sellers to have advisors who are deal makers and not deal breakers."

Carson City data science company monitors global weather extremes

“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.

First round of Nevada Modified Business Tax refunds issued

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.

People: Heidi McKendree named deputy executive director at Reno Housing Authority

McKendree is a longtime Reno Housing Authority employee who has served in several roles prior to the recent promotion.

SR Construction expands to open Reno office

“With the opening of our Reno office, we are eager to continue servicing businesses throughout Northern Nevada," says Scott Loughridge, CEO of SR Construction.

Monday, August 23

Flipping the switch: What’s it like changing careers during a pandemic?

Three Northern Nevadans share their story

The pandemic has prompted many Americans to change jobs — here are the stories of three Northern Nevadans who opted to switch gears.

Nevada jobless rate dips slightly in July

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.

As COVID in Washoe surges, local officials disagree on mask mandates

Conflicting messaging from Northern Nevada’s two most prominent municipal elected officials highlights how politicized health policy and pandemic decision-making has become.

People: Mikalee Byerman new chief marketing officer for Travel Nevada

Byerman comes to Travel Nevada from the Estipona Group, where she was vice president of strategy.

Nevada State Apprenticeship Council returns to labor commissioner’s office

Registered apprenticeships offer career opportunities through regulated and structured training and on-the-job work learning programs.

People: PBS Reno's Peter Stanton to lead Walker Basin Conservancy

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.

Friday, August 20

Reno restaurant owners search for answers to staffing woes

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 food producers, farmers offer feedback for federal funding

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.

Cannabis lounges expected to hit Nevada market in 2022

Proponents say providing residents and tourists with places to consume cannabis onsite will attract a wider market of consumers, benefiting the economy.

B of A donates $200,000 to 14 Northern Nevada nonprofits

“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.

Budding business: Pam’s Blooms brings color, joy to Carson City

After 30 years of teaching first graders and kindergartners, Carson City's Pam Karg is ready to become an entrepreneur.

People: Michael Brazier to take part in United Way global leadership program

Brazier is CEO of the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

Thursday, August 19

Q-and-A: Workforce development key to success at Western Nevada College

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.

Casino operators caution Nevada regulators about expanding online gaming

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.

Business Beat: Record housing prices in Northern Nevada, dog training demand up

Tap the link to listen to this week's NNBW Business Beat segment with KUNR.

Reno's Keystone CPAs acquires Martis Valley Accounting

The combined firm “will be among the largest professional services firms in Northern Nevada that focuses exclusively on closely held businesses.”

People: King, Archie join NSB as branch managers in Reno, Sparks

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.

People: Tina West named senior managing director for Cushman & Wakefield

West will oversee the firm’s business dealings in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona and Texas.

Wednesday, August 18

Past Pages, Aug. 15, 2011: Cut-and-sew plan boosting Douglas bid to apparel firms

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.

Nonprofit Spotlight: How do we keep our community thriving during a time of catastrophes? (sponsored)

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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.

Sisolak: Masks not required at large venues that require proof of vaccination

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.

RSCVA: June room tax revenue second-highest in history

“Seeing the destination thrive during a challenging time speaks volumes about where Reno Tahoe is headed,” RSCVA President/CEO Charles Harris said.

People: Tyre Gray joins Nevada Donor Network board

Gray, president of the Nevada Mining Association, received a kidney transplant in 2012.

Tuesday, August 17

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Full 'STEAM' ahead: New Reno robotics center aims to produce local tech talent

"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.”

Construction begins on 9,500-square-foot Carson City casino

The Lucky Strike Casino will be at 2811 S. Carson St., the location of the former Grandma Hattie’s restaurant.

Lab company signs office lease at Reno's Coliseum Meadows

Your Main Lab delivers test results in areas pertaining to chemistry, hematology, microbiology and diabetes, among other testing specialties.

Commerce Matters: Mask up and shut down the angry rhetoric (Voices)

“Can we do our part to protect hard-working business owners and their employees by masking up and shutting down the angry rhetoric?”

People: Courtney Jaeger promoted to VP of Finance at RSCVA

Jaeger — a Reno native and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno — joined the RSCVA in August 2020.

Contractors collect supplies for Reno's Lemelson STEM Academy

Lemelson STEM Academy is the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors' Partner in Education.

Monday, August 16

Q-and-A with Nevada Industry Excellence Director Tom Simpkins

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.

In $82 million deal, San Diego firm acquires Sparks apartment complex

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.

Is Nevada higher ed's quest to 'align' colleges with workforce a solution in search of a problem?

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.

3 businesses named finalists in PBS Reno Spotlight Awards

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.

People: Andrew Haskin new Lyon County Community Development Director

Haskin comes to Lyon County from the Northern Nevada Development Authority, where he worked for nearly 8 years.

People: Nathan G. Strong hired to lead Opportunity Alliance Nevada

Previously, among other roles, Strong served as executive director of the former Churchill Economic Development Authority in Fallon.

Friday, August 13

Blockchains stays bullish on ‘Innovation Zones’ proposal

Storey County company promises economic opportunity to skeptical lawmakers

“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.

Seven-story Gateway Parking Complex construction begins at UNR

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.

Indy Q&A: With renewed moratorium and new Nevada law, what should I know about evictions?

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.

Nomination period ends Sept. 7 for NNBW Best In Business contest

The nomination period runs from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 18 through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 7.

Nevada DETR: Extended federal jobless benefits end Sept. 4

The state of Nevada will return to its regular unemployment insurance program starting Sept. 5, according to DETR.

Thursday, August 12

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Huntsman Brewing to open in old Silver Peak spot in Reno

The new brewpub from the team at Huntsman Tavern in Sparks will launch as Huntsman Brewing, on track to open in late August.

Reno’s Ace Studios achieves LGBTBE certification

“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.

City National Bank awards $20,000 in grants to 4 nonprofits

Those receiving funds are Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, Eddy House, Family Support Council of Douglas County and Friends in Servicing Helping.

People: Reno Phil appoints 4 new board members

Albert R. Lee, Andy Bomberger, Amy Barthel and Jackie Kane were recently appointed to the Reno Philharmonic board.

People: Hyatt Tahoe's Melissa Woodley promoted to area director role

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.

Business Beat: Childcare operators face staffing shortage, exploding demand

Tap the link to listen to this week's NNBW Business Beat segment with KUNR.

Wednesday, August 11

Past Pages, Aug. 8, 2011: Demise of Borders a sad chapter, local bookstores say

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."

Business Spotlight: Tom Clark Solutions (sponsored)

"Our primary focus is the practice of government affairs at every level of government with an emphasis on community and public relations."

Carson Valley home prices hit record levels

"With numbers escalating the way they have, a lot of people are testing the market."

People: Carson City's Alex Zujovich joins Call It Closed International Realty

Call It Closed International Realty is expanding its Nevada team with the hire of Alex Zujovich of Carson City as corporate broker.

Reno-Tahoe AMA celebrates PIVOT Ace Award winners

Two new individual award categories were added this year: Marketer of the Year and Marketing Newcomer of the Year.

Tuesday, August 10

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Reno startup lands big government contracts to track emissions data

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.

Rise of cash buyers across Nevada’s housing market leaves conventional homebuyers locked out

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.

Reno-based IoT startup CoWorkR acquired by R-Zero

"We are excited to integrate CoWorkr’s existing utilization technology with R-Zero’s product roadmap,” said Elizabeth Redmond, CEO of CoWorkr.

Carson Conversation: Strong economy continues in Carson City (Voices)

“Through the pandemic, Carson City did not suffer as much as those cities mostly dependent on hospitality.”

In $630K deal, Jensen & Co. salon acquires business property

Nevada State Development Corporation facilitated financing for the transaction in conjunction with Heritage Bank of Nevada.

People: Christina Erny promoted to VP of Marketing at RSCVA

Erny joined the RSCVA in May 2011 and was most recently the association’s Director of Marketing.

Monday, August 9

New Damonte Ranch pot shop aims to normalize cannabis retail experience

“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."

Median home price in Sparks hits $500K for first time ever

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.

Mask on: How renewed Nevada mandate is playing out from the Strip to the rurals

“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.”

Carson City’s Redwood Materials announces $700M investment round

“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 reaches 50% occupancy

Ballpark Lane Executive Offices comprises 15,000 square feet of executive Class A office space on the 15th floor at 300 E. 2nd St.

People: George Gerold, Kristine Cambunga join United Federal Credit Union

Gerold joins as Mortgage Advisor at UFCU's Summit Branch in South Reno, while Cambunga was hired as Manager at the South McCarran branch.

Friday, August 6

NNBW Best In Business contest returns Aug. 18

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: No plans to reimpose business restrictions, closures

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.

Carson City supes nix blanket ban of curbside cannabis pickup

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.

Nevada sportsbooks headed toward record year

Encouraging revenue totals come even as more states legalize the activity

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.

People: Elizabeth Florez, Mariluz Garcia, Eathan O’Bryant join Children’s Cabinet board

“They all bring special talents, unique backgrounds and wonderful perspectives to our board," said Kim Young, executive director of the Reno-based nonprofit.

Thursday, August 5

In $338,000 deal, Sparks doctor buys chiropractic office

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 rebrands to ‘Churchill Entrepreneur Development Association’

CEDA's updated mission is to equip, educate and empower the business community, says association director Sara Beebe.

People: City of Reno hires Norma Santoyo as new director of HR

Originally from Durango, Mexico, Santoyo grew up in the Carson Valley and is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.

Business Beat: Development continues on massive industrial project in Fernley, new breweries on tap

Tap the link to listen to this week's Business Beat segment, produced in partnership with KUNR.

People: Hyatt Tahoe's Barton named '40 Under 40' honoree by Connect Corporate

The awards recognize corporate meeting industry professionals who showed resilience in the face of the global pandemic.

Nevada congressional lawmakers welcome new CDC eviction ban

Some, including Mark Amodei, argue the ban will hurt landlords, economy

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.

Wednesday, August 4

Northern Nevada dog trainers busier than ever

Pandemic puppies are giving dog training and boarding operations a rise in new business.

Past pages, Aug. 1, 2011: Home sites remain anathema to investors

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.

Disadvantaged businesses awarded majority of funds from $100 million PETS program

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.

Eide Bailly accepting nonprofit applications for $10,000 grants

Nevada nonprofits are encouraged to apply for a chance to win $10,000 grants; recipients will be announced Oct. 21.

People: Rich Tower, Ryan Lindberg join Keystone CPAs in Reno

Tower is taking the helm of firm's Outsourced Accounting Group, while Lindberg comes on as an associate.

Tuesday, August 3

What's Up Downtown: Check out these 15 new businesses (Voices)

"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.

Code Ninjas launches in Reno to teach STEM skills to local youth

Code Ninjas is a karate-themed coding "dojo" where children ages 7-14 learn to build video games, robotics and drones as they program in JavaScript, Lua and C Sharp.

Robert Seale: Hedge funds are working for Nevada (Voices)

"Misguided politicians are attempting to score points with harmful proposals that would cause economic pain across Nevada."

Plumas Bancorp reports record quarterly, first-half earnings

“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.

People: William Gardner appointed chief officer of Nevada OSHA

Gardner, a Certified Safety Management Specialist, first joined Nevada OSHA in 2017 and has served as a supervisor the past two years.

Topping-out ceremony marks construction progress at Reno Public Market

The food hall is scheduled to be complete in June 2022, according to Foothill Partners, developers of Reno Public Market.

Monday, August 2

'Staffing nightmare' – Reno-Sparks childcare providers do best to cope in the COVID era

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.

Tahoe-Truckee businesses struggle amid national labor shortage

“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."

Report: Number of high-net-worth households in Nevada has doubled in 5 years

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.

In $1.8 million deal, Neff’s Diesel Repair expands in Elko

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, Five Below new tenants at Legends in Sparks

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.

People: Sue Lowe takes over as president of Chase International

"There is no one I am prouder of after 31 years of service to our company,” Chase International founder Shari Chase said.