Bruce Breslow of the newly created Churchill Fallon Economic Development agency — designed to recruit businesses to locate or relocate to the area — told commissioners last week a major problem facing Churchill County is housing.
Overall casino win across the state came in at $761.85 million for January, a 26.58% decrease from the same month a year ago — despite that, Washoe County was up 4.91% while the Reno market was up 1.86%.
This year’s Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada Community Partner of the Year is Carson City-based Campagni Auto Group.
The company's immediate goal for the business "is to grow by 20% or more for the next two years and to continue that growth pattern for as long as it is manageable," says owner Daniel Clark.
LaRussa is a 2020 graduate of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada.
Neena Colón, a 2020 UNR graduate, and Kyla Kwan, a current senior, both recently earned the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations (CPPR).
"I think some of the biggest economic development opportunities, primarily right now, are still in manufacturing."
"For many of these local business owners, it’s better to sell out than burn out."
Bird would manage the 24-month pilot program (provide scooters, chargers and managing equipment) and pay the city of Winnemucca for scooters to be used on city streets.
Dr. René Cantú founded Jobs for America’s Graduates, now known as J4NG, in 2014, and it has since assisted more than 18,000 students in the state to ensure they secure jobs successfully in a career field of their choice.
James has previously worked at world-renowned companies including SAFECO, Boeing, Nintendo and Microsoft and has volunteered for years with the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Barracuda Championship.
The California Restaurant Foundation announced recently receiving a $30,000 matching donation from FHLBank San Francisco through the Reno-based EMPLOYERS Insurance Group to support the nonprofit’s Restaurants Care relief fund.
In a recent interview with the NNBW, Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt said while some larger metro areas are struggling, the Reno location has been "one of the busiest of the Barnes & Noble bookstores."
The coalition, which includes teachers, school administrators and business leaders, including EDAWN, wants Nevada lawmakers to increase taxes this session, saying that moving to a new education funding formula without additional revenue will do more harm than good.
This week's 10-year look-back at the Feb. 24, 2011, NNBW features stories on the economic impact of University of Nevada, Reno athletic programs and the prospect of Walmart building several "Neighborhood Market" stores in the region.
Chartered in 1999, and entering its 22nd year, IWF Nevada is committed to championing equality and cultivating the women leaders of tomorrow.
"The challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic hardships in Carson City can make last year a difficult year to look back on."
“I think the whole pandemic has really sped up the adoption of online banking by a few years," says Steve O’Donnell of One Nevada Credit Union.
The popular restaurant that's been a Reno fixture since first opening in 1980 closed last year after the shuttering of Harrah’s Reno, where it resided for 15 years.
"There are lots of variables that a business owner must navigate to decide if not filing an extension is worthwhile."
An estimated 760 love letters qualified for the contest; Baked by Nicki and Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen received the most letters, 58 and 23, respectively.
Issues of grid management and resource adequacy aren’t going away anytime soon. The future for the planet is an increase in extreme weather events, and Nevada is in the bullseye of states most likely to experience massive temperature swings and the full effects of climate change.
Garden centers and nurseries are high on the list among businesses in Northern Nevada that have seen demand increase during the pandemic.
Despite shutting down early a year ago and working with various COVID restrictions this winter, there is optimism at local resorts that the ski industry should have a relatively strong end to the 2020-21 season.
“What was sort of striking was the lack of diversity in some of the leadership levels ... it shows that we have a lot of work to do there," Layke Martin of the Nevada Dispensary Association told The Nevada Independent.
The suit from a longtime Nevada rancher alleges the Thacker Pass project violates environmental laws and that it was approved by the BLM based “entirely upon flawed and error-laden findings.”
Through the week ending Feb. 13, there have been a total of 851,469 initial claims filed since the week ending March 14, 2020, according to Nevada DETR.
Dr. René Cantú, executive director of the state’s Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates program, says COVID-19 has prompted the Silver State’s educators to pivot in ways this past year they never had to before, and it’s a success to celebrate.
With a clarion call tailor-made for new work-at-homers who can no longer leave work at work, author and social psychologist Devon Price gives readers plenty of reason to kick back and put their feet up sometimes, showing that doing so can actually enhance productivity.
After the most turbulent year in the history of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation, what exactly does DETR’s main policy bill this legislative session do?
In Nevada, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.86 — the average in Clark County is $2.87, compared to Washoe County's state-high average of $3.09. The national rate sits at $2.61.
McKinney-James has over two decades of service as a public company director and has been a board member of MGM Resorts International since 2005, where she currently chairs the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
In 2020, City National Bank contributed monetary and in-kind support of nearly $370,000 to 75 nonprofits, schools and community organizations throughout the Silver State.
Gayle Halminiak and Jennie Parker recently accepted leadership positions with University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and University Health.
“From the time I was a kid till now, you wouldn’t recognize (Reno) as the same city, it’s grown so much. And I suspect we might see that evolution continue."
Much of the updated economic plan focuses on the near-term economic situation, calling for an immediate leveraging of state and federal dollars to rescue pandemic-affected businesses and workers without opening the state up to an increase in COVID-19 cases, per The Nevada Independent.
Alecia Towell LLC offers outpatient psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families in the Reno area and throughout Northern Nevada.
Shots for those 65 to 69 will only be available initially at retail pharmacies that are currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine — including Smith’s, Walgreens and Walmart in Washoe and other counties.
“As manufacturing has transformed Northern Nevada’s territories and economic landscape from a singular viewpoint of gambling revenue, in the same way the Reno-Sparks NAACP will advocate for change..." McCurry-Tenney said.
The national average price of gasoline may jump 10-20 cents per gallon from its current price of $2.54 per gallon over the next two weeks as millions of barrels of refining capacity has gone offline.
Nearly a year into pandemic-related business restrictions, Reno-area beauty shops and salons like Skin by Kym (SBK) Beauty and Lash Parlour and La Di Da Beauty are "not really sure what to expect" in 2021 after months of tumbling revenues.
This week's 10-year look-bak at the Feb. 14, 2011, edition of the NNBW features doughnut shops enjoying a resurgence in the Truckee Meadows and venture capital funds gaining steam.
Via The Nevada Independent: In Nevada, social gaming is one of three gaming industry niche sectors, along with live entertainment and online gaming/sports betting, where exceptional growth potential exists.
Affectionately known as the “Blue Team,” Western Nevada Supply's team-centered culture has led five longtime employees to be inducted into the “40 Year Club.”
Both grants will be made available for a current or future small business owner who is also a member of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada, says Chamber President Tim Haughinberry.
Sigstad, president of RE/MAX Premier Properties in Reno, is a former president of the statewide Nevada Realtors and Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors.
Flirtey has successfully conducted multiple deliveries of at-home COVID-19 test kits in Northern Nevada during the initial phase of the Reno-based company's test program.
Across Northern Nevada, Mountain View Mortuary and Walton’s Funerals & Cremations saw unprecedented levels of demand for services last year, especially in Q4, owners and managers told us.
Lewis Roca has a longstanding tradition of handling pro bono matters for people and organizations with financial need, promoting legal representation and donating significant resources to ensuring justice for the indigent.
The Sparks D1 Taining franchise, Nevada's first, is owned and operated by Reno resident Jason King, as well as fitness entrepreneur Shaun Wardle.
Kisses From Italy, a Florida-based fast-casual restaurant specializing in Italian sandwiches, is looking to plant multiple locations in Reno as part of a 2021 franchise expansion initiative.
The median home price in January was $470,500 for the Reno market (including North Valleys), an increase of 9.4% from last year and a 5.9% decrease from December’s record mark of $500,000.
Blockchains LLC briefed lawmakers this month on plans to develop “Painted Rock Smart City.” To do so, it wants Nevada to create “Innovation Zones,” a pathway for large-scale developers focused on technology to break away from existing counties if they make major investments.
While being able to successfully work with your loved one depends on a number of factors, there are steps you can take upfront to ensure your professional partnership is fruitful, says Brian Formisano of Wells Fargo in Nevada.
Lig & Ceptor, a physician-founded company in development since spring 2019, produces science-based natural medicines and products; all its formulas have a CBD backbone.
Prior to joining Jewish Nevada, Langer held several positions in community outreach, serving as a community relations professional, a project manager and community relations manager.
"If a bill appears to help you, question it to make sure it is truly beneficial to your overall circumstances. If it isn’t, contact your legislators and convey your thoughts. You might have a perspective they haven’t considered."
The bill was fast-tracked this week so that, “we could get this out immediately so small businesses can get their money," said Senate Finance Chairman Chris Brooks, D-Las Vegas.
According to the House Committee on Oversight, the federal funds would be subject to “eligible uses including to replace revenue lost, delayed, or decreased as a result of the pandemic.”
Starting Monday, capacity limits for indoor establishments will be lifted to 35 percent for restaurants, places of worship, gyms and casinos, and to 50 percent for libraries, museums and art galleries.
The purchase will allow the company to double its workforce, says Leonardo Quintero Wences, who owns the business with his wife, Carmen Quintero-Ferreira.
New members for 2021 include: Stephen Ascuaga, Julie Kozich, Helen Lidholm and Chad Martinson (MOBE and ACOVA Health) as board members; and Kristopher Dahir, Austin Osborne, Vaughn Hartung, Kristen McNeill and Brian Sandoval as ex-officio board members.
This Valentine's Day, read up on history and progress at the iconic Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, the passion for which started amid the Great Depression, with Grandpa Frank Salzwimmer creating sweet treats out of his basement to supplement the family income.
From TikTok trends to parents trying to entertain kids during school closures and work-from-home shifts, several factors have led to toys flying off the shelves in Northern Nevada and beyond.
One of the biggest Super Bowl blowouts in the last 10 years wound up with a reasonable return for Nevada's sports books.
The 2,200-square-foot America First Credit Union branch — the 17th in the Silver State and first in Northern Nevada — is located in the former Five Guys Burgers restaurant on Topsy Lane.
Lucy Crow received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV and her B.S. from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Jeff Saling of StartUpNV stressed that AngelNV investors need not be “super wealthy” to participate and can be at the beginning of their investment journey, such as successful professionals or retirees.
After a banner year in sales for some Northern Nevada solar companies, should the market continue to grow, there may be a rising need for more local workforce developments efforts.
If approved, the bill would provide an additional $50 million to support small businesses hit by the pandemic, bringing the total amount doled out via the PETS program to $101 million.
Kara Jenkins of Nevada’s Equal Rights Commission did say employers can, “strongly encourage the use of a vaccine, especially if the employees come in contact with members of the public.”
This week's 10-year look back at the Feb. 7, 2011, edition of the NNBW covers Turner Development Corp.'s $8.8 million acquisition of a 12-building industrial complex on Glendale Avenue, and a look at how area concert promoters are rolling the dice on booking shows amid the Great Recession's last gasps.
The Washoe County Health District late last month recognized local businesses BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company and Gold N’ Silver Inn & Restaurant with annual health and safety awards.
“The approval of more than half a billion dollars for rental assistance and school safety is just the first step we will take toward our state’s recovery this session,” Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro said.
“Carson Conversation” is a new monthly NNBW Voices column authored by Ronni Hannaman, executive director of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.
“Because they shut down things like concerts and public venues, people aren’t vaping anymore,” says Ray Schiavone, CEO of Tahoe Hydroponics. “More people are staying home and smoking flower at home. And so, the amount of people that are now smoking flower at home has created this tremendous demand.”
Jim Park, the former Gardnerville town manager, is filling the position after the departure of Phil Cowee, who resigned Jan. 20.
Sierra Nevada Properties recently announced the additions of Ryan Andrews and Bonnie Billings as the company’s newest residential real estate agents.
The 5,600-square-foot office/industrial building at 100 Menezes Way in Lockwood, east of Sparks, will serve as the company’s Northern Nevada headquarters.
Through the week ending Jan. 30, there have been a total of 1,032,652 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed in Nevada.
Vance-Brunelli made her way to Reno from Los Angeles in 1995 after receiving volleyball scholarship to the University of Nevada, Reno.
Andrae, formerly a lead environmental technician with Nevada Gold Mines, has more than 30 years of experience in mining and environmental sampling.
The video update, produced in lieu of EDAWN hosting its annual in-person luncheon, looks back at 2020's ups and downs and paints a positive economic outlook for 2021 and beyond.
This summer, Northern Nevada will welcome its first incubator dedicated to the industry that put the silver in the Silver State.
“Our mission is to build a global community to support the creation and growth of women-founded companies across all geographies and industries," says Jeannie Reeth, event organizer.
In the 1970s, Carl Dodge, an iconic state legislator and developer, built the Valley View in Fallon complex with a pizza parlor specifically in mind. He was friends with Joe Ray, the owner of Straw Hat Pizza in Reno, and invited him to consider opening a business in Fallon.
Tesla and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada are supporting the university's new K-12 Robotics Center, which encourages youth interest in critical fields of study.
Carson Tahoe Health broke ground on several projects in October 2019, beginning the first phase of its 10-year master plan, including expansion of the emergency department and a two-level enclosed walkway connector between the RMC and Sierra Surgery.
Ashley C. Nikkel earned her J.D. from UNLV and a bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Gregory Morrison, meanwhile, began his law career in Carson City.
The proposal by Blockchains LLC in Storey Count would create essentially autonomous districts that function as a county-within-a-county, taking over responsibilities such as tax collection, K-12 education and other services normally provided by governments.
The $7.87 billion in casino win in 2020 was down from $12 billion in 2019 — and it's the lowest annual statewide total for a calendar year since 1997.
Leslie Kidd, CPA, has been with Casey Neilon since its inception in 2006; Surprenant has worked recently with Strategic Premium Resources, a Casey Neilon subsidiary.
White joins Dickson Commercial Group from Napa Valley, Calif., and will focus on land sales and development opportunities in Northwest Nevada.
Greater Nevada Mortgage has pledged a $25,000 minimum contribution for 2021, starting with the company’s first Northern Nevada partner, the nonprofit Eddy House.
Battle Born FC will be a UPSL expansion franchise, looking to kick off its inaugural season in two months. Marc Radow, CEO of Carson City company SportLogic and RoxiSpice, will serve as the team’s president.
The Abbi Agency creates provocative brand communications that solve problems, build relationships and move all sorts of good things forward.
This week's 10-year look-back to the Jan. 31, 2011, edition of the NNBW features fluctuating land sales and a look into Umpqua Bank's first 6 months after expanding in the Reno market.
“The new building will serve as our fourth office in the Reno area and is the second building we have worked with Shaheen Beauchamp Builders to complete,” Dr. Bret Blackhart, board-certified dermatologist with Skin Cancer Dermatology Institute, said.
Caesars Entertainment last month announced an investment in the daily fantasy sports platform SuperDraft, Inc., in an effort to boost the company’s mobile and online sports betting offerings.
The PBS Reno Board of Trustees recently announced its new officers for 2021, highlighted by Mark Herron, president/CEO of The Davidson Group, appointed as chairman.
Jamie Gazza, vice president of corporate banking for Nevada State Bank, will chair the Nevada Women’s Fund Board of Directors in 2021.
In Northern Nevada, applications are being accepted until Feb. 28.
"None of us want a community that can’t withstand the range of thoughts and beliefs among us. Let’s commit ourselves to a better 2021," says Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce CEO Ann Silver.
Strike force leader Barbara Buckley described Nevada's unemployment systems as “besieged” by fraudulent actors using stolen personal information obtained off the “dark web” to try to file claims.
Before COVID, statistics showed 1 in 5 Americans have consulted a psychic or medium. All told, such businesses had a combined revenue of $2.2 billion in 2019. We spoke with a pair of Reno-area psychics to discuss how the pandemic has impacted revenues and procedures.
More than 2 years after breaking ground in September 2018, the nearly $90 million Virginia Street Project is all but complete.
Nevada casinos reported just $683.7 million in gaming win for December, down 35.35% from the more than $1 billion recorded a year ago.
The analysis concluded that while DETR Nevada's system is not outright antiquated, it is based on code that is considered “vintage” because it dates to the early 2000s.
From economic development initiatives to mining tax increases to affordable housing options, lawmakers are expected to cover several key business topics during the 2021 Nevada Legislature, which officially kicks off today in Carson City.
Sara Robbins, APR, who works as a PR Director at KPS3 in Reno, will serve as 2021 board chairwoman of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
It's a trend consistent with the state's slow economic recovery since the start of the pandemic due to Northern Nevada's focus on diversifying the economy in recent years to have less reliance on gaming and tourism/hospitality.
Perhaps lost amid the news of COVID restrictions and vaccine rollouts over the past several weeks, Renown Health in November unveiled a $469 million plan to upgrade both its main hospitals in a project that officials say will "improve care and have a tremendous, positive effect on our local and statewide economy."
“We must stand together as one to face the abuses of our civil liberties which have taken place and stop them from going any further," said commissioner Ken Gray.
The new Air Rifle Range at Reno Guns & Range will be home to all air rifle sports in Northern Nevada, including the national champion Nevada Wolf Pack rifle team.
Nevada Gold Mines also invested an initial $500,000 to kick off the Endowment Fund portion of the program, which will be professionally managed and invested.
Dickson Realty currently has over 300 Realtors across 9 offices, and has represented the developers of the largest and most sought-after Master Planned Communities in the area.
Dickson Commercial Group was founded on the principles of having strong local expertise but providing both the brokers and their clients with institutional level work product and support.
As one example of apparent poor communication, Roy Brennan, owner of Beefy's in Reno, said he never received a confirmation email after applying for a PETS grant last October and received only one response from the state that he was in the queue.
Nevada's casinos reported $18.3 billion in revenue for the 2020 fiscal year, down 25.2 percent from $24.5 billion in the previous year.
Once fully live, the new-look NNBW website will include two new important changes: 1. Eliminating Facebook as our third-party commenting platform; and 2. Reinstituting our subscriber paywall.
Beginning Feb. 1, Pediatrix will begin to transition pediatric hospitalists into Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s pediatric unit in downtown Reno, with full coverage expected by March 1.
Dr. Amber Hayes will work out of Northern Nevada Health System's Vista Boulevard location in Sparks, while Drs. Marie McCormack and Henrik Slots will be based in the Kietzke Lane practice in Reno.
In the category for “Best Casino Outside Las Vegas,” Atlantis finished third in the country, while the Atlantis Steakhouse earned the second highest mark in the “Best Casino Restaurant” category.
“Reno has gone viral — (sales) activity has been phenomenal. When we fully expose properties to the market, we are getting like 15 offers," Ken Blomsterberg, senior managing director of investments with Marcus & Millichap, told the NNBW recently.
Live concerts, performances and other events have been on pause for almost a year now due to the pandemic. We caught up with a few Reno-area workers who've been adapting and evolving their livelihoods for months in hopes that someday soon, live entertainment will return soon.
The Northern Nevada Development Authority’s annual State of the Counties event featured reps from Carson City, Douglas, Churchill, Lyon, Storey and Mineral counties.
Home sales over $1 million saw massive gains across all markets, highlighted by South Lake Tahoe, which saw a 137% increase in those sales, from 49 in 2019 to 116 in 2020, per Sierra Sotheby's.
Due to financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Discovery in 2020 experienced a revenue shortfall of $1.5 million in 2020. Thanks to the community’s generosity, more than $1.4 million has been raised for the nonprofit museum’s Resiliency Fund.
This week's 10-year look-back to the Jan. 24, 2011, edition of the NNBW includes a story about the planned reopening of the casino inside the beleaguered Cal Neva Resort at the North Tahoe state line.