Stories for June 2021


Wednesday, June 30

Dry cleaners face tough road ahead as remote working, business casual concepts become the norm

Dry cleaning operations in the U.S. lost about 80% of their revenue immediately after pandemic closures began last spring. In the aftermath, one in six dry cleaners have either closed for good or filed for bankruptcy.

Nevada gaming icon, Sparks Nugget patriarch John Ascuaga dies at 96

“I’m just an average guy, like anybody else,” John Ascuaga told The Record-Courier in a 1980 interview. “I enjoy my work, but I also insist on spending a lot of time with my family. And the tremendous beauty of this part of the country always amazes and excites me.”

Past Pages, June 27, 2011: Cash buyers of homes move to center stage

From the archives: "Cash may not yet be king among buyers of residential real estate in Washoe County, but it’s edging ever closer to the throne. That’s a sign investors are becoming increasingly active as prices continue their slide and make residential investments more attractive."

Business Beat: Reno’s Icebox Cryotherapy cooling things down, logistics companies expand to Sparks

Click or tap the link to read more and listen to this week's Business Beat segment, produced in partnership with KUNR.

Nevada’s minimum wage increases another 75 cents on July 1

Beginning July 1, minimum wage in Nevada will increase to $8.75 per hour for employees offered health benefits and $9.75 for those not offered benefits.

People: Elaine Jenks co-founds Keystone CPAs in Reno

Elaine Jenks, CPA, CGMA, recently co-founded Keystone CPAs, a full-service tax, assurance, and consultancy firm based in Reno.

Tuesday, June 29

As old sanitizer products collect dust, Reno-Sparks distilleries hope for revenue rebound

“My only option at this point would be to basically sell it at a loss ... I’d have to sell it for pennies compared to what we made it for," Ferino Distillery owner Joe Cannella says about the 5,000 or so leftover bottles of sanitizer collecting dust at his Reno business.

Papé Kenworth acquires pair of Sparks dealerships

Financial terms of Papé's acquisitions of Worthen Equipment Company and Western Nevada Kenworth in Sparks were not disclosed.

UNR Med, Renown Health sign ‘historic’ 50-year affiliation deal

The landmark deal will integrate UNR Med and Renown over the next 50 years to increase teaching capacity and class sizes, expand clinical research programs and ultimately provide a better local foundation for workforce development in the healthcare sector in Northern Nevada.

Microsoft, BluePeak donate $20,000 in tech funding to 3 Northern Nevada nonprofits

Microsoft Reno and BluePeak Technology Solutions partnered on the 13th annual IT Makeover Campaign.

Drakulich Realty affiliates with Better Homes and Gardens brand

The family-owned brokerage in Sparks — led by Bryan and Kimberly Drakulich and their daughter Balee — is now known as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Drakulich Realty.

People: Zavalla, Christensen, Simko join John Anderson Construction

Nick Christensen joins the firm as President; Raymond Zavalla as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; and Dave Simko as Director of Operations.

Monday, June 28

Playfield ’76 preparing to launch in Downtown Reno

Playfield '76, the former Imperial Bar in Downtown Reno, is slated to open as an arcade-themed bar in early August.

As a more normal school year nears, districts scrambling to fill high-need positions

Nevada school districts are sounding alarms about the need for more support staff members. For example, as of last week, the Washoe County School District had the following number of vacancies in its high-need areas: 70 bus drivers, 75 nutrition services workers and 45 custodial and groundskeeping staff members.

Interior design firm announces ownership transition, new Reno office location

Camille Bailey steps into the lead role at Spaces Design & Planning, taking over for Kim Ciesynski, who founded the company that tuns 25 this year.

People: Steve Schroeder joins LP Insurance Services in Reno

Schroeder was most recently owner of Synergy Communications, an event management and marketing agency. He is also the creator and host of Food Truck Friday.

People: Chuck Podesta new Chief Information Officer at Renown Health

Podesta most recently served as Interim CIO for UCONN Health’s John Dempsey Medical Center, School of Medicine and Clinical Research IT.

iBuyer giant Opendoor expands to Reno, 5 other markets

“Reno is one of the hottest and most diverse markets in the country. People are relocating from more expensive states, seeking lower taxes and better quality of life," said Opendoor Regional General Manager Andy Swanton.

Friday, June 25

Nevada OKs $2.7M tax break for Foot Locker in Spanish Springs

Foot Locker is planning a 10-year lease on a 450,000-square-foot distribution center within the Spanish Springs Business Center, with construction tentatively slated to begin in 2022.

July 8 panel to discuss state of construction, development in Northern Nevada

Among other topics. regional developers and construction experts will discuss how supply chain issues, labor shortages and increased pricing on lumber and other materials are impacting timelines for commercial and residential projects throughout Northern Nevada.

Federal eviction moratorium extended; extra month could help with Nevada aid disbursement

The Nevada State Apartment Association, meanwhile, said Thursday that the slow rollout of rental assistance has left many landlords with “insurmountable” debt and that the extension of the moratorium jeopardizes the ability of property owners to provide safe, affordable housing.

‘Ongoing recovery’: Washoe Co. jobless rate improves to 4.5%

Washoe County’s 4.5% jobless rate for May is a 0.4 percentage improvement from April’s rate of 4.9%, Nevada DETR announced this week.

People: 5 Reno-area Holland & Hart LLP attorneys make 2021 Chambers USA list

The five Northern Nevada Holland & Hart LLP ranked are Bryce Alstead, Fritz Battcher, Douglas Flowers, David Garcia and Laura Granier.

People: Brian Armon, Tony Machabee join NAI Alliance in Reno

Armon joins the firm as Senior Vice President | Principal, with Machabee hired as an associate on the Industrial Brokerage Team.

Thursday, June 24

Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: City of Reno’s Candie Lorenzo

"We’re the Battle Born state — Nevadans are resilient people. We have a strong business climate with friendly tax laws, which will help retain businesses."

Labor Secretary announces $4M in federal money for Nevada apprenticeship programs

Flanked by Gov. Steve Sisolak and more than a dozen state and local officials, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Tuesday announced a near-$4 million federal grant for apprenticeships in Nevada.

Reno company donates $42,000 in third round of GratisGives program

Since 2019, the Reno-based company has donated roughly $93,0000 to nonprofits through its GratisGives program.

Nevada resort becomes Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary member

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program is an education program helping organizations and businesses protect the environment through a “plan-do-check-act” approach.

People: Jarek Paszek hired as project engineer at Agate Construction

Paszek, who recently earned his a construction management degree from Truckee Meadows Community College, is OSHA 30 certified.

People: Dickson Commercial's Joel Fountain achieves SIOR designation

Fountain, who joined Dickson Commercial Group in 2014, is also pursuing his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

Wednesday, June 23

Brewery Arts Center: Keeping the arts alive in times of COVID and beyond (sponsored)

The Brewery Arts Center (BAC) was founded in 1975 by a group of artists yearning for a space of their own.

Business Beat: AC demand sizzling hot, changes on tap for former Reno bottling plant

Click or tap the link to read more and listen to this week's Business Beat segment, produced in partnership with KUNR.

Past Pages, June 20, 2011: Subscription farming provides valuable revenue streams

From the archives: Northern Nevada’s cadre of small farmers are finding that subscription farming provides a valuable stream of revenue when they need it most.

People: Ashwini Prasad named 2021-22 chair of Nevada Society of CPAs

Prasad, a graduate of UNR, is an Executive Branch Auditor for the Governor’s Finance Office for the State of Nevada.

Atlantis slot machine program surpasses $150K donation mark

The casino’s 12 cash-out kiosks, which use a program designed by slot manufacturing company Everi, give guests the option to donate change from tickets.

Tuesday, June 22

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Notice of Hearing

Southern-style chicken brand spreading wings to Reno-Sparks

Arkansas-based Slim Chickens plans to open four locations in Northern Nevada over the next few years, with the help of restaurant entrepreneur Roy Perez.

Amid plans to mine lithium in rural Nevada, Indigenous, rural communities at center of the energy transition

When it comes to the controversial Thacker Pass project in rural Northern Nevada, corporate and government officials view the project and lithium mining as a whole as an economic opportunity — but residents, ranchers and tribal members say they are doing little to offset the effects on communities taking the brunt for the greater good.

Buzz Harris: Life lessons learned from years of brokering sales (Voices)

"As a business broker, I’ve come across all sorts of unique situations, many of which have helped illustrate a number of life lessons."

Nominations open for EDAWN's 9th Annual Existing Industry Awards

“Primary companies contribute enormously to our economy and this event provides an opportunity for EDAWN to thank and recognize them for their accomplishments,” says Nancy McCormick, a senior vice president with EDAWN.

People: Nick Brunson to lead Dickson Commercial's new Business Broker Division

Brunson is a second-generation Nevadan who earned a Bachelor's in Management degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1988 and MBA in 2003.

Monday, June 21

Reno couple opens Nevada’s first Icebox cryotherapy franchise

The company offers whole-body cryotherapy, in which clients are exposed to negative 200-degree temperatures for three minutes.

Top Northern Nevada contractors honored at 22nd PINNACLE Awards

The Nevada Chapter AGC's PINNACLE program was established in 19999; PINNACLE stands for “Projects In Northern Nevada Achieving Construction Leadership Excellence.”

Ryder Homes starts construction on Cross Creek community

When complete, the Carson City development will consist of 189 homes; prices are expected to start at more than $550,000.

New Nevada-based opportunity zone fund opens to investors

The Carson City-based fund invests in two areas: blockchain-based SaaS (software-as-a-service) for regulatory compliance, and aviation innovations in government and the private sector.

People: Gerrit Hillebrand joins Colliers Reno as Vice President

Hillebrand, the son of a builder and third generation real estate agent, joined Colliers Reno on June 1.

Friday, June 18

Major renovations on tap for old Reno Brewing Company bottling plant

New owner says open-air marketplace may be in store for historic building

Highway Ventures LLC's Josh Thieriot who bought the building for $2.26 million this year, envisions an open-air marketplace where vendors such as espresso bars, eateries and retail kiosks can live.

Sisolak announces COVID vaccine incentive program with $1 million grand prize

Because Nevada does not have a state lottery, gaming company IGT will help pick winners; the company noted it will not have access to anyone’s personally identifiable information throughout the process.

South Tahoe Kmart – one of last in the U.S. – to close in August

The South Lake Tahoe Kmart is one of just three remaining stores in California. Only a handful more remain in the U.S.

DETR grants Nevada businesses relief from ratings damage caused by pandemic

Businesses hit with huge numbers of jobless claims during the pandemic won’t see their unemployment insurance premiums increase, officials announced this week.

People: Amy and Courtney Lance join Cushman & Wakefield

Amy Lance has more than 17 years of industry experience; she joins Cushman & Wakefield from CBRE. Amy's daughter, Courtney, will support her as a brokerage coordinator.

Thursday, June 17

Silicon Valley-based IT recruiting agency moving HQ to Reno

“We’re lucky to be in the space we’re in. I don’t see any slowdown in the next few years. There’s so much opportunity out there," says John Zink, president of IT Avalon, which opens its Reno HQ next month.

Business Beat: Reno housing prices hit record high, mattress demand a dream for retailers

Click or tap the link to read more and listen to this week's Business Beat segment, produced in partnership with KUNR.

Outdoor recreation chief: Industry needs budget boost, aid for rural communities

Nevada lost about 6 percent of the jobs in its outdoor recreation economy during the pandemic, according to a study commissioned by Get Outdoors Nevada and the Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition.

Tahoe Beach Club secures $115 million construction loan for 2nd phase

Construction on phase two, which includes 48 new homes at the Stateline development, is expected to be complete in mid-2023. Home prices range from $1.6 million to over $4 million.

People: MOBE hires Von Miles, Denise Vance-Rodrigues to CCO roles

Health tech company MOBE, which opened its co-headquarters in Reno in 2019, announced recently the additions of Von Miles and Denise Vance-Rodrigues.

Wednesday, June 16

Delaware-based logistics firm expands to Sparks; 30 jobs planned

“We’re very excited and happy to be in Sparks" — Spearpoint Logistics, which launched in 2019, recently expanded into a 50,000-square-foot facility at 1280 Icehouse Ave.

Reno printing company named one of 52 ‘Greatest Companies to Work For’

“Being recognized as one of the ‘greatest’ companies ... is a privilege,” said Kurt Hoge, president of Reno Type.

Past Pages, June, 13, 2011: Geothermal industry faces challenges as exploration widens

From the archives: The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology estimates geothermal production revenues could total $1 billion a year in Nevada in the next couple of decades, and geothermal resources could meet 35 percent or more of the state’s needs for electricity.

People: Reno's Kurt Schlicker promoted to partner at Eide Bailly

Through Eide Bailly's Reno office, Schlicker works primarily with casinos, governments and nonprofits, specializing in auditing federal grants for compliance.

People: Bill Leonard elected to NCET board

Leonard, elected to the role of vice president of communications for NCET's Tech Wednesday, is a lead-generation specialist and owner of Copy Unlocked.

Tuesday, June 15

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Thanks to tech success, Reno named a top U.S. city for young professionals

Reno was ranked the 12th-best city in American for young professionals, according to recent study from financial technology company SmartAsset.

Commerce Matters: Legislative impacts on Nevada's small businesses (Voices)

“Let’s continue to allow this group of brave entrepreneurs to make their own decisions and chart their own destinies," writes Ann Silver of the Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce.

Nevada Regents OK landmark UNR Med-Renown Health deal

Roughly 10 months after initial negotiations began, regents voted 12-1 last week to approve a landmark agreement that will tie UNR Med and Renown Health together for the next 50 years.

Reno auto museum to host small business trade show in August

The inaugural National Automobile Museum Small Business Trade Show and Conference will take place Aug. 10.

People: Eren Ozmen named to Forbes' inaugural “50 over 50” class

Eren Ozmen, co-founder of Sierra Nevada Corporation in Sparks, is recognized alongside iconic women including Vice President Kamala Harris, Madeleine Albright, Arianna Huffington and Cathie Wood.

Reno-Tahoe AMA accepting nominations for 2021 PIVOT Ace Awards

New this year are individual award categories for Marketer of the Year and Marketing Newcomer of the Year. Deadline to enter is June 20.

Monday, June 14

Feeling the heat: Business not cooling anytime soon for area HVAC companies

After big revenue gains in part due to COVID in 2020, regional HVAC companies like Sierra Air Inc. and Roper’s Heating and Air Conditioning are dealing with greater demand in 2021 as temperatures rise and new equipment calls intensify.

After $8 million acquisition, Oddie District construction planned for late 2021

Construction on The Oddie District in Sparks is scheduled to start late in 2021 with a planned opening date of its first phases in August 2022.

Sisolak rejects four bills, including housing discrimination changes and tourism district revisions

Regarding AB368, which would have required additional reporting on taxes collected from businesses within a tourism improvement district, Sisolak said it “is contrary to the goals of restarting our economy, improving our infrastructure, and creating jobs.”

Four local homebuilders partner for STEP2 cottage makeover

Ryder Homes, Toll Brothers, Tanamera Construction and Di Loreto Homes of Nevada have each adopted a cottage on the STEP2 campus.

People: Christy Martinez new real estate agent at Sierra Nevada Properties

Martinez graduated from University of Nevada, Reno in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in business management.

People: Ellen Fockler named 2021 Assistance League of Reno-Sparks chair

The Assistance League of Reno-Sparks recently announced its Board of Directors for the 2021-22, fiscal year, led by Ellen Fockler as president.

Friday, June 11

Maryland-based pet food retailer expands to Sparks

In early May, Hearty Pet expanded west by moving into a 27,000-square-foot fulfillment center at 900 Southern Way in Sparks.

As expected, Nevada closes Q1 with massive increases in taxable sales

The Silver State recorded $6.6 billion in taxable sales in March 2021, a 45.5% YOY increase from a year ago.

Survey submissions open for 2022 Northern Nevada Book of Lists

The deadline to complete surveys for inclusion is Aug. 18, but we encourage you to submit as soon as possible.

Sisolak signs Nevada ‘new energy economy,’ infrastructure bank bills

Proponents say SB448 will put Nevada at the forefront of the "new energy economy."

People: Nevada Arts Council board adds 3 members

Two are from Northern Nevada: Melissa Melero-Moose, an artist and member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, and Claire Muñoz, senior director of education at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Thursday, June 10

Reno's median home price hits $550,000 as inventory further tightens

Gardnerville ($560K), Carson City ($455,000), Fernley ($352K) also on the rise

For all of Reno/Sparks, May's regional median price of $502,000 represents a 235% increase from 10 years ago, when the median price came in at $150,000 in May 2011.

Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: Dilworth Middle Principal Joel Peixoto

"I think that I can really see Reno-Sparks being a place where people want to come to live and work and play," says Joel Peixoto.

Nevada adopts extensive regulation of large egg producers

Until AB399, which Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law on June 4, Nevada had minimal regulation of egg and egg product producers.

Shoe Tree Brewing Co. wins pair of gold ‘Crushie’ awards

Shoe Tree Brewing Co. recently won two gold awards in the second annual Craft Beer Marketing Awards, known as the “Crushie” awards.

People: Kristen Dwyer joins Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation

Previously, Dwyer was a project coordinator at the College of Southern Nevada.

People: Sherri Aikin joins Functional Medicine of Nevada staff

Aikin is a board-certified nurse practitioner, with certification in functional medicine, integrative medicine and clinical sex therapy.

Wednesday, June 9

The best in commercial real estate – 16th annual Summit Awards winners

In a year the world turned upside down, the Summit Awards Committee is excited to announce this year’s winners for achievement and excellence in Northern Nevada commercial real estate.

Business Spotlight: Meadows Bank (sponsored)

Meadows Bank is a full-service, Nevada-based community bank that is committed to serving the needs of local businesses in our communities.

Past Pages, June 6, 2011: Apartment rents hover at $820, NCET loses federal funds

From the archives: "Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, facing the loss of federal dollars that covered its overhead, will become an all-volunteer organization next month."

Sisolak signs much-debated ‘Right to Return’ legislation into law

Culinary Union Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Argüello-Kline says passage of the legislation, approved on straight party lines, would “protect over 350,000 hospitality workers” in Clark and Washoe counties.

Business Beat: Business deals with boba shortage, car lots see drastically lower inventory

Click or tap the link to read more and listen to this week's Business Beat segment, produced in partnership with KUNR.

People: Reno's Mindy Cannady hired at Engineering Economics, Inc.

Cannady joins the firm with nearly 20 years of architectural, engineering and construction industry experience.

Tuesday, June 8

Carson Conversation: Chambers meet the needs of their community (Voices)

"For the business community, supporting your local chamber and respective trade association is a wise business investment," advises Ronni Hannaman of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

$140M deal offers expansion opportunities to Nevada's 2nd-largest slot operator

The $140 million purchase of Century Gaming, which still requires regulatory approval in Montana and Nevada, is expected to close by the end of the year. Howard Stutz of The Nevada Independent reports.

Cashless is king: 2 Reno tech startups assist businesses with contactless payments

“COVID has accelerated user behavior by 10 years, where contactless payments and mobile orders have become the new norm,” says Eric Liao, co-founder of Drank, a startup that recently relocated to Reno from the Bay Area.

UNR biz school welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

The program positions students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Renown Health re-accredited as a Level 3 epilepsy center

The Renown Institute for Neurosciences remains the only Level 3 epilepsy center in Northern Nevada.

People: Reno attorney Jim B. Butler earns top Chambers USA ranking

Chambers USA acknowledged Parsons Behle & Latimer's Jim B. Butler in its top tier Band 1 ranking in environment law.

Monday, June 7

Reno-Carson mattress retailers see varying revenue impacts due to pandemic

Many mattress retailers are experiencing a bounce in business — mattress sales increased by more than 30% in 2020 compared to 2019 — including Sierra Mattress Company in Reno. At Carson City Mattress Outlet, however, it's a slightly different story.

RSCVA: Washoe County recorded best-ever April for taxable room revenue

“The April data is in alignment with national studies showing pent-up travel demand ... all indicators are shining a very positive light on the remainder of 2021," RSCVA President and CEO Charles Harris said.

Will California sportsbooks lure away Nevada gamblers? Analysts say don’t bet on it

Though there is some apprehension about potential competition from the largest feeder market to casinos in Las Vegas and Reno, analysts and experts don’t believe sportsbooks in California will slice into Nevada’s multi-billion-dollar business.

Reno tech accelerator to introduce startups at 2nd annual Demo Day

The June 10 event in Reno will feature live pitches from several startups working with RNOX / X Co.

Nevada Mining Association launches 6th annual ‘Hope for Heat’ campaign

Each day temperatures hit 90 in Reno and Elko, respectively, the NVMA will donate $90 to nonprofit Eddy House in Reno and the Boys & Girls Club of Elko.

People: David Bobzien named chair of WEIB Board of Directors

“Nevada is at the geographical center of the West, which makes us a keystone piece in the future of the western electrical grid,” Bobzien said.

Friday, June 4

GOED Main Street program to grant up to $30K for Reno ReTrac project

As part of $126,034 in grants from Nevada GOED, up to $30,000 will be awarded for illumination of the ReTrac Plaza Mural in downtown Reno.

Shoe Tree's second brewery in Minden among several changes along 395 corridor

The opening of Shoe Tree Brewing Company's second location last month is just one of several changes to Minden-Gardnerville’s downtown business landscape.

How the Nevada mining tax compromise deal came to be

Upon introduction Sunday, the deal wasn’t fully baked — negotiations and last minute requests continued until the final hours of session, reports Riley Snyder of The Nevada Independent.

100% of Northern Nevada Regional MLS staff earn CMLX1 certification

The Northern Nevada Regional MLS recently becoming the third MLS organization in North America to have 100% of its staff obtain the international CMLX1 certification.

Thursday, June 3

Nevada financial experts offer tips for successful succession planning

Business owners plan and adapt to a lot of things for their day-to-day operations. That’s never been truer than the past year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sisolak signs Nevada mining tax compromise legislation, dozens of other bills

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed dozens of bills on Wednesday, including one imposing a new tax on the mining industry as part of a bipartisan compromise to raise revenue for schools and prevent more drastic tax proposals from heading to the 2022 ballot.

Nevada Legislature recap: Gun free casino zones, midwife license board among business-related bill casualties

Out of roughly 1,000 bills and resolutions introduced during the 120-day legislative session, more than 400 measures failed to pass. Here's a recap of some of the notable bills that died, per The Nevada Independent.

People: Shirley Folkins-Roberts joins St. Baldrick’s advisory committee

Folkins-Roberts co-founded the nonprofit NNCCF, serving on its board for 14 years before leading the organization as executive director starting in fall 2018.

REMSA, Care Flight rebrand as ‘REMSA Health’

The Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA) and Care Flight recently announced a new collective name, “REMSA Health."

Wednesday, June 2

As boba interest grows, Reno-Sparks businesses work to stay afloat

Bubble tea shops have been popping up across Reno-Sparks in recent years; these days, they're dealing with a massive global shortage of their key ingredient. Meanwhile, companies that manufacture organic tea products are also navigating the challenges of a snarled supply chain.

Business Beat: Bars, restaurants hungry for pre-pandemic revenues

Click or tap the link to read more and listen to this week's Business Beat segment, produced in partnership with KUNR.

Nevada Legislature recap: Cannabis lounges, short-term rental tax among business-related bills OK'd on last day

Here’s a look at some of the major votes and last-minute developments that occurred prior to midnight after a marathon Memorial Day, the final day of the 2021 Nevada Legislative session, as reported by The Nevada Independent.

Past Pages, May 30, 2011: In-depth look at aviation, future of air travel

A decade ago, the entire May 30, 2011, edition of the NNBW was dedicated to a special report on all things aviation.

Joanne Marchetta: The future of recreation, tourism at Lake Tahoe (Voices)

“As tourism expands globally and the populations of Northern California and Northern Nevada continue to grow, the way outdoor recreation and tourism is managed here needs to change.”

Tuesday, June 1

Reno-Carson car dealers face mounting challenges amid global chip shortage, record-high prices

The seeds of the auto industry’s computer chip shortage were planted last spring, when automakers and suppliers cut their production schedules as COVID clouded the outlook for car sales. The fallout figures to impact dealers across America and here in Northern Nevada for months to come.

Lawmakers advance mining tax deal; Republicans who voted in favor explain why

State lawmakers voted Monday to advance a major mining tax package that will allocate a combined $500 million to public education through new and extended mining taxes and federal COVID relief dollars; the bill is now at Gov. Sisolak's desk for approval.

What's Up Downtown: Reno’s Fourth Street – a decade and counting (Voices)

Ten years ago, the name “Fourth Street” had become synonymous with negative stereotypes that would deter most people from visiting the area, writes local business owner Chris Shanks, a board member for the Downtown Reno Partnership.

In $4.4 million deal, Chicago-based firm acquires Mill Street property

"Reno is a business-friendly environment and a target market for future investments," notes Tom Barbera, CEO of Industrial Outdoor Ventures in Chicago.

Noble Pie Parlor shutters downtown Reno location

The growth in recent years of retail opportunities across Reno-Sparks, as well as pandemic-impacted difficulties in hiring, are noted as two main reasons for the closure.