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Monday, May 31

Large-scale in-person events primed for return in Reno

With events and large-scale gatherings scheduled to return this summer, the Reno-Sparks region continues to see encouraging signs its meeting and convention venues will eventually begin filling up and boosting the economy this year and beyond.

Crunch Fitness to open gym at old Best Buy at Legends in Sparks

The new Crunch Fitness location, the second in Northern Nevada, is scheduled to open in late summer 2021.

Mining tax bill advances through Legislature on eve of end-of-session deadline

The bill passed out of the Assembly Ways and Means committee late Sunday on a party-line vote; the 120-day 2021 Nevada Legislative session ends Monday, May 31, at midnight.

Reno-based firm G8 Strategies wins top PR/comms awards

G8 Strategies earned an Award of Excellence in the 2021 Communicator Awards and a Gold award in the 2021 Bulldog PR Awards for helping create the 2019 Annual Report for Carson City nonprofit Feeding Pets of the Homeless.

RSCVA, Reno+Sparks Chamber officially open shared office space

“The Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to work side-by-side with our RSCVA colleagues."

Friday, May 28

New rural Northern Nevada economic development authority approved

The new Nevada I-80 Regional Development Authority — encompassing Humboldt County, Pershing County and the cities of Winnemucca and Lovelock — is tentatively set to launch July 1.

Nevada locals drive state’s casino revenue recovery in April

In April, Washoe County recorded its highest single-month gaming revenue total since July 2008 with $87.4 million, a jump of 32.8% over April 2019.

Incline Village sisters, entrepreneurs launch new business juicery business

Incline Village sisters Emme and Maea Wistrom followed their passion and opened EverGreens Juicery, a delivery-based, cold-press juice business.

DETR provides more details on $54 million unemployment system modernization

Officials: Timeline of implementation remains unclear

“We don't have the money yet, so it's really hard to tell how long it's going to take."

United Pain Urgent Care in Reno collaborates with Yale University

Yale School of Medicine students will spend the next several months under the mentorship of Dr. Ali Nairizi, who opened United Pain Urgent Care in February.

People: Debra Allec of Allegra Marketing in Reno earns top sales honor

Allec, manager at Allegra Marketing Print Mail in Reno, was recently recognized with the Honor Sales Club Award.

Thursday, May 27

Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: Greater Nevada Credit Union's Jacquie Cheun

"It’s definitely because we’re willing to diversify in our economy and we’re willing to lean in and step out of this idea of solely mining and hospitality," says GNCU's Jacquie Cheun regarding Northern Nevada's post-COVID economic outlook.

Achieve your dreams with ‘Think Like a Breadwinner’ (Biz & Books review)

The biggest lesson author Jennifer Barrett imparts early in this book is that, “you – and only you – are ultimately responsible for your future.”

Henderson, Reno rise as pandemic-driven casino closures skew national ranks

Both regions jumped up two spots in the American Gaming Association's annual “State of the States” commercial casino industry survey, though the increase is likely to be a one-year anomaly.

Reno Aces, Eide Bailly partner on $10,000 small business advertising package

The deadline to nominate local small businesses for the $10,000 sponsorship/advertising package is 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 28.

PBS Reno Wins 2021 Communicator Awards for local productions

PBS Reno won three Gold Communicator Awards of Excellence for three stories featured in its popular ARTEFFECTS series.

People: Josh Gibbs named chair of TMCC's Diesel Advisory Board

Gibbs has worked with Silver State International in Sparks for 15 years, including the last eight as a service manager.

Wednesday, May 26

Nevada State Bank small business survey reveals cautious optimism (sponsored)

"The good news is that Nevada small business owners and managers appear to be confident that we are finally on the path to a brighter economic environment," says Rick Thomas of Nevada State Bank.

Food, drink business drive rapid job growth in April as Nevada reopens

A rebound in the hospitality sector, driven primarily by jobs in food and drink businesses, accounted for about 80 percent of the job growth in Nevada from March to April.

Past Pages, May 23, 2011: QR codes crop up, Silicon Valley tech rebound impacts Reno

A decade ago, the NNBW featured a cover story about the onset of QR codes in the region, referred to as "funny black squares that look like a Rorschach test ink blot on steroids."

Business Beat: Skateboarding making comeback, hospital buys former casino

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

Nevada gaming, labor leaders reach compromise on ‘Right to Return’ legislation

Nevada gaming and union negotiators on Tuesday tentatively agreed to revisions in legislation that would guarantee the rights of laid-off gaming and tourism industry workers to return to their jobs.

People: Carson City's OJ Sanchez promoted to VP role at Lockheed Martin

Sanchez, who grew up in Carson City, was promoted to VP and general manager Lockheed Martin's Aeronautics Integrated Fighter Group.

Tuesday, May 25

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Reno startup FreeByrd helps entrepreneurs build online business

Three years after launching, Reno-based Saas startup FreeByrd has close to 100 clients and is generating $10,000 in monthly recurring revenue.

Mike Bosma: Remember – don’t overlook foreign filings (Voices)

“The FBAR is an annual report, due April 15 following the calendar year reported. You’re allowed an automatic extension to October 15 if you fail to meet the FBAR annual due date of April 15.”

New shops, restaurants announced for The Village at Rancharrah

The entire Village at Rancharrah property will be completed before the end of summer 2021, and restaurants will start opening in June.

Mountain Mike’s Pizza reenters Reno market with new location

The company says a second Reno location is planned this year.

Plumas Bancorp awarded Raymond James Bankers Cup for 4th straight year

“To receive the Raymond James Community Bankers Cup for the fourth consecutive year ... is a great honor,” said Andrew J. Ryback, CEO of Plumas Bancorp.

People: RSCVA's Charles Harris joins U.S. Travel Association board

Harris took over as CEO and President of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority this past November.

Monday, May 24

Reno-Sparks eateries eager for pre-pandemic business

You could see the exact moment it hit Aaron Foster that his restaurant, Food + Drink in Reno’s Midtown, might not survive. It’s at the 1-minute, 5-second mark of a selfie video Foster posted to Instagram on March 13, 2020, the day the Food + Drink owner decided he couldn’t justify keeping his restaurant open amid the health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

GPR Ventures acquires second Reno-area commercial property

It's the second recent purchase in the region for GPR Ventures; in December 2020, it acquired a 331,623-square-foot industrial warehouse at 4910 Longley Lane for $22 million.

Great Basin Urgent Care opens in Fallon

The Fallon Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome Great Basin Urgent Care to Churchill County.

Nevada jobless claimants get new verification method

DETR Nevada is now requiring new applicants for regular unemployment claims to verify their identity through ID.me.

People: Ramon Villegas promoted to General Manager at Whitney Peak

Joining Villegas in a new leadership role at Whitney Peak us Lindsay LaFleur, promoted from Office Manager to Assistant General Manager.

People: Kevin Hickey joins Nevada Rural Housing Authority

Hickey comes to the authority's Home At Last program after a 25-year career in the airline industry as a brand ambassador and onboard leader for American Airlines.

Friday, May 21

The Management Trust expands to Reno

“Reno’s an attractive market for us because of the great growth opportunity,” said Steve Vitali, president of the company’s Nevada division.

Shelly Aldean: Cutting the technology addiction (Voices)

“As consumers we have a choice. We can stop feeding our bad habits and be more selective about what companies we do business with and how often we use their services.”

Frey Ranch Distillery wins 8 medals at World Spirits Competition

Three of Frey Ranch Distillery's medals were double gold, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition's top award.

Airport, tourism officials: International travel key to Vegas rebound

The pandemic-driven absence of international flights to and from Las Vegas has removed one of the Southern Nevada gaming industry’s most lucrative business segments,, reports Howard Stutz of The Nevada Independent.

First Independent Bank hosting free succession planning seminar for businesses

First Independent Bank's Jim DeVolld will moderate the May 26 panel of James Main of CliftonLarsonAllen; Katrina Loftin of M&A Business Advisors; and Roe Belzer of Bank of Nevada.

People: Eddie Guth named director of Nevada Museum of Art's E.L. Cord Museum School

Among other duties, Guth, who joined the Nevada Museum of Art in March, will oversee the reopening of the Museum School for in-person classes, slated for June 2.

Thursday, May 20

No supply: Bike shortage forces Tahoe shops to focus on rentals

After placing orders for large quantities of bikes during pre-sale last October, many stores are already sold out or have a limited supply left.

Massive Nevada clean energy bill gets first hearing; resorts opposed

Support of the bill during Monday's hearing was not unanimous — several groups warned that a large infrastructure project could harm fragile ecosystems, while the Nevada Resort Association also testified in opposition.

Meadows Bank: Total Assets grew 31% to $1.2 billion in first quarter

Meadows Bank also announced posted After Tax Net Income of $5,824,534 in the first three months of 2021, 56.5% higher the same period in 2020.

Healthgrades names Renown Regional Medical Center a top 250 hospital

Healthgrades determines the annual distinction based on clinical quality outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures.

People: JW Hodge, Kannaiah Vadlakunta join city of Reno in director roles

Hodge joins as Director of the Office of Policy and Strategy and Vadlakunta comes on as Director of the Department of Information Technology.

People: Helix Electric promotes Michael Vita to senior vice president

In the new role, Vita will head expansion and growth efforts for the company’s offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Salt Lake City.

Wednesday, May 19

Board boom: Reno-Carson skate shops riding a revenue wave

While the pandemic was quick to silence cities during lockdowns last year, it propelled the snaps and rattles of skateboarding to grow louder across the country, including here in Northern Nevada.

Past Pages, May 16, 2011: Chuck Alvey steps down as CEO of EDAWN

From the May 16, 2011, NNBW: "Big changes appear to be coming in the way that Nevada organizes its economic development efforts, and they’re likely to require a major restructuring of EDAWN."

Nonprofit Spotlight: Rhythm & Rawhide back in the saddle (sponsored)

Plumas Bank sponsors this content

This September, with the remarkable support and sponsorship of the Dolan Auto Group, the Reno Rodeo Foundation's Rhythm & Rawhide event will mark a new chapter by moving outdoors, to Bartley Ranch and its Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater.

Business Beat: Workers priced out of housing market, demand for home products on rise

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

Carson Tahoe Health achieves Pathway to Excellence designation

Carson Tahoe Health recently received a Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

People: Kara Player Harris, Brian Bosma hired at EDAWN

Harris takes on the role of Director for Workforce Development, while Bosma is Manager for the Business Retention & Expansion Development.

Tuesday, May 18

Business keeps rolling for Reno painting company

After posting 34% YOY revenue growth in 2020, Kelly Brothers Painting is "busier than ever" this spring — a good and bad thing considering the business has roughly 40 fewer painters on staff due to ongoing recruitment challenges.

Buzz Harris: Successful business buyers bring new skills to company (Voices)

"Finding buyers for an existing business can be a frustrating and time-consuming process."

NV governor’s office not considering early end for federal jobless benefits

Observers in Nevada say a variety of factors are at play for businesses having a hard time filling certain positions.

Founder of tech company contracted with Air Force relocates to Reno

Dynepic’s DX-Platform technology enables the U.S. military and AR/VR vendors to join a common platform that powers immersive training courses with a single login and single learning dashboard.

Saint Mary’s makes Fortune/IBM Watson Health top hospitals list

“Saint Mary’s is extremely honored to be recognized for the second year in a row for the care we deliver,” said Tiffany Coury, CEO of Saint Mary’s Health Network.

People: Gardnerville Main Street's Matt Bruback to be new Genoa town manager

Bruback came to Nevada from Florida in July 2019 to serve as director of Gardnerville’s Main Street program; he currently resides in Dayton.

Monday, May 17

20 Reno-Sparks restaurants take part in API Heritage Month event

“(Racism is) something that we face on a day-to-day basis, and we still see that at the restaurant," says Kurtis Tan, GM at Ijji Noodle House & Poke Don, one of 20 Asian-owned eateries taking part in the Common Thread Asian Noodle Tour in Reno-Sparks this month.

Commerce Matters: Struggle to recruit individuals with ambition is real (Voices)

“It will only get harder and more competitive for organizations to meet their staffing needs if individuals stay out of the workforce when they are needed most," says Ann Silver of the Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce.

Bill expanding whistleblower protections passes committee despite business pushback

Previously, the Vegas Chamber, Henderson Chamber, Nevada Resort Association, Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Retail Association of Nevada and Associated General Contractors Nevada Chapter have all opposed the bill.

HOPCo acquires Reno-based Spine Nevada, forms partnership

The acquisition creates a partnership with Spine Nevada — which has 14 locations in Reno, Carson City and Las Vegas — called HOPCo Nevada.

Atlantis casino parent company rings Nasdaq opening bell

The ceremony occurred just a few weeks after the company reported an all-time high net revenue of $75 million for the first quarter of 2021.

People: Kate Marshall to co-chair Council of State Governments Fiscal Health subcommittee

“As we not only recover but build back better from this pandemic, it will be important for state governments to identify and fix outdated systems, restore rainy day funds and address budget shortfalls,” Marshall said.

Friday, May 14

In $13.3 million deal, Barton Health buys shuttered Tahoe casino

Barton Health says demolition and restoration of the site on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe will occur this year.

Nevada updates mask rules; businesses not required to check vaccine status

Sisolak’s directive states that Nevada will neither require nor prohibit private businesses from confirming vaccination status of people.

Great Basin College breaks ground on $9M health-tech building in Winnemucca

The project, led by CORE Construction, should take approximately 18 months to build, with anticipated building completion in summer 2022.

Home sales see big jump in April; median price still above $500,000 in Reno

Reno-Sparks recorded 570 home sales last month, an increase of 45.4% from April 2020 and up 21.5% from the previous month.

Reno startup Nevaka earns $50,000 AngelNV investment

The Reno-based company was one of three Silver State startups to receive a share of $300,000 from StartupNV's angel investing program, AngelNV.

People: David Brokaski named CFO of Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

Brokaski is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Nevada and is a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs.

Thursday, May 13

Comparing the 2005 real estate market in Northern Nevada to today (Voices)

“It seems as if this high soaring market has a better foundation under it than the house of cards that collapsed in 2008.”

Sisolak's Innovation Zone concept gets first public hearing — without original backer

May 11 marked the first public hearing for the Innovation Zone proposal, a concept that was embraced by Gov. Sisolak and originally pushed by Blockchains Inc.

Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: Johnny Skowronek of Square One Solutions

"If there’s one thing we change about the area, it would be to better market our fitness as a community to host large-scale events and national attractions."

IMEG Corp. acquires MSA Engineering Consultants

“We are excited to move into this next chapter and expand our breadth of services and reach,” MSA President and Principal David Melroy said.

NV Production House, LLC launches in Carson City

The company produces commercials, promos, TV shows, podcasts, websites and events for digital media and broadcast in an effort to help entrepreneurs grow their customer base.

People: Marissa Medeiros hired as community manager at Immunize Nevada

Before joining Immunize Nevada, Medeiros worked in a supervisor roles at the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus resort/casinos in Reno.

Wednesday, May 12

Reno-Sparks appliance retailers deal with demand as supply chain issues continue

“I’m really surprised how willing the general public is to wait a week,” says Tim Carter of Carter Bros. Ace Hardware. “I think Amazon has trained everybody to do that. People are happy to buy something and wait a week for it. That was not true five years ago.”

Nonprofit Spotlight: Companies help Assistance League Reno-Sparks support children (sponsored)

Many local businesses have stepped up to help Assistance League® of Reno-Sparks help students get back to school this fall.

Past Pages, May 9, 2011: 'Internet fulfillment centers' and a fresh start for Jet Ranch

Ten years ago, the NNBW featured a cover story on Urban Outfitters's plans for an "Internet fulfillment center" in Stead the latest in a recent string of major retailers that have given Northern Nevada the nod for new facilities.

Silver State International donates transmission for TMCC course

Sparks-based Silver State International, in partnership with Weller Truck Parts, donated a new Allison transmission to the Drive Train course at Truckee Meadows Community College.

People: Nevada State Bank promotes Lela Palsgrove to VP role

Palsgrove is a 15-year veteran of Nevada State Bank, having started her career as a teller in March 2006.

Business Beat: Coworking on rise, women shattering ceilings In construction

This week, the NNBW reinvigorated its partnership with KUNR to report on Northern Nevada's top business stories. Tap the link for details and to listen to this week's segment.

Tuesday, May 11

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Reno travel agents ready for return to pre-pandemic business levels

From seniors to Gen Zers, people are itching to get out of town after a year of virus-related travel restrictions. “Once the dam breaks, there’s going to be no stopping it. We’re going to be really busy," says Kelly Hyatt, a consultant with Welcome Aboard Travel in Reno.

Nevada receives U.S. Treasury spending guidance for billions in coming federal aid

"This is our foundation to ensure this federal funding is used in a strategic manner focused on a strong recovery with long lasting impacts for Nevada families and our economy," Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday.

Business Spotlight: G8 Strategies LLC (sponsored)

G8 Strategies is an investor relations, marketing and communications firm specializing in strategic engagement.

Carson Conversation: In Carson City, ‘grow’ is a four-letter word (Voices)

"Growth can attract the good, the bad and the ugly that can be controlled by forward-thinking elected officials."

29 to participate in 2021 Reno+Sparks Chamber Leadership Program

Wells Fargo is the Title Sponsor for the 2021 Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce program, now in its 36th year of operation, with over 1,200 alumni.

People: Shanice Harvey, Jade Huang hired at Sierra Nevada Properties

Huang and Harvey agents will operate out of Sierra Nevada Properties' Reno office and will work with residential real estate clients.

Monday, May 10

California exodus, mad dash for second homes impacting Nevada mortgage industry like never before

Home prices, which usually drop during an economic slowdown, have skyrocketed during the pandemic, propelled by record-low supply of homes for sale and a rush of well-off workers looking for second homes or space for home offices.

Reno-area businesses partner to build pavilion at Village on Sage Street

Clark/Sullivan Construction and several local businesses partnered on a pro-bono project to build an outdoor pavilion and amenities for residents at Village on Sage Street.

Flood of rental assistance, eviction bans not enough to resolve some Nevada housing conundrums

“It's a frustrating situation where you've got tenants that need the resources, landlords that need the rent paid, and the money to pay it with, and you can’t put all three of them together."

Startup MyKar wins UNR's 10th annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

A quintet of UNR undergrads took home this year’s $50,000 prize at the 10th annual College of Business Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition for their startup, MyKar, LLC.

Nevada launches Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative

“Employers across the state can access these resources to build a stronger workforce while acknowledging that recovery is a process and support is critical," Gov. Sisolak said.

People: Reno hires Jackie Bryant as Assistant City Manager

Bryant comes to the City of Reno from the Second Judicial District Court, working as Clerk of Court and Court Administrator since November 2014.

Friday, May 7

Reno airport sees passenger counts climb as COVID cases shrink

New non-stop flights on tap, including long-wanted service to Charlotte, N.C.

In Q1, Reno-Tahoe International Airport saw 560,320 passengers, down 36% from 2020. The decrease is far from a surprise considering the pandemic, but officials say traffic is primed for a big comeback this summer due to new flights and "extreme" pent-up demand.

Washoe, Carson see double-digit YOY increases in taxable sales for February

According to the Nevada Department of Taxation's April 26 report, Washoe County’s 11,980 merchants reported $799.2 million in taxable sales in February, up 14.4% from $698.8 million reported a year ago.

Atlanta-based mortgage lender expanding to Reno, Carson City

“It is no secret that Reno and the surrounding areas have been in growth mode the last few years," notes Sean Casey, a senior vice president for Angel Oak Home Loans.

$29 million expansion project OK’d for Carson Valley hospital

Work is expected to begin in September of this year, according to Carson Valley Medical Center, with completion estimated by October 2023.

People: TSK Architects promotes Pat Pusich and Kevin Kemner

Pusich, promoted to the role of managing principal at the Reno office, is in his 16th year with TSK Architects; Kemner joined the company 25 years ago.

Nevada fifth-fastest growing state over last 10 years

Thanks in part to an increase in company relocations to Reno-Sparks over the past decade, Nevada is now the 32nd most populous state, up from 35th in 2010.

Thursday, May 6

‘We’re breaking some ceilings’: Nevada women building career paths in male-dominated construction industry

"We’ve come a long way in 20 years. I see a lot of women in roles that 20 years ago would never have been heard of, and it makes me happy.”

Sisolak: Higher tax revenue, federal dollars will help ‘transform’ state; details remain unclear

“I want to commit to Nevadans here in this moment. I am committed to changing our systems, our systemic issues that make Nevada the hardest hit state in the nation when there's an economic downturn," Sisolak said Wednesday.

Sage Ridge School to honor Reno gaming legend Ernie Primm

Ernest (Ernie) J. Primm is often credited for pioneering the start of Reno’s gaming industry in the 1950s and 1960s.

UNR business professor: ‘Fit’ between people's interests, jobs can improve over time

"Make fit a key component when you recruit and select new employees. Taking steps such as these will help build a strong, productive workforce with more satisfied employees," suggests Alexis Hanna, an assistant professor of management at the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business.

People: Emerson Marcus named Nevada National Guard public affairs officer

Marcus, who has a bachelor’s in journalism and master's in history from the University of Nevada, Reno, joined the Nevada National Guard public affairs staff in 2015.

People: Ryan Riggan promoted to VP role at Plumas Bank

Riggan, a graduate from UNR, joined Plumas Bank in 2016 as vice president, small business administration loan officer.

Wednesday, May 5

'It's crazy busy': Business booming for veterinary industry, animal hospitals

“The most remarkable challenge is how busy every animal hospital is,” says Margie Quirk, owner of Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital in Carson City. “I don’t ever remember being as busy as we are right now during this pandemic. It’s crazy busy.”

As customer demand increases, Nevada businesses struggle to find workers

Jay Kenny, owner of DoughBoys Donuts in Reno, isn't having much luck, he told The Nevada Independent. Entry-level positions pay $12-$14 per hour, while bakers could earn up to $22 an hour. Still, it hasn’t been enough to lure job seekers, some of whom he believes are migrating to higher-paying jobs at places such as Tesla or Panasonic.

Past Pages, May 2, 2011: Obama visits Reno’s ElectraTherm; new owner for Anaconda mine

A decade ago, Reno-based ElectraTherm Inc. cleared its 40,000-square foot production floor the week of April 18-22 in order to host the president; company CEO said of the visit: “We won the lottery.”

Washoe County's COVID-19 mitigation plan finally gets state approval

The plan, effective through May 31, allows for 100% capacity at businesses as long as 6 feet of social distancing is in place. Table sizes at restaurants can now increase to 10.

Plumas Bancorp posts record quarterly earnings

Plumas Bancorp announced record quarterly earnings during the first quarter 2021 of $4.4 million, or $0.86 per share, an increase from $3.3 million during Q1 in 2020.

People: Jamie Gazza, Nabor Torres promoted to senior VP roles at Nevada State Bank

Nevada State Bank has promoted two colleagues to the role of senior vice president: Jamie Gazza, relationship manager in the bank’s gaming division; and Nabor Torres, sales administrator in the retail division.

Tuesday, May 4

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Bevy of new coworking spaces open across region, including first-ever in Sparks

As the desire for coworking continues to increase across America among startups and entrepreneurs, here in fast-growing Northern Nevada, at least four new hubs have launched in the past year, including the first-ever coworking space in Sparks.

What's Up Downtown: Making our mark downtown with ReTRAC Plaza (Voices)

“Reno has a story to tell, and I know that this project will play a role in creating a sense of place," writes Downtown Reno Partnership board member and Washoe County Commissioner Alexis Hill.

Business Spotlight: Colliers International (sponsored)

"As an industry-leading global commercial real estate company with more than 18,000 professionals operating in 67 countries, what sets Colliers apart is not what we do, but how we do it."

New business in Fallon focuses on disinfecting, deep COVID cleaning

Cleaning & Disinfecting Community Facilities (CDCF) was launched during the pandemic by Jill Downs Wright, who grew up in Fallon.

People: Brittnie T. Watkins appointed to Nevada Gaming Control Board

Watkins joins the board (replacing Terry Johnson) after practicing commercial litigation as an attorney with Pisanelli Bice PLLC since 2016.

Caesars completes $4 billion acquisition of William Hill

The acquisition, first announced last September, gives Reno-based Caesars Entertainment ownership of one of the world’s leading betting and gambling companies.

Monday, May 3

Northern Nevada courses teed up to drive revenue growth in 2021

Before the pandemic, golf was in a rough spot with interest down and fewer regular golfers. COVID, however, has driven people to golf courses in droves — and the game has been on a roll ever since.

New building breaks ground in Damonte Ranch; Safeway to open this month

The newest building at the Damonte Ranch Town Center will add 13,200 square feet of retail space. It's located next to the center's new Safeway grocery store, which is slated to open this month.

Nevada brothels reopen; legal sex workers look forward to return to work

“I think that the demand is going to come back even bigger than before," Nevada legal sex worker Alice Little told The Nevada Independent.

Nevada COVID task force winding down as counties reopen

With county health officials assuming responsibility for handling the pandemic as of May 1, Gov. Sisolak said the Task Force will formally sunset June 1.

People: Anthony Gregg joins Stan Can Design as Senior Designer

Reno-based advertising and design firm Stan Can Design on April 19 announced the hiring of Anthony Gregg as Senior Designer.

People: Laura Higman named manager at Fernley Estates Senior Living

Carson City-based Mission Senior Living apoointed Laura Higman as designated manager at Fernley Estates Senior Living and Memory Care.