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.
The new Crunch Fitness location, the second in Northern Nevada, is scheduled to open in late summer 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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 Emme and Maea Wistrom followed their passion and opened EverGreens Juicery, a delivery-based, cold-press juice business.
“We don't have the money yet, so it's really hard to tell how long it's going to take."
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.
"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.
The biggest lesson author Jennifer Barrett imparts early in this book is that, “you – and only you – are ultimately responsible for your future.”
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.
The deadline to nominate local small businesses for the $10,000 sponsorship/advertising package is 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 28.
PBS Reno won three Gold Communicator Awards of Excellence for three stories featured in its popular ARTEFFECTS series.
"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.
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.
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."
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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.
Sanchez, who grew up in Carson City, was promoted to VP and general manager Lockheed Martin's Aeronautics Integrated Fighter Group.
Three years after launching, Reno-based Saas startup FreeByrd has close to 100 clients and is generating $10,000 in monthly recurring revenue.
“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.”
The entire Village at Rancharrah property will be completed before the end of summer 2021, and restaurants will start opening in June.
The company says a second Reno location is planned this 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.
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.
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.
The Fallon Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome Great Basin Urgent Care to Churchill County.
DETR Nevada is now requiring new applicants for regular unemployment claims to verify their identity through ID.me.
Joining Villegas in a new leadership role at Whitney Peak us Lindsay LaFleur, promoted from Office Manager to Assistant General Manager.
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.
“Reno’s an attractive market for us because of the great growth opportunity,” said Steve Vitali, president of the company’s Nevada division.
“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.”
Three of Frey Ranch Distillery's medals were double gold, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition's top award.
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'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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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Hodge joins as Director of the Office of Policy and Strategy and Vadlakunta comes on as Director of the Department of Information Technology.
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.
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."
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.
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Carson Tahoe Health recently received a Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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.
"Finding buyers for an existing business can be a frustrating and time-consuming process."
Observers in Nevada say a variety of factors are at play for businesses having a hard time filling certain positions.
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 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.
Bruback came to Nevada from Florida in July 2019 to serve as director of Gardnerville’s Main Street program; he currently resides in Dayton.
“(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.
“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.
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.
The acquisition creates a partnership with Spine Nevada — which has 14 locations in Reno, Carson City and Las Vegas — called HOPCo Nevada.
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.
“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.
Barton Health says demolition and restoration of the site on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe will occur this year.
Sisolak’s directive states that Nevada will neither require nor prohibit private businesses from confirming vaccination status of people.
The project, led by CORE Construction, should take approximately 18 months to build, with anticipated building completion in summer 2022.
Reno-Sparks recorded 570 home sales last month, an increase of 45.4% from April 2020 and up 21.5% from the previous month.
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.
“It seems as if this high soaring market has a better foundation under it than the house of cards that collapsed in 2008.”
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.
"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."
“We are excited to move into this next chapter and expand our breadth of services and reach,” MSA President and Principal David Melroy said.
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.
Before joining Immunize Nevada, Medeiros worked in a supervisor roles at the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus resort/casinos in Reno.
“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.”
Many local businesses have stepped up to help Assistance League® of Reno-Sparks help students get back to school this fall.
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.
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.
Palsgrove is a 15-year veteran of Nevada State Bank, having started her career as a teller in March 2006.
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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.
"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.
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"Growth can attract the good, the bad and the ugly that can be controlled by forward-thinking elected officials."
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.
Huang and Harvey agents will operate out of Sierra Nevada Properties' Reno office and will work with residential real estate clients.
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.
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.
“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."
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.
“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.
Bryant comes to the City of Reno from the Second Judicial District Court, working as Clerk of Court and Court Administrator since November 2014.
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.
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.
“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.
Work is expected to begin in September of this year, according to Carson Valley Medical Center, with completion estimated by October 2023.
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.
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.
"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.”
“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.
Ernest (Ernie) J. Primm is often credited for pioneering the start of Reno’s gaming industry in the 1950s and 1960s.
"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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
“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.
"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."
Cleaning & Disinfecting Community Facilities (CDCF) was launched during the pandemic by Jill Downs Wright, who grew up in Fallon.
Watkins joins the board (replacing Terry Johnson) after practicing commercial litigation as an attorney with Pisanelli Bice PLLC since 2016.
The acquisition, first announced last September, gives Reno-based Caesars Entertainment ownership of one of the world’s leading betting and gambling companies.
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.
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.
“I think that the demand is going to come back even bigger than before," Nevada legal sex worker Alice Little told The Nevada Independent.
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.
Reno-based advertising and design firm Stan Can Design on April 19 announced the hiring of Anthony Gregg as Senior Designer.
Carson City-based Mission Senior Living apoointed Laura Higman as designated manager at Fernley Estates Senior Living and Memory Care.