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Tuesday, November 30

Sierra Space announces $1.4 billion investment round

It marks the first capital raise for the company — launched in June under the umbrella of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation — and the second-largest private capital raise globally in the aerospace and defense sector ever reported.

Two drive-thru cannabis businesses planned for Reno, Verdi

The Reno dispensary is at 11570 S. Virginia St. in the former Infiniti Car dealership. The roughly 12,200-square-foot facility makes it the largest cannabis dispensary in Reno, according to the Reno Sparks Indian Colony.

Intergenerational housing bringing vulnerable youth, seniors together spreads to Nevada

Dubbed the "Gen Den," the 10-unit Reno facility, set to break ground next month, will house residents who will pay $500 a month for a one-bedroom apartment.

What's Up Downtown: 2nd annual Holiday Deal Hunt is here (Voices)

"With businesses working together, the game will be a fun and light-hearted way to boost community morale."

Sparks landscape company wins awards for Reno Public Market work

Omega Landscape Solutions won awards for landscape construction and maintenance for work done on the Reno Public Market redevelopment project at the former Shopper’s Square.

People: Al Crisanty joins Greater Nevada Mortgage as VP of Mortgage Sales

Crisanty has over 30 years of national industry experience and has held senior management roles in correspondent lending, wholesale and retail production and secondary marketing.

Monday, November 29

Reno's jobless rate down to 3.2%, Carson City at 3.6%

According to DETR, the 3.2 percent rate for Reno is nearly at pre-pandemic levels, which at its lowest was 2.8 percent in November 2019.

As thousands of workers remain displaced, Nevada banks on retraining

With nearly as many job openings available in Nevada as there are unemployed people, experts say it’s not so much a lack of available positions, but mismatches between job seekers’ experiences and the needs of employers, or the region where the most available workers are.

Barton Health begins expansion onto former casino property

Barton Health purchased the old Lakeside Inn and Casino for $13.3 million in May 2021.

New Renown scholarship to award $350,000 annually

Goal is to groom local workforce of physicians, healthcare professionals

The goal of the Renown Health Scholarship is to award $350,000 annually to UNR Med students to retain the next generation of Nevada’s healthcare professionals.

Registration opens up for AngelNV investor bootcamp

During the 13-week angel investor bootcamp operated by StartUpNV, participants will learn about the investing process, collaborate with other soon-to-be angels, and leverage experience to mitigate risks.

People: The Club at ArrowCreek in Reno brings on four

The hirings include Amanda Barham to the role of member relations manager and Erin Nichols as food and beverage manager.

Friday, November 26

Pay attention to the 9.9 Percent — not the 1 Percent (Biz & Books review)

With assets of just slightly over a mere million bucks, the 9.9 Percenters are not individually as moneyed as the 1 Percenters, but they hold more sway, by far, writes author Michael Stewart.

Nevada lakefront property at Tahoe sells for $47.5 million

The sale is the third highest for a residential property on record within the Tahoe region, according to Chase International.

Unvaccinated state workers could face monthly surcharges

“There are going to be costs that are associated with unvaccinated employees. Someone has to foot the bill. So do you spread those costs across everybody? Or do you propose that those responsible for the costs are paying the costs?”

LOGIC Commercial Real Estate launches tax division

LOGIC Property Tax Appeal, headed up by Shawn Heine, assists business owners and real estate investors in lowering property tax expenses by working on behalf of the owners to appeal their property tax value.

People: Kolby Harpstead joins TSK Architects as Reno branch director

Harpstead joins TSK from United Construction and has a master’s degree in architecture from North Dakota State University.

People: Felicia Coppola joins KPS3 in Reno as account director

Coppola started her career at McCann/IPG group in Taiwan, where she focused efforts on digital marketing.

Thursday, November 25

Busy travel expected at Reno airport throughout Thanksgiving weekend

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is expecting roughly 15,000 arriving and departing passengers on peak days.

Reno-Carson City full of family fun opportunities

From Reno Ice to Wild Island in Sparks to the Carson City Aquatic Facility and everything in between, Northern Nevada is loaded with businesses and attractions full of fun for the whole family.

Microsoft Reno donates $49,000 to Northern Nevada nonprofits

Microsoft Reno’s 39th annual Employee Giving Campaign in October raised nearly $50,000 for Education Alliance of Washoe County, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra and Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Saint Mary’s rated among nation’s best in cost-efficiency

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center ranked No. 1 in the state of Nevada and No. 2 nationally.

People: Jowi Asmar joins Woodburn and Wedge in Reno

Asmar, an alum of the University of Nevada, Reno, specializes in family law, business law and general civil litigation.

People: Brett Fisher new Public Information Officer for Nevada DMV

Fisher previously served on the public relations staff for Travel Nevada before joining the DMV's Carson City office.

Wednesday, November 24

Carson City company places third in rural pitch competition

“This is the second year for rural pitch day and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nevada that includes mentorship, access to capital and an opportunity to network among competitors continues to grow," said Patty Herzog of GOED.

Despite delays, $80M Stateline events center construction mostly on track

Located on the Nevada side of Tahoe's south shore, the 143,000-square-foot facility will have an estimated economic impact of $40-60 million per year.

Sierra Nevada Nephrology launches multi-specialty brand

As part of the move, Dr. David Howard of Sierra Nevada Endocrinology will serve as principal endocrinologist for the new entity, Sierra Nevada Specialty Care.

People: Nevada Alumni Association honors John Rhodes as distinguished alumnus

Dr. Rhodes (’84 Premed, ‘88 M.D.) was among more than 25 individuals and organizations recently recognized by the association.

Nevada average gas price hits $4, according to GasBuddy

Gas prices in Nevada are 5.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.44 per gallon higher than a year ago.

People: Heather Korbulic leaving role at Silver State Health Insurance Exchange

Korbulic has been director of the exchange for the past six years and also served as a temporary policy director for the governor’s office during the 2021 Legislature.

Tuesday, November 23

Work progressing at Fernley lithium-ion battery recycling plant

Crews with Carson City-based Miles Construction began clearing and grubbing work this summer before moving onto grading and excavation this fall on the 100,000-square-foot project.

Past Pages, Nov. 21, 2011: New EDAWN CEO Kazmierski begins tenure

From the archives: Mike Kazmierski, newly hired president and CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, expects to spend his first 100 days on the job forging the critical relationships that ultimately will foster economic growth in the region.

Report quantifies immigrant contributions to Northern Nevada economy

Immigrants made up 14 percent of business owners in Washoe County in 2019 and generated $78 million in business income, despite the challenges of obtaining U.S. citizenship.

Nevada jobless rate dips to 7.3% amid 'rapid recovery'

According to the state, while employment “is still below typical levels,” Nevada has added back 96,700 jobs since October 2020. Total employment in the state is now 1.36 million.

Commercial gaming revenue hits all-time high in Q3 of $13.89 billion

With $38.67 billion in revenue through the first nine months of the year across U.S. gaming markets, the industry is on pace to smash its annual record of $43.65 billion, set in 2019.

People: RSCVA's Charles Harris earns 2021 Catalyst Award

Catalyst Awards recognize suppliers in the industry who help meetings/event professionals “create meaningful experiences."

Monday, November 22

At nearly 1 million square feet, massive Reno industrial building goes vertical

The Park at McCarran's anchor building should be ready by May 2022

Motorists driving by The Park at McCarran development at the eastern end of Mill Street might be a bit awestruck by the magnitude of the massive 995,782-square foot building being erected for a still-undisclosed national tenant.

Moratorium staved off rush of Nevada foreclosures, new data shows

In Nevada, 1,080 notices of default were filed between July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, according to Home Means Nevada, a decrease from fiscal year 2020, when 2,756 notices of default were filed.

Montbleu begins brand transition to Bally’s Lake Tahoe

The rebrand comes after Providence, Rhode Island-based Bally's acquired the Montbleu property from Caesars Entertainment in April.

Carson City housing experts, builders highlight affordable home shortage

From 2019-20, Carson City residents have seen an overall 9 percent increase in wages, but a 40 percent increase in home values.

Basin Street Properties offers cryptocurrency payments to brokers

"Providing an option to pay brokers in crypto is another way to be accommodating, innovative and a good business partner," says Scott Stranzl, Chief Portfolio Officer for Basin Street Properties.

People: Julie Kinney joins Krch Realty in Reno

Julie Kinney recently joined Krch Realty in Reno as a business development specialist.

Friday, November 19

$334 million Rochester mine expansion project on track in rural Northern Nevada

Coeur is investing $334 million on the mine expansion project, which should be close to complete in late 2022.

Low-income apartment complex breaks ground in Dayton

The project is intended to help young families, including single parents and veterans, with fixed incomes of about $18,000, or families earning approximately $30,000.

UNR Med co-hosts engineering, medical career day for local girls

UNR Med co-hosted the training session for 40 Northern Nevada high school girls in partnership with the Reno Orthopedic Clinic (ROC) Foundation and The Perry Initiative.

EDAWN’s ‘New & Expanded Companies’ reception set for Dec. 16

Roughly 60 companies that have chosen to locate or expand to Greater Reno-Sparks in 2020 and 2021 will be honored.

Annual Greater Giving campaign underway

All Greater Nevada Credit Union and Greater Nevada Mortgage branches are accepting donations through Dec. 9.

People: Ashley Scott joins Sierra Nevada Properties' Reno office

Scott recently completed her real estate program at Northern Nevada Real Estate School.

Thursday, November 18

Gardnerville florist named female entrepreneur of the year

Lori Britton, owner of A Wildflower in Gardnerville, was presented the award Nov. 10 by Sierra Nevada Republican Women. Both Britton and her mother, Linda Curtis, were founding members of the women's group.

Lyon County’s third cannabis dispensary opens in Mound House

Located in Mound House, Battle Born Dispensary celebrated a grand opening on Nov. 10.

Southwest Gas faces pressure from climate groups, investors as it charts future

Southwest Gas, headquartered in Nevada, wants to double-down on fossil fuels even as a coalition of climate and environmental justice organizers call on policymakers to move toward renewables.

Churchill Co. business, residents honored with annual CEDA awards

The Churchill Entrepreneurial Development Association doled out the six awards on Nov. 10.

People: KPS3 adds 2 more employees in Annie Wagner, David Loosley

Wagner joins as a public relations and social media coordinator and Loosley comes on as an account coordinator.

Eve’s Eatery to open in historic downtown Carson City building

Eve’s Eatery will open at the beginning of 2022 inside the historic 96-year-old building at 402 N. Carson St.

Wednesday, November 17

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Hycroft Mine lays off half its workforce, ceases operations

The decision to lay off 109 workers and cease operations at the Hycroft Mine west of Winnemucca is a "result of current and expected ongoing cost pressures," company officials said.

Past Pages, Nov. 14, 2011: Big plans for meat plant take shape

From the archives: “We aren’t building a slaughter plant, we are building a meat-processing plant,” Vincent Estell said a decade ago of the planned Walker River Meat Processing meat plant.

Buzz Harris: Seller financing helps with marketability (Voices)

"Few incentives inspire the buyer to achieve success greater than the risk of losing a lot of money."

Nevada GOED International Trade Division receives presidential award

The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

People: Eli Cavazos makes Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

PBS Reno Vice President of Technology Eli Cavazos has been inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

People: Rebecca Berger joins Reno Type as customer service representative

Berger joins the team after Reno Type’s recent acquisition of CDMS, a full-service logistics, document management and promotional company headquartered in Sparks.

Tuesday, November 16

More than 3 years in, Downtown Reno Partnership plans for growth

“Some business owners really express their appreciation for us being here and making a difference. At the same time, it’s always being questioned … ‘What are you doing here? Why are there still homeless people on West Street Plaza?'" — Alex Stettinski, Executive Director, Downtown Reno Partnership

Commerce Matters: Managing the modern era of work-life balance (Voices)

"We’re now dependent on an evolving generation that has reckoned with work/life balance and decided that one should not exist without the other."

Track expansion completed at Western Nevada Rail Park in Fernley

With the new extension of 5,000 feet, the rail park site now includes over 7,000 linear feet of track.

Thanks to $1.6M grant, mobile MRI technology coming to 4 Nevada hospitals

The mobile MRI technology will travel to Battle Mountain General Hospital; Mt. Grant General Hospital; Pershing General Hospital; and South Lyon Medical Center.

Reno+Sparks Chamber ALLIANCE event to feature NBA commissioner

Kerry Bubolz, President & CEO of the Vegas Golden Knights, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will discuss the business of sports at the Dec. 8 event in Reno.

People: Opendoor's Jessie Smith promoted to GM role overseeing Reno market

Smith moved to the U.S. from Australia five years ago, and received her MBA at Harvard Business School.

Monday, November 15

Vaccine reaction: What impacts might mandates have on Nevada employers?

Renown Health sent a clear message last week to unvaccinated employees: get jabbed or get gone.

Western Nevada Development District launches broadband speed test

The project aims to bring reliable broadband service to the region’s most unserved and underserved homes and businesses.

10 Nevada women selected for farm-to-food accelerator program

Of the 10 female Nevada entrepreneurs selected, eight live and farm in Northern Nevada.

4 Reno tattoo businesses partner to give back to youth

Aces Tattoo, Lasting Dose Tattoo, Evolution Tattoo and Wolf City Tattoo are collecting supplies for local youth living in Reno’s downtown motels.

People: McMenomy, Houghton join Blanchard, Krasner & French

Darcy K. Houghton and Jennifer McMenomy recently joined the firm’s Reno office.

People: Stiteler, Lee, Matteoni join Reno office of Snell & Wilmer

Casey J. Stiteler, Sarah B. Lee and Kristen D. Matteoni in Reno were among 6 recent additions to the law firm's Nevada offices.

Friday, November 12

L.A.-based graphene battery manufacturer plans major expansion to TRIC

Nanotech Energy eyes 1,000-plus jobs in next five years

Dr. Jack Kavanaugh, CEO of Nanotech Energy, says the 517-acre Storey County facility “will help power the world.”

Reno-Sparks median home price increases to $540,000

October's median price of $540,000 is up 44 percent from three years ago – and up 300 percent from January 2012, when prices bottomed out at $135,000 on the heels of the Great Recession.

Tourism taking off throughout Northern Nevada, officials say

“For a community of our size, I truly believe we have the best air service in America," says Brian Kulpin of Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

People: Bennett Queen joins Ace Studios as digital media strategist

Queen has lived in Reno for most of his life has extensive experience working in the marketing industry.

People: Quinn named Chief Growth and Education Officer at Chase International

Quinn, who grew up at Lake Tahoe, has over 20 years of experience in real estate, including several former years at Chase International.

Thursday, November 11

Sisolak: Nevada businesses won't face unemployment tax hike in 2022

“I’ve done everything I can to support Nevada’s businesses, and this is one more step toward recovery from the ongoing effects of the pandemic," Gov. Steve Sisolak said Wednesday.

Business leaders highlight economic growth in rural Northern Nevada

The inaugural Nevada US 95 I-80 Futures conference highlighted economic opportunities on the horizon across Pershing and Humboldt counties.

City National Bank donates $8K to 4 local nonprofits

The Northern Nevada nonprofits are For The Kids, Nevada Women’s Fund, Noah’s Animal House and RAVE.

GNCU contributes $10K to Caldor Fire relief fund

"This fund will provide direct support to those working in this economically vibrant region," said Danny DeLaRosa, chief experience officer at GNCU.

People: Christopher Capurro named acting broker of Krch Realty in Reno

Capurro had served as Operations Manager of Krch Realty’s Reno branch since September 2019.

People: Mark Hefner joins Marcus & Millichap in Reno

Hefner joins the commercial real estate firm in the role of Senior Director, Office & Industrial Division.

Wednesday, November 10

In $66 million deal, Reno’s Northtowne Summit multifamily property sold

The roughly $66 million sale of the 680,842-square-foot Northtowne Summit property closed Nov. 1.

With fire fears in past, South Tahoe casinos focus on future

Nearly two months after the Calfor Fire threatened the south shore of Lake Tahoe, and after a big dip in casino revenues in September due to closures, the region's gaming market appears to be rallying.

Report: Charitable giving levels varied in Nevada amid pandemic

In 2020, nearly 90% of Nevada nonprofits reported a decline in contributions from corporate donors due to the pandemic. In 2021, just over 50% they were continuing to experience a decline in corporate donations.

Past pages, Nov. 7, 2011: State begins to push to increase exports by small companies

From the archives: Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki stood before TV cameras in Carson City to introduce the small business export initiative, largely financed by a $239,318 grant from the Small Business Administration.

People: Matt Baca returns to Plumas Bank in VP role

Diana Garcia also hired as branch manager in Kings Beach

Baca, who has over 10 years of banking/lending experience, was raised in Reno and was previously on the board of CREW-Northern Nevada.

People: Karen Hinton inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame

Hinton, dean and director emeritus of University of Nevada, Reno Extension, retired in 2012. She was UNR’s longest-serving female dean.

Check out the full list: 2021 Best In Business finalists

The NNBW is pleased to announce today all 180 finalists in our 2021 Best In Business contest.

Tuesday, November 9

For some companies, small social spends lead to big business

For small businesses like Pineapple Pedicabs and Biggest Little Fashion Truck, wise and strategic spending on social media advertising makes a world of difference, especially during a pandemic.

Carson Conversation: Tradition remains strong even as Carson grows (Voices)

“Carson City still has a strong sense of place and retains the small town feel so welcome by current residents, future residents and businesses choosing to relocate.”

What new clean car standards mean for Nevada drivers, environment and manufacturers

As part of the newly adopted Clean Cars Nevada rules, vehicle manufacturers will be required to “deliver for sale” — meaning manufacture and deliver to local car dealerships — a certain percentage of zero-emission and light-duty motor vehicles.

Boutique pet store opens at Village at Rancharrah

Bone-ito features premium pet products, self-wash services and customized experiences; a portion of proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Noah’s Animal House.

Renown Health lands on 'Most Wired' list for digital innovation

The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program assesses how effectively healthcare organizations apply technology; Renown Health was the lone Nevada system to make this year’s list.

People: Rebecca Rothstein makes 2021 Forbes “America’s Top Wealth Advisors" list

Rothstein is based in Beverly Hills and also does business out of the Merrill Private Wealth's Incline Village-Reno market.

Monday, November 8

Helmsley trust grants $11.3 million to Nevada hospitals

Among the grants, $3.6 million goes to Carson Valley Medical Center and $1.8 million was provided to Incline Village Community Hospital.

IGT's Mathewson remembered as industry founder, community benefactor

Charles “Chuck” Mathewson, who died Oct. 24 at age 93, is remembered as a gaming pioneer whose leadership of IGT brought an industry-wide technology change to the slot machine floor.

Reno-based ecommerce startup to launch this month

The startup, bukit, was cofounded by Jessica Anderson, a local attorney, and Nicole Lorenzi, a former Reno-based marketing executive.

UNR partners with Green Flower to offer cannabis certification

Programs cover the business of cannabis, agriculture and horticulture, law and policy, and healthcare and medicine.

People: Therese Shanks, Geenamarie Carucci join Fennemore in Reno

Therese Shanks joins the Reno office of Fennemore as an Of Counsel attorney, and Geenamarie Carucci joins as an associate.

Friday, November 5

Reno-Carson food and drink scene growing fast in flavors, concepts

With a fast-growing population in recent years, Northern Nevada's restaurant scene has become multifaceted — traditional and offbeat, casual and stylish, covering hundreds of cuisines from various countries and regions around the world.

Dolan Auto Group doles out $100,000 in largest school donation to date

Dolan Auto Group typically distributes $60,000 for its annual Dolan Class Project, but that amount was upped to $100,000 for 2021.

New Northern Nevada coworking space to open this month

The coworking space in Zephyr Cove will open mid-November; 28 of the 35 office spaces have already been claimed.

NV Energy Foundation awards $2 million in grants to 113 nonprofits

Of the 113 nonprofits awarded grants between March to September, 44 are based in Northern Nevada.

People: Michael Phillips joins Nevada State Contractors Board as PIO

Additionally, Kenya McCampbell was promoted to the role of Executive Assistant/Policy Analyst.

People: Elizabeth Henriquez, Brandon York earn promotions at Nevada State Bank

Henriquez joined Nevada State Bank in 2017, while York came on in 2018.

Thursday, November 4

Cannabis companies attract workers from other industries

Some cannabis companies in Northern Nevada have had little problem attracting employees as workers in hard-hit sectors like retail and restaurants seek to switch industries.

Wells Fargo, Michael Hohl Automotive donate new car to Reno veteran

The businesses partnered to donate the 2022 Chevy Trax through the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Transportation4Heroes program.

Downtown Reno rebirth focuses on non-gaming opportunities to boost economy

City leaders, the business community and operators of Reno’s casinos believe transforming downtown from a gaming destination into a place with affordable living spaces, vibrant restaurants, stylish hotel rooms and non-gaming entertainment options will stimulate the market.

Eide Bailly awards $10,000 to Community Chest

Five grant prize winners in each state Eide Bailly serves received $10,000, including Community Chest, Inc., a Virginia City-based nonprofit.

People: Kimberly Cooney earns 2021 Commitment to Community Award

Cooney, a Renown Health board member and former partner at Grant Thornton in Reno, was honored by the Nevada Hospital Association.

People: Piper Overstreet named partner at the Griffin Company

Scott Gilles, former senior advisor to Gov. Sisolak, joins firm

Overstreet joined the Carson City firm in November 2020 and has more than 15 years’ experience in government affairs.

Wednesday, November 3

Nonprofit Spotlight: Food For Thought making a difference – one meal at a time (sponsored)

Plumas Bank sponsors this content

Food For Thought, Inc. is a local non-profit organization combating food insecurity with one simple focus: Prevent area children from going hungry.

Past Pages, Oct. 31, 2011: More work, less revenue plague realty firms

From the archives: Ten years ago, the Reno-Sparks median home price was $151,000 and falling, which was hurting profit margins of companies that rely on commissions established as a percentage of the selling price.

Renown Regional Medical Center named top Nevada hospital

The 2021-22 U.S. News & World Report rankings are drawn from 4,523 facilities, representing nearly all U.S. hospitals providing inpatient care.

People: Dax Alvarez joins Reno office of Snell & Wilmer

Alvarez is a member of the firm's intellectual property practice group and offers 25 years of experience in trademark law.

People: Ben Nelson, Amanda Lavi, Gerrit Hillebrand earn CCIM designation

Nelson is a Shareholder at Kidder Mathews in Reno; Hillebrand is Vice President at Colliers International and Lavi is a Senior Associate at Colliers International.

Tuesday, November 2

'Strained construction': Reno homebuilders play ‘long’ and ‘safe’ game as supply chain, labor issues persist

A combination of a growing economy, more millennials starting families, and changes in where people and businesses can locate due to the remote-work revolution suggests the need for new homes in Northern Nevada and beyond will only increase. Can regional builders keep up with demand?

What's Up Downtown: Great cities have great downtowns (Voices)

"To the larger local and regional business community, it’s time to start looking at ways to invest in downtown to capture these new audiences," says Alex Stettinski of the Downtown Reno Partnership.

Plumas Bank reports record Q3 earnings

Total assets were $1.6 billion at Sept. 30, an increase of $456 million from $1.1 billion from a year earlier.

Saint Mary’s receives top marks from Healthgrades

“We are incredibly honored and humbled to be recognized for our commitment to patient care and safety,” said Tiffany Coury, CEO of Saint Mary’s Health Network.

People: Cameron Ballantyne to lead Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Ballantyne has held previous executive leadership experience at ABC News, American Red Cross and the Boys & Girls Club of America.

People: Ferarro Group promotes Misty Grimmer, Latoya Bembry to VP roles

Misty Grimmer was promoted to Vice President of Public Affairs and Latoya Bembry was promoted to Vice President of Strategic Communications.

Monday, November 1

16 companies, nonprofits honored at EDAWN Existing Industry Awards

“The existing primary companies in Northern Nevada make up the backbone of our regional economy,” says Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN.

In $345 million deal, Larry Ellison acquires Tahoe Hyatt casino/resort

It marks the second major Tahoe hotel/casino purchase by the billionaire in the past few years after Ellison acquired the historic Cal Neva in 2018.

Nevada casinos post 7th straight billion-dollar revenue month

Wildfires lead to massive dip in Tahoe revenue for September

Despite wildfires leading to big revenue dips at Lake Tahoe, the state’s casinos continued their post-pandemic recovery and launched Nevada to its seventh straight month of $1 billion or more in gaming revenue in September.

Reno-Sparks jobless rate trickles down to 3.5%

While Nevada's 7.5% jobless rate continues to lead the nation, the Reno-Sparks market is down to just 3.5%, according to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Nevada awarded $1 million economic development grant

"This augmented planning will assist in the betterment and broadening of Nevada’s economy,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said.

People: John Hays joins Plumas Bank as SVP, Regional Ag Business Lending Officer

Hays brings 16 years of experience to his new role; his most recent position was VP, Ag Relationship Manager at Nevada State Bank.