Stories for April 2022


Friday, April 29

Northern Nevada’s industrial market: 'Ton of demand and no inventory'

Northern Nevada’s industrial market historically has always had a few feathers in its cap it could tout over competing markets such as Phoenix or the Inland Empire – mainly, availability of affordable land, inexpensive power, a large labor pool, lack of a state income tax, and lower industrial leasing rates than those larger markets.

Redwood Materials expands footprint in region

Redwood Materials of Carson City leased 815,000 square feet of new industrial space at Victory Logistics District in Fernley, but that mega-warehouse is but a small part of the company’s Northern Nevada operations.

Merchants overcome supply, COVID issues to open doors

The supply chain issues that have pummeled the construction industry did not spare the electrical and instrumentation contractor at a new supermarket being built in Spanish Springs.

People: Rebecca Rothstein named to 2 national lists for women wealth advisors

Merrill Private Wealth Management recently named Rebecca Rothstein to the 2022 Forbes “Best in-State Women Wealth Advisors” and “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” lists.

People: Bayo Curry-Winchell receives national acknowledgement

Bayo Curry-Winchell, Urgent Care medical director and physician with the Saint Mary's Medical Group, was one of 75 honorees acknowledged by Becker’s Hospital Review as a Black healthcare leader to know.

Panattoni Development completes final building at North Valleys Commerce Center

Panattoni Development completed construction on Building J, the 10th and final building of the North Valleys Commerce Center in late March.

Lewis Apartment Communities opening Indigo Apartment Homes

Lewis Apartment Communities, a family-owned leader in the development and management of housing communities in Nevada for more than 60 years, announced Indigo Apartment Homes is opening in late spring.

Thursday, April 28

First-time home buyers: Steps to take to purchase your first home

At one point this past March, there were only 170 homes for sale in all of Greater Reno-Sparks. That dearth of inventory pinches all types of prospective buyers, but more so first-timers hoping to plant their flag in the realm of home ownership.

Multifamily Housing: Apartments popping up like spring flowers in region

A flurry of recent multifamily openings and groundbreakings is slated to bring hundreds of new apartment doors to the Greater Reno-Sparks market.

NSB’s Private Bank Report Reviews Nevada’s Luxury Housing Markets

The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank released the latest edition of its High Net Worth Report series in mid-April.

Standard Management announces going green initiatives

Standard Management Co., has implemented a new set of green initiatives at four multi-unit properties in Reno. These environmentally-friendly initiatives are being implemented across properties as part of a series of upgrades both in community areas and in-unit renovations.

People: Brett Valdez named PNC Bank senior vice president, relationship manager in Nevada

PNC Bank has announced Brett Valdez as senior vice president, relationship manager in Nevada. In his role, Valdez will focus on managing and developing relationships with corporate and institutional banking clients in Nevada.

People: Julia Jones & Jenna Hubert join KPS3 ownership

Both Jones and Hubert have surpassed 10 years at KPS3, helping grow the agency from 10 employees to more than 50. They started at KPS3 in junior-level positions, rising to ownership because of their leadership and results-driven approach to solving clients’ business needs.

Wednesday, April 27

RSAR releases March home sales report

The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors reported the median sales price reached $575,000 in March. RSAR’s March 2022 sales report said that $575,000 price in Reno/Sparks was an increase of 2.9 percent over February’s figure.

Sarah Scattini: Amidst a cooldown, buyers need to practice patience (Voices)

The logjam that’s bedeviled the market for existing homes in the Reno area these many months is about to begin breaking loose.

People: Stuart Wexler joins Visit Carson City

Visit Carson City has announced the hiring of Stuart Wexler as its new events and sales manager. Wexler brings more than 14 years of hospitality sales experience having worked in a similar capacity for several lodging properties in the region.

Governor Sisolak announces statewide initiative to benefit Nevadans

Governor Steve Sisolak announced a strategic initiative with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Nevada Department of Education and Amazon Web Services to train, upskill and certify 2,500 Nevadans in cloud computing in the next three years.

Tuesday, April 26

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Lien Sale of Motor Vehicles

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Notice to Creditors

How businesses try to save dollars against pump prices

In 2021, drivers for ITS Logistics logged 14.5 million miles hauling freight for the Sparks-based third-party logistics provider.

Buzz Harris: Transactions with contracting businesses is complex (Voices)

When I was first getting into the business of helping people buy and sell business, I was given a number of “tips.” I was told to only represent good businesses with a track record of positive cash flow. This has stood the test of time because after all, if the current owner has already proven that the business hasn’t made a profit, why would a buyer pay money for it?

Saint Mary’s receives LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality designation

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center has recently been acknowledged as a Top Performer in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors, and employees.

People: Jen Mingo named chief customer officer at nZero

nZero has announced the hiring of Jen Mingo as chief customer officer.

People: Wendy Johnson joins Quick Space

Quick Space has announced the addition of Wendy Johnson to their operations leadership team as storage operations manager.

Monday, April 25

NCET Biz Tips: How to close your business

While the process of closing your business may not be as complicated as starting your business, there are still important steps to consider so that your clients, suppliers, and creditors aren’t left wondering where you’ve gone to! Businesses may differ in their needs related to discontinuing service, but the following steps are typical to ensure you are closing your business the right way.

Landmark Title expands Nevada, adds Reno branch

Landmark Title Assurance Agency, a privately held title company headquartered in Phoenix is expanding its operations in Nevada, adding a branch in Reno. The company opened its first Nevada office in Las Vegas in July 2020. Greg Hulet was recently named president of Landmark Title Nevada.

Nevada small businesses still struggling two years after start of global pandemic

The results of the 2020-21 Nevada Small Business Development Center client survey show that small businesses are still struggling significantly with staffing, supply chains and COVID-related issues.

People: Jonathan Wenthe joins Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield has hired Jonathan Wenthe as director to its valuation and advisory practice in Reno. For over a decade, Wenthe has focused his career on commercial real estate appraising with additional expertise in research analysis and quality assurance in Northern Nevada and surrounding areas.

People: Chase Houston promoted to senior vice president at NAI Alliance

NAI Alliance has promoted Chase Houston to senior vice president. Houston has proven himself to be one of Northern Nevada’s top-producing commercial real estate professionals. He joined NAI in 2016, received summit awards rising star award in 2017, NAIOP developing leader award in 2019 and his society of industrial and office realtors’ designation in 2020. Most recently, Houston was honored with CoStar’s Q4 2021 power broker quarterly deals award.

Friday, April 22

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Notice of Lien Sale

Carson Valley Showcase helps businesses reopen doors

Sixty businesses and organizations participated in the 20th annual Carson Valley Business Showcase at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center on Thursday.

Past Pages April 16, 2012: One more round (at bar, not a VC) to fund startups

A trio of local guys who own a group of bars and grills in Reno are creating a river of nickels that ultimately will give a boost to other entrepreneurs.

People: Karen Vibe named to the list of the Forbes Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors

Karen Vibe, private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Reno was named to the list of the Forbes Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors.

Thursday, April 21

Kurt Hoge: Don’t lose the meaning behind Earth Day with promotional swag (Voices)

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, many organizations are making plans to give away imprinted promotional items like branded pens, hats, T-shirts, coasters and the like to clients and attendees at Earth Day events.

Lyon County OKs $6.1 million for projects

Approximately 17 Lyon County departments and entities were apportioned more than $6.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Nevada State Infrastructure Bank to finance priority infrastructure projects

The Board of Directors for the Nevada State Infrastructure Bank adopted regulations that will enable the bank to finance priority infrastructure projects recently.

People: Western Nevada Development Districts Executive Director Sheryl Gonzales retiring

Western Nevada Development Districts Executive Director Sheryl Gonzales has announced her retirement effective June 30.

Wednesday, April 20

Nevada Brining Company, in business since 2014, keeps growing, expanding

The Nevada Brining Company, the state’s first craft pickle company that launched in 2014, is currently expanding its line of brined products.

Nevada continues recovery as jobless rate falls to 5%

DETR said total private sector jobs are just 2,600 below the pre-pandemic peak, Reno set a record for employment and jobless claims are at multi-decade lows.

Renown garners recognition

Renown Health has been recognized among Ragan’s “Top Places to Work” for 2022.

People: Colleen Feuling joins Sierra Nevada Properties

Sierra Nevada Properties has announced Colleen Feuling as their newest real estate agent.

People: Wes McQuillen re-elected to the board of directors of NCET

Wes McQuillen has been re-elected to the board of directors of NCET.

Tuesday, April 19

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Want a casino job? Odds are on your side

Casinos are one of many industries struggling to add new workers and they find themselves competing with each other for casino workers and people with experience in the industry.

People: Michele Sullivan named CFO of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada has named Michele Sullivan chief financial officer.

People: Whittier Trust Company has named Robert LeBeau as senior vice president, client advisor

Whittier Trust Company has named Robert LeBeau as senior vice president, client advisor in Whittier Trust’s Reno office.

Novo Logistics leases more space at TRIC

Novo Logistics becomes sole lease holder of 180,000 square feet of warehouse space, adding to its existing capacity in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center.

Industrial Security Solutions purchases Sparks headquarters

The purchase is part of the company’s relocation process from California to Nevada in an effort to find a more “business friendly” environment and offer a higher quality of life to its employees.

Monday, April 18

NCET Biz Tips: Baseball business lessons for all our businesses

As I near a decade of life and work in Northern Nevada, we continue to see significant shifts in who we are as a community. It can feel like Northern Nevada is an awkward teenager, clinging to our childhood while nervously exploring new experiences. We’re not quite to a point where we can fully appreciate both who we were and who we are going to be. Working sports and entertainment gives us a unique perspective on the needs, wants, and challenges of our community. We at the Aces work to pay homage to all those who made our existence possible while welcoming new Nevadans into Greater Nevada Field.

Future of energy storage highlighted at TEDx Reno event

Dragonfly Energy’s CEO and co-founder Denis Phares will promote his idea of future energy storage at TEDxReno, an independently organized TED event that aims to promote ideas worth spreading.

Move 4 Less enters Reno market

Move 4 Less has opened an office in Reno, bringing professional, quality local and long-distance moving services to Northern Nevada.

People: Wanona Perkins-Craig named assistant laboratory manager for Sparks branch of Western Environmental Testing Laboratory

Western Environmental Testing Laboratory has announced Wanona Perkins-Craig will serve as assistant laboratory manager for the Sparks branch.

Friday, April 15

Nevada spending to reach $335 million for Easter celebrations

With Easter quickly approaching, consumers in the Silver State are flocking to stores to buy sweets, decorations and eggs for the popular spring holiday.

Northern Nevada Regional MLS partners with Reno Aces Baseball Club

NNRMLS announced its corporate partnership with the Reno Aces, a Minor League baseball team of the Pacific Coast League and the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, earlier this month.

Nevada launches affordable housing initiative

The Home Means Nevada initiative is intended to provide affordable, accessible housing for nearly 13,000 households.

Monopoly chooses Lake Tahoe for special edition

Through June 3, fans, locals, and vacationers will be able to share which locations they think should be featured on the board.

Thursday, April 14

Past Pages April 9, 2012: Geothermal feels heat of low gas prices

Low natural gas prices are pressuring development of new geothermal-power resources in northern Nevada. But geothermal executives contend that natural gas prices are almost certain to rebound from their current levels — they’re at their lowest in a decade — and geothermal plants will allow utilities to hedge their bets for the next two decades.

People: Katie Pace named executive director of Rebuilding Together Northern Nevada

Rebuilding Together Northern Nevada is installing its first full-time executive director, Katie Pace. The installation makes Pace the nonprofit’s first full-time staff member. She is transitioning to an internal role after having served as board president for more than two years and as chair of the nonprofit’s governance committee.

Valley Realty purchases office in Carson City

Valley Realty and Management has purchased office space at 302 E. William St., in Carson City for $580,000. Nevada State Development Corp., helped facilitate the financing package, which included minor tenant improvements in conjunction with Plumas Bank.

Service for Killer Salsa creator is April 30

Killer Salsa maker Fran Pritchard died March 13, 2022.

Wednesday, April 13

Plumas Bank and ICBA Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

Plumas Bank and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) are celebrating Financial Literacy Month in April and encouraging Americans to take control of their financial future by learning fiscally responsible habits and putting these lessons into practice.

Reno Public Market food hall expecting summer opening

The culmination of a years-long journey to revamp a dilapidated shopping center into Midtown’s premier retail destination is nigh.

People: Martin Livermore joins Nevada State Bank as small business relationship manager

Nevada State Bank recently hired Martin Livermore as small business relationship manager for the Northern Nevada region.

Nevada Gold Mines to drop Long Canyon Mine

Nevada Gold Mines has announced plans to sell the Long Canyon Mine in northeast Nevada. Both the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation and a coalition of citizens’ conservation and public accountability groups (Great Basin Resource Watch, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter, Wild Horse Education, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada) filed formal water protests against the water allocation applications by NGM.

Dragonfly Energy honored as NCET’s Technology Company of the Year

Dragonfly Energy Corp., headquartered in Reno and the U.S.-based leader in Lithium-ion battery technology, is selected as NCET’s (Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology) Technology Company of the year for 2022.

A glimpse at the dark side of work

It's hard not to "LIKE" videos of kittens. Seriously, they're so cute. Puppies, too. You gotta LOVE dogs, CARE on this post, SAD on that comment and before you know it, a half hour of your workday is gone. Other than wasting time, though, how does social media affect your job? Read “Dark Social” by Ian MacRae, and look for the WOW emoji.

Tuesday, April 12

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NCET Biz Tips: Power Listening is your super force

Since communicating is such an important skill, one might think by adulthood, we would be excellent at it. Sadly, emotions and egos corrupt the communication channels. In stressful situations, the “fight or flight” mode is triggered.

Premium Lawn & Landscapes buys Sparks headquarters

Serving new and existing homeowners throughout the Reno, Sparks and Carson City regions since 2008, Premium Lawn & Landscapes reached a new landmark in the business’s history with the purchase of its headquarters at 52 E. Freeport Boulevard in Sparks in a $525,000 transaction.

EnviroSafe Demil awarded contract to demilitarize rocket motors

EnviroSafe Demil LLC (ESD) of Fallon, Nevada was announced as a small business sole source awardee, for the U.S. Army’s “Conventional Ammunition Demilitarization” of rocket motors. The contract has a total value worth an estimated $315M over 5 years. This contract is a 5-year Indefinite-Delivery- Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract. ESD has previously been awarded contracts supporting the demilitarization of the U.S. Army’s stockpile of 20MM, artillery fuzes, and infrared countermeasures/flares stockpile. The rocket motor award will be added to ESD’s existing contract as a contract modification.

People: Sean Hill named CEO of Sierra Nevada Journeys

Sierra Nevada Journeys announced Sean Hill has been appointed by the board of directors as the CEO of the organization.

Carson City FISH sets groundbreaking for housing project

FISH will demolish the Whistle Stop Inn, 1421 N. Carson St., to build apartment-style units to benefit participants in the Fast Forward 4 Families program.

Monday, April 11

Carson High Pinewood Derby has CTE students on track

The derby is an annual tradition testing students’ engineering, math and artistic skills.

Deal will supply lithium to Carson City battery producer

Ioneer USA Corp., and NexTech Batteries have entered into a partnership.

Save Mart donations make a difference at Western Nevada College

Save Mart has been an important and valued community partner for Western Nevada College during the 2021-22 school year.

People: Builders Association of Northern Nevada has announced its 2022 board of directors

The Builders Association of Northern Nevada has announced its 2022 board of directors, naming Clint Stitser as the board president.

Community Invited to Blood Drive hosted by Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS and Vitalant

Community Invited to Blood Drive hosted by Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) and Vitalant

Friday, April 8

Over objections, lawmakers OK $250M for affordable housing

Members of both parties objected strongly that the spending plan essentially cut the legislative branch out of a say in exactly how it would be spent.

People: Commercial Real Estate Women of Northern Nevada announced its 2022 board of directors

Commercial Real Estate Women of Northern Nevada recently announced its 2022 board of directors. The board of directors consists of five officers, 10 directors and one board of council member.

Douglas County realtors play mini-golf for charity

A tournament for first responders is scheduled for June 4 on the front lawn of Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Thursday, April 7

Western Nevada College launches job retraining program

The ROADS Project hopes to help retrain Nevadans for a new career and enable them to become key contributors to the state’s economy.

Carson Conversation: Transitioning into the events season (Voices)

As we transition out of our forced hibernation over the past two years caused by the pandemic, we can’t help but wonder how this season’s large and small events will attract the number of attendees enjoyed pre-pandemic.

People: Kim Ferlingere named director of operations for Dickson Commercial Group

Dickson Commercial Group has announced the promotion of Kim Ferlingere from office administrator to director of operations.

State of Michigan joins Multi-State Internet Gaming Association

The Multi-State Internet Gaming Association LLC announces the admission of the State of Michigan as a party to the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, pending full execution of the Agreement by the State of Michigan.

Wednesday, April 6

2 Nevada business filings going online-only in June

Secretary of State’s office is moving the annual list of renewals for business entities and the state business license applications to online-only.

Search on for lithium sources as demand for batteries grows

Although lithium reserves are distributed widely across the globe, the U.S. is home to just one active lithium mine, in Nevada.

Work begins on Carson Valley Medical Center expansion

Work begins Monday on Carson Valley Medical Center

Minden’s Copeland Lumber Building listed in Nevada’s State Register of Historic Places

Some sort of lumber yard was at the location of the Copeland Lumber Building from 1908 to 1993

People: Jerry Juarez named survey manager for CFA, Inc

CFA, Inc., recently announced Jerry Juarez has joined the team as survey manager. Juarez has more than 35 years of surveying experience in Nevada including both southern and northern regions. He has managed some of the largest surveying departments providing small boundary surveys to large land development projects to high profile public works projects.

Tuesday, April 5

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Lien Sale

Plumas Bank and ICBA Celebrate Community Banking Month

In recognition of Community Banking Month in April, Plumas Bank and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) are reminding consumers about why banking locally with a community bank matters.

Nevada State Bank’s annual survey results show optimism among businesses

Businesses are feeling optimistic about the coming year, results from Nevada State Bank’s ninth annual survey of small business owners and executives in Nevada showed.

People: Sarah Johns named President and CEO of Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

Sarah Johns has been named President and CEO of Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. She replaces Dave Archer who is retiring after 16 years with NCET.

People: Erin Wootan joins Communities In Schools of Nevada board

Raymond Specht, founder of Specht Leadership Consulting and chairman of the board of Communities In Schools of Nevada, announces the addition of Erin Wootan to the board.

North Lake Tahoe resorts recognized in “Best Hotels” awards

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and Resort at Squaw Creek have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hotels” awards.

Monday, April 4

NCET Biz Tips: The future of healthcare delivery is on the horizon

Greater access to healthcare and a patient's ability to choose when selecting healthcare services and providers have always been a vision shared by many. Yet making that vision a reality is not an easy task.

Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation names new Board of Trustees for 2022

Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation announced its new Board of Trustees for 2022.

Greater Nevada donates to Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund

Greater Nevada Credit Union has announced its support of the Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund with a $10,000 contribution to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions.

Allegiant staging successes along with hosting the NFL

Concerts and special events at the 65,000-seat venue are outperforming projections made prior to its $1.9 billion construction.

Friday, April 1

Nevada joins effort to advance market for electric trucks

Gov. Steve Sisolak says Nevada is joining the effort to advance the market for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

People: Joel Fountain, Travis Hansen & Gary Tremaine elevated to senior vice president within Dickson Commercial Group

Joel Fountain, Travis Hansen, and Gary Tremaine have been elevated to senior vice president within Dickson Commercial Group.

More consumers hunting for bargains this Easter, NRF says

Consumers plan to spend an average $169.79 this year on Easter-related items, according to results of the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.