Stories for February 2022


Monday, February 28

KGHM partners with Boys & Girls Club to build new childcare facility

Robinson Mine is proud to announce it is supporting local residents by donating $500,000 towards a community childcare facility in Ely.

F45 Training fitness franchise opens new location in Reno

F45 Training, the world’s fastest-growing fitness network continues to expand across the world and has made its way to 5110 Mae Anne Ave. Suite 702 in Northwest Reno. The studio is set to bring a new and exciting style of training to the community.

Bank of America donates to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Bank of America has announced a $25,000 donation, allowing the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN) to provide an additional 75,000 meals to food-insecure Northern Nevadans.

Rate increases in April for Nevada Southwest Gas customers

$2.8 million will come from Southwest’s Northern Nevada customers — primarily Carson City residents and businesses.

Friday, February 25

NNIC shares its 2021 accomplishments during uncertain times

Feb. 10 was a big day in Northern Nevada, as Gov. Steve Sisolak announced he was lifting the mask mandate. Meanwhile, the Northern Nevada International Center shared its achievements and highlights from the past year, as well as some of its focus for 2022.

Past Pages from Feb. 20, 2012: Tough trick: Clean-air regs cost Nevada companies big bucks

Nevada transportation companies that do business in California are finding it costly to comply with rules and regulations enacted to clean up California’s air.

Kimball Midwest receives Industry award

Kimball Midwest, a national industrial supplier based in Columbus, Ohio, received an industry award earlier this month from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors.

NNCCF names 2022 Board of Directors

Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) has named the 2022 Board of Directors. After a careful selection, the leaders chosen from the Reno community include:

Thursday, February 24

The Eddy House receives donation from Greater Nevada Keys to Greater program

Through the Greater Nevada Mortgage Keys to Greater program, a portion of the revenue from every new mortgage or refinanced mortgage funded through GNM in 2021 was donated to the Eddy House.

Northern Nevada Development Authority names executive director

Jeff Sutich has been an economic development and trade expert for the last 11 years.

Sisolak announces programs using federal pandemic cash

Republican leader points out it is all one-time money

Those programs, he said, will all be funded by the massive infusion of federal dollars, a total of some $6.7 billion.

Buzz Harris: Misstating income a shortsighted strategy (Voices)

I’ve written about the importance of having all financial records up to date and accurate when preparing to sell a business.

People: Gilly Quinn joins The Children’s Cabinet as the new Events and Volunteer Coordinator

Gilly Quinn joins The Children’s Cabinet as the new Events and Volunteer Coordinator. In her role, she will be producing some of The Children’s Cabinet’s most popular events like Art of Childhood, our annual fundraising gala, and the Adopt a Family holiday program. She will also be expanding our volunteer program to offer more opportunities to community members.

Wednesday, February 23

Fallon Chamber receives tour of Rafter 3C Center at the fairgrounds

Events are being booked into the 75,000-square-foot facility

Community members received their first glimpse of the new Rafter 3C Center at the fairgrounds Thursday as the county hosted the Fallon Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the new $13.9 million facility.

Saint Mary’s receives Healthgrades Distinction 4 years in a row

Saint Mary’s receives Healthgrades Distinction 4 years in a row

Bank of America awards $315,000 to Reno organizations

As part of its commitment to strengthening communities by addressing critical needs that help advance racial equality and economic opportunity, Bank of America invested a total of $315,000 to local nonprofits and organizations across Northern Nevada in 2021.

Free legal clinic relaunched for veterans

With restriction being lifted to combat the coronavirus, the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System and the Nevada Attorney General’s office are relaunching the veteran free legal clinic.

People: Danette Hessler named partner at Albright & Associates, Ltd

Albright & Associates, Ltd., a certified public accounting firm, is pleased to announce Danette L. Hessler, as a new partner to the firm.

Tuesday, February 22

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Public Lien Sale

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Notice of Hearing

Birth announcements

Banner Churchill Community Hospital

Ann Silver: ‘Call to action’ for business community to help solve WCSD bus driver shortage (Voices)

The “great resignation” is just one of the issues affecting commerce, but when it impacts school-age children who have no Washoe County School District drivers to operate school buses, we’re talking about a very dire problem.

Cybersecurity Center receives $3.3 million NSF grant to boost Nevada workforce

Charting a direct path to a career in cybersecurity within the government sector, the University of Nevada, Reno's Cybersecurity Center will use a five-year, $3.3 million NSF grant to award scholarships to 23 students in the College of Engineering.

G8 Strategies wins Silver Award in inaugural Anthem Awards

Annual Report for Feeding Pets of the Homeless

G8 Strategies is pleased to share that the agency has earned a Silver Award for the Feeding Pets of the Homeless (FPOTH) annual report in the inaugural Anthem Awards announced last week in New York.

Reno business owner wins CertaPro Painters top award

Mary Wink, owner of CertaPro Painters of Reno, was named the winner of the company’s most prestigious award, the CertaCup. Wink and her team were selected out of nearly 400 CertaPro Painters businesses across North America.

People: Skip Benton, Peter Fishburn and Dave Zybert join NCET Board of Directors

Skip Benton has been elected to the board of directors of Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET), a member-supported nonprofit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore businesses and technology. Peter Fishburn and Dave Zybert have been re-elected to the NCET board.

Monday, February 21

Median home price rises to $570,000 in January for Greater Reno-Sparks market

The median home price across Greater Reno-Sparks topped $570,000 in January, according to the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors.

Biz Tips from NCET: Handling stress in today’s world

With all that we’ve experienced over the last two years, I don’t think anyone would deny that we could all use just a little more laughter in our lives. But what about more laughter at work? I think most of us would agree that laughter feels good and is good for us. So why shouldn’t it be part of our daily work life?

People: Christy Oxoby joins AssuredPartners

AssuredPartners has welcomed Christy Oxoby to the Northern Nevada team. With more than 10 years in the insurance industry, Oxoby will serve as an employee benefits account executive working directly with businesses to create insurance solutions to benefit organizations of all sizes.

Stateline Events Center already booking conferences

The Stateline Events Center is anticipated to open January 2023

Recall issued on certain powdered infant formulas

Caregivers are advised not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare Powdered Infant Fomulas

The Nevada WIC program is issuing guidance to parents and caregivers to not use certain powdered infant formulas produced by Abbott Nutrition in Sturgis, Michigan due to an outbreak of bacterial infections. The affected brands of formula include Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare. Nevada WIC has confirmed that the recalled products are in Nevada.

Friday, February 18

'I have no words, it’s insane.' Douglas County on way to $4 billion value

Douglas County is well on its way to $4 billion assessed valuation, after hitting $3.8 billion in 2021.

Nevada announces $300 million for affordable housing

14 affordable housing projects are under construction in Reno, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas.

People: Vanesa Santillan joins Sierra Nevada Properties

Sierra Nevada Properties has announced Vanesa Santillan as their newest real estate agent.

People: Stacey Sheer joins Coreprime

Coreprime, a Nevada-based commercial insurance brokerage specializing in the design and management of employee benefit programs for companies, announced Stacey Sheer has joined the firm as Benefits account manager.

People: Sherilyn Duckworth named executive director of Immunize Nevada

Immunize Nevada, statewide nonprofit focused on advocating for and providing access to immunizations for Nevadans, has announced that Sherilyn Duckworth, Ph.D., MPH has accepted the position of executive director for the organization, heading up the entity’s efforts to advocate for vaccination and assist the State of Nevada in COVID-19 vaccine and booster efforts.

Thursday, February 17

Coffeebar acquires two new locations

Coffeebar announces its rebrand of Food + Drink in MidTown and opening of a new Coffeebar location on South McCarran in Reno.

People: John Burr and Jim Magrogan join ownership team Miles Construction

Miles Construction welcomes John Burr and Jim Magrogan, both long-term employees at the Northern Nevada construction firm, to the ownership team.

People: Jenny Angius and Sydney Callahan join Urban Roots

Urban Roots, a tentpole nonprofit in the Nevada education community and beyond, has installed Jenny Angius as executive director of operations and development and Sydney Callahan as executive director of programs and staff in a shared leadership model designed to flex with the organization’s needs.

Greater Nevada donates to Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Greater Nevada Credit Union has donated $17,250 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Wednesday, February 16

Sand Hill Dairy has announced a voluntary recall on whole milk distributed in Nevada

Sand Hill Dairy has announced a voluntary recall on whole milk distributed in Nevada

Scooter’s Coffee drive-thrus coming to Northern Nevada

A new type of coffee drive-thru service is coming to Northern Nevada hopefully this summer, thanks to the Johnson family who decided to open a slew of Scooter’s Coffee franchises with a focus on friendly employees, good coffee and fast service.

People: Erin Breen named Irish Person of the Year

Erin Meehan Breen was named Irish Person of the Year by the local Irish heritage organization, the Sons & Daughters of Erin for her efforts to bring Irish Culture and History home through her Erin’s Isle blog and accompanying podcasts.

Tuesday, February 15

Nevada State Bank reaches agreement to acquire 3 Northern Nevada branches from City National Bank

Nevada State Bank, a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A., announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with City National Bank to purchase three Northern Nevada branches and their associated deposit, credit card, and loan accounts. The three City National branches are located at: • Reno: 5470 Kietzke Lane, Building #3 • Carson City: 1811 East College Parkway • Minden: 1647 Highway 395

People: Connor Keegan and Luke Mooney join J.A. Solari & Partners (correction)

Reno-based CPA firm J.A. Solari & Partners welcomes two new members to its team. Connor Keegan and Luke Mooney have joined the team as staff accountants.

New businesses cut ribbons in Carson City

Carson City residents new options for dining, shopping, and personal beautification.

Nevada Super Bowl wagers highest in decade

Gamblers bet $179.8 million on this year’s Super Bowl.

Monday, February 14

High Sierra Pack Goats shepherd hikers around Carson City

High Sierra Pack Goats is a local business herding hikers around Carson City.

Biz & Books: How history's awesome twentysomethings got it together

You hit it square on the head. You said you didn't think you'd be able to overcome all the awful things you've endured in your life, every setback, every naysayer, every tragedy. But then your strengths took over and look, you're succeeding! Now in "Nailing It" by Robert L. Dilenschneider

People: Christine Young will oversee Kidder Mathews’ human resources programs

Kidder Mathews, the largest independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, has announced that Christine Young will oversee Kidder Mathews’ human resources programs including employee recruitment, development, diversity, and compensation/benefits programs across the firm’s 21 locations in five states.

People: Isabelle Wilson to retire from Nevada Women’s Fund

Isabelle Rodriguez Wilson, president & CEO of the Nevada Women’s Fund, has announced her retirement effective Feb. 28.

Greater Nevada Credit Union achieves CDFI certification

Greater Nevada Credit Union has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

Visit Reno Tahoe wins four AVA Digital Awards

Visit Reno Tahoe marketing programs recently earned platinum and gold honors in the 2022 AVA Digital Awards, an international competition that recognizes excellence in digital communication.

Friday, February 11

People: David Gamble Jr, Megan Barrenchea and Tida Watkins join Northern Nevada HOPES’ Leadership Team

Northern Nevada HOPES recently announced the addition of three new members of the nonprofit health center’s team: General Counsel David Gamble Jr. Esq, Director of Human Resources Megan Barrenchea, MBA, SHRM-SCP, and Director of Pharmacy Tida Watkins, Pharm D.

Chipotle Mexican Grill opens drive-thru shop in Reno

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened a new Reno restaurant this week in Keystone Commons, 925 W 5th St, Ste 100. This is the first Chipotle in Reno with the drive-thru pickup lane that allows customers to conveniently pick up digital orders without leaving their cars.

Carson Valley housing market red hot

With only 49 available homes in East Fork Township’s inventory on Tuesday, home prices aren’t likely to go anywhere but up for the foreseeable future.

Joining other states, Gov. Sisolak cancels indoor mask mandate

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday canceled the state’s indoor mask mandate, effective immediately.

Grocery Outlet opens new store on Highway 50 in Carson City

A new, brighter, friendlier, more conveniently located, and well-stocked Grocery Outlet officially opened on February 4 in East Carson City.

Thursday, February 10

People: Northern Nevada International Center promotes two, adds two

The Northern Nevada International Center, has promoted program managers, Stacy Kinion and Gladys Wilson, to the manager level within the organization. Accompanied with the internal promotions are two board appointments, Erika Lamb and Karen Galatz.

People: Abbi Agency expands Southern Nevada operations; adds Connie Anderson, Caroline Sexton and Thaison Kawal

The Abbi Agency, is expanding its presence in Southern Nevada with the hire of three team members appointed as partners.

Past Pages from Feb. 6, 2012: Tough trick: Estimating need for renewables

State law requires that a steadily growing percentage of the power sold by Nevada utilities — 15 percent today, 25 percent in 2025 — must come from renewable sources.

Monarch honored by Forbes as one of America’s best small companies

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. has been named one of America’s best small companies by Forbes. Monarch, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno and the Monarch Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk, Colorado, was ranked 39th on the 2022 list of America’s top 100 small companies.

Wednesday, February 9

30 Nevada businesses certified green in 2021

There are 70 other businesses in the process of becoming green certified for the state.

More than $700 million available to clean up abandoned mines

State officials have long said a large number of those mines are in Nevada but getting money to make them safe has been a problem.

People: Thomas Graf named senior associate dean for clinical affairs at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has named Thomas R. Graf, M.D., FAAFP as senior associate dean for clinical affairs.

Dickinson Wright earns fifth Consecutive 100 score in Annual Corporate Equality Index

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Dickinson Wright’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria also earn the Firm the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

City of Reno receives SolSmart Silver designation

City of Reno receives SolSmart Silver designation

Sierra Nevada Corporation selects Dayton, Ohio, for future aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul facilities

Sierra Nevada Corporation has selected Dayton, Ohio, as the location for two future aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul facilities.

Tuesday, February 8

Dickson Realty sells historic Flying ME Ranch in Washoe Valley for $7 million

Dickson Realty has announced the record sale of the historic Flying ME Ranch in Washoe Valley for $7 million as a cash transaction, which sold in 54 days.

University of Nevada alums bring stem and coding to Reno’s youth

Reno is now home to Code Ninjas, the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise. At Code Ninjas, kids learn to code while building their own video games. They gain problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment.

People: Kristen Furleigh named marketing director of Feeding Pets of the Homeless

Feeding Pets of the Homeless announced the hiring of Kristen Furleigh, as the nonprofit’s first internal marketing director. The agency is headquartered in Carson City.

People: Cortney Young opens new firm, ADR Partners

Cortney Young has opened her new firm, ADR Partners, a full-service dispute resolution company specializing in mediation, arbitration, and parenting coordination services. Young brings nearly a decade of mediation experience to the firm.

Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation surpasses $4.7 million in total giving

With more than $4.7 million given to date, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation recently increased that total by $165,100. The nonprofit that oversees the annual Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event announced that 19 organizations received donations from funds raised in 2021.

University of Nevada, Reno partners with TalentSprint Inc.

The University of Nevada, Reno is one of the select partner colleges in the country to participate in TechWise, a diversity, equity and inclusion program created by TalentSprint Inc., a global innovator in transformational DeepTech programs, and supported by Google.

Monday, February 7

Northern Nevada Business Weekly changing printers

In an era of difficult times, I write to you today about another challenge put in front of us at the Nevada News Group.

Carson City pro has new way into racket sports

SpecTennis is designed to be simpler and easier to understand, while also teaching fundamentals of the game.

Aqua Metals and LiNiCo on track to deliver lithium-ion battery recycling

Aqua Metals and LiNiCo have made significant progress in moving their environmentally superior lithium-ion battery (LiB) recycling process from concept to execution to meet the growing global demand for lithium-ion batteries.

People: Renown President and CEO Dr. Tony Slonim recognized as one of Healthcare’s Greatest Leaders for 2022

Renown Health President and CEO, Anthony Slonim, M.D., DrPH, FACHE, has been selected as one of the top healthcare leaders in the U.S. for his innovation and leadership in healthcare on a national level.

People: Shari Davis named Director of Rural Economic and Community Development for GOED

Shari Davis has been appointed Director of Rural Economic and Community Development at the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).

Friday, February 4

DCG arranges $34M sale of South Meadows Promenade in Reno

Reno-based Commercial Real Estate firm DCG recently announced the sale of the South Meadows Promenade Shopping Center, which was purchased by an investor in a 1031-exchange for $34 million on Dec. 15, 2021.

Community Foundation of Northern Nevada launches series of scam-prevention videos

The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada has produced a series of short public service videos to help consumers avoid becoming victims of this growing threat in our community and around the world.

Lucent Capital advises on $246 Million in Construction Debt for projects totaling 716 Units in Reno and Las Vegas

Real estate finance and investment advisory firm Lucent Capital successfully advised Tru Development on $246 Million in construction debt, Co-GP equity and LP equity across two apartment development projects totaling 716 units in Nevada.

People: Jen Warner named President of the Raley’s operating division

The Raley’s Companies have announced the promotion of Jen Warner to President of the Raley’s operating division.

People: Adam Heuer and the Heuer Insurance Agency to the LP Insurance Services team join LP Insurance Services

LP Insurance Services, LLC proudly announces the addition of Adam Heuer and the Heuer Insurance Agency to the LP Insurance Services team.

Thursday, February 3

Q-and-A with NNRDA Executive Director Sheldon Mudd

The Northern Nevada Business Weekly recently caught up with some of the region’s economic leaders to talk about the state of the economy and what residents and business leaders can expect in 2022 and beyond.

What’s Up Downtown: Reno City Center becomes the catalyst for transformation and progress as it places people into homes and employment (Voices)

When I started the Reno City Center project, I was told I would not be able to find the 200-person workforce needed to undertake the largest adaptive re-use redevelopment project in Nevada history. We had 980 hotel rooms to renovate, seven commercial kitchens, a buffet to demolish and two casino floors to convert to retail and services.

Past Pages, Jan. 30, 2012: Fire-recovery firms say Caughlin lessons help newest efforts

Companies that provide fire cleanup and restoration services say the lessons learned in the Caughlin fire of November 2011 helped them quickly mobilize for victims of the more recent Washoe Drive fire.

Haus of Reed announces Las Vegas relocation

Their new location is a custom manufacturing facility specializes in solid wood, metal, and glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) products.

People: Bo Cassel joins AssuredPartners

AssuredPartners announced the addition of Bo Cassel as an employee benefits consultant joining the Northern Nevada office.

People: Courtney Meredith receives the Silver Thistle Award

She was named the 2022 “Scot of the Year” by the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans (NSSC) at its 40th annual Robert Burns Celebration at the Grand Sierra Resort.

People: Patrick McCurdy III named new President of Kimball Midwest

A member of the third generation of family ownership is the new President of Kimball Midwest, a national industrial supplier based in Columbus.

Wednesday, February 2

Desert Oasis Teff & Grain selected Good Food Award recipient

Desert Oasis Teff & Grain, a Nevada food and agriculture business located in Churchill County, has been selected as a 2022 Good Food Award winner.

Q-and-A with NNDA Executive Director Phil Cowee

The NNBW spoke in mid-January with Phil Cowee about the state of — and future potential for — the economy in rural Northern Nevada. The following Q-and-A has been edited for length and clarity.

Tulach Na Greine, a 15-Acre estate in Wellington hits market for first time

Retreat designed by prominent Nevada architect offered for $7 Million

Amidst the Sierra Nevada foothills and the Pine Nut Range resides the expansive “Tulach Na Greine,” or the Ridge in the Sun. The immense, 29,000-plus-square-foot property on 15 acres is now being offered by Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty for $7 million.

Broadbent & Associates, Inc. celebrates 30 years in Reno

December of 2021 marked 30 years since Broadbent & Associates, Inc. (Broadbent) opened its Reno location

People: Fayth Ross named executive director of Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation

The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) Board of Directors has announced Fayth Ross as its newest executive director.

People: Adam Heinz appointed to National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ Board of Directors

The Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA Health), northern Nevada’s nationally-recognized ground ambulance service is proud to announce, Adam Heinz, REMSA Health’s Executive Director of Integrated

Tuesday, February 1

Q-and-A with Nevada GOED Deputy Director Bob Potts

The Northern Nevada Business Weekly recently caught up with some of the region’s economic leaders to talk about the state of the economy and what residents and business leaders can expect in 2022 and beyond.

Sierra Nevada Journeys expands STEM Enrichment Fund

Sierra Nevada Journeys, a Northern Nevada-based organization focused on delivering science education programs to youth in order to develop critical thinking skills, is expanding its STEM Enrichment Fund to offer programming to every elementary school in four Nevada counties thanks to a $50,000 donation from Google.

AT&T rolls out faster speed internet in Reno

AT&T has introduced its 2 Gig and 5 Gig speeds on AT&T Fiber across select parts of the Reno footprint – the fastest internet among major providers.

People: Justin Morgan joins KPS3

KPS3, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm, has hired Justin Morgan as account manager. Morgan will build connections with clients to develop and refine winning strategies that produce results.

People: Kirsten Stasio appointed executive director of Nevada Clean Energy Fund

The Nevada Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of its inaugural executive director, Kirsten Stasio. NCEF is a non-profit organization, also known as a “green bank,” designed to provide innovative financing and market solutions to accelerate the development of clean energy projects in Nevada.

River City Logistics Incorporated to sponsor 2022 Barracuda Championship

River City Logistics Incorporated became a hospitality partner of the 2022 Barracuda Championship to be held July 14-17, at Old Greenwood Golf Course in Truckee.