Stories for July 2022


Sunday, July 31

People: Agnes Zadlo and Thomas Lauguico take new roles with PNC Bank

PNC Bank has announced Agnes Zadlo and Thomas Lauguico have been named corporate banking and commercial banking relationship managers in Nevada.

People: Paul Hauptman named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and chief academic officer for Renown Health

Paul Hauptman has been named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and chief academic officer for Renown Health.

Saturday, July 30

Saint Mary’s named to ‘100 Top Hospitals List’

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list. This marks the third year in a row that Saint Mary’s received this honor, becoming Nevada’s only hospital to be recognized in the large community hospital division and the only hospital in Northern Nevada to make it onto the list altogether.

People: Tim Dorton takes role at Learning Group’s Center for Leadership Development and Advisory Services

Tim Dorton will serve as the leadership architect and director of New Horizon’s Learning Group’s Center for Leadership Development and Advisory Services.

First Tee Northern Nevada acquires Wildcreek Golf Course

The Washoe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to transfer ownership of Wildcreek Golf Course to the First Tee Northern Nevada earlier this month.

Friday, July 29

Interest rates muddying multifamily market

After years of a “feeding frenzy” brought on by the low cost of debt, the multifamily market in Northern Nevada is teetering at the top of the roller coaster. The voracious appetite for multifamily investment properties and white-hot pace of new multifamily development has slowed due to rising interest rates, said Gerrit Hillebrand, vice president of multifamily for Colliers.

Nevada resorts end year with another $1B win

Total win for the 2022 fiscal year was $14.63 billion, a 37.34 percent increase over the pandemic-stricken fiscal 2021 and the highest total win ever.

Carollo Engineers signs lease in downtown Reno

Basin Street Properties is pleased to welcome Carollo Engineers to 50 W. Liberty St., in Reno. Carollo provides water, wastewater, and stormwater services to public and private sector clients across North America, bringing a full range of planning, design, and construction management services.

Ronni Hannaman: How important are Carson Chamber awards? (VOICES)

The Carson City Chamber annually celebrates businesses, governmental entities, and individuals that have gone out of their way to make us all feel Carson Proud.

People: Kathryn Guthrie joins International Business Brokers Association member engagement committee

The Liberty Group of Nevada has announced Kathryn Guthrie has joined the International Business Brokers Association member engagement committee.

Thursday, July 28

Interest rates make impact on housing market

The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors said earlier this month that the housing market is slowing in Reno/Sparks and Fernley.

Major transition begins in residential real estate market

A transition in the residential real estate market got well under way during the second quarter, and it appears to many real estate agents that the shift is likely to be both significant and long-lasting.

Wednesday, July 27

Leviathan Mine Superfund Site presentation Aug. 22

In 1968, Leonard Anker wrote about Bryant Creek turning orange as it flowed from Leviathan Mine down into the East Fork of the Carson River.

After 44 years, Roger Diedrichsen retires as owner of Pizza Barn

Tucked into one corner of the Valley View Plaza for more than four decades, Roger Diedrichsen’s Pizza Barn has been the place to go in the Lahontan Valley for birthdays, sports wins and family fun.

Medical office buildings remain in high demand

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered some sectors of commercial real estate – retail, hospitality – but one sector proved to be quite “recession-proof.”

Sanford Center for Aging receives donation from Renown

The Sanford Center for Aging has received a $10,000 gift from Renown Health and its Employee-Directed Charitable Giving program.

People: Matt Clafton named senior vice president and regional manager of Alston Construction

Alston Construction has announced Matt Clafton will serve as senior vice president and regional manager to the Idaho and Southern California territories.

DCG Industrial Team announces Locus Development Group’s McCarran Business Park

The McCarran Business Park is now available for rent at the intersection of Mill Street and McCarran Boulevard.

Tuesday, July 26

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Downtown Damonte will feature retail, restaurants, entertainment and residential

Downtown Damonte Ranch may be the last parcel of developable land in the nearly 2,000-acre purchase agreement between the Damonte family and Nevada Tri Partners dating back to the late 1980s, but it certainly won’t be the last hurrah for longtime Northern Nevada developer Perry Di Loreto.

People: Tom Fennell earns Society of Industrial and Office Realtors designation

DCG principal Tom Fennell recently obtained the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors designation. Fennell earned his SIOR Dual Specialty designation for obtaining at least 5 years of creditable experience in the highly specialized field of industrial and office real estate.

Montane Building Group announces tenant improvements at Swift Sportsdome

Montane Building Group has announced they have begun construction on the newest Swift location. The tenant improvement will be located within the recently constructed Swift Sportsdome.

Construction to begin on Moana Springs Community Aquatics and Fitness Center

The Reno City Council recently approved a $12 million construction manager at-risk contract for phase one of the Moana Springs Community Aquatics and Fitness Center.

Monday, July 25

Lack of space pushes rental rates higher

Last quarter’s sub-1 percent vacancy in the industrial market shrunk even further in the second quarter of 2022 to a record 0.6 percent, but new construction may soon provide some relief.

NCET Biz Tips: Overcoming political strife in the workplace – Tips for a more friendly and collegial business culture

The state of political discourse has gotten so extreme that family members aren’t talking to each other, friends have become estranged, and, in the workplace, there has been a loss of collegiality and community. Disdain between employees continues to grow in an environment of binary sides where you are either right or wrong. While no one is immune from the rhetoric and vitriol heard on social and traditional media, there is a way that businesses can rise above the petty attacks and demonstrate a united sense of community for their employees and demand appropriate discourse from public figures.

Darkshot Coffee opens second location in downtown Reno

Darkshot Coffee has opened its second location on the ground floor of 300 E. Second St., directly across from the Greater Nevada Field and Courtyard Marriot in downtown Reno.

People: Marlon Flores named to Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators list

United Federal Credit Union mortgage sales manager Marlon Flores was recently named to the Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators list by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

Friday, July 22

People: Rowena Pinero joins Design on Edge

Design on Edge, a Reno-based boutique design studio and communications agency has announced Rowena Pinero will be joining the company as a graphic designer and illustrator.

People: Ashley Wilhelm named wealth management advisor for Enterprise Wealth Advisors at Nevada State Bank

Ashley Wilhelm has been promoted to wealth management advisor for Enterprise Wealth Advisors at Nevada State Bank.

Jennifer Rogers Markwell: Be a long-term investor (VOICES)

The big question is are you acting as a Bull or a Bear in our current market economy? It seems the bull market is still leaning really hard toward pessimism. True, we have so much going on. The exceptionally long laundry list includes an aggressive Federal Reserve with (not a perfect) track record of navigating soft landings, stagflation, ongoing China lockdowns, new global COVID concerns, supply chain issues, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and failing volatile crypto firms. In addition, to all that, a 34% percent increase in energy prices and a 10% percent rise in food prices, making this the highest rate of increase since December 1981.

Thursday, July 21

Despite inflation, Northern Nevada economy still strong

Runaway inflation is being felt in every city and rural community in Northern Nevada, from record prices at the gas pump to skyrocketing grocery bills. In an effort to curb escalating price pressures, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in mid-June raised the benchmark interest rate by three-quarter percentage points. It was the single-largest rate hike in 28 years — and the Fed is likely far from done.

People: Jason Doucette elected president of the Nevada Dental Association

Jason Doucette has been elected president of the Nevada Dental Association, the state’s doctors of dentistry and oral-health professionals’ organization.

Kathryn Guthrie: Succession planning vs. retirement (VOICES)

Some people believe that succession planning means planning retirement. But there are far more options available to you if you own a successful business. If you have built a business and wish to see it continue to thrive in the future, the business has to develop its own identity apart from the owner. That means you must give it a plan of its own.

Shoe Tree Brewing Company named second best brewer in U.S.

Minden brewery brings home half dozen medals from national competition

Wednesday, July 20

‘Slight shift’ to buyers’ market seen in Northern Nevada

The sudden surge in mortgage interest rates has created a much-needed buffer for prospective homebuyers scouting the market for suitable properties.

Roman Korzh: The growing and changing NFT environment (VOICES)

The NFT technology is living a fast and high-profile life. No one knew what NFT was two years ago. Then suddenly it was all over the news, and captivated a lot of business people's minds. By mid-2022 the technology saw more ups and downs than a traditional technology would see in a decade. It started as a way to digitize art and prove ownership. That is still the case and is considered to be a "classic use.”

Buzz Harris: Growing economy producing change (VOICES)

During the last 12 months, we have experienced an increase in the volume of companies purchasing related or synergistic companies, and there are a number of contributing factors.

People: Hilary Lopez named Reno Housing Authority executive director

The Reno Housing Authority Board of Commissioners has appointed Hilary Lopez as the new RHA executive director. At state and local levels, and the private sector, Lopez has more than 20 years’ experience in affordable housing finance and policy.

Tuesday, July 19

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Reno + Sparks Chamber launches Green Business Certification Program (VOICES)

Are we ready for the future of transportation and an electrification infrastructure? While we now have a multi-state agreement that accelerates Nevada’s adoption of electric medium and heavy-weight vehicles, we have considerable challenges ahead to ensure our businesses and residents are prepared for vastly different transportation needs. Before we know it, the mass adoption of EV’s will completely redefine how people, goods, and services move through our economy.

The 5 C’s of Credit: What small business owners need to know before applying for financing (VOICES)

Deciding if and when business financing is right for your business can be a tough decision. And on top of that, there are many types of credit options to choose from. According to a recent Wells Fargo study of small business owners and their use of credit, many small business owners have a limited understanding of what it takes to be approved for credit and how to best use credit options.

People: Neil Saiz earns A.F. McKenzie award

Neil Saiz of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Wingfield Springs has earned the firm’s A.F. McKenzie award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

OSHA launches heat-stress protection program

Federal OSHA has launched a National Emphasis program to help protect workers from heat illness and injuries. Effective June 15, Nevada OSHA adopted the NEP by proactively initiating inspections in over 70 high-risk industries prescribed by the Federal OSHA and additional industries identified by Nevada OSHA.

Monday, July 18

NCET Biz Tips: Manage your energy, not your time

Summer is here, and the open road beckons. You’ve scheduled an ambitious 10-day road trip, with stops to see such fantastic roadside attractions as the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, Carhenge, and the Corn Palace. The coolers are filled, the car is packed, and you are ready to go. But there’s one small problem. Your gas tank is empty, so your road trip is called off before it can even get started. No Ball of Twine. No Corn Palace.

People: Holly Aycock named executive director Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation

Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation has announced Holly Aycock as executive director of the non-profit.

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized in Mountain State Super Lawyers lists

Dickinson Wright is pleased to announce three attorneys in the firm’s Reno office have been included in the 2022 Mountain State Super Lawyers lists.

Banks are on solid ground for transition (VOICES)

For most of us, it’s a good thing to have excess cash in our wallets.

Sunday, July 17

People: Brianna O’ Donnell, Breanna Ball, Carey White, and Lisa Foley join Chase International

Chase International recently welcomed Brianna O’ Donnell, Breanna Ball, and Carey White to its Reno office, while Lisa Foley joined the team in Zephyr Cove. As the assistant director, marketing manager, instructor and performer for the Reno Dance Company, O’ Donnell has accomplished more than most over the past 15 years within the arts and culture community in Northern Nevada.

Saturday, July 16

People: June Lee named project manager at Frame Architecture

Frame Architecture has announced they have named June Lee as project manager.

People: Mary Gurczynski joins Krch Realty

Krch Realty is proud to announce Mary Gurczynski as their new business development specialist for the Reno brokerage. Gurczynski is a 20-plus year veteran of the real estate and mortgage finance industry. Her accomplishments include growing and developing sales and sales teams for Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, and she is the top producing Krch Realty agent.

People: Tammy Hamilton joins Colliers Reno

Colliers Reno has grown the Hillebrand Multifamily team with the addition of senior associate, Tammy Hamilton. Hamilton joins the Colliers team with 15 years of experience in residential and commercial sales in both Nevada and Arizona. She has worked as an operations manager and associate for Arizona Retail Advisors, a branch manager at Clients First Realty in Scottsdale, and most recently as a residential realtor at Dickson Realty.

Friday, July 15

Greater Nevada Mortgage donates to Dream Center

In 2021, Greater Nevada Mortgage, through its Keys to Greater program, contributed $119,300 to help young adults in Northern Nevada.

Nashville Social Club now open in Carson City

Hey y’all! The long-awaited Nashville Social Club is now open for business. Local owners Kitty McKay and John Procaccini had wanted to open months earlier; however, as with any remodel, there was so much to do in the building they leased to make it the special place they envisioned for their customers that the opening had to be delayed.

Ioneer commences trading on NASDAQ

Ioneer, an emerging lithium-boron supplier, is pleased to announce the commencement of trading on the NASDAQ under an American Depositary Receipt listing.

People: Dana Bennett named interim executive director at The Guinn Center

The Guinn Center, a non-partisan research and policy center has named Dana Bennett as its interim executive director. Bennett succeeds Dale Erquiaga, who was named acting chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education by the Nevada board of regents.

Thursday, July 14

Downtown Damonte announces development plans

Downtown Damonte, a 73-acre mixed-use development in the heart of Damonte Ranch, has announced plans for, “a walkable canvas of dining, housing, office, retail, medical, recreational, and commercial opportunities with a target occupancy date of late 2024 to early 2025,” according to a news release.

People: Dana Kilroy and Sarita Delgado elected to Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology board

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology has announced the election of two new board members.

People: Erick Jones named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering

Erick Jones has been named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering. Jones is an internationally recognized researcher in industrial manufacturing and systems engineering. His career over the past 25 years has spanned industry, government, and academia. Jones begins his appointment on Sept. 1. He succeeds Manos Maragakis, who earlier this year announced his retirement as dean of the College of Engineering after 13 years.

Legends Bay Casino in Sparks Marina approved

The Nevada Gaming Commission on June 23 approved licensing for the Legends Bay Casino.

Wednesday, July 13

Tahoe’s Natural Café coming to south Reno

Sprouts Natural Café will expand to south Reno under a new name after 32 years of business in South Lake Tahoe.

People: Kurt Thigpen to serve as governor of AAF District 14

District 14 of the American Advertising Federation has announced Kurt Thigpen, chief executive officer at Reno-based Ace Studios, will serve as the governor of AAF District 14 for the 2022-23 term. Annie Switzer of Reno print company Dynagraphics will serve alongside Thigpen as the lieutenant governor.

Wine Spectator honors Atlantis Steakhouse, Bistro Napa

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is proud to announce Atlantis Steakhouse and Bistro Napa have received the prestigious Wine Spectator award of excellence, extending the two restaurant’s longest active win streaks in Northern Nevada.

Food Bank names board of directors for fiscal year

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has announced their 2022-23 fiscal year board of directors along with their newly elected officers.

Tuesday, July 12

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Panasonic, TMCC partnering on training center

The training center in Reno will be owned by Panasonic and will be equipped by Truckee Meadows Community College and staffed with college instructors.

Reno + Sparks Chamber brings back Biz Ball

In 2019, the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Biz Ball event on the Virginia Street Bridge to help mark the chamber’s 100th anniversary. The well-received event returns Friday, July 15 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. This year’s version will see a few adjustments from its first go-round.

Nevada State Bank accepting donations for school supplies

Through July 28, Nevada State Bank branches are accepting new school supplies donations to support Communities in Schools of Western Nevada’s 2022 Fill the Bus School Supplies Drive. Items needed include hygiene products, backpacks, spiral notebooks, highlighters, crayons, colored pencils, and composition notebooks.

People: Mckenna Oh promoted by Western Environmental Testing Laboratory

Michelle Sherven, president of Western Environmental Testing Laboratory has announced the promotion of Mckenna Oh to project manager.

Monday, July 11

NCET Biz Tips: What role do you play in your health care?

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Healthcare can be complex and foreign, especially for those who do not need health care regularly. As a local family medicine physician, I often see patients who are establishing with a provider and unsure where to start.

People: Bailey Allen joins Design on Edge

Design on Edge, a Reno-based design studio and communications agency has announced Bailey Allen will be joining the company as a marketing assistant and social media coordinator.

Susan Brown, Nevada budget director, retiring

Brown began her career with the state in 1997. She has worked in multiple state agencies including industrial insurance, public safety and the Department of Business and Industry.

Abbi Agency named gold winner for ‘Midsize agency of the year’

The Abbi Agency was named the 2022 Bulldog PR Awards’ gold winner for “Midsize agency of the year” – the highest honor for midsize agencies.

Friday, July 8

State ready to fund affordable housing, charter schools, infrastructure projects

The State Infrastructure Bank is accepting applications for qualified infrastructure projects.

People: Joshua Bartlett, Olive Giner, and Alexis Hernandez join KPS3

KPS3, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm, has hired Joshua Bartlett and Olive Giner as account coordinators and Alexis Hernandez as public relations coordinator.

Thursday, July 7

Nevada Mining Association awards 2022 Individual Safety Awards

The Nevada Mining Association has awarded the 2022 Individual Safety Awards, which celebrate the industry professionals whose extraordinary efforts ensure mine workers return home safely after every shift.

Panera Bread to be built at the Crossing at Meadowood Square

K Corporation has announced that Panera Bread will join the Crossing at Meadowood Square shopping center located at 6407 S. Virginia St., at the exit ramp and intersection with Neil Road.

People: Mary Gurczynski named business development specialist at Krch Realty

Krch Realty is proud to announce Mary Gurczynski as their new business development specialist for the Reno brokerage.

Wednesday, July 6

WNC takes training to Baker Hughes/Bently Nevada

The Western Nevada College Tech Express Mobile Training Lab provides industry-specific training for Northern Nevada manufacturers and businesses.

Gail Willey Landscaping purchases headquarters in Washoe Valley

Gail Willey Landscaping recently marked a major milestone with the purchase of its headquarters at 490 and 190 U.S. Highway 395 South in Washoe Valley valued at $1.66 million.

People: Hayley Williamson appointed to National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners board of directors

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has appointed Public Utilities Commission of Nevada chair Hayley Williamson to its board of directors.

Applications for broadband grants now open

The Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program provides grants to public entities and non-profits to build or improve broadband services.

Tuesday, July 5

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Reno + Sparks Chamber brings back Biz Ball

In 2019, the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Biz Ball event on the Virginia Street Bridge to help mark the chamber’s 100th anniversary. The well-received event returns Friday, July 15 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. This year’s version will see a few adjustments from its first go-round.

Nevada DETR, JobConnect announce Google partnership

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation and Nevada JobConnect are partnering with Google to connect local job seekers with no-cost access to Google career certificate training for well-paying, high-demand jobs in growing fields.

People: Thomas Rembetski and Alexander Ayzengart join Nevada Surgical Associates

One of the new physicians helping to form the newly established Nevada Surgical Associates is Thomas Rembetski, a board certified general and vascular surgeon well regarded for his vascular and thoracic work.

Monday, July 4

NCET Biz Tips: Windows Of The World Await

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As we move through life, many of us develop bucket lists of experiences and achievements we hope to have or accomplish during our lifetime.

Nevada Surgical Associates comes to Northern Nevada

From Sasse Surgical Associates, known as Nevada’s premier provider of minimally invasive surgical solutions for the past decade, comes Nevada Surgical Associates.

People: Paige McFadden joins Frame Architecture as a interior designer

Frame Architecture has named Paige McFadden as an interior designer at the firm.

Friday, July 1

Nevada casinos’ win again tops $1 billion

Gaming win again passed $1 billion in May as casino licensees reported collecting a total of $1.3 billion.

$3.7 million awarded for projects in Carson City, rurals

Gov. Steve Sisolak says Carson City and nine rural communities will receive a total of $3.7 million in grants.

Kelly Bullis: Taxes and Independence Day (Voices)

What comes to your mind when you think of Independence Day 1776 and taxes?