Stories for June 2022


Thursday, June 30

Ending the headaches for the traveling workforce

Reno-based Workbnb planning a beta launch

Seth Alexander, area manager for Ames Construction, used to struggle to find workforce housing for his out-of-town traveling employees — at one point, Alexander was juggling the logistics of a dozen different apartments.

Nevada Supreme Court: Senior water rights holders must join in drought pain

Opponents, including three members of the high court, say the ruling effectively punches a hole in 155 years of Nevada water law.

US economy slipped 1.6% to start year; return to growth eyed

The U.S. economy shrank at a 1.6% annual pace in the first three months of the year, the government reported Wednesday in a slight downgrade from its previous estimate for January-March quarter.

People: Jackal Reyes named lead designer at Design on Edge

Independent brand studio and communications agency Design on Edge announced they have expanded design operations to the Pacific northwest, growing their team with the advancement of Jackal Reyes to lead designer for the agency’s new virtual location.

Wednesday, June 29

Weather, supply issues delay Stateline Events Center opening

Delays push opening of Stateline events center to second quarter of 2023

Nevada minimum wage to increase July 1

The 75-cent annual increases were ordered by the 2019 Nevada Legislature to incrementally raise what hourly workers receive in pay.

People: Eren Ozmen among America’s Top 10 Most Successful Self-Made Women by Forbes

Eren Ozmen, chairwomen and owner of Sierra Nevada Corporation has been named among America’s Top 10 Most Successful Self-Made Women by Forbes.

Past Pages for July 2, 2012: More data centers likely to follow Apple

More major data centers are on the horizon for the Reno- Sparks area, and the next announcement to follow last week’s news from Apple is expected soon.

Tuesday, June 28

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Notice of Public Lien Sale

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Sale of Motor Vehicles

WNC student goes from prison to business ownership

Adam Temple is a dual graduate of WNC, having earned his associate degree and completed the college’s Commercial Driver Training program.

NDOT says cement change will cut carbon emissions

A spokesman said the change to Portland Limestone Cement will cut emissions by 4,000 tons a year.

People: John Zimmerman named general manager Truckee Meadows Water Authority

After a national, five-month recruitment process, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority board of directors approved John Zimmerman as the utility company’s next general manager.

Monday, June 27

NCET Biz Tips: How to close a small business in Nevada – Part 2

In the second part of How to Close a Small Business in Nevada series, we take a look at the specific steps to take, and the order in which to take them.

Mountain Mike’s Pizza opens second Reno location

Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a California-based family-style pizza chain for more than 40 years, has opened its second Reno location.

People: Heidi Ray and Mark Butcher to lead asset services for Kidder Matthews

Kidder Matthews has recruited Heidi Ray as senior vice president and director of engineering and sustainability asset services across the firm’s 21 West Coast locations.

Northwestern Mutual opens new Reno office

Northwestern Mutual, a financial security company focused on wholistic financial planning through both insurance and investments, has opened a new office within the greater Reno area in Washoe County.

Friday, June 24

Lawmakers discuss how best to pay college athletes

The committee called on Congress to develop a national policy on how the so-called Name, Image and Likeness system would work.

Sisolak silent on federal gas tax issue

Nevada law automatically raises the state gasoline tax if and when the federal government lowers or suspends its gas tax.

Nevada gets $29.1 million for rural counties

The Interior Department has awarded Nevada $29.15 million through the Payments In Lieu of Taxes program for this fiscal year.

Carson City eye care center awarded congressional, gubernatorial recognition

The Center for Advanced Eye Care had a surprise guest during the Thursday morning staff meeting.

Thursday, June 23

Nevada Mining Association hosts annual workshop for educators

Teachers rotated through a mineral class on Tuesday, scratch-testing rocks and learning about the precious minerals in everyday household products.

Powell: Fed will decide on rate hikes 'meeting by meeting'

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday underscored the Fed's determination to raise interest rates high enough to slow inflation, a commitment that has fanned concerns that the central bank's fight against surging prices could tip the economy into recession.

National home sales give way as prices enter unprecedented territory

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes slowed for the fourth consecutive month as climbing mortgage rates and record high prices discouraged house hunters.

People: Dan Brady and Leila Nazparvar

Reno Tahoe Pain Associates is proud to welcome Dan Brady and Leila Nazparvar to the thriving pain management practice.

Wednesday, June 22

Grand Sierra Resort renovating to bring in Chickie’s and Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar

Crabfries are coming to Reno. The popular menu item has long been a staple at Chickie’s and Pete’s, an eatery founded in Philadelphia in 1977. The addition of Chickie’s and Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar to the Grand Sierra Resort’s food offerings is part of $55 million in renovations planned for the GSR this year.

Sierra Academy of Style raises funds for human trafficking groups

The Sierra Academy of Style is hosting a fashion show fundraiser June 25 to benefit faith-based organizations Xquisite and Awaken.

Biz & Books Review: In business we all need to Think Like A Horse

The guy on the opposing side is many times your weight and more than twice your girth.

People: Kassandra Andicoechea and Maria Moreno join Nevada Arts Council

The Nevada Arts Council has hired Kassandra Andicoechea as arts initiatives specialist and Maria Moreno as administrative services officer.

Tuesday, June 21

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Notice of Motor Vehicle Sale

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Motor Vehicle Lien Sale

May home prices up 23 percent from last year, RSAR report

The median price of an existing home rose to $615,000 in May, a 4.4 percent over last month according to The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors.

People: Jacob DeDecker joins College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno

Following a national search and recruitment process, Jacob DeDecker has been named director of Extension and associate dean for engagement with the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno.

People: Josh Bonde named director of the Nevada State Museum in Carson City

The Nevada Division of Museums and History is pleased to announce Josh Bonde has been selected to serve as director of the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.

KR Squared recognized among top advertising companies

At the American Advertising Federation’s National Award Ceremony, Nevada-based advertising agency, KR Squared took home a gold award - being honored among the top marketing companies in the nation.

Monday, June 20

NCET Biz Tips: Juxtaposing art to improve your business

To many, the intersection between business and art is disjointed. The left brain, right brain paradox we’ve entertained for years as the difference between logic and creativity has created a wedge, one that makes it hard for us to see their similarities. Yet there is so much business can learn from art. Artistic and business visions often closely align, sharing creativity, drive and (at times) discomfort and, because of that, businesses can borrow from art.

Aha! announces non-stop flights to Idaho Falls from Reno-Tahoe hub

Aha! powered by ExpressJet Airlines, announced that it will begin nonstop service between Reno and Idaho Falls, bridging two adventure destinations with one convenient, nonstop route.

Circle of Life Hospice named 2022 hospice recipient

Circle of Life Hospice has been named a 2022 hospice honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics.

People: Brandi Ward named senior regional development manager of United Federal Credit Union

United Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandi Ward to senior regional development manager.

Friday, June 17

Unemployment rate falls as Nevada adds jobs

Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports the unemployment rate is now 4.9 percent and employment is up 96,300 since May 2021.

Carson landfill air quality permit up for renewal

The Division of Environmental Protection has announced its preliminary decision to renew the landfill's Class 1 Air Quality Operating Permit.

Supervisors approve Carson City Airport improvement plan

The Carson City Airport has its fingers crossed for a new terminal building, but the chances of getting funding for the project are slim.

NDOT to include disadvantaged businesses in transportation contracts

A public meeting will be held June 22 on a program designed to include disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses in federally-funded transportation projects.

Thursday, June 16

Fed's aggressive rate hikes raise likelihood of a recession

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has pledged to do whatever it takes to curb inflation, now raging at a four-decade high and defying the Fed's efforts so far to tame it. Increasingly, it seems, doing so might require the one painful thing the Fed has sought to avoid: A recession. A worse-than-expected inflation report for May — consumer prices rocketed up 8.6% from a year earlier, the biggest jump since 1981 — helped spur the Fed to raise its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of point Wednesday.

Tahoe unveils new branding

Set to debut in early June, an original Visit Lake Tahoe brand and associated marketing campaign will share what defines Lake Tahoe with guests from around the world.

People: Tisha Carey and Lorie Schulenberg appointed by United Federal Credit Union

United Federal Credit Union has announced the appointment of Tisha Carey as mortgage advisor at its branch at 1170 Bible Way in Reno and Lorie Schulenberg as senior commercial loan officer at its branch at 935 Jacks Valley Rd., in Carson City.

In-person training resumes for Nevada employees and employers

The Safety Consultation and Training Section of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations has resumed in-person workplace safety training courses at its Reno and Las Vegas offices.

Wednesday, June 15

Automobile sales: ‘The whole industry has changed’

A few short years ago, Ryan Dolan, dealer principal and chief executive officer of Dolan Auto Group, would pull up to the Toyota dealership founded by his father, Tom, and survey nearly 1,000 shiny new vehicles on the lot as he headed into work.

People: Gretchen Caldwell joins Sierra Nevada Properties

Sierra Nevada Properties has named Gretchen Caldwell as their newest real estate agent.

Bank of America accelerates minimum hourly wage

Bank of America announced it has raised its U.S minimum hourly wage to $22 as a next step in the company’s plans to increase to $25 by 2025.

Carson City gets $41,250 marketing grant from state

Carson City’s grant is to execute multiple marketing and advertising efforts to support its first full-scale marketing campaign to drive larger awareness of Carson City.

Tuesday, June 14

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Notice of Sale of Motor Vehicles

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Notice of Sale of Motor Vehicles

Work on Stor-All begins in Gardnerville

Work has begun on a 35,000-square-foot addition of self-storage space in Gardnerville.

Buzz Harris: Brokers help when buying a company (Voices)

Every now and then, events happen in our lives that cause people to reflect on their purpose in life. For example, a birth in a family will often challenge new parents to plan for the future in a way they might not have considered before. On the other hand, a death in the family will cause one to reflect on a person’s accomplishments and challenges. Fortunately, I have not had any new additions to my immediate family, nor has anyone close to me passed away. However, with a pending significant high school reunion in the near future, it has caused me to reflect on my professional life.

People: Jeff Prater named chair of the Nevada Rural Hospital Partners board

Carson Valley Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Jeff Prater was named chair of the Nevada Rural Hospital Partners board.

Ormat Technologies signs purchase agreements with NV Energy

Ormat Technologies, Inc. has announced the execution of two power purchase agreements (PPAs) between two of its subsidiaries and NV Energy. Under the first PPA, NV Energy will purchase 25 MW of power over 25 years generated by the North Valley Geothermal project, a new facility expected to come online by early 2023. Additionally, NV Energy will purchase up to 135 MW of power generated by a portfolio of the company’s new and existing geothermal power plants. Both PPAs are subject to the Nevada Public Utility Commission’s approval.

Monday, June 13

Rafter 3C: A vision comes to fruition

Grand opening gushers in new era of events, tourism for Churchill County

A vision. A plan. And now a state-of-the art venue. Local government officials and guests attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting on June 1 for the Rafter 3C Arena, which is expected to provide a boon to the Churchill County economy.

NCET Biz Tips: Who’s at your table?

Imagine you just hosted the dinner party of your dreams with guests that had never met. The evening was magical, everyone felt an instant connection, conversations flowed naturally, and everyone celebrated being together without hesitation.

People: Mike Macpherson joins nZero

nZero, a Reno-based carbon management platform announced Mike Macpherson has joined the team as vice president of data science.

Parsons Behle & Latimer opens new office in Park City, Utah, welcomes attorneys

Parsons Behle & Latimer, headquartered in Reno, has announced the opening of its Park City, Utah, office, officially welcoming 31 new attorneys to the firm who previously practiced at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough.

Friday, June 10

US inflation hit a new 40-year high last month of 8.6%

WASHINGTON (AP) — The costs of gas, food and other necessities jumped in May, raising inflation to a new four-decade high and giving American households no respite from rising costs.

People: Shahetul Chisty and Morgan Dixon joins KPS3

KPS3 has hired Shahetul Chisty as web developer and Morgan Dixon as social media manager. Chisty is a self-taught developer and studied computer science at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Montane Building Group completes tenant improvements for Ridgeline Incline Village Office

Montane Building Group announced they have completed tenant improvements for a Ridgeline office space located at 932 Southwood Blvd in Incline Village.

Carson Valley Medical Center gets grant for ultrasound equipment

The grant is part of a $4.2 million initiative to help rural, frontier and urban hospitals and health centers across Nevada provide better ultrasound imaging services.

Thursday, June 9

NV Energy seeks Northern Nevada's 1st rate hike in 12 years

If approved by state regulators, NV Energy says the average residential customer in Northern Nevada would see their electric bill rise 8.12 percent.

Reno + Sparks Chamber hosts job fair June 15

The Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce is set to host a job fair on June 15, 2022 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, the third such event in 18 months.

People: Jim Cavilia joins board of directors for the Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada

Allison MacKenzie announced Jim Cavilia has joined the board of directors for the Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.

People: Jim Dugdale named executive director of Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation

The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation announced Jim Dugdale as the new executive director.

Wednesday, June 8

Storey County bio-fuel plant gains federal approval

Fulcrum Bioenergy has the first commercial-scale plant to convert household garbage into low cost, net-zero transportation fuel.

Carson Conversation: Re-focusing and re-thinking (Voices)

Since the forced shut-down of the business community in March of 2020, our once predictable world has been upended and it’s been difficult to get back to normal as defined by the Oxford Dictionary.

Atlantis named No. 1 in Reno by U.S. News & World Report

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has been named the No. 1 resort and No. 1 hotel in Reno by U.S. News & World Report.

People: Terry Lawrence named chief executive officer for Gastroenterology Consultants

Terry Lawrence has accepted the position as chief executive officer for Gastroenterology Consultants.

Tuesday, June 7

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Shaquille O’Neal-owned Big Chicken coming soon to Reno

Big Chicken, a fast casual chicken concept founded by National Basketball Association Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, announced last month that it has signed a franchise agreement with local restaurant owner Damon Kreizenbeck to open six Big Chicken locations across northwest Nevada.

Washoe County School District students showcase new taxi art

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada Foundation and the Washoe County School announced the nine winners of the 7th annual Taxi-Art Design Contest.

PBS Reno receives 2022 telly awards

PBS Reno is thrilled to receive three 2022 telly awards for numerous local productions. The recognition from the telly awards comes one week after PBS Reno received seven 2022 communicator awards for its work on the air.

People: Nicole Lamboley elected chair of the western region of food banks for Feeding America

Nicole Lamboley, president & CEO of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, has been elected by her peers as chair of the western region of food banks in the Feeding America network.

Monday, June 6

NCET Biz Tips: Should my business enter the metaverse?

There’s been so much talk about “the metaverse” in the past two years - some saying it’s an unstoppable force that we’ll all be plugged into, others saying it’s a pandemic fad that is losing relevance as many businesses return to the office. Certainly many big bets have been made on it; it’s not too often that a business valued at a trillion dollars rebrands itself for a fad (Facebook Company Is Now Meta). But making the investment to establish all or part of your business in the metaverse is not a decision to jump into without being confident it will pay off. So how do you know if your business is the kind that will benefit from being an early adopter in a new frontier?

People: Christine Brandon named executive director of Western Nevada Development District

Western Nevada Development District announced that after a national search, the board has selected Christine Brandon as the organization’s new executive director.

People: Sarah Schmidt named manager of employee retention and development for United Construction Company

United Construction Company has named Sarah Schmidt as their new manager of employee retention and development.

Gordon & Rees relocates Reno office

Gordon Rees Scully Masukhani has relocated its Reno office to 1 E. Liberty St., Ste 424 in Reno.

Friday, June 3

PUCN schedules public hearing on NV Energy disaster plan

A PUCN spokesman said that would increase the average monthly residential bill for electric customers by 69 cents in Northern Nevada.

Thursday, June 2

Baltimore sues Dayton gunmaker as state ban begins

The suit alleges Polymer80 undermines firearms laws by providing kits and parts without serial numbers to buyers who do not undergo background checks.

Elvis image bans shake, rattle and roll Las Vegas chapels

The licensing company that controls the name and image of "The King" is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies.

Lyon commission reprioritizes ARPA funds in 4-1 vote

County Manager Jeff Page cited a federal requirement to establish a legitimate courthouse to hold jury trials for domestic abuse cases.

People: Steve Avanzino joins Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield announced Steve Avanzino has joined the firm as a director in Reno. Avanzino is a leading member of the firms Land Advisory Group in Nevada and member of the firm’s Land Advisory Group for the Americas. He specializes in the sale of large land holdings, disposition and acquisition, and land portfolios across the entire state of Nevada.

Wednesday, June 1

Industrial project planned near Bordertown

Panattoni Development plans to construct about 1.6 million square feet of new industrial space across four or five buildings for its 395 North project.

Nevada pandemic unemployment call center reducing hours

Effective Wednesday, June 1, the Employment Security Division is reducing the hours of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance call center.

People: Greg Gavrilets named general manager of Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe announced Greg Gavrilets has been hired as its general manager, replacing long-time ski area leader Paul Senft, who retired after a 42-year career with the resort.

People: Romeo Lazzarone named agent of the year in the Reno general office of New York Life Insurance Company

Romeo Lazzarone was named agent of the year in the Reno general office of New York Life Insurance Company.