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Northern Nevada outdoor retailer’s pivot to ecommerce spurs revenue growth

BlueZone Sports, a $6 million company in 2019, finished at nearly $11 million revenue in 2020 — an 83% increase, much of that due to the company's pandemic-impacted pivot to ecommerce. The move helped the retailer open a new brick-and-mortar location at the Summit Reno mall in November, creating an additional 10-15 jobs.

Follow the Money: Realtors, developers gave legislators more than $1.3 million ahead of 2021 session

This influx of extra campaign spending comes at a time when the Democratically controlled Legislature has signaled a renewed interest in housing issues, especially as concerns mount over housing affordability and supply issues compounded by the economic fallout of the pandemic.

What's Up Downtown: What do new trash compactors mean for walkability? (Voices)

“City trash can installments don’t usually make headlines, but they’re a big deal within business improvement districts like downtown Reno.”

Tahoe-area skier, 19, launches business amid pandemic

The 19-year-old skiers recently launched Thrival Muscle Recovery; its product mimics the action of a massage therapists’ hands and elbows while targeting the psoas muscle.

New urgent care devoted to pain, injuries opens in Reno

The urgent care at 6522 S. McCarran Blvd., Ste. A, is the vision of Dr. Ali Nairizi and is “the first locally-owned and operated urgent care specializing in alternative pain treatments.”

California exodus, COVID impacts aid Northern Nevada self-storage industry growth

These days, more and more Californian residents and business owners are migrating over the hill to greater Reno-Sparks, driving a lot of demand across the region's self storage industry.

Sisolak asks for ‘open mind’ about autonomous Innovation Zone run on cryptocurrency

"... The end goal is a massive economic development investment in Nevada, and a chance ... to set down a marker that Nevada is the blockchain technology center of the world," the governor said Friday.

Regular continued jobless claims drop in Nevada; initial claims up slightly

There have now been a total of 858,978 initial claims filed since the week ending March 14, 2020, at the onset of the pandemic's economic impacts in the Silver State.

Bidding open on $7 million in assets at shuttered Tahoe casino auction

Lakeside Inn announced it was permanently closing in April 2020 after 35 years in business due to financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microsoft Reno, BluePeak Technology partner for 13th IT Makeover Campaign

Over the past 12 years, a total of $270,000 has been awarded to more than 30 local nonprofit recipients via the IT Makeover Campaign.

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Amid housing shortage, Churchill Co. poised for economic development

Bruce Breslow of the newly created Churchill Fallon Economic Development agency — designed to recruit businesses to locate or relocate to the area — told commissioners last week a major problem facing Churchill County is housing.

Despite solid sports betting, Nevada casino win down 26.58% in January

Northern Nevada casinos report increases as Vegas market continues slide

Overall casino win across the state came in at $761.85 million for January, a 26.58% decrease from the same month a year ago — despite that, Washoe County was up 4.91% while the Reno market was up 1.86%.

Boys & Girls Club honors Carson City's Campagni Auto Group

This year’s Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada Community Partner of the Year is Carson City-based Campagni Auto Group.

In $1.35 million deal, DRC Landscaping buys Sparks headquarters

The company's immediate goal for the business "is to grow by 20% or more for the next two years and to continue that growth pattern for as long as it is manageable," says owner Daniel Clark.

People: Samantha LaRussa joins PBS Reno as marketing assistant

LaRussa is a 2020 graduate of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada.

People: Reno's Neena Colón, Kyla Kwan earn CPPR designations

Neena Colón, a 2020 UNR graduate, and Kyla Kwan, a current senior, both recently earned the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations (CPPR).

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Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: Bryce Warner of AssuredPartners

"I think some of the biggest economic development opportunities, primarily right now, are still in manufacturing."

Buzz Harris: Is now the right time to sell your business? (Voices)

"For many of these local business owners, it’s better to sell out than burn out."