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Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: Devin Sizemore of Gratis Payment Processing

"I think artificial intelligence is going to be a really big industry and we’re already starting to see some of that here. I think automation ... is going to be critical."

Buyers, consignors: Nevada cattle market strong despite pandemic

“The cattle market has done fairly well compared to what COVID has done to the rest of the world."

End of an era: Sands sells Strip properties for $6.25 billion

The Las Vegas Sands emphasized that it is, despite keeping a corporate headquarters in the city, is “focused on reinvestment in Asia and high growth opportunities in new markets.”

Recognizing Reno women business owners on International Women’s Day (Voices)

International Women’s Day is coming up on Monday, March 8, and it's a great time to recognize the important role of women-owned businesses in Reno.

‘SkillUp’ program helps workers pandemic-proof their skills

Created roughly a year ago amid the pandemic, "SkillUp Northern Nevada" provides residents with free access to more than 5,000 online classes and 100 different certification programs.

Storey County board, water district oppose effort to let Blockchains LLC form local government

Storey County commissioners voted Tuesday to oppose “separatist governing control” within their jurisdiction after Gov. Sisolak backed a legislative effort that could result in a private tech company and major campaign donor forming its own local government.

Past pages, Feb. 28, 2011: Wellness center planned for old JCPenney building downtown

This week's 10-year look-back at the Feb. 24, 2011, NNBW features stories about YMCA of the Sierra's plans for a new wellness center at the old JCPenney building in downtown Reno and expansion plans for Allied Washoe Petroleum.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Assistance League Reno-Sparks supports students, vets, vendors (sponsored)

“We’re looking forward to entering the post-COVID era when we can have closer contact with people that need our assistance in our community,” said ALRS President Carol Harriman.

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.

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.

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.

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