Week of October 14 | nnbw.com

Week of October 14


Nevada State Bank

Nevada State Bank is opening a new branch located at 2483 Wingfield Hills Road, Suite A100, in Sparks on Oct. 24.

The new branch will feature modern décor, freestanding kiosks, a 24-hour SMART ATM, and a night depository. The kiosks are equipped with iPads that clients can use to access Nevada State Bank’s online banking application, compare checking accounts, and fill out online applications.

Sierra Meat & Seafood

Sierra Meat & Seafood has been named the Specialty Meat Company Marketer of the Year by the Certified Angus Beef brand.

The company, headquartered in Reno, was honored at the 2016 Certified Angus Beef Annual Conference for its distribution relationships, introducing restaurants to the company’s quality, and working with chefs to incorporate new cuts into their menus. The award follows a 30-year collaboration, which includes an exclusive line of franks and sausages.

BLG Agency

The Biggest Little Group, a Reno-based communications firm, has rebranded itself as BLG Agency (BLG) with a new logo, website and focus on advertising and public relations services.

Comprised of four equity-holding partners, the agency’s focus will hone in on the team’s specialties, including advertising, brand strategy, design, digital, public relations plus management and production of special events. In an often jargon-laden industry, the company’s entire scope of work is now simplified through the new logo’s inclusion of “advertising and PR,” categories that largely encompass each respective specialty.

For details, call BLG at 775-409-3267 or go online at: http://www.BLGAgency.com.

Gas prices

Nevada experienced a 3 cent increase this past month in gas prices at an average of $2.51 a gallon, according to the latest AAA Gas Price Report. It is the sixth highest in the country, according to the latest AAA Gas Price Report.

Carson City posted the lowest price at $2.42, and Sparks has the highest average at $2.76.

The Summit

The Summit shopping center will be hosting a job fair in preparation for the holiday season on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In partnership with Nevada JobConnect, more than a dozen retailers will interview or take applications including BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Charming Charlie, Dillard’s, J. Crew, LOFT, Lucky Brand Jeans, lululemon athletica, Skipilini’s Italian, Sunglass Hut, White House Black Market, and Yankee Candle.

More than 50 positions will be open immediately and will continue through the holiday season with some positions continuing permanently.

This is a free event. Jobseekers are asked to first stop at the Job Fair check-in center conveniently located at Suite 238, next to Lane Bryant. For more information, call The Summit at 775-853-7800 or the Nevada JobConnect Business Services office at 775-284-9660.

RX3 Communications

RX3 Communications, a Reno-based firm that builds technology and communications infrastructure specifically for government agencies, was awarded a Prime Contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to refurbish 192 Weather Radar Chassis throughout the United States.

The contract is slated to last for three-years and will create three full-time and one part-time position for the company.

Noble Studios

Noble Studios, a Reno digital marketing agency, has signed three new travel/tourism brands to its list of clients in 2016.

The Islands of Tahiti, has hired Noble to help it extend its newly updated brand. The Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority also hired Noble to create a new website for the bureau.

Visit Fargo-Morehead in North Dakota has named Noble to help with its brand and translate it digitally through a redesigned website.


FoodMaxx has changed the opening dates for its stores in Sparks and Carson City.

The Sparks store at the intersection of Prater Way and North McCarran Boulevard is scheduled to open on Nov. 16. The Carson City store, located off of Highway 50 East, is scheduled to open on Dec 7.

It was determined the stores wouldn’t be ready to open on their original opening dates in early November.

FoodMaxx is one of the brands operated by The Save Mart Companies, a family-owned grocery chain based in California’s Central Valley.

Project Lead The Way

Reno High School is the recipient of a new $35,000 grant from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to implement the organization’s career learning curriculum for its students.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the United States in engineering, computer science and biomedical science.

Reno High School joins more than 9,000 schools across the U.S. in offering PLTW programs to its students.

Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc.

Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc. has won a contract for construction of a portion of the highway system State Route 447 from Gerlach Road to Pershing and Washoe Counties.


The Nevada Department of Transportation has begun paving of the future roadway extension of the USA Parkway/State Route 439 project.

Major earthwork is approximately 50 percent complete, with nearly 1.3 million cubic yards of earth already moved to make way for the future freeway. This week, crews have begun paving the first segment of future roadway from the end of the existing, paved USA Parkway to the Lyon County line.


The Bureau of Land Management’s Tuscarora Field Office is initiating an environmental assessment and seeking public input until Nov. 10 for the Perry Project.

Amendment to the Carlin Pete Operations Area (CPOA) Plan of Operations. Input received will be used to guide analysis in the environmental assessment.

Maps and additional information can be found on the BLM website: bit.ly/2b1vtiS. Written comments should be submitted by close of business on Nov. 10, and should be sent to: Perry Project Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, 3900 Idaho Street in Elko, or sent via email to sschmidt@blm.gov.


Western Industrial Nevada (WIN) presents former NBA player Paul Shirley as keynote speaker at its next breakfast meeting Thursday, Oct. 27 in Reno.

The meeting begins at 7 a.m. at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno. Cost is $15 for WIN members and $30 for non-members. RSVPs are encouraged.

For details or to RSVP, go online at http://www.winevada.com.


The Public Relations Society of America’s Sierra Nevada Chapter presented the 30th Annual Silver Spike Awards Thursday, Nov. 17, which recognizes excellence in Nevada’s media and public relations professionals.

The program begins at 5:30 p.m. at Peak Hotel in downtown Reno, with the dinner and awards program to follow at 6:30 p.m.

For details, contact Ayse Caglar at ayseevrenselcaglar@gmail.com.


The eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter presents its October networking dinner event from 5-7:30 p.m. (doors open and informal networking begins at 4:45 p.m.), Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Hidden Valley Country Club, 3575 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Reno.

The event, which is presented by guest speaker Dan Corey, explores the topic of relationships and how to create and sustain them for personal and professional success.

Cost is $42.50 for eWomenNetwork members, $52.50 for non-members and $62.50 for late registration beginning Monday, Oct. 17. Vendor display tables also are available. For more information or to register, call 775-747-2726 or visit http://www.ewomennetwork.com/chapter/reno.


The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (NCET) presents a panel discussion, “The State of Digital Marketing” Thursday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Alice Heiman, a Reno-based sales coach, will serve as keynote speaker and moderator. The panel also includes: Jarrod Lopiccolo, CEO & co-founder, Noble Studios; Abbi Whitaker, Co-founder and president, The Abbi Agency; Stacy Kendall, director of communications and new media, Renown Health; and Erik Newton, vice president of marketing demand generation, BrightEdge.
Cost is $40 for NCET members and $50 for non-members. Tables of eight are also available for $320 for NCET members and $400 for non-members.

For details, call 775-453-0130 or email info@NCET.org.


Truckee Meadows Community College is holding three Open House events highlighting its Production Systems program. The community is invited to find out more about the courses, labs and job opportunities in the advanced manufacturing field, including production and logistics.

The open houses are Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center at 475 Edison Way in Reno.


Western Nevada College will host a free open house for its career and technical education programs on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4-6 p.m. at its Reynolds Center for Technology, 2201 W. College Parkway in Carson City.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Herds and Harvest is offering “Growing Grapes and Making Wine in Nevada,” on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Reno, and Saturday, Nov. 12 in Elko.

Jordan Chaffin and Grant Cramer will present topics.

Topics include: Growing grapes and making wine in Nevada; and organizing your viticulture business.

The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Studio on 4th, 432 E. Fourth Street in Reno and at Great Basin College, 1500 College Parkway in Elko. The cost is $20 and covers lunch and room fees. For the Reno class, register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reno-viticulture-workshop-tickets-28065654127 and for the Elko class, register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elko-viticulture-workshop-tickets-28192774347.