Week of September 2
ABBI AGENCY, RSCVA, ELECTRATHERM AND MORE
Noble Studios has been named to the list of finalists in the 2016 Search Engine Land (Landy) Awards, which recognizes individuals, agencies and internal marketing teams within the digital marketing community who have demonstrated excellence in executing organic and paid search marketing initiatives.
According to Zumper.com, Reno was the 84th most expensive rental market in the country this month, with the price of two bedroom units up 7.1 percent since this time last year. A full discussion can be found on their post: https://www.zumper.com/blog/rental-price-data.
SIERRA NEVADA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
The Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors is still accepting registrations for their annual “Alyce McCracken Scramble for Scholarships” on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Eagle Valley Golf Course in Carson City.
This golf tournament is played in honor of Realtor Alyce McCracken, a resident of northern Nevada who had a passion for continuing education and training. Proceeds from the tournament benefit local high schools in the communities served by the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors including the counties of Carson, Douglas, Churchill, and parts of Lyon.
NEVADA GAMING REVENUE AND COLLECTIONS
Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $1,015,014,676 for the month of July 2016. This amounts to a 9.96 percent increase compared to July 2015, when licensees reported a gaming win of $923,035,888.
Washoe County reported $76,129,837 up 9.28 percent compared to $69,662,393 in July 2015. Carson Valley Area reported $8,823,541 down 1.54 percent compared to $8,961,371 in July 2015.
SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
The School of the Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno is in the final design and concept phase for the new “Act Two” building that will expand the reach and capacity for the art and music programs at the University.
4th Street/ Prater Way Bus Rapid Transit Project for Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County. RTC Project Number 242013.
Scope of Work: Underground utility improvements; signal and lighting improvements; UPRR jack and bore; demolition of existing asphalt paving and concrete flatwork; subgrade preparation; aggregate base; roadbed modification; asphalt paving; concrete flatwork replacement; signs and striping; traffic control; and transit stations.
Bid Date: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m.
Seeking suppliers and subcontractors. Contact Mike Rooley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Bank of Northern Nevada joins Feeding America, the nationwide network of Food Banks in the month long awareness campaign for September, Hunger Action Month.
Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 48 million Americans, including 15 million children are food insecure, according to the USDA.
THE ABBI AGENCY
The Abbi Agency, a fast-growing Reno company that provides public relations, digital and creative services, has been named to the 2016 INC 5000.
With annual revenue totaling $2.1 million, The Abbi Agency ranks 1,945th on the INC 5000 list. The agency recorded one-year revenue growth of 191 percent.
PARAMOUNT GOLD NEVADA
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. announced its plans to fast-track a pre-feasibility study for its Grassy Mountain Gold Project located on private land in Oregon.
LAKE TAHOE SUMMIT
President Obama joined Sen. Harry Reid on Aug. 31 to headline the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Summit on water clarity.
Dickinson Wright PLLC, announced that the firm has received ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, becoming one of the few law firms to achieve certification.
Dickinson Wright’s Information Technology department worked for several years to achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for the firm’s Document Management Service, Email Service, Remote Access Service, Client-Share Service and Mobile Device Management. Certification is maintained through periodic surveillance audits.
The next eWomenNetwork dinner networking event presents “The fail-proof hiring system,” focusing on strategies that businesses can employ to reduce turnover, 5-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, at the Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno.
The Reno-Tahoe American Marketing Association September luncheon will focus on how to use Yelp for your business.
The guest speaker, Michael Tragash, is Yelp’s senior community manager in Reno.
RENO VEIN CLINIC
Robert F. Merchant, MD, medical director at the Reno Vein Clinic, announced the practice to be among the first in Nevada to offer the new VenaSeal™ closure system.
VenaSeal™ is the newest minimally invasive closure system in the industry that treats venous reflux disease using an advanced medical adhesive.
The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) has officially selected Milwaukee-based BVK as the organization’s new Agency of Record (AOR).
BVK will work on creating a new brand message for Reno Tahoe USA, including the development of new leisure travel campaigns partially focused on Millennials and Generation X consumers.
BUTTER + SALT
Butter + Salt announced the opening of their commercial kitchen and private dining space located at 5210 Longley Lane Suite 200. For more information, visit http://www.butterandsaltgatherings.com.
RURAL HEALTH WORKS TRAINING
The Nevada Office of Rural Health (University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine), Nevada Primary Care Association, Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, and Center for Economic Development (University of Nevada, Reno) will host a Rural Health Works (RHW) Training on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The training will be held at the Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport Hotel at 1790 East Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502.
The National Center for Rural Health Works (RHW) will present the training.
ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, announces the Power+ Generator™ 4400 commissioned in April 2016 has exceeded 3,000 of operational runtime.
This is the first Power+ Generator in Japan, and it utilizes geothermal heat to generate fuel-free, emission-free electricity at the site.
The William N. Pennington Foundation presented Renown Health with a $7.5 million investment, the largest gift in Renown’s history, to establish the William N. Pennington Fund for Advanced Pediatric Care.
CARSON CITY TOYOTA
Carson Toyota General Manager Dana Whaley presented a $4,000 check to WNC President Chet Burton in August. The scholarships were created to help eight college students meet financial needs, as they work toward a degree from WNC.
Four scholarships will benefit students pursuing degrees or certifications in automotive mechanics. Four other scholarships will help students attain associate degrees in the area of their choice.
NEVADA WOMEN’S FUND
The Nevada Women’s Fund is seeking vendors for Reno’s Power of the Purse, Friday, Nov. 18 at the Grand Sierra Resort from 5 to 9 p.m. Application deadline is Sept. 9.
Funds raised by the Power of the Purse support local women and families with critical social needs through individual education scholarships and non-profit organization grants.
GREAT RENO BALLOON RACE
The Great Reno Balloon Race is celebrating their 35th anniversary this year. The event takes place Sept. 9 through Sept.11. To learn more, visit http://www.reno balloon.com.
PADDLEFEST FALL CLASSIC
On Sept. 10–11, the first annual Tahoe Vista Paddlefest Fall Classic, which will be hosted by Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Tahoe Vista, Calif. will take place.
This event is part of the Tahoe Cup organization. The event will set a new benchmark and host the longest inland distance paddleboard race in the world.
RENO FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Reno Fire Department reopened Reno Fire Station 7 on Skyline Boulevard, located in Ward 1, last Monday. The reopening of Fire Station 7 means that all 14 Reno fire stations are now open.
The Reno Fire Department reopened Station 7 after the Reno City Council approved hiring 32 new firefighters. The most recent group of Reno Fire Department recruits graduated in July.
The Bureau of Land Management has awarded almost $30 million in wildfire prevention projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Carson Range, and Carson City, the agency announced Sept 1.
Silver Legacy Resort Casino and William Hill announced the grand opening of the brand new Race and Sports Book. Over $2 million in renovations have been completed and a grand opening date has been set for Thursday, Sept. 8 in conjunction with the start of pro football.
Dickson Realty received first place in the Annual Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza “Best Of” North Lake Tahoe & Truckee Awards for best real estate brokerage firm.
Care Flight announced the launch of its new website, http://www.remsacareflight.com.
Despite ongoing difficulties, Northern Nevada’s office real estate market will endure, experts predict
IGT’s decision to list its 1.2 million sq. ft. campus for lease this month and the recent $3.8 million sale of Harley Davidson’s 3-story financial services building in Carson City are the latest examples of companies no longer needing larger-scale office properties to maintain productivity levels and meet customer needs.