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Nonprofit Spotlight: Urban Roots

April 23, 2018 — Weaving through a crowd of ready clients, I follow the rest of the Urban Roots staff into the small but mighty St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry. Director Cindy Becher welcomes our arrival. "Everyone, this is Urban Roots. The produce we've been giving out is

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Reno’s Melissa Molyneaux: ‘I have always loved learning about people’

April 23, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — In 2005, Melissa Molyneaux was working at the Nevada Small Business Development Center at University of Nevada, Reno when longtime office properties broker Tim Ruffin of Colliers International offered her an entry-level marketing position under his tutelage. Molyneaux has since parlayed that

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Reno’s Shoppers Square: Summer 2018 upgrades decades in the making

April 23, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The Casazza name is synonymous with Shoppers Square — the family founded the shopping center at Plumb Lane and Virginia Street in 1962, and the center still is wholly owned by the Casazza family. Rick Casazza, senior vice president for retail services

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StartHuman founder leading Northern Nevada conscious business movement

April 21, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — It's Friday, April 6, inside the Hub Coffee Roasters on Riverside Drive in Reno, where a group of people with direct and indirect ties to business — from an investor to an entrepreneur to a politician to a professor — are huddled

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UNR psychologist Melanie Duckworth to headline WIN breakfast

April 21, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A University of Nevada, Reno psychology professor will share her views on improving leadership in the workplace at the Friday, April 27, Western Industrial Nevada breakfast meeting in Reno. Dr. Melanie Duckworth is an associate professor of psychology at UNR and the

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Reno-Sparks sets record at $375,000 for median home prices in March

April 20, 2018 — RENO-SPARKS, Nev. — Signaling a return of prosperity for the Northern Nevada housing market, the median price for a single-family home in the Reno-Sparks area broke a record set before the Great Recession, totaling $375,000 last month. The price is likely to keep increasing as

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Need for Reno-area big box space key focus in tightening industrial market

April 20, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Reno's tightening industrial market is bumping up rental rates across the board, but nowhere is the pressure being felt more than for quality space to serve smaller tenants in the 5,000- to 50,000-square-foot range. Several new projects coming online later this year

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TravelNevada honors Northern Nevadans for ‘voluntourism’ work

April 19, 2018 — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) honored individuals and organizations for their dedication to the state's tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner April 12 in Tonopah. Northern Nevada award winners are as follows: Excellence in Tourism Award, Cowboy Country Territory: Kerrie Supanich has worked

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Despite Sears, Toys ‘R’ Us closures, Northern NV retail market forges ahead

April 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The bloodletting in the national retail landscape hasn't left Northern Nevada unscathed, but despite the industry-wide bludgeoning, there are still many highlights to be found throughout the Reno-Sparks retail market. Last week, real estate investment trust Seritage Growth Properties announced it would

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Two seed funds unveiled at Startup Angel Workshop in Reno

April 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and Startup Angels held a Startup Angel Workshop April 11-12 in an effort to increase early stage investment in the local economy. More than 35 accredited investors participated in the two-day workshop in Reno,

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Reno’s Eldorado Resorts part of $1.85 billion deal for Tropicana assets

April 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Reno-based Eldorado Resorts struck a major deal this week to help purchase a majority of Tropicana Entertainment's gambling and hotel operations. The approximately $1.85 billion deal announced April 16 includes the MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa in Stateline, on Lake Tahoe's South

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$200,000 awarded for 25 tourism projects across Nevada

April 18, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) approved $200,000 in grant funding for infrastructure projects, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison announced April 12. The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) distributes the Projects Relating to Tourisa1m Grants every other year and funds such capital

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Gardnerville’s Killer Salsa brand still going strong 25 years later

April 17, 2018 — In 1993, Fran Pritchard only had an inkling whether her work to start a small business selling salsa would be successful. "I went around to the different grocery stores that were in the local area and talked to the store managers; I carried my little

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EPA turns Anaconda Copper Mine cleanup over to state of Nevada

April 17, 2018 — YERINGTON, Nev. — Yerington's Anaconda Copper Mine has been removed from a list of Superfund clean-up sites, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Monday. The mine site was included on the Superfund list in 2016. The list represents sites identified by the regions with

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Million-dollar homes lead first quarter in Truckee-Tahoe real estate sales

April 17, 2018 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee-Tahoe real estate market started 2018 off on a strong note with a jump in sales across the region in single-family units costing more than $1 million. Chase International's Lake Tahoe-based real estate agency recently released its first quarter report comparing

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Report: Churchill County needs more housing to grow in population

April 17, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — Churchill County has potential to grow in population and jobs — but first, it needs more housing. That's according to the Nevada Rural Housing Authority's annual assessment for each county highlighting housing challenges and opportunities throughout Nevada. Although the northern valley's tech-pioneer

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Andy Wirth announces retirement from Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

April 16, 2018 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Word of Andy Wirth's retirement from Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows last week snapped the ski industry to attention and echoed across Olympic Valley and the Truckee-Tahoe region. Wirth, president and chief operating officer, said he'll soon end his eight-year run after

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Tired of being tired? ‘Sleep’ suggests a paradigm shift (Biz & Books review)

April 16, 2018 — It's 3 a.m., and you're still awake. Bedbugs are the least of your worries; the TV's off, the lights are off, but your brain isn't. What did that client mean when he said …? Do your managers really understand your mission? How can you boost

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ICYMI: Top 40 Sierra Nevada Powerful Women finalists

April 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Over the last decade, an increasing number of women have taken seats at the executive tables throughout northwestern Nevada. They have founded new businesses from trending retail to high technology. They lead multi-million dollar corporations, healthcare companies, nonprofits and governmental bodies. The

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Northern Nevada females are cracking the surface in male-dominated industries (Women in Business series, part 3)

April 15, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — It was a leap of faith, even for a woman carrying one of the most recognizable names in Northern Nevada construction. When Teresa Di Loreto broke away from her family's business two years ago to go it on her own, her driving

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