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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."

‘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.

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.

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.

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."

U.S. book sales soar in 2020; Reno a mixed bag

In a recent interview with the NNBW, Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt said while some larger metro areas are struggling, the Reno location has been "one of the busiest of the Barnes & Noble bookstores."

Banks, credit unions: Digital surge likely to continue beyond pandemic

“I think the whole pandemic has really sped up the adoption of online banking by a few years," says Steve O’Donnell of One Nevada Credit Union.

Twenty Under 40 Q-and-A: Meagan Noin of MN|G Partners

“From the time I was a kid till now, you wouldn’t recognize (Reno) as the same city, it’s grown so much. And I suspect we might see that evolution continue."

Pandemic-battered beauty businesses hope for revenue rebound

Nearly a year into pandemic-related business restrictions, Reno-area beauty shops and salons like Skin by Kym (SBK) Beauty and Lash Parlour and La Di Da Beauty are "not really sure what to expect" in 2021 after months of tumbling revenues.

Reno drone-tech company Flirtey successfully conducts COVID test deliveries

Flirtey has successfully conducted multiple deliveries of at-home COVID-19 test kits in Northern Nevada during the initial phase of the Reno-based company's test program.

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