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Event explores keys to financial success
RENO — Money is both a motivator and cause of stress, but it doesn’t need to be, according to PJ Van Hulle, who will present “The top five keys to financial success” at the next eWomenNetwork event, 5 to 8 p.m. (doors open and informal networking begins at 4:30 p.m.), July 27, at the Hidden Valley Country Club, 3575 E. Hidden Valley Dr. in Reno. Attendees will learn how to stop being stressed about money and focus on the most enjoyable parts o...
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Cream of the Crop
Local woman decides to create and sell her own face cream after paying too much
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New BBB accredited businesses
  RENO – New Better Business Bureau-accredited businesses serving northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin are: 1st Connect, LLC (Sparks); Alexander S. Vaughn, D.D.S. (Reno); Allure Medspa (Reno); Arthur Products, Inc. (Sparks); Barbara W. Gallagher, Esq. (Elko); Bighorn Towing, Inc. (Sparks); D & G Maintenance (Reno); Darby Law Practice, Ltd. (Reno); J Duenas Mobile Home Set Up (Carson City); Law Office of Cotter C. Conway (Reno); Leach Drill...
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Local toy store owner honored for lending a ‘Helping Hand’
RENO — At last month’s Learning Express Convention, local store owner Suzanne Peterson received the Helping Hand Award, which recognized her for going out of her way to help someone in need. Peterson and her husband, Wade, opened their first Learning Express toy store in Reno in 2007 and their second location in west Reno in 2010. She has made noteworthy contributions to the franchise ever since. The award was presented by Linda Peebles, vice ...
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Study: McDonald’s generates $29M in local community
RENO — An economic impact study recently released concludes that McDonald’s restaurants in northern Nevada have a strong, positive impact on the local economy. The study, conducted by marketing professor Dennis Tootelian from California State University in Sacramento, concluded that the McDonald’s restaurants in northern Nevada spent more than $29.8 million dollars in their local communities, or more than $81,695 per day. The northern Nevada r...
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D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal honored for excellence
SPARKS — Firestone Building Products Company recently presented Sparks-based D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. with a 2011 Firestone Partner in Quality Award for its dedication to roofing system excellence. The firm was among 206 companies throughout North America to receive this industry acknowledgement. “Firestone strives to provide high-quality products and superior warranty programs, but a vital factor in our success is our network of ex...
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Granite Construction hires a new engineer
SPARKS — Granite Construction Company announced Wednesday the addition of Paul Shogren as project engineer for the company’s Sparks location. In this position, Shogren will be responsible for managing construction projects for Granite, including maintaining project documentation, shop drawings reviews, submittals, RFIs and monitor project schedules. He will also be responsible for estimating and assisting project management with coordination, ...
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Feds to refine plan on solar development zone
A draft plan released in December outlined zones in six states, including Nevada
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Allegiant to begin operating Boeing 757s
LAS VEGAS — Allegiant has obtained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin operating the Boeing 757-200 aircraft type. “This is an important day for Allegiant,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company president. “The addition of the Boeing 757-200 will play an important role in our company’s future growth. Our operations team worked long and hard to ensure the completion of this certification and we thank them fo...
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Chambers of commerce welcome 24 new members
RENO — The two chambers of commerce are pleased to announce 24 new members during the month of June, bringing the total of new members to 107 since the announcement to combine the Northern Nevada and Reno-Sparks chambers. “We warmly welcome our newest members, and encourage our community to do business with them,” said Fred Boyd, the chamber’s interim CEO. The new members include A and H Insurance; Accustaff/Talent Framework; American Family I...
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Legislators look back on 2011
RENO — Join the local chambers of commerce at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino for a breakfast discussion on the 2011 Nevada legislative session. Legislators and lobbyists who were in the trenches will speak, including Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, Assemblyman David Bobzien, Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson and Assemblyman Pat Hickey. The lobbyist panel will feature Chris Ferrari, Susan Fisher, John Sande IV and Tray Abney. ...
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Nevada alt. lending video conference
RENO — From 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, the Western Nevada Development District and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will hold a statewide simulcast video conference workshop focused on expanding alternative lending capacity throughout Nevada to create linkages between potential funders and current operators. Alternative lending organizations provide non-traditional loans to small businesses and generally work on a not-for-p...
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United Construction awarded design-build project
SPARKS — United Construction Company has been awarded the contract for a design-build project with NOW Foods, an international manufacturer of health food and nutritional supplements, for its new 130,000-square-foot West Coast distribution and manufacturing facility, to be located at 575 Vista Blvd. in Sparks. The project is set to break ground this month.  “This is another important project not just for United Construction, but for northern N...
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New loan officers join Mason-McDuffie
RENO — Four experienced mortgage loan officers have joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage in the office at 985 Damonte Ranch Pkwy., suite 220. Jerry Saffle, Tomi Fratto, Nicole Chase and Kay Miller all have worked in the Reno-Sparks market for years and couple that experience with a wide range of loan products through Mason-McDuffie, which returned to the Reno market last year. An earlier iteration of the company served the Reno market for years unti...
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Nugget gets new national sales director
SPARKS — John Ascuaga’s Nugget has named Huong Forrest its new national sales director.  Forrest is responsible for the small meetings market. Prior to joining the Nugget, she worked at the Eldorado Hotel Casino for five years as a special events supervisor, catering manager and national sales manager. Forrest is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she received a degree in graphic design.
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Business and retirement seminar
RENO — Jamie Cooke, investment and retirement coach and principal with MC2 Wealth Solutions, is offering a free “Business responsibility for retirement plans” seminar for business owners, fiduciaries and others who are responsible for employee retirement, pension and 401(k) plans. The seminar will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on July 19 at the Hyatt Place, 1790 E. Plumb Lane in Reno. Seminar participants will take away practical action steps...
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Attorneys from Woodburn and Wedge on list of notables
RENO — Three attorneys from Woodburn and Wedge, a Nevada-based independent law firm, were recently honored and named to Thomson Reuters’ Mountain States Super Lawyers list. Honorees include John Fowler in the corporate law category, Shawn Meador in the family law category and John Murtha in the bankruptcy category. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer ...
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