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SBA announces 2012 Nevada Small Business Award Winners
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has selected its small business award honorees for 2012. Winners will be recognized at an awards reception on May 23 in Las Vegas. Nancy Munoz, Leah Munoz and Rachel Drenk with Specialty Vehicles in Henderson have been named SBA’s Small Business Persons of the Year for the State of Nevada. They also have been invited to attend SBA’s National Small Business Week ac...
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Glenn Group hires traffic manager, designer
RENO — The Glenn Group, a Nevada-based advertising firm, announced two new hires this week. Charlene Brewer joined The Glenn Group as a traffic manager/producer in the Las Vegas office. Brewer manages the project flow and serves the liaison between multiple departments at the Nevada-based advertising, interactive and public relations agency. She also handles daily project status updates, manages production timelines and monitors long-term proj...
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GSR to start charter air service
RENO — The Grand Sierra Resort announced this week a new charter air service, GSAir. The only northern Nevada property to offer this type of program, GSR gaming guests who visit the resort can now arrive via the charter and experience door-to-door service, eliminating security lines, baggage claims and added airline fees. The resort will begin offering the service to select markets in the middle of this month. All GSAir packages include round-...
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EDAWN launches ‘Strategic Plan’ section on website
RENO — Investors and local community members can now follow the development of a three-year Economic Development Plan for Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe through a new section on the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) website. The “Strategic Plan” section, launched Wednesday at www.edawn.org/strategicplan, includes a regularly updated draft of the plan, a schedule of community input meetings and important deadlines around the p...
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Local Businesses and Schools “Go Green” with Cartridge World
RENO — This month, Cartridge World encourages the Reno community to “refill” their commitment to Earth Day, April 22, 2012. This store is just one of 600 Cartridge World locations across the U.S. and Canada that is promoting recycling programs that help save the planet and help local organizations, schools and businesses save money. Cartridge World offers three simple recycling programs: • Cartridge World offers a recycling and fundraising pro...
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Nevada shoppers can now find fresh groceries at one-stop shop
MINNEAPOLIS — This month, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) has completed remodels at more than 100 general merchandise Target stores, including the Reno and Spark, NV stores. The remodeled stores will now offer a full selection of affordable and quality fresh foods to guests across the country just in time for one-stop Easter shopping, making a trip to Target an even more convenient option. At remodeled Target stores, 10,000 square feet will be dedica...
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T-shirt company to open Reno location
TYSON CORNER, Va. — CustomInk, the “design online” custom t-shirt company, announced this week it will open a new location in Reno. The new facility will occupy 25,000 square feet in the Capital Commerce Center. Operations at the new location will include customer service, pre-production services, logistics and production. CustomInk expects to hire 75 to 100 people in the first year of Reno operations. The Reno location will be the first outpo...
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BBB warns about procurement scam
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning area contractors about a phony fax from the U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office. BBB is advising businesses to not respond to the fax request for bank account information. A northern Nevada contractor received the fax this week but was savvy enough to not fall prey to the scam. The faxed letter implies any procurement decisions cannot be made until the company provides authorization ...
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EDAWN welcomes new Vice President
RENO — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced Wednesday that local executive Nancy McCormick has been selected as the new vice president for business retention, expansion and workforce. McCormick begins in her new position on April 9.   McCormick, who moved to Reno in 1999, spent her 32-year career prior to joining the EDAWN team with AT&T and associated companies, holding numerous sales, service and leadership ...
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Lewis and Roca associate named chairman of American Lung Ass...
RENO — Darren Lemieux, a senior associate at law firm Lewis and Roca, was appointed chairman of the American Lung Association board of directors in February 2012. He has been on the board since 2007. Lemieux practices in the firm’s litigation group, focusing on complex commercial litigation and administrative law helping a broad range of businesses pursue, defend and resolve disputes involving contracts, torts, ordinances, statues and regulati...
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Moana Nursery launches new indoor plant business
SPARKS — Locally based Moana Nursery has ventured indoors and now is offering services to complement the Greenhouse at Moana.  The launch of Moana’s new Interior Plant Services business featuring design, clean-air plants, maintenance and a host of other helpful activities will be led by one of the area’s most experienced indoor plant specialists, Vicky Ross. Ross has 23 years of indoor plant and interior design experience, including 17 years o...
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UNR joins NASA, Intel, Google for engineering celebration
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering, rated among the best engineering colleges in the country, was part of an inaugural celebration of the White House’s “Stay With It” campaign to graduate 10,000 more engineering students each year nationwide. The event Thursday was a “Facebook Live” viewing broadcast from Georgia Institute of Technology to top universities around the country. About 100 engineering students attended th...
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PR expert to speak at ABWA lunch
RENO — This month’s American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Reno Tahoe Express Network luncheon will be held March 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Abbi Whitaker of the Abbi Agency will be speaking on the benefits of a strong public engagement campaign focused on public relations, social media and content marketing.  Immediately after the luncheon meeting is March Membership Madness from 1 to 2.pm. The meeting takes place at the Atlantis Cas...
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Regulators will vote on LC casino in July
BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Gaming Control Board will vote in July on whether Ameristar Casinos Inc. can acquire a riverboat casino resort project under development in Lake Charles. Ameristar has agreed to buy the uncompleted project from Creative Casinos of Louisiana LLC for $32.5 million. On Thursday, the board approved Ameristar’s proposal to raise the project’s minimum investment from $400 million to $500 million. Since Las Vegas-base...
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KPS|3 acquires Fuze LLC, MessageCenter
RENO — Local marketing agency KPS|3 announced Wednesday that it has acquired Fuze LLC, a national digital marketing firm based in northern Nevada. The acquisition includes Fuze’s proprietary content management system (CMS), its email marketing system called MessageCenter, its website hosting services and Fuze’s website development team. The acquisition will allow KPS|3 to expand its digital services to existing and future clients. KPS|3 will a...
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Acquisition creates corporate HQ at Tahoe-Reno Industrial Ce...
RENO — California-based executives Jason Weiss and Joe McCaslin have acquired Lambertson Industries, Inc., located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in Storey County, creating their corporate headquarters in greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe. Weiss, a former owner of a major California-based steel company and McCaslin announced plans Thursday at the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino during a press conference hosted by the Economic Development ...
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Rural Roundup to showcase growing local
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Commission on Tourism announced Thursday that Jim Gilmore, acclaimed author of “The Experience Economy and Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want,” will headline the Rural Roundup, April 18-20, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village. Gilmore, whose book was recognized by Time magazine as one of the “ten ideas that are changing the world,” asserts that consumers want authentic produc...
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