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Granite Construction celebrates 90 years today
SPARKS — Granite Construction Company is celebrating its 90th year in business today. “We are very excited to celebrate this milestone in our company’s history,” said Rod Cooper, regional manager of Granite Construction Company.  “Granite was founded by principled leaders who established core values which has led to much of our company’s success through these many years of business.”   Established in 1922, Granite Construction Company received...
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Pershing Gold sells Noncore, Nevada properties to Valor Gold
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Pershing Gold Corporation (OTCBB:PGLC) announced the sale this week of its two Lander County properties — Red Rock and North Battle Mountain — to Valor Gold Corporation (OTCBB:VGLD) for cash and Valor common stock. This sale is a strategic transaction designed to benefit both companies. “The sale of the Red Rock and North Battle Mountain properties is a win-win for both Pershing Gold and Valor Gold,” said Stephen Alfers, Exec...
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Associated Management honored with prestigious awards
RENO — Associated Management, Inc., an Associa company, announced this week that homeowner Marilyn Brainard received the Community Associations Institute’s prestigious President’s Award and Outstanding Volunteer Service Award at the recent CAI Annual Conference and Exposition. “I am extremely proud of Marilyn for receiving both of these awards,” said AMI President and CEO Laura Price. “She is the first homeowner in more than 20 years to receiv...
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Davis joins Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Jordan Davis has joined the firm of Lionel, Sawyer & Collins Litigation department where he will have the chance to gain a variety of experience working with a diverse number of practice groups within the department and throughout the full-service firm. Lionel, Sawyer & Collins, Nevada’s largest privately wend law firm, is celebrating its 45th year.
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Nevada realtors promote homeownership
RENO — Elected leaders of the Nevada Association of Realtors (NVAR) and the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) were among an estimated 15,000 REALTORS who trekked to Washington, D.C., last week for a rally at the Washington Monument to promote homeownership while attending the National Association of Realtors 2012 Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. NVAR President Blane Johnson, who lives in northern Nevada, and GLVAR P...
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Chase Int’l Reno welcomes 4 realtors
Zephyr Cove — Chase International’s Reno office announced the addition of four more Realtors to its business office. New to the team are local residents Debra Spenella, Larry Johnston, Stephanie Ardelean and Randy Leigh Shima. Debra Spenella’s charismatic energy and more than 20 years of experience in real estate, home design and construction, makes her a dynamic Realtor. “My quest to find just the right home for my clients, at the right price...
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Federal program gives 14 companies grants
RENO — Last year, 14 Nevada companies received grants through the Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, federally funded programs that support companies pursuing innovative technologies. However, those involved in economic development in the state believe that more Nevada companies can successfully compete for these grants that can provide companies with more than $1 million to develop cutting-edge ...
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Foreclosure rates see steady decline in April
Repossessions see third consecutive month with percentage decline
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New local BBB-accredited businesses
RENO — New BBB-accredited businesses with the Better Business Bureau serving northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin include: • Anik’s Books (South Lake Tahoe) • Architects +, LLC (Reno) • Basic Dental Care (Reno) • Brown Bear, Inc. (Truckee) • DonUp, LLC (Reno) • Eldorado Tools (Reno) • Greenbrae Trophy Center (Sparks) • H & H Landscape, LLC (Reno) • Law Office of J. Robert Parke (Reno) • Law Offices of Routsis Hardy-Cooper (Reno) • Mark A. ...
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Workshop addresses demographics, economics in Western Nevada
CARSON CITY — The Stronger Economies Together Regional Planning Team met in Minden on May 8 and 9 to focus on demographics and economic data for an eight-county region. Nearly 60 participants attended the workshop, which is part of a 10-month training and strategic planning process for the Western Nevada Development District. University of Nevada Center for Economic Development Director Tom Harris said Nevada is second only to Florida for the ...
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Glenn Group hires digital designer
RENO — The Glenn Group has hired Scott Patterson as the senior digital designer/project manager for the Nevada-based advertising, interactive and public relations agency. Patterson brings more than eight years of professional experience in website and interactive design, usability, web strategy and project management. He specializes in identifying and solving website design and usability challenges, implementing best practices and has been rec...
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Dickson Realty touts new website
RENO — Dickson Realty has launched its new website, www.dicksonrealty.com, which it calls “the most advanced and robust real estate site in the region.” Also released is a mobile application for iPad, iPhone and iPod and the Android Market (now Google Play). The new website will allow the public to browse listings and find housing information typically reserved only for licensed Realtors. These features, along with a robust text-based search e...
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The Chamber’s Leadership class to remodel Sparks Senior Center
RENO — Leadership Reno Sparks (LRS) class of 2012 announces its annual class project: to provide physical improvements to the Sparks Senior Citizens Center (SSCC), located at 97 Richards Way in Sparks. The center serves more than 20,000 senior citizens annually, yet has seen little to no improvements since 1992. LRS class of 2012 plans renovations to the SSCC including fencing in a community garden, fresh paint, new carpet, artwork and photogr...
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Business of baseball with NCET
RENO — Join Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) for a special Tech Wednesday on May 23 with the Reno Aces sponsored by Universal Value Advisors. The evening starts at the 250 Lounge with an introduction by Universal Value Advisors. Reno Aces General Manager Rick Parr will talk about “The Business of Baseball.” Then the group will move to reserved seats in the stadium as the Aces take on the New Orleans Zephyrs. Mixer and...
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Small Business week events free via web
WASHINGTON — National Small Business Week events in Washington, D.C., start on Sunday, with the first of several forums/town halls that are open to anyone who wishes to attend, either in person or via a live online webcast. The free sessions include: • A town hall with SBA Administrator Karen Mills on why small businesses are good for the long-term health of any economy. • A social media forum on best practices for putting new media tools to w...
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Cornerstone to host retirement forum
RENO — Cornerstone Retirement Group will host its first Redefining Retirement Forum to educate pre-retirees and retirees on how to properly plan for retirement. The northern-Nevada based full-service financial planning firm has partnered with Woodburn and Wedge, the Bosma Group to bring together a panel of local industry experts to discuss the most commonly ignored factors when planning for retirement. The expo will take place from 3:30 to 5:3...
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