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KPS3 Marketing Receives Best in Web & Digital Design at AMA ...
RENO — KPS3 Marketing, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm, received Best in Web & Digital Design at the Reno-Tahoe American Marketing Association (AMA) Ace Awards on June 21. KPS3 won the award for the agency’s newly redesigned website at www.kp3.com. The new site uses Drupal as its content management system (CMS) and was built using HMTL5, CSS3 and JQuery. The redesigned KP3.com includes improved navigation and site orga...
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3 local attorneys ranked top national lawyers
RENO — The 2012 Chambers USA Guide ranks Parsons Behle & Latimer as the top firm in Nevada in the area of environment. The firm’s Nevada practice is also ranked in the General Commercial Litigation category.  Twenty-one of the firm’s attorneys received individual rankings in Chambers USA, including three attorneys in the firm’s Reno office. They are:  Ross E. de Lipkau (environment), Jim B. Butler (environment) and Michael R. Kealy (general co...
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‘Mall’ of salon suites to hold open house
RENO — My Salon 2, located at 905 W. Fourth St. in Reno, will be holding an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. July 14 for any cosmetologists or nail technicians interested in operating their own salons. Join current lessees and building management for entertainment, wine and hors d’oeuvres and find out about starting your own business within one of Reno’s newest and most beautiful salon buildings. The My Salon building is essentially a “mall” of sal...
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Great Basin Brewing to open taproom
 RENO — Thanks to northern Nevada’s unquenchable thirst, Great Basin Brewing Company, Nevada’s oldest operating brewery, is running out of beer! In an effort to meet increasing demand, Great Basin Brewing Company has acquired the old Buckbean Brewing Company facility, located at 1155 South Rock Blvd. in Reno. Securing the space and the brewing equipment, Great Basin Brewing Company will produce its signature brews and develop new brews after s...
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Contractors disciplined by state board
Two northern Nevada businesses have licenses revoked
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Panther Valley bike pump track opens
A collaboration of the City of Reno, Poedunks, Inc., and the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association will celebrate the grand opening of the icicle track at Reno's Panther Valley Bike Pump Track today from 4-5 p.m. at Reno's Panther valley Park at 850 Link Lane in Reno. The new track is the first public pump track to open in Reno.
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Vegas Sands extends contract for president Leven
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Sands Corp. officials say they’ve renewed a contract through 2014 for president and chief operating officer Michael Leven. The casino company’s chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson said in a statement Wednesday that he’s grateful Leven is signing on again and called the executive the most competent and productive businessman he’s worked with. Leven joined the Las Vegas Sands Corp. Board of Directors in 2004 and began ser...
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Tourism officials seek new Nevada catchphrase
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Commission on Tourism officials are weighing options for a new state tagline. Commission chair and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki tells the Las Vegas Sun that proposals brought up at a Wednesday meeting will go through plenty of vetting before one is chosen. Top choices the committee reviewed include “ReiNVent,” which highlights the state’s abbreviation and could morph into business forms, such as “ReiNVest” and “ReiNVigorate....
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Ex-clinic owner takes the 5th in Vegas bankruptcy case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former physician-owner of clinics at the center of a Las Vegas-area hepatitis C outbreak in 2007 asserted his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination more than a dozen times during a sworn examination in his bankruptcy case. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the examination was cut short Tuesday when it became clear that Dipak Desai’s lawyers weren’t going to let him testify under oath. Trustee William Leonard...
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Nevada has 3rd-highest foreclosure rate in US
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is no longer the nation’s foreclosure capital. Data released Thursday by RealtyTrac shows Nevada’s foreclosure rate dropped to third highest in May, behind Georgia and Arizona. Nevada had a 62-month streak as the top state for foreclosures until Arizona knocked it from the top spot in March. Nevada reclaimed the title in April. But RealtyTrac says Nevada has seen a 66 percent drop in foreclosure activity compared with l...
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Nevada business gives state ‘A’ for networking
SAN FRANCISCO — Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, has released this week new data showing that Nevada small businesses are among the top three unhealthiest nationwide. The survey shows the state’s businesses are healthier only than those of Maine and Connecticut.   There are a lot of “business climate rankings”, but there aren’t any that draw upon considerable data from small business owners themselves. The Thumbtack....
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Deadline nears for Nevada college savings grant
CARSON CITY (AP) — The deadline is nearing for qualified Nevadans to apply for grant assistance to boost college savings accounts. State Treasurer Kate Marshall says open enrollment for the Silver State Matching Grant Program ends June 30. The program is available to Nevada families who have a SSga Upromise 529 college savings account. The maximum annual grant is $300 and there is a lifetime maximum grant of $1,500. To be eligible both the acc...
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Grassroots group issues new advocacy ad
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) announced this week a new issue advocacy ad in Nevada, backed by a $279,000 television buy, in its $1.4 million effort in the state to focus the issue debate on jobs, the economy, taxes and debt.  The new ad will start airing June 5 and run for two weeks. “Stopwatch” portrays the cumulative impact of the Obama Administration’s failure to address the national debt, igno...
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Chamber golf tourney July 25
Enjoy a day on the greens! Get into the competitive spirit with the Chamber’s Annual Chamber Gold Tournament, a fun and competitive tournament held every summer. Slots are open to members and players from across the region and we encourage you to sign up for exciting and friendly 4-some play. Register fast as this event sells out quickly. The 26th annual Chamber Tournament held July 25 at the Resort at Red Hawk, 6600 North Wingfield Parkway in...
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State Designates Regional Development Authorities
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development has designated 10 organizations as Regional Development Authorities (RDAs) under Gov. Brian Sandoval’s State Plan for Excellence in Economic Development. As the central point of contact for economic development within the state’s regions, the RDAs will lead Nevada’s regional economic development efforts linking counties and cities in collaboration with their broad communities a...
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Outlet at Legends completes refinancing
PHOENIX, Ariz. — RED Development, a privately held, wholly integrated real estate company, announced this week that it has negotiated new loan terms with its lender for Outlets at Legends Sparks Nevada.  The new financing arrangement allows for more than $30 million in new investment in the project.  The new funds will be used to construct more than 300,000 square feet of new retail space. RED is the original developer of the 1.2 million squar...
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Silver Communications launches website
Porter Gordon Silver Communications, a new business development and public affairs firm, announced Thursday that the lobbying business has launched its website. Visit www.gordonsilver.com/porter-gordon-silver to see the new site. “We also showcased our new website so you can easily connect with us,” said former Congressman Jon Porter, now president and CEO of Porter Gordon Silver Communications. “I’m very proud of the team of experts I’ll be w...
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Sparks’ Kmart stands test of time
Store part of Oddie Blvd. history
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