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Women find optimism, job skills when they’re hard to come by
After years of working in temporary warehouse jobs as a shipping and receiving clerk or as a cabinets refinisher, Tina Lucich knew she needed work that was more fulfilling and less of a physical challenge to her back and feet.
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Latina Power
MGM Mirage, owner of Reno’s Circus Circus, was recently named to the list of top places for Latinas to work.
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RHP Mechanical Systems wins ‘Best of the Best’ award
RHP Mechanical Systems on Friday received news that it’s the winner of McGraw-Hill Construction’s first-ever Best of the Best awards for its Western Dairies industrial project in Yerington, Nev.
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Direct mail business grows and brings clients with it
Chris Fleiner knows he is swimming against the current in a slumping economic river, but he is making his way upstream and keeping his Sparks business more than just afloat.
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Change of venue means change of luck for pub
Victorian Square's Irish pub Paddy and Irene's recently caught a lucky charm.
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'EcoBrokers' see more green than in dollar bills
For sale: Single-family home, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two-car garage, 1-acre lot, energy-efficient appliances and low-flow toilets. With a slumping economy, real estate agents are learning how to tout more than spacious living rooms and elegant kitchens. They're learning how to become more "green-minded." Acquiring the education to be able to sell homes that are more energy-conscious doesn't make realtors just "real estate agents" anymore...
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All in the family
Insurance agency marks 80 years, four generations
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New entertainment center on the block
A mayor, a chief executive officer and a Blockbuster employee once aspired to be a three-member rock band. It didn’t blossom into a musical career for the trio, but it was good for a laugh and a photo opportunity.
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As food prices climb, industry ponders trash
Experts in the U.S. food industry are thinking a lot about trash these days.
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Local caterers dreaming of a holiday splurge
Joel Johnson says times are tough, but that won’t stop him from helping to fulfill one of man’s “most primal needs” – the need for good food.
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Sparks businesses shape up to serve disabled
Not too long ago, Laura Sheldon-Casson couldn’t fit into the aisles of the Discount Pet Food and Supplies store on Prater Way with her wheelchair.
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‘Progress is optional’ in politics and business
Five panelists at a Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast on Thursday all predict at least one common outcome of Barack Obama’s election: change.
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Oversight of destination retail a legendary opportunity
The Reno-Sparks area already has two major shopping centers with Meadowood Mall and the Summit, but by the end of 2009, a third center, focusing on retail and entertainment, will have completed construction and opened its many doors to the public.
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Church Awarded for Energy Conservation
Environmental protection is a religious duty for Joe Beard.
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Local credit union relies on cooperation in hard times
In 50 years of operation, Frontier Financial Credit Union has learned how to survive.
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Ensign calls for stronger antidote to economy
U.S. Sen. John Ensign has a practical analogy for the current state of the economy.
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Distinguished Business of the Year Award finalists announced
A diverse group of 20 northern Nevada companies are finalists for the Governor’s Industry Appreciation Distinguished Business of the Year Awards.
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Smile Shop tries to cast dental hygiene in a good light
Dr. Michael Stoker has found the strategy to alleviate children's fears about going to the dentist: eliminate confining walls, expand window views, allow lots of light into the office and, most importantly to the kids, provide flat-screen TVs and video games for the wait.
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