Nevada casino winnings up 11 percent in October
Nevada casinos won $888.6 million in October, an 11 percent increase over the same month a year ago, gambling regulators said Thursday in a report some analysts said is a sign that the state's battered economy has turned a corner toward recovery.
New BBB accredited businesses
RENO — New accredited businesses with the Better Business Bureau serving northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin include: 2 Klean 4 U (Wells); Alpine Veterinary Hospital (Reno); American Family Insurance Patrick O’Day Agency (Reno); B & B Marketing Group Inc. (Sun Valley); Jensen Electric Company (Sparks); Lakeside Napa Auto Parts (South Lake Tahoe); Life with Solar LLC (Reno); Milan Institute (Sparks); Music City Cards & Gifts (Incline Villa...
Green practices thrive at local ski areas
LAKE TAHOE — Ski resorts in California and across the West improved environmental ratings for the fourth year in a row during the recession, according to the 2010/2011 Ski Area Environmental Report Card, released each year by the Ski Area Citizens Coalition. The 82 ski resorts scattered throughout the West saw an average improvement of 2 percent in their overall scores while California ski resorts saw an improvement of 1.8 percent over 2009 an...
Credit Union honors branch manager
SPANISH SPRINGS — The Greater Nevada Credit Union awarded Spanish Springs branch manager Karen Egesdahl with the Outstanding Contribution by a Manager or Supervisor honors during an annual employee training and recognition event last month. Egesdahl, who has worked at the Spanish Springs branch for more than two years, sits on the board of governors for the Northern Nevada Chapter of the California and Nevada Credit Union League. For more info...
Watson Rounds wins $11.4 million appeal
ATLANTA — The federal circuit court of appeals has affirmed an $11.4 million jury verdict won by Watson Rounds Law Firm in the JCM v. MEI bill-validator patent case. The initial verdict, which was handed down by a Las Vegas jury in January 2009, validated JCM Global’s claim of patent infringement by MEI's CashFlow SC Series. The subject of JCM's infringement claim surrounded JCM’s innovative, removable pusher mechanism and the jury found MEI i...
Tahoe ski resorts ready for winter
Good family, good food and good football are among the most obvious charms of the holiday season. But the 2010 festivities also are marked with the stresses of high unemployment and stagnant wages across the nation.
Possible return of estate tax addressed
Jon Sanchez, CEO of Sanchez Wealth Management, LLC and the Wealth Advisors will give northern Nevadans information about the potential return of the 2011 estate tax during a “Lunch & Learn” seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at Sanchez Wealth Management located at 5585 Kietzke Lane in Reno.
Reno life coach joins National Speakers Association
Reno-based author, international speaker and business and life coach Linda McLean has achieved membership in the National Speakers Association (NSA). She joins the NSA’s Professional Speakers Reno/Tahoe area listing as just one of 15 local professional speakers. McLean helps business owners and managers reach greater levels of success both professionally and personally.
More help for the holidays
The holiday sales season is considered by many to be an indicator of the nation’s economic health, and in recent years, the diagnosis rendered has not been good. But there are signs the retail industry is regaining its strength across the country and in the Reno-Sparks area.
Realtors honor local members
The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors (RSAR) announced its 2010 annual award winners at the association’s annual dinner on Nov. 13. Winners included Kris Layman from Re/Max Realty Affiliates, who was named Realtor of the Year for demonstrating high involvement and activity in the local association, her business accomplishments and activity in local civic affairs.
Life After Wartime
After 29 years in the Army, Cornell Irons looks the part of soldier: tall, muscular, with a square jaw and focused expression. But the lieutenant colonel speaks with a sincerity that belies his physical sternness. It serves him well as a new businessman transitioning to civilian life.
Napa-Sonoma grocery returns to Reno market
Napa-Sonoma, known for custom gift baskets, immense wine selection and specialty grocery items, announced its grand re-opening in the Plumgate Shopping Center at the intersection of Plumb Lane and Arlington Avenue in Reno.
Workshop on growing profits
Many businesses run by what they think is happening and not by what is actually happening. Do you know the profit equation? Do you know how to leverage it to build greater profits in your business?