Local toy store wins award
RENO — At last month’s Learning Express Convention, local store owners Suzanne and Wade Peterson received the Discovery Award. The award recognizes their commitment to sharing information about new product performance with the rest of the Learning Express franchise. The Petersons opened their Learning Express toy store at 197 Damonte Ranch Pkwy. in November 2007. They have made noteworthy contributions to the franchise ever since. The Marketin...
Supply chain management professionals get new board of direc...
RENO — The northern Nevada chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has announced its 2010-11 board of directors, which will be led by incoming president Emily Ellison. Ellison is the northern Nevada regional manager for Hire Dynamics. Also serving on the board will be past president Matt Booher of WIS:DOM Information Systems, secretary Melanie Lawler of the Truckee Meadows Community College Logistics Management ...
Atlantis signs agreement for document services
CARSON CITY— Until recently, Reno’s Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa leased secure warehouse space for storing administrative documents and gaming receipts. When it came time to destroy outdated documents, a shredding service was hired to come in about once a month to perform secure document destruction. In an ongoing effort to save costs and increase efficiency, the casino looked at other options and services. Effective in May, Atlantis signed ...
Edgewood Companies names new president, CEO
STATELINE –– Edgewood Companies, formerly Park Cattle Company, announced that Chuck Scharer has been named president and CEO. Scharer has served as a member of the board of directors of Edgewood Companies since November 2008. A veteran of the hotel and casino industry, Scharer completed an 18-year career with Harveys Casino resorts, based in Lake Tahoe, prior to joining Edgewood Companies. He served as president and CEO from 1995 until his ret...
Networking to advance business
Chris Slabaugh of LED Lighting extended her hand over the table and took the business card of Margot Murray of Primerica Financial Services. The approach was simple.
Cascade Living to manage Monaco Ridge
RENO — Cascade Living Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a management consulting agreement with Monaco Ridge, an assisted living community in Reno. Monaco Ridge is a 40-unit community owned by Renown Health and located on Renown’s south Reno health care campus. Cascade Living Group opened the Cascades of the Sierra in Spanish Springs. Cascades of the Sierra is an upscale, 240-unit continuing care community, offering independent ret...
EDAWN names business development manager
RENO — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has named Paul Kinne as business development manager for retention and expansion. In his position, Kinne will manage local company relationships to promote expansion and job growth as well as seek new opportunities with existing businesses in the Reno-Tahoe area. Additionally, he will assist in the retention of companies that might be courted by other states and communities to...
New health care tools, benefits now available for small busi...
Dear Small Business Owner, For decades, access to affordable health insurance has been the No. 1 concern of small business owners. To help you address that concern and provide quality, affordable coverage for your employees, the Affordable Care Act gives you a number of new tools and benefits. The most immediate benefit you should know about is the tax credit to help you pay for up to 35 percent of your employee premiums starting this tax year...
Business assistance workshop scheduled
RENO — The Nevada State Contractors Board Business Assistance Program, established to provide guidance with the license application process, is accepting reservations for a free workshop on Thursday at the Reno board office, 9670 Gateway Drive, suite 100. Applicants for a contractor’s license can receive information to complete the application process quickly and accurately. In additional to the workshop, applicants — upon completion of their ...
RSCVA hires executive director of marketing
RENO — The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) announced June 25 that Reno native Jennifer Cunningham accepted the executive director of marketing position for the agency. The position is responsible for developing and coordinating the communications, public information, website, creative and all marketing aspects of the RSCVA, as well as special events. Cunningham’s first day on the job is July 9. “Cunningham has extensive e...
Adult day care helps keep seniors active
More to Life Adult Day Care Center opened on Prater Way near Vista Boulevard on Wednesday. The center is the first of its kind in Sparks and provides care for mainly older adults who need supervision during the daytime hours.
Western Jet announces new maintenance facility in Reno
Western Jet Aviation of Van Nuys, Calif., a heavy maintenance center for Gulfstream corporate jets, will be opening a new operation in Reno in the fourth quarter of 2010. It will start its Reno operation with about 10 new jobs but reports that that number could grow to 20.