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Visitor center to open at Reno eNVy
RENO — The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority will open a new visitor center at the Reno eNVy retail store in downtown Reno today. The Reno Tahoe Visitor Center is a collaboration between the RSCVA, the city of Reno and Reno eNVy, whose owner, Scott Dunseath, saw an opportunity to get more tourists excited about Reno Tahoe USA. “After the city of Reno allowed us to move Reno eNVy’s location to Sierra Street, I immediately noticed an...
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Arboretum to hold annual plant sale
RENO — For more than 20 years, local gardeners have looked forward to the annual plant sale at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum sponsored by the May Arboretum Society. This year’s sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on June 2 at the Arboretum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Plant shoppers are advised to arrive early for best selection. The plants typically sell out well before noon. The sale features a large variety of native and ornamental pl...
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Growing your business through HUBZone certification
MINDEN ­— Small Business Administration (SBA) certifications help small businesses limit their competition when bidding on federal contracts. Businesses in Douglas County are now newly eligible to apply for HUBZone certification. A free workshop on June 4 will explain the program, eligibility and how to apply for certification. Experts are presenting and will be available for follow-up assistance. Federal government contracting can be a signif...
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Nevada gambling revenue down 10.8 percent
2011 March report could have been exaggerated due to a large convention
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Charges stand in hep C case against former doctor
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prominent former Las Vegas physician and state medical board member who operated clinics where health officials say patients became infected with hepatitis C in 2007 will face all 28 felony charges filed against him almost two years ago, a state court judge decided Thursday. Having lost a nearly two-year battle to show he is physically and mentally unfit for trial, Dipak Desai sat impassively in the courtroom while Clark Cou...
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Smith joins SWAG/Blue Moon as sales rep
RENO — SWAG/Blue Moon, a locally owned and operated printing, Web development and promotional items supplier, has announced Kali Smith has joined the company as a local sales representative. Smith has more than nine years of sales and marketing experience. Smith joined the SWAG/Blue Moon in April and brings a diverse background to the organization, including sales and marketing experience gained while working at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casin...
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ABWA chapter meetings in May
RENO — Gloria Chua, business service representative for Nevada Job Connect, will be the speaker at the Washoe Zephyrs Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) networking meeting on May 15 at the Claim Jumper Restaurant at 4905 S. Virginia St. Nevada Job Connect centers are located throughout Nevada to assist job seekers and businesses with personalized attention and services that include job listings, resume preparation, job...
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Sandoval to lead trade mission to China, South Korea
LAS VEGAS — Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Wednesday that he will lead a trade mission in September to China and South Korea. It will include representatives of Nevada businesses. “The September trade mission to China and South Korea is expected to accelerate Nevada’s economic development and diversification efforts by growing the market for our state’s exports, while attracting investment in Nevada’s promising target industries,” Sandoval said...
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Report details broadband’s effect on NV economy
CARSON CITY — On Thursday, Connect Nevada released a comprehensive report detailing the key role broadband plays in business performance and the implications for a continuing economic recovery. Online sales in Nevada account for approximately $2.7 billion in annual sales revenue, including approximately $1.3 billion for businesses owned by women or minorities The report is based on a scientific survey of 804 businesses in Nevada. “Broadband is...
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SBA seeks applications from Investment Fund Managers
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is inviting experienced early stage investment fund managers to apply for licensing as Early Stage Innovation Funds as part of SBA’s Small Business Investment Company capital investment program. Licensed Early Stage Innovation Funds can receive SBA-guaranteed funding to match their privately raised capital up to a maximum of $50 million.  Early Stage Innovation Funds must invest at leas...
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Luncheon to discuss ‘The Power of 2’
RENO — The Chamber will host Cheri Hill, presenting “The Power of 2,” at the next Leads Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 17 at the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Pavilion E. In business and in life, high-touch relationships are built by touching the hearts of the people you know and meet and your efforts to truly help them. Success in today’s world, depends largely on your ability to meet, understand, be concerned about, get along with and be of service to ...
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Mutual of Omaha Bank appoints area market president
RENO — Mutual of Omaha Bank has appointed Kevin P. Sullivan as market president for Reno and Carson City. Based out of the bank’s location at 6275 Neil Road in Reno, Sullivan will lead the strategic growth and management of Mutual of Omaha Bank’s operations in northern Nevada, including three community bank locations that offer full-service banking to individuals and businesses. A third-generation native of Reno, Sullivan brings 26 years of ba...
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Stronger Economies Together team to meet next week
MINDEN — The Stronger Economies Together (SET) Regional Team will meet in Minden on Tuesday and Wednesday to continue its work toward a regional strategic plan for an eight-county area of western Nevada. The team will be reviewing economic data on assets in the region, learn about population changes in the region and begin focusing on ways to target industry clusters based on the infrastructure and assets available. The SET strategic planning ...
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5 ways to balance college and retirement savings
CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine if retirement were financed by scholarships, grants and loans. You could qualify for a substantial aid package to pay for your senior years. Your stellar job “grades” and career achievements would be rewarded with significant merit aid. Alas, no such aid exists. Paying for retirement is an expensive obligation that you have to handle on your own. The one similarity with college is you likely will need to set aside money ...
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Speaker to address area’s strengths, weaknesses
RENO — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) will welcome global corporate relocation strategist Dennis Donovan to share his impressions on the business strengths and weaknesses of the greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe region, as well as corporate site selection trends, at a breakfast event from 7 to 9 a.m. on May 15  at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in the Tuscany Ball...
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Poll: Nev. small biz wants government to support renewable e...
Small business owners in Nevada support government investments in clean energy and believe such investments have an important role in creating jobs and boosting the economy, according to opinion polling of small business owners Nevada and in five other states released Wednesday by Small Business Majority. The poll, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, found that 60 percent of Nevada small business owners agree government has a role ...
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Local senior care business owner honored
RENO — Nevada business owners Tracy and Allan Ward will be honored for outstanding business performance this week at the Home Instead Senior Care network’s annual international meeting held in Omaha, Neb. The Home Instead Senior Care network is the world’s leading provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship to older adults with offices worldwide including the Reno area. “I am pleased to be honored for serving this area’s older adult...
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RSAR to hold annual EdExpo Education and Tradeshow Event
RENO – The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors (RSAR) is hosting its ninth annual EdExpo Real Estate Education and Tradeshow Event from May 16 to 18 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. The event will feature continuing education courses taught by renowned instructors featuring current, relevant real estate topics. EdExpo provides attendees with the opportunity to satisfy the full 24 hours of continuing education licensing renewal requirement ...
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Nevada State Bank reports $6.9M in 1Q
LAS VEGAS ­— Nevada State Bank reported net earnings of $6.9 million for the quarter ended March 31. Lower credit costs and improving loan quality continued to drive the earnings improvements. First quarter 2012 highlights include: • Net income of $6.9 million for the first quarter, compared to net income of $4.2 million for the first quarter 2011 • Continued improvement in asset quality trends, including a year-over-year decrease of 46 percen...
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NCET to host ‘The Business of Baseball’
RENO — Join the Nevada 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.” The event then moves to reserved seats in the stadium as the Aces take on the New Orleans Zephyrs. The mixer ...
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