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Local dry cleaner earns industry honor
LAUREL, Md. — Mark Bonnenfant of Peerless Dry Cleaners in Reno has earned the title Certified Professional Drycleaner as a result of meeting established qualifications for the title and successfully passing a standard examination pertaining to the understanding of dry cleaning operating procedures, standards and safe equipment operations. By achieving this designation, Bonnenfant is entitled to use the professional designation “CPD” through 20...
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Chambers, EDAWN moving forward with merger
RENO — As announced March 16, three established business organizations will, over the next year, combine their efforts for the overall benefit of their members and the community. The Reno Sparks and Northern Nevada chambers are now publicizing one another’s events and inviting EDAWN members to participate. All three organizations are working on future joint events. Members of one are already attending those activities of the other groups. If t...
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That’s How He Rolls
Sparks-based company promotes motorcycle safety with inflatable jackets and vests
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Renown hospitals rated best in quality
RENO — Renown South Meadows Medical Center and Renown Regional Medical Center are now ranked, in that order, as the top two performing private acute care hospitals in the region by HealthInsight magazine. HealthInsight publishes rankings based on patient results in four medical areas, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.   Top rankings mean medical professionals working at Renown South Meadows and Renown Regional...
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LJM Energy Corp. appoints new director
RENO — LJM Energy Corp. has appointed Herold Ribsskog to its board of directors. Ribsskog has more than 25 years experience in the oil and gas industry working with several of the world’s leading industry players, such as Shell, Mobil, Amoco and Talisman Energy, where he has undertaken project planning, development and management on large oil and gas developments in the Norwegian North Sea. Ribbskog has a B.Sc. degree in Cybernetics Engineerin...
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Kitchen for Hire
One World Kitchen offers local chefs a start in the food world
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Survey says: Business confidence on mend
Optimism rising in Sparks industrial business market
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CA business brings operation to northern Nev.
SPARKS — TnB Enterprises, Inc., a full-service contract manufacturer of precision sheet metal, machining, assembly, silk screening and powder-coating, is opening a manufacturing facility in Sparks that will employ about 45 employees when fully staffed. TnB Enterprises also has its own product line, Strong Case, featuring all-aluminum cases for the law enforcement, high-tech and hunting and shooting industries. The company moved its headquarter...
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Chambers announce 2011 Healthcare Forum
RENO — The Reno Sparks and Northern Nevada chambers of commerce will be holding their 2011 Healthcare Forum, “Navigating the Healthcare System: A Business Overview,” including an awards ceremony celebrating the Healthiest Place to Work in the Greater Reno-Tahoe region, from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 12 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in the Grand Ballroom.    “Often times we are reading that Nevada is at the bottom of the list when it comes ...
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Granite named Constructor of the Year
SACRAMENTO — Granite Construction Company announced recently that the company has been awarded Constructor of the Year in the category of Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job – Heavy Engineering by the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) for a rehabilitation project at the Interstate 80 Truckee River Bridge near Floriston, Calif. to the Nevada state line. “There are a lot of large complicated heavy engineering projects compe...
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B&B marks 136 years in V.C.
VIRGINIA CITY — The B Street House Bed and Breakfast in historic Virginia City is celebrating 136 years with a new distinction: the National Register of Historic Places.  Businessman and local politician Henry Piper built the home in 1875 after the “great fire” destroyed his smaller home on the same lot. Piper came to Virginia City in 1860 and offered liquor and entertainment to local miners in the Piper brothers’ saloon. He served in local po...
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New SBA mobile app
WASHINGTON — Smartphone users interested in starting or growing a small business can now find helpful resources at their fingertips via a new mobile application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “Increasingly, smartphones are the vehicle through which Americans access information,” SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills said in a press release. “This is certainly true of many entrepreneurs and small-business owners and this new appl...
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Northern Nev. company earns safety honor
RENO — The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the Nevada Division of Industrial Relations has recognized ADI for its successful completion of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).  The no-cost SHARP program is designed to help employers to develop and implement effective safety and health programs. SHARP helps businesses improve their return on investment, be in compliance with Occupational Safety and ...
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Deconstruction Industry
What the closing of a local construction business says about the area’s economic decline
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Sizing up business
Former state representatives discuss how the Legislature impacts future development
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Business in Brief
Business briefs for the week of May 20 through May 26.
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NNMC named Best Place to Work finalist
RENO — For the second year in a row, employees ranked Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) among the 2011 Best Places to Work in Reno-Tahoe region. NNMC was named one of seven finalists in the Large Company category (151-700 employees) in the Quantum Workplace annual Greater Reno-Tahoe Best Places to Work. NNMC was the only hospital in any category to earn this recognition. Companies earn nomination through an anonymous, online survey that th...
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