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SBA opens temporary refinancing program
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Small-business owners with eligible commercial real estate mortgages maturing after Dec. 31, 2012, will be able to secure more stable, long-term financing through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s temporary 504 refinancing program as a result of a change that will be published in The Federal Register. In February, the SBA implemented the program. The SBA change will lift the date limitation and will allow more small b...
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Survey measures military reserve impact on workforce
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Department of Defense’s (DOD) national survey of America’s employers has reached its mid-point and the DOD is urging more participants to make their voices heard. The Department of Defense national survey of employers is designed to gain insight into the benefits and challenges of employing members of the National Guard and Reserve by allowing civilian employers to share their experiences. The DOD is asking all employers w...
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Finding a Healthy Cost
Local employers consider uniting to reduce health care expenses
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Free truck driving courses
RENO — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will begin offering a free commercial truck driver training program to help provide highway and construction jobs to minorities, women and disadvantaged job seekers. Prequalification certifications are being accepted now for the program’s seven-week courses, which are taught by Horizon Truck School to provide training to drive commercial trucks and construction equipment. All needed endorse...
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Made in Nevada celebrates new nonprofit status
CARSON CITY— Nevada’s oldest continuous marketing initiative, Made in Nevada, has received approval from the IRS of its application for nonprofit status.  “The IRS determination is a significant milestone for Made in Nevada,” said Lynette Castillo, vice president and membership director. “Simply put, it provides members and corporate sponsors with the assurance that their contributions and finances are under careful stewardship.” The IRS’ desi...
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Program helps women-owned businesses gain contracts
CARSON CITY — Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, chair of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development (NCED), recently announced the agency has been able to increase services to women-owned small businesses (WOSB) through a newly enacted U.S. Small Business Administration program. The new Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program allows WOSBs and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs) to compete for federal ...
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Business in Brief
BBB announces 2011 board of directors RENO — Rob McMullen of RPM Automotive, Inc. has been named chairman of the board for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe basin. Other officers include Vice Chair Scott Gescheider of Moana Nursery, Treasurer Robert Verbrick of Heritage Bank of Nevada, Secretary Tim Johnston of the BBB and Immediate Past Chair Gilbert Grieve of Concours Body Shop. The following directo...
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‘Bosma on Business’
Local CPA takes to the radio airwaves Saturday
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Sec. of state data indicates job stabilization
CARSON CITY — While anecdotal reports and selected economic indicators suggest economic conditions might be improving, the latest data sourced to the Nevada secretary of state’s office confirms the worst of the declines are in the rear view mirror and potential for future expansion could be on the horizon. A new study conducted by Applied Analysis, a Nevada-based research firm, identified new business entity filings as a leading indicator of f...
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Target2010 review and action plan
RENO — How has the Target2010 economic development plan introduced four years ago progressed toward the goals set forth by the community-based business, educational and government group that spearheaded the effort? Residents and business owners will hear what’s worked, what’s changed and begin the development of a new action plan to re-build and diversify the Greater Reno-Tahoe economy at the Beyond Target2010 economic forum, scheduled for Mar...
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New BBB-accredited businesses
RENO – New accredited businesses with the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin include: • Absolute Music (Reno) • Accurate Painting & Staining (Truckee, Calif.) • Carrington College (Reno) • Consign Furniture Reno (Reno) • D & M Public Services of Nevada (Sparks) • Law Office of Thomas L. Qualls, Ltd. (Reno) • Nevada Tech Service (Sun Valley) • OMED of Nevada (Reno) • SPE Painting (Truckee, Calif.) • Stiglich...
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Funds for Nev. job training in danger
Funding for job training programs in Nevada would be zeroed-out for the coming program year by a U.S. House of Representatives spending bill passed in February, possibly resulting in program eliminations and even staff layoffs, according to a report from the National Association of Workforce Boards and echoed by state employment officials.
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SBA disaster recovery assistance
Earthquakes, floods, fires, tornadoes and other disasters have pounded the country in the last few years. If a disaster is experienced in Nevada, how would the SBA determine which businesses would be eligible to apply for disaster loans?
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Local Addy Awards given
R&R Partners, an integrated marketing communications firm, won 17 ADDY Awards on March 4 from the 2011 ADDY Awards Ceremony, conducted by the American Advertising Association — Reno.
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Study: Underemployed increasing and overlooked
While unemployment has been a frequent topic of discussion during the recession, underemployment and its effects have not, even though the number of underemployed workers also has increased.
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Networking group partners with students
Effective networking is a learned skill and one of the most important elements in creating success and business growth. To introduce these valuable abilities to students and support local job growth, eWomenNetwork and Sage International, Inc. have partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno’s chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, a national business fraternity, to present Build Your Network for Success. The event takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on M...
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Treatise on Nev. corporate law
LAS VEGAS — Lionel Sawyer & Collins law firm has released “Bishop and Zucker on Nevada Corporations and Limited Liability Companies,” the only reference book of its kind. Authored by Keith Bishop in 1993 as Nevada Law of Corporations and Business Organizations, the book was last updated in 1998. Now, with the combined efforts of Lionel Sawyer & Collins and Bishop, this treatise has been updated to reflect the substantial changes that the Nevad...
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SBA announces grant to support job creation
LAS VEGAS — Small businesses in Nevada will soon have greater access to critical resources to help them start or grow their businesses and create jobs, thanks to a $325,000 grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC). The funding was provided under a key provision of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 signed by President Barack Obama last September, which provided $50 million in g...
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Closing more business without selling
RENO — Sandra and Kym Yancey, founders of the organization that has grown to become North America’s leading resource for women in business, will speak at the next eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter event from 5 to 9 p.m. on March 16 at the Silver Legacy Convention Center, 407 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Their presentation, “Closing More Business Without Selling,” will answer a question facing many entrepreneurs, such as what could be prevent...
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