program gives 14 companies grants
RENO — Last year, 14 Nevada companies received grants through the Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, federally funded programs that support companies pursuing innovative technologies.
However, those involved in economic development in the state believe that more Nevada companies can successfully compete for these grants that can provide companies with more than $1 million to develop cutting-edg...
RENO — New BBB-accredited businesses with the Better Business Bureau serving northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin include:
• Anik’s Books (South Lake Tahoe)
• Architects +, LLC (Reno)
• Basic Dental Care (Reno)
• Brown Bear, Inc. (Truckee)
• DonUp, LLC (Reno)
• Eldorado Tools (Reno)
• Greenbrae Trophy Center (Sparks)
• H & H Landscape, LLC (Reno)
• Law Office of J. Robert Parke (Reno)
• Law Offices of Routsis Hardy-Cooper (Reno)
Workshop addresses demographics, economics in Western Nevada
CARSON CITY — The Stronger Economies Together Regional Planning Team met in Minden on May 8 and 9 to focus on demographics and economic data for an eight-county region. Nearly 60 participants attended the workshop, which is part of a 10-month training and strategic planning process for the Western Nevada Development District.
University of Nevada Center for Economic Development Director Tom Harris said Nevada is second only to Florida for the...
Glenn Group hires digital designer
RENO — The Glenn Group has hired Scott Patterson as the senior digital designer/project manager for the Nevada-based advertising, interactive and public relations agency. Patterson brings more than eight years of professional experience in website and interactive design, usability, web strategy and project management. He specializes in identifying and solving website design and usability challenges, implementing best practices and has been re...
Dickson Realty touts new
RENO — Dickson Realty has launched its new website, www.dicksonrealty.com, which it calls “the most advanced and robust real estate site in the region.” Also released is a mobile application for iPad, iPhone and iPod and the Android Market (now Google Play). The new website will allow the public to browse listings and find housing information typically reserved only for licensed Realtors. These features, along with a robust text-based search ...
The Chamber’s Leadership class to
remodel Sparks Senior Center
RENO — Leadership Reno Sparks (LRS) class of 2012 announces its annual class project: to provide physical improvements to the Sparks Senior Citizens Center (SSCC), located at 97 Richards Way in Sparks.
The center serves more than 20,000 senior citizens annually, yet has seen little to no improvements since 1992. LRS class of 2012 plans renovations to the SSCC including fencing in a community garden, fresh paint, new carpet, artwork and photog...
Business of baseball with NCET
RENO — Join Nevada’s 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.” Then the group will move to reserved seats in the stadium as the Aces take on the New Orleans Zephyrs.
Small Business week events free via web
WASHINGTON — National Small Business Week events in Washington, D.C., start on Sunday, with the first of several forums/town halls that are open to anyone who wishes to attend, either in person or via a live online webcast.
The free sessions include:
• A town hall with SBA Administrator Karen Mills on why small businesses are good for the long-term health of any economy.
• A social media forum on best practices for putting new media tools to ...
Cornerstone to host retirement forum
RENO — Cornerstone Retirement Group will host its first Redefining Retirement Forum to educate pre-retirees and retirees on how to properly plan for retirement. The northern-Nevada based full-service financial planning firm has partnered with Woodburn and Wedge, the Bosma Group to bring together a panel of local industry experts to discuss the most commonly ignored factors when planning for retirement. The expo will take place from 3:30 to 5:...
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 a...
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 p...
Growing your business through HUBZone
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 signi...
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 Co...
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...
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, jo...
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 sai...