BBB warns about
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning area contractors about a phony fax from the U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office. BBB is advising businesses to not respond to the fax request for bank account information.
A northern Nevada contractor received the fax this week but was savvy enough to not fall prey to the scam.
The faxed letter implies any procurement decisions cannot be made until the company provides authorization ...
welcomes new Vice President
RENO — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced Wednesday that local executive Nancy McCormick has been selected as the new vice president for business retention, expansion and workforce. McCormick begins in her new position on April 9.
McCormick, who moved to Reno in 1999, spent her 32-year career prior to joining the EDAWN team with AT&T and associated companies, holding numerous sales, service and leadership...
Lewis and Roca associate named
chairman of American Lung As...
RENO — Darren Lemieux, a senior associate at law firm Lewis and Roca, was appointed chairman of the American Lung Association board of directors in February 2012. He has been on the board since 2007.
Lemieux practices in the firm’s litigation group, focusing on complex commercial litigation and administrative law helping a broad range of businesses pursue, defend and resolve disputes involving contracts, torts, ordinances, statues and regulat...
Moana Nursery launches new indoor plant business
SPARKS — Locally based Moana Nursery has ventured indoors and now is offering services to complement the Greenhouse at Moana. The launch of Moana’s new Interior Plant Services business featuring design, clean-air plants, maintenance and a host of other helpful activities will be led by one of the area’s most experienced indoor plant specialists, Vicky Ross.
Ross has 23 years of indoor plant and interior design experience, including 17 years ...
UNR joins NASA, Intel, Google for
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering, rated among the best engineering colleges in the country, was part of an inaugural celebration of the White House’s “Stay With It” campaign to graduate 10,000 more engineering students each year nationwide. The event Thursday was a “Facebook Live” viewing broadcast from Georgia Institute of Technology to top universities around the country.
About 100 engineering students attended t...
PR expert to speak at ABWA lunch
RENO — This month’s American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Reno Tahoe Express Network luncheon will be held March 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Abbi Whitaker of the Abbi Agency will be speaking on the benefits of a strong public engagement campaign focused on public relations, social media and content marketing. Immediately after the luncheon meeting is March Membership Madness from 1 to 2.pm.
The meeting takes place at the Atlantis Ca...
Regulators will vote on LC
casino in July
BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Gaming Control Board will vote in July on whether Ameristar Casinos Inc. can acquire a riverboat casino resort project under development in Lake Charles.
Ameristar has agreed to buy the uncompleted project from Creative Casinos of Louisiana LLC for $32.5 million. On Thursday, the board approved Ameristar’s proposal to raise the project’s minimum investment from $400 million to $500 million.
Since Las Vegas-bas...
KPS|3 acquires Fuze LLC, MessageCenter
RENO — Local marketing agency KPS|3 announced Wednesday that it has acquired Fuze LLC, a national digital marketing firm based in northern Nevada.
The acquisition includes Fuze’s proprietary content management system (CMS), its email marketing system called MessageCenter, its website hosting services and Fuze’s website development team. The acquisition will allow KPS|3 to expand its digital services to existing and future clients. KPS|3 will ...
corporate HQ at Tahoe-Reno Industrial ...
RENO — California-based executives Jason Weiss and Joe McCaslin have acquired Lambertson Industries, Inc., located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in Storey County, creating their corporate headquarters in greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe.
Weiss, a former owner of a major California-based steel company and McCaslin announced plans Thursday at the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino during a press conference hosted by the Economic Development...
Rural Roundup to showcase growing local
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Commission on Tourism announced Thursday that Jim Gilmore, acclaimed author of “The Experience Economy and Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want,” will headline the Rural Roundup, April 18-20, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village.
Gilmore, whose book was recognized by Time magazine as one of the “ten ideas that are changing the world,” asserts that consumers want authentic produ...
promoted to VP of casino ops at Grand Sierra Resort
RENO — The Grand Sierra Resort has promoted casino operations veteran Tom Flaherty to vice president of casino operations. Flaherty previously served for nearly four years as executive director of casino marketing at the property.
His 29-year career has been spent working in the local casino industry on both the casino marketing and operations side of the business. His recent experience has been in developing, executing and managing casino ev...
Lewis and Roca expands gaming practice
RENO — Lewis and Roca LLP announced that Michael G. Alonso has joined the firm’s Reno office as a partner in the gaming practice group.
“Michael is a welcomed and important addition to our Nevada team of gaming lawyers,” said Anthony Cabot, leader of Lewis and Roca’s gaming practice. “His experience, integrity and reputation before the Nevada gaming regulators helps fulfill our commitment to offer the highest quality legal services to gaming ...
Government contracting for women at a workshop
RENO — Explore the benefits and “how-to” of government contracting for women at a workshop on March 15 sponsored by the Nevada Small Business Development Center. Take advantage of the goal of 5 percent of federal contracts to be set aside for women-owned small businesses.
At this workshop, you will:
• Find out if your business is eligible.
• Hear tips from a successful woman business owner and government contractor.
• Talk with a contracting ...
Nevada State Bank honored for banking excellence
LAS VEGAS — Nevada State Bank and its parent company, Zions Bancorporation, were recognized in a survey conducted by Greenwich Associates for excellence among the nation’s top banks for both small business and middle market banking. The 13 awards include 10 national awards and three regional awards.
The Greenwich survey is conducted with more than 14,000 small businesses across the United States (companies with annual sales between $1 millio...
imortgage.com gets new digs
RENO — imortgage.com, Inc., an Arizona-based private mortgage banking company, has relocated its branch in Reno.
After opening their doors in December 2012 on Redfield Parkway, the imortgage Reno branch office has moved into their permanent home located at 6005 Plumas St., suite 100. Sue Barry, branch manager, and her team have settled in and are ready to offer customers the full imortgage service.
“From the time that we opened our doors in 1...
Saleswoman of the Year award
RENO — Professional Saleswomen of Nevada (PSN) will hold their 25th Annual Saleswoman of the Year Awards Dinner and Fundraiser on May 25 at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino. There will be over $10,000 of donations offered for this year’s live and silent auctions, which will benefit The Women and Children of the Sierra. WACCS provides education, job training, resources and support to help women escape or avoid poverty and provide a better life ...
Bernanke notes economy better than expected
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Wednesday that the economy has performed better in recent months than the Federal Reserve had expected. If the trend continues, he said the Fed might have to reassess its outlook for a slow recovery.
Investors appeared to take Bernanke’s more optimistic words as a signal that the Fed is less likely to adopt further steps to boost growth. It could also mean that the Fed could back off its ...