Dickson Realty announces
RENO — Dickson Realty has announced that Eagle Home Mortgage, a full-service mortgage banker with an office in Reno, has become the firm’s preferred lender for Dickson clients. Known for their exceptional service, Eagle Home Mortgage will provide Dickson’s clients with conventional and jumbo loans, fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) loan products, Rural Housing/USDA loans, reno...
Paul Davis Emergency Services opens for business
RENO — Paul Davis Emergency Services of Reno Tahoe has opened for business serving customers in the Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Lake Tahoe. The office is located at 598 W. Plumb Lane in Reno.
Paul Davis Emergency Services specializes in rapid-response mitigation services, including water and fire damage restoration, mold removal, smoke damage, board-ups and trauma cleanup. The company provides services 24 hours a day and guarantees to respo...
Construction employment remains below peak levels
WASHINGTON — Construction employment remains below peak levels in 329 out of 337 metro areas, according to a new analysis released this week by the Associated General Contractors of America. Given the continued weakness in construction employment, the association urged Congress to pass infrastructure measures, including legislation to fund highway, transit and aviation construction work.
“What makes these job losses even more frustrating is t...
welcomes 16 new members to 2012 Board of Trustees
RENO — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has announced its board of trustees for 2012.
This year, EDAWN welcomes 16 new members to the board, which is comprised of private investors and industry experts that will serve a two-year term. The board will also include volunteer community leaders and elected officials.
The transition from EDAWN’s two governing bodies, the board of trustees and the EDC, to a single board...
Dow flirts with 13,000 again but can’t make it
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average made another run at 13,000 but couldn’t quite get there.
Stocks recovered from an early loss Thursday and pushed the Dow within four points of the milestone. Investors were encouraged by more good news on U.S. jobs, but gains were limited by poor results from retailers such as Safeway and Kohl’s.
The Dow finished up 46.02 points at 12,984.69. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 5.80 points to...
technology and entrepreneurial n...
RENO — Join NCET on March 14 for a tour of the Bosma Business Center, Reno’s first business hub designed with a focus on collaboration between consultants that create value for the business clients they serve.
Join 2010 RGJ entrepreneur of the year Mike Bosma as he presents “Proximity Creates Opportunity” and explains the unique shared-office concept. The tour will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for NCET members and $25 for non...
Henderson real estate agent honored
HENDERSON — EXIT Realty Corp. International recently released its Top 100 Agents for 2011 and Trish Nash of Henderson’s EXIT Realty Unlimited topped both the Gross Closed Commissions Earned and Closed Transaction Sides categories. Nash was also recognized with the company’s “iron man” award, the Tri-Real-A-Thon, which honors outstanding achievement in listings, production and sponsoring.
“Our Top 100 list represents the best of the best and ...
United Way offers discounts on prescription drugs
RENO — To help individuals with the costs of prescription drugs, United Way of Northern Nevada and Sierra (UWNNS) is offering community members the FamilyWize prescription drug discount card. The card could lower the cost of prescription drugs by an average of 20 to 35 percent. UWNNS is providing these cards free-of-charge to any interested individual in the community. Since UWNNS began offering the FamilyWize cards in 2008, more than $ milli...
No Simple Solution
Obama looks to simplify the tax code with 2013 budget proposal, but will it work? Local business experts weigh in
McDonald’s honors local manager
SPARKS — Sparks is home to one of the nation’s top McDonald’s restaurant managers. Chris McCafferty recently received the Ray Kroc Award, an annual recognition of the top performing McDonald’s restaurant managers in the country. Named after the founder of the McDonald’s Corporation, the award was established 13 years ago to honor hardworking restaurant managers who make Kroc’s vision of excellence come to life in restaurants and for customers ...
New chamber is just for local businesses
RENO — The Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-Op & Green Business Chamber of Commerce is one of the first in the country to build a business directory offering a free listing to all locally owned businesses. More than 1,600 local businesses are listed and that continues to grow daily. The Local Business Co-Op was created to promote local business-to-business sales, and to educate consumers on how choosing local first when making purchases creates j...
Glenn Group receives ad awards
RENO — The Glenn Group, a Nevada-based advertising and public relations agency, took home two trophies and 20 merits from the Transworld Advertising Agency Association Network’s International Advertising Titan Awards. Out of a field of 381 entries, 74 merits and 10 trophies were awarded.
Among the trophy award winners was The Glenn Group’s Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood TV spot and the agency’s Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop “Marry A Bobbie” event....
Tragash joins RTO Foundation
RENO — Michael Tragash has joined the staff at the Reno-Tahoe Open as special events manager.
In his role, Tragash plans and executes all special events related to the PGA Tour event, such as parties, Renegades networking events and charity events, including the return of Birdies & Brushes, set to take place March 21 featuring artist Michael Israel.
Tragash has a background in marketing and special events, most recently as co-creator of Reno ...
The Chamber welcomes 40 new members
RENO — The Chamber announces 40 new members.
• Amy’s Hotdogs
• Arthur Murray Dance Studio
• Bully’s Corporate Office
• Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill, Inc. (N. Carson St.)
• CFA, Inc.
• Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
• Digital Solid State Propulsion, LLC
• Discount Tire Co. (Big Fish Dr., Sparks and So. Carson St., Carson City)
• Edward Jones Investments
• Elucidate, Inc.
• Esteem Medical Spa & Salon
• Farmers Insurance ...
WIN announces 2012 board of directors
RENO — Western Industrial Nevada (WIN) recently named its 2012 board of directors. The northern Nevada organization is made up of local business and community leaders that serve to bring knowledge, possibilities and change within our community.
The new board officers are: President Nancy McCormick, AT&T; President Elect Phyllis Freyer, Renown Health; VP of Membership Michael Moreno, Regional Transportation Commission; VP of Programs Darrell P...
NOW Foods to complete new
manufacturing facility this year
SPARKS — NOW Foods, an international manufacturer and distributor of health food and nutritional supplements, announced Thursday an accelerated completion date for the second phase of its new 130,000-square-foot West Coast distribution and manufacturing facility in Sparks.
With the accelerated timeline for the manufacturing operation, NOW Foods also announced that it will begin hiring for the newly created manufacturing, management and chemis...
Eldorado employee is Technologist of the Year
RENO — Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, an independent award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist Nevadans start and grow their businesses, has awarded Chad Hallert with the Technologist of the Year designation for 2012.
Hallert has been director of e-commerce and Internet marketing for the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport for more than a decade. H...
Muckel Anderson CPA promotions
RENO — Muckel Anderson CPAs, a full-service tax, audit and financial services firm, has promoted Rachael Austin, CPA and certified fraud examiner, to senior manager and Alexis Thayer, CPA, to senior associate.
Austin joined the firm in 2003 and was previously a manager. In her new role, Austin will direct Muckel Anderson’s audit department.
Austin earned her bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno....