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VETS2011 event to held in Reno
RENO — The Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS2011) will be held June 27 through 30 in Reno. The VETS2011 Award Luncheon on June 28, hosted by the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC), recognizes Champions of Veterans Enterprise, federal agencies and prime contractors that met or exceeded the 3 percent goal of providing opportunities to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Additionally, organizations that hav...
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New business expansion predicted
CARSON CITY — With mixed reports about the strength of the economic recovery in Nevada coming from a variety of sources, the latest statistics sourced to the Nevada secretary of state’s (SOS)office show two consecutive quarters of significant growth in new business entity filings, suggesting new investments might be leading to business expansion. As reported in the “Quarterly Economic & Business Activity Report” prepared by Applied Analysis, a...
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Assembly acts to reform state contracting
CARSON CITY—The Nevada Assembly recently passed AB 240, sponsored by Ways and Means Committee Chair Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, increasing transparency and accountability in state contracting.  “In these times of economic and budgetary challenges, it is more critical than ever that we take every step possible to use taxpayer revenue effectively, save money and improve state services,” Smith said. “Bringing state contracting out into the open for a...
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12th annual Business Forum
SPARKS — The Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo will host the 12th annual Business Forum on May 18 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. The event’s luncheon panel will review Nevada’s current economic growth, review some of the latest policies from the state Legislature and include past and current legislators, such as Sen. Randolph Townsend, Sen. Mark Amodei and Assemblyman Bernie Anderson. Attendees are invited to participate in a Q&A ...
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Walker named ABWA top 10 candidate
RENO — The Washoe Zephyrs Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) has named Pam Walker its candidate for the national Top 10 Business Women of ABWA for her professional achievements and contributions to the chapter goals and activities.  She will be honored at the ABWA National Leadership Conference in Irving, Texas, in September. Walker, who has been a member of ABWA since 1989, began her career with Nevada Bell as an oper...
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‘America’s Educator’ to headline WIN lecture dinner
RENO — Ron Clark, founder of the Ron Clark Academy, Disney’s Teacher of the Year and bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker during the 25th Annual WIN Lecture Series Dinner on May 20. Clark is known for his success in education and his classes have been honored at the White House on three separate occasions. The WIN Lecture Series Dinner is one of the region’s foremost business networking events and features the presentation of schola...
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Leaders honor new binary geothermal technology
BEOWAWE — On April 20, governmental and business leaders joined Terra-Gen Power and TAS Energy to celebrate an innovative new binary geothermal technology. The open house celebrated a new binary technology facility developed with the support of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) stimulus grant, which will generate renewable energy from waste heat in geothermal brine. Terra-Gen contracted with TAS Energy to create the pioneering new organic rank...
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In With the Old
2009 tax increases could hang around for two more years
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A Taxing Idea
Proposed corporate income tax highlights political differences
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SBA hosts webinar on post-disaster leadership
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the chaos following a disaster, impaired judgment can lead to poor decisions. Those lapses of confidence can impact the ability of business owners to successfully manage the recovery process. How then does a business owner take positive steps to ensure that his or her business remains resilient through a disaster that could destroy the company? Join Agility Recovery Solutions and the U.S. Small Business Administration fro...
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Nevada State Bank launches private banking
RENO — After a successful 2008 launch in southern Nevada, The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank has expanded to northern Nevada to meet the unique financial needs of high net worth individuals. The bank has named Paula Cobb as vice president/senior private bank officer of the new division. Nevada State Bank remains focused on relationships with its clients, learning their needs and becoming a trusted advisor as they grow and succeed. The Priva...
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Retired general to speak at WIN breakfast
RENO — John P. Abizaid, a retired army general and the longest-serving commander of the United States Central Command, will present “Strategic Changes in the Middle East” at this month’s WIN Breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. on April 22 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Abizaid is considered to be an expert in Middle Eastern affairs. During his 34 years of active service for the United States Army, Abizaid rose from the infantry platoon to four-s...
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Business plan competition finalists named
RENO — Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) has announced its six graduate and six undergraduate finalists for the seventh annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition, as well as its six finalists for the Lt. Governor’s Award. Finalists include teams from the Sierra Nevada College, Truckee Meadows Community College, University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This year...
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Nevada’s Federal Resource Council meets
RENO — The Reno field office of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the Nevada office of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Reno office of the U.S. Small Business Administration hosted the initial meeting of the Nevada Federal Resource Council on March 25 at the HUD Reno field office.  Given the extreme challenges facing communities in Nevada, the Federal Resource Council members said it is imperative that all levels...
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Meet nominated saleswomen
RENO — Meet the final five Saleswoman of the Year nominees selected by the Professional Saleswomen of Nevada (PSN) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 12 at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino in Reno. The meeting is open to members and guests. The final nominees are Molly Hutchinson, Grecthen Bietz, Kate Kovalick-Patay, Toni Quiruz and Kristy Hawke.   Also, event attendees will learn how to manage email effectively and reduce interruptions while m...
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Corporate giving resource guide
RENO — NPcatalyst, a Reno-based company specializing in the design and facilitation of philanthropic solutions, has released a Corporate Giving Resource Guide to help local businesses generate growth through charity. “We’ve noticed achievements such as increased revenue, wider reach, retained leadership, greater public image and strengthened relationships in businesses which craft giving strategies,” said Pete Parker, managing partner of NPcat...
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