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Local favorite expands car wash service
RENO — Deli Towne U.S.A., a constant in the Reno community for 18 years, has recently upgraded their car wash to better serve their loyal customers. The new automated car wash features a choice of price levels set at $5, $8 and $11. The car wash uses Blue Coral products and a top-of-the-line tire cleaner. But the addition of personal attendants sets the Deli Towne U.S.A. car wash apart from others. “We know we are not the first inexpensive, au...
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SBA grants $30 million to states for trade, export promotion
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing $30 million in grants to states, territories and the District of Columbia to help increase exporting by small businesses during the next 12 months. The grants were authorized by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, under the State Trade and Export Promotion Program (STEP). The STEP program, launched in March, aligns with President Obama’s National Export Initiative. The president...
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Construction employment increased in 146 out of 337 metro areas
WASHINGTON — Construction employment increased in 146 out of 337 metropolitan areas between August 2010 and August 2011, declined in 145 and stayed level in 46, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released recently by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the local employment data remains relatively split as private sector demand increased and public sector activity declined more rap...
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Cornerstone Retirement to donate school uniforms
RENO — Cornerstone Retirement Services is pleased to announce that together with the firm’s president, Chris Abts, it will donate school uniforms to the entire student body at Rita Cannan Elementary School in Reno for the 2011-2012 school year. A presentation ceremony was held at the school’s campus on Sept. 19. As a lifelong Reno resident currently raising his own family and operating a nationally-recognized business in the region, Abts recog...
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New BBB accredited businesses
RENO — New BBB Accredited Businesses with the Better Business Bureau serving northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe basin include Action Garage Door Company, LLC (Dayton); Almost Home Group Retreats (Stateline); ARMAC Construction, LLC (Carson City); Beug Behavioral Intervention & Consulting Services (Sparks); Jarrod Semmens Window Cleaning (Tahoe City); Navellier & Associates, Inc. (Reno); New Valley Real Estate Management, Inc. (Minden); Pawfect...
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The Buffet Rule
Pres. Obama proposes new tax on millionaires
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Sandoval announces economic development and staff changes
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval announced on Wednesday that he has appointed Steve Hill as interim executive director of the newly created Office of Economic Development. The position is a cabinet level position in Sandoval’s administration. Hill will be joined at the Office of Economic Development by Terri Janison. Sandoval also announced Sonia Joya will join his office as southern Nevada director.  Hill, currently the senior vice president...
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New CEO of Kafoury, Armstrong & Co.
RENO — The Certified Public Accounting Firm of Kafoury, Armstrong & Co. is pleased to announce that Todd N. Ferguson has been named president and chief executive officer of the firm. In his new role, Ferguson will oversee all firm-wide administration activity, serve as chairman of the board and manage shareholder responsibilities. Ferguson has been with Kafoury, Armstrong & Co. for more than 25 years and is also a shareholder in the firm’s Ren...
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Bunko for Breast Cancer Oct. 14
MINDEN — GE Energy employees are preparing once again for the Bunko for Breast Cancer event. This annual fundraiser for Carson Tahoe Hospital’s Cancer Resource Center is in its eighth year and continues to exceed expectations. Kathy Johnson, past chairman of the GE Energy Bunko for Breast Cancer planning group, has been part of the experience since the beginning. “When we first started eight years ago, we had the goal to raise $10,000,” she sa...
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August Sterling Star winners
RENO — Silver Legacy Resort Casino is honoring 15 outstanding employees for their commitment to excellence on the job. We celebrate and acknowledge the diligent work of each with a special award given to those who exemplify outstanding service. Congratulations to the following Silver Legacy Sterling Star Award winners for the month of August: Robert Walker of Beverage; Paula Aleman Arteaga of Flavors! Buffet; Laxmi Dhami of Café Sedona; Pablo ...
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4th Annual Healthcare Forum
 RENO — As health care reform and benefits remain a hot topic around the nation and business and community leaders continue to debate how to best help shape the future health of their communities, The Chamber (the result of a merger between the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce) will present the 2011 “Healthcare Forum — Navigating the Healthcare System: A Business Overview,” on Oct. 12 at the Atlantis Casi...
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World Bank contract opportunities
WASHINGTON — Are you interested in pursuing global opportunities made possible through World Bank funding? Join a webinar on Oct. 13 to learn how it’s done. This webinar will present actual project and contract opportunities as examples, irrespective of your industrial sector. You’ll hear about the basic process for identifying, tracking and pursuing projects funded by multilaterals like the World Bank. After the program, a limited number of o...
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Veronica Acuna joins Muckel Anderson
RENO — Muckel Anderson CPAs, a Reno-based tax, accounting and financial services firm, has announced that Veronica Acuna has joined the firm as an associate accountant.  In her role, Acuna will assist with the preparation of tax returns, audits, financial compilations for individuals and private companies and support Muckel Anderson’s 13 CPAs.  Acuna graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor of science degree in accounting ...
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Dental supplier moving ops to Reno
Reality Engineering Enterprises, a company that develops and markets visually interactive communication and education products for the dental market, is relocating its headquarters from Washington state to Reno, employing up to 18 people over the next two years. The company’s industry-leading products are exclusively distributed in North America through Henry Schein Dental, the world’s largest dental dealer. Located in 5,450 square feet of dow...
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Corporate ownership fraud
CARSON CITY — Corporate entities registered in Nevada and the formation agents and registered agents representing those entities will be the focus of the new Corporate Ownership Fraud Task Force that was announced recently by Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller. The task force will investigate registered Nevada business entities that are suspected of being involved in illegal activities, including tax evasion, money laundering, securities vi...
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Chamber of Commerce welcomes 73 new members
RENO — The Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed 73 new members. The members listed below will be able to enjoy and take advantage of the full compliment of services that The Chamber provides, including networking opportunities, educational breakfasts and lunches, public policy advocacy and a variety of other services centered around advancing local economic vitality. The new members are: Accountemps/Office Team/Robert Half Finance & Accountin...
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3 new and expanding companies invest in Reno-Tahoe
RENO — The Reno-Sparks unemployment rate continues to lag at 13 percent as of July, yet 39 new jobs are coming online thanks to three companies that announced they are relocating to and expanding in the greater Reno-Tahoe region.  According to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and key community partners that assisted the companies, the jobs are skilled positions in manufacturing, logistics and business and financial ...
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Learn to control your office
RENO — At one point or another, entrepreneurs, professionals and small businesses struggle with how to control their offices and keep up with all that’s happening. The next eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter presentation is aimed at anyone who has ever said, “It would be faster if I did it myself.” The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. (doors open and informal networking begins at 4:30 p.m.) on Sept. 21, at the Hidden Valley Country Club...
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Business licensing getting streamlined
Local elected officials working to make permitting process more fluid
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