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Winners announced at 7th annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards

October 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) named winners of the organization’s 7th annual Existing Industry Awards on Oct. 18. According to an EDAWN news release, 43 companies from Washoe and Storey counties, as well as Reno, Sparks and Fernley — and a

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Next phase of Reno’s Turquoise Solar Project underway; 100 jobs expected

October 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Local business and government leaders gathered Oct. 16 to celebrate the creation of over 100 jobs for Northern Nevada residents. Employees of RES (Renewable Energy Systems) were recognized for construction efforts on the first phase of Northern Nevada's largest solar project, located

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Year-round farmers market launching this weekend in Reno

October 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Northern Nevada producers are gathering to host the Riverside Farmers Market, a new year-round farmers market located near downtown Reno. According to a news release, the market begins on Saturday, Oct. 20, and will continue throughout the winter, every Saturday from 9 a.m.

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Nevada unemployment claims in September lowest since 1995

October 17, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Initial claims for unemployment benefits in the state of Nevada have now hit their lowest point in 20 years. According to figures released Oct. 12 by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, September claims totaled 8,290. That’s the lowest September

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Tahoe Reno Industrial Center getting its own zip code

October 17, 2018 — STOREY COUNTY, Nev. — Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said this week that the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center will soon get its own zip code. “Due to rapid growth and development in Storey County, a new zip code designation for TRIC was necessary to streamline United States

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IoT startup Breadware leases office space in downtown Reno

October 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Basin Street Properties has signed a lease with Internet of Things (IoT) technology startup firm Breadware for 6,911 square feet of office space within the real estate company’s 200 S. Virginia St. building. Basin Street Properties announced the move on Oct. 15

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Junior Achievement to induct Gov. Sandoval into NV Business Leaders Hall of Fame

October 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada (JANN) announced Oct. 15 that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Leaders Hall of Fame. According to a news release, for the past 33 years JANN has recognized members in the community

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Frank Abagnale, of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ lore, to keynote Reno cyber fraud event

October 16, 2018 — EDITOR’S NOTE: Per City National Bank, this event has been sold out, and no RSVPs will be accepted. The original story is below. RENO, Nev. — As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), City National Bank and RBC Wealth Management are hosting a

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2nd annual Tahoe Economic Summit set for Oct. 19

October 16, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — “Transforming Tahoe” will be the theme for the second annual Tahoe Economic Summit this week on the South Shore. Tahoe Prosperity Center will host the event from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Lake Tahoe Resort on

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NV Energy Foundation doles out $30,000 in donations

October 11, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The NV Energy Foundation recently announce the winners in the NV Energy Foundation $30,000 Power of Good Giveaway. Nearly 60 nonprofits that provide valuable services and programs to support environmental sustainability and stewardship, and foster protection of natural resources and wildlife in

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BLM seeks comment on proposed Robinson Mining Co. expansion

October 11, 2018 — ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office is seeing public comment on a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) that analyzes expanding the Robinson Mine. The mine is located on private and public lands about seven miles west of Ely. The

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Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center’s Lance Gilman to present at Oct. 16 luncheon

October 10, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Lance Gilman and his team have changed the face of Northern Nevada. So much so, Northern Nevada is now facing a critical shortage in housing and workforce. Where once we had high unemployment and houses were on the market for months, the

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Nevada legal pot sales: Another month, another tax revenue record

October 10, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada's marijuana tax set a record in July, delivering $7.9 million to state coffers. That's nearly double the amount the taxes generated in the first month of collections last year, July 2017. The total includes revenues from both the wholesale tax

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Burning Man Project opening year-round office in Downtown Reno

October 9, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — This fall, the Burning Man Project is opening a year-round office in Downtown Reno. The organization made the announcement on its website Oct, 8, noting that the group will continue operations at its main headquarters in San Francisco, as well as the

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‘How to increase the value of your business’ subject of Oct. 25 event

October 9, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Brad Bottoset, owner of The Liberty Group of Nevada, will speak at Nevada Industry Excellence's Oct. 25 Lunch & Learn on "How to increase the value of your business.” Bottoset will speak as an industry expert on how to value a business;

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Gourmet gluten-free cupcake company opens first Reno location

October 8, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Mindful Cupcakes opened its first retail location in Reno, at 6300 Mae Anne Ave., on Oct. 6, the company announced last week. The woman-owned bakery specializes in gluten-free and refined sugar-free cakes, as well as certified paleo foods, and is "the first

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Reno’s Pacific States Communications rebrands to ‘PacStates’

October 8, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Pacific States Communications announced Oct. 3 the company will formally launch a new IT Support Division, a move that includes rebranding the company name to “PacStates.” The rebrand also features a new company logo and updated website. "Our industry is constantly changing and

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ABC Supply Co. acquires assets of DRI Supply Co., its Carson City branch

October 8, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Wisconsin-based Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc., recently acquired the assets of DRI Supply Co., a distributor of drywall, roofing and insulation products. ABC will continue to serve customers from the former locations of DRI Supply — also known as Material

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Reno cannabis dispensary eyes $20K in donations for Moms on the Run

October 5, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — During the month of October, Greenleaf Wellness will donate $2 from every transaction to Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run — a Reno nonprofit dedicated to assisting women with their everyday expenses while they're in treatment for cancer. In 2017, the cannabis dispensary raised $18,000 for the

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Newmont mines recognized for outstanding safety performance

October 4, 2018 — ELKO, Nev. — Newmont Mining Corporation recently announced two of its operations in Nevada received the Sentinels of Safety Award for outstanding safety performance in 2017. In the Large Open Pit Facility Group, the Company's Genesis operation was recognized, and for the Large Underground Metal Facility

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