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Great Full Gardens opens 4th Reno location

August 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Popular natural ingredient-focused restaurant Great Full Gardens has opened its fourth location, dubbed "The Kitchen by Great Full Gardens," in South Reno. According to an Aug. 13 news release from the business, "The Kitchen … is a salad bar concept that intends to offer

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EDAWN’s 3rd annual Arts & Business awards set for Sept. 13

August 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — In partnership with the city of Reno, city of Sparks, Sierra Arts Foundation and UNR/College of Liberal Arts, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) will host its “Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards” next month. Per EDAWN, the event will recognize

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UNR journalism school wins $50K innovation award

August 10, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The University of Nevada, Reno, Reynolds School of Journalism was awarded this week the $50,000 Grand Prize for Innovation in Journalism Education from the Online News Association (ONA), the university announced Aug. 10. The award recognizes the best implementation of a project

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2018 TwentyUnder40 Awards nomination period ends Aug. 31

August 9, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network (YPN) is accepting nominations for the 2018 TwentyUnder40 Awards. Nominations close Aug 31. Interested parties may nominate a candidate by submitting a form, and pay a fee, here: renotahoeypn.com/twenty-40-awards/. If you have any questions about the process, contact YPN

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Greater Nevada Credit Union breaks ground on new Fernley branch

August 9, 2018 — FERNLEY, Nev. — Greater Nevada Credit Union announced on Aug. 9 that crews will break ground on Aug. 16 on the company’s new branch at the corner of Newlands Drive E and Stanley Drive E in Fernley. According to a GNCU news release, the building

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Blake Riva named new president of Basin Street Properties

August 8, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Basin Street Properties announced on Aug. 8 that longtime Tahoe-Truckee luxury real estate professional Blake Riva is joining the firm as its new president. According to a news release, Riva will also join the Reno-based real estate investment, development and management firm as a

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Reno’s KPS3 Marketing acquires 120 West Strategic Communications

August 8, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Reno-based marketing and digital communications firm KPS3 Marketing on Aug. 8 announced the acquisition of 120 West Strategic Communications. According to a news release provided by KPS3, as part of the acquisition, Ira M. Gostin, MBA, APR, 120 West's founder and president, will

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First Independent Bank to collect winter coats for Northern NV children

August 7, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — First Independent Bank is joining community organizations, Hot August Nights Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows to collect winter coats for Northern Nevada children. In September, the public is encouraged to support local children in need by dropping off

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Miles Construction-led MedMen project breaks ground in Desert Hot Springs

August 7, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Northern Nevada-based Miles Construction began construction this week on cannabis company MedMen's 45,000-square-foot cultivation and production facility in Desert Hot Springs, California. This is the second such facility Miles has built for MedMen, following construction of a similar-modeled, $15 million Mustang location

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Meet Reno PR pros at free ‘speed dating’ type event on Aug. 10

August 6, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The Public Relations Society of America's Sierra Nevada Chapter will host a free public relations advice event, "PR Professionals At Tables Giving Advice," on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Atlantis Casino Resort. "As passionate PR professionals, we

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Nevada Gaming Commission imposes $150,000 fine on New Jersey company

August 1, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — A New Jersey company has agreed to pay a $150,000 fine to Nevada gaming regulators for illegally approving a cash wagering system for casinos but never doing the required testing. The Nevada Gaming Commission has accepted the stipulation of Gaming Laboratories

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Northern Nevada airports receive nearly $2.5 million in grants

August 1, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Five Nevada airports, three in Northern Nevada, have been awarded infrastructure improvement grants by the Federal Aviation Administration. Carson City, Minden-Tahoe and the Fallon airport will all receive substantial awards to improve runways and taxiways. The Carson Airport will get $845,000

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Tech company DoorDash races into Reno area, offers delivery from local restaurants

August 1, 2018 — EDITOR’S NOTE: This report was updated on Aug. 7 with further information reported by regional media.  RENO, Nev. — DoorDash, a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local restaurants through door-to-door delivery, is cooking up its services in Northern Nevada. Starting Wednesday, Aug.

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RSAR’s ‘Build a Better Block’ project to benefit three organizations

July 31, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors (RSAR) has selected three recipients for its annual "Realtors Build A Better Block" project. These organizations submitted project plans to create a new public space by transforming an underused or unused space into a community meeting place

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Reno’s Wide Awake wins National Silver Telly Award

July 31, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Wide Awake, a Reno-based marketing and innovation agency that specializes in marketing for gaming and hospitality properties, has been awarded a National Silver Telly Award for the non-broadcast video created in partnership with AGS (NYSE: AGS) titled "Obsessed With the Game." This

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Allegra Marketing’s FootPRINT Fund awards more than $7,500 to nonprofits

July 31, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Allegra Marketing Print Mail of Reno recently unveiled the winners of its 2018 FootPRINT Fund. Focused on helping Reno-area nonprofit organizations "leave a footprint" in the community, the FootPRINT Fund awards each recipient up to $1,000 in marketing and print services for

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Park Lane partners with Newport Beach luxury real estate firm

July 30, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Park Lane, the master-planned community under construction at the corner of Plumb Lane and South Virginia Stret, on July 26 announced a partnership with Newport Beach, California-based real estate development and investment company Lyon Living. According to a press release supplied by

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Nevada legal pot sales set May record; near $500 million overall

July 27, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Legal marijuana sales in Nevada set another monthly record in May, fresh on the heels of the previous month’s record. The Nevada Department of Taxation reported on July 26 the $7.11 million in tax revenue from pot sales for medical and

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Tourism campaign puts rural Nevada on the map

July 25, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — A decade ago, Patrick Pharris turned the direction of his advertising agency, Patrick Media, toward promoting the rural communities of Nevada. "Why not, I love the state and its rural communities. I have personally hiked, camped, hunted, fished and even cowboyed

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CSD Learns, Wells Fargo launch free financial series for deaf community

July 24, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD) Learns and Wells Fargo & Company announced July 24 the launch of an online financial education series for the deaf community. According to a news release provided by Wells Fargo, the first two courses, "Dealing with

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