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Reno’s Shoppers Square being renamed to ‘Reno Public Market’

June 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Owners of Reno’s Shoppers Square, in partnership with Foothill Partners, announced June 14 the shopping center will rebrand to “Reno Public Market.” The renaming is part of the center's revitalization project, which includes a complete redevelopment of the property to accommodate additional tenants

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Atlantis recognized by NV Energy as ‘Lifetime Leader’ in sustainability

June 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — NV Energy recently presentedAtlantis Casino Resort Spa with the company’s first-ever Lifetime Leader award. For over 14 years, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has participated in NV Energy's energy efficiency program, designed to offer technical assistance and monetary incentives for companies who strive

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WINN grant to help rehabbed Nevada offenders reenter workforce

June 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development announced this week it approved a grant that will "provide much-needed training in both career and life skills for people who are being rehabilitated through the justice system, supporting their reentry into the workforce." The

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Reno’s Noble Studios to donate $120K in work to Crisis Call Center of Nevada

June 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Noble Studios' community service program, Noble Deeds, this week selected the Crisis Call Center of Nevada to receive free brand and digital marketing services valued at $120,000. Each year, employees from Noble Studios — which has offices in Reno and Las Vegas, as

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UNR to probe why Google Maps lacks minority-owned business data

June 13, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A "more accurate online map of minority-owned businesses" in Northern Nevada will be available this fall, according to the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Gi Woong Yun, director for the Center for Advanced Media Studies at the Reynolds School of Journalism, reportedly

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Linking Tahoe website explores travel options to manage congestion

June 13, 2018 — STATELINE, Nev. — A new website launched this week by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Transportation District, and visitor organizations provides a hub of easy-to-access information about a wide range of travel options in the Tahoe Basin. According to a news release from TRPA, the

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Wells Fargo to close 1 Carson City branch, put building up for sale

June 11, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Wells Fargo plans to close its Capitol Center branch on Stewart Street on Sept. 12. "This is not an easy decision or one that we take lightly. We continually evaluate our branch network, and make adjustments based on customer use, market

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Taxable sales up 4.3 percent in Washoe County, 10.1 percent in Carson City

June 8, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Taxable sales in Nevada totaled $5.41 billion in March. While that's an increase over March 2017, it's only by four-tenths of a percent. Taxation Director Bill Anderson said the numbers would have been significantly better, except two categories were facing an

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Nevada Mining Association president to speak in Fallon June 13

June 8, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — The Churchill Economic Development Authority's monthly breakfast meeting on Wednesday, June 13, features Dana Bennett, president of the Nevada Mining Association. The breakfast begins at 6:45 a.m. at Stockman’s Casino Steakhouse in Fallon. With more than 25 years of public policy experience

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Lyon County brothel business ban going on November ballot

June 7, 2018 — LYON COUNTY, Nev. — Residents in Lyon County will have the chance to decide if they no longer want brothels in their county during the November election. The Lyon County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted on Thursday, June 7, to approve a resolution to place

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TEDxUniversityofNevada call for speakers open through July 6

June 7, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — TEDxUniversityofNevada organizers recently announced its seventh annual event will take place Feb. 23, 2019, and the call for speakers will be open from June 1 through July 6. Over the years, TEDxUniversityofNevada has become one of the most prominent TEDx events in

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Free summer seminar for business owners begins June 27 in Reno

June 5, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Great Basin Federal Credit Union will host a five-week seminar series, in collaboration with 120 West Strategic Communications, to help small business owners start, build, and grow their businesses. The free series begins June 27, according to a June 5 news release.

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Boomtown casino to pay $40,000 fine for internet law violation

June 5, 2018 — VERDI, Nev. — Boomtown Reno has agreed to pay a $40,000 fine for violating the Internet gambling rules with its ties to two foreign companies that offered gaming websites. Robert Joseph Medeiros, chief executive officer of the hotel/casino, has signed a stipulation with the Nevada

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NV Energy plans six Nevada projects for solar, battery storage

June 1, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — NV Energy on May 31 announced plans to build more than 1,000 megawatts of new solar energy generation in Nevada, along with the Silver State's first major battery storage facility. Three of the projects will be located in the north and

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Nominations close June 15 for EDAWN Arts & Business Awards

May 30, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — In partnership with the city of Reno, city of Sparks, Sierra Arts Foundation and University of Nevada, Reno, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada will present awards this summer to people and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional support and engagement with the

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Dennis Hof to open ‘rejuvenation center’ next to BunnyRanch

May 25, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Dennis Hof has announced plans for an anti-aging rejuvenation center next door to the Moonlite BunnyRanch brothel just east of Carson City in Lyon County. Hof, who owns the BunnyRanch, said May 24 that the $6 million facility, dubbed the "Moonlite

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Peppermill Reno unveils $3.5 million sports book upgrade

May 23, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The largest and highest resolution indoor LED display of its kind in the country has found a new home inside the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino's Race and Sportsbook. Unveiled to the public May 17, the seamless screen is approximately 110 feet wide

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New pizza restaurant in Reno creates 50 jobs

May 23, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza opened a 2,100-square-foot open-kitchen restaurant with an exterior patio at the South Meadows Promenade, 537 S. Meadows Parkway, near Jersey Mike's and Sprouts, on May 17. Since 2012, Blaze Pizza (blazepizza.com) has been serving various artisanal pies in

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Free Small Business Matchmaker event set in Reno

May 23, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Small Business Matchmaker, an event offering the chance to meet with buyers from federal, state and local government agencies, is planned from 9 a.m. to noon June 20 in the cafeteria of Depoali Middle School, 9300 Wilbur May Parkway, Reno. Government agencies

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Filament unveils Blockchain hardware device in USB form

May 23, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Reno company Filament, a provider of comprehensive blockchain solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), recently introduced its latest "Blocklet" hardware device in a USB form, designed to enable existing industrial and enterprise machines to securely execute transactions on a blockchain. Because the

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