Week of August 5
WNC, AMA, SOS and more
The Nevada Department of Transportation is inviting the public to comment on planned transportation projects and improvements outlined in the Work Program document, including updates to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The public can comment on the draft list of projects contained in the Work Program before it is finalized for review and potential acceptance and approval by the state transportation board and governing federal agencies.
To view the list of proposed projects, visit estip.nevadadot.com/comment. All public comment may be submitted before August 26, 2016 to the NDOT Program Development, Planning Office via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89712 ATTN: Kevin Verre, room 205.
RENO CITY COUNCIL
Council unanimously approved a Privileged Business License for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary to LivFree Wellness Reno LLC.
The business will be located at 100 West Plumb Lane.
Reno Tahoe AMA is hosting a panel luncheon with local web design experts. Panel experts include John Dunlap, Courtney Meredith, Keith Anderson and Matt McIver.
Join the Reno-Tahoe AMA on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. For more information visit, http://www.renoama.com.
The Nevada State Contractors Board is issuing a Consumer Alert to warn northern Nevada residents, specifically those located in and around Reno, Tahoe, and the Carson City area, that four individuals operating under the unlicensed contractor name “Reliable Roofing and Paving” are scamming homeowners, seniors, and small businesses by taking their money up front and providing no work or materials.
This company carries no Nevada Contractors license and is not bonded in the State of Nevada.
New Horizons Learning Group (NHLG) headquartered in Anaheim, Calif., has acquired new Horizons Computer Learning Center of Reno, located in South Central Reno.
For more information, visit http://www.NHLearningGroup.com.
More than a dozen area-manufacturing leaders gathered at Western Nevada College on July 29 to preview the latest technical training initiative in support of the northern Nevada workforce.
Siemens Technik Akademie Barlin, a worldwide leader in automation and mechatronics, is partnering with Western Nevada College to launch the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program.
The SMSCP is an internationally recognized credential for technical workers in the areas of manufacturing and distribution.
WNC is the only college in the Western region of the United States preparing to offer this distinctive training program.
BAM!DOG Righteous Hot Dogs, a family-owned establishment, opened its doors on July 15 at the Smithridge Center in Reno.
The next eWomenNetwork networking dinner features a presentation on the critical steps of follow-up for building a successful business. The dinner will take place 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno.
Cottonwood Cottage officially opened on Friday, Aug. 5 in Genoa.
Located at the site of the old Tombstone Tap & Grill and the former Inn Cognito at 202 Genoa Lane in Genoa, the casual-dining restaurant will initially be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Metrostudy released the results of their second quarter 2016 lot-by-lot survey of the Reno housing market, and the results show affordability pressures and a lack of lot supply threatening future growth even as the market is at 2008 levels.
Regional Director Greg Gross’s findings include: annual new home starts through 2Q16 were 1,890, an increase of 1 percent over 2Q15 and the highest level since 2Q08.
Quarterly new home starts in the second quarter were 18 percent lower than in 2Q15, mostly due to the fact that lot supply remains low, and some builders are still rather cautious.
Affordability remains a concern: Last year, 26 percent of all new home starts were under $300,000; this year only 15 percent were priced below $300,000. You can view the entire report here: http://bit.ly/MetrostudyReno2Q16
With an SBA loan through Nevada State Development Corporation, the state’s largest SBA 504 loan provider, Sala Dentistry is expanding into a new building that triples its size.
The new location is 4875 Summit Ridge Drive, Reno.
Sala Dentistry employs 33 people and expects to add 37 new employees, including 10 dentists, with the expansion of their facility.
For more information on Sala Dentistry, please visit salafamilydentistry.com.
Chase International has opened a new office in Sparks this month.
The 5,000-square foot space is operating with 70 agents and will be Chase’s tenth office in the Reno-Tahoe region.
Itronics Inc., a growing and diversified fertilizer, silver, and minerals producer, announced that its pilot scale FeLix, SuLix leaching system is now producing dry sulfur powder that can be used as an ingredient for liquid fertilizer manufacturing.
Also, the silver concentrates have, for the first time, been measured to contain gold, palladium, and platinum recovered from the photographic liquid feed materials.
The Nevada Builder’s Alliance, CREW and CCIM of Northern Nevada are holding a special networking event regarding the Washoe County School District’s Save Our Schools initiative.
During this event, Aaron West of the Nevada Builder’s Alliance will share how this initiative impacts commercial real estate.
The event will be Thursday, August 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Palladio Commercial.
In conjunction with the McFadden Plaza grand opening, the Carson City Information Technology department has partnered with Internet service provider, SkyFiber Internet, to provide public Wi-Fi connectivity called “Battle Born WiFi” to sections of the downtown area.
This service will deliver free Wi-Fi connectivity to the Bob McFadden Plaza area with plans to expand throughout the downtown corridor.
Local Smith’s Food & Drug locations in northern Nevada will have donation bins for school supplies at the entrances to encourage the community to donate to those in need.
Each Smith’s Food & Drug store location will donate the school supplies to a nearby elementary school. This drive will run through Aug. 14.
For the first time in its 53 year history, the National Championship Air Races will feature two on-site concerts this year. The concerts, which will be on Friday and Saturday night, will occur after the day’s final air race and are free to race attendees. Visit http://www.airrace.org for more information.
On Aug. 2, Amazon made a special delivery to the Alice Smith Elementary School in Reno where they surprised the teachers with more than $10,000 worth of school supplies to support them and their students as they start the new school year.
Panasonic Energy North America (PENA) and Nevada JobConnect are partnering for a hiring event on Aug. 10 from 2 p.m. -8 p.m. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center to fill positions at the Gigafactory.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES
Nevada’s attorney general delivered potentially bad news for at least some of the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries, suggesting that they should no longer be allowed to serve MMJ patients from California who only have a doctor’s recommendation to use the drug.
Matt Clafton, vice president and general manager of Alston Construction Company, Inc., announced the company has completed construction of the 707,000-square-foot Building B in the North Valleys Commerce Center. The project cost is estimated at $26.5 million.
Renown Regional Medical Center’s Total Joint Program has received re-accreditation for Total Joint Hip and Knee from the Joint Commission. With more than 800 total knee and total hip replacements performed at Renown Regional last year.
A grassroots coalition of nonprofit organizations, businesses, and concerned Nevadans is launching a new campaign, RenewNV, to create clean energy jobs in Nevada and make the state a national renewable energy leader.
The initiative also released polling that shows Nevadans see the huge economic potential of renewable energy in the state, and support efforts to end the state’s reliance on fossil fuels and transition to homegrown renewable energy sources.
CATALYTIC PURE AIR LLC
Super Louie’s Casino and Quick Stops is adding 18 Catalytic PURE AIR purifiers to their six locations in Louisiana.
The purifiers are manufactured by Catalytic PURE AIR LLC in Reno.
Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc., was awarded the Buckeye Road Reconstruction project in Douglas County.
The project is expected to commence on Aug. 8, and construction to take approximately six weeks to complete.
The new agency would take over regulatory issues ranging from licensing to operation of dispensaries, growers, production of cannabis products and testing. The actual tax collections from medical and retail cannabis products would remain the responsibility of the Department of Taxation.