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Blockchain technology on the brains of healthcare industry, but is it viable?

September 21, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The healthcare industry is abuzz by the potentials of a nascent technology building momentum by each click of a mouse: blockchain. According to a 2017 Black Book Market Research survey, nearly 20 percent of hospital leaders and 76 percent of health insurance

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The curious and questionable case of Lime and DoorDash in Reno (opinion)

September 21, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — In recent weeks, Reno has been the setting for a pair of curious instances in which outside companies have launched a product or service within the community — apparently without practicing some good old-fashioned due diligence ahead of time. First, back on

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Modern day medicine: Reno-Tahoe hospitals increase alternative, integrative options to meet demand

September 21, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Alternative medicine is going mainstream in the Reno-Tahoe region. Across the United States, top hospitals are beginning to offer treatments and services previously limited to the offices of holistic, naturopathic or oriental medicine practitioners. This July, Barton Health celebrated the grand opening

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Galaxy Theatres opens 13-screen Sparks location in Victorian Square

September 20, 2018 — SPARKS, Nev. — Galaxy Theatres on Sept. 20 announced the opening of the Victorian location in Sparks, the company’s third location in Northern Nevada. According to a news release, the new 13-screen theater includes the popular Galaxy Theatres lounge chairs, beer and win sales, and

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Increasing cases of depression, substance abuse forcing Nevada employers to up mental health support

September 20, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A decade ago, Thoran Towler, a labor and employment attorney at the time, had cases involving employees who were terminated for calling in sick when they weren't physically ill but needed a day off work to unwind. Whether it was due to

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Reno, Sparks, UNR to Lime: Pump the brakes on e-scooters

September 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Lime, the company that brought dockless bike sharing to Northern Nevada this May, has been told by local governments to pump the brakes after an apparent controversial decision Tuesday to launch a fleet of electric scooters. Following Lime's launch of 100 e-scooters in

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Women business owners: Don’t forget about your retirement plan (opinion)

September 19, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — American Business Women's Day is celebrated on Sept. 22. And there is indeed cause for celebration, because, in recent decades, the number of women business owners has risen sharply, to the point where nearly 40 percent of all businesses are now women-owned,

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ITS Logistics newest UNR College of Business corporate partner

September 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Recently, ITS Logistics joined the distinguished list of Corporate Partners within the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Business, the university announced. A third party logistics company that began in 1999, ITS Logistics moved its corporate office and primary warehouse to Sparks in

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Nevada brothel industry on shaky ground as possible ban looms in Lyon County

September 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — "Honestly, it would pretty much throw a wrench in my entire life," says Cherry, nearly nude, sitting at a round table inside the dimly lit lineup room at the World Famous Mustang Ranch, 20 miles east of Reno. "I planned everything around

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VIDEO: 800,000-square-foot S&S Activewear distribution center in Reno to create 350 jobs

September 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — With busy skid loaders beeping and scooping dirt some 50 yards away, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve announced today the impending arrival of the latest wholesale distributor to plant its flag in fast-growing Reno. S&S Activewear, a distributor of imprintable apparel, will open

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3 reasons why your business should advertise on Facebook (Social Buzz column)

September 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — By now, most business owners have at least dabbled in Facebook advertising. Facebook still is the No. 1 social media platform by sheer audience size, after all. And whether the results weren't what you hoped for (and you stopped) or you're still

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Lime electric scooters launch in Reno

September 18, 2018 — EDITOR’S NOTE: Lime’s e-scooters didn’t last long after the city of Reno issued a cease and desist letter to the company following what officials say was a “premature” and “irresponsible” decision. Go here to read the updated story. The original story from Tuesday morning is

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LHC Group finalizes deal to purchase Saint Mary’s Hospice in Reno

September 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in August announced the finalization of an equity partnership agreement to purchase and share ownership of Saint Mary's Hospice of Northern Nevada. According to a news release provided on behalf of LHC

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Reno’s Savage and Son, Nevada’s oldest contractor, celebrates 125 years

September 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Savage and Son, Inc. is celebrating an impressive milestone this year — 125 years operating as a family-owned business in Northern Nevada. Established in 1893, Savage and Son serves Northern Nevada and the Sierra as a provider of full-service Plumbing, HVAC and

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EDAWN honors 10 ‘Arts & Business’ award winners for 2018

September 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Ten winners were announced Sept. 13 at the 2018 “EDAWN Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards” at the Eldorado Resort Casino. This event was held in partnership with the city of Reno, city of Sparks, Sierra Arts Foundation, UNR College of Liberal

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27 graduate from UNR College of Business online MBA program

September 17, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The University of Nevada, Reno's College of Business recently celebrated the commencement of 27 students from its Online Executive MBA program. According to a Sept. 6 press release from the university, the program, which is ranked No. 33 of 199 schools in

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Washoe Co. median home price dips to $372,000 in August; Reno at $396,000

September 17, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Washoe County's median home price for August 2018 came in at $372,551, representing a 4 percent decrease from July of this year ($389,000) and a 6 percent increase from the same month in 2017. In Reno, meanwhile, the median price was $396,250

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How to win at business without luck (Biz & Books review)

September 17, 2018 — Your lucky penny is in your bag. Or you're wearing your lucky shirt or socks or tie, and you performed your Lucky Dance before you left the house. What else could you do? You need certain things to happen, so you pulled out all the

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Truckee’s FiftyFifty Brewing celebrates global production expansion

September 17, 2018 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — It's been more than a decade since FiftyFifty Brewing first started serving up suds in the Truckee-Tahoe area, and as demand for their wide range of beers has grown over the years, the brewery began implementing plans to increase production. Late last

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Sparks small business first in Northern Nevada aided by Nevada Opportunity Fund

September 14, 2018 — Pat and Terri Schultz had outgrown their garage. Owners of Schultz's Creations, a custom jewelry and repair business based in Sparks, the Schultzs had been focused on growing their business — namely, out of the garage and into a storefront — for the past two

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