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Guerrilla marketing attracts attention, keeps costs down
Al Lautenslager’s printing and mailing business caused a media frenzy when the Boeing Company’s corporate headquarters was considering a move to Dallas, Denver or Chicago.
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Insurance sales leader receives accolades
MetLife Auto and Home recently announced that Charlotte Eckmeyer has been recognized as a sales leader within the company.
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World’s best gourmet pizza...in Sparks?
Sparks is in the running to become the city with the world’s best gourmet pizza.
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Nevada casino regulators consider lifting cell phone ban in ...
RENO — Nevada casino regulators are considering lifting a decade-long ban on the use of cell phones in casino sports books.
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Copywriter loves helping other businesses find the right wor...
Brenda Lewis is a copywriter, not a shrink. But in her profession, she has to know a little something about how people think and behave.
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Yellow Submarine dives into the depths of sandwich individua...
The Yellow Submarine is hardly noticeable from Pyramid Highway, almost as if submerged from the high volume of traffic that the road carries every day.
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Massage Envy wants to soothe your stress away
Knotted necks and sore shoulders whittled away Wednesday night with the touch of a therapist’s hand.
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Aspiring entrepreneurs go for the big SCORE
Lori Teakle is fascinated by up-and-coming small business owners who dream of offering something unique or who are ready to be their own boss.
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Flower (and candle) Power!
April’s flowers have Valentine’s powers.
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Blind Onion hopes to find better luck by expanding to Sparks
A second Blind Onion restaurant in Reno just wasn’t meant to be.
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Jan. 22 declared 'Sparks Chamber of Commerce day'
The City of Sparks is celebrating the Sparks Chamber of Commerce's 30th Birthday by recognizing the organization on January 22, 2008 as Sparks Chamber of Commerce Day. "On behalf of the Sparks City Council, it gives me great pleasure to recognize our hometown chamber of commerce for all they have done to help our local businesses succeed," Mayor Geno Martini said. "Congratulations to the Chamber's Director Len Stevens and his entire team. We a...
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Healing the mind, body and spirit
Janice (pronounced Ja-Neece) Gibson has the magic touch, literally.
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Small business owner wants to keep things ‘right’ with Spark...
Sparks native Julia Ratti says there are a lot of things right about Sparks. That’s why she’s declaring her candidacy for the Sparks City Council Ward 1 seat in 2008, to be vacated by Councilman John Mayer who will have reached his term limits by then.
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On your mark, get set, shop!
Friends and family huddled together this morning in the inky darkness, waiting for the dawn of Black Friday.
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Giving Back
“I think it’s good to give back to the community,” said volunteer Shina Baxter at the St. Vincent’s Dining Hall on Thursday. It was the second year the Sparks resident and her 8-year-old daughter, Cypress, spent part of their Thanksgiving Day serving dinner to the elderly, homeless, motel residents and anyone else who showed up. No one was turned away and nobody left hungry said Ray Trevino, dining hall supervisor. “The Sparks Nugget is very g...
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Helping hands prepare for hungry stomachs
Nugget, St. Vincent’s expected to host 700 for dinner
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Parking requirements for Victorian Square businesses may change
The Sparks City Council on Tuesday reviewed a proposal that would require smaller businesses in Victorian Square to provide parking spaces.
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Straw Hat slices the red ribbon
Larry and Lori Lancelle love pizza. The couple opened Straw Hat pizza in the Spanish Springs Galleria a little over two months ago, but yesterday they welcomed Mayor Geno Martini and members of the Sparks Chamber of Commerce over for free pizza and a ribbon cutting.
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G&G Nursery lights up Sparks for holiday preview
It’s beginning to look a lot like ... Christmas!
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From Food Service to Fresh Mex
Entrepreneur goes from washing dishes to owning his own restaurant
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