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UNR, USDA team up on Nevada economy
SET program will work to marry new state plan with experts from the university
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Glenn Group receives ad awards
RENO — The Glenn Group, a Nevada-based advertising and public relations agency, took home two trophies and 20 merits from the Transworld Advertising Agency Association Network’s International Advertising Titan Awards. Out of a field of 381 entries, 74 merits and 10 trophies were awarded. Among the trophy award winners was The Glenn Group’s Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood TV spot and the agency’s Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop “Marry A Bobbie” event. ...
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Tragash joins RTO Foundation
RENO — Michael Tragash has joined the staff at the Reno-Tahoe Open as special events manager. In his role, Tragash plans and executes all special events related to the PGA Tour event, such as parties, Renegades networking events and charity events, including the return of Birdies & Brushes, set to take place March 21 featuring artist Michael Israel. Tragash has a background in marketing and special events, most recently as co-creator of Reno S...
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The Chamber welcomes 40 new members
RENO — The Chamber announces 40 new members. • Amy’s Hotdogs • Arthur Murray Dance Studio • BITS • Bully’s Corporate Office • Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill, Inc. (N. Carson St.) • CFA, Inc. • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center • Digital Solid State Propulsion, LLC • Discount Tire Co. (Big Fish Dr., Sparks and So. Carson St., Carson City) • Edward Jones Investments • Elucidate, Inc. • Esteem Medical Spa & Salon • Farmers Insurance -...
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WIN announces 2012 board of directors
RENO — Western Industrial Nevada (WIN) recently named its 2012 board of directors. The northern Nevada organization is made up of local business and community leaders that serve to bring knowledge, possibilities and change within our community. The new board officers are: President Nancy McCormick, AT President Elect Phyllis Freyer, Renown Health; VP of Membership Michael Moreno, Regional Transportation Commission; VP of Programs Darrell Plumm...
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NOW Foods to complete new manufacturing facility this year
SPARKS — NOW Foods, an international manufacturer and distributor of health food and nutritional supplements, announced Thursday an accelerated completion date for the second phase of its new 130,000-square-foot West Coast distribution and manufacturing facility in Sparks. With the accelerated timeline for the manufacturing operation, NOW Foods also announced that it will begin hiring for the newly created manufacturing, management and chemist...
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Eldorado employee is Technologist of the Year
RENO — Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, an independent award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist Nevadans start and grow their businesses, has awarded Chad Hallert with the Technologist of the Year designation for 2012. Hallert has been director of e-commerce and Internet marketing for the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport for more than a decade. H...
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Muckel Anderson CPA promotions
RENO — Muckel Anderson CPAs, a full-service tax, audit and financial services firm, has promoted Rachael Austin, CPA and certified fraud examiner, to senior manager and Alexis Thayer, CPA, to senior associate.  Austin joined the firm in 2003 and was previously a manager. In her new role, Austin will direct Muckel Anderson’s audit department.  Austin earned her bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. ...
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United Way, AmeriCorps NCCC members help with taxes
RENO — A team of 11 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members have partnered with the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) and the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows to help northern Nevadans with their taxes through the end of February. The team will spend its mornings serving at UWNNS helping to expand the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to ensure people in the community get the tax credits ...
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Too late to lower business taxes for 2011? Not at all
NEW YORK (AP) — Although 2011 is history, you may still be able to save money on your business taxes. Many accountants and other tax preparers find that their small business clients overlook deductions. Sometimes it’s the result of not taking advantage of tax laws that work in your favor. Poor record-keeping can also be the problem. Here are some ways to lower your bill: Start or fund a retirement account You have until Oct. 15 to reduce your ...
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Free enterprise rules!
Poll: Regulatory hurdles not as big a concern to small business
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Basalite earns safety honor
RENO — The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the Nevada Division of Industrial Relations has recognized Basalite, a concrete and masonry company in Reno, for its successful completion of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). This is the fourth time Basalite has received its SHARP certification. The no-cost SHARP program is designed to assist employers with the development and implementation of effecti...
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Associated Management, Inc. names new CEO
RENO — Associated Management, Inc., has named Laura Price, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, as the company’s new president and CEO. Price takes over for company founder Norm Rosensteel, who will remain with AMI and be responsible for certain client relation and government affairs responsibilities. “The appointment of Laura Price as AMI’s president and CEO will greatly benefit the company’s boards, homeowners and employees with the best in client services,” sa...
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Cynthia Osborn promoted to key account manager at SWAG/Blue ...
RENO — SWAG/Blue Moon, northern Nevada’s locally owned and operated premier printing, web development and promotional items supplier, has announced it has promoted Cynthia Osborn to key account manager. Osborn has more than 10 years of management and administrative experience.  As key account manager, Osborn is responsible for researching and generating ideas for promotional products for SWAG/Blue Moon’s top accounts. Also, she is the company’...
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Airport CEO Krys Bart wins top award
RENO — Krys Bart, president/CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, has been awarded the highest honor an airport executive can receive: the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). During a ceremony at last week’s Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees meeting, the chair of the AAAE, Kelly Johnson, presented Bart with the honor. “The DSA Award is the AAAE’s highest honor,” Johnson said a...
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Associated Management, Inc. names new president and CEO
RENO — Associated Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Laura Price, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, has been appointed the company’s new president and CEO. Price takes over for Norm Rosensteel. Rosensteel, the company’s founder, will remain with AMI and be responsible for certain client relation and government affairs responsibilities. “The appointment of Laura Price as AMI’s president and CEO will greatly benefit the company’s boards, homeowners and empl...
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LV business leaders brief White House on local economy
WASHINGTON — Twenty-eight Las Vegas business leaders traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to participate in a Business Leader Briefing at the White House and meet with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s staff.  Leaders from the Las Vegas business community provided feedback to the Obama Administration on ways to work together to support economic competitiveness, job creation and innovation. The business leaders also briefed officials o...
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The Glenn Group wins awards for public relations campaigns
RENO — The Glenn Group finished out 2011 with five awards for their public relations work. The agency was recognized with the highest honor, the Judge’s Choice Award, along with a Silver Spike and three Awards of Excellence.   The Silver Spike Awards are presented by the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America in recognition for innovative and successful public relations and community outreach initiatives. The Judge’s ...
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Governor announces additional lending
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday announced $500,000 in new funding for the Nevada Microenterprise Initiative, aimed at expanding small-business entrepreneurship among low- and moderate-income people throughout Nevada. “Small businesses account for most of the businesses in Nevada and will help lead job growth moving forward,” Sandoval said. “This initiative will provide essential support to help local entrepreneurs obtain the trai...
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Poll: Small business owners say access to credit a problem
Majority support key provisions in president’s American Jobs Act
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