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Sparks Chamber accepting applications for open board seats
Brad Woodring, manager of economic development at NV Energy, is in the midst of putting together an economic plan for the Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
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Adviser: Planning is key to financial success in downturn
Christopher Abts, a financial adviser with offices in south Reno, is fielding more phone calls from panicked clients this week than he has during any other time in recent years.
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Asset inventories speed recovery process
Lizz Stanley has saved all of her son’s early school projects, such as beaded jewelry, that he made just for her.
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New beverage agreement paints the town ‘Purple’
“Purple Rain.” “Purple People Eater.” “The Color Purple.” The Purple Heart. A Jedi master’s purple lightsaber.
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Business hits the road with mobile gun range
Kevin Roth pointed his finger down the long mobile gun range in the back of his trailer as he described movable targets and controlled ambiance lighting. The 41-year Washoe County resident is almost ready to let the shooting begin. Arms to Bear Mobile Gun Range is a 53-foot long trailer attached to a 2006 GMC Sierra, one-ton dualie Duramax diesel. The business aims to provide gun training and arms exposure to customers across Reno and Sparks, ...
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Employers, students seek common ground on recruiting efforts
Lisa Petersen, a local corporate recruiter, understands the value of seeking young, qualified applicants in the job market.
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Brewmaster brews up a tall, refreshing one
When Dan Kahn lived in Southern California, he used to shake orange blossom trees to knock off the flowers — the key ingredient in his Orange Blossom Pale Ale beer.
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Tahoe Creamery sweetens up Sparks
The Tahoe Tessy may be a myth but she’s alive and well at the Tahoe Creamery ice cream store — mixed with chocolate sandwich cookies and a coffee swirl, naturally.
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Spudistro buds in Sparks
Located in the McCarran Plaza shopping center on the corner of McCarran Boulevard and Prater Way, Spudistro opened its doors more than a year and a half ago. Three women have partnered to keep the ideas fresh at the potato-based café.
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Miller Water taps into the market of people who don't want t...
When Harold Miller and his family drink water from their faucet at home, they get sore throats. “It’s the chlorine in the water that bothers us,” Miller said. “We’ve always had to buy purified bottled water because of it.” Now as the owner of Miller Water, a recently opened water distributor in Sparks, Miller has taken his family’s problem into his own hands.
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Westward Strategy: E-marketing enhances the bottom line
It’s the axiom of the Internet versus standard paper mailing: Technology has become the predominant source of information. Can two forms of advertising and marketing co-exist?
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Secret Connection: The business of positive energy
It may be Jennifer Wallis’ name on the business cards and fliers for the feng shui/matchmaking business Secret Connections, but she says she is not really the head honcho.
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Chamber reduces sign ad rate to spur business marketing
Sparks businesses looking to get their name out to the public without paying extravagant advertising prices now have an option to do so for cheap on Victorian Square.
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Pirate Ship's owners are ready to set sail a second time
Serena Wagner is ready for another chance at a second grand opening of the Pirate Ship. This time, she said she’s better equipped to handle the pressures of running a restaurant. The Pirate Ship, located at 495 Greenbrae Drive just off Pyramid Way, is re-opening after being open for two months and then closing, which Wagner said actually worked to her advantage. “I guess, looking back, it was a blessing in disguise that we closed because we ha...
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Sparks firm lands $117 million contract to build satellites
Even if most people in Sparks don’t know about Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the company has gotten some major recognition from the high-tech industry.
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Developer aims to transform Paradise Plaza
Paradise Plaza will get its chance at revitalization with the start of a 22,000-square-foot expansion and renovation project in the works by Primestor Development.
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Winners announced for ‘Best Places to Work’ awards
Nine companies out of 49 finalists can credit stellar employee survey results for their success as they were announced winners in the inaugural “Greater Reno-Tahoe Best Places to Work” awards today. Three companies received honors in each category: small, medium and large employer, at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada’s Annual Luncheon and 25th Anniversary Celebration.
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Inflatable playground owner pumped up for kids
Local parents seeking a way to help their kids blow off some energy will soon have a new option on Glendale Avenue.
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Sparks companies strive to offer employees ‘best places to w...
Rusty Kilkenny has a lot to brag about with his company, Ebara International.
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