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Local businesses pledge to be environmentally responsible
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Jones Vargas home to three Lawyer of the Year honorees
LAS VEGAS — Best Lawyers in America, considered the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has announced its selections for Nevada’s Lawyers of the Year for 2012. The list, released last week, honors three Jones Vargas attorneys in the statewide firm in the areas of mediation, labor and employment litigation and family law. Only one attorney per practice area, per market, is selected as “Lawyer of the Year.”...
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Business identity theft forum features Nev. sec. of state
ATLANTA — Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller was among secretaries of state and national business leaders who met this week as part of a collective effort to fight back against a new type of crime: business identity theft. Miller recently created Nevada’s multi-jurisdictional Corporate Identity Fraud Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement officials working together to fight the growing problem of corporate ident...
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Greek rescue deals not enough
BERLIN (AP) — Greece’s international creditors warn that a second rescue package tentatively agreed upon in July may not be enough to save the country from bankruptcy, but believe Athens should nevertheless get its next batch of bailout loans, according to a draft report obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. Although the debt inspectors said Greece has missed its deficit-cutting targets and that the pace of its reforms is insufficient, th...
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Laughton Co. hosts health reform seminar
RENO — The Laughton Company, a family-owned insurance brokerage firm specializing in group and individual insurance as well as wealth management, is holding a free health reform seminar entitled, “Road from Regulation to Legislation: What you need to know now.” The seminar will inform business owners, employers and human resource professionals on the latest information about health reform and how it will directly affect businesses. The seminar...
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Snow brings new hiring to region
Lake Tahoe resorts hold job fairs on Saturday
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Nominate outstanding Nev. businesses for SBA awards
RENO — Each fall, the Nevada district of the Small Business Administration (SBA) begins the process of identifying potential nominees for the annual Nevada SBA Small Business Awards the following spring. The SBA needs help recruiting worthy nominees to identify outstanding businesses throughout Nevada in each of our categories. Help by encouraging local organizations to nominate deserving companies from their membership, client base or constit...
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Longtime physical therapist opens ‘body shop’
RENO — Longtime Reno physical therapist Todd Eekhoff has announced the opening of his first private practice, Todd’s Body Shop, located at 4655 Longley Lane, suite 107. Eekhoff specializes in the consultation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletes utilizing manual orthopedic techniques for treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Eekhoff is a consultant for the UNR athletic department as well as for all Reno-Sparks area high school athletic p...
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42 new members of The Chamber
RENO — The Chamber of Commerce welcomes 42 new members. “We warmly welcome our newest members, and encourage our community to do business with them,” said Len Steven’s, the Chamber’s executive director. The new members are: • A&M Rosami • Aesthetics Medical Training • Aflac - Maria Jimenez • Amber Barnes - individual membership • American Family Insurance - Jennifer Landes Agency • Aria School of Music & Art • Barrick Gold of North America • B...
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Lawmakers seek probe on banks’ new debit card fees
Lawmakers want an investigation even with no evidence of institutional collusion
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NVAR names Realtor of the Year, new prez
RENO — Longtime Nevadan Mike Young has been named Realtor of the Year by the Nevada Association of Realtors (NVAR) and longtime Incline Village Realtor Blane Johnson as the association’s 2012 president. The Realtor of the Year award is the highest award bestowed upon a member of the association. It represents outstanding achievements serving the NVAR, the real estate profession and the community. The award was presented Oct. 7 during an event ...
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KPS3 names new senior web beveloper
RENO — KPS3 Marketing has hired Cameron Dunford as senior web developer for the full-service marketing communications agency. Dunford joins KPS3 with more than eight years of programming and data management experience and is responsible for application, website and content management system (CMS) development. Dunford also brings experience in site migration to and from both open-source content management systems and proprietary ones. Dunford g...
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Rezac talks ‘Employment Law: Beyond the Basics’
RENO — Jones Vargas stockholder Molly Malone Rezac will join three area attorneys along with Sterling Education Services in presenting the 11th annual seminar “Employment Law: Beyond the Basics,” on Oct. 25 at the Sands Regency Hotel Casino. This seminar has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 6.5 credit hours as well as for 6.75 general recertification credit hours toward the PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification ...
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Coldwell Banker to hold client appreciation event on Oct. 20
SPARKS — The Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate office in Sparks will be hosting its second annual Eat, Drink & Be Scary client appreciation event from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate office located at 3080 Vista Blvd. in Sparks. Food and drinks, including beer and wine, will be provided by neighboring Murrieta’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, with live music provided by Trio Bossanova. Clients of Coldwell ...
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Jobs Act loan incentives
WASHINGTON — Spurred in part by unprecedented loan volume in the year’s first quarter, small business loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration in FY2011 reached the highest mark in the agency’s history, supporting over $30 billion and continuing the rebound begun in 2009. “SBA-backed lending continued the upward trend we saw last year,” SBA Administrator Karen Mills said. “Due to the Small Business Jobs Act and a return to pre-re...
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4TH Annual Healthcare Forum
RENO — The Chambers will be holding their “2011 Healthcare Forum – Navigating the Healthcare System: A Business Overview,” including an awards ceremony celebrating the Healthiest Place to Work in the Greater Reno-Tahoe region, from 7:00 a.m. to noon on Oct. 12 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Grand Ballroom. Tickets can still be purchased by contacting The Chamber at 775.337.3030 or online at www.renosparkschamber.org.
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New lending to Nevada small businesses
CARSON CITY — The U.S. Department of Treasury and Gov. Brian Sandoval recently announced the approval of Nevada’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) application. Nevada’s planned use of the SSBCI funds will help create new private sector jobs and spur more than $138 million in additional small-business lending in Nevada. The SSBCI program, which supports state-level, small-business lending programs, is an important component of the...
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New EDAWN member relations director
RENO — Linda Student has joined EDAWN as member relations coordinator. Student will work with EDAWN’s vice president of member relations and administration to recruit new members, upgrade existing members and develop new opportunities that provide expanded value to member companies looking to support economic diversification and job creation in the greater Reno-Tahoe region.
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Krumblz celebrates anniversary
RENO — The two former chefs at the Siena Hotel Casino are grinning ear-to-ear today. One year ago, both chefs and hundreds of other workers were facing uncertain times when their then employer, the Siena Hotel Casino, unexpectedly closed. The Siena has since reopened under new management and the two chefs wish the hotel casino well. But they’ve moved on. Juan Villa and Eduardo Quevedo opened Krumblz Deli & Bakery on the corner of Second and Gi...
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