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Flaherty promoted to VP of casino ops at Grand Sierra Resort
RENO — The Grand Sierra Resort has promoted casino operations veteran Tom Flaherty to vice president of casino operations. Flaherty previously served for nearly four years as executive director of casino marketing at the property. His 29-year career has been spent working in the local casino industry on both the casino marketing and operations side of the business. His recent experience has been in developing, executing and managing casino eve...
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Lewis and Roca expands gaming practice
RENO — Lewis and Roca LLP announced that Michael G. Alonso has joined the firm’s Reno office as a partner in the gaming practice group. “Michael is a welcomed and important addition to our Nevada team of gaming lawyers,” said Anthony Cabot, leader of Lewis and Roca’s gaming practice. “His experience, integrity and reputation before the Nevada gaming regulators helps fulfill our commitment to offer the highest quality legal services to gaming c...
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Government contracting for women at a workshop
RENO — Explore the benefits and “how-to” of government contracting for women at a workshop on March 15 sponsored by the Nevada Small Business Development Center. Take advantage of the goal of 5 percent of federal contracts to be set aside for women-owned small businesses. At this workshop, you will: • Find out if your business is eligible. • Hear tips from a successful woman business owner and government contractor. • Talk with a contracting e...
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Nevada State Bank honored for banking excellence
LAS VEGAS — Nevada State Bank and its parent company, Zions Bancorporation, were recognized in a survey conducted by Greenwich Associates for excellence among the nation’s top banks for both small business and middle market banking.  The 13 awards include 10 national awards and three regional awards. The Greenwich survey is conducted with more than 14,000 small businesses across the United States (companies with annual sales between $1 million...
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imortgage.com gets new digs
RENO — imortgage.com, Inc., an Arizona-based private mortgage banking company, has relocated its branch in Reno. After opening their doors in December 2012 on Redfield Parkway, the imortgage Reno branch office has moved into their permanent home located at 6005 Plumas St., suite 100. Sue Barry, branch manager, and her team have settled in and are ready to offer customers the full imortgage service. “From the time that we opened our doors in 19...
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Saleswoman of the Year award
RENO — Professional Saleswomen of Nevada (PSN) will hold their 25th Annual Saleswoman of the Year Awards Dinner and Fundraiser on May 25 at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino. There will be over $10,000 of donations offered for this year’s live and silent auctions, which will benefit The Women and Children of the Sierra. WACCS provides education, job training, resources and support to help women escape or avoid poverty and provide a better life f...
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Bernanke notes economy better than expected
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Wednesday that the economy has performed better in recent months than the Federal Reserve had expected. If the trend continues, he said the Fed might have to reassess its outlook for a slow recovery. Investors appeared to take Bernanke’s more optimistic words as a signal that the Fed is less likely to adopt further steps to boost growth. It could also mean that the Fed could back off its p...
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Dickson Realty announces preferred lender
RENO — Dickson Realty has announced that Eagle Home Mortgage, a full-service mortgage banker with an office in Reno, has become the firm’s preferred lender for Dickson clients. Known for their exceptional service, Eagle Home Mortgage will provide Dickson’s clients with conventional and jumbo loans, fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) loan products, Rural Housing/USDA loans, renov...
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Paul Davis Emergency Services opens for business
RENO — Paul Davis Emergency Services of Reno Tahoe has opened for business serving customers in the Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Lake Tahoe. The office is located at 598 W. Plumb Lane in Reno. Paul Davis Emergency Services specializes in rapid-response mitigation services, including water and fire damage restoration, mold removal, smoke damage, board-ups and trauma cleanup. The company provides services 24 hours a day and guarantees to respon...
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Construction employment remains below peak levels
WASHINGTON — Construction employment remains below peak levels in 329 out of 337 metro areas, according to a new analysis released this week by the Associated General Contractors of America. Given the continued weakness in construction employment, the association urged Congress to pass infrastructure measures, including legislation to fund highway, transit and aviation construction work. “What makes these job losses even more frustrating is th...
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EDAWN welcomes 16 new members to 2012 Board of Trustees
RENO — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has announced its board of trustees for 2012. This year, EDAWN welcomes 16 new members to the board, which is comprised of private investors and industry experts that will serve a two-year term. The board will also include volunteer community leaders and elected officials. The transition from EDAWN’s two governing bodies, the board of trustees and the EDC, to a single board st...
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Dow flirts with 13,000 again but can’t make it
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average made another run at 13,000 but couldn’t quite get there. Stocks recovered from an early loss Thursday and pushed the Dow within four points of the milestone. Investors were encouraged by more good news on U.S. jobs, but gains were limited by poor results from retailers such as Safeway and Kohl’s. The Dow finished up 46.02 points at 12,984.69. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 5.80 points to...
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Northern Nevada’s premier technology and entrepreneurial net...
RENO — Join NCET on March 14 for a tour of the Bosma Business Center, Reno’s first business hub designed with a focus on collaboration between consultants that create value for the business clients they serve. Join 2010 RGJ entrepreneur of the year Mike Bosma as he presents “Proximity Creates Opportunity” and explains the unique shared-office concept. The tour will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for NCET members and $25 for non-...
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Henderson real estate agent honored
HENDERSON — EXIT Realty Corp. International recently released its Top 100 Agents for 2011 and Trish Nash of Henderson’s EXIT Realty Unlimited topped both the Gross Closed Commissions Earned and Closed Transaction Sides categories. Nash was also recognized with the company’s “iron man” award, the Tri-Real-A-Thon, which honors outstanding achievement in listings, production and sponsoring.  “Our Top 100 list represents the best of the best and w...
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United Way offers discounts on prescription drugs
RENO — To help individuals with the costs of prescription drugs, United Way of Northern Nevada and Sierra (UWNNS) is offering community members the FamilyWize prescription drug discount card. The card could lower the cost of prescription drugs by an average of 20 to 35 percent. UWNNS is providing these cards free-of-charge to any interested individual in the community. Since UWNNS began offering the FamilyWize cards in 2008, more than $ millio...
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No Simple Solution
Obama looks to simplify the tax code with 2013 budget proposal, but will it work? Local business experts weigh in
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McDonald’s honors local manager
SPARKS — Sparks is home to one of the nation’s top McDonald’s restaurant managers. Chris McCafferty recently received the Ray Kroc Award, an annual recognition of the top performing McDonald’s restaurant managers in the country. Named after the founder of the McDonald’s Corporation, the award was established 13 years ago to honor hardworking restaurant managers who make Kroc’s vision of excellence come to life in restaurants and for customers ...
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New chamber is just for local businesses
RENO — The Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-Op & Green Business Chamber of Commerce is one of the first in the country to build a business directory offering a free listing to all locally owned businesses. More than 1,600 local businesses are listed and that continues to grow daily. The Local Business Co-Op was created to promote local business-to-business sales, and to educate consumers on how choosing local first when making purchases creates j...
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