Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center: Established in 1877

Saint Mary’s began its legacy of caring for the community in 1877, when a few Dominican Sisters made an unplanned stop in Reno, on their journey from California to Kentucky. The Sisters stayed in Reno and built Mount Saint Mary’s Academy to bring education to the children of farmers and miners in the area. The… [More...]

Johnnie Walker R.V. Center

Nevadans know how beautiful the state is. A drive in any direction brings mountain and waterfront views, lake fishing and camping, and other natural breathtaking treasures to be discovered. Johnnie Walker, Sr., a proud Nevadan, noticed that the inexpensive, yet fulfilling, RV lifestyle was growing in popularity among Southern Nevada residents. They were ready to… [More...]

Renown Health: Established in 1862

Renown Health has evolved — new technologies have been introduced, the organization has expanded, and in 2006 the name changed from the Washoe Health System to Renown Health. But the heart of the organization has remained the same over the past 152 years: Renown Health still serves the health and well-being of Northern Nevada. The organization… [More...]

Nevada State Bank: Established in 1959

Nevada State Bank (NSB), the largest state-chartered bank in Nevada, has grown along with the state for nearly 55 years, succeeding despite the economic challenges that managed to defeat many other financial institutions. Today, it operates 50 branches in 20 communities across the state, and has over $4 billion in assets. Beginnings: 1959-1979 In the… [More...]

Dermody Properties

When businessman John Dermody accepted the Nevada franchise for the Philco Appliance Company and relocated his family to Reno in 1950, little did anyone suspect that this move would be the catalyst that created a successful industrial development company, Dermody Properties. Appliances after World War II were like cell phones are today… consumers couldn’t get… [More...]