MassMedia Hires Sean Corbett as Vice President of Digital Strategy and Planning

MassMedia announced the agency has hired Sean Corbett.

LAS VEGAS ­– Kassi Belz, president of MassMedia, a full-service public relations, advertising and marketing firm with offices in Las Vegas and Irvine, California, announced the agency has hired Sean Corbett as vice president of digital strategy and planning. In his new role, Corbett guides an experienced team of marketing professionals to provide a wide variety of digital … [Read more...]

VEA Announces Elections

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Members of Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) in districts 1 and 3 have the opportunity this year to select the individuals who will represent their communities on the cooperative’s democratically elected Board of Directors. District 1, which includes residents of Pahrump south of Nevada Highway 372, will finalize its election during a district meeting … [Read more...]

Barbara Smith Campbell Joins The Ferraro Group

The Ferraro Group announced that veteran tax policy expert Barbara Smith Campbell will merge her firm, Consensus LLC.

Veteran tax policy expert to lead regulatory affairs for the regional firm The Ferraro Group, a public relations and public affairs firm with offices in Reno, Las Vegas, Carson City and Phoenix, announced that veteran tax policy expert Barbara Smith Campbell will merge her firm, Consensus LLC., with the regional communications company, effective immediately.  Campbell will … [Read more...]

Pamela Duxbury Joins The Builders Alliance as Outreach Coordinator

Pamela Duxbury has joined The Builders Alliance as Outreach Coordinator.  In this role, Duxbury will focus on Construction Workforce Development as well as coordinating activities with local non-profit organizations. A Reno native with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada-Reno, Duxbury has worked in the advertising/marketing field and is Past … [Read more...]

Minor Advertising Names Jennifer O’Harra Partner

Minor Advertising President Jimmy Minor announced the promotion of long-time employee and daughter, Jennifer O’Harra.

RENO, NV—Minor Advertising President Jimmy Minor announced the promotion of long-time employee and daughter, Jennifer O’Harra to partner and vice president of the 29-year-old advertising agency. Beginning in January 2015, the agency will become Minor O’Harra Advertising. The fourth-generation Nevadan earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada, … [Read more...]

NCJFCJ Receives $10.3 Million to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families Nationwide in 2014

The NCJFCJ received a total of $10.3 million in new and continuing grants during the fiscal year ending in 2014.

(Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) received a total of $10.3 million, a 29 percent increase from the previous year, in new and continuing grants during the fiscal year ending in 2014. The NCJFCJ, based on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, is devoted to ensuring justice and improving outcomes for families and children in courts … [Read more...]

J.A. Solari & Partners Announces Two New Hires

J.A. Solari & Partners is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff accountants to its strategic team of tax and accounting professionals.

Reno-based accounting firm grows internally RENO, Nev. — J.A. Solari & Partners is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff accountants, Jing Chen and Joanna Kardys-Stone, to its strategic team of tax and accounting professionals. As staff accountants, Chen and Kardys-Stone will be in charge of preparing financial statements and tax returns for entities and … [Read more...]

Economic Forecast: 2015 Preview

This year’s predictions offer more good news, a trend that was reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast last year.

Economists and industry analysts can, and will, argue over whether an economic recovery is as strong as numbers seem to indicate. However, they do agree the numbers show Nevada’s economy is on track to strengthen and add more jobs in 2015 because many of the impediments to faster growth have subsided. The unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in more than five … [Read more...]

Mining: Progress Amid Tough Economics

From lowering gold and silver prices to sage grouse habitat protection, Nevada’s mining companies today face challenges that hurt their bottom line.

From lowering gold and silver prices to sage grouse habitat protection, Nevada’s mining companies today face challenges that hurt their bottom line. Yet, many continue to forge on, creatively tackling difficulties and working to advance projects. “Different aspects of the industry are struggling, but our ability to be sustainable is greater now than ever because we’ve … [Read more...]

November 2014: Around the State

Union Village Breaks Ground One of the world’s first integrated health villages, Union Village, has broken ground in Henderson. The Valley Health System has partnered with Union Village, LLC to create a master-planned hospital complex and health center that combines residential components, entertainment and retail, a senior community and a civic and culture arts center. The … [Read more...]

Groundbreaking for Downtown Las Vegas Clinic; Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada; Home Prices Holding Steady

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada Hosts Groundbreaking Event for Clinic in Downtown Las Vegas Groundbreaking ceremony for VMSN’s new downtown Las Vegas clinic. Members of the community are invited to attend and receive information about the project. [Read more...] Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada through Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance's 'Engage Southern … [Read more...]

SK+G Announces Additions To the Company’s Media, CRM and Interactive Teams

SK+G is pleased to announce three new hires spanning the media, CRM and interactive divisions of the full-service marketing communications agency

LAS VEGAS– SK+G is pleased to announce three new hires spanning the media, CRM and interactive divisions of the full-service marketing communications agency. New Hires: Nikki Velez, Digital Media Manager SK+G welcomes Nikki Velez as the newest member of the media team in her position as digital media manager. In her role, Nikki will oversee digital content for the Baha … [Read more...]

Ninth Annual Healthcare Heroes

Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for future healthcare educators.

Legacy Now in its ninth year, Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for Nevada’s future healthcare educators. After realizing there wasn’t a program in place to honor individuals that have done amazing things to propel healthcare in the Silver State, Healthcare Heroes was born with 10 … [Read more...]

Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer

Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday,  August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and … [Read more...]

Nevada State Bank Working with Wolf Pack Players to Boost Their Financial Literacy

Nevada State Bank volunteers taught financial literacy classes in collaboration with many different community partners to help people make better choices.

RENO – In the past 18 months, Nevada State Bank volunteers spent 1,571 hours teaching financial literacy classes in collaboration with many different community partners. The goal of these cooperative relationships is to help people make better choices concerning their money and learn to live within their means. One of the bank’s latest collaborations is with the women’s … [Read more...]

Executive Education: New Pathways to Success

When UNR Extended Studies program held a series of leadership sessions for Barrick Gold, the event embodied new trends in executive education in Nevada.

When the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Extended Studies program held a series of leadership sessions for Barrick Gold, the event embodied new trends in executive education in Nevada. The 15 courses held over two months were shorter than the training once offered by business schools and colleges. Instead of theoretical discussions of leadership, the program covered … [Read more...]

A Piece of Nevada’s Pie: The View from Reno’s Mayoral Office

In November of this year, my term will end as Reno Mayor, a role I’ve served in for more than a decade. Naturally, I’ve fielded the “what are you most proud of?” questions a lot lately.

A good friend of mine, former Nevada Governor Mike O’Callaghan, once told me: “Don’t try to get the whole pie. Get a piece of the pie. Maybe later you can get another piece of the pie.” That philosophy — that you’re only as good as the whole — is one that I’ve followed religiously during my time in public office, whether it be as City of Reno Mayor (2002-present), Lieutenant … [Read more...]

Vegas Home Prices Rise, Market Sees More Traditional Buyers

The median price of an existing single-family home sold in Southern Nevada during June was $199,900 - the highest mark since September 2008. This is according to recent statistics released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR). The median price is 2.5 percent higher than May and up over 14 percent compared to June 2013. GLVAR President Heidi Kasama called … [Read more...]

KNPB Hires Sara Anderson As Manager Of Educational Services

RENO, Nev.  – KNPB announces the addition of Sara Anderson to its education services team. Anderson joins the PBS Member Station as educational services manager and is responsible for developing innovative educational projects, and developing partner relationships.   As a part of her duties at KNPB, Anderson works to align programming with classroom core standards, fulfill … [Read more...]