VEA Approves Retirement of $1.5 Million in Patronage Capital

PAHRUMP, Nevada – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) is pleased to announce it has begun distributing payments from the retirement of $1.5 million in patronage capital that the cooperative’s Board of Directors approved during its November 2014 meeting. VEA began mailing the checks Friday, Jan. 23. All past members and current members with a retirement of more than $10 … [Read more...]

VEA Announces New Marketing Team Members

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to provide ongoing communication and transparency for community members across its service territory, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, announced it has hired two new marketing employees, Marketing and Media Relations Representative Thomas Moore and Community Relations … [Read more...]

VEA Hosts Annual Irrigation Meeting

PAHRUMP, Nev. - More than 80 people attended the Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) annual Irrigation Applications and Energy Efficiency Seminar in Fallon, Nevada on Dec. 5 to hear presentations from equipment dealers, experts in irrigation technology and agricultural academic researchers. The event’s speakers were: Jon Lee, Pump Check, Pumping Systems Analysts Brent … [Read more...]

Campaign Helps Fight Hunger; Nevada-Based Firm Lands New Jersey Contract; Workshop to Bring Fraud into Light

Social Media Campaign Helps Fight Hunger in Southern Nevada The SK+G Goose Summer Road Trip Campaign wrapped up on Thursday, Sept. 11 when Senior Vice President of Strategy Jim Gentleman and the SK+G Goose dropped off a $1,000 check to Three Square Food Bank—the only food bank in Southern Nevada. [Read more...] Smart City Networks Awarded Contract by Atlantic City Convention … [Read more...]

VEA Named Among Nevada’s Best Companies to Work For

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, announced it was recently named one of Nevada’s 2014 Best Companies to Work For by Nevada Business Magazine. VEA received the recognition as a result of the cooperative’s many efforts to support its employees through a variety of unique benefits and … [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...]

Best Companies to Work For: Taking Care of People

In the midst of the recession, some employees might have argued that a “Best Company to Work For” is whichever company gives them a job.

In the midst of the recession, some employees might have argued that a “Best Company to Work For” is whichever company gives them a job. While times have been tough for many Nevada businesses, as the state comes out of this recession, it is clear there are a number of companies who continue to go above and beyond for their employees. These businesses make it a priority to take … [Read more...]

VEA Receives Green Award from Las Vegas Business Press

PAHRUMP, NV – Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, announced the cooperative recently received a 2014 Green Award from the Las Vegas Business Press as a result of its efforts in developing one of the nation’s largest and most successful domestic solar water heating programs. The Las Vegas Business Press, … [Read more...]

VEA Encourages Community to Support Fill the Bucket Truck School Supply Drive on Aug. 2

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to support schools in southwestern Nevada, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, will host its annual Fill the Bucket Truck School Supply Drive on Aug. 2 at multiple locations in Pahrump. VEA encourages community members to participate by donating during the charitable event, which … [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...]

Valley Electric Association Continues Workforce Expansion with New Staff Members

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, announced it recently hired five new staff members, with many of them filling high-ranking positions. VEA has hired a total of seven new employees since January, the latest additions in the cooperative’s ongoing workforce expansion. VEA increased its number … [Read more...]

Improvements Coming to East Downtown in Reno

Reno's East Fourth Street will be transformed during the second annual Positively 4th Street Better Block Project event. Considered "the gateway" to downtown Reno, Fourth Street is home to several historical properties but is in need of upgrades and repair. Local businesses are looking to spruce up the area through landscaping, adding a two-way bicycle lane, re-striping … [Read more...]

VEA to Launch New 24-Hour EasyPay Kiosk at Smith’s on June 2

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to provide its members with a convenient new location for paying their power bills, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, is set to introduce a new EasyPay Kiosk at the Pahrump location of Smith’s Food & Drug on June 2. Located within the Smith’s store at 601 S. Nevada Highway 160 in … [Read more...]

Foundation Raising Funds for Veterans Memorial in Downtown Las Vegas

A local foundation is raising money to build a "world-class" veterans memorial in downtown Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Foundation is seeking $2.2 million through its Brick Campaign, where bricks are being sold at a range of $250 to $550. All bricks can be purchased in honor of a veteran and customized with the veteran's name, rank, dates of service and … [Read more...]

Valley Electric Association Supports Donation Drive for Pahrump Foster Children

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to support local foster youths during difficult transition periods, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) announced its participation in a donation drive to benefit foster children in Pahrump. Throughout the month of May, National Foster Care Month, the Independent Living Program in Pahrump invites community members to donate essential items … [Read more...]

Several SBA Loan Requirements Eliminated

The U.S. Small Business Administration made significant changes in qualification for SBA 504 loans. The changes include elimination of "the personal resource test" and "the nine-month rule". These modifications mean businesses will have an easier time qualifying for SBA loans, according to a recent statement by TMC Financing. “By eliminating the nine-month rule for … [Read more...]

VEA to Break Ground on Campus Expansion Project in Pahrump

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, invites community members to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its Pahrump-based campus at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25 at 800 E. Highway 372. The event will include presentations from VEA’s project team and refreshments for attendees. The … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Utilities: Fueling the State’s Energy and Water Needs

As movers and shakers in Nevada’s utilities industry plan for the future, they share a number of common bonds in the challenges they face.

As movers and shakers in Nevada’s utility industry plan for the future, they share a number of common bonds in the challenges they face. Future strategies are likely to make provisions for such factors as increased regionalization, new regulations, enhanced customer satisfaction, state-of-the-art technologies, alternative energies, drought conditions, greater management … [Read more...]

VEA Releases Economic Impact Report

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, recently released its 2013 Economic Impact Report, offering detailed information about the organization’s significant growth and ongoing contributions to Nevada. The 31-page report covers a wide variety of topics, including VEA’s impact on economic development, … [Read more...]

VEA Executive Named 2013 CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power

Valley Electric Association announced that CEO Tom Husted has been named the 2013 Small Utility CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power.

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, announced that CEO Tom Husted has been named the 2013 Small Utility CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power, a nationwide energy trade publication. The award recognizes VEA’s rapid expansion and significant community contributions under Husted’s … [Read more...]