State of Nevada contracts with IT strategies
The state of Nevada awarded IT Strategies International Corp. a two-year master service agreement contract that will allow the state of Nevada to obtain computer consultants on an as-required basis. IT Strategies is a global computer consulting firm headquartered in Las Vegas since 1996.
First Independent Bank opens South Reno location
First Independent Bank of Nevada opened its doors for business in late September at 6518 South McCarran Boulevard in Reno. First Independent focuses on serving business and professional markets, providing commercial banking services that include deposit and loan products. The bank is owned, operated and capitalized by Nevadans, with 96.4 percent of its $10 million startup capital funded by Nevadans. Seventy-seven percent of the bank’s investors are Northern Nevada residents.
Great Basin dedicates library, Announces New Project
Great Basin College (GBC) recently celebrated the opening of its new library, which features a reading room, a satellite down-linking facility and an electronic library instruction classroom. GBC also announced plans for a $4.5 million Donald W. Reynolds Foundation project for its campus; the project will include a 50-foot clock tower, a 500-seat amphitheater, a waterway, improved walkways and vegetation and a solarium linking the fitness center, the GBC Theater and the community center.
Heart Imaging Affiliates with Valley Health
Heart Imaging established an official partnership with and is now an affiliate of The Valley Health System, which includes Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, Valley Hospital Medical Center and Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. Heart Imaging is the only facility in Nevada to offer the Ultra Fast CT scan, a 10- minute, non-invasive procedure that uses beams of electrons to create interior heart pictures that can detect artery calcification and predict coronary artery disease.
Nevada Museum of Art one of three Honored by White House
The Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) in Reno is one of just three recipients this year of the National Award for Museum Service, an honor bestowed annually by the White House. The award honors outstanding museums that demonstrate a commitment to public service with innovative programs addressing social, economic or environmental issues. The NMA’s educational initiatives include the E.L. Cord Museum School and scholarship program and Hands/On family programs. Youth Artworks , an arts-based youth employment program, was developed by the NMA in partnership with the Reno Police Department and Sierra Arts Foundation to educate, train and mentor youth in the arts. This year’s other honorees are Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and St. Simon’s Island Lighthouse Museum in St. Simon’s, Ga.
Semper Systems Expands to Las Vegas
Carson City-based Semper Systems, a technology company specializing in Internet integration services and IT business solutions, expanded operations to Las Vegas. Established in 1996, Semper Systems offers services such as e-business strategy, e-commerce Web site development to implementation, marketing and results analysis. The company’s new offices are located at 2255 Renaissance Drive.