RSCVA Sees Year-Over-Year Growth
The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) concluded the Fiscal Year 2013/2014 with 163,259 room nights of future business for Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe. That number is a 49 percent increase from last year’s 110,000 room nights. According to the RSCVA, 63 percent of this year’s bookings are new business for the Reno area.
Hamilton Solar Researches Strategies for Incentive Program
Reno-based Hamilton Solar has begun research and development of strategies for customers to take advantage of NV Energy’s performance based incentive program. The program allows residential homes to receive up-front cash rebates for solar power and raises the maximum available rebate for commercial properties.
IKEA Announces Plans to Build Store in Las Vegas
IKEA, a home-furnishings retailer out of Sweden, has announced plans to build a 351,000 square foot IKEA store in the Spring Valley area of Las Vegas. The store will be built on 26 acres along I-215 near Durango and Sunset. This will be the first IKEA store in Nevada and is expected to open in the Summer of 2016.
Touro University Nevada Launches Mobile Healthcare Clinic
Touro University Nevada, a private, non-profit university in Southern Nevada, has launched a mobile healthcare clinic to serve the homeless in downtown and throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The mobile clinic was privately supported by several donors including Zappos, Findlay RV/Automotive Group, the Junior League of Las Vegas, Color Reflections and Heiser Design. Students from Touro’s Physician Assistant Studies program, under faculty supervision, will provide all medical services in the mobile clinic.