Why Back Pain in the Workplace is Costing You

by Jacqueline C. Cox, RN, BSN, MPA, CNHC and President/CEO of SpecialtyHealth If the current trends continue, over 43 percent of the U.S. population will be obese—adding $344 billion to annual healthcare spending. The trends indicate that citizens are paying more but are getting sicker. According to a report by PBS News Hour, healthcare costs…

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In the Trades: The Impact of a Booming Economy

by Corrine Casanova   During the recession here in northern Nevada, construction essentially became a dead industry.  Because of this, many skilled workers were forced to leave the construction industry and pursue very different opportunities. Over 20,000 jobs were lost in the construction industry alone by the year 2000 in the Reno area. As Nevada…

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Now’s the Time to Buy Your Dream Home

by Lindsay Clarke and Nicolle Gust The Greater Reno-Sparks-Lake Tahoe area has become a very appealing place to call home. The economy is in full recovery mode with major companies moving in to take advantage of the tax benefits, tourism is back on the rise and the unemployment rate has considerably decreased. Coupled with the…

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Simple Solutions for Smooth Operations

By Kirk Hurford Recently, a bridge in Miami collapsed and six people lost their lives.  The day after the collapse, somebody at the Department of Transportation (DOT) listened to their voicemail and came across a message that was two days old. The message was an alert about cracks in the bridge. Just pause to think…

Peanut Butter and Jelly…Better Together

Peanut Butter and Jelly…Better Together

by Mitch Tarr Email marketing plus Facebook is just like peanut butter and jelly…better together. Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know. Here’s a nice integrated marketing campaign that makes use of the power of email marketing combined with remarketing tools in Facebook. The concept of an integrated email campaign is to combine a…

The Power of Accountability

The Power of Accountability

by Jeffrey Benjamin Accountability is tied to success. When you are accountable, you are incredible. Here are some tools that can help you to be accountable and how you can hold others accountable, too. Get an accountability partner. Exercise is easier to act on when you have a workout partner or hire a personal fitness…

Why Buy Local?  Here Are Six Great Reasons !

Why Buy Local? Here Are Six Great Reasons !

by Rob Crocco Keeping money in the community where you live makes sense. According to the Small Business Administration, there were 29.6 million small businesses in 2014. Only 19,000 of them were large businesses. After the recession, the number of small businesses continues to increase. Who’s in love with “big box” stores anyway? Here are…