Itronics, Green Technology

Imagine a World Without Waste

by Corrine Casanova Most people cannot imagine a world without waste. However, the concept of zero waste is nothing new to Dr. John Whitney, CEO of Itronics, Inc., a “creative green technology” company headquartered in Reno, NV. Not only has Dr. Whitney imagined a world without waste, he’s creating it by taking hazardous toxic waste…

The SouthEast Connector: Connecting Communities and Improving Mobility

The SouthEast Connector: Connecting Communities and Improving Mobility

     by Corrine Casanova Aerial photos of the SouthEast Connector from 2016 and 2018. Here are the links for the May 2016 & May 2018 flyover videos from the RTC. Link to both videos: http://www.southeastconnector.com/videos/ The long-anticipated SouthEast Connector is slated to open July 6, 2018. This is a Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County road…

Corrine Casanova

Panty Drop: Inspiring Women from the Bottoms Up

by Corrine Casanova Panty Drop creates an intimates shopping experience that feels special and seamless for women of all shapes and sizes. Headquartered in Reno, they have a premium panty subscription box that sends three pairs of underwear every three months based on their personal preferences. Every carefully created box comes with free shipping and…

Clark Sullivan Construction

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…

Made in Nevada…Stays in Nevada…Building Panasonic

Made in Nevada…Stays in Nevada…Building Panasonic

by Corrine Casanova Panasonic is a nearly 100-year-old global company with headquarters in Japan, but when it comes to lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing for Tesla vehicles, they are absolutely made in Nevada. There are divisions of Panasonic all over the USA with different functions and specific focuses. Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is their…

Getting into the Holiday “Spirits” 5

Getting into the Holiday “Spirits”

by Corrine Casanova Today, Nevada is home to about 37 craft breweries. There were breweries in this state prior to Prohibition in 1920 which banned the production, distribution or sale of alcoholic beverages. After the repeal in 1933, a three-tier system was set in place for the distribution of alcoholic beverages. This system ensured producers…

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Positively Fourth Street

by Corrine Casanova Although Reno’s East 4th Street has a checkered past, the former Lincoln Highway was once a main east-west corridor through Reno. As the landscape changed and blight moved in, buildings along East 4th Street sat vacant and fell into disrepair. Besides better connecting downtown Reno and downtown Sparks, The RTC 4th Street/Prater…

Access to Rural Healthcare

Giving Locally to Impact Globally

By Corrine Casanova Working toward a world in which all communities have access to quality healthcare is the mission of Advocates for Rural Community Health (ARCH) which is located Reno. It’s the brainchild of Leissan Sadykova, a human rights advocate, who got her master’s degree in Diplomacy and Military Studies with an emphasis on Post-Conflict…

Experience Matters (When It Matters Most)

Experience Matters (When It Matters Most)

by Corrine Casanova   What’s the value of serving 36 years in a single industry? According to Mike Menath, president of Menath Insurance, the answer is both predictable and precise: “Experience.” Being in the daily business of unforeseen emergencies, he’s witnessed just about everything you could imagine.   He’s been the calm in the storm…