The Haus that Reed Built

The Haus that Reed Built

 By Craig A. Ruark From avocation to a flourishing business, that is the story behind Haus of Reed, a successful small business that produces custom furniture and accessories for big clients. Randi Reed had the vision for starting their business shortly after finding out that she was pregnant. Upon learning the news, her husband, Tim,…

Book Review:

Reno Rising: You Have to Fall Before You Rise

Compiled by Susan Ackerman Follow It Through Publishing, $14.95, paperback, 180 pages A love letter to Reno By Eric Lincoln Miller “There are 8 million stories in the naked city, some ice cold some without pity.” —Kurtis Blow “In the city there’s a thousand things I want to say to you.” —The Jam Reno, Nevada…

Reno Re-imagined

Reno Re-Imagined

     by Corrine Casanova   Reno has a rich history of reinventing itself. Reno was born in 1868 as a railroad town—it became a city when the transcontinental railroad reached town. Shortly thereafter, the University of Nevada was founded in 1885. In the early 1900s, Reno turned divorce into a big business and became…

Protect Your Bottom Line from the Flu

Protect Your Bottom Line from the Flu

by Immunize Nevada As a good manager, you’re always looking for ways to cut costs and raise revenue, but there’s a good chance you’ve overlooked an obvious drain on your resources. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that “the flu costs the United States more than $87 billion annually and is responsible for the…

Catholic Charities

Volunteers Make All the Difference

 By Corrine Casanova Volunteers are at the heart of the Catholic Charities & St. Vincent’s Programs. In fact, typically their staff consists of 50 percent employees and 50 percent volunteers. Barbara Klipfel, Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, has the names of 6,000 volunteers in her database. In 2016, volunteers logged in 52,000 hours with…

Protecting Your Business in the New Year

Protecting Your Business in the New Year

By Raul Chacon, Special to bizNEVADA While businesses across the state are setting sales goals and implementing plans for 2019, many are overlooking a critical component to success in the New Year: their workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Workplace injuries and illnesses affect approximately 2.8 million workers per year.[1] Businesses often experience lower productivity, higher out-of-pocket…

The Big Power of Small Businesses 1

The Big Power of Small Businesses

  by Corrine Casanova According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), over half of the U.S. workforce either owns or works for a small business. In fact, small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs in the private sectors. Rachel Dahl, a sixth generation Nevadan, has been the Senior Area Manager…

Blockchain 101

Blockchain 101

    by Craig A. Ruark   When you talk about mining to most people, the image of house-size earth moving equipment and gigantic craters, or long dark tunnels are generally what come to mind.   However, a new mining industry has been evolving since 2009, and it involves what is called cryptocurrency. Perhaps you…