Nevada Commission for Women

Nevada Commission for Women

 By Craig A. Ruark After nearly two decades of inactivity, the Sunset Subcommittee of the Interim Legislative Commission recommended to Governor Brian Sandoval that he reactivate the Commission for Women. The Governor supported the recommendation and in December of 2015, with Legislature approval, appointed ten members to sit on the Commission. Current appointed Commissioners are…

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…

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…

Factoring—the loan alternative

Factoring— The Loan Alternative

   By: Craig A. Ruark   A loan is a loan whether it is a government-backed SBA loan, a secured equity loan through a bank, or a personal loan through an associate, each of them has a principal and interest amount that must be paid back, either in a lump sum or over time.  …