Is Your Business Ready For a Disaster?  Are You?

Is Your Business Ready For a Disaster?  Are You?

Special to bizNEVADA “When major disasters strike, you expect to see American Red Cross workers running shelters and delivering food to people in devastated neighborhoods,” Zanny Marsh, Executive Director of the Red Cross of Northern Nevada, said.  “Closer to home, Red Cross volunteers respond several times per week when Nevada fire departments ask them to…

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…

Ronald MacDonald House

Twenty Years of Togetherness

  by Craig A. Ruark Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child cope better. Research even proves that while we cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatment, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to support their child’s…

Wanted: Mentors for startup

Wanted: Mentors

   by Corrine Casanova StartUpNV, Nevada’s non-profit state-wide business incubator, is seeking mentors, founders and volunteers for newcomers in Nevada’s vibrant start-up community. They recently took over the reins of VMS, a Summit Venture Mentoring Service, from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). They are currently seeking the following: Member Companies / Founders…

Jobs For Nevada Graduates

JAG Nevada Hits the Jackpot

Special to bizNEVADA Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates (JAG Nevada) is proud to announce it has been namedamong the first recipients of Tesla’s Nevada K-12 Education Investment Fund. JAG Nevada will receive an initial investment of $200,000, which will aid its efforts in providing students with the practical soft and employment-related skills, and career guidance needed…

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…

Get Curious About the Discovery

Get Curious About the Discovery

by Allyson Lambert When I first relocated to northern Nevada in spring 2014, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (a.k.a. The Discovery) was one of the first places that helped my new city feel like a home. With their dedication to the community and commitment to providing educational opportunities, they truly go out of…

Think first Northern Nevada

An Ounce of Prevention – Think First

by Corrine Casanova We’ve all heard the adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure which essentially means it’s easier to stop something before it happens than to repair it after the damage is done. This statement couldn’t be more true when it comes to brain and spinal cord injury. In fact,…