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.  …

7 Myths About SBA 504 Loans

7 Myths About SBA 504 Loans

  by Evan Dickson, President, Nevada State Development Corporation The following seven myths and facts refer to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Commercial Loan Program. MYTH 1: It takes four to six months to get a loan approval. Fact: You can obtain an SBA 504 approval as quickly as ten business days. Tip: Provide your lender with…

Marketing agency OCG Creative Team Photo

OCG Creative, Hometown Roots with a Global Reach

  by Corrine Casanova   You may not know much about OCG Creative, but you likely see their work every day. For those who aren’t familiar, OCG is a marketing agency that’s been working in Reno since the mid-90’s. As the digital revolution reshaped the marketplace, the company evolved. Today, OCG Creative is 18 strong,…

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…

Nevada Ballot Question 3, Energy Choice Initiative

Yes or No on Question 3?

  by Corrine Casanova   On November 6, voters will vote yes or no on Question #3, “The Energy Choice Initiative.” The debate is heating up on both sides. Essentially, it is about deregulating Nevada’s energy market and allowing consumers to make a choice on their electrical provider. The measure seeks to amend the Nevada…

Circle of Life Community Hospice

Circle of Life Community Hospice

    by Corrine Casanova   Recently I had coffee with Michelle Cagle who is an Administrator at Circle of Life Community Hospice in Reno. Michelle was happy to answer my questions.   What is hospice care? Hospice is a program for people in the advanced stages of a chronic or terminal illness who have…