Preparing Students to be 'BizFIT’

Preparing Students to be ‘BizFIT’

  by Madeline Glaviano   What is BIZ-FIT? BIZ-FIT is The College of Business Freshmen Intensive Transition program, designed to expose incoming freshmen to academic curriculum that relates to all programs of study within the College. The program is designed to simulate a typical Finals Week, allowing students to experience the challenges of time management,…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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Building the Patagonia Culture

by Corrine Casanova A Patagonia onsite childcare center was created two years ago in the Reno location when nine pregnant women were about to go on maternity leave. The company saw a need and acted upon it even though the move required taking a portion of their retail outlet space. At their main headquarters in…

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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…