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…

Creating a Better Work-Life Balance 1

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…

Getting into the Holiday “Spirits” 5

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…

Why Reno, Why Now?

Why Reno, Why Now?

by Corrine Casanova In mid-September, bizNEVADA Publisher, Richard Moore and I sat down with the following three gentlemen for a joint interview Chris Hoff, Tournament Director, Barracuda Championship Eric Edelstein, President, Reno Aces and Reno 1868FC Dustin Toms, Vice-President, Business Operations, Reno Bighorns Here’s some background: Reno 1868 FC was founded in 2015 and made…

Book Review with Eric Miller, Nevada State Prison

Book Review: Women Artists as Entrepreneurs

by Eric L. Miller   Women Artists of the Great Basin Text by Mary Lee Fulkerson Photographs by Susan E. Mantle University of Nevada Press, $49.95, 216 pages Making a living as an artist has never been easy. Couple this hardcore reality with being a woman artist and things become even more complicated and interesting.…

Diversified Funding Base Keeps This Non-Profit Afloat

Diversified Funding Base Keeps This Non-Profit Afloat

By Corrine Casanova Since 1986, Arts for All Nevada (AFAN), a non-profit (501c3) organization, has been helping the community appreciate art. Annually, they hold 3,000 workshops and camps for children and adults of all ages and abilities throughout Nevada in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and after-school programs. They are housed in the historic Lake Mansion…

Vacation: It's a Family Affair

Vacation: It’s a Family Affair

by Brian Wheeler Say “summer” and most people think “vacation.” The reality is that most adults work year-round, and some seasonal workers may even be busier in the summer than during other seasons. Children of working parents may continue to have schedules just as structured as school—even if it’s called camp—to accommodate their parents’ long…