Can Your Company Add Health Care Benefits for Free?

Can Your Company Add Health Care Benefits for Free?

   by Mike Menath Reality is settling in for business owners in the northern Nevada: If you want to remain competitive in the labor market, you’ve got to offer health care benefits to your employees. When the United States economy collapsed in 2008, northern Nevada was among the hardest hit in the nation. As a…

Experience Matters (When It Matters Most)

Experience Matters (When It Matters Most)

by Corrine Casanova   What’s the value of serving 36 years in a single industry? According to Mike Menath, president of Menath Insurance, the answer is both predictable and precise: “Experience.” Being in the daily business of unforeseen emergencies, he’s witnessed just about everything you could imagine.   He’s been the calm in the storm…

Five Ways to Benefit from Credit Union Membership

Five Ways to Benefit from Credit Union Membership

by Tom Wambaugh Banking continues to evolve, from how we access our accounts to how we make and process payments. Expectations have also evolved for both personal and business banking. We want easy access, including online and mobile, great service and a banking partner we can trust. For many people, they have found just that…

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THE SKINNY … on NFC Credit Card Payments

By Tim Kirk   An awkward introduction of EMV Chip technology into the U.S. retail credit card payments environment has added a new level of security as well as a new level of complexity to credit card processing for brick and mortar retailers. It may seem that the near simultaneous roll out of smartphone credit…

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Does Your Safety Net Have Gaping Holes?

by Mike Menath   If you’re like most business owners, running your operation can often feel like walking across a high wire, one mile up, in hurricane winds. Reaching your goals ahead is exhilarating each step of the way, but odds are there will be some major trip-ups along your envisioned path to success. And…

The Advantages of a Most Trusted Advisor: Bringing Wall Street to Main Street

bizSPOTLIGHT – Forbush & Associates

By Corrine Casanova Forbush and Associates see themselves as much more than a CPA firm. In fact, they see their role as more of a most trusted advisor and a valued member of their client’s management team. They have been a family owned and operated business in Reno since 2001. Their philosophy is simple—everyone needs…

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…

The Skinny on Credit Card Chip Technology

The Skinny on Credit Card Chip Technology

by Tim Kirk EMV (EuroPay, MasterCard, Visa) allows cardholder data to be stored on a payment card using integrated chip technology. Questions about EMV chips abound. Common questions include: “Why should I switch to EMV?” “Why are there so many merchants who don’t accept EMV?” “I just received a call from someone who told me…