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…

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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,…

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Simple Solutions for Smooth Operations

By Kirk Hurford Recently, a bridge in Miami collapsed and six people lost their lives.  The day after the collapse, somebody at the Department of Transportation (DOT) listened to their voicemail and came across a message that was two days old. The message was an alert about cracks in the bridge. Just pause to think…

Why Buy Local?  Here Are Six Great Reasons !

Why Buy Local? Here Are Six Great Reasons !

by Rob Crocco Keeping money in the community where you live makes sense. According to the Small Business Administration, there were 29.6 million small businesses in 2014. Only 19,000 of them were large businesses. After the recession, the number of small businesses continues to increase. Who’s in love with “big box” stores anyway? Here are…

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David versus Goliath – RAM Office Supplies

by Corrine Casanova When locally owned RAM Discount Office Computer Supplies (RAM) goes toe to toe with some of their competition—nationwide big box office supply retailers, they televise the battle so others can watch too. Here’s how they do it. On their website, they utilize a price comparison shopping tool much like Progressive does in…

Treating Prostate Cancer with CyberKnife Technology

Treating Prostate Cancer with CyberKnife Technology

by Stephanie Audain   September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a month observed every year in the United States by health experts, advocates and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health. Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk…

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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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Ready for a Revolution? – bizSPOTLIGHT

by Corrine Casanova   While the Beatles were singing about a revolution long before Kyle Reeves, founder of Revolution Online Marketing, was born, he chose the name for his business because of its meaning. In Latin, revolution means turnaround in a relatively short period of time. His intent is turning marketing strategies and results around…