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The Northern Nevada Business Weekly is about serious business news - news that can make you more money, make your company more successful.
The Northern Nevada Business Weekly is about serious business news - news that can make you more money, make your company more successful.

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Blockchain technology on the brains of healthcare industry, but is it viable? - RENO, Nev. — The healthcare industry is abuzz by the potentials of a nascent technology building momentum by each click of a mouse: blockchain. According to a 2017 Black Book Market Research survey, nearly 20 percent of hospital leaders and 76 percent of health insurance executives are either thinking of using blockchain technology or are already doing so. Further, IDC Health Insights reports that one in five he...
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Modern day medicine: Reno-Tahoe hospitals increase alternative, integrative options to meet demand - RENO, Nev. — Alternative medicine is going mainstream in the Reno-Tahoe region. Across the United States, top hospitals are beginning to offer treatments and services previously limited to the offices of holistic, naturopathic or oriental medicine practitioners. This July, Barton Health celebrated the grand opening of its $15 million Center for Orthopedics and Wellness in South Lake Tahoe. T...
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The curious and questionable case of Lime and DoorDash in Reno (opinion) - RENO, Nev. — In recent weeks, Reno has been the setting for a pair of curious instances in which outside companies have launched a product or service within the community — apparently without practicing some good old-fashioned due diligence ahead of time. First, back on July 31, Bay Area-based tech company DoorDash announced it was expanding the next day into Reno-Sparks by "offering delivery from more than 800 local...
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Galaxy Theatres opens 13-screen Sparks location in Victorian Square - SPARKS, Nev. — Galaxy Theatres on Sept. 20 announced the opening of the Victorian location in Sparks, the company’s third location in Northern Nevada. According to a news release, the new 13-screen theater includes the popular Galaxy Theatres lounge chairs, beer and win sales, and other amenities. "It is thrilling to be a part of Victorian Square's latest mixed-use venture, bringing a renewed sense of community to Sparks,...
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Increasing cases of depression, substance abuse forcing Nevada employers to up mental health support - RENO, Nev. — A decade ago, Thoran Towler, a labor and employment attorney at the time, had cases involving employees who were terminated for calling in sick when they weren't physically ill but needed a day off work to unwind. Whether it was due to the stress of their job or dealing with depression — or perhaps their brains simply needed a break — these employees needed to take a "mental h...
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Reno, Sparks, UNR to Lime: Pump the brakes on e-scooters - RENO, Nev. — Lime, the company that brought dockless bike sharing to Northern Nevada this May, has been told by local governments to pump the brakes after an apparent controversial decision Tuesday to launch a fleet of electric scooters. Following Lime's launch of 100 e-scooters in the city of Reno at 7 a.m. Tuesday, the cities of Reno and Sparks, as well as the University of Nevada, Reno, swiftly banned the scooters for what offici...
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Women business owners: Don’t forget about your retirement plan (opinion) - FALLON, Nev. — American Business Women's Day is celebrated on Sept. 22. And there is indeed cause for celebration, because, in recent decades, the number of women business owners has risen sharply, to the point where nearly 40 percent of all businesses are now women-owned, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you are one of these owners, or thinking about becoming one, you'll always have a lot to think about when ...
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Nevada brothel industry on shaky ground as possible ban looms in Lyon County - RENO, Nev. — "Honestly, it would pretty much throw a wrench in my entire life," says Cherry, nearly nude, sitting at a round table inside the dimly lit lineup room at the World Famous Mustang Ranch, 20 miles east of Reno. "I planned everything around this — this is everything." It's a Monday afternoon this summer inside the Mustang Ranch, and Cherry is pondering a scenario in which brothels are no longer legal in...
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ITS Logistics newest UNR College of Business corporate partner - RENO, Nev. — Recently, ITS Logistics joined the distinguished list of Corporate Partners within the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Business, the university announced. A third party logistics company that began in 1999, ITS Logistics moved its corporate office and primary warehouse to Sparks in 2005. The company specializes in logistic solutions with their warehousing and distribution services, as well as a nationwide ...
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3 reasons why your business should advertise on Facebook (Social Buzz column) - RENO, Nev. — By now, most business owners have at least dabbled in Facebook advertising. Facebook still is the No. 1 social media platform by sheer audience size, after all. And whether the results weren't what you hoped for (and you stopped) or you're still hesitant to jump in, here are three reasons why Facebook advertising should be part of your monthly advertising budget. (And no, I do not work for Facebook,...
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