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Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | March. 2017

Entrepreneurial Update Ozmen Ventures launches $5 million fund to spark local entrepreneurial ecosystem as one of the first early-stage investment funds in northern Nevada. Founded by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, owners of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and defense company, the fund aims to invest in young and dynamic local startups [...]

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – March. 2017

Business Retention | Expansion  The BRE&W team made 14 visits in February with 9 companies planning growth in the next 12 months. We continue to bring companies and resources together with 8 business to business connections, as well as 5 internship and 15 higher education connections. We encourage all employers to connect with the [...]

CEO & Business Development Update | March. 2017

CEO Update We are excited to welcome our two newest additions to the EDAWN Board!  Katy Simon Holland, Washoe County School District (WCSD) and Kylie Rowe, Dickson Commercial Group. Thanks again for your support of the Save Our Schools initiative (WC-1). The first major project made possible by the passage of WC-1 is the [...]

Investor & Partner Update: Executive Update | Feb. 2017

Investor Update Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN's Mission to create quality jobs in our region. Blanchard, Krasner & French, City National Bank and Pyramid Materials, Inc. have joined as Silver Investors We appreciate your support of our job creation efforts! EDAWN values the continued support of current investors and invites those who are [...]

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | Feb. 2017

Entrepreneurial Update Ozmen Ventures Launches $5 Million Fund to Spark Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystem! Ozmen Ventures has announced its launch as one of the first early-stage investment funds in northern Nevada. Founded by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, owners of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and defense company, the fund aims to invest [...]

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – Feb. 2017

Business Retention | Expansion & Workforce The BRE&W Development team visited 12 companies in January and continues to provide assistance and make connections with education and workforce resources. The majority of companies visited are still growing and added over 155 new positions in the last year. The Employer Workforce Resource Guide is now available on [...]

CEO & Business Development Update | Feb. 2017

CEO Update EDAWN Welcomes 6 New Board Members! Keith Burrowes, Sierra Integrated Systems; Charlene Bybee, City of Sparks; Bryan Gay, Grand Sierra Resort; Robert Goldberg, GTG Capital Partners; Len Savage, Savage and Son; Abbi Whitaker, The Abbi Agency A special thanks to our outgoing board members:  John Farahi, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa; Pat Flynn, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino; Lee Gibson, RTC; Mike Russell, United Construction; Tony Slonim, [...]

Investor & Partner Update: Executive Update | Jan. 2017

Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN's Mission to create quality jobs in our region. Plumas Bank has upgraded to the Presidential Gold Level Silverwing Development has joined as a Gold Investor King Bars, LLC has joined as a Silver Investor We appreciate your support of our job creation efforts! EDAWN values [...]

Entrepreneuriaul – Executive Update | Jan. 2017

The last year has been a whirlwind for our Entrepreneurial Development Team! In February, we will provide a break-down of the successes in our startup ecosystem; for now, we wanted to share some of year-end numbers in 2016.... Congrats to our Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development, Doug Erwin, for being chosen to participate on [...]