Investor & Partner Update: Executive update | Nov. 2016

Investor & Partner Update: Executive update | Nov. 2016

Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN’s Mission to create quality jobs in our region.

We appreciate your support of our job creation efforts! EDAWN values the continued support of current investors and invites those who are not, to consider becoming involved with our organization. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704.

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EDAWN’s, Nancy McCormick, VP of Retention, Expansion and Workforce Development was recently honored by the Public Relations Society of America-Sierra Nevada Chapter for her work with existing businesses in Northern Nevada. She received the Gold Spike Community Excellence Award for her work with employers, community partners, and education providers in the region.

AT&T gigabit fiber internet finally available in Reno – The real benefit of fiber optics is that it allows more simultaneous use, alleviating slowdowns caused by high traffic times or multiple devices in a house or neighborhood. Studies show that up to 50 internet-connected devices or appliances will all compete for internet bandwidth within a single home, necessitating a larger tunnel for data. Fiber will provide that tunnel. The Reno area is one of 44 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available through AT&T. They plan to reach at least 67 metros with this service, according to a news release. Here is the True Viral News Article.

Pathways to Aviation has launched a new Careers Program which is free of charge for both mentors and students, however, both must register to participate. The program is open to high school students with an interest in an aviation career, and students will be given career planning resources, meet potential future employers, and receive mentoring guidance. Click here for more information or to sign up for the Nevada Aviation Careers Program.

Check out the class schedule for the Nevada Association of Employers here. On December 1, they are offering “Generational Differences in the Workplace” which explores the points of differences and similarities among the generations and provides practical strategies for increasing collaboration and group cohesion in the workplace, and they will cover many other important subjects throughout the month of December and into the new year.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently announced enhancements to Money Smart for Small Business, a resource that provides practical guidance for starting and managing a small business. Money Smart for Small Business, a free curriculum available on the SBA website, was jointly developed by the SBA and FDIC and the curriculum is available for download at no cost in both English and Spanish.

Northern Nevada Best Places to Work nominations are open! Nominate your company here.

If you have clients or friends looking for work, be sure they get registered and enter detailed information about their work history and skills in Nevada JobConnect’s database here. JobConnect regularly searches this database for people to fill the posted jobs.

There are currently vacancies on the Governor’s Workforce Development Board (GWDB) for inpiduals representing business and industry.  Please consider submitting an application by clicking here to submit an application.

Congratulations to Solutions By Apex who won the Best Onboarding /Orientation Solution at Demofest 2016, a grown up science fair for eLearning professionals.

Running out of work space for that idea or project? Connect to one of the local maker spaces for a collaborative environment wherein people can explore and create intersections between technology, science, art, and culture. Reach out to Bridgewire, Generator or Artech.

The Stat Pack is a monthly business e-report, co-authored by Mike PeQueen of HighTower Las Vegas and John Restrepo of RCG Economics, with input from Brian Bonnefant of UNR. It combines important metrics relevant to business decision makers and financial commentary on current issues facing the Nevada economy. The Stat Pack features data and dialogue about the Southern and Northern Nevada economies.  Here is last Friday’s Fact Pack!

The Nevada Economy in Brief provides a wealth of Nevada workforce and economic information and is published monthly by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation / Research (DETR) and Analysis Bureau. For questions, please contact DETR Ken PiersonThe economic pulse is an economic update provided by Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Here is more information.

Major Investor of the Week

Avison Young 

“We are a full service commercial real estate firm offering brokerage and management services throughout northern Nevada. Our parent company, Avison Young, has offices across the U.S. and Canada.”
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