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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 in young and dynamic local startups and cultivate the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ozmen Ventures is [...]

February 24th, 2017|

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 our website and also available in print version. This guide provides contacts for posting open positions, [...]

February 16th, 2017|

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, Renown Health; Kevin Stroupe, Clark & Sullivan Construction We are excited to welcome our newest additions [...]

February 15th, 2017|

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 the continued support of current investors and invites those who are not, to consider becoming [...]

February 15th, 2017|

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 the Northern Nevada Business Weekly panel this week as one of the Most Influential People [...]

February 15th, 2017|

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – Jan. 2017

The BRE&W Development team visited 9 companies during December and made 3 Business to Business connections, in addition to making 13 connections to education partners and 8 connections to internship programs. Did you know that internship programs exist at the High School, Community College and University levels? Internship programs increase awareness of your company and help you create a pipeline of future employees. Internships can serve as an "in [...]

January 12th, 2017|

CEO & Business Development Update – Jan. 2017

Happy New Year! 2016 was a great year, but 2017 is here and likely to be even better!  Prospect activity remains strong, but this historic growth is not without its challenges.  Join us at the annual EDAWN Economic update on January 26th where we will discuss "5 Years of Change: Where Do We Go From Here?" REGISTER HERE Thanks to those of you who joined us at the New and Expanding [...]

January 5th, 2017|

Investor & Partner Update: Executive update | Dec. 2016

Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN's Mission to create quality jobs in our region. Granite Construction Company has joined as a Gold Investor Toll Brothers has joined as a Gold Investor GTO Capital Partners has joined as a Silver Investor 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 [...]

December 29th, 2016|

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | Dec. 2016

We've all heard of companies like Tesla & SWITCH that have moved to the Northern Nevada region, but have you heard of the NEW Tech Startups, with founders all under 35, that have relocated to the region? They will be featured in Reno Magazine's upcoming issue! In the meantime, you can get a preview in the latest RGJ article here. From left: Robert Armstrong of Bombora, Mykle Gaynor of Click Bio, [...]

December 22nd, 2016|

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – Dec. 2016

The BRE&W team visited 20 companies in November and assisted 9 of them. The majority (17) reported growth in the coming year. Other community meetings included High Sierra Industries, which provides workforce solutions for light manufacturing and assembly, grounds maintenance and landscaping, and harness and wiring applications. Tapping into the workforce at HSI is one way that businesses throughout northern Nevada can access a reliable source of workers that deliver quality [...]

December 19th, 2016|
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