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EDAWN News 2017-03-13T19:00:44+00:00

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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 university and community colleges, as well as other business in the region. Nancy McCormick recently [...]

March 16th, 2017|

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 addition to Damonte Ranch High School. The groundbreaking ceremony will be Thursday, March 16th from [...]

March 14th, 2017|

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 not, to consider becoming involved with our organization. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704. [...]

March 14th, 2017|

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|
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