When Guy Gardner bought Quality Plastics in Sparks in 1983, the company had a single piece of technology: a photocopier. Today, the company’s staff of 35 relies extensively on the tools of technology to design and manufacture often-complex plastics products for business-to- business, business-to- government and business-to-consumer markets.
I work with highly successful people and those who are striving to become more successful. One of the biggest differences I see is those who are successful know they must ask for help; realizing if they rely solely on their own expertise, they will be limited in what they can accomplish. So what stops people from asking for help more often? We all have some level of hesitation when it comes to reaching out for assistance. Here are three reasons people are hesitant to ask for help.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is honored to reveal that it has been recognized as Reno’s top hotel by national publisher U.S. News & World Report, as recently announced in its annual Best Hotel Rankings program. Additionally, Atlantis’ Concierge Tower, the only of its kind in northern Nevada, has earned the prestigious award program’s second highest mark, just behind the Atlantis property as a whole.
Ryan Parrish has been elected to the board of directors of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Mikalee Byerman, Nicole Rose Dion and Andy Jorgensen have been re-elected to one-year terms on the board of NCET.
The NCET Technology Awards celebrate the Northern Nevada individuals and companies who have greatly enhanced the growth and prestige of technology community, while the Reno Gazette-Journal Business of the Year Awards recognize outstanding leaders at all levels of business, from small to large companies. The EDAWN Awards recognize the people and resources that have played an integral part in contributing to the growth of our community.
When most of us think about technology, we think about devices created with tiny, super-fast semiconductors and manufactured by outfits such as Apple and Lenovo. We don’t often think of products 5 feet in diameter or manufacturing techniques that require the application of 2,000 tons of force. And we might not think about Dynamic Isolation Systems as a technology company at all.
Why should you attend your trade organization’s events? For the amazing chicken lunches, obviously. If that’s not enough, how about this? If your industry is anything like PR, it’s changing at the speed of light. Things like Facebook and Twitter were not part of our jobs only seven or eight years ago, and now we can’t work without them. I’m guessing technological advances have done the same to your industry.