Exhibitor booth registration is now open for the 6th annual Governor’s Conference on Business. This year the event will take place at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada on August 17, 2017. Be sure to visit NCET’s booth at the event.
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.
A study by a technology think tank indicates the high-tech boom is spreading nationally, and northern Nevada is on the growing edge. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) “High-Tech Nation” study released late last year examines 20 indicators of an innovation-driven high-tech economy to paint statistical portraits of all 435 U.S. Congressional Districts, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The study demonstrates that high-tech innovation plays a critical role in the economy in all four congressional districts in Nevada.
The Adams Hub for Innovation, and its new space The Studio, are working to diversify Carson City’s economy. Steve Neighbors, trustee, Hop & Mae Adams Foundation, which founded the downtown business incubator, said Carson City suffers from being a government town in which many workers live elsewhere. “We’re trying to change the mix of the economy and one way to do that is through the Adams Hub,” said Neighbors.
As more and more millennials graduate and enter the workforce, they are becoming an increasingly important demographic to market to. Joshua Saake, a student at Coral Academy of Science and NCET’s VP of Email, offers four tips to help your startups and expanding businesses better reach these potential customers in the new year.