TMCC gets $2.25 million federal grant to improve improve tech center

Truckee Meadows Community College is getting a $2.25 million federal grant to renovate a technology center that provides job training in clean energy, advanced mining, materials, manufacturing and logistics industries. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration grant will help fill needs for 1,600 jobs, the department said in a press release. It […]

NCET Tech Wednesday – Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique – Jul 11

Northern Nevada’s premier technology and entrepreneurial networking event. Join NCET on July 11 for a very special Tech Wednesday when 2010 Governor’s Cup winner Katie Knapp hosts an open house celebrating Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique’s first year in business. The evening includes refreshments and some very special Bumblebee Blooms door prizes. Katie opened Bumblebee Blooms […]

Entrepreneurship Nevada: Bumblebee Blooms creates quite the BUZZ!

Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique at 205 South Sierra St. in Reno has chalked up remarkable success for a first-year business, says owner Katie Knapp. Set on a busy corner near the Washoe County Courthouse and just a block from the Truckee River, the colorful flower shop offers unique gifts as well as a full-range of […]

NCET Governor’s Cup announces 18 finalists, including high school teams

Brandon Shaw plans to take his on-campus tutoring service nationally, but first, he’s got to finish high school and graduate from college. The 17-year-old Truckee Meadows Community College High School senior has teamed up with 17-year-old Nick Vienneau, a Davidson Academy senior, and Joseph Jumale, a TMCC student, to form Stepping Stones Learning Aid. “We […]

College Business Plan Competitions flourishing in Nevada

During 2012, NCET will be holding the 8th annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition. But that’s not the news. The news is that Nevada’s college and university students can now enter FIVE additional college business plan competitions, each offering prizes, experience, business skills and the chance to actually launch their businesses. […]

Number of self-employed and small business owners drop

Katie Knapp brushed aside the nightmarish economy and put her faith in the American dream — and started her own business. "I didn’t want to sit around at home wondering where my next job is coming from or wait for someone to make it happen for me," she said. So in July, Knapp opened Bumblebee […]