By Aly Lawson, firstname.lastname@example.org
How does having more national dollars flow through Fallon and Churchill County sound? Local marketing business Lumegent is doing just that.
The local company works with large clients — 200-300 locations usually — nationwide, but found that Fallon was the place to call home.
“We’re founded on the core concepts of family and connection,” said owner and president, Billy Thompson. Thompson grew up in Fallon, met his wife there and worked locally before heading out on his own with an idea, executive team and other talented professionals.
Thompson shared how being part of a smaller community is what Lumegent prides itself on. In addition to local economic support and a solid, savvy business approach, Lumegent will soon provide onsite childcare and youth programs.
“We know we spend more time at work than we do with our own families,” he said. “It’s a unique environment you probably won’t see anywhere else and we take a lot of pride in that. We knew we wanted a local community to support that and we wanted people who chose that.”
Chief Financial Officer Brook Allen also spoke to how Nevada is business friendly.
“Our business does not receive any of the special state-specific tax breaks that the large tech industry receives,” she said. “But in general, the fact that Nevada is free from personal and corporate income tax, inventory tax and special intangible tax — it’s one of the most ideal states to start a business.
“Fallon specifically has been great to work with in starting a business, but anyone who lives in Fallon already knows how awesome this place is.”
Lumegent shares that it’s a dynamic alliance in printing, marketing, consulting and solutions for any business type; the company mission is strong partnerships founded on engaging client empowerment through improved processes and a method that connects marketing vision with strategy, design, technology and product.
Simply defined, they are “concepts in motion,” according to the team’s motto.
Executive Vice President Yovan Luyt and Chief Operations Officer Beau Murray also met with the Lahontan Valley News (sister paper to the NNBW) to discuss the company taking shape in the spacious former vehicle dealership beside Jet Park on Reno Highway.
“We should know their customer better than our client does,” Luyt said. “We will absolutely keep the clients happy; every department here will … Just when we think we’re at capacity, we’re signing on new clients.”
Murray said Lumegent has grown quickly in its first year.
“Our business has tripled in about 10 months,” he said.
Read the rest of the story at nnbw.com.