October may be proclaimed as Manufacturing Month but in Carson City, the concept goes beyond appreciation: It’s a field transforming local students and shaping the future, especially in Nevada. Carson High School and Western Nevada College unveiled Career Technical Education laboratories, in conjunction with offering credits for courses that will help begin careers with tech industries such as General Electric, Panasonic, Tesla.
A new business center in an old location is launching in March. Battle Born Business Center is opening at 1000 N. Division St. in Carson City after a $1 million-plus renovation of the 39 year-old building.
John Doiron, Carson High School’s Career and Technical Education’s new manufacturing instructor, stood in front of the Carson Area Manufacturers Forum in early June to outline his plan for the manufacturing program and to ask for their support in sharing their knowledge to develop curriculum, being guest speakers in class and inviting students in to their facilities for field trips, internships and other work-based learning experiences. It’s all part of Doiron’s master plan to unite CHS CTE’s new four year program and local manufacturers who are competing with the likes of Tesla and others for skilled technical workers.
Jim Newman, 54, is a partner at Holland & Hart LLP, a law firm established in 1947 that now has more than 470 lawyers serving clients from 15 offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C. Newman is also the administrative partner for the firm’s offices in Reno and Carson City, a position he has held since March 2013.
Things are heating up in the Reno area as the nation’s largest provider of solar power officially announced its arrival in Northern Nevada. SolarCity launched its service in Reno, Sparks and Carson City on February 17, allowing customers to start placing orders for solar panel installations. The company’s entry into the area further expands its footprint in the Silver State. Nevada became the 15th state served by SolarCity after it launched in the Las Vegas area in May of last year.
We are very grateful to all who have graced our doorways over this past year and look forward to serving our community in the coming year. Speaking of the year ahead, you may have heard about the changes that are happening at the BRIC and we’d like to do a recap for you.
So Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have passed us by again. How did you do? Did you generate additional sales? Is it hard for your business to participate in these holiday sales events? Did you do the same thing as last year or did you try something new? With all of the conditioning that retailers have foisted on the buying public on top of the ability to research the best deal online, this is a tough time of year to stand out. That said, as a small business you have set in place a plan for how to acquire new customers and how to reward loyal customers.