What do power strips, toilet stalls, popcorn, sausage, earthquakes and timing belts have in common? They’re associated with products and services produced by companies that won the 2017 NCET Technology and Reno Gazette-Journal Business of the Year Awards. One of the many things I love about working at NCET is getting to meet the incredible people and companies who drive our vibrant and diverse business and technology community. One of the ways I discover them is through the annual NCET Technology and RGJ Business Awards.
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.
Just prior to the effective date of December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor’s final rule updating overtime regulations, was blocked by a federal judge in Texas. The final rule makes significant changes to salary threshold requirements for overtime pay for employees.
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.
RENO Magazine sat down with co-founders from a trio of Reno tech firms. Two of the businesses are transplants, one is homegrown, and all started within the last three years. The co-founders, entrepreneurs each younger than 35, are helping to transform the perception of Reno and the city’s economic future.
There is a horrible scourge on our conference rooms and lecture halls today. Mankind plants the seeds of its own destruction in congregation chambers and mercifully minimized mandatory meetings each day. The particularly pernicious plague on otherwise purposeful presentations to which I refer, whose menacing potential is exceeded only by its ubiquity, is, of course, the mainstay of the meeting, PowerPoint. I may be exaggerating, but only a little.
The 2016 NCET / RGJ Awards Dinner once again provided an evening of inspiration and information as dozens of Northern Nevada’s technology and business leaders shared insights about their companies, their activities — and themselves. Check out the winner’s acceptance speeches, and lots of photos of the winners and attendees.