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Business Brokerage

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Katrina Loftin has been involved in business sales and acquisitions since 1992, handling numerous transactions including privately held businesses of all kinds including manu­facturing, distribution, automotive dealerships and auto businesses, franchises, restaurants, service, and hospitality companies. Katrina previously owned and operated a car dealership, an auto pawn business, a motel, and she also owns the Nevada M&A Business Advisors office. Katrina is a member of the M&A Source, International Business Brokers Association and California Association of Business Brokers. Over her 26 years in Business brokerage, Katrina has earned numerous distinctions including Top Listing Agent and Top Producer many times over and every year since 2004. In 2017, Loftin was awarded the Deal Maker of the Year for Nevada from the M&A Insider. Katrina is a Certified Business Broker (CBI) and a Certified M&A Master Intermediary (M&AMI).   photo   Katrina Loftin
Co-Founder/Managing Partner

contact:775-828-5400 x310
email: katrina@mabusinessadvisors.com
web: www.mabusinessadvisors.com

Business and Technical Consulting for Manufacturing, Mining and Construction Companies

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Nevada Industry Excellence (NVIE), which is a statewide business and technical consulting service for industry – manufacturing, logistics, engineering, mining, etc. Since its beginning in 1995, over 300 companies look to NVIE each year to help them achieve their goals of enhanced productivity, increased profitability and improved global competitiveness. NVIE serves as the Industrial Extension Program for the Nevada System of Higher Education and is administered through the University of Nevada Reno, and is Nevada’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center.   photo  

Mark Anderson
Director, Nevada Industry Excellence
Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE)

contact: 775-784-1935
email: manderson@nvie.nevada.edu
web: www.NevadaIE.com


Commercial Interiors

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At Reno Business Interiors, we believe in functional design, and stand by our solid reputation as a client-centered commercial interior design firm and contract furniture dealership. Since 2000, Reno Business Interiors has brought knowledge and experience to every project. For 35 years, Gretchen Graybar has built a strong foundation in commercial interiors. She is a Nevada State Registered Interior Designer, NCIDQ Certificate holder and a LEED AP. Gretchen is proficient when designing workplace environments, and explores how the physical workspace relates to employee productivity, creativity and collaboration. RBI is proud to work with innovative and dynamic corporate companies, hospitals, schools, and multiple other organizations in Nevada and Northern California.   photo  

Gretchen Graybar

contact: 775-786-2700
email: gretchen@renobusinessinteriors.com

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Construction Services and Structure Inspections

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Through Development Resource Management Group (DRM), Ralph Smith utilizes his entrepreneurial drive and construction background to fulfill his clients’ needs. By integrating traditional construction management methods with modern technological advances, DRM offers a range of services tailored to our clients’ unique project requirements. These services include Process Management, Owner’s Representation, Expert Witness/Neutral Expert and Contract Project Management/Estimation.   photo   Ralph Smith
President

contact: 775-722-8730
email: rcsmith@drmgllc.com
web: www.drmgllc.com




Full Service Law Firm

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Jim Newman is a partner at Holland & Hart LLP. He has significant experience advising individuals and companies (both public and private) on matters including entity selection and formation, governance and compliance matters, structuring and completing mergers and acquisitions and other business combinations, licensing and distribution arrangements, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, real estate leasing, and general business matters.   photo   Jim Newman
Partner

contact: 775-327-3014
email: jnewman@hollandhart.com
web: www.hollandhart.com

General Contractor

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The philosophy at Frank Lepori Construction is to always deliver a high quality project, which is completed on time or ahead of schedule, within budget and to the complete satisfaction of all parties involved. Frank Lepori Construction’s staff members are highly experienced in performing design/build and hard bid commercial, industrial, tenant improvement, residential and custom home projects of any size.   photo   Frank M. Lepori
President

contact: 775-337-2063
email: frank@leporiconstruction.com
web: www.leporiconstruction.com

Insurance Consulting &
Coverage Placement

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Comstock Insurance Agencies, Inc. is a leading independent insurance agency that has provided Nevada with insurance solutions since 1957. We generate these solutions utilizing property, casualty, worker’s compensation, surety, personal lines, employee benefits and executive liability coverages.   photo   Cheryl A. Justin CIC
Producer

contact: 775-853-9424 x235
email: cjustin@comstockins.com
web: www.comstockins.com

Landscaping

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Signature Landscapes is Northern Nevada’s premiere full-service landscaping company with decades of experience creating and caring for visionary landscapes. Signature provides award-winning commercial and residential landscape installations, renovations and enhancements in addition to irrigation, landscape maintenance and ISA certified tree care. Lebo Newman, Signature Landscapes’ managing partner, has delivered more than 40 years of leadership in the green industry for industry related commentary and advice. Lebo and Signature Landscapes empowers employee teams with a bottom up management style and engages employees through open communication, team meetings, team-building events and on-going education and training.   photo   Lebo Newman
Managing Partner

contact: 775-857-4333
email: lebo@siglands.com
web: www.SigLands.com

Office Machines

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    photo   Jim Pilzner
President

contact: 775-329-2870
email: jpilzner@nevadaofficemachines.com
web: www.NOMReno.com

Public Broadcasting

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Kurt Mische is the President & CEO of KNPB-TV, the PBS member station in Reno, NV. He joined the station in September 2009 and leads a staff of 30.Under his leadership, KNPB has earned a regional Emmy nomination in 2012, 34 awards for production, a PBS Inspiration Award for fundraising in 2010, and has been a Greater Reno/Tahoe Best Places to Work Finalist four times. Mische has earned two certifications from the Radio Advertising Bureau. He is a writer and trainer of the PBS CSPI Corporate Support Sales Training Initiative. Mische has been a panelist and featured speaker at National Association of Broadcasters’ conventions, NETA, PBMA and PBS Development Conferences.   photo   Kurt Mische
President & CEO

contact: 775-682-7824
email: kurtm@knpb.org
web: www.knpb.org

Public Relations

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A veteran of international media campaigns for some of the nation’s largest real estate, tourism and BtoB companies, Abbi innately understands what drives media coverage. She’s launched national franchise campaigns, turned technology start-ups into industry heavyweights and sold luxury real estate and tourist destinations across the globe. Despite her role directing the company’s public relations strategy and orchestrating cam­paigns, Abbi is still most at home picking up the phone and landing top-tier media placements herself, securing feature coverage in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune Small Business and MSNBC — and has the established relation­ships with world-class reporters and writers to show for it. Abbi has organized and led media tours locations from London, Mexico and Costa Rica to Chicago and New York. Abbi is a long-time Reno resident and a graduate of UNR.   photo   Abbi Jayne Whitaker
President/Owner

contact: 775-323-2977
email: abbi@theabbiagency.com
web: www.theabbiagency.com

Real Estate Management

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Nevada Commercial Services, Inc. is a locally owned and operated Real Estate Management Firm. NCS Manages property types including Retail, Industrial, Flex, Office, Commercial Associations, Single Family and Multi-Family. Vanessa currently serves as the Director of Residential Property Management as well as a Property Manager for NCS. In addition to overseeing the other residential property manager, assistants and leasing agents, her management portfolio consists of over 2,200 units of single family, multi-family, self-storage and mobile homes.   photo   Vanessa Wood
CPM® ARM®
Director of Residential Property Management

contact: 775- 851-3666 Main
contact: 775-691-7425 Cell
email: VWood@NCSReno.com
web: www.NCSReno.com

Sales Consultant

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Alice has been helping companies increase sales for over 20 years. Her deep roots in sales come from her time at her family’s former company, Miller Heiman, Inc. As a thought leader, she is always incor­porat­ing the newest research and best practices so that her sales programs produce results. Alice works with sales leaders and business owners all over the world to get the results they need. Other sales experts tell you how to increase sales but few show you exactly what to do it and make it so easy. Alice will show you a simple process, that fits your company culture, to generate leads, handle objections, close deals, retain customers and get a consistent flow of referrals. You can read and hear Alice’s words of wisdom on her blog on www.smartsalestips.com and on social media.   photo  

Alice R. Heiman
President, Chief Sales Officer

contact: 775-852-5020
email: alice@aliceheiman.com
web: www.aliceheiman.com
web: www.aliceheiman.com

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Staffing & HR

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Celeste Johnson is the owner of The Applied Companies (TAC), the largest locally owned and operated employment firm in Northern Nevada and has been proudly serving the community for over 17 years. TAC specializes in HR outsourcing, payroll, benefits, executive recruiting and staffing. Our goal is to provide freedom to business owners and operators by managing employment aspects of their busi­ness so they can focus on more revenue gener­at­ing strategies. TAC is a human re­source power house with three divisions: HR/Benefits, Executive Search and Staffing.   photo   Celeste Johnson
CEO, MBA, PHR

contact: 775-853-5433
email: Celeste.Johnson@theappliedcompanies.com
web: www.theappliedcompanies.com

Title Company

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For over a century, Ticor Title has been a leader in the title insurance industry, providing our customers with professional expertise, exemplary customer service and rock-solid security. Ticor is a member of the Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF) family of title companies, which collectively represent the largest title insurance and escrow services company in the U.S. Fidelity is ranked at 402 in the Fortune 500, the highest ranked title company. In addition to Ticor’s extensive direct and agency operations, as well as underwriting and title plant operations, Ticor is a pioneer in automation software, which reduces paper flow and significantly improves the efficiency of document imaging and electronic recording at county recorder offices.   photo   Erin Schiller
Vice President, Regional Sales Executive

contact: 775-343-7935
email: eschiller@ticortitle.com
web: www.ticortitle.com

Urban Market

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Denise came to Nevada in 1997 and has a varied work history including commercial real estate and development, technology, large-scale distribution, and retail. Denise enjoys the intrigues of business development and the challenges with building relationships, careers, friendships, and busi­nesses. Denise enjoyed a 20-year career in the PC industry, 17 years in the conven­ience store industry, and most recently 5 years in commercial real estate. She has her sights set on building her fast-casual grocery market, The Urban Market (aka UM), into a household brand. Launched in 2017 as a new concept in the blossoming world of experien­tial retail, UM fills the huge gap in the ‘food desert’ of downtown Reno, providing fresh meats, produce, dairy, craft coffee, 100 craft beers, 60 wine labels, a host of specialty items, and 40 local vendor’s products. She is working to make ‘UM’ a household word and has sights on expansion in the western US and nationally. UM recently acquired a top gift basket business and is adding a full-service deli with a select made-to-order menu—and catering.   photo   Denise Barcomb
Owner/Chief Inspiration Officer

contact: 775-502-3555
email: denise@umreno.com
website: www.umreno.com