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Business and Technical Consulting for Manufacturing, Mining and Construction Companies

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

Business Brokerage

KatrinaKatrina Loftin is the co-founder/ Managing Partner of M&A Business Advisors Nevada office and has been involved in business sales and acquisitions since 1992. Over the years, she has handled numerous transactions including privately held businesses of all kinds including manufacturing, distribution, automotive dealerships and auto related businesses, franchises, restaurants, service, and hospitality companies. Katrina previously has owned and operated multiple businesses including an automobile dealership, auto pawn business, a motel and 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 Valuations

Eastern Sierra Professional Group specializes in business valuations, forensic accounting, litigation support, strategic financial management, consulting and accounting services. With over 20 years experience we work closely with business owners, attorneys, and financial advisors.   photo   Darrin Maddox

contact: 775-682-4388
email: dmadd@sbcglobal.net

Commercial Interiors

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 the commercial interiors industry. She is a Nevada State Registered Interior Designer, NCIDQ Certificate holder and a LEED AP. Gretchen is proficient when designing successful 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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Commercial Real Estate Services

ROWLEY REAL ESTATE ADVISORS is Northern Nevada’s premier real estate investment brokerage firm. We operate in all areas of Nevada from Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe and Elko. We offer a full range of services for the leasing and sale of commercial real estate properties. Floyd focuses on representing buyers or sellers in investment property sales, such as large apartments, office buildings, retail and industrial properties. Floyd also does sale / leaseback transactions. Since 2004, Floyd has closed $259 million in 85 investment sales transactions in the Reno MSA. Since the advent of the Great Recession he has completed 67 broker price opinions totaling $504 million, resulting in $66.4 million in listings. Floyd is active in many local business and civic organizations to keep him abreast of major events and trends in the region, and publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep his clients informed.   photo   Floyd Rowley
Founding Broker, CPA, CCIM

contact: 775-224-3183
email: floyd@rowleyrealestateadvisors.com
web: www.RowleyRealEstateAdvisors.com

Computer Consulting

Erlach Computer Consulting, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, provides IT design, installation and management services to small and mid-size businesses. Since 1998 our mission has been to keep your network running so your employees will stay productive.   photo   Tim Erlach

contact: 775-332-3282 ext. 206
email: tim@erlach.com
web: www.erlach.com

Construction Services and Structure Inspections

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

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

Full Service Law Firm

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

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

General Contractor

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

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

Insurance Consulting &
Coverage Placement

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

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

Land Use Planning


Angela Fuss is the Planning Group Manager, Engineering Division for Lumos & Associates. She has over 15 years of professional planning and urban design experience in the land use planning field. Angela has a broad breadth of knowledge in land use planning, design, land entitlement, project management and advocacy. Lumos & Associates was formed in 1978 and provides consulting services in civil engineering, survey, landscape architecture and land use planning.   photo   Angela Fuss
Planning Group Manager

contact: 775-827-6111
email: afuss@LumosInc.com
web: www.LumosInc.com



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, elite landscape maintenance services and ISA certified tree care. Lebo Newman, Signature Landscapes’ managing partner, has delivered more than 40 years of leadership in the green industry and is the go-to 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

Northern Nevada Business Banking

Matt is a Northern Nevada Business Banking Senior Relationship Manager. He is a dependable, experienced resource that understands clients' unique needs and services them accordingly. Typically, Matt's clients have a minimum of $2 million in annual revenues. The suite of offerings includes; Commercial Real Estate Financing (including non-owner occupied), Commercial lines & loans, Equipment financing, SBA financing, business deposits, cash & treasury management and on-line reporting and technology, Investments and Retirement services, Payroll, Merchant card and FX. Matt is also the gatekeeper into Wells Fargo’s 100+ business lines.   photo   Matt Anderson
Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager

contact: 775-689-6157
email: matt.j.anderson@wellsfargo.com
web: www.wellsfargo.com

Office Machines

    photo   Jim Pilzner

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

Public Broadcasting

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

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. She has secured 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

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

Real Estate Management

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
Director of Residential Property Management

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

Residential Mortgage Services

At PrimeLending, we understand that buying a home is a big decision because we help hundreds of homebuyers through the process daily. Our goal is to guide buyers through each step of the process, from application through closing, making buyers feel at home before they even begin searching for a house. PrimeLending has grown from a staff of 20 to more than 2,800 professionals producing more than $10 billion annually. We have been able to grow, thanks to one simple principle — don’t treat the customer like a number; treat them like a neighbor. We pride ourselves on our level of service. From application through closing, our loan officers will be there to answer any questions, offer guidance and explain every loan option.   photo  

Vince Lotito
Area Manager for Nevada/Utah

contact: 775-445-9668
email: vlotito@primelending.com
web: www.TheLotitoGroup.com


Sales Consultant

Alice Heiman, 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 the sales programs she provides 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 the deal, 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 find her on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.   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

Celeste Johnson is the owner of The Applied Companies (TAC). TAC is 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

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

Tax & Accounting

James Clausen is majority shareholder of Clausen & Company which is full service accounting firm. James is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Nevada with over 45 years of experience in public accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants.   photo   James Clausen

contact: 775-829-7797
email: james@clausencpas.com
web: www.clausencpas.com

Title Company

Ticor Title's superior financial strength, advanced technical capabilities and team approach to delivering title and escrow services combine the most skilled and customer-focused staff in the business, supported by a substantial investment in cutting edge technologies and training. It is our client’s assurance of consistent quality, resourcefulness and professionalism.   photo   website: www.ticortitle.com

Urban Market

    photo   Denise Barcomb
Owner/Chief Inspiration Officer

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

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