Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce

November was a busy month for the BREWD team.

The team assisted with an expansion for a local business that will be adding 15 new jobs in the next two years and will be investing over $20M in new equipment. They also met with six additional companies providing assistance and connections.

On the workforce front, SVP Nancy McCormick spoke to a group of Veterans at the University of Nevada

veterans Alumni Chapter Engage Networking Breakfast. She spoke about career opportunities in the region, and encouraged Veterans to connect with resources and employers. Here’s a link with some reminders as to why Veterans make great employees!

There is a Latin American Chamber of Commerce in the area whose focus is to represent and guide the Latino business community.

For more information go to their Facebook page.

Looking for creative ways to find employees? Encourage your existing employees via employee referral bonuses,

and ask them to spread the news about open positions through their own social media channels, amplifying your reach. Another tip is to update the career section on your web site in order to stand out and attract workers, via re-energized marketing targeted at the demographic you are trying to reach. Raise your Career section to a prominent location on your website and make it fun and easy to navigate!

Are you a member of an organization that holds their meetings elsewhere around the country?

Don’t forget that the RSCVA team is ready and able to help you bring one of those meetings to the region. Be a Superhero and help the RSCVA attract meetings and conventions to our area. For more information, go here.

Do you have open jobs you are trying to fill?

Just a reminder to post those jobs with Nevada JobConnect, the statewide network that connects business with employees. Contact your local

Biggest Little Tip of The Year:

While we want to employ Nevadans first, if your company is finding additional gaps in your employee roster, consider hiring graduates and alumni from our Western Regional Schools. For example, EDAWN recently met several talented students studying to be Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinists, HVAC+ R, Manufacturing Operators/Technicians, Welders, Inspectors, and CNC Operators on a recent talent recruitment visit.

TMCC semester is ending.

Students graduating will be in full-time job search mode very soon. If you have any positions available, please post them now here.

Tech companies interested in hiring veterans are invited to register here

for the Las Vegas Work For Warrior-NS2Serves Veteran Technology Job Fair on January 20th, 2018.

Companies recruit graduating seniors/graduate students, or students to fill summer positions. 

Register for Spring 2018 Career Fair on March 1, 2018 here.

Partner Updates

Sign up to be Principal for a Day to share ideas and establish relationships with those in education.

Education Alliance of Washoe County hosts the Feb. 7, evening wine and cheese mixer and Feb. 8 half day Principal for a Day February 2018 event.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience,

and where attendees can listen to speakers, via video or in-person presentations, covering a wide variety of topics, intended to spark thought, discussion, and action. TEDxUniversityofNevada is January 27, 2018 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Seating is limited, and tickets are available for purchase at Seating is limited, General Admission is $100, and a group sale discount is available for groups of eight or more, reducing the ticket price to $90.


Need funds to start up or expand a training program for STEM in-demand jobs?

STEM Challenge grant Round VI submission deadline is January 8, 2018.

Major Investor of the Week

The Whitney Peak Hotel is a new, landmark property that caters to those looking for that “extra something” in their hospitality experience. Whitney Peak is Reno’s first and only non-gaming, non-smoking,
independent hotel.

EDAWN Events


ALLIANCE: Regional Business Expo and Economic Update
Presented by: EDAWN, Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
9:30 am – 11:30 am – Booth Exhibits
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Lunch & Program


For more information regarding sponsoring the event, please click here or to register, go here.
Please click here to view a list of EDAWN’s 2018 events. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704.
For a calendar of additional 2017 EDAWN entrepreneurial events, please visit Startup Digest Reno. For more information, please contact Shyla Pheasant or call 775.829.3702.