Business Retention | Expansion

Do It Now! Don’t miss out! Register now for the 7th Annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards, to be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Grand Sierra Resort. Give your support to the many existing companies that provide employment to thousands of Nevadans and contribute significantly to our region’s economic vitality. Join us to show your appreciation for the existing employers in Northern Nevada. Registration closes soon, so register now before it’s too late! Go here to view the Nominee list!  Register now!
Thank you to our Title Sponsor:

We sometimes get asked why it is important to meet with EDAWN’s Business Retention and Expansion team. Here are just a couple of reasons: Learn about the wide variety of both private and public resources that are available to help your business. Learn about money saving programs that your company might benefit from. Keep current on workforce developments and resources. Get quick answers to questions, and quick referrals to those that can help remove roadblocks. And lastly, you are providing EDAWN with a good understanding of your business; we can make connections to new or existing businesses who may need what you have to offer, and we can also help you raise the visibility of your company in the region. We promise to provide a good ROI on your time!

BREW works with the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) and Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) on an ongoing basis to help identify transportation issues and opportunities. RTC offers a variety of shared ride options, and My Ride To Work offers private transportation services for employees.

Workforce Updates

Hug High School 6th annual College and Career Fair is Wednesday, October 24th, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. This fair will be a large part of the  College and Career Week, where they educate students about their post-high school options. Expected attendance is 1400 students. Find out more and participate!
Expand your workforce with Regional School Recruiting! Five companies from Northern Nevada,  (The Hamilton Company, Renown Health, Sierra Nevada Corps, Tesla, Q & D Construction, and EDAWN) attended Sacramento State Career Fair with over 1,000 students in attendance on Oct 3rd. To connect with students from the Sacramento area career fair, contact Valerie Cotta.
Need funding to train new hires or develop employees? Apply for the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) Round V11 STEM Workforce Challenge Grant application- up to $300, 000 for the setup of sustainable training. Deadline to apply is Oct 29th, 2018.
The Governor’s Workforce Development Board (GWDB), is currently accepting applications for industry representatives interested in assisting the governor in implementing workforce policies to build a skilled and productive Nevada workforce. Board meetings occur once a quarter. Members of the state board are appointed by the governor and typically serve three-year terms. Apply for the several openings on the GWDB website here.


Companies that hire from the 50,000 adults in Washoe County who have not completed high school can grow and develop their employee base with Northern Nevada Literacy Council’s (NNLC) free adult learner classes for improved High School completion and English skills at your company’s location, or via on-line training.


Need Funding to train employees or train new hires? The Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) announced Round VII STEM Workforce Challenge Grant Applications are due October 29th. This grant seeks to build new employer-training provider partnerships that equip workers with the STEM skills they need and employers demand. Grants are for up to  $300,000 for the development of the program plus $50,000 for marketing.
Just a reminder to post your jobs on Nevada JobConnect, the statewide network that connects business with employees. Contact your local JobConnect office now!

Partner Updates

PCQI Certification Course – Early Bird Discount Available with purchase by October 19th! The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires every processing facility to have a trained resource person or “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI) who has completed a specialized training course. If your company is in need of training and certification for personnel to oversee the preparation and implementation of your facility’s food safety plan and other key tasks, NVIE is offering a PCQI Certification Workshop that will take place on November 7th and 8th at the UNR Redfield Campus. View Flyer Here.
American Job Center Of Nevada celebrates its Grand Opening on Oct 12th, 2018. This center provides free employment services and resources to all job seekers, employers, and businesses in one central location, and consolidates multiple workforce resources and partners into one client-centric service center. The American Job Center Of Nevada is already a success with over 45% increase to foot traffic since since August. This increase job seeker traffic provides companies with more applicants for open positions.
Are you a woman looking for a great career option that you might not have considered previously? Attend the Building Women Career Fair being held during National Apprenticeship Week November 13-19. This event will introduce women of all ages to the benefits of registered apprenticeships in the construction trade.
Promoting supervisors Internally? Supervisors need a different skill set than operations. Consider sending your Supervisors to the ongoing training series being offered by the Nevada Association of Employees (NAE). Find out more about  The Supervisory Skills: The Fundamentals training series starting Oct 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st , 2018. 
As a business professional you can make a big difference in the initial college career of a local student. Volunteer as a Nevada Promise Scholarship Student Mentor and help a student in their last semester of high school through their graduation or their transfer from a Community College. Over 350 mentors are needed. Find out more here.
Are you a member of an organization that holds their meetings elsewhere around the country? Don’t forget 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.

Major Investor of the Week

Stanton Chase – Stanton Chase is a global executive search firm that partners with leading businesses, governments, and not-for-profits to assess and acquire top executive leadership talent.

EDAWN Events

Registration is now open for EDAWN’s 7th Annual Existing Industry Awards – Plan to be a part of our celebration as we recognize the many great companies who are the foundation of our local economy. The EDAWN Existing Industry Awards, will be held on Thursday, October 18th, at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor:
Thank you to our EIA Sponsors:
Food Sponsor: Plumas Bank
Beverage Sponsor: Brycon Corporation
Award Sponsor: Stark & Associates
Program Guide Sponsor: CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Please click here to view a list of EDAWN’s 2018 events. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704.