Investor Updates

EDAWN is a non-profit organization that depends on Investor support to accomplish our mission. Thank you to all our Investors for your continued support. Our continuing ability to attract, retain and grow quality companies in the Greater Reno-Sparks area would not be possible  without you and our community partners! 
Thank you to the following new EDAWN investors:
  • City National Bank has joined as a new Gold Investor!
  • Corporate Pointe Reno has joined as new Silver Investor!
If your company is not currently an investor with EDAWN and you are interested in becoming involved, please click here to download an investor packet or contact Sheila Imsdahl at 775.829.3704.

Partner Updates

Save the date – 3rd Annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit Reno – Transformational Philanthropy – Fri, September 21st from 8:00-11:30 AM at the Nevada Museum of Art. The Philanthropy Leaders Summit is an annual gathering of corporate funders, family foundations, and individual philantropists designed to hear about best practices along with trends in giving. Here is their flyer.
Save the date for the Women’s Leadership Conference, to be held in Reno, Nevada at the Whitney Peak Hotel on Tuesday, Sept. 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is presented by Mandy Clark and Optimizing You Inc., featuring a keynote by author and leadership guru Sally Helgesen. For more information, go here.
The Stat Pack is a monthly business e-report, co-authored by Mike PeQueen of HighTower Las Vegas and John Restrepo of RCG Economics, with input from Brian Bonnefant of UNR. It combines important metrics relevant to business decision makers and financial commentary on current issues facing the Nevada economy. The Stat Pack features data and dialogue about the Southern and Northern Nevada economies. Here is last Friday’s Fact Pack!
The Nevada Economy in Brief provides a wealth of Nevada workforce and economic information and is published monthly by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation / Research (DETR) and Analysis Bureau. For questions, please contact Ken Pierson at DETR.  The economic pulse is an economic update provided by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Click here for more information.

Major Investor of the Week

City National Bank – Los Angeles-based City National Bank offers a full complement of banking, trust and investment services through 72 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. Its more than 4,500 colleagues deliver highly personal service and complete financial solutions to entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses and their families.

EDAWN Events

Did you know that…Arts strengthen the economy? The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that the arts and culture sector is a $704 billion industry, which represents 4.2 percent of the nation’s GOP – a larger share of the economy than tourism, transportation, and agriculture. The nonprofit arts industry alone generates $135 billion in economic activity annually (spending by organizations and their audiences) that supports 4.1 million jobs and generates $22.3 billion in government revenue.
 Save the Date!
EDAWN’s Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards – September 13, 2018!
EDAWN’s Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards will highlight and recognize businesses and individuals who have shown outstanding support and engagement with the local arts community. At this luncheon, learn about the important role a thriving arts and culture community plays in our region’s successful economic development efforts of attracting and retaining quality companies, as well as a qualified workforce. Registration will open in August.
Keynote Speaker:
Laura Zabel, Executive Director
Springboard for the Arts
Event Details:
EDAWN’s Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Eldorado Resort Casino
11:30 am – Check-In
12 noon – 1:30 pm – Lunch, Keynote & Awards Presentation
Co-Partners: City of Reno, City of Sparks, Sierra Arts Foundation and the University of Nevada Reno/College of Liberal Arts
For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775-829-3704.
Thank you to our Title Sponsor:


Nominations Still Open – SAVE THE DATE! – EDAWN’s 7th Annual Existing Industry Awards  – The Corporate Citizen Award is just one of the categories where you can shine in the Existing Industry Awards on Thursday, October 18th, at the Grand Sierra Resort. Nominate your company or another primary company, that is deserving of recognition, and is making our region a better place. Don’t fly below the radar screen…step into the spotlight and get credit for your many contributions.  Award categories and General Criteria are posted on the EDAWN website here.
Thank you to our Title Sponsor:
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 2018 EDAWN entrepreneurial events, please visit Startup Digest Reno. For more information, please contact Katie Romanko or call 775.829.3702.