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The Biggest Little Blockchain App and What It Means for Northern Nevada

In June 2022, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve introduced the City of Reno’s Biggest Little Blockchain. This historic development represents the first resident-centric and city-run blockchain platform in America. Designed by BlockApps, the blockchain app is a single ledger which documents consecutive transactions through a designated process. Techie jargon aside, it represents a serious gamechanger. Here’s …

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Reno Murals and Beyond: Exploring Northern Nevada’s Vibrant Public Arts Scene

In recent years, an incredible transformation has swept the Reno-Tahoe region. It has become a bona fide public art destination epitomized by hundreds of murals and sculptures in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and beyond. (Here’s a map of the murals by area.) These dynamic attractions make trips through Northern Nevada both intriguing and inspiring. A …

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Fun Ways to Explore Diversity in Reno-Tahoe

The Reno-Tahoe region boasts a storied history marked by rich diversity, whether we’re talking about the Basque shepherds of the backcountry, vibrant Hispanic communities nestled in urban areas, or the Celtic peoples who manned the mines of Virginia City. Today, the international flavor continues fueled by the University of Nevada, Reno, a top-tier higher education …

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Staying Naturally Healthy: Reno Integrative Medicine and More

There’s nothing like the high life in Northern Nevada, surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains, tantalized by crystal-clear alpine lakes, and inspired by expansive vistas that stretch to the horizon. Getting back to nature is easy, and hiking boots are a must. (Along with skis, snowboards, or snowshoes, depending on your winter sports MO.) Of course, …

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Reno Property Investment: Your Best Bet

In recent years, there’s been conflicting information about the housing situation in Northern Nevada, and not all of it has been flattering. But when you cut through the buzz, there’s a wealth of incredible opportunities in the region, particularly for those interested in purchasing a home, investment real estate, or both. But don’t take our …

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Dragonfly Energy: Revolutionizing the Alternative Energy Business in Nevada

Today, a growing number of people worldwide are looking for renewable energy sources that are affordable and accessible. This is where Dragonfly Energy comes into play. The company specializes in lithium-ion deep cycle batteries. These revolutionary batteries are non-toxic replacements for lead acid batteries for use in RV, marine, and off-grid applications.  With a continued …

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Uplift’s Brian Barth Talks Northern Nevada’s Fintech Scene

Brian Barth, founder and CEO of the fintech startup Uplift, has spent more than two decades in the travel and tourism sector, driven by a passion for adventure and the desire to help people make the memories of a lifetime. These dual motivations inspired Brian and fellow-founder Stu Kelly to create Uplift, a Buy Now, …

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Azibo’s Chris Hsu Talks His Move to Reno and Thriving in the Fintech Industry

One year ago, Chris Hsu and co-founders Gregor Watson and Rob Bloemker teamed up to create a fintech startup that would revolutionize how independent landlords handle financial services. As a former US Army captain-turned landlord, Chris wanted to develop a solution for the challenges he faced in the real estate and rental and leasing sector. …

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NOW Health Group in Sparks, Nevada: Making Healthy Living a Reality

Life in Northern Nevada comes with endless reasons to get outdoors. From hiking to trail running, bicycling to kayaking, there’s no better place to stay active. Winter sports abound, too, including skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. (And this is, by no means, an exhaustive list!) Participating in these activities provides expansive views of the sublime Sierra …

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