Work. Live. Play. Blog

Welcome to the Work. Live. Play. Blog. Here, locals offer insights about our friendly community and why they love living in Reno, Nevada.

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The Burning Man Effect on Northern Nevada

September 5th, 2019|

Burning Man’s annual economic impact in Northern Nevada remains impressive by any standard. Since 2013, a minimum of 70,000 people have participated in the event each year. Based on conservative estimates, it pumps more than $60 million into the local economy. This includes $50 million from participants of the event and another $10 million from the Burning [...]

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Out of the Doghouse: Dog-Friendly Places in Downtown Reno

August 22nd, 2019|

In the “Biggest Little City in the World,” there are plenty of reasons to get Fido out of the doghouse. Reno is one of the most dog-friendly cities on the West Coast. From coffee shops and restaurants to stores and hotels, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do with your dog. And there’s no shortage of [...]

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The 7 Best Restaurants in Reno for Farm-to-Table Cuisine

August 9th, 2019|

The farm-to-table movement has reshaped Reno’s dining landscape in exciting ways. Spearheaded by 4th Street Bistro, a tasty collection of downtown Reno restaurants have emerged. They emphasize food production ethics and have contributed to the four pillars of the farm-to-table movement. These pillars include enhancing food security, proximity, self-reliance, and sustainability. In the process, they’ve also crafted [...]

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From Reno Startups to Engineering Jobs in Nevada: Britton Griffith Celebrates Life in Reno

July 30th, 2019|

Britton Griffith A fifth-generation Nevadan, Britton Griffith knows firsthand how much Reno has evolved in recent years. Strong economic growth has led to a welcome transformation of the built landscape. As Vice President of Operations at Reno Engineering, she remains dedicated to developing the “Biggest Little City in the World.” Her vision? A diverse, sophisticated [...]

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“The Biggest Little Artown in the World”: Things to Do in Reno This Summer

July 25th, 2019|

Looking for unique things to do in Reno? Although many people think of casinos or cowboys when they hear “Reno,” the area enjoys a vibrant arts scene. From ballet to theater, diverse musical groups to mural painting, the city devotes an entire month to celebrating creativity, Artown. In its 24th season, this summer arts festival brings together [...]

A Refreshing Scene: 5 Hotspots of the Booming Reno Craft Beer Industry

July 16th, 2019|

In recent years, the Reno-Sparks area has enjoyed healthy growth, a thriving economy, and a booming tech sector. Companies such as Apple, Switch, Google, and Tesla continue to make major investments in the area. This has attracted a wide assortment of smaller tech companies, too. The result? A happening local scene enriched by a fresh influx of [...]