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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Bay Area Finance Tech Company Expands to Reno

January 2nd, 2020|

Figure Technologies has had a momentous past two years. The company launched in January 2018, ramping up operations and raising more than $50 million by March. Their locations in San Francisco, Texas, and Montana, soon supported a staff of 105. By December 2018, they felt ready to expand further.  They’ve done so by coming to the “Biggest [...]

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A Bright Future for Blockchains and Innovation Park in Northern Nevada

December 10th, 2019|

From tech innovators to major automotive manufacturers, influential enterprises have taken root in Reno-Sparks in recent years and are driving the creation of a new emerging technology hub in the West. In January 2018, Blockchains, LLC, closed on 67,125 acres in Sparks, cementing the company’s move to Northern Nevada. By June, workers moved into its new 25,000 [...]

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The Children’s Cabinet: Providing Resources for Families Living in Reno-Sparks

December 2nd, 2019|

Since 1985, the Children’s Cabinet has worked tirelessly to keep children safe and families together. This year alone, they’ve provided 423 families with no-cost counseling services, assisted 16,022 youth through school and street outreach, and offered help and education to 6,500 parents. All told, the Children’s Cabinet has helped 12,000 families living in Reno-Sparks.   What’s the key [...]

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Job-Hunting Tips for the Best Tech Jobs in Northern Nevada

November 16th, 2019|

Franco Nepomuceno is no stranger to job hunting in Reno-Sparks. In 2016, he sent out more than 40 applications and sat through over ten interviews before landing his dream job as an Electrical Engineer at Scientific Games. While going through this process, the local economy was not yet booming the way it is today. As a result, [...]

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The Reno Music Scene: Fiddler2’s Fresh Take on Scottish Music

November 5th, 2019|

Vanessa Porter and Holly Sternberg of Fiddlers2 in the Isle of Skye, Scotland The Reno music scene is one characterized by a wide diversity of musical genres and a strong community of professional musicians. From jazz to rock, Classical to Scottish music, options abound when it comes to catching highly talented acts. For Celtic music, [...]

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Reno Nonprofits Showcase: Patti Pietsch Weiske and Dress for Success

October 28th, 2019|

Did you know that more than 15 million single moms live in the US today? Or, that 45 percent have problems making ends meet? Fortunately, being a single mother doesn’t have to equate to lifelong economic disadvantage. That said, women living below the poverty level, including single mothers, often lack the clothing, skills, and professional resources to [...]