Abbi Whitaker: Reno’s bottom-of-list status rings false with those who live here

Great post by my good friend Abbi: Reblogged from Reno Rebirth Blog: I received an email on Friday from the editor of PR Daily asking me if I wanted to comment on a recently released Forbes-commissioned survey which cites Reno as one of the cities with the unhappiest workers behind Boulder, Colo. Yes, that's right. Boulder. The mountain town that's home to Powder magazine and Brad Feld, and was recently picked as one of Money … [Read more...]

What it’s like living in Reno? – Lifestyles answer

Great question. In my humble opinion, moving to Reno is primarily a lifestyle choice. Overall Reno: is a pretty cool place near lots of awesomeness: Lake Tahoe Sierra Nevadas Black Rock Desert (if you are into the Burning Man scene) Plenty of skiing, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, biking, you name it. has a revival taking place in Midtown with awesome new breweries, restaurants, and bars. Lots of new startups and a … [Read more...]

Why FAKE GRIMLOCK & I blog

If all of my thoughts are constantly sitting on my computer's hard drive or in my head, they have a 0% chance of helping anyone. I began blogging during the summer of 2009 with a simple Blogger site: dananimal.blogspot.com. Without context, most people might think my blogging is for "personal branding" or some sort of vanity exercise. Precisely to the contrary. After being laid off due to the economic downturn early 2009, I felt that all signs … [Read more...]

Top 10 things to do in the 3rd Worst City in America

Darn right there are great attractions, activities and "all around merriment" in #Reno! Great post Alli! … [Read more...]

Inbound Marketing Cliffnotes for Business

Dan’s Social Media & Inbound Marketing Cliffnotes Keys to making social media work for your business I have read 6 books about Social Media, Personal Branding and Inbound marketing over the past two years and I thought it might be helpful to provide you with a super-condensed “cliffnotes” version I recently compiled: Be Social. Listen. Communication is a two-way street The real key is it’s not about being ON … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Heaven

Great poem by our dear friend and close family Julianne about our cousin Logan. … [Read more...]

Senses

Senses are doorways to revelation   … [Read more...]

Project Vesto – A call to arms

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Out of the ashes of recession A state born of the battle, reinvents itself Makes opportunity in a deserted land Turns loss into opportunity And gives new life in an empty void $100,000 pooled To start new hope To launch a new Nevada business Not what the Project wants What we the people need Not California rebranded Not in Nevada for the sake of a state-shaped logo But because we are from here We were born in a great struggle We … [Read more...]

Elko to Host Startup Weekend for Entrepreneurs

Reblogged from SWElko: Elko to Host Startup Weekend for Entrepreneurs Startup Weekend Elko will connect local innovators and startup enthusiasts to share ideas and launch companies ELKO, NV – Startup Weekend, a national grassroots business-launching event, is coming to Northern Nevada, September 28-30, 2012. Startup Weekend Elko will connect local entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts with mentors and … [Read more...]

One Sand-Skeeball-Sculpture at a Time

Building sandcastles and other sand structures is incredibly similar to being an entrepreneur. Everyone on the beach has the tools and resources to do so right in front of them, but few try for one reason or another. Perhaps some have never thought to try, they do not have the creative vision. Others might think it a cool idea, think back on times as a child, and say, "Well I will be shunned by society if I try; and I'm likely no good at it … [Read more...]