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UNR website details Hispanic business in Northern Nevada

A newly launched website developed at the University of Nevada, Reno, provides data about Hispanic businesses in Nevada.

The site,, is designed to fill a gap in the business information resources in the region, says one of its developers.

"There are inconsistencies when it comes to finding information about the Hispanic business community, and it's been rather difficult to find a Web site where specific and reliable information can be found," said Marcel Fernando Schaerer, program manager in the Nevada Small Business Development Center of the University's College of Business and one of the designers of the Web site.

He said the site was designed as a portal in which information about Hispanic businesses can be grouped - providing demographics and information for business resources, as well as for business activities in or outside of Nevada or Mexico.

The site also provides lists of Hispanic owned businesses for sale to marketers. The lists, to be updated annually, currently include 2,400 businesses in Reno and Sparks and about 5,000 businesses in the Las Vegas area.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Senior Care Plus expands

Hometown Health Plan Inc. of Reno said last week it expanded coverage of its Senior Care Plus, a Medicare Advantage Plan, to include Carson City and Churchill, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Tim Dake joins Nevada Copper

Tim Dake has joined Nevada Copper as general manager for project construction at the company's Pumpkin Hollow property near Yerington.

Dake has held project management, mill operation and mine maintenance positions with Kinross Gold Corporation, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc., Kiewit Corporation and ASARCO.

He is a mechanical engineering graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Hospital association honors

Phil Reddick, a member of Renown Health boards for 15 years, won the Award for Trustee Excellence from the Nevada Hospital Association. Other Northern Nevadans honored by the association include Linda Read, honored for excellence in volunteerism at Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, and Gay Hadsall, recognized for excellence in volunteerism at South Lyon Medical Center in Yerington.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

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