CEDA breakfast reservations

The Churchill Economic Development Authority is having its monthly Business Council breakfast on Wednesday at 7 a.m.

During the breakfast, meet the new board members, recently appointed Executive Director Rachel Dahl and new assistant Kim Klenakis.

The Courtyard is catering the breakfast at the convention center. Cost is $12 advance and $15 at the door.

To RSVP for breakfast and a tour of the air station, call 775-423-8587 no later than noon on April 14.

Guest speaker is Zip Upham, NAS Fallon’s PAO.

Upham will discuss the air station’s current status and where NAS Fallon fits into the security posture of the United States.

Nevada State Bank awards

Nevada State Bank, as part of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION), was recognized in a survey conducted by Greenwich Associates for excellence among the nation’s top banks for both small business and middle-market banking.

The Greenwich awards are based on more than 30,000 market research interviews with companies in the United States. Of the more than 750 banks evaluated, only 34 were cited for distinctive quality, and only 43 were given awards in small business banking. Only 14 banks in the country received 10 or more excellence awards, including Nevada State Bank’s parent company Zions Bancorporation.

NSB has a branch in Fallon.

The Greenwich survey is conducted with more than 17,000 small businesses across the U.S. (companies with annual sales of $1 million to $10 million) and more than 14,000 middle-market companies, with sales of $10 million to $500 million. Decision-makers at those businesses are asked to rank their bank in 13 different categories.

NV Engery offers workshop

NV Energy’s RenewableGenerations program is hosting a free technical workshop on April 23 for licensed contractors interested in learning how to install solar-powered water, space and pool heating equipment.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Renewable Energy Deployment and Display Facility (REDD) Facility at the Desert Research Institute campus, 2215 Raggio Parkway in Reno.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by emailing or call 866-786-3823. Lunch will be provided.

The workshop instructor will be Russ Cartwright, a Nevada-based solar industry professional with more than 30 years of experience.