Nevada Association of School Boards

NASB Corporate Friends

Corporate and educational friends are essential to the opportunities that the Nevada Association of School Boards can provide to the State’s 107 elected and appointed school board members and others in educational leadership positions.

The Association is able to continue its work because of the generosity and support of our corporate and organizational partners and our shared vision of improving public education in Nevada.

NASB is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) Nevada non-profit organization—Federal ID number 88-0099019.

 

 

 

Platinum Level  Gold Level         Silver Level         Bronze Level         Friend of the Association
        $3,000                           $2,000                 $1,000                    $600                                $300

TSA Consulting Group, Inc. (TSACG) is an independent provider of 403(b) and 457(b) administration services to public education employers and other non-ERISA governmental employers. Providing effective and efficient solutions to their Plan Sponsor clients to ensure IRS compliance is their continuing goal. They achieve this goal in part through several of their services tailored to the specific needs of their client base:

 

• Remittance Services – The TSACG proprietary common remitter system processes vendor contributions daily. All contributions are generally distributed to investment providers within 24 hours of receipt. In addition, the system provides contribution auditing and forecasting to aide in compliance efforts.

 

• Document Services – TSACG ensures all required documents are executed, up-to-date, and in good order including all Plan Documents and Adoption Agreements, Investment Provider Service Agreements, Information Sharing Agreements, and other documentation integral to overall Plan compliance.

 

• Transaction Services – The TSACG customer service team reviews faxed and mailed transactions for approval to ensure they are allowed per the Plan’s provisions. In addition, their online system also allows participants to upload and submit their transactions for immediate approval.

 

For more than 22 years, TSACG has provided their trademarked Third Party Administration services to more than 2,050 employers representing over 2,900 Plans and 1.5 million participants inside 403(b) and 457(b) retirement programs. Their clientele includes 17 of the 50 largest school districts in the U.S., which includes 7 of the top 10 districts in the nation.

 

For more information on how TSACG can help your team with this vital employee benefit administration, visit their website, www.tsacg.com or call them at 1-888-777-5827.

Oasis Online was established in October of 1997 as an Internet Service Provider in Churchill County. By 2002, the business had grown to nationwide service and begun providing high speed access. Oasis Online continues as one of the leading Internet Providers in the area.

 

The association between Churchill County School District District and Oasis Online began in July of 2002 when the District contracted with Oasis Online to provide High Level Network Support and Troubleshooting to the District on an hourly basis. This association developed over the years and, as changes occurred in District personnel, the Churchill County School District Board of Directors chose to outsource the Management of the District Technology Department to the Oasis Online Corporation.  In August 2004, a smooth transition in management was accomplished, and Oasis Online continues to manage Churchill County School District's technology needs.

 

In 2007, Oasis Online also entered into a Technology Management contract with Lander County School District. Oasis Online is continuing to enjoy operating in this capacity in both school districts.

 

For information about Oasis Online services, please call

Dan J. Slentz

 

President/CEO
375 W. Williams Avenue
Fallon, NV 89406
775-423-6277

CrisisGo is a safety technology company that is saving lives and creating a global safety network through our comprehensive safety tools and resources.

 

We believe that safety is a shared responsibility, and that maintaining safety requires an effective emergency plan, rapid response capabilities, vigilant reporting to capture incidents and improve safety protocols, and a level of safety awareness that enables your organization to prevent potential risks and properly respond to emergencies.

 

Our safety suite empowers people by transforming their smartphones, mobile devices, and desktops into safety assistants that allow users to: report threats and call for help anywhere, anytime; create faster response through emergency communications by connecting safety teams and instructions to individuals involved in an ongoing crisis; and increase safety awareness through training, reminders, and information sharing.

 

Not only can CrisisGo’s safety platform be used for any size of organization, it can also be used for any type of potential crisis or emergency. Whether it is our Alert tool for mass notification, our Panic tool for individuals calling for help, our Bully and Tip tool for quickly and discreetly reporting any bully-related activity or safety issue, we have you covered on all fronts.

 

The CrisisGo incident management and emergency communications platform helps schools and organizations of all industries make people safer in schools, public venues, and workplaces. CrisisGo Tools have been chosen by over 13,000 schools and organizations.

 

More information can be found at www.crisisgo.com.

School Safety Operations, Inc. (SSO, Inc.) has been providing emergency management and safety planning and training services to schools, school districts, and private businesses Internationally since 2011. SSO, Inc., provides services including Hazard and Vulnerability Assessments, writing Emergency Operations Plans, and continued training to the 15 rural Nevada school districts as part of the POOL/PACT project geared at keeping the districts in NRS and federal compliance.

 

SSO, Inc., is a service-orientated company and does not sell products. Services provided include Hazard and Vulnerability Assessments for facility infrastructure target hardening, writing of standardized All Hazards emergency operations plans, training in all areas of school emergency response to include Active Assailant and post-incident continuity of operations, and proactive educational programs targeting teen addiction.

 

Jeff Kaye is the president of SSO, Inc. He has a total of 34 years in public safety, having served 25 years with the Reno Police Department and upon retirement served an additional 9 years as the Director of Public Safety with the Desert Sands Unified School District in La Quinta, CA. Based on his combined experience in law enforcement and school safety, Jeff started SSO, Inc., to address the safety needs of the education industry. All consultants used by SSO, Inc., have a minimum of 20 years of law enforcement experience, combined with experience in education safety.

 

At SSO, Inc., we didn’t just read a book on school safety, we wrote the book. Our book “SCHOOL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, A Practical Approach To Implementation” will be available at the NASB Conference.

 

For more information, please call Jeff Kaye 775.233.8317.

USI Insurance takes a collaborative approach to managing risk. We begin with meaningful conversations so that we clearly understand your financial targets and insurance objectives. By understanding your risk philosophy, internal priorities, and financial goals, we are able to develop optimal insurance strategies for your organization. Our solutions also help reduce the potential for claims and losses, demonstrating how insurance can help improve your financial position.

 

As one of the largest insurance brokerages in the world, we have worked hard to establish trusted relationships with large corporations, middle-market companies, public entities, nonprofit organizations, and high-net-worth individuals. Because of our size and our relationships with highly rated insurance carriers, we are able to negotiate excellent rates and obtain access to select products.

 

USI Insurance offers a full range of solutions for companies of all sizes. We don’t rely on one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, we customize our recommendations to meet your specific needs:

 

• Property and casualty

• Employee benefits

• Risk management and risk consulting

• Professional risk

• International

• Industry segments

• Private risk management

• Safehold Special Risk

 

Why USI Insurance?

Our dedicated professionals can help you get more value from your insurance coverage, strategically manage your exposures, and ultimately achieve a stronger competitive position.

 

For more information, visit us on-line at www.usi.com or contact your local USI Insurance sales executive:

 

Brandon Lewis, CPCU, ARM

Vice President – Commercial Property & Casualty

USI Insurance Services  (formerly Wells Fargo Insurance Services)

5355 Kietzke Lane, Ste 101, Reno, NV 89511

775.335.2113 | c: 775.453.4297 | f: 610.537.2335

NV License No. 188024 | CA License No. 0F20957

brandon.lewis@usi.com | www.usi.com

ARAMARK Education partners with more than 500 K-12 school districts across the country.  We offer on-site and off-site breakfast and lunch meal programs, after-school snacks, summer meals, catering, nutrition education, and facilities management services—including maintenance, custodial, grounds, and energy management.

 

Our programs are designed to encourage healthy eating habits, increase meal participation, and create safe, clean, comfortable learning environments for your students and district community.

 

For more information on ARAMARK’s K-12 programs, please visit

 

www.aramarkschools.com

 

Mark Waterbury
Director of Business Development
972-408-6799

BoardBook solves a challenge facing many school districts—how to manage the paper devoted to board meeting agenda packets.

 

Perhaps you’ve looked at other electronic solutions and been stymied by the special purchases required—a new server, a dedicated Internet connection, hard-to-learn software.

 

With BoardBook, you’ll face none of that. BoardBook is an electronic agenda-preparation tool that you access through your Web browser.

 

For additional information, please contact:

 

Hal Frazier
BoardBook Services
Phone: 512-467-0222 ext 2441 or
888-587-2665

 

Or, visit our website: www.boardbook.org

Business Continuity Technologies (BCT) in collaboration with Lenovo understands that use of a new technology in the classroom will be successful only if the teachers are confident in their mastery of the technology and if it intuitively fits in the curriculum. Additionally, a collaborative digital learning environment needs to be established for the students.  As a result of our on-site experience with schools and school districts in pioneering Digital Education with 21st Century learning skills and providing consultation to one of the largest technology distributors in the U.S. with their access to thousands of schools, administrators, and teachers, BCT was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal as helping to Revolutionize Education in North America.

 

BETTER TOOLS, BETTER TEACHING

Lenovo® is dedicated to the transformation of education through smart, thoughtful technology. We design our products and services to drive superior productivity, robust reliability, and meaningful innovation wherever it’s needed.

 

• Education-built products and ideas

• Powerful partners and solutions

• Dedicated Service and Support Team

 

Our Digital Educational Offering offers a unique suite of customized services for educators and educational network administrators:

 

Successful Google Chrome and other Educational Technology Deployments

Technology assessment and implementation of networks, network security, wireless & bandwidth

 

Full Managed Rollout to include creation, on-site training, on-site supervision and on-site administrative oversight:

• Rollout Scope, Set Up, Apps, Policies

• Instruction and Curriculum Integration

• Teacher Training

• In Service, Welcome to Chrome Books Orientation

• Google 101, Digital Citizenship

• Develop Curriculum & Apps Integration

• Classroom Student Training

 

“I can't express enough how much I appreciate what your company does for us! Your customer service is second to none!”—Nevada School District Superintendent"

 

For more information, contact:

 

Lester Keizer, CEO
6655 West Sahara, Suite B102

702-385-9990 or 702-204-8894

lesterk@bctnv.com

Websites:  www.bctnv.com | http://www.lenovo.com/education/us/en/

Chartwells/SSC  is a diverse family of dedicated food and nutrition specialists serving the academic community.

 

We deliver customized solutions that benefit our partnered school districts through innovative programs. When it comes to student nutrition programs, no one serves students better than Chartwells/SSC.

 

As the leader in school dining services, Chartwells/SSC has the experience and insight to provide carefully planned and well-balanced meals that appeal to student appetites, meet USDA and state requirements and increase student participation.

 

Chartwells/SSC works with potential school district partners to eliminate General Fund subsidies and improve their overall school nutrition programs.

 

Making sure students enjoy what they eat can do wonders for growing minds.

 

It has always been the Chartwells/SSC Promise and commitment to provide customized solutions to support academic achievement at the highest levels.

 

We practice a single-minded commitment to building strong bodies, sharp minds, and establishing the foundation for a long, healthy life. We call this Eat. Learn. Live.

 

Chartwells/SSC is acutely aware of the impact our partnerships have on the communities in which we do business. Our social responsibility program, Compass Group 360° is about everyone, every day, everywhere doing his/her part to help preserve resources, communities and the environment.

 

We're committed to practices that earn financial success by honoring ethical values, respecting people, valuing communities and sustaining the natural environment.

 

Acting responsibly is part of our corporate DNA and we are committed to offering foods that are earth, body and community friendly.

 

For more information, please contact:

Julie Veal at 442-222-013
julie.veal@compass-usa.com

 

Or, visit the corporate website: www.eatlearnlive.com

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

 

CenturyLink Customer Services and Sales

Residential (800) 336-8201

Business - (877) 365-0045

High-Speed Internet - (800) 809-1410

Dial-up Internet - (888) 872-7313

 

“Leadership isn’t something you do—it’s something you are. It doesn’t result automatically from a title or position. Rather, it is recognized by others in the way you go about doing the dozens and dozens of little things each day that inspires and enables an organization, team, group, or family to consistently press forward and achieve day after day after day.”

CORE Construction specializes in working with Nevada’s school districts to achieve their construction goals. CORE works with each school’s schedule and ensures a safe campus at all times.

 

Experience working on active school campuses has made CORE the largest school builder in Nevada and the second largest education builder in the nation.

 

With offices in Las Vegas and Reno, CORE is able to service the entire State of Nevada and has recently worked with ten of the state’s school districts as their Construction Manager at Risk or Design Builder.

 

CORE believes in establishing strong, trusting relationships with clients and is dedicated to continuing to service the needs of the school districts of Nevada and its students.

 

For more information, please contact:

Seth Maurer, LEED AP
President
CORE Construction Services of Nevada, Inc.

 

Las Vegas

7150 Cascade Valley Court - Las Vegas, NV 89128-4055
P: 702-794-0550; F: 702-794-0953; C: 702-287-9869

 

Reno

5422 Longley Lane, Suite B - Reno, NV 89511
P: 775-525-5757; F: 775-853-8075
Email: sethmauer@coreconstruction.com

 

Or, visit our website: www.COREConstruction.com

Design West Architects, P.A., is a Northwest corporation established in 1983, specializing in the planning and design of educational facilities and public buildings.  Schools are our business – over 80% of our projects are for K-12 educational facilities.  Our philosophy has always been to design for students – for their educational experience, health and safety.  We believe that thoughtful and innovative design of educational facilities can encourage student interaction and help to engage them in the learning process.

 

Design West has three office locations—Meridian, Idaho, and Pullman and Kennewick, Washington.  The multiple office concept is a deliberate strategy to make principals and staff more accessible to our clients throughout the Northwest.  Our architects are licensed in Nevada, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Utah, North Dakota and Wyoming.  The Design West team has developed an excellent record of providing quality programming, design, construction documents, estimating, cost control and construction administration.  This is best illustrated by a high incidence of repeat clients - evidence of satisfied customers whose expectations have been successfully met and exceeded.

 

Over the past thirty-two years, Design West has steadily increased its project diversity and employee expertise to meet and exceed our client’s expectations for quality service.  We have 33 employees with a wide range of abilities and experience.  We are a fiscally responsible corporation with a strong record of profitability and employee retention.  Design West operates full-time, computer-aided drafting stations utilizing AutoCAD Architecture 2016 for production of all construction documents and SketchUp 2015 for 3D modeling.

 

The goal of Design West is to provide our clients with the highest level of service in the planning, design and realization of functional, beautiful and energy-efficient facilities. We encourage active participation in the design process from District administration, principals, teachers, maintenance staff and members of the community.  We provide prompt individual attention and service and proudly represent the best interests of our clients through all phases of each project.

 

Building long-lasting relationships with our clients is the cornerstone of our business.

 

For more information, please contact:

Meridian Office

216 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 100

Meridian, ID  83642

208-888-1768

Infinite Campus is a comprehensive K12 student information system (SIS) with real-time access to administration, instruction, communication, curriculum, reporting and analysis, data warehousing functionality and more. For more than 20 years, Infinite Campus has successfully implemented its solutions for customers of all sizes. Managing 7.8 million students in 45 states, Infinite Campus is the most trusted name in student information.

 

Infinite Campus currently manages over 90% of all students in Nevada. The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) is working to implement the Infinite Campus State Edition system to securely and transparently collect K12 data statewide. Infinite Campus not only provides NDE with an advanced data collection system, but also provides county school districts with a student information system, phone/text messaging system, parent portal, food service system, finance, human resources, payroll and much more, all within a single product.

 

By having a single system to manage all state education processes, the NDE and county districts save money, increase data accuracy and improve education outcomes for Nevada students.

 

Find out more about Infinite Campus at infinitecampus.com or by contacting:

 

Denise Salyers

Client Executive

denise.salyers@infinitecampus.com

JNA Consulting Group, LLC (JNA) was founded with the goal of providing unparalleled personal service and technical expertise to our clients. JNA is an independent financial advisor whose focus is providing financial advisory and consulting services to municipal governments. In addition to traditional advisory work on capital financing transactions, JNA also offers services relating to capital financing models, financing policy development, and other financial related projects.

 

JNA professionals have worked with some of the most active issuers of debt in the United States. We have worked with a wide variety of issuers, from a $400,000 financing for a small rural fire district to a $452 million refunding for the County of Los Angeles to a bond bank asset sale for the State of Nevada Treasurer’s Office.

 

Members of the firm have worked with almost every bond issuing local government in the State of Nevada, including 16 of the 17 school districts in Nevada.

 

For additional information, contact:
Marty Johnson

 

410 Nevada Way, Suite 200

Boulder City , NV 89005

 

Office    702-294-5100

Mobile   702-521-2814

LP Insurance Services, Inc.

As an independent agency, our goal is to assist you in all your insurance needs as well as help you manage and plan for all your potential risks. With more than 100 employees, LP Insurance proudly serves all of Nevada and northern California. Our professionals are industry leaders and innovators who bring the resources and expertise of national insurance consulting firms to the local level.

 

We are widely recognized for our collaborative, client-focused culture and leading-edge customer support. We offer many products and services including: Property ● Casualty ● Surety ● Workers’ Compensation ● Employee Benefits ● Personal ● Medical Practice ● Enterprise-wide Risk Management and more.

 

For more information, please contact:

Lloyd Barnes, Vice President

LP Insurance Services Inc.

(Direct) 775-996-6005

(Mobile) 775-771-5386

Lloyd.barnes@lpins.net

300 East 2nd Street Suite 1300

Reno, NV 89501

 

Or, visit our website:  www.lpins.net

Lifetouch National School Studios is a nationwide school photography company, which is celebrating 75 years of creating lifetime photographic memories for students and families in public and private schools across the U.S. and Canada.

 

Through our company’s Professional Partnerships and Corporate Sponsorships with local schools and a growing number of national Educational Associations and Programs, including  AASA, NASSP, NAMSP, NAESP and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Lifetouch continues its commitment to assist local schools, administrators and teachers in providing a safe, secure, and educationally enriched environment  for our community of students.

 

Visit our national website at www.Lifetouch.com or contact our Reno or Las Vegas Lifetouch offices for more information regarding our products, services and commitment to education.

 

Randy Tibbets

Lifetouch Territory Manager Northern Nevada Office

775-851-0444 or 775-622-2923

rtibbets@lifetouch.com

Maupin, Cox & LeGoy was founded in 1972 by Steven T. Walther and Jon J. Key under the firm name of Walther & Key. Ernest J. Maupin joined the firm in 1973, and the name of the firm and its members have evolved since then. Mr. Walther retired from the firm January 2006 following his appointment to the Federal Election Commission. Mr. Key is retired but remains of counsel to the firm.

 

The firm handles complex civil disputes, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. The firm has an extensive tax practice and handles all phases of tax matters, including corporate tax, federal income tax, estate, generation-skipping transfer, and gift tax matters, and tax litigation.

 

The firm also handles corporate, public finance, real property, health care, employment, civil rights defense, and educational law matters, including representation of institutional and governmental entities.

 

The firm is active in the community. The members of the firm actively participate in continuing legal education programs, professional association activities, pro bono programs, and civic affairs.

 

To contact Maupin, Cox & LeGoy by telephone, please call 775-827-2000.

For further information, please go to: http://www.mclrenolaw.com

Nevada Mining Association

Nevada has a long history as a leading mineral producing state. Since the gold and silver rush in the 1850s, which inspired Nevada's statehood in 1864, to the present, Nevada has been a hotbed for mineral and metal mining.

 

Much has changed during the past 150 years; however, one constant has remained: mining continues to be an important part of the state's economy—especially in mining communities and counties.

 

While a relatively small industry—ranked 15th in state gross domestic product—mining's importance to Nevada's economic and social infrastructure can't be underestimated as the industry continues to produce the necessary minerals on which our society depends.

 

Nevada is one of the special geologic places on the globe where wide arrays of minerals are prevalent, such as gold, silver, copper, barite, molybdenum, clay, silica, lithium, and many more. Even geothermal water is abundant in the state and mined for energy.

 

Producing these important minerals requires a significant workforce. More than 14,000 people are directly employed by the Nevada mining industry. This number may not seem significant in urban Las Vegas or Reno, but these jobs exist predominantly in rural Nevada and are vital to the well-being of those communities.

 

When unemployment statewide nears historic levels, it is significantly lower in mining communities. Plus, those employed in mining are paid some of the highest salaries in the state, averaging almost $83,000.

 

While the economic impacts might be clear, there are still misunderstandings about mining in Nevada that can cloud policy and regulatory matters, not to mention public perception. The Nevada Mining Association has existed since 1952 to address that very issue. From debating policy matters in the state legislature and local governments to uniting the voice of the industry in public relations and leading the industry's efforts in the community, the work of the Nevada Mining Association can be seen in all corners of the state and in all levels of the communities.

 

For information, please call Dana Bennett, NMA President, at 775-829-2121

In the early eighties, public entities throughout the U.S. faced an insurance crisis. Commercial insurance carriers began excessively raising premiums for public entities, and in some cases, exited states or cancelled coverage, leaving many Nevada municipalities without adequate, affordable insurance coverage.

 

In response to this crisis, The Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool (NPAIP) was formed by Nevada public entities in 1987. By pooling resources to create NPAIP, Nevada public entities discovered that they could obtain quality property casualty coverage at a reasonable cost. As an added benefit, NPAIP members also found that they could access risk management resources superior to those previously offered to smaller, rural municipalities.

 

NPAIP was created for the following purposes:

• To fill a void in the traditional insurance marketplace, and offer affordable risk financing to its members;

• To identify legislative and regulatory issues affecting public entities and to provide information to assist members in addressing such issues;

• To act as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of data and resources relating to risk management and to encourage and support new research for our members; and

• To provide meaningful and significant education and professional support for the members, governing bodies and staffs of our members.

 

After successfully organizing the property-casualty pool, the members organized the Public Agency Compensation Trust (PACT) in 1996 to provide Workers Compensation coverage for its membership.

 

NPAIP and PACT members include counties, cities, school districts, special districts, and towns. Every member actively manages the risks encountered as a public agency. Membership is a privilege earned by effective agencies committed to sharing resources to benefit their employees and the public they serve.

 

For information, call Wayne Carlson at 775-885-7475.

NV Energy has served citizens in northern Nevada and northeastern California for over 150 years, and southern Nevada since 1906. Nevada Power, Sierra Pacific Power and Sierra Pacific Resources merged in July 1999 to create one of the fastest growing energy companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

In 2008, both subsidiaries began doing business as NV Energy signaling our commitment to serving Nevada's energy needs. Our service area covers 54,500 square miles of the fastest growing state in the U.S.

 

We provide electricity to 2.4 million electric citizens throughout Nevada and in northeastern California as well as a state tourist population exceeding 40 million annually.   Among the many communities we serve are Las Vegas, Reno-Sparks, Henderson, Elko and South Lake Tahoe. We also provide natural gas to more than 145,000 citizens in the Reno-Sparks area.

 

For more information, visit our website:  nvenergy.com.

Simpson Coulter │STUDIO has provided professional services throughout the West for over 40 years. A diversified design firm, we embrace all aspects of the design process and have expertise in a broad range of architectural services and project types.

 

Simpson Coulter │STUDIO’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the owner, user, and surrounding community. Our firm pursues architecture that is rooted in place-making, context, and spatial connections.

 

The relevance of architecture to the individual is realized on many levels.  Whether it is physical, emotional, or existential the exploration of these connections leads to the development of relevant architecture.

 

Simpson Coulter │STUDIO’s architects take pride in the exceptional organizational skills of our team and the ability to coordinate the successful completion of the most complex of projects. Our firm has established a reputation for thoughtful and responsive design, thorough technical competence and conscientious service.

 

We respect our client’s budget and scheduling needs and strive to compile the most efficient team to reach these goals.  We apply our expertise in bringing projects in on time and on budget and pride ourselves on the level of quality within the construction documents developed.

 

The staff at Simpson Coulter │STUDIO’s architects have a passion for what they do and bring that passion and commitment to every project.

 

Without exception, the foundation of Simpson Coulter │STUDIO’s success are the individuals—client and architect–who find significance in creating works of extraordinary quality and purpose.

 

For more information, please call us at 702-435-1150 or visit our website:  www.simpsoncoulter.com

Sherman & Howard L.L.C. is a national law firm with Nevada offices focusing on public finance, that includes government financing for the State of Nevada, its counties, cities, school districts and special taxing districts, state and local government law, housing and transportation law. The firm’s Public Finance practice group is one of the largest in the country and is consistently recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the top bond and disclosure counsels.  Two of the attorneys in the Nevada offices, John Swendseid and Jennifer Stern, have been named Best Lawyers in America for over five years, the only two Public Finance attorneys to receive that recognition in the State of Nevada. Sherman & Howard’s approximately 180 attorneys practice law from 11 offices located in Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri and Georgia.

 

For more information, please visit our website at   www.shermanhoward.com

In Nevada, Wells Fargo serves more than 400,000 consumer and business households through more than 130 banking, mortgage, and financial stores. Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets, providing banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,600 stores,

13,000 ATMs, and on-line (www.wellsfargo.com).

 

Wells Fargo and its team members work with thousands of communities across North America to promote economic self-sufficiency, education, social services, the arts and the environment.

 

We are among America’s top corporate cash donors, donating $281.3 million to 14,900 nonprofits in 2016. In 2016, more than 82,000 team members volunteered 1.73 million hours in their communities to improve the quality of life where they live and work.

 

For information about Wells Fargo services, contact:

 

Lynn Heislein

Vice President, Relationship Manager
Government Banking
Wells Fargo Bank
5340 Kietzke Lane, Suite 201
Office       775-689-2002 
Cell          775-846-1226

lynn.heislein@wellsfargo.com

Zions Public Finance specializes in providing municipal advisory services to Nevada’s local governments.

Our services include:

MUNICIPAL ADVISORY SERVICES

SECONDARY MARKET DISCLOSURE

DEBT MANAGEMENT POLICY DEVELOPMENT

PLACEMENT AGENT SERVICES

RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT FINANCING

DEBT CAPACITY ANALYSIS

 

Andrew Artusa, Managing Director

230 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 200,
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone 702-796-7080 • Fax 702-796-2975

Registered Municipal Advisor

WGU Nevada is an online, competency-based university designed to expand access to higher education for Nevada residents. Established by the state of Nevada in partnership with Western Governors University, WGU Nevada is designed to serve the needs of Nevada citizens. WGU Nevada offers more than 50 accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in high-demand career fields.

 

The principal goal of WGU Nevada is to open doors to higher education for adult learners through:

Access to quality education. An online, Nevada-based university, WGU Nevada grants access to nationally recognized degree programs to all Nevadans who can complete a challenging online program.

Career-focused bachelor's and master's degrees. WGU Nevada offers rigorous degree programs in Business, Information Technology, K-12 Teacher Education, and Health Professions (including Nursing) that are relevant to the needs of Nevada employers.

Affordable tuition. A nonprofit university, WGU Nevada’s tuition is among the lowest in the state, comparing very favorably to Nevada’s public colleges and universities.

Flexible online degree program. At WGU Nevada, you will leverage the power of online learning to make your program as flexible as possible. You'll be able to balance work and family obligations while you complete your studies.

 

For more information, visit our website:

www.nevada.wgu.edu.

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and persist in college.

 

Student learning is accelerated using research-based methods of effective instruction (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) and by providing meaningful professional development which acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.

 

AVID results in higher student achievement, underscored by an increase in: the number of students completing rigorous courses successfully, student attendance percentages; high school graduation rates; the completion of college entrance requirements; college persistence data, and the number of seniors applying and being accepted into college. (Longitudinal data available.)

 

AVID supports all students, especially those traditionally underserved in higher education, by opening access to rigorous courses and providing the proper academic and social support to help students thrive in the classes that will best prepare them for college.

 

Simply put, AVID closes the gaps – the opportunity gap, the expectation gap, and the achievement gap.

 

For more information, please contact:

Maria M. Cobb, M.Ed.

Partner Engagement Manager

858-232-1712

mcobb@avid.org

 

Karen Lewis

Senior Division Director

303-436-2201

klewis@avid.org

 

Or, visit the corporate website at www.avid.org

Partners for Education…ByteSpeed, since 1999, is a top technology solution provider for the education market nationwide.

 

We custom-build Intel® based computer systems, backed by personal customer service, ‘no hassle’ warranties and free lifetime tech support.

 

We provide free shipping on purchase and warranty issues, free imaging, and a parts closet option on quantity purchases.

 

ByteSpeed is equipped to build and service the best product for our customers; we are proud to be ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified and partners with companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Ruckus, Asus, Juniper, Barracuda, and more to provide quality systems and top notch networking and security options.

We invite you to evaluate any computer with “Try a Byte”, our 30-day free evaluation program.

 

For more information, contact:

Marney Gonzales

Account Manager

Toll Free   877-553-0777

Direct     218-277-0478

 

Or, visit the corporate website:

www.bytespeed.com

Founded in 1978, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) is a privately-held company headquartered in Maple Grove, Minnesota, with 12 locations and 700 full-time employees nationwide. DRC is one of the largest educational assessment, curriculum and instruction companies in the industry, delivering assessments for 17 states as well as for WIDA, a 38 state English language learner consortium.  The company delivers online testing via its innovative DRC INSIGHT™ Online Learning System, with more than 25 million tests delivered in 2015-2016.

 

For more information, visit

www.datarecognitioncorp.com

Do you consider your audit a “necessary evil?” Usually an audit is required for industry compliance, or at the request from a lender, inactive or absent owner, vendor or other party in need of verifying your financial statements.

 

At Eide Bailly, however, we view an audit as a valuable management tool—the opportunity to help you improve profitability, and strengthen your business and administrative practices. Our clients appreciate this viewpoint and the opportunity to work with auditors who share their vast knowledge throughout the process, as well as throughout the year.

 

An audit of financial statements under generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) includes an examination of evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit assesses the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management and evaluates the overall presentation of the financial statements.

 

The objective of an audit is to provide a reasonable basis for expressing an opinion about whether the financial statements, taken as a whole, are represented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

 

Eide Bailly’s caring, friendly approach helps make the requirement more palatable. Since 1917, we have provided audit services to clients across all industries.

 

Our clients experience regular contact with senior-level staff, as well as work with a consistent team from year to year, with appropriate rotation. Clients tell us they appreciate our timeliness, attention to detail and friendly approach.

 

Experience the Eide Bailly Difference

At Eide Bailly, we promise our clients an experience, second to none, where they feel understood, connected and confident.

 

For more information, please contact:

• Elko  Bob Heguy, Partner

775-738-5134

• Fallon  Joe Lane, Partner

775-423-6505

• Las Vegas Tammy Miramontes, Partner

702-384-7717

• Reno   Felicia O’Carroll, Partner

775-689-9100

 

Or, visit our website: www.eidebailly.com

The Nevada Builders Alliance is a professional organization representing the construction industry; and all affiliated sectors. Our mission is to create a positive business environment for our member companies and communities.

 

The Nevada Builders was established in 1966 as the Ormsby County Builders’ Association by a handful of builders looking to protect the interests of a growing industry. Throughout the years, the organization has grown and evolved several times. On the eve of our 50-year anniversary, it is time to evolve once again. With over 700 member companies representing tens of thousands of hard-working Nevadans in every corner of the state, we have grown to become the Nevada Builders Alliance.

 

The biggest issue facing our industry in the coming years is a skilled workforce. By educating our youth about the opportunities that exist, developing the programs necessary for them to flourish, and forming valuable collaborative partnerships, we ensure our industry’s future success.

 

We are pleased to announce that Nevada Builders Alliance has been selected to participate in a grant provided to JOIN, Inc. The grant will enable 60 young adults, ages 18-24 to receive critical skills training for in-demand construction jobs. This partnership with JOIN will increase our industry’s ability to respond to critical openings and access pre-screened and trained individuals to fill those openings. “WORKFORCE 60” will enroll participants from twelve rural Nevada counties and provide education, employability preparation and training in key positions identified by our members. JOIN will reimburse each participating employer 75% of the first eight (8) weeks of fulltime wages of a “WORKFORCE 60” graduate. It is our hope that every opportunity will lead to long-term employment with your company, and engage the participant in a career of his or her choice.

 

The Nevada Builders Alliance Women’s Council is pleased to offer scholarships to all four of Nevada’s community colleges for candidates wishing to develop or expand their education and skills in the construction field. Each scholarship has been  distributed in increments of $500.00 per semester beginning in the fall of 2016.

 

For more information on Nevada Builders Alliance or any of these programs, please contact:

 

Aaron West, CEO  
775-882-4353, ext. 100

 

Stacey Rich, Membership 
775-882-4353, ext. 101

 

Pamela Duxbury, Outreach

775-882-4353, ext. 104

 

Or, visit our website:  www.nevadabuilders.org

Teachers of Tomorrow is the largest educator preparation program in the country.  We recruit career changers with an average age of 32, screen them and prepare them through classroom readiness training to solve critical teacher shortages.  In the fall of 2016 we were approved by the Nevada Department of Education as an Alternative Route to Licensure. Since that time we have started aggressively recruiting to help school districts ensure that every classroom has a great teacher.

 

We work with districts to match the candidates with open positions and then support these new teachers with mentoring and further training in the first year.

 

Last year we placed over 7,000 teachers in schools. We also create a more diverse teacher workforce since our enrollment is 46% non-white.  We have been operating since 2004 as Texas Teachers and our program in Nevada is Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow.

 

Our Nevada based staff, led by Lisa Ramirez, is ready to meet with your school leaders to refer our candidates to school districts with open positions.  We will send lists of qualified candidates who have completed their initial training and are eligible for their Conditional License to district human resource teams and principals.  There is no cost to the district or school – the candidate only pays a small fee of $295 up front and then the remainder of the tuition is only paid when they secure a teaching position.

 

We were just approved this fall and a school principal in Las Vegas saw our program and asked one of his long-term substitutes, who is amazing with her students, to apply. She worked diligently over the holidays and this past week moved from being a long term sub to being the teacher of record with a conditional license.  By this time next year, she will be a fully certified teacher.

Teaching talent is unique.  Let us help you make sure you get the talent that best fits your schools.

 

For more information:

Lisa Ramirez
Nevada Program Director
Teachers of Tomorrow
866-434-8408

lisa.ramirez@teachersoftomorrow.org

www.teachersoftomorrow.org

Anchorman Inc. was formed in June 2012 by Thomas Giandomenico and Jeffrey Coates while they were conducting a threat assessment for a school in Dallas, TX. One of the parents at training posed the question about the best barricading device they had come across. From that conversation, the Active Crisis Tool (ACT) was conceived.

Giandomenico and Coates come across a lot of products that are developed by people with no actual real life experience in highly volatile and violent incidents. These products are developed and used without any real life situational testing. This is what sets apart the ACT Device.

Giandomenico and Coates have breached hundreds of doors throughout their careers, and understand what is needed to make a successful barricading device.

The ACT is a door barricade device created in collaboration with school safety professionals designed specifically for keeping “Active Assailants” out during lockdowns and lockouts.

Anchorman, Inc. exceeded all “Life Safety” codes when the ACT was developed.  The ACT has a built-in child-proof mechanism that allows first responders access with a specifically designed key.  In addition, the ACT meets and exceeds all DHS/FBI Joint Intelligence Bulletin recommendations (dated December 27, 2012).

 

Features that make the ACT superior to any other device on the market:

• You are not forced to OPEN the door to put it in place; giving you the time and initiative advantage.

• Holding the door OPEN is not required to place the ACT, eliminating the need for multitasking.

• The classroom is not “target identified” by any part of the device showing outside of the door.

• Deployed with simple foot stomp (no fine motor skills needed).

• The ACT cannot be placed on the door incorrectly during the moment of greatest stress.

• The ACT cannot be moved, lost, or damaged by children playing with it—allowing optimal safety at ALL times.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Tom Giandomenico, President—323-394-3541

Jeffrey Coates, Vice President—310-703-3732

 

Or, visit the corporate website at www.anchormaninc.com