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Business Beat: Coworking On The Rise, Women Shattering Glass Ceilings In Construction

A foyer inside of a coworking office space. There is a table, stool, water cooler and television in one room, and through a set of double doors, there is a conference table with multiple chairs.
Courtesy of Diverse Business Connections
A look inside Diverse Business Connections, a new coworking space in Carson City, Nev.

Here's the latest business news from around Northern Nevada, with Business Beat from the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

Local Women Building Careers In Male-Dominated Construction Industry

Despite many barriers, some Reno women are working to shatter the glass ceiling in Northern Nevada’s construction industry. Randi Reed is one such person. She says she was fired after she brought in a commission sheet that would have netted her more money than her male counterparts. She eventually had to win a lawsuit to get the money.

Now, she’s the director of business development at Brycon Construction in Reno.

Read more about women in construction at nnbw.com.

Coworking Spaces On The Rise

It’s been a year of working from home offices, kitchens, or even nurseries. But as vaccination rates rise, many are looking to get out of the house.

At least four new coworking spaces have sprung up in Northern Nevada over the past year. That includes The Ant Space, the first ever in Sparks. Owners Lisa Slook and Allan Zane say they felt coworking was not being served well in Sparks.

Learn more about new local coworking spaces at nnbw.com.

Business Booming For Veterinary Hospitals

The healthcare sector was hit hard economically by the pandemic, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for veterinarians.

VetSuccess tracks financial data from 2,800 vet clinics across the U.S., and it estimates that revenue in February was up 12% from last year. Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital in Carson City has seen a steep increase in demand and is now scheduling routine visits three weeks in advance.

Continue reading about the demand for veterinary services at nnbw.com.

Kaleb Roedel is a KUNR contributor and reporter with the Northern Nevada Business Weekly. For more business news, check out the Northern Nevada Business Weekly at nnbw.com or in print on Wednesdays.

Kaleb is an award-winning journalist and KUNR’s Mountain West News Bureau reporter. His reporting covers issues related to the environment, wildlife and water in Nevada and the region.
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