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