Brook Bentley

Contributor/Media Partner

Brook Bentley is a contributor to KUNR through the station's special partnership with the Northern Nevada Business Weekly. She was the digital content manager for NNBW more than a year before becoming the social media and content manager for Sierra Nevada Media Group

Brook graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and media studies. In her time as digital content manager for the NNBW, she elevated their digital presence and continued to further her knowledge in editing and managing digital content. She carries a business-savvy background with experience as an executive assistant as well as a background in marketing.

Having worked in a variety of positions for different companies provides Brook a great understanding of business-to-business communication that she applies to her current social media and content manager position with Sierra Nevada Media Group, which oversees the NNBW.

Brook is also Nevada proud, having grown up in Tahoe and spending most of her time since college in Reno.

In addition to her position with SNMG, she is working towards her Master of Business Administration at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center has snagged companies like Tesla, Apple, and Switch among about 130 others. 

The massive industrial park opened in the early 2000s, thanks in part to the passion and perseverance of Dean Haymore, who has served as the director of building and community development for Storey County.

Haymore has just retired and he spoke with our contributor Brook Bentley to share some of his insights and memories. 

Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Pot. Weed. Mary Jane. Ganja. There are many names for the plant recently legalized in Nevada for recreational use. But not all words are created equal and some industry reps are using the term cannabis instead of marijuana because of its historical context. Let’s turn to our contributor Brook Bentley to learn more.

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Starbucks is expanding its operations in Minden, which will bring close to 100 new jobs within the next two years. Our contributor Brook Bentley reports.

 

The Starbucks distribution center in Carson Valley will expand over the next year with an additional 700,000 square feet. The roasting side of the operation will continue as is.

Tahoe Drone Rules Remain Murky

Jun 13, 2017
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Drone use is on the rise in the Tahoe Basin, but the regulations remain murky for flying unmanned aircrafts on land owned by the U.S. Forest Service, along with state parks in Nevada and California. Our contributor Brook Bentley reports.

There are some blanket rules across the U.S. about using drones. They include flying at or below 400 feet, staying at least 5 miles away from airports, and never flying near response efforts for emergencies like wildfires.

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Johni Bill is a member of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony who just opened her own salon called Alluring Beauty in Sparks. Colony spokeswoman Stacey Montooth says Johni is a role model for other Native American entrepreneurs, who can face unique challenges. Montooth spoke to our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly to explain why.

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A new survey of Nevada business leaders finds that they want more workforce and STEM training to take place within community colleges and the K-12 education system.

Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

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In a few short months, the Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority has grown from representing primarily Elko County to now covering more than 40 percent of the state. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

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Statewide, Nevada added 7,200 construction jobs last year, but finding skilled, local workers to fill those positions is becoming increasingly difficult. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

The shortage of skilled construction labor is being compounded by a rebounding economy that's spurred new residential and commercial construction. There are also many senior-level employees moving closer to retirement age.

Reno Is Getting A Container Park

Mar 3, 2017

Construction started earlier this month to transform a long-vacant lot in downtown Reno into a community gathering spot. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

The development is called The Eddy and will open next month as Reno's first container park, made with re-purposed shipping containers. 

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Two University of Nevada, Reno grads and basketball stars have teamed up in business as Pink Hill Properties, LLC. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has more.

As their first development project, Kevinn Pinkney and Garry Hill-Thomas are transforming an eyesore across from the university into modern student housing and a gathering place for students.

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