Brook Bentley

Contributor/Media Partner

Brook Bentley is a contributor to KUNR through the station's special partnership with the Northern Nevada Business Weekly where she has worked as digital content manager since February of 2016. 

Brook graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and media studies and prior to joining NNBW worked as an apprentice with an online publication that furthered her knowledge in editing and managing digital content. In addition, 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 digital content manager position with 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 NNBW, she is working towards her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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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. 

Courtesy of 120 West Strategic Communications

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.

Annie Conway / NNBW

Economic growth in northern Nevada is positively affecting many sectors in the region — including the beauty industry. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the latest.

Jim Grant / Nevada Appeal

For the first time in years, Governor Brian Sandoval’s proposed budget includes actual raises for state employees. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

New Coworking Space Opens In Reno's Midtown

Dec 19, 2016
Annie Conway / Northern Nevada Business Weekly

There is a new coworking space in the Biggest Little City. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

It's called Fusion at Midtown and it joins several other coworking spaces in Reno such as the Reno Collective, the Innevation Center and more.

Coworking spaces are growing in popularity and can also serve as platforms to network and collaborate with other entrepreneurs.

Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Thirty new companies relocated to the greater Reno-Sparks area in 2016. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly takes a quick look back at economic growth this year.

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