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Making a Gathering of Friends and Family Memorable

Making a Gathering of Friends and Family Memorable

Like much of the United States, Nevada has a rich history of immigrant families bringing their passion for food and flavor to regions unknown. This is the story of the Flocchini family, whose old-world recipes and handmade sausage techniques have been passed down over...

The Chocolate Shoppe by Sweet Images – Sweetening the Silver State

The Chocolate Shoppe by Sweet Images – Sweetening the Silver State

In the bustling town of Gardnerville, Nevada, lies an award-winning candy shop that takes sweet treats to a whole other level. The Chocolate Shoppe story is one of struggle, determination, and evolution - a beacon to Nevada entrepreneurs that strive to carve out their...

Aloha Medicinals – From Surf to Sagebrush

Aloha Medicinals – From Surf to Sagebrush

By the time Aloha Medicinals arrived at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 2007, they had already been cornering the medicinal mushroom market for close to a decade. Originally founded in Maui, Hawaii, in 1999 by a group of scientists and health care experts...

Kimmie Candy – The Taste of Sweet Success

Kimmie Candy – The Taste of Sweet Success

Joe Dutra’s transition from third-generation Sacramento farmer to international candy tycoon might seem like a long-shot at first glance, but once you get to know him, it seems like a logical course of events. “It started out as a single business deal buying some...

Alpen Sierra Coffee – “Maintain high standards – always”

Alpen Sierra Coffee – “Maintain high standards – always”

Before the major coffee companies began popping up on every corner, there were young, adventurous travelers scouring the globe for the newest flavor, a more unique aroma, and the next great coffee bean. One of those young adventurers was Christian Waskiewicz, who...

FISHER SPACE PEN – Made in Nevada, Out of This World

FISHER SPACE PEN – Made in Nevada, Out of This World

50 years ago this month, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the Moon. Their 2 hour and 36 minute moonwalk was made possible due to thousands of hours of preparation and training by multiple teams of people – and upheld President Kennedy’s...

Polar Shades – Made in the Nevada shade

Polar Shades – Made in the Nevada shade

With 300 sunny days a year, Las Vegas knows a thing or two about getting out of the heat. That’s where Steve Mevius, founder of Polar Shades and Las Vegas native, found himself in 1994 when he began building and installing solar-protective window screens for his...

Melba & Hazel – Premium Homemade Dog Treats

Melba & Hazel – Premium Homemade Dog Treats

Anyone who has ever owned a pet understands the frustration of trying to find a healthy dog treat that your fur-baby will love. Throw allergy considerations and dietary restrictions on top of that, and it can seem next to impossible to give your pup a treat that...