A Life Worth Living as a Real Estate Social Entrepreneur: Eric Raydon Entrepreneurship / Stories

I sat down not once, but two times at Dreamer’s Coffee House to first interview Eric Raydon, then later collect the story of the company he co-owns, Marmot Properties. Eric seeks a life worth living through faith, family, friends and the greater good. His advice is to find your passion and follow it. Network relentlessly but not blindly because people that you know and trust are your base. He says...

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The RGJ’s Downtown and Midtown Reno Reporter: Mike Higdon Intrapreneurship / Stories

For anyone who’s down to be a “tipster”, Mike Higdon is 100% committed to protecting his sources. In 2015, Mike started at the Reno Gazette-Journal covering city life in downtown and Midtown Reno. He follows and reports on development, culture, the beer experience and poverty. His network of secret sources tell him what’s happening in Reno. He takes tips and when he hears things third hand, he confirms the...

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Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce Director of Government Relations: Tray Abney Politics / Stories

His first day as an actual resident in Reno Tray Abney met Chuck Norris. It was New Years Eve in 2006 and Tray took his wife to see Star Wars episode three at the old Park Lane Mall. He was walking around the corner and spotted two guys looking into the windows of a taekwondo school. Right as the men turned around, Tray recognized Chuck immediately and...

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4 Strengths that Contribute to Excellence in Reno: Part I Lists

Alright, here’s the update. To date, I’ve interviewed 17 people from Reno in business, entrepreneurship or politics about their story of excellence. I collected their background and asked them all the same five questions. In one of the questions, I ask what one strength contributes most to their excellence. For the purpose of this post, I translated preliminary results from their answers into four key strengths that all start with the...

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