CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE
If you’ve been to a top floor at City Hall, you know how spectacular the views are. The 17-floor high rise at First and Virginia Streets was the first skyscraper built in Reno back in the early 1960s. It has an all glass façade. Its panoramic views of the mountains, the Truckee River and the city just keep getting better as you now see new landmarks like the Reno Aces Baseball Stadium. It’s impressive to a local and definitely to visitors from other communities.
The company leasing the 16th floor of the building from the City of Reno has opened its conference room, which is wall-to-wall windows on two sides, as a way to give back to the community. Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC Project Coordinator and Business Development Specialist Kylee Bozarth says, “The conference room, which is on the south side of the 16th floor office, is free to use by companies working towards the economic development of the area, non-profits and city of Reno employees.”
Since the conference room became available, House of Genius, Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and Entrepreneurs’ Organization have used the room.
The conference room can accommodate up to about 40 people. It has wi-fi and Internet capabilities, and equipment for presentations, conference calls and Skype.
Advanced Refining Concepts moved into the 16th floor of City Hall more than three month ago. It began renovating the entrance to the offices with a slick, modern, but elegant look of steel, wood and stone.
It’s a sustainable energy business that converts natural gas into liquid fuels at a refinery at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. Advanced Refining Concepts owner Peter Gunnerman says he moved its corporate office to City Hall to be part of the downtown business scene.
“Reno keeps growing as an area for entrepreneurship. What better way to impress the supporters of a new business venture in Reno, whether it is tourism, high-tech or manufacturing, than to bring them to our conference room for some of the best views of Reno,” says Gunnerman.