Drones of Midtown: An inside look at the Innovation Center

Reno’s Midtown District has transformed many times through the ages. The cacophony of the railroad became the purr and rumble of traffic. The industrial din of warehouses and garages shifted to lively discussion and distant, only just discernible live music lilting on the breeze, to the sounds of construction, renovation, and renewal. An area of the Biggest Little City once dormant is now bustling–the restaurants, shops, and bars overflowing into summer streets full of festival, gaiety, and culture. Today, Midtown stands as a symbol of entrepreneurial tenacity and ingenuity, and in the ever-evolving soundscape the district offers, if you listen closely, you can hear the drone of progress. Read more

Our pipe dream: Why Nevada is perfect for the Hyperloop

Imagine a world where you can go from the ski slopes of Squaw to dinner on the Las Vegas strip in the same day. Imagine what Nevada’s tourism industry would look like with the ability to have dinner overlooking Lake Tahoe and then still catch a show in Vegas that same night. Read more

History of a Marmot Burrow

One of the many perks of renovating properties in one of Reno’s oldest neighborhoods (and newest conservation district) is bumping into some history along the way. We were fortunate enough to bump into a local with some photos of one of our properties from around Read more

Reno/Tahoe represents at Sochi 2014

We locals know that we live right next door to world-class snow, but it’s nice to show off some of the proof of the awesome training grounds right in our backyard (like four gold medals!!!). Here’s a quick look at all of the great athletes from the Reno/Tahoe area who represented the U.S. in Sochi this year:

Jamie Anderson from Lake Tahoe, CA, won two gold medals in snowboard slopestyle


Maddie Bowman from South Lake Tahoe, CA, won the gold medal in halfpipe skiing


Alpine Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 2
Travis Ganong from Squaw Valley, CA, competed in ski racing


Chas Guldemond from Reno, NV, competed in the snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle


Julia Mancuso from Squaw Valley, CA, competed in ski racing giant slalom, downhill, and super combined slalom, in which she earned the bronze medal


Marco Sullivan from Truckee, CA, competed in ski racing


Hannah Teter from Myers, CA, competed in snowboarding


Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 4
Shaun White trains at Northstar California, competed in the snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle


David Wise from Reno, NV, won the gold medal for freeskiing halfpipe

Marmot Street Art by Erik T. Burke

As part of our continuing quest to bring up and beautify our neighborhood, we commissioned local artist Eric Burke to get artistic on a few Marmot burrows. Check out the fantastic results…

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Happy Holidays! A few reasons we’re cheerful this holiday season…

With winter finally officially here, snow on the ground from the ski resorts down to the valley floor, and the holiday season well up on us, we decided to go through a few of the reasons why we’re especially grateful to be based here in the Biggest Little City.

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Marmots Win 2013 NCET / RGJ Entrepreneur of the Year Award!

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) and Reno Gazette Journal have announced the 2013 winners of their Entrepreneur of the Year Awards–and we Marmots are proud to be among the chosen few. The awards dinner will take place tomorrow night, February 21st, when we’ll be presented the award for the Small Company category.

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Here’s to Your Health, Reno

It’s a brand new year, and for many out there, it’s time for a whole new look at living a healthy lifestyle. Whether you resolved to exercise more, eat well, drink less, be less stressed, or just generally live better, Reno is a prime spot to do it.

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Get Out in Reno: Cheap Outdoor Fun for Struggling Entrepreneurs

Once business starts booming, the brilliant and ambitious minds behind start-ups have some money to spare, but until then, it’s a bumpy fiscal road. Big cities offer entrepreneurs lots of local opportunity–and a high cost of living. Being an ascetic business person is as well and good if you like artsy, one-room micro-lofts and reusing ramen broth after rationing the noodles, but if you’d rather be living it up while starting up a business, you need to make those funds stretch a bit further.

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Geek farming: Northern Nevada’s new agriculture

Reno is a great place to live, no two ways about it. We’ve got world-class outdoor destinations within driving distance, like Tahoe, the Sierras, Yosemite, and of course, the Black Rock Desert, home of Burning Man. In Midtown, new bars, restaurants, and shops are cropping up all the time. Our restaurants are receiving national recognition; our baseball team had a great year; and we just made the list of America’s 50 best cities. We love this place for good reason–and more and more businesses are starting to as well. The Biggest Little City’s economic future looks bright, but this time, it’s not because of all the neon. We’re geek farming.

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