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Gone are the days when people flocked to Reno to waste dollar bills on slot machines and tables. Today, the Biggest Little City is completely different.

Just south of the Truckee River is the hip Midtown area, the “it” place to enjoy the city. Shops, restaurants and bars inhabit early 20th century bungalows and give it an eclectic feel. This neighborhood arose from entrepreneurs finding their way during the recession and because of that there is a feeling of authenticity found there. Business owners will recommend their competition with a smile and a sense of community is in the air. The people here have one thing in common – they’ve all come together to create something special from what was once considered seedy.

There is no shortage of events

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Five Reno startups were recognized by the city and state officials this month for raising funding and creating high-paying jobs.

From a company that caters to endurance athletes to one that specializes in the Internet of Things, Governor Brian Sandoval and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve paid them a special recognition. Breadware, the Sufferfest, Talage, MyVR and Bombora have brought 125 new tech jobs to the area and raised more than $10 million in funding. Even better, the average annual wage for those jobs is $77,000.

“We’re at the brink of a fourth industrial revolution, a new economy,” Sandoval said. “This community… has to be at the foundation and at the beginning of this fourth industrial revolution so we can position this state as the new

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Reno launched from number 11 last year to number 6 this year in the annual “America’s Best Cities 2018” list.

From the buzz, the recreation and the booming tech industry, Reno was a no brainer to land in the top ten overall among small cities. Nevada landed a one-two punch with Las Vegas ranking as the number 5 best large city. The Resonance Consultancy releases the rankings, with their clout as a global destination branding consulting firm with offices in NYC and Vancouver.

The report bases its rankings on six different categories, a mix of traditional and non-traditional metrics like economic factors, infrastructure, housing affordability, Google results and social media trends. It’s no longer accurate to rely only on economic indicators.

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From lakeside concerts, Fourth of July weekend fireworks and special events, Lake Tahoe has tons to offer this summer.

This is list is just a small sampling of the different festivals, from beer and wine to yoga-centric and races in the sky.

Valhalla Renaissance Faire

June 2 – 3 & June 9 – 10, @ the Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina

Enjoy two weekends of renaissance fun, including archery, javelin throws, magicians and more. The Faire is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year and will display more than 800 actors on 3 stages. There will be plenty of pageantry, food & drink, fine artisans, games, crafts, art shows, music and dance.

Tahoe Brewfest

June 2, @ Heavenly’s Cal Lodge

Join fellow beer lovers from around the

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