Northern Nevada Biz Weekly celebrates 15th anniversary
The Northern Nevada Business Weekly celebrated its 15th anniversary by looking back at how it was first created.
A story on its website states, “With Swift and its resources on board, the partners hired John Seelmeyer as editor and Pete Copeland to be sales manager and later co-publisher with Moen.
“The group also hired its first reporter, Duane Johnson, who has worked for the NNBW throughout its 15-year history.
“With the team assembled, the NNBW moved the Monday after the Fourth of July into its first office — a small, second-floor space on Smithridge Drive.
“‘It was the bones of an office,” Seelmeyer said during an interview with the NNBW. ‘When the wind was blowing, I could see my coffee slushing in my cup from the wind coming through the (window panes). There were eight, 10 of us jammed in a little office space in a high crime neighborhood.’
“In July 2002, they produced a prototype — with real stories, not designer gibberish — with the help of freelance writer Mike Sion, and designer Debbie Wells.
“The first official edition came out a month later.”
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