Secretary of State touts online business portal |

Secretary of State touts online business portal

Staff Reports
Special to The R-C

Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller has urged Nevada businesses to provide common business registration data via SilverFlume.SilverFlume is the state’s business portal and collects basic information that nearly every state government agency requires.“If you haven’t completed your common business registration profile,” Miller said in a quarterly report, “it is important that you log in to SilverFlume and finish the process.”Miller said the service enables businesses to enter information once when interacting with different agencies, “helping all parties save time and effort.” The portal is at Current partners include the Nevada Department of Taxation, Business and Industry, Health and Human Services, Motor Vehicles and Administration, as well as the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Office of Treasurer, and Douglas County.Questions may be directed to customer support at (775) 684-5708 or

Bently Biofuels Company in Minden has been named the green company of the year by Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.The award will be presented by Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki on Feb. 21 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno.Bently Biofuels recycles waste oil into renewable diesel fuel. The byproducts of the fuel production process are composted at the nearby Bently Ranch, a sister company. The NCET/Reno Gazette Journal Entrepreneur of the Year awards is an annual Northern Nevada event celebrating individuals and companies who have enhanced the technology community, and recognizing outstanding leaders at all levels of business, from small to large companies.For more information about Bently Biofuels, visit or call 783-0123.

“Nevada State Bank has been instrumental in providing WISH program funding for the NRHA,” said Gary Longaker, NRHA executive director. “The money comes from an award by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and Nevada State Bank has been an important player in bringing these dollars into our region to help young rural families go from renters to first-time home buyers.”“The NRHA should be applauded for its WISH program,” said Drew Zidzik, Nevada State Bank senior vice president and community relations manager. “This program is important for many reasons. It puts home buying within reach of qualified buyers. It strengthens communities because of the stability home ownership brings. It is also one of the few programs out there that is helping turn around Nevada’s troubled housing market. “This program is making a difference, and we are happy to receive this honor and proud to be a part of this.”The WISH program triples the down payment contribution of qualified homebuyers up to $15,000. It is used in conjunction with the NRHA’s mortgage credit certificate program, which makes home ownership more affordable through tax credits received throughout the life of the loan.For nearly 40 years, the NRHA has provided innovative home ownership programs, community development and rental assistance in rural Nevada. For more information, call (775) 887-1795 or visit State Bank, with assets of more than $4.1 billion, is a full-service bank with 53 branches statewide offering consumer, private and business banking services. It is a subsidiary of Salt Lake City-based Zions Bancorporation (Nasdaq: ZION). With affiliates in 10 Western and Southwestern states, 136-year-old Zions Bancorporation has assets of $51.3 billion. For more information on Nevada State Bank, call (702) 383-0009 or visit