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City of Fallon Newsletter

Co-Working Space Kickoff Event

Written March 11th, 2015  


March 27, 2015

City of Fallon Provides Entrepreneurial Resources and Drives Collaboration

The Young Entrepreneurs Collective and Co-Working Space give rural entrepreneurs a leg up on small business.

The City of Fallon introduces the Young Entrepreneurs Collective (YEC), a group bringing business owners and entrepreneurs together to collaborate on projects benefiting the community and entire entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The goal of the Fallon YEC is to encourage business owners to be more involved within the community, in turn encouraging those with entrepreneurial spirit to start businesses.

This group also spearheads a planned collaborative working space funded by the City of Fallon above the Old Post Office. Opening Friday March, 27 2015, this new co-working space both supports the small businesses that are the backbone of the city and also sparks a new round of business growth in the community. By providing an affordable, collaborative office space, the City of Fallon aims to foster the growth of the local entrepreneurial community.

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs continue to be the core strength of our economy,” said Andrea Schell, Fallon YEC co-founder. “The City of Fallon recognizes that our community needs this resource and has helped create an avenue for entrepreneurial success.”

By working with local non-profits, businesses and stakeholders, the Fallon YEC creates awareness for all activities and funding opportunities for young business owners.

The Fallon YEC Co-Working Space hosts a grand opening in March with a day of networking and speakers from Start Up Weekend, the Small Business Development Center, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Battle Born Venture Fund.

To learn more or join the Fallon YEC, contact Andrea Schell at 775-848-1233 or Abbi Whitaker at

Letter from the Mayor

Written January 10th, 2015  


The beginning of a new year is not only a time for renewal, but also motivation and goal setting. Here at the City of Fallon we aim to set strong, achievable goals for 2015 and encourage you to do the same. Join me in continuing to make community involvement a top, personal priority.

For starters, head down to Fallon City Hall, Convention Center or Chamber of Commerce to pick up a Live Local Passport to use while shopping local and earn stamps to be entered for great prizes. By eating, shopping and playing locally, our community and economy thrive together. This campaign was a driving force in our 2014 economy and we are excited to see the impact it has this coming year.

Hope to see you all out shopping at our local businesses and participating in community events this year.

~ Ken Tedford, Mayor, City of Fallon

Cantaloupe Festival Merges with Country Fair

Written January 10th, 2015  


The historic Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair merge together this year, bringing back the time-honored celebration of one great festival. The four-day festival will get back to its roots by honoring the Cantaloupe Festival’s 30th Anniversary Labor Day Weekend. This anniversary marks the longest running agriculture festival in Nevada.

The Country Fair’s 4H and agriculture show influence combines with the Cantaloupe Festival’s farmer’s market feel for a true celebration of all that is agriculture in Lahontan Valley.

Everything locals love about each festival will continue to be a part of the event, with the exception of the Ranch Hand Rodeo. Look forward to a multitude of activities including vegetable and flower shows, Lions Club Jr. Rodeo and the Monday morning parade for an exciting weekend that brings the whole community together.

For more info/updates follow Country Fair Facebook or email Kim Klenakis (