Opportunity Fair | Nov 15, 2018



Elko, NV has a really great problem! We have too much work for the people who live here. We need more people to come to Elko and take jobs. Employers are struggling to find skilled tradesmen like electricians, truck drivers, electricians and diesel mechanics. The entire economy could grow, if we had more people to do the work.

Ruby Radio is organizing the Opportunity Fair 2018 to bring employers and employees together. We expect 50-60 employers, several participants from the various state training and employment programs, and educational resources to join us. The biggest difference is that we are promoting this OUTSIDE of Elko as well, to attract new people to our community.

EMPLOYERS & EDUCATORS: If you're an employer or educator with new opportunities and want to join us at Opportunity Fair, please contact Ken Sutherland: (775) 777-1196 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JOB SEEKERS: Scroll down for information we hope will be helpful to job seekers traveling to Elko.


We have just started recruiting employers to Opportunity Fair. As we add employers to the event roster, we will post them here.

Coach USA Northeastern NV Regional Hospital Elko Motor Company
Barrick Gold Riverton Elko GMC Superstore Elevation Transportation
NV Dept of Transportation City of Elko Nevada HealthLink
Arnold Machinery Pilot Thomas Transportation  Nevada Highway Patrol
Gold Dust West Losta Bros. Towing  
Ruby Radio    ...and more to come!


There are many hotel choices. These are close to the Elko Convention Center.
We'll add others as we sort out block rate deals to keep your travel costs low.

2065 Idaho St.
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: (775) 738-2111

624 Cimarron Way
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: (775) 777-8181

2625 East Jennings Way
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: (775) 738-9900



See if you can spot Nevada's Wild Horses along Interstate 80!



Population, Housing and Economic Data Links:

Elko County School District Website (includes Spring Creek schools): ECSDNV.net

Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Corporation: Look for the "Relocation Toolkit" at NNRDA.com

Yes! Nevada really does not charge personal income tax!
See what your paycheck would look like if you worked in Elko: Nevada Paycheck Calculator



Ruby Mountain Wilderness

Hiking, beautiful drives, glaciers, streams,
wild sheep. 21 miles south of Elko.

Northeastern Nevada Museum

Pioneer artifacts and animals including
a woolly mammoth!
1515 Idaho Street

Western Folklife Center

501 Railroad Street

Sherman Station
Visitors Center

1405 Idaho Street

California Trail Historic Interpretive Center

Interstate 80, Exit 292

Game Changer Golf

Indoor golf and simulators
2110 Idaho Street

Ruby View Golf Course

2100 Ruby View Drive

Municipal Swimming Pool

1751 College Avenue

Igloo Recreation Center

1515 Silver Street

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Ruby Radio's Women's Expo

Applications are now open for Women's Expo booth vendors. This event expects 3000+ people through the door on Saturday, August 4th at the Elko Convention Center.

Ideal vendors include businesses that sell to women, or service providers that offer services and support for women and families.

  • Women control 90% of family money spent on healthcare
  • 74.9% of women identified themselves as the primary shoppers for their households (Source: GFK MRI, Survey of the American Consumer, 2011)
  • Women purchase 93% of all Food and 89% of Bank Accounts (Source: Yankelovich Monitor & Greenfield Online)
  • Approximately 40% of U.S. working women now out-earn their husbands. (Source: U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics)

All Women's Expo booth holders get a week of radio ads on the Ruby Radio 6-station group. Together our stations reach 75% of all Elko/Spring Creek Adults 12+. See how well we do among Women:

Call Lisa Kirkman at (775) 340-8001 to set up your booth now!

You can also use the deeply discounted event rate for up to 4 weeks After the Expo to cement the connections you made with visitors to continue working with them. This is 20% off our usual rates and only available to Women's Expo participants.

Useful Vendor Information:

Call Lisa Kirkman at (775) 340-8001 to set up your booth now!


The Ruby Radio Small Business Advisory Panel answers your questions about business, Thursday, May 17, 2-3pm.

Local experts discusses ways to grow business… business plans, taxes, loans, networking as part of Small Business Month!

The Ruby Radio panel of Small Business Advisors today are:

  • Mary Kerner, CEO of Rural Nevada Development Corporation.
  • Karen Ness, Owner and President of Innovative Advisors here in Elko. Her firm provides outsourced HR services and helps new businesses figure out their corporate structure.
  • Cathy McIntosh, CPA and Tax Manager for local accounting and business services firm, Eide Bailly.
  • Shirley Alen-Kellerman, Business Banking Manager at Nevada State Bank who has specialized for years in loaning to Small Businesses.

Rachel Dahl, Senior Area Manager for the Northern Nevada office of Small Business Administration served as moderator.

Small Business Advisors Show Segments:

Segment 1:  Starting Up

Segment 2: Business Growth

Segment 3: Maintaining

Segment 4: Wrap-Up


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Ruby Radio Corporation
1750 Manzanita Drive
Elko, NV 89801
Ph: (775) 777-1196
Fax: (775) 777-9587