Great Basin Federal Credit Union hosts five-part seminar series

Seminar Series features entrepreneur and marketer Ira M. Gostin, MBA

RENO, NV (June 8, 2018) — Great Basin Federal Credit Union will host a five-week seminar series in collaboration with 120 West Strategic Communications to help small business owners start, build, and grow their businesses. The series is presented at no charge and begins June 27.

Let’s Talk – Small Business Success features Ira M. Gostin, MBA who is an entrepreneur and president of 120 West Strategic Communications, a regional marketing and public relations firm based in Reno.

“We are very passionate about small business education at Great Basin Federal Credit Union,” said Jennifer Denoo, president and CEO of Great Basin. “The partnership with Ira Gostin and 120 West in providing this seminar series solidifies our commitment to our membership and community in providing education and resources to empower entrepreneurs towards success in their businesses.”

Each session will have a different theme, complete with handouts, worksheets and usable strategies. The five-week series will culminate in a comprehensive business plan workshop on October 24, 2018. The rest of the sessions will have different topics as follows:

  • June 27, 2018: Move the Needle – Grow Your Business
  • July 25, 2018: Strategy Charts the Path
  • August 29, 2018: Say What? What’s Your Message?
  • September 26, 2018: SmartMarketing (usable marketing strategies)
  • October 24, 2018: Business Plan Workshop

Individuals who attend all five sessions of the series will be entered into a drawing to receive a prize package of business tools from 120 West Strategic Communications and Microsoft.

Gostin is an entrepreneur, marketer and communications strategist, specializing in creating business growth with measurable results. He has helped launch several successful start-ups and currently combines his marketing passions and entrepreneurial spirit into creating growth for clients.

“I am excited to be part of this seminar series with Great Basin,” Gostin said. “I love helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. My goal for this is to guide attendees on building a business plan that will help them achieve the results they want.”

The seminars will be held monthly from June 2018 until October 2018. Each seminar will have a different theme, including business growth, strategy, messaging, marketing and finishing with a business plan workshop. At each seminar, attendees will be provided with relevant handouts and worksheets.

Workshops will be held at the Great Basin branch located at 9770 South Virginia Street in Reno from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The series is presented free of charge. To register or for more information, interested attendees can visit

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About Great Basin Federal Credit Union

Great Basin Federal Credit Union was formed January 11, 1951 as a 50-member credit union for Reno-Bell Phone Company employees. In the almost 70 years since, Great Basin has evolved into a community-chartered credit union serving over 18,000 people in the Reno area. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Washoe County.

About 120 West Strategic Communications

120 West specializes in client business growth fueled by strategy, marketing and communications. 120 West works with both public and private entities, with emphasis on delivering measurable results aligned with a company’s goals and objectives. More information is available at The agency was named one of the top Reno PR agencies for 2017 and 2018 by, “Most Innovative Strategic Marketing Agency” in Nevada by Acquisition International Magazine for 2018 and the top agency in the Western US by Corporate Vision Magazine for 2017.


Elisabeth Hadler
Chief Experience Officer
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