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Microsoft Licensing Celebrates 15 Years in Reno

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Microsoft Licensing is celebrating 15 years of doing business in Reno.

"Fifteen years is a long time to be doing business, Microsoft Licensing is now one of only three operating centers in the country for Microsoft. We support products such as Office, Windows, Bing Skype, all those products that you hear and you use everyday," says Kerri Garcia. community relations manager.

When Microsoft first started in northern Nevada, he company only had 50 local employees.

Today it has 10 times that.

In keeping with the culture of its founders, Microsoft Licensing donates to the community too - giving $300,000 over the past five years.

And today, they continued that tradition presenting a check for more than $82,000 to nine local nonprofits including the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and a foundation that supports public education in Washoe County.

"Our country owes our children and education I mean that is a birthright when you are an American citizen and we need to provide that kind of support and Microsoft is stepping up and doing it," says Karen Swope, executive director of Washoe K-12 Education Foundation.

Along with providing money -- Microsoft Licensing employees also volunteer their time to help local schools.

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